Men Talking Mindfulness

Our 100th Episode!! Never Giving Up w/ former Nigerian Royal turned US Navy SEAL, Actor, Author, and Filmmaker, Remi Adeleke

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We are excited to speak with our guest today - Remi Adeleke, He is one of the most inspiring guests we have had on the show to date. We thought there isn't a better and more enticing way to start the show than to talk about some of  the great things Remi has accomplished. Check out this guy's resume and he is still in his 40s . Remi was born into a wealthy and prominent family in Lagos Nigeria - His father due to the corruption within the Nigerian and Logos government ended up losing all of their wealth and he sadly died when Remi was 5yo. Now penniless, Remi, his mother and brother moved to the United states and settled into the rough side of The Bronx. Growing up on the streets Remi witnessed a drive-by shooting, was beat up by some local gang bangers, got in trouble with the law on more than one occasion. Ran and profited off a cell phone scam that involved local drug dealers - he lost all that money too. He heard a calling and joined the US military and became a Navy SEAL - Class 266. Remi endured Hell Week twice due to a medical roll back. As a SEAL he was eventually deployed to Iraq. Remi found God - learned to meditate - and now works as an actor and filmmaker in Hollywood with Michael Bay. He is married to a pediatrician and together they have four kids In 2019 he Published:  Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds” that has racked up over 1000 reviews on Amazon. And his latest accomplishment was the Sept 2022 release of this film “The Unexpected” that brings awareness to the growing problem of human trafficking. WOW! Check out Remi on Instagram @remiadeleke, his YouTube channel is His short film The Unexpected is here: And his book: Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds If you’d like to know more about the upcoming Ninety Day Movement and Mindfulness Experience, check out the link here and use the code M2100 to get $100 off! Time stamps: 00:00 Never Giving Up w/ Remi Adeleke 01:00 Introducing Remi Adeleke 02:30 Join us for the 90 Day M2 Experience 03:30 Jon leads Opening Grounding Practice (~1 min) 05:30 Remi’s inspiration to never gave up 09:30 Why Remi’s mom insisted he write 14:00 Remi’s advice to others 30:00 The impact of faith and meditation 35:00 Remi’s shining too bright! 36:00 Trusting your inner wisdom 42:30 Returning to Nigeria 51:00 Transformed… the movie? 54:00 What’s next? 58:00 Will leads Closing Practice (~1 min) Your Hosts: Will is excited to teach you how to develop self-mastery. From teaching and practicing for the last 19 years, he feels it's a joy to work with long-time practitioners and students that have never tried these practices before or have only dabbled. [email protected] Jon is a Navy veteran turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. Since ending his 24-year military career in June 2020, Jon is now dedicated to spreading the practices of meditation and mindfulness to help others live happier and more fulfilling lives. [email protected] Intro, outro, and trailer by Rich Harris