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Gary Winchester

Hey podcast listeners thank you so much for listening to real life podcast. I’m your host, Gary Winchester. In the next few episodes. It’s going to be special because I have three really incredible guys that I am interviewing, and we’re all on one video call at the same time. So some of the audio will be a little funny, some static, so I apologize for the poor quality on some parts, but I really wanted to share this because I feel like, what is being said is worth sharing. In the next few episodes. I will be interviewing the same men, and I will be labeling. This series of episodes, the dude’s podcast episodes. It’s important for me to share this because it is a lot of guys that I know through essential oils and they share a little bit about that. But they also share a little bit about what their life’s all about. And you’ll just hear from them. How interesting. Their lives are already. I like to keep these episodes short so in this episode, it’s just simply an introduction so you get a chance to get to know these guys and I hope you enjoy it. And I hope you come back to listen to the next few episodes. Let’s get into it. 

I’m super excited to have you guys here. I’ve got Roger Webb Tass Souza and Kenny Wahlberg. Four men on a podcast episode. That’s crazy.So you guys go and introduce yourselves. Let’s start with Roger.

Roger Webb   

All right, Roger web I live in Phoenix, Arizona. single dad of five awesome kids. I have been using essential oils most for most of my adult life, but really, you know, Tara for about six years. Prior to that I was a life coach behavioral therapist. did sell them management training kind of little bit everything. I’m a diamond with Joe Tara and I I have a very deep passion around men’s work around personal development. I do a lot of personal workshops, motivational speaking. And really truly helping people learn how to live a life of vitality, like really understanding what vitality means and how they can find that in their life. My it’s all been from my journey, you know, six years ago, I wouldn’t have recognized this guy that I am today and I love to share that with other people.

Gary Winchester

Awesome. Can you go into talking about your fitness a little bit?

Roger Webb  

Ah, my fitness that’s such a fine question for me. Um, I have never considered myself an athlete in my whole life. But two years ago, I decided that it was time to change that belief I had about myself. So I started working out three to five to seven days a week. Last year I ran a IR I earned this what they call a Spartan trifecta metal, which means I ran three different Spartan races. The Beast, the super and sprint actually on four races last year. I’m working on getting another trifecta this year, I was hoping for two but I had an injury. But it’s really been an amazing journey for me to learn what fitness is all about and how that and how it applies to so many areas of my life and how I could take that belief and shatter it that I wasn’t an athlete. And here I am. Now I am. And it’s kind of funny. When people ask me for fitness advice, it makes me laugh. I am.

Gary Winchester  

That’s awesome. I’m going to add something here. So the reason why I asked you on here is you’ve had big impact in my life, when it comes to personal development. When my wife and I started our oil business, you were recommended to me by four people within the first week. You got to take this class, you gotta you gotta jump in. And so I without hesitation, I was like, okay, and that’s not something that I would have done before. But the biggest impact was was wearing the stupid balloon. I hated it. But at the same time, it was the most interesting thing. So that’s why I got you on here. And I appreciate you introducing yourself. And then we’ll go ahead and move on to Tass Souza.

Tass Souza  

All right, so yeah, my name is tossed. I live in Roseville, California. And daughter is not actually my primary thing. It is my wife’s, I own an audio visual company. And so I do production and events all over the state of California and even some stuff or in other parts of the country. However, you know, don’t Tara obviously, when when you’re a part of it, it is it’s a big family thing. And so my wife and I do do the business together and I do a lot more of the sharing, and even trying to started incorporating oils more even in my audio video. World the people that I share with the most are the people in that that realm. And there’s a lot of people that that really can use the support that oils and the dietary products provide. And so it’s for me it’s kind of a cool thing to be able to blend those two. Because again, I’m not necessarily going after the the health and wellness thing day in day out, but I’m able to incorporate that into my my daily life and what I’m doing. I am a part of though Tara we are a part of Tara because of Kenny and Stephanie. And when when Kenny and Stephanie first got involved in in dough, Tara and in oils, I will admit I was a skeptic. And I might have mocked him a little bit because he was my boss at the time, and just just a little bit. But I’m glad that he didn’t back down and it’s it’s really funny to kind of see where we’ve come now. About three and a half, four years later, something like that. So I’m honored to be a part of this and and I love being a part of the military family.

Gary Winchester  

So let’s talk about your travels a little bit. How is it balancing travels and Health and Family?

Tass Souza 

Well, as anybody who has traveled extensively knows, that’s probably one of the most significant things to take a toll on your health and your overall wellness, just from travel in general being exposed to so many people in germs and stuff and airplanes and wherever you’re going and and hotels, lack of sleep, crappy food. I think I’ve well I know I’ve eaten out every meal for like the last two and a half weeks and it’s just it’s awful. So having having to Tara to be something that can kind of help support even combat. Some of that stuff has been huge. And I you know, I’m the one that gets mocked now, but I have probably at least three different cases. Is of oils and doTERRA products that I take with me to help support when I’m out on the road.

