Prepare Yourself to be a Mentor

“Mentoring 101”
Author: John C. Maxwell

One of the most important purpose in my life is to teach, to show others the path I have walked and share my first hand experiences. For those of you interested in showing others the way to go  I recommend this book by John Maxwell, where I have gotten a lot of notes for the times where I have to prepare a workshop or train new people joining my company.

If your goal is to learn how to teach, this is the right book for you. It offers clear and practical concepts.

It is practical and easy to read and is divided into three parts: preparing to be a mentor, committing to be mentor,  taking people to the next level.

I also love that  it gives you good advice about how you should act to be a great mentor and shows you the characteristics that your students should hold.

“Mentoring 101 “. is reading a book on leadership and a good manual on mentoring. It is not very comprehensive, but convenient and above all very useful.

Adriana Gallardo


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Study Success to Become Successful

“Money, Master The Game”
Author: Tony Robbins

I’m sure you have heard or learned that if you want to succeed in any area of your life it’s good to learn from people who are already successful in that area. It’s wise to study successful people, observe how they think, to experience their attitudes, and rub shoulders with them. That’s what this book does! It’s takes the experience and insights from the most successful people in the world in the financial area and shares their wisdom.

I believe that these things cannot be taught, but must be caught. Therefore, in addition to learning, you must spend time with the people who have in their lives the fruit, which you want in your life. A great way to spend time with them is through books! You are learning from them and you will become like them. There is a principle that I fully believe and live by that says, “every seed reproduces after its own kind.” These successful people share their keys, their “seeds” and as I plant them into my lifestyle they will produce the same fruit!

This is a powerful book because it take a topic that most are ignorant about or afraid of and put it a way that is understandable and doable. I really enjoyed that book and continue to go back to it as I teach and train my clients to RISE up into their full financial potential.

Richard Martinez

Transformational Expert


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Experience the Power of Listening

“Can You Hear Me Now”
Author: Dallas Demmitt, PH.D and Nancy Demmitt. M.C

I actually had the honor and pleasure of being a part of a few Skype calls with Dallas. Dallas was personally teaching a friend of mine, Casey. Casey invited me to be a part of it and Dallas accepted me being on the call with them. It was the three of us, Dallas, Casey and myself on the call and to be honest I was a little confused at first.

My friend Casey shared very little about what the call was about but assured me that I would benefit from it and that Dallas was very wise and had a lot powerful tools and insights to share. Therefore I didn’t really understand what it was about and imagine it would be me listening to this wise man teach.

As we started the call Casey introduced Dallas and we started to get to know each other. Dallas shared that he helps people and businesses to grow and be more productive through the art of listening and communication. When he began to share the things he does I went quiet and just listened. I was honored to be invited on these calls and was there to receive and listen. But I quickly found out that me just listening was not what they invited me for. As they talked they would continue to stop and ask me what I thought, ask me what I heard and what I understood. I would share and go quiet again. Then quickly they would stop talking and ask me again. Then I understood!!! I had that “Aha!” moment and saw that this was actually the point of this call. Dallas called it, “the gift of listening”.

This meant that after they shared something they expected me to give them this “gift” which was to interrupt and share what I heard and understood them saying. This was not just a teaching lesson where I sit and listen to the teaching but rather an encounter with the actually teaching, it was about DOING and experiencing it. This experience makes you really be present and listen to what they are saying because you knew that they were going to soon ask you what you heard. They would expect the “gift” of interruption so I can show them I heard their hearts in what they said. This really open my eyes to the power of listening and how to be more intentional.

What a great tool I learned and now teach to others. That experience as rich with insights and I am very thankful for that opportunity to learn from Dallas. I recommend this book, “Can you Hear Me now?”

Richard Martinez

Transformational Expert


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How to Behave Within Society and With Family

“The Art of Living and Social Courtesy”
Author: Gaby Vargas

On many occasions I have been asked how one should dress for a job interview, how to impress a client with your attitude, how to dress for certain events, how to select dinner and drinks from a foreign restaurant, how they can arrange business trips that their clients will never forget. Above all i receive a lot of questions about how to behave in society and with family, and today I have a great recommendation for all of you : “El arte de convivir y la cortesía social”. “the art of living and social courtesy.”


