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Herb Jackson Jr. Talks about Career Shifts and Managing Obstacles along with His YouTube Show, 5 Minutes With Herb

These days, it’s no big deal to see people who are successful in multiple fields. In fact, it’s almost become the norm to see well-known personalities dominating several different sectors. Herb Jackson Jr. is a great example of someone whose accomplishments in various areas show that any barrier can be broken if you persevere and stay true to your vision. Jackson is a prime example of what you can achieve if you set your mind to it and refuse to give up. His story is one of hope and inspiration and is definitely worth checking out.

You’re currently wearing many hats. Can you tell us more about what you do?

Herb: I’m a Boeing 737 captain for a major US airline. Over the years, I’ve built a solid career, amassing over 16,000 flight hours and obtaining multiple aircraft ratings. But, although I loved being in the air, I decided it was time for me to branch out and try something different. So, I made the bold move to establish a name in an industry known for its competitive nature. 

Being in the limelight is a whole different world from manning the skies. How did you prepare for this major career shift?

Herb: “Chuckles” First, I wouldn’t say I’m in the limelight. I’m just a guy trying to learn a new skill and see where it takes me. I’ve studied acting in person with several schools in the Phoenix area, along with taking classes online & via zoom from instructors in NYC and Los Angeles. It’s a constant learning curve. First, understanding some of the core principles & methods and then improving on them. I’ll always be working on something. I call it continuous improvement, and I look forward to the challenge in every opportunity to grow and improve as an actor. 

We heard that you had made several appearances on different platforms. Where have fans seen you so far?

Herb: I’ve appeared on the Channel 12 Arizona Midday show and on multiple local commercials. You may have seen some of my work with my appearance on Popfuzion TV, where I hosted the “All Things Trending” segment. I’ve also appeared in a few short films listed on IMDb.

You have a YouTube show that has piqued the interest of countless people. Tell us more about 5 Minutes With Herb. 

Herb: It’s a video podcast that I launched when we were faced with the restrictive nature of the pandemic. I had only been taking acting lessons for a year or so when everything was kind of put on hold. So the suggestion was made to “create my own content,” and that’s how the show was born. Since I’m trying to learn more about acting, I thought, well why not interview actors and other creatives. So that’s what I did. 

How has it been going?

Herb: Pretty well, I think. At first, I was a bit apprehensive, being new to interviewing, but over time, I really enjoyed having conversations with folks I’d enjoyed watching on tv and film. I’m really looking forward to season 3. 

Where do you see the show five years from now?

Herb: Ahh, the standard where do you see yourself question, haha. I have no idea actually. I have, however, thought about bringing my show to a streaming service. There seems to be a need for new content and personalities, So why not me? For now, I’m just trying to improve both as a person and an actor/host. Let the chips fall where they may.

What do you want others to learn from your journey as you’re carving your own?

Herb: I want them to realize that if they believe in themselves and work hard, things will come their way. You’ll begin to see results. And that they can achieve anything they set their mind to. As my dad once told me, “the only way you won’t make it is if you quit.”

Travis Richey Successfully Launches the World’s First Ever Podcast for Incarcerated Individuals

Incarceration can have damaging effects on people who spend a lengthy amount of time away from their loved ones and the life that they once lived. While the most common intention is to rehabilitate a person, it is undeniable that people inside correctional facilities can easily succumb to mental health issues without the proper intervention. AccomplishEd Ventures Founder Travis Richey is about to change through the successful launch of the world’s first podcast for incarcerated individuals that will air inspiring feature stories, insights that will help them find their purpose in life, and mindfulness content that will help them manage their emotions. 

The partnership with the Department of Corrections is a phenomenal breakthrough worth celebrating. Speaking encouragement, life, and hope to four million inmates across the country once a week is a remarkable feat for someone who also has an inspiring story to tell. After seeing so many people suffer from mental health issues before, during, and after the pandemic, Travis Richey is fully convinced that he is doing the right thing by launching the podcast. Sixty minutes of talk and interviews may seem common for those who are on the outside, but for people living behind concrete walls, those sixty minutes may be their only hope in aspiring for a better life. 

“These individuals see, hear, and feel unique things on a daily basis that we, on the outside, don’t and often can’t relate to,” Travis Richey explains. “So instead of a usual 1:1 podcast focused on the same social topics, I wanted these stories to be a real, raw, emotional journey through life ups and downs. I want people to leave inspired and at peace whether they are in a cell or in their own bed at home, or in a park. My goal is to put people in a mindset that allows them to know and truly feel like they can accomplish anything they desire. A good day or a bad day is merely their own decision,” he concludes. 

