interview140 with @lagresto – A Life & Success Coach (Think Magic!)

Interview 140 Brief: During our research and while looking into different profiles on Twitter, we stumbled upon a certain trend being carried out by a few great Twitter lovers who have the ability to use Twitter in a way that makes the world a better place! Thus, the idea of Interview in 140 characters came into play! We decided to pick one Twitter user every once in a while and interview him/her about different topics of interest to the whole Twitter community and us as well.

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A line about the interviewee:

Larry Agresto is a life and success coach, and the founder of Peak Performance Coaching – A business and executive coaching firm that aims to create extraordinary levels of business results and personal fulfillment. Larry is also a brilliant writer, author and speaker, who has a great passion towards helping other people achieve their “true” potential in life.

With a staggering 25,793 followers on Twitter and more than 10,688 quality tweets, one can understand how popular @lagresto and appreciate to what extent people are actually following his tweets for a daily dose of “Magical Thinking“.

He has published several e-books which are related to his line of expertise; “The Principles of Success”,  “The Journey”, “What’s Stopping You”, “The 100 Day Breakthrough”, “The Power of Magical Thinking”, and he is currently working on a new book entitled “The 21 Day Breakthrough!”.

"We create our own reality in life, so, what ever you believe is true, what ever you tell yourself about yourself is true."

"We create our own reality in life, so, what ever you believe is true, what ever you tell yourself about yourself is true." 8irs47mk6e

Interview140 Analysis and Lessons:

Life is not easy, we all get stuck with our habitual behavior and struggle with the heavy baggage of our past which we carry upon our shoulders. We are always in need for people like Larry to give us a wake up call and remind us that life can actually be an enjoyable ride.

It took Larry a tragedy – losing his own wife – in order to be able to transform himself and realize his own potential in life. It helped him realize his own inner strengths, those he never knew he had. This changed his life and pushed him to become a man who knows how to make a difference in the life of others.

Again, like we have seen in Paulo Coelho‘s experience with social media, we can see it again with Larry. He is a man who aspires to touch people’s hearts. His passion is to connect with other people and help them realize that they can be happy – no matter what -. Social media offers the right tools for such men.

We are proud to say that we learned some valuable lessons from @Lagreso that we would like to share:

  • Sometimes life’s hardship make us lose focus and forget about our true potential in life. It is good to be reminded that we can actually make a change.
  • We create our own realities in life; what you believe your are, you will be!
  • It may take sometime to build a big community of followers using social media, but it is always rewarding.
  • Life’s tragedies has the potential of making people realize strength within themselves, that which they haven’t knew existed before.
  • Sadly, there is still a lot of fear, anger and greed in the world, but we, as human beings, are evolving. Things are shifting to the better and we are always able to make a difference.

Are all mothers full of unconditional love? Check out our interview with @Lagresto and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

The interview140 (on Twitter):

@fadipick: 1. You are writing a book about ‘The power of Magical Thinking‘. What is magical thinking? #140
@lagresto: Magical Thinking is abt leaving your self-limited past behind you & stepping into what I call “unlimited thinking!” #140

@fadipick: 2. You aspire to help people reach their “potential in life“. How do you do that? #140
@lagresto: I empower people to believe in themselves once again, have courage & confidence, unlimited thinking = unlimited possibilities. #140

@fadipick: 3. You have published a book with the title “The Principles of Success“. Can you list them in 140 character? #140
@lagresto: I’ll try…paradigms, thought, intention, vision, faith, detachment, giving, gratitude, partnerships, accountability. #140 :) #140

@fadipick: 4. Your loss of your wife transitioned you into a life coach, how does tragic experiences help in transforming a person’s life? #140
@lagresto: U become a very spiritual person, U tap into strength U never knew U had, U see beyond your life, U want to make a difference. #140

@fadipick: 5. In your blog post ‘We are born innocent’ you say “whatever you believe is true“. What does this mean? #140
@lagresto: We create our own reality in life, so, what ever you believe is true, what ever you tell yourself about yourself is true.  #140

@fadipick: 6. How much do you think twitter is effective in promoting magical thinking? #140
@lagresto: Well, I have 26k followers, some read my blog, many don’t. It takes time to build a biz using social media but it’s a plus. #140

@fadipick: 7. (a) @PauloCoelho uses social media very efficiently and even pirates his own books. How do you feel about that? #140
@lagresto: I’ve read a few of his books, I think he’s a very creative writer. Didn’t know he pirates his own books, wonder why? #140

@fadipick: 7. (b) maybe he feels like it is a good way to reach more people, it proved successful for him :) #140
@lagresto: I’m sure that’s true, I can see that. I’ll have to visit his site, maybe connect with him. He’s a great writer. #140

@fadipick: 8. What does social media means to you as an author and a life coach? #140
@lagresto: It’s a way for me to touch as many people as possible & make a difference in their lives, brighten their day, add hope #140

@fadipick: 9. (a) How do you measure the accumilated human perception of magical thinking at this point of time? #140
@lagresto: We all have the magic inside of us to be who we want to be & do what we want to do with our lives. We just need to believe. #140

@lagresto: Did I answer your question? #140
@fadipick: 9. (b) I meant the question about how much human beings at this stage of evolution are aware of magical thinking? #140
@lagresto: Good question, it’s shifting but we have a long way 2 go. Still 2 much fear, anger & greed in the world. U & I make a differ. #140

@fadipick: 10. Who is your role model? #140
@lagresto: My mother, she’s full of unconditional love, joy & peace; very kind. She’s had 3 serious tragedies in life but keeps smiling! #140

We hope that you enjoyed this interview. Larry is sparking magic in the lives of many people, may this interview cast a spell on your heart and grant you a lovely day. Spread it out, retweet it, and “Think Magic“!

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ Beiruta

    I've been following @lagresto long before I read this post! He is a very interesting and sincere tweep! I enjoyed the lessons learned that you have added especially the one about how it is difficult to build large communities yet how they pay off in the end! Great work!

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ FadiPick

    it is true what @lagresto says, you are what you believe in! I like that part from the interview.

  • http://larryagrestosblog.com larryagresto

    Fadi,

    Hello from Boston.

    First, I want to say a sincere “thank you,” for your invitation & interview.
    Second, I would like to commend you on the quality & content of the interview,
    as well as your blog.

    I honor the difference that you are making in the world & appreciate your connecting
    with me. I would like to stay in contact with you & will forward you information on
    my new coaching program, “The 21 Day Breakthrough.” Very powerful.

    Regards & Think Magic,

    Larry Agresto

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com/ FadiPick

    Hey Larry, I also want to thank you for the nice interview and the work you are doing in helping other people meet their true potential in life. Reading your different materials does in fact inspire me and give me more motivation in life.

    I hope that this interview managed to highlight some of your work and carry it on and introduce it to other people who would find benefit from it.

    I look forward to reading your new coaching program. 21 day breakthrough sounds like a great plan :)

    Will always try to think magic :)

    have a super day…

  • ravips

    Very inspiring. I have learnt how to use social media to touch others and give value.

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