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Harness The Pain
50 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
Chapter 21: Tommy Breedlove & Legendary
On Chapter 21 of Harness The Pain, Tommy Breedlove joins me to discuss his USA Today and Wall Street Journal best selling book, Legendary, A simple playbook for building and living a legendary life and being remembered as a legend. Tommy has experienced many lows and highs in his life, and he shares those experiences and lessons in Legendary. Tommy is a business, relationship, and mindset coach. It's a great conversation with an inspiring man. @tommybreedlove & www.tommybreedlove.com @harnessthepain & www.harnessthepain.com
72 minutes | May 13, 2020
Chapter 20: Catching Up With Grant Harrell
On Chapter 20 of Harness The Pain we catch up with Grant Harrell. Grant previously joined us on Chapters 10 and 11. I’d encourage you to check those out as well. Grant is an endurance athlete and world traveler. Since we last spoke, Grant endured a major surgery for a young man his age. We talk about that surgery, his recovery, how he’s dealing with losing the ability to travel, and how he’s staying active and sane while being confined as a result of C19. If you enjoyed Grant’s story, please like, review, share, and subscribe. Taking just a minute to do so will help us spread the good word to others that may be struggling. Connect with Harness The Pain: Instagram: @harnessthepain Twitter: @harnessthepain Website: harnessthepain.com Email: email@example.com Thank you for listening! God Bless!
86 minutes | May 1, 2020
Chapter 19: Dan Edelston and One Breath One Movement, How to Embrace Change and Embody Peace Through Yoga
On Chapter 19 of HTP Dan Edelston joins us to talk about his new book, One Breath One Movement, How to Embrace Change and Embody Peace Through Yoga. Please comment, share, and subscribe to help yourself and others Harness The Pain. If you have suggestions for topics or guests, please shoot us an email, firstname.lastname@example.org You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @harnessthepain, and you can visit our website www.harnessthepain.com Thank you for listening, and God Bless!
33 minutes | Mar 14, 2020
Chapter 18: COVID-19 Mindful not Fearful
On Chapter 18 of the Harness The Pain Podcast, I'm going to invest some time talking about how we need to be mindful, not fearful of COVID-19. Disclaimer I’m not a doctor, I don’t play one on TV, and I didn’t stay at a Holliday Inn last night. I amA practical man with a natural tendency to swim up stream, or to go against the herd mentality A husband and father that has a responsibility to be mindful of the situation to protect and provide for my family Not making light but shedding light I'm not making light of the situation; rather, I'm trying to shed light by taking a tactical pause, a step back, and assessing the situation from a more rational perspective Mindful not Fearful Mindfulness Definition: a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique Fearful Definition: feeling afraid; showing fear or anxiety It seems to me that there are an increasing number of people that are losing their minds over this, and I would venture to guess that the primary illness they are suffering from is being ill-informed Diagnosis doesn’t mean death Are people dying, yes, unfortunately they are, and it’s tragic, but not everyone that is contracting it is dying At the time of recording, there is a nearly 97% survival rate Presently in the U.S., there are 1,629 cases out of a population of 331,002,651, or .00000492% of the population Presently in the U.S. there have unfortunately been 41 deaths out of a population of 331,002,651 or.00000012% of the population Globally there have been approximately 125,000 cases or .0000162% of the estimated 7,700,000,000 global population and 4,600 deaths or .000000597% of the global population Ignorance is not bliss, it causes anxiety, and anxiety causes stress Think about when you’re the most anxious or stressed. For me, it’s when I know something is happening or on the horizon and I’m not as knowledgeable and mentally prepared as I need to be Stress weakens the immune system One of the effects of stress is that it can lower your body’s white blood cells that are there to help you fight off infection and viruses Don’t let your Covid-19 related anxiety and stress become a self-fulfilling prophecy How to combat stress Get Active Any form of exercise can help your body generate endorphins (legal and non-narcotic mood enhancers) Walking, jogging, gardening, cleaning the house, anything active Healthy Diet I stress eat junk food, which is like throwing gas on a fire Eat healthy to be healthy Avoid unhealthy habits and people Including overindulging in the news Negative Nancy type people Meditate Hard to do for some us, but great when you can Smile and Laugh more Health issues from loneliness Natural tendency is to shut ourselves in, but it’s important to connect with others so they can lift you, and you can lift them Sleep Writing can be very calming and therapeutic Be