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The Mosaic Podcast

I have had the incredible opportunity to be friends with some of the richest people in the world and the grace to sit on streets corner with the poorest of the poor and what I have seen is that everyone wants the same thing. It doesn’t matter how much money they have, what religion they practice, the color their skin, or what border they live behind, everyone I have met wants to be loved and accepted, listened to and heard and acknowledged and validated. The Mosaic Podcast gives voice to those who have no voice and to those who are using their voice to uplift humanity. You will be moved beyond words to experience a feeling in your heart, that will leave you knowing nothing is as it seems. Join us, become a fly on the wall, and listen in on fascinating conversations with people from all walks of life, from CEO's to homeless people, thought leaders to drug addicts, from movement builders to bodyguards and from innovators in IT to leaders in human connectivity. As you listen to the stories these people share, watch the person you once saw become the person you now see. Everything is Connected. Welcome to The Mosaic.


Ep 100 We Are An Experience, Experiencing Ourselves with Simran Singh
Simran Singh SIMRAN is a recognized speaker and catalyst for love, compassion and humanity. As an ‘Example’ for a New World Experience of Aliveness, she advocates for the Visionary and Mystic embodied within each person, through creating and sharing FREE conscious, uplifting and inspirational media. To support this humanitarian effort, become a Patron:  SIMRAN is #1 rated, archived syndicated host of Voice America’s 11:11 Talk Radio, host of 11:11 InnerViews TV, and publisher of Nautilus Award-winning 11:11 Magazine. Author of (1) IPPY and IPA Gold Award-winning Conversations With The Universe, (2) Your Journey to Enlightenment and (3) IPPY Gold Award-winning Your Journey to Love. SIMRAN creates art, books, and online courses to bridge humanity’s experience and expression. She is a Tedx speaker, the creator of the One-Woman Show, The Rebel Road… Connecting the Dots from What Was to What Is and  As an ‘Example’ for a New World Experience of Aliveness, she advocates for the Visionary and Mystic embodied within each person, while engaging individuals in the embrace of their darkest depths so to uncover their brilliance of Light. the first time i met her, i asked her to share her experience of a journey she took as i was about to set out on a trip to speak to those no one speaks to and listen to those no one listens to. here is the advice she gave me: though the voice of the many, the voice of the one is shared. the trip i was taking had to be completely for me, if no-one ever saw it, if no one ever funded it, it would be enough. she shared with me, her journey was stepping out of a life that she was supposed to live into finding who she was; it meant not being always what she should be and discovering who she wasn’t; she went willing to be all the things she wasn’t, willing go on an adventure. and when she said this one simple sentence, it really affected me:  "everything in life is a reflection of us speaking to us about us." every person i met, everything that came to me was coming to me to speak to me about me. she told me, i took the rebel road, to take the journey of the unknown, no agenda, but purely to express my own voice and i knew the universe would lead me on its own way. this was purely for me. the world does not need me to change it. when i spoke to people, i said, i am not here for you, i am here for me. by the end of the journey, (7 months on the road with her children) but and experience that lasted seven years. there was so much light in those seven months that it opened up everything cellular, ancestral, that could be opened up in darkness. she went into the darkness, into the pain, into the doubt, into all the things we try to avoid going into and when she emerged after 7 years, the darkness was gone. you can clearly see why i was excited to speak more with Simran. i was a guest on her show which i loved. here is the link to that show: here is what we talked about on The Mosaic Podcast: the connection we feel even though we have never met in person what it means to be an ordinary person having extraordinary experiences a discussion on ordinary and extraordinary growing up too quick, working in her family business, and believing that if she worked hard she would be loved the process of deadening herself to doing what others wanted of her the crack of ego that happens when things get too hard the pain and beauty of the crack discovering what it means to serve herself AND others, who are we, what do we want, what does the soul desire? the excruciating pain of ripping off the mask that is glued to your face and cracking the ego that hides the soul. feeling the space between the irritation of the false that was created and the truth of the soul allowing what is new to emerge and allowing the mask under the mask under the mask to be cracked as we become less of who we were, we tap into more of the truth of what we are it is not who we are but what we are all of the cracking that is taking place is the casting aside of all of the adornments so that we can walk through the door of our own humanity the pain of letting go of who we were vs. remembering what we are and what is coming. the bridge between here and there the past is in a box and the new can’t be confined 99.99% of us are unconscious 99.99% of the time. even the most conscious of those amongst us. be present to the moment and whatever that moment offers. pain, pleasure, despair, etc.  this moment takes you to the next moment.  instead of figuring out how to experience the pain and to not let it overcome her, she choose to invite the experience of the pain TO overcome her being in the feeling of her tears and her knees buckling and knowing what it was there to give her curling up in the presence of this wound and allowing the wound to heal her. what appeared in her life had gold in it  knowing the true light that was in the center of that darkness,  that all the light she was experiencing was artificial lighting and she wanted to know true, real light that shows what the darkness looks like and sooooooo much more to learn more about Simran and the work she does or to purchase her art, please go to here Websites:  Social media links Twitter: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: Facebook: Facebook:    to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to:       TheMosaicOnline.Com        to get The Mosaic, please go to:   or go to amazon:         to join The Mosaic Book club: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here: to schedule a conversation with me on conversations with strangers, please use the link below:
61:04 10/23/20
Ep 099 Every Moment Is Sacred feat. Padma Gordon
THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BY THE MOSAIC to learn more and to buy the book please go to: or go to amazon:   Padma Gordon is a Spiritual Guide, Embodied Mindfulness Counselor, author and lover of life who invites people to deepen their connection to body, heart, and soul. She teaches about relationships through the lens of awakening. Her new book is called, “Being Together: Practical Wisdom for Loving Yourself and Your Partner.” You can get it here: Buy Being Together on Amazon i was amazed at how much we shared in common and how in one conversation we could go so deep.  this was one of the few conversations i have had where we both held the space for the other to be loved and accepted, listened to and heard and acknowledged and validated.  it is what she does in the work she does too. we spoke of: the spaces between the words the beauty of words, but how there is something far more in the work we do for people that happens beneath the words we spoke of time and space and how she feels it dissolving we spoke of the power that comes when we can be together Every moment is sacred including the less preferable ones and so much more but more than the words we spoke, you will feel the vibration between us as you enter into the sacred space of two space holders. when i asked her, if you could say one thing to a world that was listening, what would you say, she answered, I would say: Be present. Every moment is sacred including the less preferable ones. Life is a celebration. Be a devotee of Love and Loving. Life is short. Know that you are enough and trust that you are loved.   This is a podcast you will want to hear.   to find out more about Padma please go to: Facebook: Linkedin: Instagram: Website:   #AgendalessConversation #TheMosaic #TheMosaicPodcast #50ConversationsWith50Strangers #DanielBruceLevin #PadmaGordon #Listen #SeeMe #BePresent #SpirtualGuide #MindfulMovement #BeingTogether   to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to join THE MOSAIC/HIITIDE book club to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:……/the-mosaic-podca…/id1465338321…
77:02 9/25/20
Ep 098 The Kindness Activist with Leigh M. Clark
THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BY THE MOSAIC  to learn more and to buy the book please go to: or go to amazon: Leigh M. Clark is on a mission to throw kindness around like confetti – and has been for nearly a decade. With a full time career in technology currently working with nonprofits, and having founded one herself, Clark has ensured her underlying purpose has been built on kindness.   Clark works for top software company Salesforce where she’s advised clients about end to end solutions across several industries. She currently serves as a Non-Profit Marketing Specialist. She spends much of her day speaking to key industry leaders, about ways to engage with their supporters to create a more substantial impact for their missions.   Her passion project is a charity called Kindleigh…which is centered on making the world a better place through acts of kindness.   Their nonprofit has made significant impact nationwide in efforts such as: gathering school supplies for foster children distributing crucial items to those facing homelessness delivering gifts to women and children who are victims of abuse and human trafficking, paying off holiday layaways for strangers.   Their work has been featured on Rachael Ray, The Today Show, and on many national and local media outlets.   Year over year she continues to work her hardest to leave an indelible mark on the world. Through helping to uplift others she has found her purpose. Her hope is to inspire others to live their best life by sharing their own positivity. Her belief is that together we make a difference through kindness.   One thing to tell the world: When you perform acts of kindness you are not only enriching your happiness you are multiplying it to those around you.  — This is a podcast  you will want to hear. in a time where so often people are not kind to each other, this conversation is even more important now than ever before. inherent in each of us is a desire to be kind to one another and to help those who are in need. witness the way we are in times of adversity, where both sides of an issue comes together to helps get through that moment, it is this kindness that Leigh wants to initiate in us and remind us of all the time. i highly encourage you to visit her websites and spend some time there looking for way that you can hep Leigh grow her movement of kindness and invite Leigh to come and do a presentation for your community. to find out more about Leigh please go to: www. #AgendalessConversation #TheMosaic #TheMosaicPodcast #50ConversationsWith50Strangers #DanielBruceLevin #LeighMClark  #Listen #SeeMe #KindleighOrg #KindnessCommunity #SocialLeigh #RandomActsOfKindness to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to join THE MOSAIC/HIITIDE book club to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:……/the-mosaic-podca…/id1465338321…
58:06 9/20/20
Ep 097 Love Is Just Damn Good Business with Steve Farber
THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BY THE MOSAIC  to learn more and to buy the book please go to: or go to amazon: Steve Farber is Ranked on Inc.’s Global Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts list, Steve Farber is a Wall St Journal best-selling author and the founder and CEO of The Extreme Leadership Institute. His first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His new book, Love Is Just Damn Good Business, has been listed by Book Authority as one of the top business strategy books of 2020.he says, “Promoting Love Is Just Damn Good Business”  and invites you to receive a  free LEAP Assessment at Steve believes, It’s time to toss aside the touchy-feely notions of love in business and recognise the real power it holds. Love is not only appropriate in the context of business, it’s the foundation of great leadership, and, therefore, the very foundation of a thriving, competitive enterprise. When love is part of an organization’s framework and operationalized in its culture, employees and customers feel genuinely valued. Employees who are passionate about the work that they do are more loyal, innovative, creative, and inspired, and that translates to great customer experience. They don’t serve others out of obligation, but because of a genuine desire to improve people’s lives. And when customers reciprocate by loving your products, your services, and your people, that’s when something great happens. That’s when you get loyalty. That’s when you get raving fans. It’s a refreshingly human way of doing business. --- this is one of those pivotal conversations that you just have to listen to.  it was unique not only in the conversation we had but in the application of how to introduce love into the business arena. choosing speak about love as the passion you have for what you are do and the feeling you have for the products and services that you offer, rather than speaking from a place of having to love yourself first or love your team, he brings that culture of love in in a way that corporate people can understand and thens peaks of what happens when your team says, “i love working here.” and your clients say, “ i love what these people do." does that mean that everything becomes perfect. listen in to and out. this is a beautiful conversation and one in which Steve, like many others that i interview comments on the uniqueness of the questions and feel of the interview. i highly encourage you to visit his websites and spend some time there and inviting Steve to come and do a presentation for your team.  to find out more about Steve please go to: or visit him on: LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter   #AgendalessConversation #TheMosaic #TheMosaicPodcast #50ConversationsWith50Strangers #DanielBruceLevin #SteveFarber #Listen #SeeMe #LoveIsJustDamnGoodBusiness #LEAP #ExtremeLeadership #LovingYourProducts #LovingYourServices #lovingYourPeople to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:……/the-mosaic-podca…/id1465338321…
68:03 9/3/20
Ep 096 Reinventing The Planet with David Gershon
THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BY THE MOSAIC  to learn more and to buy the book please go to: or go to amazon: David has dedicated his life to empowering humanity to believe we can create the world of our dreams and designing the strategies and tools to help us make this a reality. He is putting this aspiration and second order knowledge into action through a bold plan to change the world called: “Reinventing the Planet.” David Gershon, co-founder and CEO of Empowerment Institute has been called “the number one expert on social change.” He applies his visionary leadership and social change expertise to designing second order change solutions for cities, countries and the planet that enable the seemingly impossible to become possible. Over the past four decades the initiatives he’s designed have won many awards and achieved much recognition. David has dedicated his life to empowering humanity to believe we can create the world of our dreams and designing the strategies and tools to help us make this a reality. He is putting this aspiration and second order knowledge into action through a bold plan to change the world called: “Reinventing the Planet.” --- this is one of those conversations that you just have to listen to.  it was unique not only in the conversation we had but in the ability and flexibility of David, a brilliant man to be kind and generous enough to change direction midstream with me and move away from what most if not everyone wants him to share, to answer my quirky questions and to challenge his own edges. let me prepare you, David is not like most people. the world he sees is different from the world most of us see, because he asks different questions.  for instance, instead of asking what wrong with the world and how can we fix it? he simply asks, “what is possible?” it is amazing to see how the questions we ask give us the answers we follow. try asking new and different questions. David invites people to grow beyond the edges and watch what happens when i ask David what is beyond the edge of his own growth right now? i highly encourage you to visit his websites and spend some time there getting to know David and the amazing innovations he is creating with the people who associate with him . .  to find out more about David please go to: #AgendalessConversation #TheMosaic #TheMosaicPodcast #50ConversationsWith50Strangers #DanielBruceLevin #DavidGershon #Listen #SeeMe #ReinventingEarth #peace2030 #EmpowermentInstitute #GrowBeyondTheEdges to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:……/the-mosaic-podca…/id1465338321…
68:41 8/30/20
Ep 095 It’s Ok To Be Human with Andrea Garfield
THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BY THE MOSAIC to learn more or to buy the book please go to amazon: Andrea Garfield has been building businesses and coaching and teaching leaders her whole career. after getting her MBA she built and sold companies and volunteered, coaching leaders across the globe. now as Founder and CEO of Awesome Institute, she is passionate about helping people be more human at work. she blew into my awareness through a short video i saw of her coaching Simon Sinek through a tough time in this coronavirus pandemic. and from the moment i watched that video i knew i wanted to have her on The Mosaic Podcast. she is kind, authentic, approachable and dare i say human. although she works with some really well known people, there was no air about her. she was real, and vulnerable (although she says this is still hard for her to be) and very accepting. i found our conversation to be easy, like sitting on the front porch in a comfortable chair sipping a lemonade.  there was something very clean and wholesome about it. and we spoke about feeling feelings, how we learn to be separate, the gift of children, walking rather than jumping into change. i could tell you all about it, because in its own way, the conversation touched me like a gentle breeze touches me and brings me comfort. but that would rob you of the opportunity to experience this conversation from your point of view and feel what you feel from it, and why would i want to do that. when i asked her what she would say to the word if she knew it was listening, she replied: "It's okay to be human at work and in life."  i invite you to experience Andrea Garfield and when you like the experience, i encourage you to learn more about her by going to: to Sign up for Andrea’s Online Class: Managing Your Emotions in High Stress Times, please look at online classes at: #AgendalessConversation #TheMosaic #TheMosaicPodcast#50ConversationsWith50Strangers #DanielBruceLevin#AndreaGarfield #ItsOkToBeHuman #Listen #SeeMe #AwesomeInstitute #SimonSinek #ManagingYourEmotionsInHighStressTimes to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:…
48:54 8/29/20
Ep 094 Living Room Conversations with Brialle Ringer
THIS SHOW IS SPONSORED BY THE MOSAIC to learn more and to buy the book please go to: www.TheMosaicOnline.comor go to amazon: Do not let her age fool you, Brialle Ringer has gone through a lot, done a lot of inner work to heal, and has a brilliant mind that sees the world differently. She is trained on how to create safe environments that allow people bring out of themselves what they believe and then t listen to others share what they believe too. there is some hope for this world if we can continue having conversations of the sort that Living Room Conversations initiate. Our conversation focused less of the work she does for LRC but on who she is, belief systems i had, listening and understanding new ways to see.  but rather than me try to explain the conversation to you, why not just listen to it for yourself. this is an important conversation for these times she is a Holistic Health Coach and Racial Equity Partner Brialle Ringer integrates her degree in Social Work, background in yoga, and a healing justice framework to create connecting conversations and experiences. She views personal transformation as an integral piece of collective liberation and knows that when we heal ourselves, we heal the world.  to learn more about Brialle, please go to: Instagram   when i asked her what was one thing she would say to the world, she said, "Our personal transformation is integral to our collective liberation." ----- are about Living Room Conversations: Living Room Conversations are a conversational bridge across issues that divide and separate us. They provide an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions.  to learn more about Brialle, please go to:  to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:…
68:30 8/27/20
Ep 093 Catching The Moment We Become Who We Are with Trina Bardusco
Somewhere in the back of my mind, i have the idea that the book i wrote, The Mosaic would always be turned into a movie or a Netflix series or something like that and from time to time life brings to me people who are really talented in filmmaking, directing and producing films. i have also always felt that the essence of The Mosaic, the idea of listening to people no one listens to, and watching them righting front of my eyes transform from who i thought they were to who they are.  for the most part, this happens in my seeing something that i never saw in them before, AND . . .  occasionally it happens through the practice of holding space.  when a person feels safe enough to be themselves, all that they are not falls away, leaving only who they are to be seen. both ways involve this practice of compassionate listening and both processes are exquisite to watch. Trina Bardusco is an American-Venezuelan who is passionate about innovative storytelling, championing multiculturalism, diversity and content for women. She has written, directed, produced and or co-hosted a total of nine web series and for-and-about women in both English and Spanish. you can easily see why i was so eager to speak with her. She also co-pioneered HBO Latino’s original, award winning series, Habla, that for over a decade has given a platform to Latinos living in the U.S. Latinos from all walks of life, including dozens of celebrities, share their personal stories. Her latest project, Going Solo, is a documentary series with a distinctly feminine take on the impulse to travel. Blending bold storytelling, far-flung locals, and spirited exploration, we follow Trina as she takes a walk—or twirl, or ride—in another’s shoes, seeking passion and excitement in each unique form of cultural expression.  need i say more, but there is more . . . Trina began her career as a Fulbright Scholar of ethnomusicology in Spain in 1999 for her project, “Flamenco’s Duende and Deep Song.” She soon traded the library for one of the first, readily available DV digital cameras, and started documenting gypsy flamenco singer, Luis Agujeta. This lead to her debut documentary, I’m the Tourist,  where she first began experimenting with immersing herself in a way of life markedly different from her own. what was fabulous to watch in this interview was that moment when we could feel who trina was actually came front an center.  thesis not to say that before na after that moment trina was not real and authentic and beautiful, but if you watch, i thin you will see, there is a moment she something changes. those moments are what i live for. i hope you will enjoy watching this episode and that it will encourage you to usher in that moment for yourself when you become you. to get in touch with trina please go to her website: to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:  
68:44 8/14/20
Ep 092 When Curiosity Meets Listening with Martin Lopez
