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I spoke at the second Annual INFORM conference on Big Data and Analytics at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center on a panel discussion entitled: Big Data Analytics: The Power of Practice.

There were over 100 people there from various companies like Walgreen’s, Accenture, Nielsen, and others as well as some academics from the major universities around Chicago.

The University of Chicago also has a graduate program in Analytics, so there were also several people there who were currently enrolled in their Masters’ program. The conference featured speakers from academic institutions to companies that were in various industry segments.

The one session I happened to sit in on was very eye-opening. The Chief Analytics Officer of this Chicago-based financial company talked about how focused they were on their young staff and how they had a whole program to nurture them because in today’s market, good talent is hard to find AND harder to keep. He had my attention because he was saying the right words.

He discussed setting up a college recruitment program and focusing on those who looked promising. He talked about their sophisticated internship program and how they determined upfront, the right talent to “fit their different product teams.”

He also talked about knowing who the “best of the best” were and that because of the competition for good people, you need to identify who your “rock stars” are and make sure they know you know.

Being myself, I was more in a “politically accurate” mode than a politically correct mode, so I had to comment on this executive’s big pitch about hiring graduates and younger people. It sounded like a pretty comprehensive program that reminded me of something like Bell Telephone Labs where I worked at in the beginning of my career.

The question I asked and thought the answer was going to be a definite “yes” was, “Do you have a tuition reimbursement program for these “Rock Stars”?” The answer was no. WHAT?

Credibility? BANG. ZERO. Are we talking about hiring “Rock Stars” or just “roadies”?

Well, wait a second. You went through 15 minutes of why it is so important to focus on the motivations and aspirations of these recent graduates so that they can do a good job and not walk away to another company, tuition reimbursement should be a given.

Rock stars? I think not. If someone is really good and there is no investing into their skill sets, they are going to walk. To be brutally honest, I felt that this was just another company that focuses on the “talent of the day,” gives it a “you are special to us” sales-pitch, burns it up, and then goes out and recruits the next “bunch of roadies” for next year’s tour.

Real investing – like paying for a grad degree or at least paying for 50% is what is needed to retain talent, not getting them enrolled in the one-hour free webinar on analytics. Or having some rah-rah event for “team-building”.

Let’s cut the corporate-speak as well as the awarding of a “This is a good place to work award because they have an Expresso Latte machine and lets you wear jeans to work” by junior journalists who don’t have a clue on what a good workplace environment is.

When it came time to give my two cents in the panel discussion, I ripped into some of this thought process. I spoke about building team dynamics within coursework in college – and not give everyone just individual projects to work on for their grade. Another professor in the panel agreed with me. Too many school do not focus on building people’s social and team skills while they are in college. Waiting until they get on the job is too late.

Insights for buying systems and technology from my perspective on the panel:
There is no such thing as a new, $5,000 Rolls-Royce. You want the performance, the quality, and the engineering – you need to pay for it.

Same goes for if you are not spending much money: There is no such thing as a Formula One Yugo. $5,000 is not going to get you 0-60 in 2.4 seconds.

A woman in the audience asked, “How do we push our children into the right direction?” I grabbed the mic and said, “Stop coddling them.

As to Millennials, there is no “special sense” about them. They want what we all wanted when we started our career: A good-paying job, a good (and understanding boss), and a fair chance to put forth effort in exchange for a decent reward, AND a place to grow professionally.

I had several younger analysts come up and thank me for pointing out the shortfalls of most companies today. They said I “nailed it on the head” as far as describing what goes on at their companies.

Companies do not invest in the employee and just work them until they leave. Good talent goes out the door and you have to start from square one again. Are you really saving money with that hiring approach? I don’t think so when you are dealing with something as sophisticated as operational analytics and statistics.

NOTE TO HIRING MANAGERS OF COMPANIES: You don’t get Superman by paying Jimmy Olson wages. Good people cost money not only upfront, but if you want to retain them you need to invest in them.

The argument that if you invest in people, they are going to walk – is a bad judgment call. If you don’t invest in them, the good ones WILL walk.

What we need today are more work environments like Bell Labs and not Taco Bell.

NOTE TO RECENT GRADS: Come to work on time. Dress for success. Do your job well and you will be rewarded well. We will INVEST in you. (That is what the company should be telling you – and taking action on, like a tuition reimbursement program.)

If you are buying off on the “Let’s paddle on the Lake” event or the “Clean up this part of the Forest after we take a zip line through it”, don’t tell me your “special” and need to be coddled. You’re just this year’s roadie. We’ll use you until we find someone to replace you after you burn out.

Come to work dressed like you are flying in the corporate jet, not like you are here to wash it down. As I advised some in an Executive Masters class once who came in dressed too raggedy, “Casual doesn’t mean Homeless.”

