Where most post podcasts hosts only interview entrepreneurs and top influencers, Men of Abundance is introducing you to people of all walks of life, income levels, and various vocations from gardeners, glass workers and other artists as well as brand new business owners to seasoned top earning entrepreneurs.
Three days a week you will hear from men and women who have heart wrenching Kick in your Gut moments as well as praise worthy Enough is Enough Pivot Points.
Together, we will laugh and a few of you will cry. Yah, I know, it's not manly to cry. What BS.
It's my goal to share these stories with you and show you the mindset it takes to live a life of true abundance.
Some of the greatest people I personally know or have read about who have an abundant mentality are the most giving and down to earth people on the planet.
An abundant mentality is one that knows there is more than enough to go around for everyone. You do not have to take from others to have more for yourself and your family. In fact, the more you give, the more you will be given.
That's what our Men of Abundance Community is all about. We are here to lift each other up and give to our individual communities.
When this vision first came to me, my initial thought was to write a book, which is going to happen. But I felt I needed more content for a book about Living Your Life of Abundance.
I could use my own experience in business, life, travel, relationships etc. But, I felt it was important to go over the top with value. I was not sure how, but I was determined to bring massive value to those who want to live a life of abundance in a world that seems to have a scarcity mind set.
There are thousands of examples that prove we live in a World of Abundance. And those who are living a life of abundance are living life to the fullest. They have the best relationships, they are at peace with themselves and their maker, they have wealth that extends way beyond any dollar figure could calculate. It's my intent to share some of these examples with you and encourage you to live your life of abundance.
The Men of Abundance Podcast and Community is the primary means of delivery.
When I discovered the world of Podcasts my mind was blown. I figured I could certainly gather experiences, through other peoples experiences form my favorite podcasts, books and videos. Then I discovered a podcast called The Mentee by Geoff Woods.
I believe this to be Divine Intervention.
Geoff Woods wanted to become an entrepreneur so he started seeking mentors to help him along his journey. He also documenting his story by recording his conversations with his mentors. He shared those conversations with me. Well, he was actually sharing them with the World, on The Mentee Podcast. But I felt like he was talking to me.
What an amazing idea right? I then started wondering, how could I, a retired Army Medic, get mentors I've only learned from in books to talk with me one on one?
In comes Divine Intervention again.
I heard Ryan Daniel Moran tell his story on Mike Dillard's podcast "Self Made Man".
Ryan said he wanted to take his life and business to the next level. He realized he needed to get around people who where beyond the level he wanted to be. He wanted get to know influencers like Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, Robert Herjavec, Gary Vaynerchuk and others. Most of these leaders would not have given him the time of day unless he set up a great venue to do so. So he created his first Freedom Fast Lane Podcast and an associated live event. He then inviting all of the people he want to learn from as speakers for the event.
What a brilliant idea.
"You are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with"
I was already being influenced by many of these Abundant leaders through their books, Podcasts, Videos and even Snap Chat, Facebook and Twitter. But I wanted to get closer one-on-one conversations with them.
An event like Ryan's was much more than I was willing to take on. So what could I do?
Ask, and you shall receive, right?
That's about the time I was introduced to the man that would show me how to launch a podcast you know know as Men of Abundance. A fellow Veteran, John Lee Dumas, created and hosts a podcast called Entrepreneur On Fire (EOFire). And he has a free course to show others how to get their voice heard through the wonder of Podcasting. I took his free course and quickly realized I could do this, with the proper coaching and mentorship of course.
We will certainly dig deeper into JLD's story at a later date. Just know, I have, Geoff, Ryan and JLD to thank for this podcast adventure we are on. This train is rolling and picking up momentum. I could not be more excited for all of us.
Men of Abundance is different than any other podcast community I've experienced so far. I could build the audience and seek out some of the most successful leaders in the business, relationship, fitness and parenting space, but that's already done and done well. I could focus on entrepreneurship but that too is already done, and over done, some may say.
I could do what others are doing but I want MOA to be as different as I am. Yes, I know I'm different and I'm proud of it. I'm tired of pretending to like the status quo.
