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Rob Youngblood on How To Successfully Raise A Family As a Single Dad

Rob Youngblood, TV personality, motivational speaker, victim of a Chuck Norris beating (LOL!), and single father with purpose comes on the GDP Podcast to talk about successfully raising kids through divorce.

Be the best version of yourself. It’s a wonderful phrase and so true, but when you don’t know who you really are in the first place, being the best version of you is nearly impossible. Rob Youngblood, former actor and news anchor and, currently, motivational speaker and coach, talks with the GDP about getting yourself to that best version as well as being a great dad, even in the face of difficult circumstances.

The Man in the Mirror

Sometimes we tell ourselves our lives are great, even when there is a storm of turmoil raging inside. The hardest part is facing the stuff we don’t like about ourselves, confronting the inner demons so we can be our best selves. Identifying and facing those issues is not easy, but it helps us grow and provides a great example for those who count on us.

Rob Youngblood on Prioritizing

Life will always throw curve balls. It’s what we do with these curve balls that defines who we are and our resiliency. Sometimes these challenges force us to choose between our personal wants and our responsibility to those who rely on us-AKA our children. These choices aren’t always easy to make, even though we love our children more than anything. Prioritizing our wants versus what we need to do puts the focus on what we deem important.

Be Real

As men, we a generally not known to be expressive with our feelings. We tend to bottle up our anger and frustration and sadness when we really should be sharing these emotions. Having a solid and trusting support system you can feel safe expressing these emotions in is crucial to our overall health and well-being.

Our lives inevitably change as we get older. Embracing these changes and providing a healthy example of how to manage these changes for our children will help us and our kids enjoy life that much more.

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How Mastermind Can Make You a Better Man and Father

Mastermind Groups are the ultimate edge to success, accountability, and community.

 

“I triple dog-dare you,” this is the ultimate dare someone can give you. It’s a dare you can’t really avoid, because if you do, you’re sure to hear about from your friends for a very long time, if not forever! As kids, we are held accountable by our friends because we care about what they think and, typically, they are looking out for our best interests (remember, I said “typically”). So, why as adults do we lost this “triple dog-dare” mentality? Instead of relying on our support system (friends) to hold us accountable, we puff our chests, hold in our doubts and think we can deal with life all by ourselves-no help needed. So, with our pride calling the shots, we trudge along, silently suffering as we live our lives without asking for help when we need it most.

 

Mastermind

 

This is a point where having a group of like-minded people to give you support and advice, or accountability would come in really handy. This is where a group, a Mastermind group, would provide answers when you can’t see them yourself. A Mastermind group is simply a small group of individuals with similar interests and goals gather together (in person or remotely) to discuss relevant issues and provide advice and support when other group members really need it most. It also allows for a no-judgement zone because each member (well, really, every human) has something they are struggling with.

 

Accountability

 

When we go it alone, it’s easy to get frustrated and give up. But, if we have others around us who know what our goals are, we are more likely to stick with it because we don’t want to disappoint. As humans, we are made for community, so, pushing others out really isn’t natural. Leaning on others to give us the extra push when we need it may get us over the hurdles we come across when life gets tough. Groups like Masterminds provide this type of accountability and support and allow members to safely open up about their struggles.
While the triple-dog-dare may not be a very “adult” thing to do anymore, the idea is still relevant as we go through life. Just because we grew up, got jobs, had families doesn’t mean we still don’t need others to help us when we need it most. It’s not like a switch magically flips when you reach a certain age and you become all-knowing. The magic happens when we reach out to others, take a chance and change our lives. Mastermind groups provide this “magic” and move men forward.

WANT MORE INFO ON OUR MASTERMIND GROUPS?  Email me at larry@gooddadproject.com

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Create an Unbeatable Mind, Body, and Become Sealfit with Mark Divine

Mark Divine will make you challenge yourself. This is the consistent message of Mark Divine, founder of SEALFit, author of Unbeatable Mind and Kokoro Yoga-Warrior Yoga. Right now, you are capable of more than you are right now. Mark Divine continues to prove this with countless client success stories; the GDP’s own Larry Hagner is living proof.

