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“I don’t know if you’re going to win, but I know you’ll come out of this a better fighter.” Those were the words of professional boxer Mehdi Abidi to his friend Dan Hayes, just before a Golden Gloves (amateur boxing) tournament. Dan went on to win the tournament and became a top-ranked middleweight boxer representing Trinidad & Tobago.

Unable to participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio due to a shoulder injury, Dan shares how this remark from Abidi precipitated a turning point in his career.

“Mehdi and I encourage each other before a match. I was consistently the favored fighter, and pre-competition Mehdi would say, “You got this!” So he really opened my perspective when, for the first time, he talked about leading into the fight with the intention to become a better fighter. Don’t get me wrong. I want to win, but in my early years as a competitive athlete, I was only focused on winning, (which made me more vulnerable to fear).”

Showing up to win with the intent to grow freed up Dan to give what he refers to as “100% effort, “ earning him the nick name “The Honey Badger,” in recognition of his fearlessness.  Dan counts mental fortitude and attitude as two of his strongest suits. He talks about the importance of learning to accept failure, knowing that you’ll have the confidence to bounce back.

My conversation with Dan brought to mind the research that guides sports psychologists and coaches in working with athletes. In whichever field you strive to be perform at your best, being aware of the psychological profile and mental skills of successful elite athletes can help you to level up as Dan did.

As presented in the go-to textbook, “Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance” (2015), top performing athletes:

• Have high self confidence and expectations of success, with a positive attitude and thoughts about performance;

• Demonstrate the ability to self-regulate their arousal (to be simultaneously energized and relaxed);

• Feel in control and are able to perform with total concentration, focusing on the present task;

• View difficult situations as exciting and challenging, maintaining a productive perfectionism (high standards                 coupled with the flexibility to learn from mistakes), and a strong determination and commitment.

• Hone these mental skills: goal setting and imagery; developing competitive plans and arousal management                    techniques; and practicing arousal management, attention control, coping, and refocusing skills so that they                become automatic.

Journaling is a core methodology used by athletes to identify the conditions that characterize and facilitate their peak experiences. It’s through this approach that sports professionals chronicle feelings associated with performing at their best, along with what they learned from these moments. They also track:

• Stressors (on and off the field), manifestations of stress (anxiety, anger, frustration, etc.), and the related impact on    their performance;

• What they need from coaches and teammates, and how they can enhance the productivity of these relationships;

• How they can increase their confidence, awareness, and concentration, and what they observe about their                      performance when they improve in these areas;

• How they can train themselves to relax quickly, tuning into parts of the body that tend to hold more tension than        other areas;

• Strategies for focusing, coping in pressure situations, and controlling thoughts (self-talk) and arousal; and

• Mental preparation to get the most out of practice time, including how they can avoid permitting personal                     challenges to affect their play.

Sports journaling involves assessing the strategies that work, and those that don’t, in order to individualize the support systems and resources that offer the most beneficial investment opportunities for the competitor. Learning is as much of a focal point in between practices, as it is during practice and during fight—or game time.

Being led by an intention to grow while showing up to win, as “The Honey Badger” says, requires you to “Fail as much as you can. If you give 100%, you’ll come out better.”  The proof is in his golden gloves.

Hemda Mizrahi is a coach and consultant to high performers like professional athletes, who wish to replicate their peak experiences and continue to serve as role models by exceling as entrepreneurs.

Dan Hayes is currently on his World Championship journey. He fights out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club and is launching a boxing fitness and recovery studio in Los Angeles.

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Employability in the 21st Century: How to Prepare for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet By Hemda Mizrahi and Christopher Bishop

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Employability in the 21st Century: How to Prepare for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet By Hemda Mizrahi and Christopher Bishop

Now on his eighth career, Christopher Bishop speaks, writes, and consults on the topic of “improvising careers.” He joined me on “Turn the Page” to provide guidance on how you can prepare for jobs that don’t exist yet. Chris stresses the importance of devoting time now to work toward what you’ll be doing next—your employability depends on it!

He suggests:

1. “In the next 30 years, we will experience breakthroughs in education, mobility, communication, healthcare and energy to name a few – they will seem like *magic* to us sitting here in 2016. Get ready!”

2. “The new job landscape will be driven by the intersection of historically unrelated disciplines – take nanopharmacology as a concrete example; lunar tour guide if you want a more far-fetched postulation.”

