Episode 240 |

How to Prepare for Coronavirus with Steve Good

The new salutation seems to be ‘hope you're staying safe during these crazy times.’ It's trite and it's meaningless. Do not just throw around platitudes like this when so many of us are scared and lost. Instead, be a beacon of light for people. In other words, help them be smart, safe, and proactive. When connecting with someone, ask them if they have a thermometer and a pulse oximeter on hand. Make sure they know how to use it, that they're checking to see if their blood oxygen level doesn't dip below 90%. Ask them if they have two month's supply of food and water, as well as at least 30 masks and pairs of gloves. You need to educate yourself on what you need on hand and what you need to do if things go very wrong. That's why I've asked my friend Steve Good to be on the show today. Steve is one of the most in the know and prepared people in my network as far as the Coronavirus pandemic is concerned. 

Episode 239 |

The Narcissists Are Among You with Dr. Ramani Durvasula

I’ve titled this episode, “The Narcissists are Among You” for a reason. If it sounds scary, like the zombies or the vampires are coming—well, it’s kind of scary. The kind of vampires we’re talking about are emotional vampires. It seems the term narcissism is so much in the lexicon these days, not because narcissism is something new, but because of the increased awareness and knowledge sharing. And it’s sad to say, but narcissism is rampant throughout our society. My guest today is one of the world-leading experts on narcissism, Dr. Ramani Durvasula. Ramani is a psychologist, professor, author and speaker. Her most recent book, "Don't You Know Who I Am?": How to Stay Sane in an Era of Narcissism, Entitlement, and Incivility, provides a deep insight on how narcissism is impacting all of us, what it is, and what we can do about it. I think you’ll find this episode highly relevant, as chances are there is, or has been, a narcissist in your life – whether a boss, an employee, a teacher, a significant other—who has caused you trauma. It really is a fascinating area, and we got into what Dr. Durvasula calls the multifaceted stone of narcissism. Once you get a handle on all the facets, you really understand all the big player themes in the world of mental health. We talked about how much of this disorder is genetic, and how much is born of early trauma. It’s really great to know that arming yourself with education on the subject and learning coping techniques can give you control over the situation. Check out this illuminating and empowering episode.

Episode 238 |

Optimize Your Cash Flow and Profit with Adam Lean

In order to succeed in business, you need to be financially literate. Or at least somebody in the company needs to be. Too often, business owners try not to involve themselves too much in the nuts and bolts of the finances, me included. It’s way more fun to grow the business than to dig into the numbers to confirm the business is actually healthy. In my case, I love servicing my SEO clients, podcasting, writing, speaking, and not pulling up Quickbooks or even logging into my online banking.  My guest today, Adam Lean, is someone who sees both sides and helps business owners who don’t naturally gravitate to managing by the numbers still thrive. Adam is the founder and president of the CFO Project. Adam and his team help improve the profitability of small businesses. He has a podcast of his own, as well, called P is for Profit.  This is going to be such a valuable episode to you if you have a business, or even just a side hustle. It’s important, as you’ll soon discover, to know the important numbers— there are 7 core ones. You track these numbers and compare them to last year’s, last month’s to your target. That way you will understand what is and is not working in your business. We talk about managing sales, leads, timely payment of your invoices, the four things that influence revenue, and delegation. This is an episode that warrants you taking notes, so if you’re driving or jogging, just know you’ll probably be going back over this episode. And now, on with the show!

Episode 237 |

Self-Mastery, Unlocked with Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Personal transformation can come when you’re open--willing to go on a lifelong journey of learning, experimentation, and spiritual exploration. My guest today is a fascinating learner and teacher, Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., who grew up in Mexico steeped in the traditions and learnings of his grandmother, his mother, and his father, Don Miguel Ruiz Sr., who wrote The Four Agreements In today’s episode, Don Miguel Jr. and I discuss enlightenment, self-acceptance, and the dark and light sides of the human experience. One of the lessons Don Miguel Jr. learned from his grandmother is that we all go through our dark times. We have a choice--we can either let those dark times sink us, or we can learn from them, and use that experience to teach others.  Don Miguel Jr. has taken the lessons of his family and discovered his own personal freedom. He's the author of multiple books, including The Five Levels of Attachment, Living a Life of Awareness, and The Mastery of Self. He also co-authored the book, The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happier Relationships with HeatherAsh Amara.  As a Nagual, Don Miguel Jr. now helps others discover optimal physical and spiritual health so that they may achieve their own personal freedom. If you’re as fascinated and impressed with this family as I am, you’re going to be pretty blown away by today’s episode.

Episode 236 |

Hack Your Emotions Using Wearable Tech with Scott Donnell

The inspiration for me starting this podcast was really my fascination with biohacking and personal optimization - merging the world of science with the spiritual and cognitive experience. When you hear about the tech that today's guest Scott Donnell is going to speak with us about, you're going to feel like you've stepped into a Star Trek episode.  I met Scott during a dinner at the Genius Network annual event back in November, and I was so impressed with some of the projects he was working on. I knew I wanted to have him come speak on my show. Scott is CEO of Hapbee, which is an amazing wearable device. The technology of which comes from over 15 years of research studying molecular actions using some of the most sensitive SQUID, which stands for superconducting quantum interference device, magnetometers in the world.  Actually, I was reminded of a discussion I had had on episode 232 with Ariel Garten, who also developed a really interesting wearable device specifically for meditation, called Muse. In this episode, Scott shares the science behind the frequencies that trigger emotional states, the implications of this device for psychology and neuroscience, and where things are headed in terms of wearable tech. So if you geek out about the future, and especially if you love gadgets as much as I do, the future is here. Tune in and check it out.