What does it mean to reinvent your life? Is it important, and can everyone do it?
I believe that self reinvention is not only important; it is the key to being fully alive. I think we really only have two choices. We reinvent ourselves, or we slowly die.
Bob Dylan said it best in one of his songs: “He not busy being born is busy dying.”
You’ll discover that the theme of today’s podcast is how to reinvent your life. When you listen closely to Jonathan Greene’s story, you’ll hear things that can set you free.
My comment suggests that you are not free. Well, I believe everyone desires greater freedom in life, consciously or unconsciously.
Here are some of the powerful gems to enrich your life that you will find in today’s podcast:
- The hidden truth about careers people choose
- How you can excel at something and still not love it
- How you can be compelling, confident ,and introverted at the same time
- The war between MUST and WANT
- Why your happiness often depends on doing what you WANT
- The relationship between life and acting
- The meaning and value of the Social Media Hierarchy
As you listen to Jonathan Greene today, you may also begin to learn how unlock the creativity that lives in all of us. You’ll gain encouragement to pursue and embrace your creative self.
You may feel a deeper appreciation for the adventure of changing your story and changing your life.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Breaking The Male Code: Unlocking the Power of Friendship by Robert Garfield
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Alborn
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice by Shunryu Suzuki and David Chadwick
QUOTES FROM THIS PODCAST
“The wise man is one who knows what he does not know.” – Lao Tsu
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare
“Practice not doing, and everything will fall into place.” – Lao Tsu
“If you do not change your direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tsu
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WHISTLE BLOWER: A person who informs on a person or organization engaged in an illicit activity.
You won’t find a neutral reaction to a whistle blower. You love him, or you hate him.
Today’s podcast guest is Richard Caruso, a loved and hated important whistle blower.
Caruso blew the whistle on the SHU. It stands for Security Housing Unit. Richard was a prison guard in the most violent SHU in America, Corcoran State Prison in California.
Check out this irony. Corcoran opened with a seemingly progressive approach to incarceration. The idea was to integrate the prison population by allowing white, hispanic, and African American inmates to mingle in the yard.
Sounds great, right? It turned into a nightmare. There were daily racial explosions that led to brutal inmate fights followed by violent “discipline” from prison staff. Discipline? Yeah. The guards stopped fights by shooting into the yard from a watchtower.
We’re not talking about warning shots. We’re talking about direct aim with lethal weapons that injured and killed prisoners. Some of the guards got a major adrenaline rush from this action. The result? Downtime in the yard became gladiator combat staged by corrupt prison officials.
Listen to Richard’s story. It’s more engaging than a dose of Netlflix fiction. You’ll discover:
- The surprising reason Richard Caruso became a proud marine
- Richard’s meeting with Colonel Don Conroy, the real Great Santini
- How Caruso secretly gather evidence against his violent colleagues
- The murderous hit put on Richard’s life
- The whistle blower’s friendship with Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes
- Caruso’s relationships with Charlie Manson and Sirhan Sirhan
- Charlie Manson’s connection to Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys
- How the good guys and the bad guys switched roles
- The history making results of Richard’s actions
- Why Hollywood reached out to Richard Caruso and made the movie, Felon, based on his story
These are only a few highlights of Richard Caruso’s memorable story.
You’ll be inspired when you hear how Richard helped a despairing veteran, Larry Hinkle, find hope, passion, and purpose. Hinkle started Walking With the Wounded, the walk across America that is happening right now to support war veterans worldwide.
Find out how this noble enterprise attracted the attention of Prince Harry, and how he became actively involved.
There are many more rich life lessons in this podcast. You will not only enjoy it; you will want to share it with people you care about.
RICHARD’S FAVORITE BOOK
The Great Santini by Pat Conroy
RICHARD’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“It is what it is.”
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THE MAN WITH TWO LIVES
Conquering death has been man’s dream since the beginning of time. Today’s podcast guest is a man who literally conquered death.
Josh Mantz was a brave young American soldier deployed in Iraq. One day on patrol, a sniper bulled killed him. He flatlined for 15 minutes.
What does that mean? It means that Josh was officially dead for a quarter of an hour before medics revived him.
Was it a miracle? Who can say? I can’t.
What I can say for sure is that Josh Mantz defied science by coming back to life after a prolonged flatline. Medical experts tell us that the chances of surviving beyond 6 minutes is rare.
Here is another amazing fact. People who come back to life after the six minute mark do so with major brain damage. Not Josh Mantz.
If you are really interested in meaningful change and challenging your limiting beliefs, listen to this podcast.
You will learn about:
- The real meaning of courage
- The peace and power of absolute surrender
- Commitment and true teamwork
- Compassion as the key to counterinsurgent warfare
- Trust as the most powerful weapon against evil
- The power of a peak experience to dramatically change your story
One of the most valuable lessons in this podcast is the importance of getting beyond judgement and prejudice.
Josh Mantz’s riveting true story will inspire and elevate you, and enrich your view of life and the world.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Beauty of a Darker Soul by Josh Mantz
Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
JOSH’S POWERFUL QUOTE
“I had to learn to accept the death of my old self before I could fully live in the present moment.” – Josh Mantz