Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Your Life is an Autobiography - Is it Worth Reading?

EVERYONE loves a story. Real-life stories, even more. Sam Thiara has mastered the art of storytelling and has also done two TEDx talks on the subject. In his interview, he will show us how to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Sam Thiara is a speaker, storyteller, writer, educator, mentor, coach, entrepreneur, problem solver, and community activator.

He developed CARE to show us how we can help others - especially during this pandemic.

There is a need for us to CARE 

CARE stands for Collaboration, Adaptability, Resilience and Empathy



Collaboration – we are not in this by ourselves – look around how you can support others and they can support you

Adaptability – we must be willing to change – we have all needed to change, how are you being adaptable to thrive and not only survive

Resilience – we are in a marathon and we need to build our stamina to get through the pandemic

Empathy – showing care and compassion to each other – we have no idea what people are going through so let’s be kind

You may want to listen to this interview TWICE - Sam has so much to share

Watch this 2-minute video on C.A.R.E.

Sameteaches at the Beedie School of Business and is Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting. He engages individuals in personal and professional development.  He has worked with more than 45 non-profits and organizations on alignment. An expert in career coaching he has helped over 5,000 people ranging from 15 to 40 year-olds.

Your life is an Autobiography - Is it Worth Reading?

A search for the past. An identity reclaimed.

This moving memoir by speaker, educator, and entrepreneur Sam Thiara documents his seemingly impossible quest to find his grandfather’s village—armed with little more than a faded photograph.

Sam vividly recounts his adventure through India’s crowded roads—a journey filled with mishaps and surprising encounters, and a growing sense of purpose. 

Along the way, Sam also wrestles with his sense of self. A British-born Indian, living in Canada, whose parents came from Fiji, he questions: Am I Indian? Am I Canadian? Who am I?

As he begins to piece together the puzzle of his history, Sam realizes he is piecing himself together, too. Touching and inspiring, Lost and Found is a book for anyone who has felt adrift in the world, confirming that what was once lost can be found.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

How to Survive the Loss of a Child to Cancer or a Tragic Accident

Shelley Buck was born into a creative family in the Midwest and moved to California after college to follow her dream of working for Disney. It was there she met and fell in love with her husband, Chris, who worked in animation and would one day direct the Oscar-winning movie, FROZEN. After they married and had their first child, Ryder, she stayed home to be a full-time mom to him and the two brothers who followed.

When her 23-year-old son, Ryder was diagnosed with cancer her journey went to unimaginable places.

Rock musician and songwriter Ryder Buck was 23 years old, with an unstoppable
dream to life people up through his music. But a life-threatening cancer diagnosis 
showed that life had other plans. While th disease should have beaten him,
Ryder rose above it all to live from a place of passion and purpose.
THEN....fate stepped in.

Though it wasn't cancer that took Ryder, it was the experience that helped him
grow into the shining light he became. His story of love, hope, and truth will 
show you that there is no hardship big enough to keep you from putting your
special touch on the world...if you simply leave your light on!

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Leave Your Light On is the first song Ryder wrote, which became his mantra in life.

In this uplifting and powerful memoir, you meet and fall in love with Ryder - an unforgettable character who lived life by his highest ideals and accepted his most human flaws with a sense of humor. You get an inside view of a tight-knit family whose relationships were tested by this unrelenting disease. And you walk away with the desire to do whatever it takes to shine your own light, no matter what life or death throws your way. 




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Monday, August 2, 2021

How Can Past Emotional Abuse Make You a Better Person

When J'Anemtra heard those words "If you leave me, I will hunt you down and I WILL kill you," she knew something had to change - to save her life and the lives of her children.

Were you born to be a REBEL?

J’Anemtra is a strong advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence. At 40, she instantly understood that she had to start being who she was born to be; a leader, teacher, trainer, thought creator, a REBEL!

As a survivor of domestic violence, I encourage audiences to develop their own blueprint and help them to define their own daily mantra that will begin the process of Living Past Crazy! 

I am a strong advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence and speak candidly about the issues of domestic violence and abuse with emphasis on empowering individuals to continue living- because there is life after abuse! 

J'Anmetra lives by the quote “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden 

J’Anmetra is an Amazon’s International Bestselling Author of Fearless Woman Born to Give Thanks and Transition to Freedom and four other amazing books. She has received the Author of the Year of Award for two consecutive years and has had the opportunity to share the screen with the late actor Tommy Ford in the movie The Last Time.   She is the founder of Be Fearless Inc, Waddell Consulting Services, and Bare Your Hair. She has an MBA in Healthcare Management and currently finishing her Ph.D. 

