personal development

Dignity Zone

What is your dignity zone? It’s a place where you feel trusted, respected, and safe.

A dignity zone is more than a physical environment. It’s a state of being, an awareness that elevates your self esteem and defines a culture that lets you grow and thrive.

Esther Weinberg, today’s podcast guest, has built her entrepreneurial success on the foundation of  her dignity zone. It is also the key that unlocks the power and leadership of the media companies she helps to transform and prosper.

Esther is bold, passionate, and bright. You will be inspired by her courage and willingness to embrace change and step into the unknown.

Learn how and why she left a great job at Disney to create her own company, MindLight Group. Follow her on her exciting journey that took her from the safety and comfort of a career in the United States to her gratifying work in Uganda.

Expand your mind with her insight on the power of being vs. doing and owning your personal power. Discover why it’s important to find your own voice. Experience the vicarious thrill of Esther’s climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Today’s podcast is for women and men, people in the corporate world and entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone passionate about mindset and personal growth.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by John Krakauer

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be by Marshall Goldsmith and Wendy Speake

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David

Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change by David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry by Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Keegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

ESTHER’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer

CONTACT ESTHER

www.MindLightGroup.com

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Freedom Story

FREEDOM! We all want it. People fight for it. They live and die for it. So, we must all know what it is.

The truth is that if you ask one hundred people to define freedom, you will get one hundred different answers. All of them are valid. All of them are right.

The guest on today’s podcast is John Krotec, a man who is passionate about freedom. He’s an entrepreneur, writer, and army veteran.

He gained his understanding of freedom by fighting tough battles in his own life and winning. His journey highlights the theme of this show, Change Your Story, Change Your Life.

When John abused alcohol, he had to change his story. When he suffered a brain injury in a car crash, he had to change his story. When his marriage was on the rocks, he had to change his story. He did it every time and grew into the inspiring person he is today.

You’ll gain a lot by listening to John’s story. You’ll learn what it really mens to be bigger than your circumstances. You’ll come away with a greater appreciation for a business model that marries contribution and profit.

John created a company based on that model called Greenzone Hero. It honors and supports veterans who fought for our freedom. Greenzone Hero also gives veterans a platform to share their stories.

You’ll tap into your innate sense of compassion for war veterans who have sacrificed their well being and their lives to create more freedom and abundance for all of us.

John may even ignite a new entrepreneurial flame in you that can enrich your business, your life, and the lives of others.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin

One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams by Chris Fussell and C. W. Goodyear

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal and Tantum Collins

Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert’s Five Rules to Lead and Succeed by Robin Dreeke and Cameron Stauth

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connection by Joshua Mantz

All Quiet on the Western Front  by Erich Maria Remarque and Arthur Wesley Wheen

Dracula by Bram Stoker

 Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Enlightenment by Matthew Engelhart and Terces Engelhart

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek

 JOHN’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Polarization only works in sunglasses, not in sustainable communities.” – John Krotec

CONTACT JOHN

www.GreenZoneHero.com

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Story Slaves

How to tell your life story. Huh? “I don’t have a life story,” or, “My life story isn’t interesting,” or, “Only famous or remarkable people have a life story worth telling.”

Did you just think one of those thoughts or some other variation? You’re perfectly normal if you did. And guess what? Those normal thoughts are stories. Stories that limit your personal power.

Don’t think so. Listen to this podcast with an open mind, and you may just have a huge aha moment that liberate you and breaks the bond of slavery to the stories you create all the time.

“I’m not a slave to any story,” you say? Yes, you are, and your “I am not” statement is another story.

The truth is that we, all of us, are brilliant storytelling machines. We create identity stories (often negative), religious stories, political stories, and stories about absolutely anyone or anything that is part of our human experience.

This is neither good nor bad,  right nor wrong. It just is.

HOW YOUR MIND CREATES STORIES

Actually, it can be bad for us if we are not aware of how this process works in our lives. The moment you become aware, you have the power to create and live into stories that make you happy, stories that enrich and empower you.

This short podcast cuts to the chase about how your mind works. It reveals your mind as a trickster who attaches to every thought and creates a story out of it – if you let it.

