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Consequence of Habit

Join JT, host of the Consequence of Habit Podcast, as he explores how habits relate to happiness and success or lack thereof. Each Tuesday, JT pulls the curtains back on his own habits, good and bad, and talks to others who have made massive changes in their lives by changing their habits. 

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How to Build Self-Trust and Respect By Changing Your Habits
How do your daily actions reflect the kind of person you become? In this solo reflection, JT encourages us to identify habits that undermine self-trust and respect and take the brave steps to change them.Find out to use journaling, meditation, and community support to make positive moves and build the inner trust and respect needed to live according to your own personal values.Plus, learn about how you can join the first ever Trek Across America. Visit consequenceofhabit.org to sign up.
17:48 6/4/24
Finding Purpose Through Adventure with GoRuck Founder Jason McCarthy
Jason McCarthy is the founder of GoRuck. But before he created a nationwide community building experience, he was in the military. He joins host JT to talk about how 9/11 inspired him to serve and how he has since combated struggles of adjusting to civilian life.JT and Jason discuss the power of using physical activities like rucking to build community, connection, and purpose. JT talks about starting Consequence of Habit to help veterans develop healthy habits, and Jason reflects on balancing challenges with relationships.Plus, hear plans for an upcoming multi-day rucking event in Normandy to honor WWII sacrifices and bring people together through shared purpose and adventure outdoors.Learn more about Jason McCarthy and GORUCK- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.Athletic Brewing CompanyAthletic Brewing is pioneering a craft beer non-alcoholic revolution.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
39:59 5/23/24
Overcoming Addiction and Finding Purpose with @thepeopledispleaser Nick Pollard
While in active addition, Nick Pollard was able to launch several companies, thrive as a successful entrepreneur and even work as a dating coach.  In 2018, he had a near-death experience that prompted him to fully commit to recovery work, embarking on a journey of self-reflection and questioning identity beyond addiction.In this powerful episode of Consequence of Habit, host JT speaks with Nick about his personal journey overcoming childhood trauma and addiction through relentless self-reflection. Nick discusses ongoing challenges staying present and not people-pleasing, as well as finding purpose beyond others' expectations. Nick provides insightful perspectives on using habits, honesty and social media productively.In his recovery, Nick is focused on the importance of embracing love, mortality and simplicity in living intentionally. This raw and authentic conversation provides inspiration and guidance for anyone facing addiction or seeking fulfillment in life.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.Athletic Brewing CompanyAthletic Brewing is pioneering a craft beer non-alcoholic revolution.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
52:34 5/7/24
Endurance and Empowerment with Athlete and Organizer Rachel Martin
From her daughter's recent ski injury to her spontaneous decision to run the Boston Marathon with no prior training, Rachel Martin has gleaned massive insights into facing challenges head-on with resilience and determination. Today she joins JT to share how endurance events and community service have changed the game.Rachel shares her impactful work organizing community-focused running and triathlon events in Maine, as well as her experiences crewing for Race Across America. She gives insight into how these experiences have helped her navigate grief, develop a positive philosophy, and cultivate daily habits focused on personal development.Don't miss this inspiring discussion on endurance, empowerment, and finding strength in the face of adversity.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.Athletic Brewing CompanyAthletic Brewing is pioneering a craft beer non-alcoholic revolution.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
59:52 4/23/24
Former Green Beret's Journey Through Addiction, Recovery, and Helping Others with Ben Monnette
Despite Ben Monnette's highly successful in his military career as a Green Beret, he still struggled with negative self-talk and doubts about himself. In a candid conversation with JT, he shares his path, highlighting the highs and lows of his military career, struggles with mental health, and battles with addiction. From Division 1 soccer to 16 years in the US Army Special Forces, he has seen his fair share of struggles. For Ben, his recovery was forged through a program at Treehouse Recovery, where physical fitness, therapy, and peer support play pivotal roles in his healing journey.We learn that recovery culture has not only reshaped Ben's life but empowered him to help others through sharing his story. Tune in to hear why it's critical to understand how addiction and mental struggles can affect even very accomplished people.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.Athletic Brewing CompanyAthletic Brewing is pioneering a craft beer non-alcoholic revolution. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
72:11 4/9/24
Resilience, Service, and Survival with SaraMae Hollandsworth
