100 Interviews, 100 Thought Leaders

I interviewed one of my heroes today, Don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, which according to his bio “spent 7 years on the NY Times bestseller list and was the 36th bestselling book of the decade”, one assumes in the 1990’s.

Here’s the thing he wrote which was a life-changer for me, from his book “The Voice of Knowledge”:

“I know what I know.  Why tell myself what I already know?  Does that make sense?  It’s just a habit.  I don’t waste my time and energy by talking to myself.  I no longer have that ongoing voice in my head, and I can assure you that it’s wonderful.  You don’t need internal dialogue; you can know without thinking.”

That last sentence about internal dialogue hit me like a ton of bricks when I first read it, because I just knew it was true even though it had never really occurred to me before.

The interview itself was a bit of a let down from my end simply because the audio connection was so bad. You could feel the love and joy pouring off him from the moment he came on the air, but he was on skype and then a cellphone, so I’m not sure how easy it will be to listen to when it goes live in June.  It’s part of a series of 100 interviews with 100 thought leaders that Hay House are hosting as a “World Summit”, and while I’d sworn off anything that smacked of Joint Venturing (perhaps a topic for a future post), this one was a no-brainer to be involved with.  Essentially, I’m interviewed for the series by Greg Sherwood and I’m interviewing Gregg Braden, Don Miguel Ruiz, Neil Donald Walsch, Iyanla Vanzant, Joe Dispenza, David Hamilton, Robert Holden, Gay Hendricks, and Jack Canfield.

I think I played it cool enough to wait until they finished asking me before saying ‘yes’, but I’m not sure if I quite pulled it off…

2 Responses to “100 Interviews, 100 Thought Leaders”

  1. Brett Chitty March 20, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I’m surprised at the notion of “Thought Leaders” because if I understand what makes a thought leader, that would be every human on earth and not just the “select” few – even when they don’t see it in themselves.

    Maybe it’s more along the lines of “leaders in clarity of Thought?” or “Leaders in bringing out the best in others?”

    Something tells me I’m being semantic here! :-p

  2. Andrew J March 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Totally agree with Brett on the wording. Can get very synical at times with the

    “self-help” industry!

    Spooky moment earlier, as I posted on the Because I Have So Much Free

    Time.. blog I nearly typed ‘internal dialogue’.

    Then I changed my mind.

    Reading the sentence from The Voice Of Knowledge that Michael points out

    means I now realise why!!

    Be the best,


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