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In this podcast you’ll be inspired as you hear real stories, hustle and journeys of people who have overcome challenges to succeed against all odds as an underdog. Your host Pamela Bardhi will pull back the curtains to reveal how you too can overcome ANY obstacle to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

UnderDog Pamela Bardhi

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 120 Ratings

In this podcast you’ll be inspired as you hear real stories, hustle and journeys of people who have overcome challenges to succeed against all odds as an underdog. Your host Pamela Bardhi will pull back the curtains to reveal how you too can overcome ANY obstacle to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

    From Addiction to Sobriety, Bruce W. Brackett Journey of Finding Freedom and Purpose and Rising Above Ruin

    From Addiction to Sobriety, Bruce W. Brackett Journey of Finding Freedom and Purpose and Rising Above Ruin

    Bruce W. Brackett's journey reflects resilience amidst suffocating challenges, from struggles as a gay youth in conservative Montana to battling addiction and homelessness. Through raw honesty, his narrative highlights the importance of recovery and growth in dark moments. His return to past turmoil as a celebrated author and advocate illustrates full-circle moments, inspiring listeners to find hope and thrive even in despair.

    Bruce W. Brackett, author, speaker, and mental health advocate, shares his journey of overcoming addiction and trauma in "How to Breathe While Suffocating". Growing up in Montana, he found refuge in theater amid bullying. Battling addiction, he stresses positivity and support in recovery. Bruce's memoir explores his struggles as a sex worker and homeless runaway, highlighting the transformative power of recovery. He credits his success to support and sets boundaries for helping loved ones in crisis. Bruce's story exemplifies resilience and personal growth, offering hope to others. The book is available for purchase, and Bruce's tour provides opportunities for connection and sharing. Through his journey, he inspires readers to embrace their worth and pursue positive change.

     Key Takeaways:

    Pursuing sobriety: recognizing one's own agency in the process of recovery and making the conscious choice to pursue sobriety. Despite facing numerous relapses, Bruce persevered in seeking help through outpatient rehab, therapy, and 12-step meetings.Seeking/providing support and acceptance: accepting that recovery is a journey filled with ups and downs. He also provides insights into supporting loved ones struggling with addiction, highlighting the need to set boundaries and prioritize self-care.Using HALT: serves as a crucial tool in Bruce's addiction recovery, prompting him to regularly assess his basic needs, such as hunger, anger, loneliness, and fatigue, to uphold emotional well-being and sobriety.Relapse is often part of the recovery process, and people should not feel ashamed if they struggle - it's about continuing to try and get help.Reframing one's mindset from limitations to empowering choices, like from "I can't" to "I'm choosing to", can boost willpower for change.Writing a book: With his book, "How to Breathe While Suffocating," about to hit the shelves, Bruce shares his philosophy on positivity, recovery, and the transformative power of storytelling.
    Bruce's story serves as a testament to the transformative power of sobriety and the resilience of the human spirit in overcoming adversity. So if you are looking for a sign to keep going, breathe, recover, and thrive, listen to this episode of The Underdog.

    Listen to this exciting episode. Join us for the conversation! Listen to the full episode here:

    Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog/id1534385651Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6FbSDu0aNtuxAEiderUAfBWebsite: https://theunderdogshow.com
    If you found this story worth your time and made changes in your life, we'd love to hear from you! Subscribe and leave a review  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Follow and connect with Bruce Brackett:

    Website: https://www.bwbart.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bwb.positivityTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bwb.artistYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@bwb.positivity
    The Underdog Podcast host is none other than Pamela Bardhi. She's rocking the Real Estate Realm and has dedicated her life as a Life Coach. She is also in the Forbes Real Estate Council. To know more about Pam, check out the following:

    Website: https://pamelabardhi.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pamela_bardhiTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pamela_bardhiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@elevatethroughrealestate

    • 35 min
    From Corporate Job to 150+ Rental Units, The Incredible Rise of Investor Andrew Freed in Real Estate

    From Corporate Job to 150+ Rental Units, The Incredible Rise of Investor Andrew Freed in Real Estate

    Andrew Freed shares his story of how he transformed his life from being employed in a corporate job to becoming a thriving multifamily real estate investor, which is truly inspiring. Andrew always had a desire to achieve financial independence and not depend on anyone else. However, he realized that the conventional post-school path was not fulfilling for him.

    Andrew Freed is a successful real estate investor from Massachusetts. He left his corporate job after reading "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and has since acquired over 150 rental units using various strategies like house hacking and partnerships. Andrew aims to syndicate thousands of units and help others achieve financial independence through real estate.

