Today we welcome back, Former Secret Service Agent, Reggie Ball. He lets us in on a few more secrets during his time protecting President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush.
In this episode, you will hear about Marcus Allen and Reggie Ball's first few interactions, where Reggie was the day Reagan was shot, and what it's like to eat at "The Mess" in the White House! I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation, and Reggie has a beautiful way of retelling stories to paint the scene as if you were there! For more, sit back, relax, and get your pens ready!
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35:45On today's episode, we welcome Bethany McDaniel. Bethany is the founder of Primally Pure, a natural non-toxic skincare line, fashioned with real ingredients that are organically derived from nature. Primally Pure's mission is to educate and provide natural skincare products to people all over the planet. Bethany began making these products in her kitchen, where she'd package them up, label her shipments, and continue cultivating research to expand her vision. She took a look within and around herself to see what she was putting in and on her body. It was then that her heart began beating to spread awareness and supply people with result-driven products that are truly safe for your skin.Bethany did an excellent job on this episode sharing her vision for Primally Pure and giving me a quick lesson on the essentials for our skin! We played a quick game of "red light, green light" of what products and procedures are okay for you skin and overall health! Bethany is so wise in many areas, but definitely graces us with her knowledge on routine, health, and skincare!If you would like to purchase any Primally Pure products, click the link below and make sure to use the code: "widpod" on your purchase for 10% off!https://bit.ly/3O5o81fFollow along with Primally Pure on Social MediaIG: @primallypureFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/primallypure/Take your Skin Quiz here: https://primallypure.com/pages/find-your-skin-state
33:08Zoe Hickel is a former professional ice hockey player and Team USA Gold Medalist. Zoe has played the sport she loves all over the world and has competed in two International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships (gold-2015, 2016) and one Four Nations Cup (1st-2015).Zoe currently manages Hockey Programming and Community Relations for the Coachella Valley Firebirds, the AHL affiliate of the Seattle Kracken. She is leaping into this next chapter of life- fresh from finishing assistant coaching for the Ohio State University women's hockey team. As an assistant coach, Zoe got to witness the Buckeyes' women's hockey team greet much success by securing their first ever NCAA National Championship in March 2022.Now that she's been transplanted to California, Zoe is excited to welcome her love for hockey in a different capacity. While Zoe still trains, coaches, and educates many up and coming players, she is transitioning her focus onto a management and developmental role for the Coachella Valley Firebirds.Zoe shares with us that people don't really listen to what you have to say, until they feel like you care about them on a personal level. She brought her spunk, adventurous stories, and full circle moments to the table in this interview. You won't want to miss it. Sit back, relax, and get your pens ready!!Follow Zoe's journey on Social Media:Insta: @ziickelTwitter: @zoehickel
31:31Today we welcome Kim Stone, President of the Haley Sue Foundation! Not only is this Write it Down's 70th Episode release, but it's also the one year anniversary of the Haley Sue Foundation. On this episode, Kim shares the story of Haley Sue Pearson. Haley Sue was a young lady who always put people first and left joy wherever she went. Through a tragic accident, Haley Sue lost her life helping one of her friends. The Pearson family not only greeted grief, but they also embraced hope, joy, strength, and faith. By doing so, the Pearson family launched the Haley Sue Foundation to leave the legacy of Haley Sue's selflessness and joy behind. One of the ways the foundation helps people, is by providing college scholarships for those who are unable to afford tuition. Haley Sue never left anyone unheard or unseen, the Haley Sue Foundation is determined to bring that same spirit into every city across America- across the globe even. Kim Stone was candid and authentic in sharing the story of the Haley Sue Foundation. For more inspiration, sit back, relax, and get your pens ready because this is Write it Down!Check out their website here:https://thehaleysuefoundation.org/f/the-beginning-the-haley-sue-foundationTo receive a copy of Pamela Pearson's book "What Not to say to People Who are Grieving"https://thehaleysuefoundation.org/book-1
