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Cancer: From Tears to Triumph Goes International Besteller

Book Cover - Cancer: From Tears to TriumphAs a co-author on the #1 International Bestseller “Cancer: From Tears to Triumph”

I am extremely excited to announce that the book, which was released on September 3rd 2015, has hit #1 Bestseller in Canada, Australia and the United States, in the first week, making me a #1 International Bestseller co-author!!

JW NajarianHello, I am JW Najarian and I am the founder and am the Editor and Chief of On Purpose Magazine. Yes, the magazine you are reading right now. I was offered the opportunity to write one of the chapters (chapter 8, Seeing Cancer As a Gift) by the main author Viki Winterton who I met via Rick Frishman co-founder of New York’s Morgan James Publishing.

Rick FrishmanRick has a couple of events every year called Author 101 University. Rick invites some of the most prominent and most diverse lineup of people in the publishing industry to help new and seasoned authors a way to get in front of the industry leaders and find out more about new ways of publishing and promoting their books. It is a great conference and I HIGHLY recommend any author or writer go to this event.

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Viki Winterton

Anyway, I met Viki from Expert Insights and when she found out that I have stage 4 prostrate carcinoma, she kindly offered me a chapter to write in the book.

I was so happy as I know through Rick, that Viki has had a few number one books and I knew this was a chance to tell my story and that by getting in this potential bestseller I could reach a larger audience and hopefully help others with cancer handle this tough journey.

This book is full of stories from patients, survivors, health care professionals and family members of patients and the departed. It is the inspirational book on cancer that all patients, and their loved ones need to read to get through the rough times. Remember the family and friends of a patient go through much of the same pain, depression, anxiety and fear that the patient does. Not in the same way, but sometimes just as bad. I know of a couple of professionals that have lost patients they had gotten to know as very close friends and so even the professionals feel the pain and we all need hope. Cancer: From Tears to Triumph, gives that hope and so much more.  For more info watch the video above.

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When you finish your last radiation treatment at USC Norris Cancer Center you get to ring this bell. It seems silly, but you are so glad it is over that this bell can really choke you up.

I had found that even thought the treatments, the pain, the side effects from the drugs, the knowing your may only have a short time with your loved ones an having to tell people like your mother that you have a terminal disease is just no picnic, but that with the right attitude you can find blessings and gratitude in so many things and I really wanted to share that with others.

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My cancer had moved from my prostate into the bone and I had some tumors boring into my spine. I had to have spine surgery to address the tumors and this is me with USC P.T. staff learning to walk correctly. I didn’t know I had it wrong all these years… 🙂

So many patients fall apart and it is hard not to have your pity party and why me days. In fact I would agree that someone in that position has every right to feel depressed, angry and just plain bad about bad news, but I have also found that in doing so, the patient puts themselves in a terrible place that if hard to get out of. I believe what you focus on expands and focusing on all the crap that comes with a terminal disease can kill you faster and harder that the disease itself.

If you have cancer or know of someone that does, you need to get this book for yourself or your friend or family member. The only positive way through the storm is with hope and inspiration and this book is full of stories by survivors and others like myself.

Here is the official press release:

Cancer: From Tears to Triumph—Essential Secrets on Achieving Purpose, Passion and Creative Healing

Cancer is a Global Epidemic! Global cancer cases are predicted to reach 26.4 million a year by 2030. In 2013, there were over 7.5 Million. (State of Oncology 2013 Report)

Got Cancer? There is hope!

Cancer can be detected early, and may be preventable and treatable. Those whose lives have been touched by Cancer are in the ultimate position to spread their stories of challenge, hope, and inspiration to the world!

In the new bestseller, Cancer: From Tears to Triumph from Expert i Insights Publishing, readers will feel inspiration wash over them as they read these amazing stories from across the globe, filled with hope and wisdom that can be used to overcome obstacles and achieve lasting peace, happiness and fulfillment in life.

Stories of struggle, hardship, and triumph are tremendously important because they can motivate others to keep going even when it feels like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. True stories that speak of courage and persistence help people recognize their own power and open their eyes to possibilities so they can do what it takes to change their lives forever.

“The most important thing someone touched by cancer can do is to share their experience with the world and bring hope to others facing this challenge. This book is dedicated to those who share their stories in service to others.”    ~Viki Winterton, Publisher 

Every life holds an inspirational story and everyone has the power to inspire others. Cancer: From Tears To Triumph is a priceless guide that will show readers the way to live by choice…not by chance.

