The Simple Life with Gary Collins

By Gary Collins - The Simple Life

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Subscribers: 69
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Ed
 May 15, 2021
Sounds overly simplified and watered down. Amateurish in terms, vocabulary and concepts.

Carrie Schotte
 Dec 23, 2020
By far my favorite podcast!

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We’re bombarded by too much stress, not enough time for personal fulfillment, and failing to take care of our health. There has to be a better way, and your host Gary Collins believes he’s figured it out by asking one question, “how can I make my life simpler?” Twice a week Navy veteran, former federal agent, and entrepreneur Gary Collins brings you fantastic guests (such as Rep. Thomas Massie, economist/actor Ben Stein, Sirius XM DJ Kristine Stone) covering topics such as financial freedom, building healthy habits, and finding your life’s purpose. If you’re ready to stop being a spectator in your own life and instead make real moves, this is the show you’ve been looking for.

Episode Date
Ep 179: Why Everyone Should Lift Weights
1:06:27
Most people today relate weight lifting with body building and looking like the Hulk. Nothing could be further from the truth! What if I was to tell you every able-bodied human should be lifting weights on a regular basis. That is right, you need to be lifting, no matter your sex or age... period. Today, Matt Reynolds of Barbell Logic and I dig into the reasons if you are not incorporating lifting weights/strength training for optimal health, you are doing it wrong. Matt Reynolds is the founder & CEO of Barbell Logic Online Coaching https://barbell-logic.com/ & host of the Barbell Logic podcast. At Barbell Logic our primary focus is on simple, hard, effective strength training to improve quality-of-life. We’re not your typical fitness influencer focused on taking pics of ourselves and posting them on IG.  Rather, we’ve forged a culture of “voluntary hardship” among our clients, and we believe this culture has a tremendous refining impact on their lives. Certainly strength training isn’t the only way to refine oneself through voluntary hardship, but we do believe it’s one of the most general, most efficient, and works well for nearly everyone.  Episode Resources: Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com  * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/thesimplelifenow * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com  * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/
Aug 10, 2022
Ep 178: Creativity and Mental Health
38:18
Make sure to check out my new Simple Life University Course - How to Organize Your Life: https://thesimplelifenow.com/course/how-to-organize-your-life/ I firmly believe keeping your mind and body busy is the key to mental wellness. Sure, things go bad at times, but working through them is the key. A great way to keep yourself busy, and sharp, both mentally and physically, is to be creative; and what I mean is to create things. Not long ago everyone was a farmer, played a musical instrument, painted, wrote, or drew... where have those times gone? We now blitz ourselves with useless information via the internet, smart phone, and tv, while doing absolutely nothing productive. I'm in the middle of another big creative project, and I want to show you how you can do the same, and cancel our daily noise, with beautiful creativity. Episode Resources: Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com  * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/thesimplelifenow * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com  * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/
Aug 03, 2022
Ep 177: Financial Survival with Carol Roth
1:04:03
Do you feel like you are in a financial whirlwind? Nothing seems to make sense, as your hard earned money is getting eaten away by inflation that you didn't cause. So what do you do? The stock market is acting as irrational as our politicians. Today, I bring back on a true financial and economic whiz, Carol Roth. We discuss the craziness of the economic markets and not only what you can do to survive the madness, but come out ahead! About Carol Roth: Carol Roth is a content creator, “recovering” investment banker, author of The War on Small Business, entrepreneur, TV pundit and host, and New York Times bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation. She has worked in a variety of capacities across industries, including currently as an outsourced CCO, as a director on public and private company boards and as a strategic advisor. She advocates for small business, small government and big hair. Carol Roth’s experience overlaps content creation, on-camera and in-person hosting, finance, business, economics, pop culture and even comedy. On the content side, Carol is a national media personality, with more than a dozen years of on-camera expertise. Formerly, she has been a judge on the Mark Burnett-produced technology competition series, America’s Greatest Makers, on TBS and the Host of Microsoft’s Office Small Business Academy show, as well as a panelist on Fox Business’s Bulls & Bears and CNBC’s Closing Bell. Episode Resources: Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com  * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/thesimplelifenow * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com  * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/
Jul 27, 2022
Ep 176: How to Organize Your Life
48:28
Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 Make sure to check out my new Simple Life University Course - How to Organize Your Life: https://thesimplelifenow.com/course/how-to-organize-your-life/ The National Association of Professional Organizers did a large study that showed that in the United States, 54% of Americans feel overwhelmed by clutter and that 78% have no clue what to do with all their junk. Having a cluttered home and a disorganized lifestyle impacts your mental health, physical well-being, and drains your finances. It will amaze you the stories I’ve heard from people who lived messy, disorganized lives who changed completely for the better because they built better habits and easier methods of handling and figuring out what to do with their personal belongings. I cannot stress this enough, as someone that lived the 9-5 rat race lifestyle and was a slave to material things, I understand completely what it is like to feel like your stuff owns you. You don’t have to struggle though, you can organize more than just your things, you can organize your life. Episode Resources: Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jul 20, 2022
Ep 175: How to Maximize Your Freedom with Less
53:30
Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 Make sure to check out my book and learn how to do more with less: The Simple Life Guide to Decluttering Your Life https://thesimplelifenow.com/product/guide-to-decluttering-your-life-softcover/ Yes, we live in a crazy world today, but are we self-inflicting a lot of our own pain? I would say 100% yes! I always say: "focus on the things you can change and ignore the rest." But a lot of people today don't know what to truly focus on to make their life simpler and better.  Instead of focusing on what is really important in our life, we focus on the periphery that, in most cases, has nothing to do with us. We get sucked into the vortex of more is better, more noise and people complaining, another pair of shoes, another nic-nac, another car we can't afford... it just goes on and on and on. So what is the answer? Today I will dig into how to gain freedom by eliminating the things that are not important. Remember, we are only here for a limited time, so make the best of it. Topics Discussed: * My simple yet effective morning routine to decompress. * Are you less free or only more confined by your voluntary behavior. * How to be truly free in a world of chaos and strife. * How to focus on the things that are important and ignore the rest. * Why decluttering your mind is the key to sanity and freedom. * A simple way to get started. * Why most people have no clue what individual freedom truly is. * What is free will and why there seems to be a war against it. * Being a contrarian - when everyone is zigging you zag. Episode Resources: Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jul 13, 2022
Ep 174: Do Obesity Drugs Work?
49:51
Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 Make sure to check out my book and get the real facts on weight loss and being healthy The Simple Life Guide to Optimal Healthhttps://thesimplelifenow.com/product/the-simple-life-guide-to-optimal-health-softcover/ Topics Discussed: * Why are we so obese in America. * Understanding how drug companies really operate and why. * Do Pharma drugs have a place in weight loss. * How many obesity drugs are currently on the market. * What the NIH says about weight loss and obesity drugs. * What are some of the side effects of obesity drugs. * Do the side effects outweigh the positive effects. * Are obesity drugs a possible answer to the crisis. * What is the real answer when it comes to being healthy. * Do shortcuts work or do they do more harm than good. Link to NIH website data: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/prescription-medications-treat-overweight-obesity#available Episode Resources: Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jul 06, 2022
Ep 173: Live Backwards to Move Forward
49:38
Sounds strange, right? But today, everything is backward, and in order to move forward, you need to reverse your thought process in life. The contrarian is considered the oddball, but that oddball is, in most cases, doing things right. So why not be on oddball? Who cares what people are saying around you? Most of them weigh 250 plus pounds, are flat broke, and miserable. This is a time when following the herd will take you straight off the cliff with them. Because they are blind to the real world, they have no idea the cliff is coming, and because of the way they are living their conformist life, that cliff is inevitable. Simply don't go off the cliff! About Myles in his own words: I was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide was a wonderful place. Clean, great community, great weather, great food. I mean the idyllic location. My parents were not wealthy, but nor were they poor. My father worked all of his life for the same company. My mother was a stay-at-home parent. My parents owned their own home and paid it off. They struggled financially but were able to put me through private school. I was an only child – I guess I didn’t have to share their focus with another, so I got lucky. I had always been interested in technology from a young age. I was such an avid learner that I would go to great extremes to seek out things and get involved in clubs, community groups, etc. I rode my bike everywhere – even for hours to the city’s center to spend my Sunday afternoons in the public library. Soaking up every bit of knowledge I could get. Strange things that people often didn’t pay attention to. But I did. One day I got exposed to CB Radios. This was in the 1970s. I became obsessed (as I often did with things). I learned about electronics, physics, communications, etc. This led me towards computers, and eventually, I bought one of the first personal computers – in 1978, the TRS-80 Model 1 computer. I learned everything about programming that computer, and it became everything to me. As the computer industry evolved, so did I. I started a software company and became one of the few experts in software development in Adelaide – getting gigs to write software for government departments, big corporations, etc., and I was still not even 20 years old. My passion for technology was matched with a business passion, which started well before I discovered technology. I guess business was in my DNA. In 1989, I moved to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. I realized that the ability to migrate from one place to another was a life-changing experience. It taught me to embrace everything I found within my grasp, learning about business in the USA, I got involved in the music industry, and I was able to leverage my computer programming experience to land work in some early startups – one of which became Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology corporation. Although I spent much of the next 30 years living in the USA, I never lost touch with my home of Australia, and in the late 1990s moved back there for many years before returning to the USA. In 2002 I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and I’ve lived here since. I am a self-made business owner. I don’t have a job. I do have clients and I do work on software projects and data centers, etc. today. It is because this is what I love to do. It isn’t because this is my career. I’ve never embraced that concept. I think if you are blessed to find your calling early in life and you can turn that into an income earner, you will embrace that far more than a defined “career” that people have to convince themselves that they love to do. I got lucky in that regard. But it was more that at a young age I was passionate to learn things. I still am. I just can’t learn them in a classroom, or a lecture hall, or books. I have to go out and see things with my own eyes and touch things with my own hands. It is just the way I operate.
Jun 29, 2022
Ep 172: Gun Control – 18 and Life to Go
48:39
Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 In the words of that great hairband, Whitesnake, "Here we go again." When it comes to The 2nd Amendment and gun control, well, it is a bit polarizing to say the least. Most, may not know this, but I have been around firearms since age 7 to include 20 years in the military and law enforcement. Before some of you call me a racist and gun-toting redneck, hold on a second, you may be a little surprised by my position on the subject. I firmly believe, we need to have a rational conversation on the subject that makes sense to most. You can never satisfy everyone, so "most" is the closest you are going to get on any subject, let alone gun control.  Today, I give you my common-sense solution to the problem that I think most could understand and get behind. I'm tired of insider trading politicians and purple-haired nut jobs telling the rest of us how it should be. Interestingly, the people who have the least experience on the subject seem to scream the loudest. So let's cut the noise and get down to the facts that make sense to the people who actually live in reality. I know a crazy idea these days, but I think it is important, as we will never solve the problem by two sides pushing extreme views on the subject. Topics Discussed: * A little perspective from me having over 4 decades of experience with firearms. * What is the gun debate really about? * Will banning guns lower violence rates? * Why we have a mental illness and family breakdown problem in this country. * Just because you are 18 and the military doesn’t mean you have 24 hour access to weapons. * Why those the most responsible for your freedom and safety have by far the most training with firearms. * Would the world end if an 18 year old had to wait a couple years to purchase a few select firearms. * Why 9mm round doesn’t blow your lungs out - stupid people say stupid things. * Whether you like it or not the 2nd Amendment protects you against a tyrannical government, just read some history. * Why I believe firearms training for everyone is important. Episode Resources: Get 10% off and free shipping off your entire order at www.thesimplelifenow.com with coupon code: podcast10 * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jun 22, 2022
Ep 171: Free College for Everyone
46:56
There is no free lunch in this world, especially when it involves the government. Today, we have yet another financial crisis looming: outstanding college loan debt, which is estimated to be in the range of 1.8 trillion. I have a little experience in this area as I have three degrees, which I paid for the most part on my own, and I had this crazy thing called a job while enrolled in classes for all three. In addition, I was a college professor for a while at a private institution. So I have seen and been involved in this debacle from both sides of the fence. You may ask yourself, what does this have to do with you? Well, at this moment we are experiencing record-high inflation and government debt, which I will tell you is not a good combination. By bailing out people, who lack the ability to think and plan properly, then rack up endless student loan debt is not going to help. Matter of fact, that will pump more funny money into the economy, thus causing more inflation. And you should also ask, why should you be responsible for someone's college loan debt? That is a very important question to ask, I believe.  Today, Rob Kendall and I (who also paid his own way through college) discuss what this is all about. Not only that, we give solutions, especially for those who want to go to college, but do it responsibly without racking up life burdening debt. The key is to make the right financial moves, and ignore most of the advice the financial institutions and federal government are telling us, as they do not have your best interests at heart. Rob Kendall is the co-host of the Kendall and Casey Show heard 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST on 93.1 WIBC Radio, Indianapolis. Prior to joining WIBC, Rob served as an elected official for the Town of Brownsburg, where he proudly claims massive tax cuts and government reform as his greatest accomplishments. Topics Discussed: * How bad really is the student loan crisis. * How will a bailout of student loans affect you. * Is this just a way to buy votes instead of taking care of the problem? * Why you are the one responsible for your debts not the taxpayer and definitely not the government. * How did the federal government cause college education tuition to skyrocket. * Why everyone does not need to go to college. * Why college should never be free. * How to go to college responsibility and without racking up student loan debt. Episode Resources: The Kendall and Casey Show: https://www.wibc.com/show/kendall-and-casey/* Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jun 15, 2022
Ep 170: Beautiful Truck No Gas
50:55
Today, I bring back to the show oil expert Bill Herrick to bring us up to date on why gas prices are so damn high, and going higher! Bill will also tell us where gas prices are expected to go in the near and not so near future. Is there hope for $2.50 a gallon gas again? What can we do about these high prices, and should you start looking for a really cool ten-speed bike to get your ass to work! We are hearing a lot about what is causing sky-high oil and gas prices; Putin, Covid, your cat... but what is really the truth? Politicians and media pundits have gone from Covid experts to oil experts. Hey, just go out and buy a $60,000 (that is a cheap one) electric car, they say. They are full of a lot of things, but mainly bullsh*t! Today, I do this crazy thing and bring on an actual expert in the oil and gas industry, as in he actually works in it. I know a foreign concept these days. We get to the bottom of the high price of oil and gas today, exploration, production, and dispel all the false information being floated around by people who don't know their head from you know what.   Topics Discussed: * Why does gas cost so damn much! * Who is to blame for high gas prices? * Why this administration is making the problem worse instead of better. * Why the midterms elections will not fix this problem. * Where are gas prices going in the near future? * How you should be preparing for increased inflation? * Why inflation numbers are much higher than you think. * Why some parts of country are going to experience brown and black outs this summer. * Why the cost of energy controls many things you do in life. * Why does diesel cost so much more than regular gas today. Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jun 09, 2022
Ep 169: How To Gather Intel for Important Life Decisions
1:14:10
Today, I will share with you the methods to make better and more informed decisions in life. I guarantee the simplicity in the process will amaze you. I often get asked how in the world I'm able to make difficult decisions to guide my life in the right direction. Trust me, I'm no genius or have super Simple Life powers to help me accomplish this. The most critical element in order to help guide me in my life is gathering and processing information. Most importantly, by not doing it with Google searches or the internet, but with real-life experiences on a daily basis. I was recently having a conversation with a friend of mine, and told him how I had gathered a bunch of life intelligence during my day before we met for lunch. A funny look came over his face, and he said you need to share that. He said, “most people just don't think that way”. I had no idea it was a unique way to gather information, so yes, I realized I needed to do an episode on it. I sometimes forget being a former criminal investigator, I look at and gather information differently than most people, well, because it was my job, and I did it for a long time. The best way to put it, is these traits are ingrained in me, and most of the time, I don't even know I'm doing it.  Topics Discussed: * Why all the information you need to make better life decisions is right in front of you. * How to get information from people without them even knowing what you are doing. * How everyday life is loaded with information to make your life better, you just need to know where to look. * How to ask the right questions to get the answers you are looking for. * Why you should always have situational awareness. * Where you should not be getting your information from. * How to take this information and apply it to your life. * Why interactions with real people is key. Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jun 07, 2022
Ep 168: Ask Gary Anything (Round 18)
37:44
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast.   If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: 1. (Geoff S) Do you have a bug out plan, and if so what do you think are the essential considerations /components? If not, why not? 2. (Kristy P) Do you or any of your friends suffer from tinnitus? If so, how do you cope? (I know this is a common ailment for veterans. Other than white noise, which isn’t always feasible, none of the DIY solutions seem to work. I have tried limiting salt/caffeine, supplements, acupuncture, and a hearing aid (for a trial period of 3 months). Therapy is expensive and not covered by insurance.)   3. (Ben L) What are your thoughts on liability waivers for events on private property? Details:  Often in the permaculture movement, land owners host workshops that invite people they don't personally know and require visitors to sign waivers.  Do you recommend any templates or key points to include in drafting such a document, assuming you'd want a final review/edit by a legal professional? Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jun 02, 2022
Ep 167: How to Build Muscle While on The Paleo Diet
1:29:14
Over the years working with clients and athletes one on one, I have dealt with the question "how do I add muscle while on the Paleo Diet" numerous times. A listener of the show recently sent me this exact same question for the Ask Gary Anything segments, and I realized I hadn't addressed this ever in The Simple Life with Gary Collins Podcast. So I decided to dedicate an entire episode to this question, as it is a common one when people dig into the Paleo diet and dial in their eating habits and the Paleo lifestyle. To my women listeners, don't think this doesn't apply to you, as it does, but you will have to listen to the episode to understand why. I know for most, this seems like a strange question: Why would it be so hard to add muscle mass while eating Paleo? Once I explain the reason(s), I guarantee there will be a "lightbulb" moment for most. Topics Discussed: A quick recap - what is the Paleo Diet?Why it is so dang hard gaining weight on the Paleo Diet.Why our bodies are much wiser than we think they are.Why building muscle is important for women just not men.Why sometimes you have to trick your body to get it to do what you want.A brief discussion on the 1st leg of the Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life.Why resistance training is so important.Why lifting weights is for men and women.Why building muscle when you are a women doesn’t mean turning into the Hulk. Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 31, 2022
Ep 166: Ask Gary Anything (Round 17)
1:11:52
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast.   If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: 1. (Janice T) What are your thoughts on supplemental collagen? 2. (Adam F) What is the mountain bike that you recommend? 3. (Rod) What are your thoughts on the economy? Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 26, 2022
Ep 165: Housing Collapse or Massive Implosion?
48:39
I have said on many occasions that no matter what the real estate and financial talking heads are saying, there is a housing market bubble, and it will be the worst we have ever seen. Another transfer of wealth from hardworking Americans to the morally corrupt political and financial institutions is imminent.  So what can we do about it? I have lived through three boom/bust housing markets, and the best way to avoid getting caught in the crash is to recognize the signs. Blindly following what the real estate and financial institutions are telling is a sure way to lose a lot of money in a hot market. I have learned never to chase a hot market, and sell when it is hot, not when it is not. I have heard the same thing in all three hot markets I have lived through... "this one is different." No, they are not, now, some of the circumstances causing the hot market and subsequent bust may be different, but the cycle is always the same... there are a whole bunch of losers and a very small amount of winners. So how do you avoid this housing bubble trap? Well, Rob Kendall and I dig into the facts and let you know what your moves should be, and what to expect in the near future. For those who don't know, I have been in real estate for 25 years, so I just don't spout about this as some controversial subject. I have been there; I have lost some, but won much more than the average Joe. I hope this educates people so they can avoid being fleeced by the corrupt financial institutions and housing market in general. The second leg in The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is Financial Freedom. The key to Financial Freedom is not following the herd to indentured servitude of lifelong debt. Today Rob Kendall and I discuss, the storm that is coming in the housing market and a future recession. We both firmly believe they are unavoidable, the debt is due and someone is going to have to pay for it! The key is to make the right financial moves, and ignore most of the advice the financial institutions and federal government are telling us, as they do not have your best interests at heart. Rob Kendall is the co-host of the Kendall and Casey Show heard 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST on 93.1 WIBC Radio, Indianapolis. Prior to joining WIBC, Rob served as an elected official for the Town of Brownsburg, where he proudly claims massive tax cuts and government reform as his greatest accomplishments. Topics Discussed: * Why, when the financial and real estate institutions tell you “this one is different” get ready to hold on to your wallet! * How this “housing bubble” has been forming even prior to Covid. * Why we are in a bubble that has far worse factors involved than the housing bubble of 2008/2009. * Why you should never buy anything on credit based upon the monthly payment. * Why the rental market is going to explode in the near future. * Why and how Rob bought a home now in an overly inflated housing market. * Why most Americans lose, and lose big in the housing market. * How this shortage of supply in the housing market was artificially created. * How property taxes really work, and trust me it is not in your favor. * Why you should not even be thinking about buying into this current housing market at this time. * How to buy a house right, and actually make money. Episode Resources: The Kendall and Casey Show: https://www.wibc.com/show/kendall-and-casey/ * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.
May 24, 2022
Ep 164: Ask Gary Anything (Round 16)
47:49
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast.  If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: 1. (John S) Last year, my employer imposed the vax mandate for all employees unless either a medical or religious exemption were granted. This didn't sit well with me, and I refused not only the vax but also to submit to any exemption request. As the initial deadline (Dec 8th) approached, we were told that employees that refused the vax without an exemption would be considered "self-terminated".  The deadline was then shifted to early 2021 as the mandate was challenged in the courts (not by me...just what you may have heard through news/media). Finally, in early 2021, my employer "suspended" the mandate for employees. I subsequently filed an ethics compliant ("anonymously") against the CEO of my company, although I don't expect anything to happen as a result. I've been working in my chosen career field for almost 35 years. When I was told that I would be "self-terminated", my wife and I began to consider "retirement" and proceeded to look for some acreage in another state where we would prefer to live. By the time the mandate was lifted, we were enjoying some weekend travel to see properties that caught our interest. So, our search for property continued even after the mandate was lifted, and we are now under contract to purchase a place we think we'd like to live in retirement. So, we're now planning to move to our soon-to-be new home.   I think I'd like to continue to work from home, albeit in a different state, but on the other hand, I'm not happy about what happened with the vax mandate and threat of "self-termination".  Like many folks, my work has been performed mostly remotely (at home) since early 2020, but my job assignment supports a certain facility/location, which does require occasional on-site presence. Needless to say, my motivation to work is significantly reduced, and I'm finding it difficult to stay productive and engaged on the job. I have not yet discussed this with my employer. My question for you is "Should I even have a discussion with my employer about working remotely from new home?"...or "Should I just leave and find something else to do with my life?"  I could go either way, but my wife would prefer it if I could somehow keep my job for the near term. 2. (Greg M) What is your recommendation to give water more taste? Im trying to get away from chemical mixes like crystal light and diet soda. What do you suggest? 3. (William) How do I get my wife to go to paleo diet? She’s Allergic to everything. Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/
May 19, 2022
Ep 163: The Coming Housing Bubble and Recession – A State of The Economy Update 
58:54
So what does the economy look like in the near future for us working class citizens who have to actually work and pay for things with our hard earned money? Have you ever heard the economy works in cycles? Well, it is true, there are good times and bad times; well, it is part of the economic cycle. If you pay attention and are prepared, in most cases you can weather a downturn, even a nasty one, in the economy. In some cases, you can even grow your wealth. The problem is most Americans do not pay attention, we definitely know our politicians don't and spend our tax dollars like drunken sailors. Does that mean we should all do the same?  The second leg in The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is Financial Freedom. The key to Financial Freedom is not following the herd to indentured servitude of lifelong debt. Today Rob Kendall and I discuss, the storm that is coming in the housing market and a future recession. We both firmly believe they are unavoidable, the debt is due and someone is going to have to pay for it! The key is to make the right financial moves, and ignore most of the advice the financial institutions and federal government are telling us, as they do not have your best interests at heart. Rob Kendall is the co-host of the Kendall and Casey Show heard 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST on 93.1 WIBC Radio, Indianapolis. Prior to joining WIBC, Rob served as an elected official for the Town of Brownsburg, where he proudly claims massive tax cuts and government reform as his greatest accomplishments. Topics Covered: Why Rob decided to buy a home now in an overly inflated housing marketWhy there are always deals to be had in real estate, even in a hot marketHow Americans get duped into overpaying for a homeHow and why most American lose big in their housesWhat is the key to properly financing a homeWhy the housing market is primed to burst, even though the financial and real estate industry is telling you differentWhy a world of economic hurt for Americans is unavoidableHow to survive and thrive in a terrible economyWhy the sugar rush of fiscal stimulus has to come to an endOur predictions on how high interest rates will have to goWhy the midterms are not the answer to our financial woes Why the American Dream is a steaming piece of you know whatHow to thrive and live the life you want, once you know how the game is played Episode Resources: The Kendall and Casey Show: https://www.wibc.com/show/kendall-and-casey/ * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 17, 2022
Ep 162: Ask Gary Anything (Round 15)
41:39
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast.   If you want to have your question (s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: (Ben) How does "wild fermentation" (kraut, pickling, kimchi, etc) fit into a paleo/primal lifestyle? Do you have any endorsement or critique of the nutritional claims of the typical fermentation enthusiast?(Kristy P) What is one band you wish you could have seen in concert? (any reason…you were too young/weren’t born, the band is broken up, they are still around but past their prime…)(Tom G) What are some of your favorite exercises you do to stay in shape? Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 12, 2022
Ep 161: RV Living on The Road to Freedom
51:52
Today, I'm joined by the one and only Rock Breath, who, with his wife, is currently traveling the country with their four dogs in an RV. So how did this adventure start? We get into that, I promise. As some of you know, I spent almost a decade living in an RV part-time and full-time. So this is a subject close to my heart, and I hope to motivate some of you thinking about such an adventure, to possibly getting started. I will tell you from first-hand knowledge it was a freeing experience, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Living in an RV taught me many life lessons and we dig into what Rock Breath has learned so far. Rock Breath is also our roving correspondent for my new podcast I'm involved in; The Right Dudes.  Rock Breath is the Writer, Editor, and Creator of TheOnlyRockBreath®.  Rock is considered to be an Explorer, Nomad, Follower of No One, Freedom Lover, and a “Right Dude.” Rock is Pro 2nd Amendment, Pro Freedom of Speech, and Pro Trump. He’s a former Head of IT, NEC Computer System Division and Packard Bell/NEC, the Creator and Editor of The Call Center Daily News, NEC Computer Systems; Customer/Sales Engineering Liaison, Hewlett-Packard. Rock strives to learn and share knowledge by offering conservative and nonpartisan views on a variety of topics including current affairs, politics, technology and more by way of facts and the truth. Topics Covered: Where did the idea come from for Rock and his wife to start living in an RVWhat is their current setup Recommendations for those looking to, or just getting startedSome of my stories during my decade of RV livingWhat was the biggest sacrifice they had to make so farWhere are their favorite places to travelHow much cheaper it is to live this lifestyle Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 10, 2022
Ep 160: Ask Gary Anything (Round 14)
39:46
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast.   If you want to have your question (s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: (Amber T) You often talk about what you put into your body (food, supplements, etc). I'm curious about the types of products you put on your body (soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc).(Caroline T) When researching a new place to live what are the best websites to check and see crime and how conservative the area might be?(Andre M) What staple foods do you have in your diet? Are your meals fairly similar from day to day? Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 05, 2022
Ep 159: Trump – Our Savior or Orange Man Gone Bad?
