30 episodes

Humanity has never been more connected yet divided; we have lost touch with ourselves and it’s time for that to change.


Our mission is to shift people’s perspectives on how they can overcome the obstacles in their lives so that they move forward and prosper.


Our vision is to foster a sense of connection and community over our common struggles, while providing our listeners with tools to overcome them.


We do this through the power of authentic narrative and intensive research, which manifests as host monologues, co-host conversations, and special guest interviews.


We hope they will entertain, inspire, and perhaps even teach you something new.


Tune in every Tuesday for new episodes.


We want to be a part of your journey - become a member of the Surviving Humanity community by joining fellow subscribers on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter.


In these spaces you can stay connected with the latest in personal development while forming authentic connections with fellow growth-minded people like you.


Let’s all work together to help each other achieve our goals!


Learn more about us at survivinghumanity.net 

Surviving Humanity: A Self-Help Podcast Wesley Jackson and Andrew Gilley

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Humanity has never been more connected yet divided; we have lost touch with ourselves and it’s time for that to change.


Our mission is to shift people’s perspectives on how they can overcome the obstacles in their lives so that they move forward and prosper.


Our vision is to foster a sense of connection and community over our common struggles, while providing our listeners with tools to overcome them.


We do this through the power of authentic narrative and intensive research, which manifests as host monologues, co-host conversations, and special guest interviews.


We hope they will entertain, inspire, and perhaps even teach you something new.


Tune in every Tuesday for new episodes.


We want to be a part of your journey - become a member of the Surviving Humanity community by joining fellow subscribers on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter.


In these spaces you can stay connected with the latest in personal development while forming authentic connections with fellow growth-minded people like you.


Let’s all work together to help each other achieve our goals!


Learn more about us at survivinghumanity.net 

    007C. An Interview With Zak Aghbal on Major Life Changes

    007C. An Interview With Zak Aghbal on Major Life Changes

    Key Quote:
    “Once you face death, the fear of it is gone. Why is it gone? Because the fear of death comes from the fact that you're not accepting death. So the acceptance of death is the freedom from it, in a way.” - Zak Aghbal
    Episode Summary:
    In this episode, journey with us as we uncover the layers behind Zak Aghbal's transformative life. Growing up in Morocco, the weight of a restricting environment bore down on him. But a couple of unexpected events forced Zak to look at life with renewed eyes.

    What do Jim Rohn, a near-death experience, and a profound book by Krishnamurti have in common? Dive in to discover the threads of truth that not only helped Zak break free from his past but might resonate with the essence of your own journey.

    Watch as Zak redefines his life, battling inner demons and emerging stronger. Let's walk with him as he chooses a path of change and discovery.


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    • 34 min
    007B. A Conversation on Major Life Changes

    007B. A Conversation on Major Life Changes

    Key Quotes:
     
    “Each day we are presented with new information, and this may or may not prompt us to reassess our perspectives or paths. When they do, though, that's when these major life changes are more likely to happen.” -Wesley Jackson
    “It's important because it causes us to understand what truly matters. It causes you to clarify what sorts of things you believe in, and what sorts of things you want to carry forward in light of whatever change that's happening.” -Andrew Gilley

    Episode Summary:

    In life, sometimes the ground shifts beneath our feet, sweeping us into a tide of change. From the jolt of a career shift to the void left by a lost loved one, or even a revelation that shakes our very core - how do we remain resilient? 

    In a world where technology accelerates and societal norms flip on their head, it's crucial to harness the right mindset and tools to steer our ship amidst these waves. But, what if our own habits blind us from seeing the whole picture?

    Dive into this episode of Surviving Humanity as we unravel the art of navigating life's most unexpected turns and the hidden growth that awaits on the other side. Don't miss out on a guide to thriving in our ever-evolving world.


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    • 34 min
    007A. Embracing Major Life Changes: The Opportunity in Chaos

    007A. Embracing Major Life Changes: The Opportunity in Chaos

    Key Quote:
    "Overcoming this obstacle wasn't so much of a single event as it was a journey. Physical healing wasn't the only thing I needed, as the emotional side proved to be just as challenging." - Wesley Jackson

    Episode Summary:
    Join Wesley Jackson as he takes you on a ride that started like any other day but ended in an unexpected twist. A simple cycling trip with his father turns into a life-altering moment. What was supposed to be a bonding experience suddenly shifts gears when a split-second decision changes everything.
    In this episode, hear about the fragile connection between a father and son, united by a shared love of cycling but challenged by their complicated past. When faced with a perilous choice on the open road, what did Jackson decide to do? And how did that choice lead to a journey of not just physical recovery but emotional healing as well?
    Listen as Jackson shares the ups and downs of his path to acceptance, from the immediate pain of the crash to the long road through therapy and self-discovery. What valuable lessons did he learn about strength, vulnerability, and the power of resilience? And how did he turn a traumatic experience into a lesson on the possibility of rebuilding and finding hope?
    Tune in to this gripping episode of Surviving Humanity: A Self-Help Podcast, and explore how the choices we make can take us down roads we never expected. It's a story about facing our past, learning from pain, and finding the strength to move forward. You don't want to miss it.
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    • 7 min
    006D. July 2023 Newsletter

    006D. July 2023 Newsletter

    Key Quote
    "Remember, growth is a journey, not a destination." - Wesley Jackson

    Episode Summary
    Step into the world of Surviving Humanity: A Self-Help Podcast, where this past month, we journeyed through a labyrinth of mindsets. Our path led us between two contrasting landscapes: a towering fortress, rigid and unyielding, representing the fixed mindset, and an ever-evolving garden, embodying the growth mindset.

