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YOU ARE PRICELESS and our shared human potential is incredible! Get a major boost of life's power, no matter your current circumstances, with interviews and shared principles of joy, success and happiness!

YOU ARE PRICELESS and our shared human potential is incredible! Get a major boost of life's power, no matter your current circumstances, with interviews and shared principles of joy, success and happiness!
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YOU ARE PRICELESS and our shared human potential is incredible! Get a major boost of life's power, no matter your current circumstances, with interviews and shared principles of joy, success and happiness!




Ep. 058: Mitchell Levy - TEDx Veteran, Branding Expert & Leader

Mitchell Levy is a wonderfully charismatic man with a keen understanding of branding, marketing and business. He provides valuable consulting and other services to businesses including upper level executives and CEO's. He also provides ghost writing and other related services to effectively build brand recognition as a thought leader or recognized expert in a certain field. In this interview, we discussed all of this along with some skills and techniques involving authenticity, vulnerability...


Ep. 057: Maki Moussavi & Our Quest to Fulfillment!

Maki Moussavi is a success coach and the author of the new book, The High Achiever's Guide: Transform Your Success Mindset and Begin the Quest to Fulfillment. In this interview, we discussed finding clarity both in what we are tolerating and in expectations towards actual, meaningful fulfillment in our lives. We talk about how to avoid putting things off and actually challenge ourselves, our fears and delusions to consciously reprogram our minds towards the outcomes we want and deserve. Buy...


Ep. 056: Jill Valdez (Success Principles in Life & Business)

As founder of LINK, Jill Valdez is a very wise and experienced business professional committed to helping others in business to maximize their results on all levels. In this interview, we thoroughly discussed everything from management styles and company culture to effective interviews and interacting well with employees and others. We also covered some examples related to AT&T, Apple, McDonald's, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. Whether you have a business, want to start a business, have a...


Ep. 055: KORN'S Brian "Head" Welch & Daughter Jennea

This is an interview with two amazing people who have been through A LOT and come together with a beautiful father/daughter relationship. They invited all of us to join them on this journey through the new documentary, "Loud Krazy Love," coming out on DVD June 11th! We covered so much here from addictions to dreadlocks, parent involvement to the music itself. Enjoy this great interview with Brian "Head" Welch and his lovely daughter, Jennea.


Ep. 054: The BIG Picture Is Liberating!

In this episode, we discuss the differences between the BIG picture and the small details of life as well as the importance of balancing both. We might also refer to this as MACRO vs. MICRO and it applies in all areas of life as well as in our lives as a whole. I talked about the movie "Signs," which I watched recently with my boys, as well as some recent things I've heard from Chris Hardwick (ID10T Podcast) as well as Mel Robbins and others. The BIG picture can free us from letting small...


Ep. 053: The Power of Saying NO!

When we learn to consistently say "NO" to the wrong things to make room for the RIGHT things, a world of harmony and consistency can unfold for us. Join us in this episode as we talk about some of the logistics of this principle and how it applies across the board in life, whether that be in business, relationships, personal interests, etc! There is great POWER in the word "NO"!



In this incredible interview with Lisa Bilyeu, we discussed a wide range of topics including her background in the UK and how she met Tom to her heros, relationships, empowering women and so much more! It's interesting to see how her journey and evolving mindset have fueled her part in this power couple's immense success. This is another interview you don't want to...


Ep. 051: Anchoring in NOW!

PEACE. This is something that it's safe to say we all seek in our existence here. It is a priceless commodity that is sometimes hard to come by, perhaps because we gullible humans often look for it in all the wrong places. We talk in this episode about finding real, lasting peace, expanding our mindfulness and controlling our thought patterns. I elaborate on some thoughts surrounding my great aunt, Elinor Otto, who will turn 100 in October 2019. We discuss some of her trials and triumphs and...


Ep. 050: TOM ZIGLAR, son of the late, great ZIG ZIGLAR!

What better way to celebrate our 50TH EPISODE of the podcast than to talk to the son of Zig Ziglar, one of the greatest motivational authors and speakers in history! Tom is continuing in his dad's footsteps and has a new book called Choose to Win, out now with lots of great options through www.ChooseToWinBook.com. Tom shares all sorts of insights in growing up as Zig's son and his work ethic and genuineness that fueled his rise after many thousands of hours of study, blood sweat and tears....


