Comedian, Navy Veteran PJ Walsh: Overcoming Hardships With Humor

Join Patti Katter and her guest, PJ Walsh, as they talk about overcoming hardships with humor.  PJ Walsh is a famous comedian with an incredible talent for making people laugh. Aside from being famous for his shows, he is also a US Navy veteran and a three-time American Ninja Warrior Competitor. PJ shares how he was able to handle all his challenges with a great mindset and humor. You’ll definitely enjoy this episode! Listen and Watch NOW!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • A rundown of what PJ Walsh has done in his life.
  • PJ was diagnosed with Dyslexia in third grade.
  • Why did PJ decide to join the Navy?
  • Comedy and what makes you laugh depends on your preference.
  • PJ’s struggle with Social Media.
  • A public figure’s job is to shoulder other people’s pain.
  • The importance of learning and having a growth mindset.
  • And much more!

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About PJ Walsh:

PJ Walsh is known as one of the hardest working comedians behind the microphone, and for a good reason. His boundless energy and the strength of his physical comedy have carried him around the globe, from the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City to over 20 overseas tours for U.S. troops in several countries, including Iraq & Afghanistan. PJ’s years touring with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s stars found him performing on celebrated stages, including Radio City Music Hall, Universal Amphitheater, and the Ryman Auditorium. A successful show on Sirius Satellite radio and a role in the Lionsgate feature film “Delta Farce” followed.

With a vision in mind, PJ stepped out of the stand-up comedy spotlight to complete two years of intensive training at the prestigious William Esper School of Acting in New York City. Upon finishing school, he set his focus on his vision of a solo show recounting his true-life journey. “OVER THERE: Comedy Is His Best Weapon” has been called “Fantastic, heartfelt, hilarious” by Nytheatre.com, chosen “Best” of both the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the San Francisco Fringe Festival.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, PJ partnered with H. G. Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment Inc. A non-profit organization established by Marine & Korean War veteran Katherine Fairfield Freston, for “Courage Continues At Home – 30 Shows In 30 Days” and performed 30 one-hour, stand-up comedy shows throughout the Hudson Valley, New York region. An initiative focused on “service reciprocated” and raising funds for food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention for local veterans and their families. When not headlining comedy venues across the country, PJ is committed to raising funds and awareness.

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You can find PJ Walsh on…

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pjwalshlive/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pjwalshlive/ 

Website: http://www.pjwalsh.com/ 

Email: pj@pjwalsh.com

Connect with Patti Katter!

Website: https://pattikatter.com/#podcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkatter

Instagram: @wakeupwithpattikatter and @thepatrioticmermaid 

Listen to Wake Up With Patti Katter on all major podcast platforms.

Jonathan Augustin Movie Director-Producer of The Lift Boy: From India to Hollywood

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Jonathan Augustin, as they talk about the indian family-drama film called The Lift Boy.  This film was produced by Caroline Pictures, a motion picture company founded by Jonathan Agustin himself.  He wrote and directed the film. Learn more about how this heart-warming film came to be, and listen to and watch this show beginning Friday Oct 2, 2020.

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • Jonathan knew he had to go back to India and pursue moviemaking.
  • The Lift Boy was inspired by Jonathan’s life and real-life experiences.
  • Jonathan’s next project is called the Word Boy, an adventure horror film.
  • Choose a cast or actors that will bring the characters in the film to life. 
  • What other platforms can you use to watch The Lift Boy aside from Netflix?
  • And more!

About Jonathan Augustin:

Jonathan Augustin is a filmmaker born in Bombay and educated in Bournemouth. He got into the business of film production at the age of 16 in an Ad Film production company where he worked on over 20 commercials as an assistant director. Ever since then, he has had the pleasure of working on a few of the world’s biggest and most innovative brands in various advertising agencies and content production houses (Vanish, Colgate, Archidply, Mother Dairy, Tata Sons, Tata Docomo, P&G- Pampers, Microsoft).

Jonathan is well-traveled and has professional exposure in markets such as Singapore, UK, Netherlands, Argentina & India. He is culturally sensitive and is blessed with a go-to personality. He is highly inspired by Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Howard Schultz, Walt Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer, Elon Musk, Reed Hasting, Karan Bilimoria, and Sylvester Stallone.

‘The Brains of Gordon Gekko with the heart of Jerry Maguire’ is apt to describe him.

Jonathan’s debut feature film, THE LIFT BOY, was released in Indian theatres on 18th Jan 2019 to critical acclaim & houseful shows. In addition, the film released theatrically in UAE on 18th April and in theatres across Taiwan on 2nd August 2019, successfully completing 3 Weeks in Taiwan. THE LIFT BOY was later acquired by Channel 4 UK & for worldwide in-flight sales. In April 2020, NETFLIX acquired worldwide streaming rights. In June 2020, the film released in theatres across Poland got acquired by Etisalat, Chili, and is also being officially remade in Kannada (Indian Regional Language). THE LIFT BOY was financed by CAROLINE PICTURES PRIVATE LIMITED, a boutique, borderless motion picture company founded by Jonathan.

‘​’​ Know something about everything, Know everything about one thing ” – Jonathan Augustin.

