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222. Going Through the Crucible, Quitproof With Mental Strength and Resilience. Tom Jones

222. Going Through the Crucible, Quitproof With Mental Strength and Resilience. Tom Jones

April 15, 2022

How do you NOT quit?  How do you go from victim to victor?  Today's guest is a former marine, well-known ultra-endurance athlete, and Muay Thai champ, Tom Jones has been doing self-improvement for years.  In fact, he's certified in Mark Divine's Unbeatable Mind coaching program.  Fail Forward Fast!  He recently helped one of my former guests, Lily Brasch, reach a new world record at Camelback Mountain.  Lily Brasch has never met anyone with the condition she has, it's a rare form of muscular dystrophy.  She had been encouraged to quit, sit in a wheelchair and take a free ride, and the two of them bonded over not accepting what others told them in their childhoods.  They both go against the grain together and showed true grit.  Tonight is Passover which is all about getting over doubt, uncertainty, and being in over your head, believing in yourself and G-d for strength to preserve.  When we put ego aside perspective widens.  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy.

We are the master of our own ship!  Tom Jones ran to New York for 120 consecutive marathons and spoke at Niketown it may have involved tears!  Sacred silence and being okay in his own skin.  He's getting ready to run 76 marathons in a row from Alabama to Utah for United We Pledge.  Got your attention?  His childhood was a dumpster fire, he experienced pedophilia, the marine corp helped him find inspiration, Chuck Norris was an amazing role model, and patriot, then he became a bodyguard and toured the world, he set a world record on a stand-up paddleboard, and created an education program for children, rethinking single-use plastic.  It's all a choice!  Take action!  What's your marathon today?


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221.  Changing My Family’s Narrative. Christopher Ward Jr.

221. Changing My Family’s Narrative. Christopher Ward Jr.

April 11, 2022

Today we are breaking out the dance moves and breaking down boundaries with Christopher Ward Jr.!  Do you know what you believe in, how to present it, and how to embody it?  That’s your brand message and how you can make an impact in the world!  In this episode we discuss how circumstances don’t determine your future, your vision can be bigger!  We are talking about self discovery and storytelling!  Chris Ward says your why is surface level!  Gotta go deeper and ask more questions!  Most people today want to be digital marketers, don’t lose your uniqueness factor trying to be like someone else!  Do people see themselves in your story?  That’s what having heart all about!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy.

Chris Ward Jr. and I met in Walter Gainer’s Linkedin audio room I just loved his storytelling powers from Day 1!  He left a lasting impression on my daddy too by saying you never know what five minutes of reconciliation can do for someone!  Make sure you forgive!

Heart-Centered  Storyteller, and brand strategist Chris Ward Jr, spent the last 10 years working on sales floors, leading teams, and on stage talking to all kinds of people. From college students to Ambassadors of Nations, he’s had the pleasure of helping people learn how to craft and deliver their unique stories in a way that inspires others to take action.


Occasionally he runs public speaking & storytelling workshops to help people connect with their audience.


Loves: Comedies, Mango Bubble Tea, and being there for those special family moments.

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220. What’s An Executive Producer And How To Be A Game-Changing One!  Tarin Laughlin

220. What’s An Executive Producer And How To Be A Game-Changing One! Tarin Laughlin

April 6, 2022

Today's a Nanny911 reunion!  Tarin Laughlin and I talk about what's happened since I left California!  What does a story producer or story editor do?  What has the entertainment industry morphed into?  Today I catch up with Tarin Laughlin who I worked with on multiple reality shows.  Tarin has been working in Hollywood for two decades and gave me a leg up.  She says it's harder to break into the industry today.  What is the production community like today?  Does film school matter?  How do you find an agent?  Working freelance is not for the faint of heart and always be nice to get ahead!  What opportunities have come her way for sticking with it and this episode is a tribute to her daddy!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy.

Tarin Laughlin is an executive producer in post that oversees story and editing for reality shows.  After almost two decades in the business, she has worked on every type of show.  From shows that aim to better the planet like "Whale War", to competition shows like "The Glee Project", or her Emmy award-winning work with Discovery for "Space Launch Live: America returns to Space".  But, primarily her work has been with docu-series like Ready to Love for OWN, Love and Hip Hop for WH1, and her latest show for OWN, Love and Marriage: D.C.  
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219. Counselor To The Abuser. Eliav Friedman

219. Counselor To The Abuser. Eliav Friedman

April 4, 2022

Who needs therapy?  Most could benefit from it!  What are healthy boundaries?  Do you talk to your kids about sex?  What are cognitive distortions?

Today’s guest Eliav Friedman works with young men who have molested other children who have behaved inappropriately in a sexual manner with other young men or women.  What causes sexual abuse?  Should pornography be legal?  Do you have filters on your phone?  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy!

