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Soaring In Sobriety is a weekly podcast devoted to what lies on the successful side of sobriety. Thank you for your assistance.

Soaring In Sobriety is a weekly podcast devoted to what lies on the successful side of sobriety. Thank you for your assistance.
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Soaring In Sobriety is a weekly podcast devoted to what lies on the successful side of sobriety. Thank you for your assistance.




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34: Travis Chappell -Networking With The Heart Of A Servant

On this episode of Soaring In Sobriety Recovery Podcast, Host Mark Rickert interviews Travis Chappel, owner of a successful water products company as well as an explosively popular podcast called, "Build Your Network." Travis has interviewed influential figures like, Grant Cardone, John Lee Dumas just to name a few! A great show.


33: May I Introduce You To Karla?

Today…I have the Pleasure of introducing you to one very special lady. This woman is an accomplished and independent woman who knows struggle, hard-work, success, and the joy of motherhood. Growing up on the Navajo reservation she has a special perspective on everything Native American. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and has worked at esteemed organizations such as, Stanford Hospital, Dauther’s of Charity Hospital System, a multi-unit hospital system where she was...


Sunday Serenity 9 - Movin On Up In Recovery

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn states that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. Today's show will discuss ways to build your recovery from drug and alcohol addiction by expanding your circle of influence or, SOI, Sphere Of Influence. Join our facebook page and the discussion at


32: Meth, Mistakes and Prison with Robert Gilbert

Robert Gilbert had it all going for him until he allowed Crystal Met to enter his life. He came from a good family being raised by a single Mother who worked hard to make ends meet. Trying weed for the first time was not enough and then his high-school sweetheart turned him on to Meth, and his addiction monster was released. Crime sprees to feed his habit, lockup, and all the while being a young parent was not enough to stop him. It wasn't until he faced decades behind bars that he decided...


Sunday Serenity 8 - Mentoring and Boundaries

Taking the time to mentor someone and to contribute to their lives is an important function of giving. Many of us have the time, the experience, success to pass along wisdom to those coming up. I believe mentoring is the next step of service. Today I speak on that plus the topic on boundaries. For years I have felt that in recovery you are not supposed to utter the words, I will NEVER drink or drug again. To me...this is this a, “free pass card?” Giving permission for relapses? We must...


31: I Hate You I Love You - Tales From The Abyss

Today’s show is going to be a tough one but should be looked at as a TORCH, A BEACON, A LIGHT OF HOPE. As many of you know I came up through the 12 step recovery program of AA/NA and through the program and fellowships I haven’t found it necessary to take a drink, or drug, ONE-DAY-AT-A-TIME for 7,000 days today! There is hope, lots of it!


30: The BeFulfilled Life - Tony Grebmeier

With the mantra, "What Else Can I Do For You?" Tony Grebmeier saved his life, his business, and his marriage as he grabbed a hold of sobriety in 2008. This incredibly gifted, authentic businessman, has built his company, "" into an Inc. 5000 winner going for what could be a 5th year in a row! Tony delivers the goods in this interview about mindset, fulfillment, and a life where he has come up from the ashes. Don't miss this captivating story as he drops boulders of great...


28: Why Fear Is Failing

Fear resides in many forms. We can be scared of the dark, scared to fly on an airplane, scared to be a top producing sales professional or businessperson. Scared to leave the arms of our favorite drink or drug. Fear can be everywhere and be very cunning. Do you want to rid yourself of fear or at the very least reduce your fears? If so, listen to this episode for tactics and strategies so you can WIN! Sign up for my top 10 tips to staying sober at


Sunday Serenity 7 - Top 10 Tips To Staying Sober Part 2

You are on a journey that is also about lifestyle changes. Like exercise, it takes commitment and tenacity to win! We are not victims once we are clean. We are choosers. Here Are Snippets From My Guide, "Top 10 Tips To Staying Sober" In this part 2 episode I examine: Goal setting Understanding what it takes to achieve your goals Financial goals and relapse prevention The "A" word.......Accountability Your powerful sobriety schedule Changing your sphere of influence Positive mindset...


