Audio Christmas Card
This month’s show spends some time catching up on a personal level. I kind of do a “year in review” of all of our challenges and successes in 2017, and then I talk about plans for the coming year ahead. I also spend some time talking about my challenges in real estate, and looking back at the lessons I have learned with regards to successfully managing rental properties.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 55:36 — 50.9MB)
Hurricanes Everywhere! Is it Global Warming?
Until a couple months ago, the concept of man-made global warming was one which I had heard of in the media, but had no personal experience researching on my own. Then, we had a series of hurricanes blast the United States back to back, including Irma which did a ton of damage up through Florida and into Jacksonville where I own property. Being the second major near miss in two years, I was really interesting in finding the answers to a couple questions: “Is the increase in hurricanes this year the result of man-made global warming?” and “Do I have reason for concern going forward with relation to investments in Florida?”
In order to find answers to those questions, some research was necessary. However, the more answers I found, the fuzzier the big picture got and the more questions I needed to ask to clarify it. As I continued to pursue answers I was once again drawn down the rabbit hole into a world where what we are being led to believe may not always be the truth. It has been an interesting period of time, very heavy in research and full of learning, and today I am sharing my story with you. I’m sure you will find it an educational and fascinating ride.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:59:48 — 111.4MB)
Diet, “What the Health”, and Getting My Butt Kicked
I’ve made a few small but drastic changes to my diet over the past few months which have had a huge impact on how I look and feel. I discuss those on this episode, as well as review a new documentary which many people are raving about (me, not so much) called “What the Health”. Then I wrap it up by talking about the butt kicking I took in Jacksonville a few weeks ago.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 40:29 — 38.8MB)
Dealing With and Overcoming Stress
Stress can totally wear you down, and sometimes it only takes a few negative things happening to start a whole avalanche of stress and negativity which seems to come crashing down upon you with an incredible weight. Being able to effectively process and deal with stress, and lift that weight off you, is so important in maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle, and it’s actually pretty easy to do with the right technique. This episode I talk about the many things which have been stressing me out over the past couple months, and some very effective ways which I have found for dealing with them.
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The Battle With GMO Companies on Kauai
This month we tackle the problem of GMO companies, which are using Kauai as a testing ground for new products and spraying tons of very dangerous chemicals on the island. These companies are disrespecting both the people of Kauai and the land of Kauai on a massive scale. They poison them both without concern, all the while hiding smugly behind data which they control and laws which they help mold. Today we will swan dive into this issue with no holding back!
In this episode we are are going to discuss:
The problem and legal battle between the GMO companies and the people of Kauai.
The corruption of GMO company money in politics, and our university system.
The attempts of GMO companies to block information regarding the harmful effects of their chemicals.
My investigation into the companies, which makes a solid case that one of them may very well own a major portion of the responsibility for the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:15:38 — 125.9MB)
Harriet Tubman once said “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” I think of that and I wonder how many of us are truly aware of the propaganda techniques used every day to persuade the general popluation of this country to blindly fall in line with the wishes of others. It is amazing how easy we can be convinced to accept a less than stellar life, sacrifice our own freedoms and happiness, and send our children off to fight, kill and die in wars for the benefit of others. Today we are going to talk about propaganda, why you need to be aware of it, its history, and the techniques an effective propaganda campaign uses to brainwash a nation.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:01:45 — 58.3MB)
Back in June of last year, I set out to do a podcast about my research on the voting process. That simple idea took me on a trip down an amazing and scary road, and ended up turning into a full time, three month project which spanned three episodes. During that time I researched the voting process, where our presidential nominees come from, the media, the history of the United States and the fight for control of our monetary system, the influence of the powerful and wealthy on govenernments, and the creation of a shadow government.
With that knowledge fresh on my mind, it was amazing to watch the last election unfold. There were so many subjects which I had to make note of and research further, and it kept me pretty busy. We saw unprecedented exposure of the media and of the shadow government, and we have seen a ton of attempts to deflect that exposure by distracting us and turning us against each other, while still fighting to further their agenda.
This month we are going to talk about that subject, and kind of put a closing statement on that three part series on government corruption. We are going to talk about how I feel Trump won, how the media and the shadow government was exposed, how they are reacting, and how they are trying to deflect, distract, and divide us from the real issues. Lets get started…
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:45:17 — 96.4MB)
Today I’m bringing you an interview with some incredible friends of mine, Tim Czarkowski and his wife Victoria, who could not be better examples of the message of this show. They had a dream of wanting to travel the world nonstop, and so they designed a lifestyle which has allowed them to do just that.
