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Author: Gregory Paul Kotsaftis

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Pitching the Truth is your free weekly resource to finding answers on how to better the quality of your life through the experiences of others. This is your shortcut to finding answers on how to improve your relationships and communication skills through the power of the truth. The goal of Pitching the Truth is to bring you stories of inspiration, triumph, and success through strong honest communication. The results lead to stronger personal relationships, higher work performance, increased income and reduced stress in life. Welcome and enjoy the stories full of humor and the daily reality of life through others eyes.
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The Power of Adversity

The Power of Adversity

2020-05-0608:33

All of the stress that has been put upon you today will shape you tomorrow. How you handle it will determine how you overcome and get through these hard times. You can choose to be happy even in difficult times or miserable. Today I discuss why it matters to help others overcome their struggles and to embrace why these times can make your life more meaningful- Thank you for listening   "The adversity is not something to fear. It is something to grasp and hold on to. And try to change who you are and learn from it." – Gregory Paul K. What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on Apple Podcast for updates   Connect with Gregory Paul K. Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
Today, I discuss why now more than ever we need to help each other and give back to our communities. Take a listen and see if they resonate with you and as always thank you for listening.   "I think that today's world is getting a lesson. The whole world is getting a lesson that we all need to slow down, we need to take care of each other, and we need to be more focused on what's important in our lives rather than the material things we've all got wrapped up in." – Gregory Paul K. What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on Apple Podcast for updates   Connect with Gregory Paul Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
Recently people have attempted to pull me back into past mistakes from years ago. I am not talking last year I am talking 7,8-12 years ago. Yes, I made a lot of mistakes but at some point after apologizing multiple time you have to let it go in your mind and you may have to let the person go as well. Take a listen to my stories on letting go and see if they resonate with you and as always thank you for listening.   "At the end of the day, sometimes you have to be an asshole. You can't do anything about it. You've reached the point where like, 'Okay, what am I going to do? Do you think I'm a jerk? Do you think I'm this? Do you think I'm that? So fine I am. I am." – Greg Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast  
Calling Your Own Shots

Calling Your Own Shots

2019-08-3012:27

Are you making the changes needed to control your destiny or are you letting others make those decisions for you? Today I want you to address those people, situations or circumstances and make a change that suits you before others do it for you. Thank you for listening and Carpe Diem.   Think about situations you have in your life that may be day in day out, they never change or the same thing over and over again. Do you take the time to evaluate them and decide whether or not they still suit you? Do you take the time to figure out, 'Hey, I should probably be doing something else or with something else make me more happy and more gratified and more fulfilled? Do you take that kind of time? – Greg Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast  
I have been given many random acts of kindness, forgiveness, and generosity. In this weeks episode, I express how we all need to be grateful for the gifts we have been given and make sure to thank and recognize the people in our lives that have stepped up to support us Thank you for listening.   "Be thankful Be humble. Be grateful. Be thankful that somebody sees something in you." - Greg Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast  
Lately, I have been trying to figure out why I am less motivated and but busier than ever. I have come up with three things I feel everyone should do in order to live a more full life and making more money is not one of them. Take a listen and thank you for supporting "Pitching The Truth" Thank you for listening.   "Making more money is not making me happy. It makes me feel less fulfilled. It is making me feel, I am not doing anything to try to help anyone else" - Greg Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
After getting married last weekend surrounded by family and friends I give thanks for all of the people that helped me to get through my personal problems and obstacles to become the man I am today. Without them, I am not sure where I would be today. Look around at the people that are most important to you and appreciate them and be thankful. Thank you for listening.   "Who are your people? You need to pay attention to who your people are." - Greg Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates   Links David Wygant   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
Truth Trumps Trust

