Alyna grew up in a small farming town outside of Ottawa and early on she discovered that she felt and thought defintely than her friends and family. When she finally came out to her family she received support but her main outlet to finding support came from her own searching and talking to people who have and were going through experiences similar to hers. Now, she rocks the stages in drag, and puts so much into her look and performances. It is here where I asked about the shows, the processes, the do's and don'ts, what she learned, what she still has to learn, and what she feels is most important: being a beacon of hope and comfort for those who want to know and ask for guidance. Alyna is my guest this week and I learned so much, and I hope you the listener will have that same opportunity.
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Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston
Living in Fort Worth, Texas, and growing up on a farm in Kansas, this is the story of Donnie Boivin, a successful podcaster and builder of his own business from the ground up, but it did not start off as an immediate success.
Donnie discusses why he started podcasting, his experiences being on other people's podcast, motivating others to be their best in what they are doing and what they are passionate about. Donnie is a great storyteller and I enjoyed hearing about his previous career in sales in Corporate America, and the things he learned there that helped him and he carries with him now. He even gave me some great ideas for this here podcast, Nobodies Are Somebodies! What is a Success Champion? What does it mean to be a Success Champion? How do you define what a champion is? Donnie shares that and more.
Check out Donnie's Facebook groups below that he talks about on this show
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Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Son, Pray' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!
So nice we did it twice. What? I say, so nice was Vice that we had to speak to Dan Emery twice. Actually, Dan's episode was recorded all at one time a few weeks prior when myself and sometimes co-host good buddy Fred sat down to grill Dan on his life and his experiences, and as we heard (and you should have too!) from last week Dan has a great story to share and the gift of gab to back it up! Here Dan takes through his last couple years in the Hospital Security department, his eventual jump to a more comfortable role in Housekeeping and how his now house of teen boys and girls are changing, while keeping up with it all and being a devoted husband and loving dad. This is Part II of Dan Emery, but surely not where the story ends!
Since Dan has nothing to promote, this is where I will plug Nobodies Radio Station: Heavy Rock Radio
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Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'One Last Time' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!
Dan Emery is a good friend of podcast host Chad Vice and has been a long wanted guest of the show, and now that time has arrived. Joined by sometimes co-host Good Buddy Fred, it's old (some more than others) friends catching up, thinking of past times, and of course there just happened to be recording devices on scene to capture it all.
So nice we had to do it twice. I said it was so good it went longer than it should. Here is some of Dan Emery's story, more than just a mainstay in the security industry but a devoted husband and forever proud daddy, Dan is definitely the man this week!
Nobodies Radio Station: Heavy Rock Radio:
Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Starship of Hope' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!
Benoit Chartrand of HempTek Builder named his business after he discovered a new way to build and secure a home - using hemp products and materials. After many years in the general contractor business, Benoit discovered and began to research the many health and productivity benefits of using hemp products, not only in building, but in food, clothing and other materials. Now he and his family stand by it and he continues to build a better life for himself and others with the natural properties of hemp. Want to find out more about that and what he found in his research? Hear it in Benoit's own words.
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Video Interview + Tour Of Benoit's Home:
Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'The Highest Mountain' from his latest album 'Son, Pray' available now!