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Wellness + Wisdom with Josh Trent

The Wellness + Wisdom Podcast is a global collective dedicated to mastering physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.

In this podcast together we gather, apply and embody the wisdom needed for authentic well-being in the 21st century.

Each episode is artfully crafted to go an inch wide and a mile deep into the Pentagon of Wellness: Physical, Emotional, Mental, Spiritual & Financial.

Your host Josh Trent asks the questions no one else will ask to garner the truth about how to live a life of confidence, freedom, and optimal wellness—this is where together we walk the path of courage to cross the gap between knowing and doing.

Learn from world class leaders in the fields of physical intelligence, breathwork, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, nutrition, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, biohacking, body transformation, psychedelics, mindfulness, meditation, neuroscience, mental health, spirituality, consciousness, the (7) pillars of wellness to live life well and (EI²)™ Emotional Intelligence + Inventory.

Sep 24, 2019

What does it even really mean to be intelligent? What is intelligence? For a long time, I used to think that intelligence was how smart you were and that's part of it but what we're really shifting into at Wellness Force is answering the question, what are the real, tangible courses and products out there in our world right now that are the best, what are we working towards as a society, and how can we apply the embodied lessons we learn? That's what we're all looking for. The gathering and application is part of the intelligence process. - Josh Trent


My friend, we’ve arrived, this is it, episode 300 of Wellness Force Radio!

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What is true, embodied intelligence? 

In Wellness Force Radio episode 300, Civilized Caveman CEO, Wellness Force Media Founder, and Wellness Force Radio Host, Josh Trent, shares with CURED Nutrition CEO and Host of The Cured Collective Podcast, Joeseph Sheehey the top 10 lessons he has learned over the last four years of recording 300+ podcast episodes.

Join us for this special 300th episode as Josh reveals these 10 life lessons he has learned as a podcast host in the health and wellness industries:

  1. Intelligence is not how smart you are
  2. A podcast is not really a "show" it's a conversation about truth and consciousness
  3. Challenge the guests, but give them space to breathe and express
  4. It's not about the tool, it's about the intention
  5. Shortening the cycles of recommitment is the path
  6. Wellness is a state of mind and a practice of self worth
  7. Forgiveness is the most powerful tool in the universe
  8. The "middle way" is eventually everyone's path
  9. The power and the healing is in our breath
  10. Wellness is the awareness that we are all connected, and the beliefs, thoughts, and actions we allow our soul to operate from.


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It's taken me over a year to find the right hemp and CBD company to introduce to the Wellness Force Community and I could not be more thrilled that it's CURED Nutrition!

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We Have Arrived

If you’ve been listening to Wellness Force for a while, or if you’ve been with us since the beginning, you know by now that great things tend to take us time, effort, and the hardest one of them all - trusting the process - especially when it comes to our wellness. For episode 300, I am sharing the 10 biggest lessons I have learned thus far on this journey.

I want to share my truth: This entrepreneurial and podcast path has not been 100% rainbows. Even since early childhood, I have known, deep down, that I march to the beat of a different drummer. Maybe you feel that too, and that’s why you’re here. I’ve faced inner and outer demons I wouldn’t wish on anyone, and since I woke up in 2014, I’ve done some really, really, hard work to let go of old stories about genetics, beliefs, and the people and things that don't serve my wellness. But yet as hard as this has been, I’ve also learned that when you operate from a place of love and service to others, and if you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

This podcast has been my home, my work, and my life for 4 years now, and today, I get to give thanks to YOU.


 Top Lessons Learned From 300+ Shows

1. Intelligence is not how smart you are [7:50]

  • The Tim Ferriss Show
  • CURED Nutrition
  • Joe Sheehey, CURED Nutrition Founder
  • How Wellness Force is serving its listeners to help them grow, let go of their old selves, and achieve greater consciousness.
  • The fact that intelligence doesn't just mean being smart but also includes physical and emotional intelligence.
  • Why our thoughts aren't even our own but could be passed down to us through generations.
  • You can't fake it till you make it; especially with true intelligence and true embodiment. 
  • Why Josh even decided to start Wellness Force in the first place.
  • Josh's accomplished mission to reach 1 million people through Wellness Force Radio.
  • The disappointment he felt when he realized that many wellness technology brand Founders aren't, in fact, living a life of wellness themselves.
  • His switch in focus from technology to discovering physical and emotional through Wellness Force.
  • Paleo f(x)


