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If Benoit had a family show it would be called Better Call Mommy.  He’s a mamma’s boy.  His mom had to build up calluses in order to achieve. Surrender is not giving up. Benoit chose the path of highest resistance with his girlfriend gave up sex, and addressed their emotional and moral incongruences!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy.   Benoit Kim, is a US army veteran, Penn-educated former policymaker turned psychotherapist, and host of Discover More- an Apple Podcasts Top U.S. 100 podcast.  Discover More is a show for independent thinkers by independent thinkers, with an emphasis on mental health. The topics include cognitive psychology and mental health, the power of hypnosis, why spirituality and science are related, exorcism and psychology, and more. Looking for practical mental health insights? Notable guests include Fr. Vincent Lampert, Brothers Green, David Rudd Ph.D., Austin Chiang M.D., Anthony Kaveh M.D., Zach Pincince, Pain Academy, and more.  He pivoted early into the non-profit and policy sector from management consulting upon graduation, then committed to Teach for America (AmeriCorps program) teaching in inner-city Philadelphia before taking a military leave from this commitment and graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania due to a 2017 near-deployment. In this 2017 near-deployment to the North-South Korean border, he experienced his first major depression and had to acknowledge that perseverance does not always prevail, which catalyzed his venture into the realm of mental health. Then, he worked in the policy sector for a few years after becoming the youngest policymaker in the agency's 100-year history and, then pivoted recently into the clinical field as an aspirational psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist. Lastly, he started the podcast in 2019 as a passion project which has turned into a growing business with an expanding team, and the show has been recently featured on Apple Podcasts Top U.S. 100 in 2023, Apple Podcasts Top 200 Global Chart in 2022, and is a top 2% globally ranked podcast in all categories.  He invites you to seek curiosity over fear by joining us in our collective journey of Discovering More. Transcript @podtexts on Twitter Reena Friedman Watts: Okay, so since you gave me an option in the beginning of which direction we wanted to go, would you rather go with questions from your friends or mine? Benoit Kim: Oh wow. You said, friends? Plural? Doesn't matter. Whatever's the juiciest. Reena: Juiciest are always who knows you better, right? Benoit: True. Yes, we'll start with friends. Speaking of memory lane. Reena: Yes. Okay, so let's go with Tony. How do you pronounce his last name? Is it Mena? Benoit: Mena. Yes. Reena: I was right. Okay, so Tony wanted to know, and I know you were recently on a Christian retreat, he wanted to know what motivates you to work for nonprofits or what motivates you to have a service-oriented career. Benoit: I love choosing the broke poor life, just kidding, but I think that we all have to choose our path in life and a lot of that is attributable to my parents' genetics. It's not necessarily cultivated. I think I had the privilege to exposure to six figure salary early on at age 21, 22, straight out of college into management consulting realm. I saw the rat race, I saw how miserable so many people were, and I remember this viscerally like yesterday where one of the partners, managing partners at Deloitte at the time, he was taking us out. He rented out the entire bar at Penn State for entrance to show us woo woos with that golden handcuffs. He got pretty drunk and I asked him a question, as I always do even before podcasting, that, "Hey, is that worth it? Is it worth making that $500,000, $600,000 salary plus vesting options?" He started being tearful. He straight up started crying. A grown-ass man in his 50s. He said that "I miss my firstborn. I didn't held him in the hospital. I wasn't with my wife. I missed my 10 year anniversary with my wife. I missed out on so many birthdays because the duty calls, and to get to that level comes with tremendous sacrifices." That story stuck with me, and then once I started to work as a management consultant I realized, "Wow, this is not the life I wanted." I always wanted to do something altruistic, even though I don't believe in altruism because there's always that feedback of feeling good, but I do believe in effective altruism, and I chose the path of nonprofit and giving back, and I always check myself. I'm not a savior. I'm not better than other people. Some people find money intrinsically incentivizing and they like money intrinsically. For me, intrinsically I like making impact and creating this legacy, and at the end of the day it's just a job and it's just a personal calling. Reena: When did you realize that? Benoit: The first few years in the nonprofit sector, I think I definitely had this extra chip on my shoulder that, "Oh look at me, I'm creating this impact. I'm parting the positive footprint in this world unlike all my private sector friends," and we always find reasons to put other people down when you have that hole internally. Then through my mid to late 20s I realized, "Wait a minute, I happen to choose this path because I find this fulfilling." It's not holy or sacred or better than anyone else. It's just what drives me well, and I can't survive that rat race background. I just can't. I can't even just suck it through, just treading forward. A lot of people do it. I can't do it with my personality trait. I think it was about mid-20s. Reena: Interesting. Now, you were just at this Christian retreat, and in our interview together you asked the audience, "How many of you want to get married?" You shared with me that 60% of people end up in divorce, but how many people wanted to get married? You said that a good chunk of the audience raised their hands. What did you take from this Christian retreat that you just did? What stayed with you from that event? Benoit: That's a great question. I tie this back to my previous, previous, previous career as a teacher through Teach for America, where that's how I ended up in Philadelphia, and that it was my entry point into the nonprofit sector. I