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American Snippets with Barb Allen and Dave Brown

American Snippets with Barb Allen and Dave Brown

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American Snippets is a patriotic and entrepreneurial mindset driven interview show that inspires people to go after their American Dream.

The show is hosted by Barbara Allen and Dave Brown. Barbara Allen is a military widow turned entrepreneur, award-winning author, and speaker. Dave Brown is a real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, and life coach.

Together, Barb and Dave share inspiring stories from real Americans, doing exceptional things, in real life. Whether they are celebrities, entrepreneurs, military heroes, business leaders, or small-town heroes, each guest is a shining example of the American Spirit.

Inspiration without action is simply entertainment. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to your American Dream.

Barb and Dave are committed to their mission in creating a culture that celebrates our nation, our freedoms, and the patriotic values we hold so dear. It's time to come together, united by our love of country, to celebrate all the things that make America great.

Don’t just be inspired. Be Exceptional.
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Tony Whatley was living one version of the American Dream for over 20 years. He had a successful and lucrative career in the oil industry - but at some point he realized he had untapped passions, and decided to create an online community centered on one of those passions. LS1Tech is an online automotive community that Tony and a partner launched while Tony was still working in the oil industry. His side hustle community grew into one he and his partner eventually sold for millions of dollars, and Tony became hooked on the concept of teaching others how to turn a side hustle into millions.Today Tony is a business mentor, speaker, author and podcast host helping others turn their passions into prosperity. Listen in as Tony talks about the importance of your inner circle, how to determine a business's viability, and why this country is packed with opportunities for anyone to create their own massive success.
Alec Lace was just in the 8th grade when he began down a path it would take him years to recover from. His addictions to drugs, alcohol, and gambling brought his marriage to the brink of collapse and nearly cost him the chance to be a father to his four children. Today, Alec is basking in the joy of a clean lifestyle, a restored love to his marriage and the gift of being a father, which he cherishes above all else. He's taken his own experience and used it as fuel to mentor other men on being a great father via his podcast. Alec interviews famous fathers from all over the country, culling their insight on being the best father they can be, on his podcast First Class Fatherhood. Listen in as he shares his own story of how he restored health and wellness to his own life and to his family, and why this mission of helping other fathers is so important to him.
Travis Mills may have lost both arms and both legs in Afghanistan, but one thing that IED could not take from him was the spirit with which he lives his life. In the wake of a near-death incident that robbed him of his limbs, Travis Mills has achieved more than many people do in a lifetime, let alone in a handful of years - all while struggling to rebuild his own strength and forge his own path in a body that was completely different to him.With the love and partnership of his wife and an inner drive no bomb can touch, Travis Mills has built a foundation to guide other veterans and charged forward on an entrepreneurial path at the same time. He inspires audiences around the country and makes them laugh in the process, and on this episode of American Snippets he also shares his next big step.Read our featured article with Travis MillsWatch this Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Bedros Keuilian may have been among the most unlikely candidates to live anything like the life he’s living now. Born in communist Armenia and victimized as a child, Bedros was a lifetime and half a world away from the country he now calls home and dominates his industry in. His story of how he fled that home and became a massive success in America would already be extraordinary if those were the only challenges he’d ever had to face - but those were just the beginning of Bedros’s struggles.Listen in as one of this country’s top entrepreneurs, fitness trainers, consultants, and speakers talks about why America is the best country to build a dream life, and how he used all of his challenges to find and fulfill a purpose-driven life in a country he loves.Bedros also shares a side of himself he doesn’t often get to talk about, and another passion he wants to pursue in life.Read our featured article with Bedros KeuilianWatch this Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
You can change your life in a year but you can also change your life in a day. That's one of the lessons Mike Fallat talks about in this episode of American Snippets.Mike Fallat is an entrepreneur, a risk-taker, and a man who loves true stories. He slashed a gaping hole in his safety net and took the entrepreneurial leap when he was 23 years old, and he's never looked back. After years of ups, downs, and everything in between, Mike discovered a unique approach to creating his own success, and today he is living and growing his own version of the American dream.His company DreamStarters began as a solution to his own problem and grew to help hundreds of entrepreneurs solve that problem as well.Listen is as Mike shares his personal and professional insight on recognizing when to make major life changes, how to grow from failure, and how to disrupt the hierarchy of success in order to find true fulfillment.Read our featured article on Mike FallatWatch this Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content. 
Michael Bernoff has spent over 20 years expanding his expertise in understanding the unconscious mind, and he is now among the leading American experts in communication and influence.He's worked with clients as young as 14 years old, and as old as 96, to help them excel far beyond their own expectations in life, and he's on a mission to help every person who is committed to their own fulfillment do the same.In this episode Michael shares his own invisible challenge and how he ignored all the naysayers. Listen in as he drops valuable insight on how to maximize the opportunities in this country by rewiring your brain to leave average behind.Read our featured article on Michael BernoffWatch this Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
People don't usually like to be deceived but when Ken Hartley does it, they love it. That's because Ken has spent years mastering the art of illusion and uses his talent to make an impact on audiences all over the world.Ken's story of rising from the once-bullied child to the international illusionist and speaker is packed with powerful insight on personal growth and well-crafted lessons on leadership, as well as fun stories about the art of magic.In this episode of American Snippets, Ken shares all of that with us.Read our featured article on Illusionist Ken HartleyWatch this Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Brandon Busch, known as "The Candy Man" to his fellow Marines, is the culinary artist and veteran entrepreneur who owns Lift Chocolates. Still in its infancy, Lift is already available in retail outlets and manages to give back to support the military, law enforcement, and first responder communities.Between serving his country, earning a culinary degree, and launching a business, Brandon has learned a strong work ethic, risk management, and how to seize upon opportunity.Listen in as he shares his story and insight on service, following your passion, and turning that dream into a reality on this episode of American Snippets.Read our featured article on Brandon Busch and Lift ChocolatesWatch this Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Jeff Bezos may