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Middle Finger Happiness

Middle Finger Happiness

By Sharon Lee Zapata
Wash your dirty hands - grab a snack. This ain't your daddy's podcast. This is MIDDLE FINGER HAPPINESS. {work hard. live well. don't fuck with me.}

Sharon Lee Zapata, award-winning speaker, writer, artist, author, and CEO [chief energy officer] The Zapata Group - - She has no eminence front just earbud paraphernalia you crave.
Ever been at the fork in the road? ...Where you think, "F*ck it, I have to improve my life; make choices to do things differently, better?!"
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COVID pandemic-Waiting for someone to die so you can live? Heart & Kidney Transplant - eye opener‼️
Meet Amanda DeJesus - - tenacious, strong-minded 32-year old Houston Chef (based in Houston, TX) She had a heart transplant when she was 15-yrs. old. - - fast forward- - she is on waiting list for 2nd heart transplant -and kidney transplant- - STRAIGHT UP... she has no time to waste- enjoy our bold no fucking holding back conversation - HER OUTLOOK will INSPIRE you
September 18, 2020
Cancer sucks on many levels. Meet 3 amazing cancer survivors on a mission to do something bigger
Co-founders of “CANCER CARTEL” Kelly, Shelly, and Katy (Seattle, WA) have personally experienced the mayhem cancer produces. As cancer survivors, their bad-assery vision and mission to bring financial resources to help those fighting the battles of cancer - is taking on another level so many people need: ‘CLEANING UP THE COST of cancer’
September 10, 2020
What defines you in 2020? How your reparative solutions make life fucking better? -
Learn 2 dirty secrets on how to deal with getting over things in 2020 that are F.U.B.A.R. (it's a WWII Acronym for: fucked up beyond all recognition)
September 4, 2020
A-Z List for a ‘Fuck Yeah Life’ - Sharon records this podcast whilst on a 10 mile bike 🚲 ride
Keeping things light, tight. and brightAF. Today Sharon is doing something BIG in a SMALL way. Hey, this is for grownups & smarty-ass juveniles earbuds only. - - - This is not for the kiddy winks-
August 21, 2020
That’s not my normal. That’s not your normal. Sometimes you have to chuck it in the f•ck it bucket
Tonight’s podcast is an evening with Sharon as she opens up and tells you how to chuck it in the fuck it bucket and MoveOn — because life is not going to wait for you. DON’T be committed to your doubt . - - Unfortunately, our lives don’t come with a drivers manual - - like the one you have in your glove compartment of your car. - - -Get your new FREE 📚 ebook from her “10 THINGS YOU NEED BETWEEN COURAGE AND ABUNDANCE”
August 6, 2020
'How to Undo the Shit the Modern World Does to Us' Live from London guest Gareth Riddy!
1st International remote podcast guest: From the U.K. (London) Gareth Riddy, author of “HOW TO UNDO THE SH!T THE MODERN WORLD DOES TO US” (available on Amazon) - self-destruction/self-discovery/self-value/self-repair. Fuck Yeah! We all know this and we all need this. Gareth is a movement therapist ➡️ “I fix people. I write stuff. I swear a lot and I do it all with love.”  Follow  Gareth on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn  Also, check out GARETH RIDDY MOVEMENT THERAPIST Website
July 18, 2020
Millennial CEO, Female Latina owned IT Company - great convo w/Nancy Sabino of SabinoCompTech
•••The IT Industry ••• continues to explode. All communities, businesses, and infrastructures would not be able to function without “IT” internet technology. ••••• My awesome guest •••••recognized as one of CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channels, Nancy Sabino, CEO & Co-Founder SABINO COMP TECH- has a fab convo on all the moving parts of IT from the traditional growth to the deficit of diversity, overseeing data security, hackers, the dark web, social engineering- - and more
July 8, 2020
Explore Your Creativity | Make Money-Awesome GUEST! Dave Conrey, Artist|Designer (YouTube🕶)
From Long Beach, CA. - Guest: Dave Conrey - Motivating humans to explore their creativity.  >> <  - - Kickass advice & inspiration on how to put your creative work out there!  - - How to get over your fear about getting your work on social media  - -  And his TikTok @davecmakesthings
July 1, 2020
What are ways to make progress? combat racism? fear & trauma? Kickass guest: Dr. Watson; PositiveAF
