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105: Conquering Death

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

CONTACT JOSH

www.DarkerSouls.com

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97: Laughter Heals

Laughter heals wounds. Especially, emotional wounds. Some of the deepest wounds stem from the feeling that you are an outsider, a person who does not belong.

Today’s guest, Hal Eisen, is a charming, handsome, loving, funny human being. He is a gift for making people laugh and feel really good. It’s a double edged gift.

You laugh at his wicked sense of humor; and you laugh at his laugh. Yes, Hal has a contagious laugh.

He is an actor and a designer. He tells us in the podcast that his theatre friends have asked him not to let them know when he is in the audience of a play they are in.

Why? Because, if it is a comedy, and they don’t hear Hal’s laugh, they will be disappointed. If it is a drama, and they hear his laugh, they will be disappointed. That’s what you call a lose, lose situation.

You will be moved by the journey Hall takes you on in this interview. You’ll discover how and why laughter became his powerful survival tool.

I’ll guess that most of us have at some time in our lives felt unwanted, cast aside, not knowing where we belong. That is scary and painful. The feeling of being an outsider has triggered many suicides.

Hal is no stranger to the outsider’s pain.  You’ll love the way he used laughter to heal his wounds.

You’ll be inspired by the way Hal gradually changed his story and his life. He was considered the ugly duckling in high school. He was humiliated and abused.

That phase of his life was the before portrait that contrasts strongly with the after portrait of a good looking, creative, sharp man about town.

You will also learn about the empowering “it get’s better” campaign that helps people reclaim their dignity and saves lives.

It’s interesting that Hal is passionate about his design work with his partner, Andrew, in the Bottecchia Artistic Group. They specialize in residential and commercial makeovers. Sounds like writing a new story over and over again.

This is the kind of story we all need to hear. We are enriched by the feelings it awakens in us. We are uplifted by the gift of laughter that heals wounds.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

HAL’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.” – Spoken by Polonius in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” – Act I – Scene 3

CONTACT HAL

hal@bottechhiagroup.com

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93: Unlocking Leadership

THE MUSIC OF LEADERSHIP

What is leadership? What does a leader look like? Those are loaded questions. There will be as many answers as there are people who read this.

Today’s guest, Yigal Adato, is a passionate, committed leader who helps business people discover and step into their own authentic leadership.

He earned the right to teach leadership by walking his own talk, by holding himself accountable to high standards fro living, and by taking 100% responsibility for his actions and his results.

His journey is fascinating. His core passion is music. He sings and performs on stage, and he even had his own rock group, F.o.N. They opened Woodstock ’99 on the Emerging Artist Stage. His love of music and theatrical performance enrich his public speaking and leadership training today.

You’ll relate to his story about overcoming extreme negative self talk when he was a broke musician, then reinventing himself as an emerging entrepreneur.

You will learn one of the most original definitions of leadership from Yigal. It may not be what you think. He’ll inspire you with his vision of a true leader as a full healthy human being. A person who has enriching relationships, self respect, and the ability to contribute to the world as well as create wealth.

Yigal Adato is a pleasure to listen to, not only for his wisdom and knowledge, but for his ability to engage you with entertaining stories.

Join us for this animated conversation that will expand your mind, elevate your emotions, and leave you with a smile on your face.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine

The Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping

CONTACT IGAL

www.UnlockTheLeader.com

www.YigalAdato.com

Facebook

Twitter @yigaladato

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77: Health By Design

 

HEALTH BY DESIGN

We live in an abundant world. Then why are so many people, especially in first world countries, so unhealthy? Could it be that they have bought into the wrong story?

Dr. Phil Carson sheds light on this important question. He chose pharmacy as a career; he did it to help people. And he did. But, he also discovered some scary things about pharmaceuticals and traditional medicine.

He discovered that many helpful drugs can be harmful. He discovered that people often give their power away to doctors who over-medicate them and damage their health.

You’ll be inspired by Dr. Phil Carson’s bold and courageous change of story. He began by healing himself, then empowering others by giving them the keys to healthy weight management, overall natural health, and longevity.

He knows and passionately believes that everyone can take control of their own health and enjoy a high quality of life for a long time.

Listen to Dr. Carson’s engaging and healing story. It will make you feel very good.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

How to Live Until You Die by Dr. Phil Carson

Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Fereydoon Batmanghelidj

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

PHIL’S FAVORITE QUOTES

“There are two obstacles to vibrant health and longevity: ignorance and complacency.” – World Health Organization

“If the doctors of today do not become the nutritionists of tomorrow, then the nutritionists of today will become the doctors of tomorrow.” – Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research

“Let us endeavor to live so that when we die, even the undertaker will be sorry.” – Mark Twain

“The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it.” – Anonymous

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” – Voltaire

“Make your story not about how you fall down, but about how you get back up.”

“Opportunity in life can be a byproduct of the adversity you are going through.”

CONTACT DR. PHIL CARSON

www.CarsonNatural.com

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72: Winning The Ultimate Battle

WINNING THE ULTIMATE BATTLE

Ruth Ullmann is a soft spoken quiet warrior. An entrepreneur whose successful business got derailed when her aging parents could no longer care for themselves.

Ruth became their primary caregiver. It took a devastating toll on her health and her finances. Her time commitment to care-giving forced her to shut her thriving business down.

Ruth is not a woman who accepts defeat. She fought back, created a new business, and discovered ways to help other business people avoid the the pitfalls that could destroy their financial future.

Whether you are facing the challenge of unexpected elder care or dealing with any sudden event that threatens your business and your peace of mind, Ruth Ullman’s story will inspire you.

It may also help avoid personal pain and financial ruin.

Listen now to Ruth’s story of hope and victory over crushing odds.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Blood Sugar Solution: The Ultrahealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now by Mark Hyman, MD

Discovering Common Ground by Marvin R. Weisbord

The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

RUTH’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.” – Henry James

RUTH’S GIFT TO YOU

5 Phases of Elder Care info-graphic – bit.ly/changeyourstory1

CONTACT RUTH

www.MyElderCareJourney.com

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