Inspiring people to become resilient and to live positively through obstacles and adversities
Journey To Success is a BlogTalkRadio station. Our purpose is to interview people who are making a positive difference in the world.
We explore important aspects and areas of life including business, sales, spiritual, physical, mental, relationships, disabilities, and many more important topics.
The show and interviews are also available on iTunes.
If you would like to be interviewed for the show, email email@example.com.
We have interviewed some amazing people for the show and I have heard from people around the world that they have listened to the show.
Some favorites have been:
Dov Baron has been the host and executive producer of the extremely popular radio show: “Full Monty Leadership Show” Where Authentic Leaders Let it ALL hang out about Loyalty, Culture and growth. The show broadcasted out of Seattle, Chicago, Colorado and globally via the internet and at this time has almost 1,000,000 downloads worldwide.
Dõv’s has interviewed and worked with leaders featured on: Oprah, Ellen, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, Huffington Post, Larry King, New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and many other top ratted media. He also has a massive social media platform with over 200,000 followers via Face book, Twitter, Linkedin, Podomatic, iTunes etc.
Dilip Abayasekara is the author of The Path of The Genie and the former President of Toastmasters International. He changed careers to become a coach, trainer, and professional speaker.
He has spoken in almost every state in the USA and in nine other countries. He was twice a finalist at Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, placing second in 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada before an audience of 2,300. He went on to receive the coveted Accredited Speaker designation in recognition of outstanding public speaking skills and contributions to public speaking. In 2005-2006 he served as International President of Toastmasters International, the world’s largest volunteer organization devoted to helping people develop their communication and leadership skills.
Ben Gay III has been called a living legend in the sales world. In his 40+ years of professional selling and sales training, he has been the #1 salesperson in every organization in which he has ever worked . . . and he's a powerful speaker/sales trainer/author to boot!
Having started his first business at 14, by age 26 he was the president/CEO of what was then the world’s largest Direct Sales/MLM/Network Marketing company. And he was personally trained by fellow sales legends J. Douglas Edwards, Dr. Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, William Penn Patrick, Zig Ziglar, Merle Fraser, Fred Herman, James H. Rucker Jr. and many many other sales giants.
Sally Hogshead believes the greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself.
World-class branding expert and Hall of Fame Speaker Hogshead has discovered a new way to measure how people perceive your communication. Find out what makes you intensely valuable to others, so the world will see you at your best.
Hogshead rose to the top of the advertising profession in her early 20s, writing ads that fascinated millions of consumers. Over the course of her ad career, Hogshead won hundreds of awards for creativity, copywriting and branding, and was one of the most awarded advertising copywriters right from start of career, including almost every major international advertising awards.
Tony Rubleski's message is designed to help people ‘Capture’ more minds and profits.
His second book went #1 in three different business categories with Amazon.com and received stunning reviews from a wide range of leaders in marketing, sales, psychology to academia and multiple New York Times bestselling authors. In 2011 he released his third book and book #4 in the series titled, Mind Capture: Leadership Lessons from Ten Trailblazers Who Beat the Odds and Influenced Millions, will release in late summer of 2014.
His work has been featured in various media outlets ranging from Bottom Line Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, the FOX TV network, ABC, to CNN Radio, NPR and Entrepreneur Magazine Radio. In addition, he’s given hundreds of presentations over the last decade.
Paul Hatcher is arguably one of the greatest automobile retailers in the United States. He’s been selling cars for over 20 years, and for the past 10, he’s been employed by the nation’s 5th largest publicly held automotive dealer group in the U.S. During his tenure with Lithia Motors, he has operated 6 dealerships, trained thousands of sales and service personnel and has retailed a documented total of over 48,000 vehicles in that time. He has also won numerous awards and has been called by his peers “the greatest retailer they have ever seen.”
Donna Messer is a speaker, author, leader, and mentor, among the many hats she wears.
Her vast network of friends and contacts numbers in the tens of thousands and extends from the community of Oakville, Ontario where she lives to around the world.
Much of her success can be traced to her practice of being of service to people, either herself or by referring them to someone who can help them with their needs.
Elizabeth Wright is a Paralympic Medallist, Motivational Speaker, Academic, and Activist.
She was born in Sydney, Australia with Congenital Limb Deficiency.
