Sunday, February 24, 2008

#23 The Way of the Warrior, part 2

We are continuing our conversation with our honored guest sensei Srinivasan Sastri, a MenkyoKaiden in the art of Kaze Arashi Ryu. He is graciously offering us his insights into what it means to lead one’s life as a true warrior.

In today’s podcast, sensei Sastri touches upon the following topics:

  • Attributes of a student
  • How to find a good teacher
  • What is a good teacher
  • What draws a student to an art
  • Teaching kids
  • Dealing with negative emotions – fear and confidence
  • Minimizing worry, and becoming spiritual

[techtags: being a student, being a teacher, fear and confidence, martial arts]

Sunday, February 17, 2008

#22 Freedom, Manipulation & Influence

  • Common definitions “Personal” Freedom – I, Me and Myself
  • Manipulation of others
  • Influence as sneaky manipulation
  • Where does this power trip takes us
  • It is an evolutionary stage
  • Self-control and freedom for others – turning it around 180 degrees
  • Ethical Influence
    • Systemic influence
    • From mind trip to the path of the heart
  • Tools we used to bring out these notions in us
    • Observing life
    • Body-based work, following one’s heart
    • Sharing

Sunday, February 10, 2008

#21 The Way of the Warrior, part 1

Today what we are going to offer you is a rare glimps into the mind and the attitude of a true warrior. It’s a rare honor and privilege for us to be able to host sensei Srinivasan Sastri, a MenkyoKaiden in the art of Kaze Arashi Ryu. He is graciously offering us his insights into what it means to lead one’s life as a true warrior.

We frame this series of podcasts as mini-modeling sessions – an NLP term for extracting the essense of someone’s excellence, and creating a model or a guidance towards achieving similar results in yourself, and teaching it to others.

In today’s podcast, sensei Sastri talks about:

  • Kaze Arashi Ryu
  • What makes an art
  • Reasons to learn an art
  • True learning never ends
  • Learning the principles
  • Visualization
  • Fighting multiple opponents
  • Applying principles in real life
  • Awareness training
  • Being in the zone
  • Kick Defenses

Monday, February 4, 2008

Keeping Your Brain Fit _ US News and World Report

Keeping Your Brain Fit – U.S. News & World Report (

You might be interested in checking the latest issue on US News. Would be interesting to hear what you think about the articles from this MSM (Mainstream Media) provider

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Call for Collaborators on Open Source Platform for Education

When we started these freely available podcasts with a non-profit group in mind, it might have seemed like a crazy idea to most people. Today, we are happy to see that our podcasts are being downloaded all around the World – Europe, China, India, USA, Iraq, Azerbaijan, and many others.

Now, we are taking another step that might seem like a crazy idea today, but – who knows what the future holds – we are moving towards creating an open-source platform for education. Open source in personal growth is a radical paradigm shift. People say, you want to be different. We say, it’s not enough – let’s contribute to make a difference. Not only you will experience personal change – you will participate in creating it, and transform yourself in the process. This means freely available content, created not just by us, but by you! This means, you get to find and work together with peers all across the globe doing the work you love, get recognized for your contribution, and see the world change in a meaningful way.

To make this dream come true, we need your help to seed this project. We are inviting skilled professionals who want to contribute their time into creating the open source collaboration platform for education. If you have skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Programmers
  • Web Designers
  • Graphic Artists
  • Mind Mappers
  • Musicians
  • Voice Artists
  • Sound Engineers
  • Translators from English to other languages
  • Anyone with original AND cutting-edge work on personal growth

Then please, contact us at or through the web form, or just leave a comment in this podcast, and we’ll take it from there. This project can only succeed with your help. Become a Partner in Change, and let’s contribute to make a difference.

The Radical Change Group

[techtags: open source, personal growth, self growth, contribute, collaborate]

#20 Adaptive Intelligences, Part 4 - Clare Graves model & NLP

In this issue, we explore how the model of Adaptive Intelligencies melds with concepts and techniques of NLP, and how both models enrich each other when used in combination.

We took a number of well-known NLP concepts and structured our conversation around those – how they can be used, or how they are enhanced by, the levels of intelligencies, the Clare Graves model of Bio-Psycho-Social System of Human Development. The NLP concepts we touched in this manner are:

  • Rapport and calibration: how to calibrate various levels, and build rapport with the person at a certain level
  • Positional perspectives – ability and willinness to do it at different levels, and number of distinctions people can make
  • Somatics, body movements and postures at different levels of intelligencies
  • How the language changes with each level
    • Milton model – first appears in Purple and continues into Red
    • Meta-model – comes in at Blue (to understand the details of the rules), and really develop in Orange, where precision is important
    • SOM comes up in Green, reframing perspectives
    • From “digital” to “analog” system
  • Metaphors
  • Family structures, relationships
  • Space and architecture
  • Health
  • Metaprograms
    • Internal – External; lust for power – surrender to love
    • Attention filters – things, people, information
    • Thinking styles – Top-down / Bottom-up
    • Pre-consciousness, personal consciousness, transpersonal consciousness
  • Time
    • Where past, present and future appear, and the abisity to use and influence it appears
  • Learning styles