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Cornerstone of America brings you the stories of the individuals that form the bedrock of this country, Entrepreneurs, small business owners, current and former military, stories of seeking out hardship and overcoming adversity and more!

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United States

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Cornerstone of America brings you the stories of the individuals that form the bedrock of this country, Entrepreneurs, small business owners, current and former military, stories of seeking out hardship and overcoming adversity and more!

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English

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Episodes
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#62 - Vaughn Vernon

9/13/2022
To say Vaughn is a man of many talents with many interests would be an understatement. I met Vaughn this past weekend out a men's event I hosted with Scott Rammage from the Brotherhood of Fatherhood. We talked fellowship, mentorship, vulnerability, failure, BJJ, family and so much more. Enjoy! Support the show

Duration:01:03:59

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#61 - Mike Woods

8/15/2022
My guest today is Mike Woods. Mike is one of the top Tattoo artists in the nation and he recently moved to the Flathead Valley. Splitting time between his well established shop in Houston, TX and establishing himself here in Montana has been one of many new challenges we discussed on the podcast. Mike is also a bow hunter and spent years practicing Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. Having gone so far as to train in Thailand for a period of time. To say he is a renaissance man would be an understatement. From Mike's website for Advant Tatoo https://www.mikewoodsart.com/ "WHERE FINE ART AND TATTOOING COALESCE." Tattooing since 2006, I have gained notoriety for my unique approach to tattooing and my focus of quality over quantity. My vision is to create a culture around tattoos as a fine-art form. Pushing the envelope of what can be done on skin with every tattoo. I take quality time with each client to create a one of a kind design that reflects their personality and ideas. My mission is to take tattooing to the next level, from the artwork to the client’s experience. I want to cultivate an experience that is rewarding for both the client and artist. Each tattoo is a new piece of fine-art imagined and created specifically for that client. ​We talked Tattoo's, BJJ, Fighting, Bow Hunting, Business ownership, Family and so much more. Enjoy! https://www.instagram.com/mikewoodsart/ https://www.mikewoodsart.com/ Support the show

Duration:01:33:01

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#60 - Colby Martin

7/21/2022
After graduating from Texas A&M University and a stint as a mountaineer and snowboard instructor, Colby spent a few years in Europe doing various things for various people in numerous countries. After Europe, Colby decided to go into education to understand why he was such a piss poor student, culminating in Mayan Hope, a nonprofit special education school in Nebaj, Guatemala. During his time in Guatemala he wrote the book, "The Vagabond Gypsy and His Beast of Burden" After a few years in...

Duration:01:09:14

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Robb Wolf & Nicki Violetti

3/2/2022
Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist, is the two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat. Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (BioMed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency Program. He serves on the board of directors/advisers for SpecialtyHealth Inc., the Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered Life” initiative, and a number of innovative start-ups with a focus on health and sustainability. Robb is the co-founder of The Healthy Rebellion, a social movement with the goal of liberating 1 million people from the sick-care system. Robb is the executive producer of the film Sacred Cow. Robb is also a co-founder of LMNT and along with his wife Nicki Violetti, co-host the healthy rebellion podcast. We had a wide ranging conversation from parenting, entrepreneurship, homeschooling, Jiu Jitsu and more. Enjoy! https://drinklmnt.com/ https://join.thehealthyrebellion.com/ Support the show

Duration:01:17:26

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#58 - Travis Davison & Daniel Di Stefano

2/22/2022
Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast Gym International, owner of multiple SBG facilities, and a black belt with over 20 years in BJJ. Daniel Di Stefano co-owns SBG Whitefish with Travis. Support the show

Duration:01:22:04

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Episode 57: Grow Your Business

1/21/2022
In this episode, we'll discuss and share our own experiences on how to grow your business without compromising our self-progress. David Body, SPC, Army National Guard Drop Zone Facilitator David is a Drop Zone facilitator at Operation Restored Warrior and is currently serving as an Intelligence Analyst for the Montana Army National Guard with the 495th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. David’s desire to reach others so that they can experience the same freedom he has led him to serve...

