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EP. 150 - Fridays with Donnie Jumping Into The Fire and Facing Your Fears

There is no growth without experience. There is no experience without facing your fears. You must do the things that freak you out to discover what you are made of. I had to face some of my biggest fears to discover what made me, me. It was tough and I learn a lot but through it all, I figured out who I am. Join me on this episode as I talk you through facing your fears and becoming a newer better version of you. If you enjoyed this episode, please Comment Share and leave a...


EP. 149 Garrett Wood Proves a Bartender is a Counselor, Consultant, Mentor and Therapist

After spending years behind a bar Garret Wood was looking for something new Garrett is the Owner and Head educator at Gnosis Therapy. A pain and performance clinic in Long Beach Ca. They help Atheltic people get out of pain and back into the sport, with Bodywork. They help passionate people turn breakdowns into breakthroughs, with Hypnotherapy. Garrett enjoys challenging people to change their minds, to change their results. You are the solution. Where using compassionate coaching,...


Ep. 148 - Charles (Chuck) Mund A Wild and Crazy Youth That Found His way After Joining The Navy

Charles (Chuck) Mund was born and raised in Southern Wisconsin. At the age of 18 he decided to join the Navy and enlisted on April 19th, 2005. After completing Boot-camp he was sent to Meridian, MS for AZ A-School. Soon after he checked on board to Fleet Readiness Center SE in Jacksonville, FL. His second duty station was with the Tridents, Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Three, working with the SH-60F and HH-60H Helicopters, deploying with the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in 2008...


EP 147 - Jared Latigo From Typical Broke Middle Class to Living a Life of Abundance

Jared Latigo was living his life like a typical middle-class family paycheck to paycheck. He knew one catastrophic event would ruin his family financially. Finally fed up he and his was decided it was time to do something about it. In His Words... I’m Jared Latigo, a financial wellness consultant with a catch, I won’t try to sell you anything. That’s right. I strictly educate and train individuals, families, and employees in corporate settings on how to properly manage finances. The end...


EP. 146 - Brandyn Cox Went From Being a Military Police Officer to World Class Tax Man

Brandyn Cox formed BMC Accounting LLC while he was in his sophomore college year at the University of Toledo. He attended college after separating from the Army in 2013 as a military police officer. Active duty for 6 years with a tour to Afghanistan. In His Words... Upon returning home, I found it was very difficult to find a job that offered health insurance, which I needed since I was married and the wife’s job did not offer it. I worked for a few companies, never making more than...


Ep. 145 - Fridays With Donnie and 10 Ways to Find Inspiration

Inspiration like motivation is created by action. But what actions do you take? How do you get inspired? On this episode, I walk you through 10 things I do to find inspiration on a daily basis. Here are the 10 things I will cover Being inspired is a form of freedom and you can find it whenever you seek it out. If you enjoyed this episode, please Comment Share and leave a review... Come Hang With US as WE Discuss The Show Want to start a podcast?...


Ep. 144 - Maxwell Ivey Grew Up in Texas Carnivals Loosing His Eyesight at Age 12

Born into a family of carnival owners in Texas, USA, Maxwell Ivey lost his sight at age 12. Having a natural gusto for life, Max graduated from college and became heavily involved in the Eagle Scouts. He also worked in the family business alongside brothers until his father succumbed to lung cancer. Faced with his own mortality, Max made some life-altering changes. He underwent gastric surgery and lost over 250 pounds. He started his own business, buying and selling amusement rides, and...


EP. 143 - Elizabeth Clamon Spent 12 Years Bedridden From a Accident Now Thriving as a Naturopath

Elizabeth Clamon, a Naturopath, is living proof that natural healing and the power of prayer works. She has not only survived, but thrived, despite childhood abuse, being chronically ill, and left disabled and bedridden for twelve years from an auto accident. She provides an insightful, inspirational, and educational experience to inspire women to overcome obstacles and live their dreams. Elizabeth studied Holistic Nutrition and Naturopathy at Clayton College and psychology at Louisiana...


Ep. 142 - Bella Vasta from Pet Sitter to Trailblazer To Inspirational Leader

Bella Vasta is the driving force behind the one-woman coaching company, Jump Consulting, which she named after jumping out of a (perfectly good) airplane at 13, 000 feet. Her motto is “Always Keep Jumping.” Her dynamic and engaging speaking style encourages people to take the leap to the next level for their businesses. From systems and processes to leadership and networking skills, Bella has coached pet sitting businesses since 2007 and published some of the most comprehensive research on...


Ep. 141 - Kimberly "QueenKimmie" Tyson Found Her Calling After Being Retired From the Army

Kimberly Tyson "Queen Kimmie" is known for her no-nonsense "tell it like it is" approach in teaching/speaking, coaching, writing, or just plain living. She delivers empowerment packed lifestyle lessons that change and impact lives with real life experience and lessons. This US Army Retired Veteran has dedicated her life to empowering others with the tools they need to accomplish their goals and dreams. QueenKimmie is very passionate about her call to teach valuable life...