 

Physical and Mental Fitness

Mark Divine been with us before. In our previous interview with him, Mark talked about having an Unbeatable Mind through a mission, vision and power statement (this sounds familiar because we’ve incorporated it in quite a few podcasts!). In this episode, Mark expands the conversation to the physical aspect. One does not outweigh the other, as a matter of fact, mind, body and spirit are one in this practice.

 

What in the WOD are you talking about??

Coming from his Navy SEAL background as well as his own research, Mark has developed a physical program that is both mentally and physically challenging. The beauty of the program is it can be customized to every fitness level. Based on an idea similar to CrossFit, Mark’s SEALFit program combines the intensity of a CrossFit program with the mental focus of yoga. Worried about injuries associated with CrossFit programs? Mark’s got that covered, too! He’s put in safeguards, mentally and physically, to help you stay injury-free.

 

Take Your Game Up a Notch

So, maybe you are already in great shape or you simply want to find a workout program that fits your busy schedule. Mark’s program is sustainable and meets every experience level. And that guilt about taking time for yourself (remember, we had this conversation last week)? Turn that guilt to viewing this as a way to make yourself the best version of yourself in order to serve others. This is a message we continually drive home: you cannot show up as your best self if you do not take care of you first.

 

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The Top 10 Most Inspiring Manly Mentors

Behind all great men, there are great mentors.  Through the GDP, I have made so many amazing connections, friendships, and have learned several lessons along the way from people who are much smarter than me.  The GDP Podcast is currently tracking to hit 1 million downloads in 2016 and it is downloaded in over 130 countries.

Below is a list of men who are doing amazing things in the world, living a life of passion, purpose, and teaching others to do the same along the way.  I wanted to take a moment and highlight a few men who have been an inspiration to me, the GDP, and hundreds of thousands of our listeners who listen to our podcast.

Ryan Michler, Founder of Order Of Man

Ryan MichlerRyan Michler is a force to be reckoned with!  He is known for having amazing podcast guests like Sean Whalen, Jocko Willink, and Andy Frisella.  Ryan is inspiring men to be better men and to step up their game in all areas of their lives.  He helps men with health, wealth, fatherhood, marriage, confidence, and so much more.  One of the coolest things about Ryan is his “why.”  Ryan came from a fatherless background as his dad was out of the picture by the age of three.  Ryan doesn’t use this experience and background as an excuse to check out, but instead step up.  Ryan is relentless when it comes to always sharpening his own sword and challenging himself to be a better man, friend, father, husband, mentor, and student.  I am honored to call him a close friend and he has helped me in countless ways.

What I have learned from Ryan:

  • Being the man my kids need me to be and the provider my wife needs
  • The importance of teaching my kids life lessons that will last them a life time
  • Crush excuses and just execute

Here are the GDP interviews with Ryan

Honoring our Veteran Fathers

How Your Childhood Can Effect  Your Parenting Style

Aaron Walker, Founder of View From the Top

aaron walkerAaron Walker is, without question, a veteran entrepreneur. Starting his first business at 18, and selling to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later, demonstrates Aaron’s passion for success. Unwilling to rest on past success alone, Aaron started, bought, and sold eight successful companies over the past 36 years. Having a strong desire for personal development has kept Aaron in a weekly mastermind group for more than a decade with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Ken Abraham, and seven other notable Nashvillians. Aaron has enjoyed a 35-year marriage with his beautiful wife, Robin. Today, Aaron spends the majority of his time helping men grow in success and significance as President and Founder of View from the Top, a premier life and business coaching resource.

