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2014 is a year that commemorates a lot of historical breakthroughs and global events. It is unfortunate that many who are in their 20s and 30s are absolutely clueless to these major events. Why? Public education seems to have failed miserably.
SO WHAT BIG THINGS HAPPENED?
Ask someone under 40 what year “the Great War started? You might be surprised – and shocked – with the answers. It is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War Continue reading
Kent Shocknek on helping the dyslexic and blind with audio books.
In this video interview, CBS News Anchor, Voice Over Professional, Speaker, Host and Actor Kent Shocknek talks to us about Oscars 2013 and his support of Learning Ally and gives a shout out to U.S. Veterans. Continue reading
With all the issues going around today from divided politics to a weak economy, it is good to take a look at where we have come from, how we have built a strong foundation, and try to apply the good concepts in entrepreneurial efforts in business and infrastructure learned yesterday to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Sometimes it is good to take a break from Continue reading
And Broadband Connectivity equals jobs. That was a key point that I have been making in the last couple of years in keynote speeches addressing thousands in audiences across the country at various conferences.
At the AGL (Above Ground Level Magazine) Conference yesterday, I presented this key concept as well as Continue reading
There is a lot of promise from the growing industry of 3D printers and manufacturing products through their use as well as new 3D scanners. This technology is providing a second industrial revolution in the United States as well as globally.
Wake up America
Especially the politicians in California, Illinois, and anywhere else where they are considering implementing a high-speed train. High-speed trains are so “last century” and they are not cheap to build or maintain. If they are not used to their maximum capacities and there is only marginal ridership, they are a supreme waste of money and their residual value is just another money-wasting monument built to honor and perpetuate bureaucracy. Continue reading
How can you learn from proven leaders’ wisdom? One quick way is to get an insight to their thought process by reading up on their quotes.
Years ago, a business acquaintance I had met in San Francisco while consulting on a high-tech real estate project for Santa Fe Southern Pacific in Silicon Valley got me started on looking at quotes from different leaders in various industries. Continue reading
Hear that huge shattering sound of multiple stories of glass crashing down to the ground? That is the shattering of decades’ worth of commercial real estate concepts that don’t Continue reading
Do you hear that? It’s a crumbling sound reverberating across the country.
It’s the great wall of over-bloated government pensions starting to crumble in Detroit. The unions think they will stop the crumbling? I don’t think so. Continue reading
EXCERPT from James Carlini’s upcoming book, Location, Location, Connectivity :
How receptive is your building to all the new connectivity technology exploding onto the market? Have your Smartphone with you? Does it work well in your building? What about your applications running on your enterprise network? Are you getting the speeds you need to compete in the 21st century? Or, are you stuck with 20th century connectivity because no one knows how to upgrade the building’s network infrastructure? Continue reading
The city of Detroit is faced with a 50/50 chance of bankruptcy and this should not be taken lightly. Many can criticize what led up to this financial catastrophe, but the more important issue is what can everyone learn from it? Continue reading
By James Carlini
We have all heard about the municipality in California that has paid some of its administrators with six-figure salaries as well as six-figure pensions, but we think that is a very rare occurrence and that our own municipality would never get that bad.
Look closely at your own municipality and its agencies. Are they gouging you on the price of services? Are you paying double compared to the Continue reading
Do you still use a rotary telephone (do you even know what that is?)? Can you buy gas at 20 cents a gallon where you live? Times have changed, companies have changed, and giving a two-week notice went out with nickel beers. Continue reading
Any civilization in the last 5,000 years can only be understood and measured by what we can read and discover about them. If they did not keep track of their accomplishments and cultures, chances are, we would know very little about them and their achievements.
- If you do not know where you came from, do you really have a good idea of where you are headed?
- How do you build upon the accomplishments of the past or avoid the mistakes of the past if you are unaware of them?
These seem to be good questions to ask people who do not have a good grasp of how this country started and developed throughout the last 200 years. As was pointed out by one museum curator, those in the last generation (the Great generation of World War II) seemed to have more Continue reading
The latest attempts at putting Illinois back on the right road to fiscal solvency and promote a more enticing image to attract businesses should be accompanied by the song by the Talking Heads’ “We’re On a Road to Nowhere”
We’re on a road to nowhere….. After a 66% tax increase in state income tax, we are still billions of dollars behind in Continue reading
Area Code 809 Phone Scam
There are a lot of Emails going around on the internet warning people to watch out for any calls that say to return the call to a number inside of the 809 area code. Some have said this is an exaggerated threat, but if you look closely, it isn’t. This kind of scam happens.
