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Thursday, August 7th, 2014 – G2G Collection

G2GWin/win/win is a goal of our program as well as attempting to help make our world a better place.  When you combine luxury travel destinations with philanthropy, you are on to something.

Please join Maria as she visits with the creator of one such enterprise.  Rob Vaka shares with Maria about an entity that he created with Adam Capes.

It is a luxury destination club targeting individuals with an opportunity to become members of an organization that will save them money and change their lives, as well as our world.

Rob explains how the business works, how one may join, how charities benefit, how it may actually save us money and the luxury properties that are available all over the world.

There are several plans to avail oneself of with locations on the beach, in the world, at ski destinations, yachts, resorts, mountains, city and voluntourism locales.

The G2G Collection’s Giving Plan Foundation gives members’ charity of choice five percent of the nightly rate each time they travel but more importantly, members contribute $7,500 to their favorite charity and receive the tax deduction.

There are more than 100 charity partners.  In a year and a half, G2G Collection has generated more than $1.25 million for these charities and they have a goal of raising $1 Billion for charity every decade! 

As Rob shares in the conversation, “life is short, I’m a 15 year cancer survivor, what we remember most about our lives is our experiences, not things.”

If you own a property that you feel might meet the standards of G2G, you may contact them about the opportunity as well.

It’s not often that we can give and get, so please listen to the conversation so you may learn more about how this is possible in today’s world. 

G2G Collection, travel beyond the destination.

Click here for their website.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 – Embrace Your Magnificence

                                               Please join Maria as she visits with best-selling author, mentor, international speaker and founder of a world-renowned business school that has helpFabienne Fredicksoned thousands of women to transform their lives.

Fabienne Fredrickson knows of adversity and challenges.  She takes feelings of “less than” and “not good enough” to living well and gaining a life of magnificence.

“Embrace Your Magnificence:  Get Out of Your Own Way and Live a Richer, Fuller, More Abundant Life” is the title of her recently published tome.

This began as a love letter to her daughter and has become Ms. Fredrickson’s message of courage and love to women everywhere that “you are a magnificent being, truly deserving of a rich and abundant life.”

She takes readers on a journey as she shares her own personal experiences of hard-earned lessons, realizations and transformations.  Even if the details are different, her story is our story.  The feelings and emotions she shares are universal. 

It is a course in self-esteem as much as it is a path to healing, forgiveness, self-love, faith and courage.  Each of the book’s 72 essays will inspire you to take action to create the life, the career, the family, the income, the legacy and the meaning you want in your life.  You’ll move beyond your past and grow from your experiences.  Through your own transformation, you will affect others around you in ways you may never fully understand.

Click here for her website.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 – Editor-In-Chief, Jennifer McLaughlin

LA Travel MagazineIn 2008, an on line magazine was created, LA Travel Magazine.  A little over a year ago, in August 2013, a quarterly print issue was launched in conjunction with the on line experience.

Please join Maria as she visits with Jennifer McLaughlin, Editor-in-Chief.  Jennifer shares with Maria what goes into creating and executing a travel magazine.  The behind the scenes experiences of a luxury periodical.

Friday, August 1, 2014 is the unveiling of the next issue at a Summer Issue Launch Party at the W Hollywood, Sunset Blvd.  to which you are invited.  Details and RSVP on their Facebook page.

Click here for their website.

Live From Tel Aviv

Marc SchulmanReporting live from Tel Aviv, Marc Schulman, a political historian talks with Maria about his time with his family in Israel.  Marc has his Bachelors degree and his Masters degree from Columbia University.  His MA is in Political Science and his specialization was the Middle East.

Marc moved to Israel for the first time in 1975 and became an officer in the Israeli Air Force.  He has lived in Israel at different times for a total of twelve years.  He was considered a lone soldier – soldiers who are in Israel without parents.  When his then 18 year old daughter wanted to serve, the family moved to Israel with her so that she would not be a lone soldier as well.

Marc is fluent in Hebrew and he shares that the three main television stations in Tel Aviv are broadcasting all news, all the time from 6am to midnight, dropping all other programming.  That’s as if ABC, CBS, NBC television stations here in the United States would be broadcasting only news for eighteen hours a day, all day, every day!

The Israeli anti missile system has been 100% effective thus far.  He explains what the sound of a siren means to the residents and how they should proceed when they hear one.   As one might imagine, living in a metropolitan area and hearing a siren is akin to being in a war zone and having to seek shelter.  Thus Marc used to go to the beach regularly, but because there isn’t shelter there, he feels that it is unwise to visit and enjoy.  This has been the case for nearly 3 weeks.

Having lived in Israel on and off for the past 40 years, Marc shares what he sees, experiences and learns regarding what is happening in Israel and the Middle East.

Marc who voted for President Obama also opines about how he feels the President is doing with regards to this matter as well as Secretary of State John Kerry’s actions thus far.

A conversation you do not want to miss!

Click here to read Marc’s Newsweek articles.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 – Greg Writer, Founder & CEO

http://angelnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ain-logo-460x751.pngYou can start a company!  You can get funding!  You can take your creation to execution!  Please join Maria as she visits with CEO and Founder of Angel Investors Network, Greg Writer, where dreams become reality.

Mr. Writer began investing at the tender age of 19.  At 21 he had his securities license and became the youngest owner in the history of the United Sates of his own investment firm. 

It is all about our mind set, our commitment and our desire to succeed.   In the past several years, the ratio is 2 to 1 of women starting businesses so this isn’t gender specific in any regard.

You can also find investment opportunities.  Typically, an angel investor is a high net worth individual and  is usually one of the first ones in and thus is taking most of the risk. 

Click here for their website.