Own Your Self Podcast
By Cary Hokama
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If you died right now, what would your gravestone say? My name is Cary Hokama and I exist on this earth to help you become a champion and a master of your craft. Let's be straight up and honest - this life is no joke and it can be outright stifling and lonely. I'm sick and tired of hearing about today's entrepreneurship and 15-seconds of fame. It's time to wear your big boy pants, work hard, and fight back against today's soft, PC policing culture. Within this community, my guests and I will be sharing our stories and insights on what it means to literally own your self, commit to a life of progress, and living an inspiring life worth sharing regardless of your circumstances. Together, let's create an actionable framework and experience personal breakthrough. Your great work is right now - Master your character, rise to any challenge, & find true inner peace. What's your comeback story?
||ExplicitOYS 046: Kyle Gray – The 6 Inner Battles You’ll Never Win (And Why That’s A Good Thing)||“If you want to reach a state of bliss…make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge” – Deepak Chopra That is what’s up. Kaizenites, what’s up with you? I really wanna know.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 045: Dr. Shirag Shemmassian – Higher Learning, Entrepreneurship, & Thriving With Tourette Syndrome||Kaizenites, I’m more than excited to share today’s message with you all. In the early 2000’s and as the frontman and lead singer of my rock band, I immersed myself in the rock scene, going to live shows, playing in shows,||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 044: Jennifer Harvey – Diamonds Are Made Under Pressure, So Is Great Character||“If you write as if, you will become.” As CEO & Founder of ChicSparrow, today’s angel-like, master craftswoman, has an incredible success & comeback story. During an extremely difficult season in her life (aka, a near death experience),||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 043: The Art Of Asking Quality Questions & Humanizing Greatness w/ Omar Elattar (The Passionate Few)||“The greatest revenge is massive success.” This to me is one of the greatest quotes professed by one of the OG rockstars of all time – Mr. Frank Sinatra. Today, we have another rockstar in the house — a young producer, entrepreneur,||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 042: The Good Goodbye – How to Navigate Change and Loss in Life, Love, and Work W/ Dr. Gladys Ato||Not a single person who met Dr. Gladys Ato as a child would’ve ever imagined her to become an influential leader. As a bullied youngster and always ghosting her way through childhood, her father’s insistence on her joining the speech team in th||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 041: David Ausberry On Life And NFL – Be Prepared, Rain, Sleet, Or Snow||We must all suffer from one of two pains: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces, while regret weighs tons! There is one certainty, and that is that the end of your life will come much sooner than yo||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 040: Own Your Self & Rise Up – Motivational Montage with Cary Hokama||Today’s 1-year anniversary podcast episode will kick off in a different way. I want to string up a line of my massive gratitude towards each and every guest whom we’ve been blessed to have and share their insights, wisdom, success,||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 039: Chris Burns – Unleash Your GPS (Greatest Possible Self) & Have The Best Day Ever||Close your eyes and turn your inner-eyelids into a movie screen for a moment. I want you to start imagining your life in cinema form — whatever comes to mind, let it play out. Maybe it’s a shotgun sequence of memorable events.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 038: AJ Adams On Personal Branding – Don’t Compete, Dominate!||When you’re at the very bottom, you’re forced to do 1 of 2 things: You either give up, give in, and turn to your vices, or you face your self and you choose to be better. No matter where you assess your current level in life to be right this seco||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 037: Transform Your Trauma Into Triumphs w/ Marian Bacol-Uba||In 2014, Marian Bacol-Uba, made The DECISION — To take her talents to South Beach where she would co-found the company, BMG (Brickell Marketing Group), a creative marketing collective, in Miami, Fl. Marian’s story falls nowhere south of authen||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 036: My Mortality Is My Fuel, With Cary Hokama||6/30/2017. This morning, I personally witnessed the aftermath of a small plane that missed the run way and crash landed on the 405 fwy in Orange County. Luckily, and to many people’s surprise, there were no fatalities.||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 035: Upgrade with Victoria Gracie||“If you do good and expect something in return, you are just doing business. You are not doing love. But if you are truly doing something with the lovingness of your heart, there should be no expectation at the end.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 034: Kelly “RISK” Graval – Don’t Listen To Anybody & Keep On Keepin’ On||This is an “aha” moment. 2008 was hands down, one of the darkest years of my life. Our band had abruptly split after 8 years, and it was depressing for me transitioning into working a full-time 9-5 job as a two-way radio salesman.