59 min

Bulletproof with Alternative Life Coach Matt Hogan Awakened Nation

    • Society & Culture

What if you tried to shoot yourself, not once but three times? When the gun finally went off, the bullet shot through Matt's head with a loud pop. And a voice inside stated loud and clear "you will not die today!"

Matt Hogan joins us to share his extraordinary story of despair that led to him putting a gun to his head...and yet he survived. Clearly Matt had a greater mission in life.

From shedding self-hatred to radically taking self responsibility for his life, Matt is an alternative life coach who lives his values wholeheartedly.

Buckle up! This is an extraordinary episode of Awakened Nation about transformation and resilience....and mental health!

#mentalhealth #suicide #survivorstories #transformation #mentalhealthawarenessmonth



About Matt Hogan:

Being born in a small town at the heart of the United States, I felt as if I was born on the bottom of the social ladder. That was largely my fuel and feelings for years. I was trying to escape my roots and move beyond the box I perceived myself being born and raised into.

Fast forward to 2004, half my life later and ago, I put a bullet in my brain. This was the first major turning point of my life.


At this point, it was scarier to be alive than to be dead. I didn’t have the mental or emotional capacity to perceive a better life for myself. And in an attempt to end the never ending barrage of self hate, harm, and pain, I took matters into my own hands.


This bullet saved my life.

This bullet saved me from the depths of despair that plagues many in our world. It altered my experience of myself and life, forever.


In the seconds following that bullet entering my brain, I heard, ‘You are not going to die today’ inside of me.


It was that moment that birthed a possibility of a better life. A better man. Better circumstances. More peace. More connection. More courage.


Coming out of my coma, I was first told that it was a shock that I was alive. Then I was told I may never walk again.


I received a second message inside of me when I was in my wheel-chair, sitting on the roof of Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Mo.


The message was loud and clear and like a switch flipped. “You will not live your life this way.”

I became a certified professional coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and I turned my attention to
work that goes beyond one company.



Today I help hundreds of individuals and corporations face their demons with radical responsibility.



Get your free guide: https://www.matthoganworldwide.com/clarity



About Awakened Nation:

Fueled by the passion to ignite game-changing conversations, award-winning author Brad Szollose created Awakened Nation—a podcast dedicated to deeper conversations with today's outliers and cutting edge entrepreneurs, idea makers and disruptors, bestselling authors, activists, healers, spiritual leaders, professional athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars...conversations that take a deep dive into the extraordinary. This podcast will challenge your beliefs.

Think Art Bell meets Joe Rogan.




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Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/awakenednation/support

What if you tried to shoot yourself, not once but three times? When the gun finally went off, the bullet shot through Matt's head with a loud pop. And a voice inside stated loud and clear "you will not die today!"

Matt Hogan joins us to share his extraordinary story of despair that led to him putting a gun to his head...and yet he survived. Clearly Matt had a greater mission in life.

From shedding self-hatred to radically taking self responsibility for his life, Matt is an alternative life coach who lives his values wholeheartedly.

Buckle up! This is an extraordinary episode of Awakened Nation about transformation and resilience....and mental health!

#mentalhealth #suicide #survivorstories #transformation #mentalhealthawarenessmonth



About Matt Hogan:

Being born in a small town at the heart of the United States, I felt as if I was born on the bottom of the social ladder. That was largely my fuel and feelings for years. I was trying to escape my roots and move beyond the box I perceived myself being born and raised into.

Fast forward to 2004, half my life later and ago, I put a bullet in my brain. This was the first major turning point of my life.


At this point, it was scarier to be alive than to be dead. I didn’t have the mental or emotional capacity to perceive a better life for myself. And in an attempt to end the never ending barrage of self hate, harm, and pain, I took matters into my own hands.


This bullet saved my life.

This bullet saved me from the depths of despair that plagues many in our world. It altered my experience of myself and life, forever.


In the seconds following that bullet entering my brain, I heard, ‘You are not going to die today’ inside of me.


It was that moment that birthed a possibility of a better life. A better man. Better circumstances. More peace. More connection. More courage.


Coming out of my coma, I was first told that it was a shock that I was alive. Then I was told I may never walk again.


I received a second message inside of me when I was in my wheel-chair, sitting on the roof of Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Mo.


The message was loud and clear and like a switch flipped. “You will not live your life this way.”

I became a certified professional coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and I turned my attention to
work that goes beyond one company.



Today I help hundreds of individuals and corporations face their demons with radical responsibility.



Get your free guide: https://www.matthoganworldwide.com/clarity



About Awakened Nation:

Fueled by the passion to ignite game-changing conversations, award-winning author Brad Szollose created Awakened Nation—a podcast dedicated to deeper conversations with today's outliers and cutting edge entrepreneurs, idea makers and disruptors, bestselling authors, activists, healers, spiritual leaders, professional athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars...conversations that take a deep dive into the extraordinary. This podcast will challenge your beliefs.

Think Art Bell meets Joe Rogan.




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Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/awakenednation/support

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