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The Shot Caller podcast brings you tomorrows game changers, agents of change, revolutionaries, and the investors behind them – today! Stories that will catalyse and inspire you to pursue your dreams, vote with your wallet, increase your longevity, and live your wealthy life! Like the butterfly effect in chaos theory, a small change in one state can have a large, non-linear change on a global scale.

Shot Caller: A Podcast by Shannon Sagawe Shannon Sagawe

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The Shot Caller podcast brings you tomorrows game changers, agents of change, revolutionaries, and the investors behind them – today! Stories that will catalyse and inspire you to pursue your dreams, vote with your wallet, increase your longevity, and live your wealthy life! Like the butterfly effect in chaos theory, a small change in one state can have a large, non-linear change on a global scale.

    Sylvia Beasley Suffolk- The Power of our thoughts, the amygdala hijack and breaking out of our limiting beliefs

    Sylvia Beasley Suffolk- The Power of our thoughts, the amygdala hijack and breaking out of our limiting beliefs

    "There is a term sometimes used called 'toxic positivity.'  For sure our thoughts have power and ultimately we want to see the glass as 'half-full,' but absolutely, not at the expense of suppressing emotion."  Sylvia Beasley-Suffolk, Founder Shine True
    In this very special episode, Sylvia explains the very significant impact our thoughts have on every aspect of our life.  Our thoughts can of course serve us or make us miserable.
    Sylvia uses my Oktoberfest story, where I unravelled over not finding my dirndl hours before the event and how that brought up surprisingly strong emotions for me around not feeling confident and comfortable in my own body. 
    She explains the concept of the energy body and its components; mental, emotional & physical body.  It holds our subconscious beliefs as well as our suppressed emotions.  So many of our core beliefs, learned in childhood, we may not even be aware of.
    Beyond explaining why we live in these vicious circles, she gives us the tools to break-out of this unhealthy cycle and get back into the emotional "driver's seat," to live a more balanced and happier life.  
    Humans are absolutely wired to AVOID pain and seek pleasure.  We are far more driven by "loss aversion" than the prospect of gain.  These "dinosaur" brain reactions can inform how we both see and react to our environment.  Sylvia explains what an "amygdala hijack" is and how to recognize when this is happening. 
    Science continues to uncover just how connected our physical health is to our emotional state.  Not addressing our emotional pain can be at our personal physical peril.  There can be no "wealthy warriors" without both physical and mental well-being.   Health is an unremovable piece of living a wealthy life.  For this reason, I have asked Sylvia to do this podcast along with a lovely meditation at the end. 
    Her meditation is to help get you "grounded" and return to a more balanced state of mind.
    I truly hope you bookmark this podcast and come back to it whenever you are feeling untethered or ungrounded. 
    Let Sylvia know if this podcast resonated and helped you.  
    SHINE TRUE COACHING & BUSINESS CONSULTING
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    • 1 Std. 9 Min.
    Daniel Dietz- CEO Longevity Labs, Triggering Autophagy with Spermidine

