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May 31, 2022

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Juan Daniel Galan

 

21, May 2022




Show Notes: IMPACT, Ep. 275

From Prisoner to Prison Reformer with John Jackson 



BRIEF DESCRIPTION: 

On this week’s episode of IMPACT, we had a very special conversation with a guest who is making tremendous changes in the prison rehabilitation space, John Jackson. John was incarcerated for 18 years in prison, so he shares the details that transpired his tumultuous yet inspiring and heart-warming story and how he uses his traumatic experiences to make positive change in the space of prison reform.

 

Everyone makes poor decisions in their lives but some decisions come at a much higher cost than others and for John, one decision got him wrapped up in the hands of the wrong side of the law. John shares the events that got him sentenced and how the prison system is created to keep offenders at a state of offending by not offering programs to effectively rehabilitate them. But now that is changing with Hustle 2.0, an organization that helps incarcerated adults and youth. 

 

Hustle 2.0 takes a holistic approach to healing and rehabilitating because inappropriate behavior is usually derived from trauma. John has definitely changed my perception of what being a prisoner is actually like and how the prison system is built to keep people going to prison instead of actually helping. John also shares the positive side of being in a gang and how the skills he developed in the gang has helped him be the keen and fearless leader he is today. Tune in to get the full scoop!




KEY TAKEAWAYS: 

[5:25] John Jackson’s intro to Hustle 2.0, an organization that helps incarcerated adults and youth in the US

[7:32] How to know if you’re a natural-born leader

[8:22] John’s horrific experiences that lead him to prison and making poor choices in life

[15:37] There is a good and bad side to prison gangs

[24:42] Where John found a level of courage to walk away from this gang (family) in prison

[29:13] What John’s purpose in this world is

[30:27] What critical changes John wants to make to reform the prison system



WHERE TO FIND OUR GUEST: 

 

Hustle 2.0 website



MEMORABLE QUOTES:

“We take a holistic approach to rehabilitation and healing. We focus on trauma and we like to say that we’re putting lipstick on the pig by making trauma fun, processing trauma fun.”

~John Jackson

 

“What makes me uniquely gifted to do that is my experience of serving 18 years in prison, being a former gang member, and misusing my leadership skills and my ability to help people; I’ve misused those skills for a very long time.”

~John Jackson

 

 “I never felt like I belonged to anyone. So when I got to prison, when I got to jail, I became a gang member, I got exactly what I wanted. I got my family that put me first.”

~John Jackson

 

“The indoctrination comes from gang members who say, ‘Come in, we’re going to show you what you’re supposed to do, who you’re supposed to be.’ And it’s very militaristic. So my indoctrination was into a criminal lifestyle.”

~John Jackson

 

“I wasn’t even given access to get my GED until 10 years into my prison sentence; to earn any kind of education. That sets an example of what our prison system can be like here in the United States.”
~John Jackson

 

“Within five years, almost 90% of people who are released from prison go back to prison. That’s where my story is a little unique.”

~John Jackson

 

“I know what my purpose on this earth is and it’s not to die in prison. I believe that God has given me the courage to live out my purpose.”

~John Jackson

 

“Many people know what their purpose is, but knowing what your purpose is and choosing to live it out are two different things.”

~John Jackson

 

 “My purpose is to share my story and write curriculum for Hustle 2.0 and inspire people who are incarcerated to see that they can come out through this stronger.”

~John Jackson

 

“And they can take the best out of their experiences in prison like what I got. I got leadership, grit, resilience, determination; I got all of those things from prison… and I get to use that to have an impact on people.”

~John Jackson



May 24, 2022

Dr. Marie is a Naturopathic Doctor and co-founder of BioHeal Ottawa. One can say that she is a health detective for chronic illnesses and diseases. In this episode, we discuss the dangers of long-haul COVID and other latent infections, and how they can be treated effectively through naturopathic treatments.

 

Dr. Marie dives deep into the chronic illnesses and diseases that can transpire after having COVID. There are many things one can do in order to reverse and prevent this from happening. These viruses can be detrimental to our immune system, so much so that they can wake up a certain illness one has had years, even decades before. We also discuss the controversial topic of the COVID vaccine and its effectiveness in long-haul COVID.

 

Overall, Dr. Marie makes it clear that it is immensely important to inform ourselves of studies and cases in order to make responsible decisions for ourselves and our children. No one is safe from these infectious diseases so we take the necessary steps in order to prevent or eradicate these viruses as timely and effectively as we can. In Dr. Marie’s experience dealing with over 800 patients with long-haul COVID, naturopathic medicine and treatments are the way to go!



