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How to Be Happy

Overcoming Adversity

Ria Story

Ria Story

Ria is a motivational leadership speaker, author, and world class coach who has a unique ability to help people develop and achieve their life and career goals, and guide them in building the habits and discipline to achieve their personal view of greatness.

More about Ria

Ria invites you to learn more about how to move past beyond being broken to become who you are because of what happened to you in a way that empowers you and allows you to become the best version of yourself -- if you'll let it. http://riastory.com/blog/

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What are the 3 stages of resilience Ria talks about?
  2. What 3 things can you do to overcome adversity?

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Thriving on Adversity

Peter J. Wright

Peter J. Wright

Peter was born in England, but lived much of his life with his parents in Africa. Though fortune has smiled on him from time to time, he has also experienced very difficult circumstances in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and South Africa. He was forced to leave with his family and a few belongings. Living now in Canada since 2004, Peter shares his stories and his insights on thriving on adversity while living the life of his dreams.

More about Peter

Order Peter's book at a discount.  5 Steps to Thriving on Adversity: Practical Steps, Insights, and Reflections from and Extraordinary Life

On his website http://peterwrightsblog.com/, use this coupon code: dreams

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What 2 mental attitudes can help you thrive, even when you are feeling overwhelmed by the adversity in your life?
  2. How does Peter define happiness now? How might you be able to weave those observations into how you define happiness?

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Marrying the heart and the mind to overcome adversity

Denise Hansard

Denise Hansard

Denise left a safe corporate job that wasn't quite fulfilling and leapt into life coaching executives and entrepreneurs drawing on her passion for helping people become their best selves -- however they define this -- supported by the sound foundation of her education and corporate experience.

More about Denise

Denise shares a free gift – an ebook: Are You Stuck? Get her free ebook here:

http://denisehansard.com/areyoustuck/

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What practices can you do to give your mind data points to draw on to support you and your confidence in your success making your dreams a reality?
  2. What are the 4 steps Denise talks about to help you overcome your fear when trying something outside of your comfort zone?

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3 secrets to prayer that can transform your life

Dr. Joe Vitale

Dr. Joe Vitale

Dr. Joe Vitale, once a homeless man for ten years, is a best-selling author of numerous books. He has appeared in many movies, most notably in The Secret. Thanks to the Remembering Process, Joe is now a musician with a six albums released to date. As President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc., a marketing consulting firm, he has served well-known organizations with his unique blend of spirituality and marketing acumen, e.g., Red Cross, PBS, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

More about Dr. Joe

Dr. Joe shares a free gift – an ebook: Attract Money Now.

Because of Dr. Joe’s experiences struggling in poverty and homelessness for many long years, he has written this ebook to help anyone who is struggling and is looking for a path to freedom. He shares a proven 7-step formula to attract money fast that will work for you. http://attractmoneynow.com/

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What are the 3 steps to prayer that allow you to be open to many wonderful things to show up in your life?
  2. In what are of your life do you think you could try experimenting with the approach, to test for yourself how well it might work for you?

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Overcoming shyness to live the life you want

Gina Daniels

Gina Daniels

Gina is one of the leading coaches on helping others become confident, assertive and empowered. Gina believes that life is too short to live a mediocre and disempowered life. Gina believes that life is too short to live a mediocre and disempowered life. After spending years being unconfident and believing that she was not good enough, Gina made it her mission to overcome this state of mind, and has now made it her life purpose to help others to make the changes needed to live an empowered and confident life, to help you achieve the life you have always dreamed of.

More about Gina

Gina is offering a free 1 hour shyness consultation with the first 20 people who contact her by email through her website at http://www.goodbyeshyguy.com/.

Don’t be shy to take her up on her offer. Clearly she knows her business on how to help you put to rest the timidity that has been holding you back.

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. Gina says that confidence is a skill. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
  2. What do you feel is contributing to your sense of feeling less then? Do you have other experiences that could contradict that conclusion that you’ve been living with?

