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What I Meant to Say
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Amazing Down to Earth Podcast
What I Meant to Say with Wendy Jones is one of the most authentic, down to earth, and inspiring podcasts out there today! Wendy hosts the show and shapes these conversations in a way that provides her guests with a safe and inviting environment to share their stories and life experience. The way in which she draws these stories from her guests is not only beautiful and inspiring, but also thought-provoking and eye-opening. 10/10 Recommend!
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Wonderful insights for parents, coaches and young athletes
I thoroughly enjoyed Wendy's podcast episode with Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, especially the insights they shared on the recruiting process for parents and young athletes. It was a very organic conversation with plenty of actionable advice for parents, athletes and coaches. I also appreciated the detailed information shared about FundPlay’s good work helping make youth sports happen in underserved communities. Wendy's show notes are among the most comprehensive I’ve seen for any podcast so well done!
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Powerful podcast - insightful ideas and collaborative conversations! Great pod
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Real Authentic Conversations
This is a fantastic podcast that brings conversations to the listener in the most authentic way!
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Wendy is a fantastic storyteller. This is done extremely well and is for all audiences.
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Way to Be Better Wendy!
I have a Son and a Daughter starting their High School athletic journey and BOTH of them love listening to Wendy and the amazing people she brings on her show. And not just about sports of course - but of the game of life. The best part are the follow-up conversations I get to have with these two amazing kids. THANK YOU Wendy!
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It was such a pleasure meeting and being on Wendy’s show. Her down to earth Authentic vibe made for a free flowing, inspiring talk. We could have gone on for hours! Thank you Wendy! ~Chris Plourde
5 out of 5 stars
What I Meant to Say is on in our car on the way to/from tournaments and practices. The conversations sparked with our three teenagers (and their teammates) are priceless! Every time we get “nuggets” from each podcast’s dynamic speaker’s story and journey. Often the door is opened for sharing between them, ranging from vulnerability to a good belly laugh. Thank you for creating a space where listeners can hear stories from a variety of guests and learn that we are not alone in this journey of life. Keep it up!
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Wendy is informed, compassionate, curious and calming. Her podcast connects with passion, and reminds us we all have greatness inside of us if we are willing to learn how to tap into it. Wendy helps by connecting us with those tools. This podcast is for anyone who wants to become a master of their own life. Highly recommend.
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- Faith, Family & Food for Mental Health with Brother LuckFor more inspired edutainment, visit: www.bebettermedia.tv Key Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “Stop chasing the validation of someone else’s approval. The only person who can validate you is the person in the mirror.” 6:57 “We all have the same 24 hours.” 8:48 “I’m willing to trust repeatedly.” 21:47 “An enemy is always going to separate their prey from the pack.” 23:49 “The table is a metaphor for life because that’s where faith, family, and food all happen.” 28:58 “Treat the grocery store like a racetrack and really start to focus on quality.” 34:31 “The pain that you’re feeling will eventually subside and it will be replaced with something that feels much better.” 38:42 “Keeping good mentors around you, keeping good people around you, are going to help you pick your head up, they’re going to ask you those questions.” 41:07 “I’m not my profession.” 45:47 Guest Bio - Chef Brother Luck is an award-winning chef, entrepreneur, and advocate for the pursuit of self-discovery. With a childhood marked by humble beginnings, Brother is on a mission to prove to others that while our past is forever a part of who we are, it does not determine the people that we become. By drawing on his own childhood trauma, Brother uses his life as a testament to prove how pride, courage, determination, and perseverance helped him survive early life challenges and empowered him to achieve great success in the face of adversity. Today, Brother has earned a reputation as a celebrity chef through appearances on Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, Top Chef, The Rachael Ray Show and the Today Show. He is also a successful business owner with the establishment of his restaurants Four by Brother Luck and Lucky Dumpling, both located in his home of Colorado Springs. Brother Luck recently released his memoir “NO LUCKS GIVEN,” taking off the white chef’s coat and going beyond the kitchen to relive his own turbulent life story with the goal of teaching readers that even when life gets hard, there is hope. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Brother Luck 0:57 - Welcome to Brother Luck, Author of ‘No Lucks Given’ 2:39 - Early Life & Background in Culinary Arts 6:12 - Early Mentors Taught Me Confidence & Showed Me Opportunity 8:36 - Advice for the Space Between Despair & Hope 10:52 - Ways for the Younger Generation to Find Their Passion 12:58 - Knowing We Are Worth It 14:40 - Normalizing the Mental Health Discussion 19:20 - The Role of Therapy 21:33 - Improving Relationships on the Journey to Self-Awareness 24:35 - BB Commercial 24:44 - Advice on Choosing Your Inner Circle 28:05 - Faith, Family, & Food 32:57 - Fitness & Finance 36:48 - Four by Brother Luck & Lucky Dumpling Restaurants 38:19 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self 39:32 - The Blame Game: Who is the Villain in My Story? 41:41 - What Are You Doing With What You’ve Learned to Make the World Better? 42:57 - Competition Conversation 46:17 - This is Why 47:57 - Where Can People Connect with You? 48:37 - Thank You 49:06 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Brother - Chefbrotherluck.com IG, FB, & TikTok - @chefbrotherluck0 comments0
- Finding the Optimum You with Pri Piantadosi-LimaKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “As they say in Brazil, like, if you want to learn how to be a lion, you have to hang out with the lions.” 2:58 “The goal is just to make people better through volleyball.” 11:12 “Who doesn’t love an underdog, you know, success story?” 12:57 “Confidence is not loyal to you and it only comes when it wants to come.” 14:23 “Everytime that team gets one point is one more point you need to play to win.” 21:09 “Are your feelings fueling you or failing you?” 28:15 “We have this saying in Brazil that like, ‘A saint from home doesn’t make any miracles.’” 36:49 “This generation thinks that being kind means not hurting people’s feelings.” 38:40 “We’re training you to change the program, not maintain the program.” 40:42 “There should be more education, but not indoctrination.” 52:23 “Tell me the bad stuff too because I want to be better.” 59:44 Guest Bio - Founder of Optimum Beach Founder of BVWCA (Beach Volleyball Women’s Coaches Alliance) University of Louisiana at Lafayette Hall of Fame 2022 USAV Female Junior Coach of the year 2022 USAV Club of the Year 2021 FL Region Coach of the Year USAV NTDP Coach and Scout 2009 AVP Most Improved Player 17 years - professional beach volleyball player: AVP, Banco do Brasil and FIVB for Brazil Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Pri Lima 0:52 - Welcome to Pri 1:58 - Life in Brazil & Volleyball Beginnings 4:50 - Louisiana Ties 8:12 - Optimum Beach 13:54 - Certainty, Courage, and Ballsy Over Confidence 20:22 - Work Smarter, Not Harder: Energy Management 26:32 - Mental Efficiency with Your Athletes 29:20 - Building Relationships with Your Athletes 34:01 - BB Commercial 34:10 - Mental Health Discussion 40:51 - Character, Values, and Real Inclusion 48:12 - Understanding How to Form Deep Human Connection 58:39 - One Piece of Advice 1:01:30 - Where Can People Connect with You? 1:01:53 - Thank You 1:02:13 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Pri - IG - @optimumbeach ; @prilima13 ; @BVWCA FB - Optimum Beach ; BVWCA (Beach Volleyball Women’s Coaches Alliance) https://optimumbeach.us/0 comments0