Young people are looking for real leadership – and they can see through the phonies. You know you are right when the next day you get all these people wanting to be in your LINKED IN network.

CARLINI-ISM: “It’s good to be the pragmatic Josey Wales in an environment of snake-oil salesmen and unarmed intellects. Few of us still speak with “words of iron”, but when we do, we strike fear in those who are the double tongues.”

Copyright 2014 - James Carlini - All rights reservedCarlini’s visionary upcoming book, Location Location Connectivity will be available later this year.

He will be speaking at two upcoming conferences in October (Chicago and Las Vegas). Details are forthcoming.

Copyright 2014 – James Carlini – All rights reserved


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 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.


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 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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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 and let her know you would like to attend as soon as possible.

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 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


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


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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


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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


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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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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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: )

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


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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


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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


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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


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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

Laura Atchison Are You Asking Yourself the Tough Questions?

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This interview with best selling author Laura Atchison could change your life. If you have issues that you can’t seem to resolve, you might be addressing them in the wrong way. Listen in and find out. Continue reading

Dr. Yvonne Oswald on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Dr Yvonne Oswald is a National U.S. award winning pioneer in the field of personal growth. Voted a 2010 Woman of Influence and Inspiration by the Ministry of Government Services, Ontario, and Chair of the Board of Toronto Youth Day.

Dr Yvonne is a renowned and respected Communications Trainer and Keynote Speaker, a Certified Trainer of Hypnosis and a Master Practitioner of NLP.

Dr Yvonne is also a bestselling author of the book Every Word Has Power which is now translated into 10 different languages. Continue reading

Claudia Suzanne Author and Professional Ghost Writer on Promoting and Marketing Your Book.

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Claudia Suzanne famed Ghost Writer, with Over 120 Titles, and Teacher at CSULB in Ghost Writing, Talks to OPM about Publishing, Promoting and Marketing Your Book

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Rebecca Crownover Author of My Daddy is in Heaven With Jesus

opm 1st place ribbon Rebecca Crownover - Pictures By Brilliant Pixel PhotographyAfter Loosing Her Husband to a Terrible Accident Rebecca Crownover Needed to Explain to Her Daughter What Happened to Her Father.

After the loss of her husband to a tragic ATV accident, Rebecca Crownover struggled to find a book that explained this tragic loss in a simple way that her daughter Acie could understand and relate to. Continue reading

JW Najarian and Bob Bare on How We Interview

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Bob Bare of Bestselling Experts interviews authors, speakers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and other professionals for his site BestSelling Experts.

Bob and I decided it might be interesting to have two interviewers interview each other on interviewing… Sounds crazy, but it turned out to be real interesting and very fun. Continue reading

Ken Keis Living on Purpose, Realizing Your Potential

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Ken found me via On Purpose Magazine and asked me to check out his philosophies and trainings on Living on Purpose.

I checked out his company CRG and his books “Why Aren’t You More Like Me” and “My Source Experience Journal” and found so many connections to what I believe that I had to connect with Ken and get him an interview with him. Continue reading

Gloria Loring – Coincidence Is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous

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Gloria Loring has been blessed with an acting career that has sustained over many years, she has had a number one hit song and has co-written and sung the theme song of a popular sitcom Continue reading

Kaya Redford Using NLP and Timeline Therapy to Change Your Life

Kaya Redford NLP Expert Talks About Using NLP and Timeline Therapy to Drastically Change Your Life.

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.

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

KAya Redford

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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.

Kaya Redford studied NLP with the founders of NLP, Richard Bandler and John Grinder and has been teaching and speaking on the subject to many fortune 500 companies and organizations over the years.

The Next Event will be this weekend


Sat, Sept 29  11 am-2pm at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena, Ca
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)

From Wikipedia

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.[1][2]

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.[citation needed] Their stated aim was in “finding ways to help people have better, fuller and richer lives.”[8][9] 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.[10][11]

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.

Timeline Therapy

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: “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.”

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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

Randy Gage – Risky is the New Safe – Book Release

Randy Gage,  the Millionaire Messiah, Releases His Ninth Book and Most Controversial Ever!

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Randy’s Rants, His Blog, his speaches… Randy does not shy away from controversial conversations about religion, politics or especially about prosperity as Randy feels it is a sin to be Poor. His 9th Book Risky is the New Safe is his boldest yet and will surely be a classic for a new age.

I have been following Randy for many years, since I first heard him speak to around a thousand people at a conference. He is a great speaker, funny, inspiring, smart and wise.

I especially love his no fear, straight talk, sense of humor and his lessons in how to build sales, teams, community….. and about what it takes to have a successful and prosperous life.