taught inner-city students, like the Black and Brown kids who had nothing, drive-by shooting on a weekly basis, some crazy stuff, and I thought, "Oh, I'm going to go in and teach them the subject I was teaching because I was a subject matter expert as a teacher, but the reality is I learned more from my kids. Their grits, their resilience, their emotional maturity, and tie that into your question where I thought I was going in to volunteer my time to babysit 65 high schoolers, which is tremendous hard work, but the reality was, I saw the kids being really emotional, witnessing a lot of God moments. We have this worship night where it's like a sober rave. It's like a raving. Kids just go crazy. They jump around, they sing in this dark, and all the kids are crying, they're hugging each other because of depressions, the lonely path, just being Korean Americans and that heightens pressure from our parents. Just seeing them I realized, "Wow, I might be farther in life than they are due to my age and experiences, but in terms of spiritual maturity or this thing that we call faith, some of these kids might have stronger faith than I do because they're in high school. The opportunity cost of them hanging out with their cool friends outside of this retreat because it's a two days retreat. Yet all of them, sure, some of them are parental pressure. It's a tradition, sure, but a lot of juniors and seniors, they chose to come to this retreat by giving up their technologies, phones, and cell phone for two days and just spend time with God and each other, and I realized, "Wow, there's definitely things I could do better in my spiritual life." Yes, I definitely learned in terms of how mature and how vulnerable, and how honest they are with their feelings. Because as adults, we're not always honest and straightforward with how we feel inside. Reena: How do they get the kids to do that in today's social media addict world? Benoit: I just talked about this too on my way back. It's funny. There is this "formula." I'm part of the church called Yongnak Church. It's one of the Korean megachurches in LA, and a lot of these kids they're like legacies. We call them Youngnak babies. Their parents used to be students and then the parents became teachers, and it's like almost like three or four generations. It's extremely, extremely internally interconnected. I think they have this unwavering trust with their peers and other classmates who are there, and I asked the kid who's in my small group, I asked him, his name is Ryan. I said, "How are you guys able to cry just so openly in 50, 60 people?" A, having dark lights, having the lights off helps a lot, so people feel like they can be more honest, and B, he said, it's almost more embarrassing to hold your emotions back when your friends are being so radically honest. To nerd out a little bit, it's a group psychology. It's a group flow. Why is music festivals, why are these concerts so riveting? Why do people emote and have these group almost psychedelic experience without the substances? Because you are moved by this collective entity and this collective movement. The psychology behind group flow is fascinating. Where a lot of people who go on riots and these very violent behaviors and these circumstances, a lot of those individuals by themselves they will never do such a thing. They will never even harm a fly, but you put them in this group where they're emoting, whether through anger, resentments or whatever emotions, positive or negative, they just get activated, and it's almost like the hormones are being synced. I feel like all that helps with people feeling more comfortable, but at the end of the day, it comes to emotional safety. They feel safe and they f
You never know when the next person you connect with could change the course of your life.  Matt Drinkhahn is an explorer, a business coach, and strategist to growth-minded leaders and a proud FrontRowDad. You have to be innovative as an entrepreneur, father, husband and coach…  In order to improve and stay fresh today’s guest journals and gets feedback! Today we talk about what makes a good coach, a good dad, a trustworthy husband, psychedelics, and doing things on our own terms!   Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Matt collects chicken soup books, holds family board meetings, and is an eternal optimist even through many surgeries! “My Mission is to push people to be the best they can be and to OWN that we were all made with limitless potential.” Matt’s career has been highlighted by his passion for his customers and people.   His career sales totals exceed $130Million.  He’s coached and given talks within organizations such as Equitable, Vector Marketing, Red Hat, CoreNet, EO(Entrepreneur’s Organization), Oracle, Bank of America, Tarkett, Rheem, Google, and Front Row Dads.  He has grown his reputation on the platforms of integrity for doing the right thing the right way and his highly energetic and enthusiastic personality.   Matt lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Julie and their 3 young daughters where he enjoys being a scratch golfer, avid sports fan, real estate investor, and a VERY active family man 😊.     One of the recent defining moments in Matt’s career came as a result of a freak zipline accident in 2015.  As he was speedingdown a zipline, the attachment to the line broke and sent him falling to the ground where he crash-landed directly on his spine.  Over the next 9 months his physical health deteriorated to the point where he ultimately wasn’t able to walk anymore and was in constant excruciating pain.  Using his strategy of “let your adversities guide your growth”, he turned this great challenge into a great teacher and coached and spoke to teams and companies as he was literally lying flat on his back in his home office.  Ultimately 2016 was his best year in business up to that date and Matt credits the support of his family and the preparation of his mindset through “eternal optimism” for his success. Listen to The Eternal Optimist Podcast on all major podcast platforms!     Matt is a successful entrepreneur and veteran in the corporate world where he has specialized in sales, coaching, recruiting, leadership, and sales management throughout his career.  