How can facing your greatest challenges and limitations actually become an opportunity to help others and find your highest purpose? SaraMae Hollandsworth joins JT to share the incredible story of regaining her strength and using her experience with disability to inspire countless people around the world through her dedication to fitness.SaraMae is a lifelong athlete who experienced a sudden medical emergency that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs below the knee. She shares the mental strength, resilience and self-acceptance needed to regain her identity and move past limitations others placed on her.Tune in to hear how, regardless of physical ability, our greatest tests can become our greatest teachers and opportunities to help others through service.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
53:57 3/26/24
Strength in Sobriety: The Role of Fitness in Addiction Recovery with Dr. Lori Davidson
For Dr. Lori Davidson, physical fitness is more than just a habit. After incorporating weightlifting into her life, it became a cornerstone of her sobriety. Now she's now helping others through her nonprofit organization, Powered by Transformation.JT and Lori explore the science behind exercise's ability to release dopamine and provide delayed gratification, offering a healthier alternative to addictive behaviors. They discuss the importance of physical, mental, and nutritional support in the journey towards lasting recovery - and how these elements made a difference in their own sobriety.Hear about the profound impact of fitness programs in inpatient treatment facilities, offering clients a holistic approach to recovery. To learn more about Powered by Transformation, visit pbyt.org or find them on LinkedIn.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
48:51 3/12/24
Reflecting on 5 Years of Sobriety and Personal Growth with JT
"The hardest part of separating yourself something from something that's not good for you, is that part where you have the courage to admit that it's not good for you."Join JT as he reflects on a significant milestone: 5 years of sobriety from alcohol. JT shares insights into the challenges and triumphs of breaking free from unhealthy patterns, drawing parallels between ending a toxic relationship and separating from alcohol. Consequence of Habit was born out of a desire to make these big moves - and now, JT has navigated the complexities of recognizing unhealthy behaviors: he prioritizes long-term well-being over short-term fixes. In this episode, he talks us through the discomfort of change, the allure of familiar habits, and the courage needed to embark on a path of personal growth.Don't miss this chance to reflect and move forward with #consequenceofhabit.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
11:47 2/27/24
Taking Inspiration to Action: Police, Officer, Author & Entrepreneur Gene Reid
How do we turn inspiration into action? Gene Reid is a current police officer,  author, entrepreneur, and has somehow still managed to earn his PhD. Gene  joins JT to share a full circle moment that transcends mere dialogue and embodies the power of motivation.Gene attended an event hosted by Consequence of Habit, featuring guest speaker Nick Lavery, and was pushed to make a change. Nick's talk served as a catalyst for Gene's own journey of self-discovery and action and led him to start his own business, Reed Solutions. Gene shares lessons learned about prioritizing family, managing anxiety, and getting help from others to achieve big goals.Hear how Gene's journey from law enforcement to entrepreneurship was impacted - and ultimately formed - by habit formation, personal growth, emotional intelligence, discipline and vision.  Gene’s BookPolice Leadership Redefined - The EQ Advantage: Transforming Law Enforcement with Emotional Intelligence https://a.co/d/gg5fLwIGenes Podcasthttps://youtube.com/@ReidSolutionsLLC?si=UHtT2e4lx8DP5PA7Reid Solutions Link: https://www.reidsolutionsllc.com/- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
70:07 2/13/24
Comedy, Coffee, and Coping with Paramedic Jason Patton of Fire Dept. Coffee
Firefighter, paramedic, and social media sensation Jason Patton joins host JT to talk about balancing career, family life, and a vibrant online presence by blending humor, education, and community impact.When he's not creating hilarious viral videos about safety and emergency response, Jason serves as VP of Fire Department Coffee. This certified veteran-owned business is committed to exceptional freshly roasted coffee and supporting fellow firefighters and first responders in need through their charitable foundation.Jason's story is about the art of finding your edges with laughter, inspiration, and an unwavering commitment to service. You can learn more about Fire Dept. Coffee on their website or follow them at @firedeptcoffee. To catch Jason's content, follow @firedepartmentchronicles.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
44:18 1/30/24
Service to Shelter: Ending Veteran Homelessness with Jatrice Martel Gaiter of Volunteers of America
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, there are nearly 37,000 homeless veterans in America. In this episode, host JT speaks with Jatrice Martel Gaiter, executive vice president of external affairs for Volunteers of America, about innovative initiatives that are transforming the lives of those who've served our nation.As one of the nation’s largest and most-comprehensive human service charities, the VOA is making a difference across generations, serving veterans from Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Korean War, and beyond. But, their latest efforts involve tiny homes, cabins, and repurposed buildings.Along with her personal journey growing up in a military family, Jatrice shares inspiring stories of collaboration with partners and local communities to overcome obstacles and provide safe, stable housing for unhoused veterans. To learn more about the VOA's efforts, visit voa.org.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
