November 19, 2020
In this solo episode, your host Ricardo shares what it's like to turn 65 and what life lessons he's learned. From a career in music, to business, to relationships, the current social and political climates, happiness, finding your Life's Purpose, hitting rock bottom, the importance of family, your core values and more.
Agree or disagree with his comments and beliefs, spend 30 plus minutes discovering who Ricardo is and what the Stay Amazing Movement is all about.
The Stay Amazing Show will be taking the next couple of weeks off to spend time with our family. Catch us again on December 3rd with an Amazing guest and great story telling. Follow us on Instagram - @TheStayAmazingShow. Also visit Ricardo's website - https://RicardoCanez.com for more information on the Stay Amazing Movement and to purchase your very own Official "I Am Amazing" t-shirt and hoodie!
November 12, 2020
Finding your "voice" personally and Professionally can sometimes be difficult. You may have self doubt about your talents or self defeatism in your personal life. But once you find the power of your "voice", you'll find that it's bigger than you. And that it is guided by something much more powerful.
Sheryl Ann Starlight (Mckinley) is an Amazingly talented vocalist and entertainer. In this deep and very real conversation, she shares her story of finding her authentic self and sharing that power and energy with the world. Her album "Invitation" features world class musicians and a wide variety of songs that are special to her. Sheryl Ann's concerts are full of energy created by her voice, her talented musicians and an audience that gives back as much as she gives them.
"Once you've gone through the darkness, you'll experience the light. All you'll want to do is share it." - Sheryl Ann Starlight
Sheryl also talks about her parents, her mother especially, and the significance of bumblebees in her life.
In you're in the Tucson / Southern Arizona area, be sure to catch Sheryl Ann live. She has some dates coming up at the Westward Look Resort. Reservations are required. Contact the resort for more information. https://www.westwardlook.com/
To purchase Sheryl Ann's CD, "Invitation", visit Ricardo's website store: https://ricardocanez.com/store/ The CD's will go on sale on Saturday, November 14th.
October 29, 2020
Reuben Carranza is highly respected in the beauty industry. His leadership skills, vision and drive has helped companies like Proctor & Gamble, Wella Professionals, Olaplex, and now the iconic Kate Somerville Skin Care line exceed sales expectations and expand to other countries.
In this exclusive one hour conversation, Reuben talks about how Kate Somerville and the industry has pivoted, especially when dealing with Covid. How his musical background has helped him in business, his parents influence, creating and sustaining a company culture, the importance of being a mentor, leadership skills and much more.
Reuben gives Amazing practical value that all business owners, entrepreneurs and beauty industry professionals need to hear.
Plus, Reuben also gives us details of a special "Black Friday" sale on Kate Somerville products! (At about the 58:00 minute mark...)
Warning: There are some "F-Bombs" thrown about throughout the conversation....
October 22, 2020
In this very powerful and intense conversation, Audra Rene Weeks bravely discusses the details of her new book - "Moving Mountains. A Hero's Journey". Audra has experienced more than her share of very difficult episodes in her life including a family members suicide, attempted molestation, rape, an attempt on her life and more.
But Audra showed strength and is a survivor. She talks about her intense healing journey, how writing this book is her life's purpose and how the book can help others who are facing trauma in their lives. She speaks about cognitive therapy, energy healing and about the power of "Collateral Beauty".
While many of these topics may be hard to discuss, Audra handles it openly and with great detail in her book. We highly recommend you get a copy and share with anyone you feel is going through any traumatic episodes. Especially during these times! Get your copy on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3kpVdG0
Remember you are not alone. There is always someone to help and support you. Reach out.
"Nothing happens when people are being quiet" - Audra Rene Weeks
You can learn more about Audra on her website: https://audrareneweeks.com/
October 8, 2020
Rene Camacho is a prolific musician who has recorded and toured the world with many of the industry's most influential artists. Artists like Kevin Eubanks, Linda Ronstadt, Oscar Hernandez, Juan Gabriel, The Pointer Sisters, Ry Cooder, Poncho Sanchez, Draco Rosa, WAR, Carol Welsman, Michael Buble, Conganas, the Disney Channel and five years as bassist for The Queen Of Salsa, Celia Cruz. Recently he participated in the recording of Grammy nominated albums by Poncho Sanchez and Draco Rosa.
In this episode we talk about his career, the recent passing of Eddie Van Halen and Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power), his musical influences, what it's like to be a musician in 2020 and what adjustments you have to make moving from a small market to a larger market. Rene also shares what musicians and entrepreneurs need to know about networking, "the Hang", respect, being humble, and what living the freelancer lifestyle has taught him.
Rene is based in Los Angeles and curates and teaches clinics and master classes for Bass as well as comprehensive studies of Latin Music with emphasis on Latin Rhythms from North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Learn more about Rene and all his accomplishments on his website: https://renecamacho.com/
Stay Amazing !
October 1, 2020
If you're concerned and confused about the future of the country and your own financial future, this episode is for you!
Dean Greenberg, president of Greeenberg Financial Group, has been managing his clients financial growth planning for over 30 years. Dean also hosts the "Money Matters" radio show on KNST 790 in Tucson. In this in depth, no nonsense conversation, Dean shares his thoughts on investing, retirement planning, the Federal Reserve, the effect of Covid on the economy, how this next election will affect the markets and the future of money management. We also discuss the media and it's influence on culture and politics.
Agree or disagree with Dean's opinions, this episode will make you think about your financial situation and the current social and political direction.
Besides serving his clients with their financial planning, Dean volunteers as a mentor to young men preparing them for a future of gratitude, exploring opportunities and success.
Learn more about Greenberg Financial at https://greenbergfinancial.com/
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.