He acquired his formal education at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC with a double major in Psychology and Business Economics.  Before his graduation in 1999, he opened his first business in Winston-Salem and over his first 5 years out of school he recruited over 2000 sales representatives for Vector Marketing/Cutco Cutlery throughout the Carolinas.    He then moved on to pursue his dream as a professional golfer.  He played the professional golf mini-tour circuit for three years before moving into corporate America to work for Clearwire.  After building one of the most successful direct sales teams in the company’s history in Atlanta, he was promoted to General Manager and moved with the company to Nashville, Boston, and then Providence.    After a great deal of success Matt was heavily recruited and moved to Charlotte, NC to recruit and train the field sales team for Time Warner Cable Business Class.  He spent nearly 3 years there achieving great results when he decided it was time to follow his passion to help individuals and teams perform at high levels through business coaching and consulting with ProAdvisor Coach.       He has been coaching high performance individuals and Teams for 9 years with ProAdvisorCoach with a special emphasis in financial services, real estate, banking, technology, and retail organizations.  He’s led dozens of offsite retreats and conferences while maintaining the core of coaching in 1-1 and Team coaching environments.     Check out his life’s work on the social media channel of your choice below: And be sure to check out Matt’s LIVESTREAM daily Monday through Friday at 7:00am ET on the Facebook and Instagram Eternal Optimist Podcast accounts below!   Website: Instagram: ➢ Eternal Optimist Podcast: ➢ Coach_Drink:   Facebook: ➢ Eternal Optimist Podcast:   LinkedIn: ➢ Matt Drinkhahn:   YouTube: ➢ Eternal Optimist Podcast Channel:   Twitter: ➢ @PodcastOptimist: ➢ @MDrinkhahn:       Mentioned Michael Pollan How to Change Your Mind in episode  Mentioned Jennie Bellinger   Mentioned Mark Victor Hansen here’s our episode together   Connect with Reena   Tell us what you like, what you’d like us to change, subscribe, leave a five star review        
Season 4!  No degree no problem!  Bring good values though!  Where did you go to school?  Where do you work?  What you need to know is how to network, interview, and sell yourself!  No formal degree is needed to be a genius! If people are asking about your degree you are probably doing something wrong.  The beauty of showing up on social media has helped Jonaed Iqbal land jobs! Born in Bangladesh, from a large family, Jonaed splits his time between Twitter, TikTok, and Linkedin! He’s done over 400 resumes and he supports many online. Jonaed’s dad wasn’t around during the first year of his life, but he learned all about him from his cousins.  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. “The value of work is something that goes beyond a degree, wealth, or prestige. It is about being independent and achieving financial freedom. Regardless of background, academic achievement, or formal education, everyone has something to offer. Jonaed Iqbal believes everyone should be able to find a meaningful job.” - Kenneth Atkins   Jonaed Iqbal is a career consultant based in New York City. He has set out with a goal to assist people without college degrees find new job opportunities.   He is the founder of The website is home to an innovative local job search platform, which aims to connect people with suitable career paths, even without formal degrees.   Education is often costly and not easy to access for some people — especially young men and women. However, the absence of a degree doesn't mean a lack of talent or skills. In fact, there are many passionate, qualified, and hard-working people around us. They're all searching for the perfect opportunities, often bouncing from closed door to closed door. Through, Jonaed wants to reach out to those people, and he has designed the platform to help them access new possibilities. is a very intuitive and easy-to-use platform. It is all about redefining the job search process for employment seekers. Jonaed took an in-depth look at the current state of the job market. He observed the flaws of many job posting platforms and their lackluster results. He came up with a service that would lead to more accurate and clear posts from employers looking for the best candidates. Through, employers can post better ads. In turn, better job ads attract higher quality job seekers, who might be a better match.   Based in the New York City area, Jonaed has an extensive professional background across various industries. He has served as an actuary at MetLife and worked as a financial analyst and consultant for New York City public schools. Believing in the potential of his idea, he decided to launch and pursue speaking engagements on a full-time basis. He now focuses on running The site serves job seekers and employers in the New York City area at the moment, but Jonaed plans on expanding it in the future.   Jonaed is a friendly and open-minded person, dedicated to his family and friends. People around him describe him as a kind, supporting, caring person, whose mission is to help others. Whether it's about assisting them with their job search, tutoring them, or inspiring them with his unflinching talks — anything goes! He's an avid networker, always looking to create meaningful connections with others - professionally and personally.   He also tutors high-school and middle school students, and coaches wrestling at Thomas Edison High School in Queens, New York.   Find out more about Jonaed, as well as Connect with Reena My daddy and I would love to hear from you, subscribe drop a five star review  
