Welcome to "Might Help, Can't Hurt! Conversations with Leaders, Doers, and Friends" - a series of impromptu "private conversations made public" with people who inspire me about life in the pandemic, reimagining the future, and whatever weird and wonderful things happen to be on our minds that day!
Episode 43 - Professor Anthony Kessel on "the magic pill"
38:26In this wide-ranging episode, Professor Kessel and I explored the ideas behind his new young adult novel, "The Five Clues", and why sharing fundamental principles of mental health at an early age reaps benefits for a lifetime. We also explored the creative process, the future of the pandemic, and what ideas we'd put in a "magic pill" if we could create one that would awaken psychological wellbeing for everyone! To learn more about Professor Kessel, find his details below: Medium: https://medium.com/@AKessel New Book: The Five Clues Professor Kessel's last episode: Episode 8: Global Health and Teen Resilience with Professor Anthony Kessel
Episode 42 - Joe Bailey on thriving in the eye of the hurricane
41:46In this story filled episode, Joe Bailey, author of Slowing Down to the Speed of Life, The Serenity Principle, and the brand-new release Thriving in the Eye of the Hurricane shares his insights and experiences from over four decades of sharing the principles behind our innate health and resilience. We talked about getting caught up in day-mares and the calm, clarity, and guidance that's always available to us in the eye of any storm, and about how love just might actually be the solution for what's ailing the planet. To learn more about Joe, you can find his details below: Website: https://www.joebaileyandassociates.com/ New book: https://smile.amazon.com/Thriving-Eye...
Episode 41 - Peter M. Krask on the messiness of creativity
41:55In this free-flowing episode, Peter M. Krask and I explored the inherent messiness of creativity and its relationship with curiosity. We also talked about how to create conditions conducive to breakthrough moments and innovation, the possible origins of the inner critic, and the power and value of not knowing what to do next! To learn more about Peter, you can find his details below: Websites: pmkcreatvityguide.com petermkrask.com Instagrams: @thecreativityguide @petermkrask
Episode 40 - Laura Gates on a paradoxical view of conflict resolution
39:14In this fascinating episode, executive facilitator and corporate conflict specialist Laura Gates and I explore how reducing "conflict avoidance" actually leads to less conflict instead of more. We also talk about the shift from "what's wrong with you?" to "what happened to you?" and how radical self-honesty and ownership create a ripple effect towards global change. To learn more about Laura, you can find her details below: Website: https://gatesgroupllc.com/about-us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laura.gates.184
Episode 39 - Mark Silver on doing business as an act of love
40:37In this thought-provoking episode, Mark Silver brings his experience as a fourth-generation entrepreneur and master teacher within the Sufi lineage to the question of how to create a business that cares for (and works for) everyone. We explored "the middle way" between commerce and capitalism, humanity and sovereignty, and hope and fear, along with how to know and what to do when it's time to leave your job and strike out on your own. To learn more about Mark, head to: heartofbusiness.com
Episode 38 - Dr. Jack Pransky on transforming communities one person at a time
39:51In this wonderfully mellow episode, Martin Luther King award-winning author Dr. Jack Pransky, one of one of my early mentors in the inside-out understanding, shares his thoughts on the radical simplicity of how the mind works, the radical power of love and understanding in community, and the radical gift of deep listening to both ourselves and others. "Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond" on Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Modello-A-... Jack's Books: http://www.ccbpublishing.com/jpransky... Jack's Website: www.insideoutunderstanding.com
Episode 37 - Humor, Humility, and Entrepreneurial Success with Shaa Wasmund
39:30In this action packed conversation, Sunday Times number one bestselling author Shaa Wasmund, MBE shared her not so secret secrets to succeeding in business, putting family first, and leveling the playing field for people of all socio-economic and racial backgrounds. We talked about "sanity metrics vs. vanity metrics", four questions to start your new business (or take your current one to the next level), and why treating people with kindness, humor, and humility always pays off in the end! To learn more about Shaa, you can find her info below: Website: https://www.shaa.com/ Social Media: @shaawasmund
Episode 36 - Thinking About the Power of Thought with Mike Dooley
41:58In this episode, Mike Dooley shares his thoughts on how "thoughts become things", and we explored the nature of creativity and how the internationally bestselling DVD and bestselling book "The Secret" came about. We also talked about why obsessing about "the cursed hows" can derail our creative efforts and whether or not illnesses like Covid and cancer qualify as "gifts from the universe". Because we recorded the show live, you'll have to bear with my dogs going nuts near the beginning and my microphone going nuts towards the end, but all in all one of the most high-energy and fascinating conversations yet! To learn more about Mike, checkout the links below: Website: https://www.tut.com/about/mikedooley Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikedooley/ Youtube: @Mike Dooley Instagram: @mikedooleytut Twitter: @mikedooley
Episode 35 - Uncovering Our Innate Mental Health with Beverley Wilson Hayes
46:55In this beautiful and peace-provoking episode, "Miss Beverley" Wilson Hayes shares lessons learned from over 30 years at the forefront of transforming communities one person at a time. We explore separate realities, the power of "soft listening", and the magic formula for life: M+C+T = R. Guillaume Appolinaire poem: "Come to the cliff," he said. They said "We are afraid." "Come to the cliff," he said. They came. He pushed them. And they flew.
Episode 34 - Writing for a Living as Part of a Wonderful Life with Robert J. Crane
36:04In this week's episode I got the chance to meet and hang out with one of my favorite writers, Robert J. Crane. He's a million-selling author of over 80 books (although I've only read 51 of them so far :-), and his stories include fantasy, thrillers, paranormal tales, and even horror. We talked about the discipline of writing, balancing obsessive productivity with a happy marriage, why writer's block isn't as much of an obstacle as you might think, and the dirty little secret of the first million words! Website: www.robertjcrane.com Facebook: @robertjcraneauthor