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Real Deal Talk with JD


JD was born and raised in New Jersey so besides his obvious love for GTL; Gym, tanning and laundry 😉 he has become obsessed with maximizing his potential and inspiring others to do the same!! He believes we’re all born to win but our system as we know it has been programming us to not win since we were all born! JD loves digging into his guests’ backstories so as to pull out the Gold in each one with the hopes of inspiring his listeners and watchers to Make it happen, Make a Difference and MAKE NO EXCUSES!!! Welcome to Real Deal Talk!!


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JD was born and raised in New Jersey so besides his obvious love for GTL; Gym, tanning and laundry 😉 he has become obsessed with maximizing his potential and inspiring others to do the same!! He believes we’re all born to win but our system as we know it has been programming us to not win since we were all born! JD loves digging into his guests’ backstories so as to pull out the Gold in each one with the hopes of inspiring his listeners and watchers to Make it happen, Make a Difference and MAKE NO EXCUSES!!! Welcome to Real Deal Talk!!




Real Deal Talk with JD - Tracey Armstrong

🎙️✨ Real Deal Talk is Back and Better Than Ever! 🚀 Guess who's kicking off the party in our brand new second season? The one and only Tracey Armstrong – and trust us, this episode is straight fire! 🔥 Tracey, the dude who's been killing it as an author and preacher, spills the beans on all the real stuff. We're talking wins, struggles, and a whole lot of laughs. He was born in Washington state to a young mother and was raised around people with drive and motivation. Whether you've been riding with us since day one or just stumbled upon Real Deal Talk, grab your snacks, hit play, and let's dive into some seriously awesome, down-to-earth convos. 🎧💬 CONNECT WITH TRACEY | INSTAGRAM: @traceyarmstrong WEBSITE: FACEBOOK:


Real Deal Talk with JD - Cody Cottle

🎙️✨ Real Deal Talk Welcomes Cody Cottle: A Candid Conversation on Success and Resilience 🌟In our latest episode of Real Deal Talk, we're absolutely thrilled to have Cody Cottle as our special guest! Join us for a deep and candid conversation as we dive into the life and experiences of this remarkable individual.Cody Cottle, a name synonymous with success and resilience, takes the mic to share his inspiring journey. From his early days to his current endeavors, we explore the challenges he's faced and the strategies that have helped him overcome obstacles.With a passion for personal development and growth, Cody's insights are sure to leave you motivated and equipped with practical tools to tackle life's challenges. But the conversation doesn't stop at success – we'll also touch on the importance of resilience and the mental fortitude it takes to push through adversity.Whether you're an entrepreneur, a dreamer, or someone looking for that extra dose of inspiration, this episode with Cody Cottle is not to be missed. Tune in for a heart-to-heart talk, real stories, and practical advice that can help you in your own journey. 🎧💪


Real Deal Talk with JD - JB Saxx

🎙️✨ Jazz Up Your Day with JB Saxx on Real Deal Talk's Latest Episode! 🎷🌟 In our brand-new episode, we're thrilled to bring you the smooth sounds and incredible insights of the one and only JB Saxx! Jason Brown, JB Saxx, joins Real Deal Talk to share his musical journey, the stories behind his soulful compositions, and the secrets of his creative process. JB has many influences such as Gospel, R&B, Jazz, and Blues. His music has a message and story that starts with his father passing away at 13 years old. Feeling the sadness of losing his father, he put his energy towards music. His mother bought him a saxophone and the rest is history. JB began performing at church events and his audience was so overwhelmed with his music that they told his mother to put JB in the studio. At 16 JB recorded his first project called "Jason's Beginning". But it's not just about the music. JB Saxx also delves into the deeper layers of artistry, discussing the connection between music and emotions, the role of improvisation in jazz, and the power of creativity in all aspects of life. Join us for an episode filled with melodious tunes, profound insights, and the opportunity to peek behind the scenes of a talented musician's life. Whether you're a jazz aficionado or just looking for some inspiration, this episode with JB Saxx is a must-listen! 🎧🎷✨ CONNECT WITH JB SAXX: WEBSITE: INSTAGRAM:


