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Blunt Talk

The Blunt Talk Podcast mission is: "TO LIFT" with Good Inspirational News Only. We have all received the gift of lifting – being lifted by others as well as the potential to lift the world. We have an obligation to share our God-given gifts and talents instead of burying them alive. Blunt Talk Podcast guests share their professional journey and expert insights to help our listeners reach their full potential. Host Gino Arcaro leads them through real-life, "lifting", stories of success with engaging conversation and meaningful comments.
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Blunt talk is a foreign language that speaks of Good Inspiring News Only. Few people speak it because of the way it sounds – different. You won’t hear it very often in real-life because like most things that are different, people fear blunt talk until they’ve experienced it, lived it, and seen it. Blunt talk challenges conventional thinking to determine what is real and what is not, what is fiction or non-fiction, what works out and what doesn't work out. But its sole purpose is "Soul Purpose"… to help you achieve the purpose of your soul which is “To Lift.” We have all received the gift of lifting – of being lifted by other people and the potential to lift the world. We have an obligation to share our God-given gifts and talents instead of burying them alive. Blunt Talk will help you do just that by answering the questions you’ve asked for decades: How to get your dream job; how to get in top shape physically and mentally by losing fat in body, mind, and soul; how to get motivated. All the questions you’ve asked for decades. Blunt Talk Podcast doesn’t tell you what to do but it will inspire and direct you listen to host Gino Arcaro lead his guests through their "lifting," real-life stories of success.  #Peace

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Jul 27, 2015

Leadership challenges are not created equal. Leading businesses, organizations, and governments is tough but it’s not the toughest leadership job. Today’s episode discusses the toughest leadership job of all – parenting, coaching, teaching, mentoring, developing young people to reach their full potential. This episode introduces the next three guests who were #groundbreakers, high-performing student-athletes who started from scratch and become #groundbreakers who paved the way for others to the next level. They did it by raising the bar – triple meaning. High-performance doesn’t just happen. Neither does #groundbreaking. It takes raising the bar. #Peace

 

4th & Hell Season 2

NOW AVAILABLE

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on Kindle, Nook, iTunes and www.GinoArcaro.com

Jul 20, 2015

The fear of being different is the difference between making a difference and making no difference. We all share a common calling – to make a difference, to use our potential to make a difference in lives in order to change the world for the better. Those who made a difference in our lives chose to be different. They overcame their fear of being different to lead the way. Today’s guest is X Player Tom Denison, one of our ex-quarterbacks who became a record-breaking high-performer. His back-to-back Hec Crighton awards, symbolic of the best Canadian university football player, led Tom to a being signed as a pro in the CFL. Tom endured The Process in a way that has to be heard to be believed. #Peace

 

Soul of Selling

Soul of Selling
eBook only $0.99

Available at www.GinoArcaro.com or on Amazon

Jul 13, 2015

Today’s guest is Doug Pawson, ex-Niagara X-men Quarterback. Doug explains his academic journey, one that is on course to adding a fifth degree in the very near future. Five degrees is unheard of! It takes special persistence to earn five degrees but it can be done. The need for intellectual fitness is the same as the need for physical fitness. Both, when strived for, will change your life, and raise your IQ. Intelligence quotient, has a different meaning for today’s show. It represents the motivating force behind host Gino Arcaro’s life-long learning and fitness commitment. If you want to motivate you children to excel in school, listen to Doug Pawson’s academic journey. #peace

 

Real Business Relationships

"Real" Business Relationships = Sales

eBook only $0.99

Available at www.GinoArcaro.com or on Amazon

Jul 6, 2015

The elusive big hit is a personal and professional goal in everyone’s life. The desire to be a big hit, produce a big hit, create a big hit is one of the differences between making a difference and making no difference. Guest Leon Robinson discusses #TheProcess he goes through to produce music and art. #TheProcess is not limited to a chosen few but few choose it. #TheProces s is available to anyone who choses it and commits to it. #Peace

 

4th & Hell Season 2

Connecting The Dots
The Art of Eklipz

July 10 - July 11
Hamilton, ON

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Jun 29, 2015

“The Process” is the natural struggle that all achievement must pass through. No achievement just happens. Achievement doesn’t happen overnight, accidentally, or randomly. Achievement is dependent on high performance, a level of performance that many strive for but not all reach. This episode starts a series of interviews with X Players – dual meaning – ex-student athletes I’ve coached, who went through the X Fitness/X-Men Football Process. Football was a part of The Process in each of these X Players’ lives, but only a part. The lessons they learned are transferable to any field – sports, business, academics, career, and personal life. We didn’t invite those who have gone on to achieve money and fame as it’s traditionally defined. We invited Grassroots Successes to tell their story. Listen as they explain their personal journey through The Process as well as subsequent achievements on and off the field. #peace

 