53:11
Today, I have a very special guest, Rob Kendall of the highly successful Rob and Casey Show on WIBC 93.1 FM in Indiana. Since the most recent polls show the popularity of Donald Trump not waving as the favorite to represent the Republican Party for President in 2024, is he good or bad for the country? Do we have any rational choices beyond Trump or are we stuck with him? Can someone rise up against the noise in the next two-and-a-half years and truly represent the most prominent political demographic in the U.S., us in the middle? We also have very exciting news, as we are continuing to announce Rob, Judah, and my new podcast collaboration: The Right Dudes. People may be surprised we created this podcast as a way to communicate and represent those who are more in the middle politically. So the name is a bit of a play on words, but we are not messing around, as we cover many timely subjects in our new podcast. Go check it out at www.therightdudes.com and on any major podcast platform. Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/wholelattelove/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ The Rob and Casey Show: www.wibc.comGary, Rob’s and Judah’s new Podcast The Right Dudes: www.therightdudes.comDonate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 03, 2022
Ep 158: Sociopaths – 5 Rules for Dealing with and Surviving Them
1:03:19
Today I continue the discussion of the sociopaths amongst us. Make sure to go back to episode 156 to understand how to recognize them. This episode will focus on how the deal with them after you have been caught in their snare. You will not avoid them in today's society, so it is essential you put together a "sociopath survival" plan, and that is what we are going to do today. Topics Covered: Realizing you will not avoid them, some people just don't have a conscious.Why you should never engage them?They cannot and do not want to be saved; do not try to do so.Know what your weak spots are.Cut your losses. Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 28, 2022
Ep 157: Ask Gary Anything (Round 13)
43:00
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast.  Topics Covered: If you want to have your question (s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: 1.  (Matt K) I am a firefighter/paramedic with fifteen years experience in the field and I am seriously considering a career change. Due to work related health concerns like PTSD, anxiety, depression and insomnia, I no longer feel like my career is a healthy fit for me and my family. I still love my job, but I just don't think I can do it anymore. The idea of changing careers really intimidates me. All my formal education and work experience is in emergency services. I like the idea of owning my own business and having some flexibility and control to make a living on my own terms. That being said,I don't know where to go or what my first steps should be. For context, I am thirty seven years old, healthy, debt free, married and I have a child. My interests include writing, yoga, meditation, fitness, hiking, rock climbing, gardening and studying history. Any thoughts on my situation? Should I suck it up and stick with the safe option, or branch out and try something new? 2. (Kristy P) Where in the US would you suggest someone who lives on the east coast and has never been west of the Mississippi go for a vacation? 3. (Susie B) Do you ever go to a doctor for checkup’s? If not, why? And lastly, any advice on how to undo the brainwashing of the people who truly can’t see what is going on or the health issues they’re experiencing are from the jabbadabado? Is there hope? Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 26, 2022
Ep 156: Sociopath Nation – How to Recognize One
1:00:28
We may often think that most sociopaths/psychopaths are violent criminals and serving long prisons. If we may say, put away for a long time to shield society from their evils. What if I was to tell you, not only is that not what is happening, but most sociopaths are roaming free in society. Matter of fact, the odds of you avoiding one is nearly impossible. In today's episode, I go over the personality traits that put a person into the sociopath category.  I will teach you how to identify and ultimately how to avoid the everyday sociopath, as they could be your colleague, your neighbor, or even a loved one. Topics Covered: What is the difference between a sociopath and psychopathA sociopath is defined when they have 3 of these 7 characteristics by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: 1. Failure to conform to social norms. 2. Deceitfulness and manipulativeness.  3. Impulsivity, failure to plan ahead. 4. Irritability and aggressiveness.  5. Reckless disregard for the safety of self and others. 6. Consistent irresponsibility. 7. Lack of remorse after hurting, mistreating, or stolen from another person. You may be surprised where most sociopaths are not. Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/https://thesimplelifenow.com/kuiu/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 21, 2022
Ep 155: Fighting Thought Rot in America – My New Podcast Collaboration 
1:59:25
In my continued pursuit of helping others and presenting the truth, I'm proud to announce the launch of my new podcast with Judah Friedman of The World According to Ben Stein and Rob Kendall of WIBC 93.1 FM in Indiana called: The Right Dudes. It is a play on words, as this will not be a political podcast, but one covering all the things we all wonder about and, shall I say, worry about in this crazy world today. The key is we do it with humor; there is enough "red ass" today, so we will be doing it a bit differently. In this episode, Judah and I dig into the numerous topics we will be covering in The Right Dudes Podcast. We cover a lot of ground, so make sure to listen to it all the way through, as I think this will give some great insight into what we will cover in this new podcast. Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/https://thesimplelifenow.com/berkeyfilters/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ The Right Dudes website: www.therightdudes.comDonate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 19, 2022
Ep 154: Ask Gary Anything (Round 12)
38:18
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast.    If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: * Some Updates and much more to come 1. (Suzanne E) You were in government for years and saw things I could probably never imagine. And, thank you for your service.  You’ve had an inside view of how the world can change and we need to be able to hold our own no matter what storm is on the horizon. Do you find that in being so independent and self sufficient, it hinders or takes away the need for companionship? If you start out dependent, but change to hold your own, is that intimidating to a dude? 2. (Sue B) What brand of coffee do you drink and is it organic? 3. (Kyle I) Are you still using medicinal marijuana? How do/did you take it? Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order!  * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donateWhere to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLifeThe Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 14, 2022
Ep 153: The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss and Optimal Health
58:56
Your health is the most critical aspect of your life; that is why Optimal Health is the 1st Leg of The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life. Here is the thing, your health is entirely in your control, as long as you have the right information. Good information--good results, bad information--bad results. Today, it seems like everyone is an internet search engine expert, especially in health. If this is true why are we getting sicker and fatter at an alarming rate? This is a complicated question, but I will break it down in this episode, so you have the correct information to find your Optimal Health today and forever! * Why is getting healthy so confusing today? * Why do most people fail to get healthy? * What is the Paleo Diet? * What can you eat on the Paleo Diet. * Why are the first 30 days so important? * Why does it work? * How you can easily incorporate The Paleo Diet into your daily life. * How you can tweak The Paleo Diet. Episode Resources: * Support The Simple Life Podcast and enjoy it ad free by being a member and subscriber at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/register/the-simple-life-membership/ Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with the link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order! * Use special promo code AFFILTRX15 with the link below for TRX Training Systems and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/trx-training/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/acre-gold/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors * See what Gary is reading and his recommended reading list here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/reading/ * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 12, 2022
Ep 152: Ask Gary Anything (Round 11)
33:32
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: * Some Updates and much more to come 1. (Susan F) Have you and your partners ever thought about creating a News Network based on integrity and truth? 2. (Kristy P) Any advice for planning/trying to budget in this current economic environment? For instance, gas is going up 10 cents a day and it’s hard to know how much groceries will cost (or what groceries will be available when you go shopping). I have no consumer debt other than my mortgage--which I’m trying to pay off by the end of this year. I’m using TSL journal and am on step 2 (financial independence). 3. (Patrick P) As much freedom as we are losing here in the US, are there any countries that are freer than the US? You may have already answered this in a podcast do I don't remember your response. I really love our country and not looking to leave, but just wanted to know if there is anywhere else you think is freer. Episode Resources: Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 07, 2022
Ep 151: From Covid Pariah to Congress – Ian Smith of Atilis Gym
58:22
Ian is the co-owner of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr New Jersey, who became famous for keeping his gym open during the draconian Covid lockdowns under New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, racking up over a million dollars in fines. Ian became a lighting rod in the media (To include Tucker Carlson) for his rational questioning of the Covid lockdowns and staying open and fighting the good fight. Now he is running for Congress in his district and putting his money where his mouth is. Topics Discussed: How Ian and his gym became a target during the Covid lockdowns under Governor Phil Murphy. How Ian became a new gym owner and then Covid changed everything. How Ian and his business partner did everything they could do to follow the rules. Why there was no logical explanation given for shutting down gyms but keeping liquor stores open. How Ian’s customers rallied together and kept the gym open. How the forces against him played dirty tricks that had nothing to do with health and wellness. How big gov and big corporations have used Covid to wage a war on small businesses. How he became the lightening rod for us freedom fighters. Why fighting for our rights and freedom is so important. How he came to his decision to run for Congress. Episode Resources: Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ Episode Resources: Ian’s website for all his info: https://iansmith.phonesites.com Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com  The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com  Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 05, 2022
Ep 150: Economist Ben Stein – Understanding Stagflation
10:46
Today, I have a great friend and fighter for individual freedom, Mr. Ben Stein. I wanted to mix it up a little bit and record a short QA with someone who is an expert in the topic I'm covering. You know me never groundhog day, and I will be doing more of these in the future. Yes, it is a shorty, but jam-packed with valuable information on inflation and personal finances. Remember, the second leg of the Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is Financial Freedom. I don't just cover this to fill space; shoring up and running your finances like a pro is a huge part of living the life you want. Ben Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. His comedic role as the droning economics teacher in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is by far the most widely viewed scene of economics teaching in economics history and has been ranked as one of the fifty most famous scenes in movie history. But in real life, Ben Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education and history and motivation--and like his father, Herbert Stein, considered one of the great humorists on political economy and how life works in this nation. Stein in real life has a bachelor's with honors in economics from Columbia, studied econ at the graduate level at Yale, is a graduate of Yale Law School ( valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates in 1970), and has as diverse a resume as any man in America. Much more important, Ben Stein is morally committed to making your meeting a success and bringing his extensive background to bring out the most powerful and funniest trends in current history. That background includes...poverty lawyer for poor people in New Haven, trade regulation lawyer for the FTC, speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford. ( He did NOT write the line, "I am not a crook...."), columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, teacher about law and economics at UC, Santa Cruz ( undergrads ) and Pepperdine( law school and undergrads). He has written or co-written roughly 30 books, mostly about investing, with his brilliant colleague, Phil DeMuth, many of them New York Times bestsellers. His and Dr. DeMuth's book, "Yes, You Can Time The Market" has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis. He wrote a column about economics for The New York Times for several years, roughly 2004-2009. He was the co-host, along with Jimmy Kimmel, of the pathbreaking Comedy Central game show, "Win Ben Stein's Money," which won seven Emmies, including ones for Ben and Jimmy for best game show host. ( Surely making him the only well known economist to win an Emmy....). Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax, and is a regular commentator on Fox News and on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 45 years, Alexandra, two dogs and six cats. He loves people and loves to meet new people and hang out with them. He's a party guy, albeit an extremely serious economist and a decades long critic of excessively loose fiscal policy and unhelpful regulation in finance. Topics Discussed: * What is Stagflation. * Where did the term Stagflation come from. * What is the difference between Inflation and Stagflation * How does it affect the economy * How you can hedge against Stagflation * Ben gives you some advice and where to park your money * What you can do about Stagflation Episode Resources: Show Sponsors which helps keep this show free! *Use special promo code WATPVT15 with link below for We The People Holsters and get 15% off your order! https://thesimplelifenow.com/wethepeople/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/mitoredlight/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/relaxsaunas/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/mypatriotsupply/ * Or you can see all the show sponsors in one convenient place here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/sponsors/ Episode Resources: * Ben’s website: www.benstein.com
Mar 31, 2022
Ep 149: The War on Small Business – Best-Selling Author Carol Roth
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About Carol Roth: Carol Roth is a content creator, “recovering” investment banker, author of The War on Small Business, entrepreneur, TV pundit and host, and New York Times bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation. She has worked in a variety of capacities across industries, including currently as an outsourced CCO, as a director on public and private company boards and as a strategic advisor. She advocates for small business, small government and big hair. Carol Roth’s experience overlaps content creation, on-camera and in-person hosting, finance, business, economics, pop culture and even comedy. On the content side, Carol is a national media personality, with more than a dozen years of on-camera expertise. Formerly, she has been a judge on the Mark Burnett-produced technology competition series, America’s Greatest Makers, on TBS and the Host of Microsoft’s Office Small Business Academy show, as well as a panelist on Fox Business’s Bulls & Bears and CNBC’s Closing Bell. Topics Discussed: * What was the motivation for Carol to write “The War on Small Business.” * What is the difference between capitalism and crony capitalism. * Why small businesses are the backbone of the US and the world economies. * When did the war on small business start and what caused it. * How Covid-19 was the perfect opportunity for the federal gov to pic winners and losers. * How it was possible for the biggest companies to grow at record rates even while the economy was struggling during Covid-19. * Why the fed gov detests small businesses. * What/where is Davos, and why it is so important to the super rich and elite in the world. * Why we sent our critical med supplies to China during Covid-19. * Why almost none of the stimulus (CARES Act) money went to small businesses. * What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and why did 75% of it go to big biz. * Why have interest rates been low for so long and the damage that is doing to long-term economy. * How BlackRock has profited big time through crony capitalism. * What are Zombie Companies and how do they inhibit start-ups. * How big biz and the fed gov are deep inside the pocket of China. Episode Resources: * Purchase Carol’s Best Selling Book as discussed on this show “The War on Small Business” here: The War on Small Business * Get Carol’s other best selling book The Entrepreneur Equation here: The Entrepreneur Equation * Carol’s website: https://www.carolroth.com/ * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Mar 29, 2022
Ep 148: Let Them Drive Electric Cars! – The Truth About The Oil Industry
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Today, we are hearing a lot about what is causing sky-high oil and gas prices; Putin, Covid, your cat... but what is really the truth? Politicians and media pundits have gone from Covid experts to oil experts. Hey, just go out and buy a $60,000 electric car, they say. They are full of a lot of things, but mainly bullsh*t! Today, I do this crazy thing and bring on an actual expert in the oil and gas industry, as in he actually works in it. I know a foreign concept these days. We get to the bottom of the high price of oil and gas today, exploration, production, and dispel all the false information being floated around by people who don't know their head from you know what. Topics Discussed: * Bill’s background in the oil and gas industry. * How the industry actually works from exploration to your gas tank. * Why 9,000 private leases not being used by oil companies is a lie. * Why are gas prices so high right now and why they are going to go higher. * Why getting our energy from our enemies is a pretty bad idea at any time, not just right now. * How oil shortages in the US contribute to inflation. * Why a group of politicians in Washington seem so hell bent on destroying our country. * Why energy independence is crucial for the security of this country. * Why green energy sounds great, but it is not the answer at this time. Episode Resources: * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Mar 24, 2022
Ep 147: Why We Have Blood On Our Hands – John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting
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Today, I have a very special guest, and fighter for freedom Grammy nominated musician John Ondrasik. John recently wrote and recorded a video for his smash hit "Blood on My Hands" highlighting the travesty still playing out in Afghanistan. John isn't a political hack, or ultra-woke celebrity; he is a rational thinking human who loves his country. We dig deep into his song "Blood on My Hands," which was originally banned on YouTube, and then from pressure from his fans and some 1st Amendment supporting politicians, it was re-instated. We also discuss how we have hope that there is still some fight left in this country, and we just need to keep fighting the good fight. We dig into what keeps him motivated, how his music career didn't take off until much later in life, and why he has a Mathematics degree from UCLA. I promise you this is a great interview, and you will leave inspired and motivated by John. About John Ondrasik: The only way for a story to progress is to turn the page. John Ondrasik— the songwriter and performer known as the platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, Five For Fighting—knows this well. In the two decades since his first major single, “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” hit the stratosphere, the artist has both evolved and come back ‘round full circle. Creativity, if nothing else, is paradoxical. To date, Five For Fighting, has released six studio LPs, including the platinum certified America Town and The Battle for Everything; and the top-10 charting Two Lights, along with an EP and live albums. Ondrasik has penned major hits, including the chart-topping “100 Years,” “The Riddle,” “Chances,” “World,” and “Easy Tonight,” which have earned tens of millions of streams and place him as a top-10 Hot Adult Contemporary artist for the 2000s. The reflective “100 Years” has joined “Superman (It’s Not Easy)“ as part of the American Songbook and continues to stand the test of time at weddings, birthdays, graduations, memorials, and many a home video. Five For Fighting’s music has also been featured in more than 350 films, television shows, and commercials, including the Oscar-winning The Blind Side, Hawaii Five-O, The Sopranos and the CBS drama, Code Black. Referencing Fight For Fighting’s success in the 2000s, AllMusic called Ondrasik “one of the decade’s leading balladeers.” But perhaps his biggest achievement is performing “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” at the 2001 Concert for New York, a benefit show at Madison Square Garden that honored first responders and the fallen about a month after the tragic September 11th attacks. Ondrasik performed alongside other big-name artists like Paul McCartney, The Who, Elton John, Billy Joel, and dozens more. Says Ondrasik, “It was a surreal experience. I was honored and blessed to pay tribute to the heroes who ran into those buildings at ground zero, and hopefully, through a song, provide a little solace to family members who’d lost loved ones.” Now, though, what once was a dream is a reality. Buoyed by his unique falsetto voice and his prowess on the piano—a skill bestowed to him by his piano teacher mother—Ondrasik has made a solid reputation for himself in the world of songwriting and performance, selling upwards of three million albums over his career. Not only does he tour with his popular string quartet and play solo and rock band gigs, but he is also a high demand keynote speaker in which he combines themes of creativity and innovation with his business acumen. Along with his father, he has managed the family business throughout his musical career. As Ondrasik happily puts it, his company, Precision Wire Products, “makes the best shopping cart in the world!” He’s presented at TEDx, The Salk Institute, American Cancer Society, and dozens more. Perhaps being the son of an astrophysicist dad and having a degree in mathematics from UCLA has something to do with it. “Math was the Plan-B to get a real job when the music thing imploded,” says Ondrasik, with a chuckle.
Mar 22, 2022
Ep 146: How China is Conquering Australia and the West
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Today, Myles Wakem and I dig into the battle Australia continues to wage against China's willing economic takeover. Then we move on to how this is the blueprint for China to take over the West, and guess what? They are pretty far along in this process. But we just don't give you all doom and gloom--we dig into how all this happened and what you can do about it. We all need to understand we control this ship; we just have to realize it and change our ways. Burying your head the sand sounds good, but things are moving way too fast for you to do so. So let's get this figured out and make a stand for freedom. The other option is to do nothing and die under the boot of tyranny, and I'm just not up for that! About Myles in his own words: I was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide was a wonderful place. Clean, great community, great weather, great food. I mean the idyllic location. My parents were not wealthy, but nor were they poor. My father worked all of his life for the same company. My mother was a stay-at-home parent. My parents owned their own home and paid it off. They struggled financially but were able to put me through private school. I was an only child – I guess I didn’t have to share their focus with another, so I got lucky. I had always been interested in technology from a young age. I was such an avid learner that I would go to great extremes to seek out things and get involved in clubs, community groups, etc. I rode my bike everywhere – even for hours to the city’s center to spend my Sunday afternoons in the public library. Soaking up every bit of knowledge I could get. Strange things that people often didn’t pay attention to. But I did. One day I got exposed to CB Radios. This was in the 1970s. I became obsessed (as I often did with things). I learned about electronics, physics, communications, etc. This led me towards computers, and eventually, I bought one of the first personal computers – in 1978, the TRS-80 Model 1 computer. I learned everything about programming that computer, and it became everything to me. As the computer industry evolved, so did I. I started a software company and became one of the few experts in software development in Adelaide – getting gigs to write software for government departments, big corporations, etc., and I was still not even 20 years old. My passion for technology was matched with a business passion, which started well before I discovered technology. I guess business was in my DNA. In 1989, I moved to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. I realized that the ability to migrate from one place to another was a life-changing experience. It taught me to embrace everything I found within my grasp, learning about business in the USA, I got involved in the music industry, and I was able to leverage my computer programming experience to land work in some early startups – one of which became Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology corporation. Although I spent much of the next 30 years living in the USA, I never lost touch with my home of Australia, and in the late 1990s moved back there for many years before returning to the USA. In 2002 I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and I’ve lived here since. I am a self-made business owner. I don’t have a job. I do have clients and I do work on software projects and data centers, etc. today. It is because this is what I love to do. It isn’t because this is my career. I’ve never embraced that concept. I think if you are blessed to find your calling early in life and you can turn that into an income earner, you will embrace that far more than a defined “career” that people have to convince themselves that they love to do. I got lucky in that regard. But it was more that at a young age I was passionate to learn things. I still am. I just can’t learn them in a classroom, or a lecture hall, or books. I have to go out and see things with my own eyes and touch things with my own hands. It is just the way I operate.