The podcast is also made possible through the help of Three Sages, a team of wellness and industry experts that is focused on giving people a restorative experience by teaching them to connect with nature, find balance, and ground themselves. It teaches meditation, Yoga and stretching, proper breathing techniques, and steps to achieve recovery. The podcast will also include Three Sages’ mindfulness material. 

Travis Richey describes the podcast as a unique “Chicken Soup for the Incarcerated Soul.” He believes that everyone behind bars deserves a second chance, whether or not they are willing to grab that opportunity. 

Travis Richey is constantly on the lookout for new collaborations with organizations interested in infusing wellness into their offices to help people maintain their mental health. Providing helpful audio and video materials gives people access to quality mindfulness materials that will help them relax, improve their perspective of things, and provide them with clarity. With these tools made available to everyone who needs them the most, Travis looks forward to helping more people improve their quality of life. 

Learn more about Travis Richey and AccomplishEd Ventures by visiting this site. Follow him on Instagram for updates on his latest projects. 

Building Resilience: COVID-19 Survivor Deion Campbell Shares His Story of Strength and Hope

Forty days. That’s how long Deion Campbell fought against the deadly virus called COVID-19. After getting diagnosed with the disease, he spent the journey holding for his dear life on a ventilator and doing rehab for complete recovery. He never thought to see the day again, but now he is standing tall and healthy to share his story of survival, resilience, and hope.

Famously known as the King Legend, Deion got his life all figured out. He was working on a job he passionately loved, as a professional photographer. For him, the best thing the photography job gave him was capturing the priceless moments of his clients. Unfortunately, COVID-19 struck the city, and lockdowns and quarantines took effect afterward. As much as Deion wanted to pursue his photography passion, it forced him to put his dreams on hold for a moment. As if that were not enough, he contracted the deadly virus.

It was only the beginning of Deion’s battle against the illness. He suffered an eight-day fever before finally being admitted to the hospital. The medical staff had to put him on a ventilator for almost two weeks since his body reacted so severely to the virus that he could not breathe properly. 

He experienced complications while on the ventilator, and the first attempt to take him off the ventilator was unsuccessful. The doctors, under intensive care, were eventually able to get him back to a stable condition and successfully took him off the ventilator. Even though Deion had a close call to death, his will to survive seemed to be stronger than anyone could have ever thought. 

Now discharged from the hospital, Deion is recovering well. He learned from this experience that “life is too short. You only got one shot to make the very best of it.” In the face of adversity, Deion treated this incident as a boon rather than a bane. It might have left him unable to pick up the camera again because of the nerve damage on his right arm, but Deion chose to see this as a golden opportunity.

What happened to him was life-transforming as it was more than just a physical ailment. Transforming this personal tragedy into a story of awareness, Deion decided to take a leap of faith and started to write his book called Ventilator. In this book, he narrated his struggles as a COVID-19 patient and how he made it through. He also shares how to be resilient, especially in these indescribably trying times. He further stresses, “I would want them to be inspired by my survival story and want to take the steps necessary to be as safe as possible during this global pandemic.” The book is set to be released on the day of his birthday, October 28, 2020. 

He also owns King Legend Talks Podcast. Using this platform to influence, he continues to inspire and motivate people in the hopes of making their dream a reality. His main mantra has always been consistent. “Leading by example has always been my thing.” With his platform, he hopes to leave a legacy for the next generation to follow.

To learn more about Deion Campbell’s story, make sure to visit him on Instagram

The BrokenGirl Unchained Podcast Empowers Women to Live Their Best Life

A lot of women who go through emotional, physical, and sexual trauma find it extremely difficult to move forward in life, especially if there is a repetition of the same abuse in the succeeding years. Those who are lucky enough to rebuild their lives years after the abuse took place eventually manage to make the best of their new beginning. However, there is no guarantee that the abuse will not resurface even as they brave the new season in their lives. The BrokenGirl Unchained Podcast and blog is a platform that intends to empower women to create their best lives despite their brokenness and painful past. 

Founded and hosted by Juliet Ramos, the podcast is best known for its relatable, raw, and straightforward content about marriage, parenting, surviving a divorce, overcoming betrayal, dealing with anger, and getting back on one’s feet after a hard blow. Juliet herself is a living testimony of how she chose to leave behind her unseemly past from being neglected and rejected by her mother to having to deal with a narcissistic ex-husband and a failed marriage. 

