The Self-Help Rockstar Show
Summary: The Self-Help Rockstar Show (formerly the No Easy Answers podcast) is where self-help becomes cool. After overcoming his own personal obstacles and demons, host Barry Mangione is on a mission to share the tools, tricks, and timeless truths that helped change his life, to help create a worldwide army of self-help rockstars! Barry is an author, musician and life coach. He suffered through depression, divorce, bankruptcy, alcoholism, and thoughts of suicide. Yet he turned it all around to create a life filled with happiness, peace, and abundance. Inspiration Mondays feature songs to get you moving and inspired for the week ahead, along with Barry's unique Self-Help Rockstar commentary. Wisdom Wednesdays feature interviews with inspirational figures, thought leaders, and experts in their fields, giving you knowledge and experience to help live your best life possible. F-Word Fridays feature Barry giving the "Self-Help Rockstar Treatment" to a different f-word every week (forgiveness, fear, freedom, fun...) to lighten up the spirit of self-help and give listeners a good vibe and something to think about going into the weekend and beyond. Find out more about Barry at barrymangione.com
When it comes to self-defense, is defense enough? This episode features Paul Varacchi, an Israeli-certified Krav Maga instructor in New York City. Paul talks about the striking-while-blocking philosophy behind Krav Maga, how he transitioned from being a chef to a Krav Maga instructor, his background in martial arts, overcoming injury, and more. You can find Paul online at http://www.flowkravmaga.com/ You'll find his class schedule there, and he's constantly updating his page with new instructional videos. This episode was recorded at New York Combat Sambo, where Paul trains and teaches classes. Check them out at http://www.nycombatsambo.com/
#35 - Is Defense Enough? (featuring Paul Varacchi) (No Easy Answers)
This episode is a chapter cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, available through Amazon or through my website, barrymangione.com. In this chapter, I talk about how I came to terms with being responsible for my life and for my decisions, and how that shift in my thoughts changed my life.
#34 - Am I Being Responsible? (Chapter Cast #7) (No Easy Answers)
Ernest Henry spent 24 years in Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, NY. I met Ernest at an event at my wife's church called Rising Hope Sunday, where graduates of the Rising Hope prison ministry program talk about how it changed their lives. In this interview, Ernest talks about how he ended up in prison, how he helped change the culture of violence in Sing Sing, and how he educated himself and earned his freedom. Ernest's story is an example of how all of us, no matter what we've done, no matter where we are, have the power to change our lives for the better. Ernest can be heard alternating Sundays 3PM-6PM EST on his radio show, Voices Beyond the Wall, on WVKR.org. He can also be reached at email@example.com For more information about Rising Hope, go to risinghopeinc.wordpress.com For information on Friends Beyond the Wall, visit: http://www.friendsbeyondthewall.com/
#33 - How Do You Survive 24 Years in Prison? (featuring Ernest Henry) (No Easy Answers)
Rorie Kelly is a NY-based singer/songwriter on a mission to inspire and empower people through her music and lyrics. In addition being an incredibly talented artist, Rorie recently started a new project called Songs to Start a Fire, which is a hybrid live show/workshop dedicated to women's empowerment. She also recently launched a crowdfunding campaign through RocketHub to fund her next full-length studio album, Rising Rising Rising. Help her reach more people with her music and her message by supporting her new album: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/55785-support-rorie-kelly-s-new-album-rising-rising-rising Check out Rorie's website, roriekelly.com, and find her on Twitter: @roriekelly
This episode features high-performance and wellness coach, Sean O'Meara. Sean has a lot of experience overcoming adversity in his own life. He uses his personal experience and his training to help people reclaim their lives and step into greatness. In my interview with Sean, we talk about his basic process for true change, and his tips for failing forward. Sean is available for coaching in person and over Skype. Contact him through his website, sean-omeara.com, and mention No Easy Answers for a special discount on his coaching program. *editor's note* This episode was originally released April 12, 2015 but got deleted due to technical glitches. This is a rebroadcast.
#31 - Are You Ready to Reclaim Your Life? (featuring Sean O'Meara) (No Easy Answers)
#32 - What If You Teach a Bird to Sing? (featuring Rorie Kelly) (No Easy Answers)
This episode is a chapter cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, available through Amazon on my website, barrymangione.com. In this chapter, I talk about the shift that happened in my thinking and my approach to life when I started making gratitude a daily practice.
#30 - What Am I Grateful For? (Chapter Cast #7) (No Easy Answers)
Why limit yourself? Why live an ordinary life, if all it takes to live an extraordinary life is the right coaching and the desire to be great? In this episode, I'm extremely excited to be interviewing Peter Assentoft (peterassentoft.com). Peter is a lifestyle design facilitator and coach, with a wealth of expertise and training in lifestyle coaching, NLP, fitness, nutrition, philosophy, martial arts, and more! Peter's extensive training and life experience enables him to balance his approach between the magical and the measurable to achieve great results with his clients. In this interview, we talk about the four pillars of Peter's online coaching program and go into depth about the role of nutrition and health on performance, well-being, and happiness. We also discuss Peter's mission to help one million people live their best lives possible, and how he found his specialty, helping businesswomen excel in their careers and in their personal lives. I hope you enjoy listening to Peter as much as I enjoyed talking with him. I encourage everyone to go to Peter's website (peterassentoft.com) and sign up for a free 30-minute strategy session! And as always, please check out barrymangione.com for the latest links to the podcast, my book, and upcoming live shows and events!
#29 - Why Limit Yourself? (featuring Peter Assentoft) (No Easy Answers)
In this episode, I talk about an experience I had on a roller coaster back in the early nineties that changed my life. It's about facing our fears and taking responsibility for our emotions and our lives. Go to barrymangione.com for more info on my book, my music, this podcast, and more!