What I have learned from Aaron:

Aaron’s interview with the GDP has become one of the most downloaded to date.  I am proud to call Aaron a good friend, mentor, and someone I talk to often.  He is one of the most kind and genuine people I have ever met.  I have learned:

  • You have one shot at being a dad and kids spell L.O.V.E. in T.I.M.E.
  • How to profoundly impact the lives of others
  • Money can always be made, but time with family is priceless
  • We can do what we love, change lives, and be profitable

Here is the GDP interview with Aaron

The Ultimate Guide to Work/Life Balance

Mark Divine, Navy Seal Commander, Author, and Founder of Unbeatable Mind/Sealfit

Mark DivineMark Divine is a highly sought after speaker, coach, author and makes frequent media appearances to discuss Seal way of life.

He is from upstate New York with a degree in economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. Mark’s first career was with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) as a Certified Public Accountant..

Four years after being with Coopers, Mark left behind the corporate world to pursue his vision to become an elite Navy SEAL officer. At 26 he graduated as honor-man (#1 ranked trainee) of his SEAL BUD/s class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on Active Duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011.

Mark embarked on his third career as an entrepreneur in 1996 by co-founding the successful Coronado Brewing Company (CBC) and founding the web e-commerce site www.NavySEALs.com. He later sold his interest in CBC, but continues to run NavySEALs.com as the leading web site for gear and information about the SEALs. In 2006 he launched US Tactical, a government contracting business where he gained contracts with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE for training support and with the Navy Recruiting Command for a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees. This latter program was credited with increasing the quality of Navy SEAL candidates and reducing the attrition rate at BUD/s by up to 5% and was the inspiration for SEALFIT.

What I have learned from Mark:

I became a raving fan of Mark two years ago when I read his book “Unbeatable Mind.”  It was definitely the book that took my life, my work, my family, and my business from good to great.  After starting the podcast, I decided to send Mark an email from his website to see if he would like to come on the GDP Podcast and talk fatherhood.  My expectation was that I wouldn’t get a response.  Mark is in high demand, gets several (if not hundreds) of emails every day.  However, not only did I get a response, but I got a response from him personally!  He was all in coming on my podcast and talking fatherhood.

Since that podcast, he invited me to come on his podcast SEALFIT.  It was such an honor to be a guest on such a large and respected platform.  After that podcast, he invited my wife and I to attend “The Unbeatable Mind Retreat” for a weekend in CA.  There was no way I was going to say no.  My wife and I went to the weekend retreat and it was a game changer!  Over the past year, Mark and I have developed a great relationship and communicate often.  I am proud to call him a friend and mentor.  Here are a few things I have learned from Mark:

  • How to Create an Unbeatable Mind
  • How to Starve the Fear Wolf and Feed the Courage Wolf
  • How to ask myself empowering questions that will lead to real solutions
  • How to train my physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and intuitional being
  • How to take time to take care of myself so I can serve others in a more profound way

Here is the GDP interview with Mark

How to Create an Unbeatable Mind

Jake Herbert:  Olympic Wrestler

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Jake Herbert is an Olympian, Actor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Wrestling Ninja. Wrestling has gotten him a Full Athletic Scholarship to Northwestern University, taken him to over 30 different countries, meeting rock stars, celebrities, billionaires and presidents.  He is the co founder of Base Wrestling and Double Leg ninja.  He looks forward to reaching his goal of creating 50,000 ninjas by 2020 through helping, teaching, and educating coaches, kids and parents about the importance of installing physical literacy into the youth of America.  He will never let a day go by without learning something new.

What I Have Learned from Jake Herbert:

I am proud to say that Jake has become a close friend.  Honestly, this man is one of the most genuine dudes I have ever met.  Jake and I talk often.  He is actually even a member of my Dad Edge Mastermind group where he is inspiring several other men on a weekly basis.  He even took the time to facetime both of my boys (Ethan and Mason) a few months ago before they stepped out on the wrestling mat of the state finals this past season.  Below is what I have learned from Jake:

  • The Gold Medal Mindset
  • Putting 100% heart and soul when pursuing a dream and goal
  • How to inspire others and impact the lives of others by being the example

Here is the GDP interview with Jake:

