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Pitching The Truth

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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Ep 26. Who Cares Talking  about My Reputation
Why does reputation matter? Because once you lose it you may never get it back. Listen to Greg's insight on rebuilding his own reputation and why people need to pay attention to how they are seen and perceived by all of the people in their lives.   “You have to pay attention to the people you are with. You have to pay attention to the actions of the people that you're around because all it takes is one major mistake by them and you can get sucked into their hole and you can be dragged to the bottom just like some of the people that were affected by my actions." -Greg Paul   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here!   Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates   Topics Covered   01:09 – Insights and thoughts about how people undervalue building their reputation. 03:01 – The repercussions from not maintaining a good reputation reputation 04:31 – Greg’s pain and the sting of having to start all over again, find new friends, new people that can trust him having to rebuild his reputation after all his mistakes 05:25 – Greg’s unwritten rule of letting other people know that he is on a short leash 07:07 – Why you need to pay attention to build your reputation 08:05 – Are you a good dad or the bad dad? The image you are portraying can damage how your children see you as a person 12:42 – How you manage your reputation and you manage your ego 15:38 – The time it takes for you to rebuild your reputation after a major damage and taint 16:15 – How the internet and social media can hurt and taint your reputation 18:30 Greg’s rant about the importance of protecting and building your reputation   People Mentioned Walden Long   Resources The Truth About Lies: How Admitting Nothing Can Cost You Everything   Connect with Gregory Paul com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
Ep 25. Spark Change and Improve Your Life
Greg has been through changes or pivots in his life and every time new doors and opportunities have opened up for him.   In today’s episode, Greg will share those experiences and hope to inspire you to take some risks and reap the rewards of a life well lived.    “When your hair stands up and kind of like, Oh, what I just said made me kind of uncomfortable. That's the good shit right there. That's the stuff that makes you realize that, Okay you're challenging yourself. You are not sitting back and pretending that everything is okay. You're really putting some thought into this to try to understand how it is you can become a better person. How you can grow and become more interesting.” -Greg Paul     What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Topics Covered   01:35 – Deciding to move from Boston to Colorado, change in lifestyle, the change in atmosphere, the change in environments, really had an influence on me in a very positive way. 03:23 – Choosing to become an entrepreneur, the opportunity of selling cars brought to his life, [00:04:36] realizing all the challenges and the things that I'd overcome in order to succeed 05:14 – from project management works renovating jobs transitioning and focusing more on the more enjoyable, fulfilling ventures of Greg’s career 06:34 – doing hard shit as Jocko Willing says is really, really, what's important. It is really what fulfilled and makes Greg happy 08:04 – taking risks, right? What are we going to do to take risks to make our lives better 08:17 –  Greg’s fiancée taking a huge risk on him despite his past, a great relationship that spawned from the fact that it wasn't easy 10:25 – Start focusing a little more energy on other things this podcast, writing, public speaking, and sharing his message and helping others 11:13 – Early New Year’s resolution implementation from Greg 12:17 – More changes and plans to come for Greg   Connect with Gregory Paul veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast  
Ep 24. Living Through Misfortune
Why do people see unfortunate events in their lives as obstacles rather than as opportunities to grow? In this week’s episode Greg Paul, discuss that misfortune is your opponent --challenging you to show what you are capable of overcoming in your life. It is a lesson that Greg Paul had embraced and we hope you enjoy it.   “I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent— no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.”  -Seneca   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Topics Covered   01:12 – Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism 01:40 – The misfortune that fell upon Greg that pushed him to reinvent himself 02:14 – What people do when they encounter misfortune and adversity 03:41 – Disservice by sitting here complaining or not getting up early in the morning to get things done 06:07 – Greg as a sprayer kind of spraying out all the different ideas he has, all the different struggles that he was having 06:13 – Getting laser-like focused on one specific idea, one specific purpose, one purpose that could be helpful to serve someone else. 07:17 – Doing greater things rather than dwelling with life’s misfortunes 09:27 – Vagabonding and doing the thing to be of service to others 11:13 – What is more with Greg, his mission to help former felon to transition back to the society   Takeaways “I've been a bit of a sprayer myself kind of spraying out all the different ideas I have and all the different struggles I'm having.” “This misfortune, this struggle that we all have is a gift to grow. “ “Rather than looking that misfortune. Looking at that waste of time and thinking to themselves, ‘What am I going to do? What am I going to do to change it?’“   Resources Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Seneca Vagabonding by Tim Ferriss The Truth About Lies: How Admitting Nothing Can Cost You Everything   Connect with Gregory Paul www.veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast  
Ep 23. The Power of Words
Every day our words affect others either in a positive or negative way. In today's podcast, I share how different people and their words helped me to succeed and to sometimes fail. Take a lesson from my experiences and go and change someone’s life today. “I now realize the importance of having yourself surrounded by people that will give you the words that are really, really important and honest. Not only the praise but also the words of doubt or the words of discouragement or the words to, to basically let you know that, hey, you're not on the right path. You're doing things the wrong way or you're not being honest. You're not being direct.” -Gregory Paul   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Topics Covered 01:30 – Greg’s mission and involvement in Denver’s criminal justice reforms 02:04 – The impact of the power of words to Greg’s life growing up becoming a pleaser and trying to figure out everything on his own 04:20 – Robin’s impact to his life, being the only person that praised him and became his positive influence to his life 07:01 – Shifting gears, moving to Colorado with Robin, believing in his capacity and that he can do more by listening to Robin’s words of encouragement 08:14 – Powerful words that made him successful- being salesman of the month, breaking sales target after sales target 09:30 – The Positive impact of people around him 10:25 – The fall of his success—nobody told him that he is about to make a big mess 12:20 – The words of discouragement from his supervising officer inside the facility, an accountability he got from his sixth officer who believed in him and recognized his efforts  16:57 – Giving positive vibe and casual conversation to people we meet 17:20 – What is more with Greg, his mission to help former felon to transition back to the society   Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode “At the end of the day, words matter. Everybody in there was just negative. So I spend most of my time ignoring everybody. I literally wore head wore earplugs all day long. To this day I still prefer to have something in my ears to kind of soften the noise because it really does bother me to have to listen to other people's negativity.” “Words such as you're a convicted felon, you're wired differently. You're never going to change. These were words that were said to me by an officer that looked across from my desk, her desk at me, and basically had complete control over everything that I did or whether or not I went back or I stayed out.” “Probations supposed to be about rehabilitation. It's supposed to be about helping people become better, helping me go into society and become a better person, but the words that were chosen were never literally, it took me five, five, or six different supervisors until somebody actually said the words to me, Greg, you know what? You're doing a really good job.” “The power of words matter. Every single day. We can hurt somebody or help somebody with our words. We can be positive and encouraging.” Resources The Truth About Lies: How Admitting Nothing Can Cost You Everything Connect with Gregory Paul www.veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast  

