Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Choose Your Own Adventure- The Mystery of the Woman Keeping Atlanta Safe from the Zombie Horde

Welcome to the next installment of the Choose Your Own Adventure profiles I’ll be doing at drdavidpowers.com.

My focus in life and business is to seek adventure, but that may not mean what you’re thinking. Most people think adventure only refers to danger and excitement, but it doesn’t have to. My intent with these interviews is to show that adventure can be wherever you find something new and different.

Meet actress Amber Dawn Fox, accomplished actress, slayer of zombies, and the cop everyone wanted to hate on The Walking Dead.

I met Amber at X Con in Myrtle Beach SC a few years ago, and we hit it off over acting, zombies, and how Beth really deserved what she got on The Walking Dead (my opinion). I was just getting started in acting and had signed an agent, and she was well on her way.

How do you define “adventure”?

“I believe adventure can be defined differently for each person. Anything new, fun, and exciting is an adventure for me. Which is why I enjoy acting so much, because each project is new, fun and exciting!”

What have you done that’s different, unique, or out-of-the-box?

“Something unique about me is the variety of jobs I have held. I went from retail customer service, to food service, to accounting, to nursing school, then to acting. Some people believe I have out-of-the box thinking because of leaving good paying jobs to follow my dreams.”

What brought you to your current adventures?

“So, in 2009, while I was in college I found out that the TV show One Tree Hill was filmed in Wilmington, NC (which is just over 2 hours from me).  I thought it would be a fun adventure to try to work as an extra on the show, so I submitted. I ended up hearing back from them and worked on the show six times over the next couple of years.”

“I loved being on set and started submitting to other shows and movies. I worked as a background actor in my spare time up until 2014. That year I also started taking acting workshops and had a speaking role in a student film and indie film.”

“It was then I was going to make a career change from accounting to nursing. On the same day I was accepted into the nursing program, I was also contacted about a featured role on The Walking Dead. I had to pick one or the other, so I gave up school to become Officer Bello in season 5. I haven’t looked back since.”

“I now have over a dozen speaking roles to my name from 2014 through present. However, working on The Walking Dead was really my step up in the industry. It gained me a fan base that still follow me and my current projects, it allows me to make guest appearances at comic cons to meet those fans, and it is such an amazing resume addition. Aside from all that – it was really a dream come true. I have been a huge Walking Dead fan since day one. Getting to be a part of that production was amazing and I was so excited to meet the main cast.”

So, what’s next?

“Two of the main projects I have coming out are…

The Haunting of Four Points 

In The Haunting of Four Points, I play the lead character of Evie who is a paranormal investigator. It is a horror/comedy.

Descending

In Descending, I play Sabrina and act opposite Alex Vincent who played Andy in the Child’s Play movies.”

What can you tell me about yourself that will inspire others?

“Something I can tell you that would inspire others is that I didn’t go to school for acting. I don’t have a degree in it at all. I started out as just a background actor and took free or cheap workshops when I could find them. If there is a dream you have, go for it. It may not be easy at first, but don’t say it is impossible. Keep working toward your goal in any way you can and you will succeed!”

 

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This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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Taking Over the Faith and Fandom Podcast

Me and my good friend Hector Miray hijacked a bench area in the shade on the playground to record a podcast together last week. Sure, a few kids were crying as we shooed them away, but we had a blast.

Of course, it’s easy to have a good time when the podcast host hands you a Viking drinking horn as a gift the second you get there.

Many thanks to Hector Miray for having me on his Faith and Fandom podcast. I hope you enjoy listening to it!

Be sure to check out the podcast right HERE!

Hector and I have collaborated on several books, meaning I blessed and was delighted to write a few chapters in his Faith & Fandom book series. Check them out HERE.

As promised, here’s a few resources for you…

Rapid Skill Development Mini Guide– It’s free just for signing up.

Game of Thrones vs. the Bible– Hector contributed two chapters to this book! If you order the Kindle or print version, just send me a copy of the order e-mail, and I’ll send you a free PDF copy and another cool book as well.

The Complete Medical Bible– This is a cool series I’m writing about medical references in the Bible. If you order the Kindle or print version, just send me a copy of the order e-mail, and I’ll send you a free PDF copy and another cool book as well.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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Is a 3yo Too Young to Set Goals?

