About the Podcast

Sippin On Excellence is an interesting take on the human experience as seen through the eyes of Life Coach Kenneth Johnson and Dr. Leonel Hunt, affectionately known as Coach KJ and Doc. These two dudes and special guests use humor along with broad strokes of deep thought and clever insight to enlighten and inspire listeners to seek and, hopefully, achieve that very attainable state of EXCELLENCE in all walks of life. As we take you on this journey, sit back and Relax. It’s gonna be one hell of a ride. Now raise your glass with us and let’s make a toast to living the good life.

Dr Leonel Hunt is a nurturing caring but most of all an amazing surgeon. I have had two very serious operations one in which he helped save my life from a brain tumor and another spinal surgery to remove a spinal cord tumor which left me in the best of shape to go back to my regular lifestyle and running again.

KJ worked side-by-side with me to uncover the thoughts and tendencies that have hindered me; discover more of the person I want to become, and actively aspire to be her.

Dr. Hunt is a very compassionate, kind, trustworthy and professional person. I would recommend him to anyone who is experiencing back pain. My surgery was a huge success thanks to him. I couldn't be more pleased and thankful.

Kenny aka Coach KJ has been my trainer for almost 2 years. I have nothing but positive things to say about him. His work outs are challenging and always leave your muscles confused. He really takes the time to listen to what your fitness goals are and makes a realistic plan for you to achieve them.

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Episode 110: Shhhh...Your Stupidity Is Showing

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Episode 109: Love Story v. Life Story: Attraction, Chemistry, Compatibility

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Episode 108: You Want A Do-Over? NOPE!!!

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Episode 105: What Really Matters!

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Episode 104: Is Chivalry Dead?

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Episode 103: Stress...It's A B****!!!

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Episode 102: Do You Need To Be Challenged To Succeed?

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Episode 101: What Do (you) I Bring To The Table?

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Episode 100: The Art Of Setting Boundaries And Expectations

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Episode 99: The Games We Play

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Episode 98: Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

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Episode 97: The Real About Interracial Dating

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Episode 96: Stop Lying To Yourself

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Episode 95: Commitment Issues

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Episode 94: What's Wrong With Them(Women): Part 2 - Men Speak Up

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Episode 93: We Are Not Equal: Equity v. Equality

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Episode 92: What's Wrong With Us(men): Women Have Spoken

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Episode 91: The Great Debate: African-American or Black

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Episode 90: Love is Easy...Like is Hard

SOD: Ginger-Yac. Pour ginger ale over a shot of cognac in a highball glass of ice.

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Episode 89: I'm Too Old For This Sh*t!

SOD: Kahlua Coffee. Shot of Kahlua in your best roast and cream.

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Episode 88: Priority or Back-up Plan: Which One Are You?

SOD: Amaretto Margarita - 1.5oz tequila, 1oz cointreau, 1/2oz Amaretto, 1/2oz lime juice.

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Episode 87: No Fcks Given!!

SOD: BaeWatch. 2oz of white rum, 1oz of cranberry juice, and 1oz of pineapple juice. Stirred over ice.

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Episode 86: Why Are You So Sensitive?

SOD: Good old faithful Corona with a twist of lime.

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Episode 85: Relationships, Wellness & Living Your Dreams: A Conversation With Life Coach Tiphany Adams

SOD: Matcha Latte

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Episode 84: What's Hiding Behind The Mask?

SOD: Black Russian - 1.5oz vodka, 3/4oz Kahlua - shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass

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Episode 83: Do Others See You As You See Yourself?

SOD: French Connection - 2oz Cognac, 1oz amaretto - pour in ice-filled glass

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Episode 82: When Is It Time To Walk Away?

SOD: Pan-Am - 1oz Mezcal, 1oz bourbon, Dash of Angostura bitters, Dash of simple syrup - Pour in ice-filled glass and stir

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Episode 81: Marriage, Wellness, and Life Lessons: A Conversation With Natalie Sampson, DPT

SOD: Jing Master Wellness Shot - deer antler, fulvic acid, ant, goji, and schisandra

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Episode 80: Men: Wants, Needs, Expectations, and Sh*t We Don't Like

SOD: Black Widow - 1oz dark rum, 1/2oz whiskey, 1tsp sugar, 1.5oz lime juice - Shake with ice then strain into a chilled sour glass

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Episode 79: Filters, Fillers, and Fake Feelings: Don't Be Fooled - Special Guest Gohar Abrahamyan, PA-C

SOD: Extra Anejo Tequila on a rock

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Episode 78: Why Are You Obsessed? Mental Illness or Healthy Reality

SOD: Hard Cider

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Episode 77: The Power Of Persuasion

SOD: Brown Derby - 1.5oz bourbon, 1oz of grapefruit juice and 1/2oz of simple syrup, shaken over ice and pour in martini glass.

