Military Leadership from an Iraq Vet.

June 4, 2009

“I can’t think about anything other than being in the moment because that kind of thinking can get me or someone else killed.”

In this interview, I chat with Daryll Hill, an Iraq war vet, about the importance of understanding what being a leader – and submitting to authority – means to him.

In mine and your world, if we don’t understand leadership, we might get passed over for a promotion, get a ticket from a police officer, or cause some waves in our church or organization.

In Daryll’s world – and the world of the soldier – missing the boat on leadership and service can mean the difference between life and death.

Talking Leadership With USAF General (ret.) Ronald Haeckel

May 2, 2009

Today’s guest is someone who is not only one of the most respected and authentic leaders I know, he also happens to be my father-in-law (so I’ve got to say nice things about him 🙂

Seriously though, you don’t get to be a general in the United States Air Force just by luck or happenstance. You’ve got to work hard, get results, and walk a very straight line.

Over the course of his 25+ year career, Ron commanded thousands of people.  At the peak of his career in the 90’s, he was commander of two of the United States’ most strategic missile bases.  If an enemy country were to have launched on us, Ron was there to command and oversee the response.

During his later years, he worked in Washington D.C. at the Department of Energy where he was in charge of fusing the Air Force with the civilian  corporate structure of business.  He oversaw a massive budget (he told me one time it was in the billions) while managing mostly civilian workers.

Here’s his official bio:

“Brig. Gen. Ronald J. Haeckel is Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. As the senior military officer assigned to the NNSA, he ensures the administration provides safe, secure and reliable nuclear weapons to meet Department of Defense requirements; directs U.S. nuclear stockpile maintenance and support functions; and provides oversight for all defense programs within the DOE”

(see full bio HERE)

I’m also linking to a paper Ron wrote on the characteristics of a successful leader.  You can see this HERE: Characteristics of Success by Ronald Haeckel.

I hope that you take as much about leadership from this interview as I did.  Enjoy and learn from the best!

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Rich Dad *Insider* John Seiferth – The Learning Curve to Success

April 23, 2009

For seven years, John Seiferth managed Robert Kiyosaki’s websites from the Rich Dad office in Scottsdale, AZ.  Today, he works from home full time along with Mike Dillard.

In this 50+ min interview, we discuss many things.  But one of the most important (I think) things we cover is mindset.

Leadership is about doing things decisively, even if you’re not certain of the outcome.  It’s about going from Point A to Point B, no matter how many detours you have to take in between.

One of the highlights, for me, in this interview, is when we discuss how improperly educated we are as a society when it comes to money, time, and the use of our resources.  I ask him why this is, and I think the answer he gives will simply shock you.  I know it did for me!

To connect with John, visit him at or check out his website at

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Michael Fletcher – Adventures in Business Leadership

April 21, 2009

While coaching over 800 clients on a personal and business level Michael has assisted individuals to improve at least one, but usually several different areas of their lives and businesses. He has lectured in front of a variety of groups ranging in size from 5 to 1500 people.

He first started his career by spending 12 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, where drive and determination were ingrained into his work ethic and a never give up attitude emerged.Michael moved onto the next part of his journey by becoming an entrepreneur. Some of his businesses were huge successes and one ended in bankruptcy, which became a very valuable lesson in itself. With Michael’s diverse business experience and personal growth he has a tremendous amount of wisdom and insight to offer others.

Michael moved home to Ontario 3 years ago with his wife, Dawn. They streamlined their Business Coaching Company to reflect the needs of business owners in Ontario. Michael’s exciting “Shameless series has been transformed into a popular book and they continue to travel Ontario teaching business owners the values of promotions, referrals in networking.

In the summer of 2007 they launched their popular Beehive Networking Game in an online form. Now business owners all over Ontario can network effectively from the comfort of their own home or office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  This site produced more than 4000 leads in the first year!

Michael has learned form the best. He has spent time with people like Dr. John Demartini, Jay Abraham, Jack Canfield, Blair Singer, Robert Allen, Mark Victor Hansen and T. Harv Eker, all of whom have become his mentors. His passion lies in inspiring and empowering people to raise their level of consciousness so they can live in their purpose while having a much fuller and enjoyable life.

Michael Fletcher Personal Factoids

  • Is a decorated Canadian Soldier
  • Built the largest massage company in Canada in 2 ½ years
  • Has purchased houses and a shopping mall with no money down
  • He has read the teachings of most of the major religions of the world
  • He has been to the North Pole twice
  • Has competed in triathlons and adventure racing
  • Nominated for Business of the Year in Alberta
  • Nominated or Business Leader of the Year in Ontario in 2007
  • Written several training manuals and books including most recently
  • “Shameless” a Business Coach’s Guide to Success
  • Has been involved in the mentoring process for many years. Most recently he has mentored though the Perth Community Futures Program in Milverton Ontario.
  • Has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs on both the local and national level

Michael also just climbed the CN Tower in Toronto as a charity for the World Wildlife Fund.

Through the power of Twitter (follow me at I was able to hook up an AMAZING interview with one of the brightest and most innovative business coaches out there.  The interview is a little long (about 55 min) but TOTALLY worth every second.


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Here are a few of Michael’s TV appearences:

You can see everything he’s up to, visit

Transformative Evolutionary Leadership w/ Kris Nelson

April 8, 2009


Transformative Evolutionary Leadership.

Yeah, I didn’t know what it was either until I talked with the guru, Kris Nelson at In this breakthrough interview, you’ll no doubt be enlightened (and pleasantly surprised) as I was to hear what this is all about.

Think twice about the threads that you tug throughout your day!

Part i

Part ii

Internet Superstar Jimmy Davis Reveals His (um) Shoe Size

April 6, 2009

Listen as social media marketing guru and spiritual rock star Jimmy Davis reveals his secrets, bares his soul, and tells us how big his (um) shoe size is.

Also, is Jimmy a Schlion?

And does Jimmy like Twitter or Facebook more?

This is part I of III parts.  This first part is kind of a getting to know Jimmy Davis.  Some fun, light questions before we move on to some deeper stuff in the second and third video.

At the beginning, Jimmy is talking about a basketball game between he and Larry Corbi, a Rich Dad Poor Dad Insider and a recent guest on this show.

It’s important to understand what REALLY happened during this EPIC basketball game at the secret dojo where Jimmy lives.  Between the beer, the zombies, and the ninjas, it’s hard to say what really went down.

Keep it right here…

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Internet Marketing Interview: What You MUST Know to Surviive and Propser

March 3, 2009

Part one of two. Listen as I interview Chris Clark about what it takes to have online success. What does it mean to you to market online and have success? What are the secrets, tips and tricks to making it big? Find out here.

Also, check out what Chris is doing at

Part I

Part 2