Rank #1: 037: Unfocus To Focus
I can’t stop focusing on focus 🙂 First it was the interview with Omar Zenhom – episode 35 of this podcast titled “Focus To Succeed” Then, it was last show – episode 36 – about “Focus Without Focus.” Today, I decided to speak about “Unfocus to Focus.” During my conversation with Omar, he spoke about an interesting phenomenon that […]
Jun 04 2015
Rank #2: 017: The Four Agreements and Mindset Blind-Spots
At the beginning of the year, I like to re-read books that impacted me in the past. This year, I decided to read again The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a beautifully written short book that calls our attention to the many self-limiting beliefs we hold in our lives. The author, Don Miguel […]
Jan 16 2015
Rank #3: 035: Focus To Succeed (with Omar Zenhom)
In this episode, I interviewed a fellow podcaster – Omar Zenhom. Omar is the Co-Founder of Business Republic, where he, and his partner Nicole Baldinu, started an alternative business education program called The $100 MBA – a culmination of his years in business and education. They also offer daily, free 10-minute business lessons with their podcast The $100 MBA Show, that I highly recommend you subscribe to. In our conversation we spoke about: Mindset shifts […]
May 22 2015
Rank #4: 026: Do People Really Change?
I’m fascinated by change – if you listen regularly to this podcast you may have noticed that. Change has been the focus of my professional life. When I started as a psychotherapist, I helped people overcome problems in ways that changed how they lived their lives. Afterwards, as a life coach, I focused on supporting people to reach […]
Mar 20 2015
Rank #5: 018: The Four Agreements – Words Are Powerful
On the last episode I spoke about the book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I explored what Ruiz calls Self-Limiting Beliefs. I call them Mindset Blind-Spots because we are not aware that we hold them, and yet we filter our experiences through them. I even started a 7-day Awareness Challenge for myself. Just […]
Jan 22 2015
Rank #6: 016: Courage To Be Imperfect
Perfection – I strive for perfection. I always did, and I still do. I like to do things as well as possible. I’m always looking for ways to improve. I know that perfection is an illusion. It’s impossible to produce something totally flawless, but why not to try to create something as good as possible. […]
Jan 09 2015
Rank #7: 013: How to Overcome the Fear of Running Out of Money (with Sarah Thompson)
I had a thought provoking conversation with Sarah Thompson, a financial expert, on how to overcome the fear of running out of money. I invited Sarah, because she has a well of experiences, from working on the corporate world, to her own personal struggles with debt, finances, and success. Now she brings it all together in […]
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Dec 19 2014
Rank #8: 019: The Four Agreements – It’s Not About You
On the last episode, I focused on the the first agreement from the book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I spoke about “Be impeccable with your word” and reflected on the Power of Words. I even shared some insights from recent psychological research that can help us take this concept to next level, […]
Jan 30 2015
Rank #9: 036: Focus Without Focus
Last episode I interviewed Omar Zenhom about how to “Focus To Succeed.” Afterwards, several ideas emerged for me that led to the topic “Focus Without Focus.” “Focus to Succeed” only works when we are focused on the essential projects that help us move forward. Our focus has to be on target. Moreover, if we take focus as the […]
May 28 2015
Rank #10: 023: Understanding Change – and Why Is It So Difficult to Change
A quarter of 2015 has already past. I’m wondering if this year you did any New Year’s Resolutions that implied a big change in your life. The reality is that for most people, even if they honestly intended to change some important aspect of their lives – from exercising more, losing weight, and so forth […]
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Feb 27 2015
Rank #11: 031: Non-Obvious: How to Think Different with Rohit Bhargava
In this episode, I have the pleasure to interview Rohit Bhargava, author of five best selling business books including Likeonomics and his most recent one called Non-Obvious: How to think Different, Curate Ideas and Predict the Future. He had me at “how to think different”, because to have this skill is a wonderful way to give […]
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Apr 24 2015
Rank #12: 025: Learning and Change
The topic of this episode is Learning and Change – and how can we learn from our relapses, and missteps. First of all, I want to correct a mistake I did in Episode 23: Understanding Change – and Why Is So Difficult to Change, where I spoke about a specific model to explain change that was developed by a team […]
Mar 12 2015
Rank #13: 024: Stop Changing – Start Shifting (with Whitney Hutten)
Last episode I spoke about why it’s so difficult to change, and I knew then that I had to bring Whitney Hutten to this podcast. Whitney believes that to stop changing and start shifting, is the best strategy to make what you want happen. Her mission is to help professionals to get 10 to 15 […]
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Mar 06 2015
Rank #14: 027: Paradoxes – Give Your Mindsets a Workout
To provide a mindset workout is my goal for every episode of my podcast. I want to create a space where you come to exercise your mind, such as when you go to the health club to keep yourself healthy and in shape. In the last episode – 26: Do People Really Change? – I […]
Mar 28 2015
Rank #15: 015: Think BIG MindSet (with Michael Port)
During this episode, I interviewed my mentor Michael Port about the Think BIG MindSet. Michael Port has been called an “uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe, and a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal. He has written 5 bestselling books including Book Yourself Solid, Beyond Booked Solid, The Contrarian Effect, the New York […]
Jan 02 2015
Rank #16: 032: Invisibilia – The Blind Can See
Today’s episode goal is to invite you to go and listen to a different podcast – really 🙂 This is one of the things I love about the podcasting world. Like authors and professionals speakers, we know that people who read a book, listen to a speaker, or a podcast, will enjoy reading others books, […]
Apr 30 2015
Rank #17: 034: A Conversation with Viktor Frankl’s Grandson – Alexander Vesely
– Listen to this interview to find out how to win a copy of the documentary “Viktor & I”– Movie Trailer: Viktor & I, An Alexander Vesely In this episode, I spoke with Alexander Vesely about his grandfather, Viktor Frankl. Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. (1905-1997) is considered by many as one of the greatest […]
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May 14 2015
Rank #18: 033: Your Body of Work (with Pam Slim)
In this episode, you will listen to an interview with Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation and the Body of Work. Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and business consultant who has been an entrepreneur for eighteen years. Pam is a passionate, engaging speaker with proven advice for building careers in the […]
May 07 2015
Rank #19: 022: Getting a NO can be your best goal (with Andrea Waltz)
In this episode, I interviewed Andrea Waltz about the book she co-authored with Richard Fenton: Go for NO! YES is the destination NO is how you get there I spoke about this book in Episode 3 – Failure and The Way to Success. I was thrilled with this opportunity to speak with Andrea about some […]
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Feb 20 2015
Rank #20: 030: Misattributions – Good Or Bad?
Today, I want to focus on misattributions, that is, situations where we attribute an idea to the wrong source. I was listening to news recently and they were speaking about the beautiful new US stamp, produced as an homage to the life and work of Maya Angelou. It’s wonderful and meaningful to see a poet […]
Apr 18 2015