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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.

Jun 14, 2022

"When you fast, you force yourself to become more aware of what you consume; whether it be food or media. So, when people need to detox from propaganda and marketing, I will them to do an advertising fast. Without changing their behavior otherwise, they see how long they can go without seeing, hearing, or viewing an advertisement. People think doing a 24-hour food fast is hard but this is impossible because the only way that you'll escape is if you don't have your phone on and you're in the woods."  - Sky King

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Wellness + Wisdom Episode 453

Host of Sky King's Mental Playground Podcast, Entrepreneur, and Social Media Marketer, Sky King, unpacks how podcasting has escaped the standard media model, the future of business models + gamification, and the psychology of propaganda + marketing plus how to exit the matrix.

How can you set up a noise-free day and do a proper advertising fast?

By the end of this episode, you will have a full understanding of propaganda in its truest form, how it has infiltrated marketing on a global scale, and how you can consciously let go of its influence.

[click_to_tweet tweet="When you fast, you force yourself to become more aware of what you consume; whether it be food or media. So, when people need to detox from propaganda and marketing, I will them to do an advertising fast. - @consumersky" quote="When you fast, you force yourself to become more aware of what you consume; whether it be food or media. So, when people need to detox from propaganda and marketing, I will them to do an advertising fast. - @consumersky"]

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Listen To Episode 453 As Sky King Uncovers:

[1:30] Stoa and The Future of Business Models: Gamification

  • Sky King
  • Sky King's Mental Playground Podcast
  • Modern Stoa
  • Unpacking who Sky King is and his mission with his podcast, Sky King's Mental Playground.
  • What his ideal world looks like and why.
  • About his company, Stoa, and what their goal is for the future.
  • 196 Aubrey Marcus
  • How the largest social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have really devoured the human psyche.
  • Sky's advertising background and what he saw in the culmination of early 2020.
  • The fact that the business model of news outlets goes all the way back to even 1914 and has always had a negative focus.
  • How another American-Mexican war was almost started by Hearst Castle because of how he decided to word titles and phrases in large vs small type.
  • Hyper targeting people to steal our attention away and essentially entertain us.
  • Why Sky decided to launch his podcast during the 2016 presidential election campaigns because of the influence of media and advertising.

[14:40] The Influence of Podcasting

  • Wellness Force Store
  • Josh's promise to never promote a product on the podcast or the website that he and his family don't use themselves.
  • The moment podcasting morphed into a stronger media hold.
  • What scares Sky the most about big podcast networks.
  • The work Modern Stoa does with podcasters and why they're the direct client, not outside brands that sponsor the show.
  • Exploring the division that has been created amongst us from different media and political camps when it's all just imagination.
  • How we're taught to hate one another to divide us via politics and when that started in the USA.
  • Henry Luce, the Editor in Chief - The New York Times

[23:00] The Waste that Propaganda & Advertising Create

  • The negative impact of advertising including all of the waste and division it ultimately creates in the world.
  • How we begin to associate the brands that we buy with our tribe or community.
  • Josh's astonishment at how many people actually succumbed to fear and gave away their power during the plandemic.
  • How to be more conscious of how we're using our energy and where we're placing our attention.
  • What podcasting has done for Sky to improve his life.
  • The value of time but why our attention is even more valuable
  • Why Sky wants to build a gamified model of media and what that will look like once it's ready.
  • How audience members can help their favorite podcasts grow with this gamified model.

[38:30] Unpacking Web 3's, NFTs, Crypto, and Blockchain

  • Taking an even deeper dive at Web 3's, NFTs, Crypto, and Blockchain in our modern world.
  • Henry Luce, the Editor in Chief - The New York Times
  • The Sandbox Game
  • What new business models look like now and what they will look like in the future.
  • Breaking down what Web 3's are and how they differ from Web 1 and Web 2.
  • What exactly a "wallet" is in the online and tech world and how it stores your crypto.
  • What Talisman is and why Sky is a big fan of it for its UX.
  • Sky King's Mental Playground Episode 2: Mike Pullano (Talisman
  • How different websites like Facebook track your movements online with Pixel.
  • Why Apple decided to auto untoggle your ability to give ad data and why that is huge for our privacy.
  • What NFTs exactly are and how they've expanded across the internet.
  • The shadowbanning that Wellness Force Media has experienced on social media and YouTube.
  • What vision there is for Web 3 without any middlemen that get involved compared to Web 2.