Elizabeth is missing half her right arm and leg and requires a prosthetic leg to allow mobility.
She was raised with a positive attitude and firm self-belief that has taken her from strength to strength. With determination and a go-getter attitude, Elizabeth has achieved much in her life and is continuing to achieve, regardless of the obstacles and barriers she comes across.
Bruxy Cavey is the Teaching Pastor of The Meeting House, the largest and most innovative church in the Toronto area.
The Meeting House purposefully cater to people who do not like church. Bruxy is also the author of The End of Religion.
Joe Girard is in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Greatest Retail Salesman. His record for car sales will likely never be broken.
Joe sold 13,001 cars at a Chevrolet dealership between 1963 and 1978. In 2001 he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
The average car salesman sells about 150-180 cars annually.
Berny Dohrmann is an internationally recognized capital strategist, revenue accelerator, and economic innovator. He is the Founder and Chairman of CEO Space International, the world’s leading small business incubator having touched over 300,000 business owners in more than 100 countries. Under Dohrmann’s leadership CEO Space has grown into a mega week long intensive and trade show that services hundreds to thousands of small business owners at each conference five times a year; utilizing proprietary networking and teaching techniques that accelerates attendees’ abilities to grow their business through capital raising strategies, business growth intensives, and demonstrating the power of collaboration.
Raymond Aaron is a NY Times Bestselling author, a dynamic speaker and is recognized world-wide as a Real Estate investment coach able to dramatically increase your income through his special wisdom.
During his 30 year career Raymond has bought and sold over 1100 properties and has generated over $500,000,000.00 in Real Estate sales.
He has shared his vision and wisdom on stages around the world and radio and television programs for over 30 years. He is the author of 8 best-selling books, including Branding Small Business For Dummies, Double Your Income Doing What You Love, Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul and the author of NY Times bestseller Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul.
As a young man, Frank O'Dea was a homeless person, living on the streets, panhandling for nickels and dimes.
Today, he is a celebrated business person. Best known as a founder of The Second Cup, he also was involved in founding a number of other successful international businesses and not-for-profits. These include Proshred Security, War Child Canada, Street Kids International and the Canadian Landmine Foundation.
Krish Dhanam was born in South India where he completed his early education. After earning an MBA he migrated to America in1986. Winning a sales contest in 1990 earned him a ticket to a seminar conducted by the legendary motivator Zig Ziglar. This chance encounter would be the catalyst that shaped the next two decades as Krish joined the Ziglar Corporation in 1991 as a telemarketer and eventually became their Vice President of Global Operations.
Greg Link is co-founder of CoveyLink, the FranklinCovey Speed of Trust Practice and the former Covey Leadership Center. He is co-author with Stephen M R Covey of the Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust: The defining skill that transforms managers into leaders.
Greg is a trusted and sought after executive confidant, advisor, and compelling speaker, Link is a recognized authority on the impact of trust on business growth, leadership, sales, marketing, and high performance. He orchestrated the strategy that led Dr. Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to one of the two most influential business books of the 20th century according to CEO Magazine.
Andrew Sherwood is a business owner, workshop facilitator, international speaker and workload efficiency expert.
He has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs and contributed to an array of published articles as well as having presented to over 3500 groups.
Andrew also teaches the Tactical Time Management class as part of the Getting It Done course for the University Of Toronto Rotman School Of Business MBA’s.
Bob Burg regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.
His business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) has captured the imagination of people around the world.
Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion is Bob Burg's newest, must read, book.
Tom Ziglar is the proud son of the late Zig Ziglar and CEO of the Ziglar Corporation. Prior to being named CEO, Tom Ziglar began his career in retail and direct sales.
He joined The Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1987.
Tom is the co-author of Born To Win, taking the Ziglar philosophy and applying those same principles to the business world.
Bruce Buffer has been the “Official Voice of the Octagon” for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since 1997 and with many other mixed martial arts events worldwide and is recognized internationally as “The Voice of Mixed Martial Arts”. The UFC is seen worldwide on Satellite and Cable TV PPV. He was also on SPIKE TV’s hit series “UFC Unleashed” and “Ultimate Fight Night” and now appears on all FOX network televised UFC events and Pay Per Views viewed by millions worldwide. The UFC is one of the most popular sports DVD’s sold and rented in video stores internationally.
