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Prosperity & Something Greater
30 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Ep. 31 | Dan Totaro: Enjoying Vigorous Healthy Growth
Dan Totaro has been working as a therapist, consultant, and educator for the last 40 years. He is currently a compassion fatigue and resiliency educator and works mostly with professional care providers such as Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Addiction Treatment Counselors, and medical personnel. I met Dan through his sister, Tina Del Buono, who works as a consultant with me at Top Practices. Dan spoke at the Western Podiatry Conference in Disneyland a few years ago and I got a chance to hear his perspectives on burnout, compassion fatigue, and resilience. I asked him to join me on a Top Practices call to share his thoughts and wisdom with my members and it was extremely well received. A self-described “child of the 60’s” Dan is a soft-spoken delight to talk to. Especially about our topic of prosperity. You’ll enjoy this episode, and you’ll just feel better when you complete it than you did when you started. Recommended Books: If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! Self-Compassion
38 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Ep. 30 | Dr. Tyson Franklin: A Healthy Journey to Prosperity
Is finding wealth, and maintaining or restoring your health a path to prosperity? Dr. Tyson Franklin is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology and over the past 30+ years, he has successfully opened more than 20 podiatry businesses. At one stage, he operated 5 podiatry businesses approximately 1000 miles apart and from that experience, he learned quickly that great systems are paramount if you want a business to run without you. He feels business education is one of the key ingredients to business success, which is why he wrote It's No Secret There's Money in Podiatry, and it’s why he focuses his energy on Podiatry Business Coaching and enjoys sharing other podiatrists' stories on the Podiatry Legends Podcast.I met Tyson in 2013 when he traveled across the world to attend the Top Practices Marketing and Management Summit in Nashville, TN. Tyson being Tyson he created and nurtured a number of relationships and friendships that he made at that meeting and has been of our circle ever since. It’s a delight (and you will soon see why I use that word) to share my good friend with you, Dr. Tyson Franklin.Recommended Books:Be Our Guest
42 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Ep. 29 | Dr. David Weiman: The Four Pillars of Prosperity
Health, freedom from worry, gratitude, and relationships with outstanding people. Are these the four pillars of prosperity?David Weiman is a psychologist and leadership consultant. He has been working for over 25 years with organizations across the US and around the world. His firm, Weiman Consulting, provides talent assessment services to help companies make the best hiring decisions, executive coaching to develop awesome leaders, and development assessments and programs to help foster high-performance teams. You can find him online at weimanconsulting.com. He’s been interviewed as an expert on leadership and psychology in Businessweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health, Entrepreneur, and other publications. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology.He is a licensed Pennsylvania psychologist, a Certified Performance Coach through Johnson & Johnson's Human Performance Institute, and he is also certified in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.I met David because we are both friends of Dave Frees who I interviewed on this podcast last season. I could tell quickly that he was a great guy, a lot of fun, and a real mensch. But then I had the chance to hear him present to Dave’s group and knew I was in the presence of a real master.This topic is truly in his wheelhouse and you are going to love hearing his thoughts on prosperity. If you can, be prepared to take notes, because you are going to want to.Recommended Books:The Millionaire Next DoorThink and Grow RichThou Shall Prosper
31 minutes | May 26, 2021
Ep. 28 | Dr. Hartley Miltchin: Finding Prosperity Through Balance in Your Life
My guest on this episode is Dr. Hartley Miltchin. He’s been in private podiatry practice for 39 years. He first attended the University of Toronto and then graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He spent 3 years in Chicago learning minimally invasive surgical procedures from one of the first pioneers. And then he returned to TOEronto and has been practicing as a solo practitioner ever since. He is considered a leader in minimally invasive foot surgery and is one of 10 master trainers in the world. Hartley has created a highly successful and very creative practice, concentrating on bunion corrections, hence he is known as the Bunion King. He is extremely innovative in practice management and is always eager to share his techniques as well as his procedures on his YouTube channel Doctor Toe. He is also a delight. You’ll hear about his remarkable shoe collection which he has been amassing for years. Recommended Books:The Obstacle is the WayThe Fred Factor
45 minutes | May 5, 2021
Ep. 27 | Dr. Larry Anderson: The Power of the Seed: Planting Seeds in the Lives of Others That Make All the Difference
Who has planted seeds in your life that have changed you? In whose life have you planted seeds that allowed them to grow and blossom?My guest on this episode is Dr. Larry Anderson. Larry is the Founder and CEO of the National Center for Technology Planning headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi. The moment he begins to speak you will know he is a true son of the south. Larry has served as a junior high school industrial arts teacher, middle school principal, and a university professor. He is the author of multiple books and a pioneering podcaster. He was the first educator in Mississippi to create a podcast named “Think Like a Leader”. He created the first podcast in Mississippi for real estate. He was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in the year 2000. In 1994 he was appointed by the Mississippi Governor to the Council for Education Technology. Besides being known as a good husband, father, and grandfather, Dr. Anderson is most pleased to have been given the nickname, the "Johnny Appleseed of Technology."Recommended Books:As a Man ThinkethThe One Minute ManagerThink and Grow RichThe War of ArtThe Total Money MakeoverEven Eagles Need a PushNext: The Future Just Happened