The more enterprising you are the freer you are.” How do you sell more books than anyone else?  You have to be a self leader before you can lead anyone else, shut off negative media, and read a book a week! Mark Victor Hansen has written 318 books and loves what the publishing industry was!  He’s a student of the Depression.  His vision is to sell 1 billion books and help others do it as well.  “Whoever controls the story controls the future!” - Plato Today we are talking about climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, doing 4 meetings a day,  and how he should have sold more books faster!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Place For Controversy. In the area of human potential, no one is better known and more respected than Mark Victor Hansen. For more than 30 years, Mark Victor Hansen has focused solely on helping people and organizations reshape their personal vision of what's possible. His powerful messages of possibility, opportunity, and action have helped create startling and powerful change in thousands of organizations, and millions of individuals worldwide. With his endearing charismatic style, Mark captures his audience's attention as well as their hearts. With his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful story-telling ability, he is one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers of our time. You may know Mark Victor Hansen as "that Chicken Soup for the Soul guy." A cultural juggernaut now celebrating its 11th year, Mark and his business partner Jack Canfield created what TIME magazine called, "the publishing phenomenon of the decade." With more than 100 million Chicken Soup for the Soul books sold around the world and over 100 licensed products in the marketplace, it is one of the most successful publishing franchises in the world today. The Chicken Soup idea was just one of many that has propelled Mark into the worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, best-selling author and marketing maven. The author of many books such as The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win, The Miracle of Tithing and others, Mark Victor Hansen has an extensive library of audio programs, video programs and enriching articles in the areas of big thinking, sales performance, marketing, publishing and personal and professional development. Mark's latest book, The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth is destined to inspire the creation of one million new millionaires this decade. He co-authored this book with Robert G. Allen (best-selling author of Nothing Down and Multiple Streams of Income) published by Harmony Books, a division of Random House Publishing. His energy and exuberance travels still further through mediums such as television (Oprah, CNN and The Today Show), print (TIME, US News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur) and countless radio and newspaper interviews as he assures everyone of the inherent genius in all of us if we choose to access our centers of influence, leverage our strengths and take action. Mark Victor Hansen is the founder of MEGA Book Marketing University, MEGA Speaking Empire and MEGA Marketing Magic. Each of these annual conferences speak to the specific needs of those who want to discover, create and launch business empires. A passionate philanthropist and humanitarian, Mark teaches the principles of the four types of tithing: thinking, time, talent and treasures. Favored charities are Horatio Alger Scholarships, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Operation Smile, OCEANA , March of Dimes, Covenant House and Childhelp USA.. In the year 2000, The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans honored Mark with the prestigious Horatio Alger Award. Each year, this association honors American leaders who personify the virtues and principles inherent in the success stories written by nineteenth century American author Horatio Alger, Jr. As an award winner, Mark Victor Hansen's extraordinary life achievements stand as a powerful example that the free enterprise system still offers opportunity to all. In 2004, Mark was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Executive International's Hall of Fame, receiving the Ambassador of Free Enterprise award. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Visionary Philanthropist for Youth Award by Covenant House of CA. In 2000, Northwood University honored him as the Outstanding Business Leader of the Year. In 2002, The University of Toledo presented Mark with an Honorary PhD in Business Administration and established the Mark Victor Hansen Entrepreneurial Excellence Fund, which will help shape the minds of future business leaders and assist in the development of the faculty who will teach them. Mark Victor Hansen presents 50-75 seminars each year, serves as chairman of Mark Victor Hansen & Associates, Inc. He is co-founder and chief visionary officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. and is the president of One Minute Millionaire, LLC. Mark Victor Hansen is an enthusiastic crusader of what's possible and is driven to make the world a better place.   Mark Victor Hansen’s Youtube Channel Bookclub Mark Victor Hansen Connect with Reena   My Daddy and I would love to know what you want to hear more of, less of, tell us your thoughts Drop us a five star review and subscribe    
What is your main title and descriptor?  What is your relationship with those titles?  Today we are going to redefine terms!  How does the work you are doing feel?  “Learn to say no to the good to say yes to the best.” - John C. Maxwell Todays’s guest is a business and life guide and helps others through human design vernacular!  What do you want today and what do you want to leave behind?  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy!   Mel McSherry (She/They)  is an International Business & Life Guide, Speaker, Author and Podcast Host. She works with inspired Entrepreneurs who are exhausted and overwhelmed by what they think they need to do in order to be successful. She helps them to honor their lives and be the architect of their  success through Human Design  and traditional business development frameworks.   As an entrepreneur since 2010, Mel has launched two successful businesses, published two books, launched a successful podcast and created a true life by design, all while raising an 11 year old son. She has worked with thousands of people helping them connect to how they are designed to work, get crystal clear on what they want and prioritizing their time as well as their energy so they can create the success they desire while being profitable mentally, emotionally and financially every day! Connect with Mel   Connect with Reena My dad and I would love to hear from you!  Subscribe, drop a five star review and I will respond to messages!  
