Money, Mission and Meaning: Passion at Work, Purpose at Play

Do you wonder...is this all there is? Have you struggled to find meaning in your career? Does your work/life balance feel out of whack? Everyone has the sense that there is a deeper level of satisfaction to be had, no matter how happy they are. Everyone wants greater meaning from work, more freedom around money and deeper connections in relationships. Join Mark Michael Lewis, Author and CEO and his guests as they explore the insights and practices that integrate money, mission and meaning to experience a more profound relationship to the mystery and miracle you call your life. Each week, we’ll interview a business leader actively expressing value-based principles in their business or personal lives, exploring such topics as visionary leadership, the power of integrity, purpose driven business, following your bliss, and much more. Imagine waking up each day naturally excited to get to work and just as excited to get home. Through simple but powerful ideas around abundance, inspiration, motivation, manifestation, ecology and intention, you can create synergy between purpose and profitability. Learn to apply the art and heart of business to every aspect of your experience, building an ever-deepening enjoyment of the business of life.

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Episode 32: FunJoyment: Integrating Pleasure, Joy, Happiness, Ecstasy, and Bliss

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com explores the nature and variety of “good” feelings, or happiness. By examining physical, mental/emotional, and Spiritual experiences, both on a moment-by-moment basis and through time, he sheds light on the elusive concept of what makes us happy.  Join him as he distinguishes and then integrates these positive human expeirences into a simple perspective you can use to guide yourself to get good at doing what matters well.

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Episode 31: Mastery and Genius Cycles Part 3

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com completes his description of how you can learn to get good and getting good at things. He explores the power of distinctions and describes a six step process you can use to become a master of any part of life – then how you can use it to make a tangible difference in your daily life.

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Episode 30: Mastery and Genius Cycles Part 2

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com continues his description of how you can learn to get good and getting good at things. He explores the power of distinctions and describes a six step process you can use to become a master of any part of life – then how you can use it to make a tangible difference in your daily life.

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Episode 29: Mastery and Genius Cycles Part 1

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com describes how you can learn to get good and getting good at things. He explores the power of distinctions and describes a six step process you can use to become a master of any part of life.

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Episode 28: Seven Minutes To Success And Satisfaction: Doing What Matters, Well

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com explores a fundamental attitude and realization to inspire you to make choices today that you will be ecstatic to inherit tomorrow.

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Episode 27: Religion vs. Spirituality: Moving From Fear to FunJoyment in Your Life

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com explores a common psychological and spiritual trap that those of us interested in self-development often get caught up in.  He describes what it is, the bait for the trap, and the effects of getting caught in it.  Then, he offers an escape from the trap and an opening into a deeper freedom to pursue Money, Mission, and Meaning without attachment, but with our whole heart and soul.

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Episode 26: Meditation, Mysticism, and the Two Winged Bird of Liberation: Deepening Your Appreciation of Human Experience - Part Two

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com, Author, Speaker, And Entrepreneur, interviews Adam Coutts of IntroMeditation.com, a meditation teacher and practitioner for 2 decades, about the nature and fruits of Buddhist Meditation.  Adam has worked with hundreds of individuals and group to guide them to discover the experience of meditative awareness, and to customize a spiritual practice that fits their personality and into their lives.  So join us as we explore the power and simplicity of meditation, and the profound peace and bliss that comes for learning to rest in awareness and consciousness itself.

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Episode 25: Meditation, Mysticism, and the Two Winged Bird of Liberation: Deepening Your Appreciation of Human Experience - Part One

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com, Author, Speaker, And Entrepreneur, interviews Adam Coutts of IntroMeditation.com, a meditation teacher and practitioner for 2 decades, about the nature and fruits of Buddhist Meditation.  Adam has worked with hundreds of individuals and group to guide them to discover the experience of meditative awareness, and to customize a spiritual practice that fits their personality and into their lives.  So join us as we explore the power and simplicity of meditation, and the profound peace and bliss that comes for learning to rest in awareness and consciousness itself.

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Episode 24: The Failure Of Success: The Transformation Trap and the Spider of Self-Esteem

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com explores a common psychological and spiritual trap that those of us interested in self-development often get caught up in.  He describes what it is, the bait for the trap, and the effects of getting caught in it.  Then, he offers an escape from the trap and an opening into a deeper freedom to pursue Money, Mission, and Meaning without attachment, but with our whole heart and soul.