Duration:01:03:38

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Episode 56: Getting Better.

1/7/2022
We’ll be discussing the difference between doing things to get better at them and actually getting better. Every day, we all make attempts to better ourselves. We go to the gym, we read books, we try to learn new things. But there's a big difference between doing these things in order to become better and actually becoming better. In order to get better at something, you need to do it regularly and consistently. You need to push yourself past your comfort zone and embrace failure. It's not...

Duration:00:59:40

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#Episode 55

12/31/2021
When you're starting a business or anything in your life, there are always risks involved. You might not know if your product will be successful, or not. You could also end up losing money if you're not careful. No one ever said starting your own business was easy. In fact, it's often filled with risk. But the potential payoff is worth it, right? We’ve asked our audience what were the risks they took and how or if they paid off. We will be discussing our own experiences and the responses...

Duration:00:56:57

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#54 - Brian Andrews & Jeff Wilson

12/24/2021
I am Joined by WSJ best selling authors, Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson. From their website http://www.andrews-wilson.com/ https://twitter.com/BAndrewsJWilson Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran and nuclear engineer who served as an officer on a fast-attack submarine in the Pacific. He is a Park Leadership Fellow, has a master’s degree in business from Cornell, and holds a psychology degree from Vanderbilt. He is a husband, father, and advocate of planetary stewardship. He would like to someday take a walk about on Mars. Jeffrey Wilson has at one time worked as an actor, a firefighter, a paramedic, a jet pilot, a diving instructor, a Naval Officer, and a Vascular and Trauma Surgeon. He also served numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy combat surgeon, deploying with an east coast-based SEAL Team as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force. He is the co-author, with Brian Andrews, of the Wall Street Journal and Amazon #1 Bestselling TIER ONE series of thrillers from Thomas & Mercer, including TIER ONE SERIES and the hit spin off SONS OF VALOR. He and Andrews also Co-author the Nick Foley Thriller Series, written under the pseudonym Alex Ryan, from Crooked Lane Books, which includes BEIJING RED and HONG KONG BLACK. He is the author of three award winning Supernatural thrillers from Journal Stone Publishing: THE TRAITEUR’S RING (2011), THE DONORS (2012), and FADE TO BLACK (2013). He is also the author of the faith based, inspirational war time novel WAR TORN. Their latest book, ROGUE ASSET, is out now. Support the show

Duration:00:58:31

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#53 - Forging ahead when the world around you is coming to a halt

12/17/2021
Recently David and I asked our audience if they started a business or side hustle when the pandemic hit. We touch on some of the responses we received. What it looks like to forge ahead when the world around you is shutting down. How to not only find opportunities but create them yourself, and various way's you can leverage your skill set to build a business. David Body, SPC, Army National Guard Drop Zone Facilitator David is a Drop Zone facilitator at Operation Restored Warrior and is...

Duration:00:59:30

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David Body - Operation Restored Warrior

12/3/2021
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Duration:00:53:39

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#51 - David Body

11/23/2021
Today I am joined by my new co-host, David Body. David along with his wife and children, recently re-located to the Flathead Valley. He is an enlisted member of the Army National Guard and was an arborist for 15 years. Like most of my new found friends here in Montana, we met through Jiu Jitsu at SBG. David also volunteers his time with Operation Restored Warrior, a non profit veteran's support organization. From the ORW website: David Body, SPC, Army National Guard Drop Zone...

Duration:01:03:35

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(AM Strength) The Hooligan & The Harridan #3 In Law Horror Stories