3. “Given the rate and pace at which business and global economics is evolving – you must be prepared to learn new skills but understand that you also need to UNLEARN and RELEARN – to stay viable and employable.”

4. “Fortunately, there are many more options for obtaining new skills than ever before – lots of publicly available learning assets including MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses), TED talks, insightful blogs, e-books, and Meet Ups.”

5. “I know that increasing AMBIGUITY can be scary and off-putting – but try to learn to embrace it! We have no other choice.”

6. “Stay ahead of the curve in terms of TECH and BUSINESS – chase the maelstrom and be always at the edge – then you will be viewed as a valuable contributor.”

7. “Access tactical advice on how to apply my Three Secret Ingredients – Antenna, Voice and Mesh – through the presentation I delivered at the World Future Society annual conference in DC last July. Here is a link. It is called *How to Succeed at Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet.”

8. The key to innovation is connecting unlikely dots – check out my post on LinkedIn – “The Maxwell Approach: connecting unlikely dots to drive innovation”

9. “Share the guidance and historical perspective I provide for recent graduates who have landed jobs at big companies – “6 Tips for GenZs at dinosaurs”

10. “Check out Cambridge professor Carlotta Perez’s book “Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital” for more insight into the cycles of innovation, and adoption that have been occurring for the past 350 years.”

11. “Read this great piece in the NY Times by Steven Rattner called “Fear Not the Coming of the Robots,” in which he cites Queen Elizabeth refusing a patent for an automated knitting machine in 1589 for fear it would put her poor subjects out of work.”

Keep up with Chris’s insights and guidance by following him on Twitter @chrisbishop, visiting his website, www.improvisingcareers.com , and inviting him to speak at your event on the topic of *How to Succeed at Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet!”

Listen to my conversation with Chris to learn more about how the landscape of work is being reinvented and what that means for you!

Living The Dream with Ariel & Shya Kane

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August 31: Living The Dream

Have you ever dreamt of going on the trip of a lifetime, finding your true love or perhaps even your dream job? It’s possible to live your dreams and the Kanes will share the keys for doing just that on this inspiring episode of Being Here.

Listen Live this Wednesday, August 31st at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. 
Link: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/being-here-radio-show/

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. 
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You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!
Link: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/being-here/id419219602


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Success Coach and Clinical Psychologist Nicole Cutts, Ph.D., joined me on “Turn the Page” to discuss the benefits of seeing your life as a hero or heroine’s quest, and how to clarify and achieve your vision of success.

Dr. Cutts is the author of “The Adventures of Isabelle Book I: The Embryo Goddess and the Morpho,” a heroine’s quest adventure novel with a purpose.

Dr. Cutts states, “Have you thought about how much easier your life would be if you were a super hero? I know I have. Think of all the great super hero powers there are! Flight, invisibility, extraordinary strength, and one of my favorites, the ability to breath under water like Aquaman. Although it’s not realistic for humans to be super heros, we can all be heros or heroines if we choose to be. While being a heroine does not come with super powers, it does come with special abilities and great advantages.

Even if your life does not become a literary work, you are writing your own life story, so why not cast yourself as a heroine or hero of this story?”

She shares, “A VISION is an idea, state of being or concept that you have regarding what you “want” in your life, or what you want your life to be. This phenomenon has been referred to by other terms, such as dreams, callings or aspirations, to name a few.  Human beings experience feelings of want, longing or desire toward a vision.

I view the union of a vision and a person as a COSMIC MATCHMAKING process! My Vision Realization Continuum (VRC) model asserts that both you and the vision are involved in a process of pursuit, a mutual longing that ends in a committed relationship. The Vision’s desire is to be born while the human’s desire is experienced as a need to create or realize a higher aspiration, and to feel a sense of purpose and meaning. Humans believe that they know what will come out of the attainment of a Vision but there is much that comes out of this attainment that they aren’t even aware of or privy to.”

Read Dr. Cutt’s blog, “The Vision Quest Chronicles,” which includes tips to overcome the fear of success. Benefit from her success coaching tools and complete her “Write Your Own Heroine’s Quest” FREE ONLINE COURSE.

Participate in her Writer’s “Beach” Retreat by the Pool, through which published authors will share tips and feedback to help you improve and SELL your writing.

Identify where you are in the EIGHT STATES of Dr. Cutt’s VISION REALIZATION CONTINUUM, and learn how to address COMMON IMPEDIMENTS TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A VISION by listening to our conversation!