How to Develop The Gold Medal Mindset with Jake Herbert

George Bryant:  New York Times Bestselling Author, Husband, and Bonus-Dad

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George Bryant is a professional Husband, Bonus Dad and family man. He is also the New York Times Best-Selling author of The Paleo Kitchen and creator of the wildly popular Paleo food blog “Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations.” After spending the first 20-something years of his life in a constant battle with his weight, and then nearly losing both his legs while on deployment as a US Marine, George took matters into his own hands and began his own Paleo-journey. What started as a simple place to post recipes for friends, has since turned into an award-winning food blog. After being in the Marines for 12 years, George has since been medically separated and is enjoying working full time creating delicious Paleo recipes, while hoping to change as many lives for the better by making REAL food recipes simple and tasty.

What I have learned from George:

George came on the GDP podcast and gave one of the most powerful interviews we have ever had.  It is still the most talked about show we have had to date.  George literally blew our audience away his interview.  When we booked George on the GDP podcast, the intent was he would talk about how dads be healthier.  However, the interview took an unexpected turn and George talked about his childhood, his battle with eating disorders, and what it means to be a bonus dad.  It was by far the most real and raw interviews we have ever had and so many people still talk about it to date.

I am honored to call this man a good friend.  I speak to him often through text or even a phone call every now and again.  George is only 31 years old, but is incredibly wise beyond his years.  Just an amazing man.  What I have learned from George:

  • Vulnerability is strength
  • A chaotic tough childhood is an opportunity to embrace what we will not pass down to our families
  • When we focus on helping others without worrying about the financial rewards, the rewards will show up
  • Just because you are not a biological father doesn’t mean you don’t love your bonus child/children any less

Here is the GDP interview with George

Learning from Life’s Big Challenges and Becoming a Bonus Dad

Eric Davis:  Navy Seal and Author of “Raising Men”

_0XQ0RRYEric Davis served our country as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror. Eric has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA.  He is an expert of technical and physical surveillance and was part of an elite group hand-selected to perform intelligence collection in denied areas around the world.

Eric has spent years developing, writing and executing curriculum for the SEAL Teams. By leveraging his expertise in the development of systems, structures, processes and practices Eric was instrumental in significantly reducing the failure rate, of Naval Special Warfare’s internationally recognized Sniper course.

Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and personal performance.

What I have learned from Eric:

Eric came on the GDP podcast and blew us away with some unforgettable life lessons!!  Our audience really loves our “Seal content.”  Eric has quickly become a good friend and someone I talk to often.  I am also happy to announce that Eric and I are working on collaborating on some promotions together here in the future.  He is truly an awesome man who has some much insight to share.  So much more to come!  Here is what I have learned from Eric:

  • Lead from the front and by example
  • Embrace failure and take the lessons learned
  • Take care of yourself so you can take care of your family effectively

Here is the GDP interview with Eric

Lead Your Family from the Front

The Spaniard:  Professional MMA/UFC Fighter and Author of “Driven”

0-1Charlie Brenneman is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, speaker, mentor and author. Following a successful high school wrestling career, Charlie took his talents to Lock Haven University where he achieved a top 12 finish at Division I Nationals and 1st Team All-Academic. After teaching Spanish for three years and winning Spike TV’s Pros vs. Joes, Charlie decided to leave his job to pursue a master’s degree and begin his professional fighting career—“The Spaniard” was born. In 2011, he was ranked as high as #7 in the world, and in 2015, he published his autobiography, Driven: My Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage.