Being Fearless is the only way I want to live my life! -J'Anemtra Waddell

We spend our entire lives being what the world wants us to be - not who we were created to be. All of us were born to be great!

Never be sorry for your path in life! Never apologize for the leader, the writer, the singer, the dancer, the inventor IN you. It is OK for other people to be uncomfortable with who you are - it is not your responsibility for them to accept you!

Rebel or not, you don’t want to miss this interview with a fearless woman - J’Anemtra Waddell:

At 40 I instantly understood I had to quit being who I was and start being who I  was born to be. A leader, a teacher, a trainer, a thought creator, a  REBEL! ​​As the ONLY Live Past Crazy Specialist,  it is my philosophy and deep desire to help further those who are bound by the daily crazy of their life with a simple blueprint to begin to live past crazy. This Blueprint is designed to assist individuals in transforming their thinking from victim to survivor to overcomer – no matter how they define crazy! 

A painful past. Many of us have one. We each have something we don’t want EVERYONE to know – let alone share with the world! Well, brace yourself for this gripping, page-turning, and tell-all story. Within its pages, you will find author J’Anmetra Waddell’s unusual truth.

As a former First Lady of the church, read her horrifying story of physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse at the hands of the man she loved: the pastor. Learn how she put on her “best face” for the world while struggling with trying to leave her abusive husband.

Family, friends, church members, and co-workers couldn’t help her escape. She had to do it alone. She had to be FEARLESS.

"Inside of you is a resolve to survive. It is so strong that it can overpower you and make the impossible possible. Just the same, you can crush your own resolve when you doubt yourself. Let the resolve lead you. Be patient with yourself. You are changing your mindset, and it is hard. The days will sometimes be hard. There is no way around putting in the work for YOUR transition."
~ J'Anmetra Waddell

Transition to Freedom is a continuation of Author J'Anmetra Waddell's unique abuse survivor story. In her #1 Best Selling book, Fearless Woman: Born to Give Thanks, J'Anmetra transparently told her complete truth: She was abused by the man she loved and married: the Pastor. Her riveting story continues as she tells of her breakthrough...moments that landed her in jail, had her running for her life, and so much more. Today, her TRANSITION TO FREEDOM is complete...or is it?









Fortitude: The Anthology for Overcomers: A Production of the Leader's Conference

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Is There Help for Someone With an Out-of-Control Gambling Addiction?

NO ONE intentionally starts gambling with the hope of becoming addicted .....or with the understanding of how it could destroy their life.

Is There Help for Someone With an Out-of-Control Gambling Addiction?

Bobbie Malatesta had a 30-year career in corporate America and is now managing two organizations. One is to raise awareness of gambling addiction and the other is a virtual assistant business.

In our interview with Bobbie she answers your questions about addiction and recovery - and how someone can get back control of their life .....or to help someone they know to get the help they need:

Out of control gambling

3-21 No Kiddin'

Positivity is No Gamble

3-21 was born out of Bobbie's dream for a safe place to go to assist with boredom and relapse prevention when it comes to gambling and alcohol addiction. Out of this mission the 3-21 Podcast was born; serving over 62 countries and 1200 cities worldwide.



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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Have You Ever Known Someone Who was a Criminal Mastermind?

Have you ever known someone who was a criminal mastermind?

Crime was Mike Savage's second life, one that his wife and family knew nothing about until federal agents raided their home. 

Mike Savage

Federal authorities described Mike Savage as a criminal mastermind capable of bending people to his will. He was that and more. His criminal empire was the subject of a five-year federal investigation that culminated in his indictment on 101 criminal charges that ultimately put him in prison for fifteen years, two months, and twenty-eight days. 

Mike imagined he would lose everything in his life, including his beloved wife who had no idea Mike was a criminal.

This interview will keep you on the edge of your seat -- how did he survive? How did he get out of prison? How did his wife stay with him all those years? What happened in prison that changed his life forever? COMPELING interview:

Mike Savage is an adjunct college professor, former radio and television personality, and co-host of A Savage Perspective podcast. 

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The feds called Mike Savage a criminal mastermind. The way Mike looked at it was "If I was a criminal mastermind, I wouldn't have been caught or in prison for 15 years."

A Prisoner's Perspective: The Redemption of a Criminal Mastermind chronicles how God, through the self-sacrificing love of his wife Cynthia, moved to save both of them and restore them as the husband and wife He wanted them to be. 

Mike's memoir demonstrates that even through violence, separation, poverty, cancer, and death, God's love still changes and restores those lost - even in the dark criminal underworld.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

How Much Time Do You Spend Stressing Over Your Career?


