THE SOBER UP PODCAST

Antwon Osborn and Aaron Rhodan

The SOBER UP podcast was inspired by the decision to sober up halfway through 2023' I wanted to be able to take my audience through my journey and the journey of others each week in area's of their life that they decided Sober Up In. My commitment was to quit alcohol, in which I have struggled with for over a decade. I never hit down bottom , but who knows it could have been right around the corner. I know many people and their families struggle with some type of addiction. This podcast will take you through the struggles and triumph's of myself and other's on every podcast. It may not be you , but someone you may know. Tune in every week to support and follow the Sober Up Journey.
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Navigating Grief and the Open Road: Tales of Resilience, Road Trips, and the Cars We Love (and Hate) Episode dedicated to Aaron Bell AKA P.DoT AKA A' LIMON Your Legacy continues Bro!!
13-04-2024
Navigating Grief and the Open Road: Tales of Resilience, Road Trips, and the Cars We Love (and Hate) Episode dedicated to Aaron Bell AKA P.DoT AKA A' LIMON Your Legacy continues Bro!!
As I sit before the microphone, the weight of my brother Aaron "Alimon" Bell's absence is a tangible presence in the room. This episode is a journey through the murky waters of grief, as I share the lessons Aaron's spirit taught me about resilience and the pursuit of greatness, a legacy I carry forward in each word spoken here. Let's raise a glass together to the memories we cherish and the stories that bind us, as we navigate the healing process and find solace in the continuation of this podcast in his honor.Embark on an odyssey of road trip escapades with me, where the quest for the perfect Mexican taco takes unexpected turns and car troubles become the unwanted companions on our travels. From the comical disappointments of hyped tourist spots to the dynamics of togetherness in a cramped car space, we unravel the fabric of these shared experiences. Our tales of tires on tarmac unfurl into reflections on driving through the South, where history's shadows loom over the present, and the bond of camaraderie in the face of adversity reinforces our collective humanity.In the drivers seat of life, we'll dissect the financial frenzy of car payments that rival mortgage bills and the crippling anxiety that arises when the dreaded "check engine" light flickers to life. Discussing the complexity of conversations, we also stress the significance of listening with intent and sharing without overshadowing, teasing the enigmatic topic of reincarnation just enough to pique your curiosity for future episodes. Let's shift gears together, sharing both laughter and insight as we travel through the rich tapestry of life's adventures and misadventures.
Embracing Vulnerability: My Battle with COVID-19 and a Pledge to Health and Personal Growth in 2024
09-01-2024
Embracing Vulnerability: My Battle with COVID-19 and a Pledge to Health and Personal Growth in 2024
I never imagined that evading COVID-19 for years would end with a humbling knock on my door, reminding me that vulnerability spares no one, not even a diabetic like myself. Welcome to my personal space of reflection and resilience, where I share the raw and unfiltered start to 2024. This episode takes you through the unexpected twist of my journey with COVID-19, its tough lessons, and the undeniable reality of how quickly life can change gears. As I extend my heartfelt apology for our brief hiatus, I also spotlight the indomitable spirit that each of us has had to summon in the face of this ongoing pandemic.As we embrace 2024 with open arms and intentions ablaze, we draw from the well of wisdom that my grandmother Brenda Osborn has instilled in me, using it to cultivate a year of health and personal growth. We're not just talking about the kind of health that dodges viruses, but the kind that builds a foundation strong enough to support our biggest dreams. This year, we're set on leading by example, honoring the trinity that keeps us grounded: God, health, and family. Join us on a transformative journey that goes beyond mere survival, where every Wednesday we come together to forge a path toward a life as rich in love and consistency as it is in success. Welcome to Season Three of the Sober Up podcast, where we turn life's unexpected punches into our greatest power moves.