Through her podcast, Juliet Ramose hopes to empower women to take control of their lives, to pursue their own happiness, and not depend on anyone for it. All her life, Juliet struggled with rejection and abandonment. It all started with her own mother, the person that every child expects to be a refuge and source of security. In Juliet’s case, however, she was made to feel unwanted and unimportant most of the time. This made her question a lot of things and strained her relationship with her mother immensely. 

When she finally met her ex-husband, Juliet had high hopes for their marriage. They started a family together and had four children. Everything seemed perfectly fine until she detected red flags. When the betrayal happened, Juliet spiraled into a deep hole, asking herself what she did wrong to deserve such a blow from the man she trusted with her life. At some point, she lost all hope, felt insignificant, angry, confused, and as if life had ended. If not for her children, she would have never recovered from the pain that her marriage caused her. 

Drawing strength from the love and adoration of her children, Juliet Ramos found the courage to build her comeback story. And truth be told, everyone loves a good comeback story. She stepped out of the darkness and found her own light, pushed herself until she was as strong as she can be, and conquered the airwaves with her bold statements on her podcast. Now, Juliet Ramos is such a powerful force to contend with, and she is not one to be messed with. 

“There’s something to be said about a woman with that profound strength that comes from the unknown. And there’s no better story told about a woman that has fire in her eyes, that hunger that drives her hustle, the kind of woman that rose from the cold floor she was left on, that kind of strength is spoken for, that kind of woman will always reclaim her heart and save herself. Fear that kind of woman. Be that kind of woman,” Juliet Ramos shares.Learn more about Juliet Ramos and BrokenGirl Unchained Podcast by visiting this website. Check out the podcast’s Instagram account for updates.

The Podcast Squad Shares How They Chose to Support Growth Over Money-Making Pursuits

To some businesses, being able to grow massive profits is a genuine manifestation of success. But for an enterprise that focuses on their clients, the Podcast Squad, victory lies in seeing people achieve their goals through their efforts in strengthening the latter’s brand. And although it may seem far-fetched how business functions selflessly in this dog-eat-dog world, the company’s founders, Christopher Cox and Collin Castrina, believe that fulfillment and success in the industry do not always have to revolve around money-making pursuits.

The Podcast Squad was created to push the boundaries of podcast booking services by filling the void between the needs of enterprises and the unrealistic standards set by other booking companies. To Christopher and Collin, they saw how other podcast booking services assure results that are too ideal for the current market. So, as a result, businesses end up paying unreasonably high prices for an outcome that exudes ambivalence. Seeing how this problem continues to exist, Christopher and Collin took it up themselves and decided to build a company designed to provide clients with legitimate results – the Podcast Squad.

Unlike other podcast booking services, the Podcast Squad centers on assuring the clients of actual and concrete delivery of results. While some booking services advertise themselves around impracticable caliber in order to catch the attention of would-be clients, the Podcast Squad takes pride in their ability to gain traction through actions, not words. With the company’s state-of-the-art methods coupled with its founders’ unparalleled skills and technical know-how, it has successfully shaped itself to become a figure in the industry that boasts of more altruistic pursuits that benefit their clients’ businesses in the long run.

Although the Podcast Squad’s mission is to facilitate entrepreneurs and enterprises in the latter’s journey towards business growth and expansion, the team only accepts a limited number of clients that are deemed fit with the company’s ideals and services. This exclusive pool of clientele allows the Podcast Squad to entirely focus on their clients’ developments and provide the latter with the highest quality podcast content that leads to the best outcomes. Moreover, having a few clients only showcases how the Podcast Squad is created for the benefit and welfare of entrepreneurs and enterprises, not for the company’s profit-building purposes.

While it may seem that the company’s exclusivity exudes a certain level of selectness, the Podcast Squad’s disposition is far beyond the hoity-toity stereotype. On the contrary, the company works with equally hard-working entrepreneurs who may or may not have social media visibility and work together towards improving their marketing strategies and customer exposure. And aside from the company’s dedication towards their clients, the Podcast Squad offers these services without wasting the client’s time and without breaking the latter’s bank. This only shows that the company is beyond what others may assume as a money-making venture.

In the years to come, the Podcast Squad plans to become a force to be reckoned in the realms of advertising and business. With its indubitable ability to breathe life into the standards and assurances that they have made, the Podcast Squad is well underway in becoming a household name in the podcast booking space.

To know more about Podcast Squad, you may visit its website.