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Episode 23: Rational Spirituality With Oprah and Eckhart Tolle #1: 3 Keys to Presence, Purpose, and Power

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis of RationalSpirituality.com examines the teachings of Eckhart Tolle as seen on the Oprah show. This week, Mark explores the tension between spiritual meaning and material/social wealth as exemplified in conversation between Eckhart, Oprah, and their skype video call-in questions.  Why is it that so many questions center around money and mission, when Eckhart’s teach focuses so heavily on meaning? In the process, Mark outlines the 3 key messages in Eckhart’s work, and the profound opening they offer into the eternal and beautiful nature of who we really are.

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Episode 22: Seven Minutes To Success and Satisfaction: True Forgiveness, or Shame Has Given Guilt A Bad Name

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, examines the nature and power of forgiveness in the creation of money, mission, and meaning.  By clarifying the difference between shame and guilt, we can let go of our anger and fear, while still holding firm to our boundaries. The more you learn the process of True Forgiveness, the more you free yourself to offer your greatest gift to the world.

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Episode 21: Seven Minutes To Success and Satisfaction: Heaven and Hell On Earth

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, explores the real world effects of living in a heavenly or hellish existence here on Earth.  Through touching stories and examples, he shows how we can learn to approach each situation in our lives as an expression of divinity and live with love, joy, and beauty.

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Episode 20: The Joy of Showing Off: Bringing and Being Your Best with Joe Calloway

In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews Joe Calloway, a world-class speaker and author of several books including "Becoming A Category of One" and "Indispendible." as well as his latest book "Work like You're Showing Off!: the Joy Jazz and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow and You Were Today." Join us as we explore the power that gets unleashed when you bring your best to everything you do, and how it can transform not only the results you produce, but the joy you experience in the process.

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Episode 19: Genius On Tap - Becoming an Expert on SelfGrowth.com with David Riklan
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews David Riklan, Founder and President of SelfGrowth.com, the # 1 Ranked Website for Self Improvement and Personal Growth on the Internet, and author of "Self Improvement: The Top 101 Experts That Help Us Improve Our Lives". Join us as we explore how you can use the resources on Self-Growth.com, not only to enhance all the major aspects of your personal life, but also how to partner with SelfGrowth to establish yourself as the official expert in your professional specialty, instantly create a powerful internet presence, drive traffic to site, and more. more.

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Episode 18: Getting Excited About Saving - The Passion Savings Mindset and Methodology Part 2 with Rob Bennett
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews Rob Bennett, founder of PassionSavings.com and author of the breakthrough finanical book, Passion Savings: The Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-Satisfying Work. Join us as we examine the fundamental and world-changing ideas shared in this book, and change your relationship to savings forever. This is one of the most practical and valuable shows yet on Money, Mission, and Meaning. If you order his book within a week of this broadcast, you will get a valuable article entitled "Secrets of Retiring Early" that was the #1 best-seller in the history of the Soapbox.com site. (This is Part 2 of a 2 part series) more.

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Episode 17: Getting Excited About Saving - The Passion Savings Mindset and Methodology Part 1 with Rob Bennett
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews Rob Bennett, founder of PassionSavings.com and author of the breakthrough finanical book, Passion Savings: The Path to Plentiful Free Time and Soul-Satisfying Work. Join us as we examine the fundamental and world-changing ideas shared in this book, and change your relationship to savings forever. This is one of the most practical and valuable shows yet on Money, Mission, and Meaning. If you order his book within a week of this broadcast, you will get a valuable article entitled "Secrets of Retiring Early" that was the #1 best-seller in the history of the Soapbox.com site. (This is Part 1 of a 2 part series) more.

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Episode 16: Living A Life On Purpose - Six Passages To An Inspired Life with Brad Swift
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews Brad Swft, founder of the Life On Purpose Institute, and author of the book Life On Purpose, six passages to an inspired life. Join us as we examine these 6 passages and guide you through the steps to clarifying your TRUE purpose, and infuse the inspiration of that purpose into every aspect of your life. more.