Truth Trumps Trust

2019-05-1008:02

When trust is tested coming clean as soon as possible with the truth is the only chance you have to save the situation or possibly the relationship. In this weeks episode, I share my own experience when my trust was challenged and how I quickly forgave the other person to get to the truth of what happened. Enjoy.   "The truth trumps trust. The truth is the most important thing. Because even if we make mistakes especially if we're the ones to admit them first and we're the ones to share the truth first the outcome is always going to be better for the individual that stepping up first." – Gregory Kotsaftis     Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
We all have a past and it will forever haunt you if you let it. Here are the reasons why you need to leave your past behind and only focus on the present moment. As long as your present actions are in alinement with you are today as a person that is all that matters.   "...people have issues they live in the past. " – Gregory Kotsaftis   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
This week Greg shares why having something that brings you joy and happiness in your life is so important to make sure you are appreciating your individual self. For years Greg was lost in a world of only pleasing others, work and mundane day to day events. Take a listen and find out why it is so important to have your own thing.   "You need to decide what it is that you want your girlfriend or boyfriend to be. You need to find your purpose. You need to figure out what it is that makes you happy." – Gregory Kotsaftis   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
Michelle Garcia is formerly an incarcerated woman convicted for financial crime. She’s one who finds re-entry into society is much harder than staying in prison. She now works for Anti-Recidivism Coalition, a support network for formerly incarcerated people. Take time to hear from this 51-year old mother who experienced the struggles and the loopholes in the criminal justice system during the six-year term that she served prison. Take it from her as she relates the incompassionate and inconsiderate practices the system has for those seriously trying to rebuild their lives. At the same time, listen up to this episode to hear more of the programs and opportunities for ex-offenders that make sense and help them find back meaning in life, and thus help them reintegrate well into society. “We're humans, a lot of us want to come out and, and do good. Not everybody who goes and sent to the prison system wants to come out and be better. I realized that I acknowledge that, but my focus is on those of us who do want to learn from it, who want to go and get back and you know, make a better life for ourselves and our families and our victims.” - Michelle Garcia     Topics Covered: 00:59 - Michelle's thoughts on the criminal justice system from what she experienced 02:48 - Describing her life as a parolee 07:35 - The struggles she went through paying her restitution 13:22 - The efforts of re-entry back to society 14:56 - Talking about being a firefighter trainer 18:36 - Relating the ironies that the firefighter's program brings 20:47 - Talking about the struggles and  employment opportunities for ex-incarcerated persons Connect with Michelle Garcia Facebook Blog   Connect with Gregory Paul www.veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast  
This week on the Insights with Dick Goldberg podcast I shared how my prison and the post-prison experience changed me as well as my first-hand view about what is counter-productive in our criminal court system. Dick asked a lot of very different questions than the usual host and I greatly appreciated his direct honesty and genuine interest in what happened to me. Listen on and share and thank you for supporting my podcast.   Connect with Dick Goldberg: www.dickgoldbergradio.com Facebook Twitter Podcast   Connect with Greg Kotsaftis: veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast The Truth about Lies Book
I have been a constant overachiever most of my life and welcome the pressure I put on myself every day. It keeps my mind occupied, sharp and focused me on my goals. But it is only by the constant organization and adjustment that I can keep things going in the right direction for sustained periods of time. Listen and learn about what has worked for me and see if you to can benefit from setting high standards and trying to achieve them.   “Block out some time to do something for yourself or just even to educate yourself on something that you feel would make you more interesting or happier. These things are critical for your own personal growth and to help you to become a more interesting, happy person.” - Gregory Paul   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   We know, for a fact, that some are good at handling multiple tasks at the same time. But for those who cannot, what now? Anyone of us can be guilty of this, and I know we want to break free. These and more, we will be talking in this episode. Here are three helpful tips you can do yourself to stop you from wandering too far off and instead, focus and concentrate on one goal at a time:   Focus on your personal time. You have to lay out an agenda as to what you think is important for you to the goal that you want to achieve that week. Focus and try to make sure that you have dedicated time for it.   Everything begins with a schedule. You have to plan. You have to stick to the plan. If you don’t plan and there is no structure, the chance at success is hard and slim.       Follow through and implement. Sticking to the plan is one thing. Getting things performing and going is the essential part of the task because if you don’t try, you’re not going to know if you succeed or not.       Be ready to bail out. Little things like that small slight adjustments are necessary and are ready to bail on something that's really not working or not serving you, or you quickly realize may or may not be where you want to be is also very, very important.   So overall, it's important that you pay attention to what you want to achieve. Being an overachiever is not a bad thing. Being an average achiever is not a bad thing either depending on how you want to live your life. Now, take these four easy steps to avoid overwhelm and become an overachiever.   Resources Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind And Defy The Odds  by David Goggins   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
We all have someone in our life that we are holding resent towards. What we don't realize is that by focusing on the negative things that person has done to us we are ruining our own life. It's time to forgive anyone who has wronged you and show them love and kindness. Only then can you clear your mind and cut the anger of resentment to improve your own life.   "Tell a friend that you forgive them. And see how much it makes you feel." - Greg Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Resources The Truth About Lies: How Admitting Nothing Can Cost You Everything   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
For the month of March, I am challenging myself by taking action in various parts of my life to create change. Change for myself and change for others. We all have this power but most never chose to even try to utilize it. Take a listen and see if my thoughts motivate you to make some small changes to improve your life.   "Take control of one little thing that you feel is out of control in your life. And sit back and try to relax and figure out how it makes you feel." - Greg Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Resources The Truth About Lies: How Admitting Nothing Can Cost You Everything   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
I recently found myself depressed and unfulfilled and then I realized I needed to weed out some distractions in my life and get back to what makes me happy. I hope you enjoy the episode and thank you for listening.   "Finding your true joy, your true happiness, your path is the most important thing you can do." - Greg Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Resources The Truth About Lies: How Admitting Nothing Can Cost You Everything David Goggins book "You Can't Hurt Me" Gulliver's Travels    Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
Remove Your Regulator