be among the most famous well-known garage-startup success stories, but he's far from the only one.Don Buckner also launched a multi-million dollar company from a garage, and overcame enormous personal and professional challenges along the way - all without any formal education. In the process, his innate commitment to American made products and the American manufacturing business grew and today, Don is all about supporting and promoting American made companies.Don is now the CEO of the non-partisan, private company MadeinAmerica.com.He's on a mission to raise awareness for the economic, environmental and community impact of American-made manufacturers and brands and is investing his own resources to do so.Listen in as Don talks about his the personal and professional path that led him to where he is today, offers his own insight on building a company, and shares his beliefs on why it is important to support American made companies.Read our featured article on Don Buckner and Made In AmericaWatch this Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Brian Fleming is a combat-wounded Afghanistan war veteran, international speaker, and resilience trainer who helps people be more resilient in tough, turbulent situations. He was severely wounded in action by a suicide bomber who exploded 3-feet away from him in Kandahar, Afghanistan and now he teaches strategies for overcoming unexpected challenges.Brian believes there’s a way around everything and it’s a person’s responsibility to go get the outcomes they want in life. He's spent the past decade using his own experience to help teach others key concepts of resiliency through his books and live presentations.Brian has spoken to over half a million people in live audiences across 42 US states, in 7 countries, and on 4 continents and has been featured on every major news network in the United States on his topic.Listen in as he shares not only his insight but some of the more personal side of himself he doesn't always get to share from stage.Read our featured article on Brian FlemingWatch this Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Kim Rhodenbaugh Lewallen was 13 years old when she competed in national swim meets. The young athlete was poised for some of the best years of her life, but within the year her optimism and happiness would be stolen from her when she was sexually assaulted by a fellow athlete.As Kim's athletic career rose all the way to the 1984 Olympics, the sexual assaults continued at the hands of several fellow athletes from some of this country's top teams.Kim kept the abuse a secret and spiraled downward into anorexia, bulimia, and alcohol as her stress grew. It took her decades to confront her pain, and now Kim is using her story to teach important lessons in resilience, achieving success, and to raise awareness about abuse among the community of professional athletes.Read our featured article on Kim LewallenWatch this Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Country music artist Ryan Weaver is that "overnight success" that's been 13 years in the making. Today he's the patriotic voice of the PBR, and travels around the world performing on legendary stages and in iconic studios. From Madison Square Garden to Australia, he's living his version of the American Dream. On the surface he's the picture of success loving the experience of his star rising. But underneath, he's an intensely driven man who's been through immense tragedy and paid an enormous price for the opportunity he's enjoying.Listen as Ryan shares his story of military service, the deaths of his brother and brother in law who served in the military, the complexities of the music industry and how he's using his hard-earned platform to create a legacy of patriotism.Read our featured article on Ryan WeaverWatch the Ryan Weaver Interview on YouTubeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
At age 5 his father died. At age 16 he quit school. At age 17 he had already lost four jobs. At age 18 he got married. Between ages 18 and 22, he was a railroad conductor and failed. He joined the army and washed out there. He applied for law school, he was rejected. He became an insurance sales man and failed again. At age 19 he became a father. At age 20 his wife left him and took their baby daughter. He became a cook and dishwasher in a small cafe. He failed in an attempt to kidnap his own daughter, and eventually he convinced his wife to return home.At age 65 he retired. On the 1st day of retirement he received a check from the Government for $105. He felt that the Government was saying that he couldn’t provide for himself. He decided to commit suicide, life wasn’t worth living anymore; he had failed so much. He sat under a tree writing his will, but instead, he wrote what he would have accomplished with his life.He realized there was much more that he hadn’t yet done. There was one thing he could do better than anyone he knew. And that was how to cook. So he borrowed $87 against his check and bought and fried up some chicken using his recipe, and went door to door to sell them to his neighbors in Kentucky. Remember, at age 65 he was ready to commit suicide. But at age 88 Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) built an Empire. By the time of Sanders' death, there were an estimated 6,000 KFC outlets in 48 countries worldwide, with $2 billion ($6.1 billion today) of sales annually. Moral of the story: It's never too late to start all over.MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR ATTITUDE. NEVER GIVE UP NO MATTER HOW HARD IT GETS. You have what it takes to be successful. Go for it and make a difference.Listen To Our Top Podcast EpisodesFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
American Snippets co-founder Barb Allen suffered a devastating loss when her husband, Lt Louis Allen, was murdered by a fellow soldier. For years she struggled to find her way through trauma while raising her four boys, but could not seem to break the cycle of pain in her life.In this episode, Barb shares her story of the moment it all came crashing down on her one last time, talks about how she learned how to truly rebuild her life, and shares lessons learned from hundreds of interviews about how to flip pain into purpose.Learn More About Barbara AllenFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
It seems like running into burning buildings to rescue people, rushing to administer first aid and life-saving care to victims, and risking your life for others is more than enough service to your fellow man. But for people like Luke Schneider and Jason Patton that's not enough.Luke and Jason are firefighters. They are dedicated to their work and have directly saved and impacted countless lives. It is rewarding work but also demanding and exhausting. The men rely on camaraderie and coffee to balance the stress at work, and turned those two things into an entrepreneurial enterprise that also supports the firefighting community.Listen in as Jason and Luke share the story of how Fire Dept Coffee was born, why it matters, and who it helps. Along the way they dispel myths about firefighters, talk about the unseen struggles of that community, and share some stories of memorable calls.Learn More About Luke Schneider And Fire Dept CoffeeFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Marine Corps veteran Chris White got tired of being attacked for his patriotism. The divisiveness in this country ate away at him to the point that he felt it was time to defend his patriotism and do his part to restore the platform that once served to unite the people in this country.When a video he made went viral, Chris used that surge in visibility to launch Freedom Hard, an unapologetically patriotic brand that focuses on humor to convey its love of America.Freedom Hard" is a Lifestyle Brand based in Houston, Texas. Founder Chris White speaks regularly to youth groups, Veteran organizations, and rehabilitation facilities throughout the world with his own unique message of unity and patriotism.Learn More About Chris White and Freedom HardFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Real Talk With The Ms's

