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Discover how to live the life you want instead of what other people tell you to live. The host and guests uncover and share the shortest route to finding your purpose, passion, and place in the world. Featured guests include names like Thomas Massie, Kristine Stone, Damien Echols, Dan DiMauro and Morgan Pehme of HBO's The Swamp, and Matt Kibbe. The Simple Life Podcast is created and hosted by best-selling author and simple living expert Gary Collins. He is a former federal special agent and military intelligence officer who takes a no-BS-no-fluff-what’s-really-working-now approach to live the life you really want and cutting the meaningless clutter and drama. Topics range from simple living, entrepreneurship, personal freedom, finding your purpose, financial freedom, entrepreneurship, optimal health, living off the grid, and decluttering your life, just to name a few. What makes The Simple Life podcast different from the others? Gary doesn’t just talk the talk he walks the walk. He is known for being blunt, to the point, and teaching by experience, not the standard fair today of fake-it-until-you-make-it. He calls those people the “false prophets,” and there is no place for them on the show.

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Discover how to live the life you want instead of what other people tell you to live. The host and guests uncover and share the shortest route to finding your purpose, passion, and place in the world. Featured guests include names like Thomas Massie, Kristine Stone, Damien Echols, Dan DiMauro and Morgan Pehme of HBO's The Swamp, and Matt Kibbe. The Simple Life Podcast is created and hosted by best-selling author and simple living expert Gary Collins. He is a former federal special agent and military intelligence officer who takes a no-BS-no-fluff-what’s-really-working-now approach to live the life you really want and cutting the meaningless clutter and drama. Topics range from simple living, entrepreneurship, personal freedom, finding your purpose, financial freedom, entrepreneurship, optimal health, living off the grid, and decluttering your life, just to name a few. What makes The Simple Life podcast different from the others? Gary doesn’t just talk the talk he walks the walk. He is known for being blunt, to the point, and teaching by experience, not the standard fair today of fake-it-until-you-make-it. He calls those people the “false prophets,” and there is no place for them on the show.

    Ep 101: Former Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson Steers You on to The Road of Success

    Ep 101: Former Navy SEAL Brent Gleeson Steers You on to The Road of Success

    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://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/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 100: What Happened To Practice What You Preach

    Ep 100: What Happened To Practice What You Preach

    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://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/

    • 41 min
    Ep 99: Dealing With Burnout Update

    Ep 99: Dealing With Burnout Update

    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://www.thesimplelifenow.com/ep-95-dealing-with-burnout-and-where-im-going-from-here/

    * 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/

    • 38 min
    Ep 98: Matt Erickson Todays World of Wokeism

    Ep 98: Matt Erickson Todays World of Wokeism

    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://www.thesimplelifenow.com/ep-96-matt-erickson-and-the-origins-of-wokeism/

    *Prior interview (Episode 68) with Matt: https://www.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: http://www.thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife

    * The Simple Life website: http://www.thesimplelifenow.com

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep 97: Dan Cerrillo - From Navy SEAL, Dealing with Addiction and PTSD, to Helping Others

    Ep 97: Dan Cerrillo - From Navy SEAL, Dealing with Addiction and PTSD, to Helping Others

    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 traumaResources 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: http://www.thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife* The Simple Life website: http://www.thesimplelifenow.com

    • 53 min
    Ep 96: Matt Erickson and The Origins of Wokeism

    Ep 96: Matt Erickson and The Origins of Wokeism

    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://www.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: http://www.thesimplelifenow.com/betterlife

    * The Simple Life website: http://www.thesimplelifenow.com

    • 1 hr 25 min

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