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Solid Foundations Podcast

By Gilbert Regalado
Instilling a solid foundation of confidence in the youth through conversations of work ethic, martial arts, fitness and family values.
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#38 Emotional Trauma with Phillip Rendon & Victor Vega
As Humans we are born as close to emotionally flawless as we will ever be. As kids we are molded by our experiences and the people in our lives. We are so impressionable in our youth that some sort of emotional trauma is inevitable. There may be different levels of severity that one may suffer from. All the way from the child that was sexually abused and now feels ashamed and worthless to the child who was over protected and wanted for nothing, but now as an adult feels inadequate and hopeless. No matter the life circumstances, there is no escaping emotional trauma. There is nothing we can do as parents or guardians to prevent our children from experiencing it in one way or another. We will not stop future generations from feeling this pain, but we can put a stop to to their suffering of it. A good way to start accomplishing just that is for us adults to talk about how emotional trauma has effected us and more importantly what methods we have used to turn our suffering into empowerment
01:07:36
August 3, 2021
#37 How Solid Foundations Started with Aileen Torres, Crystal and Gilbert
On this episode, both Crystal and Gilbert, Founders of Solid are interviewed by Aileen Torres, MA on her podcast "Hearty Dose for the Mind". This is a special episode because its the first time both Crystal and Gilbert are interviewed together about how Solid got started.
44:34
July 19, 2021
#36 Fitness Q&A Jordan Kuykendall
In this episode I interview Solid's Head Fitness Coach Jordan. We get to learn a little about him and his up bringing here in Santa Barbara and we get to learn a whole lot about fitness! Jordan relied on fitness to get him through tough times as a teen and has now turned his passion for fitness into a career. He is a full time personal trainer at Superior Fitness on San Andres St. here in SB and also helps Solid Foundations instill confidence in the youth through Fitness every Friday!  In this episode Jordan gives answers to common Myth vs Facts like the importance of supplements, the only way to gain muscle is by pushing heavy weight and the best way to lose fat is with cardio. These are just a few and we also get answers to your questions from IG. If you would like to book a complimentary session with Jordan, you can message him on Instagram @jordan_kuykendall or give him a call at 805.895.0939 / email jrkuykendall805@gmail.com If you would like to support Solid Foundations visit our website: www.sbsolid.org and click the donate tab for options. You can find us on Ig @solidfoundations_sb and/or Facebook @Solid Foundation Program 
01:27:53
June 28, 2021
#35 - 48 Laws of Power Series Law 7 "Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit"
Judgement: Never do for yourself what the efforts of others can do for you. Use their wisdom and knowledge to further your own cause. In doing so, you will appear intimidatingly efficient and knowledgeable. Ultimately, those who worked for you will be forgotten and you will be remembered. If you think it's important that you do all the work yourself, you wont get far. Consequently, find those with skills you lack and find a way to either take their work as your own or hire them and put your name on their efforts. However, to do this effectively, your position must be secure, as otherwise people will call you out for deception. Gilbert tells his story of how when he started his first company he was a sub-contractor for a bigger company. He did all jobs through them and from the outside it looked like he worked for them as an employee which later come back to haunt him... 
28:47
June 7, 2021
#34 - 48 Laws of Power Series Law 6 "Court attention at all cost"
Judgement: Everything is judged by it's appearance; what is unseen counts for nothing. Never let yourself get lost in the crowd, then or buried in oblivion. Stand out. Be conspicuous, at all cost. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious than the bland and timid masses. In this episode, Gilbert tells his story of how he used this law as a teenager to change his image in a desperate attempt to stop from being bullied and to fit in.
28:20
June 1, 2021
#33 - 48 Laws of Power Series Law 5 "So much depends on reputation - Guard it with your life"
The 48 Laws of Power Series Is going to be a great way for future students and parents of students to learn about my wife and I, the founders and Operators of Solid Foundations. In this series of podcasts we will be discussing the Laws of Power and how we either use them or they use us. I’m sure if you are listening to this podcast you are familiar with Solid Foundations Mission, you know everything we do is to instill confidence in our youth. With that being said I thought it would be cool to start a mini series that allows us to tell stories of our past particularly as a teen and into our early 20’s. These stories will describe how we personally fell victim to, or used to our advantage each of the 48 Laws of Power that Robert Greene wrote about in his book. Don’t worry, of course we will continue to do our regular program, we have plenty of guest lined up and will continue to keep uploading those important interviews. As always, I hope we deliver some value to you through our podcast. These episodes will best serve those who want POWER, observe Power or wish to arm themselves against POWER...