    Daniel Dietz- CEO Longevity Labs, Triggering Autophagy with Spermidine

    "Humans almost never enter a period of resource deprivation. That's what led to fasting because this creates Autophagy, which cleans our cells. We need to go back to our evolutionary processes and realize that our technology has gone far beyond our body in recognizing our new environment. We need to intentionally invoke Autophagy. Whether that be through Spermidine supplementation or fasting to clean out that dead toxic matter to extend our health and lifespan."  Daniel Dietz, CEO Longevity Labs, Inc. 
    Daniel Dietz, CEO of Longevity Labs US and SpermidineLife+ tells us the fascinating story of how Dr. Frank Madeo from the University of Graz discovered Spermidine's role in turning on "Autophagy" in our cells. He shares with us how Dr. Gerald Sitte and Herbert Pock then worked with Dr. Madeo to license and develop SpermidineLife+ supplementations, ALWAYS as a "science first" company.  The Headquarters for SpermidineLife is in Graz, Austria.  
    This podcast will get you up to speed on what Autophagy is, why it is important in living a long AND healthy life and the various ways to support this mechanism via intermittent fasting and the breakthrough peptide supplement SpermidineLife+ that his company manufactures. 
    Daniel also gives us insight to the US regulatory environment around supplements and how consumers can be a bit more savvy in understanding what to look out for in the wild world of supplements.  We get into the topics of #ketosis, #biohacking, #cellularscience, #bioavailability and more.
    This podcast is for all you budding #biohackers out there who want to "upgrade" and "renew" your cells to live your BEST and longest LIFE! 
    For those of you who would like to try their groundbreaking supplement, The Wealth Alchemist has a code to use: Shannon5
    I absolutely LOVE this supplement and have seen my fingers nails grow hard as rock, my eyelashes become darker, my blood pressure slowly come down and even bouncier hair!  I recommend trying it for 3 months as it will take some time to build up in your system.  
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    Avoiding "Financial Learned Helplessness" with the Revolut Card and App!
    The Wealth Alchemist, me, is a HUGE fan of the new REVOLUT JUNIOR Card!  (link to referral code) They have features like; tasks and goals that align pocket money, school accomplishments, good behaviour, etc. to earning some extra money.  Both parents can transfer money via their Revolut accounts.  Your child can have limited access to only their account to see their account balance.  I particularly love the feature that sends me a text whenever one of my boys is using their card.  It helps me to have "teachable" moments if I see spending patterns that might be unhealthy.  (lot's of $1 to $2 Itunes purchases that actually add up to a lot of money!)
    Referral code here: https://revolut.com/referral/shannogjiz!SEP1AR
    This is a great way to start your young adult children out on the right financial path! 
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    If you liked this podcast, please consider writing a review on Apple ITune at Shot Caller Podcast: A Podcast by Shannon Sagawe
    Stay on top of the most insightful topics regarding Yourself, Your Wealth and Your Planet, by signing up for our monthly ALCHEMY ON SUNDAYS bulletin.  (5 minute read, 1x a month for you)
    Join a Wealth Alchemist Investment literacy course or more importantly, sign your teenager up for our Teen Investment Academy Course! (Course dates and groups can be tailored)
    Twitter: twitter.com/shannonsagawe
    Instagram: Wealth_Alchemist_shannonsagawe
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    • 1 Std. 28 Min.
    Screen Schooled Part 2: The Teen Mental Health Crisis

    Screen Schooled Part 2: The Teen Mental Health Crisis

    In Part 2 of the Screen Schooled Podcast, Joe Clement and Matt Miles , two veteran teachers from the Washington DC area, do a deeper dive with Alex and I on how the over exposure to gaming and especially social media is contributing to the teen mental health crisis.
    "Learned Helplessness" and a prolific lack of resilience among the teenagers they teach is a big theme in this episode.  Joe and Matt give examples of how parents are overly controlling their students schedules, tests, homework and complaining about grades.  This trend to prevent any "failure" in our children means a lack of accountability and resilience later in life that may come back to bite, hard.
    Joe and Matt discuss the trend for boys to be more addicted to gaming and girls to be more addicted to social media.  In their book they sight a tripling of teen death by suicide from 2007-2017, coinciding with the invention of the smart phone.  Other problems like anxiety and depression are also massively on the rise.  
    If we know, and science has demonstrated, social media is toxic, why aren't we as parents, teachers and as communities doing more to help them?   This is a big question that requires big, sweeping contribution from our entire society, including the tech firms and the educators who are embracing technology in a way that does not actually serve their students. 
    As educators, Matt and Joe are often subjected to school administrators who think they should not be left behind in the school "tech" proliferation trend.  They don't use digital devices as as A TOOL, but rather as proof that they are modern and up-to-date with trends.  Students of all ages are now overdosed with screens and digital devices, much to their detriment, Joe and Matt argue.  Grab a copy of Screen Schooled to inform yourself on both the problems and the solutions for raising well adjusted and balanced adults. 
    If you have children, you will be doing your entire family an important act by listening to what these two veteran teachers have to say.  We are in the midst of teen mental health epidemic and avoiding the worst outcomes for our children should be our top priority.  
    Highlights from Episode 2:
    The gamification of our children's education Social media is not "actually' enhancing our kids' social interactions because they lack the skills and knowledge that are supposedly being enhanced Cutting the "digital umbilical cord." Technology firms and a lack of ethical responsibility to children and young adults; The lobbying of firms like Twitter that result in school administrators forcing teachers to attend 1.5 hour meetings on how to get students to TWEET more!!!!  Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments Major decline of student involvement in school pride activities; sports games, school concerts, plays, etc. What the skills of the future will be... ***
    Avoiding "Financial Learned Helplessness" with the Revolut Card and App!
    The Wealth Alchemist, me, is a HUGE fan of the new REVOLUT JUNIOR Card!  (link to referral code) They have features like; tasks and goals that align pocket money, school accomplishments, good behaviour, etc. to earning some extra money.  Both parents can transfer money via their Revolut accounts.  Your child can have limited access to only their account to see their account balance.  I particularly love the feature that sends me a text whenever one of my boys is using their card.  It helps me to have "teachable" moments if I see spending patterns that might be unhealthy.  (lot's of $1 to $2 Itunes purchases that actually add up to a lot of money!)
    Referral code here: https://revolut.com/referral/shannogjiz!SEP1AR
    This is a great way to start your young adult children out on the right financial path! 
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    If you liked this podcast, please consider writing a review on Apple ITune at Shot Caller Podcast: A Podcast by Shannon Sagawe
    Stay on top of the most insightful topics regarding Yourself, Your

