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Special thanks to all the brave men and women who work in the criminal justice field. Stay strong and resilient. Remember you are honored, cherished, and loved. Keep up the great work.

If you love coffee check out the amazing products from Four Sigmatic. I am a big fan of the Lions Mane Mushroom Coffee and I bet you will be too. You can find their link at www.cjevolution.com. You will get 15% off your purchases using the promo code CJEVO.

So excited to have my next guest on the show. Travis Howze stopped by the CJEvolution Podcast. Travis is an internationally touring comedian and motivational speaker who spent 14 years in the military and emergency services as a U.S. Marine, Police Officer and Firefighter. Whether performing at corporate events and fundraisers to top comedy clubs, colleges and multiple tours overseas for the troops, Travis has become a comedic demand in multiple arena’s who always leaves his audiences craving more!

Known as the military and emergency services voice of comedy, the topics of Travis’ humor are limitless: from being raised in South Carolina to married life and fatherhood to his time in uniform and much more. Whether dodging bullets, chasing bad guys, running into burning buildings or just being a dad, Travis is always FUNNY UNDER FIRE! Appearing on Gotham Comedy Live, HULUTV’s Coming to the Stage, National Geographic and NBC’s Night Shift, Travis was dubbed “Artist To Watch” by Young Hollywood Magazine.

Not only is Travis the Author of the Best Selling book “Create Your Own Light, an autobiography of his life on “Finding Post Traumatic Purpose.” His album, “Reporting for Duty,” debuted at number 7 of top 100 comedy albums, and is in regular rotation on SiriusXm. IGNITING top level comedy stages for over a decade, he’s a comedian with an extremely unique and marketable edge that has never been seen before, thus allowing him to connect and develop a very loyal brotherhood style fan base of military, emergency services personnel and their supporters from all over.

In June of 2007 while working a furniture warehouse fire in Charleston, South Carolina, 9 of his brother firefighters tragically perished in the line of duty while rescuing a trapped civilian. Due to injuries that he sustained in that same fire, Travis was forced to leave the job that he truly loved.

 

Such a great and inspirational show.

 

You can find Travis here:

 

https://www.travishowze.com/

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to Microcast Monday. It's the start of a new week. New opportunities are ahead of you. Change your mindset and go after them. Special thanks to all the brave men and women who work in the Criminal Justice Field. Remember you are honored, cherished and above all you are LOVED.

If you love coffee, you are going to LOVE the products from FOUR SIGMATIC. From coffee to cocoa's they have it all. I am a big fan of the Lions Mane Mushroom Coffee and I bet you will be too. Check out their link at www.cjevolution.com . You will get 15% off your purchases using the promo code CJEVO.

Do you ever feel like you are floating around life with no purpose? I know I do sometimes, and when I start going down that path I come back to my why. I think about my path in life and why I am doing the things I am doing at this moment.  If you know your why - Great. I am willing to bet that a LOT of you don't know your why. I think about the movie Forrest Gump and the feather at the end of the movie that is getting tossed around by the wind. That is MOST people out their.  A lot of people are on their current path because of other factors. Maybe your parents told you to go on a certain path. Maybe you think you can't do anything else with your life. Maybe you think you are STUCK in the position you are in right now (Side note- I don't believe we are ever really stuck). 

Take some time to figure out your why? Once you do that you will get Clarity and it will improve your LIFE. Success if yours. Remember to cultivate and develop your why. 

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A big THANK YOU to all the brave men and women who serve in the criminal justice field. Whatever you are doing and wherever you are at THANK YOU. Remember you are honored, cherished and you are LOVED. Keep up the great work.

If you love COFFEE and I know most of you do, you are going to love the Coffee from Four Sigmatic. I am a big fan of this company and I LOVE their LIONS MANE MUSHROOM COFFEE, and I bet you will too. Head over to www.cjevolution.com and get 15% off your purchases using the PROMO CODE CJEVO.

We are so honored to be partnered with Detectachem. This amazing company is helping keep our brave men and women who protect us safer by offering mobile threat detection that fits in the palm of their hands. This application-based technology can detect illicit drugs, explosives and now COVID-19. This is MUST HAVE technology for your agency. Head over to www.cjevolution.com and see the link to Detectachem.