Ep. 140 - Fridays with Donnie Your Life Like a Yo-Yo, One Minute Your Great The Next Your Not

I think everybody at some point in their journey finds themselves in that spot where there frustrated because on the one hand, they feel like they're going for it. On the other hand, they know they're not doing the right things to get their business clicking or get their life moving really. They are there on this constant up and down Yo-Yo. We get one life in this world we get one shot at all of this, but I think we live multiple micro lifetimes. Each day we could live for that day You...


Ep. 139 - Daniel Gomez Understands Fearing the Unknown and Uses it To Find Success

Daniel Gomez is the founder of Daniel Gomez Enterprises, a company devoted to developing and strengthening organizations and individuals. Daniel is a dynamic John Maxwell Certified Speaker with 14 years experience in the arena of Leadership Development, Sales Training, and Coaching. He is the Best Selling Author of "You Were Born to Fly", a book written to inspire and give people the confidence they need to live an extraordinary life. He encourages them to "Be Original", to love and...


EP. 138 - Ali Baig Is Helping Kids With Cancer In Honor of His Daughter

Ali Baig is a military veteran of the Pakistan Army with 20 years of service. Last year he received a diagnosis with Leukemia (blood cancer) while in the service. The same tragic diagnosis that tragically took his daughter's life 4 years earlier. Along with his wife and in his daughter's honor he has been on a mission to help children having cancer and especially their parents. Creating places for families to stay who travel long distances while their children are treated. In this...


Ep. 137 - Lorraine Reguly Shares Her Story Tragedy To Redemption and Happiness

In this podcast, Lorraine Reguly shares her story of how being raped led her down a path of drugs, drinking, quitting school, getting into prostitution, abortion, single parenthood, and a suicide attempt. She even talks about how her son disowned her for three years, which led to her smoking crack for ten months, reaching her rock bottom. Then she shares how she was able to climb out of it all and go on to build a life she now loves living. Lorraine also shares her secret to happiness and...


Ep. 136 - Donald Dodson Chased Many Paths But It Always Came Back to Arts & Crafts

For as long as Donald Dodson, Jr. can remember, he has been involved in artistic pursuits in his personal life or career. He started at the age of 16 as a sign painter assistant, and after high school, he pursued a career in graphic arts, eventually finding his home in graphic design and web design. He also started college to earn a degree in Art. Alongside that, he pursued numerous crafts such as woodworking, pottery, and jewelry making. After a combat tour in Iraq in 2004-2005, Dodson...


Ep. 135 - Fridays with Donnie and 10 Tips to Keep Moving Forward

Everyone gets into a funk sometimes Even those really successful people who might initially look like they have it all. When those feelings strike and you find yourself flat, unmotivated, and despondent about what you’re trying to achieve, it can be really tough to move forward. It’s tempting to blame others and become the least productive manifestation of yourself, focusing in on anger, frustration and anxiety. However, there are ways to tap into your hope and overcome the obstacles...


EP. 134 - Cheryl Meyer From Sickness to Toxin Elimination Specialist to Speaker and Author

Cheryl Meyer My message is simple, “eliminate toxins, heal your chronic pain. Own your own health. I got sick and didn't want a life of pain and pills. “ Thus began an odyssey that culminated in Meyer’s writing the manual she wishes she’d had when she got sick. In her award-winning book It Feels Good to Feel Good: Learn to Eliminate Toxins, Reverse Inflammation and Feel Great Again. Meyer explains how she discovered she was suffering from inflammation and autoimmune disease, how she...


Ep. 133 - Julios Briones and His Story From the Military to Prison to Crisis Manager

The average person in America has a 1 in 28 chance of getting arrested for non-traffic related crimes, and that number dramatically increases once traffic violations are added. Julio Briones, Personal Crisis Manager, Author, Expert and CEO of AnswerMan Specialty Services was one of them. In 2002 he was arrested and, like most people he wasn’t prepared for what came next because…”it could never happen to me”. His mistakes resulted in a 39-year prison sentence and became the driving force...


EP. 132 - Melody Brooke Henricks - Director, Producter, Writer and Actor Raised in Oklahoma in the Wings of a Theatre

Melody Brooke Henricks - Director, Producter, Writer and Actor Raised in Oklahoma in the wings of a theatre, Melody came to drama naturally. Her childhood trauma instilled in her a deep curiosity about people. As a child she wrote scripts for herself and her siblings to act out for family functions. She went on to obtain a degree in Theatre from the University of Texas at Dallas and, later, a Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance from TWU. In the 1980’s Melody was a highly respected...


Ep. 131 - Chris Pestel West Point Grad Found Photography and an Awesome Career

Chris Pestel is a husband; a father; co-founder of Homegrwn Creative - a boutique creative agency; Editor-in-chief of CADET - a self-published, bi-annual magazine dedicated to West Point culture and community; A professional photographer for 11+ years - having photographed for brands like Nike, ESPN and the Chicago Bears as well as for numerous small businesses, organizations, and individuals. Chris also worked for Playboy Enterprises, Inc. as a photo editor/page designer and as Director...