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Episode 15: The Joy Of Responsibility: Work, Passion, and Taking Your Life By The Horns with Larry Winget
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews Larry Winget, host of the reality show on A&E called The Big Spender, author of the best selling books "It’s Called Work For A Reason," and "Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get A Life." Join us for a no holds barred, laughter filled conversation about the brass tax of creating a life you love. Get inspired to bring your best to your job and recognize that your success is your own damn fault. Strap in, hold on, and get ready for a wake up call to get your Money, Mission, and Meaning in order with the Pit Bull of Personal Development Larry Winget. more.

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Episode 14: The Living Green Inspiration: Three Outcomes to Turbo Charge Your Life with Meredith Medland
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews Meredith Medland, Founder of 3 Outcomes.com a accountability consulting firm and the host of one of the top 100 podcasts on Itunes, entitled "Living Green, Effortless Ecology for everyday people." Join us as we discuss the power of clarifying your outcomes in life and business to accelerate both the results you achieve, and the joy your experience in the process of achieving them. Plus, discover the simple but profound change Meredith made in her podcast that not only sent it to the top of the iTunes chart, but empowered Meredith to tap deeper into her natural genius. more.

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Episode 13: Seven Minutes To Success and Satisfaction #1: Why Goals Don’t Work
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, unmasks the unspoken reality of what goes wrong around goals and goal setting. By calling the attention to the white elephant in the rook, he creates a space to understand why so few people achieve the goals they set for themselves. Then, he shows how we can approach goals such that we not only achieve them, but become more integrated as people in the process. more.

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Episode 12: Getting Serious about Having Fun: Play, Productivity, and the Art of Work with Ritch Davidson
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews Ritch Davidson, Senior Vice Emperor of PlayFair.com about the practical importance of having fun at work. Listen as Ritch describes the pleasurable effects of a playful attitude, including reducing stress, improving relationships, unleashing creativity, and building trust in house and with customers. Learn how you can use the power of your attitude to not only cope with, but surf the accelerating rate of change that is part and parcel of 21st century business. more.

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Episode 11: Adventures In Philanthropic Luxury: Travel Has Never Felt So Good with David Chamberlain
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews David Chamberlain from ExquisiteSafaris.com about combining luxury travel to exotic destinations with philanthropic adventures. Listen as David describes how he guides private groups to some of the most beautiful and interesting places on the globe, integrating enjoyment, education, and enlightenment. Discover how you can turn your travel experience into a face to face, heart to heart experience of connection and contribution you will never forget. Plus, get a sense for the mission and vision that motivates this fascinating and charming man. more.

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Episode 10: Creating Collaborative Cultures: Tapping the Genius of Your Teams Part 2 with Jason Gore
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, continues his second interview with Jason Gore of CollaborativeWay.com about his work building corporate cultures that harness the power of their people through collaboration. We explore the 6th and crowning practice of The Collaborative Way and how it integrates the other 5 into a whole that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. more.

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Episode 9: Creating Collaborative Cultures: Tapping the Genius of Your Teams with Jason Gore
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, begins a second interview with Jason Gore of CollaborativeWay.com about his work building corporate cultures that harness the power of their people through collaboration. We discuss the differences between negotiation and collaboration, and explore 6 integrated practices to create a culture of results in your organization. more.

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Episode 8: The Art and Heart of Negotiation: Resolving Conflict and Building Agreement Part II with Jason Gore
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, continues his interview with Jason Gore of CollaborativeWay.com about his work helping both small businesses and Fortune 100 companies businesses improve collaboration, communication and negotiation skills. Learn 3 key skills of top-level negotiators and how Jason has used them to create powerful change in organizations. AND, hear about Jason’s harrowing confrontation with death during a rafting trip, and how it changed the way he lives his life. You won’t want to miss this one. more.

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Episode 7: The Art and Heart of Negotiation: Resolving Conflict and Building Agreement with Jason Gore
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews Jason Gore of JasonGore.com about his work helping both small businesses and Fortune 100 companies businesses improve collaboration, communication and negotiation skills. Listen as we uncover the key skills and attitudes of top-level negotiators and the power they provide to build lasting partnership in the face of conflict and competing objectives. Plus, discover the very human motivations that infuse his work, and make him one of the most sought after consultants in the nation. more.

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Episode 6: The Art and Heart of Money: Freeing Yourself To Be Wealthy with Brian Burt
In this episode Mark Michael Lewis, CEO of SmartPowerDrinks.com, interviews Brian Burt of FinancialCircles.com about how to integrate the technical and emotional sides of the money equation. Discover why having knowledge about investing isn’t enough for 95% of us, and how you can tap into the 5% that makes the difference. Listen as we explore the 5 pieces of the financial puzzle that you can unlock, step by step, to free yourself to create the wealth and abundance you know is your birthright. If you have issues around money, spending, investing, or just giving yourself full permission to attract and BE truly wealthy, this show is for you. more.