- Embracing the Change of Being a Lifelong Athlete with Mark RyallKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “The daughter initiated and the father followed.” 8:50 “It’s hard as a parent to just sort of separate yourself from them and do what’s best for them, not what’s best for you and makes you feel good. You have to think of their long term future.” 12:37 “You lose about one percent of your aerobic capacity per year on average at that age.” 25:25 “They are very serious researchers that claim they will eradicate what they see as the ‘disease’ of aging.” 27:29 “That’s actually how the two books tie in, right, is mortality, getting the most out of your life, if you’re mortal, and we’ll always be mortal.” 30:19 “It’s never too late to inject that into your life” 31:27 “As you get older, you actually sleep a little less.” 39:16 “I wish I had explored a little more, getting some assistance.” 51:12 Guest Bio - Mark Ryall recently retired from teaching economics at Hillfield Strathallan College in Hamilton, Ontario. His first love in coaching was always cross country running, a sport which he felt made students stronger mentally and physically, and which promoted teamwork and mutual support. The speculative fiction Age-Decoded is Mark’s first novel. He wrote it to educate himself and the world about the imminent tsunami of genetic engineering. CRISPR-like technology will impact humans in physical and psychological ways, thus fundamentally affecting what it means to be human. The story peers 100-200 years into the future, allowing the reader to critically imagine this new scientific frontier. Mark has also just published his second book, Run Daughter, Run Father, which provides stories, anecdotes, and scientific advice on running and racing. It highlights the training adventures of him and his daughter Stephanie, whom Mark coached and ran with. The insights are targeted at younger and older age-group competitors. Mark also competes in triathlons and represented Canada in the 2019 World Age-Group Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also recently qualified for the World Age-Group Championships in Spain in 2023. As hobbies, Mark enjoys acrylic art and snooker. His education includes BSc, MBA, and PhD (University of Toronto). Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Mark Ryall 1:03 - Welcome to Mark Run Daughter, Run Father 1:26 - Athletic Background 3:16 - Cross Country & Running Marathons 7:01 - ‘ Run Daughter, Run Father ’ by Mark Ryall 16:32 - Lessons from Your Book 19:35 - Running for Time 23:52 - Master’s Competitions & ‘ Age-Decoded ’ Book 25:53 - BB Commercial 26:02 - Interesting Research Findings 30:34 - Staying Content in a Long Term Athletic Career 33:00 - My Failure at the Last World Games in Switzerland 38:28 - Other Pillars of Health Outside of Training for Aging Athletes 39:58 - What is Snooker? 41:32 - Swimming Discussion 45:58 - Runner’s High 50:48 - One Piece of Advice 55:45 - Daughter’s Role in Writing the Book 56:22 - New Writing Concepts 57:27 - Where Can People Find You? 58:49 - Thank You 59:32 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Mark - Book: https://books2read.com/b/4jqeVY?edit=maybe-later Quora: https://www.quora.com/profile/Mark-Ryall-2 Run Free0 comments0
- The Power of a Caring Coach with Marc PaisantKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “I used humor when I was young to really mask insecurities.” 4:17 “We can be intentional about how I can help myself and how I can help others.” 17:33 “My life was my priority.” 20:20 “There’s life around you that you’re missing because you’re living in a game we played 3 hours ago.” 23:11 “The only thing we really talk about is the choices that she makes.” 24:22 “Little messes become big messes.” 29:26 “We have the ability to teach these kids more than we ever knew. Like, we have a chance to give them so much more complex information.” 37:07 “You remember those coaches who literally just cared.” 43:41 “Winning is the byproduct of hard work and luck sometimes.” 45:59 “I think I was put on this Earth to teach kids how to win and lose respectively.” 48:27 “Coaches, we need to listen more to our players; they’ll tell us.” 56:21 “The advice I would give would literally be, you know, ‘You’re enough, you literally are enough” 57:05 Guest Bio - Marc Paisant is the creator and host of the Relatively Normal podcast. In his show, he shares his experiences with ADHD, anxiety and depression. He shows that no one is alone and there is always someone willing to listen and assist when it comes to coping and managing all kinds of stress. He is an advocate for therapy and counseling and talks about his years of therapy that he has used to manage his mental health. As a former collegiate athlete, Marc uses physical fitness to assist with his mental health. He has learned that both can be combined and used to help work through any life issue. His goal is to inspire others to ask for help and to end the stigma when it comes to mental health and awareness. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Marc Paisant 1:02 - Welcome to Marc 1:43 - Early Life & Sports Background 5:34 - Comparison Life As A Twin 9:08 - Building the Confidence to Become a Collegiate Athlete 13:34 - Freshman Year & Realizing I Needed Therapy 21:02 - Kids Are Quitting Sports For A Reason 23:51 - Impulse Control with My Oldest Daughter 28:03 - BB Commercial 28:12 - Choices & Consistency Matter 30:31 - Social Media Challenges Facing Kids & Mental Health Implications 35:11 - Promoting a Value System 36:18 - Understanding the Advantages Our Kids Have & Teaching them More 38:31 - Importance of Public Speaking & “Soft” Skills 41:12 - Emotionally Connected Teachers & Coaches Are Game Changers 42:24 - Coaching My Girls in Soccer & Basketball 44:07 - Advice to Parents on Keeping Sports Fun 47:27 - Positive Aspects of Coaching 50:20 - Connection Between Mental & Physical Health 56:38 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self 59:17 - Where Can People Connect with You? 1:01:40 - Thank You 1:02:15 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Marc - IG - @relativelynormalpodcast @paisant_fitness https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcpaisant/0 comments0
- Thinking Independently In A Polarized World with Naffele NikitaKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “You just need to invest in myself, and work with someone else.” 7:22 “And now I’m able to see some of this stuff a little bit more clear because I don’t have all the other external things.” 19:18 “The idea I think a little bit more is just having a little bit more thought and intention behind even small simple things that we’re doing in the morning.” 21:19 “It’s doing these two things when I didn’t even see the results and I still kept doing it, and doing it, and doing it.” 24:59 “I think having more tools in the tool box to help, like navigate all of these situations.” 30:10 “Listen to the other person a little bit more, perhaps taking a little bit more time.” 31:59 “You can't really have an opinion about something that you don’t know anything about anymore.” 49:47 “How does this serve you?” 52:40 “Feelings are not necessarily facts.” 1:02:02 “You need to create multiple versions of yourself.” 1:11:19 “Don’t listen to the other people who aren’t doing it.” 1:12:18 Guest Bio - Naffele has spent her entire life being curious and always asking questions. Her desire to learn has led to a colorful life starting with competitive figure skating and public speaking as a child, foreign student exchanges in high school and later in life studying martial arts. This eventually led to years of coaching Crossfit and then becoming a gym owner. Naffele sold her gym in 2019 and since that time she has discovered a new path for herself. One that is based on conscious creating - creating a life of expression and authenticity through coaching, art and writing. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Naffele Nikita 1:03 - Welcome to Naffele 1:33 - Where Are You From & What Do You Do Everyday? 2:58 - Sports Experience 4:58 - Finding Brian McKenzie’s Work 10:59 - What Did You Figure Out During this Transition? 15:55 - Tips for Recognizing Burnout 19:58 - What Does Being A Conscious Creator Mean to You? 26:47 - Deviated Septum Discussion 29:23 - Perspective on Positive Changes from the Pandemic 33:58 - Lockdown in Ontario, Canada 36:57 - BB Commercial 37:07 - Using Social Media to Connect & Build Relationships 40:26 - Living on the Canada/US Border During the Pandemic 48:23 - Is Canada Divided Over the Pandemic? 50:08 - Balancing Consumption of Mainstream Media & Lack of Information 53:03 - Making an Informed Opinion & Decision on Firearms 1:01:23 - Truth & Perspective are Two Sides of the Same Coin 1:08:30 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self 1:12:45 - Where Can People Find You to Connect? 1:13:08 - Thank You 1:13:22 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Naffele - IG - @naffelenikita Blog - www.lifebynikita.com0 comments0
- Don’t Be Fragile with Austin JochumKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes “You can offer people light in their life.” 3:00 “He had earned that leadership and I respected that.” 5:40 “Right or wrong, he would speak his mind and if he was wrong, he’d say he was wrong and if he was right he’d say he was right.” 7:21 “I view the Brian like this supercomputer.” 8:06 “Regardless, win or lose, I’m still worth something.” 10:59 “The bounceback from the failure is super important because failure’s the only way you grow.” 11:09 “It’s even cooler to watch the flow state of life.” 13:49 “To be a leader nowadays, all you have to do is stand for something, and I think it’s easy to stand for something if you’re self confident and you know your self worth.” 22:09 “Are you opening yourself up as a coach?” 27:11 “If you need me, I’ve done something seriously, seriously wrong.” 32:37 “Human beings are not fragile. You’re one of the most resilient species in the universe that we know of.” 33:07 “Be yourself, man!” 43:53 “Spend time really knowing who yourself is.” 45:55 “You don’t need to have the best story if you can tell the best story.” 51:42 Guest Bio - Austin Jochum is a former college football player and the owner of Jochum Strength Training. He believes that every person has the ability to change their life for the better, both physically and mentally. Everyone experiences valleys and the mountains in their life, and as a Certified Strength Coach, (CSCA) he helps people of all ages bring their lives out of these valleys to accept the challenge and climb their mountains. Through both in person and online training and life coaching, he helps people become the best versions of themselves and optimize their potential. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Austin Jochum 0:52 - Welcome to Austin 1:43 - Athletic Background & Starting this Journey 4:22 - Selfless Love in a Male Figure Created Confidence 9:33 - Framing a Mistake with Your Athletes 12:31 - Cultivating an Environment Where Learning from Mistakes in Celebrated 16:12 - Typical Age of Your Clients 17:48 - Challenges Facing Collegiate Athletes 22:19 - BB Commercial 22:28 - Learning Self-Awareness, Self-Identity, and Confidence in a Competitive Collegiate Culture 30:38 - Coaching the Concept “Don’t Be Fragile” 36:23 - Integration of Mind, Body, & Spirit 39:47 - Connecting Your Life Story to Your Purpose 43:42 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self 49:29 - Your Writing Routine 53:58 - Grateful for this Conversation, Thank You 54:19 - Where Can People Connect With You? 55:35 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Austin - www.jochumstrength.com IG - @austinjochum0 comments0
