57 minutes | May 14, 2020
Ep #8 - The Effect of Honesty on the Body, Recognizing Loneliness, & Explorations of the Self - Tah Whitty and Barton Scott
In today’s podcast, Tah and Barton talked about the effects of honesty on the body, recognizing loneliness and explorations of the self. Tah started by sharing his experiences as an ER nurse for 25 years in every borough of New York City and how much he has learned with that experience. It opened his eyes to how the physiology of humans interacts with their environment, how loneliness is an inherent part of a person’s psyche and how the effects of honesty on the body leads to healing. Getting into the core of things help you understand how a body functions, how the mind works and through this, you piece together why people do what they do. Sometimes, we get so immersed in these habitual loops that we fail to recognize we’re in it altogether. Some, if not most of us, need help in reacquainting with ourselves, introspecting and exploring more of our past experiences to fully realize what it is that makes us behave in such a way. In this podcast, we also discussed: 05:01 Repression of expression 09:13 What drove you to do it? 10:30 Building habits in a dysfunctional manner 15:46 Letting things go and seeing the body relax in particular ways 23:57 What caused it? Getting to the root of things 34:43 What society is telling us 49:20 What is causing us to hide from our greatness? The effects of honesty on the body, recognizing loneliness and explorations of the self have helped people relax and be less angry, negative or violent by letting go of what it was in the past that caused them to behave such a way, ultimately leading them to be happier and more hopeful of what’s ahead of them. Find tah at tahnkole.com and @tahfree on instagram.com Check out more of Barton and Total Upgrade with the following accounts: Spotify - Total Upgrade Listen to Notes - https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/total-upgrade-barton-scott-2xyrMkAV6Bs/ Twitter - @itsbartonscott
54 minutes | May 11, 2020
Ep #7 - Being Your Own Coach and Overcoming Body Image Issues and a Lack of Love for Yourself - Shawn Wells
In today’s podcast, Shawn Wells, a biochemist and a top supplement educator, public speaker and health coach together with Barton talks about the different struggles Shawn experienced throughout life - namely body issues, mindset, having an negative internal voice, suicide, much more and understanding how it is possible to be your own source of strength. Shawn shared about how he overcame his suicidal tendencies and trauma from childhood and to become the great and inspiring man that he is today. Throughout his life, there were countless moments where Shawn was having difficulty seeing the good in life, but him not giving up is what made all the difference. He eventually struggled enough to realize how we can be our own coach and hero, to be your own strength, and help others find theirs. Shawn reminds us that we have to take time to figure ourselves out and nourish ourselves past our insecurities and self-hate, fuel with self-love. We have to have that driving force to see ourselves as our own project, our own priority. In that way, we allow others to take us how we see ourselves and empower them to see themselves to their fullest and be their own strength. In this podcast, we also discussed: 11:46 Vulnerability and empathy 13:40 Chasing your dreams 31:38 Being connected emotionally 34:43 Sharing ourselves and understanding weaknesses 47:39 State of abundance, state of love 49:52 Judging or observing? Being your own strength means so much more than being fit, having the perfect career or being famous. It’s being comfortable in your own skin, accepting all your flaws and shortcomings and improving your strengths. You can find Shawn on Instagram @ingredientologist Check out more of Barton and Total Upgrade with the following accounts: Spotify - Total Upgrade Listen to Notes - https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/total-upgrade-barton-scott-2xyrMkAV6Bs/ Twitter - @itsbartonscott
43 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
Ep #6 - Mindset Tools for Overcoming OCD, Eating Disorders, Depression, and Debt
In this podcast, Robert Sikes, bravely shares his struggles with overcoming depression, OCD, debt issues, starving himself, and other eating disorders, drowning him in a spiral of unhealthy habits and failed business attempts from which he has now emerged so much stronger, wiser, fit, healthy and more empathetic than before. Mindset and motivation are such a big part of everything we do. Robert is a great example in this space. Particularly considering his humility in this space. This episode needs to be shared far and wide because of all the things Robert shares. Sometimes we put everything on the line only to see it crash and burn, and sometimes that’s how life teaches us to move forward and do the work we are ultimately meant to do. In order to do well in business and personal relationships, there needs to be a balance between personal life and business life, or you can just go all in life like Robert and completely combine the two like he and his wife have. For this reason, they set an interesting example. You need to be fair to the needs of both yourself and your partner or the demands of your work. And remember that no matter how negative a situation may look, you can always turn it around with a positive outlook. In this interview, we also covered: 03:53 How our problems shape our mindset and who we become 04:27 Humility 06:52 Getting overwhelmed in a relationship 11:30 Sleep deprivation and motivation 16:20 Working together with your romantic partner to run a business 17:20 Harnessing your energy 22:19 The dynamics of a relationship As you become more established in life, you get to realize as well how important it is to give back. It makes it all worthwhile - the hardships, tears, broken relationships and learnings - they make you a better you for the people that you are within the present, and with the responsibilities, you are now gifted. This episode is brought to you by Upgraded Formulas - “The Best of What Science Has To Offer.” Find us at upgradedformulas.com for products that support the foundation of your life.