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Episode 5: The Spirit Of Mediation: Heart, Soul, and The Meaning of Peace with Johnnie Scott
Johnnie Scott, Founder of DisMedArb.com returns for part II of an interview with Mark Michael Lewis, CEO SmartPowerDrinks.com. Join us as we take a deeper cut at what it means to be a peace-maker, not only in the world of discrimination lawsuits and organizational politics, but interpersonal and internal conflict as well. What are the ultimate values at the heart of human relating? What happens when we forget these values and get caught up in anger and hantred? How can we understand the challenges and tragedies we face in a way that has us fall more in life with others, and with ourselves? In this episode, we explore tough questions about how to remain openhearted and inspired in the face conflict and resentment. Discover the power and necessity of forgiveness, not only for resolving issues between others, but in freeing ourselves to live lives of passion and fulfillment. more.

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Episode 4: Conflict As The Opportunity For Peace: The Art Of Mediation with Johnnie Scott
Join our interview with a professional mediator and corporate trainer Johnnie Scott as we explore the power of mediation to resolve conflict in the workplace and create partnership in the face of differences. Johnnie specializes in employment disputes, especially discrimination issue involving race, sex, disability, and age, and has over 25 years experience as an administrative judge, arbitrator, and mediator in cases involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the USDA, and the US Postal Service. Follow his journey from a young African American boy in New Orleans listening to criminal court proceedings as his father cleaned the judge’s chambers, to a nationally recognized expert in alternative dispute resolution. On the way, learn the surprising truth underlying virtually all work related conflicts and discover how to use the skills and attitudes of mediation to build thriving partnerships and get to the heart of interpersonal issues. more.

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Episode 3: Integrity, Emotional Maturity, and Leadership: From Crazy To Creative in Corporate America with Dr. Ed Morler
Integrity is often considered a Pollyanna moral issue that is at odds with business success. This week we explore the practical necessity of integrity in creating businesses that thrive, with Ed Morler, author of The Leadership Integrity Challenge. Join us as we discuss his 30 plus years of practical experience working with businesses and the provocative model he uses to assist them to achieve greatness. Learn how he harnessed the craziness he found throughout corporate America to create a new understanding you can use to fuel your own business success and fulfillment. We examine how to recognize and respond to 6 levels of emotional maturity in your organization, and their impact on your company culture. As we conclude, he reveals the most important and demanding choices you can make to powerfully propel your company into excellence. more.

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Episode 2: Tapping Civic Action to Promote Progressive Causes with Aaron Pava
Aaron Pava is a social activist, technology strategist, and transformational seminar leader who uses custom software solutions to empower clients make a positive difference in the world. The new opportunities for social networking and digital communication created by the Internet are both exciting and overwhelming. Join us as we discuss how Aaron's company, Civic Actions, has cut through the tangle of possibility to create dramatic and powerful results for their clients. Learn how you can use new technologies to tap into the genius of creative developers from around the world, get your key messages into the mouth of the mavens and influencers in your network, and leverage the knowledge of communities to promote progressive causes. More importantly, enjoy our discussion of the power and satisfaction that comes from putting your heart on the line for what you love and stepping out on faith to pursue your purpose. more.

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Episode 1: Deliver Increased Profit By Reducing Environmental Impact with Jeff Slye
Jeff Slye, the "green hospitality guy," works with businesses to create increasingly environmentally sustainable practices. While most people understand the value of reducing our environmental impact, many of us believe that it is costly and difficult. Join us as we discuss Jeff's experience showing many dozen businesses how they can actually add tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars to their bottom line by adopting more environmentally friendly processes. Jeff shows us how, by simply shifting how we look at how we do business, we can uncover multiple areas of business that offer opportunities to reduce our environmental footprint while reducing the costs of doing business. We discuss the postive press opportunities, employee satsifaction and empowerment, and new environmentally sensitive clients such programs create and attract. and much more. Your company might not be born green, but by bringing these cash positive ideas to it, it can become born-again green, and make a positive difference in the sustainability of our modern world. more.

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