Starting with basically nothing, Tim built up an impressive real estate portfolio in about five years time, which has allowed them to earn passive income to cover all of their bills and expenses. Victoria designed a career as a traveling nurse, which they can take on the road and which allows her to work all across America. About two years ago they set off in an RV and began traveling the United States, and the world.
Today we are going to talk about how they were able to do it and then we are going to talk about what it’s like to actually travel as a lifestyle, as well as their experiences from the road. It’s an awesome show and I’m sure you are going to love it!
As discussed in the show, below are the following links:
The blog page for Tim and Victoria’s travels
Tim’s real estate investing website
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:59:29 — 111.1MB)
I’ve talked in past shows about my real estate investing in Jacksonville, Florida. Things have been going great on that front for about a year. Then along comes Hurricane Matthew, a massive storm with the potential for a direct hit in Jacksonville carrying category four or five winds, a massive storm surge, and the potential to completly wipe me out. I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me this past week in the wake of Hurricane Matthew to ask how I am doing, and how the properties are. It was a very emotionally exhausting week, but it was a week where I learned some valuable lessons. Today I am going to tell my story and share the lessons which I learned.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 45:23 — 43.3MB)
Three months ago I started this series by doing a podcast on voter fraud, which ended up opening a whole can of worms and sent me on a frightening journey of discovery. At the end of that first podcast, I set out to learn how candidates are chosen for office. In order to find the answer to that question I needed to follow the money, and that search led me to last months show about very powerful banking interests. This month picks up from there and dives into the creation of an extremely powerful group which runs a startling number of this countries policies from behind the scenes, a group with a very boring and unassuming name that is actually very far from boring and unassuming. If you want to have a true awakening to the powers behind the scenes running this country, if you want to know how you are programmed to obey and follow directions, if you want to know where your presidential candidates come from and how they get into office… listen to this show.
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That old saying, “The golden rule is that those who control the gold make the rules”, is no joke. For as long as money has been around, those who control it have had immense power. I think everyone is aware of the massive influence those with money can have over our individual politicians by funding their campaigns. The mystery lies behind the fact that most people believe the government itself is the sole entity with control over this county’s economy and money supply.
I’ve spent a ton of time over the past month and a half researching some pretty important things which we weren’t taught in school, about how money works in our society, about how the banking industry really works, about monetary policy, about economics, about the battle over currency in our nations history, and about who controls it today. In this “part two” of a three episode series on voting and governmental control, I’m going to share a summary of the most important findings that I can fit into this show and still keep it entertaining. This “must listen” show is packed with things we we were never taught, but really should know.
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“No matter who becomes president in the next election, they will not change your life. Only you have the power to do that.”
Today I’m going to talk about my thoughts on “voting” and why I think it is designed to placate and control us, while only giving us the illusion that we have any control. We are also going to talk about the election process and the many ways it is rigged from the start to take control away from the general population. We are going to talk about the role the media plays in deciding elections and turning our population against one another. We are going to talk about straight up rampant cheating. And finally we are going to talk about why it doesn’t matter who gets in office anyway. Even if you don’t agree with my stances on issues in this podcast, you should find it entertaining and informative.
Discussed in the podcast, the documentary “Hacking Democracy” is a must watch.
Politico.com: state by state election results
Ballotpedia: voting equipment by state.
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This can be an incredibly stressful time in the lives of our youth… when they graduate high school, turn 18, and are suddenly expected to make a choice of what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Many have absolutely no idea what they want to do and yet feel forced to make a choice “right now”. Others still, may be really conflicted because the mold society had set out for them doesn’t fit who they are. It’s no wonder that suicide is the third leading cause of death among our youth.
Today we are going to talk to four incredible people who are all facing this leap together, my daughter and three of her best friends. They have formed an amazing friendship over the years and yet couldn’t come from any more different backgrounds when it comes to their schooling. We are going to talk about their thoughts on the school system, social programming, massive pressures at this point in life, and what parents do that can either alleviate this stress or increase it.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:13:29 — 67.4MB)
This episode was inspired by an email I received from a Water Sifu listener who was having a hard time with their first few days on the job. It got me thinking about the challenges we receive every day, which are all fantastic learning experiences, and how important it is to allow ourselves to step out of our comfort zones to meet them head on. In this episode I share some stories of my own personal hardships and challenges which I have had to face , both within the water industry and life in general.
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Our lives have become so wrapped up in our screens. Computers have become our workstations. Phones have become our “go to” place for answers to anything we want to know, and also our “go to” place to tune out whenever we are bored or stressed. Video games have become totally addictive to so many people. TV steals so much of our time, and eating in front of the TV has almost totally replaced family dinners around a table.
