Life’s Black Belts with Eric Alders
By Eric Alders
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Diving into the lives of "everyday" people and their real life experiences. Learn from their challenges, goals, failures, ability to overcome obstacles and how they grind through life and carve their own path. This podcast is not all about martial arts, even though we will speak with many Black Belts, it is however designed use the martial arts journey as a parallel comparison with life’s journey. Black Belts don’t know everything. They still have to fail, learn, grow and constantly set new goals. Each new beginning and goal is like putting your white belt back on. The same is true for life. You start something new not knowing anything (white belt) and you slowly gain skills and experience belt by belt until you have a solid foundation (Black Belt). Like life however, the journey continues. This is my chance to highlight the many amazing people in life that are out there killing it and living their life as a black belt. I hope their stories insprire you as much as they do me. If you enjoy the show please share with your family and friends and please don’t forget to leave us a 5 star rating in iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email us at LifesBlackBelts@gmail.com - Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, TuneIN Radio, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Radio Public and on your Echo/Alexa device say "Alexa, ask AnyPod to play Life's Black Belt's Podcast." Watch interviews on You Tube.
||CleanEpisode #22 - Raana Zia||Today's Life's Black Belt is Raana Zia. Raana is corporate executive/CFO turned spiritual self-help author of the book "Your Hidden Light: A Personal Guide to Creating Your Desired Life." Raana's passion for developing others and ...||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #21 - Richard Kaufman||Today's Life's Black Belt is US Army Veteran, Author and Public Speaker, Richard Kaufman.Richard is now known at "The Comeback Coach" for all the work he is doing with helping veterans and people in general to overcome their addictions to dr...||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #20 - Candice Bakx.Friesen||Today's Life's Black Belt is Candice Bakx-Friesen. Candice is a successful real estate entrepreneur that manages 4 businesses, 4 children and a large portfolio of rental properties. We talk about her life growing up as a career f...||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode # 19 - Joel W. Hawbaker||Today's Life's Black Belt guest is Joel W. Hawbaker. Joel is a Real Life Leader: husband, father, award-winning high school teacher and soccer coach in Alabama. In addition, Joel is a public speaker and the author of "Inverted Leader...||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #18 - Jeff Leisawitz||Today's Life's Black Belt is Jeff Leisawitz. Jeff burns with a mission— to inspire writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, entrepreneurs (and everyone else) to amp up their creativity, heal their hearts and shine in the world. Je...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #17 - Mansu Edwards||Today's Life's Black Belt is Mansu Edwards. Mansu is a prolific artist who continually challenges art forms with boldness and creativity. He talks about his life growing up and how he followed his passion, got up every day to promote himself and never.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #16 - Rachel Smets||Today's Life's Black Belt is Rachel Smets. Rachel is an expat coach, bestselling author, 2x TEDx speaker, professor and Cultural Trainer. In her work, Rachel is dedicated to help dynamic single expats who feel overwhelmed or homesick to gain clarity,.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #15 - Ken Schumacher||Today's Life's Black Belt is Ken Schumacher. Ken has a great story of perseverance and constantly pursuing your passion in life. How to never be afraid to fail and to always try new things in your life. He learned this through his involvement in sch.||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #14 - Scott St. John||Today's Life's Black Belt is Scott St. John. Scott's positive energy is contagious and after listening to this interview you're going to want to start setting and achieving your goals right away. Scott, along with his wife Laura, own Pearl Stree...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #13 - Cole "Magrinho" Miller||Today's Life's Black Belt is Cole "Magrinho" Miller. Cole is a 20x UFC Veteran, over the last 10 years in the UFC he has won the Submission of the Night 4x and Knockout of the Night 1x. He was a cast member of Season 5 of The Ultimate Fighter, which .||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #12 - Life’s Stripes Series: Eric Alders||If you’ve listened to past episodes, you know that my podcast focuses on an individuals story. How their life’s journey is similar to the martial artist’s journey towards Black Belt and beyond. Through these episodes I’ve highlighted stories t||7/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode #11 - Jeff Eisenberg||Today's Life's Black Belt is Jeff Eisenberg. Jeff is the best selling author of "Fighting Buddha - Marital Arts, Buddhism, Kicking Ass and Saving it" as well as "Buddha's Bodyguard - How to Protect Your Inner V.I.P." He is currently working on his 3rd .||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #10 - Ricardo Liborio||Today's Life's Black Belt is Ricardo Liborio. Master Liborio is a legend and pioneer in the martial arts. An original member of Team Carlson Gracie, the very first World Jiu Jitsu Champion in the super heavyweight division back in 1996, an original c.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #9 - Stephane D'Amour||Today's Life's Black Belt is Stephane D'Amour. Stephane is the owner and head instructor of Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness Academy in Kanata, Ontario Canada. His school is also the only certified American Top Team MMA school in the country. Stepha...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #8 - Gabe Cohen||Today's Life's Black Belt is Gabe Cohen. He reviews his life growing up in NY and Colorado. How at a young age he fell into hard drugs and crime and wound up in and out of jail 7 times. He's since turned his life around and teaches Krav Maga, mentor.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #7 - Bonnie Carolan||Today's Life's Black Belt is Bonnie Carolan. Bonnie is a close family friend that has inspired my wife and I a lot over the years as a friend, mother and overall with her approach to life. I think her real story and outlook on life will inspire you a.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #6 - Dave Gerber||Today’s “Life’s Black Belt” is Dave Gerber. I sit down with the President and founder of Synergy Development and Training, Published Author and Certified Krav Maga Black Belt, Mr. Dave Gerber. As always we discuss his early childhood filled w||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #5 - Jay Alders||Today I sit down with my big brother who also happens to be a world renowned artist. We cover more then just his art career. We start at the beginning and go through Jay's story of overcoming insecurity, learning to turn his talent into a business, o.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #4 - Shilamida Kupershteyn||On today’s episode I sit down with Shilamida Kupershteyn. She is the best selling author of "31 Days of Gratitude - Create The Life You Desire", a motivational speaker, acupuncturist, mother of 3 boys and stepmother of 2 and overall one beautiful hum||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #3 - Mark Sisom||In this episode I sit down with Mark Sisom. Mark highlights his life growing up with a Green Beret as a father and how his dad instilled tremendous character traits in him that he still uses today. He discusses how he transitioned from playing Baseba.||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #2 - Paul Alders||I sit down for my first full-length interview with my Father, Paul Alders. We discuss growing up in Brooklyn in the 50's and 60's. He discusses what it was like being raised by a strict tough father, how navigating the city with his friends helped to.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #1 - Introduction to Life's Black Belts||In this intro episode Eric discusses what the idea is for the Podcast "Life's Black Belts." Guests chosen to interview won't all be in the marital arts but rather how we view them as Black Belt's in life. That doesn't mean perfection just like in...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Superb perspective and insights
Eric does a great job of finding the magic moments along his guest’s paths. His expertise as a teacher and discipline as a martial artist and compassion as a father really give him a unique quality as a host.
I love this whole idea. Put down the phone and talk to others to hear the amazing things they are doing! Very true! So glad you are facing your fears, throwing away your excuses and moving towards your goal. Congrats and good luck!