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The Warrior Soul Podcast

Reclaim your Warrior Spirit. Each week, we'll be discussing tools, tactics, ideas, and strategies to help you strengthen your body, enhance your mind, and dominate life. US Marine Corps Veteran Chris Albert delivers a powerful message: life is too precious to sit idly and watch it go by. The Warrior Soul Podcast was created to help all Veterans, and anyone willing to listen, to live their best lives. Past guests include: Ryan Michler, Ben Greenfield, Remi Adeleke, Chris Bell, and so many more.
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Nov 29, 2019

Matt Hesse is the founder and CEO of Performix, a high-performance supplement company. 

Recently, Matt also founded the Fit Ops Foundation. This is a charity that is dedicated to helping veterans become elite personal trainers. 

Through a three-week boot camp, Fit Ops candidates go through the necessary course work and training they need to secure a personal training certification, free of cost. In addition to that, Fit Ops candidates get priceless mental training in the company of their fellow veterans. 

Once Fit Ops candidates are through the bootcamp, Fit Ops continues to provide aftercare to ensure that graduates get jobs and stay on the path to success.  

Recently, WWE star John Cena donated $1 million to Fit Ops, and he's matching any donations that come in prior to the holidays. 

To donate to Fit Ops or apply for your spot, head over to http://www.fitops.org

Nov 27, 2019

Justin Stenstrom is the founder and host of Elite Man Magazine and the Elite Man Podcast. 

He started Elite Man originally as a blog to help give young men more confidence as they navigated through life. 

Since then Justin Stenstrom has grown Elite Man into a successful media and nutrition company. He's interviewed some of the most accomplished men in the world and has developed a world wide following. 

We brought Justin on to discuss his business, life, and his advice for veterans as they strive for success in their own lives. 

You'll learn:

  • how Justin started Elite Man
  • what Justin does to stay on top of his game
  • how Justin structures his nutrition for success
  • how Justin battles anxiety and keeps his mind clear
  • and so much more

Be sure to check out Justin's show the Elite Man Podcast at http://elitemanmagazine.com/.

 

Nov 26, 2019

In this "Ask Me Anything" edition of the Warrior Soul Podcast, Chris examines three question ranging from the practical to the very serious:

  1. How to live your best life even though you are dealing with survivor's guilt from the loss of a friend. 
  2. How to train and eat as you're getting older and and dealing with chronic pain from inflammation. 
  3. What books Chris is reading now to prepare for the challenges he's facing. 

Get your questions answered by posting them in the Warrior Soul Agoge: Empowerment and Resilience Facebook Group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/warriorsoulagoge

 

 

Nov 25, 2019

Grant Cardone is an internationally renowned author, speaker, sales expert, and real estate expert. 

The Grant Cardone empire spreads across five publicly held companies, hundreds of employees, and reaches millions of people via social media content marketing every single day. 

But things weren't always so good for Grant Cardone. Until the age of 25, Grant had a drug habit. That habit got him disowned by his mother and it landed him in rehab. 

When he got out of rehab, Grant Cardone became a man on a mission. He got a job as a car salesman, which he hated, but he dedicated himself to learning everything he could about sales. He got so good that companies hired him to train their sales teams. 

In the process, Grant Cardone also began investing in real estate, securing apartment complexes and rental properties into his portfolio. Today he owns over a billion dollars in real estate and is working to grow that number each year. 

Over the past few years, Mr. Cardone has dedicated himself to creating the Cardone Academy, where he teaches sales and investment strategies to students and fans from across the world. 

Grant has deep admiration and respect for the Veteran Community, and he's worked with American Dream U to create a sales training program free to all Veterans.

He has made that training program available to our listeners at http://www.cardoneuniversity.com/vets. You can access it for free by clicking on that link

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • why you shouldn't be idealistic in business
  • how to focus on getting money
  • how to get as good as possible at sales
  • why Grant Cardone invests in real estate
  • what makes a good real estate investment
  • how Grant Cardone went from a drug addict to an internationally renowned sales and investment expert 
Nov 22, 2019

In this episode, Chris takes questions from the Warrior Soul Private Facebook Group on dealing with younger subordinates at work, exercises you can do to burn fat and raise testosterone, and on counting your calories. 

You can join the private Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/warriorsoulagoge.

This episode is sponsored by FBOMB Nutrition, makers of delicious high fat, low carbohydrate snacks. Their macadamia nut butters are ridiculously delicious and they've got no sugar. Get 20% off of your first order of FBOMBS when you use the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout at http://www.dropanfbomb.com

Nov 20, 2019

Life is difficult and fortune does not favor everyone. Some people just have bad luck. 

There are those of us who seem like we just can't catch a break. Like the world is doing everything it can to hold us back. 