49:20 1/16/24
Overcoming the Past Through Habit Transformation with Frank Paul Vignola
Have you ever felt like your habits and routines were holding you back from achieving your goals? To kick off a new year with Consequence of Habit, JT sat down with Frank Paul Vignola at the headquarters of Few Will Hunt to talk about how to identify and change unhelpful patterns by developing new habits and seeking external support and accountability.With over a decade of experience coaching men and crafting masculinity, Frank shares his wisdom on the interconnected nature of habits, illustrating how they function like gears on an axis, influencing each other. He encourages stacking positive habits to create momentum and structure, while acknowledging the equally potent impact of unaddressed negative habits.JT and Frank open up about their challenging pasts and the transformative journey that led them to turn their lives around. Don't miss this episode packed with insights, inspiration, and the keys to unlocking a purposeful life.Follow Frank on Instagram @vignolagram.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
59:17 1/2/24
Breaking the Chains: From Addiction to Altum Fitness with Jesse Carrajat
After a harrowing battle with alcohol abuse, Jesse Carrajat found fitness to be a transformative coping mechanism. He made a bold decision to leave his career to start "Altum Fitness" and help others along the way to recovery. JT and Jesse have something major in common: the experience of intertwining vulnerability with entrepreneurship in the realm of addiction recovery. In this episode, Jesse sits down with our host JT to discuss the profound connection between pain, pleasure, and habit formation - helping us all gain insights into breaking destructive cycles. Jesse gives us info on two new groundbreaking apps: one centered on dynamic fitness programs and another focused on building a supportive community for habit change.Don't miss this empowering discussion about resilience, redemption, and the birth of a movement committed to helping others break free from destructive habits.Learn more about Jesse and Altum Fitness - - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
49:18 12/19/23
Beyond the Finish Line: Crafting Growth and Community with Athletic Brewing's Julie Engler
From ambassador to a full-time role, Julie Engler has seen it all at Athletic Brewing, witnessing its tremendous growth from a startup to a thriving business. She joins JT in this episode to talk about the intersection of fitness, personal growth, and the community fostered by Athletic's ambassador program. Julie shares stories from the grueling Leadville 100 endurance race, the mindset behind overcoming challenges, post-race slumps, and how we can all foster a positive and inclusive cycling community. Don't miss the incredible stories of personal growth and the exciting future plans for Athletic Brewing Company's ambassador program.Julie Engler WebsiteAthletic Brewing Co. Website- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
44:34 12/5/23
Fighting Demons: MMA & UFC Fighter Lyman Good's Journey to Mental Wellness
For American mixed martial artist Lyman Good, the path to UFC fame was hardly paved with gold. Despite his challenging upbringing, marked by poverty and the absence of a father figure, martial arts became an extraordinary lifeline. Now, as the founder of Good Theory, he is a mental health advocate fighting for a new future. Known as “American Cyborg,” Lyman opens up about the darkest chapter in his life, the profound struggles he faced after his father's passing, and the depths of depression that led him to contemplate suicide. But out of the darkness came a glimmer of hope. Resilience and redemption led to the creation of the "Good Theory" project, aimed at raising awareness about mental health issues.Discover the profound importance of vulnerability, self-awareness, and the power of surrounding oneself with positive influences on the road to mental wellness. This episode is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the transformative potential of confronting one's demons to emerge stronger and more compassionate. To join the fight with Good Theory, follow them on Instagram.Lyman Good Instagram Good Theory  Instagram- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
67:13 10/17/23
Harnessing Special Operations Skills for Conservation: The Mission of Force Blue with Steve "Gonzo" Gonzalez
From combat to coral, Force Blue is providing buoyancy to veterans around the world. Steve “Gonzo” Gonzalez is a former Navy SEAL who is now the Special Projects and Events Director for Force Blue, a nonprofit organization that trains and deploys special operations veterans for marine conservation projects. Force Blue's mission to utilize the skills of special ops veterans to help scientists with initiatives like coral reef restoration, invasive species removal, and marine debris cleanups. JT and Gonzo discuss how his military background led him to Force Blue and shares stories of the personal rewards he sees in giving veterans a new mission.To learn more about Force Blue, visit their website and follow them on Instagram.