16:42
May 25, 2021
#32 - 48 Laws of Power Series Law 4: "Always say less than necessary"
The 48 Laws of Power Series Is going to be a great way for future students and parents of students to learn about my wife and I, the founders and Operators of Solid Foundations. In this series of podcasts we will be discussing the Laws of Power and how we either use them or they use us. I’m sure if you are listening to this podcast you are familiar with Solid Foundations Mission, you know everything we do is to instill confidence in our youth. With that being said I thought it would be cool to start a mini series that allows us to tell stories of our past particularly as a teen and into our early 20’s. These stories will describe how we personally fell victim to, or used to our advantage each of the 48 Laws of Power that Robert Greene wrote about in his book. Don’t worry, of course we will continue to do our regular program, we have plenty of guest lined up and will continue to keep uploading those important interviews. As always, I hope we deliver some value to you through our podcast. These episodes will best serve those who want POWER, observe Power or wish to arm themselves against POWER...
10:59
May 25, 2021
#31 Hashing it out with Javi
I was recently invited to be a guest on the Hashing it out with Javi podcast, another great podcast based out of the 805! Javi learned about me through social media and asked if I would come on to talk about the special work we do at Solid Foundations. So this time I'm on the other side of the mic. This episode is the full recording from his podcast. ENJOY!
02:04:05
March 7, 2021
#30 Coping with loss
Guest Phillip Rendon and Victor Vega return to talk about how they have coped with the loss of loved ones.
01:15:01
January 21, 2021
#29 Youth violence in SB with Phillip Rendon & Victor Vega
Our discussion will include a quick intro into what caused us to want to be gang members when we were young boys, but more importantly we will talk about prevention strategies for those youth on the edge of gang life and solution strategies for those already in it. If you have  any specific questions you would like us to address, dm and we will answer them on the podcast. We want to make it clear that we are speaking on this subject, NOT as any type of street authority, but rather as fathers and concerned members of our community. -- If you would like to learn more about anyone of us, you can check out the following episodes #20 Don't know how to change with Victor Vega #14 From Honor Roll to Gang Member with Gilbert Regalado #13 Gang's are't going away with Phillip Rendon
01:32:16
January 9, 2021
#28 - 48 Laws of Power Series Law 3: "Conceal your intentions"
The 48 Laws of Power Series Is going to be a great way for future students and parents of students to learn about my wife and I, the founders and Operators of Solid Foundations. In this series of podcasts we will be discussing the Laws of Power and how we either use them or they use us. I’m sure if you are listening to this podcast you are familiar with Solid Foundations Mission, you know everything we do is to instill confidence in our youth. With that being said I thought it would be cool to start a mini series that allows us to tell stories of our past particularly as a teen and into our early 20’s. These stories will describe how we personally fell victim to, or used to our advantage each of the 48 Laws of Power that Robert Greene wrote about in his book. Don’t worry, of course we will continue to do our regular program, we have plenty of guest lined up and will continue to keep uploading those important interviews. As always, I hope we deliver some value to you through our podcast. These episodes will best serve those who want POWER, observe Power or wish to arm themselves against POWER...
29:40
December 1, 2020
#27 Surviving Breast Cancer with Merari Hernandez
Life is going good, Merari had a Solid Job and was raising her lovely daughter. Then her world got turned upside down! At first it started with pain in her breast which at first seemed like soreness that would just go away. This soreness turned into a rock hard tumor that the doctors ended up diagnosing as breast cancer. Chemo treatments followed surgery which meant a long painful road to recovery. Cancer is gone, Chemo is over, but the scars still remain. Listen as Marari shares her story... 
01:11:28
October 19, 2020
#25 - 48 Laws of Power Series Law 2: "Never put too much trust in friends, Learn how to use enemies"
The 48 Laws of Power Series Is going to be a great way for future students and parents of students to learn about my wife and I, the founders and Operators of Solid Foundations. In this series of podcasts we will be discussing the Laws of Power and how we either use them or they use us. I’m sure if you are listening to this podcast you are familiar with Solid Foundations Mission, you know everything we do is to instill confidence in our youth. With that being said I thought it would be cool to start a mini series that allows us to tell stories of our past particularly as a teen and into our early 20’s. These stories will describe how we personally fell victim to, or used to our advantage each of the 48 Laws of Power that Robert Greene wrote about in his book. Don’t worry, of course we will continue to do our regular program, we have plenty of guest lined up and will continue to keep uploading those important interviews. As always, I hope we deliver some value to you through our podcast. These episodes will best serve those who want POWER, observer Power or wish to arm themselves against POWER...