- Life, Energy & Taking Real Care of the Planet with Jessica PaquetteKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “I’m gonna make the cleanest oil and gas that we have until someone that’s smarter than me figures out another plan.” 4:07 “We have to work together and we have to honor and respect the Earth for her to provide for us too.” 6:46 “We need to cut the delusion factor out of it and we need to work together to be able to, as humans, make this work.” 7:42 “Local is sustainable. It’s farm to table.” 17:27 “The problem is we're not looking at the full carbon life cycle of this stuff.” 18:36 “The state of California could be totally independent, energy independent, if it did it right.” 21:42 “Us pointing fingers is the problem.” 33:41 “Capitalism at its best is things that are not needed anymore will phase out.” 40:43 “Everyone should admit when they’re wrong.” 45:42 “If you can’t admit you made a mistake, like how are we supposed to be better? How are we supposed to grow?” 45:51 “You have to honor the Earth.” 58:53 Guest Bio - Jessica Paquette is an Environmental, Health and Safety Manager for an oil company in California. Jessica has a chemistry degree from UCSD and is passionate about all forms of energy. She is also a kundalini yoga teacher, sound healer, and a kitchen alchemist. She is passionate about honoring the energy of the earth and making a life better for all humanity. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Jessica Paquette 1:02 - Welcome to Jessica 2:19 - Education & Work Background 6:19 - Regulatory Aspect of Oil & Gas in California 8:18 - Visiting Oil Fields in LA County 10:10 - How Does the Corporate World Respond to You? 11:52 - Respect of Natural Resources 14:02 - Where is the Middleground in the Current Plan? 18:07 - Problems with Solar Energy 21:05 - What’s Going On with Oil Use in LA County? 25:19 - Regulators in California Vs. Another State 27:14 - Why Do You Have to Burn Excess Gas? 30:17 - We Need to Work Together to Change the Perspective on Oil & Gas 34:05 - BB Commercial 34:14 - Questioning Motives of the Rule & Law Makers 37:36 - How Do People Feel in the Oil Industry? 39:04 - Impact on Oil Companies & It’s Employees in LA County 41:38 - Balance of Natural, Renewable, & Oil/Gas Resources 43:38 - This is The Science 48:02 - It’s All About Educating People on the Power of the World 58:19 - Jess is in Our Climate Challenge Documentary Coming Soon 1:00:05 - One Piece of Advice 1:01:50 - Thank You 1:02:08 - WIMTS Podcast Closing0 comments0
- Living a Life of Vitality with Case BradfordKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “The more you learn about fighting, the less you want to get in a fight.” 7:39 “Inside all of us is this thing called intuition.” 14:53 “I believe at our core we are creative beings.” 17:50 “There is a triple bottom line; you’re helping, you know, you’re making money, you’re helping people, you’re helping the planet.” 21:31 “There’s no losing in Jiu Jitsu, only learning.” -Case quoting Hanna Gracey @ 26:21 “Just looking at losing as learning, then you’re always winning!” 28:06 “We are expressions of the choices that we make over time.” 37:19 Guest Bio - Case Bradford was raised in the snowy woods of New Hampshire and moved to the sunny beaches of LA to work within conscious capitalism. As an amateur artist, activist, and athlete - Case is exploring and sharing ideas around intuitive eating, movement practice, the power of Nature, regenerative food, cycling as transit, multi day fasting, creativity, and flow. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Case Bradford 0:56 - Welcome to Case 1:45 - Hometown & Family Background 4:13 - Did You Play Sports Growing Up? 5:19 - Difference in Sports Experience & Functional Movement 8:07 - Mental Health Struggle 11:43 - Different Nutrition & Diets for Different Humans 17:17 - Tell Us About Your Writing 19:18 - Creating is Greater than Consumption 22:24 - Walking the Walk & Picking Up Plastic 24:32 - Some of Case’s Writing & View on Optimism 28:10 - BB Commercial 28:19 - Did You Always Believe You Can Create the Life You Want? 33:47 - Your Day Job at Thrive Market 35:58 - Personal Coaching, Connecting with Case, and Holistic Health 40:13 - Loneliness of Evolution 42:56 - Looking in the Mirror & the Courage to Change 44:32 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self 46:11 - What is Your Vision & Hope for the Impact of Your Evolution? 47:43 - Multi Day Fasting 54:46 - Where Can People Find You? 55:20 - Thank You 55:55 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Case - Homepage- http://casebradford.com/ IG - @casebradford https://www.instagram.com/casebradford/ Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/casebradford Twitter - https://twitter.com/casbrad Books Mentioned: Biochemical Individuality by Roger Williams Beyond Fasting by Dr. Daniel Pampa0 comments0
- How to Leave a Legacy with Shawn LedigKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “Fifteen minute power nap is perfect for me!” 7:32 “I have to give a lot of credit to my team.” 9:08 “You gotta leave your ego at the door.” 12:30 “I don’t do anything to damage my body. Like I said, it’s the only true thing that we, as an individual, as a human being, we own, is our bodies.” 19:51 “If you don’t have a mentor in something you want to be successful in, go get you one.” 23:19 “You’ve got to have a support group.” 23:36 “One thing I’ve learned is that age is nothing but a number.” 28:36 “Energy matters in the sense of what you bring, what others bring, what others will take from you, we talked about energy vampires last time, that’s a real thing.” 51:49 “You can feel people’s light.” 55:13 “Ego will do nothing for you in this life.” 56:49 “You’re not gonna beat me because I’m going to win in the end. So if I'm not winning, it’s not the end.” 1:02:47 “You think you have problems until you see what other people are going through.” 1:04:24 Guest Bio - Shawn Ledig is a Louisiana native and athlete for life who uses every bit of what he has learned on the court and the mat to become a better human and set an amazing example for the next generation. From humble beginnings, to college basketball, professional beach volleyball, to becoming a World Champion in jiu jitsu at age 46, to being a husband, husband, father, son, and friend…not to mention a structural engineer and small business owner, Shawn is here not just to level up his own game, but inspire others to do the same. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Shawn Ledig 1:02 - Welcome to Shawn 2:04 - A Day in Your Life 3:35 - Tell Us About Business & Work 7:45 - Second Part of the Day 8:42 - Let’s Get into Jiu Jitsu! 11:35 - What Can Jiu Jitsu Do For Emotional Regulation? 14:57 - Learned Patience & Journaling 17:00 - Sustainable High Performance with Aging 25:05 - Jiu Jitsu End of Year Travel Plan 32:29 - Special Olympics Journey 43:31 - BB Commercial 43:40 - Likely My Favorite Medal & the Cole Story 46:39 - Growth, Gold Medal, and New Goal 50:51 - Understanding Energy in the World 56:41 - No Room for the Ego 59:27 - What Does Conscious Capitalism Mean to You? 1:04:46 - One Piece of Advice for the Second Time 1:08:08 - Ways to Connect With You 1:09:17 - Thank You 1:09:41 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Shawn - IG - @rome_wasnt.built_in_a_day ; @titan_performancevolleyball FB - Shawn Ledig Energy Matters by Barbara Niveyro, Julieta Said, Kateryna Zoryana0 comments0