Psychedelics, Perception, and Time: A Thought-Provoking Conversation on Mind-Altering Substances
11-12-2023
Psychedelics, Perception, and Time: A Thought-Provoking Conversation on Mind-Altering Substances
Have you ever wondered about the intriguing world of psychedelics and their potential therapeutic benefits? Well, you're in for a treat. In this riveting conversation with my dear friend Desmond Stahlins, we dissect the mystifying subject, drawing from our personal experiences and current research findings. We shed light on psilocybin, popularly known as magic mushrooms, explicating its effects on mental health and its potential in PTSD treatment. We also probe into the legal landscape surrounding these substances to give you a clear picture of where we stand today.We then shift gears to the fascinating realm of microdosing psychedelics for creative inspiration. Unpacking our personal encounters with this practice, we delve into how mushrooms can create a sense of childlike wonder and hyperfocus, offering a unique perspective to view and engage with the world around us. The chat takes an interesting turn as we contemplate the effects of hallucinogenic drugs on time perception and explore their mind-altering capabilities. Finally, we spark a lively debate about marijuana as a potential gateway drug, emphasizing the role of personal choice in drug usage. Sharing our parenting styles, personal experiences, and thoughts on emotional intelligence, we dissect the multifaceted relationship that individuals have with substances. Tune in for a captivating conversation that offers fresh insights into the world of mind-altering drugs and evolving attitudes towards them. Let's challenge the norms together and delve deep into the unchartered territories of mental health and psychedelics.
Challenging Conventions: A Decade of Growth, Deep Relationships, and Financial Wisdom Unveiled
07-12-2023
Challenging Conventions: A Decade of Growth, Deep Relationships, and Financial Wisdom Unveiled
Is it possible to challenge the conventional path, embrace new experiences, and still find phenomenal success? Let's talk about it! Join us as we reflect on Antwons a 18-year journey at Lowe's,  and transition to CarMax, and our venture into the world of entrepreneurship. It’s a tale of faith, gratitude, pushing personal boundaries, and the critical importance of self-improvement and continuous learning. We promise you'll leave with a new perspective on personal growth and its role in your professional life. What makes a relationship work? What's the balance between being a coach and a judge while parenting? We've got some thoughts on that! We dive into the intricate dynamics of relationships and personal growth, highlighting the need for open-mindedness, the art of agreeing to disagree, and the elimination of those pesky negative traits. You'll get to explore the intertwined nature of our personal and professional lives and our roles. Let's talk about tithing and 401k retirement plans, shall we? We share our insights and personal beliefs on the power of giving back 10% of annual earnings and how it has impacted our lives. Plus, we have a deep conversation about the benefits of 401k plans, discussing how it can be used as a tool for investment and even starting up businesses. Don't miss out on these financial wisdom nuggets. Grab a cup of coffee, tune in, and let's grow together. See you next Wednesday for more enlightening content.
Smiling Bright: Jeniya's Journey of Entrepreneurship, Mentorship, and Teeth Whitening Success
15-11-2023
Smiling Bright: Jeniya's Journey of Entrepreneurship, Mentorship, and Teeth Whitening Success
Picture a 22-year-old entrepreneur, Jeniya who's making her mark in the world with a thriving teeth whitening business. As the proud owner of the Whitening Lounge, this Philadelphia native shares her transformative journey from her high school days at Hodgson Vo Tech to the business world. Jeniya's story is one of tenacity, grit, and a resolute belief in her dreams. She provides a candid account of her choice to attend Hodgson over William Penn, and the hard lessons learned about the importance of mentorship and guidance - especially during her covid-hit college years.Navigating the business world at a young age, Jeniya highlights the invaluable role of mentors and how their guidance helped shape her career and life. However, her story isn't just about business strategies and entrepreneurship. It’s about the role of dental care in boosting self-confidence, akin to the transformative feeling of a fresh haircut. She shares her passion for her teeth whitening venture and the joy she finds in seeing her clients’ confidence surge post-treatment.Jeniya's journey is underpinned by a genuine belief in taking the first step toward her goals, no matter how small. With unstinting support from family and friends, she has made the Whitening Lounge a reality. She encourages young adults to seek out mentors, start small, and gradually build their dreams through prayer and vision boards. Wrapping up, Jeniya leaves us with a powerful message on the importance of faith, positivity, consistency, and hard work in achieving success. Tune in to hear more about her future plans and why she believes that persistence and a vision board are the keys to achieving dreams.