4th & Hell Season 2

Connecting The Dots
The Art of Eklipz

July 10 - July 11
Hamilton, ON

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Jun 22, 2015

Why we attack ourselves and how we do it is a #Process within a #Process. Every challenge has degrees of difficulty that we make more difficult with self-destructive habits. Today’s episode continues the discussion of the fight against self-sabotage. #peace

 

4th & Hell Season 2

NOW AVAILABLE

on Kindle, Nook, iTunes and www.GinoArcaro.com

Jun 15, 2015

There are many ways to commit self-sabotage. Each way has its own distinct ethos, a characteristic that makes it unique. But ironically, they all accomplish the same goal: get in the way of progress and move us away from what we’re supposed to achieve and who we are supposed to become. It’s easy to dismiss self-sabotage as fate or destiny. The hard part is acknowledging that you have control over it, starting with accepting responsibility to self and to the teams of people you live with, work with, and who depend on you. #peace

 

4th & Hell Season 2

Available this Friday on Kindle, Nook, iTunes and www.GinoArcaro.com

Jun 9, 2015
The Pledge   Soul of Selling

The Pledge eBook is NOW AVAILABLE for $0.99 at GinoArcaro.com it is NOT a transcript of the podcast but instead it goes deeper into the differences of setting a goal and making a PLEDGE.

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Soul of Selling eBook is NOW AVAILABLE for $0.99 at GinoArcaro.com Be inspired to discover your SOUL of Selling as you read about Arcaro’s quest to harness his SOULar power and solve the selling puzzle.

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Jun 8, 2015

Every career, business, and sport carries an obligation to be “fit for duty.” You owe it to yourself and your team; it’s your responsibility. Being fit for duty ties in with the self-sabotage series because it involves being fit in body, mind, and soul. Your organization depends on being fit for duty. Without it, accountability ceases to exist. Being unfit for duty constitutes the highest level of neglect. Today’s guest is Peter Cicalo, ex-police officer, entrepreneur, and marathon runner who is training for his first ultra-marathon. Peter shares insights about how he changed his life and how he started in his running career after a life-threatening illness. #peace

 

X Fitness

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Jun 1, 2015

The source of failure in any field comes from within. We are our own worst enemy. Self-sabotage is self-defeating behaviour. You can’t win at anything personally or professionally until you overcome self-defeat. The competition you face every day in business or on the athletic field is nothing compared to the opponent inside you. No one is exempt. Defeating self-sabotage takes a fight. In this, the first episode in the self-sabotage series, the starting point in winning the fight from within is explained. #Peace

 

The Pledge

NOW AVAILABLE
The Pledge eBook

It is NOT a transcript of the podcast but instead it goes deeper into the differences of setting a goal and making a PLEDGE.

 

May 25, 2015

You either stay in the running or you drop out. “In the running” has a dual meaning. First, it means that you have to keep chasing what you are competing for. Staying in the running is the key to competing for a job, a promotion, business success, or reaching the next level athletically. Secondly, staying in the running helps you lose fat and prevent obesity, propelling you to get into top shape and stay there. Fighting to stay in the running takes next-level self-discipline. Otherwise, it’s too easy to give up when adversity strikes. Today’s guest, expert runner Janice Arcaro, introduces basic strategies to help you stay in the running while touching on another important topic for student-athletes and their parents: the opportunities to be “discovered.” All of this ties into the central theme of Blunt Talk: realize your full potential instead of wasting it. #Peace

 

CoachBook

Be Fit Don't Quit

“Nothing bad happens.”
– Violet King

My 3 year old granddaughter Violet selects reading material based on that principle – “Nothing bad happens.” That’s the objective of our children’s book series. #nothingbadhappens

Happy Kid's Series

May 18, 2015

Dream careers don’t just happen. Success or failure in the pursuit of your chosen profession is not often a smooth journey. Whether it’s a dream job or starting your own business from scratch, reaching higher is a painful ride that tests every fiber of mind, body, and soul. The good news is that there are time-proven strategies that help you fight for your dream job or dream business. Today’s guest is Bill Vasko, coach and entrepreneur. Bill explains his story and the strategies he uses to get hired and higher. #Peace

 

CoachBook

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May 11, 2015

The fight to get in top shape and to stay in top shape is not created equal. Reaching top shape is never easy but some people face more challenges than others. What you do is important but what you don’t do is more important. How you fight to get in top shape and keep it determines whether you win the battle or lose it. Once you lose the fight, it gets easier to lose it again. And vice-versa. Today’s guest is Dr. Darryl Garner. Dr. Garner discusses strategies that will help you win the fight to get in shape and stay in shape. #Peace

 

Blunt Talk
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May 4, 2015

One of the differences between winning and losing is working through the temptation to give up when it counts the most, in the fourth quarter, right before the finish line, when fatigue sets in. Fourth-quarter fatigue in any field, any career, any challenge, is the biggest threat, not the opponent, not the competition. The solution to fourth-quarter fatigue is giving up more during training. And more and more. S/he who gives up more, gives up less. Today’s guests are from the movie industry. Movie producer Dr. Lana Marconi shares the mic with Academy Award winner Colin Chilvers who won an Oscar for his special effects work on the movie Superman. His works also include X-men movies and Michael Jackson videos. #Peace.