30:17
August 17, 2020
#24 - 48 Laws of Power Series Law 1: "Never outshine the master"
The 48 Laws of Power Series Is going to be a great way for future students and parents of students to learn about my wife and I, the founders and Operators of Solid Foundations. In this series of podcasts we will be discussing the Laws of Power and how we either use them or they use us. I’m sure if you are listening to this podcast you are familiar with Solid Foundations Mission, you know everything we do is to instill confidence in our youth. With that being said I thought it would be cool to start a mini series that allows us to tell stories of our past particularly as a teen and into our early 20’s. These stories will describe how we personally fell victim to, or used to our advantage each of the 48 Laws of Power that Robert Greene wrote about in his book. Don’t worry, of course we will continue to do our regular program, we have plenty of guest lined up and will continue to keep uploading those important interviews. As always, I hope we deliver some value to you through our podcast. These episodes will best serve those who want POWER, observe Power or wish to arm themselves against POWER...
19:00
August 3, 2020
#23 You can't move away from your past with Albert Carrasco
Albert grew up in an abusive home, at the age of 6 an incident at home got himself along with his brother and sisters sent to an orphanage. Albert was forced to grow up fast and felt alone most of his childhood. He started hanging out with the wrong crowd as a teenager and soon found himself relying on violence to not only survive, but to fit in as well. Right after high school he left his home town of San Diego and moved to Santa Barbara where he attended UCSB and joined the Marine Reserves. He later opened up his own business and had legitimate success, but his past along with a relationship gone bad sucked him back into depression and without knowing how to cope with this Albert began to drink heavily. Before he knew it he had hit rock bottom. It was then that Albert started to turn his life around. He used fitness specifically body building as therapy and now is on a mission to teach the youth the powers of Fitness. 
01:42:35
June 16, 2020
#22 Regretful past and early years of sobriety With Daniel Andrade
In this episode I talk with Daniel Andrade an old homie of mine from back in my teenage years. We both claimed the same neighborhood and partied a lot together. As time went on we started making different decisions which lead us on separate paths. In his story you will learn how he went from drinking and smoking weed while partying to becoming a full blown drug addict. His curiosity of wanting to try coke eventually lead to even harder drugs like Glass and Heroin. Drug use took over Daniels life and to this day he regrets actions he took during those times. After years spent in county jail and a trip to prison, Daniel was given the chance to attend the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Program in Santa Monica. I’ve interviewed other graduates on the Solid Foundation Podcast from the same Program and from what I’ve learned, it’s a powerful place of healing. I truly hope that Daniel, like the other men I’ve interviewed before him becomes a productive member of society and has the heart to help others in need. Daniel is just over 3 years sober and knows he has a long journey ahead of him, but like he says...all he can do is take it day by day. With that being said, I hope you find value in this episode. If you find value in this episode, please share. I also wanted to let you know that Solid Foundation classes will be allowed to open again soon. If you’re a parent that wants your kids to gain confidence through work ethic, martial arts, fitness and family values e-mail me at gilbert@solidfoundationssb.com if your a teen and are interested in joining our program hit me up as well. Other than that, you can find me on IG @regaladogilbert or on TikTok @solid_foundations Alright that’s it for me, have a good one and take care of yourself!
01:16:56
May 28, 2020
#21 UNSTOPPABLE rape SURVIVOR with Aileen Martinez
At the age of 15, Aileen was raped at a park by a boy she knew from school. This left her feeling violated and ashamed for months. After years of dealing with all the emotional baggage, she decided she wanted to start feeling empowered rather than a victim. After talks with counselors and sharing her story with her mother she decided to open up to all. Listen and hear Aileen’s story, we hope this encourages and empowers young ladies and women here in our Santa Barbara community and beyond!
01:07:23
May 14, 2020
#3 Battling anxiety and depression with Gus Rigali
Gus talks about how as a youth he used different negative outlets to try and cope with anxiety and depression. Now as an adult, Mixed Martial Arts is the major antidote that helps him keep the demons at bay!
01:05:13
March 26, 2020
#20 Don’t know how to change. With Victor Vega
A detailed look into the life of Victor Vega. Started using drugs and jumped into a gang at 11 years old. Was incarcerated in and out until his 30’s. Somehow he found the strength to make a change and now helps others do the same.