The Email being circulated warns of calls coming in to be Continue reading
It’s been almost a year since I moved up to a Smartphone. I did not jump on the first wave of Apple Smartphones because I wanted to see how the market shook out and what competitors would offer. It is so typical to see technology get refined in a short period of time after the market becomes established.
My final choices at the time were the Apple iPhone i3 and the new-on-the-market “dark horse” at the time, the Continue reading
Kaya Redford has spent his life studying NLP from the Masters and he shares what he has learned with thousands to help them get rid of fear, anger, anxiety, self sabotage and all the emotions that hold you back from having a fully realized and happy life.
Kaya Redford Audio Interview
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I first met Kaya about four or five years ago at an event he produced with Bob Proctor, to help people learn about the concepts of Napoleon Hill’s great book “Think and Grow Rich”.
I was invited to some of his classes to sit in and check them out and I was impressed with the depth of his teaching. He brought his classes through line after line of the book, not stopping till the class thoroughly understood what was being said and how it related to each of them in their own journeys to build a full, successful and better life.
Later on I heard Kaya, who had learned from the top NLP Masters, was teaching a course in NLP and how to use the science to help them in sales, business and again, in fulfilling their greatest potential.
I asked Kaya to let me into the class, which he always keeps small so he can give individual attention. He welcomed me in as that is the kind of person Kaya is. The class was, once again, amazingly full of great information and tools that he had everyone work out in class. Kaya never just speaks, he gets his classes fully involved. I learned a lot that day about the good of NLP as I was one of those that only thought that NLP was used to convince people to buy stuff they really didn’t want.
I have wanted to get Kaya to do an interview with me for the longest time, but we have never been able to get the two of us in sync with schedules so I am so happy that we finally got him to give us some of his very precious time.
The call quality is not what I would have liked, but I did not want to reschedule this one because I believe what Kaya has to say will help a lot of people.
Kaya thanks for your time and the wisdom you shared that made this a great call. – JW
IMDb Mini Biography By: www.LEGACYLIGHT.com
Kaya Francis Redford has been honored with the title “Award Winning Director” for “Homeless In America” a Hi-Def Documentary, he produced and directed, on the plight of the homeless with interviews from the Los Angeles Police Chief, Los Angeles Mayor, CEO of LA Mission, KCAL 9 News Anchor and a great cast comprising of star celebrities and homeless individuals. Homeless In America was selected at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival, and won the Best Social Documentary Award in September, 2004 in New York.
Kaya Francis Redford was born and raised in the USA and educated in several countries around the world including, Spain, France, Algeria & England and now resides in Southern California. Kaya attended one of England’s most prestigious private schools where he not only captained the RUGBY team but was a great student as well, finishing in the top 1% of the Nation. After 8 years of British schooling, he took a break from calling everyone “Sir” and went back into the American system, studying at Richmond in London and UCLA with a background in Marketing and Advertising.
Kaya is presently working on several media projects for film and television.
The Next Event will be this weekend
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Tickets are $119 off but if you mention code: Kaya Experience, you get $100 off, so it’s only $19.
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Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP)
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created in the 1970s. The title refers to a stated connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”), and behavioral patterns that have been learned through experience (“programming”) and can be organized to achieve specific goals in life.
The founders of NLP, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, say that NLP is capable of addressing problems such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, and learning disorders. Their stated aim was in “finding ways to help people have better, fuller and richer lives.” Bandler and Grinder claimed that if the effective patterns of behaviour of exceptional people could be modeled then these patterns could be acquired by others. NLP has been adopted by private therapists, including hypnotherapists, and in management workshops and seminars marketed to business and government.
From Kaya’s Site:
WHAT EXACTLY IS N.L.P.? (Neuro Linguistic Programming) A way of thinking and a set of skills that’s easy to understand, which gives you more focus, self confidence, power to make good decisions, directions, ability to create wealth, productivity, less procrastination, faster progress and success in any area of your life.