Everyone deserves a community.  We aren’t supposed to have all the answers or know how to do everything on our own!  How do we construct our village and allow people to help?  It’s hard to let love in, it requires patience and compassion my dad says. Building Your Village is about what communities actually mean!  Florence Ann Romano and I met on her Windy Cindy Nanny web series when I was going through postpartum having had a preemie 7 weeks early.  The series covered a wide range of guests and topics from single parents, to blended families, to widowed parents, and it helped her come up with the idea for her book!  How do you find a good nanny?  How are we parenting?  How do you find your tribe and identify potential villagers?  What questions should you be asking a caretaker?  It’s a self care journey in how we show up for people!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Florence Ann Romano ( is a village advocate, philanthropist, and author who has always had a special place in her heart for family and community. She worked as a childcare provider for over 15 years and believes the key to a family’s success lies in focusing on what she calls THE TRIFECTA - parent, child, and caretaker working in unison toward common, family goals. Her latest book, Build Your Village: A Guide to Finding Joy and Community in Every Stage of Life, will be published by Beyond Words on February 21, 2023. Florence Ann also has been featured on over 500 national and local media outlets across the country, including ABC/CBS/ NBC and FOX TV affiliates, Home & Family, The Jenny McCarthy Show, SiriusXM, and more. Her loyal followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube have grown into a robust, engaged social media village of moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and childcare providers that grows larger every day.  She is also currently a regular expert on over 10 different national TV affiliates across America! Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Florence Ann earned a degree in performance theatre at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She has served as President and Founder of a non-profit board dedicated to autism awareness and now serves on the Executive Board of the Children's Research Fund at Lurie's Children's Hospital and is a founding member of Sesame Street’s Leadership Council.   Connect with Reena   My dad and I would love you to subscribe and drop us a review or feedback  
Have you ever wanted to connect to a world you can’t see?  Do you feel the pain of the world and want to alleviate it?   Today we are talking about mysticism, the kabbalah, and finding your soul!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Miriam Racquel (Meryl) Feldman has always been a fact finder.  She’s a wife, mom, somatic healer, relationship coach, and writer, like her father.  She helps empower women to trust the wisdom of their bodies, emotions, and souls as well as blogging about the mystical happenings of an ever-changing world.  She once got her kicks from rehabilitating seals in California and now leads an adventurous life raising a bunch of kids along with her husband.  If you meet her, be prepared to take part in philosophical discussions about the healing of humankind and the transformation of the world into a place of peace.  Discover more at and   Connect to Reena   My dad and I would love to hear from you subscribe drop a five star review let us know what stories you’d love to hear
What are the basic beliefs of satanism?  How do you get to hell? What is unforgivable?  What is blasphemy?  Alex Parkview was raised Roman Catholic, did the sacraments, but his dad was closest to a Buddhist.  His dad wanted him to have a moral background.  Alex feels like his "A Twist Of Faith" podcast is his calling to make people think about things they don’t normally think about just like his dad did after sermons.  He tried him help him understand the Bible even though they didn’t get to church together.  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Place For Controversy. There are no atheists in a Fox hole!  27 months in IRAQ!  Alex says you do away with emotions and recruiters lie! "His podcast is an in-depth but modernized and simplified look at as many different religions/spiritual ideologies. To advocate for the nonbeliever in an attempt to help them understand and apply their chosen set of beliefs in a world dead set on pigeonholing them. Also, a realistic look at some popular religious myths all backed by scripture from the teachings of whichever religion said myth pertains to." Connect with Alex   Connect with Reena   Me and my daddy would love to hear from you subscribe and drop us a five-star review  
Should musicians play in pain?  Music is more powerful than we realize!  Adrenal insufficiency led Asher Laub to reinventing himself and turning his pain into purpose.  Music makes Asher jump out of bed every day and keeps him happy.  “Never give up at your own expense,” he says.  He left behind three degrees and became a dancing violinist!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Asher began classical violin training at the tender age of 2 and had already performed with the Buffalo philharmonic by age 13. ​Asher’s expertise in trans-genre improvisation has led him to a career as a soloist in demand, performing at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center, the Jacob Javitz Center, and across four continents.  Asher has also been featured on PBS and has made headlines on CNN, WABC, and NBC, and many other major news sources.   Asher is known for breakdancing across stages with his LED electric violin, in addition to performing as a DJ violinist, bringing his experience as a live performer and technical prowess as an audio editing and mixing guru to countless clubs and stages across the country.  Connect with Asher Listen to his music   Connect with Reena   My dad and I would love to hear from you subscribe and drop us a five star review   Evan Rabin episode mentioned in episode  Chess, A Unifying Language For All   Jerry Springer episode mentioned in episode          