2. A podcast is not really a "show" it's a conversation about truth and consciousness [14:00]

  • Why successful podcasting is not just about the guest you interview, big sponsors, or the number of downloads but the conversation itself.
  • The evolution of Wellness Force as a whole for the podcast, brand, and Josh personally.
  • Oura Ring
  • The hard truth that, unfortunately, not all wellness technology brands are in it to help people but to make a profit.
  • FitTech Summit
  • Collective Podcast with Joseph Sheehey
  • The pre-conceived truths that Josh has until he learns something new from each of his guests.
  • WFR 071 Melissa Hartwig
  • The Whole 30
  • How Josh identifies his own true intention and why he is asking a guest a specific question.
  • His process of letting go of perfection and being open to reframing his language and questions as well as embracing his emotions in each interview.
  • WFR 275 Paul Chek
  • How he has grown as both a listener and communicator since launching Wellness Force Radio.


3. Challenge the guests, but give them space to breathe and express [24:00]


4. It's not about the tool, it's about the intention [40:00]

  • Managing his performance by evaluating his energy as he goes about his day and what tools including nootropics help him focus.
  • Why Josh takes great care in not consuming too much caffeine especially before recording a show.
  • The bad habits we get into of numbing or escaping through various stimulants including caffeine, work, and control.
  • How to take supplements responsibly by first focusing on doing the work yourself first and foremost before turning to them for assistance.
  • Onnit
  • WFR 196 Aubrey Marcus
  • WFR 219 Kyle Kingsbury
  • The power of showing up for other people as a podcaster or in everyday life without expectations.
  • WFR 285 Luke Storey
  • Finding the qualities you want in your business partners by writing down the top qualities you want in your future romantic partner.


5. Shortening the cycles of recommitment is the path [58:40]

  • Why intimate relationships are the brightest mirrors that reveal the truth about who we truly are.
  • How Josh is able to have a child-like curiosity and experience the world with an in and outflow of emotional charge.
  • The common fear we all experience of wondering if we're worthy or not.
  • Carl Jung
  • The Shadow Archetype - Carl Jung 
  • Systematic desensitization - going to the things that scare you the most in a logical way to convince the nervous system that you are truly safe.
  • Jordan Peterson
  • Why the lack of forgiveness is what is getting in the way of our ability to shorten the cycles of recommitment.


6. Wellness is a state of mind and a practice of self worth [50:30]

  • Why so many people try to cover up their shame with success and achievement.
  • The B.T.F.A. Loop - Belief, Thoughts, Feelings, and Action to help you let go of being a slave to old belief systems.
  • No matter what the behavior is, our actions on the B.F.T.A. Loop are all tied to our beliefs.
  • Biologic Effects of Stress and Bonding in Mother-Infant Pairs
  • There is a time and a place to not explore emotion yet sitting with our feelings and embracing them is a really big part of our lives, the inner work, and just being human.
  • Fact that 80% of the time we are embracing our feelings vs. 20% of the time compartmentalizing and not expressing them such as for a job.
  • What wellness exactly is when it comes to biohacking, spirituality, emotional intelligence, and physical fitness.
  • Josh's own spiritual journey and the immense amount he has grown with it since 2015.
  • His own near-death experience on Mount Whitney experience acute altitude sickness at 12,000 feet and how that led him to do the inner work in Thailand with breathwork and truly getting to know himself.
  • What 'God' or a higher power means to Josh now than it did before his experience on Mount Whitney.
  • Living 4D with Paul Chek: Making A Love Connection - A Conversation With Josh Trent
  • Living 4D with Paul Chek: The Revolution Is Coming: My Conversation With Josh Trent


7. Forgiveness is the most powerful tool in the universe [1:00:00]

  • We can choose to focus on the anger or we can take a deep breath and focus on the solution.
  • How being openly honest about thoughts and feelings has helped Josh take the emotional charge away.
  • Why speaking our authentic truth is some of the greatest wellness medicine there is.
  • How we can begin to forgive and love ourselves but especially be kind to our inner child.
  • The work Josh did to forgive, accept, and love his parents for doing the very best they could during his childhood.
  • What self-forgiveness has taught Josh about letting go, loving, and living life well.
  • The simple fact that everything, whether it's pain or pleasure, is a teacher for us.
  • How Josh's own evolution of healing and forgiving is being reflected in Wellness Force Radio itself.