    Key Takeaways:

    Mindset shift: shifting your mindset from scarcity to abundance and believing in the power of manifestation. Manifest your goals and dreams, setting ambitious targets for the future.Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): taking this significant risk to kickstart his real estate investment journey,  to invest in multifamily properties.Partnerships and joint ventures: utilizing other people's money to scale his investments and finding a partner who complements your strengths and weaknesses. Delegate tasks that drain energy and focus on tasks that energize you. Going to as many real estate meetups as possible and gaining connections because that's where you can meet a lot of the best partners, best lenders, and best contractors.Stop the know-it-all domain: Be a lifelong learner, be coachable, and when you do something wrong, openly admit it to the world and embrace failure as part of the journey.
    Andrew's journey shows us that with the right mindset, strategic moves, and a little bit of courage, anything is possible. Listen now and let Andrew's journey motivate you to your own path to prosperity and financial freedom.

    Listen to this exciting episode. Join us for the conversation! Listen to the full episode here:

    Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog/id1534385651Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6FbSDu0aNtuxAEiderUAfBWebsite: https://theunderdogshow.com
    If you found this story worth your time and made changes in your life, we'd love to hear from you! Subscribe and leave a review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Follow and connect with Andrew Freed:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/investorfreed/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afreed2LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-freed-msm/The Underdog Podcast host is none other than Pamela Bardhi. She's rocking the Real Estate Realm and has dedicated her life as a Life Coach. She is also in the Forbes Real Estate Council. To know more about Pam, check out the following:

    Website: https://pamelabardhi.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pamela_bardhiTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pamela_bardhiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@elevatethroughrealestate

    • 31 min
    From Isolation to Illumination, Exploring Peter Canova's Journey to Inner Harmony, Medical Intuitiveness and Clairvoyance

    From Isolation to Illumination, Exploring Peter Canova's Journey to Inner Harmony, Medical Intuitiveness and Clairvoyance

    In the latest episode of The Underdog, we meet Peter Canova, a former medical intuitive who delves into the mysteries of quantum spirituality.

    Peter Canova is a renowned businessman, award-winning author, and national speaker with extensive experience in international business and a deep interest in ancient spiritual traditions. He has made significant contributions to understanding mystical phenomena through his grounded approach, blending scientific terms with spiritual insights. With appearances at major venues and awards for his writing, Peter has been recognized for his ability to simplify complex spiritual themes into engaging content. His upcoming book and TV podcast, Quantum Spirituality, aim to bridge the gap between materialistic science and traditional religion, addressing cultural and gender differences while promoting personal growth and empowerment.

    Key Takeaways:

    Finding balance in his gifts: Initially, Peter accepted and embraced these gifts, feeling they provided answers to the deeper questions he had about life. However, as his abilities became overwhelming and out of control, he sought guidance and temporarily stepped away from his psychic experiences. Over time, he found a balance and continues to receive information from other dimensions that have helped him in his personal and professional life.Human consciousness: Divided into layers including conscious, subconscious, and unconsciousRemote viewing: Ability to perceive objects or events at a distance without physical interactionIntuition: It is vital to listen and trust your intuition. It can manifest physical sensations, inner voices, or energy surges. Listening to intuition can lead to better outcomes and personal growth.Quantum spirituality: Integration of ancient spirituality, quantum physics, biology, and psychology to understand human existence. Understanding quantum principles can empower individuals to create their reality.Peter’s books: His trilogy, "The First Souls Trilogy," and his nonfiction book, "Quantum Spirituality," which delves into consciousness and extraordinary experiences.Self-discovery and Transformation: Encouragement to seek direct experiences and validate intuition in the real world. Having gradual changes over time lead to profound shifts in perception and life direction.
    Don't miss this mind-expanding conversation that could be the key to your spiritual awakening. Visit the Underdog Podcast listen to this transformative episode and begin your adventure into the quantum unknown.

    Listen to this exciting episode. Join us for the conversation! Listen to the full episode here:

    Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog/id1534385651Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6FbSDu0aNtuxAEiderUAfBWebsite: https://theunderdogshow.com
    If you found this story worth your time and made changes in your life, we'd love to hear from you! Subscribe and leave a review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Follow and connect with Peter Canova:

    Website: https://www.petercanova.com/Peter’s TV Podcast: https://dreamvisions7radio.com/quantum-spirituality-with-peter-canova/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peter.canova/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p/Peter-Canova-Author-Speaker-100063859631440/
    The Underdog Podcast host is none other than Pamela Bardhi. She's rocking the Real Estate Realm and has dedicated her life as a Life Coach. She is also in the Forbes Real Estate Council. To know more about Pam, check out the following:

    Website: https://pamelabardhi.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pamela_bardhiTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pamela_bardhiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@elevatethroughrealestate

    • 47 min
    From Fear to Freedom, J.R. Martinez's Path to Success Paving Military, Winning Dancing with the Stars, Becoming an Author, Artist and International Speaker

    From Fear to Freedom, J.R. Martinez's Path to Success Paving Military, Winning Dancing with the Stars, Becoming an Author, Artist and International Speaker

    This week's episode of the Underdog podcast features J.R. Martinez, whose life journey from a small-town kid in rural El Campo with big dreams to a soldier and survivor will captivate and inspire you. It's a story of courage, healing, and the power within us all.