Jeffrey Gitomer is the author of The New York Times best sellers The Sales Bible, The Little Red Book of Selling, The Little Black Book of Connections, and The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude. All of his books have been number one best sellers on Amazon.com, including Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless, The Patterson Principles of Selling, The Little Red Book of Sales Answers, The Little Green Book of Getting Your Way, The Little Platinum Book of Cha-Ching!, The Little Teal Book of Trust, Social BOOM!, and The Little Book of Leadership. Jeffrey’s books have appeared on best-seller lists more than 850 times and have sold millions of copies worldwide.
Not only did Greg Reid author the Napoleon Hill Foundation published book Three Feet From Gold, along with Sharon Lechter, he also is involved in numerous exciting Napoleon Hill projects including his upcoming book Stickability.
Fauna Hodel has had one of the most interesting lives that I have ever heard of.
Her grandfather was George Hodel who was acquitted in a famous incest trial despite numerous witnesses to his crime. George was also considered by the LAPD as a suspect in the murder of the Black Dahlia. They installed microphones in his home and this is one of the damning statements they heard.
Fauna was given away at birth to a young Black woman who worked as a restroom attendant in a Nevada casino. The purpose was to insure that a Black family raise the baby. In her 16 year old mother’s eyes, Blacks were the far more loving than most everyone she encountered in the white community. To insure that the child would never return to her emotionally reclusive white family, she made sure her new baby's birth certificate listed the father as "Negro".
A staff member of Celebrity Society Magazine, Fauna Hodel is a Speaker, Author, Filmmaker, Executive Producer, and creative consultant who has dedicated her life to breaking down racial barriers by sharing her own experiences and encouraging individuals to pursue their dreams. Ms. Hodel was the Executive Producer and Creative Consultant for the motion picture, Pretty Hattie’s Baby, which was based on her own life story. The film featured an all-star cast which included Alfre Woodard, Charles S. Dutton, Alison Elliot, Bobby Hosea, Jill Clayburgh and Tess Harper.
Jim Stovall has shared the stage with: Zig Ziglar, General Colin Powell, Christopher Reeve, Tony Robbins, Dr. Denis Waitley, And more...
Jim has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, the President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, and a highly sought after author and platform speaker. He is the author of the best selling book, The Ultimate Gift, which is now a major motion picture starring James Garner and Abigail Breslin.
Dr. Nido Qubein came to the United States as a teenager with little knowledge of English, no contacts and only $50 in his pocket. His life has been an amazing success story.
As an educator, he is president of High Point University, an undergraduate and graduate institution with 4,500 students from over 51 countries and 44 states. He has written numerous books and scores of audio and video learning programs distributed worldwide. His foundation provides scholarships to 48 deserving young people each year. To-date the Qubein Foundation has granted more than 700 scholarships, worth over six million dollars.
Eric Lassard was born in 2003 in Sopron, Hungary and today lives in Dublin, Ireland.
At the age of 7, he started home school and working with his parents in their beauty business, where he did the receptionists duties. His parents took him to personal development workshops and seminars.
In 2010 he started The Winner Academy with the help of his mom, he built a website. He developed the WINNER MATRIX, with 12 elements that he considers that we need to master to live a harmonious life without fear.
Tony Rubleski is the organizer of the annual Think and Grow Rich Summit. I spoke at the inaugural event in April, 2013.
The 2014 event will be held in Chicago, IL.
Tony is also the Founder and President of the Mind Capture Group.
He focuses on referral, retention and repeat marketing strategies for a wide range of industries including real estate, insurance, telecom, casinos, retail, direct sales, banking to a wide range of entrepreneurs and sales teams. A highly sought after speaker and agent of change, his live seminars and keynote talks continue to receive rave reviews from meeting planners coast to coast.
Shawne Duperon is a six-time EMMY® Award winning producer, PBS host, networking guru and media expert. A Ph.D. candidate in interpersonal communication, her expertise is gossip: how it impacts culture, the workplace, media and personal lives. She has produced projects for The American Cancer Society, PBS and "Driving Skills for Life, a teen driving program that is saving lives across the country.
Jim Palmer is a marketing and business building expert and host of Newsletter Guru TV, the hit weekly Web TV show watched by thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Jim is also the host Stick Like Glue Radio, a weekly podcast based on Jim’s unique smart marketing and business building strategies. Jim is best known internationally as ‘The Newsletter Guru’- the go-to resource for maximizing the profitability of customer relationships.
