1. Inventor, Innovator, Mentor: The Incomparable David M. Corbin Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP 48:06

A conversation with David Corbin is truly like none other. His insights and analysis of every situation are truly unique; any opportunity to hear him is one not to be missed.

During this episode I benefitted from a real time assessment of my own frustrations as a consultant in the nursing home sector, I know his analysis, insight and feedback will be valuable for every listener no matter their background or area of business.

David is like a beacon of light for entrepreneurs. His fundamental concept about facing the issues in order to correct course are integral to his concept of illuminating the negative in order to reach entrepreneurial goals is the guiding principle in his book: Illuminate: Harnessing the Power of Negative Thinking. Otherwise, you may be embarking on what could be considered Brand Slaughter.

The prevailing thinking in business is not to go looking for problems where there aren’t any that seem readily apparent. But it would be naive to think that there aren’t always areas that can be improved upon. Without facing and illuminating the negative, it could be considered akin to an ostrich mentality, digging your head in the sand hoping that whatever is happening will soon pass.

Corbin is a consummate innovator and inventor who applies provocative thinking to his unique approach to the entrepreneurial experience. His ideas are outside the mainstream of traditional thinking having a positive attitude and having faith against all odds.

You may ask, why highlight this principle on SeniorsSTRAIGHTTalk? I think we can all benefit from applying the principle of Illumination to our complicated lives and relationships both personally and professionally.

Phyllis Ayman Ambassador for Conscious Aging Life Management and #1 WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author, Podcaster

Phyllis Ayman is the Ambassador for Conscious Aging Life Management, and founder of Mindful Longevity Solutions. She coaches individuals to develop their Personalized Longevity or Wellness Care Plans so they can live as healthfully, happily ,and fulfilled as they possibly can. As an aging life careplanning coach and mediator, she guides families to make decisions and mediate challenging conversations around aging care issues. She conceived and owns the trademark IMpathy®, essentially the inner game of empathy, which the hallmark of her proprietary programs.

Ayman is a #1 WSJ and USA Today Best Selling author, featured speaker, panel moderator, trainer, advocate gerontological speech/language pathologist and dementia care specialist. She spent over 40,000 hours working with thousands of individuals and families in long term care. Her writings have been featured in Next Avenue, McKnight’s Long Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living, and the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner Newsletters.