left Xtraordinary Living At Its Best: Podcast # 43 - Magical thinking

Friday, February 01, 2008

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Podcast # 43 - Magical thinking

Podcast 43 of Xtraordinary Living is out. In this podcast I interview Dr. Joe Thigpen. As a consultant in the areas of executive assessment, coaching and development, Joe Thigpen exhibits traits of a Renaissance man – he's read more books than I can even imagine. When asked "Why?" he answers, "Because I have so many questions." Many of you may know Joe as a Productive Learning & Leisure corporate trainer; and for those of you who haven't met Joe, he's someone you can sit with and easily cover a myriad of topics. He has a wealth of knowledge AND life experience -- which is why we chose to interview him for this podcast titled, "Magical Thinking."

Since the movie "The Secret" came out, there have been questions as to the veracity of its propositions, and if in fact, there is a "secret" to having everything. We said, "Let's ask Joe."

In podcast #43 we'll learn how concepts presented in "The Secret" have their roots in the past and are fundamentally valid. Yet, the film's portrayal of how the laws of attraction work was indeed simplified. Is there a daily vitamin for happiness and abundance, like a magic bullet? Or do commitment, daily practice, focus, patience and vigilant awareness sound more realistic?

In our 43rd episode, we ask Joe some key questions:
-- What is it that people really want?
-- Why do people have such a strong aversion to change?
-- Does the idea of a magic bullet have any validity?
-- What are some of the principles of successful living that people seem to keep forgetting?
-- Through our courses and learning vacations, PL&L has been helping our clients learn the principles of setting goals, identifying their values, the power of their intentions and more for over 15 years. What do you feel the value of learning in a group setting is – vs. reading the books or seeing movies and doing self-development on your own?
-- and more.

Whether you agree with the tenants of "The Secret" or not, you will gain a lot of insight on the topic. Joe Thigpen draws from his specialty area of human development to open our minds and stretch our imagination on the topic of "Magical Thinking."

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Richard said...

Nowadays it is very popular to be a consultant in executive assessment because it can be used by companies in recruitment or to evaluate internal executives for career potential and readiness.