    J.R. Martinez had dreams of being a professional football player, but his life took a different turn when he was deployed to Iraq at 19. He sustained life-altering injuries from a landmine explosion and underwent a grueling recovery. Martinez emerged as an acclaimed actor, author, and motivational speaker, advocating for burn survivors and veterans. He won season 13 of "Dancing with the Stars" and continues to inspire audiences worldwide.

    Key Takeaways:

    Vulnerability and Mental Health: The importance of being open about one's mental state and practicing self-care, even when feeling drained or unmotivated.Resilience and Overcoming Adversity: overcoming childhood challenges, including poverty, cultural differences, abusive relationships, and feeling like an outsider.Parenting and Financial Lessons: Reflections on childhood experiences shaping parenting styles, teaching patience and gratitude regarding financial matters, and the challenge of balancing spoiling children with teaching them important life lessons.Philanthropy and Personal Growth: The role of philanthropy in finding perspective and community during difficult times, and the importance of exposing children to experiences that cultivate empathy.Trauma and Identity Struggles: Personal stories of childhood trauma, including domestic violence, bullying, and feeling isolated, and the impact of these experiences on personality development and mental health.Military Service and PTSD: Reflections on military service, experiences of deployment, and the lasting effects of PTSD, including feelings of abandonment and the importance of support for veterans.Overcoming Trauma and Healing: overcoming near-death experiences, facing fears, and the power of controlling one's mind to shape reality and overcome trauma. The journey of healing from childhood trauma through vulnerability, therapy, and authentic relationships, leads to personal growth and a sense of purpose.Prioritizing Peace, Authenticity, and Connection: Recognizing the importance of prioritizing inner peace and joy over external achievements, and the need to practice stillness and authenticity in life. Encouragement for listeners to share their stories and connect authentically, emphasizing the value of conversation and community in personal development.
    Don't miss this incredible episode—it's a conversation that will stay with you long after you've finished listening. Tune in now to experience the power of vulnerability and rebirth. It's time to embrace the underdog within us all.

    Listen to this exciting episode. Join us for the conversation! Listen to the full episode here:

    Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog/id1534385651Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6FbSDu0aNtuxAEiderUAfBWebsite: https://theunderdogshow.com
    If you found this story worth your time and made changes in your life, we'd love to hear from you! Subscribe and leave a review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Follow and connect with J.R. Martinez:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamjrmartinez/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@iamjrmartinezWebsite: https://jrmartinez.com/
    The Underdog Podcast host is none other than Pamela Bardhi. She's rocking the Real Estate Realm and has dedicated her life as a Life Coach. She is also in the Forbes Real Estate Council. To know more about Pam, check out the following:

    Website: https://pamelabardhi.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pamela_bardhiTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pamela_bardhiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@elevatethroughrealestate

    • 1 hr 9 min
    From Dentist to Real Estate Mogul, Dr. David Phelps' Story of Building Wealth and Passive Income Outside the Traditional Career Path

    From Dentist to Real Estate Mogul, Dr. David Phelps' Story of Building Wealth and Passive Income Outside the Traditional Career Path

    Join us on the Underdog podcast as we dive into the journey of transformation from a successful dentist to a real estate guru with Dr. David Phelps. David reveals the lessons learned from his hands-on experiences, the challenges overcome, and the strategies that led to his success.

    Dr. Phelps, a former dentist, took an unconventional path by stepping into the world of real estate investing. From selling greeting cards door-to-door in his early days, pursuing a career in dentistry, following in his father’s footsteps, to eventually making a pivot in his life. Now with his community, Freedom Founders, they cater to professionals and business owners seeking passive real estate investments.

