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
What is your dignity zone? It’s a place where you feel trusted, respected, and safe.
A dignity zone is more than a physical environment. It’s a state of being, an awareness that elevates your self esteem and defines a culture that lets you grow and thrive.
Esther Weinberg, today’s podcast guest, has built her entrepreneurial success on the foundation of her dignity zone. It is also the key that unlocks the power and leadership of the media companies she helps to transform and prosper.
Esther is bold, passionate, and bright. You will be inspired by her courage and willingness to embrace change and step into the unknown.
Learn how and why she left a great job at Disney to create her own company, MindLight Group. Follow her on her exciting journey that took her from the safety and comfort of a career in the United States to her gratifying work in Uganda.
Expand your mind with her insight on the power of being vs. doing and owning your personal power. Discover why it’s important to find your own voice. Experience the vicarious thrill of Esther’s climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Today’s podcast is for women and men, people in the corporate world and entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone passionate about mindset and personal growth.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by John Krakauer
Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be by Marshall Goldsmith and Wendy Speake
Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David
Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change by David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney
The Power of Appreciative Inquiry by Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom
Immunity to Change: How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Keegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
ESTHER’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer
A WOMAN CLAIMS HER LIFE
What does it mean to own your power? This podcast will answer that question and inspire you to live the life you deserve and not settle for anything less.
Today’s guest is Edna Keep, an ordinary woman who accomplished extraordinary things by by having the courage to live her dream.
Edna’s dream was to stop struggling as a single mom living in subsidized housing. She set her mind to it, and she did it.
Next, she wanted to create wealth for her and her family. She did it.
Today, she continues to expand her wealth and coaches others to live independent lives of abundance.
Anyone can accomplish what Edna Keep has accomplished – if they are willing to step into and through their fears.
Edna has created wealth through real estate investing. That takes guts. The first time you face a six figure buying decision, fear will rear its ugly head.
Edna conquered that fear. Even before she made her first real estate purchase, she chose to invest in Robert Kiyosaki’s intense real estate investment training. The cost? Almost $40,000.
High ticket courses like that one trigger a crippling fear of loss in many people, and they run for cover. Edna walked right into the face of that fear and won.
You will learn the mindset that leads to enormous wealth when you listen to Edna. You will gain the confidence that you can be, do, or have anything you want.
Plus, you will learn how to create your fortune using other people’s money.
Edna’s passion, courage, and insights will give you the exact formula to change your story and change your life.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Why “A” Students Work for “C” Students and “B” Students Work for the Government by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
EDNA’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Income seldom exceeds personal development.” – Jim Rohn
Most people are not aware of the power of words.
The funny thing is that if you ask them if they understand the awesome power of words, they will immediately say yes. They’re not lying; they just think they know how powerful words are.
They’ve heard statements like, “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and they assume they know that even a single word can powerfully affect your life, for better, or for worse.
In this episode about a secret word that changed a man forever you will learn why many people, perhaps even you, are terrified of public speaking. You’ll learn the danger of the three simple words, “I am not.”
You will discover an ancient word that you will want to remember, repeat, and practice because it will enrich your life.
One of the most valuable gems in this podcast is a simple profound promise that will empower you and bring you joy the moment you make it your own.
Join me on this brief adventure that takes us to Vienna at Christmastime where a chance encounter uncovers a secret word that holds the power to transform lives.
BOOK IN THIS PODCAST
Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words by Kevin Hall
QUOTE IN THIS PODCAST
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford