Life Is Not Complicated, You Are - Strong Opinions Podcast

Life Is Not Complicated, You Are - Strong Opinions Podcast

By Carlos Wallace
This podcast, produced by Charles Andrews and inspired by the bestselling book, "Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings", is a platform designed to discuss relevant issues and controversial ideas that are prevalent in today’s society. The in-depth interviews are conducted by best-selling author Carlos Wallace.
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S3E11 (BONUS EPISODE) Taylor Reynolds: Guess Who’s Black and PROUD Of It
Taylor Reynolds moved around. A lot. The self-proclaimed Military brat spent so much time shuffling from base to base, it was hard to settle in, make friends, much less find her identity. She grew up full of questions and searching for answers. Taylor graduated from Texas Southern University with a degree in Psychology. Her choice of school was not an arbitrary one. After living a life where she never had a say in where she lived or where she would end up next, Taylor hand-picked the Historically Black University to acquire something her parents were unable to give her.  Find out what compelled the Productivity Management Engineer to embark on a journey of self-discovery at one of the country’s leading HBCU’S on this episode of the “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are:  Strong Opinions Podcast".   
1:08:03
July 8, 2019
S3E10 Devonte Hill: Tough Hill to Climb
Devonte Hill is a man that is mature beyond his 26-years. A staunch champion of civil and social rights, Devonte has parlayed his knowledge of local politics and experience in television news into the role Harris County District Clerk Community Liaison. Like most millennials in this critically acclaimed series, Devonte, a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University credits education, drive, and respect for family values for his achievements so far. He also admits, there is a lot more to accomplish before he will call himself a “success story.” Devonte gets candid on this episode of the “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: Strong Opinions Podcast".
56:02
July 1, 2019
S3E9 The Jack Sisters: We Are Family
For the Jack Sisters, this is not just a popular song title, it’s a way of life. Zoe, 21, has set her sights on a flourishing career as a singer. Alex, 28, is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record of successful business deals. Both sisters are a product of elite Texas colleges. Alex graduated from University of Houston, and Zoe is attending Texas Southern University. The combination of ambition, hard work, a strong education, and an unbreakable bond between the sisters has all but assured they are on the path to success. But, as with all journeys, there will be challenges. They discuss the pros and cons of being the Jack Sisters on this episode of the “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are:  Strong Opinions Podcast".
1:39:07
June 24, 2019
S3E8 Anna Kay Parker: You Need A Special Permit To Handle This AK
Whether she’s running her own business in the Lone Star or setting up office hours on the island of Jamaica, Anna Kay Parker knows exactly what she wants and she stops at nothing to get it. The Texas Southern University graduate became an established  independent consultant and career coach before the age of thirty. Today, she has a thriving practice, a powerful network, and her eyes on a top spot in the C-Suite. The future CEO tells us how she’s making it all happen on her terms, on this episode of the “Life Is Not Complicated, You Are:  Strong Opinions Podcast".
59:22
June 17, 2019
S3E7 Alexandra Necolettos: Educated, Passionate and Involved in Today's Political Process 
Alexandra Necolettos is a 22 year-old millennial from South Florida. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Communications from Penn State University.   The passionate young lady volunteered on for both Democratic President candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
45:53
June 3, 2019
S3E6 L. J. Bering: Discussing POLITICS, RELIGION and WOMEN in SPORTS REPORTING
JaCoy Bering a native East Texan now living in Houston, Texas.  He has a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Masters in Theological Studies, both from Texas Southern University.  Bering, a life-long Dallas Cowboys fan has grown to appreciate local Houston sports organizations.  We discuss his career, women in sports reporting as well as his opinion on politics, religion and balancing life.  
1:04:04
May 20, 2019
S3E5 Jaswin John: Comparing SINGAPORE to AMERICA, POLITICS and the Effects of SOCIAL MEDIA
Jaswin John (23) a millennial  Singaporean immigrant  and recent graduate from Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree.   She shares her story of the struggle of coming to a foreign country to pursue her education, effects of social media and future goals. 