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Episode 76: How To Fill Your Tank Before It Hits 'E'

SOD: Anejo Tequila served neat

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Episode 75: It's Your Responsibility (Time To Own Your Sh*t)

SOD: Black Sombrero - 1oz. tequila, 1oz. vodka, 2oz. Kahlua - Shaken with ice and served up in a martini glass

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Episode 74: What's Your Price?

SOD: Sake

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Episode 73: Wasted Energy: How To Focus On What Really Matters

SOD: Mikado - 1.5oz cognac, 1/2oz of Cointreau, 1/4oz amaretto, 1 tsp grenadine, dash of Angostura bitters. Shake with ice and served in an ice-filled old-fashioned glass.

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Episode 72: Why Are You So Toxic?

SOD: Blue Grass. 1.5oz Bourbon, 1oz of pineapple juice, 1oz of lemon juice, and 1/2oz of grenadine.

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Episode 71: What Makes You (Un)Desirable?

SOD: Rum Swizzle- 1oz. light rum, 1oz. dark rum, 1/2oz. grenadine, 2oz. OJ, 2oz.pineapple juice, 1/2oz. lemon juice, 3 dashes orange bitters - Shaken and poured over ice.

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Episode 70: I Don't Need Sh#T! (All Lies)

SOD: Mexican Coffee - 1oz. tequila, 1oz. Kahlua, 5oz. coffee - add sugar to taste

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Episode 69: F*#k Your Plan B!

SOD: Orange Margarita - 3oz of OJ, 1oz of lime juice, 2oz of tequila, 1oz of Cointreau, and 1/2oz agave syrup shaken well over ice. Pour it up and enjoy!

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Episode 68: Are You Delusional?

SOD: Blizzard - 3oz. bourbon, 1oz. cranberry juice, 1/2oz. lemon juice, 1oz. simple syrup. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass.

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Episode 67: What Is Love?

SOD: Tequila Old Fashioned. 2oz. of Añejo Tequila (the good stuff), 3 dashes of bitters, 1/4oz. of agave syrup. Stir to mix and ENJOY!

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Episode 66: OBESITY: Reality Beyond Aesthetics

SOD: Doc’s Fabulous Mix (The Mmmhmm!). 1oz of Blanco Tequila, 1oz red wine of choice, 1oz of agave syrup, shake well over ice and pour. Top off with grapefruit soda.

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Episode 65: Are You Lonely or Just Alone? Understanding The Value Of Self-Fulfillment

SOD: Agent Orange - 1.5oz vodka, 3/4oz Grand Marnier, 1/4oz Cointreau, 1/2oz orange juice. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

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Episode 64: Simpin' Ain't Easy

SOD: Mexican Coffee - 1 cup of coffee, 1oz. Kahlua, 1/2oz. tequila, add sugar for desired sweetness

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Episode 63: What Do You Deserve?

SOD: Citrus Amaretto Bourbon - 1oz. bourbon, 2oz. Amaretto, 2tbsp. orange juice - Shaken and poured over ice in a lowball glass

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Episode 62: Punishment v. Reward: What Teaches The Better Lesson?

SOD: The Olympic - 1oz cognac, 1oz cointreau, 1 oz OJ, and 1/4oz lemon juice. Shaken over ice and served up.

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Episode 61: Can People Change?

SOD: Cadillac Margarita - 1.5oz. reposado tequila, 1oz. Cointreau, 1oz. lime juice, 1/2oz. agave syrup. Shake over ice and pour it up. Add 1oz. Grand Marnier as a floater to make it that smooth ride!

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Episode 60: How You Look Is Everything: A Conversation With Lifestyle Designer Matteo Perin

SOD: Kentucky Bourbon on the rocks - Matteo's Fave

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Episode 59: Burnout: The Silent Crisis

SOD: HYDRATION! Good ol' fashioned water

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Episode 58: Perfectly Imperfect: The Perfection of an Imperfect Life

SOD: Dark and Stormy - 2oz. dark rum, 4oz. ginger beer, 1-2oz. lime juice. Pour in a highball glass over ice

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Episode 57: Coach KJ Knows: 50 Years In The Making

SOD: Tequila Espresso Martini (Coach's fave) - 1oz tequila, 1oz Kahlua, 1oz espresso, 1/2oz agave syrup. Shake vigorously over ice and serve up.

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Episode 56: Ambition v. Greed: How To Tell The Difference

SOD: French Twist - 1.5oz Brandy, 1oz whiskey, 1oz Grand Marnier, 1/2oz lemon juice. Shaken over ice and served up in a chilled martini glass

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Episode 55: The Dating Game: Is Your Game Dated?

SOD: Mezcal Buck - 2oz Mezcal, 1tsp simple syrup, 1oz lime juice. Shake vigourous and pour over ice in high ball glass. Top off with 3-4oz of ginger beer.

