The Waking The Wild Show

This week Lian is with internationally recognised speaker and business consultant, Alex Charfen. Alex has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs grow their business through his insights from consulting for billionaires, the Fortune 500 and some of the most successful people in the world.

Alex is the co-founder and CEO of CHARFEN, empowering entrepreneurs to grow and scale businesses and make their greatest contribution. An in-demand thought leader on business strategy and entrepreneurship, he regularly appears in major media outlets such as MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Investor’s Business Daily to provide his unique views and insights.

In this show Alex shares his fascinating story of going from a child described as 'retarded' and 'failing to thrive' to now running multi-million dollar organisations. He also talks about what he's discovered about the Entrepreneurial Personality Type and why this is so important to understand if you're an EPT!

Warning: This show might activate your natural thirst, you'll have to listen to find out why! :)

What you'll learn in this show:

  • If you've struggled with feeling different all of your life, if fitting in at school or work was impossible, if you've been told to stop or slow down, if you've been told you're too intense.... you're probably an Entrepreneurial Personality Type.
  • Alex talks about why society has it all wrong when it says 'different' means 'broken' when in fact, it's part of the natural design that we have this personality type because that very difference is exactly what humankind needs to innovate and move forward.
  • Momentum and flow is something we can all tune into effortlessly every day when we're in alignment with what's natural for us.
  • There's nothing wrong with you and you are not alone.
Direct download: Alex_Charfen_Interview_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

This week's show is with 'catalyst' Virginia Salas Kastilio. Virginia (or Gini), is a trilingual third culture kid, who has been to 15 different schools and has grown up all over the world. She's leading a worldwide movement of raising the collective consciousness to new levels of self love and awareness. Her brand "Ginicanbreathe" is where she shares her social art performances and conscious acts of kindness. She speaks out for authenticity and transparency in all aspects of human life. At the age of 26 she has already touched hundreds of thousands of lives with her work.

As a teen, Gini was very different to the Gini of today... she suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts and she felt disconnected and lonely. In this show, we talk about her journey from that place to the incredibly happy and grateful person that she is now.

What you'll learn in this show:

  • Most of us are born into a world of punishment and reward, or more simply... fear. Fear of not being good enough, fear of rejection, fear of being hurt. When we're freed from that conditioning into fear, we see our perfection and we fall back into acceptance and love for ourselves.
  • The power of a Cookie Monster onesie! We spoke about how playing, moving, dancing and jumping (just like we did as children) brings us back into alignment with who we really are - that natural self.
  • No situation is hopeless. Gini's story of  huge transformation shows what's possible for every one of us!
Direct download: Virginia_Salas_Interview_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

This week's show is with Mary Schiller. Mary is a coach and a survivor of domestic violence. She suffered this domestic violence for 7 years and then subsequently suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder for 23 years after she left the marriage.

Two years ago, something internal changed and now has dedicated her life to teaching others what she now knows and helping them to live in an effortlessly happy way. Today we're talking about life after domestic violence.

If you’re affected by the things we spoke about in today’s show then firstly I just want to say you’re really not alone. If you want to, you can reach out to me or Mary, via one of the links below.

Direct download: Mary_Schiller_Interview_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

This week's show is with Jonathan Raymond, former CEO and chief brand officer of e-Myth [the brand behind the massive best-selling book!) Jonathan is now the founder of Refound, a company dedicated to showing you how to build the kind of culture that offers people a benefit that far exceeds any paycheck — the opportunity to become better at being themselves.

So we’re talking about how as leaders, can we get people to do what they want. Jonathan's answering that question of "How do we get our teams to take personal responsibility?"

What you'll learn in this show:

  • The importance of the people behind the processes. Yes, great processes are super-important to creating a successful business but the culture is a massive ingredient too. And the culture of a business is not what the CEO says it is, it's the relationships between the people who work in it. Jonathan talks about how we can massively improve the culture when we're present, listening to our intuition and to the people around us.
  • The magic of transparency and vulnerability in leadership.  Jonathan said: tell them why you care, tell them what matters to you, be open, be human. That's what allows us to connect human to human.
  • Give people (our team, our children and really anyone around) us the space to learn and grow. Don't dive in and give them the answers. If you're constantly in their face, jumping in and fixing everything, you're taking away their opportunity for growth. And Jonathan said this is actually the real cause of a lot of leader's feeling of overwhelm. Let people experience the gap between where they are and where they want to be.
  • And if you're not getting the results you want, check out the system you're using to create those results. You might want to think about putting a different system, or as Jonathan says 'accountability method' if you want different results of your team to taking personal accountability.
Direct download: Jonathan_Raymond_Interview_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

This week's show is with personal coach, Dave Kibby and today we're talking about why don't we live the life we'd love to live.

Dave says that understanding the three principles allows us to return to the age of innocence. Whilst playing fancy dress is really cool, it's nice to realise that costumes and masks are all part of the game and not a prerequisite. Without them we can get closer to those around us and see each situation with fresh eyes, and all achievable with minimal effort.

So in this show, Dave shares what the three principles look like to him, and why understanding them allows us to live the life we'd love to live!

What you'll learn in this show:

  • Why we can feel completely different in the exact same circumstances. What's the missing link there?
  • Why understanding that it IS all thought, was far more powerful for Dave than understanding he could change his thinking.
  • Why our personality, our feelings, our actions, our behaviour,  are all created, moment to moment, via thought. Why don’t we live the life we’d love to life? Simply because we think we can’t.
Direct download: Dave_Kibby_Interview_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:01am EDT