Ep. 049: Sony Animation's BRANDON JEFFORDS

In this episode, we have a real life animator who has worked on a BUNCH of great projects you're familiar with, including "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," "Smurfs: The Lost Village," and the "Hotel Transylvania" franchise. He has a story of passion and discouragement, trials and triumph that all of us can relate to in our pursuit of our own passions and successes. Listen as we discuss everything from old cartoons and influences to driving taxi and the unfailing support of his wife as...


Ep. 048: JAMIE LERNER - The Ever-Loving Essence of You!

This is a special interview with Jamie Lerner, co-author of the book, The Ever-Loving Essence of You! We talked about allowing and taking care of ourselves and others by changing our mindset and our approach to habits in general. She is a very experienced and loving therapist with many years of experience, so her insights are very valuable to one and all! Enjoy!


Ep. 047: Laura Gassner Otting - Limitless!

This powerful interview is one you don't want to miss! Laura Gassner Otting is an author and accomplished speaker and coach with a broad background working with non-profits, businesses and much more! We talked at length about getting out of our own way and freeing ourselves from the worries of what other people think. This is about boldly carving our own path with purpose and living our best life. Go here to find out about her new book: Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own...


Ep. 046: ELAINE HOWARD: "Passion in the Bones"

Elaine Howard is an accomplished attorney who wrote an impressive book called "Passion in the Bones: A Guide to Breaking the Chains of Negativity and Living Your Own Adventure". In this interview, we discussed the nature of negative and positive energy and the choices we make to focus on passion and positive things to turn one's life around. Elaine has a great story and gave us a great interview. I can't recommend this book enough. Visit www.PassionInTheBones.com to learn more and to get...


Ep. 045: LINKS In Our CHAIN (Phil Opens Up)

We talk in this episode about how doors close and open, creating new links in the chain that makes up our life here. Each closed door welcomes a new opportunity as other doors can then open. We talk about Jamie Lee Curtis and her story of links in a chain, after being fired, that led to much of her continued success in her career. Phil opens up also about his own life situation since starting the podcast and why he was absent from the podcast for almost a month...We have much more in store,...


Ep. 044: "MIND OVER MATTER" - Brandon Mendenhall & Sebastien Paquet

The new documentary film "Mind Over Matter" skillfully tells the inspirational story of Brandon Mendenhall, who was born with cerebral palsy. Despite having a left hand that was virtually paralyzed (among other debilitating difficulties), Brandon found a voice in music and, against all odds, overcame and began playing guitar. After years of struggle and hard work, he now plays with a talented band called The Mendenhall Experiment and has won awards and played alongside big names in music and...


Ep. 043: How to Live Your Best Life!

After a break during the holiday season, we are back with this episode of some universal principles as we solidify our foundation of understanding the nature of our life here together. We also talk about 5 key principles that support and fuel us in actually living our best possible life. With some real focus and effort, we can have, do and be what we should - now and always!


Ep. 042: FAIL in order to SUCCEED!

FAILURE is one of those words that many of us try to avoid thinking about or even saying. In this episode, we will discuss how important failure is in the process of obtaining success. There is hope and we can reframe our view of failure as an accepted natural step and learning experience in the process of growth. Thank you all for a great year as we prepare for new episodes in the new year and beyond!


Ep. 041: REENA DUTT - "Too Many Bodies" Filmmaker

We had an insightful interview today with the director and producer of the powerful short film "Too Many Bodies" about school shootings. This incredible film is only about five minutes in length and left me in tears when I saw it at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. I knew we had to get whoever was behind this film on the podcast to discuss it and we did! Reena gave us so many insights into her production process as well as a candid discussion on gun violence, both in and out of...



Gratitude is truly an indispensable element of a happy and content life! This episode expounds on the many, many benefits of gratitude to our physical, psychological and emotional health. We share a couple of stories and some insights on the benefits of gratitude in our first of perhaps many episodes over time on this topic. We will be talking more about this in some of our upcoming interviews. Let’s fill our hearts with this powerful emotion at all times…not just during certain seasons or...


Ep. 039: JOHN MABRY - Powerful Insights in Overcoming Addictions!

Everyone should listen to this episode because the plague of addiction is growing and affects all of us in some way. Whether you or someone you love or others you don't know are in the grasps of this disease, our interview today with John Mabry provides hope. This is a man who has experienced tragedies including losing his own leg in a roll over crash and losing his brother also to addiction. He also has been firmly in addiction's grip himself, but provides hopeful words and insights for our...