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Today’s Guest: Motivational speaker Joachim de Posada, author of ‘Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow.’
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of people who can count marshmallows all day but would rather be counting dollar bills all night … in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

You can watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with motivational speaker Joachim de Posada, author of ‘Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of this page! (In some browsers it may appear as a black box.)

Order ‘Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow: Gain Focus and Resilience-And Come Out Ahead’ by Joachim de Posada and Bob Andelman, available right now at a great price by clicking on the book cover above!

A few weeks ago, my daughter Rachel and I went with another family on a college visit to the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

On the drive down, Wendy’s mom asked me about my new book, written with internationally recognized motivational speaker Joachim de Posada—Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow.

She wondered if it was based on the landmark Stanford University study in which young children were put at a table with nothing but a single marshmallow. They were told that if they did not eat the delicious treat in front of them, in 15 minutes they would get a second marshmallow.

JOACHIM de POSADA podcast excerpt: “When I was a young man, I became a spender. I would eat all my marshmallows. Later on in life, I said, ‘Look at me! I’m a marshmallow eater!’ I had $70,000 in credit card debt. I had always made a lot of money, but I spent it all. I said, ‘I have to change my ways.’” 

You can LISTEN to this interview with motivational speaker JOACHIM de POSADA, co-author of KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE MARSHMALLOW, by clicking the audio player above!

The world, it seems, is split up among those of us who can delay gratification and are willing to wait for it, and those whose impulse control is such that their desires must be satisfied right now!

It turns out that Wendy’s mom had tried out the marshmallow experiment on her daughter at a very young age.

Her result? Wendy had the patience to wait 15 minutes to be rewarded. This behavior, science tells us, bodes very well for Wendy’s future as a productive member of society.

As for those children in the experiment who could not wait to consume the single marshmallow? Well, their future is not so bright.

Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow is the third book in a series of international bestsellers with more than 3 million copies in print. It is a unique hybrid of fiction and nonfiction, opening and closing with a true parable and an update of the latest scientific marshmallow research.

The gooey center of the book, meanwhile, follows the fictional tale of the ever-ambitious Arthur and his challenges to balance saving his marshmallows in business against being a loving husband and father.

Joining me today is the world’s real marshmallow theory expert and proponent.

JOACHIM de POSADA Website • Blog • Facebook • Twitter • Watch Joachim de Posada’s TED Talk • Order Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com

DANIEL GOLEMAN, author of Emotional Intelligence, inspired Joachim de Posada to write the Marshmallow series. Read what he recently wrote about the Marshmallow Theory on LinkedIn

 

Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow with Joachim de Posada, Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).


 

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