50:40 10/3/23
Navigating Risk, Culture, and Climate Change in the Himalayas with Luke Smithwick
Luke Smithwick is a seasoned mountain guide, climber, and skier who has spent the last 13 years mastering the awe-inspiring peaks of the Himalayas. But it's not all about danger and adrenaline; Luke's passion for the Himalayas extends far beyond the summit.In this episode of Consequence of Habit, Luke takes us on an extraordinary journey from his humble roots in North Carolina to becoming a professional mountain guide amidst the towering giants of Nepal. He reveals how his expeditions have opened doors to a world of diverse cultures, languages, and environments.There are - of course - profound risks and challenges that come with leading daring expeditions in one of the world's most treacherous terrains. Learn about Luke’s philosophy of risk management and safety, and the impacts of climate change that he has witnessed firsthand, right at the roof of the world.Luke Smithwick Instagram- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
57:32 9/26/23
How Sobriety Unlocked an Extraordinary Life for CoH Ambassador Will Roberts
From alcoholism to sobriety, and from sedentary living to conquering marathons and ultra-runs. CoH Ambassador Will Robert’s story is a testament to the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. In this conversation with host JT, Will reflects on how overcoming alcoholism became the catalyst for an extraordinary reinvention of his life — a transformation he believes was the best thing that ever happened to him. So how did he do it? Will shares practical strategies he used to regain control of his life while navigating an unpredictable work schedule. He eliminated time-wasting distractions like social media, emphasizing the preciousness of time in our quest for self-improvement. Discover how sobriety not only enabled him to shatter his self-imposed limitations but also mend and strengthen his relationships, particularly with his wife and kids, making him more present and engaged than ever before. - - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
45:36 9/12/23
Finding Intention in a Distracted World
Do you find yourself caught up in daily tasks, notifications, and anxiety? In this solo episode, host JT takes the mic to delve into a topic that resonates with us all: the challenge of intentional living in an era dominated by distractions. In a world where our attention is a precious commodity, JT laments how society's flood of distractions can lead us astray from our intentions. JT opens up about his quest to identify his core values and non-negotiables – those guiding lights that can shape our decisions and actions - and the struggle to consciously allocate time to the things that truly matter in the face of constant digital beckoning and endless external pressures.But this episode is really about action and community. JT fill us in on the upcoming CoH Speaker Series event on October 21st in Wilmington, Delaware. It's a chance for listeners to engage with powerful stories of resilience and healing from dynamic speakers Zac Clark, founder of Release Recovery, and Green Beret Nick Lavery, sharing stories and insight about the power of habits, mental health, addiction, and recovery. Interested in sponsoring? By supporting this Speaker Series, sponsors will play a pivotal role in nurturing a community of change-makers and thought leaders committed to mental health and wellness.To learn more, head to consequenceofhabit.org.