I am elated to have been chosen by Randy to be one of a small few that got a chance to receive a gallery copy (pre-release copy) of his new book which is not being released till October 30th. This book is really what we need right now. I cannot say I agree with it all, but I am a Randy Gage believer and this book did not change my mind. It actually helped me clarify a few things I need to do and it put a real fire under my ass to do some things I was not doing.

The book, “Risky is the New Safe”, is the Randy Gage I so loved so much from his book “Why You’re Dumb Sick and Broke and How to Get Smart Healthy and Rich”.  The advance buzz on this book is ridiculous and amazingly huge. I believe this is a book you will be buying for your friends and family.

Many may describe this book as irreverent and very way out there,  and it is meant to be. Not for shock value, but because Randy believes the playing field has changed so much that we need to get real and be able to change our “out of date” thinking now or possibly peril. 

We have seen technology change things for the better and the worse in a very short time and Randy believes that, not only do we need to embrace the change, but we have to get extremely creative and change our way of thinking and looking at the world, if we want to be successful in it.

This book will be called many things. A game changer, a look at the future or even crazy talk, but whatever you believe you will be changed by this book as once a mind is stretched, it is hard to put back.

One thing I know for sure is that Randy Gage doesn’t say things he does not mean and he explains in great detail why he believes what he is predicting and what you need to do to take advantage of the incredible changes yet to come.

Get ready to Zig while others continue to Zag.

I can only imagine Randy’s schedule for this book release, so I so thank him for giving me some of his personal time to give me this interview. Randy tells it like it is, in his new book and in this interview. Thank You Randy – JW

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Is…. Brash, Controversial, Thought-Provoking

This is a different kind of book for a different kind of thinking.  It’s a thought-provoking manifesto for risk takers.  Disruptive technology, accelerating speed of change and economic upheaval are changing the game.  The same tired, old conventional thinking won’t get you to success today.

Risky Is the New Safe will change the way you look at everything!  You’ll view challenges – and the corresponding opportunities they provide – in entirely new and exciting ways.  You’ll recognize powerful new gateways you can walk through to create wealth.

In this mind-bending book you’ll discover:

  • How mavericks like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Mark Cuban, think differently – and what you can learn from them;
  • The six-month online course that could allow you to earn more than a Ph.D.;
  • How social media changes branding and marketing forever, and what that means for you;
  • What happens when holo-suites and virtual-reality sex come about, and how you need to prepare;
  • The New Religion of Ideas:  How to become an “idea generator” and declare as a free agent; and,
  • What will cause the Euro, precious metals, and oceanfront real estate to collapse – and how that can make you rich!

I’ll warn you up front, the book will be controversial to some.  Randy attacks anything that holds you back from success, including government propaganda, conventional wisdom, and other limiting beliefs.  He didn’t write Risky Is the New Safe to tell you what to think.  He wrote it to cause you to think.

I don’t expect you to agree with everything you read in there – and would be surprised if you did. It’s for people who love intellectual discourse, challenging ideas, opposing viewpoints and honest and respectful discussion of the issues surrounding what it takes to be successful today.

Check out the book and get more information from Randy by clicking the button above. You can also Pre-Order a Copy Now…

Here is what others that received a pre-release  are saying!

“Holy crap, I love this book! It’s smart, entertaining and best of all, made me re-think my life and my business.  That’s a winning combination I find irresistible.  Don’t hesitate to buy this book and put it to use in every aspect of your life.”
— Larry Winget
Five-time NYT/WSJ bestselling author, including the #1 bestseller, Shut Up, Stop Whining And Get A Life!

This remarkable, fast-paced book opens your mind and imagination to the incredible opportunities that appear around you when you change your perspective.” — Brian Tracy
Author, The Power of Self-Confidence

Risky is the New Safe is eye opening, mind blowing and gut real. It gives you a step-by-step blueprint for succeeding in today’s new world. If you are an entrepreneur, a business person or want to create wealth in your life you HAVE to read this book!”
— T. Harv Eker
Author, N.Y. Times #1 Bestseller, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

This is your go-to business page-turner! Randy’s forward-thinking concepts embody my own business ideals for driving success within organizations: take risks, no one’s going to die!” — Jeffrey Hayzlett
Global Business Celebrity,
Bestselling Author, Sometime Cowboy

Read this book. But, before you do, suspend what you already believe is true about the way the world is and operates. You are about to learn what ‘critical thinking’ is all about, why risky indeed is the new (and perhaps, only) safe, and how it can make you wiser and more prosperous. The good news is that – in typical Randy Gage style – it will be fun, entertaining, and just sarcastic enough to keep you riveted to every page. Get out your pen and highlighter…you’re gonna’ need it!”
— Bob Burg
Co-author of The Go-Giver
and author of Endless Referrals

Couldn’t take my eyes off this, great freaking book!  Risky is the New Safe is a combination of Buffet, Springsteen, Rand, and Patton. Randy Gage is the ranking intellect of prosperity in our time, and only Luddites will ignore him. He has, yet again, written of the promise of abundance, the appeal of change, and the vast value of new and emerging relationships. There’s nothing risky about buying this book except forgetting to do anything else while you’re engrossed in it.” — Alan Weiss, Ph.D.
Author, The Consulting Bible and Thrive: Stop Wishing Your Life Away!