That leads to pure unadulterated rage. You alienate yourself from others. You push everyone and everything you ever loved out of your life, and you drive yourself to be alone. 

If you've ever felt like you wanted to watch the world burn...

If you've felt like punching anything and everything that comes in your sight...

If you've felt like you were alienated from every other human being that you've ever come in contact with...

If you've, at times, scared yourself...

Then this is the podcast for you.

Bad luck happens, but you make it worse when you feed into it, and you need to stop. 

There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I'm going to do my best to help you get there and get to the point where you can live an amazing life, but you need to be willing to do the work. 

That starts with pushing that play button and giving this an honest listen.  

Nov 18, 2019

Donny O'Malley is known for his "no fucks given" comedic style. The characters he portrays are raunchy and at times disgusting. For many veterans, they are also familiar, echoing either someone they knew while serving or someone they once were while serving. 

Veterans Entertainment Television, or VET TV, is not for the faint of heart. It's not meant to be. Many of the jokes will either fly over civilians' heads, or completely offend them. Either way, Donny is good with that. 

I watched his recent movie, A Grunt's Life, while I was sick with the flu to research for this interview. As a Marine, I thought it was hilarious, but I also watched it with my girlfriend. 

When the inevitable post-movie discussion happened, she asked "would you have tried to fuck a corpse?" Highly medicated at the time I blurted out, "no. Maybe a skull if I could have, but it would have just been to get some laughs."

Awkward pause. 

Beyond the character, the real Donny O'Malley is also funny, but he's also a workhorse. 

He has to be. Starting a new Television and Media Company takes an ungodly amount of work. VET TV is here today because it's founders kept absolutely unsustainable work schedules for months. 

That work paid off. 

Today, VET TV is running at full steam with Donny at the helm of a world class organization with multiple divisions and a highly talented team. 

In this conversation, Donny and I discuss how he got there. You'll hear about the long hard road that he's travelled to success, and you'll hear about where he's taking VET TV in the future. 

This podcast is brought to you by FBOMB Nutrition, makers of delicious high fat, low carbohydrate snacks. Try their amazing macadamia nut butters, meat snacks, and cheese crisps by getting 20% off of your first order when you use the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout at www.dropanFBOMB.com

This podcast is also brought to you by Save the Brave. Save the Brave helps veterans by providing comradery events like fishing and golf that bring Veterans together in healthy ways. They also work to support gold star families from around the country. Make your donation to Save the Brave at www.savethebrave.org

 

Nov 15, 2019

You've heard it over and over again from yourself, your friends, and your family.

"I can't catch a break."

"Why does this crap always happen to me?"

"Life sucks..."

Lots of people live their lives believing that the world is aligned against them. 

Here's something everyone needs to learn: the world isn't against you because it doesn't care about you. 

It doesn't care if you're wildly successful, and it doesn't care if you hate life. 

The world is simply the world. It's been testing living beings since the dawn of time, and you're no different. 

In this episode, Chris discusses why this is actually a good thing. It means you actually have more control over your life than you think you do. 

Nov 13, 2019

Goals are important. They indicate an end state that you want to get to, and they help to tell you if you're heading in the right direction. Having goals in your life could also motivate you to work harder. 

For most people on the path toward personal development, goals are central to their focus. 

They shouldn't be. We rely on goals far too much for motivation even though there's a vast amount of evidence to show that they fall short in keeping people on the path to betterment. 

Each year, millions of people set goals on January 1 and they forget about them by March. 

That's because goals are not some magic motivational pill. They are simply results that you want to get to, and results do not happen without difficult work. 

What's more important than setting goals is finding meaning in what you're doing. Meaning is what will help you to do the difficult work each day that will slowly but steadily get you to the end state that you desire.

Books mentioned: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.  

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Nov 11, 2019

On June 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan gave an address at Pointe Du Hoc in Normandy, France. 

Reagan came to honor the thousands of men whom, 40 years earlier, fought to save the world from Nazi domination during the invasion of Normandy. 

Today, the Reagan Legacy Foundation is doing everything it can to keep the memory of those brave soldiers alive. 

Through its work with the Walkway to Victory at Pointe Du Hoc, the Reagan Legacy Foundation is building an everlasting memorial to their bravery. 

As we did last year, we brought Michael on to talk about this important project and why it's so vital that we keep this history alive. 

The Warrior Soul Podcast is brought to you by FBomb nutrition, makers of delicious high fat-low carbohydrate snacks, like their amazing macadamia nut butter. Get 20% off of your first order of FBombs by using the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout at http://www.dropanfbomb.com

The Warrior Soul Podcast is also brought to you by Save the Brave. Save the Brave brings Veterans and Gold Star Families together through outreach and comradery events. Their outstanding work helps Veterans to find their confidence and gain happiness through fishing, golf, and other activities. If you're interested in helping Save the Brave, head over to http://www.SavetheBrave.org and make your donation today. 