    • 49 Min.
    Screen Schooled- The dumbing down of our children

    Screen Schooled- The dumbing down of our children

    Joe Clement and Matt Miles are two veteran teachers from the Washington DC area who could no longer stand by and watch the systematic "dumbing down" of the students they were teaching. 
    As the proliferation of digital devices increased, both at home and in schools, they saw direct correlations to cognitive decline, lack of critical thinking, short attention spans, apathy, addictive behaviour, fragile sense of identity, anxiety and depression explode.
    Their book, Screen Schooled, was published as a wake up call to parents and school administrators.  According to Matt and Joe, "Rather than becoming better problem solvers, kids look to Google to answer their questions for them. Rather than deepening students’ intellectual curiosity, educational technology is too often cumbersome and distracting, causing needless frustration and greatly extending homework time. Rather than becoming the great equalizer, electronic devices are widening the achievement gap."
    Joe and Matt want to empower parents with this "wake-up" call to engage with educators on the proliferation of digital devices and screens in every day education as well as to take a long, hard look at the amount of time your children are spending on devices in a purely "passive, entertainment" mode.  
    Highlights from Episode 1:
    Schools are double down on  removing accountability from students Students complain that school is "harder" because it is "easier and less challenging." Our children are losing out on resilience by our insistence, as parents, to protect them from every failure and bump in the road.  Their future will not be so protective and we need to give them the tools to cope, not remove all resilience from their lives. 78% of screen time is devoted to "passive" involvement vs. only about 3% in "active content creation." In 2017; Infants were spending on average, 90 minutes a day on a screen, Toddlers about 2 hours a day By age 4, they were spending 4 hours a day Tweens (8-12) averaged 6 hours a day Teenagers were spending 9 hours a day on a device The awful invention of the Apptivity Seat by Fisher Price; allowing babies and toddlers to be strapped into a chair with an IPAD projected in their face. They have no tactile interaction and have no ability to move away from these screens. Truly an insidious invention. Proliferation and access to pornographic material from very early ages. 88% of pornographic material displays physical violence 50% of pornographic material displays verbal abuse In a 2002 study, Viagra prescriptions rose 312% amongst 18-45 year olds! The discussion of Operant Conditioning in education The detriment to lower income and single families whose parents may be working more than one job.  Screen time in these families is worryingly high.   The metrics on boys vs. girls on almost every measure shows boys being savaged by girls in accomplishments.  Their analysis is the higher "addiction" to gaming with boys is acting as an accelerant to this issue.  Additional Resources:
    Publishers Weekly review of Screen Schooled
    In Part II, we discuss further the mental health impact and some best practices for parents going forward.
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    Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode, check out some of our other podcasts with revolutionaries, change makers and inspiring people!
    Please follow us where ever you get your podcasts and think about joining one of my confidence building investment courses.

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    • 1 Std. 2 Min.
    Martica Wakeman- Sanikind, Eco-Awesome Hand Sanitizer

