The Bear Essentials

Charles Wallace

The goal of this podcast is to be positive, informative, interesting, entertaining and maybe even inspiring to some people.

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Know Fear - The Tony Blauer Interview
5d ago
Know Fear - The Tony Blauer Interview
You can’t be brave if you’re not afraid.   Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Tony Blauer, is an expert in fear management, self-defense and is a mindset educator.    Coach Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades.    He is one of the only Combatives experts who has successfully affected training across all the combat related communities: self-defense, combat sports, and the military & law enforcement sector.    His research on physiology and mindset as it relates to confrontation management has influenced over three decades of reality-based martial artists and enhanced the survivability of law enforcement, military, and emergency services personnel around the world.    He founded Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) in 1985 and it has grown into one of the world's leading consulting companies specializing in the research and development of performance psychology, personal safety, and close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military, and professional self-defense instructors.   Tony Blauer can be found on the following:   Instagram:   Facebook:   LinkedIn:   Corporate Websites:         Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Know Fear - The Tony Blauer Interview
5d ago
Know Fear - The Tony Blauer Interview
You can’t be brave if you’re not afraid.   Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Tony Blauer, is an expert in fear management, self-defense and is a mindset educator.    Coach Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades.    He is one of the only Combatives experts who has successfully affected training across all the combat related communities: self-defense, combat sports, and the military & law enforcement sector.    His research on physiology and mindset as it relates to confrontation management has influenced over three decades of reality-based martial artists and enhanced the survivability of law enforcement, military, and emergency services personnel around the world.    He founded Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) in 1985 and it has grown into one of the world's leading consulting companies specializing in the research and development of performance psychology, personal safety, and close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military, and professional self-defense instructors.   Tony Blauer can be found on the following:   Instagram:   Facebook:   LinkedIn:   Corporate Websites:         Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Stratospheric Success: Be a Go-Giver - The Bob Burg Interview
Sep 21 2022
Stratospheric Success: Be a Go-Giver - The Bob Burg Interview
There is an old saying, it is better to give than to receive.   Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, is Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver, a Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek Bestseller, that has sold over a million copies. Since its release it has consistently stayed in the Top 25 on Porchlight’s (formerly 800-CEO-READ) Business Book Bestsellers List. The book has been translated into 30 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Magazine’s list of the Most Motivational Books Ever Written and was on HubSpot’s 20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time. Bob has regularly addressed audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.   Bob has also authored a number of other books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales approaching two million copies.   The American Management Association named Bob one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders and he was named one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World by Richtopia.   Bob is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. Bob is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve.   He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic and served on the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida.   Bob Burg can be found on the following:   Website:   Website:   Facebook:   LinkedIn:   Twitter:   YouTube:   Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Wealthy Retirement - The Douglas Woods Interview
Sep 14 2022
Wealthy Retirement - The Douglas Woods Interview