Mar 17, 2022
Ep 145: Ask Gary Anything (Round 10)
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Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: * Some Updates and much more to come 1. (Jamila) What is the most important thing in your life? 2. (Marilyn W) I know, do I want a little cheese with that whine? Serious, I know I am not the only one that is having a problem getting back to normal. What can you suggest. 3. (Jackson W) I’ve been having a hard time trying to figure out if I want to get into hunting or not. My question is, what is your overall opinion on hunting? 4. (Chris W) Have you read any of HG Wells and George Orwell? Episode Resources: * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Mar 15, 2022
Ep 144: Dr. Sharon Grossman – How to Deal with Burnout 
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Today a great many of us are dealing with different types of stress that we may not have been prepared for. Let's be honest, who could have seen the craziness of the last two years unfolding the way it has. With that, we may be suffering from, or on the road to burnout and not even know it. That is where Dr. Sharon Grossman and her book The 7E Solution to Burnout comes in. We dig deep into the seven things to analyze and incorporate, to not only deal with burnout, but to stop it before it even happens. Even if you are not dealing with burnout, I highly recommend you listen to this episode, as we get into many different aspects of human nature and how to be a better human as well. Dr. Grossman is a qualified Success Coach, Clinical Psychologist, author, speaker, wife and mother of two. More about Dr. Grossman in her own words: For the past two decades, I have worked on improving the health and well-being of high achievers who so often sacrifice their self-care as a result of work demands and get caught up with everyone else’s expectations that they end up burning out at alarming rates. So when I started to experience overwhelm and burnout, the irony of the situation was not lost on me. I, too, am a high achiever, so I naturally have never-ending to-do lists. My brain is always coming up with more ideas. I would have too much on my mind, no direction, and would focus on unimportant items while forgetting about more important ones. It would feel like there is never enough time to do everything I want to do and I would end up feeling stressed. Coaching taught me systems around organization, planning, and time management. Now, I am super clear about what I need to get done each week, I plan for it and I stick to my plans. As a result of my optimized performance and mindset practices, I get more done in less time, have replaced overwhelm with accomplishment, and most importantly - empower my clients to reach their potential. Through the integration of psychology and mindfulness, I’ve created a comprehensive and transformative program that teaches stressed-out high achievers how to effectively navigate their work and personal life so they can thrive. I love that my work inspires them to think BIGGER, feel more grounded, and handle challenging situations with ease. Dr. Sharon Grossman is the author of The 7E Solution to Burnout and an Emotional Intelligence expert. She holds a doctorate degree in Psychology, has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and 20 years of experience helping her clients take back control of their lives. Topics Discussed: * A bit about Dr. Sharon Grossman * What brought about the idea for her book “The 7E Solution to Burnout” * How to recognize when your are on the way to or are burned out * Story of my recent burnout * What are the 7Es of burnout * E1: Emotional Independence * E2: Empowerment * E3: Engagement * E4: Efficacy * E5: Energy * E6: Effort * E7: Enlightenment Episode Resources: * Sharon’s Website: https://drsharongrossman.com/ * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Mar 10, 2022
Ep 143: Ben Stein – The Truth About Inflation 
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Today, I have a great friend and fighter for individual freedom, Mr. Ben Stein. I wanted to mix it up a little bit and record a short QA with someone who is an expert in the topic I'm covering. You know me never groundhog day, and I will be doing more of these in the future. Yes, it is a shorty, but jam-packed with valuable information on inflation and personal finances. Remember, the second leg of the Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is Financial Freedom. I don't just cover this to fill space; shoring up and running your finances like a pro is a huge part of living the life you want. Ben Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. His comedic role as the droning economics teacher in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is by far the most widely viewed scene of economics teaching in economics history and has been ranked as one of the fifty most famous scenes in movie history. But in real life, Ben Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education and history and motivation--and like his father, Herbert Stein, considered one of the great humorists on political economy and how life works in this nation. Stein in real life has a bachelor's with honors in economics from Columbia, studied econ at the graduate level at Yale, is a graduate of Yale Law School ( valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates in 1970), and has as diverse a resume as any man in America. Much more important, Ben Stein is morally committed to making your meeting a success and bringing his extensive background to bring out the most powerful and funniest trends in current history. That background includes...poverty lawyer for poor people in New Haven, trade regulation lawyer for the FTC, speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford. ( He did NOT write the line, "I am not a crook...."), columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, teacher about law and economics at UC, Santa Cruz ( undergrads ) and Pepperdine( law school and undergrads). He has written or co-written roughly 30 books, mostly about investing, with his brilliant colleague, Phil DeMuth, many of them New York Times bestsellers. His and Dr. DeMuth's book, "Yes, You Can Time The Market" has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis. He wrote a column about economics for The New York Times for several years, roughly 2004-2009. He was the co-host, along with Jimmy Kimmel, of the pathbreaking Comedy Central game show, "Win Ben Stein's Money," which won seven Emmies, including ones for Ben and Jimmy for best game show host. ( Surely making him the only well known economist to win an Emmy....). Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax, and is a regular commentator on Fox News and on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 45 years, Alexandra, two dogs and six cats. He loves people and loves to meet new people and hang out with them. He's a party guy, albeit an extremely serious economist and a decades long critic of excessively loose fiscal policy and unhelpful regulation in finance. Topics Discussed: * What is inflation * Why our Federal Government is clueless * How does it affect the economy * Is there such a thing as “Transitory Inflation” * How you can hedge against inflation * Ben gives you some advice and where to park your money * What are big cap and small cap stocks * What is an index fund and how you can invest in them Episode Resources: * Ben’s website: www.benstein.com * The World According to Ben Stein Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-world-according-to-ben-stein/id1540015480 * Previous podcast interview with Ben Stein: https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-93-ben-stein-how-to-be-financially-savvy-and-free/ * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com
Mar 08, 2022
Ep 142: Ask Gary Anything (Round 9)
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Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: * Some Updates and much more to come 1. (Maureen - Mo) If you could have dinner with someone from the past, present, future - who would they be? Mine is: Past - Elvis Presley Present - Gary Collins Future - Ben steins wifey 2. (Tom and Cathy L) We are thinking of selling one or more of our rental properties and wanted to know if you have any suggestions of where to "park" the proceeds while we are waiting for future opportunities. With the volatility in the banks and stock market we are not comfortable with those options. Thanks in advance for any ideas. 3. (Tara) I was wondering about your regimen for sinus health. It’s something you mention from time to time, in regards to how changing your health habits had a huge impact on your sinus issues. I’ve read “The Simple Life Guide to Optimal Health” and I don’t recall any details specifically related to sinus health. Just wondering if you’re willing to talk a little bit more about that on one of your “Ask Gary Anything” podcasts. I’ve struggled with sinus issues all of my life, and I eat fairly healthy, so I’d love to hear any insight or input about what worked for you. Episode Resources: * Donate to The Simple Life cause: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/#donate * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Mar 03, 2022
Ep 141: Why Now is The Time to Start Your Own Business 
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Did you know that 98% of businesses in the US employ under 500 people, and that 89% of those businesses employ under 20 people? Simply, the US's backbone economically is small businesses, yet they are under attack! Somewhere in the neighborhood of 35% of all small businesses are no longer in existence, mainly due to the Covid shutdowns of 2020, and 2021. This may seem like depressing news, and make you want to give up hope for the future of small businesses, but what if I were to tell you this is actually a time of opportunity. Today, I will discuss why now is the time for a small business revolution and why it is time for you to get into the game. As I often say, when times seem to be the darkest there is always opportunity for those will to take a chance. * Some Updates and much more to come * Some basic small business facts * Why small businesses, and us starting/running them is critical for our freedom * The history of small businesses * How big biz is trying to take over the entire economy and we can’t let that happen * Why and how small businesses are actually better for the economy * Why supporting small businesses is so critical * Why having realistic expectations when starting a business is critical for success * Why selling your sole to start your own business is never the answer * Why providing a good service and helping people should be at the core of your business * I even provide a couple example of businesses you can start right now. * Why paying for advice from someone who has actually started is a good idea * How freedom is always at the core of entrepreneurship Episode Resources: * Get One on One Time with Gary: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product-category/consulting/ * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Mar 01, 2022
Ep 140: Ask Gary Anything (Round 8)
50:08
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: * Some Updates and much more to come 1. (Marylin W) After 2 years of this covid b.s., I am finding it hard to get my mojo going again. I am a bit of an introvert to begin with. I don't need an excuse to not go somewhere. But, I am a bit sick of just hanging out at home. Can you give me some tips on getting back out there and reengaging in the real world. I have hobbies that I used to do with other people, (knitting, ukulele, painting). Since we can't get together, (I live in California), I have lost a bit of my motivation and have stopped doing them. I joined a gym in December, then Omicron hit and I stopped going. I really don't want to get sick. 2. (Patrick D) I have been following you and trying to eat primal since your first episode with Jack on tsp. I can go stretches of time eating that way then I fall off. As an example last February I started again. Dropped 35 pounds. Did very well until November. Sun then I put it all back on. How do I keep it going and stay with it? 3. (David M) What are your thoughts on paying for children’s college education? Specifically in Engineering at an Engineering specific school. 4. (Robert M) What are your dog(s) names? Episode Resources: * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * My GETTR account: https://gettr.com/user/simplelifegary * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Feb 25, 2022
Ep 139: Maj Toure of Black Guns Matter – Why The Second Amendment is So Important
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Maj is an American political activist and rapper. A native of North Philadelphia, Toure founded the educational nonprofit organization Black Guns Matter in 2016. The organization advocates for the right to keep and bear arms, and promotes responsible ownership of firearms within African-American and urban communities. He has released three rap/hip hop recordings: Solutionary Vol. 1 (2005), Solutionary Vol. 2 (2014), and Solutionary Vol. 3 (2016). Toure was a candidate for an at-large seat in the Philadelphia City Council in the city's 2019 election. He ran as a Libertarian. In addition to his support for Second Amendment rights, his stated political priorities included: criminal justice reform; ending the practice of solitary confinement; legalization of cannabis; improved education in Philadelphia; and conflict resolution training for disconnected youths. On November 5, 2019, Toure finished 15th in a field of 17 candidates in the city's election, failing to secure a seat on the City Council. He received 5,676 votes (0.46% of the vote total). Toure spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2019. In a dialogue with Lawrence B. Jones in 2021, Toure applauded grassroots anti-racist protestors for emphasizing that black lives do in fact matter, while denouncing Black Lives Matter, Inc. as a "money laundering operation" that "fleeces the black community," with the goal of aiding Democratic politicians. Topics Discussed: * What is Black Guns Matter and what does it do * Why is The Bill of Rights and especially the 2nd Amendment so important for maintaining freedom * Why if you are going to exercise your 2nd Amendment right you need to know gun safety * How Australia by giving up their guns opened up the door to tyranny * Is the Libertarian Party a valid alternative to the Republican and Democratic Party system * Why money will not cure your problems * How Joe Rogan screwed the rest of us * Why Maj and I have never been invited on Joe Rogan’s Podcast * Why the truth tellers never get the spotlight shined on them and that is ok * Understanding the Trucker Convoy movement * Why giving back is what will truly make you happy * Why do the ultra rich never seem to help when help is needed * Why we are all different, yet all the same * Is Ron Desantis the answer for the future of politics or is he just doing what every politician should be doing * Are “No Knock Warrants” needed * Why true community policing is the answer to our current crime and police relationship problems * Why I will never use the word Picnic ever again * Maj’s next adventure in the State of Florida *** And much, much more we cover a lot of ground in these 2 hours so make sure to listen to the entire episode. Episode Resources: * Maj’s website: https://blackgunsmatter.myshopify.com/ * Prior Episode 107 Where I discuss The Bill of Rights: https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-107-the-bill-of-rights-why-freedom-is-not-free/ * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Feb 22, 2022
Ep 138: Ask Gary Anything (Round 7)
27:47
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: * Some Updates and My Opinion about the Rogan saga 1. (Rick C) Have you been getting any requests, demands, etc. to pull your podcast from Spotify or any other music sharing apps? 2. (Andre M) Do you invest in the stock market? If so, what do you invest in? 3. (Robert M) Who is your favorite fiction author? 4. (David C) Any coincidence your new intro music opening notes bear a strong resemblance to "Spirit of Radio" by a certain band you're an admitted huge fan of? Episode Resources: * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * My GETTR account: https://gettr.com/user/simplelifegary * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Feb 17, 2022
137: The Sane Virologist – Why The Covid Death Numbers Just Don’t Add Up
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In this ground breaking episode The Sane Virologist and I, dig into the death rate numbers and data surrounding these numbers. Would it surprise you they just don’t add up. There is a lot of funny business going on and we the data and numbers, but we get to the bottom of the BS, and you will probably be surprised… we have been being lied to - big time! After two years of living in a Corona Virus world, things just seem to get stranger and stranger. At the risk of getting canceled and bombarded from all angles, I have decided I have had enough, and I'm not alone. Slowly our individual rights are being eroded by a virus that has now become political ammo to do so. With that I found a Virologist who was willing to tell the truth, yes I have had to hide her identity, because woke people, cancel culture, and our government is off the rails, but I feel these are some of the best and most informative podcast episodes out there today. How did we get here? What does the data actually say? If you ask these simple questions, you are a virus, vaccine, and science denier. If you don't follow what appears to be a completely incompetent government hell-bent on tyranny, you have become the enemy. How did asking questions that are rational and well thought out make you an enemy of your own government? If you attempt to ask questions or provide data to the contrary of "the science" you will be instantly de-platformed in many cases on social media and at the very least have that content taken down. Does that sound like what the founding fathers intended when they wrote the 1st Amendment... I don't think so. What makes this country great, is that we can express our opinions and have a rational debate. Covid appears to be ending that, and that is a very disturbing place to be. Today, I'm bringing back on a microbiologist/virologist, who has some of the most impressive bonafides on the subject of Covid. There is no agenda, no Youtube channel to promote, and no books to sell, just an honest interpretation of the data by a true professional in the field. I did all the research and had many conversations with "Sane Virologist X" so rest assured this is the real deal. Topics Discussed: * How my cursory research showed there is a problem with the Covid Death Rate numbers * Digging deeper - The Sane Virologist finds massive irregularities in the numbers * How the John Hopkins study shows that government mandates had almost zero effect on saving any lives from covid * How people in Canada (Trucker Convoy) are leading the way in North America and saying enough while America idly watches * What the CDC information really says * Why the data as it relates to Covid is greatly flawed * What ever happened to the flu and colds in the data * Are you at more risk of dying or becoming greatly ill from the vaccinations or just getting Covid * Are they (governments) trying to hide information on purpose * Why are therapeutics hardly talked about * Why is the government making it hard to get therapeutics * Why you should think twice about pointing your finger at someone and telling them they must get vaccinated * What the numbers say about how many people have died from getting vaccinated * How two states skewed the death rate number in 2020 * How other illnesses have increased and caused greater death numbers than actual Covid * Why you need to worry about you and not about telling others what to do when it comes to Covid * Why the number one deterrent for catching Covid is being healthy * Why it is criminal to vaccinate small children when they have an almost zero chance of dying from Covid Episode References: Dr Ryan Cole, interview re increases in cancer : https://www.theepochtimes.com/dr-ryan-cole-alarming-cancer-trend-suggests-covid-19-vaccines-alter-natural-immune-response_4250442.html?utm_source=ATLNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-02-19 Fohse, et al The BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 reprograms both the adaptiv...
Feb 15, 2022
Bonus: Dr. Peter A. McCullough – The Truth about Covid Unleashed
50:08
About Dr. Peter A. McCullough: Dr. McCullough, recently became the center of the Joe Rogan controversy of spreading misinformation concerning Covid-19, which is totally false. Since this interview Rogan and Dr. McCullough have been attacked by a well organized movement of the left leaning media, woke, and cancel culture.  Dr. McCullough is a well-respected North Texas cardiologist, Dr. Peter McCullough has impeccable academic credentials. He's an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, a full professor of medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Dallas. He also has a master's degree in public health and is known for being one of the top five most-published medical researchers in the United States and is the editor of two medical journals. Dr. Peter A. McCullough was born in Buffalo, New York, on the 29th of December 1962. During high school, he and his family moved to Wichita Falls in Texas and later settled in Grapevine. He has lived and worked in various parts of the United States, including Washington and Michigan, and he now resides in Dallas, Texas. Dr. McCullough received the International Vicenza Award for Critical Care Nephrology for his outstanding work and contribution in the area of cardio-renal syndromes. He has also been a recipient of the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology, and his works have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and other prestigious journals worldwide. He has been an invited lecturer at the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency, and the U.S. Congressional Oversight Panel. Topics Discussed: What does Dr. McCullough do and how did it cause such a controversy revolving around Covid-19What is Dr. McCullough’s off the shelf protocol for fighting Covid-19 and why is it so controversialAre people getting Covid more than onceWhat does “off labeling” meanHow with his background as a Cardiologist, he was seeing inflammation of the heart early on with vaccinated patientsWhat is the CDC’s VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) and how does it workHow the death and demographic information was completely falsifiedHow does the Covid-19 data as far as patient demographic not make senseWhat is Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and how does it help fight Covid-19Why is Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) a controversial treatment for Covid-19What are other cheap and effective Rx drugs that fight Covid-19Why are the Covid-19 vaccines not workingWhy are the life threatening side affects of vaccines being ignoredWhat is Ivermectin and how did it become so controversialDiscussing the rumors of HIV in the genetics of Covid-19What are other anti-virals other countries are using successfully How does Iodine in a nasal spray form defeat the Covid virusWhat are Monoclonal anti bodies and why did the government actively shut down their distribution Episode Resources: Dr. Peter A. McCullough’s website: https://covid19.onedaymd.com/The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.comMake sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Feb 14, 2022
Ep 136: Ask Gary Anything (Round 6)
55:06
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: * Also to start some updates and some exciting news * And a bonus question but you need to listen to find out what it is 1. (Suzanne) Are you going to be doing your own live events, and if so, when? 2. (Adam) (provided you’re willing to share) What was one of your most important “learned the hard way” moments? 3. (Jamilia) Why did you stop your real estate business? Episode Resources: * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Rumble page: https://rumble.com/user/TheSimpleLife * My GETTR account: https://gettr.com/user/simplelifegary * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Feb 10, 2022
Ep 135: Myles Wakeham: How Anyone can Make Money in Real Estate
1:59:15
Have you always wanted to get into real estate investing, but just don't know how or where to start? Well, today, I have a fellow soldier of freedom and living the life you want, Myles Wakem. Myles and I have been investing in real estate for decades and have learned many lessons during that time. Today, we share with you some of those lessons and how anyone can get started in real estate investing and be successful if they exercise patience and realize it is not a get-rich-quick scheme. As always, we dip into numerous other subjects relating to the economy, government abuse of power, and how taxation is actually theft. About Myles in his own words: I was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide was a wonderful place. Clean, great community, great weather, great food. I mean the idyllic location. My parents were not wealthy, but nor were they poor. My father worked all of his life for the same company. My mother was a stay-at-home parent. My parents owned their own home and paid it off. They struggled financially but were able to put me through private school. I was an only child – I guess I didn’t have to share their focus with another, so I got lucky. I had always been interested in technology from a young age. I was such an avid learner that I would go to great extremes to seek out things and get involved in clubs, community groups, etc. I rode my bike everywhere – even for hours to the city’s center to spend my Sunday afternoons in the public library. Soaking up every bit of knowledge I could get. Strange things that people often didn’t pay attention to. But I did. One day I got exposed to CB Radios. This was in the 1970s. I became obsessed (as I often did with things). I learned about electronics, physics, communications, etc. This led me towards computers, and eventually, I bought one of the first personal computers – in 1978, the TRS-80 Model 1 computer. I learned everything about programming that computer, and it became everything to me. As the computer industry evolved, so did I. I started a software company and became one of the few experts in software development in Adelaide – getting gigs to write software for government departments, big corporations, etc., and I was still not even 20 years old. My passion for technology was matched with a business passion, which started well before I discovered technology. I guess business was in my DNA. In 1989, I moved to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. I realized that the ability to migrate from one place to another was a life-changing experience. It taught me to embrace everything I found within my grasp, learning about business in the USA, I got involved in the music industry, and I was able to leverage my computer programming experience to land work in some early startups – one of which became Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology corporation. Although I spent much of the next 30 years living in the USA, I never lost touch with my home of Australia, and in the late 1990s moved back there for many years before returning to the USA. In 2002 I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and I’ve lived here since. I am a self-made business owner. I don’t have a job. I do have clients and I do work on software projects and data centers, etc. today. It is because this is what I love to do. It isn’t because this is my career. I’ve never embraced that concept. I think if you are blessed to find your calling early in life and you can turn that into an income earner, you will embrace that far more than a defined “career” that people have to convince themselves that they love to do. I got lucky in that regard. But it was more that at a young age I was passionate to learn things. I still am. I just can’t learn them in a classroom, or a lecture hall, or books. I have to go out and see things with my own eyes and touch things with my own hands. It is just the way I operate. Today I run a technology organization, and thanks to my wife and her focus on investments in th...
Feb 08, 2022
Ep 134: Ask Gary Anything (Round 5)
48:44
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: 1. (Mark) what type of holsters do you use for your handguns? 2. (Adam) When you do have a drink, what is your favorite to have sitting around a fire? 3. (Martin) can go over your thoughts for relaxing and dealing with stress of dealing with todays world and having a job that you have been at too long. leaving someone to be unmotivated to much of anything. 4. (Jamilia) When I listened to your podcast with Mike Hayes, I was wondering if you have ever thought about writing a book about your experience working for the US government? Retracing your story in each sector you served. Episode Resources: * Where to send your questions: contact@thesimplelifenow.com * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Feb 03, 2022
Ep 133: Dopamine Nation – Best Selling Author and Stanford University Chief of Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, Anna Lembke, MD
57:29
Today, I have a special guest, Anna Lembke, MD, a Professor/Clinical Researcher at Stanford University and author of the best-selling book Dopamine Nation - Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. We dig deep into the behaviors of addiction and its relationship with the neurotransmitter dopamine. It is no secret that not only in America, but the world, humans are fighting what appears to be a losing battle with addiction in various forms. I hope that with the information in this episode, those battling addiction will better understand what is causing it and, most importantly, how to fix it. Anna Lembke is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and commentaries. She sits on the board of several state and national addiction-focused organizations, has testified before various committees in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, keeps an active speaking calendar, and maintains a thriving clinical practice. In 2016, she published Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), which was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic (Zuger, 2018). Dr. Lembke recently appeared on the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives. Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Dutton/Penguin Random House, August 2021), an instant New York Times Bestseller, explores how to moderate compulsive overconsumption in a dopamine-overloaded world. Topics Discussed: * A bit about Doctor Lembke * What is the role of the Stanford University Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic * What is dopamine and how does it affect our day to day lives * How did Americans become addicted to dopamine dumps * How does dopamine play a large role in addiction * Doctor Lembke shares her own battle with addiction and her experience with Prozac as a young adult * Why and how has America become addicted to drugs and fast food, and why is it on the rise * How has a lack of disciplining children led to our current situation of it is “not my fault.” * What is the pleasure/pain balance and how does it affect us * Why is being constantly exposed to pain and adversity key for a happy and successful life * Why does America lead the world in the consumption of anti-depressants * The question of is it a “lack of self-care or mental illness * Why do rich countries have a higher rate of “anxiety disorders” than poor countries * Why are in the most pain and unhappiness even though being the most prosperous * How and why the opioid epidemic caused far more pain than helping people deal with chronic pain * How a drug like cocaine can alter the brains neurological pathways forever * What is “Radical Honesty” the key for winning the battle with addiction and living a life of moral character * How the way we portray ourselves in personal stories determines our mental health Episode Resources: * Doctor Lembke’s website and where to purchase her books: https://www.annalembke.com/ * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Feb 01, 2022
Ep 132: State of The Economy Update – Preparing for The Storm Coming
1:09:10
In today's episode, I discuss where I think the economy is going, what you can do to weather the storm, and recent moves I have made financially to put myself in the best position possible. I'm a realist, and I like to make decisions on what I can see and prove. But today, we are being told the empty shelves, and skyrocketing consumer good prices are just transitory. Again, I only make decisions on what I can see and prove, which doesn't pass the rational thinking and eyeball test. I know most of these upper-crust bureaucrats haven't entered a grocery store or pumped their own gas in decades. So how would they even know that their fifty pints of boutique ice cream have gone up in price... simple answer, they don't, and don't care. So what does the economy look like in the near future for us working class citizens who have to actually work and pay for things with our hard earned money? Topics Discussed: How and why we have been lied to… the economy is a disaster and has been for the last year What is the real state of our economy How I made a whole host of financial and life moves in the last year to get prepared Why I think the economy is going to crash in the next 12-18 months big time Why the concept of “transitory inflation” is completely made up How inflation really works in the real world, not politician’s heads Why you should not make any large purchases now or in the near future Why if you can you should sell all your high value items and sit tight Why being flexible and able to move on a dime is incredibly important Why the Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is so critical to your financial security Episode Resources: My prior Economy Update podcast: https://thesimplelifenow.com/where-is-the-economy-going-and-how-to-survive-the-storm/ The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jan 27, 2022
Ep 131: False Prophets – Support and Follow Them at Your Own Peril
1:13:49
As some of you know, I have been planning this episode for a long time. This is one of the few times I have lost sleep on how to address an incredibly important topic that no one seems to want to tackle. I consider this episode to be one of the most important I have ever done. Will some misinterpret the information in this episode? Yes. But I don’t care, I’m going to say what I have to say. In order to soften it a bit, I bring on Rob Kendall, to keep it fair and balanced and not just a “Gary Rant.” Rob Kendall joins me again on the show and we discuss the False Prophets in society today. Who are they? How do they destroy our lives by us believing their BS? Miriam Weaver and Rob Kendall, or Mock ‘N Rob, are heard live in central Indiana Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon. Mock is co-founder of The Chicks On The Right, and Rob was the youngest elected official in Hendricks County when he won a seat on the Brownsburg Town Council. Every day they boil down a complicated world with passionate conversation and a wicked sense of humor. It’s the stories you need to know more about and the stories other media hope you miss entirely. No topic is taboo and no public figure gets a pass! Topics Discussed: Why and how the False Prophets are destroying society and our lives Rob’s view and thoughts of today’s False Prophets Examples of today’s False Prophets and how they trick us into thinking they really care and live the principles the prescribe Understanding humans fascination with “idol worshipping” How politicians constantly play the part of savior when they are actually a False Prophet Why pro athletes are a terrible source of inspiration for bettering your life Why it is so important to get your information from the people who have experience in what you are trying to learn Why you should never get life advice from a celebrity Episode Resources: Mock N’ Rob Show: https://www.wibc.com/show/mock-n-rob/ Other Appearance by Rob on Podcast: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/robert-kendall-critical-race-theory-101/ https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-125-robert-kendall-why-today-there-is-no-difference-between-republicans-and-democrats/ The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jan 25, 2022
Ep 130: The 5 Principles to Living a Life of Freedom
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It is hard to believe that I came up with the 5 Principles to Living The Simple Life about a decade ago. I have been teaching them for a very long time now, and I like to review them from time to time. Just like you, even though I created them, I can get off the train of The Simple Life from time to time. A great way to make sure you don't get too far off track is to review the things that have worked and will continue to work as long as you consistently follow them. What are the 5 Principles to The Simple Life and How did I come up with them Principle 1: Knowledge is Power Principle 2: Avoid Extremes Principle 3: Keep it Simple Principle 4: Something is Better Than Nothing Principle 5: Take Action Today and Every Day Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jan 20, 2022
Ep 129: The Truth About Health with Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Jorge Lopez
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Today, I have a special guest, friend, and warrior in the obtainment of optimal health, Dr. Jorge Lopez. We dig into the primary things making most people unhealthy today, and what you can do about it. It sounds complicated at first, but you will be surprised how simple things become once you have the right information from the right people. Remember, the first and most important leg of the Three-Legged Stool of living The Simple Life is optimal health. About Dr. Lopez: Dr. Jorge Lopez attended medical school at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe. Dr. Lopez has practiced medicine for over seven years. Prior to becoming a Naturopath Dr. Lopez accrued 10 years of medical experience in various aspects of the medical field including NYC emergency medical services at Metrocare and as an emergency room medical technician at Baptist hospital in Florida. Dr. Lopez has experience in conventional and naturopathic care and is able to treat his patients using natural means safely and effectively. Currently Dr. Lopez works with and Dr. Alex Coracides at Southwest Family Naturopathic Clinic as well as Southwest Accident and injury.  Dr. Lopez was voted “Top Doctors” for Naturopaths in “The Best of Phoenix Magazine" 2018, 2019, 2020 and is excited to work with you in all your health needs. On his time off Dr. Lopez practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and makes plant liquid extracts for his colleagues and his patients.  Topics Discussed: * A bit about Dr. Lopez * What is Integrative Medicine and how can it help you in obtaining optimal health * What is the difference between an OD, ND, and MD doctor * Why your health should be your number one concern and priority * How healthy food is different from the Standard American Diet * Understanding that everyone is a bit different when it comes to obtaining optimal health * How food effects your overall health * Understanding your thyroid and endocrine system, as it relates to your health * Why an elimination diet is always the first place to start * Why elimination diets are so difficult to stick to * What types of testing you can take to figure out certain food intolerances * Why your genetics is just a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to your health Find Out More About Dr. Lopez’s Services at: https://www.southwestfamilynd.com/ The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jan 18, 2022
Ep 128: Ask Gary Anything (Round 4)
38:03
Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: 1. (Adam) What drove you start your podcast? 2. (Martin) can you briefly go over suggestions and thoughts on how to stay focused and disciplined. working towards overcoming procrastination. and maybe touch on how to avoid starting to many hobbies, or projects, at the same time and not following through with any of them. 3. (Jamila) Why did you move to Arizona of all the states in the USA? (Apart from the weather because it’s not the only one with a hot climate.) Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jan 13, 2022
Ep 127: Judah Friedman: The Truth Clause – Have We Hit The Delete Button
1:19:51
Are we living in a time where the "False Prophets" have completely overrun our ability to think clearly and pursue the truth? I believe so. So what do we do about it? Today, I'm joined by a very dear friend and podcast associate, Judah Friedman, producer of The World According to Ben Stein. We dig into this topic and dissect why the "truth" has become a dirty word that just might get you canceled by the anti-truth nob. Bite Size Chunks of Who Judah Is: - A Writer - Podcast Personality - Bred in a Brooklyn now California Living - Breaking the Jewish Stereotype - Youtube The Word According to Ben Stein. Aka/Ben Stein’s Boswell! Apple Podcast The World According To Ben Stein Topics covered in this episode: * Why has the truth and being honest become so controversial today * Is “fake until you make it” really the motto you should be following * Why following what is considered “normal” today is not normal * Why dishonest people seem to never be punished today * How The World According to Ben Stein is different and fights against the anti-truth mob * Why you should not get life advice from celebrities and politicians * Why that 80 year old lady down the street has more to offer in wisdom than Oprah * Why talking heads are just talking heads * Why politicians are just lazy criminals Prior episodes Judas has been a guest on: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/judah-friedman-is-it-time-for-a-shadow-government/ https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/e85-dating-as-an-alfa-male-in-a-beta-world/ The World According to Ben Stein Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-world-according-to-ben-stein/id1540015480 The World According to Ben Stein Youtube live Tues, Thurs, Sat 7PM PST: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1nfcI4QIP262AoNNCwUlYQ The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jan 11, 2022
Ep 126: Ask Gary Anything (Round 3)
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Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: 1. Are you into crypto currencies?  2. How important would you say it is for Parents to expose their Children to the outdoors? Things such as camping, fishing, hunting, backpacking, etc. To add on to this, what is your personal favorite outdoor hobby? 3. We own a property we would like to develop, we are concerned will the property be there when we are able to develop it? Should we jump and develop what we can now? Is our government going to basically steal our dream and take our property? Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jan 06, 2022
Ep 125: Robert Kendall – Why Today There is no Difference Between Republicans and Democrats
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Today, I have a very special guest, and fellow regular guest on The World According to Ben Stein Show; Robert Kendall of Indianapolis Radio Station 93WIBC. Rob dissects why he believes today there is no difference between the Hlack hats (Democrats) and White Hats (Republicans). Miriam Weaver and Rob Kendall, or Mock ‘N Rob, are heard live in central Indiana Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon. Mock is co-founder of The Chicks On The Right, and Rob was the youngest elected official in Hendricks County when he won a seat on the Brownsburg Town Council. Every day they boil down a complicated world with passionate conversation and a wicked sense of humor. It’s the stories you need to know more about and the stories other media hope you miss entirely. No topic is taboo and no public figure gets a pass! Topics Discussed: * A bit about Rob and his super popular radio show Mock N’ Rob * Rob’s perspective of our political strife today as a former politician * How Rob came to his philosophy of Black and White Hats representing Republicans and Democrats * When he believes the line between the differences of Democrats and Republicans became blurred * He explains how both sides spend like drunken sailors, but continue to blame the other side * Why picking sides is futile and why we need true Independents to solve the problem * We go way off topic at the end, but you need to listen to find out what we discussed Episode Resources: * Mock N’ Rob Show: https://www.wibc.com/show/mock-n-rob/ * Other Appearance by Rob on Podcast: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/robert-kendall-critical-race-theory-101/ * The World According to Ben Stein Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-world-according-to-ben-stein/id1540015480 * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jan 04, 2022
Ep 124: The Simple Life 3 Legged Stool: The 3 Keys to Living The Life You Want
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The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is the bedrock of everything I teach. I don't just say this willy nilly; the reason is I have lived the Three-Legged Stool myself. Well, that is how I came up with it, after all. One thing I can guarantee is you dial in the Three-Legged Stool, and your life will be much different and for the better. Here is the thing; it isn't easy. As a matter of fact, it is really hard, and the work never ends. But that shouldn't discourage you it should motivate you. As I always say, "Expecting perfection from yourself is unrealistic, but striving for it is a worthwhile goal." So today, I will review what The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is and why it is so darn important. Topics Discussed: * What is The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life and how I came up with it * Why The Simple Life Three-Legged Stool is so important for you achieving your goals and living the life you want * Why it is so hard to master * Why most people don’t like to hear the truth, but it will ultimately set you free * Why simple doesn’t mean easy * Where you can find my products discussing The Simple Life Three-Legged Stool Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * Link to my book Life Balance Reboot, which outlines The Three-Legged Stool: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/product/the-simple-life-life-balance-reboot-hardcopy/ * Link to my short course on how to implement The Three Legged Stool into your life: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/course-catalog/ * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Dec 28, 2021
Ep 123: Discussing the Downside of Starting or Living The Simple Life… Its Not That Bad!