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 033: Nik Ingersoll – Just Because You Can Milk a Gorilla Doesn’t Mean You Should||Have you ever thought about the bananas, like really thought about them? Do you notice the smooth yellow, or green, skin? How easily the skin peels away to reveal the creamy, white fruit underneath? Maybe you’ve lived your whole life never knowing||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 032: The Ultimate Lesson You Can Learn From Baseball’s Strikeout King, Reggie Jackson||In the roughly 20,000 players to have ever played professionally in MLB’s 148-year existence, Reggie Jackson ranks #1 all-time in strike outs. With 2,597 K’s, he can be well considered “the strikeout king” of America’s favorite past-time. T||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 031: Achieve Your 6 Figure Success Sooner And Make A Greater Impact w/ Wei Houng||If you love others more than you love yourself, you are taking in an empty vessel of love. And if you’re not in love with yourself first, you are short-changing everything and everyone around you. Not the words you’d expect from an adonis who trav||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 030: Stop Living In A Time Machine, Be In The Present, And Start Swinging||The MLB is here. Batter up! In this short “Thursday Throwdown” podcast episode, I unleash my passion for getting people to step up to the plate and start swinging. Even if you miss 7 out of 10 times, in a span of the next 10 years,||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 029: Trademark Your Personal Brand, Become Unforgettable, And 10X Your Life’s Joy||You’re here because deep down, you know you’re meant to do much more in life and want to reach more people with your life’s work. Oswald Chambers wrote, “It is not what a man does that is of final importance, but what he is in what he does.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 028: Trevelen Rabanal – Master Your Craft, Keep Your Identity Pure, and Do Not Sell Out||Trevelen Rabanal is one man you don’t want to mess with and 7 years ago, I thought I was on his hit list. I’m glad I’m still alive today and that we were able to do a podcast together. Further, I’m honored to call him my friend.||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 027: Become An Unstoppable Info-Sponging Samurai, Not A Weekend Warrior||Happy Friday everyone! Actually, I’m here to tell you that we need to stop saying that. Don’t wait for the weekend! In fact, don’t wait at all because the time will never be just right. If you want to go do something,||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 026: Thien Le – If You’re Not Scared, It’s Time To Move On||This podcast life is still surreal to me. I vividly remember impatiently sifting through hours and hours of “how to start a podcast” tutorials on Youtube trying to figure this all out. It took me a damn near month to get it up and running.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 025: 3 Ways To Become a Game Changer & Disruptor Of Your Craft||My mission is bigger than my rejections and non-responses that I get from people. It’s okay. And I actually find it healthy to relentlessly pursue my purpose with a chip on my shoulder from here on out. Tom Bilyeu,||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 024: Evandro Nunes – We Need Better People In Life, Not Better Fighters.||The average incumbency of a CEO in America is 14 months. They are public enemy #2. Do you know who Public Enemy #1 is? Elected politicians and government officials. We live in a society where leaders are simply no longer trusted.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 023: Personal Transformation Through Dance – Dance Lessons Are Life Lessons With Marisa Hamamoto||In January of 2015, SoCal native, Marisa Hamamoto, launched Infinite Flow (501(c)(3)), a non-profit Wheelchair Dance Company. One video has assembled over 5.5M views with over 27K social media shares! Nothing has stopped Marisa from dancing and her sto||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 022: How To Rock Life Back When Your Life Gets Rocked With Melissa Smith||In 2003, Melissa Smith lost her father to suicide. 4 years ago, her husband also took his own life. Survived by a 15-year old daughter and 19-year old son, Melissa became numb. Unable to eat or sleep, her stature had dropped to a delicate 95-lb||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 021: Lauren Pappas FitDJ – Master Your Craft, Rise To The Challenge, and Just Do It.||It is slowly coming together. Things are beginning to connect here in my world. Just as I began feeling that doubt has gained ground on my confidence level, stellar individuals come through to validate my mission and ignite me to fight back harder.||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 020: Use Your Opposition And Create Your Story With Musical Artist Young Twaun||We often see responsibility as some kind of weight. We correlate responsibility to life’s burdens such as paying the bills, doing monotonous chores everyday, or sacrificing our own lives to raising children with signs of little to no appreciation or r||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 019: Live The Goals And Be A Great Come Back Story With Dale Richardson||Dale Richardson unleashes a legion of positivity through his words and personality. It’s undeniable when you listen to him speak, share, and teach through his motivational podcast, Live The Goals. When I had the opportunity to be a guest on his show,||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 018: How To Find Spirituality In Your Craft With Kyle Gray||The calm, baritone voice of today’s guest reminds you of an old wise sage. But this young, trailblazing Ute was recently named the Top 30 entrepreneurs under 30 years of age in the category of “creating life on their own terms.” As a music||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 017: Marin Gordon – How to Maximize Your Gratitude & Maximize Your Abundance||Begin and end with gratitude. We’ve all heard it. I always say it. But when was the last time you said to yourself, “I am so thankful for my life. I feel so free.” What’s the difference between people who hear it and say it all the time||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 016: The Inner Game of Confidence With ESPN’s Sarah Spain||Sarah Spain is a torrent of sarcasm and comedy. Her dream was to marry Michael Jordan and be a superstar on SNL. The 6-ft, Cornell grad was also a heptathlete and co-captain of the track team, graduating as a member of the National Society of Colle||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 015: Wealthy Minds – Speak Your Dreams Into Existence With Billionaire P.A.||Growing up in Alabama, selling dope, dodging bullets, and going in and out of jail over 15 times influenced Billionaire PA to make it a dream of his, to die by the age of 21. Today, one of his many dreams is to build a 63-bedroom house and amass a ne||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 014: The Miracle Morning Movie, Purpose, and Passion With Nick Conedera||I’m excited to share another exciting podcast episode with my new bud, Nick Conedera. Nick is an award winning filmmaker, marketer, entrepreneur, and artist. He’s always believed in the value of knowing his purpose; to know that his life is bigger t||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 013: MWF Motivation – Double Down On Your Passion and Master Your Mindset with Rob Dial||On August 24 2015, Rob Dial launched his very own podcast, MWF Motivation (MWF stands for Monday,Wednesday,Friday). His inaugural episode was downloaded 44 times and he was floating high. Fast forward 365 days and some change,||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 012: Kate Galliett – How To Build An Unbreakable Body and Reverse Your Effects of Aging||I came across a motivational quote on Instagram the other day that read, “Talk to people who help you look at the world differently.” Somehow, that resonated with me a lot. The very next day, Kate Galliett materialized those same exact words into||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 011: Billy Biohazard – Thrive Above||While America fell in love with U2’s “With or Without You” in 1987, Biohazard (hence the name) hit the ground rocking, infecting the streets of Brooklyn with angst, aggression, and delivering an unyielding message of their own. And for over 25 ye||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 010: Lenny Randle – Live La Vida Loca (#LiveLikeLenny)||We all die, but how many of us truly live? Lenny Randle played 12 seasons in the bigs and has a College World Series ring with Arizona State. He speaks 5 languages and has traveled to 31 different countries.||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 009: Just Kidding Films – GO FOR BROKE with Joe Jo||We are living in the most opportunistic, most innovative, the most abundant age the world has ever seen. More than ever before, anything is possible here in the land of the free. And the greatest time to be different…to be yourself, is right now.||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 008: The World’s Best Hats – Inside The Great Minds Of Melin Brand||In 2007, I started a clothing line with a few friends and it failed miserably. Two years later, I invested into another premium apparel line that nearly caused bankruptcy. It wasn’t my game to play. Since then,||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 007: Life Lessons From A Black Belt: There Is No Tapping Out In Life||How do you survive the intricacies of life battling PTSD, OCD, severe ADHD, a history of obesity, physical abuse, and bullying, all while raising a child with autism as a single father? As Alex Stuart professes,||8/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 006: The Basis Of Your Life Is Freedom. The Purpose Of Your Life Is Joy.||“I let go of my ego, and my life became about the “We” go.” – Breyon Burk Many years ago, Breyon Burk stepped in and diffused my verbal altercation (no punches were thrown btw) with another man at the gym after he harassed my wife (girlfrien||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS: 005 Turn Your Tragedy Into Triumph With Limitless Opportunities And Start Winning||From Firefighter to Wheelchair Bodybuilder, Ballroom Dancer, & Entrepreneur. It’s really an honor to interview my personal friend and fitness entrepreneur colleague, Adelfo Cerame Jr. He was off to a beaming start in life. At 22,||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 004: Take The Power Back From Your Relationship And Be Your Badass Self||My mission is to help you not wake up on your death bed asking yourself, “What the hell did I do with my life?!” – Emily Rose Maybe you’ve noticed that every time you’re single you propel forward in the direction of your dreams.||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 003: Wherever You Go, Bring The Heat!||Wherever you go, FIRE IT UP!!! Certain people have that “it” factor, don’t they? Wherever they show up, they have that certain glow – that certain aura about them that’s undeniable. They electrify the room and you are utterly drawn to t||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 002: Passion Over Money, Greatness Over Fame||Are you willing to suffer for your greatness? PASSION is an overused and regurgitated word these days. Well, at least it is to me. That said, it is often misused and taken out of context. Quite frankly,||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOYS 001: Welcome to the Own Your Self Podcast with Cary Hokama||Be Original. Be You. That is success. In my very first podcast episode, I share with you the gospel of my life’s ultimate purpose – Own my self, live an epic life with inspired action everyday regardless of my circumstances,||6/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Cary digs deep with his guests and is not afraid to ask difficult questions on air. The result is incredible insights and powerful stories. I really recommend the “Life Lessons From A Black Belt Episode”
Inspiring and Much Needed
I've been looking for a podcast like this for a while, a simple and clear place to come for Hope, fuel, and tips to improve yourself. Appreciate Cary's positivity, humor, passion and hope that he has to give others. Definitely recommend this podcast for people looking to grow and improve!
Review of all 25 Episodes
Frist of all, i want to say God Bless this amazing project. I'm really enthralled with it!
Eventhough, i didn't finish reading the book (Own Your Self) yet, i had the pleasure of listening to all 25 episodes of this podcast, and i highly recommend you to do the same.
I bet you are asking yourself, why do i have to listen to 25 episodes?
Allow me to say why:
- I've been learning so much;
- There are many inspirational and motivating life stories;
- They have got great interviews;
- An intersting source of business insights;
- This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others; For example, Episodes: 007 with Alex Stuart, 011 with Billy Biohazard, and 024 with Evandro Nunes;
- It has a soft and influential movement to help you better understand your life and dreams.
I hope you like it because i do. I can't wait to listen to the next one, and the next one, and so on..