So many of our brave men and women are suffering in silence and it doesn’t have to be that way. All you have to do is ask for help. That is the hardest step, but it’s not impossible. There are many resources out there for anyone who is suffering.

My next guest, Michael Sugrue, suffered for a long time until he asked for help. Michael began his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Officer in 1998. As a Security Forces Officer, Michael specialized in Law Enforcement, Global Force Protection, Anti-Terrorism, Nuclear Security, Foreign Air Field Assessments and Air Base Ground Defense.

Michael served in a variety of assignments including: Flight Leader, Flight Commander, Senior Watch Officer, Chief of Command Post and Chief of Security Forces.

Michael served all over the United States, Europe, the Middle East and South America. He was also a Security Forces Phoenix Raven with the unique identifier of #1173. Michael honorably separated from the Air Force as a Captain in 2004.

Immediately after the Air Force, Michael was hired by the Walnut Creek Police Department where he served in a variety of assignments including: Patrol Officer, Driver Training Instructor (EVOC) Field Training Officer (FTO), SIU Detective, Undercover CA DOJ Narcotic Task Force Agent (Contra Costa County), Public Information Officer (PIO) and Patrol Sergeant.

Michael was awarded the Walnut Creek PD Distinguished Service Medal in 2014 for his heroic and life-saving actions during a Fatal Officer Involved Shooting in 2012.

Michael ultimately medically retired in 2018. He is now a Peer Volunteer at the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat (WCPR) and an Ambassador for Save A Warrior (SAW).

Michael is a dedicated advocate for awareness, prevention, education, training on Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) and First Responder Suicide Prevention. Michael continues to speak at law enforcement agencies all over the United States. 

A great and informative interview.

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-8255

 

If you are suffering from a drug or alcohol problem, call this number for help: 1-800-210-7907

 

You can find Michael here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgtmichaelsugrue/

 

https://www.cordico.com/2020/08/26/california-peace-officers-association-leads-ptsi-resiliency/

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the CJEvolution Podcast. We continue to grow because of YOUThe Listener and Supporter. Please share this podcast with your family and friends and subscribe to the CJEvolution Podcast. If you love the show, give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcast. You can find the link at www.cjevolution.com

If you love coffee, you are going to love the coffee from Four Sigmatic. From coffee’s to cocoa’s they have it all and you will love it all. My favorite is the Lions Mane Mushroom Coffee. Head over to www.cjevolution.com and see the link to Four Sigmatic. You will get 15% off your purchases using the promo code CJEVO.

I want to tell you about my friends at Extra Duty Solutions. Extra Duty Solutions helps Law Enforcement Agencies add efficiency and effectiveness to their extra duty programs while allowing them to focus on what really matters – the safety of their citizens. They work with law enforcement agencies to help administer their extra duty programs and can help in areas such as: Client interaction, Officer Payments, Feedback, Problem Resolution and so much more.

Their services are provided at NO COST to the agency and a minimal cost to the client. Their programs can be customized to meet the goals and unique needs of the agency. Check them out at www.extradutysolutions.com and tell them Patrick from CJEvolution sent you.

I was honored to have my next guest on the show. Adam Davis was on the CJEvolution Podcast. Adam is an author, motivational speaker and former law enforcement officer. His story is one that reveals pain many hide and addresses the topics many avoid. Adam shares his experiences of sexual assault, substance abuse, mental illness, and law enforcement. Adam is known for his work on Behind the Badge: 365 Daily Devotions for Law Enforcement, Bulletproof Marriage: a 90-Day Devotional (with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman) and On Spiritual Combat: 30 Missions for Victorious Warfare (with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.)

Adam is the author of Behind the Badge: 365 Daily Devotions for Law Enforcement, Bulletproof Marriage: a 90-Day Devotional, and On Spiritual Combat: 30 Missions for Victorious Warfare.

His most recent book, Bulletproof Marriage: A 90 Day Devotional is available on Amazon, and is a finalist for the 2020 Christian Book Award®.