I met Martin several years ago.  in the years i have known him, he has always been one of the kindest people i know.  he is someone who has always given to me way more than he has asked for, he has had me on numerous platforms that he has created and yet over the years we have not seen each other all that much when he invited me to be on a facebook live conversation, i saw something in him that i had not seen before, and i wanted to have him on this podcast to share with us his work around curiosity and his book The Curiosity Theory. i must say, this was one of the most interesting podcasts that i have ever done, because in the middleman our conversation, Martin stepped back to analyse what he was thinking and feeling from a curiosity perspective and then i did the same thing from a place of holding space and listening. the two practices are very similar but i think you will see in this conversation, the living breathing practice of what each of us do. i highly recommend Martin and if you are feeling stuck or this that a new way of looking at the world with curiosity might benefit you and/or you company, please reach out to him. here is a little more Information on who Martin is and how you can reach him: Martin Lopez is an Real Estate Professional as well an Author, Trainer and Coach in the personal development industry. His book The Curiosity Theory is a powerful methodology that radically changes… ✅ The way we look at ourselves ✅ The way we look at each other. ✅ And The way we look at life, The Curiosity Theory gives people alternatives during tense and stressful situations. This allows people to Powerfully Interact vs. Repeating the same mistakes over and over. As a Trainer, Martin’s works with: Start-ups ::: Corporate CEO’s ::: One on One Coaching ::: And High Performance Teams. His gift is uncovering blind spots and strengthening professional and personal relationships, As well as helping teams and organizations work together more openly and efficiently. Martin is a graduate of the University of Santa Monica’s Spiritual Psychology program and has extensive training in may other methodologies. During his 30+ years as a real estate professional and mortgage banker, Martin saw so many opportunities lost due to misaligned energy, conflict and self-sabotaging communications. Almost every time, the issues were human rather than technical: Simple misunderstandings Tragic disagreement Fear-driven distrust The Curiosity Theory is the result of Martin’s exploration. Written in the same humorous, conversational style he uses when teaching seminars. The book is a guide to practicing The Curiosity Theory to strengthen your relationships in all aspects of your life. Applied curiosity improves communication and collaboration. It helps teams work together more openly and efficiently. It brings friends, couples and families closer together. Website: Social Media: Download Audiobook to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:  
58:19 8/12/20
Ep 091 When Fiction Becomes Reality - Sugar Mountain with Alfred Alcorn
This happens sometimes in the world of fiction and science fiction, a writer writes a story that speaks of something that happens only to find years later, what the writer saw happen, actually happens. Alfred Alcorn is not a prophet, a psychic or a doomsayer, he is just a brilliant author who has seen enough of the world to tell stories of a world that could be. Sugar Mountain, written in 2013, could become a manual to help us navigate or way through the global pandemic of Coved -19.  it is not an exact rendition, but what it does do, is it invites the reader to contemplate, is Coved -19 a one and done endemic or the messenger for a more deadly pandemic that could surface at any time. Hear Alfred thoughts on what can be done, what the world is trying to say to us and what the world might soon look like if we don’t all come together. First published in 2013 and set in western Massachusetts, Sugar Mountain  revolves around the struggle of an extended family to survive a pandemic  that starts in China and spreads around the world with devastating effect.  As it stands,  Sugar Mountain could serve as a survival manual should Covid 19 mutate and turn more deadly than it already is.  Because of the relevance and increased demand for Sugar Mountain, the publisher has come out with a reissue that might be of interest to those who have not read the 2013 edition.   Born Alfred Denny and orphaned at the age of eight, the author grew up in the U.K. (Merseyside), in Ireland (County Roscommon), and in the U.S. (Massachusetts). He graduated from Harvard and has worked as a journalist, editor, teacher, travel director (for the Harvard Museum of Natural History).  In that last capacity he planned and led trips all over the world, including Antarctica.  He has also been a safari guide, mostly in Tanzania, which he knows well.   To date he has written and published 10 novels.  They have been reviewed in the New Yorker, The New York Times, the Boston Globe, and many other publications.
67:35 8/7/20
Ep 090 The Power of Fear with Diane Ray
Ep. 090 The Power of Fear with Diane Ray we had numerous opportunities to meet each other over the course of the years, but we never did, not even when we worked for the same company, Hay House, but then again, she was coming in and I was going out. we got reintroduced through the podcast community and both of us decided it was time to have a conversation. prior to this podcast we had one of two conversations over the phone and I shared with her my feeling that perhaps it was time for her to move from behind the curtain to in front of the curtain and so one of the things I was interested in talking to her about was whether she had gleaned any insights from talking to so many  of the leaders in the industry of self help around the topic of fear. when i asked diane what she would like to say to people, she sent me a quote George Harrison and say " All things must pass" ..we have been through wars, other pandemics and bad presidents. We will get through this as well. Just be kind to each other and remember we are all in this together.  I could tell you more but I think it better if you listen in to see what we talked about  . . .   BIO she has been working in radio broadcasting for over 30 years since she first cracked the mic at age 19 at WSHE She’s Only Rock and Roll in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla for their Amateur Hour. She worked for most of my on-air radio career in the Miami market with stops in Austin, TX and San Diego, CA. You can view my complete resume here For over a decade she has been working in digital media and online broadcasting as the Network Radio Manager/Producer at and Director of Programming for since 2017. she launched her podcast Be Present: The Diane Ray Show with Unity Online Radio in August of 2018. to find out more about Diane please go to: web site you will find my bio and other info. is @dianeray1 on Twitter @dianeray66 on Instagram and my Facebook page    listen in to the Unity Podcast at:    to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com   to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon:
71:15 7/30/20
Ep 089 The Master of First Times with Ann Bernard
Ann is a storyteller, serial entrepreneur, world traveler, and a lover of the outdoors. She also served in the Marine Corps for 24 years, hanging up her uniform as a Lieutenant Colonel.  She is now the Master of First Times and creator of the #365FirstsChallenge and the host of the #365Firsts Podcast. when i asked her, if she could say one thing to the world, what would it be, she replied, “To realize life is there for living it. Living life means you engage in discovering and exploring what it has to offer you." she had a first time experience with me as before we went on the show, i sat with her and we share an intention for the show and the effect we hoped to have on others. it was the first time she did that before a podcast. my first time will be to speak less and invite you to listen more to this very interesting show tat goes from what defines a first time experience, to hitting rock bottom, to finding God, to her facebook group of first timers to what she still hopes to do and experience in this life. there is a lot on this episode, but you will only know the, if you listen in now. to learn more about Ann Bernard, please go to: Website: Instagram: and Twitter: and Facebook:,, LinkedIn: please join her Facebook Group:  the #365FirstsChallenge Community and/or listen to her free webinar:  How to Become a (First Time) Storyteller  to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:  
47:12 7/27/20
Ep 088 500 Lunch with 500 Strangers with Nick Bendel
i don’t even know how Nick came across my awareness, but the minute I heard about what he was doing, something ignited in me. you see, i had been planning to take a trip around the world to sit with people who did not feel heard and listen to them. i wanted to hear what people would say if someone cared enough to listen to them. i wanted to sit on street corners, government offices, homeless shelters, placesI of worship, bookstores, cafes and truck stops. I wanted to visit strangers in hospitals and talk with CEO’s and entrepreneurs, sit with families and children in schools, i wanted to sit with the homeless and with people who had beautiful homes and ask them some questions and just listen to their answers. but i was scared. my body had gotten older and it was carrying a lot of pain and i was no longer that 18 year old kid who hitchiked around the world’s was now a 65 year old man who was a whole lot less spontaneous than i wanted to admit i was and was looking for companies to sponsor my trip. i was looking for a car company to sponsor my vehicle and a hotel company to let me stay overnight in rooms that were not booked, or a train company that would be willing to let me ride across the country and speak with people on the trains. all great ideas, but what i realized is they were covering up my fear of getting out there and doing it. so i made a decision, i would leave march 1,2020 no matter what.  in judaism they have a great saying, "Man plans and God laughs”.  weeks beforemy departure date, Coved -19 entered our collective lives and no one was going anywhere. so when i heard about nick and hs mission to have 500 lunches with 500 strangers, i had to have him on the show and i had to do what he was doing. and thus i started 50 conversations with 50 strangers (o listen to those conversations, please go to my YouTube channel: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here: you will love this podcast, there is a gentleness and a kindness that permeate everything nick does, to hear that, you will have to listen to this show. to find out more about nick and 500 lunches, read below: About Nick Bendel Nick Bendel is an ex-journalist who now owns a content marketing agency called Hunter & Scribe. When Nick isn’t working ridiculously long hours, he spends his time reading, writing, watching sport, meeting strangers and dreaming about travelling the world. Nick lives in Sydney, Australia. About #500lunches Nick Bendel is in the process of having lunch with 500 strangers in 5 years. He started his quest in August 2019 and has already met more than 100 strangers. Nick is doing these 500 lunches so he can grow his network, improve his social skills and sharpen his mindset. Learn more / contact Nick   to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:
39:12 7/21/20
Ep 087 Meet a Guardian Angel with Vikki Thomas