Mike Benton has the distinction of having had the most listens of any show I have done to date.
At one time in his life Mike was homeless. During that time he borrowed $200 to get his real estate licence. He partnered with 3 other people to start a real estate brokerage office called Home Towne Real Estate. That business has grown to a large business with over 200 real estate agents working for them.
Mike's journey started when he was raised by his grandmother and learned the value of working hard with pride and never giving less than 100%. He served in the United States Marine Corp at the age of 17 and then had a brief stint in the corporate world. He has run for public office 3 times and was elected on his third attempt based on the concepts he teaches today in his coaching business.
Mike is a certified Bob Burg (author of “The Go-Giver” and “Its Not About You”) consultant serving individuals, companies, and local Governments.
Jack Black is the Founder and Course Director of MindStore International. Jack has taught "MindStore" to over half a million people including business leaders and top entrepreneurs. Over half of the FTSE 100 companies are clients. World champions, sports teams, entertainers and endless leaders and teams from blue chip companies around the world have all benefited from his teachings. Jack has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes. He is regularly featured in magazines and national newspapers. Jack continues to work with international leaders in the field of performance coaching, creating leading edge approaches to organisational and personal development. Jack continues to be busy presenting on the international conference circuit.
Kyle Maynard was born with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees. Despite that, he wrestled in university and won over 100 matches. He has also set records in weightlifting, does martial arts and crawled up Mt. Kiliminjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
Adil Dalal was the opening speaker for the 2012 Napoleon Hill International Convention in Malaysia. Being the opening speaker for a prestigious conference like The Napoleon Hill International Convention is a great honor as well as a great responsibility. It can set the tone for the rest of the convention. People from numerous countries, some who had traveled for 2 days from North America, including myself, attended the convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
After Adil Dilal's talk on The Power of Visualization, I knew why he had been chosen and why his topic was so important, not just for the convention but for everyone.
Adil's creation of The Pinnacle Performance Zone concept in his book The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence ™ and the soon to be launched Pinnacle Performance Zone software gives everyone the opportunity to turn the art of visualization into a science. The live demonstration clearly showed everyone how they could train themselves to improve and perfect their visualization skills. Improving your skill at visualizing also improves the focus of your subconscious mind, which is vitally important in realizing your Definite Purpose and goals.
Adil himself was the perfect person to be the opening speaker for the convention as well. He is a very polished and likable speaker and person and that came through in his talk. His sense of humor had the audience warmed up very quickly and positively. He was very well prepared and his visuals really added to the understanding and application of The Power of Visualization.
Josh Hinds was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome at the age of 8. At the age of 18 he developed a new symptom, blocking tics, which results in being unable to get a sound out. Despite that physical challenge, he has developed work arounds for that symptom and today he is encouraging, motivating and inspiring people around the world with everything that he does.
In addition to his growing network of professional development web sites, Josh is the founder of GetMotivation.com an empowering and inspiring community web site which has been visited by millions of people world-wide.
Josh’s motto is: It’s your life, LIVE BIG! and through his work as a speaker, trainer, and coach that’s exactly what he teaches people to do!
John Robinson was born without arms or legs. He is a motivational/inspirational speaker. John has been from Australia to the White House discussing the Obstacles he has Overcome! He has spoken to Fortune 500 Corporations and to high school students.
He can speak, with authority, to audiences about Overcoming Obstacles in Life, Businesses or Sales!
John is the subject of a national documentary shown on Public Broadcasting Stations titled Get Off Your Knees: The John Robinson Story. He also authored the autobiography Get Off Your Knees: A Story of Faith, Courage, and Determination published by Syracuse University Press.
He has been married for over fifteen years and has three children. In 2001, he was selected to carry the Olympic torch as it passed through Albany, New York on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 games.
Spencer West is a public speaker with Free The Children and is from Toronto. Spencer's legs were amputated below the pelvis when he was 5 years old because of a genetic disorder. He recently climbed Mount Kiliminjaro in Tanzania.
Don Green is the Executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Think of the type of person you have to be to become the CEO of the Napoleon Hill Foundation and then listen to my interview with the AMAZING Don Green.