Real Deal Talk with JD - Jurgen Matthesius

Get ready to experience an electrifying episode of Real Deal Talk that takes you on a journey from adversity to triumph!! 🔥 Our extraordinary guest is none other than Jurgen Matthesius, the dynamic visionary behind Awaken Church. Jurgen Matthesius, was born in Southern Germany and moved to Australia at just 3 years old while being raised in an Atheist household. What followed was a life filled with challenges and transformations. With a rocky relationship with his father, Jurgen's determination to protect his mother became a driving force for his journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of inspiration, as Jurgen shares his incredible journey, profound wisdom, and game-changing insights that will ignite your passion for personal growth and spiritual transformation. Jurgen met his now wife, Leanne in Wollongong, Australia where they attended the same church and youth ministry. Fast forward to today, and Jurgen Matthesius is the visionary leader of Awaken Church, a beacon of hope and transformation. Awaken Church has grown from being just a vision in Jurgen and Leanne’s hearts to now being a multi-campus and multi-generational church seeing lives changed and impacted every week.Get ready to be inspired as Jurgen shares his incredible life story, his profound insights, and how he turned his challenges into opportunities for growth. Tune in for an episode that will leave you motivated to conquer any obstacle and embrace your own journey of transformation. You do not want to miss this exhilarating conversation! 🎙️✨CONNECT WITH JURGEN | Awaken Church: Matthesius:


Real Deal Talk with JD - Coach Tim Smith

🎙️✨ Meet Coach Tim Smith: A Journey of Impact and Resilience 🏈🏀⚾️🏃‍♂️ Join us in the newest episode of Real Deal Talk as we sit down with Coach Tim Smith, a true sports enthusiast, and inspirational figure. In his early years, Coach Tim was the youngest of six kids, and his passion for sports ignited a promising future. Recruited in high school to the University of Arizona, his career seemed destined for greatness. However, the journey was not without its challenges, as he endured a staggering 13 concussions, forcing him into medical retirement for two seasons. Undeterred, Coach Tim became a college coach for football at Northern Arizona University, focusing on mentoring safeties. His dedication and expertise have resulted in an impressive legacy, with an astonishing 39 players he coached going on to become NFL stars. But his influence extends beyond the professional level, as 56 high school kids he coached earned D1 scholarships. One of his most remarkable success stories is coaching Kevin O'Connell during their time at Carlsbad High School, a journey that led Kevin to become the coach of the Minnesota Vikings. He also describes how it's amazing to see the lives he has impacted through coaching. Throughout his life, Coach Tim attributes his success to the unwavering support of his parents and the rock-solid foundation of faith. He shares his journey of resilience, determination, and the immense satisfaction of impacting lives through coaching. Tune in to this uplifting episode as Coach Tim Smith reflects on his incredible coaching career, shares life-changing lessons, and reminds us all of the power of mentorship and perseverance. 🎧💪


Real Deal Talk with JD - Zandra Ulloa

Breaking ground in the real estate world! 🏠 Join us for an enlightening episode featuring the incredible Zandra Ulloa of Team Z Realty. Stay tuned as we delve into creating strong family bonds and relationships, building a supportive team, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people who completely support you.Zandra shares her story of how she was born in Guam, raised in Hawaii and moved to San Diego. From a young age, she learned to be a strong woman in every aspect and this has helped her in her life today.⁠⁠ She emphasizes being a positive influence for her children and describes how she lets fear lead her instead of holding her back. In this motivational episode, you'll learn to reflect on yourself and discover who you can be and what your potential is. Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy this laid-back and insightful conversation with Zandra. Let's have some fun and learn a thing or two along the way!You have a chance and you have a choice. CONNECT WITH ZANDRA | INSTAGRAM | @zandra_ulloaWEBSITE |