Ep 23. The Power of Words

2018-11-0800:18:59

Ep 22. Greg's Interview for CJ Evolution Podcast
Greg was interviewed in CJ Evolution Podcast, a show that put a twist on traditional criminal justice professions and provides tools to set yourself up for success in your career and for the future. In this episode Greg shares his story how he owned his mistake after he defrauded a lot of people out of a lot of money, deceiving Peter to pay Paul, got arrested, did some time incarcerated, and now doing the right thing. Taking full responsibility for his actions. “Greg, man, you're in the minority man. I really appreciate you coming on the show. And I what I mean by in the minorities, you're one of those rare individuals out there, who actually has taken responsibility for some of the actions that you've done throughout your life and again, that's an admirable trait man, because me being a cop or a long time, you hardly ever see that.”-Patrick Fitzgibbons, Host of CJ Evolution   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Topics Covered 02:10 – Greg’s background, going stray because of his bad choices despite growing in a very supportive family 5:60 – his family’s reaction when they heard that he was arrested and was facing theft charges. 08:20 – Time for reflection, how his time in prison affected him as a person 09:07 – Choosing motivation over blame 10:24 – The support he got from family and friends: the regular visit from his daughters and friends, books they bought for him to read 13:25 – From making millions of money to suddenly losing freedom 14:00 – Greg’s biggest takeaway from his experience 15:45 – His struggle integrating back into the community as a former felon 17:15 – What he did after he went out of the facility, how we make ways to pay his restitution 18:43 – The power of owning his mistakes, things he did to keep going-speaking for Prisoner’s Against Crimes, Defy Ventures and other speaking engagements 23:35 – How his relationship with his friends got affected by him being in prison, losing the majority of his friends after 26:00 – Meditation, journaling, reading, exercises- developing a powerful routine helped him go forward 29:09 – If he could go back and change anything, what will it be? After the 2008 market, he should have fired all his employees and filed bankruptcy a day after instead of fighting to come back up 30:30 – Connect with Greg Paul   People Mentioned Jordan Belfort – The Wolf of Wall Street Eliot Marshall   Resources The Truth About Lies: How Admitting Nothing Can Cost You Everything Prisoners Against Crimes Defy Ventures   Connect with Patrick Fitzgibbons Podcast Twitter   Connect with Gregory Paul www.veracitygp.com Twitter Instagram Pitching the Truth Podcast
Ep 21." Stop Ruining My Life with Your Problems."-Why People Blame?
Do you tend to blame others for your problems when things go wrong? In this weeks episode, I will explain why I NEVER let myself become a victim of my own actions and previous crimes. I was reminded by three separate random people this week that most people hide and blame others for their past mistakes. We all need to be more accountable for the outcome of our lives. Step up or shut up. “You have the power to change anything.” - Gregory Paul   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates   Topics Covered 01:42 – Feedback about Greg’s book, The Truth About Lies 03:05 – Greg’s as a guest to Patrick Fitzgibbons’Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast, him openly sharing his story, his insights a former felon 05:24 – Are you a blamer or an Action taker, someone who is driven to better life situations 06:51 – Using struggles and life adversities to bounce back and live a positive life 07:51 –  The power to change anything   Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode You forget the perception that other’s will have doubts about your work is going to be much different than from you as the creator. Think about what is important in your life, thinking about what kind of influence you can have.   Resources Gregory Paul’s Book- The Truth About Lies Patrick Fitzgibbons’ Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast   Connect with Gregory Paul: veracitygp.com Facebook Twitter
Ep 20. Why Super Ego Must Die
Super Ego is here to run the show and you do not even know how he got control. He has been planted in your mind by your parents and other past influencers when you were a wee little boy or girl. Come and find out why past beliefs that are not your own must go in order for you to grow.   “One person you should live for, yourself. You shouldn’t be spending all this time and energy trying to please other people. You shouldn’t be feeding your super-ego.” -Gregory Paul   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Topics Covered 01:22 - Greg’s random conversation with David – his coach and mentor  02:09 - What is super-ego? 02:43 - Greg’s experience and realizations about his super-ego. 05:40 - A responsibility, leading by example. 06:53 - Ask yourself, is super-ego where you want to be? 07:42 – Super-ego is your own kryptonite. 