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As most of you know, I don't beat around the bush; I give it to you straight. With that being said, as with any changes you make in life, there is a downside. It isn't all roses and butterflies living The Simple Life. Comparably to the day to day of "normal" American life, the downside isn't all that bad. We simple lifers have had many discussions over the years about how things definitely change once you go down this road. Today I want to address some of the struggles and changes you will experience, as the more you know, the more you grow! Topics Discussed: * What living The Simple Life really means * How as you dive deeper into The Simple Life you will experience profound changes * Why change is good * Why struggle and introspection builds character * Why so few these days pursue a simpler life * You are part of a small group of go getters so embrace it * Why pushing The Simple Life on others isn’t such a good idea * Getting used to being the real you Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Dec 21, 2021
Ep 122: Addressing Negative Reviews: How The Softies Love to Rant
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Today, I want to address a negative review and comment on iTunes. Usually, I don't give these the time of day, but this one hit a nerve, because of the false information it contained. Instead of providing an honest review of what they didn't like about the episode, this individual distorts the topics and what I talked about to fit their negative thinking. I will dissect this review to show why I believe people like this are destroying this country and have no place in The Simple Life community. See Negative iTunes Review Below: Fudo 77 “Episode 119 is a tire fire, and resembles an audio version of a FB rant filmed by a goateed guy in his car. It’s a great subject to cover (smartphone addiction), but this guy serves from the price of his toilet to NBA/BLM to Hispanic people on smartphones to women in the gym. He so wants to say women are worse, but can’t find the stats to.” To leave “nice” reviews go to my iTunes podcast page here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-simple-life-with-gary-collins/id1479302777 Topics Discussed: * Why people (losers in life) feel the need to leave negative reviews * I dissect what this individual is really in this review, and a lot about themselves * Why I have an easy way to send emails to me to say what you really feel about me or what I do * Why I will never shy away from the topics that need to be discussed * Cowards leave personally attacking negative reviews don’t be one of them * Why we have become a country of victims and if you don’t agree with them you are a racist, sexist, homophobe * Why it is important for us “simple life” folk to start our own businesses and run for public office Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Dec 14, 2021
Ep 121: Ask Gary Anything (Round 2)
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Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On occasion, I will pick listener questions and answer them on the air. If you want to have your question(s) considered, simply fill out the contact form on my website www.thesimplelifenow.com, or better yet become a member of "The Simple Life Insider's Circle" link is at the bottom of the show notes. Today, we have some great questions: 1. What are your personal favorite podcasts that you would recommend to listeners of your show?   2. My question for you is if you would be posting new videos to your YouTube channel as you work to create your vision for your new property?  3. How do you think your jobs in the government have changed you?  Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Dec 07, 2021
Ep 120: How To Declutter During The Holidays
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How do you avoid cluttering your life with useless items during the prime time of the American consumerism bonanza we call--The Christmas Holidays? As some of you know, I recently rebooted my life by selling most of my belonging and moving to another state. Even though I wrote a book about decluttering that doesn't mean I'm exempt from the "too much stuff" bug biting me. I'm going through a pretty extensive decluttering process at the moment, and I thought there is no better time than the Christmas Holidays to tackle this subject.  We know that our culture is dominated by "consumerism," but that doesn't mean you have to be a gold star member of the "cult of clutter." In this episode, I discuss my current experience with downsizing and decluttering my lifestyle. I go over valuable tips and tricks to stop the clutter madness even during the holiday season.   Topics Discussed: * What does decluttering your life really mean * How I found, I had acquired too many things and needed another round of major decluttering * How to figure out what items are important, and what items need to go * Why life is about relationships and memories not things * How to deal with the emotional attachments you have with your stuff * A step-by-step process of decluttering and how to avoid buying useless stuff * How to live the life you want free from clutter * The difference between things you need and things you want Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Nov 30, 2021
Ep 119: A Message to American Women – Get Off Your F**king Smartphone!
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As a lot of you know, I like to observe not hear some dumb pundit vomit words out of their mouth. When it comes to women and their addiction to their phone screens, I have noticed that no one is discussing this issue. Well, after almost getting killed last week a couple of times from women texting/talking on their phone (phone to their ear) while driving, I have had enough. As a matter of fact, I have lost count of how many car accidents I have had to avoid by such stupidity in the last five years. So here comes another Gary Rant! I don't think it is a surprise that most Americans are addicted to their smartphone. Actually, it is pretty much a global problem, but in the good old USA, we always like to be number one with most addictions of stupidity. But over the last five years, I have noticed American women can't seem to get that small box of stupid away from their face no matter what. And it appears age is not a factor; even blue-haired old ladies seem to love their smartphones.  Topics Discussed: * Our addiction to smartphones is completely out of control * Some statistics that will make your head explode * Why it seems this addiction is affecting women more than men * Why maybe while your at the gym you should actually workout instead of updating social media and taking selfies. * There is nothing so important on your phone that you must try and kill me while being on it while driving * Is the average American woman truly addicted to their smartphone * Do you really need a smartphone Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Nov 23, 2021
Ep 118: I’m Busy Leave Me Alone
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Questions asked and answered:  * Why when being busy saying no to people is important * An update on what is going on with my house and future plans * Why being self reliant will save you a lot of headache in life * Why no one will ever give a shit about your projects, but you * Why short term pain for long term pain is hard and why most people will not do it Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Nov 16, 2021
Ep 117: Ask Gary Anything (Round 1)
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Welcome to another episode of "Ask Gary Anything." This is where you, the audience, get to send in your questions about anything, and I will answer them. That is right, you heard it... anything, because that is how I roll! On a fairly regular basis I pick questions sent to me from my ever growing list, and answer them on this podcast.   Questions asked and answered:  1. Do you ever plan to live off the grid again? 2. What was the hardest thing you let go of when you started simplifying and did you ever regret selling or giving it away? 3. What do you think of preppers or survivalists since both types typically have to acquire and store a bunch of stuff to ride out the storm they think is coming.  Does the effort and expense of preparing for Armageddon? Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Nov 09, 2021
Ep 116: What Really Makes Us Happy – You May be Surprised
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So what truly makes us hairless apes happy? Is it a brand new, a closet stacked to the roof with shoes, being a bizzillionaire, or having a billion followers on social media? Believe it or not, none of those are even close, but ironically we have been told the above are the road to complete happiness and bliss. Today, I want to discuss the thing that truly makes humans happy-- being a productive person. That is right; your path to happiness is actually based on building character by doing productive things. Not staring at your cell pone all day, or buying shiny objects you don't need.  Here is the best part building character and being productive doesn't take a platinum MasterCard or overflowing bank account. All it takes is you getting off your butt and making things happen. Topics Discussed: * How we have been duped into being unhappy * What is happiness and how we can all obtain it * What did Aristotle mean by “eudaemonia” * Why I am working my ass off and loving every moment of it * Understanding what “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” really means for achieving happiness * Why realizing you will never reach perfection is rational but not striving for it is not * What does work/life balance really mean * Why finding that Life Purpose thing (the third leg of The Simple Life Three-Legged Stool) is so important. Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Nov 02, 2021
Ep 115: How To Completely Change Your Life in 365 Days
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In today's episode, I discuss and show you the keys to living a life of happiness, success, and abundance. I also reveal a special coupon code just for my loyal followers. I constantly get emails telling me how people are successfully changing their life and are now on The Simple Life train. One of the biggest questions I get from new people finding The Simple Life: is how do they get started.  Well, that is the subject matter of today's show. I'm amazed at how many people are finding me and are interested in what I do. But not being a celebrity or "False Prophet," just a guy who teaches and leads by example; they tend to have many questions initially. Which is good, I'm a teacher for those who are truly ready to change their life for the better, not just sit around and talk about it, while doing absolutely nothing. That is why I created The Simple Life Journal - Your 365 Day Action Guide to Success. This isn't just a Journal; this is the most powerful tool I have ever created for changing people's lives. Yes, I don't say this lightly. I 100% believe it. So with that, if you are new to what I do or have been following me for years, you will definitely get something out of this episode. Topics Discussed: * Why I’m no one special if I can do it you can too * How and why I created The Simple Life Journal - Your 365 Day Action Guide to Success * What makes my journal different from all the others * What are the Five Simple Life Principles and The Three-Legged Stool for success * Why I think The Simple Life Journal is the perfect Christmas gift * How to get in  touch with me if you need some personal assistance * I reveal my special coupon just for you Episode Resources: * Special Coupon for Purchasing The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Oct 26, 2021
Ep 114: How To Develop and Keep a Positive Mindset, Even When Surrounded by Negativity
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Today, Michael and I discuss how to break free from all the negativity we seem to be surrounded by in this world gone mad.  So, listen to this podcast episode and break free from the BS and learn how to live the life you want, free of drama and assclowns.  Yes, those idiots will still be around, but find your inner hippie, and find your inner peace! About My Guest: Michael is a licensed psychotherapist. Ostrolenk completed his MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and his BA in government at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He did post-graduate training in somatic psychology at the California Institute for Integral Studies and health psychology through the Health Medicine Forum. Ostrolenk is certified in Spiral Dynamics and Wade Mindsets. He graduated from SEALFIT’s 3 Week Academy and Kokoro Camp 10.  Topics Discussed: A bit about MichaelAre we really swimming in a sea of negativity todayIs negativity contagious Is it possible for you to change your perception of the world around youWhat are the keys to developing and maintaining a positive mindsetHow does meditation work in forming a positive attitudeWhat is neuroplasticity and how can it help shape your mind and outlook Episode Resources: * Michael’s website: http://www.michaeldostrolenk.com * Coupon Code for The Simple Life Journal Products: tsljournal10 * The Simple Life Website:Where ALL Gary’s Products Are Sold  https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Oct 19, 2021
Ep 113: Obesity, The Real Pandemic – Cause, Effect and The Solution
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As we fly through the universe of crazy these days, we are ignoring the biggest elephant (figuratively and literally) in the room, causing the most harm in this country: obesity. In America, it will not be a murky virus, economic ruin, or even terrorism that does us in--it appears it will be our inability to put down a fork and knife. Our waistlines are exploding, we are on numerous pharmaceutical drugs, yet we ignore the easiest solution to our weight gain woes: regular exercise and eating healthy. But what does that really mean? We will dig into the numbers, and I will warn you they are not pretty. To say we are fat as a nation is putting it nicely. The facts tell a very disturbing problem in our society, and it is getting worse at an alarming rate. Today I bring on my favorite scientist and data analyst to help me go through the numbers--Madame X. Yes, she has to use an alias, well, because people are crazy.  Topics Discussed: * What the do the statistics really say about obesity * What is the “Healthcare Industrial Complex” * Why there is no money in healthy people * Why being fat is not beautiful and definitely not healthy * Why optimal health is the key to not getting Covid, not getting vaccinated  * Is it possible some of us are genetically skewed to be overweight, or obese * Can you beat bad genetics and still live a life of optimal health and wellness * Why it is easy to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle if you just pay attention * Why health fads are fads for a reason * Why your poor health negatively impacts everyone around you Episode Resources: * Link to Gary’s World Famous Health Book: https://thesimplelifenow.com/product/the-simple-life-guide-to-optimal-health-softcover/ * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/ Show Links: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-prevention-source/prevalence-incidence/ Divino et al , J Manag Care Spec Pharm_2021 Feb;27(2):210-222.   Qian at el J Med Econ 2015;18(12):1020___ Prevalence and healthcare costs of obesity related comorbidities: evidence form an electronic medical records system in the United States  Ravelli GP, Stein ZA, Susser MW. Obesity in young men after famine exposure in utero and early infancy. N Engl J Med 1976; 295: 349–353. Huang C, Li Z, Wang M, Martorell R. Early life exposure to the 1959-1961 Chinese famine has long-term health consequences. J Nutr 2010; 140: 1874–1878. age’ > 85th percentile vs infants in WFA < 85th percentile Parrillo L et al International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19 June 2019 Nutritional Factors, DNA Methylation and risk of Type2 diabetes and Obesity- Perspectives and Challenges Newborns of obese parents have altered DNA methylation patterns at imprinted genes  Soubry et al, International Journal of Obesity (2015) 39, 650-657 Insulin like growth factor (IGF2) and H19 methylation at birth and risk of overweight and obesity in children.  Perkins, E. et al J Pediatrics Jul 16(1)31-39 Valleso,L,et,al_IntJObes(2011)Dec;35(12)_Altered Hypothalamic Function in Diet-Induced Obesity Review of animal studies  Alexander,J_JClinInvest(2017);127(1)24-32, Hypothalamic Inflammation in obesity and metabolic disease remarkable how rapidly overconsumption of a fat-rich diet results in acute changes in the feedback to metabolic endocrine signals (such as leptin and insulin signaling) and in hypothalamic inflammatory responses Obri et al_Cell Stress | JULY 2019 | Vol. 3 No. 7_Role of Epigenetics in hypothalamic energy balance control: implications for obesity Thomas K., et al, NatureResearch (2019)9:17373 Fotuhi et al Practical Neurology July 2013 Kim J et al, International J of Obesity 44, 1197 (2020)
Oct 12, 2021
Ep 112: Where is The Economy Going, and How to Survive the Storm and Thrive
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In today's episode, I discuss where I think the economy is going, what you can do to weather the storm, and recent moves I have made financially to put myself in the best position possible.  I'm a realist, and I like to make decisions on what I can see and prove.  But today, we are being told the empty shelves, and skyrocketing consumer good prices are just transitory. Again, I only make decisions on what I can see and prove, which doesn't pass the rational thinking and eyeball test. I know most of these upper-crust bureaucrats haven't entered a grocery store or pumped their own gas in decades. So how would they even know that their fifty pints of boutique ice cream have gone up in price... simple answer, they don't, and don't care.  So what does the economy look like in the near future for us working class citizens who have to actually work and pay for things with our hard earned money? Topics Discussed: * Is the economy doing as well as we are being told * What is the real state of our economy  * The fact is we are definitely experiencing inflation and it is not going away anytime soon * Why pumping money into the economy is not the answer and a disaster in the making * Why you should not make any large purchases now or in the near future * Why if you can you should sell all your high value items and sit tight * Why being flexible and able to move on a dime is incredibly important * Where you should be putting your money, or more importantly where you shouldn’t be * The recent moves I have made in order to prepare myself for this financial storm * Why voting with your feet is critical *  Why the Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is so critical to your financial security Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Oct 05, 2021
Ep 111: Miriam of Chicks On The Right and Mock’n Rob Show – Why Humor with Your Politics is Better
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Today, I have an extraordinary, and entertaining guest; Miriam Weaver of The Chicks On The Right and Mock'n Rob show. I have become a big fan of both shows that mix humor, politics, and life all into one. Let's face it, most political commentary today makes you want to run out into the street naked with clown makeup screaming "come and get me." But these two shows keep you informed, yet laughing at the same time. We flat out need more laughter today, so I wanted to introduce my audience to Miriam and what she does.  About Mariam: Miriam Weaver (‘Mockarena’, Co-Founder)Mockarena (or “Mock” for short) used to work in Human Resources prior to becoming a full time Chick on the Right, focusing on recruiting and hiring, and avoiding the tasks of firing and employee relations as much as possible without getting fired herself. She’s the product of Polish immigrants, who came to the United States in 1969 legally, and taught her what it means to melt into the great American pot. Mock is a University of Kansas grad, but is a fan of Georgia football thanks to her husband being an alum (and the fact that their colors make for better fashion choices.) Mock is the proud mom of two (preemie!) boys, the eldest of which has severe cerebral palsy and the ability to melt even the coldest heart with his smile. Her youngest son is setting her up to be the worst mother-in-law ever, because no girl will ever be good enough for him, what with his total brilliance and killer good looks and incredibly charming personality and whatnot. Mock is infatuated beyond description with pop star Robbie Williams, but her heart belongs completely to her husband, who she insists is so good at understanding women he should teach a master class. She lives with her family in Indiana, and when she’s not cuddling her two dogs, she enjoys Zumba, poring over house plans and interior design pics to get ideas for her future home in Low Country, and dreaming of a world devoid of progressive feminists who wear pussy hats. The Chicks on the Right website was founded by Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver in 2009. The Chicks’ radio show airs on weekdays between 9am and 11am on Indianapolis’ 93WIBC FM station. The Chicks landed their book deal in October of 2014. Their book, Right for a Reason: Life, Liberty, and a Crapload of Common Sense, hit bookshelves in 2014. They have appeared as guests on national television programs, inlcuding Fox and Friends, Varney & Company and CNN Tonight. They appear on various nationally syndicated radio programs. In 2017, the Chicks were honored as the Best Broadcast Team at the Spectrum Award Winners in the Indianapolis Market. Their weekly podcast, the Mock and Daisy Common Sense Cast, premiered with Radio America in August of 2019, and new episodes are released every Wednesday.  With millions of subscribers and social media followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, ChicksOnRight.com receives millions of monthly page views. The site primarily offers journalism that reports and comments on current events. Readers are welcome to comment on these articles. Topics Discussed: * How did Miriam get involved in radio that eventually led to being the host of two of the most popular talk shows in the country * How discovering your path in life isn’t always easy, and in most cases is accidental * Why mixing humor with your politics is critical to staying sane today * Why lifelong victims are ruining this country * What happened to Miriam recently that caused a bit of a mental meltdown * Why focusing on being a better person is key * Why you should be getting involved in your communities and maybe even running for political office * Why she dreams of a world devoid of progressive feminists who wear pussy hats * Miriam tells us why she has infatuation with pop-star Robby Williams and Ron Disantes  Episode Resources: * Website for Mock’n Rob Show: https://www.wibc.
Sep 28, 2021
Ep 110: Former Navy SEAL Mike Hayes – The Keys to Success by Giving Back
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Mike Hayes is the former Commanding Officer of SEAL Team TWO, leading a two thousand-person Special Operations Task Force in Southeastern Afghanistan. In addition to a twenty-year career as a SEAL, Mike was a White House Fellow, served two years as Director of Defense Policy and Strategy at the National Security Council, and has worked directly with both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  More About Mike Hayes: Beyond his military and governmental service, Mike is currently the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at VMware. He joined VMware in October 2020, and leads the company's worldwide business operations and the acceleration of the company's SaaS transition. Previously, he was SVP and Head of Strategic Operations at Cognizant Technology. Mike also served in Chief of Staff and COO roles at Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest and most successful hedge fund.  Mike holds an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and received his B.A. from Holy Cross College. His military decorations include the Bronze Star for valor in combat in Iraq, a Bronze Star for Afghanistan, and the Defense Superior Service Medal from the White House. Hayes is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the board of directors of Immuta, a data governance company, and of the National Medal of Honor Museum, and a senior advisor to Inherent Group, an impact investment firm. He lives in Westport, Connecticut with his wife and daughter.  Topics Discussed: * What made Mike decide to become a Navy SEAL * What lesson did he carry from being a Navy SEAL into civilian life * Why he didn’t want to write Never Enough, but had to * Why you need to be a good follower and a good leader  * What does he mean by: achieving excellence in knowledge and capacity * Why making yourself uncomfortable is the key to success * How to find your meaning as an individual * What is the 1162 Foundation and what does it do Episode Resources: * Buy Mike’s Book Never Enough Here: https://amzn.to/3zVeeIq * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Sep 21, 2021
Ep 109: Sane Virologist X – What the Data Really Says About Covid 19
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As we approach two years of living in a Corona Virus world, things just seem to get stranger and stranger. At the risk of getting canceled and bombarded from all angles, I have decided I have had enough, and I'm not alone. Slowly our individual rights are being eroded by a virus that has now become political ammo to do so.  How did we get here? What does the data actually say? If you ask these simple questions, you are a virus, vaccine, and science denier. If you don't follow what appears to be a completely incompetent government hell-bent on tyranny, you have become the enemy.  How did asking questions that are rational and well thought out make you an enemy of your own government? If you attempt to ask questions or provide data to the contrary of "the science" you will be instantly de-platformed in many cases on social media and at the very least have that content taken down. Does that sound like what the founding fathers intended when they wrote the 1st Amendment... I don't think so.  What makes this country great, is that we can express our opinions and have a rational debate. Covid appears to be ending that, and that is a very disturbing place to be. About Sane Virologist X: Today, I'm bringing on a microbiologist/virologist, who has some of the most impressive bonafides on the subject of Covid. There is no agenda, no Youtube channel to promote, and no books to sell, just an honest interpretation of the data by a true professional in the field. Unfortunately, do to the climate of cancel culture, and threats to peoples lives in this conversation, I have decided to give this person an alias. I did all the research and had many conversations with "Sane Virologist X"  so rest assured this is the real deal.  Topics Discussed: * What is the Corona Virus and what makes it different from the common flu * Where did the Covid 19 come from and what makes it different from versions 1-18 * By the data is Covid 19 more deadly than the common flu * Who is the most affected by Covid 19, according to the data * Is the CDC manipulating and scrubbing the data on Covid 19 * What makes the vaccines for Covid 19 so different from traditional vaccines * What are the best ways to combat Covid 19 * Why health is always the key Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Sep 16, 2021
Ep 108: Myles Wakeham: Australia is at War with its Own Citizens – An Example of Freedoms Lost
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We are in extraordinary times today; if you believe in individual freedom in many places, you are considered a white supremacist, racist, or any other IST they can attach to you. Countries such as Australia are losing their individual freedoms at a world record pace. Just a couple years ago no one could have predicted this, but here we are.  In most cases, the facts of this are being hidden, by now what appears to be totalitarian governments and the dishonest press. Today I have Australian ex-pat Myles Wakeham, who still has family and friends in Australia. I will not candy coat it--what he reveals in this interview is going to blow people away! It is much worse than I could have ever imagined... we are at war, it is a battle between good and evil. It is time for us to wake up and fight the good fight, but we can't do that if we don't know what is really going on. In upcoming episodes I'm going to be exposing some of the evil that is slowly creeping its way into our lives today. As I always say "you don't know, what you don't know." About Myles in his own words: I was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide was a wonderful place. Clean, great community, great weather, great food. I mean the idyllic location. My parents were not wealthy, but nor were they poor. My father worked all of his life for the same company. My mother was a stay-at-home parent. My parents owned their own home and paid it off. They struggled financially but were able to put me through private school. I was an only child – I guess I didn’t have to share their focus with another, so I got lucky. I had always been interested in technology from a young age. I was such an avid learner that I would go to great extremes to seek out things and get involved in clubs, community groups, etc. I rode my bike everywhere – even for hours to the city’s center to spend my Sunday afternoons in the public library. Soaking up every bit of knowledge I could get. Strange things that people often didn’t pay attention to. But I did. One day I got exposed to CB Radios. This was in the 1970s. I became obsessed (as I often did with things). I learned about electronics, physics, communications, etc. This led me towards computers, and eventually, I bought one of the first personal computers – in 1978, the TRS-80 Model 1 computer. I learned everything about programming that computer, and it became everything to me. As the computer industry evolved, so did I. I started a software company and became one of the few experts in software development in Adelaide – getting gigs to write software for government departments, big corporations, etc., and I was still not even 20 years old. My passion for technology was matched with a business passion, which started well before I discovered technology. I guess business was in my DNA. In 1989, I moved to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. I realized that the ability to migrate from one place to another was a life-changing experience. It taught me to embrace everything I found within my grasp, learning about business in the USA, I got involved in the music industry, and I was able to leverage my computer programming experience to land work in some early startups – one of which became Amgen, the world’s largest biotechnology corporation. Although I spent much of the next 30 years living in the USA, I never lost touch with my home of Australia, and in the late 1990s moved back there for many years before returning to the USA. In 2002 I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and I’ve lived here since. I am a self-made business owner. I don’t have a job. I do have clients and I do work on software projects and data centers, etc. today. It is because this is what I love to do. It isn’t because this is my career. I’ve never embraced that concept. I think if you are blessed to find your calling early in life and you can turn that into an income earner,
Sep 14, 2021
Ep 107: The Bill of Rights – Why Freedom is not Free
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Today's episode has been in the works for a while now, but I realized there is no time more relevant than now. I'm dumbfounded that a surprisingly amount of people in the US, have developed a hatred for the freest country in the world, and do so out of ignorance. I always say, those who have sacrificed the least, and understand very little of our nation's history are the people who always scream the loudest about injustice and want to take our individual rights away. They do so because they have zero understanding of the sacrifice millions of Americans have made and will continue to make to keep this country free of tyranny. But some don't want that. Reviewing what makes our constitution unique is an excellent way for us to understand that freedom is not free, and the easiest way to lose it is to sit back and do nothing.  Remember what I teach in The Simple Life is all about action, and being self-reliant. Being a whiner and blaming everyone else is a sure way to ruin, not only as an individual, but our country. It is time for us to rally around what makes us free and a beacon to the world. Topics Discussed:  * What makes our Constitution unique * Why without laws that focus on individual freedom you will always have chaos * How the founders used separation of powers to avoid future tyranny * Why The Bill of Rights is so important * Why without a strong belief system we are doomed * Why if you don’t like it here you are free to go… and please do * How a small minority are making noise, and should be ignored * Understanding freedom is fragile and must always be protected * And of course many Gary tangents… as always Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Sep 07, 2021
Ep 106: Judah Friedman: Is it Time for a Shadow Government?
