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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.

    Henrik Lund- CEO Naturli, We are a movement

    Henrik Lund- CEO Naturli, We are a movement

    Henrik Lund, CEO of Naturli- tells us how Naturli is not just a plant-based food producer; they are a MOVEMENT, that also happens to produce and sell plant-based food products.
    Naturli was founded in 1988 and for quite a few years, their products were only to be found in the specialty allergy section in a remote corner of Danish grocery stores. The Dragsbeak firm, a Danish firm around since the 1920's, saw an opportunity to expand their product range with Naturli and invested in the company.  Eventually they bought them out and developed a great partnership.
    Henrik regales us with several stories on creativity, innovation and building community as accelerants to their success story.
    They created the first private Naturli "chillers" in the grocery stores in Denmark to showcase their plant-based milk products- "creating envy" amongst the other grocery chains who were not yet carrying the "Naturli chillers" in their stores.  
    Naturli embraced the plant-based community to get feedback on what was the most important future products they wanted.
    Naturli and Henrik have taken a positive, humorous and often ingenious approach to building their brand and staying ahead of the pack. Naturli is now a fast growing "global" firm, with a firm fan following in the UK, especially at Sainsbury's, in Coop Switzerland, recently in the Ukraine, Scandinavia of course, Europe, Australia via Woolworth's and now the US!
    Naturli has teamed up with other plant based food makers such as OATLY to fight the non-sensical proposed EU Legislation to restrict plant based food companies from using terms such as "creamy," "veggie burger," "butter and cheese substitute," and more. 
    Given the HUGE impact that animal farming has on climate change, the preaching from the EU to slow the warming of the plane, this was a massive hypocrisy by the EU, showing their spinelessness to the EU Dairy lobby, that fortunately failed.  
    This podcast is a great "case study" for anyone out there looking to build a consumer food company, understand inclusive leadership and embrace change.  Henrik is so positive, reflective and a great inspiration for how to connect with consumers in a meaningful way.  Follow Henrik and Naturli via their FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages.  Please also ask your local grocery store to carry their products, if they don't already!  They are fantastic.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Rochelle Weiztner-CEO OF Pause Well Aging; Menopause is a Passage to Power & Economic Prosperity

    Rochelle Weiztner-CEO OF Pause Well Aging; Menopause is a Passage to Power & Economic Prosperity

    WELCOME TO OUR 50th EPISODE!!!!  Thank you for all of your support.  As October is both Breast Cancer Awareness and Menopause Awareness month; we are ending the month with a very cool story from another revolutionary entrepreneur!
    Rochelle Weitzner is a seasoned C-Suite executive and beauty industry veteran. She is the founder and CEO of Pause WellAging, a barrier-busting skincare brand that has provided effective solutions for women experiencing this life stage, as well as made women more comfortable sharing their menopause stories.  She was the CEO of Erno Laszlo, CFO of Laura Mercier & Revive Skincare and spent the 19 years before that with International Paper in various SVP finance roles for $1+ billion businesses within IP.
    "Sparked by a hot flash, created by science.  Finally skincare made for all 3 stages of menopause."
    Rochelle walks us through her decision to go from a hot flash to entrepreneur, deciding to start a skincare company that helps mature, hormone changing skin! 
    On this journey she has also had to become an advocate for policy changes on the topic of menopause; so women are truly able to be informed. 
    She regales us with some truly unbelievable stories about working with the lawyers at QVC to allow the word "menopause' to be used on TV and how she is still working with Google to allow them to "re-market" their products because it has the word menopause on it!
    Rochelle is such a thoughtful and dedicated entrepreneur.  She is a wonderful inspiration to anyone out there over 50, about how to create a business from a pain point.  Menopausal skincare was one of the rare "white spaces" within the entire skincare industry!
    As an advocate for financial and investment literacy, there is tremendous investment upside in the entire "menopause economy" and the Femtech industry!  
    Rochelle tells us why the Pause Skincare line is so awesome and about some of their recent awards and accolades.  Their products are proving so popular, young people and men are also buying them up quickly!
    The lucky Shot Caller listeners will get a 15% discount on all of their products through the end of the year!  Use code: shotcaller15 and get yourself some fresh, plump, happy skin! 
    Some statistics to really open your eyes to the problem and opporutnity:
    According to Forbes, By 2025, there will be over 1 billion women experiencing menopause in the world, which will be 12% of the entire world population of 8 billion. Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS), including hot flashes and night sweats, are experienced by approximately 75% of them. Forbes also estimates the economic impact to be about $600 billion! According to findings from a survey conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons in 2017-18, only 1 in 5 women in the US received a referral to a menopause specialist. Of the 60% of women who seek medical attention, an appalling 75% of them are left untreated. “Women are derailed financially by consistently and universally being paid less than men.  They are minimized legally, even considered a form of property in many ways and in many parts of the world.  They are hindered intellectually, as women make up two-thirds of the 774 million illiterate adults on the planet, figures that have not budged in twenty years.  As surely as women’s social, financial and physical security remain inequitable, women’s health is in deep jeopardy.  Dr. Lisa Mosconi, The XX Brain *******************
    If you liked this podcast, please consider writing a review on Apple ITunes 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