Is a 3yo Too Young to Set Goals?

I say it’s never too soon to teach good habits and set your kids up for success.

Check out the video, and you’ll see my little girl going over her goals.

A buddy of mine Kent Julian teaches a goal setting system based on

periodization and 1% goals. It’s pretty awesome. It’s what I use and also what I teach to my kids. We always go over our goals at our Sunday family meetings (2 adults and 5 kids!).

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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Boom! A Guest Appearance on Matters of Faith with Jay Wilburn

Many thanks to Jay Wilburn for having me on his podcast Matters of Faith. I hope you enjoyed listening to it and that I both entertained and alarmed you.

Be sure to check out the podcast right HERE!

As promised, here’s a few resources for you…

Rapid Skill Development Mini Guide– It’s free just for signing up.

Game of Thrones vs. the Bible– If you order the Kindle or print version, just send me a copy of the order e-mail, and I’ll send you a free PDF copy and another cool book as well.

The Complete Medical Bible– This is a cool series I’m writing about medical references in the Bible. If you order the Kindle or print version, just send me a copy of the order e-mail, and I’ll send you a free PDF copy and another cool book as well.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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Do you know a parent who has one of THOSE kids?

Ugh! A parent walked over with her kid at the playground. My first thought was, “What’s my kid done now?”

But no. She walked him over to apologize in person to my kid. You see, her kid is on the autism spectrum, and she was helping him to learn social skills. It’s not even that he did anything bad like throwing sand or rocks (yeah, my kids have done that).

She was just teaching him how to do something better.

This interaction turned into a great conversation with her, and my wife and I made a new friend.

Not many parents have THOSE kids.

Many parents have THESE kids…

  • No idea what responsibility or consequences mean
  • Free allowance for nothing
  • Get whatever they want
  • Obese
  • Never venture outside unless forced

I feel bad for THOSE kids. The saving grace is that they’re kids, so there’s still time to unleash their greatness!

Here’s an example of two awesome kids I know…

Of course I have to mention one of my own. My oldest son of 13 years just turned one of his homeschool assignments into his first published book about salads for kids. It’s funny too- he even thanked The Rock in it for inspiring him.


Another impressive young kid is Clara Isabel Logsdon. I know this 8yo artist through her grandad Dan Miller. She completely illustrated a published book based on interactions between her and her grandmother Joanne Miller.


If there’s a kid that you have some influence over as a parent or some other reason, how about you do your best today and tomorrow and the next day to inspire them to awesomeness, even if it feels like torture to them right now.

Disclaimer- My kids are in no way perfect, nor am I. If you want to hear any stories or advice about mistakes they’ve made, things we do, or mistakes we’ve made as parents, just get in touch.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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Vitamix is Why You Should Pay for Quality

Years ago my wife bought a Vitamix blender at Costco for what I thought was an outrageous amount of money. As a matter of fact, she paid for it with her own blow money just so she could prove it was worth it.

Wow did she!

That blender has been the single biggest improvement in healthy eating for our family of 7 ever (5 kids!). We have so much fun with our veggie and fruit smoothies.

Disclaimer- Even though Tim Ferriss and Chris Young at Chef Steps explained over dinner one night how nature wants to kill us, including our spinach. A story for another time.

The other day I noticed a chipped blade. I worked up my angst and called Vitamix ready to fight over making them replace it. They sure messed up my prepped argument.

I barely got on the phone and explained my issue before she said, “Oh, that’s still under warranty. What’s your address? We’ll ship you out a new one immediately.”

Here it is, all nice and shiny…

And that is why you should save up and pay for quality the first time instead of paying over and over for a long list of broken whatevers.

It’s the same way with my business. I do keynotes, breakout training sessions, and coaching. Right now I’m coaching a small construction company that has been ‘buying’ (so to speak) low quality employees for years. It’s greatly affected morale, profit, and their checking account. I just discovered thousands in unpaid and late bills that slipped under the radar.

Buy quality the first time and it will pay off in the end.

I just noticed after I posted this pic that there’s a glob of smoothie on my shirt.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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