Are We Having Fun Yet? – Part II by Ariel & Shya Kane

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July 20: Are We Having Fun Yet? – Part II

“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein

When you are seriously trying to get somewhere you stop having fun. In this delightful episode of Being Here discover how fun is not a diversion from succeeding, but rather a pathway to fully living. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, July 20th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

The Gift of Success by Cynthia Brian

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The Gift of Success by Cynthia Brian

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.

What is success and how do you define success for yourself? Are you happy with your life, your relationships, and your accomplishments? Hosts Asya Gonzalez and Brigitte Jia interview Margaret Ann Lembo-Author of The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing, Color Your Life with Crystals, and nine spoken audio CDs to discover her secret to success. We learn the significance of totems, crystals, and aromatherapy in helping us be happier and healthier. In Art Attack, Brigitte’s core message is that money doesn’t matter when we are talking art because if your goal is to really enjoy the art you create, then you can be successful no matter how much money you make. The hosts also read the chapter, The Gift of Success penned by Dr. Bernie Siegel, best selling author and founder of ECAP (Exceptional Cancer Patients) from Cynthia Brian’s book, Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. If you want to be successful, find your purpose and be happy!

Bio: Margaret Ann Lembo is here today to talk about her three new publications: The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing (Llewellyn. March 2016); the Archangels & Gemstone Guardians Cards and Cord Cutting: Releasing the Energetic Ties of the Past.  She is the author of award winning Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones; The Angels and Gemstone Guardians Cards; and Color Your Life with Crystals and nine spoken audio CDs. She is the creator of a line of award winning Aroma-Energetic Sprays including Smudge in Spray™ and the seven Chakra Sprays. She is a spiritual entrepreneur and practitioner, aromatherapist, and the owner of The Crystal Garden — a book store, gift store, and spiritual center in southeast Florida. www.TheCrystalGarden.com  www.MargaretAnnLembo.com
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Planning Your Personal Power, Development and Success! by Luis Vicente Garcia

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Planning Your Personal Power, Development and Success! by Luis Vicente Garcia

We know that we are the ones who decide to live the kind and quality of life we want and we aspire. And it means we have to create our plan, goals and strategies that will allow us to be successful in our lives. We know that ‘Practice makes Perfect’; but how do we practice Success?

When I met Rachel O’Brien Eddy almost three years ago she was on the path of discovering how she could help thousands of people all over the world find their purpose and their mission and as a result, she created an incredible system built on trust, and self-belief: it is called the Infinite Success System.

Based on a culture of self-belief, empowerment and commitment, we can all be part of this new understanding of success and how to achieve higher levels of fulfillment.

Join me in this incredible interview with Rachel as we start a journey of personal transformation and help you discover how to be successful in your personal and professional lives.

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About Rachel:

Personal Transformation Expert and Success Coach, Rachel O’Brien-Eddy, is one of America’s PremierExperts™ in the field of personal development and has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX. Rachel dares to DREAM BIG and created the award-winning Infinite Success® System to share her message and proven success strategies throughout the world.

Rachel is on a mission to create a culture of belief that you can have, do, be, or contribute anything in life regardless of your circumstances. As a Best-Selling Author and host of Infinite Success® Radio, her primary focus is to encourage, inspire, and empower entrepreneurs and professionals to achieve a higher level of success in business and life. As a sought-after speaker, Rachel has shared the stage with some of the world’s top business experts and leaders including Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, and Dr. Nido Qubein.

You can connect with Rachel at:

Twitter: @Factors4Success


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How can you negotiate better, improve your self-presentation skills, and prevent misunderstandings that may emerge from e-communications, such as texting and emailing? Elaine Rosenblum, JD, an expert in COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION, joined me on “Turn the Page” to share tactics that will enable you to open doors through your written and spoken words.

Listen to our conversation to hear the full range of her suggestions and illustrations.

Elaine states, “To avoid potential miscommunication, SPECIFICITY is as important as shifting from judgmental to neutral language, especially in texting or emailing people you don’t know well, or in professional interactions.”

She provides two examples:

Elaine suggests to Michael: Instead of  “I think I have the skills to do this job,” let your interviewers know, “I am an Emory MBA with four years of beverage marketing experience at Coca Cola and Starbucks. I can conduct business in English, French and Spanish.”

