The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Dr. Phillip Carson. Dr. Phil Carson knows how to help people get the most out of their life by working together with them to uncover the root cause of their health issues.

Too many people are living as prisoners in their own bodies, held captive by bad habits that have drained them of their livelihood and sentenced them to a premature death. These harsh realities are what have kept Dr. Phil passionate about practicing pharmacy since 1985.

Dr. Phil is all about improving his patient’s quality of life and encouraging everyone he comes in contact with to live healthier lives and transform their overall health into a blessing, not a burden.

In this show we spoke about gut health... What do we mean by gut or digestive health, why is it important and how do we go about creating it?

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • It’s so important to slow down and let your body do what it's designed to. We make it hard to be healthy simply by getting in the way of what our bodies can do quite naturally and easily.
  • The foods we eat are extremely important to digestive health. We need live, raw foods for enzymes and fibre.
  • Drink more water! Cut your body weight (in pounds) in half and drink that in ounces.
  • We need probiotics - if you're not getting them via diet - from consuming things like kombucha and fermented veggies - then it's vital to take a probiotic supplement.
Direct download: Phillip_Carson_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

This show is with Kim Kaase. As a professional business coach, consultant and transformational trainer she supports her clients by working with them to craft a clear personal vision while creating results that are important to them. She uses her background as a designer to creatively solve problems and approach challenges as a coach from a very unique perspective. 

Kim's experience in creating breakthrough sales results as well as executing company vision and goals melds perfectly with her coaching career. As a dealer principal, Kim led sales and sales support teams to grow the dealership from $14mm in 2003 to $38mm in just 4 years while industry trends were going in the opposite direction.

Kim graduated from the University of Houston in 1990 with a BFA in Interior Design and a certification in Transformative Coaching. Her career has included work with a vast array of professional services firms and successful entrepreneurs.. She is the Principal at her firm, LEAP Business Coaching. In her free time she enjoys transformational work, bird watching, cooking and creating memories with her son, Rex. Kim’s vision includes creating a world where everyone leads lives that they absolutely love!

In this show we talked about Kim's recent divorce and how what she learned from it has inspired her to help others who are trying to figure out whether to stay in their relationship. In essence, we explored the question: Is divorce the answer?

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • A lot of relationship guidance out there is about analysing your marriage issues or about how to make it work - not addressing the question of whether divorcing is actually the answer.
  • Whilst we might not want the responsibility of making a big decision, the question of whether to stay in a marriage or divorce is something is we can only answer the question for ourselves. Be clear WHY you're getting counselling or coaching.
  • The inner voice that spoke when Kim felt quiet and settled down was giving the answer all along. Kim realised that intuition and insights don't always have to be what we might describe as 'positive'.
  • Ask yourself "What do I want?" That can be a challenge because the answer can make us feel selfish or guilty but understanding what you want can be revealing and helpful.
  • What if I don't know what my intuition is telling me? Kim said: be patient, just give it some space and time.
Direct download: Kim_Kasse_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

This week's show is with Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Darcia publishes extensively on moral development and education. Author or editor of 13 books, her most recent authored books include Embodied Morality: Protectionism, Engagement and Imagination, and Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, which won the William James Book Award from the American Psychological Association.  She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. She is executive editor of the Journal of Moral Education. She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today (“Moral Landscapes”).

Her academic scholarship has moved from work on nonconscious moral rationality, to moral character education in the schools, to the neurobiology of moral development, to the study of evolved parenting practices, and the study of small-band hunter-gatherers who represent the type of society in which humans evolved.

All this comes together in a moral developmental systems theory that emphasizes the ongoing epigenetic plasticity of how we develop our humanity and our morality. We are co-constructed by our families and our experiences. Ultimately, Darcia's concerns are for developmental optimization and fulfilling human potential—actionable communal imagination.

In this show we spoke about Darcia's studies around the best environment and practices for raising children.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Natural childbirth - keeping the mother and baby together, low lighting, and a calm environment - provides both mothers and babies with the best start.
  • The baby should really be in the womb for another 18 months in terms of its development compared to other mammals. We can support babies in this crucial time of development through providing a calm, loving environment and responding quickly to their cries. This means lots of positive touch (nearly constant carrying and cuddling) meeting a baby’s needs before they get upset and their brain is flooded with stress hormones.
  • Breastfeeding is important until at least 2 years, ideally to 5 years. Breast milk provides the foundation to children's immune system.
  • Children benefit from being cared for by multiple adults - people who love and care for the child in addition to the mother and father and who can help create a positive social environment for the child.
  • Play is crucial! Children need lots of play with playmates of all ages. Studies show that children who don’t play enough are more likely to have mental health issues. We can’t go back and do those early years of parenting again but we can all start playing more now!
Direct download: Darcia_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

This show is with Elaine Hilides. Elaine has been working with the principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought since 2009 as a Wellbeing Coach and is also an author, international speaker and a Diet, Nutrition and Raw Food Advisor.  Elaine has a no.1 book on Amazon Kindle, ‘MindFullness: The No-Diet Diet’ and has two courses on Udemy on food and diet.

Elaine’s approach is a revolutionary step away from the usual world of diets and self-denial and it’s very, very effective – she’s helped hundreds of people to lose weight and go on to live healthier, happier lives.

In this show we spoke about food addiction… Elaine has worked with people around diet and food issues for over a decade and has had many clients tell her that they are addicted to food – usually the kind that’s loaded with refined sugar, trans fat and salt.  Sounds familiar? Let’s look at the real reason that these addictions happen and what you can do to overcome them.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • The excess of refined foods that we’re surrounded with is not what the human animal evolved with. And to make things worse: those foods are designed to be addictive.
  • The way that many foods are they’re marketed is based on the feeling that the ad is saying that the food will give us.
  • It’s not the actual food that we’re addicted to – if it was then we would all crave the same things – we would all overeat crisps or chocolate or whatever.
  • The real reason we are drawn to certain foods is because of a need that isn’t being met – maybe a desire to feel rewarded or to feel cared for.
  • Elaine suggests replacing the food that you’re feeling addicted to with a more nutritious alternative, such as frozen grapes or air-popped popcorn or a less refined version such as dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
Direct download: Elaine_mixdown_2.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:28am EDT

This week's show is with Emily Nature helps smart, successful career women to have fun in dating and relationships. Whether you want to get into partnerships with ease, get through rough patches with grace, or get out of heartbreak with freedom, Emily is your gal. Under Emily’s guidance, hundreds of women in the US, UK, Europe and Australia have found delicious relationships with themselves, with their bodies and with men. When Emily is not coaching, she can be found writing, dancing wildly, stalking squirrels, or contemplating on mountain tops.

