In Episode #25 I speak with Dr Jack Pransky. Jack is a Three Principles author, trainer, speaker and a coaches coach. Jack has worked in the field of prevention and community organising since 1968.
In this episode we talk about Jack’s understanding of the 3 principles, how we can learn from our blindspots and when is the right time to write a book.
In Episode #24 I speak with anti cult campaigner Claire Ashman. Claire is a survivor of 2 cults. Claire recently gave her 4th Tedx talk. She is known for her strength, courage, and determination in pushing through difficult obstacles in order to create a life of freedom for her and her 9 children.
Her recently released book, Lessons From A Cult Survivor, aims to changes our perception of cults as a thing of the past to noticing that there are 3,000 cults today in Australia alone. Cults affect us all in some way. She wants cult members to know they can leave safely and re-enter a friendly and accepting society.
The cult-like mindset isn’t limited by fences, it spills into modern societal culture through social media, corporate culture and exploitation.
In this episode Claire talks about how she was able to navigate her emotions and ask introspective questions that helped her and her family escape from the cult, make sense of her story and wind up on the Ted stage
In Episode #23 I talk to Tara Prendergast of Bite the Biscuit. At the age of 19 Tara was running her own restaurant. 4 years later, after turning the restaurant into a success, she found herself asking herself about her purpose. She decided she didn't want to purely pursue money so she went travelling for 2 years. Fast forward to today and she runs Bite the Biscuit and the Biscuit Factory - the #1 community in Ireland for creative people. She also has an inspiring Tedx Talk called the Creative Revolution.
In this episode we talk about running a team, making money as a creative person and building a brand and a community.
In Episode #22 I speak with Jonny Cooper of Jonny Hates Marketing about his new book. Jonny is a business coach to transformational coaches, trainers and therapists. As an entrepreneur he has grown multiple businesses in the past including an 8 figure business.
In this episode we take a closer look at what marketing is, how to do work you find fulfilling and also pays you well. We also look at some nuggets of wisdom from his book such as his distinction between rules and standards and his banana and orange metaphor for attracting clients.
Jonny Hates Marketing Book
In Episode #20 I speak with Peyton Holland North Carolina Executive Director of Skills USA. Peyton is a passionate and motivated professional with an extensive background in working with education, industry and the community. He has dedicated his career to helping bridge these groups together so that your schools and colleges are preparing the next generation of leadership in the workforce. Check out his inspirational Tedx Talk Skills that Pay the Bills and Redefine Success.
In Episode #19 Jamie Smart is back to talk to us about his latest book The Little Book of Results. Jamie is a Sunday Times Best Selling author, international speaker and transformative coach. Jamie has been interviewed on Sky News and Dave Asprey's Bulletproof podcast. Jamie helps his clients to get out of their own way and to live a life more in alignment with who they really are.
In this conversation we cover some topics from his book such linear thinking, exponential insights, the strategy equation, the transformation economy and how the mindset of employees affects the customer experience.
The Little Book of Results
In Episode #18 I talk to Amir Karkouti. Amir is a coach, an author, a speaker and an owner of a chain of restaurants in San Diego. Amir runs a popular Facebook group called What the F**k are the Three Principles. He has spent over ten years as an adviser, mentor, and coach to Fortune 500 CEO's, military men/women, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. His books include Lessons from my Coach and Do Nothing and Do Nothing... To Get Everything
In this episode we explore what it actually means to be a coach, the power we have to ignore insecure thinking and how to just start writing.
In Episode #17 I talk to funny man Jason Goldberg. Jason is an award-winning entrepreneur, a coach and a speaker. Jason mixes humour and light heartedness into the work does. In his Tedx Talk he speaks about manufacturing fascination.
In this episode we take a look at the prisoner and self-leader mindset. We look at the fascination state, how to shift from heavy and low feeling states and how the problem solving mindset can interfere with our personal growth.