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Managing your anger to overcome adversity

Dr. Christian Conte

Dr. Christian Conte

Dr. Christian Conte is the creator of Yield Theory – a tremendously powerful approach to change, combining radical compassion with conscious education for the effective treatment of anger issues. Dr. Conte trains in correctional institutions, sports teams, and organizations. He has published books and videos that are used in institutions around the world. He co-founded a center in South Lake Tahoe, CA to help rehabilitate people who were convicted of violent crimes. An award-winning, tenured professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, he decided to leave the West Coast with his family to return to his home state of Pennsylvania. He was co-host of the reality show Coaching Bad on Spike TV, and he has also contributed to additional media projects. Currently, he and Ray Lewis co-host the podcast Tackling Life.

More about Dr. Conte

Dr. Conte Joyce shares a free gift – the podcast Tackling Life he co-hosts with Ray Lewis. https://www.tacklinglifepodcast.com/

Ray Lewis – 17 years as a football linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens -- and Dr. Christian Conte draw on their insatiable drive and passion, and immense experience to bring you a jam-packed, high energy podcast that will inspire, motivate, and educate, and give you a blueprint for a happier, more successful life.

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. Of the seven principles in Yield Theory, is there one that stands out for you? Which one? How might you apply it?
  2. What can you do to manage your emotions to help you align with living the life you want?

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Releasing the trauma stuck in your DNA

Karol K. Truman

Karol K. Truman

Karol K. Truman has invested over 20 years to help people find the real you. She loves guiding people as they search for the uniqueness of their Soul, their true inherent beauty. Mrs. Truman is a counsellor, business woman, and author. She has delivered countless workshops and seminars to promote positive transformational change. Her care for the whole person – mind, body and soul – emerges from within her work. For example, in the second book, Feelings Buried Alive Never Die, she shares important concepts and tools to help people release the trauma of the past to get on with living the life their Soul wishes for them. Most of her time now is devoted to loving and nurturing her family – 4 married children and 19 grandchildren.

More about Karol

Karol has offered to share this tool with anyone who would like to use it. Simply email her at [email protected], mention that you heard about it from this speaker series, and she’ll be pleased to send you the tool.

Having used it myself when I really felt I had tried everything and I didn’t have much else to lose, I was astounded by its effect to help me get clear of negative feelings and emotions keeping me down.

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What do you think about her story about helping her husband get clear of leukemia?
  2. How could changing negative emotions trapped in your cell structure to more positive feelings change your life?

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Accessing your personal story to discover your life's purpose

Carolyn Guyton

Carolyn Guyton

Carolyn is a speaker, life coach and workshop facilitator. After experiencing life-changing growth, Carolyn has become passionate about encouraging and assisting others in doing the same. From holding community workshops to sharing in church settings and workplace, she strives to see personal development and enthusiastic living in those around her.

More about Carolyn

Carolyn is sharing with you a resource – Abundant Life -- to help you get started thinking about what your purpose might be, and how you can you align your life to life your purpose.

Text the word "abundant" to 44222.

You can also reach out to Carolyn and her blog sharing useful, practical tips in short segments, at
www.liveyourfullestlife.com.

 

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What are the specific steps that Carolyn has teased out in her STEPS process?
  2. How might you be able to use the STEP process to help you discover and embrace the purpose of your life?

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How to Be Happy

The power of "I AM" to help you be happy

Coach Sherry Winn

Coach Sherry Winn

Coach Sherry Winn is an in-demand motivational speaker, a leading success coach and seminar trainer, a two-time Olympian, a national championship basketball coach, and an Amazon best seller. She has written five books including, Unleash the Winner within You: A Success Game Plan for Business, Leadership and Life. With over 34 years of practicing leadership as an elite athlete and collegiate basketball coach, Sherry is an expert on coaching leaders and team members to championship status. Through her WIN Philosophy™ and WINNER Principles™, she teaches leaders and team members to be victorious even when the odds appear to be insurmountable.

More about Coach Winn

Coach Winn is offering listeners of this series a free 45-minute coaching session – to talk about whatever is on your heart and mind.

You can also receive a free book. You can choose from two books she’s written: 1) Unleash the Winner Within You, or 2) Burst.

Use the contact form on her website at www.CoachWinnSpeaks.com.

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What words do you tend to put after the words “I am”? Are they positive or negative?
  2. What might you be able to do every morning to infuse more positivity in your life?