Adam's work has been featured on Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox News, The Huffington Post, PoliceOne.com, and Law Enforcement Today. As a speaker, Adam has presented for the University of Alabama, Auburn University Department of Economic Development, TEDx Troy University, law enforcement agencies, military bases, and many seminars with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Taya Kyle, and other American patriots. His media appearances have included the 700 Club, The Glenn Beck Program, Team Never Quit Podcast with Marcus Luttrell, and many others.

Today, Adam continues to dedicate his life to helping others navigate through the challenges of marriage and overcoming adversity through continuing to author new, quality resources and speaking across the nation. You can stay up to date with Adam's events and new releases by visiting www.theadamdavis.com

You can find his books here:

https://www.amazon.com/Bulletproof-Marriage-Devotional-Adam-Davis/dp/1424557593/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=adam+davis&qid=1603320067&sr=8-1

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to Microcast Monday. Thank you for spending your valuable time with me. If you love the show and content, please take a moment, and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts.

A big shout out to ALL the brave men and women who protect and serve in the criminal justice system. Thank you all for what you do. Remember you are honored, cherished and you are loved.

If you love coffee, you are going to love the products from Four Sigmatic. You are going to love their products. I am a big fan of the Lions Mane Mushroom Coffee and I bet you will be too. Check out their link at www.cjevolution.com and get 15% off your purchases using the promo code CJEVO.

If you had only 30 days to live would you be doing the same things you are doing right now? Personally, professionally? I am willing to be that MOST of you said no. If you said YES, then good for you. You are really living the dream.

Why do you keep doing the things that you know are not going to bring you happiness or move you to that next level? The one thing you should learn about life, if you haven’t already, is that you ARE NOT leaving this planet alive. None of us are, so its time to start living your life.

Push aside your FEAR (We all have them) and start taking chances. Remember, you don’t want to be that person who is REGRETS a lot in the end.

The longest relationship you will ever have will be with yourself. Get out of your OWN WAY and start living your life.

I would love to hear from you. Reach out to me and I will respond to you.

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. We continue to grow because of you. Thank you so such. If you love the show, please give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts.

If you love coffee, you are going to love the coffee from Four Sigmatic. I am a HUUUUUUGE fan of this company and have been for some time. I love the Lions Mane Mushroom Coffee and I bet you will too. Yes, I said Mushrooms. It does not taste like Mushrooms; in fact, it tastes better than REAL coffee. Head over to www.cjevolution.com and see the link to Four Sigmatic. Best of all, you are going to get 15% off your purchases using the promo code CJEVO.

We are so honored to be partnered with a great company like Detectachem. This amazing company is helping keep our brave men and women safer by offering mobile threat detection. Detecting illicit drugs, explosives and now COVID-19. This App-based technology is a must have for your organization. Check out their link at www.cjevolution.com

Such an honor to have Christopher Strom on the show. Chris is a former US. Marine and Retired Sergeant with the NYPD Intelligence Division. In 2007, Chris was recruited by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), a government agency that devised top-secret strategies for combating IED’s in Iraq in Afghanistan. As the lead tactical debriefing officer, he participated in over 110 combat missions and 91 captures of high-value targets (HVT’s) in Southern Iraq and performed more than 200 Battlefield Interrogations.

Chris details his journey in his best-selling book Brooklyn to Baghdad an NYPD Intelligence Cop Fights Terror in Iraq. In his book, Chris applies his street-cop tactics and interrogation skills against a lethal insurgency that had infected Iraq. A group of retired Special Forces soldiers and law enforcement experts came together to form the counterinsurgency group codenamed “Phoenix Team.” Exposing the corruption of both the Iraqi and US governments, the team faced serious setbacks and challenges. Brooklyn to Baghdad shows the effectiveness of Phoenix Team, their ability to process forensic evidence and human intelligence gleaned through interrogations at the point of capture to provide direct targeting for follow-on missions. This memoir also illustrates the politics of Washington, DC, and the US Army in the war-fighting effort, which continually hampered complete success while simultaneously preserving career aspirations. Throughout are many humorous and emotional anecdotes that reveal the men behind the missions and the toll the theater of war takes on real human lives

Such a great interview with an American Hero.