8. The "middle way" is eventually everyone's path [1:15:00]

  • Josh's intense business coaching experience in Las Vegas that led him down a new path for himself both personally and professionally with Wellness Force.
  • How Josh has stayed true to Wellness Force's mission and grown the brand over the years.
  • The fact that it's totally normal to have moments of doubt in your journey.
  • How we are supported and guided as we aim for greater love and higher intelligence.
  • Why the inner work process is never "sexy" but the closer we get to the truth, the more we can be what intelligence actually is.
  • How Josh was first introduced to plant medicine in a past relationship and what his first experience was like.
  • It's not our fault that traumatic events happened in our lives and they're only making us stronger as we take on the responsibility to heal ourselves.
  • Connor Beaton of ManTalks
  • The fact that the only way to break the cycle of poor habits, health, or thoughts is to do the inner work.


9. The power and the healing is in our breath [54:00]

  • Breath is the number one tool that we all have to help us let go of false thoughts and get back to a balanced state of mind.
  • Plant medicine and breathwork showed him that if something within him isn't honest, it's going to come up to surface.
  • How tools like breathwork, plant medicine, and meditation can help you find your inner truth and authentic, radical self.
  • Why plant medicine isn't for everyone and there needs to be space, trust, and safety during a ceremony.
  • How to find introspection, deeply explore your emotions, and let go of judgment in just 6 deep breaths.
  • M21
  • How to instantly let go of stress, anxiety, and the monkey mind by focusing on the breath.
  • Incorporating breathwork into your daily routine and when you need it the most.
  • Letting Go by David R. Hawkins


10. Wellness is the awareness that we are all connected, and the beliefs, thoughts, and actions we allow our soul to operate from [1:12:10]


Join Us For The Next 300+ Shows

You’ve arrived at the end of episode 300, and there are hundreds of more episodes to come filled with energy and inspiration.

I want to thank so many incredible humans who have helped these past 300+ episodes happen.

My heart is full for everyone who has made this podcast possible, so I know I'm gonna miss a ton of people in these shout outs to Buzzy Torek and the whole team over at Epicast Network for making the show sound so powerful, to Shanna at Organifi for believing in us and supporting the show with trustworthy products, to Lauren Bryant for all you do in our community, to ME! for believing in and supporting Wellness Force, to my brother James for being the example of how to live from the heart, to all my past relationships for opening my soul to what’s possible in a relationship, to my mother Mary and father Dan for giving me the gift of life, and to my teachers: Alan Watts, Napoleon Hill, Abraham Hicks, Carl Sagan, Jason Silva, Jade Teta, Robb Wolf, Mary Shores and countless more, both alive and who are watching all of us from the expanse of the universe.

To every single guest we’ve had on the show.

And, last but not least, to all my light workers and light warriors in the Wellness Force Family:

I see you, I love you, and I support what you are doing to raise the consciousness our world needs right now.

My friend, I know you already know this, but thank you for being here and being a part of this community who are up to big things, and doing the physical and emotional work needed to live life well.

Until I see you again real soon, I’m wishing you love and wellness. 

- Josh Trent


Power Quotes From The Show


Just The Joy Of The Conversation Is A Gift

"I had no idea that my life would be this rewarding and this challenging. I say I have both because if you look at any relationship, whether it's with friends or a significant other, it's when we go through the challenges of travel and connection and schedules and work to actually get the podcast out there or even just going to a new town and meeting new people, there's always going to be a bitter before there's the sweet. So, the sweet is getting to be able to text Dr. Jade Teta or email Dave Asprey or connect with some of these people that I had idolized when I was a personal trainer but I've only done that because I did the work brick by brick, day by day, year by year to let these people know that when it was time for us to have a conversation, that I really cared and that I was really adamant about letting them know how much I respect them and whether or not I get anything from them besides a conversation, just the joy of the conversation was the gift. That is a great way to build friendships."  - Josh Trent


Healing Ourselves Every Day

"If I'm always in the process of being my best self then I'm always in the process of being healed, cured, or evolving into whatever the new version of me has let go of. In other words, did I let go of stress, physical trauma, emotional trauma? Every single day, what am I being cured from? What am I stepping towards? That's the whole point of this life. If we don't constantly look at how we can heal and cure the spiritual malady that we have as a society; as a human race, then we're not going to make it. I believe in humanity; I believe we're going to make it but only if we look at this life through the healing and cured lense." - Josh Trent

Doing The Work Together

"When I think about the evolution of my healing, it comes through this podcast, and it's what I want people to feel from me every episode. Not only am I doing this work but we're also doing this work together so that when we're out of the spaces of doing the work, we can actually show up and live our life well. We can actually show up and have loving relationships and full joy and full expression and full connection with our friends and partners." - Josh Trent

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