58:15
May 13, 2019
S3E4 Sean Alexander Bogle, Jr.: Discussing The Influence of The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S  and Future Goals
Sean Alexander Bogle, Jr. is a 23 year-old millennial living in Houston by way of Virginia Beach. He is a former college athlete pursuing a Master's in Psychology from Houston Baptist University.  
1:05:46
May 6, 2019
S3E3 Ashley Smith: SECOND Generation American, FIRST Generation Millennial: REDEFINING the Cultural Divide
Ashley Smith (25) is a native New Yorker, Brooklyn College Graduate, EMT and the only daughter of well known television anchor, Liz Faublas. How does she handle the pressure? By respecting the cultural values of her Haitian background and applying the survival skills she was forced to develop growing up in one of the biggest cities in the United States. 
43:58
April 29, 2019
S3E2 Brittny Taplin: Millennial MOTHER, POET and aspiring ENTREPRENEUR
Brittny Taplin is a 27 year-old millennial mother. She’s an essential piece component to the Sol-Poetry organization and the host of the “Consciously Tapped In – The Podcast”.  The multi-faceted Houston native tells  host Carlos Wallace how she navigates the challenges of being a young single mother, finding “ME” time and how the current political conflicts is a turn off to some millennials.
1:13:12
April 22, 2019
S3E1 Yasir Ahmed: Being YOUNG, EDUCATED and MUSLIM in Today's Polarized Society
Yasir Ahmed is a 21 year-old millennial born of immigrant parents. He is in his third year of St. John's University elite Pharmacy School. The first generation Bengali-American tells guest host Liz Faublas how he navigates the challenges of being a young practicing Muslim, masters an unforgiving academic curriculum and views a political landscape that leaves the future of immigrants uncertain.
56:24
April 15, 2019
S2E10 Dr. Cherry Sawyerr talks PSYCHOLOGY, MENTAL HEALTH and INFLUENCING the next GENERATION
Some people applaud my no nonsense approach to life. Others say my methods are “extreme”. Where I’m headed and how I get there is between me and my God. So, if you don’t know where I’m going, how can you suggest I’m taking things too far? ― Carlos Wallace 
1:10:21
January 28, 2019
S2E9 Daphine Jack talks her duties of a PAROLE OFFICER, the CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM and FAITH
When God chooses you to deliver a message, to have a purpose, no one and nothing can reverse the course of His plan. ― Carlos Wallace, "The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity"
1:03:25
January 21, 2019
S2E8 Miracle the Poet talks INSPIRATION thru poetry and becoming a BETTER PERSON
When you know who you are, what you stand for and that all your intentions are forthright, it will not matter what anyone labels you. You walk taller, you act with assurance, you speak with certainty, you carry yourself with dignity, you convey honesty and you embrace all this with humility. Classify that attitude however you like. I know what it really is: giving honor to God by being a reflection of His goodness. Never be ashamed to wear that label proudly. ― Carlos Wallace, "Life Is Not Complicated-You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings"
30:21
January 14, 2019
S2E7 Dr. Christy M. Hines, Esq talks WOMEN'S RIGHTS, PRIVACY PROTECTION and TECH POLICY
From the moment I could even understand what “respect” was I knew it was not a choice but the ONLY option.  ― Carlos Wallace, "Life Is Not Complicated-You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings"
36:58
December 31, 2018
S2E6 Mia Williams talks working the BETO campaign, MEDIA STEREOTYPES and overcoming BREAST CANCER
Class. You either have it, or you don't. It's not determined by how you dress, your level of education or your social standing. It's conveyed in how you carry yourself and treat others. Some folks go to great lengths to "prove" they make the grade. Ultimately, people with class are outstanding without trying too hard to stand out. - Carlos Wallace "Life Is Not Complicated-You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings"
50:32
December 17, 2018