What I have learned from The Spaniard:

I’m humbled to say that The Spaniard has become a very close friend of mine.  We talk often and share insights with each other.  I can say without a doubt that this man is the real deal.  He is incredibly humble, a great father, amazing man, and loyal friend.  The Spaniard and I talk all the time.  We share ideas on a weekly basis, we talk live on the phone, and we text often.  If you would have told me a year ago that I would be swapping texts with a former UFC fighter…I wouldn’t have believed you.  However, through the power of podcasting…powerful friendships can develop.  Here is what I have learned from the Spaniard:

  • How to live a life of Excellence
  • How important it is to give my family the best part of who I am
  • To support my kids in every aspect

Here is the GDP interview with the Spaniard

How to Live a Life of Excellence 

Carlos Condit, Professional MMA/UFC Fighter

d594c47907752c79d17919e23373dd59_400x400Carlos Condit is an American mixed martial artist, competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Condit is a former WEC Welterweight Champion. As of May 31, 2015, he is #4 in official UFC welterweight rankings.  28 of Condit’s 30 wins have come by way of knockout or submission. He has never been knocked out or stopped due to strikes; Condit’s only TKO loss was by injury.

Carlos came on the GDP podcast and gave an interview that was beyond inspirational.  There wasn’t one part of the interview that was planned and it was definitely one of our best!  Our interview with Carlos has been one of our most popular shows and has sat in the #2 spot of the most downloaded episodes to date!

What I have learned from Carlos:

I wouldn’t have ever thought in a million years I would be spending time on a podcast with professional UFC Fighter, Carlos Condit.  I have always been a huge fan of Carlos in the cage because he always illustrates his skill and his integrity.  He is tough as nails and always shows his opponents the highest level of respect.  Carlos came on the GDP podcast and gave an interview that was beyond inspirational.  There wasn’t one part of the interview that was planned and it was definitely one of our best!  Our interview with Carlos has been one of our most popular shows and has sat in the #2 spot of the most downloaded episodes to date.  Here is what I have learned from Carlos:

  • No matter the obstacle in life, get on the side of gratitude as quickly as possible
  • Teach our kids how to rebound from failure

 Here is the GDP interview with Carlos

Developing a Mindset of Grit and Gratitude

Frankie Edgar, Professional MMA/UFC Fighter

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Frankie Edgar is a professional MMA fighter in the UFC. Frankie started his successful fighting career with a solid foundation of wrestling.  Two-time State Place Winner for New Jersey, 2nd in HS Nationals in 2000, 4x Division 1 National Qualifier for Clarion University and College Freestyle All-American in 2004.  He currently fights in the 155LB weight class in the UFC with 18 wins, 4 losses, and 1 Draw.  Frankie has 3 kids – 2 boys and 1 girl.

What I have learned from Frankie:

When Frankie agreed to come on the podcast, I was beyond humbled.  I have always been a huge fan of Frankie, but never in a million years did I think I would have a conversation with him.  I mean…seriously….Frankie Edgar??  I have watched this man for so long in the octagon and have enjoyed every minute of it.  Never in a lifetime would I have imagined having him on our podcast.  Frankie came on the GDP Podcast and inspired the hell out of us!  So many amazing life lessons and he was incredibly transparent on so many levels. Here is what I have learned from Frankie Edgar:

  • Remain calm, cool, and collected in the midst of chaos
  • The importance of teaching our kids grit and emotional resiliency
  • When it comes to being a parent of youth sports…take a seat and just enjoy. Let the coaches do their work.

Here is the GDP interview with Frankie

Life Lessons From the Octagon

Jocko WIllink, Navy Seal and Author of “Extreme Ownership”

jocko-willinkJocko Willink spent 20 years in the Navy SEALS as first, a SEAL operator then, a SEAL officer. He retired in 2010 after serving as the SEAL Commander of Task Unit Bruiser in Ramadi, Iraq.  At the time, Ramadi was one of the most dangerous places on the planet.

Through the combination of efforts between his unit and other military forces, he helped bring stability to the region and Task Unit Bruiser became the highest decorated special operations units of the war in Iraq.

He is a bronze and silver star recipient, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt, the former Officer-in-Charge of training all West Coast SEAL Teams, a New York Times Best-Selling Author, and, like I mentioned before, one of the baddest men on the planet.