 

Nov 8, 2019

I don't know many people who've ever truly failed in life.

That may sound optimistic, but I also don't know many people who've ever tried to succeed anything truly meaningful. Most people I know have taken the safe route in life. 

That's understandable. The safe route means security, paychecks, and no struggle. Who wouldn't want that?

The flip side of the coin is that I also know a lot of unhappy people. People who hate their jobs and hate their lives because of it. I also know a lot of people who are unhappy with their bodies and with their health. 

What good is it to be completely safe but extraordinarily unhappy?

The good news is that you don't need to risk it all to begin improving your life.  

If you want to start a business, in the internet age you can start a side hustle with minimal overhead and a bit of extra work. 

If you want to train but don't think you have the time, you could be doing pushups and squats in your own living room. 

And if you're having doubts, ask yourself: what's the worst thing that could happen? The answer is probably nothing too bad. 

The Warrior Soul Podcast is brought to you by FBomb nutrition, makers of delicious high fat-low carbohydrate snacks, like their amazing macadamia nut butter. Get 20% off of your first order of FBombs by using the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout at http://www.dropanfbomb.com

The Warrior Soul Podcast is also brought to you by Save the Brave. Save the Brave brings Veterans and Gold Star Families together through outreach and comradery events. Their outstanding work helps Veterans to find their confidence and gain happiness through fishing, golf, and other activities. If you're interested in helping Save the Brave, head over to http://www.SavetheBrave.org and make your donation today. 

 

Nov 6, 2019

This past week, we had Bas Rutten on as a guest, and it brought a question to mind: what are you willing to fight for?

Most people would answer with something like their country, or their family, and that's all admirable. 

But in this episode, I pose it in a different way: what would you be willing to go on the offensive for? 

Think about it. Most of the time, we live our lives passively. Even fighting for your country or fighting for your family requires that you fight in response to something. 

But in life, if you live passively, things don't tend to go so well. You end up constantly on your heels, waiting for something to fall into your lap. 

In this episode, Chris discusses why you need to go on the offensive when it comes to your hopes and your dreams. 

The Warrior Soul Podcast is brought to you by FBomb nutrition, makers of delicious high fat-low carbohydrate snacks, like their amazing macadamia nut butter. Get 20% off of your first order of FBombs by using the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout at http://www.dropanfbomb.com

The Warrior Soul Podcast is also brought to you by Save the Brave. Save the Brave brings Veterans and Gold Star Families together through outreach and comradery events. Their outstanding work helps Veterans to find their confidence and gain happiness through fishing, golf, and other activities. If you're interested in helping Save the Brave, head over to http://www.SavetheBrave.org and make your donation today. 

Nov 4, 2019

Bas Rutten is a retired Mixed-Martial-Artist. He's a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, a 3-time King of Pancrase World Champion, and he finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak. 

Aside from being the ultimate badass, Bas is also an outstanding individual who contributes to anti-bullying campaigns throughout the world. 

In this conversation, Bas discusses his fight career, his battles with drugs, and his love of faith and family. Bas also talks about the importance of his Catholic religion, and how his use of psychedelic plant medicines brought him closer to his faith. 

The Warrior Soul Podcast is brought to you by FBomb nutrition, makers of delicious high fat-low carbohydrate snacks, like their amazing macadamia nut butter. Get 20% off of your first order of FBombs by using the code WARRIORSOUL at checkout at http://www.dropanfbomb.com

The Warrior Soul Podcast is also brought to you by Save the Brave. Save the Brave brings Veterans and Gold Star Families together through outreach and comradery events. Their outstanding work helps Veterans to find their confidence and gain happiness through fishing, golf, and other activities. If you're interested in helping Save the Brave, head over to http://www.SavetheBrave.org and make your donation today. 

Nov 1, 2019

October was an awesome month for the Warrior Soul Podcast. 

Our inspiring guests for October included Robert Greene, Bing West, Nick Koumalatsos, Dr. Kirk Parsley, Rob Jones, and Vincent "Rocco" Vargas. Civilians and veterans who've gone on to build businesses, write best-selling books, and inspire thousands. 

It is such an honor for me to be able to do this work for the Veteran Community and I am so grateful for this opportunity. 

But things weren't always this way. Six years ago, I was literally living out of my car. I was broke, sick, and had few options to move forward. 

It wasn't until I stopped feeling bad about myself and started working on the things that would move me forward that my life changed. 

For far too long, the US Military Veteran Community has been treated like a group of victims by the popular media and by ourselves. 

We aren't victims. We are the sleeping giant in this country, and we are capable of shaping it's future. 

My mission is to empower Veterans to live their absolute best lives with the content we provide. If you're getting a lot out of this show, please share these episodes out and consider writing us a review on iTunes. 

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