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We are surrounded by negativity, things are spirally out of control... so what do we do? We, the people by this crazy thing called The Constitution, are supposed to be driving this ship, but it appears many in our government think differently. Not a day goes by when our individual rights are not being infringed upon, and an attempt to be permanently stifled. I would say both political parties are to blame, one that is useless, one that hates this country to the core! So is it time we rise up and take our country and our freedom back? Today, I have back on the show, Judah Friedman, producer of The World According to Ben Stein show. We are going to dig into the possibility of a "Shadow Government" that actually works for the people. Hey, FBI, this is all theoretical so don't come breaking down my door in the middle of the night. Bite Size Chunks of Who Judah Is: - A Writer  - Podcast Personality - Bred in a Brooklyn now California Living - Breaking the Jewish Stereotype - Youtube The Word According to Ben Stein. Aka/Ben Stein’s Boswell! Apple Podcast The World According To Ben Stein Topics Discussed:  * Why does it seem our country is slowly heading towards a road of tyranny * Why we compare social media to Animal Farm * Why are the current events in the evacuation in Afghanistan causing many of those who served such pain * What is a Shadow Government and how would it work * How our freedoms are slowly being chipped away * Why free honest elections are what make us different and we must protect that * Why you need to stop bitching and get involved *.What is ballot harvesting and how does it effect our freedoms * Why The World According to Ben Stein Show is a show you should be listening to Episode Resources: The World According to Ben Stein Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-world-according-to-ben-stein/id1540015480 The World According to Ben Stein Youtube live Tues, Thurs, Sat 7PM PST: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1nfcI4QIP262AoNNCwUlYQ  The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Aug 31, 2021
Ep 105: How to Stay Motivated Even When Everything Seems to be Going Wrong
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It is pretty apparent we are in some extraordinary times, and people are struggling to stay motivated today. I'm no different, I have my good days and, I have my bad days, but I definitely have more good than bad. So how do I and others do it? More importantly, how do we do it consistently. Today, I will go over some recent changes I have made to keep myself motivated and going in the right direction in life and my business. As I always say, "one sure way to be unhappy and fail is to do nothing when things are going wrong."  Topics Discussed:  * Understanding the relation between good health, happiness, being kind and staying motivated in life * Why I decided to make some recent changes to make my life better * How to balance being informed without being overwhelmed with negativity  * Why leading by example is the only way things in your life and others will change for the better * How to live your dreams and find your path * Finding your inner hippy * You decide weather you live in heaven or hell * Why never stopping to be better is the key * Hanging out with winners and ditching the losers Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Aug 24, 2021
Ep 104: Robert Kendall – Critical Race Theory 101, What You Need to Know
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Today, I have a very special guest, and fellow regular guest on The World According to Ben Stein Show; Robert Kendall of Indianapolis Radio Station 93WIBC. Rob dissects what  Critical Race Theory is, and how it is destroying the Public Education System in our country. I will admit, I know a little bit about CRT, but wanted to know more about it and how it is affecting our education system. Best way to learn more, bring on an expert who knows more than me!Miriam Weaver and Rob Kendall, or Mock ‘N Rob, are heard live in central Indiana Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon. Mock is co-founder of The Chicks On The Right, and Rob was the youngest elected official in Hendricks County when he won a seat on the Brownsburg Town Council. Every day they boil down a complicated world with passionate conversation and a wicked sense of humor. It’s the stories you need to know more about and the stories other media hope you miss entirely. No topic is taboo and no public figure gets a pass! Topics Discussed:  * A bit about Rob and his super popular radio show Mock N’ Rob * What exactly is Critical Race Theory (CRT)  * What are the origins of CRT * Why is considered so toxic in our Public Education System by many * Why is the teachers union waging a war on parents who dare ask what their children are being taught * Why is the teachers union and politicians denying they are teaching CRT, when they are  * Why teaching racism is not the answer to fighting racism * How do we combat some of the harmful things being taught to our children in schools today * How you can be a part of the solution Episode Resources: * Mock N’ Rob Show: https://www.wibc.com/show/mock-n-rob/ * The World According to Ben Stein Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-world-according-to-ben-stein/id1540015480 * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Aug 17, 2021
Ep 103: Remso Martinez – Are Extra Terrestrials (Aliens) Already Amongst Us?
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Today, I have a very special guest and fellow extraterrestrial/UFO believer. Are we part of numerous UFO groups, or travel around the world looking at rocks with ancient carvings? No, but we are enthusiastic about figuring out how us hairless apes truly came to be. God? The Devine? Celestial Intervention? Little Grey Beings? We don't know, but we both believe something extraordinary happened for humans to exist. That is the beauty of being here, and not knowing for sure how or why we exist. Would things change if we discover the answers? Would society collapse, well, even further than it seems to be at the moment? We will discuss all this, and hopefully open your mind to different ways of thinking about why we are here, and how we should spend our years on this spinning rock.  Topics Discussed:  * What does extraterrestrial really mean…  * How and why UFOs are no longer a fringe topic * Could God be an alien * What are the odds we are alone in the universe  * Is Skinwalker Ranch proof of extraterrestrials  * If Remso and I, were aliens what would we think of humans on planet earth * Has the U.S. purposefully kept us in the dark that we are not alone  * Is there evidence all over earth of unexplained ancient cultures * Why both, Remso and I, believe in the Soul * Biblical references and the unexplained * Is there really good and evil in us and the world Episode Resources: * Remso’s Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-run-with-remso-w-martinez/id1513587449 * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Aug 10, 2021
Ep 102: Why Living by The 10 Commandments isn’t a Bad Thing
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So I decided to mix it up a bit... you know me never going to do the same old, same old. A podcast I have been listening to got me thinking more about The Commandments and their meaning. I have often said, no matter what your religious beliefs are, living by the philosophy of The 10 Commandments wouldn't be such a bad thing. So today, I dig into each of The 10 Commandments and tell you what I think are the lessons contained in each one.  Topics Discussed:  * I dig into my religious philosophy a bit… not preachy I promise * Why I decided that reviewing The 10 Commandments would be a good idea * Why even if you are not religious following The Commandments is not a bad idea * I go through each Commandment and give my opinion on what I think they mean (I could be totally wrong) * How we have lost our way in not having a basic set of moral rules to live by * Why being a good person is much easier than being a bad person * And many more random “Gary” thoughts Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Aug 03, 2021
Ep 101: Former Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson Steers You on to The Road of Success
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Do you lack the motivation to get shit done? Do you want to start your own business, but don't know where to start? Or do you need help pushing your leadership skills and/or business to the next level? Today I have a very special "get it done" guest, Brent Gleeson, motivator and author of the best-selling book "Embrace the Suck." I guarantee you will leave this interview ready to tackle any obstacles in your life and veer into the fast lane of success.  Decorated Navy SEAL, successful businessman and world-renowned speaker Brent Gleeson shares his revolutionary approach to navigating and leading change in the workplace. Inspired by his time as a Navy SEAL and building award-winning organizations in the business world, Brent Gleeson has created a powerful roadmap for today’s existing and emerging business leaders and managers to improve their ability to successfully navigate organizational change. Over the past ten years since leaving the SEAL Teams, Gleeson has become a well-respected thought leader and expert in business transformation. In TakingPoint, Gleeson shares his ten-step program that he has implemented in his own companies and for his high-profile clients – giving leaders and managers actionable insights and a framework for successful execution. With a strong emphasis on communication, culture, engagement, accountability, trust and resiliency, Gleeson’s methods have helped hundreds of companies around the world transform the way they think about change and can help yours do the same. Topics Discussed:  * Why Brent left his cushy civilian life as a financial analyst and decided to become a Navy SEAL * What are the Three P’s for success * What are the three categories of resilience  * What is the difference between growth vs. fixed mindset * How to use pain and suffering to find enlightenment * How to move past blaming life’s obstacles that are out of our control * Why you have to not fear failure in order to succeed * Why you should choose wisely what you will suffer for * Why you need to get off your ass and execute your plan Episode Resources: * Brent’s Website: https://takingpointleadership.com/ * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jul 27, 2021
Ep 100: What Happened To Practice What You Preach?
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Yes, today is a huge milestone... The Simple Life podcast has made it to episode 100! I struggled a bit trying to figure out what this episode should be about, but I finally decided to discuss the importance of "Practicing what You Preach." Today we are surrounded by so many BS artists who love to tell you what to do when they have never done it themselves, not to mention, they have no intention of ever doing it. I firmly believe a huge part of our problems in our society today is people love to "talk the talk, but not walk the walk." Yes, we are in strange times, but taking the initiative to change yourself for the better and then showing others by leading by example is better than doing a google search and telling people how smart you are. I find it criminal that some people love to use their power and influence over others when they hugest hypocrites in the room. Living The Simple Life is not following and not being one of these people. Topics Discussed: * How we and why we have become surrounded by “False Prophets” * Again, why you are either part of the solution or the problem * Why if you don’t know what you are talking about you need to shut the F*ck up! * Just because you know how to use Google doesn’t make you a genius  * Why you need to help yourself before you need to help others * Why it appears learning from our elders who “have been there done that” is no longer  considered important * Are Libertarians some of the biggest offenders? * Why utilizing the “Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life” is a big piece of the puzzle * Why the media can no longer be trusted * Why should be careful taking advice from the supposed “Intellectuals” in this world Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jul 20, 2021
Ep 99: Dealing With Burnout Update
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Topics Discussed:  * I talk about some of decisions I have made recently, and why * The Simple Life is not going anywhere it is here to stay * Why it is important to pivot when things are not going the way you would like or have planned * Dealing with stress during the complicated times * Doing the best you can  * How I come up with my plans and change them often when needed * The Simple Life is not going anywhere it is here to stay * And of course random Gary thoughts as they come to me Episode Resources: * Episode 95 The first “Dealing with Burnout Episode” https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-95-dealing-with-burnout-and-where-im-going-from-here/ * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jul 13, 2021
Ep 98: Matt Erickson Todays World of Wokeism
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Today, we will take another deep dive into the "woke culture" with Matt Erickson, co-host of Wealth, Power, and Influence podcast and host of his show KingPilled on Youtube. In the prior episode with Matt (ep 96) we discussed the origins of “wokeism,” Today, we will dig into the current state of “wokeism” and why these people are totalitarians and are full-blown “do as I say, not as I do” frauds. As always this is a good one and I always enjoy talking with Matt. Topics Discussed: * What is modern “wokeism” * Why do powerful companies and politicians bow to the “wokeists” * How “wokeism” and Non-Character Player (NPC) in video games are related * Genesis and how it relates to my idea of “The Church of Dirt” * Why you should vote with your feet to avoid the “woke” crowd * Why most people are walking around as empty vessels today * How the “woke” movement is directly tied to Communism * How the people at the bottom suffer the most from the “woke” influence * Why the “useful idiot” is an important part of the “woke” movement  Resources and links: *Prior interview (Episode 96) with Matt: https://thesimplelifenow.com/ep-96-matt-erickson-and-the-origins-of-wokeism/ *Prior interview (Episode 68) with Matt: https://thesimplelifenow.com/e68/ * Matt’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO5dU75bwIN9zLQafpr_Bgw/ * Matt’s Twitter handle: @realkingpilled * Belong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife * The Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Jul 06, 2021
Ep 97: Dan Cerrillo – From Navy SEAL, Dealing with Addiction and PTSD, to Helping Others
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Today, we talk with former Navy SEAL Dan Cerrillo and instructor at Spartan Seven Executive Adventures. This is another good one, as Dan and I talk about a multitude of topics concerning leadership, addiction, hard work, and changing your life for the better. There is so much to unpack in this one, I will just give it the “must listen” check mark! About Spartan Seven Executive Adventures: At Spartan Seven Executive Adventure we seek to provide high net worth clients and organizations the leadership,  communication, offensive mindset, and advanced situational awareness skills developed by Navy SEALs.  To provide a hands on approach to teaching our clients advanced skills in shooting, driving, hand to hand combatives, travel safety, home defense, and personal defense through realistic mission based scenarios. At course completion our clients will have increased skills in leading by example, effectively communicating under duress, accomplishing goals and projects through an offensive mindset, and paying acute attention to detail through advanced situational awareness. About Dan:  Dan served as a Navy SEAL with multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the Navy Dan was selected as one of the founding members of the Paul Allen’s Executive Protection Team. During his tenure at Vulcan Inc. he founded CrossFit Bellevue the largest most equipped CrossFit Training Center on the West Coast as well as Lake Hills CrossFit, CrossFit Inter-bay and CrossFit Ad Alta. Dan now serves on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Fund and is the Tennessee Ambassador for the Navy SEAL Foundation. Dan is also one of the founding members of Global Support and Development a privately funded humanitarian outreach team. From 2008 - 2016 Dan served as the Director of Training for SEALFit.com and helped expand and develop the 50-hour Endurance Event Kokoro, SOF Immersion Academy and Turning Steel. Dan is also an accomplished high school football strength and conditioning and Linebacker coach were until 2016 he was part of the Bellevue Wolverine Coaching Staff and won and unprecedented 13-state championships and 2013 National Championship. Dan now serves as the Chief of Staff for American Addiction Centers the largest addiction treatment company in the world.  Topics Discussed:  * How Dan’s life journey of a troubled youth, hard work, and a bar brawl led him to  being a Navy SEAL * Dan and I, learn we had very similar experiences growing up * How he became one of the most successful high school football coaches in the country * How family tragedy made him finally get help for his addiction and PTSD * How Dan used “experimental” treatments to fix his brain and stop his addiction * How stem cell treatment is given and how it works * How never giving up is the true quality that will make you successful * Why we need to learn how to let go of the hate and love each other more * What is the main mission of Spartan Seven Executive Adventures * How did Dan become involved with American Addiction Centers * How Dan set up a program for Vets to get help for addiction, PTSD and brain trauma Resources and links: *Spartan Seven Executive Adventure’s Website: https://www.spartan7adventure.com * American Addiction Centers Website: https://americanaddictioncenters.org/ * Belong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife * The Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Jun 29, 2021
Ep 96: Matt Erickson and The Origins of Wokeism
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Today, we will take a deep dive into the "woke culture" with Matt Erickson, co-host of Wealth, Power, and Influence podcast and host of his show KingPilled on Youtube. This one will surprise you as Matt goes back literally thousands of years to get to the root and beginning of today's "woke" movement.  Topics Discussed:  * A bit about Matt * What is wokeism * Where did the “woke movement” originate * What are some of the basic principles of wokeism * How does religion and wokeism intersect * How religion shapes all forms of cults and culture * How culture is downstream of religion * Mysticism and wokeism  Resources and links: *Prior interview (Episode 68) with Matt: https://thesimplelifenow.com/e68/ * Matt’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO5dU75bwIN9zLQafpr_Bgw/ * Matt’s Twitter handle: @realkingpilled * Belong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife * The Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Jun 22, 2021
Ep 95: Dealing With Burnout and Where I’m Going From Here
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Well, some things have been going on personally, in America, and with my business, and I have definitely hit a stage of burnout because of this. Just because I live a simpler life than most doesn't mean I'm immune to what everyone else experiences. I'm a type A, and a critical/analytical thinker, so I can go down some dark roads at times as well. I always try to stay positive, but some recent events have made me take a deep look at how I want to spend my remaining years on this planet. In this episode, I delve into my thought process and inform everyone on where The Simple Life brand and I are going. Topics Discussed:  * I explain how I have arrived at this “burnout stage in life.” * I haven’t lost hope, but I think we are going to experience a rough ride in the future * Why I feel I’m no longer chasing dreams, but chasing time * Dealing with chronic pain for 25 plus years has taken its toll * What will be the direction of The Simple Life brand from here on out * Why I will consider myself somewhat retired as an entrepreneur * How I think we have reached critical mass with our health in America * How and why we are destroying the last place of true freedom * And the usual random thoughts of society, my life, and the future Episode Resources: * Episode 67 The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life https://thesimplelifenow.com/e67/ * Episode 72 The Five Principles of The Simple Life https://thesimplelifenow.com/e72/ * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jun 15, 2021
Ep 94: Thriller Author Connor Sullivan
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Today I talk with new Thriller author Connor Sullivan. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of his debut book Sleeping Bear, and really liked it. For those who like mega best-selling author Jack Carr’s books (he has been on the podcast in two prior episodes) I know you will enjoy Connor’s book as well. As always, don’t tune out, as we dig into a lot of different topics besides Connor’s new book! Connor Sullivan attended the University of Southern California, where he was the recipient of the Edward W. Moses Award for Creative Writing. During college, he interned for Warner Brothers reading screenplays before relocating with his family to the Gallatin Valley in Montana. His first novel is Sleeping Bear. What some people are saying about Connor’s debut novel: “SLEEPING BEAR is one of the very best thrillers you’ll read this year. It’s one of those rare novels that keeps getting better and better and better.” — James Patterson— James Patterson “SLEEPING BEAR clamps you in its jaws and doesn’t let go.  A fierce, relentless beast of a novel!”— Tess Gerritsen “Authentic, compelling, and utterly gripping.”— Robert Dugoni “SLEEPING BEAR is the best kind of thriller, an ice-water hit to the veins. With enviable talent, Connor Sullivan introduces himself to the book-loving public, earning a spot on the shelf among Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, and Jack Carr. Don’t miss this stunning debut.” — Gregg Hurwitz Topics Discussed:  * What was it that inspired Connor to become an author * How Connor overcame a major sports injury, and had to change his direction in life * Why did Connor use Alaska for his story as his primary location  * How he was an odd-ball while going to film school at USC * How he came up with his writing process * Why hard work can allow you to overcome most obstacles in life * How even though his father is a best-selling author himself Connor had to find his own way * Why becoming an author and making a living at it is so difficult * Why books just don’t happen they take years to write * Understanding everyone sucks when they learn something new it is just the way it goes * Why having focus and organizational skills is important in everything you do * Some advice for those looking to become a writer * Why Gary and Connor recommend Stephen Pressfield’s book “The War of Art” * How the housing boom in Montana is completely out of control and pricing locals out of their own hometowns * Why you shouldn’t buy a house right now * Gary’s opinion on the housing market and why this one is a little different than previous booms Episode Resources: * Connor’s website: https://connorsullivanauthor.com/ * Gary’s online courses for living more rural and finding the simple life: https://thesimplelifenow.com/course-catalog/  * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jun 08, 2021
Ep 93: Ben Stein – How to be Financially Savvy and Free
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Ben Stein is the most famous economics teacher in America. His comedic role as the droning economics teacher in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is by far the most widely viewed scene of economics teaching in economics history and has been ranked as one of the fifty most famous scenes in movie history. But in real life, Ben Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education and history and motivation--and like his father, Herbert Stein, considered one of the great humorists on political economy and how life works in this nation. Stein in real life has a bachelor's with honors in economics from Columbia, studied econ at the graduate level at Yale, is a graduate of Yale Law School ( valedictorian of his class by election of his classmates in 1970), and has as diverse a resume as any man in America. Much more important, Ben Stein is morally committed to making your meeting a success and bringing his extensive background to bring out the most powerful and funniest trends in current history. That background includes...poverty lawyer for poor people in New Haven, trade regulation lawyer for the FTC, speech writer for Presidents Nixon and Ford. ( He did NOT write the line, "I am not a crook...."), columnist and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, teacher about law and economics at UC, Santa Cruz ( undergrads ) and Pepperdine( law school and undergrads). He has written or co-written roughly 30 books, mostly about investing, with his brilliant colleague, Phil DeMuth, many of them New York Times bestsellers. His and Dr. DeMuth's book, "Yes, You Can Time The Market" has become a landmark of using price theory for securities market analysis. He wrote a column about economics for The New York Times for several years, roughly 2004-2009. He was the co-host, along with Jimmy Kimmel, of the pathbreaking Comedy Central game show, "Win Ben Stein's Money," which won seven Emmies, including ones for Ben and Jimmy for best game show host. ( Surely making him the only well known economist to win an Emmy....). Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax, and is a regular commentator on Fox News and on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 45 years, Alexandra, two dogs and six cats. He loves people and loves to meet new people and hang out with them. He's a party guy, albeit an extremely serious economist and a decades long critic of excessively loose fiscal policy and unhelpful regulation in finance. Topics Discussed:  * How the Federal Bank works and how it effects the everyday American * Why a house is still a great thing to own * What are Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae… are they a part of the Federal Bank * What should the average American focus on to be financially free  * Why index funds should be the focus of the everyday investor * How does “Trickle Down” economics work * What are some of the biggest economic mistakes people make today * Why Ben considers investing in Bitcoin to be dangerous * Why you should never try to time the market Episode Resources: * Ben’s website: www.benstein.com * The World According to Ben Stein Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-world-according-to-ben-stein/id1540015480 * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Jun 01, 2021
Ep 92: Jason Hornady of Hornady Ammunition
1:02:27
Today I have a special guest, Jason Hornady of Hornady Ammunition. If you grew up hunting, in law enforcement, the military, or are a firearms enthusiast, you have definitely heard of Hornady Ammunition. Jason was introduced to me through a common friend, and it was as Jason being a recent cancer survivor. So this interview has a few different layers to it, so you will not be disappointed. And of course we talk about guns and ammo! A bit a about Hornady Ammunition: Executive leadership of the Hornady Manufacturing Company has not faltered in the firm’s first 60 years. What was created in 1949 grew sound enough and strong enough to survive the cruel blow of losing the founder 32 years later. Under Steve Hornady’s leadership, and with the active support and involvement of the Hornady family, the business has doubled, and doubled again, and doubled again. In 2006, Jason Hornady, Steve's son, returned to the company as director of sales and is currently vice president. The stature of Hornady Manufacturing Company within its industry has never been higher. Hornady Manufacturing has gone from a start-up in a small Grand Island former auto body shop to become the largest independently owned maker of bullets, ammunition, and tools in the world. That’s quite an accomplishment. It demonstrates that a great many things have been done right throughout the company’s history. It suggests as well that the future may prove just as promising. The Hornady Manufacturing Company is truly more than the sum of its employees, equipment and facilities. A visitor to Grand Island, Nebraska, can quickly discover how active the Hornady family has been in community affairs, how generous in its philanthropy, how concerned for helping others—including the larger shooting community. Topics Discussed:  * How Jason found out he had cancer  * What were the steps he took once he was diagnosed * How he recovered from surgery and went back to living his life * How a lot of people he knew have had prostate cancer, but never told him until after he was diagnosed * We discuss how in 2020 7 million new gun owners entered the market and how manufacturers are dealing with it * Why buying expensive items and overpaying during panic is always a bad idea * Why hoarding seems to be taking place today * How by you hoarding things makes it tough on everyone * What it has been like running a business during “surges” over recent years * What does the future of Ammo inventories look like and when will it return to normal Episode Resources: * Hornady’s website: https://www.hornady.com * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 25, 2021
Ep 91: Entitlement Nation – Give Me My Free Sh*t
49:51
Well, if there has been one main thing burning my ass over the last decade, it would be how many people today think they are entitled to a life of joy, happiness, and abundance. Yes, you have access to these as a free person in this country, but it is not a right. It is a privilege, and you need to earn it. A life of freedom is not free! Thinking you can sit on your ass and just get free shit is not only a bad idea, I think it shows the lack of a moral compass.  In the end, where do people think all the free goodies come from? The free shit fairy?  In this episode, I will use this crazy thing again... basic math to prove my points. Yep, this may be a bit of a "Gary Rant" but it must be done, or I may have to go running in the woods naked screaming like a banshee! Ok, I may do that from time to time for fun, but not because my head is about to explode, due to drowning in a world of stupidity! Topics Discussed:  * How if you are making minimum wage you are rich and a family can make six figures a year * A story of how prolonged unemployment makes you lazy * Why you are not entitled to anything so stop acting like you are * Why free shit is not free * A college story of not being poor and being on food stamps * Why using unemployment benefits as a way to make more money and not work is not a good idea * Why working hard and doing the right thing is a better way to live your life * How you are paying for all that stuff you think is free  * Why that thing called critical thinking will make you realize life is about goals and working towards those goals instead of taking the easy road * How and why inflation is going to be passed on to the consumer Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 18, 2021
Ep 90: Steve Gibb Shares How He Won The Battle of Addiction with Health and Exercise
Are you struggling with addiction, or even a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Is it wreaking havoc in your life? I know I have, and it is a tough road for many of us. This is not an exclusive club; it hits people of all socio-economic backgrounds, races, young/old, and men and women. Today, I have a very special guest and friend, Steve Gibb. Yes, that name may sound familiar, as he is the son of Barry Gibb... Those BeeGees guys who were a little famous in the 70s and 80s. Steve struggled mightily with addiction for decades, and finally hit rock bottom and decided it was time to change. So how did he do it? Some fancy-schmancy and exclusive rehab clinic costing thousands a day? Spending a year with a Buddha Monk? Nope, he went all-in on changing his health and making it a priority. He even went so deep he owned a Crossfit for a while. You have heard me say it time and time again... without your health and focusing on it daily life is going to be a very hard road. That is why it is the first leg in the Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life.      About the Guest: Stephen Gibb is a singer/songwriter/producer/actor and currently an active member of The Barry Gibb Band, performing and recording alongside his father on guitar and vocals.  Stephen has been co-writing with his father for over a decade which produced several songs for Barbra Streisand’s "Guilty Pleasures" album in '05 certified Gold in the U.S.A & Platinum in the U.K. and more recently the title song “Angels” from the film "Shepherds & Butchers" which won “Best Original Song” at the RapidLion Awards, which is South Africa's international film festival. He has also written songs for Ricky Skaggs and Bonnie Tyler.  The biggest highlight came in October of 2016 when Barry’s first solo record in many years entitled “In The Now” (Sony Records) was released to critical acclaim and Ultimately debuted at #2 in the UK (Gold) and New Zealand (6x Platinum) and #3 in Australia (4xPlatinum). With all songs being co-written by Barry, Stephen, & Ash Gibb for that release. Stephen as a solo artist, is currently writing & recording new music for his debut record. He has been an active member of several Internationally acclaimed Heavy Metal bands in the last 20 years recording and touring the world. Notably, as a bass player in Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society and as a Guitarist for 58 (Nikki Sixx’s 1st side project), Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow, JASTA, and Saigon Kick. TV Credits: Later with Jools Holland, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The One Show (UK), Strictly Come Dancing (UK) Film : Bad Boys II (2003), Reefa (2020) Topics Discussed:  How Steve and I met each other * A bit about Steve and how he ended up on the road of drug and alcohol addiction * Why Steve and I think many Americans are fighting addictions and not living the life they want * What was it that made Steve realize he needed to change his life or end up dead * How Steve found exercise and used his addictive personality to focus on positive instead of negative habits * How Steve focused on his health to fight addiction and turn his life around * How you don’t have nothing if you don’t have your health * How Steve has come to the conclusion him and his family want to live off the grid * How getting back to nature and meditating can help you get rebalanced in this crazy world * How being connected and engaged in life is the key to happiness * How critical thinking is crucial to living a life of freedom * Why getting back to basics and not overthinking is the way to optimal health * Steve tells what he thinks is the first step you need to take when fighting addiction  Episode Resources: * Steve’s website: https://www.stephengibbmusic.com/ * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Inside...