33:44Joining us today is Christian Hip-Hop and RnB Recording Artist, Tj Carroll. I am thrilled that Tj came on Write it Down. Tj has been given many opportunities in the Christian Rap world with connections and talent. He has always been gifted at freestyle, but when he became a Christian, things in Carroll's life, including his lyrics, began to flow more smoothly. Tj Carroll has had a few mixtapes drop including his EP "October Baby", a few singles, and his latest album "Soul Poem" which debuted in May of 2021.Tj has been connected with other 116 artists. The 116 is a notable Christian hip hop collective signed to the well known, Atlanta-based, Reach Records. Every year, Reach Records releases 116 Summer Album. Tj was featured on "116 Summer Twenty-One" with the hit song "Hectic" with recording artist, Hulvey.Tj and I experienced many technical difficulties with our interview. We lost wifi twice and lost bits of our interview! On the other side, Tj's episode will encourage you that even if things don't go to plan, the end result can still be more than you could ever imagine.You know what to do, sit back, relax, and get your pens ready!!Listen to Tj's music here:https://open.spotify.com/artist/1lklT6lHzwo3ZOJpDVoLyH?si=rwjogZAnTuWVj7dlyA5QLAhttps://music.apple.com/us/artist/tj-carroll/1448929728https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4TKjtnZzTl2lOJoj1SdPCgFollow Tj on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tjcarroll_/?hl=enTo visit his website click here: https://tjcarroll808.onuniverse.com/
41:11Joining us today, is author and my new friend, Jake Keiser! Jake left the city life and moved to rural Mississippi to learn more self reliance. Her background is in marketing and PR, and she was tired of depending on society to meet her daily needs. Jake raises goats on her farm, makes recipes from scratch, learned to make her own lip balm and other convenient goods, and she also started a blog named Gucci to Goats! About a month after starting her blog, someone from Cosmo reached out to her to write and article about her life. This interview with Cosmo catapulted Jake into more connections which led her to write her first book "Daffodil Hill". This memoir describes Jake's discontentment with society's unwavering faith in the corporate system. She also shares her dark days and soul's journey to finding peace and contentment. When Jake moved onto five acres of farm land and simplified her life, she was able to see more clearly her purpose and passion.Jake has a desire to inform people on the beauty of self reliance and the confidence that comes with learning new skills. She is charming, witty, and compassionate! I know you will love this interview and also her book releasing on June 7th!Follow Jake on Social: @jake_keiser_authorPreorder "Daffodil Hill" here:https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/604755/daffodil-hill-by-jake-keiser/Or Order through your local bookstore:https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984854810Barnes & Noble:Daffodil Hill: Uprooting My Life, Buying a Farm, and Learning to Bloom by Jake Keiser, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)Books A Million:Daffodil Hill by Jake Keiser (booksamillion.com)Target:Daffodil Hill – By Jake Keiser (hardcover):TargetWalmart:Daffodil Hill : Uprooting My Life, Buying a Farm, and Learning to Bloom (Hardcover) – Walmart.comOr through Amazon:Daffodil Hill: Uprooting My Life, Buying a Farm, and Learning to Bloom: Keiser, Jake: 9781984854810: Amazon.com: Books
35:18I am thrilled to announce our next guest: Pam Tebow! Pam is an absolute joy in every sense of the word. She is genuine and encouraging in her demeanor and speech. I am so glad she came on the show, as you know, we had her husband Bobby Tebow on for Episode 034! The Tebow family shows great humility and integrity. Pam and I met years ago during my University of Florida days and recently reconnected. Before Tim Tebow rose to stardom, his parents were dedicated missionaries and simple parents of five children. Pam shares with us the dedication her and Bob Tebow had to raising their kids to love Jesus and leave a lasting impact on this world. Pam is well spoken, poised, and compassionate with her story telling. I believe you will be so inspired by her positive attitude and upbeat spirit! You know what to do, sit back, relax, and get your pens ready!!You can order Pam Tebow's new book "Ripple Effect" here: https://www.amazon.com/Ripple-Effects-Miraculous-Motivating-Influence/dp/1496431316