Emily and I talked about her experience of exploring past her boundaries and testing her edges in a relationship... and finding out what she does and doesn't want. In Emily's case the boundary was around her boyfriend's desire to experience a polyamorous relationship (ie wanting to experience sexual intimacy with more than one person) and then ultimately discovering that what she really wants is what she calls 'unconventional monogamy', however this topic of exploring our boundaries can apply to almost all of us.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Providing the space for yourself and your partner to explore and articulate your thoughts emotions means that you can more fully experience and benefit from what you're both feeling. That's not always easy to do and personally I found Emily's description of how she and her boyfriend did that was very inspiring.
  • Not knowing who you really are, what you want or don't want is a powerful place to be. When we lessen our grip on our stories about how we think we should be, so much freedom and exploration can come from that place.
  • Understanding that we're always 'OK', that we always have inner wellbeing and happiness, allows us to feel safer when we're exploring past our edges.
Direct download: Emily_Nature_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

with Joshua Dawson of I Am Genie. The untimely death of his father led Joshua to give up all of his possessions and spend the last seven years traveling around the world dressed as a blue genie and granting wishes for people in need.

During his travels granting wishes and sharing the stage with names that include Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, and Jack Canfield, Joshua came to remember that fulfilling all your deepest desires is much closer than you think.

In this show, Joshua shares the seven illusions that he's seen through during his journey that inspired his new book the Tiny Book of Magic.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The illusions are Death, Force, Secrecy, Hardship, Limitations, Ownership and Time
  • As we see through these illusions we begin to let go of our attachment to our personality and our sense of separation and struggle.
  • Oscar Wilde said “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” instead we can listen to our hearts, express our true nature and live fully now.
Direct download: Joshua_Dawson_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

This week's show is with Hogne Kirkebø. Hogne is a professional EMT and coach focused on spirituality, relationships and sexuality from Norway. Hogne seeks to bring together his understanding of the 3P, Tantra, Taoism, Yoga, and his medical training into a very unique and creative understanding of how our reality works as human beings, and to share that through his artistic nature.

Hogne is a professional EMT, Yoga Teacher and Therapist, Tantra Teacher, Tantric Massage Therapist, NLP Master Practiction, and have a background in Music and Innovation from University College.

So today’s show is with Hogne Kirkebo. This is the second time that Hogne has been on the show - after that one we got lots of feedback and questions which inspired Hogne and I to record another aimed at answering some of those questions! So in this show we explored what's going on when one person in a relationship doesn't want intimacy. It’s such a common issue and I’m hoping this show will be a real help to those of you who are experiencing this in your relationship.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • We all have the opportunity for connection - it's not going to be the same connection with every person though because we're all different so every connection is different!
  • Just because someone says they don't want intimacy, it only reflects what they think in that moment and doesn't mean that how they feel right now can't change.
  • It's not about you, it's about what's going on for the other person.
  • You are a gift receiving a gift. A belief that we're unworthy can get in the way of being able to receive that gift. An insights into our beliefs about ourselves can change everything.
Direct download: Hogne_2_Podcast_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

This week's show is with Peter Michael Bauer. Peter has been writing and teaching about rewilding, the reversal of human domestication, since 2006.

He's the author of the book Rewild or Die (2008), the creator of the international web forum for rewilding www.rewild.com, the founder of the local non-profit, Rewild Portland, and he teaches a course called Rewilding 101. In this show we explore the importance of connecting to our 'place' and how to begin to ground ourselves in a sense of home: our local habitat.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Lack of connection to our 'home' environment shows up in all kinds of dis-eases. We were designed to be grounded within a place and lacking that connection is felt on an emotional and physical level.
  • We're made to do things collectively, to move between groups of people collaborating on common goals. The focus on the individual serves to isolate and weaken us whereas creating connection to others and our habitat allows us to thrive.
  • We all have different passion and obstacles so there isn't one nice easy prescription to rewilding that works for us all. As we learn more about the issues of how most of us are living in today's modern world, we can be creative in coming up with solutions that serve us individually, as well as the whole.

 

Direct download: Peter_Michael_Bauer_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT

This week's show is with Shaaba Lotun and Jamie Raines. They've been together for 5 years, Jamie is transgender and since the beginning of his transition has documented his transition online. Together, they try and raise awareness of transgender issues, in the hope to help the LGBT+ community as a whole. They have recently set up a social enterprise, This Is Me., to continue supporting the LGBT+ community from a more official platform. Shaaba and Jamie both believe that gender identity and happiness are greatly linked, but that it is an incredibly complex relationship and topic that needs further exploration.

In this show we talked about what gender is really about - what's conditioned, what's innate and what we can explored.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Your beliefs around gender might be more made up than you realise. There's a spectrum of ways that we can identify and express ourselves!
  • Most of us have been conditioned to express our gender in ways that society deems as acceptable - it's interesting to explore which of those you find useful and which ones you'd like to explore beyond.
  • You are free to be yourself. :-)
Direct download: Shaaba_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

This week's show is with Michelle Atkin. Michelle is a mother to seven children, who she is immensely proud of. She has had an interesting and unconventional upbringing which she enjoys sharing with others in the hope that it others can feel less alone in the world.   In her professional capacity, Michelle works primarily with woman to support them to develop connections. This often starts with a  connection back to themselves in order to feel and understand their purpose in life at that moment.  Michelle has supported women in their parenting roles, having had a social enterprise for several years that became known nationally and internationally through various speaking opportunities. Michelle's passion is to build connections with, by and for people through simple and caring conversations.  She believes that underneath all the anxiety and pressures that we often feel and see, that we are all OK.

Michelle was raised in a cult and has spent the last 25 years recovering from and learning from it. In this show,  we explored the rather surprising topic of what we can learn from cults about connection!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The desire for connection and being part of a tribe is primal, it's part of being human. It's no wonder that joining cults can be so appealing when they're giving people something that's so lacking in this modern world.
  • There's an instant and effortless connection that we all had as children - pure presence - that's something that's still possible for us as adults, even though it's uncommon in today's world.
  • The fear of being disconnected holds us back from leaving unhealthy situations - but on the other side of that leap of faith, there's always the opportunity for connection. That's because connection is innate.
  • We are all connected all the time, we just lose the awareness of it.
Direct download: Michelle_Atkin_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

This week's show is with Floris Koot. Floris Koot (58) is a 'Play Engineer' active in many fields. He co-founded a revolutionary school (Knowmads), developed a sport that breaks all the conventions (Switchball) and invented a piano method (learn to play freely in 15 minutes)! He trains a facilitates innovative processes.

He believes 'we' only win when everyone wins. Globally many people and organizations seek to work so that the whole will flourish through their activity. Floris contributes to this Gentle Revolution happening. He helps individuals and organisations to become more purpose driven, free and playful.

