Welcome to "Might Help, Can't Hurt! Conversations with Leaders, Doers, and Friends" - a series of impromptu "private conversations made public" with people who inspire me about life in the pandemic, reimagining the future, and whatever weird and wonderful things happen to be on our minds that day!
Episode 38 - Dr. Jack Pransky on transforming communities one person at a time
In this wonderfully mellow episode, Martin Luther King award-winning author Dr. Jack Pransky, one of one of my early mentors in the inside-out understanding, shares his thoughts on the radical simplicity of how the mind works, the radical power of love and understanding in community, and the radical gift of deep listening to both ourselves and others. "Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond" on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Modello-A-... Jack's Books: http://www.ccbpublishing.com/jpransky... Jack's Website: www.insideoutunderstanding.com
Episode 37 - Humor, Humility, and Entrepreneurial Success with Shaa Wasmund
In this action packed conversation, Sunday Times number one bestselling author Shaa Wasmund, MBE shared her not so secret secrets to succeeding in business, putting family first, and leveling the playing field for people of all socio-economic and racial backgrounds. We talked about "sanity metrics vs. vanity metrics", four questions to start your new business (or take your current one to the next level), and why treating people with kindness, humor, and humility always pays off in the end! To learn more about Shaa, you can find her info below:
Social Media: @shaawasmund
Episode 36 - Thinking About the Power of Thought with Mike Dooley
In this episode, Mike Dooley shares his thoughts on how "thoughts become things", and we explored the nature of creativity and how the internationally bestselling DVD and bestselling book "The Secret" came about. We also talked about why obsessing about "the cursed hows" can derail our creative efforts and whether or not illnesses like Covid and cancer qualify as "gifts from the universe". Because we recorded the show live, you'll have to bear with my dogs going nuts near the beginning and my microphone going nuts towards the end, but all in all one of the most high-energy and fascinating conversations yet! To learn more about Mike, checkout the links below:
Youtube: @Mike Dooley
Episode 35 - Uncovering Our Innate Mental Health with Beverley Wilson Hayes
In this beautiful and peace-provoking episode, "Miss Beverley" Wilson Hayes shares lessons learned from over 30 years at the forefront of transforming communities one person at a time. We explore separate realities, the power of "soft listening", and the magic formula for life: M+C+T = R.
Guillaume Appolinaire poem:
"Come to the cliff," he said.
They said "We are afraid."
"Come to the cliff," he said.
They came. He pushed them.
And they flew.
Episode 34 - Writing for a Living as Part of a Wonderful Life with Robert J. Crane
In this week's episode I got the chance to meet and hang out with one of my favorite writers, Robert J. Crane. He's a million-selling author of over 80 books (although I've only read 51 of them so far :-), and his stories include fantasy, thrillers, paranormal tales, and even horror. We talked about the discipline of writing, balancing obsessive productivity with a happy marriage, why writer's block isn't as much of an obstacle as you might think, and the dirty little secret of the first million words!
Episode 33 - Doing Business in a Benevolent Universe with Dr. Srikumar Rao
In this episode I'm in conversation with Dr. Srikumar Rao, one of the highest rated and most popular professors at many of the world's top business schools. His spiritually-based yet practically grounded message helps people to come radiantly alive in their life and work. We discuss the changing nature of business today, the perils of living in a self-centered world, how to set/achieve goals without stress and fear, and the benevolent nature of the universe.
To learn more about Dr. Rao, head to www.theraoinstitute.com