So what could I do that would stand out and still benefit our community? This is what I've come up with, for now...
We will come together four days a week (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) for about 30 to 45 minutes. Of course you can listen in when ever you see fit, because it's a recorded audio podcast.
Monday and Wednesday - I will introduce you to leaders of Abundance in our community and around the World. Our guests will be community leaders, start up entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, experts in various fields and those who have reached levels of success and greatness you may be striving for. We will all benefit from the connections and relationships developed.
Pay It Forward Friday (PIFF) - The Friday guest will generally be one of you, a member of our Men of Abundance community, willing to share epic wins or challenges in your life. For instance, if you have a business in the start up or pre-launch phase, we will chat about some of your challenges and wins. If you get on our show, you will also be spotlighted on our blog. This will certainly give your business a ton of exposure. We are going to lift each other up as a community of Men should do.
Abundant living, starts with Giving... This is very exciting.
Men of Abundance is a For Purpose Business. And our purpose is to lift you up and provide to various causes such as building schools, providing clean water to those in need and various Veteran organizations, just for starters.
MOA will be giving a portion of our total annual revenue to various non-profit organizations. The Giving page briefly explains how this will work and how simple it is for you to be an Abundant leader.
We will breach some topics that are uncomfortable for some. We are going to cover subjects that are seldom talked about around the dinner table, at school and in most circles. The subjects that are most important in our lives every single day make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.
We are going to challenge and overcome that feeling. That's how we grow.
- Sex, Porn and Love
- Health, Fitness and Sleep
- Enjoying your job or moving on
- Relationships - Personal and professional
- Giving and Receiving
- The Poor, The Rich and The Wealthy - and what it means to you
- Why it's so important for you to strive to be wealthy
- What is true wealth
- Importance of having a home business
This is our show, I'm simply the connector and the guy who's giving up the time and money to bring it all together. I'm open to suggestions that will benefit the community.
Who is this Wally guy anyway?
Now, let me briefly introduce myself to you. I will not spill it all out here. We will get to know each other over time. But here's the short story.
My full name is Wallace Ballentyne Carmichael. I mostly go by Wally. Yes, my name is, in part, why I have tough skin.
I was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona. I grew up much of younger years in a trailer park. Actually, the trailer was parked behind another guys house because we could not even afford the cost of an actual park. I graduated from Carl Hayden High School. You may have heard of the school if you've seen the move "Spare Parts". It was a rough neighborhood for a blonde haired white boy to grow up in. But I would not change any of it.
There are many stories to share from my childhood, but we will get into that over time, I'm sure.
About a year after graduating HS I joined the US Army as a Combat Medic. I spent 25 years on active duty. In that time, I had the pleasure, and in some cases the displeasure, of traveling to 23 countries on five continents.
Again, many experiences are being skipped until the time is right.
During my travels I met some wonderful people. The most beautiful and smartest person I met is my wife, Trayce. She is my princes and my best friend. We have been married 24 years and we have three boys (22, 16 and 6 years of age). I know, right?
I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart. I’ve started many business ventures and learned from many people, in person or through their books, courses, videos and podcasts. I’ve done everything from Real Estate Investing; Satellite Internet hardware, services and installation; residential cleaning and various forms of Direct Sales and Internet Marketing. I did most of these business ventures while still on active duty and deployed.
I have lived a wonderful life with many ups and downs. I’m sure I’ve had more low points than high points. However, I chose to learn from the adversities and count my blessings.
I’m at the point now in my life where my biggest desire is to share my knowledge with other men and continue leveling up my life. Like we say in the Army "Constantly improve your foxhole".
I will say, the 23 year old Wally certainly thought he had it all figured out because he knew everything. Of course I know now I may never have it all figured out. But I'm enjoying the journey.
You will learn more about me as we get into the show. I look forward to getting to know many of you along the way.
Connect with me, and other Men of Abundance at our Private free Community and let's get ready to Live Our Life of Abundance and Pay It Forward.