- A Gold Medal Mindset with Kent SteffesKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “Irrespective of what your political opinions might be, nevermind, what they are, it’s always great to see, like leaders, natural leaders.” 7:16 “Being an Olympic Gold Medalist and player, I like winners. Even in politics, I like winners, both sides. You don’t have to like someone’s politics to like how good they are.” 7:42 “So there’s really only two reasons why you lose a volleyball match; you’re better and you lose or they’re better and you lose.” 19:30 “If you want to be the world’s best beach volleyball player, I say it all the time, ok, you hit it where they’re not.” 27:07 “So you wanna get 25% better, stop looking at the ball.” 28:21 “You’re not trying to dig the ball, you’re trying to get in the right spot.” 29:31 “There’s nothing that happens to you that's not normal and natural.” 32:35 “If you try to run away from that, you’re kind of running away from yourself, and I don’t know if that’s gonna work.” 35:57 “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you interpret it that will get you in trouble all the time.” 40:17 “My dad got me to the coaches that were gonna make me better.” 46:03 “Competitive greatness is wanting to be there at that moment.” 55:36 Guest Bio - Kent Steffes is one of beach volleyball’s all time greats. Hw earned the AVP No. 1 ranking at age 22, the youngest player to do so in the history of the sport. Steffes and Karch Kiraly won the inaugural beach volleyball gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Steffes' career lasted from 1988 until 1999, and in 2020 was inducted into the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame as All-Time Great Male Beach Player Award. Steffes graduated from UCLA in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2000 he enrolled in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, where he graduated in 2002. He has two children and lives in Los Angeles where he writes and works in the financial industry. Steffes is the co-author of the book Kings of Summer: The Rise of Beach Volleyball, which chronicles the rise of beach volleyball from a 1970s rebel culture to inclusion in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Intro 0:32 - Introducing Kent Steffes 0:53 - Welcome to Kent 1:24 - AVP Beach Volleyball in Fresno During the 90’s 3:59 - Background in California Politics 7:52 - Attributes of a Winner & Role of MainStream Media 11:26 - Where Do You Get Your News? 13:40 - 1996: 1st Year for Beach Volleyball in the Olympics 15:45 - Two Best Friends Become Mortal Enemies 21:42 - Playing with Karch Kiraly & How to Raise a Champion 23:30 - My Kids Play Softball & Football 24:02 - Training Competition with Your Kids 32:04 - BB Commercial 32:13 - Preparation & Acceptance of Anxiety 41:28 - Sports are Challenging & Teach Us How to Handle Adversity 42:50 - Fascinated with Winning 44:53 - Role of Better Coaching 48:58 - Concept of Ego Death 50:59 - Playing Free & Practicing 56:13 - Miles Partain & AVP Ranks 57:53 - Stanford Business School & Beach Volleyball Business Plan 1:03:20 - Beach Volleyball Player Personalities 1:06:37 - Business Plan Can Work for Any Olympic Style Sport 1:09:14 - Streaming of Beach Volleyball & College Sports 1:13:10 - Kent’s Ideal Sports Podcast & Sports Lessons 1:15:09 - One Piece of Advice 1:19:30 - Where Can People Find You? 1:20:52 - WIMTS Closing Links & Where to Find Kent - Book: Kings of Summer by Kent Steffes & Travis Merwhirter News Sources: Colonel Cassad; Telegram; The Sacker; Mood of Alabama; The Son of the New American Revolution FB - @Kent Steffes Email - Kent@kentsteffes.com Phone - 310.991.53680 comments0
- Aging, Acting & the NFL - A Patriots Perspective with Pete KochKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “How many people want to be where I am right now?” 6:57 “Anybody looking for motivation from the outside is not the right person to be playing at the highest level, it’s gotta come from inside.” 7:16 “Here’s an owner of the Raiders saying that, ‘You the former players are my family!’” 16:16 “Having somebody that believes in you is so powerful.” 29:05 “No news is bad news in Hollywood.” 33:20 “I would say the great ones need, you know, to be resilient less often because they’re dominating, you know, more regularly than the other players.” 34:05 “I think that it’s fair to say that Heartbreak Ridge has been a tremendous recruiting tool.” 49:56 “I don’t think there’s any organization in the world that can help people optimize themselves, personally like the military can.” 1:02:43 “By the way, I’m not fixing this shoulder as a 60 year old for a 60 year old, I’m fixing it for the 80 year old version of me.” 1:19:14 “Believe in yourself.” 1:25:27 “The hardest a job is to do, the more you have to be able to have fun while you do it, or else it becomes just a burden.” 1:26:43 Guest Bio - Pete Koch is from Long Island, NY, and played football at the University of Maryland, then was drafted to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1984 Draft. He spent a total of 6 years in the NFL; first with the Bengals, then the Chiefs, and finally landed at the Los Angeles Raiders. He also spent some time in Hollywood as an actor, starring as The Swed in Clint Eastwood’s Heartbreak Ridge, and now, he’s a fitness professional that works to spread fitness knowledge to aging humans and athletes. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Pete Koch 0:48 - Welcome to Pete 1:14 - Drafted to Cincinnati Bengals in 1984 from University of Maryland 5:53 - Converting Starter Mentality to Backup Mentality 9:12 - Los Angeles Raiders & It’s Alumni Family 17:00 - What’s Different in the NFL Today from When You Played? 22:04 - From Long Island, NY & Background in Acting 31:16 - BB Commercial 31:25 - Hearing the Word “No” in Sports & Theater 34:05 - Being Great Comes Down to the Details in the Preparation 38:38 - Audition for Heartbreak Ridge with Clint Eastwood 44:04 - My Role in Heartbreak Ridge 47:21 - Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino 48:42 - Backstory of Heartbreak Ridge & Recruiting Tool for the Marines 52:16 - Power of the Military & Life Lessons Learned from Serving 1:03:45 - Physical Fitness & Health Span Discussion 1:15:26 - How Do We Stay At Our Best? 1:20:34 - Be Your Own Best Health Practitioner 1:25:09 - One Piece of Advice 1:31:49 - Thank You 1:32:01 - Where Can People Find You? 1:32:36 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Pete - IG - @petekoch LinkedIn - Pete Koch0 comments0
- Special Release - The Future of Health and Healing with Dr. Kent HoltorfKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “Everyone is sick now with chronic muliti-system illnesses that our system is not set up to fix.” 1:31 “I also found that fast food, the body acts like it’s an infection.” 6:14 “Even the CDC says that 80% of people have at least one chronic illness due to the involution of the thymus.” 7:44 “A peptide is basically a chain of amino acids, right, and if it’s longer, by arbitrary definition if it’s longer than 40 amino acids, it’s a protein and if it’s less, it’s a peptide.” 9:19 “We’re finding that emotional stress is probably the worst thing for your immune system, for your aging.” 12:44 “An addiction has to do with inflammation of the brain.” 22:45 “The days of just relying on your doctor are gone, you are going to get terrible care.” 27:40 “Everything has its place, but they want to give it to everybody.” 30:45 “Mass cells are the cells that, one of the cells, or main cell that cause inflammation.” 34:34 “If a Doctor says ‘I don’t know,’ stay with them because I’m telling you that means they’re a good doctor.” 39:34 “JAMA said it takes, on average, a proven new concept, let’s just say peptides, it takes on average 17 years to get accepted into mainstream medicine.” 59:14 “One of the best ways to prevent breast cancer, take progesterone. One of the best ways to cause breast cancer, take progestin.” 1:11:50 “The number one thing we can do is stay curious about our own health and keep asking questions and finding the right doctors.” -Wendy @1:13:53 “Kaiser will bonus a Doctor at the end of the year for the least amount of money they spend on a patient.” 1:18:58 “Doctors are miserable, right, in the insurance model, so I mean, they’re not really the problem; and they want to get out, but they don’t know how.” 1:23:50 Guest Bio - Dr. Holtorf’s desire to help those suffering from undiagnosed health concerns stems from his own personal health journey. In medical school, he suffered from terrible fatigue, barely able to function. He was told by numerous specialists that he was depressed or stressed, and simply needed to get more sleep and exercise more. As he discovered a treatment protocol that helped his symptoms, he knew there were many others suffering the same way he had. As a result, he opened centers treating patients with similar issues, who had seen countless physicians only to be told that nothing was wrong with them, yet they felt horrible. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Dr. Kent Holtorf 0:47 - Welcome to Dr. Holtorf 1:46 - What’s the Focus of Your Practice? 4:24 - Immune Dysfunction is at the Core of Chronic Illness & Aging 8:38 - What is a Peptide? 10:38 - Dr. Holtorf’s Personal Health Crisis 13:58 - Getting to the Root Cause 17:23 - Testing & Diagnosing the Thyroid & Uses of T3 21:18 - STAR Report on Anti-Depressants & Bipolar Patients 23:37 - Health Care Reform Discussion 29:35 - Guise of ‘Evidence Based Medicine’ 30:50 - Contrasting Pharmaceutical Drugs & Peptides 37:01 - Treating Autistic Kids 39:46 - Doctors & How They Use Or Don’t Use Available Research 45:55 - BB Commercial 46:04 - The Keys to Longevity 48:02 - Elite Culture & Peptide Access for the Masses 49:40 - Type of Patients that Peptides Help 59:44 - Practical Ways You Are Informing Other Doctors About Peptides 1:01:50 - What Questions Should Patients Be Asking Their Doctors? 1:04:17 - Recommendations for Finding Doctors Like You & Politics in Medicine 1:07:59 - Hardest Part is Delivering the Peptide 1:10:41 - The Hormone Discussion on Progesterone Vs. Progestin 1:12:52 - Removing the Ego & Money 1:14:38 - How to Connect with Dr. Holtorf 1:19:34 - Treating Vets with PTSD 1:21:09 - Ask Simple Questions, then Go Find Integrative Medicine 1:24:42 - Thank You 1:25:26 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Dr. Kent Holtorf - https://holtorfmed.com/ Integrative Peptides IG - @holtorfmedicalgroup0 comments0