    Key Takeaways:

    External factors influence: sometimes individuals may find themselves on a career path influenced by external factors, like family expectations or societal norms. It is important to pursue one’s true passion, taking in consideration that the traditional route of education and career choices may not be the only path to success and fulfillment.Creating financial independence: individuals, both young and old, need to move beyond the traditional mindset of trading time for dollars and to actively seek out opportunities for building passive income, particularly in real estate. For young individuals, immersing themselves in the real estate field by finding mentors or apprenticing with experienced professionals and maximizing the available platforms in this time and age. And for older individuals, being part of networks like Family Mastermind provides access to valuable connections, opportunities and education tailored to their specific needs.Building your career: In building a career in real estate, success often comes over time, through consistent effort, curiosity, continuous learning and taking risks. Real estate is truly versatile, and it is only with yourself the choice to explore various facets and find what aligns with your goals and interests.
    So, whether you're a dental practitioner like David once was, a corporate professional, or an entrepreneur at heart, this episode is for you. It's a reminder that it's never too late to pivot towards a future where your income works for you, not the other way around.

    Listen to this exciting episode. Join us for the conversation! Listen to the full episode here:

    Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog/id1534385651Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6FbSDu0aNtuxAEiderUAfBWebsite: https://theunderdogshow.com
    If you found this story worth your time and made changes in your life, we'd love to hear from you! Subscribe and leave a review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Follow and connect with Dr. Phelps:

    Freedom Founders: https://www.freedomfounders.com/Dr. David Phelps: https://doctorphelps.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgphelps/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@drdphelps
    The Underdog Podcast host is none other than Pamela Bardhi. She's rocking the Real Estate Realm and has dedicated her life as a Life Coach. She is also in the Forbes Real Estate Council. To know more about Pam, check out the following:

    Website: https://pamelabardhi.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pamela_bardhiTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pamela_bardhiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@elevatethroughrealestate

    • 37 min
    From David to Goliath, Nigel's Empowering Story of Building a Newsletter and Community Through Vulnerability

    From David to Goliath, Nigel's Empowering Story of Building a Newsletter and Community Through Vulnerability

    In today’s episode of The Underdog, we’re taken on a heartfelt journey into the incredible journey of Nigel, a visionary entrepreneur who has battled through adversity to build his newsletter business, “From David to Goliath”.

    Our guest, Nigel Thomas' story begins in the classroom of Manchester, where he was known as the daydreamer. Despite his dreams, he found himself trapped in a life that wasn't his own, and battling mental health. It wasn't until he quit his job at 26 that Nigel began to turn his visions into reality, thus the start of his reality and newsletter business.

    Key Takeaways:

    Embracing uniqueness: from his experience of being bullied and feeling like an outsider throughout school, he shared how he embraced his uniqueness and decided to prioritize his own authenticity and well-being.Journey in the business world: from quitting his corporate job, and facing failures, now to his current venture, “David to Goliath”, his newsletter business which aims to build a community and share stories of resilience and overcoming challenges.Two inner voices: his journey to overcome challenges contributed to transforming his mindset. Distinguishing between one's two inner voices - the demons (fears) and the champion (true self), and choosing which one to listen to. Empowering the champion voice leads to positive change in your life.
    Tune in, listen to Nigel's powerful narrative, and be prepared to be moved. You might find the spark you need to start your own underdog story.

    Listen to this exciting episode. Join us for the conversation! Listen to the full episode here:

    Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog/id1534385651Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6FbSDu0aNtuxAEiderUAfBWebsite: https://theunderdogshow.com
    If you found this story worth your time and made changes in your life, we'd love to hear from you! Subscribe and leave a review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Follow and connect with Nigel Thomas:

    David to Goliath: https://www.davidtogoliath.com/LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/nigelthomas-aiSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6jWEYY9oI3vXsNKdwZ1j9q?si=244e3ce8bbb34ffc
    The Underdog Podcast host is none other than Pamela Bardhi. She's rocking the Real Estate Realm and has dedicated her life as a Life Coach. She is also in the Forbes Real Estate Council. To know more about Pam, check out the following:

    Website: https://pamelabardhi.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/pamela_bardhiTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pamela_bardhiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@elevatethroughrealestate

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

sabrinavictoriatv ,

Unique and Inspiring Podcast

The engaging discussions and contributions from the community create a sense of unity and empowerment that resonates deeply. This podcast is not just a series of episodes; it's a beacon of inspiration, providing a platform for women's voices to shine. The commitment to fostering meaningful conversations and content focused on the ‘underdog’ is evident in every episode.

thecourtneyelmer ,

A Wealth of Knowledge!

I cannot recommend this podcast enough for those looking for real stories with actionable endings. Thanks for a great interview, Pamela!

Lizmarief ,

Amazing podcast!

So much good information so many nuggets and overall a great podcast very inspiring. Very happy I found Pamela through a podcast she did with bigger pockets. Blessed to be here

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