Tapping the Source

November 8, 2010
Hosted by John D. Schmidt

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William Gladstone, author and literary agent to influential authors including Eckhardt Tolle and Deepak Chopra, joins ZOOM’D to explore his new book, Tapping the Source—Using the Master Key System for Abundance and Happiness, which is about how everything you ever wanted can be yours. Everything. Tapping the Source means being aware that all life is interconnected and that the true secret of happiness is connecting to others and helping them to connect with the source from which all is manifested. Bill delves into the genesis of the book, a legendary 1912 text written by Charles Haanel, and outlines how all the technology and building blocks already exist for creating a world that works for everyone. The missing ingredient is human will and dedication to a larger vision. Join Bill and ZOOM’D host John Schmidt as they bring to life the essential practices for daily engagement and the dynamic of “thinking big,” often overlooked in discussing the subject of living the life we want.

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John D. Schmidt

John D. Schmidt

John D. Schmidt is the founder and CEO of Avastone Consulting, an international consultancy committed to the vitality and sustainability of client organizations and the larger global community. He serves as advisor to global corporations and nongovernmental enterprises, and is a thinker, designer, and practitioner in integral approaches to complex challenges and human development.

John’s expertise offers a rich foundation for ZOOM’D. He is a seasoned consultant with 30 years experience in getting to the heart of matters, discerning what is really going on, and framing appropriate actions. He focuses on deep understanding—listening for surface realities—and deeper truth. He makes sense of complexity, integrating the long view with the here-and-now.

John values the interiority of life and how the developmental nature of mindsets shapes the world we live in—across economic, social, and environmental arenas. He is dedicated to his own growth and contemplative practice, spending 25 days per year in retreat. He is creatively gifted in developing other leaders through deep immersion experiences.

John serves as guest faculty and contributor to learning institutes, universities, and community service organizations. He is a board member of the SHIFT Foundation (which develops young global leaders) and Kosmos Journal (a voice of global awakening). He passionately pursues active enjoyments of life—he is a road cyclist, skier, fly fisher—and lover of the ocean.

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