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Barbara Allen is an award-winning author, speaker, and Gold Star Wife. Dave Brown is a real estate investor and lifestyle entrepreneur. Together they bring you inspiring stories and authentic interviews from exceptional Americans, veteran entrepreneurs, celebrities, leaders, and influencers who are living the American Dream. Barb and Dave are committed to their mission of helping people pursue their own American dream, support those who honorably serve, and spotlight all the extraordinary and positive things Americans just like you are doing to make this country a better place. Whether they are celebrities or small town heroes, each guest is a shining example of the American Spirit. The American Snippets Podcast is here to help you dream bigger, live better, and make an impact. What's your American Dream? We know you have one!

Barbara Allen is an award-winning author, speaker, and Gold Star Wife. Dave Brown is a real estate investor and lifestyle entrepreneur. Together they bring you inspiring stories and authentic interviews from exceptional Americans, veteran entrepreneurs, celebrities, leaders, and influencers who are living the American Dream. Barb and Dave are committed to their mission of helping people pursue their own American dream, support those who honorably serve, and spotlight all the extraordinary and positive things Americans just like you are doing to make this country a better place. Whether they are celebrities or small town heroes, each guest is a shining example of the American Spirit. The American Snippets Podcast is here to help you dream bigger, live better, and make an impact. What's your American Dream? We know you have one!
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Barbara Allen is an award-winning author, speaker, and Gold Star Wife. Dave Brown is a real estate investor and lifestyle entrepreneur. Together they bring you inspiring stories and authentic interviews from exceptional Americans, veteran entrepreneurs, celebrities, leaders, and influencers who are living the American Dream. Barb and Dave are committed to their mission of helping people pursue their own American dream, support those who honorably serve, and spotlight all the extraordinary and positive things Americans just like you are doing to make this country a better place. Whether they are celebrities or small town heroes, each guest is a shining example of the American Spirit. The American Snippets Podcast is here to help you dream bigger, live better, and make an impact. What's your American Dream? We know you have one!

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Episodes

Patrick Bet-David's Ultimate Underdog Success Story

6/14/2019
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Patrick Bet-David was just a little boy when he piled into that white Renault, next to his sister in the backseat. The ride was fast, with an undertone of urgency. “Don’t look back!” his father yelled to them as he hit the gas and the car rocketed forward. But the command worked about as well as it ever works, and Patrick; turned around to see what all the commotion was behind them. “I looked back, and I saw the bridge coming down,” he says. Fifty yards behind their car the entire bridge...

Duration:01:03:25

Amy Lyle - How to Find the Humor in the Everyday Grind

6/7/2019
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No matter what kind of day you’re having, odds are there is something funny to be found if you look closely enough. This can be difficult to believe sometimes but more often than not it’s true- if you have the gift of knowing how to view life with an eye for humor. Amy Lyle has that gift and uses it often. It’s what allows her to embrace all of life with grace, even if sometimes it’s a clumsy grace.

Duration:01:02:47

Retired SWAT Officer Patricia Knudson Talks About Turning Pain into Purpose

5/31/2019
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Patricia Knudson was 32 years old the day she started at the Phoenix Police Academy. She was surrounded by men who were younger than her. But instead of feeling intimidated, Trish dug in with confidence. She knew she was physically fit enough to hold her own and never backed down in the field of competition. Trish loved being a police officer. She never felt uncomfortable in the male-dominated field as a female rookie. Instead she slipped right in to the camaraderie of the police force. It...

Duration:00:46:50

Step Into Happiness With Dr. Sean Stephenson

5/16/2019
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Sean Stephenson was broken at birth. Doctors told his parents to prepare for their newborn’s death. Their newborn son had been born with so many broken bones, it was easier to count the unbroken ones. He would never survive, they said. Luckily, Sean had no idea he was supposed to die, and his parents had no intention of giving up on their baby. Today, all of those doctors who pronounced a death sentence upon that little bundle of life are dead, and Dr. Sean Stephenson is very much alive...