    Our companion through this maze, Andrew, unveiled the secret of turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones. He illuminated the trail, inviting us to adopt the flexible, ever-growing mindset.

    Not only did our hosts reveal their own transformational journey from the fortress to the garden, but we also discovered inspiring tales from the realms of entrepreneurship and motivational speaking. Kevin Palmieri and Elijah Desmond, our trailblazers, showcased how this magical mindset is their secret weapon for personal and professional success.

    Yet, as we emerged from this maze of mindsets, we realized the voyage has just begun. Because the essence of the growth mindset is, growth itself is the journey, not the destination.
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    • 4 min
    006C. An Interview With Kevin Palmieri and Elijah Desmond on Positive Growth Mindsets

    006C. An Interview With Kevin Palmieri and Elijah Desmond on Positive Growth Mindsets

    Key Quotes:
    "Having a fixed mindset seems like it keeps you safe, but the more you are open to the growth that comes with the feedback, the more successful you're going to be." - Kevin Palmieri

    "Embrace the suck." - Elijah Desmond

    Episode Summary:
    Join us for a double-feature episode as we journey through the transformative lives of Kevin Palmieri and Elijah Desmond, two individuals who have wrestled with adversity and come out the other side stronger and wiser.

    Immerse yourself in the riveting tale of Kevin Palmieri, the Founder and CFO of Next Level University. From the challenging trials of a volunteer firefighter to overcoming the fear of making mistakes, Kevin's story is a testament to resilience. He shares his personal journey, where the power of continuous learning and feedback becomes tangible.

    Witness Kevin's evolution from bodybuilding to entrepreneurship, embracing the growth mindset and learning to thrive outside of the comfort zone. Join him and Wesley as they unravel the immense power of self-belief and the sometimes deceptive nature of success.

    Next, step into the vibrant world of Elijah Desmond, also known as DJ Smiles, an individual who defied odds with his infectious zest for life. Navigate his complex biracial identity, where he finally finds wider acceptance by simply being authentic.

    Feel the pulse of Elijah's past as a celebrated athlete, his dreams dashed by a fateful injury. Traverse the highs and lows of his entrepreneurial journey, as he pens a bestselling book, starts numerous businesses, and experiences the stark contrasts of success and failure.

    Follow Elijah's journey through depression as he grapples with lost opportunities, emerging stronger and more resilient. Discover how his commitment to helping others became his lifeline, guiding him out of his struggles and lighting up his path to recovery.

    Learn from Elijah's philosophy to "embrace the suck", a stark reminder that it's okay to have a bad day. See how maintaining a positive mindset and spreading positivity helped him thrive amidst adversity.

    Ready to dive into a sea of inspiration and life lessons? Don't miss this unique episode, where Kevin and Elijah share their compelling narratives of resilience and triumph. Join us as we navigate the human journey, one story at a time.
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    • 34 min
    006B. A Conversation on Positive Growth Mindsets

    006B. A Conversation on Positive Growth Mindsets

    Key Quotes:
    "You can get through life growing by accident, but it's much more powerful to grow intentionally and to understand the process of improvement, recognizing mistakes, and treating them as an opportunity for growth." - Wesley Jackson

    "There's also just in general, a growth mindset that helps you learn how to learn. And that's a skill that's useful in literally every aspect of your life. Because no matter what you're doing, you can get better at it." - Andrew Gilley

    Episode Summary:
    Delve into a conversation on this episode of Surviving Humanity with co-hosts Wesley Jackson and Andrew Gilley about an influential concept: the growth mindset. This perspective, prevalent among those who constantly seek to evolve and improve, holds transformative power on a self-help journey. It has the capacity to alter personal life trajectories and ripple through communities, leading to societal healing and growth.

    However, adopting a growth mindset isn't without its challenges. The human mind, while a potent tool, can also be a limiting factor. It often inhibits individuals from acknowledging their potential for change and improvement. This discussion provides guidance to help listeners identify and overcome these self-imposed barriers.

    Wesley offers a personal anecdote, illustrating his journey of embracing a growth mindset to overcome chronic pain. The conversation goes further to assert that a growth mindset is not solely an individual pursuit. It can be encouraged and cultivated among peers, enhancing positivity and potential in others.

    Prepare to engage with a nuanced exploration of growth mindset and its significant implications. This episode promises insight into personal transformation, societal growth, and the power of collective positive thinking.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

dreamchaserdallin ,

This One is Going Places!

These are high level conversations from two exceptionally real guys.

Each episode is oozing with insights you can put into your life immediately.

I’m only a few in and I already know this one is surely going places.

If you found this early consider yourself super blessed. Tons of gems in here to help you build a better and brighter life for yourself.

Matt Thieleman ,

Love their commitment

Wesley and Andrew are committed to their mission of creating a more connected humanity. Their questions are deep and introspective, and the topics they focus on are universal. They’re hosting important conversations that I know will impact the world.

alliejackson11 ,

Self-help podcast 🔥🔥

One of the best self-help podcasts I’ve listened to. Love the story telling by the hosts, I find their anecdotes refreshing and relatable. The multiple episode formats really keep it interesting and each week I look forward to listening in!

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