My Interview with Performance Coach and Author James Mapes

James Mapes

Who first told you about love?
Love was a dominate trait of how I was raised. We spoke of love and forgiveness often.

What does love mean to you?
Love has nothing to do with sexuality. Love is a filter through which I look at the world. It manifests in patience, compassion and constant forgiveness.

Where do you see love in your life?
I see it everywhere. I think we are a reflection of the people around us and therefore everyone from my wife, family members, friends, and business associates reflect love back to me.

When do you think love happens?
I don’t think there is a “when” love happens. I believe – which will be reflected in my new book – that there is fear and love – period. One cannot exist when the other exists. I was blessed with love growing up and therefore I both see and attract loving people in my life.

Why is love important to you?
Love is important to me because it brings peace, calmness, centeredness, and healing.

How does love affect your creativity?
Fear kills creativity. Love explodes creativity.

Did you ever need help with love?

Can love affect you to change?
I believe love gives you the direction to change for the positive and the courage and support from others to change.

Has love lost or gained meaning for you?
Love gains meaning every day of my life.

More about James Mapes:

  • Best-selling author of Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner’s Guide to the Mind (translated into seven languages).
  • Putting the final touches on his new book The Elephant and the Rider: Living an Exceptional Life.
  • International business speaker (70 countries) and Peak Performance Coach on the topics of Leadership, Imagination, Creativity and Break-Through Thinking.
  • Founder of Quantum Leap Thinking™. Creator of the Transformational Coach™ and Patient Pre-Op/Post Op Healing Therapy™ (this program pilot has been presented in Connecticut Hospitals and is the result of having a sudden and surprising aortic aneurysm; the description is in the health care section on my web site).
  • Award-winning stage hypnotist – 1500 performances of my one-man show, “Journey Into the Imagination” throughout the world at performing arts centers, universities, on Broadway, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

I am currently featured in the horror/black comedy The Wicker Tree as the tapdancing, mandolin-playing Reverend Moriarty – the sequel to British writer/director Robin Hardy’s 1973 cult film The Wicker Man. The film opened in 10 major cities in the U. S. and was released on DVD by Anchor Bay on April 24.
A professional actor for many years, I will be doing the lead villain in Robin’s next film, The Wrath of the Gods.

James Mapes
AuthorQuantum Leap Thinking: An Owner’s Guide to the Mind