the calm in storm for yourself and others around you If needed, talk with a professional Turn off the noisy news I’m a former news man, so don’t get me wrong, there is still such a thing as people with journalistic integrity, but they’re often overridden by those with editorial and/or bottom line seniority Don’t forget, their overall objective is to drive ratings, and negative news is being consumed faster than they can generate it Collateral Damage of Covid-19 Medical professionals are being stretched thin and people are suffering from other illnesses can’t receive needed care because people without symptoms are going to medical facilities to get checked “just to be safe” People are stealing masks and other things from medical facilities that medical professionals and truly sick patients need Businesses and the people they employee are suffering, and this is especially true of smaller businesses that have a higher propensity to employee people that are living paycheck to paycheck Those businesses were built due in large part to meet a need of their local communities, so it’s important that people continue to live their normal lives, and by doing so, continue to support those businesses Part of the problem or part of the solution When this ends, and it will end, we’ll look back on how responded individually and as a society. The question will be whether we hang our heads in shame because the ugly self-serving side of human nature prevailed, or we’ll hold our heads high because we were calm, rationale, and we behaved in a way that we can and should be proud of. Either way, generations to come will look back on this brief time in history and learn valuable lessons. Let’s set a good example out of a bad experienc. Thank you for listening, and God Bless! Instagram and Twitter @harnessthepain www.harnessthepain.com
59 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
Chapter 17: Dr. W. Lee Warren & his book I've Seen the End of You, A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know
On chapter 17 of HTP, I talk with Dr. Lee Warren about his deeply encouraging new book, I’ve seen the End of You, A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know. From the Amazon description of this wonderful book, "Dr. W. Lee Warren, a practicing brain surgeon, assumed he knew most outcomes for people with glioblastoma, head injuries, and other health-care problems. Yet even as he tried to give patients hope, his own heart would sink as he realized, I've seen the end of you. But it became far more personal when the acclaimed doctor experienced an unimaginable family tragedy. That's when he reached the end of himself. Page-turning medical stories serve as the backdrop for a raw, honest look at how we can remain on solid ground when everything goes wrong and how we can find light in the darkest hours of life. I've Seen the End of You is the rare book that offers tender empathy and tangible hope for those who are suffering. No matter what you're facing, this doesn't have to be the end. Even when nothing seems to makes sense, God can transform your circumstances and your life. And he can offer a new beginning." Connect with Lee: Website:https://wleewarrenmd.com/ Podcast Connect with Harness The Pain: Instagram: @harnessthepain Website: harnessthepain.com Email: email@example.com Thank you for listening! God Bless!
59 minutes | Nov 2, 2019
Chapter 16: Erica Mosca & Leaders In Training
On Chapter 16 of Harness The Pain, Erica Mosca, the founder of the non-profit Leaders In Training, shares her story of overcoming significant challenges and long odds to become the first college graduate in her family, and how Leaders In Training is empowering first – generation college graduates to become diverse leaders that change world. Connect with Leaders In Training: Website:litlv.org Connect with Harness The Pain: Instagram: @harnessthepain Website: harnessthepain.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for listening! God Bless!
93 minutes | Oct 19, 2019
Chapter 15: Sam Kuhnert & NubAbility Athletics Foundation
On Chapter 15 of Harness The Pain, I talked with Sam Kuhnert about how his faith, family, and resilience helped him overcome bullying and the limitations others tried to put on him as a result of being born without a left hand. Sam’s inspiring story includes playing wide receiver on his high school football team, college baseball, and founding The NubAbility® Athletics Foundation that exists to encourage, inspire, instruct limb different youth that are congenital or traumatic amputees by getting them out of the stands, off the bench and into mainstream sports. I challenge you to listen to Sam’s story, checkout NubAbility, and not come away being moved. Connect with NubAbility & Sam Kuhnert: Website: nubability.org and samkuhnert.com YouTube: NubAbility Athletics Foundation and Sam Kuhnert Instagram: @nubabilityathletics and @samkuhnert Email: email@example.com Connect with Harness The Pain: Instagram: @harnessthepain Website: harnessthepain.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for listening! God bless!