That’s what worry is all about. Your mind begins with a thought; it usually expands that thought with the question,”what if?” What if this happens? What if that happens? What if-what if-what if?

When  you are a slave to “what if,” you allow yourself to feel a wide range of unpleasant emotions. Guilt, anger, fear, the list goes on. Then, you are a slave to your story and your feelings. No fun?

One way to snap the chains that keep you enslaved is to practice meditation. You will learn a simple powerful technique in this podcast called the blue sky technique. You’ll definitely want to learn it because it may very well be your liberator.

Once you get a taste of mental freedom, you will love it, and you won’t want to slip back into being a story slave. You’ll realize that you know how to tell your life story in a way that gives you fulfillment and power.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words by Kevin Hall

Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins

 

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Laughter Heals

Laughter heals wounds. Especially, emotional wounds. Some of the deepest wounds stem from the feeling that you are an outsider, a person who does not belong.

Today’s guest, Hal Eisen, is a charming, handsome, loving, funny human being. He is a gift for making people laugh and feel really good. It’s a double edged gift.

You laugh at his wicked sense of humor; and you laugh at his laugh. Yes, Hal has a contagious laugh.

He is an actor and a designer. He tells us in the podcast that his theatre friends have asked him not to let them know when he is in the audience of a play they are in.

Why? Because, if it is a comedy, and they don’t hear Hal’s laugh, they will be disappointed. If it is a drama, and they hear his laugh, they will be disappointed. That’s what you call a lose, lose situation.

You will be moved by the journey Hall takes you on in this interview. You’ll discover how and why laughter became his powerful survival tool.

I’ll guess that most of us have at some time in our lives felt unwanted, cast aside, not knowing where we belong. That is scary and painful. The feeling of being an outsider has triggered many suicides.

Hal is no stranger to the outsider’s pain.  You’ll love the way he used laughter to heal his wounds.

You’ll be inspired by the way Hal gradually changed his story and his life. He was considered the ugly duckling in high school. He was humiliated and abused.

That phase of his life was the before portrait that contrasts strongly with the after portrait of a good looking, creative, sharp man about town.

You will also learn about the empowering “it get’s better” campaign that helps people reclaim their dignity and saves lives.

It’s interesting that Hal is passionate about his design work with his partner, Andrew, in the Bottecchia Artistic Group. They specialize in residential and commercial makeovers. Sounds like writing a new story over and over again.

This is the kind of story we all need to hear. We are enriched by the feelings it awakens in us. We are uplifted by the gift of laughter that heals wounds.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

HAL’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.” – Spoken by Polonius in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” – Act I – Scene 3

CONTACT HAL

hal@bottechhiagroup.com

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Own Your Power

A WOMAN CLAIMS HER LIFE

What does it mean to own your power? This podcast will answer that question and inspire you to live the life you deserve and not settle for anything less.

Today’s guest is Edna Keep, an ordinary woman who accomplished extraordinary things by by having the courage to live her dream.

Edna’s dream was to stop struggling as a single mom living in subsidized housing. She set her mind to it, and she did it.

Next, she wanted to create wealth for her and her family. She did it.

Today, she continues to expand her wealth and coaches others to live independent lives of abundance.

Anyone can accomplish what Edna Keep has accomplished – if they are willing to step into and through their fears.

Edna has created wealth through real estate investing. That takes guts. The first time you face a six figure buying decision, fear will rear its ugly head.

Edna conquered that fear. Even before she made her first real estate purchase, she chose to invest in Robert Kiyosaki’s intense real estate investment training. The cost? Almost $40,000.

High ticket courses like that one trigger a crippling fear of loss in many people, and they run for cover. Edna walked right into the face of that fear and won.

You will learn the mindset that leads to enormous wealth when you listen to Edna. You will gain the confidence that you can be, do, or have anything you want.

Plus, you will learn how to create your fortune using other people’s money.

Edna’s passion, courage, and insights will give you the exact formula to change your story and change your life.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students and “B” Students Work for the Government by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

EDNA’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Income seldom exceeds personal development.” – Jim Rohn

CONTACT EDNA

www.EdnaKeep.com

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Edna’s Gifts For You

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