Real Talk With The Ms's

2019-09-2501:05:15

Behind every person who serves this country is another person who loves them. They are husbands or wives, parents, children, friends and family. For the spouses of our military members, life is often packed with uncertainty and the ever-present threat of that knock on the door.While the service member shares the camaraderie of those they serve alongside, for the spouse at home it is much different. The isolation, the constant moving, and all that goes along with being married into the military life can break that bond. But two military spouses are doing their part to disrupt the downside of that life and create a community that builds one another up.Listen in as Tiffany and Tara get real about the behind-the- scenes of being the other half of this nation's military, and their work to unite others through Real Talk with the Ms's.Learn More About Real Talk with the Ms'sFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Adam Davis is a former law enforcement officer and hostage negotiator. With a personal past packed with pain, and a career that presented a seemingly constant onslaught of death, danger, and tragedy, Adam's faith and will collapsed simultaneously, and he headed into a downward spiral.Convinced his wife and children were better off without him, Adam was moments away from ending his life when he had an experience that helped him push through his hopelessness and pain, and recommit to life.Today Adam is the Director of Outreach at the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. He's also an author and a speaker, and uses his experience to help heal marriages in the military, law enforcement and first responder communities.Learn More About  Adam Davis HereFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Human potential is limitless, or so we should be taught. Instead, people like Chris Costa are told there are limits to their potential. Too many people accept those limits placed upon them by others.For years, Chris did too - until he realized he was either going to have to find a way past those limits, or settle into a life lived beneath them.Chris chose to find his own way through. Listen in as the patriotic entrepreneur shares his story of rejecting limits, serving his country, and creating his own unique brand of patriotism called Pocket Square Heroes that is sweeping the country.Learn More About Chris Costa And Pocket Square HeroesFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Before you are able to build the life that truly fulfills you, you must first overcome all those obstacles that are in your way. Some of these are self-imposed. Others have been unfairly placed upon you or are simply part of the process. Regardless, it takes hefty amounts of motivation and inspiration to maintain the dedication and commitment necessary when building and maintaining that life you've always dreamed of having.This is why we feel so strongly about the value of motivational or inspirational speakers, podcasts, books, movies, etc. Both of us relied on these stories and people to help us change the mindsets that were holding us back on our own paths. It was only when we learned from these examples that we were able to truly accept accountability for our own lives, and only then we were able to learn how to build upon that foundation.In this episode, Barb Allen talks about a recent upswing in trivializing motivational speakers and explains why this could limit some people's exposure to helpful resources.Full episode and arrticle hereFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to visit us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
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