Duration:00:43:56

David Vobora Finds Purpose In Training Elite And Adaptive Athletes

5/9/2019
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David Vobora took a beating on the field and off as an NFL Player and he fought back every time. He overcame the title “Mr. Irrelevant” after he was drafted and through hard work and determination he shed that title by becoming an elite NFL player. He then battled and overcame an addiction to pain medication due to the severe injuries he sustained throughout his career. It was after he retired from the St. Louis Rams that David found his true path. Today, David Vobora has painstakingly built...

Duration:00:31:27

How to build a business within a marriage, with Amanda Baity of Semper K9

5/2/2019
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With small children to care for, Chris and Amanda agreed to take the leap and squeeze their savings until they were dry, in order to build and grow Semper K9. When those savings ran out, the couple refused to let a notion of pride prevent them from completing their mission, and accepted public assistance until they began generating an income from their work. Instead of collapsing under the weight of their finances, a massive workload and parenting duties, they focused on the important...

Duration:00:57:39

How to Rise From the Ashes with Jason Schechterle

4/26/2019
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Some people may think Jason Schechterle is the unluckiest person alive. At first blush it’s easy to understand why; It took a series of random events, right down to the split second, to place him in that police cruiser, in that intersection, at that moment. Those random events put him directly in the path of the taxi driver who was in the midst of another of his regular grand mal seizures. The taxi he was driving rocketed through the 40 mph speed zone at a breakneck speed of 115 mph. Jason...

Duration:01:16:56

Five Ways Your Expectations Impact Your Reality

4/18/2019
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If there's an upside to adversity it's the growth that comes with it. Barb Allen has had her share of adversity - so much that she almost gave up more than once when she felt outgunned in life. But as she shares in her keynotes and our own events, it was only when she felt the most defeated that she decided to do whatever it took to take her life back. Listen in as Barb explains the lessons she's learned not only from her own life but from the hundreds of people she's interviewed, counseled,...

Duration:00:25:09

Amanda Boleyn - She Did It Her Way

4/11/2019
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Amanda Boleyn had everything going for herself. She was fresh out of college and landed a high-paying corporate job. Still, in her early twenties, she was a heartbeat away from a six-figure salary and unlimited potential to soar. Not bad for a girl who was the first in her family to attend college. She’d broken out of the blue-collar, two-job lifestyle so many feel trapped in. She should have been slap-happy with her success. But she was too young to let herself forfeit her own dreams. She’d...

Duration:00:45:12

Micah Fink - Heroes and Horses

4/4/2019
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Micah discovered his aptitude for the cowboy life on a trip to Montana. There, he was introduced to the idea of how horses could help heal people, and Heroes and Horses was born. “It’s not a vacation,” veterans are warned. Those who make it through the rigorous selection process will not be pampered, wined, or dined. Rather, they will be pushed beyond their limits, spend days in the saddle and nights on the ground, live off the land, take meticulous care of their horses, and learn to look...

Duration:00:42:25

Dana Marlowe Supports The Girls Because Homeless Woman Need Bras Too

3/28/2019
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“Homeless women need bras.” Those are the four words that reached past all the pressing issues in Dana Marlowe’s mind and wrapped themselves tightly around her heart. Those four words were the proverbial lightning bolt of clarity some people live their entire lives seeking, but never experience. The Washington Post sniffed out her story in 2015. By then, Dana had organized a team of volunteers and collectively, they’d donated over a thousand bras and 7100 menstrual products to local women....

Duration:00:52:56

From Refugee Camp to Hollywood with Fahim Fazli

3/21/2019
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For two years, Fahim Fazli, his father, and brother lived in that refugee camp awaiting their entry into the United States. It was not an easy two years, but Fahim doesn’t regret it. He insists it was his honor to come into this country legally and respectfully, and he is proud of his adopted country. He doesn’t consider himself an Afghan-American. He is simply an American, and freely voices his thoughts on others who come to this great country; “Do not bring your fundamentalist culture....