11/22/2021
This week we review listener submitted in-law horror stories! Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy is the founder of AM Strength. She is located in Kalispell, Montana, where she homeschools 5 kids. She takes great joy in helping as many people as she can become stronger than they thought possible at any age. She gives feedback with a smile and can talk baked goods, programming, beginner jiu-jitsu, and lifting form with you with the same level of excitement and passion. *Starting Strength Coach *Barbell Logic Coach *Strength Athlete *Head Strength Coach @ SBG Montana in Kalispell *BJJ White Belt https://www.instagram.com/am_strength/ Alex is the founder of the Cornerstone of America Podcast *Fitness Coach at SBG Montana in Kalispell. *Small Business Consultant (CSA Consulting Services) *7 years as a Gym Owner *20 years in Private Security https://www.instagram.com/cornerstoneofamerica/ Having been together over 18 years, they homeschool their 5 kids in Kalispell, Montana as well as run multiple small businesses. This podcast is born out of their life experiences and all the joys, trials and tribulations of marriage, parenting, small business owners and all success and failures along the way. Enjoy some fun marital banter followed by some Q&A from friends, followers, clients and more. Enjoy!! https://www.instagram.com/thehooliganandtheharridan/ SPONSORS: Constructive Solutions Enterprises They made these amazing aluminum logo signs for the podcast. Constructive Solutions Ent. Is a Family owned and operated business in Northwest Montana. We specialize in creating custom products tailored to our Customer’s needs and desires. We can create beautiful custom prints on high quality Aluminum with your images whether it be a personal picture off your phone or your Company Logo or branding. Support the show

Duration:00:59:55

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(AM Strength) The Hooligan and The Harridan #2 - Dumbest Fights

11/16/2021
We asked our friends/followers about some of the dumbest fights they've had with their significant other! Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy is the founder of AM Strength. She is located in Kalispell, Montana, where she homeschools 5 kids. She takes great joy in helping as many people as she can become stronger than they thought possible at any age. She gives feedback with a smile and can talk baked goods, programming, beginner jiu-jitsu, and lifting form with you with the same level of excitement and passion. *Starting Strength Coach *Barbell Logic Coach *Strength Athlete *Head Strength Coach @ SBG Montana in Kalispell *BJJ White Belt Alex is the founder of the Cornerstone of America Podcast *Fitness Coach at SBG Montana in Kalispell. *Small Business Consultant (CSA Consulting Services) *7 years as a Gym Owner *20 years in Private Security Having been together over 18 years, they homeschool their 5 kids in Kalispell, Montana as well as run multiple small businesses. This podcast is born out of their life experiences and all the joys, trials and tribulations of marriage, parenting, small business owners and all success and failures along the way. Enjoy some fun marital banter followed by some Q&A from friends, followers, clients and more. Enjoy!! SPONSORS: Constructive Solutions Enterprises They made these amazing aluminum logo signs for the podcast. Constructive Solutions Ent. Is a Family owned and operated business in Northwest Montana. We specialize in creating custom products tailored to our Customer’s needs and desires. We can create beautiful custom prints on high quality Aluminum with your images whether it be a personal picture off your phone or your Company Logo or branding. We also create custom POP displays and signage for the beverage industry and retailers. https://constructivesolutionsenterpri... https://www.facebook.com/constructivese https://www.instagram.com/constructiv... If you’re looking for American made, quality men's grooming products from a company that is veteran owned, then shop Dapperguru. That’s thedapperguru.com and use promo code cornerstone for 15% off your order. Enjoy! https://www.instagram.com/dapperguru/ Support the show

Duration:01:09:25

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#50 - Special Series with Scott Ramage

11/15/2021
In the first of a 7 part series I am co-hosting and releasing with Podcaster Scott Rammage from The Brotherhood of Fatherhood and Stories that Sell podcasts, we dive into the first steps of understanding how to improve your life. In this episode, Alex and Scott talk about the necessity of personal transformation and it’s the importance of each individual’s commitment to grow and expand at all levels, that you can be the best version you can be by constantly raising your game while understanding your limits. In the coming weeks we will be covering the following: 2 Episodes on Self - Mental Health and what that entails 2 Episodes on Health - Physical Health 2 Episodes on Wealth - Financial Freedom and Flexibility and what that looks like. And lastly an episode to summarize everything and next steps in your life. You can check out more of Scott and his podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brotherhood-of-fatherhood/id1506798772 https://www.instagram.com/brotherhoodoffatherhood/ https://www.instagram.com/scottrammage/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stories-that-sell/id1582826898 Enjoy! Support the show

Duration:00:54:52

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(AM Strength) The Hooligan & The Harridan #1