A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, helping families of children with Cancer.

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pic EIPPY AwardsThe EIPPY Book Awards Extravaganza 2015 and Author 101 Oct 21st – 24th

This year the EIPPY Awards, Extravaganza 2015 and Author 101 are being held at the same venue on the same dates. More like the EIPPY Awards are on the 21st of October and Author 101 will be held in the same venue the 22nd through the 24th. If you want to find out how to publish a book and get it to bestseller status or increase the sales of your current books then this is the opportunity of a lifetime.

I will be receiving an award for my part in writing chapter 8 of “Cancer: From Tears to Triumph”, at the EIPPY Awards on the 21st so I hope to meet you there. I will also be at Author 101, as I have for the last five years! I never miss Author 101. After years of attending a plethora of conferences, it is the last conference I still attend. It is that good.

SPECIAL EVENTS TICKETS

You can get tickets to the whole event by going to http://expertinsightspublishing.com/Extravaganza2015.html

You can also just sign up for Author 101 by itself.  I believe there is still time to get the earlybird special which is buy one ticket and get in a friend for free. To check this out go to http://www.webmarketingmagic.com/app/?af=1392722

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Working with Viki Winterton and her staff was an incredible delight. They made it easy to tell my story and helped with every step of the process. They are true professionals and they not only know what they are doing, but they do it with kindness and the most compassionate support I have had the pleasure of receiving in some time.

If you want to write a book, have written a book or just need help on the with publishing and promotions, Expert Insights Publishing is the real deal and they have helped so many authors get through the process and they have worked with some of the great authors and thought leaders of our time and have, with their books, helped countless individuals with uplifting, inspiring and educations books that are full of great information, stories and more.

Find out more at the Expert Insights Publishing Website

Is Alcohol More Dangerous Than Heroin, Cocaine, Meth or Marijuana?

SmokingWhat is the most dangerous, most addictive, least healthful controlled substance you can take?

I always say…. Stop telling me what is bad for me and tell me on a list of one to one thousand tell me which is the worst and I will at least stay away from the top 3 or 5 depending…. I don’t have the time or want to focus on what the 400th worst thing is for me…. Everything over moderation will kill you including water and air.

cannabis, marijuana leafI have seen two other studies this week that show that regular cannabis is not dangerous to drivers and although it shows in studies that it can impair certain functions you need to drive, it does not, in the studies conducted show the same issues with real driving tests!!??

The belief is that when you are drunk and driving you overestimate your ability to do well and thus you do stupid stuff and crash, but cannabis users usually overestimate how impaired they are and are extremely careful and use other techniques to make sure they are not doing stupid things and crashing so the studies continue to show no increase in accidents with smokers of cannabis while driving.

Alcohol, cannabisAdd alcohol to the mix and the cannabis smoker is just as susceptible to an accident as any other drunk.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2722956/

Here is another study list of most harmful to least harmful

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/news/20101101/alcohol-more-harmful-than-crack-or-heroin

This study shows that you are not likely to become addicted to most drugs you try unless you try them intravenously or your trying cigarettes.

http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2012/08/whats-the-most-addictive-drug/

Remember none of these figures show black and white answers. Obviously more people drink alcohol that do heroin so you will have more (25% of vehicle deaths are attributed to alcohol consumption) alcohol related deaths. Drinking hard liqueur vs beer or wine might have different issues. Alcohol for example shows some positive health effects if taken in moderation. So you have to do research on the research to make sure you know if you are in harms way or not.

incarcceration rates in US and aboadWe have believed the big lies we have been told forever. It is time to start questioning everything, not as a cynic, but as a concerned citizen that is through believing the media which continues to subvert the truth allowing a failing war on drugs to fill our prisons to capacities that are not seen in any other part of the world, except Seychelles. Yes the U.S. is the number 2 winner in how many people per capita, we incarcerate.

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_incarceration_rate

Drug addiction is no joke and not good for the addicted or our society. This story is just to point out the facts at hand so we can work out the issues with the best possible information at hand, not with outdated anecdotal information based on fear and corporate greed.

Got What it Takes To Be A Shark Tank Winner?

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Conversations with Shark Tank Winners

Tuesday, March 10th, @ 6:30 p.m. Reserve Your Seat Today!

