28 Year Old Police Officer, Dominic Vasquez: Surviving Covid & Sharing HOPE

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Dominic Vasquez, as they talk about the inspiring story of how he survived COVID and positively impacted others’ lives. Dominic went through a difficult time and almost died in several occasions, but everyone didn’t give up on him! He is a miracle and someone who deserves great things in life.


In this episode, you’ll learn:
• Dominic’s dad is an honorable man who he looks up to so much.
• The story or incident of how he got infected with COVID-19.
• He was rushed to a hospital because he couldn’t breathe properly.
• A lot of people supported and helped him get through this trial.
• Through this hardship, he was able to reflect on a lot of things in his life.
• Dominic really loves his family and they are the reason why he doesn’t want to give up!
• And much more!

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About Dominic Vasquez written by his sister:
My brother Dominic, or Dom for those of us who know him well, is 28 years old. Before late march of 2020, Dom lived his life in an extremely athletic manner. He was at the gym every day, sometimes even multiple times a day. He prioritized his fitness because he wanted to stay healthy, and because his job as a law enforcement officer requires a high level of fitness. Staying fit and healthy could literally be the difference between life and death in his profession. This was an important aspect of his life. Another thing that Dom has always prioritized is family, he has always been better at this than me. He is quite literally the definition of a family man. When he wasn’t spending time with family, he was with good and loyal friends.

Most of those friends being law enforcement buddies, but also a few really good childhood friends too. Dom was extremely social and loved to be around friends and family. He has always been very protective of us and would literally do anything for the people that he loves. I will also say that my brother has been through a lot over the last 3-4 years. He has seen the worst of people through his job. He has been shot at, been in a dangerous vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash, and has witnessed many things that no one should ever have to as a police officer. March of 2020 brought him and our family another traumatic incident to add to the list. Dom is older than me by about 5 years. However, I often assume the caretaker role with him (and everyone else in my life). This is exactly what happened when he contracted COVID-19 in late March of 2020. At this time, I was working in EMS for an ambulance company out in Salt Lake City. COVID was new to the U.S. and we didn’t know much about it. I was starting to get patients on my ambulance who were positive for the virus, but were stable. That week, my brother had told me he thought he had the virus because he felt the sickest he had ever felt before. He told me that he didn’t know how to explain what it felt like, the closest thing he could relate it to was “a really bad flu.”

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Jonathan Pritchard: The Mentalist, Author, Consultant & Entertainer

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Jonathan Pritchard, as they talk about his journey and background in the magic and business industry. Jonathan is an author, consultant, entertainer, and mentalist. He helps clients generate leads online and at live events with applied psychology. Can Jonathan really read minds? Enjoy the episode now and find out!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

· Jonathan’s passion for doing magic tricks and mind reading started when he was five years old.

· What tricks does Jonathan know how to do and how does he do them?

· Before the pandemic, his shows would usually have 200 to 3000 people above in a fine art theater.

· What has he been doing since the quarantine in the business and magic world?

· When he was in college, he used to show up at every dorm party and was known as the guy who did magic tricks!

· The only way your idea will become real is when you apple your time and energy making it a reality.

· And much more!

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About Jonathan Pritchard:

Have you ever thought about having something fun in your trade show exhibit booth to draw attention? Well, you found it! I’m a corporate mind reader. How do I help? Read on…

BEST KNOWN FOR: Amazing Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Nick Cannon on America’s Got Talent; entertaining U.S. troops stationed overseas; performing on Penn and Teller “Fool Us;” personally consulting with world-class achiever Criss Angel; performing at Vegas casinos on the strip; entertaining thousands of students at hundreds of colleges across the country; and consistently being recognized as one of the best in the business.

WHAT I DO NOW: Help companies connect with their employees & customers in fun, dynamic, memorable, and meaningful ways with custom exhibit strategies.