In this show, we explored the power of play - what exactly it is, why it's important and what are the benefits of us playing more. :-)

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Play frees us up to explore outside boundaries, breaks through patterns, think creatively and without focus on ticking boxes the 'right way'.
  • We all can learn fast and effectively through play - in fact, Floris said, it's how nature has designed for us to learn.
  • Play connects us  - it allows us to bring our full selves, our presence, to another person or situation and allows us to communicate beyond the bounds of defined roles and expectations.
Direct download: Floris_Koot_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

This week's show is with Mamoon Yusaf is a Thought Leader, Peace Activist, and Transformational Coach of the Muslim community.

He is the star of the popular TV shows, ‘The Quran Coach’ and ‘Taqwa Transformation’, where he changes people’s lives through his powerful message of the Truth of the Inside-Out paradigm.

He’s the creator of the Quran For Busy People blog & podcast which has a current subscription base of over 10,000 people, from all parts of the world. His wildly popular training programs include: Instant Ihsan; Meet Him & Marry Him; Quran For Busy People; Effortless Transformation; and many more.

He’s the co-founder of IMPACT (the International Membership of Professional Advisors, Coaches & Trainers) and has delivered coaching programs on behalf of some of the biggest names in the personal development industry.

Mamoon currently lives in Barcelona, Spain and is working on in his upcoming book, provisionally titled ‘Timeless Wisdom’ and loves travelling all over the world to speak and hang out with clients and friends.
 
In this show we explored why there are so many Muslim terrorists if, as Mamoon asserts, Islam is a religion of peace. We got into lots of things in this episode including the real reason that people commit acts of terrorism, the context of the verses in the Quran that terrorist use to justify their acts, and why describing terrorists as Islamic terrorists is allowing Isis to win.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Mamoom said that the word 'If' is in the show title only because we don't understand what Islam is really about. It is a religion of peace. Islam means submission or surrender – however, it was derived from the root word “salam”. From this root word, you can also derive the words peace and safety.
  • Terrorists are cherry picking the verses that justify why they're killing people. Those verses don't make sense in context of the parts of the Quran or the Quran as a whole.
  • Terrorists have 'disease in their hearts', a state of mental dis-ease. They're doing what they're doing because they are at war with themselves, the world and God. This seems to me to be true for anyone who is behaving in ways that look horrible.
  • How can we help change things for the better? By being at peace with ourselves and the world. And by understanding that describing terrorism as Islamic terrorism we are allowing Isis - and their warped definition of Islam - win.
Direct download: Mamoon_Yusaf_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

This week's show is with Hogne Kirkebø. Hogne is a professional EMT and coach focused on spirituality, relationships and sexuality from Norway. Hogne seeks to bring together his understanding of the 3P, Tantra, Taoism, Yoga, and his medical training into a very unique and creative understanding of how our reality works as human beings, and to share that through his artistic nature.

Hogne is a professional EMT, Yoga Teacher and Therapist, Tantra Teacher, Tantric Massage Therapist, NLP Master Practiction, and have a background in Music and Innovation from University College.

In this show we explored why so many men are insecure about their ability to please their woman sexually, why they use porn, what the issues with this are and how this shows up in their relationships and overall fulfilment in life.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Why men are feeling as though they're not attracted to their partners - and what they can do about it
  • The issues with using porn and ejaculating too frequently
  • How amazing sex can be when we're in a clear state of mind and we slow down and connect
Direct download: Hogne_Kirkeb_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:23pm EDT

This week's show is with Elizabeth Lovius. Elizabeth has always been interested in making things work better. In her early career at IBM, with a background in training, quality management and process improvement she went on a journey to discover what makes people perform at their peak.

Committed to life long learning, Elizabeth has since trained with and been mentored by some of the world’s leading coaches. In the early 90s, at a time when coaching practice was still emerging, she was apprentice to two pioneer coaches and authors: original Inner Game sports coach and co-inventor of the GROW model Alan Fine and internationally renowned transformative mastercoach Michael Neil. Today Elizabeth is a practitioner of the pioneering work of Sydney Banks, the 3 principles of human experience and she helps leaders develop creative and practical solutions to real life leadership situations. 

In this show we explored personality types, that age old question of "Who am I" and whether there's something before our personalities... some kind of true essence.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Humans are often driven to figure out the answer to the question 'Who am I? which can lead us down the path of taking personality tests such as the Enneagram, Belbin and Myers Briggs. These tests aren't really answering that question but they do reflect our thoughts and beliefs at that time.
  • We all have a 'true essence', who we came into the world as babies that's before our personalities and thoughts. 
  • There are many 'channels' that are available to us, we aren't limited to live life only through our personality type channel for example, there's so many other channels to explore!
Direct download: Elizabeth_Lovius_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

This week's show is with Eva Church Robinson. Eva was introduced to The Three Principles in 1994, at that point she was 2 years clean and sober after 16 years of being almost constantly homeless and suffering with severe substance abuse related problems.

In Eva's own words: "I was working at the same treatment program that I had spent 6 months at previously. I was going to school for Counseling,  in my own apartment and my husband and son and I were trying to reconcile. At the same time though I was NOT happy. I didn't have any peace of mind. I knew that I never wanted to go back to where I came from (using alcohol and drugs). Yet at the same time,  If what I was experiencing was what life was all about,  I didn't want it either. Then one day at work, Roger Mills and Kristen Manchiem introduced the staff to The Three Principles. I left that day and I truly knew that I had found hope. That was the beginning of of my 1000% life transformation. And my real beginning of being of service to others and myself as well as my Son and Husband."
 
In this show Eva shares her story of starting life growing up in an alcoholic household and then going onto to experience teenage pregnancy, bereavement, serious drug and alcohol abuse and homelessness. And how she overcame all of those struggles and now lives an amazing life helping others who are dealing with some of the issues that she once did.
 
It's such an incredible and inspiring story that has lessons for all of us.
Direct download: Eva_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

This week's show is with Erika Bugbee. Erika is a partner at Pransky and Associates and co-creator of the company's Online Learning Division.  For 35 years Pransky and Associates has helped individuals, couples, and executives who are motivated and open to learning relate to their minds differently so they're less affected by limitations, fears, and distress, and optimizes their enjoyment, peace of mind, and potential in life. Erika has a Masters degree in psychology and joined Pransky and Associates in 1999. She's married and has two kids, 12 and 14 years old and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

In this show we explored what Erika’s seen about the default setting that most of us have and how that gets in our way. 