41 minutes | Jan 5, 2020
Ep #5 - The Power of Empathy and Vulnerability - with Drew Manning
Drew Manning, is a NYT best-selling author of “Fit to Fat to Fit”. Drew is on a mission to bring empathy into the fitness industry. He shares about the things he learned by deciding to get fat on purpose and then worked his way back to getting fit afterwards in the pursuit of understanding how his clients thought about food and the stress of carrying extra pounds. In this podcast, we also covered: 07:17 Common ground 10:07 Healthy masculinity 12:41 Daring greatly 17:11 Stress and how it affects the people around you 24:15 Reflecting on oneself 33:50 Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton Drew also imparted how we should not take whatever people do to us too personally since their actions and attitude do not, at most times, reflect how we treated them but rather how they feel about themselves within. That maybe the lashed out anger that they released upon us were misunderstood pain and shortcomings on their part. Getting vulnerable with yourself could help you learn so much about where to improve, how to react to all circumstances, how to decide for yourself, and how to empathize with your loved ones.
66 minutes | Jan 5, 2020
Ep #4 - Space, Quiet and Relationships: Thinking Terms of Decades - From One the Top Digital Marketers Alive - George Bryant
In this podcast, Barton and George sit down for a wide-ranging chat. George is a NYT Best Selling Author and top-tier digital marketer. He has helped hundreds of the largest companies in the world ethically scale their businesses by deepening their relationships with their customers... and creating transformational breakthroughs that help them accomplish their goals. He believes a company’s financial success is directly dependent on the amount of value they share before AND after a purchase. In this workshop, he will teach you how to bring more meaningful value to your MOST IDEAL CUSTOMERS’ lives, in a simple & systematized process. By utilizing the backbone of your customer’s journey, email marketing. George shares one of the most profound lessons he learned in business. How to gain essential awareness of self and yourself in business: To cultivate deep, meaningful relationships in business requires awareness and proper perspective in what you want and want to create. How you cultivate a healthy relationship with yourself and in return, feedback that to your relationships in life and business as well. The importance of doing simple activities like: Taking a walk in the early morning to plan and reflect on your week and build the habit of truly being present in the moment. Appreciation for what you have: Appreciating every single thing that went right and learning from the things that went wrong + learning when to change and to let go. In this podcast, we also cover: 09:59 How you see yourself 12:25 Creating collaboration 18:06 Breathing Better 25:31 How to be / not be the best version of yourself 31:13 Seeking validation 36:39 Advocating your own leadership 47:22 The power of connecting with yourself
55 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Ep #3 - How to take BIG leaps in Personal Growth and What That Means For Those In Your Life with Keith Norris
Episode 3: How to take BIG leaps in Personal Growth and What That Means For Those In Your Life Keith initially started with a story about how he survived drowning when he was 12 years old and how that molded his mentality -- sometimes benefiting him and leading him to think that he could survive anything that came along his way, and at other moments causing difficult angst. The journey each and every single person takes in this lifetime comes with a mixture of joys, heartaches, and discoveries. Soon enough, you get to a point where the more you know, the more you actually realize that you don’t know anything. There is a multitude of layers to be peeled to grasp particular subjects of life, and it helps us to understand others more and how life works in general. And so this is how you start winning in life with a bulletproof mentality - by listening without judgment and being grateful for what you have. In this podcast, we also cover: 19:48 Journeying deep into your subconscious 21:40 Conversation with “God” / Universe and Powerful Takeaways 27:40 Making sense of things 30:50 Where did you start? 