40 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Ep. 26 | Rod Haenke: Living the Life You Were Meant to Live
Becoming comfortable with who you really are. Peeling off the layers and living a life more authentic to who you truly are. Finding more success and fulfillment by just being “real” with those we both love and work with. My guest on this episode is Rod Haenke. He is a senior consultant for Instructional Designs, Inc. As such he is a “go-to” charter school consultant in the areas of accountability systems, governance, curriculum and instructional practices, teacher evaluation systems, and professional development. Rod's been a classroom teacher, a school principal, a national trainer/presenter, and as a charter school founder and leader he has experience developing instructional software and online curriculum featuring live expeditions including the International Greenland Expedition.When I met him he was working with the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium on their MayaQuest Program. And you’ll hear us talk about his involvement in their iconic Oregon Trail Computer Program that so many people of a certain age loved using in school. This was early and very fun educational computing.He is also someone who has learned as much about prosperity as anyone I know. I’m delighted to introduce you to my friend, Rod Haenke.Recommended Books:Leadership is LanguageNonviolent CommunicationThe Power of FramingDo You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me)
35 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Ep. 25 | E. Dollie Wolverton: Prosperity Through a Lifetime of Serving Others
Choose carefully the hills you’re willing to die on. Find the win/win in everything you. In all things, find the positiveness and blessings.My guest on this episode is E. Dollie Wolverton. Dollie’s entire career has been in public service. She began as a teacher and elementary school administrator. It’s inspiring how she started by being the first member of her entire family to attend college to retiring as Chief of Education for the Head Start Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC in 2006. She’s also a community activist for the protection of recreational land and raises funds for equestrian therapy for children with disabilities and breast cancer research. She’s an advocate for Foster Care Youth and funds a county-wide program for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to play golf free.Recommended Books:Leadership: In Turbulent Times
46 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Ep. 24 | Neil Baum, MD: When You Reach the Top of the Ladder Will It Be Facing the Wrong Wall
Finding balance in our lives is never easy. Not for any of us. Yet, some people seem to have figured it out. They’ve cracked the code. And if you listen carefully they often try to share how they did it so we can follow their path to prosperity and balance. Dr. Neil Baum is a professor of Clinical Urology at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also the author of Marketing Your Clinical Practice: Ethically, Effectively, and Economically. It is a classic and required reading for anyone who wants to effectively market a medical practice. It’s sold over 200,000 copies and has been translated into Spanish. All in total he has written ten books on practice management and the business of medicine and authored or co-authored over 250 articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed medical publications. I had the privilege of collaborating with him on an article about practice marketing several years ago.I’ve known Neil for over 30 years and have never had a chance to hear his thoughts about balance and prosperity. It turns out, he has given it a lot of thought.Recommended Books:Marketing Your Clinical Practice: Ethically, Effectively, EconomicallyThe 1-Page Marketing PlanBreath: The New Science of a Lost Art
35 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Ep. 23 | Landon Ray: Having Happy Healthy Hours To Do More Of What We Want
How do you spend your time? Do you, as so many do, say you value time with your loved ones more than anything, but when pressed, you would have to say they are not actually your top priority? My guest is Landon Ray, the CEO & Co-Founder of Ontraport. Ontraport is a company we’ve used at Top Practices for a decade now to run our marketing and outreach. It is a sophisticated marketing platform. You’ll hear Landon share how he came up with the idea out of necessity and started the company with, as he describes it, three guys hunkered down in a yurt with spotty internet connection in Santa Barbara, California, to build a software that he needed to run his startup. Realizing what he had in this software, he gave the other company to his friends and focused on what ultimately became today’s Ontraport. This episode is not only filled with information, it’s fun as you are about to discover. Recommended Books:How Will You Measure Your Life?Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice
43 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Ep. 22 | Sharon Lopez: Prosperity: Bringing Love to Life