Remove Your Regulator

2019-02-2109:48

 This week I talk about how I am others become complacent in life and avoid pain and suffering at the cost of personal growth. After reading David Goggins book "You Can't Hurt Me" I am now using his lessons and struggles to challenge myself more and seek my true potential.   "Remove the regulators. Get moving. Start doing something difficult." - Greg Kotsaftis     What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Resources The Truth About Lies: How Admitting Nothing Can Cost You Everything David Goggins book "You Can't Hurt Me"   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
Grind to Greatness

Grind to Greatness

2019-02-1414:16

Are you just getting by? Are you squeezing every bit of joy you can from your life or are you stuck in a monotonous rut that never changes day and day out? In this weeks episode, I will share different ideas to implement change in your life to find satisfaction, happiness and become a more interesting person. Most men do not realize how boring they have become and others feel they are already successful but take a listen and test yourself against the ideas I share and see if you are living your best life.   "People do not realize that there is so much opportunity to grow, but yet they spend all their time sitting back and not doing anything about it. And I do not think they know what they are missing." - Greg Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates   Resources The Truth About Lies: How Admitting Nothing Can Cost You Everything   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
On this episode, Greg unveils his life story, how he failed his businesses, his life in prison and the impact of his actions on his family as he was interviewed by Niki Lee of This America, Nurse Niki. Learn from him how he rebuilds his life and gives back to society as a better person.   “The minute that hit me, I completely realize I had to change. So the first thing I did was start writing anybody I could to forgive, much forgive. To ask for forgiveness and kinda tell them I am sorry about what I’ve done and why it happens.” - Greg Kotsaftis     Topics Covered: 03:00 - Greg talks about his life experiences especially when he lost his moral compass 04:40 - He shared how his life in prison changed him 07:05-  The effects of losing his freedom and how he copes with it 10:50 - How his actions affect his family and friends emotionally 12:55 - Greg’s takes us back to his childhood and upbringing 15:35 - The fascinating fact about some head trauma do our brain function 17:40 - Greg’s word of advice to help you deal in this kind of situation   Quotable Takeaways: “The biggest issue right now that I see the world is people are accepting dishonesty as something allowable and people are not paying attention to. But at the end of the day it really can sneak up on you, kinda like what happened to me.  ”- Greg Kotsaftis  “Before you can start to healing is accepting what’s happening to yourself. Facing the truth head on and just moving forward from it.” -Nurse Niki “It is so much easier and so much clarity in your mind, so much more ability to think and be happy when you say the gross truth. You can sleep better at night.” - Greg Kotsaftis   Connect with Niki Lee: nursenikitalk@gmail.com    Connect with Greg Kotsaftis: veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast The Truth about Lies Book
Jeff Johnson used to be a juvenile delinquent. At the age of 17, he got associated with a kid just like him, and one thing led to another which brought him to prison. He was incarcerated for 24 years for a crime he did not commit. Listen up to this episode as Jeff relates his story from the time he first serves prison up to the time he turned his life around. He was a victim of injustice, as he would relate later, but no amount of that can compare to what he’s done to help the community inside prison and outside after he was released. The amount of positive impact he’s done to society is impressive.   “My Grandma told me, ‘Everybody got a life sentence. We're just going to do it in different places.’ That statement of her made me have that paradigm shift where I realized like even though I'm going to die in prison, it doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to have a bad life. Like I can create a good life out of this.”  -Jeff Johnson     What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for an update     Topics Covered   02:26 – Jeff relating the whole story that led him to prison 03:13 – The injustice he faced going through the trial of a crime he did not commit 07:31 – Recounting  his hardest time in prison and how he overcame it 09:27 – His realization and the positive impact he made inside the prison 13:04 – Jeff's wife relating how they met, the odds along the way and how they held on to each other strongly 16:23 – Jeff and Greg sharing experiences and realizations from prison days 22:25 – Jeff discussing solutions and his mission in helping kids stay out of crimes 28:39 – Talking about his upcoming guesting in TEDX 31:13 – His beautiful thoughts about life and the good things he can do more for others       Resources   The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Franklin Covey Jeff Johnson's Story: Sentenced to life without parole as a teen in 1994, Colorado man gets new chance after SCOTUS ruling   Connect with Jeff Johnson   Email: jennyjohnsonuc@gmail.com Email: jeffjohnsonuc@gmail.com   Connect with Gregory Paul www.veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
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