Think you have what it takes to make it on Shark Tank? Ever wanted to know what it takes to get onto the show? What happens to the winners after they get the funding from a Shark? What’s it like to become business partners with a multimillionaire/billionaire?

pic CSTW Shelly Ehler contestant pic cstw Dr Edna Ma contestantJoin us for an unscripted, fun, conversation and Q&A session with not-one- but TWO Shark Tank winners- Entrepreneur / Inventor of the ShowNo Towel- Shelly Ehler and Dr. Edna Ma of BareEase as they come and share their experience Before, During and After appearing on Shark Tank.

Don’t miss out. Go to Eventbrite and Reserve Your Seat Today!

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In this open panel discussion we will cover:

  • The most important part of your financial model
  • How to develop and test your Business Funding Pitch
  • How well you should be prepared before going on the show
  • What to expect from a Shark after the being on the Shark Tank
  • Many useful tips on Business Funding, Business Development and much more.

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Rey Ybarra is a speaker, interactive reality TV creator and author of the book Conversations With Shark Tank Winners. Rey is an interactive reality TV creator and talk show host with over 18 plus years’ experience. He frequently lectures about pitching your business for funding, and hosts live presentations for entrepreneurs, business owners and colleges.

pic cstw dr edna maEdna Ma, MD

A woman of the world, Dr. Edna Ma has devoted her career to pain management. She is a practicing, board certified anesthesiologist, working both in academic and private hospitals in Los Angeles.

Dr Ma received her B.S. degree in biology and her M.D. degree from the University of Colorado, and completed her residency training at UCLA’s Department of Anesthesiology.

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Edna launched BareEASE, a prep kit that numbs the skin before bikini waxing or laser.  BareEASE, with its patented formula, is now addressing some of the everyday pains women encounter with beauty procedures. Dr. Edna challenged her own pain threshold in the wild as a contestant on the hit reality TV show “Survivor:  South Pacific.” BareEASE was featured on the popular show SHARK TANK.

She’s able to juggle all of these roles and enjoy her “tiger mom” responsibilities of raising children with the help of her supportive husband.

pic cstw Shelly-HeadshotShelly Ehler

Shelly Ehler is an inspiring entrepreneur who took a simple idea, believed it with all her heart and made it come to life! She is the inventor of the ShowNo towel and was featured on ABC’s Emmy nominated reality show, Shark Tank.

Shelly had three “Sharks” fighting over her and is the only entrepreneur in the show’s history to ever leave with a check in her hand. Her towel has also been featured on The Today Show, The View and Good Morning America.

Shelly’s story of overcoming challenges and following the voice of her heart is truly inspiring. Her motto is, “Dream it, Believe it, Let it Go.”

She believes anything is possible when you follow your heart in faith. She is a wife and mother of two young boys and lives in Ventura County, California.

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About The Startup Toolbox

The Startup Toolbox is a bi-weekly business roundtable/networking and referral group which offers a forum for entrepreneurs at any stage of their business to come out and informally discuss ideas or challenges within their business and to gain some relevant and timely insight and connections that can be used to build their businesses and make their businesses grow. The group is for those who are serious about learning, sharing and growing their business while contributing to the development of others.  Come out and be a part of the learning and fun!

Contact: David OshimaDavid@kleverdog.com 323-924-8463 x3

RSVP at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-with-shark-tank-winners-tickets-15643743859

Meet at:

Kleverdog Coworking
418 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Cost:      

$20 per person. Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite. Each attendee will receive a downloadable copy of Rey’s book, Conversations with Shark Tank Winners. Snacks and beverages provided by our sponsor, Integrated Corporate Solutions.

As I have attended Conversations with Shark Tank Winners before; I can highly recommend this live Q&A with real Shark Tank Contestant Winners.

No Gurus! Just real business people that have taken their product on the show and won. This is the best way to find out what someone needs to do get their product market and investor ready. – JW

Texas Farm Girl Rebecca Crownover with Billy Dawson

rebecca-crownover-author-texas-farm-girlRebecca Crownover and her new children’s book “Texas Farm Girl”

Teaches kids about what farms, farmers and the farming community are really like.

Rebecca Crownover is best known for her first well received, children’s book “My Daddy is in Heaven with Jesus“.

In this new children’s book she tells the story of this Texas farm girl working with her father who teaches her about farming and the story of the challenges they endure and despite the difficulties, how much they love what the do.