11/5/2021
Anna Marie & I kick off the first official episode of our new podcast! The first two episodes will be joint released on this channel and our new Podcast Channel dedicated to this show. We asked our friends/followers what is one of the dumbest arguments you and your significant other has had? Some of the responses were hilarious! Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy is the founder of AM Strength. She is located in Kalispell, Montana, where she homeschools 5 kids. She takes great joy in helping as many people as she can become stronger than they thought possible at any age. She gives feedback with a smile and can talk baked goods, programming, beginner jiu-jitsu, and lifting form with you with the same level of excitement and passion. *Starting Strength Coach *Barbell Logic Coach *Strength Athlete *Head Strength Coach @ SBG Montana in Kalispell *BJJ White Belt Alex is the founder of the Cornerstone of America Podcast *Fitness Coach at SBG Montana in Kalispell. *Small Business Consultant (CSA Consulting Services) *7 years as a Gym Owner *20 years in Private Security Having been together over 18 years, they homeschool their 5 kids in Kalispell, Montana as well as run multiple small businesses. This podcast is born out of their life experiences and all the joys, trials and tribulations of marriage, parenting, small business owners and all success and failures along the way. Enjoy some fun marital banter followed by some Q&A from friends, followers, clients and more. Enjoy!! Support the show

Duration:01:11:23

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AM Strength Q&A #9

9/27/2021
In this episode Anna Marie and I sat down to talk about our kids' Jiu Jitsu competition. We talked about the various challenges and joys of parenting children through competition, experiences learned and more. We also started a new segment on the show: Things you never thought you would say to your partner when you started dating. Many laughs ensued! Enjoy! Anna Marie is a strength coach with Starting Strength, Barbell Logic and her company AM Strength A homeschooling teacher/mother of 5 children White belt in Jiu Jitsu Strength Athlete Wife and so much more! Tune in for our weekly Q&A as she answers questions from the interwebs! https://www.facebook.com/am.strength.ss/ https://www.instagram.com/am_strength/ https://www.instagram.com/cornerstoneofamerica/ https://www.facebook.com/cornerstoneofamerica-106867044023639/ Support the show

Duration:01:10:22

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#49 Chris Sigouin

9/19/2021
Chris Sigouin is the co-founder and co-owner of Level Up Health and Fitness https://levelupfitness406.com/ here in Kalispell, MT. Chris has over 15 years of experience as a massage therapist, physical therapist and personal trainer. I met Chris at SBG Montana during a BJJ class. Recently Chris competed in his first MMA fight at 40 years old. Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did! https://www.facebook.com/Level-Up-Health-Fitness-101517572086505/?ref=page_internal Support the show

Duration:02:14:02

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AM Strength Q&A #8 - Comp Day

9/14/2021
I sit down with Anna Marie after her first Power Lifting competition in 4 years! We talked meet prep while balancing everything else a homeschooling mother of 5 who runs a business has to handle as well. Enjoy! Anna Marie is a strength coach with Starting Strength, Barbell Logic and her company AM Strength A homeschooling teacher/mother of 5 children White belt in Jiu Jitsu Strength Athlete Wife and so much more! Tune in for our weekly Q&A as she answers questions from the interwebs! https://www.facebook.com/am.strength.ss/ https://www.instagram.com/am_strength/ https://www.instagram.com/cornerstoneofamerica/ https://www.facebook.com/cornerstoneofamerica-106867044023639/ Support the show

Duration:00:59:50

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#48 - Jon Boone

9/1/2021
Jon Boone is a Black Belt in BJJ and one of my coaches at SBG Kalispell. We are currently working security for the Cedar Creek Fire base camp in Winthrop, WA It's been humbling to see so many people from various agencies and organizations come together for weeks on end to battle these immense fires. This is our second tour here and we thought we would sit down and give a run down of what an immense operation it is to take on a forest fire the spans thousands of acres. To learn more about this fire click the link below: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7655/ http://sbgmontana.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jon_boone_sbg_socal/ https://www.instagram.com/sbgmontana/ https://www.facebook.com/sbgmontana/ Support the show

Duration:00:59:04