From Washington, DC - My first remote podcast. So cool to have Dr. Watson, author, documentary filmmaker, podcast host of KORE Women, Dr. of psychology. - - - We talk: responding vs. reacting to racism, trauma, COVID19, adjusting to a clear way to make progress. - - - she shares her experiences with racism growing up and how to reduce a distressing event... more🌻
May 28, 2020
The wine drinking during Friday night's episode is like 2-months of therapy. This is not for the sheeple. Guest Leo Phoenix, the notable author, illustrator, artist
We had a blast in the studio - I was hesitant to post this episode because the wine was flowing heavily and the truth talking is evident about how people are dealing with life, overcoming struggles, persevering when things get tough, COVID19 and so much more.  Join me and my guest Leo Phoenix, the notable author of Lucy's Dream, illustrator, and paper cut pop artist who knew Stan Lee of Marvel Comics.   Leo shares some words of wisdom that he received from Stan Lee.  Lots of laughs on the mic [go figure we drank during this episode] We figured it was time to share some unseen understandings about our freedoms, the media, and so much more Follow Leo's Instagram check out his website 
May 25, 2020
COVID19. Creative Survival.Coffee. Quarantine convo w/Hector Garcia, Entrepreneur & Owner Oso Coffee
•••COVID10 (coronavirus)••• fast-changing pandemic has businesses, communities, creative survival, and the world turned upside down. - - My guest and good friend, Hector Garcia, owner of Oso Coffee & Neue Creative (boutique design agency) - - has a ‘fab convo’ on how everyone is facing challenges, from disruption in their ability to have‘normalcy’ - - AND how local businesses and events, are feeling the brunt of social distancing - - great episode while we drink coffee + plus one tiny tequila shot- the conversation was supernacular🔥
April 10, 2020
“PROJECT YOU" Social Distancing & COVID-19. Get more. Be more. Unfuck Your Struggles. Accomplish awesome unimaginable shit now
Podcasting from my bathroom (thank you Social Distancing & COVID-19) YESSS! She washed her glorious hands. Sharon has a confab (fabulous convo) on how the strong and creative survive in times likes these. Never stop believing and working on “PROJECT YOU” - do not listen to the twot-waffle fuckers because you might give up on “PROJECT YOU” -(enjoy this truthful talk with Sharon from her #StayAtHome shituation)
March 26, 2020
Sharon’s Bedtime story - happily interrupted by the well-known Leo Phoenix
Tonight’s podcast started out with Sharon reading a bedtime story for adults from her book: It's a New Day, Don't Be a Shithead  As she' is reading, Sharon got a knock on her studio door... it is her studio neighbor Leo phoenix.  The well-known comic book writer and author of Lucy’s Dream and the Sun Blokkers So tonight's podcast turned into a fun interview.  We drank some tasty hard seltzer. laughed and talked about how artists struggled.  Leo shared his experience on what he has done to get where he is today...  And he's sitting pretty awesome with his well-know comic book and his travels around the world.     Leo was recently in Tokyo Japan (before COVID-19) Our talks on how was able to know Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics and the impact it made on Leo's art career.  Enjoy this Off-The-Fly podcast!  Cheers 🥂, Sharon Follow Leo on Instagram  Check out his Website
March 25, 2020
We’re living in pretend every day -Georgie Holbrook, International Emotional Wellness Coach 20+yrs.
Let’s unfuck ourselves... This is so far... the deepest podcast interview I’ve done. Meet Georgie Holbrook, 4-Time Author, International emotional wellness coach. We talk about the human landscape of stress, trauma, loss, psychological and physical abuse, and the internal quiver. How to find peace within? How to avoid the patterns of emotional destruction? Using the tools to prevent repeating hidden hurts. Sound healing and guided imagery to heal body memories... and so much more.
February 23, 2020
Comedians: Marz (Latin Kings of Comedy) & Lani (former stripper)
Laugh your ass off! We drank margaritas for 2-hours before we started recording - - Find out how Lani accidentally started her stripper career with her church shoes. - - How she got her stage name?! - - laughing hard Marz’s Grandma getting her dress for her funeral - - We talk grown ups wearing diapers at Madi Gras - and so much more!
February 18, 2020
I Struggle But I Don’t Fucking Quit- Best Podcast Tonight
Tonight I go deep on Valentines Day❤️ about your “Future-Self” and the ‘Lock-In’ -
February 14, 2020
“This ain’t got shit to do with me” & “Meditation on the fly”
Friday night from my car... dropping in to share some knowledge nuggets (no chicken nuggets) How I got high in Walmart at the check out line
January 18, 2020
What are the stories we tell ourselves?Start 2020 w/clarity, awareness, letting go, and action-
Let’s get clear on what we want in 2020. Are you joy-full or running on empty? Have you ever told yourself, “I have to make some positive changes in my life.” 🌻Welcome Elizabeth Haysom Pudwill, Vanessa Cassini, and 4-time author Georgie Holbrook; 3 kick-ass specialist who can help you to learn what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to transformation, learning how to let go and how to create abundance in YOUR life. Join Live Abundantly boot camp on Facebook ❤️
January 8, 2020
check out my youngest guest 11-year-old Zack Jackson Zapata (I am fucking proud of this kid!)
How did the band 21 pilots get their name? Why would a Gen Z listen to Nirvana or Jimi Hendrix? He’s had a phone in his hand since he was 2-years old raised on the Internet.... check out my youngest guest 11-year-old Zack Jackson Zapata (I am fucking proud of this kid!)
January 4, 2020
No Shady Shits Allowed 👍 Cheers 🥂!! 3 tips for Stress-Less holidays🎄
It’s no mystery it’s no surprise: Let’s make “unpopular” decisions and take fucking actions so we can enjoy these last few weeks of 2019. - - - No more shady shits allowed - - - Life doesn’t get easier so let’s make ourselves stronger, better, even kinder - but have boundaries like a mother fucker!
December 22, 2019
Roaming the streets for Houston’s ONLY Legal Rum Distillery?! Look no further! Let’s take a peek inside the multi-faceted mind of Ian Mook, Owner of Grateful Dan Distillery [Candy for Adults!]
Ian Mook owns Houston’s first and only Rum Distillery.  His dream began as a kid to have a factory [influenced by the movie Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory]  LOL! He now makes candy for adults #Rum Listen to this ingenious ‘artist’ who creates the highest quality [small batch] rum made my hand from infused organic ingredients. Ian shares failures and success; his love of working on vintage cars. He talks about prohibition and so much more! “Grateful Dane is a distillery; described as the perfect blend of art and industry.” Cheers to the holidays! Rent out this kickass distillery for your next fun private event! Also, Rum-Tours are available Ian also shares some quick special Rum recipes!
November 21, 2019
Badass triathlete, Immigrant, U.S. Veteran, New Author! Meet Sergio Flores
While working in the studio with my friend, Sergio Flores - we decided to produce today’s podcast! Enjoy this short power punch interview with him! A kickass, sharp guy who shares a “snippet “ of his life as an Immigrant, U.S. Veteran, and Triathlete and New Author! Meet Sergio Flores
November 7, 2019
Failure Doesn’t Give a Fuck. It’s Not 10 Yrs. Ago It’s Today
Tonight , Sharon tells it straight up how to do things you’re fucking scared to do. We are delicate mother fuckers. Sensitivity and Strength are powerful. We are all good at repairs. What will you repair today and how will you get shit done?!
October 25, 2019
Forbidden carnal knowledge w/Anna, Sex Educator;Romance Dealer
Did you lose your libido!? Sexual health is part of self-care. This podcast episode with sex educator Anna Jennings. She opens up Pandora’s box on sex, lubes , confidence, Masturbation having better sex with your partner, and more!
October 15, 2019
The taboo on mental health; unf*ck the hardships. Super Guest Sol Salgado, MA, LPC, NCC
Straightforward and sincere discussion on how do we repair the 'brokenness' inside our head? How do we unf*ck our negative wiring inside our head?  It takes super strength to seek out counselling even in today's society. Meet, Sol Salgado, M.A., LPC, NACC, Mental Health expert and National Certified Counselor, and one of the few bilingual counselors.  Her practice is here in Houston, Texas. Sol talks about the taboo on mental health, especially in the Latino culture, domestic abuse for men, the difference between depression vs. being sad, what triggers do to us, and how to go about getting therapy to repair ourselves and so much more. 
