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Ep: 235 - NAVY PADDLES with Kyle and Melinda Nyseth

Ep: 235 - NAVY PADDLES with Kyle and Melinda Nyseth

September 17, 2020

Had a great time talking with Kyle and Melinda Nyseth the founders of Navy Paddles (https://www.navypaddles.com)  Navy Paddles provides unique and customized handmade memorabilia wooden products to military, fire and police to serve as a way of "Honoring their Achievements and Remembering Milestones". It is truly a "Craft of Honor" that allows Nyseth to stay connected to the military community that was his family for so long and to continue to serve others that are sacrificing so much.   Take a listen as to how it all got started!

 

 

Navy Paddles is the largest customized paddle company in North America and has branched out to providing several unique custom memorabilia items. They create high quality items such as a variety of paddle designs, shadow boxes, knife plaques, and wrapped hatchets, baseball bats, wooden hockey sticks, the War Hammer and more. They also sell coins, 550 paracord, SOG knives and Ka-Bar knives. Navy Paddles works closely with nearly 100 foundations and nonprofit organizations that also give back to the military community. These unique items are used as silent auction pieces and table centerpieces for Foundations to raise money at events each year. These items have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for military supporting foundations such as The Navy SEAL Foundation, Marine Raider Foundation, SEAL Family Foundation, The Brian Bill Foundation, Naked Warrior Foundation, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance and the Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation, to name a few.

Navy paddles have also provided paddles and awards for the Extreme Race Community such as The Bone Frog Challenge, Spartan Race, The Boston 5K, Ryan Owens Memorial Run, and the IronMan SUPERFROG.

Today, Navy Paddles is the largest customized paddle company in North America and has branched out to providing several unique custom memorabilia items. They create high quality items such as a variety of paddle designs, shadow boxes, knife plaques, and wrapped hatchets, baseball bats, wooden hockey sticks, the War Hammer and more. They also sell coins, 550 paracord, SOG knives and Ka-Bar knives. Navy Paddles works closely with nearly 100 foundations and nonprofit organizations that also give back to the military community. These unique items are used as silent auction pieces and table centerpieces for Foundations to raise money at events each year. These items have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for military supporting foundations such as The Navy SEAL Foundation, Marine Raider Foundation, SEAL Family Foundation, The Brian Bill Foundation, Naked Warrior Foundation, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance and the Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation, to name a few.

Navy paddles have also provided paddles and awards for the Extreme Race Community such as The Bone Frog Challenge, Spartan Race, The Boston 5K, Ryan Owens Memorial Run, and the IronMan SUPERFROG.

 

 

Guest Co-Host, Heather Dopson

Guest Co-Host, Heather Dopson

September 10, 2020
This show I have a Special Co-Host, Heather Dopson joining. Take a listen as we catch up with Heather and what she has been doing since her last appearance on the show (Ep:175). You will be seeing her a bit more over the next few months as we are putting together a series of shows.
 
She is a veteran of the US Air Force, a catalyst for conversations worth having and an enabler for ideas worth exploring: she is also an advocate for authenticity.
Heather has a passion for digital trends and innovation along with a deep understanding of social networks, consumers and branding.
 
As Director of Brand and Community Growth at Astrella, she leverages her skills as a connector and her drive to help small businesses succeed. Her mission in life is to help people lose their J-O-B and find their J-O-Y.
Ep: 233 - Semper Savage Founder, John Currie

Ep: 233 - Semper Savage Founder, John Currie

September 1, 2020

Marine Corps Pilot who was on a quest for a great salad dressing.  Tune in as this week’s guest is John Currie the founder of Semper Savage.  John spent 23 years in the United States Marine Corps, during that time he had a personal mission to create a salad dressing that he really enjoyed. Find out how the business got started.  When asked how this idea first take shape, John said…

 

“I was a I was probably in middle school when I started just naturally to really enjoy salad because there was a couple of restaurants that we used to eat at my family would go to eat at Yeah, and had awesome homemade salad dressing and so there was two or three places and then fast forward just so I started to see That I couldn't find on the shelf in the grocery store anything like what was in the, the salad dressings that I really enjoyed the restaurants, right? So it was a problem for me. And it I did I ate a ton of salad and so I kind of became passionate about it and it was this just kind of liked it. You know, most kids want to go home and I don't know eat beef jerky or something. I wanted to have a salad.”

