Episode 97: How to Be a Coach and Mentor to Yourself

Welcome to Episode 97 of The Daily Interaction Show. Do you want to hire a coach or have a mentor but can’t afford it or can’t seem to find the right one? Today I answer Silvia’s question and show you how to be a coach and mentor to yourself.

From Silvia, a listener request:

What can a person who is in a stage of life where there are no mentors available do?
We all know the importance of a mentor (or mentors) in one’s life, but there are times when a person might be flying solo (work wise), in strange waters and with not many people who would serve as mentors around. Like living abroad, in a place where you don’t speak the language, the society is very different from your own culture and you work by yourself, not in a company with a formal structure.

I would think about hiring a coach, but say there are financial impediments at the moment. Listening to podcasts and reading is one way I found. What else would you suggest? How can you take the best out of the means you have? What are these means?

Thank you Silvia for asking the question. There IS a lot you can do without hiring a coach. [Read more...]

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Episode 84: How to Get Comfortable Using Video with Leslie Samuel

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Welcome back to Episode #84. This Interactive Interview Series is back with another amazing guest today: Leslie Samuel. Leslie Samuel is a blogger whose sole mission is to create content that inspires others and changes the world.

He blogs at Become A Blogger where he teaches you to do just that, and also at Interactive Biology, a video blog where he teaches biology to thousands of people all around the world. This biology blog ended up landing him a job as a university professor and is a perfect example of how video can have a tremendous impact on your life and the lives of so many others. [Read more...]

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The Power of Mind Maps to Build Your Career Master Plan

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This past week, I worked with one of my amazing clients from my coaching program to create her career master plan. She is a young, smart, and motivated entrepreneur finding her way in this world. She has lots of great ideas with plenty to offer the world. What we needed to do for her was to create a master career plan through brainstorming, idea organization and categorization.

We decided to accomplish this using the most powerful tool I know, a method that I have often used with clients, students as well as in my own projects, that of mind mapping! [Read more...]

83 Ways to Become a Better Person

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Small steps. Giant leaps.

Are you able to say that today you are a better person than yesterday every day of your life?

That’s all. Nothing grandiose. Nothing lofty or ambitious. Nothing to get all anxious about or make big plans for. Just a little better person than you were yesterday?

And it doesn’t matter where you start or how far you may be from where you want to end up. [Read more...]

Make 2013 a Game Changer: The Force of New Intentions

It was a toss-up: To do a big wrap for 2012 or a look ahead for 2013 for the last blog post of the year? I was leaning towards the year-end wrap like 2011. It’s been a phenomenal year. My business grew by leaps and bounds. I hired my husband out of his corporate job to work with me on our business. I traveled to my heart’s content and signed a real book deal with a traditional publisher who found me through my self-published books. And I finally responded to my true yoga calling: Ashtanga! What better way to celebrate it than to share it with you, my beloved reader?

But that kind of post would have been mostly about me and I began to wonder what if you had a hard year? [Read more...]