Posts By: Franco

Five Must Reads for an Amazing Life

I used to never read books, so the accomplishment of even finishing one before the age of 30 was a big feat for me. Today, I’m a full-on bibliophile, read 2-3 books per month, and am a self-proclaimed self-help junkie.   When you enter into my podcast studio, you’ll see shelves dedicated to the books… Read more »

Phone Habits for Healthy People

Over the last 20 years, the Digital Revolution has completely changed the way we live our lives. From having access to infinite amounts of information on Google in 0.57 seconds, the opportunity to connect with the world’s 7 billion people and everyone we’ve ever met, to tools like Waze and Uber that literally give us direction… Read more »

There Is Always A Way

We all have big hopes and dreams, but how do we persevere through the inevitable and plentiful challenges?   In this week’s episode of the Are You Being Real Podcast, I sit down with Alex Banayan (Author of The Third Door) for an awe-inspiring conversation about how to go after your dreams, no matter what… Read more »

Being Real About Our Negative Thoughts

According to Hara E. Marano (Editor In Chief at Psychology Today), we experience 25,000 to 50,000 thoughts a day and 70% of them are NEGATIVE.   What do we with all of those inevitable dark thoughts?   Pretend they don’t exist? Brew on them? Own & learn from them?   Between coaching hundreds of people,… Read more »

4 Ways to Live Healthier and Prevent Disease

I recently interviewed Dr. Rangan Chatterjee (International Bestselling author & the star of the BBC One TV series, Doctor In The House) for the Are You Being Real podcast. Dr. Chatterjee is on a mission to help 100 million people restore their health (to optimal levels) all through simplification and addressing the root, not the… Read more »

How To Be More Authentic At Work

Time is our most valuable commodity in this life. From the day we are born until the day we die, we are given 24 hours every day to shape who we become.   Where and how we choose to spend our time makes all the difference.   If you’re like most people, you spend about… Read more »

Don’t Underestimate Your Impact & Ripple Effect

“If you can’t feed one hundred people, then feed just one.” -Mother Teresa   I recently spoke to a Winning Weeks participant who expressed frustration that surfaced for him after watching a movie about human trafficking. He felt powerless and angry that he wanted to help and didn’t know where to begin. It’s a pretty… Read more »

Don’t Forget The Approach: How To Set Yourself Up For A Strong Week

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”     This quote is sometimes attributed to Abraham Lincoln, sometimes to an anonymous woodsman. Lincoln needed to lead a nation. The woodsman needed to conquer the wilderness for survival.   You may not be the leader… Read more »

If I Died Tomorrow, I Could Honestly Say I Lived

  If I died tomorrow, I could honestly say I lived.   But that wasn’t always the case…   Just 5 years ago, I was thriving professionally but suffering spiritually.   With an 8-figure marketing budget and a 6-figure paycheck, I spent the 1st 12 years of my professional career climbing the corporate ladder at… Read more »

Why Ricki Lake Is A Total Badass

  30 years ago, it was nearly impossible for an overweight teenager to become a movie star, or for an unqualified 24 year old to become the youngest talk show host of all time…   But pop-culture icon Ricki Lake did them both and has built a career by courageously putting herself out there and… Read more »