KEY TAKEAWAYS: 

[9:12] How Marie became involved in the world of infectious disease and chronic illnesses

[10:21] How many patients Marie has treated for long-haul COVID

[11:02] What long-haul COVID actually is

[18:47] Latent viral infections can transpire after SARS-COV-2

[22:53] Long-haul patients were getting recommended to stay at home and get better but that was not happening

[24:44] Patients who are immune-compromised benefit greatly from naturopathic treatments

[33:52] Correlation between Lyme disease and COVID

[35:49] What is a biofilm

[39:29] Are vaccinated patients protected from long-haul COVID

[44:15] What other strategic things to be mindful of to prevent long-haul COVID or other infectious diseases



WHERE TO FIND MARIE: 

Bioheal Website & Free Guide: the 5 mistakes that increase your risk of Lyme disease

BioHeal's 14-Day Science-Based Detox - use coupon code VIP50 for 50% off

 

MEMORABLE QUOTES:

“I used my roots, my rooted roots of naturopathic medicine, and treated the individual and not the disease.”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

 

“At this point, I have already treated 800 patients, so that’s quite a bit.”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

 “Long-haul COVID is persistent symptoms, so to speak, long after these “infections” should have passed. And so these patients persist on with chronic symptoms. The number one chronic symptom would be chronic fatigue.”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

 

“Something you had in 1983 could come back and haunt you . So COVID really does cause such an immune dysregulation that it does kick open the doors for these latent viruses that could bring up symptoms that I haven’t had in 20 years.”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

 

“Most patients, they were just told that there was nothing to do to help them, and that they should just go home and rest and they’ll eventually get better. That has not been the case.”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

 

“30% of patients who have gotten COVID end up getting long-haul COVID as well.”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

 

“This is a push to my profession but I really urge all you to seek out a naturopathic doctor to help you if you are sick because there is hope to get you better.”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

 

“Could it be that SARS-COV-2 actually gets untreated and then goes into a second phase of this long-haul COVID, of this untreated virus, just like lyme disease?”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

 

“It affects every one of us. So whether you’re vaccinated or unvaccinated, we see these breakthroughs, if you will, infections of SARS-COV-2 in patients that have been vaccinated and you see just as much long-haul COVID in unvaccinated.”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

 

“I’m not convinced that the vaccine can protect you against long-haul; we just don’t have enough research.”

~Dr. Marie Matheson

May 17, 2022

On this episode of IMPACT, we had a conversation with entrepreneurial guru, Lee Richter. Lee has been named in the top 100 business leaders for 7 years, as well as the Top 100 fastest growing businesses in the Bay Area. She is a part of the Forbes Business Council and is now making her imprint in the digital space known as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

 

Lee helps us unpack the very complex idea of NFTs and what actually inspired her to cement herself in that arena. Being a successful entrepreneur since the 90s, one can assume that Lee knows a thing or two (or a thousand) about trends and finances, so you won’t want to miss the very valuable nuggets of information she has imbedded throughout this episode.

 

NFTs and crypto are the inevitable present and future. What NFTs are doing to our modern society is very important work because they work as a way to demonopolize the financial institutions that control all aspects of revenue in this country and the rest of the world, until now. We have knowledge, we have power, we have technology, and we must learn to work with it instead of against it. Tune in and find out more about this form of currency that’s changing the way we view art, community, and wealth!




KEY TAKEAWAYS: 

[6:29] Lee’s background and how she got started in the world of NFTs and crypto

[7:55] What exactly are NFTs

[17:58] Example of a practical form of a NFT

[21:11] Are NFTs strictly digital art or physical art as well

[32:47] What are smart contracts and digital wallets

[40:44] What to look for when starting to invest in NFTs





HOW TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST: 

https://goasklee.com/

https://nftswithlee.com

NFTs and Beyond Podcast




MEMORABLE QUOTES:

5 reasons to NFT: “#1 is authenticity, #2 is access, and #3, you get to also do things like fractional ownership.”

~Lee Richter

(Listen to the episode for # 4 and 5)

 

“So as a marketer, I’m like wow, this is really special. Not only do you bring your favorite people with you, but those who come with you are actually engaged and like being part of the community.”

~Lee Richter

 

“UC San Diego just launched that every single student who graduates will not only be getting their diploma through NFT but also their transcripts via NFT so that they are in control of it and it’s validated that it’s true.”

~Lee Richter

 

“Everyone puts their own value to it. For them, it was worth it to get the picture they wanted and the experience. Now she owns that picture. And to her, it was meaningful to have that golden egg more so than the extra thousand dollars.”

~Lee Richter

 

“Now what happens beautifully and why artists love this so much is that in the NFT transaction, they can build themselves in forever.”

~Lee Richter

 

“They can build it in so 300 years from now, their heirs are still getting a percentage of that art being sold, whether it’s music or physical art, or digital art.”

~Lee Richter

 

“There’s many many ways that people can take the digital and turn it physical or take the physical and turn it digital. So it’s interactive based on the smart contract, what you get for it.”

~Lee Richter

 

“A digital wallet is where you convert your currency… to the currency to trade inside the NFT marketplace. Generally when you start, it’s most likely going to be etherium (ETH).” 

~Lee Richter

 

“None of us had the same opportunity with Amazon. But we do have the opportunity here to jump in and see what can we do and what can you make the best for you and your brands and your life.”

~Lee Richter

“You can build whatever you want in the smart contract. But it’s determined between the buyer and the seller. Where the seller pays for it, they take it with those terms.”