72 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
Chapter 14: GallantFew
On Chapter 14 of Harness The Pain, former Army Ranger Karl Monger and I discuss his veteran focused organization, GallantFew. Karl leveraged his personal and professional experience to found this organization that helps veterans through the challenging process of transitioning to civilian life. If you’re a veteran or know a veteran, it’s a good investment of your time to learn more about how GallantFew is saving and changing the lives of our country’s warriors, including through the use of the Spartan Pledge: “I will never take my own life by my own hand until I talk to my battle buddy first. My mission is to find a mission to help my warfighter family.” GallantFew.org Veteran Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255 If Harness The Pain speaks to you, please Like, Comment, Subscribe, and Share! Find HTP: Instagram & Twitter: @harnessthepain Website: harnessthepain.com Email: email@example.com Thank you for listening! God bless!
79 minutes | Jul 20, 2019
Chapter 13: Wayne Magee & TOUGH Blows: A Lifelong Journey of Defying the Odds
On Chapter 13 of Harness The Pain, Wayne Magee and I discuss his new book, TOUGH Blows: A Lifelong Journey of Defying the Odds. Wayne was diagnosed at birth with cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD). This rare genetic skeletal disorder that affects one in one million people left Wayne without a collarbone, teeth and his skull and facial growth appears larger than normal. In addition to CCD, Wayne was also born premature and with a severe heart condition. Because of his significant health issues, doctors didn't believe that he would live beyond age two or fully develop physically or mentally. With the help of his adoptive mom, his faith in God, and his remarkable resiliency, Wayne beat astonishing odds as he continues to reach inspiring heights in life! Wayne is the living example of the mission of HTP because he has courageously harnessed his pain to survive, thrive, and to help others! Let Wayne Inspire You: Find his book on Amazon Visit his website www.toughblows.com Follow him on Instagram @waynemagee_toughblows Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mma7thcompany If Harness The Pain speaks to you, please Like, Comment, Subscribe, and Share! Find HTP: Instagram & Twitter: @harnessthepain Website: www.harnessthepain.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for listening! God bless!
12 minutes | Jul 4, 2019
Chapter 12: Be Part of the United Solution
Let me begin by saying that this isn’t directed at either side of the political aisle; rather, it’s directed at ALL AMERICANS as part of our country’s Independence Day, on July 4, 2019. We're blessed to live in this wonderful country. Unfortunately, I fear that the devise politics being spewed across our country by the media is ripping at the fabric of our country. The challenge and question I pose is whether or not you'll be part of the ongoing problem or part of the solution. If Harness The Pain speaks to you, please Like, Comment, Subscribe, and Share! Find HTP: Instagram & Twitter: @harnessthepain Website: www.harnessthepain.com Email: email@example.com Thank you for listening! God bless!
75 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
Chapter 11: Grant Harrell's Global Journey from Alabama to Antarctica - Part 2
In Chapter 11 of the Harness The Pain Podcast, we continue our conversation with our Chapter 10 guest, Grant Harrell. Grant takes us around the world as he shares stories about competing as an endurance athlete in places like Antarctica, South Africa, and even North Korea. Grant's journey from his humble beginnings in Alabama are a testament to the power of dreaming beyond your environment, tremendous self discipline, and a seemingly endless quest to take full advantage of the gifts we've been given as part of our one shot at this life! If Harness The Pain speaks to you, please Like, Comment, Subscribe, and Share! Find HTP: Instagram & Twitter: @harnessthepain Website: www.harnessthepain.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for listening! God bless!
42 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Chapter 10: Grant Harrell's Global Journey from Alabama to Antarctica - Part 1
ON CHAPTER 10 OF HARNESS THE PAIN, I TALKED WITH GRANT HARRELL ABOUT HIS JOURNEY FROM ALABAMA TO ANTARCTICA AS AN ENDURANCE ATHLETE. GRANT AND I VISITED ABOUT A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS, INCLUDING: HIS HUMBLE CHILDHOOD IN ALABAMA WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR A TEENAGE BOY FROM A SMALL TOWN IN THE SOUTH TO BE DROPPED INTO NYC WHAT HE LEARNED FROM SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND THE EARLY DAYS OF WHAT WOULD GROW TO BECOME A NEARLY UNBELIEVABLE JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD AS AN ENDURANCE ATHLETE BECAUSE GRANT’S STORY IS SO UNIQUE, WE COULDN’T COVER IT ALL IN ONE CHAPTER, SO MAKE SURE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE HTP PODCAST TO LISTEN TO THE SECOND HALF OF OUR CONVERSATION.
