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Episode 137 – Taxes, Cookies and Plateaus

Yep, I recorded this on Tax Day, so what does taxes, cookies and plateaus have in common?  In this episode you’ll find out.  Listen people, I’m gonna warn you now, today’s episode I’m gonna have some real talk with you.  Some of it may be hard to hear, some of it may hit real close to home, but if that’s the case, then you need to hear it more than most.  Today I want to teach you to stop throwing away the investment you make in yourself.  So many of you build yourselves up to this certain point, you hit a plateau and you then you rob yourself of all the time and energy you put into getting there, by turning around and walking BACK!  Not today!  I ain’t the one, and you aren’t either.  Stop giving up on yourself, stop letting somebody else steal the money out of your bank account (you’ll get that when you listen).  Sit back and Trust and Believe in some real talk about taxes, cookies and plateaus.

Episode 136 – Super Power #1 Uncomfortability Pt. 2

In this episode, we wrap up our recording from Chicago and I end the discussion on Super Power #1 Uncomfortability and how you have to challenge yourself to do the things you don’t want to do and how repetition of an action or lack of action is the way to swing the curve of success up or down.  I share with you the complaints I hear the most from people who say they can’t lose weight and how when you break down the answers to the questions you should ask yourself, you realize you’re not getting uncomfortable enough to do the things you need to do to change the result!  Sit back and Trust and Believe, we’re putting a bow on Super Power #1.

Episode 135 – Super Power #1 Uncomfortability Pt. 1

So I’ll forewarn you now, when we recorded this in Chicago, the audio didn’t turn out the way I wanted, but sometimes in life, the message is more important than anything else.  So I had Todd clean it up as much as possible so we could get this out.  People listen, being uncomfortable is the SCARIEST thing for just about everybody.  We all avoid it.  In this episode, I’m going to be as real and raw as I’ve ever been, I’ll share my struggles of having kids and how it made me very uncomfortable and I’ll challenge you to really stare down the things in your life that you’re avoiding because you don’t want to get uncomfortable.  Sit back and Trust and Believe, we’re getting uncomfortable.

Episode 134 – Going FULL OUT! Pt. 2

So last week we started on what it means to go “Full Out”. This week we wrap it up and examine what you see in the mirror every morning.  I’ll talk about the power that we give “Nothing” when we let “Nothing” control our habits, our actions and ultimately our life.  The time to stop wasting your days is today!  Trust and Believe, we’re going FULL OUT!

Episode 133 – Going FULL OUT! Part 1

When I was touring this year, we had an event in NYC where we talked about going FULL OUT.  What does that mean?  It means, very few of you…if any, go FULL OUT.  So when I was speaking to this group of amazing Fit Fam members, I started pulling them up on stage and dissecting what it was about them that they were letting out.  What did they want to be, how did they want to see themselves, and then we made them show us what they were hiding.  I share this because I think in their stories, you’ll hear one that sound very much like yours.  Sit back and Trust and Believe…we’re going into Part 1 of how to live FULL OUT!

Episode 132 – Super Power #5 Selfishness Pt. 2

We wrap up Super Power #5, Selfishness.  I talk about how the shade that people throw, the baggage we carry around every single day and how the people you surround yourself with, influence you.  So sit back and relax and let’s wrap up Super Power #5, Trust and Believe if you didn’t last week, this week you will learn to be selfish.

Episode 131 – Super Power # 5 Selfishness Pt. 1

Last week we wrapped up the Super Power of Flexibility, today we go into our backpack and explore your next Super Power, which is selfishness.  People here the word selfish and think it’s a bad thing, and it can be, but there’s also a part of selfishness where you do for you…so that you can do for others.  Today we’re going on roller-coaster, we’re dealing with “people-pleasers” and I’m gonna teach you a lesson about running a Spartan Race and the parallels it has in life.  Sit back and Trust and Believe in your Selfishness.

Episode 130 – Super Power #4 Flexible Part 2 “Control FREAK”

So last week we started in on the Flexible Super Power, I called the husband, we talked about the hole in my hand but this week, we’re going to wrap it up with a different menu of life.  We’re going to talk about those of you that are such control freaks that the thought of being flexible makes you squirm.  You’ll meet a lady who’s just like you, you’ll hear how Scott and I hit a rough patch in our marriage, very short..don’t get it twisted, but it was because we weren’t being flexible with the kids.  Point is, we all do it!  Sit back and Trust and Believe, we’re going to continue our flexibility talk!

Episode 129 – Super Power #4 Getting Flexible Part 1

So I was just in Atlanta yesterday on my Shaun T Transforms America Tour and we spent a lot of time talking about Super Power #4 and in the next 2 weeks I want to share with you what we learned from Atlanta.  First off, the day I had leading up to the event was beyond CRAZY, but it all happened for a reason and Trust and Believe, we’re about to get you FLEXIBLE.