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In Episode #16 I speak with Shirley Liu. Shirley is the Vice President of Marketing & Digital at L'Oréal. A multi-cultural and modern day global citizen, Shirley holds British and Taiwanese dual citizenships, grew up in Thailand, is UK- and US- educated and a Parisienne at heart. In addition to her corporate role, Shirley devotes significant time as a motivational speaker, empowering Millennial professionals to contemplate the alignment of their passion, career and personal calling early in life.
In this episode we explore how Shirley saw through the trappings of success and decided to go on her own path towards inner beauty. Shirley talks about how she uses her core values to anchor her when she is challenged by her environment. She also talks about the importance of self-love, self-compassion and self-esteem and how you set up an environment that you can thrive in.
In Episode #15 I speak with Cathy Garner. Cathy is an Artist Coach. Cathy is a relationship coach and portrait artist. She invented Vision PortraitsTM, coaching people to express their dreams, visions and purpose for their personal, professional and love lives, and etching their words into the lines and shadows of their faces. Cathy speaks about the power of portraits to transform the relationships we have with ourselves and others. She teaches that love is both an art and a science and that everyone who finds their vision and discovers the skills to bring it to life, can enjoy thriving relationships.
In this episode we talk about her journey to becoming an artist coach. She talks about how for so long she was held back by the idea that her art would only ever be a pastime, what she did when she noticed as a Strategic Leader that the words she spoke didn't fully align with her and how her travels and adventures helped her to uncover profound realisations.
In Episode #14 the tables are turned with an interview I gave to Peter and Mira Griffiths of the Mind Takeaway. In this episode I talk about the learning process and my own learning journey so far.
Throughout this episode we talk about accelerated learning, gaining clarity around why to learn a new skill and we share some insights we have had along our journey's so far.
The Mind Takeaway Facebook Group
In Episode #13 I speak with Soness Stevens. Soness is a TED Global & 3-time TEDx speaker. She is the founder of Your Speaking Journey where she is a coach to over 115 TED & TEDx speakers. She is a published academic in 3 peer reviewed journals, a communications researcher and practitioner. She is the author of Japan’s first multi-media textbooks used in the university system and she practices zazen meditation in her local temple. She also has a Communications TV show on NHK TV and FOX TV and she is the official English voice of Hello Kitty.
In this episode we talk about autonomous learning, her journey to Japan to learn Japanese to get into Harvard Business School, her life as a speaker coach and how she has managed to pursue multiple disciplines by being herself and not trying to fit in.
In Episode #12 I speak with Michael Neill. Michael is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of six books including Creating the Impossible, The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within. He has spent over 25 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. His books have been translated into 18 languages, and his public talks, retreats, seminars, and online programs have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and in over 60 countries and on six continents around the world. His TEDx talk, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’, has been viewed by over 200,000 people. Michael’s weekly radio show, Living from the Inside Out, has been a listener favorite on Hay House Radio for over a decade. His weekly blog and podcast, Caffeine for the Soul, is now in its 18th year and going strong.
In Episode #11 I speak with Lisa Hughes of Arena Coaching. Lisa is an Executive Coach, a Facilitator and a Mindfulness teacher. Lisa has done work with startups as well as in more established companies such as The Irish Times and Facebook. In this episode we talk about Lisa's transition from the corporate world into the coaching world. We talk about travel, corporate life and the problem with rewarding 'busyness'. Throughout the episode she alludes to the window of space and time that can be accessed when we take the time to stop and pause.
The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer
In Episode #10 I speak with Jamie Smart, a Sunday Times Best Selling author, international speaker and creator of the Clarity brand. Jamie has been interviewed on Sky News and Dave Asprey's Bulletproof podcast. Jamie helps his clients to get out of their own way and to live a life more in alignment with who they really are. He has written numerous books including The Little Book of Clarity and Results.
In this conversation we talk about the principles behind Clarity, branding, personal growth, building a community and stepping out and doing your own thing.
The Missing Link by Sydney Banks
The Little Book of Clarity by Jamie Smart
In Episode #9 I speak with William Kennedy, a self taught Ruby on Rails Developer. William has been a personal friend for a few years now. In that time I have been really impressed with his general knowledge, love of reading and writing, his specific knowledge as a software developer and his willingness to help other people.