Dave Liniger is the Co-Founder of ReMax Real Estate. He is a huge Napoleon Hill and Think and Grow Rich fan. He has read the book over 40 times.
I met Dave and shared the stage with him at the recent Think and Grow Rich Summit in Del Mar, CA.
In 2012, Dave was diagnosed with a staph infection. He spent 7 months in the hospital, much of it in a coma or paralyzed. He came close to dying several times.
Like myself, Dave is stubborn and determined to do things his own way. Also like myself, Dave did not like to ask for help or need help from others. We have both learned how to let other people help us, just as we love helping other people.
One of the top 5 hilights of my life was interviewing Dave for my Journey To Success radio show. I was nervous and almost in tears at some points as we discussed the biggest challenge he has ever faced.
Phil Geldart is the founder and C.E.O. of Eagle's Flight, North America’s leading experiential learning, training company. With over 1.5 million global program graduates, Eagle’s Flight has revolutionized how companies train with a total engagement approach that shifts the focus from the facilitator onto the participant and delivers business results through lasting, behavioural changes.
An enthusiastic practitioner of principle-based leadership, Phil is also greatly involved in developing leadership potential in youth and non-profit organizations.
As a best-selling author, Phil has drawn from his wealth of experience and in-depth expertise in learning and leadership. In his previous book, In Your Hands: The Behaviors of a World-Class Leader, Phil created a desk-side, go-to reference for senior executives. Lead Yourself, Lead Others, is his latest book and embraces leaders who are in the earlier stages of their career. It is an invaluable resource for all developing leaders, supporting self-mastery over personal performance and development, and delivering key, foundational practices for the next generation of leadership.
Vic Conant is the Chairman of Nightingale-Conant. His father, Lloyd Conant, was the original business partner of Earl Nightingale. Lloyd wrote the mail order copy for the programs that Earl recorded. Vic had the great fortune of growing up surrounded by the works of the modern legends of the motivation industry like Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale to name a few.
Vic took over as president and in 1986 and has spearheaded its growth to over $40mm in sales making it by far the dominant publisher in its field.
Dr. Lori Shemek is the best-selling author of “FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! and leading health expert, is also known as “The Inflammation Terminator” She has made it her mission to educate the public on the toxic effects of certain foods and lifestyle choices and how they create inflammation in the body. Her expertise drew the attention of THE WOMAN’S INFORMATION NETWORK, where she has her own show on health.
Her international reputation has drawn rave revues such that, The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the TOP 16 HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPERTS alongside such names as Dr. Oz and David Zinczenko author of ‘Eat This, Not That’ and the Huffington Post also recognized her as one of the TOP 35 DIET AND NUTRITION EXPERTS. She is also a health expert for the ABC TV show, GOOD MORNING TEXAS. She is a leading authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health.
She has appeared on numerous top-rated radio talk shows as well as TV; She has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, Shape Magazine, Health Magazine, I-Village, Yahoo, Livestrong, CNN, Fox News, The Ricki Lake Show – Friends of Ricki and many others.
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT.
Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company, Verne has spent the past 30 years educating entrepreneurial teams. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture Columnist for Fortune magazine.
He’s the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which is endorsed by over 100 CEOs of mid-size companies and is published in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Dutch, German and Spanish.
Verne, along with the editors of Fortune, has also authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times," for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword.
Michael Drew is the Co-Author, along with Roy H. Williams, of the book Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future.
He has become the world’s most successful book promoter, having launched over 75 consecutive books onto best-seller lists, many of them number-one titles.
Michael honed his skills at such respected publishers as Bard Press, Entrepreneur Magazine, Longstreet Press and Thomas Nelson Publishers, among others. He has mastered the intricacies of publishing and, in adapting to today’s fast-evolving industry, Michael founded Promote A Book to work directly with writers to help them spread their message.
Debbi Dachinger is a Media Personality. Her specialties are: Radio & TV Show Hosting, Spokesperson, Bestselling Author, Goal Achievement Expert, Frequent Interview Guest, Keynote Speaker, and Radio Coach (Teaches A-Z How To Be Interviewed and Get Booked On Right Shows), also How to Host Your Own Show.
Her “Dare to Dream” Radio Show is syndicated on 7 stations and heard by 2+ million listeners. She’s been featured in magazines, news sources around the world, and is a sought-after guest on radio and television.
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