Douglas J. Woods Sr. has been providing life insurance & Tax-advantaged retirement solutions to clients in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and 8 other additional states. He believes that putting his clients first and maintaining a high level of professionalism on their behalf is what makes clients eager to refer him to their family and friends. Douglas brings a high level of expertise to his clients and works diligently with them to find a plan that meets all of their concerns.   Doug’s mission is to build customized insurance policies tailored to each client’s Retirement, Business or Life Insurance needs.    As your Advisor/Strategist, Doug can advise you on a multitude of products and services, including Tax-Free Retirement, Guaranteed life time income, Business Protection, Key-person coverage, Non-Traditional college savings plans, Mortgage Protection, General life insurance, etc.  A common question Douglas gets is why does he care so much about helping people? Like so many other people, after dealing with the loss of both mother and father to cancer, and other relatives & friends, he saw how important life insurance could really be. First hand experience helped him really appreciate the importance of the life insurance choices you make. And those choices can impact you and your family for years.   When Doug consults with his clients regarding their life plan options or savings and retirement strategies, he puts it into real-life terms, based on their current circumstances to find the best benefits and value to meet their concerns.   When Douglas is not busy at work, he enjoys reading, learning and cooking for his family!   Doug can be found on:   LinkedIn:   Website:   Email: douglas.woods@honorablefinancial.com   Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Expedition Everest / Climb For The Cure - The Matthew Scarfo Interview
Sep 7 2022
Expedition Everest / Climb For The Cure - The Matthew Scarfo Interview
The birth of your child, this day is field with so much joy as you imagine all the hopes and dreams of your baby boy or girl. Now fast forward a few years as something seems off, your child isn't developing accordingly and they tell you that the life that once held endless possibilities will eventually come to a premature end.   In this episode of The Bear Essentials, I interview fitness expert, human movement specialist and adventure athlete, Matt Scarfo about his journey to base camp at Mount Everest.    This expedition was fueled by love, rage and desperation and was an attempt to raise money and awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This is such a compelling story and shows us that there are still heroes in this world, men who are selfless, courageous and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure children have a chance against this unforgiving disease.   We all can't climb Everest, but please, if you can, donate to this cause, help fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, help save the first child.   Donate here:    Matt Scarfo can be found at:   LinkedIn:   Website:   Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Bipolar Warrior - The General Gregg F. Martin Interview
Aug 31 2022
Bipolar Warrior - The General Gregg F. Martin Interview
War isn’t uncommon for a two-star General in the US Army, but when the war is mental illness, the rules of engagement are different.   Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Gregg Martin is a retired US Army General who suffers from bipolar disorder.    Gregg F. Martin, PhD, Major General, US Army (Retired), served on active duty for 36 years, until May 2015. He is a combat veteran, Bipolar Survivor, Airborne-Ranger-Engineer qualified soldier, and Army Strategist.    He holds a Ph.D. and two masters degrees from MIT, masters degrees in national security strategy from both the Army and Naval war colleges, and a bachelors degree from West Point. He commanded an engineer company, battalion, the 130th Engineer Brigade in combat during the first year of the Iraq War in 2003-04, including the attack from Kuwait, up the Euphrates River Valley, to Baghdad and beyond.   He served multiple overseas tours, and, as a general officer, commanded the Corps of Engineers Northwest Division, was Commandant of the Army Engineer School, commanded Fort Leonard Wood, was Deputy Commanding General of Third Army/US Army Central, Commandant of the Army War College, President of National Defense University, and Special Assistant to the Chief of Engineers. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (twice), the Bronze Star Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.   He is married with three sons, two of whom are Army combat veterans, and one an artist. His daughter in law is also an Army combat veteran. His wife is an “Army brat” and heroine for persevering though their Army career and surviving and overcoming their bipolar ordeal, which has been the toughest fight of their lives. They live in Cocoa Beach, FL, where he is writing, speaking, and sharing his story of “battling bipolar disorder” to help save lives and stop the stigma.   Gregg F. Martin PhD can be found on the following:   LinkedIn:   Website:   Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Become The Athlete You Were - The Javen Palmer Interview
Aug 24 2022
Become The Athlete You Were - The Javen Palmer Interview
Remember when you were an athlete, how you looked, how you felt and the confidence that came along with it.   Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Javen Palmer was a former world class athlete with the Crystal Palace football club. He then started working in the corporate world & had no time to prepare healthy meals like he did when he was a full-time athlete.    Javen gained a fair amount of weight and did NOT like what he saw in the mirror. After a couple of hard years, he worked out how to find the right system that allowed him to work a job, and still have a six-pack and look exactly like he looked as an athlete!   Javen’s mission now is to help people, especially former athletes turned corporate workers, dominate their health, destroy body fat and build muscle without having to spend hours in the gym.   Javen Palmer can be found on the following:   LinkedIn:   Website:   Email: info@spectrumfit.co.uk   Twitter: Javentweets   Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Reinvention Architect - The Craig Stanland Interview