It has been studied and used by the world’s top leaders including Former Presidents: Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama as well as Real Estate & Business Tycoons: Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson. Fortune 500 Companies: Bank of America, New York Life, Century 21, Keller Williams, ACN, Xerox, British Telecom (HDI-IT) as well as many private firms and law firms have received our Quantum Leap NOW N.L.P. Trainings and have achieved outstanding success as a result. It is a very powerful tool to create change in others whether in business, professional sports, as a parent or as a coach.
I know nothing about Timeline Therapy, but I do know the power of the reactive mind and if Timeline Therapy techniques can help change the reactive mind, then I am interested. – JW
The therapeutic process called Time Line Therapy is a methodology in which a series of techniques are used to bring about changes on an unconscious level and alter behavior. The intention of this therapy is to help individuals refrain from being reactive to present situations based on past experiences. Time Line Therapy is a reprogramming process that releases the effects of negative experiences and helps a person let go of past influences.
From Kaya’s Site:
Time Line Therapy allows you to go back to the “root” cause of a problem and heal an issue which is blocking you. Imagine for a moment that you had inside you a time machine that allows you to go backg, revisit & heal stuff from the past. When you heal the past through Time Line Therapy, you release all anger, sadness, fear, hurt, guilt, shame, resentment, jealousy, rage, irritation and any other negative emotions. All the while, you clear a path to go forward in your timeline & set goals that you’ll achieve in your future.
Also releasing issues from the past with Time Line Therapy allows you to change your limiting beliefs in the present moment to empowering ones that launch you to QUANTUM LEAP NOW IN YOUR SUCCESS! GREAT NEWS!!
The Prince of Wales, The English Royal Family and England is endorsing Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) & Time Line Therapy (the same techniques I use & teach) as the methods to heal soldiers returning from Afghanistan in emotional pain including including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Take a moment to read the link below, the UK is using the techniques that is Kaya’s expertise, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) & Time Line Therapy®.
As you know or perhaps did not know, Kaya was trained by the founders of N.L.P. & Time Line Therapy® and is continuously updated on new techniques by them, personally. Here is the article link: http://www.warriorprogramme.org.uk/files/newsletter_02-10.pdf “The 10th February 2010 was a historic day for The Warrior Programme as it played host to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales. The Warrior Programme is a three day programme with ongoing monthly support meetings which addresses unresolved emotional pain such as anger, sadness, fear,hurt and guilt.The Programme uses well known therapeutic techniques including Neuro Linguistic Programming(NLP), Time Line Therapy® and Huna.”
For a Complimentary 2 Hour Workshop, Call 310.871.6191 and register. So go ahead and take ACTION RIGHT NOW by calling 310.871.6191.
Personal Note from the interviewer:
There are many who challenge NLP as pseudoscience and I would not argue with many of the findings of the studies which have been done, but I always believe the often there is no black and white. The truth is often somewhere in the middle.
What I do know is that the masters of marketing are using and have used NLP for many years. I have been to many many conferences with some of the greatest speakers and sales people in the world and they care about the numbers they sell to. They are continually testing techniques to sell more or to build better rapport with their audiences and they throw out what does not work, but these speakers and marketers continually use NLP concepts and techniques over and over again so, to me, this points to the probability that there are NLP techniques that work and can be very powerful.
There is no mysticism about NLP and not all the techniques will work with everyone in every situation. It is a tool that systematizes our responses in order to better communicate to your audience, clients or relationships.
I am no expert so that is my opinion. I have used a few NLP techniques to help clients get to a comfort level with me very quickly. I use mirroring and have found that it works extremely well. I have also used the anchoring technique and found that it worked, but I do not use it as it is not a technique that feels natural to me though I know many that love that technique.
Kaya’s NLP course went so much farther into how people react to different situations and how you can use these reactions to open up communications to their fullest potential.
With all things, check out the facts, not the hype and try things for yourself. Do not let the noise of other’s opinions drown out who you are. Remember it isn’t alsways about what we know or about what we do not know, but more about what we do not know that we do not know. - JW
Gilmore Community Bank Sponsors 2nd Annual Westview School Golf Tournament
At MountainGate Country Club Monday October 1, 2012
Listen to Jackie Strumwasser, Exec Director or Westview School and Cecil Adams, Senior Vice President of Gilmore Bank in Los Angeles talk about the event and the great work the school is doing for it’s students.