Do you want to enjoy happiness and success at work? Do you want to enjoy yourself while building your confidence and REACHING your goals?

Terry McDougall has helped thousands of high-achieving professionals just like you break through the blocks, regain their energy and enjoy their careers again!

Terry can help you enjoy more success and satisfaction in your current employment OR find your next opportunity in a new career.

Being smart or hard-working isn't enough. In her interview, Terry shows us how to take control of our professional destiny and start enjoying it. 

If you are not currently satisfied in your career, it could be because you are playing by the wrong rules.
Terry can customize a coaching program structured for your success. Here are five steps she will guide you through:

  • Clarify your goals
  • Create your roadmap     
  • Upgrade your skills
  • Enhance your environment
  • Maintain your mindset             

Winning the game of work

You can be happier and more successful when you learn to play the game of work. If you're not currently satisfied in your career, it could be because you're playing by the wrong rules.

In Winning the Game of Work, Terry Boyle McDougall shares the rules she learned from wise mentors and coaches, as well as the lessons she learned the hard way. She entered the workplace as an ambitious “go-getter” and was confused about why she wasn't advancing at the pace she expected. She learned that being smart and working hard aren't enough. The reward for developing a strategy for the game of work is success and happiness with less stress and duress.

This book will help you:  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

* Get recognized for your value on the job
* Develop and appreciate your unique “superpowers" at work
* Cope with a bad boss without burning out or getting fired
* Get the promotion you deserve
* Deliver more impact on the job with some simple hacks
* And more...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

In the Game of Life, Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins

When media maven Deborah Burns wrote her award-winning memoir,
Saturday's Child, life took a very unexpected turn. Suddenly, that creative journey revealed something original and exciting about the world of work.

She was immersed into a new storytelling world full of literary wisdom, tools, and techniques revealed truths hidden from the 98% of us who are not authors. A rare and gorgeously written memoir, Saturday's Child tells the story of Deborah's unusual upbringing under the wings of her maverick mother to uncover the truth about her mother and their complex relationship.

No longer under the spell of her maternal goddess but still caught in a wrenching circle of love and longing, Deborah must finally confront the reality of her mother's legacy and begin to claim her own identity.

Saturday's Child is a fascinating depiction of a serious powerful bond that exists between all mothers and daughters. 

This is a mesmerizing EYE-OPENING MUST READ for any daughter who has tried to figure out where her mother ends and she begins.

Deborah Burns

When Deborah Burns wrote her memoir she was immersed into a new storytelling world full of literary wisdom, tools, and techniques revealing truths hidden from the 98% of us who are not authors.

Despite having been a chief innovation officer; despite leading brands like ELLE D├ęcor and Met Home; despite working with teams and consulting with many different companies, there were five lessons about leadership and success she never knew until writing that book.

The good news is that you don't need to be a writer - you just need to think like one. The better news is that when you understand the process and make thinking like a writer your mindset....you can move your work story forward in the way that you want. 

Applying the thought-process of a writer will spark new ideas and approaches, improve your questioning and creative problem-solving, and empower you to take the reins of the career you’d like to live.  

Deborah Burns

In her new release, Authorize It! Think Like a Writer to Win at Work & Life Deborah will show you how to live up to your potential. In this interview she shares how to apply the thought-process of a writer to spark new ideas and approaches, improve your questioning and creative problem-solving, and empower you to take the reins of the career you would like to live.

Authorize It! Think Like a Writer to Win at Work & Life will show you how thinking like a writer helps you to live up to your potential. Once you understand the process and make thinking like a writer your mindset, you can move your work story forward in the way that you want. 

You do not need to be a writer, you just need to apply the thought-process of one to spark new ideas and approaches, and empower you to take the reins of the career you would like to live.

"If you want to live up to your full potential, plot your best career, and positively impact every scene in your work story, READ THIS BOOK right now." - Romy Newman

Authorize it!








Saturday, July 3, 2021

How to Turn Hopelessness to Hope and Be Successful No Matter What

Lafiro Gomez is a hemiplegic who fulfilled his dream of becoming a full-time author no matter what happened.

As a young man, Lafiro suffered a major stroke which nearly killed him and left him paralyzed. He survived that only to nearly die again due to a large ulcer. Yet, he survived but had to have his right leg amputated.

How to Turn Hopelessness to Hope and Be Successful no matter what

You don't want to miss Lafiro Gomez's story of survival and never giving up - no matter what. Here is his story of hopelessness turned to hope and success: