September 24, 2020
What happens to a couple when all their children leave home and they become "empty nesters"?
What will they discover about themselves during this time?
In Mel Greenberg's amazing novel, "Running With Our Eyes Closed", she explores what happens to the relationship of her two main characters, Samantha and Michael and what comes next. As we talk about in this episode, this is a great book that not only women will enjoy, but couples as well. Especially if you are or approaching the "empty nest" phase of your life. And we touch on what the reaction as been to the book from women and her family.
Plus, Mel talks candidly about her mother's and her own experiences with cancer. Mel is also a mentor to women authors and through her company, Mel Media, helps them get their ideas published. You can learn more about Mel through her website: https://www.melmediallc.com/
"Running With Our Eyes Closed" is available on Amazon, Good Reads and other Amazing bookstores.
September 18, 2020
How many times have you thought, "I have a great story but I don't know what to do with it?"
Or "How can I communicate better on Zoom so my audience knows what I'm trying to say?"
Doug Stevenson has been working with companies and individuals around the world to help them craft their compelling story and communicate better with their customers. He has worked with TED Talk speakers and has given some of his own. His agency - Story Theater International and Doug's book - "Story Telling Method-Strategic Story Telling for Business" offers a ton of valuable resources and trainings for anyone wanting to become more Amazing in their presentation style. You can also search out Doug's videos on YouTube to see how he interacts with his audience through storytelling.
In this episode Doug gives a ton of advice on how to be an Amazing speaker and shares his opinion on some of the world's most noteworthy speakers. People like Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Simon Sinek, Oprah, Brene Brown and even Donald Trump! (yikes)
If you're in business, an entertainer, an aspiring speaker, a teacher or someone who has a great story but can't decide what to do with it, you'll enjoy this conversation. You can find Doug on his website : https://www.storytelling-in-business.com/ . If you got some value from this episode, send Doug an email and let him know. [email protected]
September 10, 2020
Brian Lima migrated with his family at an early age from Castro's Cuba to New Jersey. Through the support of his parents and years of relentless devotion to his education and skills, Brian has become one of the leading heart transplantation surgeons in the country.
In his inspirational new book - "Heart To Beat", he details his journey of what it takes to succeed. How to overcome obstacles at every level of your life and career. What are the rewards and sacrifices of going all in on your passion. We also discuss his H.E.A.R.T. method of life skills and what "Heartificial Intelligence" is. We also talk about Covid and what the future holds for medicine, heart transplants and what the public can do to help.
I can't recommend "Heart To Beat" enough! Brian explains his thoughts on entrepreneurship, education, success, family and more. Brian is an amazing doctor devoted to his craft and his patients. Learn more about Brian through his website: https://www.brianlimamd.com/
September 3, 2020
In this inspiring, serious but fun conversation, our guest Letitia Frye discusses her new book "No Reserve' as well as her career as an "Auctiontainer". A title Alice Cooper gave her after seeing her commanding the stage like a rock star at one of his fund raising events. Letitia has helped raise over $500 million dollars for charities she commits her time and efforts to.
Her book is a road map, a journal, on how to live a life even when you are faced with obstacles and heartbreak. We discuss the importance of writing down your intentions and acting on them. Her experiences of seeing two loved ones take their lives. The importance of being a mentor and how that can change people and the world. Her accident on Thanksgiving day 2014 that changed her life. How to identify opportunities and run with it. And why "Great things come from Ouch."
Oh, we also talk about the "scandalous" kiss with Johnny Depp and who would play her in a movie.
"No Reserve" is a book full of amazing stories and inspiration that you'll read over and over again. Purchase it through Amazon or wherever great books are sold. Visit her website and keep up with Letitia and her career. - http://letitiafrye.com/
NOTE: Huge thanks to Heather and Mike at the Hilton Garden In in North Scottsdale for letting us use their facilities to record this episode. It was a pleasure working with you.