Specialties: Film Direction, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Brand Building, Entertainment, Marketing Consultancy, Film & TV Production, Website Production, Artificial Intelligence, IOT, OTT Content.

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You can find Jonathan Augustin… 

Instagram: @theliftboy @jonathanaugustin 

Hashtag: #TheLiftBoy 

Twitter: @JonathanChats @TheLiftBoy

Jonathan’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.augustin2000 

Website: https://www.caroline.pictures/

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Comedian, Navy Veteran PJ Walsh: Overcoming Hardships With Humor

Join Patti Katter and her guest, PJ Walsh, as they talk about overcoming hardships with humor.  PJ Walsh is a famous comedian with an incredible talent for making people laugh. Aside from being famous for his shows, he is also a US Navy veteran and a three-time American Ninja Warrior Competitor. PJ shares how he was able to handle all his challenges with a great mindset and humor. You’ll definitely enjoy this episode!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

· A rundown of what PJ Walsh has done in his life.

· PJ was diagnosed with Dyslexia in third grade.

· Why did PJ decide to join the Navy?

· Comedy and what makes you laugh depends on your preference.

· PJ’s struggle with Social Media.

· A public figure’s job is to shoulder other people’s pain.

· The importance of learning and having a growth mindset.

· And much more!

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About PJ Walsh:

PJ Walsh is known as one of the hardest working comedians behind the microphone, and for a good reason. His boundless energy and the strength of his physical comedy have carried him around the globe, from the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City to over 20 overseas tours for U.S. troops in several countries, including Iraq & Afghanistan. PJ’s years touring with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s stars found him performing on celebrated stages, including Radio City Music Hall, Universal Amphitheater, and the Ryman Auditorium. A successful show on Sirius Satellite radio and a role in the Lionsgate feature film “Delta Farce” followed.

With a vision in mind, PJ stepped out of the stand-up comedy spotlight to complete two years of intensive training at the prestigious William Esper School of Acting in New York City. Upon finishing school, he set his focus on his vision of a solo show recounting his true-life journey. “OVER THERE: Comedy Is His Best Weapon” has been called “Fantastic, heartfelt, hilarious” by Nytheatre.com, chosen “Best” of both the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the San Francisco Fringe Festival.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, PJ partnered with H. G. Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment Inc. A non-profit organization established by Marine & Korean War veteran Katherine Fairfield Freston, for “Courage Continues At Home – 30 Shows In 30 Days” and performed 30 one-hour, stand-up comedy shows throughout the Hudson Valley, New York region. An initiative focused on “service reciprocated” and raising funds for food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention for local veterans and their families. When not headlining comedy venues across the country, PJ is committed to raising funds and awareness.

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You can find PJ Walsh on…

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pjwalshlive/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pjwalshlive/

Website: http://www.pjwalsh.com/

Email: pj@pjwalsh.com

Connect with Patti Katter!

Website: https://pattikatter.com/#podcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkatter

Instagram: @wakeupwithpattikatter and @thepatrioticmermaid

Listen to Wake Up With Patti Katter on all major podcast platforms.

Rhonda Britten: Fearless Living After Witnessing The Murder Suicide of Her Parents

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Rhonda Britten, as they talk about fearless living. Rhonda is the founder and CEO of the Fearless Living Institute, they help change lives by teaching people how to master their fear, and provide mentorship programs.  She has won numerous awards, named the “America’s Favorite Life Coach”, and was the first Life Coach on reality television in the world. In this episode, find out more about what sets the Fearless Living Institute apart from other life coaching programs. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The powerful story of how Rhonda Britten became fearless.
  • Making choices with compassion is important in realizing you’re not damaged.
  • Critical questions to answer in order to give yourself a fighting chance of fresh air.
  • Rhonda’s students and clients are her children.
  • Fearless Living: The Ivy League of Life Coach Training 
  • What are Rhonda’s biggest accomplishments?
  • Stretch Risk or Die! Free gift from Rhonda Britten
  • And much more!

About Rhonda Britten:

After witnessing the horrific murder-suicide of her parents at the tender age of 14, Rhonda went into a twenty-year spiral of self-doubt, blame, and addiction. She tried everything to help herself (therapy, self-help books, improvement workshops, PTSD, energy work, you name it.) but still had nightmares every night and couldn’t get past the fear that there was something wrong with her. After she woke up very much alive after her third suicide attempt, she knew she had to find another way.

What she discovered is a pathway to freedom that cuts through false beliefs, negative thoughts, and the silent, secret fears every human being carries. Her simple yet life-altering method is called Fearless Living.

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You can find Rhonda Britten on…

Website: https://fearlessliving.org/ 

Stretch Risk or Die! https://fearlessliving.org/stretch-risk-or-die-free-gift/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhondabritten/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhondabritten/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondabritten/

Connect with Patti Katter!