Duration:01:10:24

Freedom is time, with Ross Stryker

3/14/2019
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If living quietly and within the confines of a strict budget sounds like your dream plan, you probably don't want to listen to this episode. But if you want to learn more about how to live your own version of your dream life - even if you don't start until you are almost 60 years old- you want to hear Ross Stryker's story. Ross is living proof that in this country you can have more than one version of your dream life, and live those dreams fully throughout your life. Listen in as Ross talks...

Duration:00:40:49

E086: What Does the American Dream Mean to You?

3/7/2019
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Living your own American Dream is not dictated by a fixed set of rules or standards. We are all different and so are our dreams and aspirations. Living the American Dream is all about YOU and your right to live freely and pursue happiness. The sooner you understand this the sooner you can start creating the dream life you want for yourself. Get clear on YOU and what makes you happy. Take stock of your life and define those things that matter the most to you. Then prioritize your actions and...

Duration:00:10:39

E085: Just Stand, With Tyler Merritt of Nine Line Apparel

2/28/2019
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Tyler Merritt is the founder of Nine Line Apparel, the relentlessly patriotic company that thrives on starting conversations between those who serve this country, and those who enjoy the benefits of that service. While Tyler admits he knows nothing about apparel, he does know his way around business and in this episode, he shares how he made all the pieces of the entrepreneurial puzzle fit. Listen in as Tyler talks about his inspiration for his company, his principle for management that has...

Duration:00:55:19

E084: Doing Well by Doing Good with Mark Rockefeller's StreetShares

2/21/2019
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Mark L Rockefeller is the CEO of StreetShares, the company with a mission to bring trusted digital finance to America's heroes. Lending money to the military community of entrepreneurs at a faster speed, a lower rate, and a more supportive manner than any bank offers, StreetShares has helped tens of thousands of veterans launch and expand businesses. Listen in as Mark shares his story of risking his own family's financial security to pursue his belief that he could be the solution to a...

Duration:00:40:16

E083: Living an Intentional Life with Hospitality Trendsetter Larry Broughton

2/14/2019
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The American Dream is available to anyone willing to work for it, and Larry Broughton is a perfect example. Larry left home as a teenager and pursued his passion for martial arts. That passion lead him to the military, where he served as a Green Beret. Like so many veterans or really anyone who lives a purpose intensely, losing that purpose sent him towards a dangerous path of depression and self-destructive behavior. Larry openly shares his story of falling into dark places and his very...

Duration:01:00:46

E082: Rebuilding Life and Career with Tim Klund

2/8/2019
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Tim "TK" Klund is the CEO of VERVE Systems, the still-secret corporation set to announce its new product lines later this year. He's the man who died four times after a car accident and owes his life to people who didn't give up on him. Making everything he can of his second chance at life, TK took a leap in his career and nearly lost everything. But with faith in God and his own hard work, he rebuilt his personal and professional lives. He's the Go-To guy for celebrity sports endorsements...

Duration:01:04:47

E081: Thank You for Your Service with Dan Berei, the Founder of Combat Flags

1/30/2019
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You may have caught Mike Rowe's show, Returning the Favor, where he introduced us to army veteran Dan Berei. Dan is one of the thousands of young veterans who felt disconnected from life around him after his service. He was missing the sense of purpose he'd felt in the military, and at risk of withdrawing completely into himself. But, instead, Dan found a way to unleash his patriotism and pride in service through a new purpose - Combat Flags. In this episode, Dan shares his experience and...

Duration:00:20:08

E080: An Interview with Robert O'Neill, the Man Who Shot Bin Laden

1/23/2019
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The death of Osama bin Laden is one of the most talked about events after 9/11. There is a movie about that night, and it’s talked about in schools today. It’s easy to remember the headlines and celebrate a historic victory. But while that night ended one chapter of history, it also changed the life of Rob O'Neill, the man who fired those three shots that were heard around the world. Robert O’Neill is the boy from Butte, Montana, who couldn’t swim. Few people thought he had any shot at being...

Duration:01:09:51