S2E5 Deloris Akins talks the effects of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, FORGIVENESS and ART THERAPY
Your car's scheduled maintenance is a priority, but you can't visit your kids every day. You brag about how much you earn, and ignore your child, who you owe the most. Neglecting your kids is unacceptable! You hold their fragile life in your hands. Your deadbeat drama could make for an unhappy ending. - Carlos Wallace "Life Is Not Complicated, You Are"
47:24
December 10, 2018
S2E4 The Dr. Dawn talks the role of a LIFE COACH, trust the process and knowing when it's YOUR TIME
When God chooses you to deliver a message, to have a purpose, no one and nothing can reverse the course of His plan. ― Carlos Wallace, "The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity"
43:42
December 3, 2018
S2E3 Narie Drayton talks MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS, POSTPARTUM and the importance of a SUPPORT SYSTEM
Nothing in life is promised. Each day is a valuable opportunity to play an important role in this world. Treat each moment like it's the performance of a lifetime; approach every day like it's your first, respect it as if you've invested years, appreciate it like it's your last. - Carlos Wallace
46:16
November 26, 2018
S2E2 Liz Faublas talks HAITIAN PRIDE, her CATHOLIC FAITH and GIRL POWER
Ultimately, it’s about determining what matters most to you; what’s important; what it will take to achieve your intended goal. And once you’ve identified these key components to growth, shed the excess; do away with the unnecessary. - Carlos Wallace (The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity)
1:08:33
November 12, 2018
S2E1 Lora Rosemon talks SELF DOUBT, losing her sister to BIPOLAR DEPRESSION and MOVING FORWARD
You should always be your greatest motivator. Never leave that power in someone else’s hands. Once you learn to love the person you are, there are no limits to the person you can become. - Carlos Wallace (Life Is Not Complicated, You Are)
44:53
November 5, 2018
S1E10 Summer Season Wrap-up
Carlos and Charles breakdown and recap episodes 1 thru 9.
47:21
August 20, 2018
S1E9 DJ TnT talks; touring with Eddie B and prison reform
Carlos Wallace and DJ TnT discuss her role in the Comedian Eddie B "Teachers Only Tour" and her non profit.
28:07
July 23, 2018
S1E8 Jennifer Jermany: Speaking on education and comedy
A candid conversation between Jennifer and I about sororities, education and comedy.
52:29
July 16, 2018
S1E7 Princella discuss being homeless, new book and motherhood
Princella Lashawn Clark opens up to Carlos about the times she was homeless, explains her upcoming novel and the joys of motherhood.
34:17
July 9, 2018
S1E6 Kanei discuss her album, Sol and losing her mother
A conversation with Sol-Caritas' artist Kanei. She share insight on the process of creating her first studio album. We also talk about what it's like working with me and the recent loss of her mother.
38:25
July 2, 2018
S1E5 Great discussion w/ my daughter, Ms. Allyson Wallace
Allyson and Trae discuss share Navy insight. Your life is not so complicated. God has already written the script, casted the key players. It is when we try to re-write the plot that we encounter unnecessary drama. Accept the role God has chosen you to play. Faith in his direction will assure an Oscar worthy performance!
19:03
June 26, 2018
S1E4 Change Your Life by Changing Your Lifestyle
Carlos has a very serious discussion with Charles about his heart condition and why men should take health serious.
36:09
June 11, 2018
S1E3 What it's like working with Carlos Wallace and Sol-Caritas
While riding around the streets of Houston, Texas, Charles and Carlos discuss what it's like to work with him and Sol-Caritas.
29:41
June 4, 2018
S1E2 Felicia Lee-Sexton (Author & Owner of Women's Health and Fitness Center)
Felicia shares insight about the importance of sisterhood, recovery and dating.
18:16
May 27, 2018
S1E1 Carlos Wallace, before the book
Charles Andrews discuss life with Carlos before "Life Is Not Complicated, You Are"
11:25
May 15, 2018
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