08:35 – What is really important than super-ego? 10:33 – Reflect on your own path.   Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode Why I get off from helping people, get off on trying to be the savior, the fixer, the man that comes in at the last moment to save the day. Super-ego gets beyond your ego. It’s like your ego on steroids, it’s your ego with a cape, it’s your ego that has to command at the last minute to save the day. One person you should live for, yourself. You shouldn’t be spending all this time and energy trying to please other people. You shouldn’t be feeding your super-ego. Pretending by doing a good deed, people will give it back to you. One thing I noticed about super-ego it’s your own personal kryptonite, it’s your own personal drain, it will suck the life out of you because before you know it your life is not your own, your spending all your time and energy trying to help other people rather than sitting back and trying to build yourself, trying to think about who you are, what it is you want. People need to recognize that what’s most important is finding your own happiness, your own joy through whatever that may be.   Resources Gregory Paul’s Book- The Truth About Lies Connect with Gregory Paul: veracitygp.com Facebook Twitter
Ep18. The Power of the Tribe
Men are fading away from the community and the cost is high. Male suicide is at an all-time high and it is time to take action. We must surround ourselves with the set of friends that can act as our sounding board and can help us get our craps together. Listen here as Greg Paul shares his insight about why he failed without a tribe and learn why having your own crew behind you is so important.The people who know you so well that you don’t care to show your true self around them.   “Men need other men to hold them accountable.” - Greg Paul Kotsaftis   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Topics Covered 03:19 – The need to have your own tribe 05:47– The tribe of men you need 07:20 – Role of Greg’s core group in his life 09:22 – Type of person you should be with 11:13 – Greg’s regrets on neglecting friendship 12:31 – What being around other people means to Greg   Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode I need to remember not to do it alone. When things get bad, I felt alone. I feel I don’t have anyone to turn to. We are designed to be in a tribe of people. We are designed to be around other people. People Mentioned Tai Lopez Jocko Willink Resources The Tai Lopez Show How Discipline Sets You Free with Navy SEAL Jocko Willink Gregory Paul’s Book- The Truth About Lies   Connect with Gregory Paul: veracitygp.com Facebook Twitter
Ep17. To Tell the Truth
How can the act of telling the truth influence your life? TJ Dunhoft is a life, life purpose, and dating coach. He is the founder of Authentic Self,LLC. His mission is to help men and women achieve and sustain love and family in their lives. Listen here as TJ shared how Greg impacted him to be an authentic vulnerable communicator, how they recall their coaching days, how Greg helped TJ consensually leave his fading marriage. Also, TJ shared some insights on how couple must work on their relationship to maintain they sexual polarity to achieve and sustain a good relationship with each other.   “The more vulnerable and honest I was. I felt like the more space was available for love.” - TJ Dunhoft   What do you want to hear from the Pitching the Truth podcast? Tell us here! Love the Podcast? Subscribe on iTunes for updates     Topics Covered 01:10 – TJ Dunhoft background 02:42 – How Greg and TJ met 04:03 – His challenge being attracted to another woman despite being married 05:40 – His major take away from his coaching with Greg 06:50 – Being in the authentic genuine vulnerable place 09:21 – Impact of being direct and honest 10:30 – TJ’s divorce with his wife  15:18 – Importance of stepping back and freeing the space so the things you like will manifest 16:33 – The universe’ challenge to us 18:09 – The biggest regret of people: missed opportunities and broken relationships 18:50 – Importance of maintaining a sexual polarity that couples have for each other 22:14 – Working for the relationship 23:25 – Men and women’s life purpose for each other 26:20 – Men and women’s virtue and characteristics and how to stay in sexual polarity   Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode Your life purpose is searching for you too. I was getting lessons that I needed to learn, experienced I need to experience so that I can heal and liberate other men and women going through similar issues. When you kind of step back a little bit or allow time to heal from a negative occurrence it is amazing how it is serving you. People are so close to the painting they cannot see the whole picture. People Mentioned David Deida Karen Brody David Wygant   Resources TJ’s Ebooks Gregory Paul’s Book- The Truth About Lies Connect with TJ Dunhoft: Instagram Facebook tjdunhoft.com   Connect with Gregory Paul: veracitygp.com Facebook Twitter  

Ep17. To Tell the Truth

2018-09-1800:30:05

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