WHO I HELP: In the business world I’ve worked with BP, State Farm, 1871, General Assembly, and more. Basically, I help VP of Sales, HR Directors, and anyone else tasked with planning trade shows, conferences, increasing sales numbers, giving presentations, or any other situation where it’s absolutely essential to make the most out of a brief opportunity to make meaningful connections with those you can help the most.

WHY IT WORKS: With 15+ years under my belt as a world-touring Mentalist, I know the inner secrets of how people think, and how to use that knowledge to great effect.

UNCOMMON FACTS ABOUT ME: I learned to juggle fire at 13, hammered nails up my nose at 15, and ate fire at age 18. I have practiced kung fu every day for 8+ years, and I’m also learning how to play the banjo. (It stays at home, I promise.)

MY WHY: I grew up in a small town in NC and managed to make incredible opportunities for myself.

You can find Jonathan Pritchard on…

Website: https://www.jonathanpritchard.me/

Twitter:  @realjpritchard 

Facebook: @mentalistjonathan

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

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Malorie Nicole Host of Forbes #1 Podcast: Abundantly Clear: Assessing Blindspots In Your Business & Personal Life

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Malorie Nicole, as they talk about assessing blindspots in your business and personal life. Malorie helps business owners and CEOs to understand their personal growth blocks that are creating day to day business problems. She shares her journey, challenges she faced, and how she overcame them.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

· Malorie had a normal childhood growing up and was homeschooled.

· The story of how she got into an accident where she got her brain injury.

· Brain injuries can take up to several years of healing and it can be depressing. However, you need to keep moving forward and do not accept that as your reality.

· It is okay to feel frustrated, address your emotions and try to understand them.

· Her transition of working for someone else to starting her own business.

· Our brain doesn’t actually know how to multitask. We can only focus on one thing at a time.

· And much more!

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About Malorie Nicole:

Host of Forbes #1 Rated Show Abundantly Clear Podcast

Multi Certified Coach to Entrepreneurs, CEO’s and high performers who want to create expansion in their world and live their full potential.

.. and human being who cares about people, just like you.

You can find Malorie Nicole on…

Website: https://malorie-nicole.com/

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

Email: malorie@malorie-nicole.com

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Reagan: 5th Grade Class Photo Goes Viral, The 2020 Look!

Join Patti Katter in this very wholesome episode with her guests, Sarah and her daughter, Reagan. For her 5th-grade class picture, she made a funny and cute face that went viral on Facebook! She is a smart, strong-willed child who considers herself a young woman with a very supportive and loving mother. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • The story of how Reagan made a funny face and got the picture.
  • Her brother and friend Alma is her inspiration for making funny faces.
  • The picture of Reagan hilariously sums up life and 2020 perfectly.
  • Reagan loves to write and has even considered becoming an actress!
  • We need to help each other laugh more, especially this year, 2020.
  • Stay yourself, don’t let anyone take your passion away, and keep making funny faces!
  • As a parent, keep trying to identify your child’s strengths, continue honing and celebrating them. 
  • There’s always something to laugh at and be grateful for!

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Dwight Heck: What It’s Like Being A Single Father

Join Patti Katter and her guest, Dwight Heck, as they talk about what it is like being a single parent. Dwight is the owner of Give A Heck Financial; they empower and educate you with financial education to live life on purpose and not by accident. Aside from being a business owner, he is a full-time single parent of five children. It was not easy for Dwight because of the wrong impression most people have with single dad parents. How was he able to handle it all by himself? 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Dwight is a single father of four daughters and one son.
  • How difficult it is for a man to get custody of his kids. There’s a stigma that a male being a single parent is not good enough for the children.
  • It’s okay for parents to split up because sometimes there’s more damage when you force yourselves to stay together.
  • The wrong judgment and impression people have on single male parents.
  • People tend to judge situations that are completely out of their control.
  • As a parent, it is your responsibility to be the bigger person. Dwight never thought of leaving his children even when it got extremely hard to handle.
  • Look past the facade and give support to single male parents. 
  • Your kids are your number one priority and staying in a broken relationship is not good for anybody.

