Omar Pinto is a gifted podcast host and public speaker who has owned and operated businesses for over 20 years. He is a Life Transformation Coach, Addiction Recovery Specialist, Lifestyle Entrepreneur and host of The SHAIR Podcast.
We all go through tough times. But why is it so hard for many of us to ask for help during these times? Asking for help is the cornerstone of sobriety, though, it’s one of the biggest barriers that prevent us from getting sober and living out our true potential. Asking for help requires us to be vulnerable and in doing so we ultimately put ourselves at risk for disappointment, rejection, and it can cause us to feel weak or vulnerable. Others may lack the social skills to ask for help, and some don’t know where to turn. Though, when we begin to ask ourselves where this fear of becoming vulnerable stems from, most of us can return back to a place in childhood. In this week’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, the group helped Pauly. Making significant career changes in his life, he finds himself struggling to ask for help. Through the years, he’s attracted those that take advantage of him and craves significance by those that continue to drain him. Stemming from an incident in childhood, Pauly recounts the very first time he sought approval from those that may not be good influences on him and recognizes patterns that got him where he is today. The group also helped Gary. Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by his wife’s cancer diagnosis, the “grin-and-bear-it” culture of pretending that everything is okay is not working for him anymore. He must lean on the group to find emotional support and learn how to feel deserving to care for himself. In this SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, you’ll learn: Why asking for help is so difficult How to recognize people in our lives that may not be contributing to our success How to begin to feel deserving of self-care Factors that go into feeling fulfilled by putting trust in others For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/008. *** Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src. *** Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
‘What we really need more than anything else during this pandemic is some hope.” As the COVID-19 pandemic struck us all with fear, frustration, and anxiety, Lori Livacich saw it as an opportunity to make a big difference with a small gesture. Stemming from her initial idea of creating something of recognition for front-line workers, Lori Livacich co-founded and created the Hero Lapel Pin -- a pin that is meant to be given to everyday heroes and essential workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. “There’s pins to thank nurses, there’s pins to thank doctors, but what about everyone else who is putting their lives on the line?” From there, Lori created one thousand pins and started giving them away. The concept took off. “I went to the grocery store and saw a single mom, she probably had kids, and was fearful and exhausted, but you can just see it in her eyes. I could give someone a $100 bill but giving someone that pin just makes a world of difference.” However, it didn’t take Lori overnight to get to get here. Through years of hard work and persistence, she combatted and battled addictions to food, cigarettes, and alcohol. Though a massive lifestyle change with coaching and support around here, today is a widely successful in all aspects of her life. Prior to creating the Hero Lapel Pin, Livacich gained experience in various industries over the years. She began her career in public relations at a small advertising agency in Newport Beach, that transitioned her into working for her father’s produce company, Vista Sales that grew, packed and shipped strawberries, tomatoes, avocados, and more. She worked as a Sales Manager for their San Diego division, which led her to be one of the first women to successfully lead her role in a primarily male-dominated industry. Don’t miss this emotional and uplifting conversation. For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/284. *** Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src. *** Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
How many of us feel like we’ve had to prove our worth as soon as we get sober? What if our friends, colleagues, or family discover we do not actually deserve everything we’ve accomplished? Just like recovery, self-worth doesn’t happen overnight. Falling into a state of “Imposter Syndrome” takes up our time and energy. When this happens, guilt, shame, and fear can inhibit us from experiencing the true gifts of sobriety. In this week’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call we helped Shanna. On the precipice of sobriety, Shanna is stuck at a crossroads. Sobriety is inherent on building a solid foundation, and she must choose which recovery program fits her needs the best. As the group walks her through the process of finding recovery capital, her perspective shifts. With guidance, support, and open-ended questions from the Recovery Coaching group, she begins to find the answers to her own questions. The group also helped Rebecca. Stuck in a state of imposter syndrome, she feels that was an imbalance of what she wants to accomplish. inhibited by the chaos that’s happening in her life, she turned to the Recovery Coaching group for help and guidance. Going inside, Rebecca uncovered the truth about herself with love and with acceptance. In this week’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, you’ll learn: What Recovery Capital is and how to attain it How the cycle of shame, guilt, fear, and obligation can prevent us from accomplishing our goals How to find the answers inside each of us that we already know For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/007. *** Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src. *** Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.
From weeknight dinners and homework sessions to Christmas card photos and vacations, Nikki and Ben created a tight-knit, enviable family. From the smallest daily tasks to the biggest life events, they both work well together. However, it only took a divorce to get them there. At 12 years sober, Ben was what some might call a “dry drunk.” Searching for something other than a spiritual solution, he would place blame on his wife, not take any responsibility for his faults, and felt flat in his marriage. “I had a strong foundation of recovery, but I stopped doing the things I needed to do on a daily basis for myself.” At the time of their marriage, Niki and Ben had hoped their wedding would start their happily ever after—but seven years, one child, and countless financial and familial entanglements later, their I do-s had turned into We can’t-s. Armed with their fierce love for their son and a desire to give him the best as their primary purpose, they realized they needed to find an alternative to the seemingly inevitable toxic divorce that loomed over their lives. By cleaning up the past, owning up to each other's faults, and working on differences it took a divorce to bring Ben’s family together. Today, though their marriage has been over for nearly a decade, they still share a happy life with each other and their son Asher, along with their spouses and children. In episode 283 of the SHAIR Podcast, you’ll learn about: How you can find yourself in dry drunk syndrome after finding long-term recovery What happens when you see red flags in a relationship but fail to act on them What happens when we begin searching for something other than a spiritual solution How we can become blind to our ego and entitlement without admitting fault In their book, Our Happy Divorce, Ben and Nikki elaborate on the difficulties of their divorce experience, their individual pains and triumphs, and their unique approach to relationships and blended families. Their story is sure to inspire others to pursue something few believe is possible - a happy divorce. For the show notes and links for this episode go to theshairpodcast.com/283. *** Explore the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle and Feel Better Now! Join the SHAIR Recovery Community and live alcohol-free - theshairpodcast.com/join-the-src. *** Get 1-on-1 Life Coaching with Omar Pinto! For more information and a FREE consultation go to omarpinto.com/coaching.