19:32 8/29/23
From Struggle to Strength: CoH Ambassador Chris Parker's Path to Recovery
Chris Parker's journey is one of resilience, redemption, and remarkable transformation. From an Army Sergeant First Class, to federal law enforcement officer, and now an ambassador for Consequence of Habit, Chris is a living testament to triumph over addiction.For years, Chris grappled with the chains of alcohol use, wrestling with fear and pride that often accompany the struggle to seek help. In this episode, Chris joins host JT to share the pivotal moment when he realized he could no longer traverse this arduous road alone, ultimately leading him to embark on a life-changing path to healing.Through the lens of stoicism and the 12 steps, Chris reshaped his mindset and gradually paved his way towards a brighter future. He emphasizes the universal truth that growth necessitates discomfort and self-reflection, the importance of embracing one's shortcomings, and as he aptly puts it, "everything that you want to find is exactly where you don't want to look."Chris now dedicates himself to aiding others in their battles with addiction and self-discovery, ensuring that the path to recovery is paved with resilience, courage, and an unyielding commitment to change.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
60:32 8/15/23
The Power of Adoption with CoH Ambassador Jared Williams
Jared Williams is a CoH Ambassador and an inspiring father whose life took a remarkable turn as he moved to Colorado with his family, retired at 40 and transitioned from a busy business career to becoming a full-time parent for his six children, three of whom hail from Ukraine. Join host JT as he hears about Jared and his wife's determination to navigate the adoption process, and the rewards and impact of caring for children with special needs. Through all the challenges, Jared and his family have found strength, love, and purpose in their journey.Listen as Jared opens up about the heart-wrenching moment when he discovered that his adopted son Pasha's shunt had failed, and the race against time to save his life after arriving back in the US. Jared also recounts the bravery of Pasha, who had both his legs amputated due to complications from spina bifida.To learn more about Jared, follow him on Instagram @jaredwilliams3.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
61:08 7/25/23
Are We Fueling the "Outrage Machine"? with Author Tobias Rose-Stockwell
Though many of us pick up our phones to zone out and decompress, do you ever actually feel your stress increase after time online? From viral sensations to never-ending news feeds, the rapid evolution of technology has fueled a continuous cycle of polarizing opinions and perpetual stress. But why is this happening, and who's really benefiting from it?In today's episode of Consequence of Habit, JT is diving deep into the heart of the technology-driven outrage culture with Tobias Rose-Stockwell, author of the groundbreaking book "Outrage Machine.” Hear about the role of algorithms in shaping our online experiences, the potential consequences of unbridled manipulation by these unseen forces, and the ways in which technology is amplifying outrage and discontent online.But it's not all doom and gloom - they also delve into potential solutions, from government intervention to greater cooperation between companies, as we navigate this complex digital landscape.Pre-Order Outrage Machine: How Tech Amplifies Discontent, Disrupts Democracy―And What We Can Do About ItTobias Rose Stockwell Website | Twitter | LinkedIn- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
62:23 7/11/23
Friction is the Catalyst for Change
Today, we're diving into the real reason why we change: friction. It's a concept that holds a lot of truth in our lives, but it begs the question: how much pain are we willing to endure for change?In this solo episode, JT shares his personal journey with alcohol and how surrender was crucial to his growth. The beauty of hitting rock bottom is that it can spark progress, but you don't have to wait for tragedy to occur before making positive changes to your life. As he celebrates four years of sobriety, JT shares the importance of gratitude. As the Consequence of Habit podcast continues to build community, JT honors the support of Athletic Brewing, Few Will Hunt and Patriot Fund. Ready to get started? Write down the things you want to change, have an honest conversation with yourself, and check out Atomic Habits by James Clear.- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
21:41 6/20/23
365 Days of the Murph Challenge with Dew Spicher
1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, top it off with another mile run - all in a 20 lb vest. For the past year, Dew Spicher has been crushing the infamous “Murph Challenge” every single day, while also raising money for nonprofits.Dew is a high performance coach and brand ambassador for Few Will Hunt. Dew's dedication to the challenge has truly reshaped his approach to training both himself and his clients, and opened his eyes to the unshakeable bravery of those in the armed forces.Not even over-training, sickness, or anxiety could deter Dew from giving his all to support those who have sacrificed for him. For him, there's simply no room for excuses. Join us in applauding Dew's amazing service to his community, and tune in to find our more about how we can all strive to support those around us.To learn more about the organizations that Dew supports, head to the CoH website.Dew Spicher Instagram- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
70:24 6/6/23
The Bond of Water with Pro Surfer Danny Nichols and Veteran Kyle Kelly