~Lee Richter

May 10, 2022

On this episode of IMPACT, we had a very inspiring conversation with Margaret Floyd Barry. Margaret is a functional nutritionist, author, and co-owner of Restorative Wellness Solutions. Margaret is a nutrition guru but also a philosophy guru. The way she conveys her knowledge and wisdom is truly a work of art, so you definitely won’t want to miss this episode. 

 

We discuss topics such as the events that transpired that got her into functional nutrition, getting her clients to get on a restrictive diet, and teaching people, both adults and children, how to build resilience and their tolerance for hard things. Many times, people want results but don’t wish to put in the hard work to attain those results. Margaret puts a strong emphasis on not only reshaping your diet but also reshaping and reforming our minds to be able to tolerate hardships and struggles. 

 

The more we push ourselves to do hard things, the easier that specific thing gets. Practice definitely makes perfect (if not, something very close to it). Tune in to find out more on this important issue that does not get the attention it deserves! We miss 100% of the shots we don’t take, so don’t miss this one, especially if you’ve been thinking of trying something new with your lifestyle choices and aspirations. 



KEY TAKEAWAYS 

[5:28] What got Margaret into her functional nutrition journey

[12:26] Is Margaret still on a highly restrictive diet

[15:57] Margaret’s process to get people to hard sacrifices

[20:09] What triggers Margaret during sessions with clients

[22:32] Harder for people to do hard things now than back then

[28:16] Helping your kids to build resilience

[37:02] The relationships between doing hard things and perfectionism

[45:45] How to cultivate courage

[47:00] Margaret’s TED Talk failure

HOW TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST

IG: Margaret Floyd Barry

Eat Naked Kitchen

Restorative Wellness Solutions




MEMORABLE QUOTES:

 “We did all this testing and she put me on this weird diet. Lots of supplements. I cried because I thought this was the rest of my life.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

 

“I did what she asked me to do, and guess what? The eczema was gone.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

 

“I LOVEEEE food, and the idea of using food as a tool to get well was like, mind-blowing for me. And so that is what I decided to do.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

 

“The truth is, when things are hard, there is always a way to have a softer landing, always.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

 

 “The thing I really like to do with people is really anchor them into what’s possible. Like, what’s on the other side of that hard thing.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

 

“It’s going to be hard, and guess what? My job is to be here by your side to troubleshoot, to cheer lead, to pep talk, to be the shoulder; to do all the things that you need in order to do this hard thing.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

 

“We’re big believers in picking a hard thing and sticking with it, even if you decided a couple weeks later that you don’t actually like that hard thing.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

 

“Everyday that I’m in that ice bath, it is a meditation and a reminder that I am built to do hard things, and the more hard things you do, the more resilience you build.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

 

“Biologically, we’re wired to “if it hurts, that means we’re in danger”, but that’s not the world we live in. So we need to re-train to understand that discomfort does not equal a threat to my life.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

 

 “It is honoring to me, not just feeling it but, honoring, whatever feeling I have about the situation, and thanking them for taking care of me and stepping in and doing it anyways.”

~Margaret Floyd-Barry

May 3, 2022

On this week’s episode of Impact, there were no guests, but still lots of important information to discuss. I wanted to take a different approach on this episode and have a rundown of the key takeaways and ideas from our past episodes.

 

From talking about menopausal health with Dr. Anna Cabeca, to discussing the importance of believing in our intuition with Reef Karim, to the inspiring and meditative app/community, Othership, with Robbie Bent, we talk about it all. Also dived into the conversation of not needing to fit in with Katie Prince, and understanding the context behind an opinion with Jon Goodman. 

 

There is much more we discuss on this episode so you definitely want to tune it. It’s amazing to have had so many wonderful guests on IMPACT. I can’t wait to keep on having more conversations with these intellectual and powerful people. It’s definitely wonderful to be able to go back to these episodes that contain so much insightful stories and information!




KEY TAKEAWAYS (with timestamps): 

  • [4:00] Jon Goodman
  • [8:07] Dr. Anna Cabeca
  • [11:52] Katie Prince
  • [14:16] Reef Karim
  • [16:30] Robbie Bent

MEMORABLE QUOTES:

“Really what I took away from his conversation more than anything else is that you have to contextualize someone’s commentary with a lens of nuance.”

~Meghan Walker

 

“Telling people exactly what they want to hear is  an excellent way of marketing but it’s your job as the consumer to have a lens of understanding around the context of experience that that person is bringing to the table.”

~Meghan Walker

 

“We’re looking over this ancient land that has seen many levels of professions.”

~Meghan Walker



“I’ve been asking people lately, what are you willing to give up in order to achieve the results you are looking for.”

~Meghan Walker



“That is really a sentiment that I took away from Dr. Anna’ interview, is that sometimes for us to move forward, we actually have to hit pause on various areas of our lives.”

~Meghan Walker

 

“Robbie has built something truly amazing with Othership. Othership is an app and a physical location where you literally gather in community to ice baths, and saunas, and breathing workshops.”

~Meghan Walker

 

“The key thing that I took away from that conversation with Robbie is that for things to be effective in your life, for you to actually reap the rewards of transformation, you have to commit.”

~Meghan Walker



“We are going to make decisions that are not necessarily in alignment with their expectation because ultimately it gets to be our life.”

~Meghan Walker

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