Vikki Thomas: Her background is in finance and business in the corporate world and also made her successes being a multiple business owner and private property investor. However, she was called to do something more and embarked on a new journey 5 years ago. Her search for meaning and to live her life mission.    She is profoundly grateful for the opportunities she has had to reach out to many, through the medium of global live events, talks, books, radio and soon to be television. She is said to be: A guardian angel who not only inspires her followers, but energetically heals people all over the world utilising the Quantum Field. She brings “magic” & “abundance” into people's lives.   Vikki Thomas is a Quantum Healer & Intuitive Guide. Founder of Align Your Life with Magic, a container supporting women from a soul level (‪ Founder of HIT-Talks LIVE a global platform of Hope, Inspiration & Transformation (‪ and Honest Inner Truths conversation with interesting people who get to ask each other questions that get answered. I have known Vikki now for a few months but I understand her and her mission now so much better as a result of this podcast. she has had a lot of pivot points in her life and I love being able to share some of those here to inspire others who feel like where they are is not where they want to be. on this podcast you will hear: how growing up in a small town in England with a mom who was a fruit picker and the first woman to be allowed to work in a factory and a dad who worked in a salvage yard of automobiles growing up in a difficult home with lots of alcohol and violence and being abandoned by her mom at 14 and having to take care of her 7-year-old brother what was the key to making a life that worked from the upbringing that she had, one that should not have allowed her to succeed? with no parents and a nun in a church who was really mean to her, how she felt she needed to succeed. hear the choice she made that helped her to change her point of view why it is now so understandable why she introduces herself as a guardian angel do we choose the life we are living before we come into this life? the power of being able to have a conversation with someone you trust find out what she is most proud of . . . the idea of that our actions can affect 7 generations in the past and 7 generations in the future the story of cutting off the ends and the priest and the dog how we can cut off the weight of the past and the ancestral burden of continuing what has always continued taking responsibility vs blaming others bridging the corporate world and the spiritual world and the steps in between the straw that breaks the camel’s back moment an experience with sacred medicine the desire to not be defined by titles and what that means in terms of magic happening. comparison-i-tis trust and judgement and social media believe that everything you need is right inside of you what one thing is that she would recommend that would change the momentum of the way the world is going?   to learn more about Vikki, please go to:   to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com   to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:
55:34 7/10/20
Ep 086 Personal Freedom comes with Personal Responsibility with Rich Weingart
rich weingart After an earlier career in finance and a stint with teaching, Rich has spent the last 20 years helping build an insurance brokerage firm which is still his profession. In his 'other' life, Rich has spent the last 10 years coaching his kids in various sports, and, learning as many lessons as he taught, or maybe more. He loves being a Dad, coaching and leading. He is active in the community and values making an impact in other people's lives as he tries to be the best version of himself he can be, while also taking himself lightly (when he knows how). Rich's podcast, A Richer Life, was inspired by a mission of creating A Richer Life for himself and inspiring others to do the same. He is excited to explore other peoples courageous journeys and help encourage others to dive deep into whatever 'fear' is holding them back and go for whatever 'it' is for them. you can learn more about him and his podcast by going to: IG: a richerlife FB: A Richer Life   If I could say one thing to the World, it would be: love is the answer to everything and personal freedom comes with personal responsibility. what you will hear on this podcast: my conversation with Rich feels like a conversation with a brother and the climate that exist as the backdrop of our conversation brings meaning to the pivots Rich has made in his life understanding the statement personal freedom comes from personal responsibility George Floyd, Racism and Black Lives Matter and another point of view how do we get to the other side of all of this? everyone needs to take responsibility for their actions, white, black, yellow, red whatever color we are, we all need to take responsibility for the way we show up here is the Harvard Implicit test I spoke of: be courageous enough to have these sweaty palm conversations how do we create a richer life for the people who have been on the other side of this equation? releasing the trauma . . . what is needed to get past this trauma being a little bit better than we were what does personal responsibility brings personal freedom really mean how important is it for people to heal by simply telling their story do we have to go through what people are going through to help them? what it is like to be traveling in an RV during Coved 19 and meeting the real people of America. what are the people you are meeting on your trip like? we are in this game “to do human better” and how we need things like alternative media sources like the podcasts that we are doing need to happen to show the good stories of our life hear a simple explanation about why it is so important to “do human better” what is one thing that surprises him on the road trip he is on? getting in harmony with the bigger world around us brings a new perspective human being vs. human doing if your life is not up to you, who is it up to? the brutal truth spoken with compassion and empathy when we experience trauma, we feel alone. where place does vulnerability play in this cycle. hear how he answers, is this the world that you alwaysdreamed of handing over to your children and hear what Rich wants to share with you to make life better. forgiveness and acceptance all of us are here to help each other and we all need help when you have the choice to be right or kind, be kind! to learn more about Daniel B. Levin, please go to: https://www.TheMosaicOnline.Com   to get The Mosaic, please go to: or go to amazon: to subscribe to my YouTube channel, please go here:  
63:49 7/6/20
Ep 085 The Lift Boy- A Story That Will Lift Your Heart with Jonathan Augustin
Jonathan Augustin is a film Writer-Director-Producer born in Bombay and educated in Bournemouth. His debut feature film THE LIFT BOY released in theatres across India, UAE & Taiwan in 2019. The film was later acquired by Channel 4 UK. In April 2020, NETFLIX acquired the worldwide streaming rights. What his Message to the World is: FAIL FORWARD with HOPE!  THE LIFT BOY on NETFLIX:  THE LIFT BOY Trailer:  The film had its limited edition Indian theatrical release on 18th Jan 2019 with houseful shows. In addition, the film released theatrically in UAE on 18th April and in theatres across Taiwan on 2nd August 2019, successfully completing 3 Weeks in Taiwan. THE LIFT BOY was later acquired by Channel 4 UK. On 3rd April 2020, Netflix acquired the worldwide streaming rights.  Duration: 107 mins   Year: 2019   Langue: English (70%) & Hindi (30%) with english subtitles throughout.  Website:   FB:   Censor Rating: U/A & PG-13  Insta: @theliftboy @jonathanaugustin Hashtag: #TheLiftBoy    Twitter: @JonathanChats @TheLiftBoy Jonathan's FB: Jonathan Augustin bio link:  email: what you will hear on this podcast: This is a different podcast from the format I usually do, but I consciously did it this way because I was so touched by the movie he made that I wanted The Lift Boy and how it was created to be the center of this podcast. I hope you love it. hear the story of The Lift Boy who inspired this story hear how the Lift Boys eyes and the words he said became the source of this movie stuck in a place he didn’t want to be, he left everything to take a risk and do something he had never done before, write a script and make a movie at 24 he made it, at 29 it went on Netflix for those of you who have always dreamed of doing something but the world has told you, you can’t, listen to this story what corrupts us from moving forward and what propels us forward the philosophy of fail forward the origin of the creative process how did the process of writing The Lift Boy come to him the importance of obsession what inspired him to make this movie the process of talking to the characters and listening to what they have to say the father son relationship seeing the blank page, and the anxiety that drives you forward a dive into the experience where writers block opens up ask yourself, why did I start this and other questions you can ask see the process of Walt Disney in the Netflix movie Walt Before Mickey what it means to Fail Forward? begin with the end in mind the experience of going through moments of self-doubt, anger and tears the trashman and getting it out every meeting gave me free feedback and the studio that finally said yes the office, the prestige and the nothing that happens buying his script back, setting up his own office and making it happen on his own when asking for help, be specific the nuggets that pack the creative process of telling the story of human life what would it take for you, the listener to find this passion how the relationships in his life entered into to the relationships of The Lift Boy the transformation that happened in him when he made The Lift Boy the reaction of his mother and his father to the release of his film. enjoying the few moments of success before the goalposts change anxiety, ambition and the desire to do something good making happiness a state of mind and one small deed of kindness
59:08 6/24/20
Ep 084 Raising World Children in a Confusing Time with Aditi Wardham Singh
Aditi Wardhan Singh is award winning, best selling author of Strong Roots Have No Fear and How Our Skin Sparkles. She is an authoritative voice on cultural sensitivity and empowerment. She is the founder and Chief Editor of Raising World Children Magazine, which is a magazine for multicultural parents to raise global citizens with a growth mindset. website URL - social media links - email: check out her 2 books on her website or on Strong Roots Have No Fear How Our Skin Sparkles and also look at her offers of book publishing services for those of you wanting to write a book. when i asked her what is her purpose here on earth, she said: "Life is unimaginable without a purpose to hold onto. My children and the children around me inspire me every day to create resources that build multicultural families up. I believe my purpose is to let people know they are not alone in their struggles, be it familial, personal or emotional. To help empower mindsets to look beyond themselves for personal growth." here is what you will hear on this podcast: her parents were from different parts of India and she grew up on the border of Kuwait and India, helping her to have a more multi-cultural perspective hear her belief around the thought that we all become like our parents and her philosophy around take the best qualities from your parents and leave behind the bad qualities hear what lessons her father taught her her hear the story of how her mother loved unconditionally when we love, will we be taken advantage of? how good comes to us what happens when 2 core values we hold are at odds with each other hear how her skepticism of being taken advantage had to look at her desire to love unconditionally and serve those who are multi-cultural how much are you giving, how much are people taking advantage of you and how much are you allowing the business of what you do to lead.are you where you want to be go to her facebook page to receive free answers to your questions on raising children: her thoughts on George Floyd and racism here how she did not realize she was living under a rock in the exact area she was working in peaceful protest and covid-19 The Freedom Struggle as an example for the Asian culture. A group of young 25 year old boys who were revered for standing up with violent protests and for stealing money off of the trains. their desire for a unified India caused them to get violent in order to be heard the story of my daughter Elisa when she has not been heard and what she taught me the protesters, the agitators and the looters the story of their evacuation during the gulf war and what happened on their return back where does looting come from and the desire to take advantage of people in turmoil the importance of real conscious conversations and what is needed when we are struggling in the current environment more than ever, what is the benefit of welcoming all voices how much of our biases are infused in us from everything we see in the life around us? the importance of having a resource where we can talk to our children around racism, bullying, diversity and much, much more. this idea that white is good and everything not white is not as good and why it ever started “Fair and Lovely” campaign and how racism exist even within little and darker shade colors of black and brown skin people. is beautiful made from being fair skinned? do things come easier to pretty people? there is also division of language and state the desire to separate and the desire to unite and how bring empowerment, relatable stories and diverse voices writing book . how to build a unified world the need for brown parents to have conversations around what the brown community and all communities can do to un-box people the world that is coming and the new boxes that will be created if we don’t break those molds before then what’s one thing she would suggest to lean the world into a better direction diversify your library and your life knowledge and technology is growing so quickly and if we only deal with the problems of today, we will get left behind in the future, we must solve the problems of today so that we are prepared for the problems of tomorrow to learn more about Danny please visit: to get a copy of The Mosaic go to, or get it on amazon by going to:  