Website: https://pattikatter.com/#podcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkatter

Instagram: @wakeupwithpattikatter and @thepatrioticmermaid 

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Army Veteran Will Castillo: The Twists and Turns of Becoming a Paralympian for Team USA

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Will Castillo, as they talk about how he went from being an army veteran to participating in a Para Bobsled. Will is a living legacy, who lost his left leg in combat and was the only sole survivor. His story serves as an inspiration to us all because not only did he survive, he continues to show us that no matter what disability or trial you may have gone through, nothing is impossible. You don’t want to miss this; stay tuned!
In this episode, you’ll learn:
• September 11, 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks in the US inspired Will to join the military.
• How did Will Castillo lose his left leg?
• The story of how Will came to love Para Bobsled.
• An opportunity to sponsor Will Castillo, a potential Olympics competitor.
• The hardest part of overcoming trials is learning how to forgive yourself.
• People that suffered something big and survived always try to pay their dues.
• We need more platforms to share great stories.
• And much more!
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About Will Castillo:
Will was born in Columbia, South America, but grew up in Queens, New York, since he was three. Until the 911 attacks happened, it inspired him to join the U.S. Army. On April 27, 2007, on patrol with his team in Fallujah, Iraq, their truck was hit by an IED leaving him the only survivor.
He struggled with the guilt of being the only one to have survived the incident. Will spent two years recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After a few years passed, he decided to go to Wall Street to get surgery with someone he knew. He encouraged Will to try bobsledding.
Will knew he found his sport when he tried Para Bobsled. Since then, he has won numerous awards, and has been dedicating his blessing to wounded soldiers and his military team’s honor.

You can find Will Castillo on…
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobsledwill

Email: ssgcastillo20@gmail.com

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Music Artist Schara: Up Close and Personal

Schara

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Schara Chalmers, as they talk about Schara’s journey in the music industry. Schara is an incredible pop recording artist with an exceptional voice and extreme dedication in pursuing her music career. In this episode, she shares her inspiring story, insights and updates on her new upcoming song. You don’t want to miss this!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Schara knew at a young age that singing is her calling.
  • The song Real Love by Schara Chalmers’ is charting in the US.
  • Mental illnesses caused by using Social Media’s.
  • The importance of being proud of our bodies.
  • Schara’s goal is to produce catchy music that’s still meaningful.
  • When is Schara’s new song “Apocalypse” coming out?
  • And much more!

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About Schara Chalmers:

Schara is a pop recording artist from Vancouver, Canada. Born to an East Indian mother and a Portuguese/ Scottish father, Schara was raised solely by her mother, a writer in Film and TV.

As a young girl, her home was filled with eclectic music from Bob Marley, Marilyn Manson, Eminem, Nirvana, Enya, Loreena Mckennitt, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and many other artists. From early childhood, Schara has only had one dream: to be an internationally renowned pop artist. She has passionately worked towards this dream since she was a child and continues to work towards it.

This passion leads to Schara being involved in all different aspects of music. She excelled at voice, guitar, and piano lessons and sang in a children’s choir. Recognizing her musical talent, her second-grade teacher asked her to perform at several elementary school competitions. Since childhood, Schara has been writing her songs and honed this skill as an adult by working with various producers around Canada, discovering who she is as an artist and writer. 

After finishing several EP’s in her childhood and teenage years, Schara decided to enhance her stage presence. For many years she performed in clubs and bars in the greater Vancouver area, performing her original pop songs. 

In 2015, during one of those performances, on a typical Vancouver rainy evening, she spotted a 3-time Grammy award winner Chin Injeti in the audience. She recognized him through her research on the music industry. She knew he had been producing and writing with Eminem, Pink, Drake, Joey Badass, Dr. Dre, and others. She sang her heart out during her set and then ran up to Chin, telling him, “I’ve been dying to work with you!!” He was impressed with her voice and stage presence. A week later, they began working together, and today, Chin is both her mentor and collaborator. Her latest recording, “It’s Like Torture,” was done with Chin Injeti at his Vancouver studio. 

She is currently building her fan base and her social media presence. Her music and personality resonate well with audiences of all ages because of her raw honesty. While pursuing her dream, Schara became a janitor to pay for her album as well as working three other jobs at the same time to save up enough money to pursue her music career properly. She channels her adversities and struggles into her songs. 

A few years ago, she took to Facebook and Instagram and raised seven thousand dollars from a fan base she had never met. They supported her with only having heard a 30 second sound clip of her music, blogs, and posts. All of the money went to studio time. 

She has performed throughout the continental U.S., including Vancouver, Canada, in Memphis, and Los Angeles at a variety of venues including the Hard Rock, Tin Roof, and a host of others. She has been featured in interviews and performed on FOX, ABC, and CBS, Schara is scheduled to launch her highly anticipated single “Real Love” in May 2020. Her debut EP is expected to be released before the end of 2020. Tour dates will be announced soon.

Schara has proven she has what it takes to make it in the music industry. She has shown incredible talent, tenacity, strength, and passion. She is signed with RS Global Entertainment, and their goal is to help her achieve the dream she’s had since she was a little girl.

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You can find Schara Chalmerson…

Real Love https://www.youtube.com/watch

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/

Website https://iamschara.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/schara.taylor.7

Twitter https://twitter.com/iamschara

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iamschara/

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Instagram: @wakeupwithpattikatter and @thepatrioticmermaid 

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