This is my audio interview with Rebecca about her book and Rising country star Billy Dawson about his new song “Texas Farm Girl” that he shot on Rebecca’s farm and in their hometown of Sunray, Texas.  Yes the video is included…. Continue reading

WHY CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS ARE FAILING: THE SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM MENTALITY

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

Chicago is not setting the pace for building a solid Platform for Commerce and regional economic innovation for job creation. Then again, neither is Illinois. They are both caught up in a Vortex of Declining Mediocrity.”

You know your state is really messed up when all your relatives start talking about moving to other states.  At a recent family gathering, one cousin and a brother-in-law are talking about moving to Florida, another one to Las Vegas and another one to Idaho. Even the waitress at breakfast at Denny’s was talking about moving to Las Vegas for better opportunities.  Is anyone staying in Illinois? Continue reading

Raising Minimum Wage Plus Obamacare Equals Disaster

Affordable Care Act Expert Consultant Minda Wilson Esq. Raising Minimum Wage Plus Obamacare Equals Disaster

pic Minda Wilson Obamacare Expert Affordable Healthcare ReviewIn this audio interview with Minda Wilson, she explains how raising the minimum wage will have disastrous effects on the people it helps the most; the working poor.

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Economist Ilya Kuntsevich The World’s Economic Formulas Don’t Work

ilya kuntsevich shIn Economic Equilibrium: Geomtry of Economics Ilya Kuntsevich Argues that all the current economic formulas are flawed and need to be rewritten using Geometry.

  • What’s wrong with the economic system if it breaks down now and then?
  • Should the modern economic theories, accounting principles, and financial models be relied upon going forward?
  • Could we devise an alternative economic system, which would be whole and sustainable, and allow a crisis-like proof pace of economics?
  • Could we design and build more intelligent tools and models in order to see the big picture and avoid future crises?

These are the questions tackled in Economical Equilibrium: Geometry of Economics by Ilya Vladimirovich Kuntsevich.

In this audio Interview Ilya talks about his book his ideas and how we can change the system to avoid crashes and financial ruin around the world.

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Happy 4th of July – Fun Declaration of Independence Facts

Happy Fourth of July….

It is the day we celebrate our independence with the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

pic declaration of independenceThere is some debate and mystery to when the actual document was signed as far as we know the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia on the 1st of July, and voted in favor of independence and then after many rewrites, the agreed upon document was written and signed by a few of the signers, then a few were printed, on July the fourth of 1776.

Several copies were printed on the 5th of July and were sent out to the 13 colonies, local officials and to the troops.

There is quite a bit of debate about exactly when everyone signed. All the signatures of the Declaration of Independence we now have were put on the document from the 4th of July and many on the 19th and then more after August 2nd of 1776.

Origins of this information and more interesting information can be found at these various sites:

http://www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-declaration-of-independence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence

http://www.education.com/question/date-declaration-independence-signed

Michelle Patterson Interviews Immaculee Ilibagiza at the California Women’s Conference

Immaculee Ilibagiza and Michelle Patterson cropped shMichelle Patterson  President of California Women’s Conference Interviews Genocide Survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza.

Michelle Patterson President and CEO of Women Network LLC, and now the president of the well known California Women’s Conference continuing it’s 28 year tradition as the nation’s preeminent conference for women, sits down with Immaculee Ilibagiza speaker and NY Times Bestselling author of the book “Left To Tell“, the story of her surviving and finding God and faith after surviving the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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Michelle Patterson Interview at the California Women’s Conference

michelle Patterson shInterview with Michelle Patterson President of California Women’s Conference

OPM talks with Michelle Patterson who is known as the Founder, President and CEO of Women Network LLC, a digital media company giving women a voice, resources, tools and advice to achieve their full potential.

In 2012 Michelle took over the reins of the well known California Women’s Conference continuing it’s 28 year tradition as the nation’s preeminent conference for women.

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California Women’s Conference 2014

logo california womens conferenceThe California Womens Conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center May 19th and the 20th 2014

I know I am posting this late, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t rush out and get your ticket right now.

This event was life changing for me and my wife. It is filled with so many like minded people that are working hard to insure the success of women in all their endeavors. It is one of the most powerful conferences you will ever get to experience and it is worth your time.