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Our minds often have a default setting like blaming ourselves, or looking for danger but they're not true, they're just the setting that our thoughts are being created through.
  • We all have the opportunity to wake up to our settings at any moment - sometimes that comes from recognising the same setting in someone else. When that happens, the setting ceases to have the same power over us, it's no longer our default.
  • Everyone's lows are going to feel different and individual to them but they're still part of the same predictable trend that all humans experience - all of us go from low to high moods. Understanding that allows us to take the lows less seriously and simply wait for our mood to rise again.
Direct download: Erika_Bugbee_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

And this week's show is with Craig Richardson. This is the second time Craig has been on the show, the first episode we did is here and it's about parenting. Craig joins many today who are engaged in asking the question, "What does it mean to be fully and authentically human?" As an advocate of the human rewilding movement he is interested in applying this question to all areas of life, including parenting, nutrition, education, lifestyle, and spirituality. He works both professionally and informally to help individuals to move towards authentic humanity and break free from the domestication model. He and his wife have unschooled their son since birth, and as a family they are interested in camping, hiking, natural family living, fire spinning, organic cooking, ancestral skills, and being as Earth-friendly as possible.

In this show we explored what 'rewilding' is, why we'd want to rewild and how we can go about moving in that direction!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Craig describes rewilding as 'The set of practices, skills, and philosophies which enable modern humans to reclaim the approach to self, community, and ecology that was once held by our pre-agricultural ancestors.'
  • The 4 major shifts of the Neolithic Revolution that led to our domestication: Occupational, Social, Environmental, Spiritual.
  • Connecting with the natural world - seeking out green spaces, connecting with groups in your area who are interested in nature, and experimenting with fermentation.
  • How we've become specialists instead of generalists and why this has made us fragile.
  • Why our understanding and connection with spirituality doesn't have to be about something outside of ourselves or up there in the sky.
  • Understanding why connection to others in a community is so vital and how we can create it in this modern world.
Direct download: Craig_Richardson_2_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

This week's show is with Mahima Shrestha. With a background in media and crisis communications, Mahima is interested in bringing people together to find solutions to complex problems and facilitating long-term change in culture and communities. Over the years she has worked with government, multilateral, private and non-profit organisations in a wide range of sectors including aviation, hydropower, tourism, investment climate reform, automobiles, finance, education, telecommunications and healthcare.

The Three Principles understanding has been pivotal in her work with leaders and has shaped the development of a leadership curriculum for young women working to find better solutions to the most pressing problems in the South Asian region. She is co-founder of MOP Communications, an organization that specializes in crisis communication and risk management training.

Direct download: Mahima_podcast_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

This week's show is with Mara Gleason. Mara is a firm believer that a new understanding of the mind is the next great frontier for humanity. In 2010, Mara co-founded NYC and London-based company, One Thought, which offers entrepreneurs, leaders and organizations a new understanding of the mind which brings about a profound new reality of working life.  Most recently, Mara also co-launched One Solution, a leading-edge initiative focused on creating a world where persistent global challenges are more clearly understood and quickly alleviated by a more profound understanding of the mind.  One Solution supports global change projects ranging from United Nations programs in Africa, aid work in the Middle East and Africa, and children's education around the world.

Today we're talking about Mara's experience of how she went from being scared of her father to witnessing a transformation in him. And how that went on to inspire her work in global change.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • When someone understands how their mind workd, they can change in every area of their life. Mara's father learned the principles through a course at work and it transformed how he was at home too.
  • When we understand where are feelings come from - ourselves not the outside world - it enables us to feel free and empowered instead of victimised.
  • Conflict comes from people believing that their feelings are coming from something other than their own thoughts. That's why Mara sees this understanding of the principles of mind as being the solution to all of the world's conflict.
Direct download: Mara_Gleason_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:06am EDT

Today's show is with Tony Broadbent. Tony's a State of Mind and Performance Specialist who works via speaking events, public, private and corporate training programmes, and one to one coaching.

Tony's original fascination with human potential was first sparked in 1978 whilst studying martial arts and resulted in him achieving two first dan black belts. He spent his younger years training to be a stuntman where his areas of expertise were skydiving, high board diving, gymnastics, trampolining, stunt driving and martial arts, so he's able to draw on personal experience when sharing the impact of operating from a clear mind in high pressure and high adrenaline situations.

He works with a diverse range of clients including sports professionals, business leaders, sales teams, entrepreneurs, companies, elite athletes, as well as general members of the public.

In this show, we explore whether change is possible in instant, and if so... how to create it.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • However long someone as suffered with something, whether that's OCD, anxiety, depression or anything else, the opportunity is always there to see it for the thought-created experience that it is.
  • Even if something seems difficult in one moment, understanding that we always have the capability to think differently in the next moment is so freeing.
  • Whatever you're going through, do you have moments in which you don't feel that way? Can you see that your thoughts DO change and in those moments, you feel differently?
Direct download: Tony_Broadbent_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

This week's show is with someone we're delighted to have met... Craig Richardson. Craig joins many today who are engaged in asking the question, "What does it mean to be fully and authentically human?" As an advocate of the human rewilding movement he is interested in applying this question to all areas of life, including parenting, nutrition, education, lifestyle, and spirituality. He works both professionally and informally to help individuals to move towards authentic humanity and break free from the domestication model. He and his wife have unschooled their son since birth, and as a family they are interested in camping, hiking, natural family living, fire spinning, organic cooking, ancestral skills, and being as Earth-friendly as possible.

In this show we spoke how we can make different choices about how we raise and school our children to allow them to reach their full potential as human beings. We speak about unschooling, rewilding, attachment parenting and more. And what impact this way of raising children could have on the world and the future as a whole!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Unschooling can seem like a novel concept but really it's how we've raised children in many cultures for thousands of years.
  • Socialisation when done through unschooling usually involves connecting with a far more diverse range of people than through traditional schooling. There are many different ways for our children to mix with and learn from many different people and there's resources and networks in many places, online and offline.
  • Craig has seen his son has a marked openness and eagerness to learn. Learning is its own reward rather than a means to an end.
  • When it comes to the conveniences we've introduced into our lives, it's worth asking if the convenience is propelling the idea of developing or diminishing my child and I as humans? Questions like: "What does it mean to communicate as a human being? What does it mean to connect with my child in a human to human way?" allows us to see ways forward that allow us to grow as human beings in our relationships with our children and others.
  • Schools are starting to recognise why linking subjects contextually (e.g. how we can learn maths through learning about something from history) is useful but this is something that happens very organically in a more natural setting such as unschooling.
  • Lastly, Craig talked about the openness and the acceptance of diversity that comes from raising children in this way, that makes for a future in which we're less like to get caught up in dogma and differences. When we're connected to our primal state, it's much less likely that we'll want to wreak damage on others or the planet.
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Category:Interview -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

This week's show is with the wonderful Bill Cumming. Bill is a thirty-year coaching veteran and Director of The Boothby Institute. He has been a coach, consultant and trainer to CEOs and the executive teams of health care delivery organizations, businesses, school systems and non-profit organizations. He is a key partner in the New Horizons Academy.

This is the second time Bill's been on this show, the last episode we did together is one of our most popular shows and with good reason - it's incredible. It blew me away. On this episode, yet again he was absolutely amazing.