- The Genetics of Risk Taking with Brian & Jesse BeilmannKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “I never thought of it as a risk taking job, I just thought of it as a way to keep surfing.” -B @3:42 “You sleep better at night after you’ve had all that exercise.” -B @4:39 “I just kinda fell in love with the structure and the, you know, physical aspect of what the military, or at least that military program provided.” -J @6:57 “Especially initially one of the big differences is you kind of have to relax a little bit.” -J @17:53 “Obviously, ‘Better Medicine’ I believe is what they refer to it as, is incredible. The results we’ve seen from it, fantastic!” -B @30:52 “I went to the Holtorf Medical Group and I got a series of different peptides, stem cells, weekley IVs, biweekly IVs sometimes, and everything in conglomeration with each other was really the thing that kind of kick started the healing process for me.” -J @31:40 “In the end, the person has to be more important than the profit.” -W @36:48 -”If we can’t figure out a way to take care of our Veterans, we better quit having wars.” -B quoting John Stewart @38:56 “You learn from mistakes and you learn from successes and just soak it all up, that’s what life’s all about.” -J @1:02:10 Guest Bio - Brian Beilmann is an internationally renowned photographer. With his images gracing more than 150 magazine covers, the pages of 30 books and appearing in iconic magazines like Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated, he is recognized worldwide to be a photographer at the very top of his field. He captures the entire surf lifestyle and continues to push the boundaries of photography both above and below the water. Brian was the senior staff photographer for TransWorld Surf Magazine for it’s 14 years of existence and is currently the go to guy for Volcom, a manufacturer of surf and lifestyle clothing. Jesse is a Decorated United States Air Force Combat Controller who served as a United States Air Force Veteran with 6 years of Active Duty Special Operations (2011-2017). He also served in Afghanistan and Africa. His other honors include; Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Air Force Commendation Medal (2), Air Force Good Conduct Medal (2), NATO Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Medal, and an Air Force Training Ribbon Medal. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Brian & Jesse Bielmann 1:08 - Welcome to Brian & Jesse 2:10 - Brian’s Risk Taking Career & Famous Surfers He’s Photographed 6:03 - Jesse’s Risk Taking DNA Led Him to Military Service 9:18 - Air Force Combat Controller Vs. Navy Seal Roles & Training 11:10 - Brian’s Perspective on Son’s Combat Controller Choice 14:40 - Comradery When Deployed 16:46 - Jesse’s Service, Deployment, & Reentering Civilian Life 21:26 - Physical Challenges 26:46 - Asking for Help & GoFundMe 29:47 - Combat Controller Foundations & Holtorf Medical Group Showed Up 32:51 - BB Commercial 33:01 - Intro to Peptides & Conscious Capitalism 39:08 - How Did the Supportive Surf Community Make Brian Feel? 41:59 - Grateful to Be American & Human 44:20 - Jesse’s Tattoos & Beads 44:54 - 43 Years in Surf Photography & Getting Back into the Water 47:47 - Better Medicine is Here! 50:53 - Other Holistic Practices 53:08 - Brian’s Conclusion on Risk Taking Similarities with Jesse 57:50 - One Piece of Advice 1:00:19 - Jesse’s Advice to a Struggling Teenager 1:02:20 - Where Can People Find You? 1:04:04 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Brian & Jesse - Combat Control Foundation First There Foundation IG - Brian @brianbielmann Email - Jessebielmann@icloud.com0 comments0
- Leadership, Patriotism, and Sports with Karl DardenKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “Well I think that first of all, to go there, you have to have some baseline love with patriotism.” 4:56 “We want top notch people just like anybody else, just like any other organization, and it’s not gonna thrive unless we have those people.” 9:25 “I mean, the Naval Academy has one of the best Glee Club and Choirs in the Country.” 21:32 “The Naval Academy is a hard place to be, but a great place to be from!” - Karl quoting Anonymous @ 23:56 “They worked just as hard as the others, right, in their respective disciplines to be as good as they can be and they are elite at that level. It’s just that nobody knows about it.” 33:51 “Stay connected to the game, even if you’re just playing with your buddies at the park or whatever.” 38:43 “Take off the blinders and see what’s going on around you a little bit more.” 48:09 Guest Bio - Karl is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a 20 year veteran, a former helicopter pilot, and a chronic Navy Sports fan. His enthusiasm for all Navy Sports led him to create the Navy Sports Nation blog in January 2020. One year later, Karl started Navy Sports Central, which is the Official Podcast of the Navy Sports Nation. Typical guests have included Navy coaches, former Navy athletes, and podcasters who cover sports for teams that Navy might happen to play during the year. The athletes who compete at the Academy are the country's best and brightest, who will later go on to serve in the Navy or Marine Corps. They consistently perform at an elite level despite all of their other competing demands. Karl’s goal is to shine a light on these athletes as best he can and tell their stories. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Karl Darden 0:53 - Welcome to Karl 1:33 - Journey to the Naval Academy 4:36 - Personality & Character Strengths for Military Academies 6:23 - Messaging for Next Generation & Naval Academy Prospects 10:30 - How Old are Your Kids? 11:13 - Participation in Sports is a Difference Maker in Life 16:35 - How is the Athlete Experience Different at the Naval Academy? 19:39 - What Kind of Support Do Cadets Receive During the First Year or Two? 22:03 - BB Commercial 22:12 - Learning How to Ask for Help 23:00 - Positives You Gain from the Challenges at the Naval Academy 25:54 - The Navy Sports Nation Blog Came Before the Podcast 29:40 - Navy Sports Central Podcast 32:55 - Pride in Untelevised Sports & Naval Academy Athletes 36:02 - Parenting Kid Athletes & Staying Connected to the Game 41:14 - Stories on the Navy Sports Scene 47:11 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self 50:09 - Where Can People Connect with You? 50:48 - Favorite Naval Academy Sports Story 53:58 - Thank You 54:45 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Karl - Blog: The Navy Sports Nation Podcast: Navy Sports Central IG - @karldnavy84 ; @navysportsnation Twitter - @naVsportsnation0 comments0
- Celebrity Entrepreneur with Clint ArthurKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “As many as 30% of people in the world do not know who their actual father is.” 5:08 “How long do you believe before you give up on a dream?” 7:46 “He says 80% of success in life is about showing up.” -Clint quoting Woody Allen @ 11:26 “You win when you show up and you lose when you don’t.” 11:34 “Well, you ain't gonna make it if you fake it. You’ve gotta do the work!” 19:44 “I asked her (Oprah), ‘What’s the most important thing you ever learned?’ and she said, ‘You are responsible for your own success!’” 33:02 “I really think that luck comes from taking more swings. The more times you try, the more chances you have to get lucky.” 43:40 “I think you’ve got to be good in order to be lucky.” 44:00 “This is all deliberate work that I’ve done, but the Freedom, Power, and Adventure, hey, I live my life according to those three words.” 50:10 Guest Bio - Clint Arthur has shared the stage with Martha Stewart, Dr Oz, Suzanne Somers, Caitlyn Jenner, IceT, and five presidents of the United States at Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Mercedes, Porsche, Coca Cola, Microsoft, AT&T and the Royal Society of Medicine. His 21st bestselling book, “Wisdom Of The Men,” is nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Clint splits his time between homes in New York City, Los Angeles, and Acapulco, Mexico where he lives with his wife of 20 years, Ali, and Nova, their Billion Peso Puppy. Clint Arthur is an award-winning International Speaker at Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge. He is involved with Nasdaq, CitiBanamex, MedicaSur, the London Stock Exchange, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He has made 115+ TV Appearances, including the TODAY SHOW, BBC, Sky News, Fox Business, CNN, HLN, etc. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Clint Arthur 0:55 - Welcome to Clint 1:33 - Wharton Business School & Family Background 5:22 - Investment Banker to Hollywood & Taxi Driving 8:10 - How Many Times Did You Revisit Saying ‘No’ to Investment Banking? 11:41 - Why Do People Struggle to Show Up? 13:07 - Get on TV & Become a Celebrity Entrepreneur 18:26 - Believing in Yourself so You Can Become Somebody Special 20:04 - Game Show Story from His ‘Wisdom of the Men’ book 31:02 - Be Better Commercial 31:11 - The Value of Preparation & Knowing Yourself 33:35 - How To Do the Lonely Work 40:06 - How Can People Connect with You? 43:24 - What Do You Believe About Luck? 44:10 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self 46:54 - Freedom, Power, and Adventure 52:00 - Thank You 52:15 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Clint - Info on Seminars www.clinttt.com IG - @clintarthur.tv www.is.gd/wisdomofthemen/ All of Clint’s books can be found on Amazon.0 comments0