50 minutes | Jun 15, 2019
Chapter 9: Coming to the Rescue
On Chapter 9 of the Harness The Pain Podcast, I talked with Harley Schild about how we got connected, and how his family, friends, and people he didn't even know from across the country came together to help Texans in need. Harley's story is a great example of harnessing the pain of others to help them survive. If HTP speaks to you, please Like, Comment, Subscribe, and share it with others. Find us on Instagram and Twitter @harnessthepain www.harnessthepain.com Thank you for listening. God bless!
38 minutes | Jun 8, 2019
Chapter 8 Patience from Pain
On Chapter 8 of the Harness The Pain Podcast, we talk about learning patience from pain. Patience is scarce these days, so it's to our advantage if we can leverage trying circumstances to build our patience muscle. If you feel compelled, please leave us a review and/or a rating. Shoot us an email at email@example.com Find us on Instagram @harnessthepain Visit our website www.harnessthepain.com Thank you for listening!
18 minutes | May 24, 2019
Remember Memorial Day & Don't Feed The Greed
On Chapter 7 of the Harness The Pain Podcast, I discuss some of the history of Memorial Day and the growing commercialization of this special holiday. Comparatively speaking, this is a short chapter, but I feel like it’s important to regain our focus on the meaning of Memorial Day, and to not feed the greed of commercialization.
92 minutes | May 7, 2019
Former Major League Baseball Pitcher Mike Adams
Former Major League Baseball Pitcher Mike Adams is our guest on Chapter 6 of HTP. You’ll quickly discover that Mike is a really good guy. You’ll hear over the course of our conversation that it took far more than God given talent for Mike to pitch professionally for 14 years. Regardless of whether you’re a baseball fan, Mike’s story is filled with lessons that can be applied in and out of sports. Lessons that include listening, learning, adapting, overcoming, perseverance, belief in oneself and many more. I truly appreciate you investing some of your time to listen to this chapter of Harness The Pain. If it speaks to you, please leave us a review, subscribe and share. If you have questions or suggestions, including topics for future shows, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org You can find us on Instagram and Twitter @harnessthepain Feel free to visit our website harnessthepain.com, As always, we encourage you to harness the pain in your life And for you to encourage others to do the same Thanks for listening, and God bless.
107 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Jason Harnden of Harnden Fitness
Jason Harnden with Harnden Fitness is our guest on chapter 5 of HTP. Jason has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, most prominently as a personal trainer. Jason’s list of clients ranges from youth athletes seeking excellence and an edge in amateur sports to a Dallas Cowboy Hall of Fame quarterback. This chapter has something for everyone: young athletes, parents of young athletes, average Joes and Janes like me that may be looking for a gym or personal trainer as we work to overcome real or imagined physical limits, personal trainers that are trying to make their way in the business, and anyone interested is setting up a home gym that will be more than an overpriced clothes rack. www.hardnenfitness.com www.vaultsmarthome.com www.vaultcoffee.us Please rate, review, subscribe, and share this podcast! Thank you for listening!
41 minutes | Apr 1, 2019
Wade Bowen Texas Singer/Songwriter
Texas singer/songwriter Wade Bowen was kind enough to set down and talk about a wide range of topics, including: His 20+ year career His fans His crew Being a husband and father What it was like for him and his family when they were faced with the possibility of him losing his voice and career in 2018 How he approaches songwriting What "hold my beer and watch this" means to him The Bowen Music Fest in Waco, TX that's part of his Bowen Family Foundation that has raised nearly $3,500,000.00 for children and families www.wadebowen.com www.bowenfamilyfoundation.org
39 minutes | Mar 17, 2019
American Heroes In Action is helping injured veterans and first responders heal using outdoor adventures.
As Americans, we’re blessed to have brave men and women that come to our rescue and that protect us at home and abroad. For many of them, they sacrifice their bodies and minds. I witnessed this first hand with my late father, who was a Vietnam Veteran. Whether it's military or first responders, they can pay a heavy price on our behalf. American Heroes In Action is a non-profit organization that uses hunting and fishing adventures in God’s great outdoors as therapy to help these men and women heal.
76 minutes | Mar 9, 2019
Turning back cancer twice, wine whiskey and a vision, and trading a cubicle for a pulpit.
Reverend Lance Marshall leads the Gathering at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, TX. Lance shares his story of turning back cancer twice and walking away from a successful career to find and live his true life. Along the way, wine, whiskey and a vision foretold his future.
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