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Trading Addiction for Ambition: Tips For Becoming More Resilient with Mike Catherwood

In this episode, Jay interviews Mike Catherwood, a well-known celebrity with two decades of experience in radio and broadcasting. Mike tells us his story of struggling with addiction and how he overcame those challenges.

In this episode, Jay interviews Mike Catherwood, a Hollywood celebrity and radio personality, to share his story of going from rock bottom to redemption.

Mike overcame a drug addiction to build a successful career in the entertainment industry, and he has advice for others who might be struggling with similar challenges.

Jay and Mike also cover a wide variety of societal issues, ranging from technology addiction to the amorphous nature of the modern nuclear family and the impact that our “always on” culture is having on the mental health of children and young adults.

Tune in if you want to gain a deeper understanding of addiction and download Mike’s best advice for finding balance, practicing mindfulness, and fostering stronger human connection in an increasingly disparate society. 

“I had no desire to live. I had no connection with other humans. I had no kind of ambition for the next day, let alone the next decade…”
– Mike Catherwood


What You’ll Learn From This Episode


  • Impact of Addiction –  Hear about personal experiences with addiction and pivotal moments that led to recovery. Why hitting rock bottom is sometimes required to initiate the process of redemption.
  • Challenges of Modern Parenting – Learn how to manage the expectations and influences that society places on your children, and position yourself to raise resilient young adults with strong critical thinking skills.
  • Connection To Nature – Understand the transformative and healing powers of fostering stronger appreciation for and connection with nature, especially our fellow humans.
  • Unity and Inclusivity – Realize the dangers of a divisive society and familiarize yourself with the forces who are creating warring factions that could ultimately result in our downfall if left unchecked.

Key Moments In This Conversation


  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:04:50 – Lack of Accountability and The Mediocrity Crisis
  • 00:06:55 – Maintaining Balance & Mental Health in Modern Society
  • 00:11:06 – Personal Stories of Addiction, Divine Intervention, and Redemption
  • 00:35:50 – The Importance of Self-Sufficiency and Conscious Living
  • 00:42:53 – The Divisive Nature of Modern Society & The Risks It Poses
  • 00:48:17 – The Role of Family and Community in Personal Fulfillment
  • 00:54:10 – The Dangers of Pursuing Material Success Over Personal Relationships
  • 00:58:47 – The Potential for Positive Change in the Face of Adversity
  • 01:06:30 – Final Thoughts & Mike’s Resources


Guest Bio


Mike Catherwood is a well-known Hollywood celebrity with a diverse background in the entertainment industry.

With a career spanning over two decades, Mike has established himself as a prominent figure in the world of radio and broadcasting. 

Mike is also a respected voice in the field of mental health and addiction recovery.

Drawing from his own personal struggles with addiction, Mike has become a vocal advocate for mental wellness and finding the support needed to overcome substance abuse. 

Learn more about Mike and follow his work at


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