33:43 Meal time: Finding something to be thankful for 37:47 Being competitive: Pros and Cons 46:40 Always practice 55:05 Freedom of expression When you are given the opportunity to be better and be more creative, you take it. You win in life when you realize that you can uplift more people as you go about your mission and goals in life. That’s bulletproof mentality - knowing you’d survive any storm and in the process, be made stronger,, and by your purpose and encounters. You can also check out one of Keith’s great blog posts here, http://ancestralmomentum.com/2018/05/the-meek-shall-inherit-the-earth/, where he elaborated on how weakness, or the inability to retaliate against an oppressive force is never a virtue. Check out the following links below for more: https://www.paleofx.com/ Twitter: @norrisrk upgradedformulas.com This episode is brought to you by Upgraded Formulas. Visit Upgradedformulas.com to get fully optimized, and prepared to take on what life throws your way!
46 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Ep #2 - How Your Environment is Screwing with You —Aaron Alexander
Episode #2 - How Your Environment is Screwing with You —Aaron Alexander In this podcast, Barton talks with Aaron Alexander, a movement expert, wide reader and movement/habits author. We dive into what keeps us in flexing our visions with what we do everyday. “They say that the way you walk in a room is how you walk through life.” The human brain works in a two-way communication scheme where you take in what the environment gives you through your senses and formulate a response in return. Among many other things, they speak about finding the right balance between the decision of how or when to be an observer, or be a participant. In this podcast we also cover: 06:01 how our brain works 12:07 becoming your thoughts 14:59 observer or participant 26:36 being receptive to change and adaptation 32:15 being your own brand 34:54 be supportive and it will be enough From Aaron Alexander @alignpodcast: The root of insecurity springs from the negative perceptions of self, especially at a time where social media provides a comparison between people of different social status and advocacies. Oftentimes, you feel pressured about creating a medium of becoming your own brand that you lose sight of what's necessary and important for you personally. You look at others in the eyes of a competitor which generates these thoughts of not being enough. Be aware, pause, and break the cycle. To check out more of Aaron Alexander, visit the following: Instagram: @alignpodcast Twitter: @alignpodcast Website: https://alignpodcast.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/alignpodcast This episode is brought to you by Upgraded Formulas. Visit Upgradedformulas.com to get fully optimized, and prepared to take on what life throws your way!
48 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Ep #1 - How To Be a Better Man: Brian Bradley - Who Tony Robbins Goes to for Advice
Episode #1 - How To Be a Better Man: Brian Bradley - Who Tony Robbins Goes to for Advice In this podcast, Barton talks with Brian Bradley. He talked about being responsible with resolving one’s chronic pain, introspecting into the losses we endure in life and extracting lessons from it. At the end of each day, small gestures for oneself like sitting and taking the time to concentrate on your body and which part of your body feels pain, helps in recognizing that each part is tied to an emotional response in the brain. In this podcast, we talk about: 12:51 Stepping back to see the bigger picture 15:16 Diffusing the situation properly 19:24 Loving the child in you 22:55 Cancelling out ego 25:41 Masculinity defined 31:16 The art of listening 34:17 Looking through clear glass Brian also talked about how techniques for active listening that can improve and be utilized in every aspect of your life. Being in control of your emotions and body is a way of resolving chronic pain, of resolving misery, of reducing needless arguments and therefore increasing happiness and saving so much time along the way. You can find all of Brian and Egoscue's great movement work here IG: @themovementnerd50 @egoscue FB: TheBrianBradley Website: Egoscue.com This episode is brought to you by Upgraded Formulas. Visit Upgradedformulas.com to get fully optimized, and prepared to take on what life throws your way!