- Special Release - How to Advocate for Your Health as a Student-Athlete with Jade WaskomKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “What was interesting about this concussion compared to my last is the impact of it wasn’t as hard as previous concussions I had.” 5:07 “When you feel concussed immediately, you should step out!” 5:44 “It's a really hard thing to describe if you haven't been concussed before, but you truly feel like an alien almost. You don’t recognize yourself, you don’t recognize your mind, you don't recognize, situations feel ten times more awkward.” 8:28 “The most impactful thing was just reaching out.” 12:35 “I got to a place where, in the fall, where I was like, ‘I just want to be better. I don’t care about volleyball anymore, I don’t care about anything, I want to be able to recognize myself.’” 23:30 “That was the biggest struggle in the journey, you don’t feel like yourself because your mind is traumatized, but yet your mind controls everything.” 25:53 “My goal is to be free when I play volleyball now.” 31:32 “So I put on this almost, like just this mentality that everyone around me, I don’t care about your assumptions anymore, those are your assumptions. That’s not my experience.” 34:20 “The truest and most courageous decision was to step away and that was the harder decision to be doing, not the easier decision.” 40:24 “I mean I think one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is not letting other people’s assumptions, expectations, voices become your own.” 45:43 Guest Bio - Jade Waskom grew up playing indoor and beach volleyball as early as age six. She pursued her Division 1 goals at Long Beach State University playing both indoor and beach volleyball. However, after freshman year and battling the pandemic, she switched to playing full-time on the beach team. Around March of 2021 Jade received her sixth concussion, which started her year and a half long struggle with post-concussion syndrome. This was an extremely tough battle, but led her to making the biggest transformations in her life. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Jade Waskom 1:00 - Welcome to Jade 2:18 - Childhood & Family Background 3:26 - March 17, 2021 & My 6th Concussion 10:10 - Dealing with Feelings 11:30 - Advice to Teammates on Being Supportive 13:49 - Feeling Unable to Advocate for Yourself 16:21 - Halfway Healing Vs. 100% Commitment to Healing 19:23 - Relaxation, Rest, & Recovery in Nature 22:15 - Fall 2021 25:07 - Cleared Spring 2022 & Starting Therapy 28:53 - BB Commercial 29:01 - Journey Back to Our True Self 30:24 - After Resting, How Did Things Start to Change For You? 35:05 - Month of Camping & Aligning with Yourself 38:00 - Hardest Part of Medical Retirement 43:06 - Where Do You Go From Here? 45:25 - One Piece of Advice 47:15 - Where Can People Find You? 48:02 - Bringing it Full Circle 49:36 - Deleting Social Media 51:37 - Thank You 52:18 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Jade - IG - @jadewaskom Book Recommendation: Untamed by Glennon Doyle0 comments0
- Title: Manic Depressive (Bipolar) Disorder with Cole FiersKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “It’s not like you are just sad in just the general sense of being sad. You just feel like you could be doing so much more or anything more for yourself then what you’re doing. And then you get more mad at yourself for being stuck.” 27:34 “It was hard for my whole family.” 37:40 “If you were to put yourself inside of a drum, like a steel drum, and then sink it under water and tumble it and just spin it and you can feel the pressure of the water pushing you deeper and deeper and deeper, and you’re spinning… that’s what it felt like all day, every day, for months.” 49:55 “The biggest step for me was connecting with a psychiatrist.” 55:36 “If you have a severe mental health disorder and you need medication, being patient and willing to keep doing it and being consistent with it, is everything.” 58:38 “I see other things I have in my life besides volleyball.” 1:01:33 Guest Bio - Cole Fiers is a beach volleyball player, world traveling surfer and amazing coach and mentor. While attending Stanford University as a member of the Men’s Indoor Volleyball team, he had his first battle with manic depressive disorder and since then has learned to advocate and set an example for others to promote better mental health. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:15 - Introducing Cole Fiers 0:43 - Welcome to Cole 2:33 - Awareness for Mental Health Started at 18 Years Old 4:39 - How Do You Foster Self Awareness? 6:01 - Started Feeling Anxiety at 18 8:44 - Family Trauma 12:14 - Starting College at Stanford 16:26 - First Time in Therapy 20:12 - Mom Found Tom Curuso & I Was Ready to Play Volleyball Again 21:42 - Indoor Volleyball Wasn’t for Me Anymore 23:39 - Student at Stanford 25:13 - Winter 2015 Brought Ruminating Thoughts & Depression 28:04 - Did You Think to Reach Out? 29:13 - Improvement Suggestions to Mental Health Assistance 32:32 - BB Commercial 32:40 - Sports & Mental Health 34:07 - Going Home Again & Building Confidence 36:38 - Describe Being Home 38:49 - “Junior” Year 2016 & Frat Life 41:36 - Bipolar Episode 2 Weeks into Winter Quarter 43:50 - More About the Manic Episode 45:31 - Relating to People in a Manic State 47:07 - This Depressive Period Lasted Months & Using Weed 50:18 - Having Suicidal Thoughts & Communicating with Parents 54:34 - Transformation After Diagnosis 59:17 - Consequences from Taking Medications & Beach Volleyball 1:01:24 - Seeing the Bigger Picture 1:04:01 - One Piece of Advice 1:05:55 - Where Can People Find You? 1:07:05 - Thank You 1:08:00 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Cole - IG - @cole_fiers0 comments0
- Special Release - From Pain to Purpose with Jake SassevilleKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “In my twenties, I started to look at how profoundly human our parents actually are.” 3:44 “Sometimes, Wendy Jones, our greatest pain can turn into our purpose if we listen to the whisper.” 9:32 “Imiloa really is a home and an experience where human beings are invited to awaken their consciousness.” 10:30 “I am always so fascinated by how we either get stuck in post trauma stress or we break through to this beautiful post traumatic growth.” -Wendy @ 11:22 “Our lives are fulfilled in direct proportion to the care and concern we have for others.” 18:17 “Clarity leads to serenity, serenity leads to peaceful prosperity.” 22:47 “The only way I could take action was to quiet my mind and listen to the whisper.” 30:40 “The quality of our questions determines the quality of our life.” 32:44 “If you want money, ask for advice, and if you want advice, ask for money.” 33:35 Guest Bio - Jake Sasseville is a serial media, music, and hospitality entrepreneur, author, and podcaster. He is the CEO and Founder of Imiloa Institute in Costa Rica, was the youngest host in late-night TV history on ABC, and the White House named him one of the most “innovative entrepreneurs under 30.” Imiloa is booked years in advance, and clients renew at a rate of 86%. INC Magazine wrote that Jake has "more than enough chutzpah" to scale any business, and Huffington Post wrote that he’s built an impactful career at “the intersection of culture and consciousness.” Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:35 - Introducing Jake Sasseville 0:56 - Welcome to Jake 2:20 - Parents & Growing Up in Maine 8:09 - Intersection of Wellness & Travel 11:18 - Post Traumatic Stress Vs. Post Traumatic Growth 14:27 - Grandma’s Basement to Oprah’s Neighbor in Maui 16:31 - Story of the Buddhist Monk 22:21 - Maui to Costa Rica? 27:13 - What Do We Have to Do to Turn Pain into Purpose? 31:08 - BB Commercial 31:17 - Advice on How to Choose What Opinions to Let In 33:59 - Some Examples of Good Questions to Ask Yourself 38:11 - Advice for People Pleasers 41:38 - Experiencing the Magic of Costa Rica 46:05 - Wendy’s View on Parenting Adult Children 48:01 - Starting a Podcast & Growing an Audience 51:59 - One Piece of Advice 53:50 - Where Can People Find You? 54:40 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Jake - IG - @jakesasseville ; @imiloa.institute Code Word: JAKE for $350 dollars off any retreat ticket at Imiloa!0 comments0
- Releasing Trauma to Discover Your True Self with Keeley BrooksKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “In going so deep into my healing, I’ve become another person.” 2:13 “It takes a lot of patience and communication.” 21:31 “I put on a good show. I mean I could put on make up and fake it and get out there and cheer and be friends with everybody because nobody could see what was going on inside.” 46:18 “I ditched all the meds and I started studying Kung Fu, and that started teaching me about the flow of life, of energy, the flow of energy through the body. I started teaching me about the human body in a way that allowed me to disconnect my body from you know, any trauma, any assault, any negativity.” 1:01:41 “Once we hit Alabama, it’s like things started to settle, things started to calm down.” 1:10:04 “Not only do emotions get lodged in the body and create blockages, but our physical body tenses up.” 1:13:29 “The harder my body works, the quieter this (mind) gets.” 1:21:19 Guest Bio - Keeley Brooks is an author, writer, poet, and mental health awareness advocate. She is a contributing author to the nonfiction #1 bestseller My Labor Pains Were Worse Than Yours and just released her first poetry book, Poetry from an Isolated Soul. She writes health & lifestyle articles for Modern Grace Magazine and arts & entertainment articles for Mixed Alternative Magazine, where she is also managing editor, staff content editor, and copy editor. Keeley just released her first creative nonfiction novel of human truths and personal experiences, which graphically details with heart-breaking beauty her experiences with trying to be a human while navigating trauma, mental health challenges, and their very dangerous side effects. She shares her deeply personal perspective on trauma and offers a peek behind the curtain at how a mind riddled with fear, anxiety, panic, and depression function. She also takes us deep inside her story to show how she has navigated it all over the years, healed, and found the balance needed to reclaim her life. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Keeley Brooks 0:50 - Setting the Stage from Keeley’s Perspective 3:00 - Welcome to Keeley Brooks 4:09 - Describing Your Childhood 9:44 - Bullying Experience at Age 11 12:08 - Special Relationship with Your Nephew 14:56 - Cheerleading Trauma Story 22:35 - December 1989 28:21 - Secret Kept Quiet Until 2020 32:18 - The Path of Keeping Quiet 36:27 - Leads to Anorexia 41:23 - Relationship with Biological Father 45:08 - BB Commercial 45:17 - Downhill From There 46:44 - Hating Fake It Til You Make It 48:37 - Writing at a Young Age & Book: Poetry from an Isolated Soul 49:30 - Creative Writing Journey that Helps Healing 54:15 - Writing in the Depths of Depression & Suicidal Thoughts & Behavior 59:07 - How Did You Turn Struggle into Strength? 1:01:07 - Started Studying Kung Fu 1:04:08 - Married Charles in 2016 & Moved Near to Keeley’s Family 1:07:19 - Moved to North Alabama & Turning a Corner 1:10:45 - I Found A Trauma Therapist & Self-Care 1:12:18 - Writing Was the Main Catalyst in My Healing 1:17:22 - Gratitude & Grace Come with Perspective 1:21:40 - Thank You for Sharing Your Powerful Story 1:22:11 - Where Can People Find You? 1:24:28 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Keeley www.thekeeleybrooks.com IG - @thekeeleybrooks FB - @authorkeeleybrooks Amazon - Poetry from an Isolated Soul by Keeley Brooks Amazon - I’ll Never See It by Keeley Brooks0 comments0