01:41:15
February 27, 2020
#2 Where confidence comes from with Crystal Cooper
In this episode Crystal shares her story of growing up and seeing her parents in an abusive relationship, becoming a mother at 15, falling into a cycle of abusive relationships and how training Jiu Jitsu saved her life!
01:10:32
February 13, 2020
#19 Instilling work ethic
Behind the scenes meeting with two of the original ten young men who were hired on to work with my team at Legacy Installation. We discuss what it will take to keep a job and what will set you apart from your co-workers. If you can learn and practice these work ethic principles you will never be without a job!
38:34
January 30, 2020
#18 Behind the scenes of building Solid Foundations
On this episode, my fiancé Crystal Cooper, sister Lorena Regalado and I are interviewed by Cesar Perfecto our Teammate/Controller here at Solid Foundations as he extracts info from us in order to put together a strategy plan for Solid Foundations. You here our reasons for wanting to create our own Non-profit and the passion we have for helping those in our community.
01:18:51
January 16, 2020
#17 New Years 2020
In this episode we get you up to date with Solid Foundations. What we worked on in 2019 and we we have planned for 2020. We describe a mind shift solution you can start practicing, Its on why you should have a different perspective on all the problems life brings you. We go over what communication means to us within our relationship. We do a Q & A from questions sent in on IG and through the live stream of a portion of this episode. We also introduce you to the Sexual Fantasy Explorer exercise. Its a fun and exciting way to practice open communication with your partner!
01:41:24
January 1, 2020
#16 From broken home to salvation with Jason Hernandez
Witnessing addiction and abuse between both parents, it’s no surprise Jason became a drug user himself and started getting in major trouble at a young age. Jason was kicked out of Santa Barbara and forced to move to Santa Monica to complete a sobriety program. That program is the Salvation Army and its where Jason continues to grow and thrive.
01:37:44
December 11, 2019
#15: Santa Barbara Combat Veteran with Gilbert Boynton
In this episode I sit and talk with Gilbert Boynton who I first met in high school. Gil started trained Martial Arts at a young age, growing up he was constantly picked on by his older brother and his brothers friends. He was a solid athlete and after 9/11, he went to war in Iraq. He served 2 combat tours then went back as a security contractor. Since Gil’s been back he focuses on his #1 priority, his family. I hope you find as much value as i did from our conversation. Send me a message on Instagram highlighting your favorite take away. Thanks in advance, now to our conversation.
02:42:22
November 28, 2019
#14 Honor roll to gang member with Gilbert Regalado II
     As far back as I can remember my mother made it a point to be home with us and put her heart and soul into raising not only her children, but also many cousins around my age.  Our days were filled with trips to the park and hours upon hours at the beach. Another way we learned to enjoy ourselves was when my mom would have us put on the gloves to box each other or go at it wrestling. Inevitably someone would start crying, but we we’re never to quit and when all said and done we shook hands and went on playing. Another great memory is my dad coming home from work and somehow always finding the energy to play with me, it just so happens one of my favorite things to play with him was to fight. This was especially enjoyable because unlike fighting my older cousins in the front yard, in these fights I somehow came up on top every time or at least that’s what he lead me to believe, but either way it did wonders for my confidence. I must say, I was absolutely lucky to have such loving parents and very fortunate to have the childhood I did. Now after hearing what I just shared about my childhood, it would be pretty hard to believe that for some mysterious reason as I hit puberty and became a teenager that I would consider the very parents that showed me so much love and support, now my enemies. Also for reasons I couldn’t understand, I became absolutely terrified of fighting which lead to me not sticking up for myself, which lead me to be seen as weak and therefore picked on regularly. I often self reflect on the choices I made as a teenager and all the bad things I put my parents through and I can remember even back than having a sense of guilt of why I felt and acted the way I did coming from such a loving home. I would see others around me who had it real bad at home, but in my young mind that didn’t make me feel better, it actually lead me to feel even worse about myself. After battling with all these negative thoughts day in and day out, it was only a matter of time before I just decided to stop feeling any type of emotions at all. I’m sharing all this with you to spread awareness that our youth, no matter their background can fall victim to all the evil things this world has to offer. Good parenting is a solid foundation no doubt, with that being said, it’s only natural to start to rebel against our parents or any childhood authority figures for that matter as we become teens. It’s my belief that at this time that we also need something else we can be a part of, to be heard and seen by others. Other peers we can contribute to and gain significance from. Some may find it in a positive form like school, sports or a job, others may follow a more negative path and turn to drugs, unhealthy relationships or breaking the law. The following is my story and how I went from a Honor Student to Gang Member…
01:02:33
November 13, 2019
#13 Gangs aren’t going away with Phillip Rendon
In this episode I speak with an older homie of mine, Phillip Rendon. Phillip came up about 2 generations before me, though still we share a lot in common. We are both family men and entrepreneurs, but before that we both had been jumped in to the East Side Krazies by the age of 15. Fortunately it didn’t take long for us to figure out we were setting ourselves up for failure with the choices we had been making as young teens. We noticed a lot of homies were dying, going to prison or becoming dope feens and that if we didn’t change our actions, we would suffer the same fate. In the following discussion we speak about events that helped us start making better life decisions and the path we have been on to help others to do the same.