Episode 128 – Relearn From Your Past

So in this week’s podcast, I’m going to take you on a journey into your mind and memories, we’re going to go back to the beginning of 2017 and examine what you experienced last year that can help you moving forward this year.  Remember this, “You can’t learn and grow, if you don’t stay in the know!”  Every lesson that life has taught you, has given you a tool to use in the present, but are you using them?  We’re going to go in depth on Super Power #4 from my book, so sit back and Trust and Believe, you’re about to Relearn!

Episode 127 – Selfishness or 90 Burpees?

So if you have been following my social media, you know I just finished my first Spartan Race!  I did the Sprint in Phoenix this past weekend and I learned a lot about myself.  One thing I learned is that I will need to tap into my Selfish Super Power and make time for myself so I can train for the next 2 races (Super and Beast).  This past weekend wasn’t a struggle from an endurance standpoint, but from a training and technique standpoint, but I’m glad in a way that it happened the way it happened because I learned what I need to do!  So sit back and relax as my Soul Brother Todd Midgett (NC Fit Club / Producer) interviews me as we drive home from the race and I talk about how in life, you can always push through whatever obstacles come your way, Trust and Believe!

Episode 126 – Do You Trust and Believe in Yourself?

So this weekend I was thinking back to when I changed the name of  the podcast from “Define Your Life” to “Trust and Believe” and I remembered why I did it.  It was because too many people didn’t know, how to truly TRUST in themselves and BELIEVE that they are capable of living the life they want to live!  So today, I’m taking you back to the September of 2016, when I launched this podcast and I want you to sit back and relax….and let’s learn, maybe for the first time, or maybe as a refresher course for some of you out there….how to Trust and Believe in who you are!

Episode 125 – Want-Nation

Have you ever felt yourself doing things because other wanted you to or because others were doing it, so you thought, “Ok, I’ll do it too!”?  STOP! Today I’m going to teach you to do things because you WANT to, so that you can do things for the long-term goal and live a life of REAL change and sustainability.  Today we discover what “Want-Nation” is and the difference between that and “Run-Nation”. Trust and Believe, you’re about to join the “Want-Nation”.

Episode 124 – Find Your Way

So here we are, halfway through January 2018, I’m touring the country on my Shaun T Transforms America Tour and meeting all of you amazing people in my Fit Fam, and I wondered….are you finding your way?  Are you learning from your mistakes?  Do you realize the role you play in your daily journey and choices?  Are you a statue in the middle of a city with life all around you, good and bad, and you can’t do anything to participate in it?  Today, let’s Trust and Believe that I want you to find your way!

Episode 123 – Have You Ever Had the Feeling?

In today’s episode, I wonder “Have you ever had the feeling?”. I don’t know what the feeling is for you, because it’s different for every person, I mean I can tell you what I think the feeling is, but it’s really up to you and what you’re going through at the moment that decides what the feeling is.  Today let’s talk about that feeling and lighting the past and the negative on fire! Trust and Believe, I got you.

Visit with me live this month in a city near you! Click HERE for more info on Shaun T Transforms America.

Episode 122 – In 2018, Be a Good Human!

As we enter the New Year, I just want you to think about being a GOOD HUMAN! It’s not hard! It’s so easy to be a bad human, but what we don’t sometimes realize is how negative things we do have a ripple effect and impact others in ways we may not even realize.  Being a GOOD HUMAN means making a conscious effort to do simple things that send positive ripples through your environment and out in the world.  Trust and Believe, 2018 is the year for you to be a GOOD HUMAN.

Episode 121 – You Already Know!

So now that we’re home with the boys, this week for the Podcast, I had my Soul Brother Todd Midgett (aka @ncfitclub) interview me on life as a new Dad and what it’s like now that we’re home.  I had no idea what he’d ask me, but we covered a lot!  Everything from what people think of same-sex parents, to what quality I want to make sure I pass on to my sons.  Sit back and Trust and Believe, you already know!

Episode 120 – Being Naked

In this Episode, I interview several people, including my Soul Brother Todd Midgett @NCFitClub, about insecurities and the fear of being naked.  It’s interesting, the things we come up with in our head about our own body image issues and how it affects how we see ourselves.  So sit back and relax and Trust and Believe in the power of embracing being naked.

Episode 119 – The Last 70 Meters

So we are at the end of 2017 and a lot of you may feel amazing about where you are and what you accomplished this year, some of you may not.  Some of you may already be looking at 2018 as the year of redemption and change.  Whatever your situation, every challenge you face, whether it’s your fitness journey, your marriage, your kids, it will always come down to the last 70 meters of the race.  That’s what I learned from my days running track and I’ve applied it to my life ever since.  So sit back and Trust and Believe, I’m about to coach you through the last 70 meters.