    Martica Wakeman- Sanikind, Eco-Awesome Hand Sanitizer

    Early pandemic, March 2020, Martica Wakeman found herself without a job and a bit shaken by this experience.  She quickly reacted to her circumstances by networking extensively to find like-minded people and job opportunities, as well as throwing herself into social work, something she has a long history of.  Working at a local soup kitchen in San Fransisco was a great way to give back but also recognize that her problems were fairly insignificant to many others around her. 
    Martica was introduced to Miles Pepper, inventor and entrepreneur who co-founded Final Straw in 2017.  Miles had already started designing a concept for Sanikind and the two of them immediately saw an opportunity to work together to create a meaningful and impactful company to address single use hand sanitizer.  Thus Sanikind was born, in the middle of a pandemic. 
    Miles' experience with Final Straw meant he had experience with a very successful Kickstarter campaign as well as manufacturing contacts for recycled plastic pellets.  Miles and Final Straw had raised $2 million for his collapsable straw.  This meant they could get up and running with fundraising and production design quite quickly.   
    By August 2021, they had raised $317,736 from Kickstarter contributions and were able to launch their first product by November of 2020!  That is no easy feat in the middle of global lockdowns due to a rampant pandemic.  Passion and Action mobilized! 
    Hear how valuable the Kickstarter community was to their product design and development, how no product is truly "sustainable," but you can be a "responsible" business.  
    We discuss her entrepreneurial inspirations; Swell Water Bottle and Blueland! Two amazing companies with two inspiring entrepreneurs; giving consumers a chance to make positive environmental choices.
    I also have a moan about how unbelievably unresponsible and unsustainable my former favourite company Bath & Body Works is.  When I delved into their recycling program, I was woefully disappointed and truthfully sick to my stomach. How many of these 1oz. mini hand sanitzers get thrown away a day?  They have 1600 stores in the US.  My god, the scale of virgin, non recyclable plastic that this company is contributing to makes me super angry.  Here is a look into a report on their grade as a company from a CSR perspective. (Corporate Social Responsibility) https://bettergoods.org/bath-body-works/
    Martica discusses the concept of "good debt" vs. "bad debt," and how getting her MBA and Masters in Sustainability were excellent examples of important investments she made in herself.  
    She highlights how critical the state of our oceans are and what we do matters. Sanikind has recently started to start collaborating with corporates as well as other eco-conscious influencers such as Echobabe Monica Richards.
    We hit upon some other interesting topics:
    Mark Carney's speech "Breaking the tragedy of the horizon." Beyonce Carbon Off-Setting Books The Alchemist by Paul Cohello (of course we love The Wealth Alchemist loves this book as well) Braiding Sweet Grass by Umes Santilal Check out our other podcasts with equally disruptive, revolutionary and change making guests on Spotify, Apple, Amazon and wherever else you get your podcasts! 
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    Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode, check out some of our other podcasts with revolutionaries, change makers and inspiring people!
    Please follow us where ever you get your podcasts and think about joining one of my confidence building investment courses.

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    • 1 Std. 19 Min.
    Natural Paint Co.-Grace & James; Uncompromising, Sustainable, Beautiful Paints

    Natural Paint Co.-Grace & James; Uncompromising, Sustainable, Beautiful Paints

    Grace Glass & James Mount created the Natural Paint Co. with an uncompromising purpose to integrate sustainability, nature and quality into their paints. Starting with a 20,000 NZD loan they have been growing 50% yoy and were profitable in their first year.
    The Natural Paint Co., based in New Zealand, is part of the wave of disruption hitting old, pollutive and unreflective industries. Their paints come from plants, are VOC free and for every 1 sqm of area you paint or oil with their products, Natural Paint Co saves 1 sqm of Amazonian rainforest through a rainforest trust. This means for every 10-litre pail you buy, you will be directly saving around 8 car parking spaces of precious forest from deforestation.
    Grace was a practicing nurse and James had been working in the paint industry.  Together, these two millennials decided to build a company with quality, beauty and nature at the core of it all.  
    One look at their Instagram page and you will see just how beautiful their colours and washes are.  They have created a community who share pictures of all their products put to good use; wooden toys, luxury AirBNB homes, interior and exterior oils, inspiring home design and more.  Is is worth noting that they offer a 25 year paint performance guarantee, the paint is washable and has exceptional coverage rates!  They have sythnesized the choice down to 100 colours, to avoid decision paralysis.
    Hear how they bootstrapped their way to profitability, used crowd funding to raise capital, product awareness and build a tribe of fans!  We hear about two innovative financial companies; the Snowball Effect & Sharesies as well.
    Grace and James are fans of self-love in the entrepreneur's journey, love personal development books and floating, support each other and are simply a great example of how two people can really make a difference.
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    Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode, check out some of our other podcasts with revolutionaries, change makers and inspiring people!
    Please follow us where ever you get your podcasts and think about joining one of my confidence building investment courses.

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    • 1 Std. 47 Min.

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A wealth of knowledge. Literally!

So many interesting topics to dive into - always with a slant on what’s good for the world but also interesting from a finance or investment perspective. Love it.