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Dr. Nichola Conlon-Why & How to Upgrade Longevity with NAD+

    Dr. Nichola Conlon-Why & How to Upgrade Longevity with NAD+

    Dr. Nichola Conlon, a leader in longevity science since 2014, is a passionate advocate for education in longevity science. As CEO and Co-Founder of Nuchido Laboratories, She wants to help YOU be YOU for longer!
    Why is Nuchido different from many other supplement companies?  They are "systems pharmacologists" who approach the the body’s many challenges with multi-targeted solutions that address the underlying biological complexity that is required for optimal cellular health. They translate scientific advancements into simple and effective products for broad consumer use.
    Nichola tells her story as a young researcher finding many different molecules that she believed could be very effective in increasing longevity and "health span."  However, many of these molecules were patented for drug use and would not generate the kind of financial returns that most drug companies require.  Dr. Conlon decided to start her own company, starting with the powerhouse molecule, NAD+.
    Why NAD+?  NAD+ is a critical coenzyme found in every cell in our body, and it’s involved in hundreds of metabolic processes.  It plays a significant role in turning nutrients into energy in our body AND is a key player in our metabolism.  Unfortunately, it is estimated that your NAD+ levels halve every 20 years- from birth!  By the time you are elderly, you most likely have only a small amount of NAD+ working for you in your system.  Thus, it is such a huge problem and one she wanted to create a science first, effective supplement to help the body increase NAD+.  
    Nichola explains how this is not a straight forward process and that many companies out there are just trying to "load" more into our system; which Nichola and Nuchido believe to be an "ineffective" solution.  The Nuchido team works on the "recycling pathway" that the body uses very effectively.  The problem is not the "raw materials" but the "recycling pathway."
    For those of you who want to understand how the body has evolved and uses NAD+ in our system, this is a fantastic podcast.  Nicola explains the process so that everyone can understand.
    You will walk away with more motivation and clarity on where to spend your time and money on slowing the aging process and most importantly increasing our HEALTHSPAN!
    Dr. Conlon and I discuss the other important ways to upgrade your health and live longer; intermittent fasting, eating whole foods and exercising.  You can NOT supplement your way out of a bad diet.  
    Lastly, we spend some time hearing how having a higher level of NAD+ as a woman in or around menopause is proving to be a great way to minimize many of the symptoms women suffer from; lack of sleep and brain fog to name a few.  October is both Breast Cancer and Menopause Awareness Month.  According to Dr. Lisa Mosconi, over 850 million women all around the world, have just entered or are about to enter menopause. 
    Nichola has had many female customers report back a significant drop in some of the worst menopause symptoms.  She has been so intrigued that they are starting a study on this topic alone, so that they can back up these experiences with scientific results.
    Nuchido is offering all the Shot Caller listeners a 10% discount off their purchase of the TIME+ supplement!  Use code TWA10 (The Wealth Alchemist) at https://nuchido.com/pages/nad-supplements
    Nichola is passionate about bringing their longevity science to everyone and not just those in the biohacking world.  Please share this podcast with anyone you think might be suffering from a lack of energy, menopause symptoms or someone who is fascinated by science!  I believe you will be doing them a great service.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    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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    If you liked this podcast, please consider writing a review on Apple ITunes at Shot Caller Podcast: A Podcast by Shannon Sagawe
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    • 1 hr 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
    Facebook: The Wealth Alchemist
    YouTube: The Wealth Alchemist- Shannon Sagawe
    LinkedIn: shannonsagawe

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    • 1 hr 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
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