About Dwight Heck:

Give a Heck Financial was founded by Dwight Heck, who started his career while living paycheck to paycheck as a single Dad of five children. Like many of us, Dwight didn’t understand how money worked or the basics of budgeting. The money came in and immediately disappeared, followed by sleepless nights and stress filled with quiet desperation. Instead of asking for help, Dwight kept his financial troubles to himself to avoid embarrassment and judgment. 

Tired of feeling like he was stumbling through life with no direction, Dwight made up his mind to live with intention and purpose. A turning point came in 2001 when Dwight discovered some major health issues. They led to a crossroads of giving up the emotionally, mentally, and physically draining IT consulting world. 

After working nine hard, relatively thankless years as an IT consultant, a friend reached out to Dwight in 2002 and asked if he was interested in checking out the finance and insurance industry. He encouraged Dwight to use his remarkable people skills, relatability, and ability to teach and train to help others in financial distress. Dwight was instantly sold on the idea of making the lives of people better while enhancing his own. Although Dwight knew nothing about budgeting, investing, or life insurance, he was determined to learn it for the sake of his own family and then help others to do the same. Done with nights of quiet desperation, Dwight rose to the top of the industry and has spent the last 18-years helping families and businesses thrive.

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You can find Dwight Heck on…

Website: https://giveaheck.com/about/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dwight-raymond-heck

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/give.a.heck/

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

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Instagram: @wakeupwithpattikatter and @thepatrioticmermaid 

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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!

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

Instagram: @wakeupwithpattikatter and @thepatrioticmermaid

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Timothy Dick: CO Founder & CEO of Profit Layer Shares His Story of Humble Beginnings to Business Success

Join Patti Katter and Timothy Dick as they talk about profit layers. Timothy shares how he got started, built businesses, and now helps other small companies scale. He gives the importance of doing things one step at a time and not comparing yourself to others. Special thanks to PodMax for connecting Patti with Timothy!

Among many things, here are the things you’ll expect:

  • Figuring out your identity as a young teenager and exceeding expectations.
  • Managing a fast-growing business with no outside investors and starting another company in the middle of growth.
  • Putting importance on the quality of life at a certain point in your career.
  • The different layers that go into any business.
  • You need synergies between these various factors!
  • Not focusing only on the money but having the willingness to work hard and generating viable ideas.
  • And much more!


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About Timothy Dick:
Tim has a vast background in SaaS and was one of the first executives at HostGator in its early days. HostGator grew to host millions of websites with hundreds of employees before Tim transitioned focus on VOIPO. He is also an active angel investor and consults for multiple investment firms on M&A, startups, and strategy. He was born and raised in rural West Virginia and the son of a coal miner and was a first-generation entrepreneur. He is passionate about small business, resourcefulness, marketing, and personal development.
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You can find Timothy Dick on… 

Website: https://profitlayer.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timothydick

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

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Robert Grigore: World-Class Mental Health Expert & Author Shares How EDMR Has Helped Him Help Others

Robert Grigore is a World-Class Mental Health Expert, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved EMDR Consultant, Published Author on EMDR, Owner & CEO of Grigore Counselling.

Robert opened up and shared that as a youngster, he had low self esteem, and didn’t like himself. Listen to his story and how his life turned around by using EDMR.

https://youtu.be/ZB_Z1mKwo3A

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Dan Dwyer: Exclusive Interview With Boots To Business Confidant and Mentor

Dan Dwyer

Dan Dwyer is a Northern Alabama-based entrepreneur dedicated to the boots to business advancement of veteran entrepreneurs across the globe. Patti has had Dan on the show before, but this time she talks with him on a more personal level. Dan doesn’t disappoint as he offers encouragement to our listeners. Listen to his story of how he went from Green to Gold while serving in the US Army. He also shares a little bit about how he grew up, his favorite quote and leaves business owners with motivation to continue on during the Covid19 Pandemic.

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