Aug 17 2022
Reinvention Architect - The Craig Stanland Interview
Imagine getting to work and you get a call from the FBI to return home immediately as they have a warrant for your arrest.   Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Craig Stanland, lived this experience.   In 2012, Craig Stanland made a choice that would cost him everything. After exploiting the warranty policy of one of the largest tech companies in the world for almost a year, the FBI finally knocked on his door.   He was arrested and sentenced to 2 years of Federal Prison, followed by 3 years of Supervised Release, and ordered to pay $834,307 in restitution. He lost his wife, his homes, his cars, his career, and even his identity. He wanted nothing more than to die.   Now, Craig’s mission is to share what he learned on his fall to rock bottom and his journey out so that you can do the same. Craig wants to help people reinvent themselves and start over so they can finally live the extraordinary life they’ve always wanted?     Craig Stanland can be found on the following:   LinkedIn:   Website:   TEDx:   Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Living Longer, Kicking Ass - The Bill Vogel Interview
Aug 10 2022
Living Longer, Kicking Ass - The Bill Vogel Interview
Did you know that you can lose up to 8% of your muscle mass per decade starting in your 30s.   Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Bill Vogel joins us to discuss living longer and still kicking ass while we age.    After experiencing his own “rock bottom” Bill became interested in low carb/low sugar about 10 years ago when he himself was 70 pounds overweight. During a regular visit, his doctor obviously noticed the weight gain and his diagnosis was for Bill to not eat as much and walk around a bit. That’s it! And it’s understandable knowing that the average medical provider has little-to-no nutrition and exercise class requirements throughout their entire medical school curriculum. It’s simply not a requirement. Their training is focused on treating sickness and disease as opposed to keeping their patients healthy.   Bill was thrown another curve ball in 2016 when he was diagnosed with Leukemia and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. After receiving chemo for six months, he has now been in remission for more than four years. Bill attributes his quick recovery from chemo to the fact that he fasted the day before each chemotherapy treatment and that he was in very good physical condition due to his lifestyle choices. He is now on a mission to create a nutrition, movement, and lifestyle blueprint for older men to help them claim or reclaim optimal health, wellness, and vitality in the “second act” of their lives.   Bill Vogel can be found on the following:   LinkedIn:   Website:   Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Be Great Where You Are - The Ed Hennings Interview
Aug 3 2022
Be Great Where You Are - The Ed Hennings Interview
Imagine if the choices you made had you facing a potential life sentence in prison.   Today’s guest on The Bear Essentials, Ed Hennings, was sentenced to a 40-year prison sentence. After serving 20 years, he took his experience and used it to fortify his mind and will. Determining that when his release time came, he would be ready to dominate any destructive thoughts or behaviors that he encountered.    Within 2 years of his release, Ed has started and guided thousands to meet their personal goals. The strategies he created to thrive and support others are gifted to you through his books, Change Institute Program, and one-on-one services.   Ed Hennings can be found on the following:   LinkedIn:   Website:   Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Your Leadership Legacy - The Oakland McCulloch Interview
Jul 27 2022
Your Leadership Legacy - The Oakland McCulloch Interview
Today’s leaders have a responsibility to inspire the leaders of tomorrow.  On this episode of The Bear Essentials, we are joined by retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Oak McCulloch who has lived his life by this motto. Throughout his decorated 23-year career in the United States Army and various civilian jobs that followed, McCulloch has lived a life of servant leadership. In his new book, Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be, McCulloch shares common sense principles that every current and aspiring leader can use. Experiences from his childhood and adult careers frame the leadership legacy he has personally passed down to countless others. As Oak likes to say, “Great leadership handed down from generation to generation is what develops great nations.”   Oakland “Oak” McCulloch can be found on the following:   LinkedIn:   Website:   Be sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence.   NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation.   If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Fraud and Integrity - The Chris Bentley Interview