Real Deal Talk with JD - Jutta Fernald

Get ready for an entertaining new episode of Real Deal Talk as we sit down with the amazing Jutta Fernald, mother of Katryn Godinho, the founder and CEO of Katalyst Wellness. Be sure to tune into Kat's episode to fill in the gaps between this storyline. Jutta is honest and relatable, and she'll make you laugh and cry along the way. In this heartfelt episode, she shares inspirational, entertaining stories, and unique experiences from her life, including living on a boat for 4.5 years out on the ocean with her then husband, her 3 children and one of their friends. Join us as we delve into Jutta's inspiring journey, her unwavering strength. and a life full of adventures. Get ready to be moved, uplifted, and motivated as we explore the power of love and resilience. Together we'll learn to have faith and trust in yourself to get through difficult times. Tune in and join us for a truly extraordinary and empowering conversation. Kat's episode:


Real Deal Talk with JD - Beaver Fleming

Get ready for an electrifying new episode of our podcast as we sit down with the incredible Beaver Fleming. Join us as we dive into the intersection of spirituality and extreme sports, perseverance, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Beaver shares his inspiring journey from starting out as a young skateboarder to becoming a renowned professional athlete. With his infectious energy and positive mindset, Beaver gives us an inside look into his fearless pursuit of success and the lessons he's learned along the way. Tune in to this exhilarating episode and prepare to be inspired by the one and only Beaver Fleming. Starting his journey in Knoxville, TN with a passion for skateboarding, he moved to California at the age of 17 with the intent to achieve professional status by attending Woodward West for his Senior year of High School. During that time he worked hard, progressed, and caught the eye of Travis Pastrana (FMX Athlete and Action Sports Icon) who invited him to be a part of the Nitro Circus. This powerful conversation will ignite your spirit and leave you with a renewed sense of possibility. Fleming has recently started sharing his gifts and insight of his success through a Motivational Monday series of constant inspirational quotes on social media, speaking engagements at schools and youth groups with a dream and desire to see others achieve theirs. Dream for something big. Go for something epic! CONNECT WITH BEAVER | INSTAGRAM | @beaverfleming WEBSITE | YOUTUBE | PODCAST |


Real Deal Talk with JD - Carlos Kremer

Ladies and gentlemen strap in and get ready for an epic conversation with the one and only Carlos Kremer! Join us as we dive deep into the world of MMA, fatherhood, and everything in between with The Roaring Lion, himself. Meet Carlos Kremer - a former USMC Captain, proud recipient of two Navy achievement medals for honor and valor, high-energy cage announcer for The Brave Combat Federation, and devoted father of two. As he shares his experiences, he highlights the unmatched joy of fatherhood, emphasizing that nothing in life can top being a dad. Carlos was born in the San Fernando Valley in Northridge, CA. At an early age he always knew he wanted to do something in entertainment. Additionally, he shares his passion for MMA and how he would attend events as a volunteer, eagerly asking if he could take on any roles as an interviewer or commentator. His love for the sport drove him to seek any opportunity to be involved in the action. Carlos's story is a testament to the power of perseverance, reminding us to never give up even when faced with life's toughest challenges. His inspiring journey is sure to motivate you to keep pushing forward, no matter what obstacles you may encounter. You can't tame the lion, you learn to live in the jungle. CONNECT WITH CARLOS | INSTAGRAM | @theroaringlioncarloskremer WEBSITE |


Real Deal Talk with JD - Jeff Fenster

On this episode of Real Deal Talk, Jeff Fenster shares his insights and experiences on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur in today's market. He is the Founder of EverBowl, Founder of WeBuild and a Speaker, Investor, and Mentor. With a unique approach to business strategy and a passion for helping others, Jeff's journey is sure to inspire and motivate anyone looking to take their business to the next level. Jeff Fenster was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He grew up in a Jewish household to strict parents who wanted him to grow up to be a doctor or a lawyer. He is fortunate now that his parents taught him discipline because it lead to his success later in life. Jeff describes how he had good relationships, a lot of mentors growing up and he had opportunities to network. He shares how it's important to make friends and have genuine conversations. Jeff's first rule and core value is to make friends. So tune in, take notes, and get ready for some real talk about entrepreneurship on Real Deal Talk. CONNECT WITH JEFF | ⁠⁠ INSTAGRAM | @fensterjeff TWITTER | @fensterjeff WEBSITE |