Drawing Strength from Family: An Insightful Conversation with an Entrepreneur
01-11-2023
Drawing Strength from Family: An Insightful Conversation with an Entrepreneur
Get ready for an inspiring conversation that weaves through the realms of football, entrepreneurship, and life's rich tapestry of lessons. Our guest, an ardent football enthusiast, takes us back in time, sharing his Osborne family's fervor for the sport and how the discipline of structured sport shaped his mindset, eventually charting his educational journey from Wesley College to Wilmington University.Transitioning into the world of entrepreneurship, our guest shares how his experiences from working at Canada Dry and Lowe's were transformed into valuable business acumen. Listen in as we uncover the significance of maintaining a positive outlook, the power of networking, and the crucial role of teamwork in establishing a successful brand like Socially Wasted. This is no ordinary tale of business but a thrilling journey brimming with challenges and triumphs.Lastly, we dive into the heart of what it means to be a boss, the daily challenges, and the future aspirations. Our guest reveals his plans on investing in people and their capabilities, underlining the importance of motivation and inspiration. A touching tribute to his younger uncle for his significant impact is shared, reminding us of the people who shape our lives. As we conclude, we circle back to the importance of taking action towards our dreams, an inspiring note to end our enriching journey. Tune in, as this conversation promises to be both heartwarming and insightful.
The Journey Continues: Embracing Consistency and Massive Action for Season Two
25-10-2023
The Journey Continues: Embracing Consistency and Massive Action for Season Two
Are you ready to delve deep into the essence of podcasting? In our latest episode, we unpack the pivotal role of consistency and clear vision in the success of a podcast. We highlight why many podcasts stumble at their third episode, and stress the importance of a well-drawn strategy and long-term focus. More importantly, we emphasize the need to understand your 'why' - the reason behind your actions, as it fundamentally shapes your podcast's path.Dive into the power of action and mentorship in our discussion as we gear up for our second season. We share our experiences about the value of a guiding hand and how it could have made our journey more accountable. We also underline the significance of forming a sincere connection with our audience and creating content that resonates with them. As we look forward to the next season, 'Taking Action' is the central theme that will guide us through.Wrapping up our chat, we delve into the importance of effective time management and the hunger for constant learning to reach our goals. We caution against the dangerous game of comparison and emphasize focusing on one's own journey. As we brace ourselves for the action-packed season two, we underscore the importance of taking massive action and maintaining consistency. We urge you to stay tuned and spread the word about our upcoming season. Remember, the key to success is consistency and focusing on your own path, rather than getting lost in others'.
The Non-Negotiable 10 Commandments Debate Pt. 1
11-10-2023
The Non-Negotiable 10 Commandments Debate Pt. 1
Ever wondered how some people seem to have it all figured out, from their finances to their spiritual beliefs? Buckle up, as we journey through the power of having non-negotiable commitments in life. With these top 10 must-haves, we discuss how you can take control of your life and witness gradual but rewarding improvements. Moreover, we shed light on the joy behind celebrating small victories, such as my sons winning football games, and how these moments fuel persistence in our commitments.As we stride through life, it's not uncommon to question our long-held beliefs. We navigate this intricate web of religion and spirituality, discussing my personal experience growing up in a Christian Pentecostal church and the impact it had on shaping my outlook on life. We also address the unsettling feelings that come with questioning teachings from the church and the journey towards finding your spiritual path.Switching gears, we delve into the power of a strong belief system and its influence on achieving our goals. Building on the principles of the law of attraction, we outline the mindset needed to manifest your desires. Moreover, we try to understand the role of religion and spirituality in shaping our lives, the significance of the Bible, the influence of the church, and the power of believing in a higher power. Above all else, we emphasize the importance of taking action and putting in the hard work to bring your dreams to fruition. This enlightening conversation is a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration, don't miss out!"[END SHOW NOTES SUMMARY]