May 11, 2021
Ep 89: Are We F*cking up Fast and Picking Up Speed?
47:33
Do you feel like the world is melting down, and that things are hopeless? You are not alone, but is it our/your fault? That is the question we will address today. I hate to say it, but we have been here before as humans, especially in the good old USA. Nothing has changed, you/us are still in control of our destiny. You just have to look at it through the eyes of living a simpler and happier life... on your terms! Instead of following the herd of stupidity, you need to be a contrarian; yes, strange to think that way, but you need to go back to thinking rationally and taking back control of your life. You are not a victim; you are a driver of a car with the potential for unlimited success, you just need to stop driving into the ditch, and I want to share with you how best to do that. So strap on your helmet it is going to be a ride on a bumpy road of unfiltered Gary philosophy that will surely light a fire under your ass! Topics Discussed: * Why and how we are f*cking up fast and picking up speed in our lives today * Why we are lucky and won the lottery in life * Understanding the “red flags” when looking for help in changing your life * How to use the Three-Legged Stool and Five Principles of The Simple Life * Why limiting your information exposure is key  * Why if you are failing in the U.S. you are failing everywhere * Why health is the key to positive rational thoughts to move your life forward * If you are digging a ditch of stupidity, listen when someone tells you to stop * If you want to change, you need to change not everyone around you * How to get stuff done Episode Resources: * Episode 67 The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life https://thesimplelifenow.com/e67/ * Episode 72 The Five Principles of The Simple Life https://thesimplelifenow.com/e72/ * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
May 04, 2021
Ep 88: The Day and Life of Gary Living Off The Grid
1:03:32
Do you wonder what it is like to live a life off the grid? Do you yearn for such a lifestyle? Well, you are lucky; today, I talk about how I created this lifestyle off the grid and how it is to live it day-to-day. Remember, as I often say, "simple doesn't mean easy," so there are many lessons in not only living off the grid in today's episode, but life as well. So, even if you are not interested in living off the grid, this episode has a lot to offer everyone looking for a simpler and happier life. Topics Discussed:  * How my upbringing influenced the way I live today * How the term “poor” is often misunderstood in America today * Why education is the equalizer in society today * How I decided the “widget in widget out” life just wasn’t for me * Why hard work is always going to be in the mix so don’t hide from it * Why you need to adapt to the community you move into in a rural setting not the other way around * The life event I had while in the government that made me change the way I look at the world * Why my life is about the pursuit of freedom and happiness * What my day looks like while living off the grid * Even if you don’t want to live off the grid The Simple Life has a lot to teach you, and help you pursue the life you desire Episode Resources: * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 27, 2021
Ep 87: Gary’s How To Get Sh*t Done
40:38
Would it surprise you that it is not talent or just getting lucky that makes people successful, but being able to complete tasks... consistently? If you  go through life flying by the seat of your pants, and half-a**ing everything you do, I can guarantee one thing you will be good at consistently--failure! Today I want to give you the tools to get sh*t done not just for right now, but for life. I have followed this basic system for decades, and I can tell you with 100% certainty--it works! Topics Discussed:  * I’m back at my off-grid location in the mountains * How I clear my mind on long drives * Why The Simple Life Journal is not just your everyday crappy journal * Why you should use my consulting services to save time and money * How to complete any task and get things done * Why most people fail to get things done and live the life they want * And of course my many tangents while I discuss the above Episode Resources: * TSL Episode 72 - The Simple Life 5 Principles for Success: https://thesimplelifenow.com/e72/ * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  * Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 20, 2021
E86: Working with Chris Pratt, Former Navy SEAL Jack Carr, now Best-Selling Author
55:27
Yes, that title is correct! Jack is currently working on taking his first book “The Terminal List” to screen, and big time Hollywood actor Chris Prat is playing his main character James Reece.   Today, I have a very special returning guest, who is a former Navy SEAL, now best-selling author, Jack Carr. Jack has just released the fourth book in “The Terminal List” series, “The Devil’s Hand.” Even though this book is fiction, it contains a ton of valuable inside knowledge on the current and past fight agains terrorism. I know a lot of my listeners will enjoy Jack’s new book, so make sure to go check it out in your favorite local bookstore. More About Me Guest Jack Carr is a former Navy SEAL who led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander and Task Unit Commander. Over his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counterinsurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of U.S. Forces.  Jack retired from active duty in 2016 and lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah. He is the author of The Terminal List, True Believer, and Savage Son.  Topics Discussed:  * A bit about Jack * Jack talks about his new book “The Devil’s Hand” * How it has been working with Hollywood celebrity Chris Pratt  * The process of how his first book “Terminal List” is currently in the works of becoming an Amazon Prime series * What current events influenced the plot line for his new book * How and when did Jack decide to try and become a fiction author * How is it dealing with the Hollywood “woke” crowd - you might be surprised * How does today’s current political climate influence his books  * How did Jack apply his time as a Navy SEAL to develop his characters and plot for his books Episode Resources: * Jack’s New Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/danger-close-with-jack-carr/id1557814875 * Jack’s Website: https://www.officialjackcarr.com * The last episode Jack appeared on with me: https://thesimplelifenow.com/e69/ * The Simple Life Website: https://thesimplelifenow.com  *Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Apr 13, 2021
E85: Dating as an Alfa Male in a Beta World
1:37:44
Would it surprise you that if you are a politically right-leaning male living in Los Angeles today, the odds are you will have a very dismal or non-existent dating life?
Apr 06, 2021
E84: Is Our Work Ethic Dead?
43:08
Are we losing our ability to work hard and get things done? What is the root cause of this disease of "laziness" and lack of "attention to detail" today and wanting instant gratification in anything we do? Why do we blame others for our mistakes, even when they are paying us? As some of you know, I hired a couple of people to take the load off to get some other projects done, well it didn't work out in the end, and I no longer employ those individuals. Probably, the thing that surprised me the most was the arrogance, and talking back when I expected them to do the job correctly and fix their mistakes. I have seen this trend get worse and worse over the last couple of years, and it is pretty shocking, to say the least. In this episode: In today's episode, I will update you on the changes I have made, and will be making as I move forward and begin doing most of the work myself... yet again. Episode Resources: 25% Coupon Code For The Simple Life Online Courses (go to www.thesimplelifenow.com/courses) use coupon code: tslcourses25  Make sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Mar 30, 2021
E83: Adam Carolla Ace on The House Podcast Co-Host Eric Stromer
1:09:42
Are you looking to simplify your life? With all the chaos today, do you want to learn some tangible skills and get some DIY projects done, but have no idea where to start. I often say most people know what a hammer is, but they have no idea how to use it! Today, I have a special guest on the show: Eric Stromer the co-host of Adam Carolla's incredibly popular Do-It-Yourself Podcast - Ace on The House. Hey, I was even a guest on the show discussing my off-the-grid and grid-tied house projects.  Chicago native ERIC STROMER is the star of over 300 episodes of such hit shows as HIDEOUS HOUSES (A&E), OVER YOUR HEAD (HGTV) and CLEAN SWEEP (TLC), THREE WISHES (NBC), author of Random House book, Do-It-Yourself Family, and was voted one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.” Eric’s entertaining DIY advice and infectious personality have won the hearts of millions of viewers nationwide. He’s been a spokesman for SEARS/Craftsman Tools and can be heard regularly dishing out home improvement advice to listeners of Adam Carolla’s nationally syndicated radio show. Also, Eric has a full-length country music album in Nashville, called FIX IT MAN, that was performed on AOL SESSIONS. Eric has also been a special correspondent for the syndicated entertainment news magazine, THE INSIDER. Eric partnered with AOL and GMC to create Home Improvement with Eric Stromer, a series of web videos and interactive features that help viewers conquer their fears and tackle home repair projects themselves. An accomplished author. His book, Do-It-Yourself Family, is a helpful guide for busy parents, with suggestions for home projects that will not only bring the family together but also buy some quality time for mom and dad. Published by Random House/Bantam Dell, it is available in stores nationwide Eric also penned a monthly column, “Superhandy Dad,” for LA Parent magazine. Now a producer as well, Eric has several shows currently in development at DISCOVERY and elsewhere. Eric lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children. Topics covered in this episode: How to get started on your DIY home projectsHow to not kill or gravely injure yourself when doing DIY projects The three things you need to know about DIY projectsThe DIY tools you need to ownWhat are the best DIY projects to start withWhat are some great DIY resourcesWhy it is so difficult dealing with contractorsThe main things you need to know about when dealing with contractors Episode Resources: Eric's Website: https://www.ericstromer.com/Ace on The House Podcast: https://www.podcastone.com/ACE-On-The-HouseAce on The House Podcast episode I was on: https://www.podcastone.com/episode/OTH-Off-the-Grid-with-guest-Gary-CollinsMake sure to signup and be a member of The Simple Life Insider's Circle at: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/
Mar 23, 2021
E82: From Small Town, to Harvard, to Entrepreneur at 19 Years Old
1:09:03
Have you ever wondered what it is like to go to one of the most prestigious colleges in the world? How about if you were accepted to such a college without really trying? Today, I have a special guest Mike Evans, a freshman at Harvard University. He has a great story to tell, and it gets even better; he just went on a leave of absence for at least the next six months to pursue his entrepreneurship dreams.  Michael Evans is the author of thrillers that feature flawed, captivating characters facing extraordinary odds to survive and fight for humanity's future. His genre-bending stories will leave you turning the pages late into the night. Although a frighteningly realistic yet unique end to the world is always at the core of what he creates, his stories also combine elements of romance, dystopias, speculative fiction, and the adrenaline-fueled thrillers his readers have come to expect from him. And above all else, his stories are ingrained with his mission to enlighten his readers about the darker aspects of our future in hopes that the power of story can be used to propel humanity into a lighter, better world. He is currently a student at Harvard University. He enjoys exploring abandoned buildings, going for long runs to dream up new story ideas, and reading about future technologies, political systems, and survival techniques. He resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with his fluffy golden doodle but is originally from Long Island, New York. To find out more about him or his work, you are welcome to visit here: mevansinked.com. Topics Discussed: How Mike is not really Harvard materialHow Mike accidentally got into HarvardThe current state of our higher education systemAre prestigious colleges just a place for rich kids to hangoutWhy (real) education is the key to leveling the playing field of life and successWhy Mike has taken a leave of absence from HarvardWhy simple living makes things simple for Mike to pursue his dreamsThe many adventures awaiting Mike in the very near futureWhy the tech industry is a disasterWhy good people need to make good tech Why entrepreneurship is the last and one of the biggest keys to living free Episode Resources: Michael's Website: http://www.mevansinked.comMichael’s Vlogs: https://youtube.com/channel/UCk93pa2ztBJ4LNBhdOdTMTgMichael’s Boundless Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCL1j4tc9iiNSRJQ09TuM9TQGary's Website: https://thesimplelifenow.comSignup to be a part of The Simple Life Insider's Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/the-simple-life/Buy Gary’s Physical Books in Canada: www.pinnaclebooks.ca
Mar 16, 2021
E81: Tech Expert Myles Wakeham Shares The Astonishing Truth About Bitcoin
1:59:33
Are you chasing fairy dust when it comes to investing or on your way to becoming a millionaire? When it comes to investing today, you are pretty much gambling in Vegas with stocks. Is Bitcoin the answer? What exactly is it? Today, I bring back on Myles Wakeham, who has been a millionaire three separate times in his life. His most recent venture into millionaire land was due to him buying and owning Bitcoin. Today we get to the truth about Bitcoin and how our financial system truly works. About Myles in his own words: I was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide was a wonderful place. Clean, great community, great weather, great food. I mean the idyllic location. My parents were not wealthy, but nor were they poor. My father worked all of his life for the same company. My mother was a stay-at-home parent. My parents owned their own home and paid it off. They struggled financially but were able to put me through private school. I was an only child - I guess I didn't have to share their focus with another, so I got lucky. I had always been interested in technology from a young age. I was such an avid learner that I would go to great extremes to seek out things and get involved in clubs, community groups, etc. I rode my bike everywhere - even for hours to the city's center to spend my Sunday afternoons in the public library. Soaking up every bit of knowledge I could get. Strange things that people often didn't pay attention to. But I did. One day I got exposed to CB Radios. This was in the 1970s. I became obsessed (as I often did with things). I learned about electronics, physics, communications, etc. This led me towards computers, and eventually, I bought one of the first personal computers - in 1978, the TRS-80 Model 1 computer. I learned everything about programming that computer, and it became everything to me. As the computer industry evolved, so did I. I started a software company and became one of the few experts in software development in Adelaide - getting gigs to write software for government departments, big corporations, etc., and I was still not even 20 years old. My passion for technology was matched with a business passion, which started well before I discovered technology. I guess business was in my DNA. In 1989, I moved to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. I realized that the ability to migrate from one place to another was a life-changing experience. It taught me to embrace everything I found within my grasp, learning about business in the USA, I got involved in the music industry, and I was able to leverage my computer programming experience to land work in some early startups - one of which became Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology corporation. Although I spent much of the next 30 years living in the USA, I never lost touch with my home of Australia, and in the late 1990s moved back there for many years before returning to the USA. In 2002 I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and I've lived here since. I am a self-made business owner. I don't have a job. I do have clients and I do work on software projects and data centers, etc. today. It is because this is what I love to do. It isn't because this is my career. I've never embraced that concept. I think if you are blessed to find your calling early in life and you can turn that into an income earner, you will embrace that far more than a defined "career" that people have to convince themselves that they love to do. I got lucky in that regard. But it was more that at a young age I was passionate to learn things. I still am. I just can't learn them in a classroom, or a lecture hall, or books. I have to go out and see things with my own eyes and touch things with my own hands. It is just the way I operate. Today I run a technology organization, and thanks to my wife and her focus on investments in the 1990s, we learned the power of real estate investing along with other passive income bus...
Mar 09, 2021
E80: Dr. Shawn Baker Shares Astonishing Insights from The Carnivore Diet
56:19
There is a ton of health and diet confusion these days. Per the first leg of the Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life—Optimal Health, you know how seriously I take health in what I teach. You have probably heard of the Carnivore Diet, but do you know what it is all about? You are probably wondering if it is complete BS or really a rational path to health. Well, today, I bring on one of the foremost experts on the Carnivore Diet, Dr. Shawn Baker. Today we will dispense with all the myths and get to the truth of the matter. Most importantly, we will learn it is something you should integrate into your pursuit of optimal health. Dr. Shawn Baker’s Carnivore Diet is a revolutionary, paradigm-breaking nutritional strategy that takes contemporary dietary theory and dumps it on its head. It breaks just about all the “rules” and delivers outstanding results. At its heart is a focus on simplicity rather than complexity, subtraction rather than addition, making this an incredibly useful diet that is also easy to follow. Shawn is a doctor, an athlete, a father, and a proponent of the carnivore diet. He is also: Orthopedic SurgeonAthlete – World Record HolderCEO at MeatRxAuthor of The Carnivore DietInternational SpeakerPodcast HostConsultantA lifetime of pursuing excellencePushing the boundaries and not settling for mediocrityFather, Soldier, Revolutionist  Topics Discussed: Shawn’s journey in competitive athletics and what lead him to find different nutritional options.How his job as a doctor started to make him question the things he had been taughtHow Shawn found the carnivore diet in his pursuit of better health.What were some of the mistakes he made along the way?What are the biggest misconceptions when it comes to the carnivore diet?How the evidence shows historically, humans have eaten a lot of meat.How the carnivore diet has fixed a lot of modern human’s chronic health problems.Why the human brain has shrunk over the last 100,000 years.Discussing the big lie that raising and eating animals is bad for the planet.How the carnivore diet is actually better for the diet when proper sustainable processes are used.Is the carnivore safe for the everyday person?How does the carnivore diet work for athletes? Episode Resources: Dr. Shawn Baker’s Website: https://shawn-baker.com/Join the Simple Life Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeCredit: Episode art background photo by José Ignacio Pompé
Mar 02, 2021
E79: What Carey Lohrenz Can Teach You About Being Fearless
1:49:45
As a kid, did you dream of becoming a firefighter, a policeman, a cowboy, or even a fighter pilot like the movie Top Gun? I know I did. I was lucky enough to be stationed at Top Gun, while in the U.S. Navy, but I wasn't a fighter pilot, but my guest today, Carey Lohrenz, was. And even one better... she was the first fully qualified female naval aviator to fly the F-14 Tomcat in the U.S. military. I first met Carey when she went through the Top Gun school in the 90s, funny how worlds collide sometimes. She is now a motivational speaker and best-selling author... huh, a little interesting, I may say, as I am as well! A bit about Carey: As an aviation pioneer, Carey learned what fearless leadership means in some of the most demanding and extreme environments imaginable: the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Here, her teams had to perform at their peak - or lives were on the line. Faltering leadership was simply unacceptable. Through these experiences, Lohrenz identified a fundamental truth: high-performing teams require fearless leaders. Since leaving the Navy, she's translated that lesson into a new field, helping top business leaders, from Fortune 500 executives to middle managers, supercharge performance in today's competitive business environments. In Fearless Leadership, Lohrenz walks you through the three fundamentals of real fearlessness - courage, tenacity, and integrity - and then reveals fearless leadership in action, offering advice on how to set a bold vision, bring the team together (as wingmen, not Top Gun mavericks), execute effectively, and stay resilient through hard times. Topics discussed: What motivated Carey to be a fighter pilot, which males heavily dominate.How did her athletic career prepare her for being a fighter pilot and a successful career after?How was she able to utilize the skills she learned as a fighter pilot into the business world?I share my experiences in a flight simulator landing on an aircraft carrier, then Carey explains how it is really done!What was it like being in the military's quintessential boy's club?Can you use social media positively in today’s world?Why focusing on the things you can change is one of the main keys to happiness.How did she come up with the concept for her book "Fearless Leadership"?What are the fundamentals of Fearless Leadership?Are leaders made or born?What does it take to be truly fearless in life?How she came up with the concept for her new book "Span Of Control: What To Do When You're Under Pressure, Overwhelmed, And Ready To Get What You Really Want."What is the key ingredient in order to be successful in starting and running your own business? Episode Resources: Carey's Website: https://careylohrenz.comHow to be in the Simple Life Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife
Feb 23, 2021
E78: How to Find True Information in a Controversial News Cycle
56:09
Are you struggling to find unbiased information to make political, educational, or just life decisions for that matter? Well, you are not alone, and you know I try my best to give you the most accurate information possible. Ken Lecorte drops in to help us. Ken, formerly of Fox News, is on a mission to get the best information possible and a platform to voice our opinions. But DO NOT be misled. Ken is no "water holder" for the right. Just like a lot of us, Ken sits firmly in the middle on most matters. Ken has worked as a media consultant for over a hundred companies and candidates in the United States and internationally, including presidential campaigns in Colombia, Guatemala, and Venezuela. In 1997, he challenged California law by publishing the state's Megan's Law list. Despite a warning from the state's Attorney General, LaCorte hand-copied the state's high-risk sex offenders and published them online. In 2004, California officially published the Megan's Law database on the internet. LaCorte became the Western Region Bureau Chief for the Fox News Channel in 1999, the national Director of News Editorial in 2003 and the VP of Fox News Digital in 2006.  Ken was a longtime protege of Roger Ailes, first in the political world and later at Fox News. At Fox, in addition to running the .com for a decade, he was best known for leading the company’s efforts against Media Matters, as well as successfully spearheading the release of kidnapped Fox staffers in Gaza. LaCorte left Fox News at the end of 2016. In 2018, he recruited former NPR editorial director Michael Oreskes and former Fox News executive editor John Moody to launch LaCorte News, "a digital news startup with the stated goal of restoring faith in media." After watching the media’s self-destruction, in July 2020 he launched the Media Action Network which has three primary goals: 1) expose the dishonest media pretending to be non-partisan, 2) protect the victims of censorship and slander, and 3) help build the conservative ecosphere in media and online world, with a focus Silicon Valley tech.The Media Action Network’s daily email gives its subscribers the ability to not just complain about the liberal media, but fight back. You can get a good sense for their campaigns at www.MediaActionNetwork.com Topics Discussed with Ken Lecorte: Why Ken decided to create his own news networkHow the media has been taken over by extremist, mainly on the left and that isn’t good for any of us no matter what your political beliefs areHow and why our education system needs to be changed, so we can choose freely how and what we want to learnHow to solve the media problem in this countryWhat is Section 230, and how it effects our interaction and relationship with social media companiesHow political tribalism has shown to be destructive throughout history, and why we must move away from this political mindset if we truly want to live freeWhy the freedom to choose is actually what freedom is all aboutHow to counteract the big companies with political agendas from silencing usWhy we need to create our own networks and platforms   Episode Resources: Ken’s Website: www.MediaActionNetwork.com and www.lacortenews.comHow to be in the Simple Life Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Feb 16, 2021
E77: What it Actually Means to Get Healthy Now
1:20:13
To most of us in the health world, it is obvious we are in a health crisis in the United States. I would even say the entire world is facing this problem of declining health, but the U.S. is in the lead… by far. You might think I’m talking about Covid-19, but you would be wrong! It appears along with our political divide, Americans have decided to kill themselves willingly, with a fork and a spoon. If you even mention, that you know a way for people to lose weight and be healthy, outside of what I like to call “the healthcare and pharmaceutical industrial complex”, you face the possibility of being banned from all social media and a target for “cancel culture”. Don’t even think of calling someone “fat”, well, when they are actually fat and, in most cases, obese, you will be called a “fat shamer” and insensitive. Today, I have a guest, who like me thinks this is complete BS, and this type of thinking of “it’s not my fault” has to end. Marc Lobliner is very outspoken in the health world, and most importantly he is tired of people not taking responsibility for their actions. Marc Lobliner, AKA; ‘The Machine‘ is an entrepreneur who owns a supplement and clothing line business – mtsnutrition.com, alongside being a chief marketing officer of several different companies. Marc is also a bodybuilder and an internet personality, with fans from across the world following his diet, workout, and supplementation advice. While Marc now enjoys a successful career and happy life, this wasn’t always the case. For the better part of his childhood and teenage years, Marc faced trauma after trauma – being bullied because of his overweight looks, and later, facing the death of his father. However, he pushed through these adversities; building a dream lifestyle for himself through hard work, persistence, and a strong mindset. Topics Discussed: How Marc got into fitness and healthHow getting healthy and into bodybuilding changed his lifeWhat motivated him to start his own business in the area of healthWhy being fat, and morbidly obese today is considered healthy by some people who do not live in realityWhy fat is not beautifulWhy and how the term “fat shaming” became the cry for those who don’t want to take responsibility for their healthHow the pussification of America and Americans is destroying the freest and most prosperous country in the worldWhy health is critical for your path and finding success in life Episode Resources: Marc’s Website: https://tigerfitness.comCheck out the new course on How to Finance Your Off-grid Dream hereHow to be in the Simple Life Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife
Feb 09, 2021
E76: Three Time Millionaire Shares the Backdoor to Success
1:35:54
Do you dream of being financially free, maybe even being a millionaire, so you no longer have to worry about money…ever again? Well, today I talk with someone who is not only a self-made millionaire but has been one three times during his lifetime. He became a millionaire on two separate occasions and lost it all. But he didn’t cry in his oatmeal… he got up, dusted himself off, and went back to work following his dreams of financial independence. As many of you know, the second leg of The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life is financial freedom, so this is a very powerful episode to help you understand what it takes. Remember money equals freedom, and you must use it as a tool to live the life you want! About Myles in his own words: I was born and raised in the city of Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide was a wonderful place. Clean, great community, great weather, great food. I mean the idyllic place. My parents were not wealthy, but nor were they poor. My father worked all of his life for the same company. My mother was a stay-at-home parent. My parents owned their own home, and paid it off. They struggled financially but were able to put me through private school.  I was an only child - I guess I didn't have to share their focus with another, so I kinda got lucky. I had always been interested in technology from a young age. I was such an avid learner that I would go to great extremes to seek out things and get involved in clubs, community groups, etc. I rode my bike everywhere - even for hours to the center of the city to spend my Sunday afternoons in the public library. Soaking up every bit of knowledge I could get. Strange things that people often didn't pay attention to. But I did. One day I got exposed to CB Radios. This was in the 1970s. I became obsessed (as I often did with things). I learned about electronics, physics, communications, etc. This led me towards computers and eventually I bought one of the very first personal computers - in 1978 the TRS-80 Model 1 computer. I learned everything about programming that computer and it became everything to me.  As the computer industry evolved, so did I. I started a software company and became one of the few experts in software development in Adelaide - getting gigs to write software for government departments, big corporations, etc. and I was still not even 20 years old. My passion for technology was matched with a passion for business, which started out well before I discovered technology.  I guess business was in my DNA. In 1989, I moved to the United States, settling in Los Angeles. I realized that the ability to migrate from one place to another was a life changing experience. It taught me to embrace everything I found within my grasp, learning about business in the USA, I got involved in the music industry and I was able to leverage my computer programming experience to land work in some early startups - one of which became Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology corporation. Although I spent much of the next 30 years living in the USA, I never lost touch with my home of Australia, and in the late 1990s moved back there for a number of years before returning to the USA. In 2002 I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona and I've lived here since. I am a self-made business owner. I don't have a job. I do have clients and I do work on software projects and data centers, etc. today. It is because this is what I love to do. It isn't because this is my career. I've never embraced that concept. I think if you are blessed to find your calling early in life and you can turn that into an income earner, you will embrace that far more than a defined "career" that people have to convince themselves that they love to do. I got lucky in that regard.  But it was more that at a young age I was passionate to learn things.  I still am.  I just can't learn them in a classroom, or a lecture hall, or books.