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Episode 54: How To Handle Life's B.S.: Coping Mechanisms

SOD: Gorilla Tit (YEPPP!) - 3/4oz Dark rum, 3/4oz bourbon, 3/4oz Kahlua - shaken chilled and poured over ice in 'old fashioned' glass

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Episode 53: Life's Process: Take One Step At A Time

SOD: 1oz Cognac, 1oz cointreau, 1/2oz lime juice, 1/2tsp sugar. Shake vigorously over ice and serve up.

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Episode 52: Setting Your Priorities: Purpose/Passion/Profit/Partner...What Comes First?

SOD: Whiskey Ginger - 1oz whiskey, 1/2oz lime juice, 1/2oz agave syrup. Shake and pour over ice. Top off with ginger ale.

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Episode 51: Blind Faith: What Do You Believe And Why?

SOD: Tequila Espresso Martini - 1oz blanco tequila, 1oz Kahlua, 1oz fresh espresso, 1/2oz simple syrup. Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a coupette glass.

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Episode 50: You Sooo Nasty: Understanding Pornography and Its Common Misconceptions

SOD: Bent-Over Shirley ( Grown-ass Shirley Temple) - Vodka, raspberry soda, lemon-lime soda, and grenadine

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Episode 49: Shut Your Mouth and Listen: Key To Effective Communication

SOD: Cuban Side Car. Shake up 1oz light rum, 1oz Cointreau, and 1oz lime juice. Pour over ice or serve up in a chillled martini glass

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Episode 48: Is The Grass Greener? Conversation About The Syndrome

SOD: New York Sour - 2 oz. whiskey, 1 oz. lemone juice, and 3/4 oz. agave syrup. Shake well and pour over ice. Top off with 1 oz. red wine.

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Episode 47: Different Perspectives On The Human Experience: Single Guy, Married Guy, Family Guy

SOD: Extra Anejo tequila served neat

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Episode 46: Deal Breakers: Cross That Line...I Dare You!

SOD: Tequila Sour - 2oz reposado tequila, 1/2oz lemon juice, 1/2oz lime juice, 1tsp agave syrup, 1tsp egg white(for the froth) - shake vigorously and strain over ice

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Episode 45: Whatchu Bringin To Da Table, Huh? High Value Man v. High Value Woman

SOD: Man-Mosa (SOE special) - Tequila 1oz, lime juice 1/2oz, agave syrup 1/2oz, grapefruit juice 1oz, and champagne(fill it up)

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Episode 44: Sippin On Excellence: 2022 Year In Review

SOD: Champagne

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Episode 43: Men's Mental Health: Sadly, No One Gives A F*ck. So...Man Up!

SOD: Top of the Sheets(Between the Sheets cocktail with an SOE twist) - 1/2oz cointreau, 1oz light rum, 1oz cognac, 1/2oz lemon juice, and dash of agave syrup. Shake vigourous and pour over ice. SOE twist - top off with mineral water.

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Episode 42: Who's Winning: Real You, Imposter You, or Cocky You?

SOD: Tequila Honey Lemonade - 2 oz aged tequila, 1/2 oz lemon juice, 1/2 oz honey - stir, add ice, then shake. Pour over ice then top off with mineral water.

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Episode 41: Excellent Sip From The Creative Mind Of Donatella Azygous: Artist and Single-Needle Tattoo Phenom

SOD: Chilled Mezcal shot with lime

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Episode 40: Everything Doc! Birthday Edition Q and A

SOD: Some Expensive Ass Tequila on the rocks (Doc's Jam)

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Episode 39: How To Adjust Your Gratitude Meter: A Bad Day Doesn't Equal A Bad Life

SOD: Tequila Old Fashioned - 1.5 oz aged tequila(reposado, anejo, extra anejo), couple dashes of orange bitters, 1/2 tsp agave syrup

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Episode 38: Life Lesson: Read The Book Beyond The Cover

SOD: Pineapple Cooler - 2 oz chilled dry white wine, 2 oz pineapple juice, 1/4 oz lemon juice, 1/2 tsp superfine sugar, 2-3 oz chilled club soda

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Episode 37: Double Standards: Check Yo' Self

SOD: SOE Bishop - 1 ounce lemon juice, 1 ounce pineapple coconut juice and 1/2 ounce agave syrup shaken chilled then poured over ice in wine glass and topped off with 4 ounces chilled, light, dry, red wine

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Episode 36: Key To Wellness: Just F'ing Start

SOD: Double Chocolate Protein Shake

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Episode 35: Man's Greatest Mystery: Life After Death

SOD: Bottle of Water (Life Force)

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Episode 34: (Your Name Here) Life Operations Manual

SOD: Bishop (lime juice, orange juice, agave, and red wine)

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Episode 33: Can Men And Women Be Friends: Battle Of The Sexes

SOD: Rum and Coconut Water (Shocker...It's Amazing!)