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Happiness starts with self-care and listening to yourself

Sara Oliveri

Sara Oliveri

Sara coaches people to live happier lives and to operate happier organizations. A life coach and a speaker, she is one of fewer than 300 people who have earned a Masters in Positive Psychology -- the science of human thriving. In 2014, she gave the popular TEDx Talk on "The Two Steps to Lifelong Happiness". Sara focuses on how to apply self-care strategies and tuning into yourself in your day-to-day life to help you be happy and live the life you want.

More about Sara

Sara shares a free gift – a self-assessment tool to help you see how shift your way of thinking to a more positive outlook: http://saraoliveri.com/optimism-questions

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What can you do to do a better job caring for your needs?
  2. What are signs that you’re not listening to yourself?

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How letting go of your attachments can release your suffering and allow you to be happy in your life

Dr. Robert Puff is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist and host of the Happiness Podcast. He teaches a holistic approach to life. He has authored many books on a variety of topics, including relationships, anger management, holistic healing and happiness. “I teach people how to be holistically successful. When you learn to take care of yourself and love all areas of your life, you enrich not only yourself, but all the people around you.” – Dr. Robert Puff

More about Dr. Puff

Dr. Puff shares a free gift – Discover how to be more happy listening to his Happiness Podcast http://www.happinesspodcast.org/.

Tune into over 100 episodes exploring different aspects of happiness.

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What do you think you might be attached to that is causing you suffering?
  2. How can you be a more resilient caregiver?

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Influencing your emotions through your body is an effective strategy to be happier

Birgit Pestalozzi

Birgit Pestalozzi

Birgit supports people, especially single people, discover the essence of love and relationships and what that means for them and how they prepare themselves to be in a loving relationship. The magic of relationships is her passion.

She was head of Head of Marketing for Ernst & Young for almost 9 years and achieved my Yoga teacher certificate during my 2 months’ stay in India. After a severe accident in 2014, she decided to quit her corporate job and follow her dream to help people around the globe to live a more stress-free life by better understanding the shades of love, offering coaching sessions online or in person.

More about Birgit

Birgit is offering listeners a free 30-minute coaching to help them feel happier within themselves to support them find love if they are single, or strengthen the relationship they are already in if they’re in a relationship.

http://www.thehappyheartcoach.ch/livethelifeyouwant/ 

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How the Interview Can Help You

  1. When you need to influence your emotions to be more positive, what physical activities could you do?
  2. How does the fear within you show up in the love relationship you are in, or want to be in?

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Success on your terms

Michael Lifshitz

Michael Lifshitz

Michael was born with a condition called Multiple Congenital Musculoskeletal Abnormalities. In addition to wearing an artificial leg, he walks with a cane and uses a wheelchair for longer distances. He became a chartered accountant and also obtained a MBA from Edinburgh Business School. He has built and sold successful accounting and financial planning practices. He also speaks, does comedy and writes to educate people as to what people with disabilities can do, but also to inspire them to overcome their own challenges and live their life to the fullest of their abilities.

More about Michael

Michael shares with you a series of recordings of a one-man comedic show he performed drawing on his experience living a normal life living with a disability.

To access the Conquer Your Mountains recordings: http://illumabilities.com/live-the-life-you-want/

Code to access: LIVEYOURLIFE

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What does your balance sheet look like? Make a list of what you like doing on one side, and what you don’t like to do on the other side.
  2. What mountains are you facing that you could reframe as speed bumps?

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Make the dream real now, before you have everything you need

Dr. Alessandra Wall

Dr. Alessandra Wall

Dr. Wall is a clinical psychologist, life coach, speaker, podcaster and the founder of Life in Focus. She’s spent the last 15 years of her life helping people restore balance, regain control and rediscover what it means to live a life that’s right for them. Dr. Wall is also a mother, wife and Chair of the board of the Empower Charter School, which she helped to found. Like many people she helps, she is busy, driven and focused on living a life that is anything but uninspired.

More about Dr. Wall

The Art of Nothing: Access a 7-day email series to help you to start slowing down. Just two minutes a day for seven days to help you manage stress, and create opportunities to ask yourself, and answer, important questions so that you can start living the life you want.  https://lifeinfocussd.com/about/

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What wish or dream you feel within you that gives you that perma-grin?
  2. What can you do to start slowing down your life so that you can start living the life you want?