Interview with Cecil Adams and Jackie Strumwasser
GILMORE BANK WANTS TO “MAKE A HOLE LOT OF
DIFFERENCE FOR KIDS,” PROVIDES PLATINUM
SPONSORSHIP AND OTHER SUPPORT FOR WESTVIEW
SCHOOL’S 2ND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT
Please call Ellen Retting, Director of Development
310.478.5544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Tees Up At MountainGate Country Club At 9 A.MMonday October 1, 2012To ensure that Westview School will continue to “Make a Hole Lot of Difference for Kids,” outstanding corporate citizen Gilmore Bank has not only signed on as a Platinum Sponsor of Westview’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament but is also actively recruiting other sponsors, raffle prize donors and golfers as well as promoting the event.
Additionally, the bank’s customers are invited to play in the October 1 tournament at MountainGate Country Club. Gilmore Bank is as unique in its strong support of Westview School as Westview is in its work with bright students, grades six to 12, with learning differences. Just one visit to the campus underscores the exceptional support Westview provides for these youths. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools.
Gilmore Bank is as unique in its strong support of Westview School as Westview is in its work with bright students, grades six to 12, with learning differences. Just one visit to the campus underscores the exceptional support Westview provides for these youths. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools.
Sponsors, raffle prizes and golfers are sought for the event. Contact Ellen Retting at 310.478.5544 Ext. 123.
About Gilmore Bank
Gilmore Bank opened for business in 1955. Bank founder, E.B. Gilmore was a legendary entrepreneur who, with his father, A.F. Gilmore, established the largest petroleum company in the western United States, built Gilmore Field baseball stadium, and founded the original Farmers Market.
Still a family owned community bank, they have full-service offices in Los Angeles and La Canada Flintridge, plus a loan production office in Irvine. Gilmore Bank has been granted the status of Preferred Lender by the Small Business Administration. For more information on Gilmore Bank, visit www.gilmorebank.com.
About Westview School
Established in 1990, Westview School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpublic school serving bright students in grades 6 through 12 with learning differences that benefit from a small, supportive learning environment.
It is the mission of Westview School to provide its students with a personalized educational program with individualized instruction, program flexibility within an atmosphere of positive reinforcement. Westview’s unique college preparatory program strives to prepare its graduates to successfully meet the challenges of adult life.
For more information: www.westviewschool.com or Facebook at Westview School Los Angeles.
All tournament proceeds will benefit Westview School
Established in 1990 Westview School is a nonprofit, nonpublic
school serving bright students in grades 6 through 12 with learning
differences who benefit from a small supportive learning environment.
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• Warm-up on the Driving Range,
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• Putting Contest
• Shot Gun Tee Off/Scramble Format
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• Cocktail Reception/No Host Bar
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MountainGate Country Club
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Hole-in-One Sponsor $500
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Tee Sponsor $175
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Includes: Golf Cart, Box Lunch, Cocktail Reception and
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Foursomes Receive 10 Raffle Tickets.
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Liz spoke about building your business by building relationships, trust and rapport with others. Liz is one of the 10 most influential women in social media per Forbes and Huffington Post, and she uses age old business techniques to she learned from her dad to totally dominate a market using these new platforms.
Liz Strauss Audio Interview
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I was recently granted a phone interview with Liz and I have gotten the pleasure of hanging having a few dinners and great conversations.
Liz makes a great friend and a wonderful mentor. Liz is blunt because I think she gets bored easily and doesn’t care for ignorance, but more because she cares a lot.
I am glad to call Liz friend and so happy that I finally got her on camera. Thanks Liz – JW
Liz Strauss is a master teacher, thought leader, community builder, and international business strategist, who has been called the most influential “real-ebrity” on the web. People visit her blog to learn, discover, and meet each other. She’s a business creator, an über connector, an idea machine. No one questions that what she brings is one-of-a-kind authenticity.
Strategic, intelligent, and nice is a powerful combination.
From her father’s saloon, to her years as a teacher, with her understanding of literacy, brain development and writing, her work as territory sales rep for a menswear corporation, to an outstanding international publishing career, Liz has used every opportunity to find the human attractions and connections behind the P&L.
CEO and founder of SOBCon, author of the popular Successful-Blog.com, speaker.
Liz defines irresistible businesses as those with great relationships who constantly
- Remove what customers don’t want.
- Enhance what customers love.
- Add something unexpected customers would die for.
Irresistible defines Liz.
The theme – “Creating and Leveraging Opportunity”. 2 ½ days of strategies and tactics focused on merging your online and offline worlds into a successful business.
Where you can find Liz:
Steve Farbers Extreme Leadership Summit
What is Extreme Leadership?
If you haven’t already noticed, ‘Leadership’ has become just another one of those pseudo-pop-psycho-cultural buzzwords.
Over time, its meaning has been diluted to such a profound degree, that it’s just another one of those labels we use when we really mean ‘The one with the big office.’
True leadership doesn’t come from a snappy vocabulary, the books you have on your shelf, your place on the organization chart, or any other fabrication.
Leadership is intensely personal, intrinsically scary, and it requires us to live up to and beyond the point of fear—every single day. – Steve Farber
Extreme Leadership Summit
Steve and his team have crafted The Extreme Leadership Summit to be something unique, something special, something…well…extreme. And it’s unlike any leadership or personal development “event” you’ve been to before.
The Summit is not a pitch fest (where a bunch of speakers try to sell you stuff), and it’s not a parade of talking heads, to mix a metaphor, where you passively sit, watch the show, take notes, and go home.
This is an experience, a process.
Informed by our brilliant thought-leader-speaker-coaches and with the help of your fellow participants (in small, focused MasterMind Teams), you’ll build a significant, personal Extreme Leadership Action Plan–a plan that you’ll begin applying to your life and business immediately, before The Summit even ends.
And–unlike other events–the vast majority of our speakers will be attending the entire conference. With you. We’re all in this thing together.
A subject-matter expert in business leadership and a frequent guest on news-talk shows around the country, Farber is a senior-level leadership coach and consultant who has worked with and spoken to a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and even the US government.
Leading from experience.
In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Farber devoted his professional life to the field of leadership development and has been at it ever since.
Steve was director of service programs at TMI, an international training consultancy, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company where he met several of his mentors including author/gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, and Terry Pearce.
In 2000, Farber established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Social Profit Leadership, a non-profit organization formed to serve the leadership development needs of social entrepreneurs, and served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the world-renown, Up With People, a global leadership program for students from 18 to 29 years old.
A Universal Message.
“Approach the act of leadership as you’d approach an extreme sport: learn to love the fear and exhilaration that naturally comes with the territory.”
Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders in the business community, non-profits and education.
The Radical Leap Re-Energized
is an expansion and revitalization of The Radical Leap, which was named as one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Covert and Sattersten.
It’s a novel told in Steve Farber’s humorous, poignant, and original voice that takes the reader on a deep exploration of the qualities and practices of real, or Extreme Leadership, and how to apply them in daily life. Part One, The Radical Leap, explores the leadership elements of Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof;
Part Two, The Radical Edge, takes the discussion deeper into innovation, personal clarity and guidelines for changing the world. It sets a new standard for what it means to really lead in today’s business world and beyond.
Steve Farber’s masterwork, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, is an inspired opus on what it means to be a leader of substance and significance. You’ll find yourself coming back to it again and again.” –Michael E. Ventling, Global CFO, Ernst & Young
Steve Farber leaps again. I was into it the first time. This time, I’m leaping with him!” –Chris Brogan, President Human Business Works
e, I’m leaping with him!” –Chris Brogan, President Human Business Works
Too many people assume the timeless principles of true leadership—of helping others achieve their full potential—don’t apply Monday through Friday during work hours or in any circumstance where a paycheck is involved.
In GREATER THAN YOURSELF, Steve Farber proves them wrong: in this powerful and inspiring story, Farber shows that the goal of a genuine leader is to help others—teammates, employees, and colleagues—become more capable, confident, and accomplished than they are themselves. Through the actions of a forward-thinking and extraordinarily successful CEO, Farber reveals the three keys to achieving this: Expand Yourself, Give Yourself, and Replicate Yourself.
Filled with actionable principles and innovative ideas, GREATER THAN YOURSELF is perhaps the most powerful message today’s business leaders can learn.