 

GIVEAWAY!

 

Here is your chance to win 2 Kickass bottles of Semper Savage.

  • Savage Centurion
  • Savage Balsamic

Here’s what YOU must do to qualify to win… Go follow them on Facebook and Instagram.  One lucky winner will be announced on Friday September 25ndon The Heroes Media Groups Facebook “Weekly Wrap Up” LIVE!

 

https://www.facebook.com/sempersavage

https://www.instagram.com/sempersavage

Ep: 232 - Lindsey Germono

Ep: 232 - Lindsey Germono

August 27, 2020

On this episode, I have my friend Lindsey Germono co-host the show with me.  Lindsey is no stranger to the show, she was on episode 209 (https://www.heroesmediagroup.com/podcast/special-guest-lindsey-germono/)She is the founder of Germono Advertising Company, she is a Military Spouse and the Host of Drop And Give Me 20 Podcast.

In this show we share a little bit of our friendship and why we get along so well. We talk about the importance to have a support group, we discuss how Covid has affected businesses this year and how we miss seeing people and going to events.  We talk about imposter syndrome, podcasting and what we have coming up next! 

“we talked about imposter syndrome a lot. And one of the things that I think that helps me get through that is the podcast. And those folks that are in my corner I look at your business and life in general is like a boxing ring right and you're in your corner who is standing with you Yeah you know rubbing your shoulders putting petroleum on your face you know talking you giving you there's another person that comes in with water. If you ever watch a boxing match, it's incredible. The amount of coordination the other, the other thing I would compare it to is like a NASCAR race and that driver pulls over to get something service everybody has. And so that person cannot function and cannot do their job, which is either being an athlete and you know, or a driver, without the people around them, it cannot happen, you cannot do it solo. And so I think about that a lot when it comes to imposter syndrome, because I'm like, Yeah, but these are the people that are in my corner and helping me drive.” ~Lindsey~

Ep: 231 - Making Decisions

Ep: 231 - Making Decisions

July 25, 2020

This was not our typical episode.  This week I asked Patti Katter to come back on the show, and before we even hit the start button, we got into a really good conversation about making decisions and how different men and women may or may not be when making them.

How do you make a decision?  Are Men and Women very different when it comes to making decisions?  What is your thought process when it comes to making decisions? 

 

Something you will learn (3:38) “It has been scientifically proven that men have a nothing box in their brain.” ~ Patti.   Find out what we mean by this HINT: Take Notes!

Ep: 230 - WarHero2SuperHero with Daniel Faust

Ep: 230 - WarHero2SuperHero with Daniel Faust

July 15, 2020

Daniel Faust is a author, speaker, and a training professional with nearly 20 years of experience.  In addition, he has serving in the United States Air Force since 2000. Daniel  also runs a business called Learn & Live, a company that  offers training in consultation, workshop, seminars, social media, and even books.  He is also a host fo a T.V. Show called warhero2superhero which airs on Wednesdays at 7:30 PST here eZWay.tv 

Ep: 229 - Feed your soul Chef Ryan Rondeno

Ep: 229 - Feed your soul Chef Ryan Rondeno

June 10, 2020

From Louisiana, to the Kitchens of the rich and famous!  Chef Ryan Rondeno, joins us on this week’s episode of The Decision Hour. We dive right in to learn more about Chef Ryan, and how it all started for him to finding his way and cooking for some very notable names such as, Will Smith, Diddy, Common, Xhibit and companies like Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz.

We discuss how he is making his lavish and tasty recipes available to YOU right now! Checkout out his website www.rondenoculinarydesigns.com 


Chef Ryan also take a moment and shares some of his tricks that can help you in the kitchen. Make sure to check out Rondeno Spice Collection (Nola Creole Rub, Citrus Herb Rub, and Ancho-Chili BBQ Rub) these are designed to help cooks of all levels enhance the flavor of your dish.  Warning, listening to this episode might make you hungry!

Be sure to follow Chef Ryan on Social Media for more tricks, tips and Recipes at

 

 

 

Ep: 228 - SchoolQuest - Judy Glennon, Military Child Education Coalition

Ep: 228 - SchoolQuest - Judy Glennon, Military Child Education Coalition

June 2, 2020

If you are a military family with kids you don’t want to miss this show.  In this episode I sit down with my friend Judy Glennon.  Judy is the Parent Initiatives Program Manager at Military Child Education Coalition (www.militarychild.org).  We discuss the release of their newest online resource ‘SchoolQuest’an interactive tool specially designed to support highly mobile military families and students with school transitions and the 6ththrough 12thgrade academic journey.