“Young people interviewing for first jobs typically only have internship experience and minimal workplace skills. It’s imperative for recent or soon-to-be grads to understand “transferable skills” and articulate what makes them uniquely interesting. This Indiana student was a poker prodigy at nine. Few college juniors can own this proposition. Poker also has transferable skills to Wall Street. The Goldman feedback was that telling an engaging “story” about his “poker gift” is what set him apart and landed him the “long-shot” position.  Even seasoned executives have to work to maintain their specificity when articulating.”

“Using “them,” “it,” or “that” as reference points in texting may not provide adequate context. While it takes more actual texting words, directly stating time and place or redefining who “them” or what “it” or “that” is can prevent misunderstandings.”

Elaine offers three examples:
Revise “What time are you meeting them?” to “What time are you meeting Susie and Tom tonight?”

Change “What’s bothering you about the erupting situation?” to “What exactly concerns you about the disagreement between Susie and Tom that seemed to arise at the party on Saturday night?”

Instead of “Do you plan to do that?” state “Do you plan to attend the 7:00 pm San Francisco trip meeting on Tuesday, 4/3?”

“While verbal communication typically evaporates after we say it, written communications survive and can serve as meaningful reference points. Communicating with clarity is a leadership skill and way of standing out in a professional world that demands immediate communication and moves too quickly. In personal relationships, SPECIFICITY builds invaluable trust and enhances the bonding that we crave and continually seek out on social media.”

In emphasizing how we can communicate to avoid unnecessary conflict and strengthen interpersonal connections, Elaine suggests that we avoid OVERRELYING on the written word: “The emotional satisfaction of a face-to-face conversation is difficult to replicate on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.”

Improve your outcomes by going deeper in honing your collaborative communication skills. Elaine recommends: “Getting to Yes” by Roger Fisher and William Uri; “Alone Together” by Sherry Turkle; and the ProForm U™ blog by Elaine Rosenblum.

Learn about ProFormU™, Elaine’s consulting and mentoring firm, which “teaches students and professionals at all levels to articulate, collaborate and negotiate in virtually any setting.”

While we focused on the tactic of specificity in this post, Elaine shares other requirements and nuances of collaborative communication in our conversation on “Turn the Page.” Here’s the link for you to listen now.

Your Book is your Skyrocket for Success! by Luis Vicente Garcia

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Your Book is your Skyrocket for Success! by Luis Vicente Garcia

What is the importance behind a story?
And if it is your story, how valuable is it?

As successful people and professionals we have had an incredible ride, one with its ups and downs; peaks and valleys which result in many lessons learned and new experiences along the way.

A story, YOUR STORY matters to you and to all.

And this is what today show’s guest Viki Winterton has done over 25 years: helping many people sharing their stories.

Viki is the founder of Expert Insights Publishing and she has helped thousands of people become best-selling authors but more importantly, sharing their personal stories in a way that not only matters but also influences and motivates many others. This is why your story and your book can skyrocket you for success.

Join me in this very interesting program as you find out how to share your amazing story while becoming a best-selling author along the way.

Luis Vicente Garcia with Viki Winterton

My books with Viki and EIP:

I met Viki in 2012 as I became part of one of the books in the series Ready, Aim!. My first book with her and her incredible team was ‘Ready, Aim, Influence!’ (2013). Being a co-author with the likes of Marshall Goldsmith, Carlos Slim, and Viki herself has proven to be an amazing experience.

Since then I have also participated in other amazing books such as ‘Ready, Aim, Inspire! (2014)’ with Joe Vitale; ‘Voyage to Your Vision’ (2015) with Marcia Weider, and more recently in a new series called ‘My Creative Thoughts’ (2015) and the up coming book ‘My Creative Idea’, scheduled to be published in September 2016.

About Viki WInterton

Viki Winterton is founder of Expert Insights Publishing, home of best-selling and award winning books and magazines, where visionaries and those on the rise come together to create immediate impact.

Expert Insights Publishing is built on the solid foundation of over 25 years of expertise in promotion, publishing, product development, networking, and success. Fortune 100 companies and individuals across the globe know Viki for fostering powerful and loyal relationships and supporting her communities in wildly creative, unique, and wonderful ways.

Viki is also a multiple #1 International Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Publisher, founder of Bestselling Authors International Organization, Write Now! broadcast and Write Away, Write Now!, the global community where writers find everything they need at each stage of their journey.

To contact Viki and EIP pleae visit: www.getei.com

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