327 – Ben Wood – The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz – Personal Development Series
Oct08

327 – Ben Wood – The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz – Personal Development Series

Today David has a very special guest; his 14 year old son, Ben. Those of you who tuned in last week, heard David share a very private and emotional moment, when he discovered that his son had started to lie to him. Today David shares more about how they managed to resolve the problem. Ben tells us about a book that he read to better understand the situation, and improve himself and his life. The book is called “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. It is a practical guide to personal freedom; it is about 4 agreements that you need to make with yourself to live a better and happier life. The 4 agreements are: 1) Be impeccable with your word: First with yourself, and then with others. 2) Don’t take anything personally. 3) Don’t make assumptions. 4) Always do your best. David takes Ben through these agreements and asks what he thinks they mean. Ben’s most important take away from this book was: Always tell the truth, no matter what. That sounds like something we’ve been hearing from David himself for quite a while: “Tell the truth all the time with compassion.” Songs: Killer Queen by Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen I Want To Break Free by Queen Another One Bites The Dust by Queen Books: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz The Speed of Trust by Stephen...

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326 – Simon Sinek – Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe – Personal Development Series
Sep25

326 – Simon Sinek – Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe – Personal Development Series

Today’s show is about a very important and deep topic! Today David talks about “Trust” and it’s value, “Truth” and it’s liberating powers.  He talks about the Power of trust to make us feel safe! On that topic, David plays us bits of Simon Sinek’s speeches where he talks about trust and leadership. Simon talks about the military and companies, and explains how “Leadership is a Choice not a Rank!” And what makes people want to follow one person vs. another regardless of their rank and/or authority, only because those are the ones that have “Chosen” to look after the people around them. A trained ethnographer and author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Sinek is an optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. He is best known for discovering the Golden Circle and popularizing the concept of Why, the purpose, cause or belief that drives every one of us. The Golden Circle is a naturally occurring pattern, grounded in the biology of human decision making, that explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organizations over others. Sinek shares his optimism with all who will listen. He speaks around the globe and has commented for local and national press, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, FastCompany, CMO Magazine, NPR and BusinessWeek. Sinek is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, writes his own blog, simonsinek.com and makes regular guest appearances on MSNBC’s Your Business, among others. Songs: Someone Like You by Adele Saving Private Ryan – The Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams People by Barbara Streisand In The Navy by Village People Quotes “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy...

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324 – Celebrate Your Life! Top Tips for an Extraordinary Life – Personal Development Series
Sep05

324 – Celebrate Your Life! Top Tips for an Extraordinary Life – Personal Development Series

We’ve heard it and we know it, but, boy do we need to be reminded every once in a while!! This is exactly what David does for us today, so make sure you don’t miss today’s show! David talks about the importance of celebrating yourself, your friends, your family, and how easily it can be done. The show is full of inspirational quotes from Gandhi to Marilyn Monroe … Listen, get inspired, and crank up the dial on your life! Songs today: Celebrate! – Kool & The Gang Celebrate – Uncle Kracker Celebrate – Kid Rock Celebrate – Jordin Sparks I Just Want to Celebrate – Rare...

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323 – What Does Home Mean To You? (Sir Richard Branson) – Personal Development Series
Jul23

323 – What Does Home Mean To You? (Sir Richard Branson) – Personal Development Series

You don’t want to miss this show! Today, David talks, tenderly, about a great man who has been an inspiration in his life. A man who wants for nothing, and can chose anywhere in the whole world to live, but has chosen a remote island that can house only 40 people, to call home. A man who brings out a sense of honor and beauty in everything he touches. The man is Sir Richard Branson and the story is about his home, his private island, Necker. Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises more than 400 companies. At the age of sixteen his first business venture was a magazine called Student. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label. According to the Forbes 2012 list of billionaires, Branson is the sixth richest citizen of the United Kingdom, with an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion. David reminds you again to crank up the dial on your life and squeeze the juice out of every second. To watch Richard Branson’s story of Necker Island click on the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STCqSXCbbcw Song Today: Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday...

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320 – Peak Mindset To Create Your Ideal Life – Andy Murphy – Personal Development Series
Jul10

320 – Peak Mindset To Create Your Ideal Life – Andy Murphy – Personal Development Series

Today David is excited for the opportunity to be chatting with Andy Murphy.  Andy is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistics and Mental Performance. He is an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Trainer and Coach using cutting edge psychological tools blended with his own 21st century version of eastern philosophy to help global clients excel to their full potential. Today Andy will talk about: What it means to have a Peak Mindset. How we are ALL affected by society. His journey and how his life changed. What Neuro Linguistics is, who uses it. Making new connections using your brain, re-programing your brain. The importance of expanding your belief. Steps to follow to have a Peak Mindset and the importance of gratitude. What an amazing show! Andy is very passionate about Neuro Linguistics and how he can help people all over the world.  He will share his beautiful design for his future and every day, his grandmother’s advice and his amazing energy he has for life! Useful Links: http://andymurphy.biz/ Andy’s podcasts  To learn more about Network Marketing check out  David’s Network Marketing Mythbusters on youtube here.   Also register and get your 12 Free Videos ...

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319 – Thandie Newton – ‘Self’ vs. ‘Oneness’ – Personal Development Series
Jul03

319 – Thandie Newton – ‘Self’ vs. ‘Oneness’ – Personal Development Series

In today’s show David will discuss  Thandie Newton’s TED Talk and how our beliefs that are formed and how we can embrace ‘otherness’  and ‘oneness’ to explore, grow and change and to be our best and live life to its fullest. Thandie and David will discuss: Our ‘oneness’ vs. ‘separateness’ How the ‘self’ that we design, becomes the vehicle through which we experience the world How the ‘self’ and our belief that is designed by others is not our vehicle and not our truth, but is something that we can and should change in order to find a ‘self’ that fits How the ‘otherness’ and the desire to be a part of something affects our mind as we want to fit in How dance and acting gave Thandie insight and the deep insight into other lives and emotions How we never enter into our authentic self when we act out to win the approval of others How ‘race’ simply comes from our desire to create difference How ‘oneness’ becomes possible through awareness and how critical that is to find our purpose and live life at it’s fullest How the lack of ‘self’ is how we find our truest self, authenticity, and purpose Quote for today: “I had a degree from Cambridge and was an actor.  But my life was a car crash.” – Thandie Newton Links for today: http://www.ted.com/talks/thandie_newton_embracing_otherness_embracing_myself Songs today: Your Song – Elton John Candle In the Wind – Elton John I’m Still Standing – Elton John...

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