- The Truth About Winning with Sarah SponcilKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “I don’t even know how many finals I had been to at that point, but it was, I kinda just remember going into that match and there was just this, I don’t know, weird feeling that came over me that was just like, ‘this is my time.’” 11:01 “Even just being a college athlete without the NIL, that was enough in itself.” 17:07 “I think the biggest thing for us was like making sure we were great partners on the court, off the court.” 20:12 “I just explain it as like a whirlwind.” 22:02 “One point at a time.” 23:44 “Perfect is the enemy of good.” 24:11 “When you love something so much, you don’t look at it as a sacrifice.” 27:20 “A nice coffee with a friend.” 30:59 “I think people long for connection.” 32:10 “It’s finding a balance of like we want to win, but at the end of the day, it’s really about who you meet along the way and just the relationships that you create.” 39:28 “God loves us and we’re worthy because of Him.” 42:57 “I feel like when your identity is in sport, there is no balance.” 51:44 “It’s weird what your mind will do to accomplish the goal.” 55:10 “Your hardest times turn into your greatest blessings.” 56:00 “It’s the balance of like ‘What do you want out of life?’” 59:36 “Don’t put your identity in volleyball, put it into God.” 1:01:52 “It benefits everyone in life, you know, to surround yourself with good people because great opportunities can come from that.” 1:02:42 Guest Bio - Sarah Sponcil grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and is now what you might call a South Bay local. She played indoor volleyball and beach volleyball through middle school, and high school, then took it to college where she competed at Loyola Marymount and finished up at UCLA. Sarah helped the UCLA beach volleyball program claim their first two titles and then she turned professional in 2019. Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Cheng partnered for the 2020 Olympics, and became the youngest duo to earn a bid to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Although volleyball is a big part of her life, it is not her whole life. Family and faith come first with Sarah! Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Sarah Sponcil 0:46 - Welcome to Sarah 1:25 - Family & Playing Volleyball at Age 4 5:55 - California Exposure, then Choosing Cali for College 8:03 - UCLA Beach to AVP (Domestic Pro Tour) 10:03 - Shoutout: PT Brian Micheletti & Coach Scott Davenport 13:08 - Beach Volleyball Gravitation, Growth, & Seriousness 17:55 - 2021 Tokyo Olympic Qualification Ride 19:30 - What Did it Take to Get to the Olympics? 22:32 - Advice for Handling the Pressure of the Moment or Match 25:26 - Being An Old Soul: Making Choices for Goals vs. Missing Out on Parties 28:17 - Happiness Vs. Real Joy 30:19 - Be Better Commercial 30:28 - Sarah’s Favorite Simple Things 33:23 - Let’s Talk Coaching: Have You Ever Coached? 36:08 - Advice to High School Athletes: What to Look for in a College Program? 41:04 - Faith & Self Identity Outside of Volleyball 46:33 - Perspective of Self & Being Better 50:56 - How Does Getting to Know Yourself Better Make You a Better Athlete? 54:14 - When You Didn’t Choose Volleyball, Did You Ever Feel Guilt? 57:21 - Sustainable High Performance 1:01:24 - One Piece of Advice to Your Younger Self 1:02:55 - Thank You 1:03:15 - Where Can People Find You? 1:03:48 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Sarah - www.sarahsponcil.com IG - @smsponcil0 comments0
- Special Release - Spiritual Mentorship with Guy TakashimaKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “We give it our all, no matter what happens. We go all out and then we can be proud of who we are and our effort.” 5:00 “If we’re going to lose, let’s lose like winners.” 5:18 “Go to Hope Chapel and do whatever they say.” 11:32 “I think if we take all the spiritual writings and give them that platform, you know, of hey, there’s some truth and maybe not some truth, and you have to find your own thing.” 26:17 “Honestly, I feel like I missed my off ramp.” 30:49 “If it works, it’s not too crazy.” 37:58 “Even though I’m attached to my goals, I am not my goals, I am not some quest to get to somewhere.” - Wendy @ 39:41 “The breakthrough moment came when I asked someone for help.” 42:58 “The best way I can manifest my love is say ‘You’re good just as you are.’” 48:38 Guest Bio - Guy grew up in the Southbay. He has coached soccer at the high school and collegiate level and coached High school and club volleyball. He oversees a nonprofit organization called transformation program USA where he helps people in recovery with career development, job placement and life skills His 25 Yr career in full-time ministry led to an existential crisis which has helped reform his perspective on life and spirituality. Currently Guy owns and operates a thriving Handyman Company that provides jobs for people in recovery. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Guy Takashima 0:55 - Welcome to Guy 1:38 - Volleyball Background & Stories 7:56 - Starting You Spiritual Journey 11:42 - Becoming a Janitor 14:01 - Path to Pastor 16:47 - Motivating Factors Behind the Transformation 19:42 - Taking Its Toll on Family 24:18 - Connecting with That Spiritual Calling 27:36 - Religion Vs. Faith 30:07 - Tangibles of ‘I Couldn’t Do This Anymore’ 32:01 - BB Commercial 32:10 - Feeling of Fear & Unworthiness 33:16 - Creative & Practical Ways to Deal with Inner Talk 40:26 - Spiritual Quest for Men 46:56 - Relationship with Kids 51:15- Tools for Humbling Yourself 55:08 - One Piece of Advice 57:57 - Where Can People Find You? 58:20 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Guy - Email - email@example.com IG - @guybo7770 comments0
- True Self Health with Justin TernesKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “I was going pre-med for the wrong reason and I could feel that internally, but had no self-awareness, wherewithal to make that distinction enough to make a shift in my path, but thankfully the universe shifted my path for me.” 2:27 “Methods are many and principles are few.” 9:16 “I just followed the flow of my life.” 24:58 “We are using our breath to influence our biology to influence our psychology.” 34:48 “We are learning that there are more ways to navigate mental health than solely through talk therapy and medication.” 35:02 “Breathwork in my mind is one of the best practices to do for yourself because it is one of the only practices that you can do for you and only for you.” 39:35 “If the will is not onboard, you cannot proceed with therapy.” - Justin quoting John Frederickson @ 42:52 “If you’re connecting with feelings in your body, you’re actually connecting with emotions. If you’re connecting with the energies of your body, you’re connecting with your emotions.” 47:47 “Understand that in putting yourself out there in situations where it feels risky, it feels scary, that’s where the most learning takes place.” 56:15 Guest Bio - Dr. Justin Ternes, DPT is a Physiotherapist, Breathwork Specialist, and Mindset & Performance Coach. His work is centered on three main pillars: Mind, Body, and Breath (Psychophysiology) How you breathe influences how you move. How you move influences how you think. How you think influences how you breathe. YOU are the prime mover of your experience, directing where your mind, body, breath, and energy flows. Dr. Ternes works with one-on-one clients, athletic teams, and wonderful organizations to bring an element of mindfulness, awareness, and health through his teachings of encouragement, empowerment, and emotional intelligence - all tied together through breath. Justin's demeanor is light-hearted and engaging. He takes time to get to know you and your unique situation in order to develop the best path to an empowered life. Beyond providing support for health, his passion lies in building long-term relationships and being a source of information and inspiration for his community. In his spare time he studies and practices a variety of mind-body approaches so he can continually learn new ways to help patients holistically manage physical and mental pain. He particularly enjoys hooping (basketball), getting outside in nature, quality time with friends and family, and of course breathwork. His approach is innovative and the art of mind/body/breath is his platform to help people heal. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:33 - Introducing Justin Ternes 0:48 - Welcome to Justin 1:17 - Arkansas Roots & Physical Therapy Background 6:20 - Mutual Respect for Brian & Shift Adapt 12:11 - Applying Blocked & Random Training to Breathwork 15:16 - Biopsychosocial Model of Pain 20:21 - Sports Psychology, Dad, & Men’s Groups 26:30 - Neuro PT & Principles of Men’s Group 29:15 - How I Feel What I’m Feeling 33:09 - BB Commercial 33:18 - Creating Safe Space 35:56 - Realizing Sustainable High Performance 41:23 - How Does Someone Get Started with Breathwork? 45:16 - Concept of Emotions 49:41 - Recommendations for Finding A Breathwork Practitioner 52:30 - Book & Podcast Recommendations 55:30 - One Piece of Advice 57:07 - Where Can We Find You? 58:03 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Justin - www.trueself.health IG - @trueselfhealth ; @justin_ternes Twitter - @trueselfhealth0 comments0
