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636 | If You Want To Change Your Life, Change Your Story with Dave Albin

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

Release Date: 12/01/2023

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Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, we are speaking with Content Creator, Chance Burles. Chance grew up all over southern Alberta Canada. Wanting to be in the military from a young age, he served in the Canadian Forces for 8 years including an 8-month tour in Afghanistan. Upon release from the military, he struggled with PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Over a decade later he is a veteran advocate, Podcaster, Jiujitsu enthusiast, a husband to an amazing woman, and father of two awesome boys. In this episode, we discuss: 1) After Chance got out of the military, he struggled with PTSD, MDD, and chronic pain while...

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Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I am resharing an interview with Jess DeMarchis on the Art and Skill of Coaching Podcast.  We dove into the conversation of why NLP, and why the coaching industry requires more standardization, especially when dealing with people’s traumatic stories and experiences.  Jess went deep into my story that led me to NLP, why I felt called to it, and why I knew building a certification program was my next step even when it didn’t make logical sense. In this episode, we discuss:  1) That you can do ‘the work’, but if you’re lacking results, you might not be...

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Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I want to talk about blinders and how a lot in your life can change when you put your freaking blinders on.  Comparison is a very slippery slope, it will take you off your game, and block you from using your gifts. There are people who will expand us and allow us to grow and other people that will trigger us and block us from moving.  In this episode, we discuss:  1) I continue to have conversations with clients and people who are constantly stuck in a spiral of comparison. 2) Shifting comparison starts with practicing gratitude for what you already have,...

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665 | GutPersonal - For the Health and Wealth of Women with Bridgitte Mallinson show art 665 | GutPersonal - For the Health and Wealth of Women with Bridgitte Mallinson

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, we are speaking with CEO & founder, and business coach, Bridgitte Mallinson. Bridgitte is a functional medicine dietitian, business mentor & the founder and CEO of GutPersonal, a supplement company that empowers everyone to eliminate gut issues FOR GOOD through a personalized approach. After healing a lifelong struggle with her gut, Bridgitte has spent a decade studying functional medicine and nutrition as a registered functional dietitian. She became wildly interested in building and scaling her businesses in the pandemic and succeeded in building not one- but TWO...

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664 | It Takes More Than Writing Your Gratitudes show art 664 | It Takes More Than Writing Your Gratitudes

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I want to share a quick continuation of what changed in January of 2024 and how I decided to stop writing my gratitude and feel it.  Sounds woo-woo doesn’t it, yet it has been a huge shift for me and I knew I was being called to share it with you.  In this episode, we discuss:  1) Focusing on your gratitude is more than checking a box, doing the thing, and “saying you are committed to your personal growth.”  If you are only concerned with checking a box, then you are in the process of doing more and not experiencing it. 2) A tool we learn in NLP is...

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Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I want to share part 2 of a personal story that has been tough to share and how I almost threw in the towel on my business on December 31st, 2023.  In this episode, we discuss:  1) 2023 brought incredible challenges that were not easy to navigate and brought up a ton of doubts, lack of belief, and imposter syndrome. 2) I found myself putting the wall up/armor because it wasn’t safe to share yet, and feeling lost and lack of belief in myself.  3) Getting clear on the vision I wanted, I cleaned up the energy leaks, focused on how I wanted my life and business...

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662 | A Healthy Body Doesn’t Die with Ian Clarke show art 662 | A Healthy Body Doesn’t Die with Ian Clarke

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, we speak with CEO Ian Clarke.  At 46, Ian was bankrupt and given 1000 days left to live. 5 years later, he survived and built a raw supplement business direct to consumers from his basement which reached hundreds of thousands of people in 2 years. He hopes to share this wild story of how it happened, what the business did, how he used it to escape early death, and how others can learn how to manage and heal their own body. Ian is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Activation Products (Can) Inc. and has built a solid reputation for valuable research in the natural...