Trigger warning mentions of sexual abuse.

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218.  Outhouse to Penthouse. Tessa Greenspan

218. Outhouse to Penthouse. Tessa Greenspan

March 30, 2022

It's not where you came from it's where you are going and what you decide to do with your life!  Think about that! You can be a victim or a victor!  Tessa Greensan's mom was her mother and her father!  Tessa's mom never felt sorry for herself even though she lost a leg, and got a prosthesis at twenty years old.  Tessa's mom greatly inspired her path to success and became a motivator in her life.  She told Tessa she was God's child and loved her unconditionally.

Tessa manifested Bob Proctor writing the forward to her book, Outhouse to Penthouse and she says to put out there what you want!!!  What you say to yourself is so important and Tessa connects with my daughter Celia about positivity power!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy.  Trigger warning mentions rape and abuse.


Tessa Greenspan is one of St. Louis’ most influential entrepreneurs, leaders, and motivational speakers.

She is also a best-selling author, encourager, marketing strategist, team builder, social media expert, anti-aging/ health advocate, and lover of life.

She is an example of and shows people how to live at peak potential.

She has overcome seemingly impossible obstacles to survive and thrive.

After 28 years of developing Whole Foods-like grocery stores, Tessa is now on the next chapter of her life.

She is teaching and speaking about Resilience, Overcoming Obstacles and How to Live Full Out, Loving Life and Having Fun.





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217.  Become A Pirate!  Kindness Is Cool.  Russ Johns

217. Become A Pirate! Kindness Is Cool. Russ Johns

March 28, 2022

Why did that happen to me?  How you see a circumstance, happening to you versus for you, is how you learn and persevere!  How are you going to move forward and pick up the pieces?  Today’s guest, Russ Johns has done this multiple times!  You can be better at moving forward but can’t change the past.  It’s so hard and painful when people don’t see things the way you do!  Everyone has a certain level of pirate in them, kindness is cool smiles are free!   Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy.



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216. A Happy Head, Why Aren’t I Dead?  Paul Wilson

216. A Happy Head, Why Aren’t I Dead? Paul Wilson

March 25, 2022

We choose whether to be victims or to move on with our lives and laugh!  You too can get along with your life!  This too shall pass!  You can make your life more fun, fulfilling, and more YOU!  Sometimes you meet people on Facebook, sometimes people introduce you, and sometimes you get juicy guests by someone posting in a Jay Shetty coaching group about your podcast!  Universal consciousness is all about connecting with people and making an impact.  Paul Wilson has gotten out of a really dark place in fact he’s asked himself why am I not dead yet?  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy!  Trigger warning mentions of suicide.

Paul Wilson is the go-to Mindset Coach for ambitious business owners.

Paul has dedicated the last 29 years to helping people, either as The Emergency Response Manager at the Channel Tunnel and the Mindset Maestro for business owners.

This year Paul successfully partnered with business coach Lisa Johnson - creator of “Passion for Passive” and owner of the massively successful “GSD” Facebook group - to help her clients with a wide variety of mindset issues.

Paul has turned his lifelong interest in the mind and human behaviour into his new career helping people remove unwanted mental baggage and to step out of their own way.

Trained in the radically different hypnosis without trance method “The Control System” created by Tim Box, Paul has studied more traditional methods including those of Milton Erickson, Dr Jonathan Royle, Jonathan Chase, Richard Bandler and Scott Jansen. Paul now uses a blend of all of these methods in his own system.

He also attended Tony Robbins’ “Unleash the Power Within”Weekend and walked on hot coals.

In preparation for his new venture, Paul spent much of 2018 training and learning new skills. 

One of the highlights was Logan Murray's Stand Up Comedy course, during which he performed two live stand up gigs. The “graduation” gig held at The Water Rats, North London,where Oasis played their first concert in the capital.

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215. Craig & Neshama Parks Party Central Daddy Daughter Duo

215. Craig & Neshama Parks Party Central Daddy Daughter Duo

March 21, 2022

I absolutely loved the message I received from today’s guest Craig Parks:

“First off I want to say thank you so much for the podcast you did with Oscar Stewart.  As a synagogue professional myself and in light of what happened in Texas this episode really resonated with me as we try to balance security with our Jewish value of hachnasat orchim, welcoming the stranger.  

Your podcast is so diverse and as a professional musician, parent educator and entrepreneur it would be a treat to share music, stories, and ways for parents to create lifelong happy childhood memories with their kids.  

I started a show with my then 5 year old daughter when the pandemic started filled with music, shtick, and interactive games on FB LIve.  We have done 64 episodes so far and I put a couple of them on YouTube if you want to check it out.  It is called Parks Party Central.  Being a camp director of Jewish day camps for 25 years and being a dad of two has taught me a ton that I am now ready to share with the world.  