Today we're talking about whether it's possible to create a world which works for everyone and how we can move past the bigotry that's getting in the way of that right now.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Do we want to pass on a safer, more loving and kind world? First we need to have a commitment to making a world that works for everyone.
  • We need to destroy the myths that are getting in the way of that. For example recognising that other people want the same things that we do.
  • Take care of yourself - realise you're a miracle, living in a miracle. You can't change, empower or motivate anyone so focus on yourself.
  • Pick something that you want to be involved with. Pick one thing, decide what you're going do about that. You've got a clean slate, you can use that to choose to do whatever you want in the next moment.
Direct download: Bill_Cumming_2016_mixdown_final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

This week's show is with Chris Morris. Chris is a well-known personal coach, consultant and a meditation teacher and has spent decades exploring a tonne of different self-help techniques and ‘thought-based’ approaches, including meditation, NLP, the three principles, A Course in Miracles, and Byron Katie’s The Work.

One of many interesting facts about Chris is that successfully challenged the British government in the European Court of Human Rights to secure equal age of consent for sexual activity between men.

In this show, Chris and Lian explored the (massive!) topics of politics, religion and spirituality (and more)... and the way we so often get caught up in dogmatic beliefs, how we don't see that we have, and how much of the conflict between humans is the result of that. This seemed like an apt topic post-Brexit but really it would be apt at any time.

If you believe in, well... anything then this is the show for you! ;)

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Doing and being... Chris talked about how we can fall into the belief that life is simply about 'being' and we then miss that we're always doing something, our being comes from what we do (and vice versa). When we understand that we can make different choices about what we do.
  • Dogma vs Catma... believing dogma is about believing a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. Catma is about understanding a principle... but just for now. Continuing to explore, to ask, to test is what allows us to be less dogmatic and more catmatic.
  • Explore who you would be, if you didn't have the background you have, if you hadn't had the conditioning you had, if you didn't have the beliefs... it isn't about answering this question, it's about exploring the place you would need to be in order to answer it.
Direct download: Chris_Morris_mixdown_Final01.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

And this week's show is with Lyric-Howard Jay Ginsberg. Starting in the 1980s, Lyric has been developing his crazy off the wall programs, throwing out the common models and merging and weaving together in-depth and advanced personal fitness training, dietary training, emotional awareness, NLP, sexual and relationship communication and enhancement, and consciousness and Integral thinking.

The world today is one where we are no longer concerned with survival, but now thriving. This means we need to accent what we've lost.. focusing on the feminine... enhancing their peace of mind, abilities, and impact on
the world. He applies his many different approaches with women entrepreneurs and professionals (some men to) to accelerate their growth. Each of his programs are synthesized from hundreds of existing models, tested in real-world situations, and streamlined for individual performance.

In this show, Lyric and Lian explored the topic of women and aloneness - how that aloneness can be seen as loneliness which shows up in addiction, abusive relationships, dependencies, bad habits, and closing off to life in many ways.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • We place a negative meaning on the fact of our 'aloneness', we decide it's 'loneliness'... and then that makes us seek out ways to distract or remove ourselves from the feeling.
  • Lyric talked about the ways we try to remove this loneliness: the three 'atchments' of detachment, attachment, non-attachment.
  • It's important to remember that we don't actively or consciously choose any of these atchments, they're what simply what our thoughts are creating based on the way we see ourselves and the world. Those beliefs were once useful for us but it doesn't mean that they still are serving us well now.
  • As we as women (actually, men too!) see through our atchments and become more comfortable with our inherent aloneness, we can see the core of us is perfectly and naturally OK and we're more able to be open to exploring and connecting from that place.

 

Direct download: Lyric_mixdown_Fianl.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

I’m here today with Lea Ann Mallett, a wild woman, activist and midlife momma who believes fiercely that we all have a wild place within us that feeds our magic. Her greatest desire is to make the world a better place by demonstrating to everyone that our everyday choices DO change the world. In her activism she has travelled from direct action wilderness activist to nonprofit leader, from sitting in an ancient cedar for three days to protest clear-cut logging to leading forest protests to creating thriving nonprofits. She now inspires mission-driven leaders to greater impact as a leadership coach, is creating a new vision for activism, and she creates photo-essays of life, love and connection in her blog “Becoming Undomesticated”.

In this show, Lea Ann and I explore the topic of death and grief... whether or not there is a 'right' way to grieve and how a clearer understanding of death can allow us to live more fulfilling, more present and happier lives.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The linear definition of grief (as outlined in 'The 5 stages of grief') can be limiting. When we see through this definition we're freer to experience grief in a less conditioned way, we are then open to find real growth, beauty, freedom and gratitude in loss and all in our own unique time too.

  • When we're able to see death and ageing as transformation rather than something scary or wrong, we're able to see the fleeting, changeable nature of life which inspires us to make the most of our time here, to live bigger and brighter. Take that trip around the world, tell people that you love them, dance barefoot around the garden or whatever it is that takes your fancy!

  • As we honour death - and in some cultures there's traditions that are dedicated to celebrating this - we are more able to accept and embrace it fully. Whilst your culture might not have a tradition like this, you have the choice to create your own philosophy about death. How could you and your family honour death rather than fear it?

Direct download: Lea_Ann_Mallett_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

This week's show is with Piers has been a personal and professional development coach since 2001, and coached 100s clients for 1000s of hours; ranging from national newspaper editors, to Sheiks in Riyadh, to international sports people. He first discovered the principles in 2009, but it wasn’t until participating in SuperCoach 2011 that he realise this was going to be a huge turning point in his life and work. Previously he had based my change work around NLP (he was a NLP trainer) Clean Language, Appreciative Inquiry, and range of others approaches and techniques. Now he is having a wonderful time exploring the Principles with his clients, both in the corporate and private client worlds.