Feb 02, 2021
E75: How to Best Master Your Health with Able James
2:21:57
We are in extraordinary times right now. It is more important than ever for you to start working on and mastering the Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life – Optimal Health, Financial Freedom, and Finding Your Life Purpose. To help you accomplish this, today, I have an exceptional guest and friend for nearly a decade, Abel James. Abel transformed his health and has been preaching and spreading the word of primal health for a very long time. Consider him a brother in arms to The Simple Life! Abel James is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Musician, and Online Creator. He’s the host of the award-winning Fat-Burning Man Show, rated as Apple’s #1 Health Podcast in 8 countries with over 50 million downloads and 2000+ 5-star reviews. A “Coach to the coaches,” Abel has worked with thousands of people across the world to optimize performance, mindset, health, and longevity. Abel is named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist and has been featured in documentaries, ABC TV, Entertainment Tonight, People, WIRED, South by Southwest, and hundreds more.   Abel’s hit podcast is named as one of the “Top 3 Health & Fitness Podcasts of All Time” by Huffington Post and has won 4 awards in independent media, including “People’s Choice” in Health & Fitness at the Podcast Awards. Also a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and voice actor, Abel has won several awards including “Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting” in R&B by The Great American Song Contest.  Hailing from the middle of nowhere in New Hampshire, Abel enjoys playing guitar and piano, writing, reading, sketching, running, hiking, and discovering delicious foods with family and friends. He lives with his wife, Alyson, and a rambunctious yellow lab in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  His new book of irreverent poetry, “Designer Babies Still Get Scabies,” a #1 International Bestseller in Humor, is available now. Topics Discussed: Why you should think about getting off social media… right nowHow my website was taken down for just being associated with Parler, meaning everyone is fair gameOur thoughts on this crazy, crazy world we are living inAll the lies we have been told are making us destroy our livesWhy it is far cheaper to be healthyGetting grass-fed meat is easier than you think Why national healthcare is not the answerWhy are our rights and free will are slowly evaporatingHow the corrupt businesses and fed gov are running our livesAn estimated 1 out of 100 employed Americans currently work for Amazon, and the dangers this is bringing to our free societyHow the music industry is almost impossible to make a living in for independent artistsWhy you need to support local businesses and pay up for small business productsWhy one of the answers to our problems is bringing private businesses to small towns that are slowly dyingWhy small towns thriving is so important for living the real American DreamAnd much, much more… Show Links: Able's Websites: FatBurningMan.com, AbelJames.com, WildSuperfoods.com  Books: Designer Babies Still Get Scabies, The Wild Diet, The Musical BrainPodcast and Video Show: The Fat-Burning Man ShowSocial: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin  Press Reel & About Video: http://abeljames.com/about/  360° Virtual Reality Shows: Adventures with Abel, Improv with AbelHow to be in the Simple Life Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife
Jan 26, 2021
E74: How to Effectively Make the Most of Tough Times
47:10
Are you stress (or freaked out) trying to make sense of the world today? Not sure which way is up? Today, I share a recent story and how I handled it. We'll also dive into the best way forward for all of us
Jan 19, 2021
E73: The Surprising Case for Keto You Need to Hear
1:14:27
Are you struggling with your weight and health, and looking to start fresh in 2021? Well, we all know 2020 sucked, but it is not too late to kick 2021 in the ass! Today, I have a special guest, Best-Selling Author and good friend, Gary Taubes. Gary, is one of the best out there today, when it comes to explaining what is making us fat and what to do about it. Another must-listen episode, so don’t skip this one! Gary Taubes is an investigative science and health journalist and co-founder of the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI.org). He is the author of The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011) and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007), published as The Diet Delusion in the UK. Taubes is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, and has won numerous other awards for his journalism. These include the International Health Reporting Award from the Pan American Health Organization and the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Journalism Award, which he won in 1996, 1999, and 2001. (He is the first print journalist to win this award three times.) Taubes graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with an S.B. degree in applied physics, and received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia University (1981). Topics Discussed: Why all calories are not the same and why counting them is futileWhy you are a carb addictWhy is the consumption of alcohol a cause for rapid fat storageWhat does Keto actually meanWhat is the Keto fluThe history of the sugar industry… food company or heroin dealerHow we store fat, and why, and what you can do about itHow does fructose trick the glycemic index and cause insulin resistanceWhy does eating fat and protein make us lean and happyWhy we are wired for sweetsWhy if you have it in your kitchen you will eat itWhat are the solutions to our obesity epidemic Resources and links: Gary’s Website: http://garytaubes.com/Belong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeCredit: Episode album art background Photo by Jez Timms
Jan 12, 2021
E72: The Five Principles that Make Your Better Life
55:15
The Five Principles of The Simple Life go hand-in-hand with The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life. I consider these both to be the foundation of what I teach.
Jan 05, 2021
E71: How to Battle Viruses and Poor Health with Dr. Cate
1:22:58
We're battling a virus that very few seem to understand, producing vaccines that may or may not work, and just a lot of bad information. Fortunately special guest, Dr. Cate Shanahan, Drops in to share the five things we can do right now to boost our natural immunity, which is how we have naturally fought off viruses for hundreds-of-thousands of years as humans.
Dec 29, 2020
E70: What You Absolutely Must Know About Big Pharma
1:08:02
What if I told you that the main goal of the pharmaceutical industry is profit, and in most cases, they could care less about your health or curing diseases. Don't believe me? Special guest and investigative reporter Gerald Posner drops in to show you the sausage being made.
Dec 22, 2020
E69: Navy Seal Jack Carr Shares What You Need to Know About Purpose
1:05:50
You would think after being a Navy SEAL, finding a new purpose would be almost impossible. Not for Jack Carr, now a best-selling fiction author. If you are struggling to find your life purpose, this episode is for you. Jack Carr is a former Navy SEAL who led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, and Task Unit Commander. Over his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counter insurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of U.S. Forces. Jack retired from active duty in 2016 and now lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah. He is the author of The Terminal List, True Believer, and Savage Son. Topics Discussed:  A bit about JackWhen and why Jack decided to become a Navy SEALWhat is the main skill he learned as a Navy SEAL that applies to his everyday life How and when did Jack decide to try and become a fiction authorHow much of him is in his main character (James Reece)How is it dealing with the Hollywood “woke” crowd Is Jack afraid of eventually being de-platformed from social media, and his books buried in Amazon’s algorithm because of his political viewsJack and Gary discuss how the softness of Americans is ruining the countryHow hard is it to balance your opinions, training, and experience in your storiesHow does today’s current political climate influence his books Jack talks about the process of submitting his books to the DOD for approvalHow did Jack apply his time as a Navy SEAL to develop his characters and plot for his books Episode Resources: Jack’s Website: https://www.officialjackcarr.comBelong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife
Dec 15, 2020
E68: What if Many of the Crazy Conspiracy Theories Were Right
2:08:39
Is it a conspiracy if it only sounds too crazy to be true? Well, today truth is stranger than fiction, as the old saying goes.
Dec 08, 2020
E67: The Three-Legged Stool and Your Better Life
1:07:26
Gary digs into The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life. The Three-Legged Stool of The Simple Life may sound simple, but simple doesn’t mean easy. It is the foundation of all that we do here.
Dec 01, 2020
E66: Why The Simple Life is Now Considered Dangerous
53:17
We are in crazy times, as I just found out when The Simple Life website was shutdown by the (former) webhosting company, Siteground. In this episode, I dig into all the details of what actually happened and why. But it appears freedom and helping people live a simpler, more self-reliant life is not too popular with the woke left, and the companies they represent.  Our personal freedoms are under attack, but we can’t give up, and I for one am up for the fight! Topics Discussed: An update and back in the swing of operation travel trailerWhy it appears my website was taken down and how I fixed itHow tech companies appear to be drinking from a cup of tyrannical powerThey (tech companies) are coming for us, so we better be preparedWhy we must be careful with the tech we use in our everyday livesWhy the big tech companies will never change and should not be trustedWhy Jack Dorsey is full of itHow we can better protect ourselves in the futureSome rants on how I feel about the current state of affairs in our countryWhy we need to be focusing on fixing ourselves firstWhy getting you addicted and wasting time is part of the strategyWhy we need to create alternatives to the companies trying to silence us Resources and links: Belong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeCREDIT: Episode art background image Photo by Stephen Radford
Nov 24, 2020
E65: Truth and Consequences of the Nomadic Life
1:20:24
Leaving everything behind and traveling the world and making some cash along the way? Today I talk with someone who has done just that!
Nov 17, 2020
E64: How to Actually Maximize Your Liberty
1:40:24
How do you achieve maximum liberty in your lifetime? That's the question bestselling author, former journalist, and filmmaker Remso W. Martinez wanted to learn, so he's bringing you on the journey to find out with his popular Libertarian podcast On The Run! He discusses topics ranging from financial independence, spiritual discovery to radical lifestyles, and disruptive technologies; Remso brings you the gonzo insights he's known for as well as remarkable guests taking bold steps into a freer world. Topics Discussed:  How to gain some clarity in this crazy world filled with chaosWhat is an eight-track tape and how the 70s and 80s were so different from todayWhy focusing on getting your own shit together is not being selfishHow Multi-Level Marketing companies (MLMs) are preying upon people in these desperate timesRemso’s experiences dealing with and being a part of the MLM worldHow you can achieve your goals and live a life of fulfillmentHow and why doing things right takes so much longer to find successWhy you should focus on the things you can change and ignore everything elseWhy younger people today seem to shun manual labor and hard workSome of the main lessons we both learned from Ayan Rand Resources and links: Remso’s website: https://ontherun.fireside.fmBelong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeCREDIT: Episode art background image photo by tom coe
Nov 10, 2020
E63: What Happens When You Escape The Crazy NOW
1:39:57
Are you sick and tired of the noise and want to go on a world-wide adventure? Has the political climate made you say, you have had enough? Or maybe you are sick of giving your hard-earned money to a government that spends it like a drunken sailor. Today, I talk with Mikkel Thorup, who left it all behind and never looked back when he left his native country of Canada to start a new life traveling the world. Here is the thing: he doesn’t come from a long line of millionaires. He is just like you and me. Now, he lives a life of total freedom, runs his business remotely, and, better yet, protects the money he earns from those greedy politicians. He is here today to show you how you can do the same. Mikkel Thorup is the Director at EscapeArtist.com the oldest and largest offshore website in the world and hosts The Expat Money Show podcast. He is also the author of #1 Best-Selling book Expat Secrets on Amazon. Mikkel has spent over 20 years in continual travel worldwide, visiting more than 100 countries, including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Iran. His goal is to help people just like you to generate additional streams of income, legally eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again. Expat Secrets Topics Discussed:  A bit about MikkelWhat made Mikkel decided it was a time for a change and hit the roadHow you can protect your assets overseasHow to use bank overseasHow you can start a remote business that you can run anywhere in the worldWhere are some of the best places to live overseasThe Do’s and Don’ts’ of world travelHow to register your business OffshoreWhat are some of the services The Escape Artist provides for people who want to live this lifestyle  Resources and links: Mikkel’s website: https://www.escapeartist.com/Mikkel’s Escape Artist Magazine https://www.escapeartist.store/product/escape-artist-insiders-subscription/Belong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeCREDIT: Episode art background image photo by Simon Migaj
Nov 03, 2020
E62: Liberating the Censored and Stopping the Assault on Free Speech
1:06:47
Are you sick and tired of the political and social bias on today’s social media platforms? Even better yet, have you been banned from one or all of the big social media platforms for expressing your opinion? Did you know there is an alternative? Today I talk with the co-creator of Parler, John Matze. Parler is a competitor to Twitter but has been called the social media platform for racists, sexist and conspiracy theory pushers… do these criticisms have any merit? Or, is it more of the far-left media and activists attacking freedom of speech, which they disagree with? Today we find out! John Matze, CEO of Parler. John is a computer scientist and an expert iOS developer. He is an experienced software consultant, who developed and managed mobile applications and products for startup companies around the United States. John has worked for Alere Medical, General Atomics, and Amazon Web Services on a variety of products ranging from the hellfire missile deployment system on Predator-B to cloud storage infrastructure software handling millions of requests a second. Parler was founded by John Matze and Jared Thomson in Henderson, Nevada in 2018. Matze is the company's chief executive officer and Thomson serves as the chief technology officer. Both Matze and Thomson are alumni of the University of Denver computer science program, and some other Parler senior staff also attended the school. Topics Discussed with John Matze: A bit about JohnHow did the concept of Parler come to beWhy is social media so toxic todayHow the media categorizes everything it doesn’t believe in as right-wing and racistShould the big social media companies be regulated by the federal governmentThe philosophy of Parler and how freedom is at the center of its messageDo Ivy league schools really teach you anythingHow you can run an ethical company and make money at the same timeHow hard work trumps allDoes voting even matter anymoreUsing social media as a tool and not a place to yell at people you don’t know Resources and links: Signup for Parler: parler.comBelong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeCREDIT: Episode art background image photo by Brian Wangenheim
Oct 27, 2020
E61: How to Identify a Sociopath Hiding Near You
55:59
Do you think you are losing your mind in our highly divisive society today? Today, Dr. Lawrence Woodburn and I discuss the sociopathic mind.
Oct 20, 2020
E60: Jason Stapleton on Wealth, Freedom, and Life Simplicity
1:29:36
Are you looking to run your life and business remotely… no boarders, no chains, and with absolute freedom? Today Jason Stapleton drops in to chat about nomadic wealth and expanding your freedom.
Oct 13, 2020
E59: Dr. Shanahan Shares the No Good Evil Culprits Making You Fat
1:28:50
Are you struggling with losing that tire around your waste? Today I have a special guest, Dr. Cate Shanahan, who is going to help get you on the path to that sleek body, and “get after it” energy levels you wish you had.
Oct 06, 2020
E58: Essential Oils Swindle Exposed and the (Un)Well Documentary
1:27:13
Are you tired of falling for health scam after health scam? Today I talk with writer Rachel Monroe who appeared in the Netflix documentary (Un)Well. It takes a hard look at some of the more controversial natural health products and practices used by consumers today.
Sep 29, 2020
E57: What Happens When You Boost Your Liberty and Freedom
1:29:46
Do you feel stuck in life, and unsure what to do in this current atmosphere of lockdowns, and what appears to be a hijacking of your personal freedoms? Today I have as a guest the host of The Lions of Liberty Podcast, Marc Clair. But this isn’t a political episode.
Sep 22, 2020
E56: Solar is Awesome But What About Wind Alternative Energy
1:12:28
Are you yearning for a simpler life and moving to a more rural location? Today, Gary brings on Ken Kotalik of Primus Wind Turbines to discuss alternative energy, as it applies to living off-the-grid and the benefits of using wind power.
Sep 15, 2020
E55: Why We’re Being F*cked on Disinformation with Cathy Reisenwitz
45:40
We are drowning in bad and false information today, but what can we do about it? Today I bring on Reporter/Writer Cathy Reisenwitz to help us decipher fact from fiction and try and figure out what is really going on in this world.
Sep 08, 2020
E54: Demasculinization and What Defines a Certified Man Now?
1:29:07
Today, if you are a manly-man, you are in the minority… worse you may be ridiculed and call a whole host of names such as; misogynist, bigot, chauvinist, sexist and in some cases the Devil!
Sep 01, 2020
E53: HBO The Swamp Documentary’s Dan DiMauro and Morgan Pehme
1:22:32
Gary sits down with documentary makers Dan DiMauro and Morgan Pehme to discuss their newly released piece on HBO titled The SWAMP. Coming from government, Gary thought he knew how bad it really is. That was nothing compared to what the documentary uncovers.
Aug 25, 2020
E52: Damien Echols of West Memphis 3 on Surviving Your Catastrophe and Growth
1:05:01
What would you do if you were wrongfully convicted of a heinous crime you didn’t commit? Today, I sit down Damien Echols who spent 18 years on death row for a murder he didn’t commit. There is a metric tone of useful takeaways.
Aug 18, 2020
E51: How to Go From Garage Struggle to Successful Business
1:20:46
Are you looking to take that next step toward ultimate freedom by running your own successful company? Today, Gary sits down with a fellow Veteran who did just that.
Aug 11, 2020
E50: Rethinking Justice and the Old Death Penalty
1:23:33
Would it surprise you that the freest country, the United States, in the world, incarcerates more of its people by percentage than any developed nation in the world? Hannah Cox and Gary discuss criminal justice reform and the death penalty.
Aug 04, 2020
E49: Truth and Consequences of the Crazy RV Life
2:12:31
Are you yearning for a life of freedom, running your own business, and traveling the country in an RV? As most of you know, I have, and still live the RV life. But today is not about me. Today, I bring on Reagan Snow, who has a fantastic story from a failed marriage, having his soul slowly drained away working in a cubical, doing the daily grind--to rebirth and total freedom!  Topics RV Life Tops Discussed: Why being stabbed in the back “literally” changed his lifeHow his RV adventure startedDealing with the Pandemic while living a life on the roadHow his wife found his life purpose for him by accidentHow much they spent to get started in their RV adventure (it may surprise you)Why multiple streams of income are so important as an entrepreneurHow the RV life has taught them and me that the American Dream is actually the American TrapWhy simple doesn’t mean easy and this life isn’t free you need a plan and money to get startedThe fact that anyone can live this lifestyle if they want to Born and raised in a small Southeastern Idaho town Reagan Snow is the child of an upholster, road grater operator, pilot, and an English teacher (divorce does have some benefits). Due to an unfortunate knee injury during his freshman year of high school, Reagan was forced to abandon what would have surely been a mediocre career in high school athletics to pursue theatre. He went on to study theatre at Idaho State University and Boise State University.  At the same time Reagan spent time touring the Western United States as a stand-up/improv comedian. After college he spent time traveling The Northwest with the Idaho-Eugene Ballet company and Idaho Opera Company as a stage manager.  Reagan then embarked on a career in radio journalism working for National Public Radio (NPR) in Boise, Id, Clear Channel Broadcasting in Tucson, Az, and Broken Chains Media in Fargo, ND.  Journalism then took Reagan back home to work for the newspaper that printed his birth announcement.  Returning home also allowed Reagan to serve as a city council member, chamber of commerce president, high school athletics stadium announcer, an Sons of the American Legion Commander, along with many other volunteer opportunities In 2017, while his wife, Erin Wright, was beginning her career as a romance novelist they acquired the advertising newsletter Full Hearts Romance.  Erin is from another small town in Southern Idaho. She is the USA Today bestselling author of The Long Valley series of novels. She is also the creator of the Facebook group Wide For the Win. She is currently working on her 14th title in The Long Valley series which are based in the fictional Idaho town of Sawyer. By their powers combined they formed Snowflake Press LLC in 2018. The small online business, along with Erin’s writing income allowed the couple the opportunity to work from home. In 2018 they decided that “the office” could be anywhere there was internet service. With their cat, Jasmine, an internet hotspot, and a 25-foot travel trailer they began traveling the western United States. They covered over 12,000 miles and visited 9 states in just nine months before family needs brought them back to Idaho. While the current health climate has stalled their mobile lifestyle for longer than they anticipated Reagan and Erin plan to continue exploring as soon as possible  During this pause in their travels, Reagan has access to a large supply of reclaimed lumber that he uses to create American flags. He has also taken the chance to rebuild his forge, a hobby that he has pursued for more than a decade. This led Reagan to create a visual arts offshoot of their company called Snowflake Creations. Resources and links: Reagan’s website: https://www.fullheartsromance.comBelong to The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeCREDIT: Episode art background image photo by Lucas Miguel
Jul 28, 2020
E48: Escaping the Madness and How to Make Working Remotely Work
55:41
Are you one of the many people now working from home, and trying to get your new routine figured out? Gary shares lessons from over a decade of working and running a business remote.
Jul 21, 2020
E47: What Happens When You Live by Principle With Keith Norris
1:58:41
Are you thinking about changing your health, starting a business, just trying to figure out your place in today’s quickly changing world? Yes, we are in a crazy world, but those who adapt survive!
Jul 14, 2020
E46: How to Hack Motivation with Former Navy SEAL Mark Divine
1:06:40
Are you struggling to get, or stay motivated? Gary Collins and Former Navy SEAL Mark Devine have the answer.
Jul 07, 2020
E45: How to Reclaim Your Freedom with Matt Kibbe
1:14:15
Are you looking for a life of freedom? Freedom is not free, and I’m glad to have one of the most outspoken freedom fighters: Matt Kibbe. With everything going on in the world today and our personal freedoms under attack, this is an incredibly important episode.
Jun 30, 2020
E44: Bonus – EXPLICIT – The Hard Truth About Use-of-Force
1:31:33
Do you feel that the world is burning around you! If you watch the news and/or follow the media you may believe law enforcement officers are slaughtering innocent citizens on a daily basis. The fact is this: it just isn’t true. Most people, including our glorious media and politicians, have no clue what are the critical elements of use-of-force policies our law enforcement follows. They also have no clue how these are applied on a daily basis. I guarantee you will have a very different view after listening to Patrick and me. We're both former law enforcement officers, and will share the hard facts. Warning: This episode contains explicit language. Patrick is a retired law enforcement officer with approximately 23 years of experience. He holds an MBA in business and an MA in organizational leadership. Patrick is a part-time professor in higher education and is dedicated to coaching and mentoring the next generation of law enforcement professionals. Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and their children, outdoor activities and of course, being the host of CJEvolution. Topics Discussed: Make sure to check out episode 44 to learn more about PatrickWhat are the actual policies used by law enforcement, when we are talking about “use of force”Even though what you’ve been told by the media and politicians--the death of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks are very, very different from each otherUnderstanding the stress law enforcement officers are under on a daily basisWhat is the “asshole” testHow you should interact with a law enforcement officer during all and any contact with them… it could just save your lifeWhy protesting sounds great, but in the big picture it actually does nothingHow we take our freedom and our country backWhy you need to get your own life squared away first, before you start complaining about other things going onHow going back to community policing, and police interacting with citizens on a daily basis is the answerDefunding the police sounds great, but the consequences will be dire for people who have no ability to protect themselvesThe glorious new city of SHIT…. I mean CHOP, and how it is the road to disasterWhy action is the key to change, and why we need to elect the right people to positions of power Show Links: Patrick’s website: https://www.cjevolution.com/ Be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Jun 25, 2020
E44: A Crazy Insider Behind the Scenes with Two Former LEOs
1:14:55
Do you think we are in a crazy time, and things just don’t make sense? Well, you are not alone. Patrick and I dig into a lot in this episode, primarily whey things seem to out of balance today. Trust me, this is a good one, and I would put it into the must-listen category, but I may be a little biased! Patrick is a retired law enforcement officer with approximately 23 years of experience. He holds an MBA in business and an MA in organizational leadership and is a lifelong learner. Patrick is a part-time professor in higher education and is dedicated to coaching and mentoring the next generation of law enforcement professionals. Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and their children, outdoor activities and of course, being the host of CJEvolution. Topics Discussed: A bit about PatrickSeeing the world, we live in today through former law enforcement eyes (both of us)Why Patrick was called a Trumper, even though he is not oneWhy what comes out of your mouth has consequencesWhy we have lost our ability of problem resolution in our soft “snowflake” society todayWhy Bullies have a place… yes, I said it!The old days when we solved our problems with others face to faceThe news media sucks and why we should ignore most of themIs Virtue Signaling becoming a bigger trendNegative people are time suckers and need to get a lifeRealizing we are really lucky to live in this country and need to live our lives as soWasting time is a crime--when you do it you are stealing life from yourself and others Show Links: Patrick’s website: https://www.cjevolution.com/ Be a member of The Simple Life Insider’s Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Jun 23, 2020
E43: What Happens When You Create a Business You Love
1:19:28
Are you looking to take that final step towards a life of freedom by starting your own business? How about learning about how to do it from a couple of people who have been there done that.