Fun songs, parenting advice that can help them increase joy and reduce stress, and leaving your audience with hope & inspiration would be great.”

I knew I had to have Craig and his daughter Neshama on after that message!

What kind of relationship do you want with your kids and your world?  When life doesn’t go as planned and it’s not working, then what?  Today we are talking and singing along with Craig Parks who’s been a camp director for 25 years and was afraid to be a girl dad!  He’s now a dad of 2, a husband, and a parent educator! Today you guys are in for a musical Daddy daughter duo treat!  Craig teaches parents to have fun with their children he says you need to open up and use your voice and intentionality!  

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214.  Disrupting Manufacturing and Old School Thinking. Adam Livesay

214. Disrupting Manufacturing and Old School Thinking. Adam Livesay

March 18, 2022

What are the differences between the old and new manufacturing?  What is IoT and a technology stack? What solutions are you providing, that’s what people want to know!  Manufacturing was lagging in technology and not a lot of people were jumping into it.  Ripe for disrupting!  Cloud technology has changed everything in the industrial space!  Adapt or go out of business!

What's it like to work with family and create good culture for millennials in a connected world?  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy!

Adam Livesay is the cofounder of Elevāt.IoT, a keynote speaker, and when he's not working he enjoys bonding over sports, coaching, and skiing.

Adam Livesay has made a name for himself in the IoT world, specifically as it applies to use with heavy commercial equipment.  Adam co-founded Elevāt.IoT to partner with OEMs and Fleets to bring ready-to-use, big-picture solutions to real business problems. 

Before Elevāt, Adam was at Western Integrated Technologies (WIT), an industrial manufacturing and integration company.  During his time at WIT, Adam saw that its customers, OEMs of heavy commercial equipment, were plagued by a limited ability to see, in real-time, what went on with their machines once they were out in the field.  This limitation hampered their ability to know when the machines were off-line, prevent costly repairs, recommend scheduled maintenance, and identify when to replace parts. 

Adam understood that eliminating this pain point would help his customers save time and money, spot trends earlier, and determine what improvements to make on future machines - critical components of staying competitive. That's why Elevāt was born.

Adam believes in using every one of the 1440 minutes he has in a day wisely, and he helps his customers do the same.  He created a ready-to-go platform that works with the customer's existing process and business model instead of handing them a burdensome and time-consuming learning curve.

Elevāt's platform allows customers to get valuable feedback and quickly make improvements that relate to in-field realities, increase productivity and safety, and reduce the time between equipment failures.

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213. The Music Man With A Business Plan. Jay Franze

213. The Music Man With A Business Plan. Jay Franze

March 16, 2022

Jay Franze loves to continually learn and has a passion for helping others!  He says the more you know the more valuable you are!  He originally went to school for audio engineering and got a backup business degree thanks to his dad.   His father passed away young at 47, and now Jay’s going to be a dad again at 53 and feels lucky to be here!  Jay’s daughter connected with my daughter over makeup and I think there could be a future collaboration in the works!  25 years in Nashville recording with country music artists like Dave Matthews, Tracy Byrd, and Keith Urban, Jay has had an exciting career!  Tune in for podcasting tips from an audio pro and the biggest lesson Jay learned from his dad!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy!

Jay Franze is the host of Franze and Friends. Franze and Friends is a podcast, where leaders share their secrets. On this show, Jay Franze talks with leaders from around the world to uncover the secrets to their success, and he turns them into actionable items for you to apply to both your personal and professional life.

Born and raised in a suburb of Boston, Jay spent his early years building his passion for leadership development with a focus on the entertainment industry. After graduating from college Jay moved to Nashville to work in Music City, building a name for himself during his 25+ years as a leader in the industry.
Jay is an author, speaker, coach, with a passion for leadership development. His coaching focuses on personal branding and leadership development, leading people and teams to reach their maximum potential through strategic coaching.
Jay is an Advisory Council Member for Harvard Business Review, an Advisory Board Member at Bank of America, and a 2020-2021 inductee of Marquis Who’s Who in America.
Jay has also spent over a decade in the security industry, including his time spent as the Vice President of Strategic Account Operations at G4S Secure Solutions, the largest security firm in the world.
Jay has written four books and countless articles. His latest book “The IDEAS of Leadership” teaches leadership through a framework called IDEAS: Innovation, Development, Engagement, Action, and Sincerity. This framework provides guidance to become a leader focusing on leadership development in the modern-day.
Jay currently lives outside of Cincinnati with his lovely wife, Jennifer, his two beautiful daughters, Bella and Lucy, and their two dogs, Charlie and Zoe.

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