Piers is currently in the final stages of divorce and has generously agreed to share what he's learned from going through the experience. So in this show we explore whether it's possible to go through a relationship break-up and divorce without it being a long battle of bitterness and anger.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • We all have our own narrative about what a relationship should be like. Recognising that that that narrative is just something we've made up (via thought) allows us to 'loosen our narrative' and be open to moving onto a different relationship with the other person, whether that's as friends, amicable exes or something else.
  • Some thinking can be particularly seductive - Piers likened it to being sucked in by the Dementors from Harry Potter! That kind of thinking can be very hard to notice that it's just thought. But it can be so helpful to notice that even the most seductive, Dementor-like thinking isn't us (just like our dreams aren't us), it doesn't last 24/7 and when we're not thinking about something, we're not feeling it.
  • We often build stories around people in our life and then continually see that person through that lens. But we can look afresh from a neutral space ('mind neutral' as Piers described it) and see the person how they actually are in this moment, without all the thinking around justification, traditional, commitment, beliefs, history and fairness. From that neutrality we have the opportunity to create a whole different relationship with them. Even knowing this neutrality exists, makes it possible for us.
  • You don't have to stick at difficult conversations if either of you are in a low state of mind. Piers gave the example of he and his ex-wife having a conversation about money and having an awareness of their state of mind. When the feeling dropped, they agreed to pause and then waited until they were in a higher state of mind before restarting the conversation. 
  • I loved the point that Piers made at the end: if you're going through a difficult break-up right now, there's probably aspects such as money or custody which don't look like they're 'just thought', but it is all made of the same stuff as everything else. You always have the opportunity to have a liberation from the way you're thinking and feeling about it at the moment.
Direct download: Piers_Thurston_on_Breakup_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT

This week's show is with Jim Pehkonen. Jim is a Life Architect and a Certified Transformative Coach who works in the fields of chemical addiction recovery and youth at risk. Jim works with up to 60 people in recovery weekly … making a profound difference while opening a space for healing.

In this show we spoke about how it’s possible to move on from trauma in your past.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • We all have a past but none of us are defined or limited by our past. The things that happened to you are just things that you experienced, they're not you.
  • We can't be soiled or stained by trauma our past, almost every part of us is constantly being renewed. The only place trauma exists is in our thoughts.
  • Jim spoke of the power of becoming aware of where your thoughts are putting blocks between you and love. Once we see those blocks for what they are - simply thought - we can also see that we can always reconnect to love. We always have that choice.
Direct download: Jim_Pehkonen_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

This week's show is with Jacqueline Hollows, the founder of Beyond Recovery CIC. Jacqueline works within the criminal justice system (with support staff and inmates) sharing how our experience of life is created from our own minds. Jacqueline has seen that through a fresh thought in any moment, a deeper level of common sense, connection and resilience is always available. Even in prison people are finding humour, and connection, and joy and peace of mind. If that is possible in one small section of one prison– the universal possibilities are limitless!

In this show we talk about Jacqueline's work in prisons and what she's seen about labels and diagnoses (e.g. PTSD, addict, depression, anxiety)... both how they can initially be helpful and also what's possible when we see past those labels and understand the true nature of how our minds work.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.

  • What you'll learn from this episode: Labels and diagnoses can be helpful in people getting some help and also allowing them and those around them to see their psychological innocence. But this is only part of the puzzle... labels can keep people feeling broken and from moving past that label.
  • We can grow and move past suffering when we begin to see where the suffering is coming from - our own thoughts.
  • Hearing about what possible for prisoners' with very challenging life stories, a collection of labels and diagnoses, and not to mention the circumstances of being locked away in prison, shows what's possible for all of us!

 

Direct download: Jacqueline_Hollows_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

This week's show is with Lucas Rockwood, a yoga teacher trainer, digital nomad, green food junkie, and serial entrepreneur. With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, United Kingdom, and The Philippines.

 

In search of nutritional products designed specifically for achy yoga students’ bodies, Rockwood worked with senior nutritional formulator, Paul Gaylon, and founded, YOGABODY Naturals, in the back of his yoga studio in 2007. The company has gone from strength-to-strength and is now an internationally-renowned nutrition, education, and publishing organization serving 81 countries. 

 

In this show we talk about how unnaturally most humans eat in today's modern world and what that's doing to our health, weight and energy levels. And what we can do instead! I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below. What you'll learn from this episode: 

  • When we get caught up in diet religions or paradigms (such as paleo or raw vegan) and they don't work, it's easy to give up on the approach altogether and flip back to the way they were eating before... typically the standard diet of foods which are convenient, hyper-palatable, high glycemic, low nutrient and processed, which is unlikely to be optimal for anyone. 
  • Eating a low fat and high carb diet is very common these days, whether it's a standard diet or a raw food diet but Lucas cautions that this way of eating can cause health issues in the longer term - 'a metabolic disaster' in Lucas's words. That's why many of us find that we run into health issues, sexual dysfunction, mood disorders, and weight gain as we get older even when we're eating the exact same way as we did when we were younger. 
  • The best place for most of us to start is by looking at our macros - fat, carbs, and protein. Lucas's suggests starting with eating a gram of carb for each pound of your ideal body weight, around half a gram of protein for each pound of your ideal bodyweight and then fill in the rest with the healthiest fats you can find (i.e. not yellow vegetable oils in clear plastic bottles). And experiment! Measure your blood glucose and see how your diet changes are working for you... we're all a bit different, what works for me might not work for you!
Direct download: Lucas_Rockwood_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

This week's show is with Niko Leppänen. Niko is a transformative coach, trainer and inspirational speaker. He is the founder of the UNLIMITED conference and the co-founder of the 3P-Academy Finland. 

At the age of 16 Niko suffered a rare inflammatory disease known as transverse myelitis which causes damage to the spinal cord and the central nervous system. As a result of the severity of the inflammation, he was left paralyzed from the waist down and he has been in wheelchair since.

Having had to face this kind of adversity at a such young age made him look for answer to some of the big questions about life and the meaning of everything. This search led him to study various philosophies and schools of thought before eventually coming across the Three Principles understanding as first articulated by the late Sydney Banks. For the past three years, he has been fortunate to learn about this revolutionary understanding directly from some of the most renowned teachers and trainers in the world. 

As a coach and speaker, Niko is passionate about helping individuals to realise the true source of their experience and tap into the limitless creative potential that rests within every human being. Given Niko’s background as a person with limited physical mobility, his simple message touches people in an inspiring and uplifting way. 

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Niko realised that even after he thought that he was likely paralysed for the rest of his life, he still had good times and bad times just like before it happened. He realised that it was still possible to live an awesome life, no matter the circumstances.
  • Niko says that he came to realise that he has no idea what will happen in his life. That means it doesn't make a lot of sense trying to figure and try to control what will happen in a year or 10 years. He spoke about the quieter mind, freedom and presence that comes from being OK with not knowing.
  • Change rarely comes directly from the words we hear or read, it's in the natural process of us seeing things differently for ourselves.
Direct download: Niko_Leppanen_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

This week's show is with Jonathan Mead is an irreverent pioneer, champion for human wildness and professional instigator. He quit his job at age 23 after moonlighting on his own terms. Now in his early 30s and a full-time renegade, he’s passionate about helping men reawaken the giants sleeping within them. He’s found that by helping men reconnect with nature, they discover their own true nature and wild masculine strength.

