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United States

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Episodes

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 12

2/4/2018
My grandpa was unjustly imprisoned when he was only 6 years old. His imprisonment lasted 20 years. Later in life, when the PDPA (Communist party) in Afghanistan had seized control, many people were being unjustly imprisoned. My grandpa found himself in a position where he was able to leverage the power of high ranking PDPA + Read More

Duration:00:12:13

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 11

1/29/2018
On today’s episode, my grandpa explains what he believes is important for any leader or ruler of a government to know and implement in order to take the best care of their country. Having experienced a horrible fate from a corrupt leadership and kingdom in Afghanistan after Nadir Shah betrayed King Amanullah and the people, + Read More

Duration:00:02:22

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 10

1/28/2018
On today’s episode, my grandpa explains why he named me “Adam”. Adam is an uncommon name in Farsi speaking cultures. The word translates to “human”. Given my grandpa’s horrendous adversities in life, he chose to give me a name for a greater purpose. Find out why below. Here’s the tenth segment of the SHACKLED interview + Read More

Duration:00:02:43

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 9

1/28/2018
On today’s episode, my grandpa gives advice for those going through difficulties in life right now. It should be noted that my grandpa had been imprisoned when he was 6 years old for decades, had his uncles, brother, and cousins die of execution and illness, was denied a visa to see his father for 8 + Read More

Duration:00:03:14

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 8

1/27/2018
Today’s episode is an emotional one. I ask my grandpa about his experience when he reunited with his father after over 30 years of separation due to exile. Here’s the eighth segment of the SHACKLED interview series. The SHACKLED interview series will appear here on the blog as well as my podcast and on YouTube. Adam: What + Read More

Duration:00:07:33

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 7

1/26/2018
On today’s episode, my grandpa shares what his experience was like on the day he was released from prison. Here’s the seventh segment of the SHACKLED interview series. The SHACKLED interview series will appear here on the blog as well as my podcast and on YouTube. Adam: What was the day you were freed from prison like? + Read More

Duration:00:04:23

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 6

1/22/2018
Today’s episode is short, but it’s very, very powerful. I asked my grandpa what he learned from all his adversities, which include being imprisoned at 6 years old for decades, living through his uncles and cousins being executed and his brother and more relatives dying of diseases, and many more hardships. His response is a + Read More

Duration:00:01:43

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 5

1/19/2018
Khaled Siddiq was imprisoned for decades at the age of 6. He lived through hard times with his family members being executed and dying of disease, many of them at a premature age. After his release from prison, he wasn’t allowed to see his father who was in exile, whom he had only remembered being + Read More

Duration:00:03:08

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 4

1/18/2018
Here’s the fourth segment of the SHACKLED interview series. The SHACKLED interview series will appear here on the blog as well as my podcast and on YouTube. Khaled: I was reading books while I was in prison during the times I didn’t have classes with my teachers. I was reading books from writers of the East: such + Read More

Duration:00:02:06

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 3

1/17/2018
Exciting news! My book – SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – was published 3 weeks ago! It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers worldwide. I wrote SHACKLED alongside my grandpa, as it chronicles his life from being imprisoned for decades when he was six-years-old. The book has been receiving some incredible praise + Read More

Duration:00:04:49

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 2

1/17/2018
Before we go into the second segment of the SHACKLED interview series, I just wanted to see if you’ve gotten the book, and if so, if you’ve read it. If you haven’t gotten the book yet, it’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers worldwide. I wrote SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment + Read More

Duration:00:05:12

SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – Part 1

1/15/2018
Exciting news! My book – SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom – was published 3 weeks ago! It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers worldwide. I wrote SHACKLED alongside my grandpa, as it chronicles his life from being imprisoned for decades when he was six-years-old. The book has been receiving some incredible praise + Read More

Duration:00:05:25

A Q&A With Jay Abraham: Strategies From Creating $21.7 Billion In Growth

1/8/2018
If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, chances are you’ve heard of Jay Abraham. Jay has spent his entire career solving problems and fixing businesses. Jay has established a highly revered reputation across basically every business industry. Through increasing the bottom lines of over 10,000 clients in over 400 industries and over 7,100 niches worldwide, + Read More

Duration:00:51:52

Gary Vaynerchuk On Mobile Apps, Voice, Cryptocurrency, and Intuition

11/13/2017
This article was first published in The Huffington Post. Gary Vaynerchuk is an extraordinary entrepreneur. He built his family’s wine business a $4 million dollar business to a $45 million dollar business in five years, and then to a $60 million dollar business. Now he runs VaynerMedia, the world’s greatest social media marketing agency. Gary + Read More

Duration:00:15:48

Jack Canfield, Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

10/17/2017
I remember when I picked up Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. I was eight years old at the time and our English class made a trip to the school library. I wandered off from the group, searching through books on random shelves, and that’s when I found it. + Read More

Duration:00:33:09

Getting A Global Degree with Michael Graziano

9/3/2017
Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Do you feel like staying in a classroom and following a traditional approach to education doesn’t suit your needs? Would you rather attend a program that involves learning your specialty by traveling to every country in the world? That means, if you want to study business, you + Read More

Duration:00:33:07

An Intro To Spiral Dynamics & The Tiers Of Consciousness

8/24/2017
Spiral dynamics is a theory co-authored by Don Edward Beck and Christopher Cowan that has been implemented by many world leaders and organizations to create greater cooperation, collaboration and harmony amongst people – working with their world views and values as opposed to conflicting with them. In spiral dynamics theory, the “spiral” captures how people develop + Read More

Duration:00:23:03

Forget About Being Liked…Be Love(d); Bonus: The 3 Stages Of Feminine

8/14/2017
To live life with an aim to be liked is… Not authentic. You sacrifice and hide many parts of yourself in order to be accepted. Not you. If you were being you, you wouldn’t be seeking to be liked by people. Not fun. It’s just not fun, period. Not going to lead you to your greatest + Read More

Duration:00:12:29

The Top 5 Regrets From People On Their Deathbeds

8/11/2017
Regret is poison. It stings. It sucks. When you’re young, you have time. When you’re about to die, it’s a tragedy. Therefore, it’s wise to hear what those who are in the later years have to say. They’ve lived through all the seasons of life multiple times. They know the temperance of life. A palliative + Read More

Duration:00:10:25

The Gift Of “Negative Emotions”

8/9/2017
There is a gift in everything. I’ve heard so much jargon about “negative” and “positive” – emotions, feelings, vibes, thoughts, etc. What’s negative to one person can be positive to the other. And where does negative begin? Where does positive begin? Life isn’t black and white. It’s not about right or wrong. Negative or positive + Read More

Duration:00:12:26