Dr. James Kelley is a professor of marketing at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, Dubai, the host of the Executives After Hours podcast, and the author of The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity, which releases April 23. In his new book, Dr. Kelley explores how to lead an extraordinary life from a leadership perspective, the power of self-awareness and reflection, and the concept of relatableness: [Read More...]

   I’m a believer in the “ripple effect”… the idea that one lesson or moment in life can spark something that will change you and the world in bigger ways than you can imagine. And recently, I sat down with Rob Dial (one of my first coaching clients) to share the lessons that have had this effect on my own life and personal development. Rob is doing amazing things – I’m so proud of him [Read More...]

188: Is Passion Necessary? How to Find Deeper Meaning and Purpose in Your Life

Thursday, October, 5th, 2017 at 5:20 am by YoPalHal

    Today’s conversation is with a man who runs six companies and is responsible for producing thousands of live events for corporate and social clients, worldwide—including the Best Year Ever Blueprint LIVE experience, which combines cutting edge experiential learning, live music, and an unparalleled level of engagement that produces immediate and lasting transformations for every person in attendance. As Carey Smolenksky shares his entrepreneurial journey with you, you’ll learn why passion and helping others makes [Read More...]

178: Beating Cancer: A Dialogue On What Matters Most with Jon and Hal (Part 2)

Wednesday, July, 26th, 2017 at 6:00 am by YoPalHal

    When we accept life before it happens, we get to keep the power that adversity will try to take away from us. We get to control the narrative. Instead of focusing on “why me?”, we can instead choose how we give meaning to something. In other words, adversity doesn’t hurt you, it serves you! Which is what you learned in Part 1 of “Beating Cancer: A Dialogue On Converting Adversity into Advantage”. If you [Read More...]

    As many of you  know, shortly after I was diagnosed with cancer in November, my good friend and co-creator of the Best Year Ever Blueprint, Jon Berghoff, stepped up and has been leading the Achieve Your Goals podcast ever since so I can focus on healing. (THANK YOU!!) Although cancer wasn’t my conscious choice, I do believe that I am 100% responsible for choosing how I respond to it. By choosing to accept what [Read More...]