September 27, 2019
From Strength to Strength. Get Unstuck. Tell Fear to Fuck-Off. Mitch Gonzalez, Biz Coach & More
At only 12-years old, marketing maven, Miami native; Cigar Lineage (family) meet Mitch Gonzalez. His amazing human ambitions are contagious. Life is happening now people!! Learn how to ask the right questions. Hustle smarter. Grab a drink and your note pad! Let’s go!
September 25, 2019
Creativity, Intimidation, and Working Your Ass off
A short evening with Sharon’s mapping out why we can experience intimidation. How to turn it into fuel for our creativity! First, Be helpful. Bring value. Become necessary. Don’t be a shithead.
September 22, 2019
Sunday funday ! Live at Velvet Taco on Washington St. with Evan & Sharon👍
After working 11 fucking hours, drinking wine... we do a live Podcast at Velvet Taco!
September 8, 2019
Sink or Swim! Woman Who Hustles!- 🔥Accidentally inherited a SPICE business!
Pure inspiration when you need it most! Death of her husband and the tenacity to keep going.. Ms Pat is funny and real! She is a firecracker! #womenwhohustle
September 5, 2019
Laugh your ass off because Marz Larios is my special guest! She’s a standup comedian + we had vodka!
My friend, special guest Marz (Marcie) Larios will crack you up! We talk about plumbing experience and dirty hoes, Gus’s Fried chicken, Jimmy Dean Sausage, the 99 cents store, and how she accidentally got high at a concert 🔥 how she started creating beautiful jewelry after her grandma passed away... and much more! Cheers!🥂
August 26, 2019
Badassery Back to School interview with kickass Professor & Counselor Laura Ramirez, M.Ed
The low-down on triggers & back to school anxiety (Parents, Kids, Teachers) Everyone should have a badass counselor & educator like Laura Ramirez! Real talks on fucking bullying/self esteem/depression/PTSD/Overload on Testing. Great advice on how to deal with the bullshit and turn things around to have a more positive new school year!
August 21, 2019
80 years from now, everyone listening to this will be fucking dead🔥
730 hours in one month WTF are you doing?👍 Be a "transmitter" of goodness & valuable shit. Why it’s important to have boundaries and limitations like a motherfucker👍 Why creative organized chaos is great?!👍
August 6, 2019
5 people + cocktails = Conversations (Uber driver, comedy, sex, dating, and more!)💕
Another 'on-the-fly' podcast [unedited] Grown-ass conversations! 5 people sitting around the Podcast studio w/drinks + attending my Podcast Workshop... Basically intelligent little booze monkeys on the mics... (unedited) Cheers 🥂
August 2, 2019
How To Get Up When Life Knocks Your Ass Down 🔥w/Kimberly Star Azpeitia
Get inspired. Dreams temporarily crushed... Death, Family Challenges, Marriage, Kids, Entrepreneurship... Kimberly comes back swinging - her multi-purpose talents and her energy is contagious💕
July 26, 2019
WTF? Why that’s fantastic... drinking w/anesthesiologists
Off-the-cuff podcast tonight in the art studio with anesthesiologist and a heart surgeon all consuming cocktails! #austineastciders
July 14, 2019
Vol. One WTF is Rage 🧘‍♀️🔥Yoga!?
Ashley Duzich is the only certified RAGE YOGA 🧘‍♀️ instructor in the U.S. - welcome to the free judgment zone. Liberate yourself with head banging fucking foul language and 🍺 beer! Cheers! bitches
July 7, 2019
WTF have I been up to? 🔥 Good vs. Evil Now that Sumer is here!