Despite different backgrounds, Danny Nichols, a former pro surfer, and Kyle Kelly, an Army veteran, both believe water can help heal the mind, strengthen the body and raise the spirits. This shared passion brought them together and fueled their mission to co-found Operation Open Water, a non-profit that provides ocean experiences for veterans, active military and first responders.Their story is about more than just the power of the ocean. In this episode of Consequence of Habit, Danny and Kyle speak with host JT about the deep impact of finding common ground and using it for good. Danny shares his experience with sobriety and how being of service to others has been essential to his journey. Kyle, SSG, US Army (Ret.), shares how his identity changed after his amputation and how the ocean became a reprieve that he knew would help others, too.To learn more about Operation Open Water, visit their website or follow them on Instagram. Danny Nichols on Instagram Kyle Kelly on InstagramOperation Open Water Instagram | Website- - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
65:05 5/23/23
The View From The Top and the Team That Gets You There with Angela Walter
The journey from her time in the US Army to the present day, preparing for a summit expedition up Mt. Denali, hasn't always been easy for Angela Walter, but as she says "life doesn't happen where it's comfortable." Angela joins our host JT for a discussion about her upcoming journey to Mt. Denali, how she got involved with Green Beret Racing, dealing with grief, managing relationships after her time in the military, how she is training for a summit expedition, and much more. You can support Angela and her team and learn more about Green Beret Racing and the reason behind their efforts by clicking here.  Green Beret Racing WebsiteAngela Walter Instagram Support Angela’s Denali Expedition - - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
46:55 5/9/23
Mike Dalske's Cross-Country Motorcycle Ride for Mental Health Awareness
At the end of May, Mike Dalske is riding his motorcycle from Pennsylvania to California - but he’s not doing it for the views. This 30-day adventure aims to raise awareness for mental health and PTSD, and make a difference for veterans and first responders across the nation. After three decades of service, Mike understands the value of passion and purpose. He retired as a Senior Federal Air Marshal after 20+ years of service, and before that spent 11 years as a US Army Military Police Officer. In this episode, Mike shares his personal struggle with PTSD and how it inspired him to take on this epic fundraising ride. The planned route, which begins on "The Loneliest Road in America" (US Highway 50) and the returns on iconic Route 66, will support the incredible work of the Motorcycle Relief Project, a nonprofit that provides recreational therapy to veterans and first responders with PTSD and related issues by taking them on 5-day motorcycle adventures.Listen and learn how you can support this noble cause, and be inspired to take on your own challenges, whether on the open road or in daily life. To learn more, find Mike on Instagram or search “Mental Health Awareness Ride” on GoFundMe.Mike Dalske Instagram | GoFundMe - - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
41:42 5/3/23
Going the Distance with Taylor Spike
When we are so focused on ourselves, how do our habits impact others? Taylor Spike, our first-ever three-time guest, reflects on the ten-year journey it took for him to finally accept being a decent runner. In light of each of our experiences, Taylor’s story reminds us of the possibility of achieving peace through hard work and patience. He discusses how both embracing the running community and approaching running as recreation has changed the game for him in his running journey. JT and Taylor explore the challenges of balancing a strong social media presence with a normal job life, and Taylor shares the remarkable story of his father's heroic act caught on video. Learn more about Taylor and his upcoming races on Instagram. Plus, Taylor gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his appearance on The Keep Hammering Collective podcast with Cam Hanes.Taylor Spikes Instagram - - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
31:40 4/18/23
JT Reflects on the Science of Habit Formation
Habits are the building blocks of our lives. Habits shape our decisions, our perceptions, and ultimately, our path. In the latest episode of Consequence of Habit, our host JT delves deep into why habits matter so much in our lives today. Drawing from the insights of experts like Dr. Anna Lemke, James Clear, and Johann Hari, JT unpacks the science of habit formation and the ways our brains are wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Looking for a boost? Tune in for this host reflection on how to move through those roadblocks. - - - - - - - - - - -Support Consequence of HabitSubscribe: Apple Podcast | SpotifyCheck us out: Instagram | Twitter | WebsiteThe show is Produced and Edited by Palm Tree Pod Co.
16:43 4/11/23
Leaning Into Discomfort with Mike Merrill
What happens when we embrace discomfort? For Mike Merrill, things get easier. Mike is a man who lives and breathes the mountain air and is all about the thrill of the cold plunge. He’s an entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast, and in this episode, he joins JT to talk about his journey with consistency.After losing his father at a young age, Mike learned how to navigate life on his own. He shares his experience accepting hard truths and finding success at the intersection of grit, determination, and leading by example. Mike has built a loyal following by sharing his positive, authentic lifestyle in which he advocates for doing more good. Tune in to find out why serving others helps us realize our problems might not be so big, after all. Learn more about Mike and check out his new podcast, Primal Pursuits, on Instagram.Mike LinkedIn | Instagram
59:17 4/4/23