64:50 6/23/20
Ep 083 Behind Closed Doors with Tamika and Stormy Archie
Tamika and Stormy Archie, are the creators, writers, directors, producers and film crew for of a new film series song on the On Channel called “Behind Closed Doors”.  The amazing thing is that neither one of them knew anything about filmmaking. They learn it all from watching YouTube videos. Behind Closed Door weaves the dramatic stories of 4 characters struggling with the real-life issues of domestic & sexual abuse, mental illness, and drug addiction. The stories they tell come for the most part from what they witnessed and experienced as children. it is a story of those who suffer in silence and how that suffering remains long after the trauma is done. The first season of “Behind Closed Doors” had over 14,000 views within the first 2 weeks. It’s now one of the ON network’s most popular streamed series. when i look at the world today and i see what has come out from behind closed doors, a film series’s like this is even more important than ever. you can find out more about them at  Facebook NuVysion Media Group Instagram NuVysion Media Twitter NuVysion Media What you will hear on this podcast: hear how I wonder if the world at large is similar to that of an abused person in relationship to the world around them. how we are all in one way or another living “Behind Closed Doors” Tamika and Stormy created a movie series with no prior experience creating a film and they learned everything the created from YouTube video molested by her father, her mother was bi-polar who turned to drugs as a result of her shame at not being able to protect her daughter her anger at being violated by her father even as she was a daddy’s girl the first session of Behind Closed Doors is Taiko’s story; season 2 will be Stormy’s completely different story of a father who was not around and her discover yof 9 other siblings abused from kindergarten through 6th grade; the movie, “Something about Amelia” and what happened when Tamika told her teacher the prophetic dream and what happened when her mom asked her what happened the model of abuse that continued to live on raised by her grandparents who didn’t know what was going on and the excuses she made to stay more with them her strategy of wetting the bed to keep her father out the safety Tamika felt the first time she was with Stormy the beauty of someone holding the space for someone who was abused and for the abused person to trust someone when she was betrayed in the trust she had given to one who was supposed to keep her safe what is the abused person and the abuser both trying to say that never got heard what Tamika would say to people who are being abused go to On Channel and watch their series “Behind Closed Doors” how does someone get to a place where they really know it is not their fault forgiveness? and the 15 page certified letter braking that trust of a daughter the thankfulness for the relationship she has with Stormy waking up one day and realizing I need to know who I am and the practice that followed the conversation Stormy had with her dad and the importance of having a dad in your life, especially for a daughter what they saw in each other that brought them together the conversation that started and never ended do they ever wonder how much could be stacked against them, black, abused, beaten, abandoned, gay, and woman and still they are happy! how did they find the happiness they have now and how do we get the world to do what they have done in their own life? be selfish making the choice to be happy not making a choice is still making a choice do something different where in your life are you living “Behind Closed Doors”? what is it you are wanting to say but are not saying? to learn more about Danny please visit: to get a copy of The Mosaic go to, or get it on amazon by going to:
57:00 6/17/20
Ep 82 Holding the Space for Partnership not Domination with Melody LeBaron
As a professional organizer, Space Clearing and Feng Shui expert, Melody LeBaron helps clients create homes and workspaces that function and feel like success partners.  Melody also works with the dying and their caregivers, to create sacred space for a conscious and beautiful death. Her new book, Transforming Death: Creating Sacred Space for the Dying, which will be available in mid- June: Her Life Purpose I took birth to participate in the shift from the dominator the partnership on our planet.  I partner with my shadow, my loved ones, the land I live on, my home, with life and death. what you will hear on this podcast: how her parents climbed out of poverty her dad changed from a farmer to a scientist when she realized how much she loved the process of re-organization being the caretake to her siblings so that her parents could do what they needed to do living the life of the parentified child and creating a family culture that was healthy the story of the soft spot closing on her brother’s head the story of the baby and the toddler that moment when we forget where we came from what the doctor said to her that shocked her being in feel an incident of hearing the inner voice that scared her feeling different until she found a place where she fit in the wound of belonging, the mormom church and the beliefs she had to leave behind the reason she wrote her book how she knew where to place her hands to relieve her pain the beliefs around death that made her uncomfortable the partnership with life the dominator- submissive relationship the connection she felt to nature and the feeling she felt in certain homes clearing the space not only in a house, but also in the transition from life to death the importance of maintaining their belief of where they are going to ease their experience the cultural views of death, the belief of failure and the natural flow of life the most painful belief she had to confront in herself the different way people of different cultures view death the change that happens in the experience of death when we hold a different point of view. the generating, the organization and the death stages of life how death can inform everything about the way we live the white supremacist society and systemic racism everything goes through spaces of life and death stay centered, grounded in love and present in every moment how would this one idea of partnership and the model that it sets in places vs the idea of domination change your life Links my website: a resource for each white identity development stage from Melody   to learn more about Danny please visit: to get a copy of The Mosaic go to, or get it on amazon by going to:    
61:41 6/13/20
Ep 081 Loving Others Through Their Pain with Marlisse Hardamon
Marlisse Hardamon I would like to introduce myself, Lisa, a survivor. 

Yes, I was abused and suffered from the result of that abuse. Yes, I cried and I even tried to end my life, several times. I hated myself and everyone, else. I was bitter and angry. I lived in a place of darkness, it covered my soul. I drank and smoked, just to numb the pain. I lived in the world of victimization, unable to heal and forgive.

But, today I dance in the light of my life, not as a victim, but a victor.  I have learned to not only forgive my perpetrators but to forgive myself. I have learned to move past my pain, not by pretending it never happened, but by drawing strength from it, because it happened. I have been able to transform my life, using my pain as a platform to show women, how to live a transformed life, to move beyond their current situation into a place of wholeness, peace, and joy. I am not a victim, I did not let my life destroy me, it made me strong and taught me how to truly live life. Purpose: I was placed here to allow my light to shine through adversity and trauma, so that I can be a beacon of light other who are in traumatic situations and that I can love them through their pain. For more info, check out Here is what you will hear on this podcast: her mother was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her father the great escape living now with friends of her mom, they went from a middle class lifestyle to an extremely low class home the big force and trying to latch the lock her first sexual assault and the silence she was forced to keep from the frying pan into the fire the “I don’t want to talk about it” response. her mom turning her back because she didn’t know what else to do breaking all ties with the friends that took her in feel the secrecy that exists in the silence demand by the abuser the need to have control black people, lighter skin black people, preferential treatment and racism are black people racist to other black people? the story of black men and black women the generational transfer from parent to child what happened when she was babysitting? the pivot point of getting mad how Marlisse made sure the abuse did not continue to her children the pass down from one generation to another and the awareness that makes it stop has every sexual offender been sexually offended. feeling powerless and wanting to reclaim that power the pain that shuts down memory and how someone bypasses it forgiving her perpetrators and forgiving herself too. what dd she have to forgive herself for doing the angels that God sent her to help her walk through her pain the story of telling her mom and how she received it what she would say to someone who is getting sexually or physically abused the traumatization of assault, violence and abuse moving from the micro situation to the macro situation; going from the abuse of a woman by a man to the abuse of a policeman to a person; to a president to anyone who opposes him, to a sports figure who stands up to the abuse of black people and gets punished for doing do how do you know who you can speak to and how to trust them real change comes from a different mentality of people in power feeling defiled by looking at the people that we look to, to protect us, abusing us. the overwhelming presence of abuse in every segment of our society how do those who have been abused stand up and come together against their abuser? how do we get our humanity back? the importance of our voice and how important it is to share our story passing legislation does not change the heart of man how insidious racism is and how it crept into my life too, and how systematic racism exists in basically good people who believe it is ok to beat his wife, speaks racist beliefs, strangle a man with his knee? cameras cannot catch the sexually assault of young children the result of coved-19 on the abuse child the importance of one man, a pastor in her life and does the lack of presence of the neighbourhood church place a part in this and how the church has changed. the lack of presence of the ministers of the church from the dance of life, what is the one thing she can give us to reverse our direction if you want something, give it to someone else make a conscious effort to be there for others love not control: an amazing free offer she is giving to anyone listening to this podcast each one reach one to connect with Marlisse, please connect with her in one of these ways: Website: Email: Linkedin: Facebook: Transformation Speaks Group on Facebook: Instagram: Special Promotional Offer to Mosaic Podcast people : Free Introductory Trial of Transformative Coaching for 2 months; enter code: Mosaic Podcast to learn more about Danny please visit: to get a copy of The Mosaic go to, or get it on amazon by going to:
68:25 6/12/20
Ep 080 You Have to Breathe: Your Voice Matters with Joe Pryor