Gary Winchester 

Talk about the traveling to Haiti,

Tass Souza 

Okay, Haiti, that’s a whole other story. That’s a, that’s a big long story. So I will try to summarize as best I can. About four years ago, my family and I moved to Haiti for a six month period, we did six months there and six months back in California for a couple of years, and we’ve been going back and forth to Haiti, in addition to all the other stuff that we’re doing, and so it kind of not coincided but but about halfway through our first six month term, is when my wife in particular really started getting involved in using the oils, relying on Kenny and Stephanie for for supporting information and things like that, and then it became something that we very heavily integrated into our world. In Haiti, we have a medical clinic, that’s a part of the the organization that we work with. We started integrating oils there. The people love them, we use them, you know, with the people in our village every day. We’re in a really remote and kind of rural part of Haiti. And so it’s not easy to get stuff there. And you know, including medicines. And so there were several times where, you know, this, this culture and community has become very dependent on on medications. I mean, similar to a lot of cultures, but there were times when things weren’t available. And you know, we had oils and oils work better, faster, more effectively, than, you know, any of the medications, even the people we’re on and we got countless stories that we could share about about some of that, but it’s been a really cool experience to not just, you know, be in Haiti and do the work that we’re doing but incorporate Tara fully as a part of that.

Gary Winchester 

That’s awesome. So one of the reasons why I invited you on Here was because of the work you and Sheena do in Haiti, how much you guys the passion and and just the drive that you guys have. It’s pretty amazing to, to kind of follow along with what you guys are doing. So that’s pretty awesome. That’s why I wanted you to talk about that. All right. Kenny. It’s your turn.

Kenny Wahlberg  

All right. My name is Kenny Wahlberg. My wife Stephanie is the one that introduced me to essential oils about six years ago now. And before that, well now six years later, I’m just a stay at home dad with her and she basically runs a business and I support her behind the scenes and it’s kind of we do it together. I guess you could say I kind of the support person. But in terms of before that I worked with toss at a at a local church in Roseville. I now live in Forest Hill, California, up in the mountains in the middle of nowhere. We’ve been here for about I don’t know what, eight years now, I guess it’s been Yeah, but eight years, we have seven kids, we’ve adopted one from Ethiopia. And if you were to, you know, look at our house, you would see essential oils in the kitchen in the bathroom. We have a box of basically, the essential essential essential oils you would need in our car. So when we’re driving places to, you know, soccer practice, things like that, we just have it everywhere. But my wife has taught essential classes, education, and all the body systems, all of those things for about six years now, on a weekly basis, and I’ve supported her, you know, behind the scenes, sometimes I would help teach a class. We’ve done a lot of business classes as well. But that’s kind of, I guess, my background with with all of that.

Gary Winchester 

So what was it like going from working at the church to working with your wife?

Kenny Wahlberg  

So well, Stephanie and I actually help when the church started, we were both on staff together. So we actually really loved working together and, and her original I guess you could say her why of why she wanted to do though Tara was she wanted me to get home so we could be together working together again. You know, because once we started having kids are probably about a year before that. She came home and just was able to just do whatever she wanted. And we just kind of just made it on one income for a long time. And then she started having kids and then when next you know, we have lots of kids. And and then we’re like, She’s like, I missing you. Uh, you’re at work, and I got all these kids and and there’s lots of laundry. So can you come home and be with me and let’s figure out how to do that. So, so we’ve kind of really worked at it and and try to help a lot of people, not just for that, but also because we’ve always kind of had that heart to help people. And so we said we wouldn’t do it if we couldn’t help a lot. People and that wasn’t our first priority. We didn’t want it to be about money. We wanted it to be about helping people. And so we tried to always make that the first thing that we do so that we don’t, you know, we don’t want to manipulate anybody or make them feel like they got to do something. But we generally want to see them helped in their physical, emotional, you know, lives, their personal development, all those things. So like when you mentioned Roger, I know he has the BB t guru, we we said probably to you, you need to go to Rogers class because it helped us a time. But confession, I didn’t do the balloon I should have I didn’t do the balloon. But that’s probably the one thing I didn’t do. But I still have the notes. I have all of my letters to my five year old stuff, all these things that he did fantastic stuff. So you know, that’s, that’s been great on that in with Stephanie being at home. I will say it’s been interesting. I’ve been home since the beginning of 2016. So it’s been what almost three years now. So it’s been quite a while and it’s been it’s been a like a journey. of self discovery, because at first it was like we were okay, we have to make sure we have our businesses strong enough so we can eat. So that was the first thing. So we did, we did a program through Joe Tara that helped us to do that. And that was probably the first six months of being home. So it was just like going from work to work in a sense. And I was already doing a lot of dough chair before that. And then after that, we spent a lot of time mentoring people. And then then a lot of those people, they didn’t need us to mentor me anymore. They figured out how to do it a lot of themselves and they started to grow their own teams more and more. And so then the next year was kind of a year like, okay, now what do I do? I mean, we can grow some more but stuff is like we need to focus on the kids kids have been kind of in this process of getting me home. They kind of, you know, their education, we had to kind of adjust a little bit, we homeschool them. We homeschool all seven finally had our oldest who’s 18 now just graduated this past year. But we had to do all of that and I could definitely say that they got a little bit behind because cuz of really needed to just make sure we could feed them right. And then now so the last year and a half or so has really been trying to figure out what each of those individual kids needs. Education wise, emotionally, physically, spiritually, I mean, you name it and so they we’ve done a lot of different activities with them from right now they’re learning Brazilian jujitsu off like six out of the seven of them just at just something they wanted to do. So we’re just trying a lot of different things and it’s been fun because they I think what’s happened with them is they now see that we really value them at 1.1 of my kids said that a dad you’ll spend a lot of time and money on no Tara, but what about us and man that really hit me right between the you know, right between the in the heart so I had to take a step back and go okay, how do we do this? How do we do our business and love the kids and make both of them thrive? And, and that’s been a journey and we’re still trying to figure all that out, but I think overall I wouldn’t trade it for the world all things we’ve done to get me home to help the kids to make them feel valued. It’s been great.