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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.

Apr 26, 2022

If somebody experiences fear or unrest in themselves, my invitation and my request for somebody would be just to put their hand on their solar plexus or on their heart, take a breath, and remind themselves that they are here in this present moment. To remind themselves that they are an individual having a human experience and that they're safe. When you become truly present, you're always safe. - Jesse Elder

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Wellness + Wisdom Episode 446

Entrepreneur, Action Philosopher, TimePiercer, Host of the podcast, Jesse, and Author of The Upgraded Life, Jesse Elder, shares his favorite mind vitamins to nourish your heart and soul in the face of fear, unpacks how to shift your belief system by knowing whether something is true or useful for you, and explores the new age of humanity and natural law.

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Listen To Episode 446 As Jesse Elder Uncovers:

[1:30] Jesse Elder: The Freest Man

  • The Upgraded Life
  • Jesse Podcast
  • Who Jesse is today and the experiences that have impacted him the most.
  • The profound moment of a woman telling Jesse that he is the freest man she has ever met and how his life has been designed around that.
  • What true freedom feels like on a somatic level.
  • How someone can know whether or not they are living in freedom.
  • Jesse's deep physical background in martial arts and now owning a center.
  • Exploring the 5 areas of wellness: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial and how they've played a role in Jesse's life.
  • The "baptism of reality" that Jesse received while at a party when he was 19 years old.
  • Why martial art schools are a beautiful place to learn how to expand not only your body but your mind and spirit as well.
  • The various areas of health and wellness that Jesse tested out for himself before opening his first martial arts school at 23 years old.
  • How all of our experiences contain the raw fuel for new belief systems later on in life.
  • His mission to constantly be seeking new people that he can learn from to help him grow.
  • Why time is irrelevant when it comes to learning and growing because all achievements are really an emotional journey.

[20:30] The Arc of Intelligence

  • Unpacking the arc of intelligence as we gather, apply, and embody what we learn.
  • Breaking down how we're all learning like a lion cub.
  • What it was like for Jesse, the pros and cons, to grow up in a household where his parents were more hands-off and gave him lots of personal space.
  • How we choose to see different events and perceive them in different ways.
  • His parent's deep involvement with helping refugees from Central America as his father become Director of a halfway house.
  • Jesse's experience witnessing his father being arrested and being found guilty in court for helping these refugees who were illegal aliens when he was 10 years old and how that pushed him to grow up instantly.
  • The story that Jesse could have created for himself that his father loved other people more than he loved his family and so he left them but Jesse knew that wouldn't be helpful for him.
  • Other stories Jesse could have let himself believe and live by about his father but he didn't and how he did that.
  • Deeply exploring what it is about the human psyche that allows us to create and believe in all these false stories and narratives.

[29:30] Mindset Shift: "Is This Useful For Me?"

  • The fact that humans will do anything to create a connection even if it revolves around pain.
  • Questioning the story in your mind and why you should stop asking what is true but rather what is useful.
  • The powerful fact that only you can decide whether a thought or a story is serving you or not.
  • His past marriage and his want to financially help provide for his ex-wife after their divorce by giving her the money when he sold his business.
  • What it was like for Jesse to start over from zero at 40 years old.
  • Garrett J. White
  • Taking a deeper look at truth vs usefulness and how Jesse has applied that to his life journey.
  • What Jesse was taught about business when he first began his career and how it contrasted with what he believed in at his core.
  • How Jesse tuned in to himself to find out who he wanted to and didn't want to work with as he grew his business.

[39:00] Why Public Schools are Failing Children

  • David R. Hawkins
  • How Josh was traumatized by the public school system as a child and what he learned about himself on a deeper level during his recent Vision Quest.
  • Why more and more parents are choosing the option of homeschooling over public school.
  • 354 Keith Norris
  • What our children should be learning and how much time they should focus on each subject.
  • Why Jesse believes it's not the job of the public school system to educate children; it's to control, divide, dumb down, confuse, and overwhelm.
  • Jordan Peterson
  • The benefits of safe danger and allowing children to play and explore vs. being a helicopter parent.
  • Why many parents are limited in creativity and courage plus how to increase your levels in both.
  • The importance of allowing children to explore different experiences to fully embrace their humanity.
  • Why it's important for parents to continually live in a way where they are confronting their own fears.