[51:30] How to Stop Losing the Morning and Start Winning Your Mind

[1:02:00] Unpacking the Negative Impact of CV 19 Propaganda

  • Exploring other ways that we are slaves to advertising and propaganda.
  • Unpacking the vaccine trials and how the media has twisted the words of these pharmaceutical companies.
  • How society has shifted to a point where it has become normalized to "sacrifice" the youth for the sake of the elderly because of a virus that had no impact on the youth.
  • CV19 Truth Series: Protecting Your Health Freedom
  • 430 Zach Bush MD
  • David R Hawkins
  • Exploring the practical ways that we can come together as human beings in a community especially when we're constantly being bombarded by propaganda.
  • Consciously unpacking and closing the space between the head and the heart.
  • Byron Katie
  • How to practice mindfulness when something irks you and why it takes some time to condition that.

[1:23:00] How to Build a Better Media Monetization System

  • Unpacking how our history's wars have started and why they're connected plus the impact of fiat currency to keep them going.
  • How bitcoin, Web 3, NFTs, and crypto are changing the monetization of war indefinitely.
  • Why you might want to consider investing in some type of cryptocurrency.
  • 442 Robert Breedlove
  • The Chinese Communist Party and its impact on our education system with a specific story at the University of Texas.
  • Top takeaways people should know about the CCP's activity in the USA.
  • How much impact the CCP actually has on advertising and our attention.
  • Sky's recent podcast identifying with the Asian culture.
  • Censorship in movies that are shown in Asian countries.
  • Why it's important to explore the dark so that we can bring in more light into the world.
  • Practical first steps we can take now to live life well and support our favorite platforms.
  • Critical Path by R. Buckminster Fuller

Power Quotes From The Show

[click_to_tweet tweet="If we can create systems that reward people so that they consume to earn, create to earn - you are rewarding people for their most valuable asset and you also reward creators for building entertaining education - @consumersky" quote="If we can create systems that reward people so that they consume to earn, create to earn - you are rewarding people for their most valuable asset and you also reward creators for building entertaining education - @consumersky"]

A New Attention-Focused Model

"We have this sacred thing: our focused attention; the most valuable asset in the world. The only thing that you will never get back; the most valuable thing. With how we have evolved consciously, technologically, and spiritually - we have to build a model, a system that transfers energy and is in more in alignment with that at all costs." - Sky King

Podcast Gamification: A Win-Win Solution

"If we can create systems that reward people so that they consume to earn, create to earn - you are rewarding people for their most valuable asset and you also reward creators for building entertaining education that shapes communities and changes people's lives." - Sky King

Honoring Your Time & Attention

"Honor yourself by paying attention to where you place your attention. Practical first steps are all about getting back in alignment. Ask yourself, 'Am I acting in alignment when I want to receive advertisers or when I want to support the people who spend their lives doing the research so that I can learn? So that I can be better; so that I can lose weight; so that I can be happier; so that I can be less anxious. ' " - Sky King

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About Sky King

Sky King | How To Exit The Matrix: The Psychology of Propaganda & Marketing

Sky King is a podcaster, social media marketer, and entrepreneur. His obsession with how the media programs and shapes our reality led him down the path of understanding media manipulation, realizing in 2016 that podcasting was escaping the standard media model.

Sky has made it his mission to continue allowing podcasts to stay outside the influence of advertising and keep their content sincere.

His podcast Sky King's Mental Playground focuses on the tension between centralized and decentralized systems, specifically on propaganda, financial systems, and political systems. You can listen at or follow Sky on Twitter @consumersky or Instagtram @iamaskyking.

Propaganda, Art, Health, Regenerative Systems, Great Food, Economic Incentives, and building companies in an increasingly digital world.

All of these concepts live in the balance of centralized and decentralized systems. I believe that if we are not careful, we will watch the pendulum swing away from self-governance, and in that swing, we have the opportunity to lose the future of humanity to the dark side.

These are the concepts that own my mind space. This podcast is an opportunity to play with these ideas with world leaders, entrepreneurs, my homies, and people that I find generally exciting or entertaining.

It is called a playground for a reason. This podcast will be as fun as it is informative; we are tackling society's most pervasive issues, but in a way that we are undoubtedly going to fuck up, scribble on, and get hurt.

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