It’s summertime and I’m a bad mom... sometimes. I don’t “entertain” my kid because I’m not fucking Bozo the 🤡 clown
June 21, 2019
US Veteran turned - Digital Filmmaker🔥 Meet Chris Davis
So, If you’re thinking about becoming an independent filmmaker?!... listen up & get inspired. AND Learn why Australians don’t like “Outback Steak House”?! 😁
June 7, 2019
Ready or not! 🔥 Brain Martin from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 his energy is a vessel that positively kicks ass! ✌️
🔥Meet Brain Martin from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 he’ll have you grinning from ear-to-ear as he traces his Scottish boyhood motives to go to the pub... And how he took up photography. Broaden your outlook on your own creativity as he shares his distinctive talent as a kickass photographer... and so much more 🔥!! (Thank you Brian for the awesome author photography you did on my book MIDDLE FINGER HAPPINESS!)🖕
May 21, 2019
Just Fucking Do It w/Juice Caboose On Cinco de Mayo
The side effects of having Marissa & Rome on today’s podcast: 😁 laughing your ass off, with these two kickass entrepreneur shape shifters who are bringing their own fucking awesome ‘GROW-IN’ business opportunity to one of Houston’s Food desert areaS. Today, on Cinco de Mayo meet Juice Caboose!🔥
May 5, 2019
Meet Susan Graham! Cover-Girl of my Book Middle Finger Happiness
No f*cking fear from the cover-girl: my book Middle Finger Happiness! Susan Graham! Her sense of adventure for life is a must listen to episode... We should all be ‘more Susan’ 🔥❤️
April 15, 2019
Laura Laureles, Shear Beauty, 💋Travel, Lubricants & Nail Clippers
Too good tonight! Thank you Laura Laureles, Founder of Shear Beauty 🔥for your intake on Guido, Buzz Feed and so much more!😜
April 11, 2019
Tiffanie Wilkerson talks! 🐶 People, Pets & PawzUp😎 and dog 💩 poop
Catch up with Tiffanie! Single kickass mom, and her passion for 🐶 dogs, community and her new endeavor PAWZUP
April 9, 2019
Connie León-🔥Filing in the f*cking gaps - strong & capable even when you’re not
Connie, Founder of Houston Latina Bloggers & Creator of Momma of Dos.. real talk on real life🔥
April 7, 2019
What You Pay Attention to Will F*cking Improve 🔥
💥 how to #HulkSmash a bad day - how to create great days 💥 without losing your damn mind👍
April 4, 2019
Behind the scenes... Crystal gets off Isolation Island 🌴 and created a kickass tribe 🦄
Have you ever been down, depressed? Learn how Crystal turned her shit around- - positively moving forward to a bigger & better life💥 with passion , sausage and wine 🍷
March 31, 2019
Baller time with Ballin’ Sportswear 🔥The savvy , kickass Elizabeth Roy💋
Elizabeth is in the studio with coffee conversation... sharing her business speed bumps, life stories... Listen to her and get inspired to Smack down adversity👏 p.s. she loves dogs 🐶
March 31, 2019
Jill Garrett’s big wave of energy is contagious🔥 She is Houston’s sought after Dogtographer!
Drinking coffee & Bailey’s Irish ☘️ Cream with Jill Garrett! She is here to share her big wave of energy for “Muscles & Mutts” Montrose Adoption Day - and dole out her passion for her KICKASS Dogtography!
March 29, 2019
. Podcast take over! 2 fuckers and Lady🔥
. Podcast take over! 2 fuckers and Lady🔥
March 14, 2019
Vol. II Dirty Secrets For Successful Podcasts🔥
Kickass interview with Ozeal, podcast host “No Permission Needed” & The Founder of #PodHouston 🔥
March 12, 2019
Vol. I Killer Convo w/Ozeal DeBastos from No Permission Needed Podcast!
 Vol. I Killer Convo w/Ozeal DeBastos from No Permission Needed Podcast! He is also the founder of Pod Houston [Houston's #1 Podcasting Crew] He is so wired on coffee in the studio!  We talk about how podcasting is changing, where it's heading and other amazing real shit when two friends get together~
March 12, 2019
Andy’s Crazy night🔥blood, sheriffs , ride or die
Crazy ass story ... drunk cousin ER visit! Leads Andy on a while goose chase! under a freeway taking cover on the law ... ride or die night!