What’s it like to be the son of a cop, with squad cars in the driveway?  Are you driven by the same things your parents were motivated by or did you level up?  What do you want for your kids?  Inspired by the basketball team athletes he grew up with Chris made his way to LA, joined an acting class, and was even an extra in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Drew Carey Show, and a movie called Loony Toones!  Chris discovered his incredible unique skill set.  He focuses on marketing, sales, and technology where they merge.  Most stuff doesn't stick with you but Chris got his strategy chops from the boiler room with Lou Pearlman and Wolf of Wallstreet.  Sometimes you learn just as much from crooks as you do and the good guys. Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. CHRIS SMITH is the Co-founder of Curaytor (an Inc. 500 fastest-growing business) and he is one of the 4 best marketers under 40, according to the American Marketing Association. His book, The Conversion Code, is taught at colleges like Johns Hopkins University and he has been a guest lecturer at NYU. Chris used the blueprint in this book to quickly grow his company to eight figures in annual recurring revenue, without raising any venture capital. His work has been featured in AdWeek, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. Previously, Chris worked for two billionaires, a billion-dollar publicly-traded company, and a startup that was acquired for nine figures. His first book, Peoplework, received endorsements from the CEO of Zappos and Gary Vaynerchuk, who wrote the foreword. Co-founder of Curaytor: USA Today Best Selling Author of The Conversion Code Co-author of Peoplework Keynote speaker   Connect with Reena My dad and I would love to hear from you subscribe, drop us a five-star review    
What do you want people to say at your funeral?  What would you want your kids to say about you? What would you want your business associates to say?  What would you want your spouse to say?  What are your kids going to remember?  How much money you made in the market?  Children remember what you do and don’t do, it’s what you model.  Father of 9, Casey Stubbs puts family relationships first and is an expert networker!  It's his mission to teach as many as possible how to make six figures from trading in the financial markets.  He’s a church goer, a seeker, and a true helper of people!  Better Call Daddy: The Space Space For Controversy. Casey Stubbs is the founder of Trading Strategy Guides along with several other trading-related businesses which include Learn To Trade for Profit, Finance & Markets, Price Action, and Income. Since 2009, Stubbs has helped thousands of traders by providing the best free trading education and trading strategies. Connect with Casey: Website: YouTube: YouTube: Twitter: Facebook: LinkedIn:   Connect with Reena Me and my dad would love to hear from you subscribe and drop us a review
Are you happy with where you’re at in life?  Are you comfortable in your own skin?  Did you feel pressured to get married or to marry within your faith?  Living up to others standards doesn’t work!  Aradhana is 32 years old, born and raised in Southern California.  She's a Clinical Social Worker by day and mental health/ lifestyle influencer by night. She struggles with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. She was raised in a strict South Asian household and because of that her anxiety was often disregarded as “being a cry baby or uninterested”. Her parents tried hard to mold her into the “Typical Indian Child”, however each time they did it would cause her Anxiety to worsen. It wasn’t until she got to college that she got any form of validation for her Anxiety. She started to take basic Psychology courses and learned about Anxiety and what it looked like. That was when she realized she struggled with a mental illness and that she wasn’t a “failure of an Indian”. She realized that a lot of her Anxiety came from the Desi Culture and the expectations that are placed on them.   She went on to become a Social Worker in the hopes of shedding light on Mental Health in the South Asian community. That was how Aradhana’s World came about, she created this platform where she talks about the “Toxic Desi Culture” that so many of us have been raised in. She will be starting a podcast called Di NOT Aunty where she sheds light on different toxic traits from the Desi Community. She's hoping by having a platform like this she will provide South Asian’s a place where they are validated and where they know that they are not “disobedient/bad Indians” where they can see that their differences are celebrated and welcomed.  She's a daddy’s girl. Her dad has been a huge advocate of her Anxiety and though he struggled with coping with her Anxiety at times he helped her empower herself and remind herself that though she's not the “perfect Indian child” she's someone who has proven at each adversity that she's worth fighting for.  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Shout to the Dearsis Podcast for the introduction! Connect with Aradhana   Connect with Reena My dad and I would love to hear from you
