Hi, I'm Dan Karaty and I'm an alcoh-... Well, if I'm being honest, it's more complicated than that. Some know me as a globe-trotting tv personality, talent judge, and choreographer to the stars. Others, as a loving husband and dad, great friend, and rabid sports fan. But below the surface is a man struggling with addiction and anxiety, fearful of the next battle lurking around the corner. For decades, I avoided in-depth conversations, desperate to keep my personal life private, smiling through the pain for the cameras, but drowning my demons at night. Now I'm opening up, eager to share my adventures, struggles and recovery with whoever listens. If I'm Being Honest will strip away surface facades to deliver the real, in-depth and sometimes ugly truths of my life, and those of my courageous guests; hopefully revealing unique paths to happiness, success, recovery and redemption. Hello, my name is Dan and I'm an alcoholic. If I'm being honest, you need to hear this...
Dan: Make today THE day
24:30Forever, I was going to start tomorrow, or Monday, or next week. When it came to giving up drinking, or working on that new show idea, or implementing the new workout program or eating regimen, I was always starting tomorrow. Not anymore. The power of making today THE day is undeniable.
Fausto Castellanos: Hope Dealer
1:18:33"Give, but don't let it empty you." For over six years, Fausto has been the Hope Dealer, spreading the message of sobriety anywhere and everywhere he possibly can. But at what cost? We talk a lot on this podcast about taking care of yourself, no matter how busy you are with work, family, or other outside circumstances. Helping others, being of service, speaking at meetings, it's all important, but the inside work to recover and heal yourself must be ever-present. Fausto gives a great deal of himself to the recovery community, but has hit a crossroads on his own journey and is shifting gears. He's setting the Hope Dealer aside, and just Fausto is leaving for Bali, hopefully on a trip of self-discovery.
Dan: Morning After the Super Bowl
23:51My Super Bowl partying looks quite different than it used to, and I'm grateful for that fact. Waking up feeling fresh and ready to go, having experienced the game and surrounding events with my kids and wife, and receiving a gentle reminder that I'm still an alcoholic and being okay with it. Not to mention being humbled by my kids!
Tim Lodgen: Motivational Speaker - Mental Health and Addiction Advocate
1:10:03Getting sober doesn't magically fix all of your problems, but it does make you much more capable of dealing with them. In a ten day period, Tim got the news that his daughters had been molested, his cousin had passed away, and his wife had cheated on him. The man from years past would have hopped in the truck, hit the liquor store and numbed the pain, and sadly left the problems to fester. Yet, in the face of this ugliness and adversity, Tim remained strong and sober, and dealt with this seemingly impossible flood of news and events. I was shocked when he shared this on the podcast, and even more so when he explained his incredible perspective and reaction in the face of such difficulty. I am beyond proud of my friend Tim. Tim on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/tlodgen?igsh=MTdkbWh1NXBrN2o0dw==
Flindt Andersen: Man on a Mission
1:05:58Action needs to be taken. Changes must be made. What we're doing with treatment, services, and stopping the flow of drugs into this country is NOT working, and what's happening can no longer be ignored. 190 people overdose and die EVERYDAY in America. That's equivalent to a 747 airplane. Can you imagine if a 747 crashed EVERYDAY - can you imagine what the media coverage would be? Running a treatment facility, tirelessly advocating for better treatment and services for addicts, working to install Narcan (emergency treatment for overdoses) into schools and other necessary facilities, and spreading an urgent message on fentanyl and its devastating affect on society are a few things that Flindt Andersen is focused on EVERYDAY. He and I dive in on the inconvenient truths around all of these topics.
Dan: The Taylor Swift Effect
26:23Focus on what you can control. The day I stopped fixating on the news, social media posts, co-workers' habits, and other people's driving habits, I became much more free and positive. Taylor Swift's takeover of the NFL has some people going mad! Why? She's made the NFL hundreds of millions of dollars in a matter of months. She's not going anywhere. Stop worrying about her and her boyfriend's antics and remind yourself of why you watch the games in the first place.
Jen Hirst: Sober Mom - Coach - Founder of Lighthouse Sobriety
1:11:45This is Jen Hirst - living by example for her kids, clients, and so many others that find her in their journey. Despite no one knowing her deep, dark secret, she suffered from addiction for years, battling the exhaustion from keeping up the facade that everything was okay. To say that removing alcohol has changed Jen's life is a ridiculous understatement. Her willingness to share her 10 years of sober experiences, realizations and growth, and the manner in which she does so, makes it simple and attainable. Jen asks basic questions, gives obvious answers, and reveals the better way forward.Find Jen...Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/jenleehirst?igsh=eDU2bm05ajJ0amEw Website:https://joinlighthousesobriety.com/about-1
Adam Jablin: Coach - Mentor - The Hero Project
1:04:52After our first podcast together, Adam and I knew we had more to talk about. And damn, we sure did. I kicked things off by asking "now what?" I'm almost three years sober, I've settled into this life, so "now what?" What followed was a conversation about Fulfillment vs. Success, God, Perfectionism, Social Media, Doing Things We Don't Want to Do, Failure (fear of it), and believe me, there's even more. When you put two high-energy, motivated Jersey boys on a podcast, this is what you get!Follow Adam:Website:https://adamjablin.com/Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/adamjablin?igsh=MmUxYjdqYXQ3M2gyFree Sober Curious course:https://members.adamjablin.com/linkinbio/?fbclid=PAAaYdeOLGAwZQ0QMCiOf0dHMxqKGgAVy6jWcB5nue5hYAgB6Bhegx_l4CDbw_aem_AQTJ9SlbxjkFPIsxby66QOE01vMgz3l6ejz9G_L7VAOP0GvocnZ0Pbgj-6RLlRr7fk8