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Learn how to live the life of your dreams

Joyce Chapman

Joyce Chapman

Joyce has been living the life of her dreams for well over 80 years. Over the past 50, she has been inspiring her audiences and working with individuals through her workshops, books, and coaching. She is a living example of an actualized dreamer, living her passion -- helping others live their dreams. She's written books and workbooks, and developed and given workshops, to support people, especially through journaling, to explore and experiment with what makes them feel happy. Joyce is living and breathing happiness each and every day of her life.

More about Joyce

Joyce shares a free gift – Now… just click here http://joycechapman.com/contact/ and check the last box on that page that says: Send me the Live Your Dreams Bookmark. By doing this you will also automatically be added to be in the drawing for a FREE Live Your Dream book and workbook (First Edition) at the end of the series.

The date of the draw will be announced through email. She'll also send you a PDF file so you can download the bookmark that has 5 simple rules to follow to Dream Big!

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. Are you ready to define and claim all your wishes, hopes and dreams?
  2. How will you begin to live your dream-centered life?

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How to re-negotiate relationships when you align with living your dreams

Dr. Lisa Leit

Dr. Lisa Leit

Dr. Lisa Leit is the founder of the HAPPY WHOLE HUMAN Holistic Wellness Institute.  She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in Human Ecology with an emphasis on the psychology of interpersonal communication, specifically on the optimal balance of self and other focus.  Her dissertation focused on conversational narcissism in marriage. Her qualitative research, and her experience as a teacher, mediator, and relationship coach, qualifies her as an expert in the fields of developmental psychology and behavioral dynamics.

More about Dr. Leit

Dr. Leit shares a free giftAccess 24 MP3s (approximately 30 minutes each) to support you affirm, through Self-Hypnosis, strategies to help you improve social confidence, manage emotions, improve prosperity, lose weight, and other topics to help guide you to wholeness. https://www.happywholehuman.com/product-category/self-hypnosis-mp3s/

Coupon Code: LIVELIFE

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. What storm might you need to weather as you draw on your courage to live in harmony with your needs?
  2. As you pursue living the life of your dreams, how do you feel that might positively impact your family? Your job? Your country? The world?

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Create your life by design to live your dream life

Jackie Thomas

Jackie Thomas

Jackie is the founder of Breakthrough Canada, an innovative training and development firm that focuses on elevating personal and professional success. As a breakthrough expert and body talk therapist, Jackie transforms lives through the power of unleashing desire, meaning, purpose and profit. She helps people use their internal guidance system to let them know when they are out of alignment with their purpose and goals. Specializing in helping women professionals, she helps them move through common barriers, such as self doubt, self talk and self worth so they can move from a condition-based life to a possibility-based life.

More about Jackie

Jackie shares a free ebook to support you with dreaming big, living by design, and living your purposehttp://breakthroughcanada.com/dream-builder/

You can reach out to her anytime through her website or on Facebook by searching for Jackie Thomas.

How the Interview Can Help You

The first two steps in her dream builder program:

  1. What would you love?
  2. What are your thought processes and how might they be hurting or helping you?

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Create a business to support a lifestyle that is location independent

Gaelle Lecourt

Gaelle Lecourt

Gaelle mentors women who are unfulfilled in their career to create their thriving online coaching business so they can have the financial and personal freedom to do what they love while traveling anywhere in the world. She travels between the USA, France and Mexico every year. She reached $5,000 and $10,00 months and hosted VIP Deep-Care Retreat and Coaching Intensive in Mexico during her first year in business.

More about Gaelle

Gaelle shares a free training: 3 Steps to Leave Your 9-5 and Start Your Online Coaching Business With Confidence  https://www.gaellelecourt.com/

You will learn:

  1. The number 1 habit to banish to live a life of freedom
  2. 10 powerful questions to be clear who you’re meant to be as a coach
  3. Where to find tons of ideal clients excited to work with you even if you’re starting
  4. Recommendations to start an online coaching business

How the Interview Can Help You

  1. Among the practical ideas and strategies that Gaelle share, identify 2 that make the most sense to you.
  2. Decide how you will begin to apply those strategies in your life, starting today.

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