Were you wild and crazy when you were a kid?  Any chapters in your life you’d like to relive?  You did what?  You’re famous!  How would your parents react if you went on the Jerry Springer show?  Today I catch up with Cher Holt the only Jerry Springer Show guest I’ve kept in touch with for 20 years and a special soul!  She may be a little person but she has a huge heart!  What is it like living as a midget?  What does she remember from our Spring Break trip to Jamaica?  What has motherhood been like?  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy! Trigger warning mentions of abuse and suicide  Cher’s son, Spencer gofundme Contact Cher   Connect with Reena   My dad and I would love to hear from you subscribe and drop us a review        
Today is a special rebroadcast episode of the Dads with Daughters Podcast I did with my father, Wayne, and host Christopher Lewis.  We not only talk about the Better Call Daddy podcast we are doing together, but also, Chris talked to my dad about what’s it’s like being a father of three daughters. If you’ve enjoyed today’s episode of the Dads With Daughters podcast we invite you to check out the Fatherhood Insider. The Fatherhood Insider is the essential resource for any dad that wants to be the best dad that he can be. We know that no child comes with an instruction manual and most are figuring it out as they go along. The Fatherhood Insider is full of valuable resources and information that will up your game on fatherhood. Through our extensive course library, interactive forum, step-by-step roadmaps and more you will engage and learn with experts but more importantly with dads like you. So check it out today! Dr. Christopher Lewis is a passionate storyteller that has spent many years creating, sharing and promoting people, brands, organizations and more.  With over 20 years working in higher education and 14 years in digital marketing, Chris brings a unique perspective to understanding audiences.  His work has focused on the use of data and technology to build and engage robust online communities.  Chris works hard to allow people to share their truth and provide ways for others to learn and grow from the stories they share. As Digital Director for WSYM Fox 47 News Chris supported the agencies digital strategy, reaching millions of viewers per year in a highly competitive local news market. Data was key to driving success. As Co-founder and CIO for Fathering Together, an organization working to help dads be better dads, Chris helps lead social and community engagement across platforms, including several active Facebook groups. Fathering together currently has around 128k members and is actively growing! Connect with Christopher Connect with Reena  
One of life’s biggest regrets is wishing we hadn't worked so hard!  How do we make our time together meaningful with our kids?  How do we prepare our children and give them the skills they’ll need to leave our home?  How do we infuse options into our kids’ education?  What career options are your kids interested in?  How can we encourage our childrens’ interests and goals?  As a #dad to #daughters Christopher Lewis loves seeing dads being present and engaged with their children.  It all started with his Dad With Divas blog. A dad’s journey into fatherhood and surviving in a diva’s world!  He has a Podcast called the Dads With Daughters Podcast where he interviews dads about raising strong independent women.  My dad and I were fortunate enough to both be on!  How has Christopher Lewis balanced his time as an employee, non-profit owner, podcaster, blogger, husband, and father?  You have to be able to advocate for yourself!  Tune in to find out!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy!   Dr. Christopher Lewis is a passionate storyteller that has spent many years creating, sharing and promoting people, brands, organizations and more.  With over 20 years working in higher education and 14 years in digital marketing, Chris brings a unique perspective to understanding audiences.  His work has focused on the use of data and technology to build and engage robust online communities.  Chris works hard to allow people to share their truth and provide ways for others to learn and grow from the stories they share. As Digital Director for WSYM Fox 47 News Chris supported the agencies digital strategy, reaching millions of viewers per year in a highly competitive local news market. Data was key to driving success. As Co-founder and CIO for Fathering Together, an organization working to help dads be better dads, Chris helps lead social and community engagement across platforms, including several active Facebook groups. Fathering together currently has around 128k members and is actively growing! Connect with Christopher Connect with Reena   My dad and I would love you to subscribe and drop us a review    
How do you find internships? How do you do PR well?  If you want to be featured by the press you have to be able to speak about what you’ve done!  Not all newsworthiness is negative.  People are interested in positive stories too. Zane Landin is telling real-life transformational stories in his Positive Vibes Magazine!  He has trained his pain into purpose! For almost three years he has been building his portfolio which is quite impressive!  How did Zane Landin make it to the White House and get the prize money from Pinterest?  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Zane Landin is the Founder and President of Landing Dreams PR. As the Founder of PositiveVibes Magazine, he has established relationships with several leaders, media outlets, and even other agencies. Landin is a recent graduate from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  He studied Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. He has a track record of work experience in global communications, marketing, design, strategy, and public relations at different companies like OnMogul, the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Agency for International Development, General Motors, and NASA — Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This past year he got to meet the President of the United States, the First lady, the Surgeon General, and Selena Gomez being selected for the first-ever Mental Health Youth Action Forum. Connect with Zane on Linkedin Connect with Reena My daddy and I would love to hear from you    