Real Deal Talk with JD - Dan Beer

Real estate and Real talk collide in this episode of Real Deal Talk with our guest Dan Beer. Get ready to dive into the world of property investing and entrepreneurship, as we uncover the secrets to Dan's success and the challenges he's faced in the industry. Daniel Beer was born in Mexico City and raised in Chula Vista, San Diego. He is the CEO/Owner of Beer Home Team of eXp Realty, the #1 Residential Real Estate Team in San Diego County as audited by San Diego Journal. He talks about the importance of reaching out to others when you need help or clarification. Dan and JD also touch on their admiration for their wives and mothers of their children who keep a steady foundation and create a strong support system. Dan shares his insights of real estate in a recession, interest rates, and the difference between purchasing and renting. Tune in & get ready for some real talk with Dan Beer on Real Deal Talk! CONNECT WITH DAN | ⁠⁠INSTAGRAM | @danielbeer_ WEBSITE |


Real Deal Talk with JD - Ritchie Hale

Get ready for a deep dive into the world of business as we welcome the brilliant Ritchie Hale to Real Deal Talk. Ritchie shares his insights and secrets to success in an inspiring and insightful conversation sprinkling in his life stories of starting companies, dreams of being a pilot, serving time in the military, and his entrepreneurship and investments. Ritchie Hale's early life was marked by a series of moves around the globe. He was born in the UK and spent some time in France, Germany, and Switzerland. During his childhood, Ritchie's dad always said to get a good education and get a job. His dad even applied to university for him. In retrospect, it was a good thing. Ritchie attended university for technology, but always dreamt of being a pilot. His dad helped him set up his first company at the age of 17 and he sold this business in his early 20's. He moved to Perth, Australia and still had his dream of being a pilot. So, he used the money he got from selling his business and became a commercial pilot. Ritchie also served six years in military, flying for the army, until he injured his back and went back to technology. More recently, Ritchie has been acquiring and investing in small to medium-sized businesses and helping them rapidly grow through a range of accelerated techniques. So tune in & get ready for some real talk with Ritchie Hale on Real Deal Talk! CONNECT WITH RITCHIE | INSTAGRAM | @ritchiehale


Real Deal Talk with JD - Brian Tinney

Join us for a powerful episode of Real Deal Talk as we sit down with Brian Tinney, a man who found God facing life in prison for the second time. Brian Tinney was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He explains how he didn't have a close relationship with his parents and how he has always been on his own. He says he was sort of a loner while also having psychopathic or sociopathic tendencies. He never had remorse for anything he did, such as stealing and exploiting relationships. The turning point in his life was when he stumbled upon a book in prison he read which changed his ways of thinking. He wanted to believe that there was a chance he could live a life that didn't look like this. Brian describes this dramatic and transformative encounter and says how he was set free.


Real Deal Talk with JD - Janelle Lynnae

Janelle Lynnae is a woman of faith, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and public speaker. She has lived in Kansas, Belarus New York, Colorado and California in her 30 years of life. Janelle is the Founder of Next Level Confident and helps you see yourself as the valuable badass you are in your career and in life. She also makes it a point to include men as well. Janelle shares her story about how being home-schooled and moving around a lot when she was younger has helped her in entrepreneurship today. In this motivational episode, you'll learn to look at what you believe and think is possible first, if you're not having the result you want in a certain area of life. Break free of your nasty self-talk so you can show up confidently at work & in life. CONNECT WITH JANELLE INSTAGRAM | @janelle_lynnae WEBSITE |


Real Deal Talk with JD - NY Myke

In this episode, New York Myke shares his life stories of growing up with a father serving in World War 2, living in the projects, beating cancer, serving in Vietnam, and more. Myke Shelby was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He dropped out of high-school to work and help support his family. He speaks about how his father was an inspiration to him. Myke joined the military at 17 years old and was the owner of San Diego Harley Davidson for 27 years. He is an avid Harley-Davidson rider and enthusiast with a passion for the brand like no other. Myke served with the 101st Airborne as a forward air controller during the Vietnam War and has since brought his passion of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle brand together with his remarkable support of veteran’s affairs. After you listen to this episode, you can learn more about NY Myke on his own podcast, Rolling with New York Myke. CONNECT WITH NY MYKE | PODCAST |


