Preston Smiles, Caitlin Turner, Amber Valdez, & Zach Puchtel

Episode 175 - June 26, 2018


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On this week’s episode, we continue our four-part Group Podcast series with our third episode where my guests discuss what that 'thing' about themselves is that they still struggle to love about themselves.  Not only do they get real about what they really dislike, but one of my guests reveals that they have deep, unresolved beef from years ago with another guest. It gets a little heated. It's definitely an episode you will not want to miss.


This week's guests are:


Caitlin Turner: an empowering Instagram influencer (@gypsetgoddess).

Zach Puchtel: a musician and transformational author of the upcoming book "The American.

Amber Valdez: The "Life Purpose Cheerleader" coach and author of Stickie Affirmations.

Preston Smiles: a popular transformational YouTuber and founder of 'Man Cave,' an online brotherhood of conscious men.


This concept was conceived from the positive feedback we received on Episode 149 where I brought in 5 of my friends and just sat around and talked about life and what’s real for us. If you'd like to listen to part 1 and 2 of this series, check out Episode 171 and Episode 173 where we discuss Negative Thoughts/Limiting Beliefs and Racist moments from our lives, respectively.


Connect with Mark: Instagram 




Show Notes:

-Why Caitlin submitted this question.

-Why Zach tends to give so much context in his answers.

-Why Amber considers to be a blessing and a curse.

-The challenges that Preston faces with his community at times.

-The trait that Caitlin and Mark share.


Episode Quotes

"When I surrender to my love, heart, and spirit, everything that needs to be done is already done." -Zach Puchtel


“Just because you surrender, it doesn’t mean that you failed.” That is my life lesson that I’m committed to breaking through." -Amber Valdez


"We always see what we want to see." -Preston Smiles


' The way to make people actually love you is to be vulnerable. When people can see themselves within you, it’s easier to love you.' -Caitlin Turner


"What percentage of your posts are you reaching out for love?" -Mark Shapiro


"I look at myself in the eye and (even if I’m not perfect) I’m like 'Fuck It. You’re on the journey and you’re doing the best you can.'” -Zach Puchtel


"Everyone has an inner child within them that wants to be seen and loved." -Amber Valdez