We are all going to make mistakes, letting our kids know we aren’t experts makes room for them to be right.  Today Brian Anderson and I are talking about what we thought parenting would be like versus what it actually is.  The village mentality is coming back and we all need a community of friendship!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Husband, Dad, Co-founder, Author, and Grant Writer, Brian Anderson likes to talk about fatherhood and it all started at a neighborhood bar.  Now he has a Facebook group with over a hundred thousand members free of judgement and misogyny, a virtual hub for dads.  How are dads getting more involved and connected?  Does work come first?  Kids grow up fast we need to be present!  How did your parents show love?  Today we need to disrupt our kids lives and get interested in their interests!   Connect with Brian Anderson Brian’s book Fathering Together: Living a Connected Dad Life #thisworkingdadcares Connect with Reena My dad and I would love to hear from you! Subscribe and drop a five star review
1-3 women are fatherless. At twelve years old Rachel Isabella starting feeling unloved and rejected by her dad.  Have you ever had to cut a family member out of your life?  It’s hard!  It’s painful! And it’s not from a lack of trying! Rachel Isabella then got love bombed, even though she knew it was wrong, because she wanted to be loved.  She hadn’t received love before.  It stemmed from unworthiness that needed to be healed.  Healing is the work we came here to do!  Do we ever truly heal and forgive?  Is there always a part of us that needs a dad?  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy. Single mom, personal development nerd and excellent shower performer. Rachel is also a Self Empowerment Coach that is here to help you remember the love you had for yourself before the world got to you.   Connect with Rachel Isabella Connect with Reena My dad and I would love to hear from you  
1-in 8 women will get diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in their lifetime and yet women still have to fight for proper healthcare.  Today I'm talking to Philecia La'Bounty about being misdiagnosed and being told she had a benign cyst at 29.  She was in the best shape of her life, internationally modeling, and she didn't look or feel sick.  She had never had an issue.  Blindsided by a diagnosis she's now spreading awareness about the importance of getting a mammogram and biopsies.  As seen on the Dr. Phil show for medical gaslighting, Good Morning America, and in People Magazine, Philecia is now getting all the testing she needs and is on a mission to save other people.  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy. Organizations mentioned Connect with Philecia:   Connect with Reena   My dad and I would love to hear from you, subscribe, and leave a message
Dr. Andrew Fox moved to the United States 23 years ago and boy have things changed.  He has appeared on national news and Tucker Carlson about the freedom of speech.  He's been through the legal system to become a citizen and learned its history and bill of rights.  Today we are talking about how civil dialogue is necessary.  Why do you believe what you believe?  Does God exist?  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy. Dr. Andrew Fox is an officiator of weddings, speaker, author, and teacher. He is a professor of historical, theological, cultural, and sociological approaches to interpreting and communicating Scripture. His passion is to spark people’s imagination as a necessary component of faith toward a positive change through life’s challenges. His organization engages in religious publications, lectures, debates, symposiums, preaching, and education. He has earned an MA in Missional Leadership from Northwest University, an MA in Theological Studies from Southeastern University, and a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Assembly of God Theological Seminary. Dr. Fox lectures in a number of colleges, universities, and organizations in the United States and overseas. If you have not met Dr. Fox in person, he is commonly known for communicating with intelligence, knowledge, passion, and fun.       Connect with Dr. Andrew Fox   Connect with Reena   My dad and I would love to hear from you subscribe and drop a five-star review
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Genesis Amaris Kemp

Great segment with much confidence and wisdom from a young lady. Her makeup tips were on point especially coming from a woman that does not know how to put on makeup and pay others when I need it done for special occasions. The most I do myself is eyeliner, mascara, and maybe some foundation...then of course I keep my eyebrows groomed via threading. Love to hear the resilience that she stopped doing cartwheels but then she found her drive back again over time and she is working on pursuing her dreams and exploring all avenues of creativity when it comes to her future aspirations. Great segment Reena you all kept the conversation rolling and interesting from mother/daughter scoop

Jan 7th

Robert Miller

Reena is absolutely awesome! Don’t ever miss this podcast!

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Lane Ewert

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Will Watts

Reena asks what no one else asks. She is a phenomenal interviewer.

Aug 27th
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