What I have learned from Jocko:

  • Extreme Ownership is the sign of a true leader
  • Extreme Ownership is taking responsibility for every action we take, no matter the consequences
  • Extreme Ownership and Leadership means we are 100% responsible for our families, teams, and people we lead.
  • No excuses…only Extreme Ownership

We don’t have an interview yet with Jocko, however this blog is an invitation for him to come on the GOOD DAD PROJECT PODCAST.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Having this podcast has been a blessing.  It has blessed the lives of hundreds of thousands of men in 130 countries around the world.  It has blessed me because, I have learned a new lesson from an inspiring guest every single week.  Here is the really cool part…I never had to sell or convince any of the above guests to come on our show.  All of these men gave their time freely and jumped at the chance to come on the podcast and talk fatherhood.  This tells me one thing…that no matter who we are in life, what level we are playing at, or how much we are in the lime light…fatherhood is EXTREMELY important in every man’s life and we enjoy talking about it.  We enjoy sharing insights and we enjoy receiving insights from other like-minded men.

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Shane Ramer

Overcoming Addition and Becoming a Dad with Purpose with Shane Ramer


Shane Ramer, founder and host of That Sober Guy Podcast, comes on the GDP and shares an extremely raw interview on addiction, substance abuse, recovery, and being a dad with purpose.  Brace yourself for this amazing interview with Shane Ramer.

It’s the elephant in the room. Everyone knows it’s there, but no one wants to say anything; better to keep the status quo than rock the boat. No one knows what will happen if the boat is rocked and that is scary. At the same time, we hate the elephant; it is destroying our family, our other relationships and possibly our job. The elephant is addiction and addiction is hard to admit. Shane Ramer, founder of thatsoberguy.com, knows this reality all too well.

 

Shane Ramer’s Childhood and Background

Growing up, Shane turned to alcohol to soothe the pain he endured dealing with a troubled childhood. As he became an adult, Shane realized that he was using alcohol to escape life’s realities and soon came face-to-face with the fact that his own marriage was struggling because of it. He hit a wall. He could not longer stand the elephant in the room. With that, he sat down with his wife and said he needed help. Shane knew he was meant for something much more than where he was.

 

Going through intensive counseling and support from his family and friends, Shane learned to manage his life as an alcoholic. Knowing that he wasn’t the only one struggling, Shane started thatsoberguy.com in order to help other men struggling with similar issues. Today, Shane is a successful businessman, husband and father, dedicated to helping men voice their fears that keep them in the bonds of addiction.

 

But I’m Not an Addict

 

We’re not saying you are, but the lessons Shane discusses reach to all men. Society is great at telling boys that real men don’t cry, “suck it up” and never show emotion. So what do you do with all that pent-up emotion? Maybe you already have a healthy way of showing emotion, or maybe you need a little liquid courage to loosen up or just maybe you can’t get to work in the morning without your daily beer. Wherever you are on the spectrum, the learning to deal with fears and emotions without bottling them up will make you and those around you much happier.

 

It’s Ok to Talk About It

 

Again, we men are great at helping others solve their problems. That’s what we think we are here for. Our own problems? What problems? Oh! You mean the ones we don’t talk about? Well, we’ll be fine. Will we? Take a look at your own life and think about areas where your bottled-up emotions eat away at your true self. What is the worst thing that is going to happen if you talk to someone about your issues? You actually may deal with them? Whoa. What about your Man Card? Guess what, it’s safe and secure and probably in better condition than it was when you kept your fears and feelings to yourself.

 

Be A Man

 

Being a man means owning up to all areas of our lives. Even our fears. Showing up as the best dad, husband, employee and friend takes guts. Owning our issues takes even more guts and grit. You’ve got it in you, so be the best man you can be right now.

Resources:

==>NEW!!<== Grab a copy of The Dad’s Edge AUDIOBOOK on iTunes or Audible

GRAB A COPY OF THE DAD’S EDGE HERE

Check out our Dad Edge Group on Facebook Request Entry Here

We have new Dad Edge T-Shirts!  Grab one HERE

Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE

Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS

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Shane Ramer That Sober Guy Podcast

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