Real stories of starting over from real people from all walks of life. Find out how our guests started over, the adversity they faced, what they learned, how they bounced back and put their lives into new, positive overdrive.
Welcome to a new segment of Starting Overdrive called RETHINK in which we explore various issues related to starting over in an effort to rethink conventional perception of change, life at large, and what it means on many levels to deal with that change. With this new segment of the podcast, the goal is to re-explore, re-examine, and rethink issues and topics that should be re-thought so that we can better process and handle change as it relates to starting over. Get ready to rethink how you look at a variety of issues, dynamics, and topics related to starting over. The first episode of RETHINK explores how life at large is a series of starting over moments. This new segment raises such interesting questions and topics as: - Dealing with constant change - Dealing with sudden change - Being forced to start over - Starting over by choice - How we are afraid of change - Why are we so afraid of change? - Why are some people better equipped to deal with change? - How we avoid the pain of change - Preparing to expect the unexpected - Rethinking how we process change - Starting over for someone in need - Surrendering to unexpected change
16 min 29 sec
In the eighth part of the new segment of Starting Overdrive called Turning Points, which explores life-defining events of irreversible change, creator and host, Reg Seeton, continues his story of starting over after a life-defining accident changed his life. After being hit by a car, spending a week in a coma, surviving three major brain surgeries, nearly losing his life, and enduring five years of recovery, Reg never thought he'd have a professional career. His friends and peers passed him by in university and career while his life was on hold. Moving across the country into the unknown, finding himself lost in search of direction, starting over again, Reg eventually discovered his true purpose and career path. In Part 8, Reg tells the story of the biggest opportunity of his life. After a chance meeting in 1996, Reg was asked to join a popular online team in the early days of the Internet. As a result of this new opportunity, Reg's professional world opened up in ways he could have never imagined, taking him to Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Hawaii, Hollywood and beyond. In this Turning Points episode, topics and themes include: - The early Internet and embracing the unknown - A key meeting of like minds - The online landscape of 1995 - How the Internet was disrupting the writing world - The biggest opportunity at the right time - The online entertainment industry in 1996 - Remaining open to opportunity - Starting a media career at the top of an industry - A direct mainline to Hollywood and the keys to the Kingdom - Disrupting the corporate powers of the entertainment industry - Disrupting the traditional print publication industry - Renegades versus journalists - The fight for credibility - Creating an industry - Early remote working - Overcoming fear and self-doubt - Understanding opportunity and the unknown - Starting over and the cyclical nature of life - Starting over when the entire world was forced to start over - How starting over became a huge career opportunity
40 min 25 sec
In the seventh part of the new segment of Starting Overdrive called Turning Points, which explores life-defining events of irreversible change, creator and host, Reg Seeton, tells the story of how he discovered his true purpose in life after starting over on the west coast, being lost, and having his life on pause for so many years on the east coast. After getting hit by a car in 1985, waking up from a coma, a five-year recovery, starting over, and moving across Canada into the unknown, Reg found himself lost all over again in a new home struggling to find his true purpose. In this episode, Reg recalls how he woke up one day in 1995 and made the pivotal decision to take control of his professional life and work to make his dreams come true. In Turning Points: Part 7, Reg explores the many reasons why he was lost and searching for a greater purpose in life after years of overcoming family dysfunction, the loss of his family unit, the demise of his parents' relationship as a young teen, getting hit by a car, waking up from a coma, years of surgeries, and unresolved trauma. In this episode, Reg shares exactly how he started over again and found his true purpose in life, a fulfilling long-term career, and how the discovery of his purpose was the very beginning of a 20-year career that saw Reg become an early pioneer in one of the most popular online industries.
44 min 5 sec
In the sixth part of the new segment of Starting Overdrive called Turning Points, which explores life-defining events of irreversible change, creator and host, Reg Seeton, tells the story of how he found himself lost all over again in a new home after starting over from moving across the entire country of Canada by train in 1993. After getting hit by a car, waking up from a coma, 5-years of recovery, starting over, and moving across Canada into the unknown, Reg discusses being lost on the west coast, having to let go of his former identity from the east coast in order to become the person he always envisioned and knew he could become. In Turning Points: Part 6, Reg delves into such topics as his deep desire for change, the differences between the east and west coasts, being forced to unlearn thought patterns from his former identity, surrendering to what he didn't know, exploring new territory within himself, and committing to change in order to fully inhabit his own authentic identity after years of turmoil and change. In this episode, Reg also details how he created his own unique formula to transform negative thought patterns into positive assets to improve his life. This formula, called Above the Line, is a system anyone can use immediately to make positive change and improve their self-confidence.