His deepest mission is to instigate a worldwide movement of wild brotherhood, focusing on helping men uncage, one at a time.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • When we ask ourselves the simple question "What's natural for humans and for me?" we begin to uncover all kinds of amazing answers about life.
  • We're meant to move a lot more than we typically think we are. Doing an hour at the gym or going for a run doesn't come close to getting us to how we're designed to live. Think about children you know and how they're constantly moving around - that's how we're designed to be as adults too.
  • We all have the opportunity now to ask ourselves what's natural and then to create that environment for ourselves. How we move, eat, love, think and all sorts of things are typically out of whack for humans in today's modern world but we absolutely have the option to create environment that supports a more natural way for us to live. What’s the number one change you’ll make after listening to this show - I'd love to hear what you come up with.
Direct download: Jonathan_Mead_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

This week's show is with with Michael Neill. Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of five books including The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within, coming from Hay House on May 3rd, 2016. His weekly radio show has been entertaining and educating global audiences for over a decade and his TEDx talk, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’, has been viewed by over 100,000 people around the world.

In this show we talk about Michael's thoughts on what he describes in his latest book as 'the space within'. This space has been described in many different philosophies, religions and spiritual traditions over the ages.

In this show we explore what happens as we get in touch with this space within, the role of thought and what's possible for us when we see through our fixed beliefs about how things work.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • As we begin to see (or maybe a better word is 'feel'!) this space within, it allows us to see that we're made of something perfect and whole.
  • Thoughts come and go within this space and understanding this allows us to recognise the ever-changing nature of thought and allows us to get a lot less caught up in it.
  • Michael said that many people have what Michael calls a 'God phobia', which means we're so busy having a knee-jerk reaction to the word, we can't even think about it rationally because we're looking at it through the lens of what we already think we know about it.  That's also true for the word 'spiritual'. But when we lose the phobia, we're able to begin to see what's there for ourselves.
Direct download: Michael_Neill_2016_mixdown_final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

This week's show is with Mark Howard, Ph.D. Dr. Howard is a psychologist who is recognized as one of the original professionals bringing the Three Principles to psychology and related fields. Since 1982, Dr Howard has taught clients, families, business professionals, and mental health practitioners about these principles. In 1994 he brought the understanding of these three principles to the Department of Alcohol and Drug Services in Santa Clara County California. Dr Howard has co-authored a published research paper demonstrating the validity of the three principles in treatment outcome. In 2008, Dr Howard was awarded the “Outstanding Career Service” award by the Santa Clara Psychological Association.

In this show we talk about how Mark works with his clients who are suffering from depression and the freedom and happiness that he sees is true for every one of us.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Any emotional state - such as depression - must start with thought. We can all see beyond our usual way of seeing things and this can happen in a moment. When that happens, years of feeling a specific way, even depression, can drop away instantly.
  • We can all have new thought that we've not had before - news ways to think about ourselves or other people. You're not limited to your brain.
  • If you're suffering from depression then first of all, make sure you're safe, reach out to someone.
Direct download: Dr_Mark_Howard_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

This week's show is with Denise Holland. Denise is the founder of the business Class Performance – Excellence Within, based in the UK, which primarily upon inception focused on the field of high performance sport, an area she has been involved with, as a national athlete and coach for over 20 years.

Denise is a superb example of how the Three Principles, the new spiritual and psychological paradigm which was uncovered by the late Sydney Banks, can transform a person’s life. She has been so touched by the transformation in her own life that she is now dedicating her life’s work to help people.

In this show we talk about the parallels Denise has seen between great performance in sport and rocking it in other areas of life, whether that's business, parenting, relationships or anything else!

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode

  • Instead of focusing on behaviours, either our own or others around us, look at the nature of thought and how that brings about a feeling and therefore a behaviour.
  • Agreeing team values, house rules or company policies doesn't work well unless we understand what's really going on with our human experience, that people can only ever act according to their thoughts in the moment.
  • When we see how made-up our struggle is, we can stop trying so hard and we can drop into the effortless state of being present and playing the game of life.
Direct download: Denise_Holland_Interview_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

This week's show is with Adil Amarsi, known by many as the mad scientist of advertising is a copywriting, persuasion, and influence genius. Adil Amarsi is a serial entrepreneur who's been working at his craft since he was 12.

Having grown up in a harsh home environment, dealing with bullying, bipolar depression, ADD, and dyslexia - this lead a young Adil to attempt to take his life 6 times before understanding that he was never truly happy.

Once he started studying how to be happy, he began smiling and in this podcast we're going to cover his gift, the promise he made himself at the age of 11, and what influences him today and HOW you can begin to feel happier, even in bad situations.

It's incredibly inspiring to hear the level of change that is possible for all of us - no matter what's happened in our past or what we're battling with.

Direct download: Adil_Amarsi_Interview_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:11pm EDT

 

This week's show is with Damian Mark Smyth is an award winning business coach, author, TEDx and keynote speaker. He works with Entrepreneurs with their mindset to give them more clarity, resilience and the ability to perform at their peak. His highly acclaimed and best-selling book: Do Nothing! points towards an understanding of the human dimension.

His latest book: The Entrepreneur Success Formula takes any current or would-be business owner through the elements required to succeed in business and the one key element required that separates the super-successful from the also-rans.

In this week's show we talk about that one difference between the entrepreneurs who succeed and the ones who don't.

What you'll learn in this show:

  • There isn't a magic foolproof system that entrepreneurs can use that works for everyone, every time. The difference between successful entrepreneurs and unsuccessful entrepreneurs is simply their thinking.
  • Great decisions and good ideas come from 'universal intelligence', which is built in as standard. All of us will have times where we feel this most clearly - whether it's getting a great idea in the shower or dropping into a calm, clear space when we go for a walk but actually this universal intelligence is always available to every one of us. We are built for success!
  • Damian shared how he found huge benefit from understanding how the three principles work. He recovered from his breakdown and OCD when he saw the role of his thinking in creating his experience of life, including his OCD. Damian's found that when entrepreneurs discover the three principles, that creates big changes such as less stress, better ideas, great working relationships and a clearer state of mind. This is because when we understand a system, we have more access to its capabilities.
Direct download: Damian_Interview_mixdown_Final.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

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.
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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.
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Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:01am EDT

This week's show is with coach, speaker and trainer, Ankush Jain.

Ankush was introduced to the self development world whilst at university and over the following 10 years devoured books, audios and undertook various trainings. It was when he turned 30 that he had an insight. Whilst having built a successful (albeit brief) career and reputation as a procurement specialist, he realised that his next step in his personal development journey was to help others through coaching.

He was introduced to the Three Principles in 2012 (as first described by Sydney Banks) and has built his coaching practice around sharing this understanding with his clients. He has coached men and women from a wide variety of backgrounds and helped them transform their lives beyond what they thought possible. In addition to his one on one coaching practice, he runs several online groups, and hosts the Relationship Series podcast on iTunes.

Ankush says that a few years ago, he was doing everything he thought he supposed to do and there was still something missing. He didn't take risk and he was playing it safe. He was working really hard but he knew he wasn't setting the world on fire, so he felt jealous and upset about how other people were doing.