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Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I want to share a personal story that has been tough to share and how I almost threw in the towel on my business on December 31st, 2023.  In this episode, we discuss:  1) 2023 brought incredible challenges that were not easy to navigate and brought up a ton of doubts, lack of belief, and imposter syndrome. This is a personal story and a year of living in my fight or flight era that I didn’t want to go back to but had to.  I know I am meant to do something more or bigger with this part of the story, so I figured why not share it here on my podcast? 2) Massive...

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Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I want to squash a belief that we all seem to have that when things are uncomfortable we must be going the wrong way.  In this episode, we discuss:  1) Your subconscious mind is wired for safety. It is its primary #1 job.  So unknown is scary and fear is real, so how can you prime yourself that fear is just a sign that you are doing something new? 2) A belief is a thought you keep having and perceptions are a collection of beliefs, so it requires conscious interruption of your subconscious thoughts and patterns, and to interrupt the patterns and perceptions,...

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659 | Find Your Voice, Find Yourself with Justin Brien show art 659 | Find Your Voice, Find Yourself with Justin Brien

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, we speak with Mental Health Advocate / Transformational Coach, Inspirational Speaker, and Author, Justin Brien, Justin is a Mental Health Advocate, Inspirational Speaker, Transformational Coach, and author of the Amazon-selling book; Chasing Shadows: Fighting the Monster Within. However, to be able to put those titles in front of his name he had a 16-year battle with alcohol misuse, a 10-year battle with drug misuse. After being diagnosed with clinical depression, anxiety, and ADHD he became suicidal for 6 years and almost lost his life. But, sitting alone one day in his...

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In this episode, we speak with CEO, Founder, and Master Instructor, Dave Albin.  Dave was born in 1954 at Queen of Angles Hospital in Hollywood, California to a single mother. He was adopted by his Aunt and uncle on his mother’s side at the age of 5. His adoptive parents told Dave they were not his parents at 11 years old. Later that year both his adoptive parents started drinking. This is where Dave’s life took a hard turn. Dave tried alcohol at the age of 12. By the time he was 14, he was experimenting with hard drugs. Grossly addicted to drugs and alcohol he joined AA some 20 years later in June 1988. This is when Dave was introduced to the personal development industry. He attended a seminar with Tony Robbins in 1995 where he did his first firewalk. Dave went on to work for Tony Robbins for just shy of 20 years as Tony’s Firewalk Captain. Dave retired from the Anthony Robbins Companies in 2014 shortly after GOOGLE hired him to put on an event for them in Mountain View, California Corp Headquarters. Firewalk Productions, LLC was born in 2014. 

Dave has done gigs for NASA, Heineken, The Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), RE Max, Chick-fil-A, Pruvit, Google, NI, NC Chiropractic Association, Wayne Dyer, T Harv Eker, CRISP Video, Tony Robbins and many others. Dave currently lives in the Appalachian Mountains in Ashe County North Carolina.

In this episode, we discuss:

1) Dave’s experience with Firewalking, how it changed his life, and how it led him to work with Tony Robbins for over 2 decades and then to run his own Firewalk Adventures for business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs.

2) Dave openly shares his back story, the years of addiction, his sobriety journey, and how he has conditioned himself to focus and live in gratitude.  Fear and gratitude cannot occupy the same space and learning to see the story differently is how you change the story.

Connect with Dave
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/firebuilder2
Website: https://firewalkadventures.com
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-albin
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/firewalkadventures

Marsha Vanwynsberghe — Author, Speaker, and Life Coach
Marsha is the 6-time Bestselling Author of “When She Stopped Asking Why”.  She shares her lessons as a parent who dealt with teen substance abuse far past the level of normal experimentation.

Through her programs, coaching, and live events for women, Marsha is on a mission to teach you how to “Own Your Choices” in your own life.  She teaches women how to own their stories, lead themselves, and pay it forward to others by creating businesses that serve, support, and impact others