28: How I Got Sober - Interview With Joseph Shaw

Joseph's journey took him from the streets of Albuquerque to jail and back. Having started young with drugs and living the gang life propelled Joseph into a life he never dreamed he would live. This is a story of a good childhood that morphed into a depression, drugs, anger, rage, and all the way back to freedom. Listen as Joseph gets real and allows us into his life.


27: How To Get Rich

Getting sober is a victory we humbly celebrate one-day-at-a-time and day-by-day we piece together a life we only once dreamed of. Sometimes though something still seems to be missing as we struggle financially to reach new heights that seem to just be out of reach. Success is not a destination but a duty to ourselves to be the best we can be. Listen for the next 20 minutes and go on a journey towards a better financial life for you and your loved ones. Learn how to be rich!


25: Nick Bellofatto - AA Cult to Clean

Get your morning or end your day with a positive mindset with BK Shivani - For more information Youtube search "BK Shivani English" Nick went from solidly in the drug/alcohol scene and moved to a life in AA, fitness, grind, grit, and moving on to help others in recovery. Nick loves music, dogs, his girlfriend and most importantly at the age of 26, (2 years ago as of 2017), he celebrated his sobriety. Having come from a place where he felt like he never fit in, now Nick shines when he...


Episode 25 The Mind

It has been a very emotional past month and I wanted to share with you some of my journey. Also, one of my favorites, Mr. Earl Nightingale imparts wisdom from way back in the day about what our minds can conceive and believe, our minds can achieve. I am happy to be back and thanks for all the well-wishes! All is good!


Sunday Serenity 6 - Top 10 Tips To Staying Sober Part 1

You are on a journey that is also about lifestyle changes. Like exercise, it takes commitment and tenacity to win! We are not victims once we are clean. We are choosers. Here Are Snippets From My Guide, "Top 10 Tips To Staying Sober" In this part 1 episode I examine: The sobriety stages of change The Top 10 Choices That Are Mistakes - According To Mark Rickert's Experiences You can download your very own copy of the Top 10 Tips To Staying Sober at when the...


24: The Power Of Now

Listening to others while they speak shows respect and can help you in your life, and even in business. Brian Tracy authored a book titled, "The Power Of Charm" and it is all about being in the Now, and present when those around us tell us about their lives and events. We don't fool anyone when we act like we are listening but we are not. Practice listening. This episode is dedicated to my 103 year old Grandmother who we just lost a couple of days ago. Have a great week everyone.


23: Life In The FAST Lane - Brad Seavers

Listen as Brad reveals what its like to be living a life of fear at the age of 3 and beyond. Fear for his life from those that should have been loving on him. By age 16 he was involved in drugs and alcohol and his life was already on a downward spiral. See how this hero for kids now turns his attention towards himself to heal, and then others.


22: My Fair Junkie - Getting Dirty And Staying Clean

Listen as Amy gets REAL and shares her story of, Getting Dirty AND Staying Clean. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Amy Dresner had it all: a top-notch private school education, the most expensive summer camps and even a weekly clothing allowance. But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiending addiction monster. Soon, if you could snort it, smoke it, or have sex with, she did. Smart and charming, with daddy’s money to fall back on, she sort of managed to keep...


Sunday Serenity 5 - Into Action Into Service

The definition of SERVICE is the action of helping or doing work for someone. Part of my service work consists of doing this weekly podcast to bring you inspiring stories of other addicts/alcoholics/over-eaters all built around hope, inspiration, motivation, and positive messages positioned with a desire to plant seeds, seed of sobriety and recovery. The other part of my service work consists of taking AA/NA meetings to the Jails and Juvenile detention centers in my area on a regular...


21: Happy New Year - Sobriety - Goals - Wealth

It’s a new year, 2017 behind us, another year closed out. For many 2017 represented a year of triumph, the year they quit doing drugs, drinking, and overeating. For some it has been a year with another year of great sobriety and learning. Many of us have done quite well without goals, and some with written goals. For me, written goals are the way to go. Did you know that only 3 in 100 have written goals, and if you do have written goals that are reviewed and updated on a weekly basis, you...


20: Christmas Message

We have been given so many gifts in our lives. Ordeals to gifts. Fights to Blessings. Spend a few minutes with me today and let's examine what gifts we were given. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays friends!