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Choosing Healthy Fats

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By Jackie Keller

​Many people think that eating low-fat foods will lead to a low-fat body. Not so true, unless you’re taking into consideration the types of fats being consumed. While that myth has been dispelled time and time again, there’s still a lot of confusion about what constitutes a healthy fat, and even what the difference is between an “unhealthy” fat and a “healthy” fat.
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2014: A YEAR OF UNKNOWN CELEBRATIONS

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

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

Your Chance to Meet Kelli Richards, Jacqueline Wales and Gary W. Goldstein

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On January 8th 2014

Can you imagine getting the opportunity to sit down with powerhouse Silicon Valley business consultant Kelli Richards, FBI, American Airlines to Citibank consultant Jacqueline Wales and billion dollar box-office movie producer for films like “Pretty Woman” and “Mothman Prophecies”?

Here is your chance!

“Innerfluence” Kick Off Event (Added Evening)

Wednesday, January 8th 

At the Private Residence of Jacqueline Wales.

Join coaches Kelli Richards and Jacqueline Wales who are your private and personal Think-Tank and Think-Big, and 100% committed to your massive growth, measured in productivity, reward and dollars. Also meet Gary Goldstein, Business Strategist, Advisor to CMO’s, Billion Dollar film producer of Pretty Woman who will bring his entire toolkit and proven strategies to amplify your mission and your results.

Okay some of you have seen me mention this before… about the kickoff meeting of Innerfluence on December 4th. I ended up getting very sick after the above interview and did not have appropriate time to get this message out to everyone in time.

The post went out late and I felt awful, but Jacqueline has added a very exclusive meeting to kick off The iNNerfluence Event.

This meeting will be held at Jacqueline’s private residence so she can only accommodate a very limited amount of people.

If you want to increase your InnerFluence in 2014?  If you didn’t get the chance to sit down in December with Kelli Richards, Jacqueline Wales, and Gary Goldstein then make time on January 8th to attend this life-changing presentation in Oakland, CA.

This is your chance to meet and work with three of the most incredible, highly sought after, success and business consultants including famed author of The Fearless Factor Jacqueline Wales, All Access Group CEO and media trailblazer Kelli Richards and Hollywood producer Gary W. Goldstein, producer of box office hits like Pretty Woman, Under Seige I & II and Mothman Prophecies.

Learn how you can massively increase your self-awareness, leverage superstar connections, and build a thriving business in less time than you thought possible with these three powerhouse individuals who are ready to rock your world.

This will be a one time, very intimate meeting in January with the possibility of working with these three for the next year!. Make this new year the most spectacular ever.

Chances like this do not come along everyday.

If you would like to attend please contact  jacqueline@innerfluence.com and let her know you’re interested in attending as soon as possible. – JW

I got a call the other day from my great friend and mentor Gary W. Goldtein. Gary was extremely excited about a talk he is about to give in Redwood City.

Now Gary gets to speak at many events and lately he has really cut back on speaking since Gary is very busy with his consulting business.

Anyway, when Gary gets excited I listen. He went on to explain who he was speaking with and about what they were doing together.

I understood immediately why he was so excited. He would be speaking with two extreme consultants in business about a new program they would provide this next year called Innerfluence which is a one year, very intimate coaching program for a very small and unique set of business people.- JW

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Gary W. Goldstein

Producer of some of Hollywood’s biggest box-office hits, like “Pretty Woman“, with Julia Roberts “Mothman Prophesies” with Richard Gere and “Under Siege I and II” with Steven Segal, which have generated well over a billion dollars in worldwide sales and revenue. Gary’s productions have also received multiple Academy Award nominations, Golden Globe Awards and Peoples Choice Awards.

Gary advises a diverse set of corporations and sits on several boards helping companies and entrepreneurs alike, take their business and passions to exciting new levels. has a passion for helping entrepreneurs play at the same level, and with the same agility that drives an 8-figure film ‘startup’.  With his expert guidance you can accomplish in a few months what any other business might accomplish in 3-5 years.  His great gift is unearthing that singular story that powerfully elevates context, makes your enterprise the only solution, and utterly disarms your competition.

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Media traiblazer, super-connector and influencer across media, digital music, entertainment and technology, Kelli Richards literally & figuratively lives in the cross-hairs of Silicon Valley, forecasting trends and connecting decision makers to talent and one another.

Kelli is sought after consultant, mentor, producer and speaker,

Kelli and team consistently work their magic bringing business opportunities to life by bringing together best of breed tech companies, record labels, film studios, consumer brands, artists and celebrities.  Kelli envisions and executes on a very big scale.