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Episode 32: Why Do People Ghost? Necessity vs. Disrespect

SOD: Acapulco (tequila, rum, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice)

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Episode 31: What About Your Friends: Understanding the Value of Friendship

SOD: Tej - Ethiopian Honey Wine

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Episode 30: How To Be Your Own Hero: The Formula

SOD: Hot Tea (herbal relaxation from Doc's bourgeois stash)

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Episode 29: I Ain't Scared: How To Punch A Bully

SOD: Matador (Anejo tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice)

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Episode 28: Pet Peeves: You Get On My Last Nerve

SOD: Kombucha (great for gut health for this gut check)

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Episode 27: Work Ethic: Just Do Your Damn Job!

SOD: A Cold Beer

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Episode 26: Crucial Conversations: How To Have Them and Why

SOD: Hurricane - light and dark rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, bitters)

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Episode 25: Sense of Entitlement...Is it justified?

SOD: Sidecar - Cognac, Cointreau, lemone Juice

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Episode 24: Mo' Money, Yo' Problems

SOD: Old Fashioned - Orange Bitters, Agave, and Bourbon

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Episode 23: Nah, I'm Good...The Power of No!

SOD: Sake - Junmai Daiginjo

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Episode 22: The Golden Rule of Dating

SOD: Chapala - Blanco Tequila, Orange Juice, Lemone Juice, Grenadine, Cointreau

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Episode 21: I Ain't Sayin' She's A Gold Digger, But...

SOD: Mango Mimosa

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Episode 20: Midlife: How To Better Understand That 'Crisis'

SOD: Energy Drink and Vodka (the boys tryin' to relive their youth)

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Episode 19: What's Your Type?

SOD: Jumping Jellybean - Tequila, Grand Marnier, Champagne and lemon Juice.

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Episode 18: Shots Fired: R v. W

SOD: Chilled Tequilla Shot

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Episode 17: They Hate Cuz They Ain't Me

SOD: Jamaican Mojito

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Episode 16: Social Media...Friend or Foe?

SOD: Tequila on the rocks (definitely makes you social)

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Episode 15: Why You Mad, Bro?

SOD: Cuban Sidecar

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Episode 14: What's Wrong With Y'all...What's Wrong With Us

SOD: A glass of Life experience

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Episode 13: SEX...Y'all Scared? Let's Talk.

SOD: Tequila Sunrise

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Episode 12: Women's Guide to Understanding Men

SOD: Whiskey Mule

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Episode 11: Tic Tok...And It...Don't Stop!

SOD: Classic Margarita

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Episode 10: I Ain't A Snitch!

SOD: Kentucky Mule

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Episode 9: Hustler's Playbook

SOD: Remy Martin Loius XIII Cognac

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Episode 8: Expectations, Hope, and the Pursuit of Perfection

SOD: Jasmine Oolong Tea

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Episode 7: External Value vs. Internal Worth

SOD: Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

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Episode 6: You're Not Crazy

SOD: Chardonnay

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Episode 5: What Do You Fear?

SOD: Paloma

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Episode 4: The Squad Makes Sh*t Happen

SOD: Energy Drink

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Episode 3: Do I Need a College Degree?

SOD: Coffee

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Episode 2: Being a man...What does that mean?

SOD: 15 Year Old Scotch Whiskey

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Episode 1: Introduction to SOE Podcast

SOD: Extra Añejo Tequila

Dr. Leonel Hunt

Dr. Leonel Hunt is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who is Co-Director, Spine Trauma at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles California. He is the youngest of three physician siblings raised by a single mom in Fort Pierce, FL. After receiving his engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University, he started his medical journey by receiving his MD from the University of Southern California. Postgraduate training lead him all over the country from Atlanta to San Francisco to San Diego with the final stop being Los Angeles which he now calls home. His strive for excellence and passion for service are not only demonstrated by his many accomplishments in medicine but he is also the co-founder of The Hunt Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission of taking medicine and education beyond our borders to those around the world in need. Son, brother, uncle, surgeon, entrepreneur, philanthropist…Now you can add podcast host to his list of hobbies.

HuntSpine Website @leonelhunt

Kenneth “Coach KJ” Johnson

Kenneth Johnson, a Southern California native, received his BA of Psychology from the esteemed Morehouse College. After spending many years in the world of sales, Kenneth made the leap to the rewarding sale of fitness and having a healthier life. For over 20 years Kenneth has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the prestigious National Strength and Conditioning Association. With his intuitive ability of leadership in transformation beyond the physical, this is how he became known as simply “Coach KJ”. Kenneth has made it his mission to serve the world, coaching individuals to reach their fullest potential in every aspect to live the extraordinary life we all deserve.

Coach KJ Website @coachkjknows

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