Jul 6 2022
Fraud and Integrity - The Chris Bentley Interview
Would you have the guts to admit fraud? On the 9th of April 2021, the chief of Bellatorum Resources, a Texas-based energy fund, wrote an email to his stakeholders, admitting to having squandered millions of their dollars. Chris Bentley was that man and today he joins me on “The Bear Essentials”. This interview is a brutally honest account given by Chris as he reflects upon his journey, explains his decisions, and articulates exactly why and how he orchestrated the fraud. Chris’s story shows that it isn’t the failure that defines us but our response. Many will still judge Chris, but in this interview, you can feel his sincerity and see that this is truly a man looking to live a life of integrity. Chris Bentley can be found on the following:     sure to check out NGBN.TV, a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence. NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation. If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
The Body Transformation Coach - Mark Bryce
Jun 29 2022
The Body Transformation Coach - Mark Bryce
At a young age his parents divorced, and as a way of coping, he watched his mother turn to food abuse. Watching what his mother was going through, he had a decision to make, live in this environment and develop the same self-destructive habits or choose the gym. Thankfully for him and for all of us, he chose the gym. Mark Bryce, The Body Transformation Coach, joins me today on “The Bear essentials” and shares his expertise and experience regarding fitness and overall health. A few of the topics we delve into are, the dangers of rapid weight loss, age related muscle loss, the “happy” hormones along with overall hormone optimization and intermittent fasting. Mark Bryce can be found on... LinkedIn: LinkedIn: be sure to check out NGBN TV ( a holistic personal & professional development network that serves men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. It’s home to top experts, authors, speakers, influencers, and presenters in the areas of mental health, physical wellness, personal growth, and professional excellence. NGBN.TV is available on RokuTV, AppleTV, AndroidTV and Amazon FireTV, as well mobile and all major audio podcast and live-streaming platforms, and of course on the world wide web. It is powered by the National Grassroots Media Corporation. If you’re an author, speaker, presenter, or influencer with a passion to grow your audience in one of the fields within NGBN.tv, reach out to us today about developing your very own show or channel with us.
Season To Save A Life, Including His Own - The Ian Hill Interview (Ep:40)
Jun 3 2022
Season To Save A Life, Including His Own - The Ian Hill Interview (Ep:40)
In this episode, I speak with Ian Hill. Humanitarian. Business Leader. Award- Winning Social Innovator. Professional Development Pioneer. World Record Breaker. These are some of the words often used when referring to Ian Hill. Whether running a multi-million-dollar business operation with over 1,000 employees or spearheading first-of-their-kind, life-changing community projects, Ian Hill is recognized for being a catalyst for positive change throughout the world.   Today, Ian is CEO of the National Grassroots Media Corporation and its family of networks. These Digital TV and Radio networks reach 185 million households across the US and 3.1 billion mobile devices around the world.   Ian is also a sought-after public speaker and trainer who developed one of the most innovative professional and personal development models ever created. From the use of live video streaming starting as early as 2010, to a proprietary behavioral change model that helps participants maximize their potential personally and professionally, whole cities and major corporations have participated in his programs and benefited from demonstrated, quantifiable, and lasting change.   Currently, Ian is attempting to set another world record by becoming the oldest man to play college football. The effort is to save lives by de-stigmatizing mental health for men, as middle-aged men are 70% more likely to commit suicide than any other segment of the population, as well as introducing them to partner programs that will provide meaningful information and tangible tools that foster mental wellness, resiliency, and strength. Ian has partnered with the #1 long-snapping coach in the nation to achieve the record and already has interest from several top colleges.   Ian is also known for his humanitarian effort, “Let Them Be Kids”, of which he is the founder and volunteer CEO. This first-of-its-kind initiative builds playgrounds in areas of extreme need. “Let Them Be Kids” has impacted over 170 communities across North America and as far away as Africa. The World Leisure Congress recently named the Let Them Be Kids program one of the foremost innovative social leisure programs in the world.   The National Council for Community and Justice and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission have recognized Ian for his commitment to positive change by naming Ian Humanitarian of the Year. The Stand for Children Organization named Ian its Child Advocate of the Year.