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Episode 115: Is Hate Getting in the Way of you Winning At Life? …with Dylan Rogers

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “what is the best way for me to obtain and secure a meaningful life?”. “Is hate getting in the way of me winning at life?”
 
 What is a meaningful life?
People find meaning in all different sorts of ways. For some, it’s family, some it’s career. For some it’s money and and for many, it’s just a matter of their own definition of success. As for this week’s guest, he knew that to secure a meaningful life, he must secure a happy life. With a background in engineering, he was determined to break down the most profound obstacles to happiness and fix the problem. What is the problem? Hate…

Dylan Rogers and his book, “Winning at Life”
Dylan J Rogers is infinitely driven to make a positive impact on the lives of others and has a relentless passion to inspire positive change.

As an experienced engineer, earning a Masters in Systems Engineering and working with the US military, Dylan developed the skills required to solve the most complex problems life has to offer. He also works as a Master Resilience Trainer, teaching Airmen how to thrive in life instead of just surviving through it. Dylan has learned from masters of change like Tony Robbins, and earned a life coaching certification through Tony’s program. And from the six year process of writing his book, Winning at Life, he has found the answer on how to discover the meaning in your life, how to create lasting happiness, and how to understand and remove the burden of hate.

Episode 114: Is Hate Being Taught To Our Children? Group discussion on the book “STAMPED” by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Is hate being taught to our children in the public, and some private schools? A couple months ago my cousin brought to my attention a book that his 8th grade daughter had been assigned for a book review in her NW Iowa school. I was familiar with some of the toxicity that Ibram X. Kendi had been spreading, but I was not aware that his material was being used in our public school system, much less that it was being taught to 8th graders, and even younger.

“Stamped” Racism, Antiracism and You
This was not a book I had read, and I admittedly did not want to spend the money on it, but I didn’t feel it would be right if I discussed it on my show without doing so. In the beginning, authors Ibram X Kendi and Jason Reynolds define in their terms, segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists. For the remainder of the book, they use their version of revisionist history to attribute every perceived disparity and/or racial inequity since the beginning of time to “white privilege”, segregationist whites, weak black assimilationists, or just the evils of white racism.

Episode 113: Be Engaged, Not Enraged… Discussing Braver Politics with Braver Angels Rick & Barbara

I started this podcast a couple years ago with the slogan, “Bettering the World, One Attitude at a Time”… That is more than just a mission statement for me, that has become one of my central purposes in life. Why you might ask? In many ways, it’s because I see our world, but more specifically our country, has in certain ways become broken.

What can we do if our country ‘s political system is broken?
In addition to doing the Derate the Hate podcast, I have become quite involved with the organization Braver Angels. Braver Angels has become one of the country’s leading organizations working to depolarize  and mend our social fabric. As I began to hear more about the latest initiative that Braver Angels was working on, Braver Politics, I wanted to know more. I thought who better to reach out to than my friends Rick and Barbara!

How can I engage without being enraged?
Would you like to become more involved in the political discussion, without becoming part of and enraged shouting match that accomplishes nothing? Take a listen to my conversation with my friends Rick Hotchner and Barbara Thomas, (who you may remember from Episode 48) where we are discussing Braver Politics… Let me know what you think!

Episode 112: The Role of Emotions in the Gun Control Debate… Facts Over Hate

I have said it time and time again on this podcast, and many of my guests have referenced the notion, that a common factor that leads to much anger and hate, is ignorance. It should come as no surprise then, and cannot be overstated, how much effort is put in by opportunist politicians and media outlets in driving the Hate agenda by keeping people ignorant to the truth, instead of presenting actual Facts, about civilian gun ownership in this country.

There are few things that will rile the emotions of most people like the death of a child, and rightfully so. With that said, the media and opportunist politicians know this, and have made it their M.O. to pounce, using these relatively rare and isolated nightmarish tragedies to drive their political and social agendas, without ever presenting real facts, or putting the numbers in to context, or looking at the much larger underlying issues that go to the nucleus of the problem. They simply rely upon ignorance and emotions, 2 of the leading causes of Hate, to steer their narrative. They do it because it is effective.

Please join me for this incredibly important episode, where I lay out some very important facts about guns, gun ownership, and so-called “gun-violence” in the United States today and trends in recent years. Please share this important episode with your network, especially those who out of pure ignorance and emotions lose sight of reality when it comes to the gun debate. If you feel something I’ve said is incorrect, feel free to reach out to me.

2022 Benefit Ride…REPLAY: Project Delta, Providing Service Dogs to Veterans in Need… with Patti Robinson

Well my friends, it has finally happened, I have the Covid-19… It’s bound to catch us all at some point and this is my week. I’m beyond the worst of it, but not feeling up to doing a whole show, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to run a replay of one of my great guest interviews. In light of the fact that there is another benefit ride coming up for this great organization, I’ve decided to run a replay of episode 65 where I spoke with Patti Robinson about Project-Delta.

Where do veterans’ service dogs come from?
Have you ever wondered about those service dogs that work with our country’s veterans? Are you someone with a passion for animals, and specifically a passion for rescue animals? I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Patti Robinson of Project Delta, a non-profit organization that teams rescue dogs with veterans suffering from things such as PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and MST. Project Delta is a team of like-minded people from around the country that share a passion for supporting two of the most deserving groups, veterans & forgotten or abandoned dogs.

Project “Delta”(Dogs Enriching Lives Throughout America) is the result of the unrelenting ache in the heart of founder Patti Robinson and you can read more about them by clicking here…
Follow Project Delta on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectdeltamn
Let them know Wilk sent you!

Find out more about the upcoming benefit ride on June 18, 2022 below:
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Hope to see you there!

Episode 110: Discussing the Overturning of Roe vs. Wade with Kevin McGary of Every Black Life Matters

With the news in recent leak coming out of the Supreme Court that the landmark case of Roe vs. Wade will be overturned in the very near future, I thought it only made sense to reach out to my friend Kevin McGary of Every Black Life Matters. You may remember Kevin from our conversation back in Episode 88 of the podcast when he made his first DTH appearance.

One of the core principles of the Every Black Life Matters organization is fighting for Real Justice for all human life, from womb to tomb. Our conversation includes misconceptions of what the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade actually means, the misguided hostility on the part of some because of what they think it will lead to, and so much more. (including a very defined distinction between Black Lives Matter and Every Black Life Matters)

Do Black Lives Matter? Of course they do!! Kevin McGary will tell you “EVERY BLACK LIFE matters”…