Can we view prosperity as bringing love to life? My guest on this episode is Sharon Lopez. Sharon is an attorney who represents workers and plaintiffs in employment law, discrimination, and police misconduct cases. She is the managing partner of her firm, Triquetra Law®, located in Lancaster, PA. She recently served as special counsel for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, where she prosecuted discrimination complaints before the Commission at public hearings. She also served the largest statewide bar association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as its 123rd president, where she was the first Latina president, first president who is also a mother, and as the first ex-full-time legal services attorney. All of which fits beautifully into her discussion of prosperity as love.Recommended Books:The Metaphysical Club The Mists of Avalon The Third Life of Grange Copeland
32 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Ep. 21 | Dr. Jane Graebner: A Day of Kindness and Making a Difference in the World
Could prosperity be as simple as making the choice to be kind? My guest for this episode is Dr. Jane Graebner. She is a podiatrist who practices in Delaware Ohio. She is one of the earliest and longest-tenured Top Practices member – 14 years. She has been working toward retirement on her terms and is completing her plan of leaving her practice in the very competent hands of her younger partners. Her story is inspiring and instructive and especially so because she is a pioneer in a profession that was dominated by men for much of her career. That is certainly not the case now, but it is because of women like Jane that her female colleagues have so many opportunities. I know in my work the future of podiatry is in great hands, both men and women doctors because of those who went before like Jane. Recommended Book:The Road Less Traveled
30 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Ep. 20 | Dr. Marybeth Crane: Deciding What Time You Want to Get up in the Morning and Having a Purpose When You Do
Have you ever thought - I’d like to retire when I’m still young? Maybe your early 50’s or earlier? In 2007 I met Dr. Marybeth Crane and she became one of the earliest and most successful Top Practices members in the history of the company. Dr. Crane opened her podiatry practice in Grapevine, TX in 1997 with her mother answering the phone. When she retired at age 52 on Dec 31, 2020, her practice had become the multi-million dollar, Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas (FAANT) with 2 offices, 6 doctors, and 40 employees. A long-time competitive distance runner, Dr. Crane keynoted the Top Practices Annual Marketing and Management Summit in 2019. In that address, she shared how she faced down a seemingly endless series of challenges that threatened to break her spirit and bankrupt her practice, to now prepare for her exit from private practice on her own terms. Recommended Books:Grit: The Power of Passion and PerseveranceThink and Grow RichHow to Win Friends and Influence People
38 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Ep. 19 | Captain David Marquet: Prosperity - “It’s about controlling the bottom half of the equation."
David Marquet (MAR-KAY) was assigned to command the nuclear-powered submarine USS Santa Fe, then ranked last in retention and operational standing. He “turned the ship around” by treating the crew as leaders, not followers, and giving control, not taking control. This revolutionary approach not only took the Santa Fe from “worst to first” in the rankings, but also created more subsequent leaders than any other submarine. Stephen R. Covey called the Santa Fe “the most empowering organization [he’d] ever seen” and wrote about Captain Marquet’s leadership practices in his book, The 8th Habit.Student of leadership and organizational design, former nuclear submarine Commander, and named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine. David is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, and The Turn the Ship Around Workbook. Fortune magazine named it the #1 must-read business book of the year, and USA Today listed it as one of the top 12 business books of all time. David’s latest book, Leadership is Language, is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller. David imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader.Find Out More:DavidMarquet.comRecommended Books:Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into LeadersThe Turn The Ship Around! Workbook: Implement Intent-Based Leadership In Your OrganizationLeadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don'tMansfield Park
57 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Ep. 18 | Quarantine. Pandemic. Vaccines. Polio. Family.
This third and final installment of the mini-series has had some twists and turns as it came to life. It started in mid-march when the COVID-19 epidemic was obviously going to impact the United States and San Francisco became the first Major US City to shut down. I was researching Pandemics and Quarantines. At the time – mid-March - there was no reference to COVID-19 at all. That has certainly changed now. Interestingly, what primarily came up were references to polio. Polio has plagued humans for thousands of years. The great Polio Epidemic in the US occurred from 1916-1955.Polio is a viral disease that affects the nervous system, causing paralysis. It spreads through direct contact with people who have the infection. Outbreaks occurred regularly in the United States through the 1950s, with two major Polio outbreaks in 1916 and in 1952. Of the 57,628 reported cases in 1952, there were 3,145 deaths.In 1955, Dr. Jonas Salk’s vaccine was approved. It was quickly adopted throughout the world. By 1962, the average number of cases dropped to 910. The CDCTrusted Source reports that the United States has been Polio-free since 1979. Europe since 2002. But it still persists in small numbers today. In 1941 my dad contracted Polio. He was 7. His Younger brother, my uncle Dick was only 5. I spoke to my dad and my uncle Dick about their memories of that time and their insights. The conversation took some turns as you’ll see as these sons remembered their parents, and in particular, their father. My grandfather as you will soon discover was someone very special.
