Life After Death


Life after death is not a theory or a fantasy for Josh Mantz, the soldier who died from a sniper bullet in Iraq and came back to life after fifteen minutes.

Josh is today’s guest, and his stranger than fiction story reveals many lessons and secrets that can empower and enrich your life today.

You’ll be riveted by the things you’ll hear and the discoveries you’ll make as you listen to Josh talk to you straight from his heart. Here are a few of the fascinating things you’ll learn:

  • The true meaning of an experience we have all had – TRAUMA
  • The haunting story of the Santa Claus interpreter
  • How trauma changes your beliefs about the world
  • The root of leadership in everyone
  • The different levels of leadership
  • The real meaning of rejection
  • How the feeling of abandonment touches all our lives
  • How the feeling of shame may be secretly controlling your life
  • What it means to be a “pirate of joy.”
  • The new paradigm for living
  • Powerful lessons of hope

These gems are only a few of the highlights of my conversation with Josh Mantz. You’ll be moved and uplifted by the humility and gratitude he gained from his life after death experience.

You’ll see and feel the bright ray of light behind the words, “beauty of a darker soul.”


The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connection by Joshua Mantz

Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw

The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

The Universe Story by Brian Swimme

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


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Reinvent Your Life


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.


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


“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

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.


The Great Santini by Pat Conroy


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