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An astonishingly diverse list of important companies and organizations — from the FBI to American Airlines, from Citibank to Standard & Poor’s, the list is long — seek the counsel and consulting services of Jacqueline Wales.

Jacqueline’s retreats and mentoring programs are renowned for obliterating barriers & unleashing explosive human performance, for her pioneering work at the vanguard of leadership, marrying human technologies that exalt, instruct and inspire people in business, government and philanthropy to achieve well beyond what their history might otherwise suggest is possible.

For those who hunger to truly become the author of their life journey and legacy, Jacqueline is the short cut!

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Innerfluence

The INNerFluence(TM) Program helps you simplify the complex. 
We teach you how to explode your influence in the world.

We know you’re brilliant. We also know the hard truth… how vast the distance between success and mastery. Our sole mission is to teach a level of stewardship most have not even imagined.  Before 2014 is over, you will have broken your own mold, and exceeded all expectations for your life, and your business.
Please join us On January 8th, 2013 
Introducing InnerFluence, an unprecedented program connecting self-mastery and influence to shift your sense of what’s possible for your life, your business, and your legacy. If you love good wine, mouth-watering food, and enjoy connecting with great people, you’re going to love this event.  Join us for an evening of calorie-laden conversations that will expand your brain. 

Space is extremely limited so if you would like to attend please contact  jacqueline@innerfluence.com and let her know you would like to attend as soon as possible.

YOU NEED TO KNOW…
More than ever, your personal success today depends on the right connections, cooperation and creativity with other high achievers and entrepreneurs (measured not just in millions of dollars in revenue, but in bottom line, impact and influence). 

Wouldn’t you like to learn how to :

  • Wipe out the distractions, become a Ninja, and stay laser focused on the 20% that takes you over the top.
  • Identify and master your strengths, and outsource your weaknesses.
  • Create a new story that makes people fall in love with you, your business, your mission and bring you surprising and disproportionate word-of-mouth influence.
  • Acquire major strategic relations to explode your results.
  • Think bigger ideas, deploy more powerful market-based strategies to surpass whatever you previously defined as ‘success’.  


Join coaches Kelli Richards and Jacqueline Wales who are your private and personal Think-Tank and Think-Big, and 100% committed to your massive growth, measured in productivity, reward and dollars. 
Also meet Gary Goldstein, Business Strategist, Advisor to CMO’s, Billion Dollar film producer of Pretty Woman who will bring his entire toolkit and proven strategies to amplify your mission and your results.

Beyond spectacular, you will also learn during the evening how you can join us at Jacqueline’s beautiful secluded home in Bali. This is a place where scents, sights and sounds conspire to connect you more deeply with yourself, and with your peers. Where you can unplug, reset, and rejuvenate to make a bigger contribution to the world at large.

Space is extremely limited so if you would like to attend please contact  jacqueline@innerfluence.com and let her know you would like to attend as soon as possible.

Kent Shocknek Supports Learning Ally at Night of 100 Stars

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

PRESERVING, CONSERVING, and OBSERVING AMERICA

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

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

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EQUALS BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY….

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

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

DRESS FOR SUCCESS: CASUAL DOESN’T MEAN HOMELESS

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

When you go to a business meeting today are you dressed for success or dressed casually? Do you look like you flew in on the corporate jet or were you one of the people washing it down before the flight?

7K0A0603Image consultants seem more concerned about social media tools today than they are real barometers of professionalism and success. Having a Smartphone with an obnoxious ring tone is not cool and won’t make any points unless you Continue reading

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NEEDS BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

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.

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HYPERLOOP: THE NEXT LAYER OF INFRASTRUCTURE

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

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

LEARNING FROM LEADERS’ QUOTES

banner james carlini - Carlini's CornerBy James Carlini

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

RE-TOOLING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CURRICULA

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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

A TSUNAMI HITS DETROIT

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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

USING COPPER CABLING? BEWARE OF THIEVES

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By James Carlini

Copper cabling is still used in both electrical and telecommunications applications.  Both the power company as well as the telephone companies, still use a lot of it for distributing power as well as distributing communication signals for voice, data, and video.  Because of its value, many are thinking it is an Continue reading

BUILDING CONNECTIVITY: FIVE WAYS TO TELL IF YOUR BUILDING IS OBSOLETE

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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

PHONE CALL ANALYTICS? JIHAD, BENGHAZI, TEA PARTY – WE CAN FIND THEM ALL

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Who said Jihad? Who is talking about the Tea Party? Who said Benghazi or NSA? We can search ALL phone conversations down to the specific word and bring up ALL calls that have those keywords (or whatever we type in). We HAVE technology to do that. In fact, we can Continue reading

DETROIT: THE “SCARED STRAIGHT” DESTINATION FOR CITY ADMINISTRATORS

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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

MUNICIPALITIES GONE WILD: EAST DUNDEE AMBULANCE BILLING FEES

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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

TWO WEEK NOTICES WENT OUT WITH NICKEL BEERS

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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

MUSEUMS: SETTING A FUTURE DIRECTION BY PRESERVING HISTORY

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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

ILLINOIS PENSION REFORM: ROAD TO NOWHERE

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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

SYSTEMS DESIGN: STILL TRYING TO GET IT RIGHT

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By James Carlini

Systems design has come a long way.  Or has it?

Taking various organizational procedures and applications and automating them has been going on for over four decades.  Next-generation systems have been selected and implemented more than once or twice in those four decades.  Millions, if not billions, have been spent on computers, data centers, developing and training personnel, and software applications.

Initial attempts were focused on getting a software program in place and getting people to adapt to the automated system.  A lot has happened since original systems were developed, yet basic design concepts and comprehensive testing to insure quality still seem to be Continue reading

COLLEGE DEGREE and COLLEGE DEBT? NO GUARANTEE FOR A GOOD JOB

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By James Carlini

Did you know that the amount owed on college student loans is over $1 Trillion and two thirds of the graduating seniors (in 2011) owe a little over $26,000 when they walk out trying to find a job?  (Source: http://projectonstudentdebt.org/ )

The amount owed for student loans is more than what is owed on the total amount of credit card debt.  The big difference is that you cannot Continue reading

FLASH MOBS, FLASH ARRESTS: SMARTPHONE JUSTICE

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By James Carlini

Last weekend, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile experienced teen-age flash mobs (organized looting) creating disturbances and mayhem among people there who were trying to enjoy the downtown shopping district.

This has been going on for several years, but the Chicago media has filtered it out of their stories until Continue reading

AREA CODE 809: JUST ANOTHER PHONE BILL SCAM

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By James Carlini

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.

Graphic Caution Phone ScamThis is a real threat and will cost you money and more importantly, time, if you get caught up in it.

The Email being circulated warns of calls coming in to be Continue reading

Don Green’s New Book “Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill”

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Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill: Essential Lessons for Using the Power of Positive Thinking

Author, Speaker, Successful Entrepreneur and CEO of the Napoleon Hill Foundation Don M. Green spends some time with JW Najarian talking about his life, the foundation, Napoleon Hill and his new book which talks about Continue reading

SMARTPHONE WARS: SAMSUNG Galaxy 4

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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

CURBING DISCOURSE IS NOT AMERICAN

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By James Carlini

Patrick Henry Stipple engraving by Leney, after Thomas Sully Published by J. Webster, 1817, Copyprint Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZ62-4907) Library of Congress (134) “I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.”  Patrick Henry said this just before he said his more famous line, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

It is sometimes misattributed to Voltaire, but the reason I bring it up is because we are experiencing too many curbs to discourse in both the new media of blogs as well as our traditional TV and print media.

The average American wants to hear Continue reading

Greg S. Reid’s New Book “Stickability” The Power of Perseverance

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Greg Reid, Bestselling Author of Three Feet from Gold and many other books, talks to us about how perseverance and not giving up on your dream is the most important key to your success .

I also get a chance to talk to Greg about publishing a #1 bestseller. As a bestselling author and publisher he has a very keen perspective on the writing, publishing and marketing processes that work. Continue reading

Stacey Patterson – Fidget’s Folly

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Stacey Patterson on Her Newest Book – Fidget’s Folly

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This interview is with author Stacey Patterson who talks about her new children’s book “Fidget’s Folly”, a follow up to her first book “Fidget’s Freedom”. Fidget’s Folly is about two young peregrine falcons embarking upon their first adventures of freedom, incredibly illustrated by the greatest wildlife illustrator in Russia Vadim Gorbatov. Stacey also discusses her writing, publishing and marketing journey. Continue reading