In this conversation we talk about landing a software developer role without a computer science degree. We talk about the learning process itself and the value of books I ask him why he dropped out of his Public administration degree just before his final year. William also takes the opportunity to ask me questions around how I learned Spanish and Italian from my time as an English language assistant in France.
In Episode #8 I speak with Elaine Hilides, a wellness coach, author and Udemy course creator. Elaine helps people to establish a healthy relationship with food and in her book MindFullness: The No-Diet Diet Book she helps her readers to see they thinking they have around food and why diets don't work.
In this conversation we talk about the 3 principles, addiction, blindspots, our thinking around food, facing fears and separate realities.
MindFullness: The No-Diet Diet Book by Elaine Hilides
Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond by Jack Pransky
In Episode #7 I speak with Gabriela Maldonado-Montano about how she shares an understanding of the 3 principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought with children. Gabriela has been sharing this understanding for over a decade now and in this time she has been a Director at the Center for Sustainable Change and True Change Consultants. Recently she co wrote a book in Spanish called Lita la frijolita which shares an understanding of the Mind in a child friendly narrative.In this conversation we uncover how children have the capcity for deep insights and realisations, how they pick up on our intention and how as adults we can have the tendancy to under estimate their capacity to communicate effectively.
Lita la frijolita
In Episode #6 I talk to Micheal Hilton. Micheal is a life coach, a podcaster and a father. In this episode I talk to Micheal about his own journey of overcoming challenges and I ask him about the kinds of issues that men are facing today. Micheal also talks about his new project The Extraordinary Father's Project.
In Episode #5 I speak with Grayson Hart of the Ealing Trailfinders. I speak to Grayson about his an understanding of state of Mind. We speak about how he makes the transition between living in different countries, how he developed an interest in writing and how he uses analogies and metaphors within his writing. We also touch on visualisation, rugby contracts and favourite books.
Path of No Resistance
In Episode #4 I speak with Michael Reilly of Educated Machine. Educated Mahince is a company based in Galway. They are a mixture between an educational and a development company. They also do social media for events and run educational courses around things such as data analytics and machine learning. In this episode I talk to Michael about decision making, sleep and diet, productivity, systems, and how the End of History Illusion might be hiding a limitless future from us. I also ask him about his thoughts around incorporating computer science and an understanding of the Mind into the Irish educational system.
In Episode #3 I speak with Adam Ashe of the Glasgow Warriors about how an understanding of state of Mind has improved his experience of playing rugby and led to an overall richer experience of life. In this episode Adam explains how he came to this understanding and we discuss how 100% of our feelings are coming from our own thinking. I ask Adam how he now deals with injury, taking on constructive feedback from his coaches at Glasgow Warriors, thinking about errors in games and what are the most important attributes he notices in a teammate.
The Little Book of Clarity
The Path of No Resistance: Why Overcoming is Simpler Than You Think
In Episode #2 I talk to Rafeh Qazi about how believing in the process has helped him get to where he is today. Qazi is the creator of Clever Programmer a business which has grown from 0 to 50,000 students and over 100,000 YouTube subscribers within 1 year. Clever Programmer teaches students the techincal skills they need to get into software development and start building real world projects, students also learn about the soft skills necessary to interact more effectively with other people. In this episode Qazi shares his insights around his tolerance for ambiguity, perserverance, breaking a new skill into a process, collaboration, money, mentors and failure.
In Episode #1 of The Happy Mindset Show I talk with Ankush Jain around being 'selfish', contributing to the world and serving others. Ankush is a life coach, trainer, public speaker and budding author. Ankush helps people to experience transformations in their businesses and in their personal lives. In this episode Ankush shares his understanding of risk and how leveraging this allowed him to listen to his heart and move into the coaching world. We talk about why forcing change on others never works and the key misunderstanding we don't see when we give in to this urge. We talk about feeling like a 'special little snowflake' and how the truth of the matter is often that the more personal a probem feels the more universal it actually is. Throughout the episode we draw upon underlying truths that affect our daily experience of life, things such as perception, personal thinking and separate realities.