Jun 16, 2020
E42: What Happened with Best Selling Author AC Fuller
1:06:43
In this episode, best selling author AC Fuller returns for an update on The Crime Beat series and making it as an author.
Jun 09, 2020
E41: The Importance of Not Wasting Your, and Others, Time
59:15
Why are you wasting your valuable time, and in a lot of cases other peoples as well? Time is money… time is life! Tune in for an epic Gary rant.
Jun 02, 2020
E40: The Kristine Stone on How to Make Life Have Purpose
1:25:33
Are you looking to change directions in life--personally, professionally, or even both? Today’s guest, Kristine Stone of Sirius XM, joins us to share her story and strategy.
May 25, 2020
E39: Dr William Curtis on How to Make Being Healthy Simple
1:53:01
Are you curious why, as Americans, we are getting bigger and bigger, and unhealthier at an alarming rate? Well, today I have a special guest, and friend, Dr. William Curtis who is going to get to the heart of that matter.
May 18, 2020
E38: Donna Halper on RUSH and a Better Life
1:04:32
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be successful, live by your own terms, and do it with integrity? In this episode, I have a very special guest, Donna Halper, who has been credited with initially catapulting the success of the band RUSH in the United States back in the early ’70s. As some of you know, RUSH is my all-time favorite band, for many reasons, but mainly because they did it with hard work and never conforming to what the music industry wanted them to be. RUSH has taught me many lessons over my life, pretty crazy for a prog-rock band, but that is what makes them unique. Even if you are not a RUSH fan, I highly encourage you to listen to the episode, because we get into a whole host of topics about living a life of passion and integrity. Donna Halper is an author, educator, media historian, and radio consultant.  Donna L. Halper, PhD is an associate professor of Communication and Media Studies at Lesley University, Cambridge MA.  She is the author of six books and many articles.  Her most recent book is a newly revised and expanded second edition of “Invisible Stars:  A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting,” published in March 2014.  She is also the author of a well-received local history, “Boston Radio 1920-2010,” which tells the story of Boston radio in words and pictures.   Dr. Halper is a frequently published and widely quoted media historian. Among her many published articles is one about early radio in Boston, “Preserving the Story of Greater Boston’s Pioneering Broadcast Stations 1XE and WGI,” which appeared in the AWA Review in 2018; and one about a priest who used radio to teach religious tolerance, “Father Michael J. Ahern: Boston’s First Radio Priest,” which appeared in Boston’s Catholic newspaper, The Pilot, in 2017. A collector of rare memorabilia related to the history of radio, she was awarded the 9th Annual Collectors’ Prize by Historic New England in 2018.  Dr. Halper also writes about baseball history.  A talk she gave at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY, “Written Out of History: Women Baseball Writers, 1905–1945,” was published in 2019 in The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2017–2018, ed. William Simons. McFarland & Co. And she has provided chapters for numerous books published by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), including “Opening Fenway Park in Style:  The 1912 World Champion Red Sox,” and “The Miracle Braves of 1914.”   In addition to researching radio and baseball, Dr. Halper is a free-lance writer for numerous magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and websites.  One of her published essays, “How to Be a Skeptical News Consumer,” about the importance of fact-checking, was the #5 most-shared article of 2013 on the Skeptic Magazine website.  Dr. Halper’s research on media history and popular culture has resulted in appearances on both radio and TV.  These include CBS Sunday Morning (where she was part of a segment on car radios), PBS/NewsHour, CTV News (Toronto), National Public Radio/Weekend America, History Channel, ABC Nightline, WBZ Radio and WBZ-TV (Boston), WGBH-FM and WGBH-TV (Boston), WBUR-FM (Boston), and a number of podcasts. Her appearance on the Sound Off Podcast, discussing her discovery of the rock band Rush, was the site’s most downloaded podcast of 2017.  Dr. Halper attended Northeastern University in Boston, where she was the first woman announcer in the school’s history, broadcasting a nightly show on the campus radio station beginning in October 1968.  She completed a BA (English), M.Ed (Counseling), and MA (English) at Northeastern; she received her doctorate in Communication from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in May 2011, writing her dissertation on how early radio changed American society.   She has spent over four decades in broadcasting, including more than 29 years as a radio programming and management consultant in markets of all sizes,
May 11, 2020
E37: How Covid-19 Exposed the Greatest Modern Hoax and Results
1:10:56
Are you wondering how we ended up in this situation with the Coronavirus (supposed) pandemic? Here is the solution.
May 04, 2020
E36: Teaching Kids How to Think For Themselves
1:25:17
Are you really born free? Even if you are, but don’t take advantage of that freedom, it will be willingly taken away.
Apr 27, 2020
E35: Behind the Scenes Truth About Fat and Diets
2:23:32
Are you tired of being played like a fool in your goals to be as healthy as you possibly can be? If you listen to this show, you know Gary likes exposing all the False Prophets, not only in the health industry, but in all aspects of life. Well, today Gary sits down with a special guest and friend for nearly a decade, Abel James. Abel transformed his health and has been preaching and spreading the word of primal health for a very long time. Consider him a brother in arms to The Simple Life! Abel James is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Musician, and Online Creator. He’s the host of the award-winning Fat-Burning Man Show, rated as Apple’s #1 Health Podcast in 8 countries with over 50 million downloads and 2000+ 5-star reviews. A “Coach to the coaches,” Abel has worked with thousands of people across the world to optimize performance, mindset, health, and longevity. Abel is named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist and has been featured in documentaries, ABC TV, Entertainment Tonight, People, WIRED, South by Southwest, and hundreds more. Abel’s hit podcast is named as one of the “Top 3 Health & Fitness Podcasts of All Time” by Huffington Post and has won 4 awards in independent media, including “People’s Choice” in Health & Fitness at the Podcast Awards. Also a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and voice actor, Abel has won several awards including “Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting” in R&B by The Great American Song Contest.  Hailing from the middle of nowhere in New Hampshire, Abel enjoys playing guitar and piano, writing, reading, sketching, running, hiking, and discovering delicious foods with family and friends. He lives with his wife, Alyson, and a rambunctious yellow lab in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  His new book of irreverent poetry, “Designer Babies Still Get Scabies,” a #1 International Bestseller in Humor, is available now. Topics Discussed: A bit about AbelThe concept of primal health and what it means todayWhy it is far cheaper to be healthyWhy are our rights and free will are slowly evaporatingHow the corrupt businesses and fed gov are running our livesWhy are some plants illegal, but opiate prescription drugs are okDiet cola vs alcoholIs alcohol ok to consume while trying to be healthyHow Abel and his wife recovered and detoxed after almost dying from Carbon Monoxide PoisoningWhy corporate censorship and shadowbanning by major platforms is scary for online creators What it was like to lose everything in a fire in Austin 10 years ago (then crawl out from rock bottom)What starring on ABC Reality TV was like as a coach. (Abel’s teammate Kurt Morgan, the 47-year old grandpa transformed into a fat-burning beast by dropping 87 pounds in just 14 weeks.What it’s like to release a new 360° (or 3D Virtual Reality) video every day for 360 days, including virtual concerts with original music.Why we’re publishing VR adventure tours in 360 Virtual Reality of Yellowstone, the Badlands, Serpent Mound, America’s Stonehenge, and dozens more Show Links: Websites: FatBurningMan.com, AbelJames.com, WildSuperfoods.com  Books: Designer Babies Still Get Scabies, The Wild Diet, The Musical BrainPodcast and Video Show: The Fat-Burning Man ShowSocial: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin  Press Reel & About Video: http://abeljames.com/about/  360° Virtual Reality Shows: Adventures with Abel, Improv with AbelHow to be in the Simple Life Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Apr 20, 2020
E34: This is What Happens When You Do What’s Natural
1:02:12
Are you tired of being overweight and out of shape? Are you continue chasing the latest diet or health fad promising you the easy button, but never seems to work? Is it any wonder over 2/3 of Americans are overweight and considered immune-compromised.  It is no secret America has a massive health problem, and it has become even more apparent during the Coronavirus pandemic. So what is the answer? It is about taking responsibility for your own health and working on the first leg of the three-legged stool of The Simple Life--optimal health. In this episode, Gary discusses some alarming health statistics, that should scare almost everyone. Better yet, he filters through all the false health information and fads, giving it to you straight.  Once you have the right information and stop chasing health-fad unicorns, becoming healthy is so easy a caveman could do it!  Topics Discussed: Some alarming health statisticsWhy your health is vital for living the life you wantWhy your health is your responsibilityThe difference between the popular diets; paleo, keto, carnivore, high fat, low-carb, and high proteinHow not to fall for these trendy diet fadsUnderstanding why where you come from as a hunter-gather is the key to your health successWhy national healthcare will not be the answer anytime soonWhy it is far cheaper to be healthy, counter to what the health industrial complex tells youTying all this information into a rational easy to follow solution Episode Resources: Get a copy of Gary’s simple to follow health book https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-better-life/id1479302777How to be in the Simple Life Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Apr 13, 2020
E33: What You Need to Know About Surviving a Crazy World
1:43:55
In this episode, Justin Carroll drops back in. Justin is a former Marine, plank-owner in the elite Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC), and has worked on a contractual basis with another government agency.
Apr 06, 2020
E32: Paleo and What Happens When You Challenge Your Food
1:25:57
In this episode, Gary interviews Trevor Connor, who is an expert in the area of the Paleo Diet, which directly relates to our former skinnier, happier selves—hunter-gatherers.
Mar 30, 2020
E31: How to Level Up You with The Better Dad Project
1:14:34
Do you want to up your game as a father? Or just be a better human being, for that matter? Gary and Larry sit down to discuss The Better Day Project.
Mar 24, 2020
E30: Finding the Best Information from Experts on a Better Life
38:58
The Mother Earth News Fair is your passport to money-saving hacks, health-boosting remedies, and environmental strategies from leading experts and entrepreneurs around the country
Mar 16, 2020
E29: Sick and Tired of Political Tribalism in Your Life?
1:29:52
Are you focusing on things that don’t matter in your life or are out of your control? Are you getting all worked up on social media, listening to talk radio, watching the divisive commentary on TV, as it relates to politics? Well, today we are going to talk about Political Tribalism, as I interview Michael Ostrolenk host of The ORadio podcast--between the two of us we have decades of experience deep inside the federal government. We will expose the ugly truth of picking sides and why you shouldn’t do it, as it is all a game to get you distracted from the things you can to do to make positive changes in your life.  He is a licensed psychotherapist. Ostrolenk completed his MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and his BA in government at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He did post-graduate training in somatic psychology at the California Institute for Integral Studies and health psychology through the Health Medicine Forum. Ostrolenk is certified in Spiral Dynamics and Wade Mindsets. He graduated from SEALFIT’s 3 Week Academy and Kokoro Camp 10. Topics Discussed: What is Political TribalismWhy is Political Tribalism so damaging?Why keeping us pitting against each other is part of the Gridmasters planThe importance of focusing on the things you can changeFixing yourself before you focus time and energy on other people’s problemsThe importance of communityWhy small local businesses are the key to freedomHow to truly affect changeWhy violence is not the answer Episode Resources: Sealfit WebsiteUnbeatable Mind AcademyMichael’s PodcastHow to be in the Simple Life Circle: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlifeThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Mar 09, 2020
E28: What Happens When You Lose Weight and Gain Liberty
1:19:35
Gary interviews Brian Nichols about what it takes to overcome obstacles even when everything seems to be stacked against you.
Mar 02, 2020
E27: The Biggest Entrepreneurial Mistakes and How to Do it Right
1:28:03
Are you interested in starting your own business, doing something that makes a difference and doesn’t crush your soul? Today, Gary interviews Executive Coach and Career Development expert Tammy Gooler Loeb. Together, they dig into escaping the rat race without falling on your face.
Feb 24, 2020
E26: How to be Successful Vagabonding With Author Rolf Potts
1:03:32
Have you ever wanted to sell everything and just travel the world, or maybe just go exploring on a budget? Today, Gary interviews best-selling author and world traveler Rolf Potts.
Feb 17, 2020
E25: How to Best Prevent Your RV Pipes Freezing
47:11
Today, Gary answers some questions, and gives some advice, as it relates to dealing with RV pipes freezing during the winter. He has been getting quite a few questions relating to this topic, probably because it is winter, and a decent amount of people who live off-the-grid in an RV or are living a nomadic lifestyle, have a listen... So, this is a solo show (just good old Gary) discussing a topic or question, followers of The Simple Life are interested in. From time to time Gary will dedicate podcasts to the questions he receives. If you are an expert in one of these areas discussed feel free to send a request to be a guest on the show through his website contact form.    Topics Discussed: The biggest factor to prevent your RV pipes from freezing in the winter.What is plumbing/pipe heat tape and how to use it?Why there are many factors that you must consider when winterizing your RV.Advance steps to take when you live in an extremely cold environment.Why Gary recommends putting in property infrastructure first when living off-the-grid in an RV.Using a structure temporarily or permanently when living in an RV remotely. Podcast resources and links: The Simple Life Guide To RV LivingFreezing Pipe article mentioned in the episodeHow to be in the Simple Life CircleThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Feb 10, 2020
E24: What is Possible to Accomplish in One Year
1:07:47
Ever wonder what would be the result of dedicating a year to grow your business and freedom? In this episode, Gary discusses what he learned working for one year straight on his entrepreneurial experiment to build his business. There have been a lot of lessons learned along the way some good, some bad. The biggest surprise? There was way more positive that has come out of this experiment, life-changing, that was unexpected. Topics Discussed: What is Gary’s working for a year straight experiment all about?Some of the major accomplishments during the yearLessons learnedThe importance of you being the brand in today’s crowded entrepreneur worldWhy without his physical and mental health he would not be able to do this experimentUnderstanding life purpose as an entrepreneurHow this experiment has made him even more efficient and focusedHow minimizing outside distraction is the keyUnderstanding in life your work is never done, and how his life purpose and business will remain until he can no longer do itAnd some added Gary soapbox moments along the wayWhat is in store for 2020 Podcast resources and links: Visit The Simple Life WebsiteJoin The Simple Circle here now
Feb 03, 2020
E23: How to Destroy Chronic Pain and Live A Better Life
1:17:35
Gary sits down with Shawna Coronado to discuss chronic inflammation and the pain it causes. What may be hurting you may be as simple as last night's dinner.
Jan 27, 2020
E22: How Your Brain Can Compromise Your Life and Money
1:04:44
Find out the connection between your brain and how it affects your success as an entrepreneur. In this episode I talk with Mike Volkin--we will be talking to him about the latest brain science and how we as entrepreneurs can take advantage of it. Mike Volkin is a serial entrepreneur, U.S. Army veteran, and author of 5 books, to include one bestseller. He has built and sold four of his own companies and worked with over 400 companies as a Fractional Chief Marketing Officer. Currently, Mike is the lead instructor of Freelancer Masterclass, which is a 9-step online course designed to help freelancers grow their business and increase their time off. Mike is a certified neuro marketer. Mike Volkin on Neuroplasticity: What exactly is neuroplasticity?What is neuromarketing? Does everyone have the same capability to change their brain?How can entrepreneurs take advantage of neuroplasticity?How Mike put these tips into action?Tips on the neuromarketing frontHe discusses his book on how to prepare for military bootcampHow you can find out more about Mike’s services Episode Resources: Get Mike’s Book on AmazonMikes WebsiteMike's Course FreelancerMasterclass.comGet exclusive listener benefits by joining the Simple Life CircleThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Jan 20, 2020
E21: How to Teach Kids About Money and Basic Economics
48:20
Is it any wonder most Americans are broke and unhappy? Maybe if we taught children in our education system basic economics and how to be more self-reliant we could change that. In this episode, Gary chats with author Julie Borowski about her new book “Nobody Knows How to Make a Pizza” that does just that… teach kids about what they really need to know for a successful life.  Julie Borowski has a passion for teaching kids about economics! Previously, she was an Economics Policy Analyst at FreedomWorks, a free-market advocacy group. She is well-known for her ability to break down complex ideas in a fun and simple manner. She has appeared on Fox Business News and her writings have been published at the Washington Examiner, Foundation for Economic Education, Townhall, and more. Topics Discussed with Julie Borowski: The values that were instilled in Julie growing up that helped develop the concept for this book?Julie explains ideas such as the division of labor, the invisible hand, and spontaneous orderThe things that are missing in our current education system to help prepare kids for lifeWhat the libertarian movement is all about and why millennials are gravitating towards it  Episode Resources: Get Julie’s Book on AmazonCheck out Julie’s WebsiteGet exclusive listener benefits when you join the Simple Life Circle here nowThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Jan 13, 2020
E20: How To Stop The Negative Loop In The New Year
45:45
In this episode, Gary discusses how to deal with the negative people, as they sure seem to be a lot of them these days.
Jan 06, 2020
E19: How Your Health Impacts Your Freedom and Wealth
1:18:19
Have you ever wondered how America became the most obese country in the world? Are you struggling with your weight and health? The statistics say there is a good chance you are. In this episode, Gary sits down with Charlie Deist, who discusses the relationship between our personal freedom, wealth and health.   Charlie Deist is a writer and radio producer from the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his BA in economics from UC Berkeley in 2011, writing his undergraduate thesis on monetary policy during the Great Recession of 2007-2008. Fascinated by the wide-ranging effects of the economy’s booms and busts, Charlie began to study alternative economic and social models, including “seasteading,” or homesteading the high seas. His writings on sea farming and environmental economics have been featured on BBC.com and in Erraticus Magazine. He has also been featured on KPFA, and routinely guest hosts a weekly AM radio program, The Bob Zadek Show, which he produces from Berkeley, California. Charlie is passionate about the link between the health of the land and the health of people that it nourishes. He recently attended an agricultural writer’s workshop in Modoc County, where he wrote about the sustainable grazing practices of a ranch in Ft. Bidwell, California. Charlie lives in Berkeley with his wife Emma. Topics Discussed: A little about CharlieHow he found The Paleo diet and what he did wrongWhat is "folk activism" What are the prospects for voluntary societies/jurisdictions that freedom-seekers establish from the ground up, i.e., seasteading Why the Green New Deal would be doomed, and what a decentralized/free-market approach to environmentalism might look like? What is the Natural Movement philosophy?How has government contributed to various health epidemics – dating back to the advent of agriculture, through the modern subsidies and nutritional misinformation. Episode Resources: Charlie's websiteThe Bob Zadek ShowBecome part of the Simple Life Circle hereThe Simple Life website: https://thesimplelifenow.com
Dec 30, 2019
E18: The Astonishing Power of More Deep Thinking with Author J. Thorn
56:06
Is it possible that the art of deep thinking is the key to living a happy life? In this episode, Gary chats with J. Thorn, author, entrepreneur and co-host of the Career Author Podcast, and many others.
Dec 23, 2019
E17: How Bryan Went From Barista to Six-Figure Business Owner
49:22
In this episode, Gary sits down with Bryan Cohen. He’s the creator of Best Page Forward and co-host on The Sell More Books Podcast, who went from a Barista at Starbucks to a successful six-figure author and business owner.
Dec 16, 2019
E16: Can A Nomadic Life Allow for a Sensational Business
43:47
Chris Badgett shares his amazing story and best secrets of going from a glacier in Alaska to successful tech euntreprenuer.
Dec 09, 2019
E15: This Family’s Nomadic Lifestyle Will Blow Your Mind
1:43:22
ve you ever wanted to sell everything and live the nomadic lifestyle while traveling the world? In this episode Chris, Holly and I will tell you how.
Dec 02, 2019
E14: How Brian Nichols Turned the Tables on Obesity
1:28:21
Have you ever wondered what it takes to get healthy when it seems all the odds are stacked against you? Find out more in this episode.
Nov 25, 2019
E13: Why Following Human Nature is the Key to Fitness
1:32:38
Do you struggle with exercise and being healthy, or looking for a saner more practical way to accomplish your health goals? Listen in to this episode. In This episode, I talk to Erwan Le Corre of MovNat.com. Erwan Le Corre is the founder of “MovNat”, a synthesis of his long-term passion for real-world physical competency, his love of movement in nature, his extensive knowledge of Physical Education history, and his personal philosophy of life. He believes it is everyone’s universal and biological birthright to be strong, healthy, happy and free. He calls this state of being our “True Nature”. Basic Human Fitness Topics Discussed:  A little about Erwan What it MovNat and why did Erwan create it The primary principles of MovNat The exercise everyone should be doing The relationship between nature and exercise Erwan’s book “The Practice of Natural Movement” MovNat eating and nutrition principles Why acting like a human in nature should be your exercise routine Why by choosing to be unhealthy you are being selfish Podcast resources and links:  The MovNat website Erwan’s Book on Amazon Join Simple Life Circle here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife Get show notes and resources here: https://thesimplelifenow.com/e13
Nov 18, 2019
Bonus: Best Selling Author AC Fuller & Gary on The Crime Beat
1:00:13
Amazon Best Selling Thriller Author AC (Adam) Fuller drops back in for a chat. This is an update on the progress on The Crime Beat Thriller Series Adam and Gary are working on. As this episode was recorded, we are finishing up book 5 of the 9 book series. Adam was a journalist in New York, he now writes fiction at the intersection of media, politics, and technology. Before he began writing full time, he was an adjunct professor of journalism at NYU and an English teacher at Northwest Indian College. He is also the creator of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, which ran from 2014 to 2016 and was consistently one of the top independent writing podcasts in the country. In addition to NYU, A.C. has taught writing for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, the Write in the Harbor Conference, the Royal City Literary Arts Society, the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, and many local libraries. He lives with his wife, two children, and two dogs near Seattle. Topics Discussed with AC Fuller: An update on The Crime Beat book series we are working on A bit about how the inside of big publishing works The good and bad of being self-published Our process during the writing of The Crime Beat The ending we hope no one will see coming The possibility of future projects Getting ready for the 20booksto50k indie writers conference in Vegas Episode Resources: Adam’s website: http://www.acfuller.com Get a free copy of one of Adam’s books here  Adam’s Amazon Author Page Go here to get on the Simple Life Circle https://thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife
Nov 15, 2019
E12: How to Live the Life You Want by Reclaiming Freedom
59:06
In this episode, I interview Caleb Franz creator of the Reintegration Project. We discuss how to take your freedom back and live the life you want.
Nov 11, 2019
E11: What Happened When Congressman Thomas Massie Built Off-grid
1:28:35
Gary speaks with Congressman Thomas Massie about going off the grid. Massie not only talks the talk about self-reliance but also lives it.
Nov 04, 2019
E10: How to Secure Your Identity From Thieves and Scoundrels
1:50:09
Gary interviews security and privacy expert Justin Carrol. Today, he shares how to protect your identity from thieves, and other would be scoundrals.
Oct 28, 2019
E9: How to Free Your Body to Free Your Mind and Spirit
2:06:06
Michael Ostrolenk and Gary discuss how to shut out the noise, free your mind and body, and just live a better life.
Oct 21, 2019
E8: How to be Successful Starting a Small Business Now
1:43:43
Entrepreneur, consultant, and author Joe Solari and Gary discuss how to reduce risk in your entrepreneurial ventures.
Oct 14, 2019
E7: What Happens When a Year Experiment Goes Like This
49:15
Ever wonder what would be the result of dedicating a year to growing your business and freedom? Gary shares the surprising results from the first three quarters of the project.
Oct 07, 2019
E6: A Disturbing Behind the Scenes on Health Food
59:18
An interview with interview Marka Haack on the dirty secrets behind health food industry. Marka is an experienced natural products broker.
Sep 30, 2019
E5: Marketing Expert Jim Kukral Shares How to Stand Out In the Crowd
1:02:16
Meet Jim Kukral, he travels around the world to teach brands and business owners on how they can apply his UNSKIPPABLE method to their marketing and brand mission to generate positive ROI-based outcomes and purposely attract lifetime customers.
Sep 23, 2019
E4: How to Focus on What Matters in Your Life
1:31:57
Meet Patrick Fitzgibbons of the CJevolution Podcast. We discuss cutting out the BS to determine your purpose and build a life that matters.
Sep 16, 2019
E3: How to Free Your Money Using Non-traditional Strategies
49:49
Meet Richard Rosso of RIA Advisors, a financial planning firm that uses non-traditional techniques to help people meet their financial needs now and long-term.
Sep 08, 2019
E2: How Best-selling Author AC Fuller Lives a Simple Life
1:16:23
Meet Amazon Best Selling Thriller Author AC (Adam) Fuller. Learn how Adam lives the simple life to be an efficient writer and you can too.
Sep 08, 2019
E1: Introduction to Your Better Life Podcast
17:33
Meet your new favorite podcast: Your Better Life: Make it Simple Stupid. Start here first.
Sep 07, 2019