You can find Chris here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-strom-96003465/

https://cs-intel.com/

You can find his book here:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Brooklyn-Baghdad-Intelligence-Fights-Terror/dp/1641601027/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=christopher+strom&qid=1602884151&sr=8-1

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back. Thank you so much for spending your valuable time with us. This is why we continue to grow and why are The Top Ranked CJ Evolution Podcast.  Please share this and other shows with your family and friends and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review on Apple Podcasts.

If you love coffee, you will love the products from Four Sigmatic. From Coffee to Cocoa’s they have it all and you will LOVE it all. I love their Lions Mane Mushroom Coffee. It gives me that energy and clarity I need to get me through the day and the taste is great. Head over to www.cjevolution.com and see their link. Best of all you will get 15% off your purchases using promo code CJEVO.

I want to take a moment and tell you about my good friends at Extra Duty Solutions. Extra Duty Solutions helps law enforcement agencies add efficiency and effectiveness to their extra duty programs while allowing them to focus on what really matters – the safety of their citizens. They work with law enforcement agencies everywhere to administer their extra duty programs. They can help in areas such as, client interaction, scheduling, officer payments, problem resolution and much more.

Their services are provided at no cost to the department and minimal cost to the clients. Their programs can be customized to meet the goals and unique needs of any agency.

Check them out at www.extradutysolutions.com and see how they can assist with your extra duty program.

I am excited to have my next guest on the show, D.J. Vodicka. For sixteen years, he was a prison guard in California's highest security prisons, serving meals to gang leaders, serial killers in lockdown cells, and patrolling exercise yards filled with violent felons while unarmed and outnumbered 1000-to-2. He belonged to an elite unit called the Investigative Services Unit (Internal Affairs), responsible for solving horrific crimes inside the walls. He was a decorated veteran officer. He became the largest "whistle-blower" to uncover a group of rogue prison guards who called themselves "The Green Wall."The Green Wall is a real-life drama of one man's courage to do the right thing against the California State Prison System. It is an unblinking look at what can go wrong when only one person is willing to stand up and speak for what is right, against almost insurmountable odds. Vodicka's televised state senate testimony exposed a scandal that led to resignations, transfers, sudden retirements, and reforms of the system that are still underway. The story is a classic tale of the triumph of personal integrity in the most dishonest place imaginable.

A very revealing show.

 

You can find D.J. Vodicka here

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thegreenwallbook/

 

The Green Wall Book:

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Wall-Guard%C2%92S-Against-Corruption/dp/1440140596

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to Microcast Monday. Remember that Monday's are a great day. It's the start of a new week, and you have many opportunities ahead of you. Go after them.

A big thanks and shout out to the brave men and women who work in the criminal justice field. Whatever you are doing in the field, THANK YOU! You are doing a very difficult job in a very difficult environment. Remember you are honored, cherished and loved. Keep up the good work.

Check out the great products from Four Sigmatic. This company has been a favorite of mine for a long time, and I bet once you try their products it will be a favorite of yours too. I love the Lions Mane Mushroom Coffee. It gives me that energy and clarity to get me through my days. Check out their link at www.cjevolution.com and get 15% off your purchases with the promo code CJEVO.

If you are someone you know are suffering from alcohol or drug addiction there is help. Call 1-800-210-7907.

Are you happy in your life? I am talking about every aspect of your life. Finances, job, family, health etc? If you aren't, WHY? Are you blaming others for areas in your life that suck.  If you are why? Your emotional anguish, anger or fear is YOUR FAULT. Yes, it's YOUR FAULT. You control what you bring into your life. Your mind is like a garden and if you are not careful weeds will grow in your garden. Weeds take many different forms such as Fear, toxic relationships, not taking care of your body etc.

But, you can control it all with what you are putting into your head. You have the power - You always have.

Go conquer your day and week and stay tuned for more great guests on The CJEvolution Podcast

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the show. I know you have many options and I appreciate you taking some time to spend with us. If you love the show and the content, please head over to Apple Podcasts, and give us that 5-Star Rating and Review.