01:47:15
October 29, 2019
#12 Group talk with teens
My partner Gus and I sit down and talk with a group of teens, both boys and girls ranging from ages 13 - 18. We discuss whats going on in their lives and the challenges they are facing. We dive into several subjects like drugs, hook ups, school and the internet. Its a must listen to hear whats going on now in teenagers lives. 
01:14:31
October 17, 2019
Podcast 11: Bears experience with boys
On this episode I sit down with my youngest daughter Bear. It’s a talk that many daughters and fathers dread or neglect to have, even worse a lot of teenage girls don’t have a positive male figure in their life to even speak to if they wanted to. Our talk is about “boys” and in particular bears relationships to boys. As a teen myself, I witnessed firsthand, some girls who were told by parents they couldn’t talk to boys, they had to dress a certain way and would be punished if their parents found out otherwise. Typically these girls would come to school wearing one thing leaving the house only to change into something else at school. They also were the ones Who were the most wild and miss treated by boys. Unfortunately these young ladies acted like that because they didn’t know any better and didn’t have someone who loved them to teach them different. It is my hopes that this episode helps to create more open conversations between parents and their children. Also that it serves as a source of knowledge for those young ladies who can’t talk to someone about these topics.
40:43
October 2, 2019
Podcast 10: From rock bottom to fulfilled w/ Adam Burridge aka Puggs
Adam goes into detail about his battle with addiction. From childhood to Fatherhood and all the ups and downs in between. He also explains his strategy for staying clean and sober.
01:02:52
September 23, 2019
Podcast 9: Personal Q&A and Mindset with Isabel Regalado
In this episode I answer some questions about myself. My younger cousin Isabel who’s in 8th grade reached out and told me she wanted to ask me some personal questions that she thought might help her in some areas where she is struggling or was just curious about. I also spend some time with her discussing mindset. She opens about how her negative thoughts and bad habits are making her very unhappy. I’m hoping in our discussion, she was able to hear some helpful tips.
50:30
September 18, 2019
#8 Born with confidence. With Bobby De La Guerra
We go into detail of how Bobby’s confidence was formed. His lowest point in Junior High and what he did to change what he didn’t like about himself. You also get to hear directly from Bobby on what his experience was like working for our sponsor Legacy Installation.
01:02:08
September 11, 2019
# 7 Relationships Q & A
Crystal and I were asked some questions about our relationship. In this episode we answer questions like, how we first met, how we handle our finances as a couple and how communication can be problematic. Lack of communication was a big one, it almost ended our relationship!
34:13
September 1, 2019
# 6 meeting to save Junior’s job
Junior just turned 18 and has been working with our company Legacy Installation for a month. With in that month he has been late and even missed a couple of days. Although we want to provide young men with opportunities to earn and learn work ethic we also have a business to run. Due to Junior’s actions we did have to suspend him from being put on the schedule. This meeting was to set some goals for him to meet in order to give him another chance to stay on our team.
45:21
August 14, 2019
# 4 Where confidence comes from: Richard Regalado. Part 1, to be continued...
Richard talks about him starting to work at a very young age. What it felt like to be 15 and find out he would be a dad. We go into detail of how having a solid work ethic creates so much opportunity! Also how Rich told his soon to be baby mama (now his wife Samantha) that they needed to take a “brake” before the baby was born (my god daughter Elena).
50:48
March 4, 2019
# 5 Talk with Teens: Marina Tapia
The origins of Marina. My eldest daughter (19) becoming my family (she was 2 / I was 17) and the process we went through in order to go from strangers to father and daughter. Her struggles as a teen and her current success.
01:14:53
March 4, 2019
# 1 Talk with Teens: Bear Regalado
14 yr old Bear Regalado talks about school, social media, relationships and martial arts.
47:14
March 4, 2019