Real Deal Talk with JD - Greg Howard

In this episode, Greg Howard shares his story of growing up with absent parents, creating a sports performance development company, and training athletes in the MLB, NFL, and NBA. Greg was born in Yuba City, CA, and is an only child. At his school age, he moved to Ohio and went from receiving validation for getting into trouble to getting validation for being a great athlete. He shares the story of the rise and fall of his business, gym, and relationship. He created Elite Fitness in Sacramento and recognized the parallels of his life with the kids he trained. They looked up to him as a father figure. Greg eventually took a turn in his life and headed downhill. He got a divorce, closed Elite Fitness, and moved to San Diego. Now, Greg is the CEO, Co-Founder, and Director of Performance of One Family Athletics. Their purpose is to develop student-athletes and professionals at the highest level. They create training environments that enhance each athlete’s ability and give athletes life skills that will give them success on and off the field. He emphasizes how important it is for parents to show up for their children, to give them validation by coming to their events and showing love. CONNECT WITH GREG | INSTAGRAM: WEBSITE:


Real Deal Talk with JD - Melissa Higginbottom

In this episode, Melissa shares her incredible life story and testimony, from being adopted to surviving a horrific car accident and battling injuries, depression, as well as mental hardship. She is an extremely kind, strong, and powerful person who has prospered through life’s hardships and has helped countless others do the same in a divine way. She and her husband Colin lead the Market place ministry called Pathfinders at Awaken Church AND they are now the lead pastors of their newest Campus in Boise, Idaho!! For the thousands of people who already love Melissa and for those who don't know her yet, get ready to be inspired by one of the most amazing stories of perseverance, healing, redemption and service that you have ever heard, enjoy!! CONNECT WITH MELISSA | INSTAGRAM | @pathfindermelissa LEADER AT | @awakenchurchsd + @awakenpathfindersd


Real Deal Talk with JD - Yigal Adato

In this episode, Yigal Adato shares how he learned how everyone is born with leadership qualities inside of them, but you must unlock them. Yigal was born in Istanbul, Turkey and moved go the United States at the age of 2. Growing up in the Jewish community, he was programmed not to say anything for the fear of being judged. He describes the hardships and stress his parent’s went through which motivated him to want better life in the future. His shares his journey of being involved in the Synagogue and dreams of being a rockstar. Yigal highlights society’s view of masculinity, including not communicating or showing emotions. He emphasizes how he would keep his feelings locked up. Tune in to Yigal's episode for insight from a leadership coach that helps business owners unlock their leadership so they make more, stress less, and live an epic life! CONNECT WITH YIGAL | INSTAGRAM | @yigaladato


Real Deal Talk with JD - Rich Giglio

In this episode, Rich Giglio talks about his intense devotion to god, struggles with divorce and mental health issues, cancer, and his passion for music. Rich dives into the hardships he has endured throughout his life, but more importantly, he exemplifies how life allows hard things to happen for the development of one’s spiritual growth. Throughout all of his hardships in life, he has always had a deep-rooted connection with god, and music. As a result, Rich has overcome his struggles with grace and growth. Tune in to Rich’s episode for great insight into how overcoming adversity led him to the essence of divinely timed life purpose.


Real Deal Talk with JD - Carlos Gutierrez

In this episode, Carlos Gutierrez talks about his journey to becoming the #1 real estate agent in California, his SDSU mascot journey, and the importance of setting goals. Carlos is from Lakeside CA, where he was raised on a farm in the countryside. He learned that working hard was crucial for success. He also emphasizes the importance of gratitude, setting goals, and taking clear action toward achieving them. Carlos highlights his spiritual beliefs, the importance of gratefulness, and learning how to let the unimportant things go. Not only that, but he explains the specifics of becoming a successful realtor in today's modern day. Tune in to Carlos's episode for great insight into a former SDSU Mascot that has now built an incredibly successful business through hard work, infinite gratitude, and a positive mindset. He highlights that going after goals with no fear, faith, and hard work is the key to success.