41 min 55 sec
In Part 5 of the new Turning Points segment of Starting Overdrive called Moving Into the Unknown, which explores life-defining events of irreversible change, creator and host, Reg Seeton, tells the story of leaving the east coast on a train bound for the unknown of Vancouver, British Columbia after getting hit by a car, waking up from a coma, five years of recovery, and starting life over. After feeling hopeless about his future in Part 4: My Life At A Crossroads, Reg made the decision to leave the known of his life on the east coast to start fresh in the unknown of the west coast. This episode in the Turning Points series is his journey of traveling across the entire country of Canada by train in May 1993 in search of the life he envisioned for himself. In Turning Points: Part 5 - Moving Into The Unknown, Reg recalls the day he said goodbye to his family at the train station before boarding a train bound for his unknown future on the other side of the country, with stops in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and eventually his final destination of Vancouver. This is Reg's story of taking control of his life and moving into the unknown by choice after years of having change forced upon him by circumstances beyond his control. Also in this fifth chapter of Turning Points, Reg discusses what it was like to stand at "The Crossroads of Canada" after his life reached a major crossroads months earlier, how traveling across The Prairie provinces was similarly therapeutic to being in a coma, falling asleep to the Northern Lights, how the Canadian Rocky Mountains aligned with his soul, and what it was like to arrive in Vancouver to start over after facing so much adversity from his accident on the east coast.
41 min 57 sec
In the fourth part of the new segment of Starting Overdrive called Turning Points, which explores life-defining events of irreversible change, creator and host, Reg Seeton, tells the story of how his past and present collided at a major crossroads where he felt the weight of hopelessness about his future after waking up from a coma and enduring five years of recovery to get his life back. After the night that changed his life forever (Part 1), waking up from a coma (Part 2), and his five year recovery (Part 3), Reg Seeton found himself struggling to resume life given all that he had been through in the previous six years in and out of the hospital. Reg wasn't the same person anymore. What did the future hold for him? In Turning Points: Part 4 - My Life At A Crossroads, Reg recalls the exact moment of time back in 1991 in which his life had reached a crossroads while he stared out into the unknown horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. After years of having change forced upon him - change he couldn't control - Reg knew he had to take control of life at this one pivotal moment in time. Also in this fourth chapter of Turning Points, Reg looks back on his childhood, the many starting over points in his life prior to his accident, his parents' relationship, how his mother and father started over, and how their crossroads related to his own profound decisions to start over after his accident.
32 min 27 sec
In the third part of the newly launched segment of Starting Overdrive called Turning Points, which explores life-defining events of irreversible change, creator and host, Reg Seeton, tells the story of his five-year recovery period after waking up from a coma in the hospital as a result of a hit and run accident that left him clinging to life on the side of the road one night in 1985. During that five-year period, Reg underwent numerous life-saving surgeries and life-changing procedures. It was a cascading effect of injuries that forced him into an ongoing state of recovery all while trying to get through school and not be left behind In the third episode of the new Turning Points segment of Starting Overdrive, Reg Seeton discusses the aftermath of his accident in the weeks to years following his coma. Reg also explores the life-long injuries he suffered, nearly losing my life, undergoing major brain surgery, starting over, letting go of his identity, his fight to finish school while being in and out of the hospital, and how he was suddenly different in the blink of an eye than everyone he knew.
40 min 22 sec
In the second part of the newly launched segment of Starting Overdrive called Turning Points, which explores life-defining events of irreversible change, creator and host, Reg Seeton, tells the story of the day he woke up from a coma after being hit by a car in 1985. It was the most significant turning point in his life that forced him to start over on a new path from a clean slate. The year was 1985. Reg was walking home late at night with three friends when he was hit by a car from behind and left clinging to life on the road. His life was forever changed in the blink of an eye. In the second episode of the new Turning Points segment of Starting Overdrive, Reg Seeton shares his memories of being in a coma, the experience of being in a coma, what it was like, his chances of waking up, the musical techniques family members used to stimulate his brain, two significantly strange but profound events while he was in a coma, the day he opened his eyes, and the surprising first words out of his mouth after waking up. This is the next episode in our Turning Points series. This is the day Reg woke up from a coma.
34 min 58 sec
In this episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk with Digital Marketing Specialist and host of The Deep Gripping Reality Podcast, Steven J. Adelmund, about surviving and starting over from an EF3 tornado that passed directly over his house in Iowa. Also in the episode, Steven talks about dealing with a second natural disaster during the pandemic of 2020 after rebuilding from the tornado. No stranger to overcoming adversity and starting over, Steven also delves into his early life of being diagnosed with ADD, understanding his condition, dealing with change as a child, taking risks as an adult, and choosing to transform his life by getting the higher education he once thought was impossible in order to realize his dreams and live life from his true potential and passion. Steven also relates the many strategies and leadership qualities he uses in his digital marketing career to dealing with sudden change when you're forced to start over on many unexpected levels.