Relevant, challenging and thought-provoking.  This book is a must-read for entrepreneurs.”
— Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D.
Author of A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement
and Success

I think I held my breath through the entire first chapter. Randy paints a vivid picture of an exhilarating future if we heed his warnings and a terrifying one if we don’t. Reading this book is the safest bet you’ve got.” — Kyle Maynard
2-time ESPY Award winner and author of NY Times bestseller No Excuses

Riveting! A homerun! Gripped me from the first pages and expanded my mind while entertaining me too. I love this gem!” — Joe Vitale
Author, Attract Money Now
and Hypnotic Writing

I couldn’t put it down! In fact, I found myself racing through each page because I couldn’t wait to find out what was coming next.  My next reading will include a highlighter and my journal so I can incorporate Randy’s life changing thoughts into my life on a daily basis.  This book inspired me, challenged me and motivated me to think differently and take my mission to a much bigger level.  I will be sharing it with all of my peers.” — JJ Virgin
Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert
Bestselling Author,
TV Personality & Speaker

No wonder this book has more buzz than any other this year!  It’s breathtaking, brilliant, and bold – a textbook for creating your prosperity and success.”
— Art Jonak
President, Network Professionals, Inc.

Once you read – and more importantly apply  – the ideas contained in Risky is the New Safe, it will be impossible to go back to your old ways of thinking. Randy Gage will free your mind from the shackles of outdated thinking and give you tools that will enable you to navigate the greatest paradigm shift we are now in with the deftness of a Jedi Master. This is an outstanding work.”
— James Trapp
President and CEO
of Unity Worldwide Ministries

Read More Testimonials…

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“I believe you were born to be rich, people are meant to be inspired, and conventions should rock.

I believe a blog can change the world and a speech can change a life.

I believe safe is the new risky, boring is criminal, and pitchers should hit.

Call me a philosopher, a Jedi Knight or the millionaire messiah, just don’t call me late for dinner. I like hot cars, warm beaches and cold Dr. Pepper. Quiet confidence and loud ideas are sexy. When I’m not prowling the podium or locked in my lonely writer’s garret, you’ll find me playing 3rd base for a softball team somewhere.

I believe in my work, because I believe in you.”

From Amazon

There is probably no one on earth better qualified to help you reach more success in MLM than Randy Gage. His Duplication Nation (formerly How to Earn at Least $100,000 a Year in Network Marketing) is the top selling training album in MLM, and his Escape the Rat Race is the #1 recruiting tool in the business. His resources have been translated into more than 15 languages and sold in the millions around the globe.

Randy helped introduce Network Marketing in places like Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Macedonia. He’s been a company VP of Marketing, and served as a consultant to numerous companies, designing compensation plans, creating marketing materials and developing duplicable systems for them. Randy has conducted training for the finest companies in the industry, and spoken in more than 35 countries.

Through his coaching programs and private consulting, Randy has helped the top income earners in numerous companies. He has arguably trained more MLM millionaires than anyone alive today. But most importantly, Randy teaches from real-world experience, earning millions of dollars as a distributor.

Randy has conducted thousands of training programs and presented thousands more opportunity meetings. Several years ago he dusted off his white board and starting from scratch he quickly rose to become the #1 income earner in his company worldwide. He knows what is working in the marketplace right now, and he’ll teach you exactly how to reach mega success in these conditions.

Randy has made his money, and continues to work only for the challenge and to support his personal enrollees. He has achieved the perfect balance between work and life. When he’s not drawing circles, you’ll find him playing 3rd base for the South Florida Carnivores, riding his bike, racing cars, or collecting comic books. His guilty pleasures are Sci-Fi, Krispy Kreme, and watching Project Runway. Randy splits his time between Miami Beach, Sydney, and Paris.

Why you are Sick, Dumb and Broke

And How to Get Smart, Healthy and Rich.

This groundbreaking self-help book reveals the secrets of manifesting health, happiness, and prosperity in your life—but not in a way you’ve experienced before. Blunt, outspoken, and brutally honest, Randy Gage shoots down the forces that hold you back and keep you dumb, sick, and broke, and shows you how to take action to get smart, healthy, and rich.

Randy Gage Site
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