- The Untamed Heart With Natacha NelsonKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes - “People’s ability to heal would be so different.” 2:26 “The alignment that you work on physically is affecting your nervous system.” -Wendy quoting Natacha @ 6:51 “If we are gonna apply an emotional solution, it has to be an emotional problem.” 9:27 “Addiction is any behavior pattern that you use on a regular basis to avoid feeling anything uncomfortable.” 16:47 “You don’t get out of that cycle until you finally let go of wishing that the past would’ve been different.” 22:21 “Being prepared is different from trying to think of everything that could happen and trying to stop it in advance.” 23:36 “The task, the tools, and the goal, they have to match up.” -Wendy @ 37:32 “Yes our feelings are real, but they’re our responsibility.” 42:46 “The first step of being able to decipher a feeling is to actually know what you’re feeling.” 44:54 “HALT: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired.” 45:19 “My goal is to teach you how to be your own life doctor!” 51:46 Guest Bio - Dr. Natacha Nelson is known for her work as a Life Doctor; Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur & creator of The Untamed Heart System and events. Her journey into entrepreneurship began at the young age of 16 and she has been building businesses ever since. A 22 year South Bay resident, Dr. Natacha has been a consistent leader delivering Health and Wellness services to all ages in the community. She has a long list of client success stories ranging from Corporate Executives, Professional Athletes, Medical Professionals, coaches to stay-at-mom homes. She has defied all the odds both personally and professionally and has mastered the ability to turn adversities into advantages. She has coached Businessmen & women nationwide. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:32 - Introducing Natacha Nelson 0:55 - Welcome Back 1:27 - How Did You Get to Where You Are Today? 6:31 - Defining “Life Doctor” 14:47 - Tools for Anxiety, Depression, & Addiction 18:59 - Depression of the Past 22:47 - Anxiety of the Future 26:18 - Talking Sense of Control & Emotions 28:25 - “Conservative Early, Liberal Late” -Matthew McConaughey, Greenlights 29:22 - BB Commercial 29:31 - There’s No Perfection 31:32 - Stop Procrastinating & Do the Hard Things 37:38 - Realizing the Best of Your Ability 39:18 - Freedom in Self-Accountability 43:17 - The Untamed Heart Course 44:45 - Writing as a Tool 48:24 - Mom’s ALS Diagnosis Led Me to Feel & Write 50:46 - Where Can People Find You & Your Course? 51:27 - Next Class Starting Mid-October 52:42 - Thank You & Closing 53:49 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Natacha - Course: The Untamed Heart www.untamedheart.com Coming soon to bebettermedia.tv! Email - DrNelson@LifeDoctor.guru IG - @natacha_lifedoctor0 comments0
- It’s Harder to Change When You’re WinningKey Points, Top Takeaways and Memorable Quotes “I continued to play volleyball because I didn’t know who I was outside of volleyball.” 15:00 “I feel very, this is going to sound weird, lucky to have gone through what I did, in the way that I did.” 28:07 “My will to survive was stronger than the cancer.” 28:51 “You really have no idea how strong you are until you have to be, until you really have to show up for yourself.” 34:35 “I had someone tell me, they were like, ‘Fear can not exist in the same space as gratitude.’” 35:17 “It’s harder to change when you’re winning.” - Jen quoting friend @42:43 “Chemo saved me from cancer, the water saved me from chemo.” 53:04 “Whatever life you have pictured for yourself is possible.” 1:03:32 Guest Bio Jennifer Keddy played four years of indoor volleyball at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo where she earned All American honors and was the 2011 Big West Conference Player of the Year. When playing professionally in Germany in 2018, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and returned home for treatment to make a full recovery. She has played the last two seasons on the AVP and is a entrepreneur and self proclaimed water wizard here to share the good news about how better water can uplevel your health and your life. Keddy has six siblings, three brothers and three sisters and currently resides in Austin, TX. Show Notes 0:00 - WIMTS Podcast Intro 0:17 - Introducing Jen Keddy 0:42 - Welcome to Jen 1:50 - Blended Family Roots 4:03 - When Did You Start Playing Volleyball? 5:55 - Recruiting & College VB at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 9:48 - Talking Accolades & Volleyball 11:52 - Shoulder Surgery, Then a Broken Foot 13:43 - Lack of Identity Outside of Volleyball 16:41 - Playing Overseas & Stress on the Body 18:24 - 2017 Cancer Diagnosis in Germany 28:06 - Expressing Gratitude & Perspective 35:27 - BB Commercial 35:36 - Comeback Story 37:13 - Moved to Austin in May 2020 & Started Playing Beach Volleyball 38:35 - Partnered with Katie Dickens for 2021 40:45 - 2022 AVP Season 44:40 - Mentality & Water Entrepreneurial Venture 49:43 - Becoming the Water Wizard & the Water Machine 54:43 - Generational Learning 55:43 - How Long Have You Been Selling Water? 1:01:40 - One Piece of Advice 1:02:56 - Where Can We Find You? 1:04:28 - Thank You 1:05:07 - WIMTS Podcast Closing Links & Where to Find Jen IG - @jennuinewaters Email - firstname.lastname@example.org comments0
- The Healing Power of Music with Dr. Charles BrooksKey Points, Top Takeaways & Memorable Quotes - “I started drumming at age five and by the time I was thirteen, I was on the road with him (his dad) playing professionally in two of his bands, and that required me not only to learn a whole bunch of music not from my era, but also to witness contract negotiation, professionalism, how to deal with stuff that people just tend to not really get exposed to until they actually do it.” 9:30 “I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to eat, keep some heat, some air conditioning, and maybe some type of car that wasn’t falling apart, stuff like that, I needed to be flexible, I needed to be ready, and I needed to be able to jump on any opportunity that was presented to my within reason.” 32:09 “Every drum that lives in any culture has a social aspect to it as well.” 35:59 “If you tell kids stuff is hard, then it will be.” 44:50 “Adults, we have to be better people, okay. We start saying things in sarcastic tones or mean tones or our word choices…” 45:35 “Did you do your level best?” 52:49 “If the teacher is doing their job, the students take that lesson into life and then they can see that home conflict, professional conflict, interpersonal conflict is not always a negative device, it’s a constructive, positive interaction that you grow from.” 57:58 Bio - Charles Brooks, D.M.A. is a classically trained professional jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, hand drummer, pianist, clinician, composer, and educator. Brooks holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts with a Composition minor from Louisiana State University. He is the Assistant Professor of Audio Engineering in the Department of Entertainment Industry at the University of North Alabama, where he heavily mentors students while teaching and equipping them with the skills necessary to understand how to seek out, recognize, and be fully prepared for professional opportunities in live sound and studio recording. He is a five-time Grammy-nominated educator recognized by international audio component giant K&K Sound. In addition to teaching, Brooks also composes, performs, records, mixes and masters his own original music. Each tune reflects on his love of and appreciation for specific people in his life, as well as to his own experiences of personal growth. His albums are available on his website and most music streaming platforms. Known for his improvisational talents and personalized high-energy performances, Dr. Brooks captivates audiences with his wildly innovative four-mallet playing. And, by running the vibraphone through effects pedals, he provides added texture to his already unique sound, leaving behind a never-before-heard lasting impression that speaks clearly to the soul. Show Notes - 0:00 - WIMTS Intro 0:17 - Charles Brooks Intro 0:39 - Welcome 1:31 - Performance Degree: D.M.A. 7:40 – Roots & Background in Music 13:53 – Gratitude to Vance Horton 17:15 – Expectations & Father/Son Bond 21:10 – Instruments 33:10 – Instruction Vs. Improvisation 38:52 – BB Commercial 39:00 – You gotta make the gig 39:11 – Where/What/Who Do You Teach? 47:04 – Power of Positivity 50:33 – Family Life 54:43 – Learning Cultural Perspective 1:01:01 – You Need Options 1:06:22 – One Piece of Advice 1:08:46 – Story of a Student 1:13:02 – Teaching Summer Marching Band 1:17:06 – Where Can We Find You? 1:23:09 – Music is Healing 1:24:34 – TY 1:24:49 - WIMTS Closing Links & Where to Find Charles - www.TheCharlesBrooks.com FB @TheCharlesBrooksMusic IG @CBreezington YouTube @MFCharlieb730 comments0