 

SchoolQuest Tools & Features include:

 

  • StudentQuest Academic Tracker.  Monitor and plan students' academic career progress from 6th to 12th grade. 
     
  • Student Profile.  Customized student profiles automatically compile important details and deadlines for quick views and access. 
     
  • Online Community.  Connect with other military parents to build relationships and benefit from sharing experiences and information in a safe and private online space. 
     
  • Reminders & Notifications.  Set reminders for important deadlines and get notified about them automatically in time to act. 
     
  • Personalized Checklists.  Time-bound, student-specific information compiled into accessible lists. 
     
  • School Search Capabilities.  The GreatSchools, Niche and DoDEA search function researches and aggregates schools in the next community where you PCS.  

"This project would NOT have been possible without the generous support of USAA Foundation.  They have walked beside us all along the way and underwrote this entire project.  They have a true heart for military-connected children and families and SchoolQuest is only possible because of their vision and commitment to providing the very best support for our military families." ~Judy Glennon~

 

Here is a short clip of Judy explaining School Quest

“We're really, really excited to introduce our relaunch and redesign of our school quest. Parent transition tool, okay. years ago, we had school quest, and it was a website and a repository of information. People could go into it and find information, but it was just it was a website, and you get to the website, you have to dig. And it linked to a lot of other things. But there was a lot of digging involved and our new platform, there's not a lot of digging involved. It's all we're trying to serve it up for you, so what we have on school quest, and it's just we have an academic tracker that will allow parents to monitor and plan their student's academic career. And it's designed for middle school and high school families, especially the academic tracker. We address exceptional needs children, we address kids who may be on a math pathway. We address topics for career and technical education, and so you pick the things that your student is interested in, or the things that you're interested in for your students, you put them in the grade that you want your students to take those things and it follows along the way.

And every one of these different categories in the academic tracker has three things… It has things to know, so that's where we put out general information and then sometimes very specific information about that topic. Questions to Ask, so if your student isn't interested in career and technical education, you just don't know what that is. There's a bunch of questions that you can ask and either of the school or some other parent that maybe have a child in that environment, ask a teacher, ask a friend, whatever. And then, Resources. So there are links to page after page of websites of MCEC resources, you'll find webinars that we've done on the topic there, links to podcasts that may be on that topic, just a ton of information in and that's just in the academic track. And then, when you first get to school quest, you know, every parent, we want them to set up their family dashboard, their profile, and you can have, you have then create a persona for each one of your students.”

For more information or questions about SchoolQuestTM,please email schoolquest@militarychild.org.

Ep: 227 - Staying Positive in a Negative Atmosphere

Ep: 227 - Staying Positive in a Negative Atmosphere

May 26, 2020

Are you a Positive or Negative person?

 

Do you ever feel like there is just a dark cloud that follows you around, if so have you ever asked yourself why? Perhaps it’s time to really take a look at your thoughts, and what it is you are putting out in to the world.  

A lot of people say “it’s hard to be positive when so many bad (or negative) things are happening… The thing is, it’s just as easy to be positive as it is to be negative, it’s a choice. Staying positive in a negative atmosphere is what we are talking about in this episode.  Here’s a clip from the episode,

 

Listen here's the thing, folks. You got to choose to be positive. You're  going to get what you put out. So if you're putting out a bunch of negative stuff, don't be surprised if that's what you get back. It's that simple. It’s be so easy because there's so much negative going on. That's fine. You know what, if you want to make that excuse, that's fine. here's the here's the thing though. It's just as easy to pick out all the positive things as well. You just have to choose.

Ep: 226 - Sparks of Hope

Ep: 226 - Sparks of Hope

May 22, 2020

How do you recognize or handle Fear? If you're unsure, don't worry because this weeks episode will give you some Sparks of Hope. 

Shã Sparks is the CEO/Founder of Sparks of Hope and the Host of 'The Power of Inve$ting in People" podcast. Shã is also a author, business consultant and a Fearless Living Coach! We dive right in have some fun and peel back some layers. Don't be afraid, there is nothing to fear. Listen for yourself.

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