33:17On today's episode, we welcome talented singer and musician Chris Ferrara. Chris grew up outside of the Boston Area and made his way down to Nashville to fan the flame of his music career. Chris embodies genuine character with a lot of hustle. His style of playing protects the integrity of live music while incorporating contemporary elements. Chris Ferrara & The Common Good have played on various stages, but have recently landed a residency at the Twelve Thirty Club in Nashville, Tennessee. If you ever find yourself on Broadway, hop on up to the Supper Club and watch Chris and the band bring the crowd to life!Chris Ferrara has a fire about him that fuels every avenue of his life. He has had his fair share of disappointments and doubts, but with the help of his inner circle he persevered to chase his dream. Chris brought so much energy and laughter onto the show! You know what to do! Sit back, relax, and get your pens ready!!Follow Chris on IG : @iamchrisferraraCheck out his website: https://www.iamchrisferrara.com/Listen to him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1uDYKHn4hlBN2tq3pHoILTOr Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/album/firefly-single/1561940810
35:31Today's guest is social media influencer, fitness guru, and pilot, Joey Miuccio! Joey and I are from the same hometown and have tons of mutual friends, but we just recently met at my best friend's wedding. We had such a great time discussing the business model of social media, monetizing your passions, the hustle following your dreams, and the connections we have both made while in the pursuit of our goals.I’m so glad Joey hopped on the mic to re-tell some of his stories that brought him to where he is today. Joey and his brothers started their social media popularity when they went viral on Vine. For those of you who are too young, Vine was the baby brother to TikTok ;) Anyways, The Miuccio Brothers were discovered by many talents, businesses, and followers. They ended up helping promote Magic Mike with Channing Tatum.The best stories we share on this podcast, are the ones that inspire us to keep walking through the doors that open for us. Joey's journey has been nothing shy of amazing, and he challenges us to endure seasons that are challenging and to stay on a routine when life gets uncertain. You know what to do, sit, back, relax, and get your pens ready!Follow Joey on Instagram: @joeymiuccioand on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPdSLgbk8/
25:42On this episode of Write it Down, we welcome President and CEO of Resist Spirits, Greg Martinez. Greg and his business are based out of Detroit and hope to see their liquor on shelves internationally as well as domestically.Greg Martinez is well versed in entrepreneurship, however, after reading about George Clooney's success in the liquor business, Greg knew he could resist being average in all areas of his life including new business ventures. He started Resist Spirits LLC with intentions to bring people a Vodka that embodied their slogan "For Kings Not Gods", hence the name FKNG Vodka. Greg was celebrating with his friends one evening, and he playfully hollered at their waitress saying "we need more f***ing vodka!" Right then it hit him, what a bold and ambitious name for liquor! He didn't stop at Vodka though, there is now FKNG Bourbon in stock, and he is working to bring Tequila and Cigars to his inventory.Greg is dynamic in personality, driven to success, and generous in nature. I am so glad he came on and boldly spoke about his passion. The bartender in me enjoyed this conversation so much, and I know you will too!!You can purchase any of FKNG Products here: https://resistspirits.com/#9e50b712-87aa-4f65-ad82-ac8a3dd8e730Follow them along on Social: @resistdistilledspiritsCheck out some of their amazing recipes: https://resistspirits.com/recipes"To watch the competition noted in today's show: "Great American Bartenders & Spirits" click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcHWv7k6NlU&t=1s"
24:35Derrick Brooks was a first round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995. Brooks played 14 seasons as a linebacker for the Bucs and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. I met Derrick at his Celebrity Golf Classic Tournament which raised funds for his charity. The Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc. has a mission to provide education, development, and vision to youth who face socio-economic challenges. Not only do they remind them of their hope and future, but they provide them the right resources to ensure a better tomorrow. Derrick Brooks was challenged by coaches like Bobby Bowden, during his FSU days, and Tony Dungy to look outside of football for purpose. Derrick reminds us that life should be lived for others and to pray over our plans for better success. Derrick Brooks shines in everything he does, and I am honored he came on Write it Down! Sit back, relax, and get your pens ready. Check out this episode on our Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWIMoYMvwlFBNitupGWDumwFollow us @widpod on social mediaSubscribe, comment, like, and leave a review!