A big thank you for the brave men and women who work in the Criminal Justice System. Thank you for what you do! Remember you are honored, cherished and you are loved. Keep up the great work.

If you love coffee, and I know most of your do, you are going to LOVE the products from Four Sigmatic. I am a big fan of this amazing company and I bet you will be too. From Coffee to Cocoa they have it all. My favorite is the Lions Mane Mushroom Coffee. It is the best coffee I have ever tasted. Head over to www.cjevolution.com and get 15% off your purchases.

We are so honored to be partnered with Detectachem. This amazing company is helping keep our brave men and women who serve safer by offering mobile threat detection that fits in the palm of your hand. Detecting illicit drugs, explosives and now COVID-19. This application-based technology is a must have for your organization. Head over to www.cjevolution.com and see how Detectachem can help keep your troops safer.

So excited to have my guest Michael Waddington on the show. Michael is an American criminal defense lawyer that defends serious cases worldwide involving our military personnel.

-Mr. Waddington’s 2018 book, Kick-Ass Closings: A Guide to Giving the Best Closing of Your Life, contains nearly 500 pages of Mr. Waddington’s best closings and hundreds of outstanding arguments made by the nation’s top criminal defense lawyers.

-He is the author of the bestselling book, The Art of Trial Warfare: Winning at Trial Using Sun Tzu's The Art of War. He is also the editor of the Trial Warrior’s Book of Wisdom: A Compilation of Quotes for Success in Law and Life.

-His cases have been covered by The Rolling Stone, CNN, The New York Times, 60 Minutes, Time, NPR, Nightline, The New Yorker, and others.

-He has provided consultation services to the CBS series "The Good Wife."​

-He co-authored the 2016 book, Pattern Cross-Examination for Sexual Assault Cases: A Trial Strategy & Resource Guide, published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

-He appeared in a CNN Documentary, the 2009 "Killings at the Canal"​ and some of his cases have been the subject of books and movies, including the Academy Award Winning "Taxi to the Dark Side"​ and Brian De Palma's "Redacted."​

-From 2013-2018, he wrote chapters in, "The State of Criminal Justice," an annual publication of the American Bar Association.

-Mr. Waddington served as an Army JAG lawyer.

-In 2014, he was featured in Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Premier Experts’ Game Changers.

Such a great and informative show with Michael Waddington.

Find Michael here:

https://www.ucmjdefense.com/?keyword_session_id=vt~adwordskt~michael%20waddingtonmt~pta~272873602054&_vsrefdom=wordstream&gclid=CjwKCAjwzvX7BRAeEiwAsXExo-IgNL8wiB8mEKhEx2As5hcmeQAWnZ28hoEVg7yDKIGHpw8yczq3txoC6Y4QAvD_BwE

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelwaddingtonlawyer/

 

Find Michael’s books here:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=michael+waddington&crid=3UQ7UL8VL04JI&sprefix=michael+waddington%2Caps%2C198&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_18

 

Stay tuned for more great episodes on The Top Ranked CJEvolution Podcast.

 

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Hello everyone and welcome back to Microcast Monday. Special thanks to all the brave men and women who work in the criminal justice field. You are doing a job that most can't or won't. Remember your are honored, cherished and you are loved. Keep up the great work.

If you love coffee, you are going to love the coffee from Four Sigmatic. From Cocoa's to Coffee they have it all and it tastes great. Head over to www.cjevolution.com and see the link to Four Sigmatic. Best of all, you will get 15% off your purchases using the promo code CJEVO.

Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some are happy and some are exciting, but if you never turn the page, you will never know what the next chapter has in store for you.

Let that sink in for a minute. Where are you at in your book? Are you stuck in a certain chapter? Remember that YOU CONTROL if you stay in the chapter or you write your next one. Life is filled with highs and lows, but you have to keep moving forward.

Life is too short. Turn the page and keep writing your book.

Stay tuned for more great episodes on The CJEvolution Podcast. I would love to hear from you so reach out to me.

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