Socializing is an important part of the development of any person and the way we communicate, express ourselves and talk, is the way in which we will receive acceptance of our social circle, whether it be at work or with our loved ones.

“El Arte de convivir y la cortesía social” is a book that can help you learn how to communicate assertively with people and especially teach you to be courteous, as it is essential in all acts of our life, so says the saying: “In asking, is giving”.

Politeness helps us to demonstrate our human qualities and helps us maintain an excellent relationship with others. That is why Gaby Vargas offers the keys to achieve fulfillment in our social relations through education.

Among the topics you can find you are: the foundations of courtesy in a relationship; how to dress properly for various celebrations; the importance of good manners and impeccable presentation; the most important aspects of family courtesy, among many others.

If you want to know the keys to success in your social relationships, then you should definitely read this book!

Adriana Gallardo

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Recognize Your Gifts and Learn to Share Them With the World

“The Gift in You”
Author: Caroline Leaf

I use to really hate reading! Ha! I mean I avoided it at all cost until I turned 25 years old. I realized something… the people who write these books go through years of experience and research and put it all into a book that I can read within a week. I can gain the knowledge, understanding and wisdom from years of struggles in only a few days. When I got this realization I saw that reading books that will help me grow as a person as very valuable and not read everyday. Reading truly has changed my life and has benefited my life’s experience.

This book called “The Gift in You” was awesome. I have done many studies on our gifts and talents and how to utilize them fully. This book brings practical insights along with the scientific insight of the brain. I really enjoy the read. It shared how to understand that you are uniquely gifted and reveals how your gifts work. I think is it’s so important to not only know your gifs but to learn how to live our gifts. We must recognize the gifts blockers so that we can overcome them and rise up into our full potential. I really enjoy book that not only help my personally but give me information and tools that I can help others with. I recommend this book.

Richard Martinez

Transformational Expert


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The Secret to a Perfect Interview

“How to Interview Like a Top MBA”
Author: Dr. Shel Leanne

This book is about learning how to be more prepared and confident when going to an interviewed. It prepares you to have a successful interview and get the job but I’m using it for another reason. I’m using this book to gain insights not only to help train and prepare people to be interviewed but also to train recruiters to conduct the interviews on others.

This is very helpful when I am working with businesses and corporations because when organizations choose the right people for the job, train them well and treat them appropriately, these people not only produce good results but also tend to stay with the organization longer. This is very powerful information and tools for any business or for someone who is hiring someone for a certain position and/or project.

Richard Martinez
Transformational Expert


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Identify and Manage Your Emotions

“Emotional Intelligence” 
Author: Daniel Coleman
Here is a book that I have read a few times and still continue to go back for refreshing. This topics of emotional intelligence is so important to my passion and work of transforming peoples lives professionally and personally. 
What Is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. I have found that it is vital for the healing, transformation and peace in people’s lives. For people to have an emotional awareness, and ability to identify their own emotions and those of others in order to have an understanding and respond with wisdom. It’s about having the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving in any area of your life. It sets you up for success when you not only have a handle on your own emotions but to have the ability to cheer up or calm down another person as well. 
When you are feeling a certain emotion if it gets strong enough it will be felt and experience through you whole being. Its during the times that the vibrations are through our full being that if it gets strong enough that energy can get trapped in the body and can be any size from about the size of a baseball to the size of a cantaloupe.  These energy balls can lodge in any part of the body and disrupt the normal energy flow and field of the body. These stored negative energies will cause stress, sickness and   disease. 
I love learning how to help people change their lives and live in their full potential and this book provides insights and tools to help people does just that. To conclude I’ll share the power of this book with a short simple explanation: 
Our thoughts are what create our emotions that create our behaviors.
Richard Martinez
Transformational Expert
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