Episode 118 – Celebrating 365 Days of Sobriety

In today’s episode, I sit down with a group of friends and discuss why I decided to not drink until I turn 40, in addition we discuss why people make the choices they make.  Why are people afraid to make the change that they know they need?  Why do people stay in a comfortable spot when they know they’re not happy?  We discuss this and more, sit back and relax and let’s have a real conversation about the lane you may be stuck in and see if we can’t help you change lanes.  Trust and Believe you have the Super Power to be selfish and make the change that you need.

Episode 117 – Why I’ll Never Argue in Front of My Kids

In today’s episode, I tell a story from my childhood that explains why it’s never “the thing, it’s the thing” and ultimately why I won’t argue in front of my kids or be a red light in their life.  Sit back and relax and Trust and Believe in what your red light is in your life and let’s work on it!  Let’s find your super power in your backpack.

Episode 116 – Twinsanity!

Fit Fam, it happened!  Scott and I are Dads!  It’s been the longest 5 years of our lives, so many trials and tribulations, so many up’s and down’s, but it finally happened!  It didn’t happen the way we thought it was going to or when we thought it was going to, but it happened the way it was supposed to.

So sit back and relax, while Scott and I take you on the journey (with actual audio of the births!) of how we welcomed our sons into the world!

Episode 115 – Shaun T vs Shaun T, the Battle of My Split Personalities

Even Shaun T, needs a little Shaun T…and sometimes Shaun T needs to take a back seat to let Shaun be Shaun.  We all go through life being different people, depending on the situation, but do you really know who you are and are you authentic to yourself when the lights are out and nobody’s around?  On this Episode of Trust and Believe, I’ll share my split personalities with you in hopes that you may figure out your own.


My book T is for Transformation is available HERE!

Episode 114 – T is For Transformation

In this episode of Trust and Believe, I sat down with my good friend Jessica Nelson from the Dare to Dream Team of Beachbody Coaches and she interviewed me about my book and life and why I wrote it.  We also dive into what you will get from the book and why you have to be in charge of your Transformation!  Sit back and relax…it’s time to Trust and Believe!


My book is out now!  Get all the info right HERE!

Episode 113 – Why I Find Mannequins Sexy!

Yes, you read the title right, I love nothing more than to be walking down the street outside of a store and see a mannequin in the window, the reaction I get it is deeper than you realize.  Sit back and Trust and Believe in my sexy mannequin theory.
Reminder! My book is released this week!!!  Get all the info here!

Episode 112 – You Just Broke Up? CONGRATULATIONS!

I was talking to my neighbor one day and he told me they were selling their house, I asked why?  He said he and his wife were splitting up, I said, “CONGRATULATIONS!”

Some of you may be like, “Shaun that’s horrible!”.  Is it?  Really? What if a break up was the best thing that ever happened to you?  Let’s talk about it…Trust and Believe, I’m about to show you why it could be.


Reminder that my book comes out Nov. 7 2017!!! Click here for all the detials!

Episode 111 – The Main Reason I Would NEVER Want an STD!

Yes, you read the title correct.  If you’re under 18, DO NOT listen without your parents permission.  Have you ever done something in your life that you were like “I’ll NEVER do that again!!!”, we all have! Did it change you?  Did it stop you from making the same mistake again?  Who would have thought you could learn a lesson about Life from a story about an STD?  Trust and Believe you can.  Sit back and listen to why I NEVER want an STD.


Don’t forget, my book comes out Nov. 7!  Click here for more info!

Episode 110 – You’re Not Supposed to Ride With Everybody!

This week, I want to talk about the feeling that several of us carry through life, where we feel like we have to “ride with everybody”.  Every one we meet doesn’t have our best interest at heart and can often distract us from our destination.  So today, sit back, relax and Trust and Believe in who you’re riding with from this moment on.


Reminder, “T is for Transformation” will release on Nov. 7, 2017, for all information and to pre-order, click HERE.

Episode 109 – Is It Shady A.F. to Love Yourself?

Is it SHADY A.F. to love yourself?!?!  The answer is NO and this week ladies and gentlemen….I’m going to challenge you, I’m going to PUSH you to LOVE yourself!  I want you to walk in the room like you own it, like you’re the the F’n reason.  I don’t want you to think you’re better than everyone else, but I want you to own who you are.  Sit back and Trust and Believe, I’m going in on you loving yourself.


Reminder!!! My book will be released Nov. 7 2017, go HERE for all the info and to pre-order!