[50:00] The New Age of Humanity

[1:20:00] Building Self Resiliency & Life Upgrades

  • What can help you build up your mind with self resiliency plus upgrade your life right now including physical training.
  • The upgrades Jesse receives and what they feel like for him.
  • His experience with anxiety when he was younger and how he knows these sensations are not that but upgrades in his mind, body, and spirit.
  • The downshift drift he will feel when he gets too close to mainstream comfort levels like when he spends hours on his phone looking at social media.
  • Benefits of doing deep research on past and current world events that are fearful but also sobering.
  • Why we can't be love or experience true freedom without having both the light and the dark in life.
  • 443 Leslie Manookian
  • How to connect with higher consciousness and source by creating a specific environment for it.
  • How To Choose Freedom, Joy, And Expansion with Jesse Elder
  • What to do to bring yourself back to center when you feel disconnected.
  • Why he's so thankful for all of the contrast that happens in his life because it's helping him grow.

[1:32:30] Your Natural Law Right

  • Paul Chek | All Is God
  • What tangible actions you can take right now if you are feeling uneasy or fearful after listening to Jesse and Josh's conversation.
  • The fact that all humans are created equal and no human has more rights than any other.
  • Why it's so hard for us to sometimes stand up for ourselves and so we go along with the majority because we want connection and to be safe.
  • The place that we all have in the natural world and what that means.
  • Breaking down taxation and the fact that it does not exist in the natural world, so why should we give in?
  • The overwhelm that Jesse felt in his mind about two taxes to the point that he didn't pay them for up to 7 years.
  • His interest in law and why there isn't any rule that says you must pay personal income taxes, it is voluntary, but he hired a lawyer just in case.
  • The experience he had being audited and why it didn't scare him.
  • Why it's so important to dig deep right now and start exploring who you are at your core in your mind and body, a divine creation.
  • Alphonso Faggiolo on YouTube
  • Official website of Alphonse Faggiolo
  • Crrow777 Radio
  • Donald Duck The Spirit of 43 1943
  • How to let go of our fear of 'death' in our minds.

Power Quotes From The Show

Mind Vitamins & Non-Resistant Flow

“Time behaves very differently when you're operating in a vacuum of judgment. When you are completely free of the past and free of the future, and you are filling this time in space with who and what you actually are…and being fully, really powerfully yourself. It is beyond cathartic and a restoration of your child-like qualities of being timeless." - Jesse Elder | The Art of Resiliency

Achieving Functional Mastery

"I'm hungry and I'll do whatever it takes to be around other people that I can learn from. In that way, my ego is extremely involved too. I'm not competitive with anybody and I don't see how it can be a useful frame. After a while you absorb so much information, you're constantly testing, and then before you know it you have a mastery that might have taken ten years of trial and error if you hadn't compressed it in a short amount of time. Calendars are irrelevant to success; all achievement is really an emotional journey of normalization." - Jesse Elder

How to be in Alignment with Universal Frequency

"While we're in this physical experience, we're here to observe and create. We create by feeling our emotions as they constantly act as a beacon of attraction, but also a way to give feedback. When we feel good, happy, and have that powerful sense of well-being - then we're in alignment with the universal frequency. When we don't feel good because of our perception or because of other people's influence that pulls our perception, it's just a sign that we've gotten away from who we really are." - Jesse Elder

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About Jesse Elder

Jesse Elder | Mind Vitamins: How To Gather, Apply & Embody Wisdom In The Face of FearTexas man, Entrepreneur, Action Philosopher, TimePiercer, Jesse Elder, self-described “Millionaire Mentor, an Improv Philosopher, former MMA fighter turned entrepreneur, and also the author of "The Upgraded Life”, rolled through Garberville yesterday, walking and filming himself giving a monologue on critical thinking.

He is an international life coach and a man with an abundant life mentality (check him out at He is all about upgrades and self-mastery. You will hear in this episode how Jesse started out as a little boy dedicated to Martial Arts, and by 20 yrs of age, he was traveling the world competing.

Then he opened his own martial arts school and sought out successful mentors to help him with the business side of things. He learned that his success wasn’t going to rely on how great of a martial artist he was, but on how well he related and connected with others.