 

XFitness
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Apr 27, 2015

Competition will make you or break you. The fear of competition is one of the top five fears that break you by holding back full potential. You can run scared from competition your whole life or you can compete hard. Either way, real-life is a “selection” competition. Selected for jobs, selected for teams, selected for promotion, selected by customers, or elected by voters. Elected and selected are separated by only one letter. Professionally or personally, you have to compete for what you want and to keep what you have. Otherwise, real-life will eat you alive. How you compete to be elected and selected determines whether your dreams come alive or die. Today’s guest is City of Welland Mayor Frank Campion. Mayor Campion discusses his story about how he was elected. #peace

 

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Apr 20, 2015

All great accomplishments share one commonality – no one gave up. Not the individual, not the team. Not giving up isn’t easy; there’s nothing more difficult. If it were easy to not give up, every goal would be reached, every dream would be fulfilled. No one’s potential would be wasted. Not giving up starts at the top, with mindset: mental strength training. Building willpower. The mind gives up first. The body follows. The second half of this show features special guest, Janice Arcaro, who discusses her running accomplishments during her pioneering track & field career in high school as she disproved the misconceptions that female runners, at that time, faced. In this interview Janice explains how she built the mental strength to become a champion runner. #peace 

 

FirstDownApp
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Apr 13, 2015

Making “it” happen doesn’t just happen. Making “it” happen depends on “showing up,” a multi-dimensional concept that can change lives, save lives, or break them. “Showing up” sounds easy but neither the simple definition nor the deeper instructions of how to do it, is. “Showing up” is a product of the toughest exercise of all: Free will. The concept of showing up applies to every profession, every sport, every part of one’s personal or professional life. Guest Leeann Arcaro-King joins the second half of this episode to discuss just one, very important element of “showing up.” #peace

 

XFitness Bootcamp
Personal Trainer
Leeann Arcaro-King
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Apr 6, 2015

When two people cross paths, an impact is made. Good or bad, positive or negative, something always changes to some degree, even if it’s negligible. In some cases, the impact is profound. Life-altering. What occurs when paths are crossed depends on what our minds and hearts are open to or closed to. It’s all connected to “discernment of calling,” to the all-important task of figuring out, “What do I want to be when I grow up and after I grow up?” Today’s guest is Dr. Darryl Garner, DC, owner of Bridgepoint Chiropractor, Fort Erie, Ontario. He explains how paths he crossed led to his career and business choices. #peace

 

Darryl Garner
Dr. Darryl Garner
Bridgepoint Chiropractic
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dr.garner@bridgepointchiro.com

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Mar 30, 2015

Every job, career, profession is a “calling,” a vocation that requires us to embark on and then carry out a mission. “Discernment of calling” isn’t always easy. There are signs that have to be read along the way. Never-ending questions to be answered starting with: “What do I want to be when I grow up and after I grow up?” Guest Charles Coiner, discusses his calling as it relates to his NFL coaching career and current business endeavors (owner of FirstDown App). Additionally, he gives advice to parents and student-athletes about the reality of reaching the next level. #peace

 

Charlie Coiner
Charlie Coiner
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www.FirstDownApp.com

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Mar 23, 2015

What we believe and don’t believe determines how far we progress or regress in fitness, careers, sports, and every aspect of real-life. It’s not easy to find the truth; separate fiction and non-fiction. Distance myths from reality. Some things are believable, some are unbelievable. The central focus is credibility. Shifting through the daily, hourly, minute-by-minute bombardment of information takes time and effort to find what works out for you. What is believable and unbelievable determines the shape you’re in. #peace

 

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Mar 16, 2015

There are no coincidences, just connections. Paths are crossed for a reason. We can choose to ignore the reason or wake up to the purpose of our path-crossings. What we invest in others is an investment into self. Guest Leon Robinson, artist and ex-football player, explains his story, sharing blunt-talk insights about he achieves his professional goals, lives what he has “pledged.” #peace

 

Leon Robinson

Leon "Eklipz" Robinson
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Mar 9, 2015

There's a price that has to be paid to reach high performance, to reach the level you're striving to reach, to develop what you've set out to develop, to build what you've "pledged" to build. The price is paying attention. Full immersion into the work that needs to be done. Broken focus, broken dreams. Focusing attention through full immersion in the job that needs to be done is the difference between first place and last place. #peace

 

X Fitness Welland

44 Division Street
Welland, ON
905.714.4545
www.xfitness.ca

Mar 2, 2015

Performance goals are imperative to reach minimum performance standards but there's a force greater than goal setting - The Pledge. What you commit to and how you commit to it is the difference between winning and losing, success and failure, ordinary and extraordinary - by whatever definition you choose. The Pledge is the difference between quitting and not quitting. #peace

 

Leon

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