I have been going through nature withdrawals lately, and yesterday I really needed to get away, so I went for a drive to Yosemite National Park, and hiked the Mist Trail to Vernal Falls. I really felt called to do this trip, partially to re-energize my batteries and partially to challenge a fear within me. My legs are totally sore today, but it was an incredible journey and left me with many awesome memories. Today we are going to talk about the importance of getting away from our screens and into nature, and then I’m going to take you with me on my journey into Yosemite, and on to Vernal Falls.
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In “Social Programming”, we discussed the machine that brainwashes us from birth and attempts to transform us into becoming social robots or “human resources”. In this show, which is kind of like a Social Programming Part 2, I want to talk about the end result of that programming, a mind full of limiting beliefs about who we are, what we are capable of, and what we should expect from our lives, a mind that tells us it’s normal to be unhappy, and a mind that stops us from taking steps towards happiness even when our inner voice is screaming at us to take action.
Some of the topics covered include my thoughts on religion and finding happiness, breaking the mold of society, limiting beliefs surrounding money, employment, and success, and having the courage to make a change.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:16:08 — 69.8MB)
Today I am totally honored to bring you the author of the Ultimate Guidebook Series, Andrew Doughty, in a rare and completely candid interview. Andrew has created four truly amazing guidebooks, often referred to by travelers as the “Blue Bibles”, and for good reason… His series of travel guidebooks are by far the most popular on the islands, and are also some of the most popular travel books in the world.
I couldn’t think of a better success story for this show. Andy started with nothing but a desire to live a dream and make a life in Hawaii. With no experience writing travel books, no publishing skills, no map-making skills, no money, and only basic computer skills, he was able to turn that dream into reality through hard work, dedication, and a desire to put his readers first.
In this “can’t miss” episode, we discuss his background, the making of his first book, how he found so many of his hidden gems, some of the problems that can arise with massive success, and many other aspects of his books and these islands.
Andrew’s official website also contains a goldmine of information for anyone looking to book a hotel or condo on the island, you can find it at the following link:
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:08:13 — 62.5MB)
In this “part two” episode of a series on earning passive income, in order to give us the freedom to fully enjoy our lives, we focus on how to earn passive income online. We compare real estate investing vs. online businesses for passive income potential. We also discuss my thoughts on the best ways to earn passive income online, different types on online income, how I got started, and the many benefits of an online business.
Below are the links to some great free resources which we discuss in the show:
Podcast Answer Man, with Cliff Ravenscraft Podcasting and business tips
Smart Passive Income, with Pat Flynn Online business Info
Nitche Site Duel, with Pat Flynn Step by step guide to start an online business
Katrinah Website creation tutorials on you tube.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:05:07 — 59.7MB)
It’s amazing some of the places that you can learn lessons from, and in the past few months I’ve learned some very valuable lessons from some very unlikey sources… From the HBO series “Game of Thrones”, from 7th grade girls volleyball, and from Muslims. In this episode I discuss how each of them have taught me to be a better person in their own way, and how divine intervention set me back upon the proper path when I wandered off it and began to get lost. In 62 podcasts that I’ve created on three different subjects, this show is hands down the most meaningful to me.
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Podcast: Download (Duration: 59:37 — 54.7MB)
This episode is part one of a two part series focusing on ways to further your enjoyment of life by earning passive income. In this portion we talk about earning passive income through real estate investing. Anyone remotely interested in the subject should find a lot of value in this show. I draw from my long time interest, as well as my experience purchasing and rehabbing seven homes over the past year for the purposes of keeping as rentals, in Jacksonville, Florida. Then we have a talk with a friend of mine, Erik Korondy, who has been killing it as a new investor flipping homes.
This episode lays a good foundation for anyone interested in the subject, and approaches it from a real point of view, not one of someone trying to promote the dream to sell a product. We discuss three popular real estate strategies (Wholesaling, Flipping, and Buy and Hold) and my thoughts on the best way to get into this business. We also discuss in detail the pros and cons of “buy and hold”, as well as many ways of acquiring distressed properties which can be fixed up for profit.
As discussed in the show, here are some links to a few other great podcasts on the subject:
Bigger Pockets (#141)
Real Dealz Podcast (#78)
The Real Estate Guys Radio Show
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:43:19 — 94.7MB)
It has been about 4 1/2 years since the last episode of Breaking the Chains…. Wow! Life has taken me so many crazy places since then, but through it all this shows importance to me has always been there. I just couldn’t come back until I was ready to dedicate myself to putting on regular shows going forward, and life has put me into a position where I can finally do that. In this comeback episode of Breaking the Chains we discuss all the things that have gone on in my life since the last show, and then discuss where we will be heading going forward.