Joe Pryor, is the author of Unlikely Destiny a book that has receive high regards from both celebrities and ordinary people. it is available wherever books are sold or on amazon. A quote from Unlikely Destiny “Have you ever really looked at yourself in the mirror? Have you ever asked yourself, "Why are you here?" Have you ever thought about your true purpose in life, or your Destiny? These are just a few of the questions I've asked you to think about, while reading Unlikely Destiny Volume One. The idea behind every question is to get you to think! To keep you always thinking outside the box. To think about every person you've met on your journey in life and why you invited them into your environment. The environment I speak about is YOU.”  Joe is a patented inventor, a former dedicated law enforcement officer and a security consultant to high profile celebrities and corporate executives. Joe’ s FOCUS FORWARD mindset has translated his dreams into reality. In his book he shares his easy common-sense steps, that helped him overcome the odds to find personal and professional success through understanding his UNLIKELY DESTINY. it is those odds again that we as a nation need to overcome if we will ever achieve our purpose to fulfil our Unlikely Destiny as a world nation. If ever the country needed someone like Joe, it is now and so I invited Joe to be with me today to discuss race relations, growing up black in Watts/Compton, being a police officer and i wanted to lean upon his wisdom to hopefully share some insight as to where do we go from here. Joe has decided to come and be with us today, on June 7th, his birthday and at the time of this recording the world is experiencing its 13th day of mostly peaceful protests and unrest in opposition to the public lynching of a black man by the knee of a white police officer as he repeatedly said “I can’t breathe.” while the nation watch and no one stood up to stop this murderer. What you will hear on this podcast his words on celebrating his 60th birthday, one that he did not ever think he would reach how hard it is to believe it is 2020 and we are still having this conversation watching people die in Vietnam and the Gulf War and thinking that is not happening here, but living the reality of a black or brown person, it is happening here I can’t breathe, one nation being held down by another the advances of technology that made the truth finally irrefutable seeing what he saw growing up, how in the world did he decide to be a police officer deliberate acts vs mistakes or accidental behaviour being an individual rather than being controlled by the crowd around you standing up to those who are misusing their authority standing up to authority when you know you will be targeted it is not training, it is the individual the advantage of growing up with a diverse community of people the 90-10 rule what happens when the 10% infiltrate into our leadership? the 2 black man in a Porsche story the elderly woman and the pepper spray story link to his first podcast on The Mosaic Podcast: Ep 08 An Unlikely Destiny how is it possible that the colour of a person’s skin should draw so much hatred the liquid courage of the gun and the badge and the story of a little white man and the problem he had with him the difference in what different colors of humanity do when they are in trouble defunding the police departments????? is the determent a big enough determent can we get out of this situation or do we just need to do our best the community of Russian Jews, the police and taking care of it on their own the bigger conversation is not about the police but about how do we find trust risking their life to protest the unfair treatment of people why we don’t stand up to authority? even in the highest branches of government we know what the leaders are doing is wrong and we try to stand up and get fired and lose our live. it happens in sports in business, in education. the police are the needle in the haystack. the change that is happening now and where do we go from here a deliberate action is not a mistake when the 90% takes action, the importance of voting and putting leadership in check what is different now than the protest of the 60’s is the loss of the religious institution of the church in our communities are less present what is the human factor? my shame in experiencing the White Flight Syndrome and systemic racism ad getting rid of the inherited bias of racism my experience of being a minority of one in a room where the majority was black if there ever is going to be change, someone has to do it. how you can reach Joe: BUY his book Unlikly Destiny here: or reach out to him in the following places: instagram: unlikelydestiny Facebook: unlikelydestiny twitter: Focusforward   to learn more about Danny please visit: to get a copy of The Mosaic go to, or get it on amazon by going to:
60:33 6/7/20
Ep 079 The Practice of Be More Dog with Jim Nelson & Rene Agredano
Bio: Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano are a married couple who live, work and write from the road in their RV. Their nomadic life began in 2007, when they sold their home, business and nearly everything they owned to travel with their terminally-ill dog, Jerry. Given just a few months to live after his leg amputation, Jerry’s bone cancer diagnosis at age eight turned their lives upside down and around. But against all odds, Jerry defied the bleak prognosis. He enjoyed two unforgettable years hopping along on three legs, from coast-to-coast and back again. Wherever he went, his joyful nature inspired others to look beyond adversity and embrace the present moment. The trio founded, the world’s largest support community for three legged pets and their people. Later in 2014 they formed the non-profit Tripawds Foundation to aid amputee pets. The couple continues managing Tripawds and chronicling their travels at What is our purpose? Rene: To help underserved people and animals feel heard, supported and valued. Jim: I believe I am here to help people Be More Dog, especially in times of distress or challenge. Jerry taught us about Resilience, Acceptance, Perseverance, Lovingkindness, Awareness, Gratitude...I'm paying that forward. Instead of just "helping people smile" as I originally answered, I do the work I do to help pet parents cope with difficult situations by following their dog's lead. what you will hear in this podcast: a love story on many levels how 2 people and one dog deal with a terminal diagnosis given to their dog and create a new life from it what in the world possessed them to completely change their lifestyle and go out on the road with a 3 legged terminally ill dog? how Jerry, their dog, showed them how they had lost the very thing they loved about life diving into the pivot point a little deeper of what happened in that moment how Jerry’s diagnosis brought light to and coincided with a moment of burnout that they only now saw the crack where the light comes in. a line from a Leonard Cohen song resonates with them the daily routine of no routine helped Jerry hold on as Jim every night spoke to hi and told him just hold on buddy how the thought of a one year sabbatical from life turned into an entirely new life hear how everything conspired to move them along their journey are there moments of regret? the walked into two big trends unknowingly: the nomadic lifestyle and the minimalist the role of Jerry in teaching them how to deal with having conflict when living in such a small space putting what they love ahead of everything else has this lifestyle become a new comfort zone? with RV parks shutting down due to the pandemic, Rene wondered if the lifestyle without water, and sewage was still right. what scares them the most about the lifestyle they are living a book that helps them to look at fear: Fearvana what was the biggest surprise? and what completely changed in the way you live life now when does Jerry stop being the teacher and you grow into the space of seeing how awesome you are? how our stories make sense until they no longer make sense? from 3-legged’s to 2 legged’s and taking the lesson they learned in a time of adversity to being the stories that inspire others now the possible development of owning the new brand “Be More Dog”. the need for people to hear the message of what people are really like out there? the story of the pear tree the dropping of the gun, the loss of fearing others and the beauty of reframing your life through making a choice the power of Viktor Frankel’s words the one thing . . . Social Presence: Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now and to get their book: Tripawds Pet Amputation Support Community Our Nomadic Lifestyle Design Blog Twitter & Facebook: @Tripawds & @LiveWorkDream Instagram: @TripawdsCommunity & @LiveWorkDream   to learn more about Danny please visit: to get a copy of The Mosaic go to, or get it on amazon by going to:
65:03 6/6/20
Ep 078 How A David Becomes A Goliath with Karina Mendoza
Karina is the founder and president of EXQUISE, online journal ( she founded in January 2013. Exquise (pronounced ex-KEES) is about exquisite stories that started out featuring current and notable events, people, and places. It didn’t take long for Karina’s interest in technology to take hold. By the end of 2014, Karina decided to shift her focus on future trends moved by Silicon Valley’s energy and its ecosystem of the big and bold startups disrupting conventional businesses, their founders and funders, many of whom have become household names globally by making the impossible possible.   Karina is passionate about bleeding-edge technologies and innovation realizing that they are the most powerful drivers of transformation and success, basically shaping all aspects of life whether cultural, economic, political, sociological, medical, psychological, physiological, and so on.   An entrepreneurial technologist by training, she is also a consultant for start-ups and a bridge-builder between the Philippines and Silicon Valley’s ecosystems.   To contact Karina, please email her: or find her on twitter @Karinasfonyc here is also a suggested reading list for anyone interested in knowing more about the subject Karina touched upon here: As you now know, my passion is in bleeding-edge technologies (big thinkers and big ideas - current and historic), particularly, AI, Robotics, and the brain, mind, and consciousness (Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy). Here are some of the books that opened the "door" for me, basically blew my mind, and, like Alice, I just fell into the rabbit hole and into this wild, wild, insanely awesome world that is magical. "Curiouser and curiouser, indeed," said Karina... The more I know, the more I don't know, ergo, the more I want --- and need --- to know.  Besides these mind-bending topics, I am also doing a lot of reading on anything and all theoretical physics, quantum mechanics, quantum technology, quantum computers, cosmology ... the foundational technologies that will be the avenues to more possibilities, more potentials, infinite discoveries towards a desirable future for humanity, the future...       Without further ado, here are my top favorite books thus far: Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari - NYTimes bestseller - a phenomenal account of history explaining how homo sapiens got to today. Homo Deus - Yuval Noah Harari - NYTimes bestseller - a continuation of Sapiens Leonardo da Vinci - Walter Isaacson - NYTimes bestseller - Remarkable take on a monumental figure inspired by thousands of pages from this genius' genius's astonishing notebooks. Einstein - Walter Isaacson - NYTimes bestseller, another superbly-written book on another genius' genius. Life 3.0 - Max Tegmark - NYTimes bestseller, a Barack Obama favorite books 2018, a Bloomberg Technology list book 2018, a Bill Gates favorite books 2018 on how humans will evolve. Magnificent. Superintelligence - Nick Bostrom - The term "paperclips" representative of a notion in a world of superintelligence that became ubiquitous the AI community originated from this book. "Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom from the University of Oxford. It argues that if machine brains surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could replace humans as the dominant lifeform on Earth. Sufficiently intelligent machines could improve their own capabilities faster than human-computer." Industries of the Future - Alec Ross - American technology policy expert and the former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State his insight on where we are headed and how to prepare for this coming world.  The Age of Surveillance Capitalism - Shoshan Zuboff - well-written, well-researched book on how our minds are manipulated by technology for capitalism  Consciousness - Confessions of A Romantic Reductionist - The inimitable Christof Koch, president and chief scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle and his take on consciousness. Left To Their Own Devices - Julie Albright - Digital Sociologist take on the impact of tech on society Our Mathematical Universe - Max Tegmark - MIT Physics professor proves and explains in simple yet mind-bending terms the impossible concept of parallel universes. Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman - NYTimes bestseller, renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics,  "a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical." In this podcast, you will see and hear: watch the way some of the stories that keep us limited fall away as we get to know each other better and become more comfortable with each other as a kid the thing she wanted and the reason she wanted it and how looking back now it all seems so silly how her move from a very respected family in the Phillipines to the Bay Area in California and how that impacted her the importance of integrating where she was from with where she is now her surprise that she is where she is now and that she is accepted as she is what she gives as her reason for why she felt she is sitting with the people she gets to sit with and seeing that what she felt it was is not what it was and find out why it really was? the enlightenment that showed her a life that was right in front of her the moment when the light comes on in the room we are standing in and suddenly being able to see everything that was right there in front of us always the moment she shifted from her day job to writing about the transformations happening in technology the desire to become involved in the world that causing the most impact driving change in the world comes how a David becomes a Goliath what excites her most on the bleeding edge of technology the redefinition of what we think we know is aging natural or is it a disease the infiltration of artificial intelligence and where it is headed the excitement of technology and the new problems it could create what we think is 5-10 years away is already here, just not as easy to use now the last piece of us that is really ours and what the discussion will be as the “regular people” want it to help for the children will solving the problems of today only bring new problems. what do we need to do to elevate out of that moment the very private moral decisions that we will be making very soon that will redetermine our values how important it is to integrate all of what is happening into our lives the biases inherent in the programing of AI that we don’t even see what is the importance of The Human Centered AI in the work being done at Stanford Swarm Intelligence, the collective mind and the work being done to help humans think together science, technology, retail, institutions, work, relationships, shopping, socializing; everything is changing now with the study of AI the goal of AI . . . The existential threat and existential hope that await us. That we must steer carefully amid these powerful new technologies at hand and make sure that the algorithmic development in AI, for example, is in alignment with our values as humans. the future is the present seeing what is ahead. Elon Musk and development of the grand plan uploading our consciousness via chip and digitizing it then reform ourselves on the other side the grand plan is the survival of humanity the future of education the place of technology in bringing to life of what needs to be done to protect the only earth we currently have the importance of each of us going out to vote open yourself and don’t be afraid; open your eyes and experience the possibilities that exist. I hope you will reach out to Karina if the work you are doing is in need of, AI, Robotics or simply cutting edge technologies that can help your company grow To contact her, please email her @ or find her on twitter @Karinasfonyc to contact Danny: please go to: to get a copy of Danny’s book, The Mosaic please go to: or on amazon go to:
79:40 6/3/20
EP 077 Uncover The Hidden Roots of Life Issues with Seema Agarwal
Seema Agarwal is a mystic, truth-seeker, and a transformation catalyst. she cares deeply about the individual well-being and shaping of our collective consciousness.  She started her professional career as an Engineer but soon realized that her inner devotion and love towards the Divine outweighed everything. This love led her through a journey of healing, awakening, and weeding out that from her consciousness which kept her separate.  The never-ending quest for understanding life’s mysteries brought her to many long spiritual journeys in India and the West, where she spent a considerable amount of time learning the different streams of wisdom – Divine Union through Yoga, Breathwork, Mantras, Systemic Constellations, Ancestral Healing, Energy Healing, Evolutionary Astrology, Human Design, and Gene Keys. At some point in her journey all the personal and collective suffering within her exploded and she became at peace with the world. Life with all its ironies has been humbling and beautiful. Her purpose of my life is love, service, and liberation. what you will hear in this podcast:   this was different than most podcast I do. a little more teachy than I usual allow but the information is so fascinating I wanted to let it happen because I truly believe she sees links to ancestral healing that we don’t see.   someone that sees things others do not see that can release you from pain and suffering from places you may never have even considered possible the pivotal moment when she could no longer be an engineer the point where it was no longer ok and what it looks like even though we can love the divine anywhere, we don’t? why how does this change happen? her dads death before she was born and the burden she carried the acceptable behaviour of a lost childhood repeating the pattern what happened when she served others and what happened when she wanted to do something for herself what it means to be living in a living universe? who you think you are you are and so much more the forces that influence us explained how does the transference of family constellations happen and indigenous cultures it turns more personal when seema responds and gives some other possible reasons for what I am going through in my story of my dad and how it got passed to me we try to figure it out from the place we are in, when maybe its roots are ancestral if you are new to this work, do not pull the curtain all the way up. but if you have been doing the work on yourself that you have been doing but feel stuck, work with someone who can see what you don't see, including the generational work that can free you. the release process and what a session looks like whereas some say easier said than done, with the shamanic process, it is easier done than said the healing practice of tuning into the family tree and listening to what comes I love how the practice of listening crosses generational timelines and reveals what is happening generationally until the pattern emerges. contact her to be a part of her introductory workshop hear her response to the question I ask everyone as a final question   to learn more about Seema, please go to her website: her work on Systemic constellations and Ancestral Healing can be seen by going to this direct link to that offering –   to learn more about Danny: please visit to get a copy of The Mosaic go to, or get it on amazon by going to:
64:33 6/1/20
Ep 076 We Are All In This Together with Mike Robbins
Mike Robbins is the author of five books, including his brand new title, We’re All in this Together: Creating a team culture of high performance, trust, and belonging.  Https:// For the past 20 years, he’s been a sought-after speaker and consultant who delivers keynotes and seminars for some of the top organizations in the world.  His clients include Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Genentech, ebay, Harvard University, Gap, Linkedin, the Oakland A’s, and many others. He and his work have been featured in the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review, as well as on NPR and ABC news.  He’s a regular contributor to Forbes, hosts his own podcast (called we’re all in this together), and his books have been translated into 15 different languages. His purpose is to show up authentically, trust myself and life, and love myself with compassion…and remind other people to do these important things as well. To learn more about Mike, please go to his website:   what you will hear on this podcast: drafted by the New York Yankees right out of high school and didn’t sign because he went to Stanford, played ball there and was then drafted again by the Kansas City Royals thinking one way and suddenly seeing the world differently the pivot point of getting injured and what that would have looked like had he not gone to Stanford the experience of going to a high level university; the relationships made there and the connections that come from that. what confronted him once he got into Stanford? how he moved from the place of I don’t belong here to fitting in the imposter syndrome experience he experienced the role of vulnerability in the experience of connection depression, the family curse and reaching out for help being different and still learning how to play the game and the challenge of how to be yourself in doing this. what it is about us that makes playing the game so important that we forget to be ourselves the dialogue of the child, the adolescent and the adult what he noticed at Stanford what is the current injury in his life that is keeping him from going where he wants to go now? the benefit and challenge of the story we create what would all the pieces of his story be saying to him now if he would only listen putting together the internal aspects of our life and bringing it all together the experience of watching his dad die the time we spend worrying the most basic connection we have and how society teaches us to block it out what does he really want to say to people in his book “we are all in this together”. playing ball and being on a team and the magic of that what creates team? the inner guidance he received around the title of his book. Here are his social links/handles: LinkedIn: @Mrobbins Facebook: @MikeRobbinsPage Twitter: @MikeDRobbins Instagram: @MikeDRobbins   to learn more about Danny please visit to get a copy of The Mosaic go to, or get it on amazon by going to:  
55:23 5/22/20
Ep 075 A Year of No Nonsense with Meredith Atwood
Meredith Atwood (@SwimBikeMom) is a former attorney, podcaster and speaker. She is the author of two books, the latest: The Year of No Nonsense. Host of the “The Same 24 Hours” podcast. Featured in The Boston Globe, New York Post, the Seattle Times. Contributing writer to Psychology Today and an advocate for sobriety.   “My purpose in this world is to seek no master purpose: rather, to do the work that is right in front of me, do it well and feel with my whole heart the direction I need to go.” What you will hear on this podcast: how calm she feels just listening to my voice after a very busy hectic day growing up with helicopter parents the way perspective changes as she grew up the moment she no longer needed to impress her parents healing emotions and true sobriety which only happened in the last month emotional sobriety and being an addict if 1 is good 10 is better if you could heal your addiction what would that life look like the messages we are told that bring us to addiction to try to feel better the idea of emotional sobriety is the way of not always seeking that external hit to feel better. finding the strength within yourself to find that peace. the need for comfort and where does she now get that from the addiction cycle to feel better: pain, need comfort; go get it; the relief followed by the crash and it starts all over again constantly seeking to feel better and emotional sobriety of feeling peaceful inside and not needing to seeing it externally. I feel all of that and yet want to have something sweet to comfort me and the desire to have more of them when you decide to become emotional sober, you become emotional sober are you living a life in conflict to who you say you want to be. if you are you are probably addicted in some way to something that we need to take a look at playing with ordinary and extraordinary the cross between the expectation that we need to be extraordinary and find out purpose and the suffering that creates addicts how pushing people to be extraordinary pushes people into addiction what is a year of no nonsense mean? when people say they want one thing but act as if they don’t want it where being conscious plays in defining what we believe what to do to rid yourself of nonsense start with the truth. a slap to the culture of positive vibes only does perspective change truth? dismantle the truth you think is true and find your real truth the goal of her book, to remove the stigma of addiction what has brought her the peace she now feels and what are the voices that hold us back dream big and do things in the direction of the dream one thing people could do right now Website:    LinkedIn:  Instagram: (12.6k) Twitter: (4.5k) Facebook Page: (32k) YouTube: Pinterest:  Books The Year of No Nonsense: How to Get Over Yourself and On with Your Life   Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You.    Podcast: The Same 24 Hours  /  Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean, Pandora, Spotify   to learn more about danny, please go to: you can get a copy of my book The Mosaic at: or you can go to amazon:    