40 min 12 sec
In this newly launched segment of Starting Overdrive called Turning Points, which explores life-defining events of irreversible change, creator and host, Reg Seeton, tells the story of the night that changed his life forever and the traumatic event that forced him to start over on a different life path. The year was 1985, a Saturday night in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Reg was walking home late at night with three friends when he was hit by a car from behind, left clinging to life on the road, and his life was forever changed in the blink of an eye. In the first ever Turning Points segment of Starting Overdrive, Reg Seeton looks back on his life to detail the events leading up to his accident, the mistakes he intuitively felt, made, and ignored that night, how his family was falling apart at the exact same time, what it was like to be a teen in 1985, and both the difficult external and painful internal circumstances that contributed to a young teen being on the road so late at night. As a local newspaper reported back in 1985, "Hit and Run Leaves Teen Near Death".
32 min 38 sec
In this episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk with fiction writer, author, interviewer, and podcaster, Frank Burton, about starting over from severe, devastating seizures and intense visuals that disrupted his life, how he dealt with the unknown, getting diagnosed, his amazing recovery, and how he employs unique coping strategies to prevent seizures today. Delving deeper into Frank's story, we explore the differences between Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Non-Epileptic Attack Syndrome, how he confronted the reality of his condition, the importance of getting a medical diagnosis, how he learned to open up and talk about his unique condition, his support system, how the medical community reacted to his seizure condition, his unique coping strategies, and his advice for anyone who may be experiencing something unknown medically and forced to start over.
34 min 51 sec
In this episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk with circus artist turned comedian/actor, Quinn Beasley, about the many times he's started over in life, including a devastating, life-changing fall from a 10-foot unicycle during a live performance that left him with a traumatic brain injury. As we delve deeper into the life story of Quinn Beasley, we learn more about how Quinn enrolled in circus training at a young age as an outlet to deal with being diagnosed with ADHD, how he learned to understand his condition, and how he overcame extreme obstacles, including substance abuse, anger, depression, and being homeless. As well, we also learn how Quinn started over, turned his life around, traveled the world with his own live circus shows, and lives healthy today as a comedian and actor with a new outlook on life where anything is possible.
35 min 30 sec
In today's episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk with legendary singer, Juno Award nominee, and Queen of Scream, Darby Mills, who rose to fame in the early-to-mid Eighties as the front-woman of the Canadian band, The Headpins, which sold a million copies worldwide of their debut album Turn It Loud, and topped the Billboard charts with such hits as "Don't It Make You Feel" and "Just One More Time" to name a few. As we delve into the career and life story of Darby Mills, we learn more about the many times she's had to start over, her association to change throughout her life, how she perceives risk, leaving The Headpins for the first time, working with some of the biggest names in music, losing record deals, going solo on her own, how she personally faced adversity, leaving The Headpins for a second time later in her career, starting over with The Darby Mills Project, and how she found strength in her own story of starting over.
37 min 10 sec
In today's episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk with former world renowned hypnotist, mentalist, and magician, Andrew Gerard, who worked with Criss Angel on the television series Mindfreak and served as a consulting producer for David Blaine while also headlining his own show in Las Vegas. As we explore Andrew Gerard's story, we also learn how his rising career as a mentalist was cut short by a car accident, why he had to leave the elite world of magic to start over, what his recovery process was like, and how he discovered a new creativity through a successful career in photography, cinematography, music, directing, writing, and so much more.
36 min 52 sec
In today's episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk to singer, musician, Scott Holman, who was the original lead singer of Nickelback - before they were called Nickelback - prior to the group becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. As we delve deeper into Scott's story, we also learn what it's like to start over while watching his former bandmates reach superstardom in the music industry, his history with Nickelback, why he left the original band, how he confronted his own mental health, living with Bipolar Disorder, the importance of getting a proper diagnosis, and creating new music today on his own unique musical journey.
27 min 25 sec
In today's episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk to Canadian true crime storyteller and Dark Poutine podcast creator, Mike Browne, who reveals his unique story of starting over from a safe, secure 9-5 job to creating one of the most popular true crime podcasts online. As we delve deeper into Mike's story, we also learn what it's like to start over in life as an adopted child, move across an entire country into the unknown, and how he started over years later after confronting a traumatic life experience that haunted him as an adult. Listen now to also hear Mike's advice for anyone who's stuck and forced to start over.
39 min 48 sec