March 10, 2019
Nerdy Girls Badassery Success & Failures🔥
Founder, Christina Meade of Nerdy Girls Success shares her unstoppable vision, successes, f*ckups, and what’s next in her BHAG’s (big hairy audacious goals)!!
March 7, 2019
Dean Peer, famous bassist in my studio - Awesome AF!
Unbelievable special guest Dean Peer pops in and we have an impromptu badass podcast interview!
March 5, 2019
Noir Badass Podcast of the Day!
Kick ass street photographer Chris Piñon stopped by the studio... while drinking Deep Eddy Vodka, We talk about how he start his photography, running marathons and other awesome bullshit!
March 2, 2019
Bill Drops By... oh shit!
Off the cuff!! meanderings of two great mind!!
February 28, 2019
Audacious Word Vomit!
Do you needs some new moves in your life? Don’t except small thinkers to teach you big things! Tune in and hear Sharon’s check list of audacious word vomit!
February 13, 2019
The Badass Scarcity Group!
Well, hey... O.K. lets make some choices... - you go be confident - do bad ass stuff - help yourself - help others who deserve it
February 3, 2019
Best F*cking Bedtime Story For Grownups!
Tonight’s episode... With her quirky visual descriptions, Sharon reads you the best fucking funny anti-inspirational Bedtime Story “You Can Be Anything” - this is for grown ass men & women!! Cheers!
January 25, 2019
How to Get Your Own Desires!
None of us wants to be known a ‘needy’ or ‘beggarly’. It’s undesirable… it’s desparado. We all have needs… I mean in a busy relationship you can need more attention. You can need better sex... Straight-up… it’s all in the delivery.
January 23, 2019
How to Tolerate Your Fuck-Up Mistake
Had a recent fuck-up? How to move forward after you acknowledge the mistake(s)... stop beating yourself up over a shitty decision. This episode is part elegance, part acceptance, and part not giving a fuck- - because we’re going to be judged either way...
January 18, 2019
Fucking Awesome Courage!
No self-help stories... just great fucking struggles. Empowering humans who have been made to feel like failures in their attempts to find themselves. #MiddleFingerHappiness
January 10, 2019
Rebuild Your Shit
The commotion we all live in is fucking thick with opinions & thoughts... Don’t have any regrets for YOUR choices. Remember, it’s probably something you wanted wanted at one time + plus TOP 10 LIST FOR REBUILDING YOUR SHIT!
January 8, 2019
Go Balls Deep On Improving Your Skills In 2019!
Grab YOUR ASS and turn yourself around. Our lives are about evolution. If we’re not growing... we’re becoming stagnant. We don’t have to be the smartest or most talented to make great shit happen! Cheers to the New Year!
January 5, 2019
What Parts of You to Let Go in 2019
There is freedom in not worrying about who likes your art, work, writing, or profession. When you embrace your communication to help others, you own a special kind of freedom.
December 27, 2018
3 Words That Will Get You What You Want + Fucking Cockroaches
You want to know a personal dirty little secret I use in the molding process of getting what I want? Process is messy + my conspiracy on giant ass cockroaches
December 21, 2018
Dealing with Depression, Anxiety. Prof. of Univ. Houston Pharmacy Austin DelaCruz awesome guest!
When the holly jolly season is stressful, dealing with triggers. Top 10 ways to cope with the holidays. Clinical Prof. UH College of Pharmacy, Austin De La Cruz , Pharm.D.
December 17, 2018
How to Handle Fear, Expectations, Ideas, and Assumptions.
When you’re faced with not knowing what to do because fear has kicked in the door to your expectations, ideas, and assumptions . There’s no magic... there’s just fuck it moments and you move forward.
December 15, 2018
3 Actions to Transform Your Life
Embracing transformation. Standing up for myself... I’m such a Schweeet bitch for improving my life.
December 11, 2018
What no one tells you about Holiday warriors tackling anxiety, depression, and suicide.
From personal experience, Sharon Lee Zapata will share with you how to crush down depression, anxiety, and suicidal feelings during the holidays
December 6, 2018
Welcome to #MiddleFingerHappiness
The mini ear-bud introduction to Sharon Lee Zapata’s new podcast #MiddleFingerHappiness How & Why did she come up with this!? What’s it all about!?
December 4, 2018