64:30 5/21/20
Ep 074 Regenerative Purpose with Wendy May
WENDY MAY MOSAIC PODCAST Published author, public speaker, purpose led enterpreneur-conscious business coach, former corporate climber and recovering achievement addict. She did all the things that she was supposed to do to become “successful”. She is a Harvard alumni, with a graduate business degree from UCLA and spent 15 years in corporate leadership and organisational consulting but when she got there, she felt exhausted and strangely empty.   In the opening chapter of her book, Regenerative Purpose she share the details of how she started on her own purpose journey. To make these big changes she had to "starve the ego to feed the soul." she had to let go of old goals and old identities redefining her concept of success, and learn entirely new ways of being and leading in this world. Now she is here to serve as a purpose path guide, and process holder. She works with individuals and organizations who have a deep desire to participate in the co-creation of a new paradigm by saying yes to purpose and not just any purpose but the regenerative sort of purpose that is dynamic, interdependent, and cyclical in nature.   You can find out more about Wendy and get her book regenerative purpose through her website   Get my book: Regenerative Purpose |   In this podcast you will hear: the daughter of chemists, she realize she wasn’t into biology and realized she was more into people than labs here how she has released herself from the trappings of life to live in a simple but beautiful place where the cost of living was dramatically different how a big city can fry the nervous system and the effects of that life and not even knowing this was happening the shift from 12-16 hour day to a life surrounded by nature was it a courageous moment or an unavoidable moment that made her change the choiceless choice the certainly of knowing I needed to leave, and the uncertainty of not knowing where I was going “taking a year off” an event that happened that became a release for her to leave corporate the benefit of painful experiences the difficulty of superlatives and how to experience the heart a simple beautiful moment of togetherness and love in contract to the isolation we have felt for months. the power of being love and accepted. the idea for her book is not her idea but a universal idea coming through her in a moment of emptiness the resistance to writing a book and the voice that came to her to write a year of service to being available to write and the support that came the achievement addict mindset, redefining success and being a recovering achievement addict that moment where she realized that she doesn’t need to make it all happen when we are aligned with our purpose, everything aligns to help us one piece of advice that allows the listener to slide everything they believe to the right to allow the miracle that comes when we let go the paradox of a deeper truth: deeply relax and at ease in the way we show up and how necessary it is for us to fully show up and serve that movement the action she took to remove her book from amazon and make the changes she has made to live her life in purpose the 4 core qualities she speaks of in her book, Regenerative Purpose and her approach to the inner work of a living breathing regenerative purpose. the simple spirituality of The Trashman what was her purpose in writing Regenerative Purpose. the one thing that peope could do to make this world a place she would like to give over to future generations. devotional decision making Get my book: Regenerative Purpose | com the honor it is to meet people who put integrity and purpose above other things   Stay connected with her on social media: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram:   to learn more about danny,please go to: you can get a copy of my book The Mosaic at: or you can go to amazon:
54:20 5/20/20
Ep 073 The Power of A Story with Dr. Adrienne MacIain
Dr. Adrienne MacIain is a professional storytelling coach, brand aligner, podcaster, published author, and content creator who delights in using her PhD in Drama to help people spin the mucky straw of life experience into narrative gold. She is the creator and host of the That's Aloud podcast, where she uses her unique story discernment process to help folks tell the stories they're not telling. Video game fans may recognize her as the voice of multiple characters from the Nancy Drew HER Interactive series, Artemis from Super Monday Night Combat, or Nina and Bonnibel from Crush-Crush. West Africans may recognize her as the white girl in that Super Nigui Saff clip. Others may know her as That Accent Lady from the YouTube video. Live aligned, and live aloud! to learn more about her, checkout her website: or find all of her social media handles on her linktree   what you will hear on this podcast: how she brought out in me in her podcast the conversation I have longed to have on many podcasts, and how thankful I am to her for doing that. her podcast, That’s Aloud Podcast is it possible to know each other longer than we know each other? the story about she and her husband came together what happens in that pivot point where we see someone we have seen before suddenly completely differently the power of story the availability of possibility – we are one piece away from an entirely new reality holding onto what we have because we are too scared to let of it so that something new can come in – what stories are you holding onto . . . the experience of being seen seeing the person I wanted to be when I was with him and I loved her the feeling of truly being loved the myriad of reasons we make up to stay where we are when those reasons are not true our brief rant on health care and our exit out how she realized her purpose why it is so important to tell our story a story of abuse and the sad lesson she learned from it and how telling the story frees her from it and we then unpacked it by going underneath even the story that freed her why don’t people tell their stories ? seeing the meaning of the story for other people too how does story help brand alignment ? what is it in the corporate world that makes people scared to tell their story why do we all grow up with fear of failure? how did that story take hold? and walking back that story? what has she found that allows people to drop their walls and tell their story without shame of being flawed? a vulnerable share a call to the community to help each other   to learn more about Danny, please go to: you can get a copy of The Mosaic at: or on amazon at:
64:30 5/16/20
Ep 072 The Art of TELLING a Story with Paul Andrew Smith
PAUL ANDREW SMITH Paul is one of the world’s leading experts on organizational storytelling and one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018. He’s the bestselling author of several books, including Lead with a Story and The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell, and a 20-year former executive at Procter & Gamble. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, and Fast Company, among others. He can be found at What you will hear in this podcast:   the different ways stories are used how he teaches people to tell stories that actually happened to help them grow their business Viktor Frankl- and Man’s Search for Meaning the work of a psychologist or a counsellor vs. the work he does and what is the work he does and the purpose of his stories how to use stories to accomplish their objectives; to teach people to tell stories to communicate more effectively; the art of story-telling what is the difference between what he does and what a psychologist does and the meaning we give to it there are stories that motivate a salesperson but most of the stories he teaches people to tell are more matter of fact stories of things that happen the problems my products solve is the purpose of story to help people see what they see differently? how do you define story? what are the specific elements of story in the way he uses it why psychology doesn’t feel like story to him asking questions vs how to tell a story to set a vision to accomplish your objective how do you get your buyer to tell you stories so you know which stories to tell perspective and the reality of a story a story of what happened in his classroom and the lesson his teacher taught him a personal story of something he believed and then it changed and then it changed again the baseball story the story of my dad dying, his take on it and the story of Kenny Tedford the integrity he shows of staying in his lane what scares him most about what he does hear how he answers if this is the world he would want to give to his children what he would suggest to see the world better. to learn more about Paul: Web: LinkedIn: My books: The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell
Four Days with Kenny Tedford
Lead with a Story (Amazon #1 Bestseller in Business Communication) Sell with a Story (Amazon #1 Bestseller in Sales and Selling) Parenting with a Story   to learn more about Danny please visit to get a copy of The Mosaic go to, or get it on amazon by going to:      
60:16 5/15/20
Ep 071 Men, Integrity and Honor with Michael Lauria
Michael helps Men create a life that is deeply connected to powerful core values and a well defined purpose.  Michael’s driving principles are ones of Meaning and Contribution believing that a Man embodies masculinity when he leads his family, and community towards positive change and self-empowerment with courage and deep connection with self. He has been guiding Men for 15 years to live with an attitude of legacy and the intention to leave humanity better by engaging them in a purpose and vision that Is bigger than who they think they are.  He is the author of the bestselling book, “Forging Excalibur- Rediscover your Masculinity.   website: contact him: facebook group for men: Forging Excalibur - Creating Knights from Men:   What you will hear in this podcast: how Michael perceived me in his archetype types- a cross between the jester and the wizard which of his parents approval did he most seek the modern day stereotype of a man compared to how men were 35 years ago the quest for an undefined version of success the provider vs the deep connection to family what he would say to woman who no longer believe that a man needs to be the sole provider, they want to do work they love and share this responsibility the need for good conversation around a man’s feeling of responsibility by working and him being disengaged from the family the place of a man and the place of a woman in relationship has the role of a man evolved or is it the same as it has always been the journey men had to go on to become deeply connected to themselves bringing the inspiration from the time of knights to present day and why we need to go back 400 years to find lives of service. a moment where I lose it and get really annoyed at what is being said a very vulnerable discussion around the battle of when one of my core values disagrees with another core value that I have how michael’s definition of core values changes the conversation for him and how he redefines core values in his definition with things that are important to him what are core values in his belief system my vulnerable conversation about having an affair and how I couldn’t only wear the hat of one of my core values all the time, the hats I wore changed from one core value to the other. the power of discussion, the moment of choice, wearing 2 hats and the pressure cooker Michael shares a moment where his value of his family and his core value of contribution stood eyeball to eyeball and what he did. a discussion around truth and honesty how happy I am that I showed up with the frustration I had and for you to see me in a different way when you are at war with your own beliefs, nobody wins, what as a listener do you do? the one thing everyone can do to make the world a better place to learn more about Danny, please go to: to buy The Mosaic book, please go to: or go to amazon :    
77:22 5/12/20