11 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Your Inner Six-Year-Old: Change Your Life Forever
What if this Saturday you could drive up to your childhood home and pick up your six-year-old self so the two of you could spend the day together? What would that be like? What would that mean to you? Maybe there is still time.
28 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Ep. 16 | Think and Grow Rich: The Story of Napoleon Hill
In 1937 Napoleon Hill published “Think and Grow Rich.” Arguably one the most influential personal development and self-improvement books ever written. Most of what has been written since 1937, in my opinion, is derivative of this remarkable book. And Napoleon Hill himself stands on the shoulders of James Allen in “As a Man Thinketh” as well as Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and the stoics, Socrates and so many more.His 17 Principles of Personal Achievement have been the guidepost and playbook for thousands of people who have reached the heights of business and personal success. This podcast episode explores several of the 17 principles in some detail.
21 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Ep. 15 | Smile When You Wake Up, and Then Have a Really Great Day. Nothing Is More Important.
How do you define prosperity? What can trip you up on your journey? What tools or strategies do you use to stay focused and moving forward?This is the final episode of Season 1. In this episode, I share my thoughts about what I’ve learned, and hopefully, you have learned on this journey.
45 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Ep. 14 | Jay Henderson: Clear Visions, Dedicated Routines, and Overcoming Ourselves
Why might someone convince themselves to be the best in the world for what they do? And yes, I did say, the best in the world.Jay Henderson has spent years helping business owners create a team of Superstars so they can achieve more. Jay's Performance Management Coaching and 7 Steps to Hiring Only Superstars systems take away the headaches and stress from hiring and people management. His programs quickly identify whether a candidate can do the job, will do the job and even if they will succeed specifically for you.Jay is a Master Consultant using a unique predictive science he puts to work for you, because as Jay likes to say, "Some problems can't be managed."Prior to starting Real Talent Hiring, Jay worked with Stephen R. Covey and the Covey Leadership Center. He taught the well-known 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, First Things First and Principle Centered Leadership programs in Fortune 500 companies. With his engaging, and fun personality, Jay connects with his audiences immediately and delivers content that they can immediately use when they get back to their office. Recommended Books:The Ultimate Small Business Guide To Hiring Super-StarsThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleThe 4-Hour WorkweekThink and Grow RichHow Champions Think
31 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Ep. 13 | Dr. John Guiliana: Living the Exact Life That You, at One Time, Only Dreamt About
Is success a process and not a status? Is prosperity also a process and not a status? Are you living the exact life that, at one time, you only dreamt of? And do you have an obsessive passion to achieve those dreams? Dr. John Guiliana is a nationally recognized speaker and author on topics pertaining to medical practice management. He holds a Master’s in Health Care Management and Economics and is the author of 31 1/2 Essentials to Running Your Medical Practice (Greenbranch Publishers). He is the Executive Vice President of NEMO Health, the owners of the TRAKnet electronic health record system. Recommended Books:Psycho-CyberneticsTraction: Get a Grip on Your Business Podiatry Prosperity - How to Market, Manage, and Love Your PracticeHow to Win Friend and Influence PeopleIn Search of ExcellenceNapoleon Hill's Keys to SuccessThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
39 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Ep. 12 | Dave Frees: Making Life Choices That Serve You and Bring You Happiness
If asked would you say you are voluntarily interdependent or co-dependent with others in your life? Can you choose who you work with or serve? How clear are you about what you truly want?Dave Frees is an attorney, author, and speaker who has lived a fascinating life that took him across the globe and exposed him to master communicators, persuaders, and negotiators in hundreds of nations and across many cultures.Steve Forbes, the Editor-In-Chief of Forbes Media has called him a “Grand Master” of communications skills and Elite Books has called him “One of the fifty most influential business thinkers today.” He is a master of teaching the skills of enhanced communication and how to go from being persuasive to truly influential.He has been called to teach leadership, sales and marketing, interrogation, and negotiation to audiences ranging from computer hackers turned good guys to navy seals, CEO’s and to the students, administrators and/or faculty of colleges and universities including Harvard, Yale, The University of Pennsylvania, Cornell and many, many more. He has also spoken to Travellers, GE, AstraZeneca, Comcast, and hundreds of corporations and professional associations.He has appeared on NPR, PBS, Fox News, and on over 120 radio and television programs and has authored several books related to persuasion, influence, and business and co-authored Einstein’s Business with M. Scott Peck, Steven Covey, and many other voices of the success and personal development movement.Recommended Books:7 Steps to FreedomThe Coaching Habit
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