These days he's in a very different place and is passionate about how we as humans can show up powerfully. So that's what we're talking about in this show.

What you'll learn in this show:

Ankush spoke about three instrumental stages of his journey that took him to a place of showing up powerfully:

  • Discovering "Who i really am", in other words, how our minds really work. For Ankush, understanding the Three Principles was a big part of this. It's the 'self' that's before all of the techniques, improvements, likes and dislikes.
  • Taking risks and moving outside the comfort zone but... making them small, incremental improvements that are manageable and sustainable.
  • Finding your own journey. Ask yourself: Where's your curiosity taking you? What are you passionate about? What are you already doing? What's that next one step for you?

I'd love to know what YOU think about showing up powerfully. Let's carry on the conversation...  leave a comment below or connect to Ankush via one of the links below.

 

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:27am EDT

And this week's show is a real treat... I'm talking to the absolutely brilliant author, speaker, and coach Steve Chandler. Steve has a fascinating life story and in this show he shares his transformation from fearful neediness to a prosperous, happy life that he describes as 'crazy good'.

What you'll learn in this show:

Steve spoke about three different phases on his journey to money mastery:

  • 1st phase: NEED. There are no choices, life is about needing to do things simply to avoid pain and to survive.
    The beliefs at this phase: "I desperately need money to feed myself/my children. I'm helpless, I have to do this because I'm driven by my past, circumstance and other people."
    How to move on from this phase: Realise that the past doesn't define or limit any of us, we can all create from the present moment.
  • 2nd phase: COPING. Life is tough but knuckle down and it will just about be OK.
    The beliefs at this phase: "Money will always be a hassle and a struggle. I'll never be rich but I'll just about keep my head above water if I work hard enough."
    How to move on from this phase: See that freedom and possibilities are everywhere but don't trust, test. Try things out for yourself.
  • 3rd phase: MASTERY. Money is no big deal, it's like the air, it's everywhere.
    The beliefs at this phase: "There's no 'Need to', there's only 'Choose to'."
    How to move on from this phase: Why would you? Life is crazy good! :)

I'd love to know what YOU think about money, need and choice. Let's carry on the conversation...  leave a comment below or connect to Steve via one of the links below.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:41am EDT

I'm speaking to Caroline Frenette.  Caroline is an Intuitive Business Coach and Entrepreneur, she was the owner of two different retail businesses over ten years.

Caroline has spent the past two+ years researching the human intuitive process as it applies specifically to business building & entrepreneurship, immersing herself as a research participant in over 25 well-known business courses and conducting experimentation with her own businesses, as well as those of her clients, and investing over $100,000 to date in her quest to help business owners develop a deep inner security, confidence and strength that will transform the way they do business forever.

Caroline’s research and professional interests have led her to explore various opportunities around the world, her next venture & dream being to develop a non-profit to teach these same principles to women in developing countries how to do what she calls, “create a business from the inside out.”

Today we're talking about awakening your inner CEO and creating a thriving business from the inside out.

What you'll learn from the show:

  • Instead of simply following our passion, excitement or good feeling, regardless of red flags we notice, Caroline recommends following our inner voice. Even though sometimes our intuition is guiding us towards something that doesn't feel easy or comfortable.

  • Caroline describes our inner voice as having a clear, neutral, truth, with no feeling attached to it. Caroline says that the inner voice is completely separate to emotions like fear or feeling good.

  • We all have access to this inner voice or intuition. Caroline guided us through a short exercise to notice this for ourselves and has gifted listeners access to her 75 minute intuitive playshop Awakening Your Inner CEO.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 5:58am EDT

 I'm here today with Lea Ann Mallett, an activist, a mum and a leadership coach.

Lea Ann used to be a Direct Action Wilderness Activist, she did lots of big, meaningful things but now sees that some of that anger-fuelled action didn't create sustainable change. Her philosophy is now all about the power of small actions and also love in action. We're talking about the fact that every single one of us have to power to change the world for the better.

What you'll learn from the show:

  • We are all activists because we're all taking action in every moment. We can all choose to take small actions that change the world in a positive way.

  • When we internalise loving kindness to ourselves, when we're comfortable with who we are, it becomes natural for our small actions to be imbued with loving kindness. People doing ordinary things with love, taking the time to connect, becomes extraordinary. World-changing, in fact! :)

  • The ripples that we start today can go on to create huge changes through time and space. Isn't it amazing to think of the ways that people's small actions years ago have created who we are today (and how wonderful if we also have the opportunity to thank them). We all have the power to be someone else's ripple!

We'd love to know what came up for you as you listened to this show. Let's carry on the conversation...  leave a comment below or connect to Lea Ann via the link below.

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

 

I'm speaking to Tammy Furey. Tammy is a Coach for parents, a 3 Principles practitioner, and she is currently writing a book about her unique take on gratitude.

Gratitude is a scientifically proven answer to happiness but Tammy noticed many of her clients were struggling with it. Tammy had an insight about gratitude and her passion now is sharing her understanding so it can help others. In this show, Tammy shares her philosophy about the three stages of gratitude:

What you'll learn from the show:

The misunderstanding in gratitude is offering highly conceptual forms of gratitude practice when people are simply not ready. When you are depressed, down, anxious and sad, being told that you should be grateful for your life is laughable, unhelpful and may lead you to abandon any ideas of bringing gratitude into your life. It is the equivalent of trying to put the roof on a house that is still installing the ground floor: the whole thing doesn’t fit and will collapse. This is what has lead Tammy to the Red, Amber, Green system of gratitude.

  • Red: When we're in a low state of mind, what we're able to access is so much less than usual therefore feeling grateful about high concepts like the roof over our head can feel challenging. When finding yourself at this level, Tammy suggests looking around you at the smallest things that naturally evoke gratitude in you - that could be a leaf, the sound of a bird singing, the scent of your favourite perfume, or a much-loved ornament. When we let go of the 'I should feel grateful for my marriage/health/roof over my head', we can allow ourselves to open up to the smallest things we notice that we feel grateful for.

  • Amber: At this stage, we're able to notice more things to be grateful for, quite organically and without effort so we're then able to look at the things in our lives which are a bit of a challenge for us for feel gratitude for.   Tammy gives the example of money, which many of us find a difficult topic but when we're at this stage, we can feel grateful for the gift of electricity... even when we're paying the electricity bill. :)

  • Green: When we're in our highest states of minds, that's when we are able to feel gratitude, very naturally, for all kinds of things, including high concepts like the roof over our head or our families, no matter what the external circumstances.

The system builds your understanding and allows your gratitude practice to broaden and deepen as you become open to explore the many ways gratitude can be expressed and played with. This also allows for massively cheeky contradictions and paradoxes!

 

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Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

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