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This week I’m bringing you an interview with Joe Meyer, black belt instructor, and probably the most influential person to ever enter my life. Left alone in the world to fend for himself at twelve years old, Joe managed to not only survive, but thrive, both economically and spiritually. His positive outlook and views on life are a must listen for everyone. We sit down and discuss martial arts – which changed both of our lives drastically, what it means to be a “black belt”, and his view of business and life in general.
Living a Black Belt Life
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I remember being in first grade and thinking a witch lived in the woods surrounding a creek by my house. We were afraid to go anywhere near there. Why was I afraid of a witch? I’d never met a witch, never been attacked by a witch, never even known someone who knew someone who was cursed by a witch… so why was I afraid of a witch. Because Id been trained to be afraid, that’s why….. by years of movies, cartoons, books and tv shows, and by other religions which claimed they were evil and worshiped the devil. As I’ve grown into the person I am today, I’ve learned to think for myself, with an open mind, and I’ve learned that not everything in life is as we are told, and that there are motives behind many of the things we are sold. If you’ve been raised to think that Wiccans and Witches are evil and that they worship the devil, if you still think like I used to… then you’ve got an eye opening show ahead of you.
This week I was extremely fortunate to get an interview with Bernadette Montana, a very well known witch within the Pagan community. We discuss the Wiccan religion in a conversation that is very enlightening, while putting to rest many common misconceptions
As discussed in the show, below are some links related to Bernadette Montana:
The Website For Her Store
Her podcast on her web page forBlog Talk Radio
Wiccans, Witches, and Pagans
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Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:32:20 — 84.6MB)
Feeling attractive can impact so many areas of your life in a positive manner, and feeling unattractive can do just the opposite. This week we ask the question the question, “What is sexy?”, discussing how commercial media tries to make us feel unattractive, in an attempt to sell their products, and how each of us has within us the potential to be extremely sexy.
I also discuss my thoughts on diet, exercise, and joining a gym…. drawing on my experience to help you avoid common fears and pitfalls of getting started on a workout program.
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Breast cancer is an illness that will affect one in eight women. This episode will share the journey of one such woman, Melanie, and show how with a positive and proactive attitude, she was able to not only survive breast cancer, but thrive afterward. From the state of her life before finding it, to first finding a lump, to diagnosis and through her entire treatment, this very honest episode shares it all. This is a must listen to show for everyone.
As discussed in the podcast, Melanie’s Photo Journey can be seen here:
Beating Breast Cancer – A Photo Journey
Her graduation speech can be seen here:
Breast cancer wont keep her down – Melanie’s Graduation Speech
Please use the “share this” feature below to share this link on facebook or any other social networking group you belong to. This week delivers a powerful message that should be heard by as many as possible.
Surviving and Thriving after Breast Cancer
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For some people, being gay can feel like a curse. Many people like this desperately want to live life as the person they were born, but fear “coming out” due to backlash and ridicule. For those who are unable to come to terms with their sexuality, who are afraid to allow themselves to live the live the life they want to live, it can lead into a spiral of depression and self-hate. Suicide is one of the most common causes of death among teenagers, and gay teenagers are four times more likely to commit suicide.
This week we have an awesome interview with three people who are “young, gay, out, and happy” discussing what it’s like to be gay and out today. Their open candor and honesty in discussing their feelings of being gay, coming out, and overcoming opposition (both inside and out) make this a must listen to podcast for both gays and straights alike.
Please use the “share this” feature below to share this link on facebook or any other social networking group you belong to. This week delivers a powerful message that should be heard by as many as possible.
Young, Gay, Out, and Happy
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The phrase “married sex” has been used to describe sex that is boring, dull, and uneventful. I think it should mean the exact opposite. In this episode I introduce my friend Lance, and we have a discussion not only about the phrase “married sex”, but about married sex in general, discussing how a married sex life can go awry, how it makes people feel when it does, and what we can do try and right the ship.
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This week I have a talk with my friend Bill discussing whether or not there really exists a “one true path to happiness”. I discuss my four part theory which includes walking a true and moral path, being confident and loving yourself at your core, giving to others without want of return, and keeping a positive outlook.
Is there really one true path to happiness?
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Podcast: Download (Duration: 38:22 — 35.2MB)
Welcome to “Breaking the Chains”, the show where we use hot topics, with amazing people, to focus on overcoming adversity and maximizing our life’s experience. This first episode is more or less an introduction to the show and to myself… kind of a “get to know you session”. I’ll go over what you can expect from this podcast, give examples of the types of things we will be discussing, and play a couple clips from upcoming shows. I’ll also introduce myself, Ty Whitman, and describe what I think I can bring to the show.
How you doin’?
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