THE EMPOWER HOUR EPISODE 50- “Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover”

Good morning welcome to the Empower Hour on ESPN RADIO, I’m your host Kyle Brown.

Today, we have a creative group of friends talking “Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover” here whose stories will empower you to take your life to the next level.

First, I have my new friend the hardest working man in showbiz Ron Jeremy. Then, my friend fitness expert and creator of the ABX-Core Omar Attalah will be here with his TOP 5 WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN ENHANCE YOUR WORKOUTS.” Lastly, I’ll be giving you your weekly challenge to help you live the life you want, the way you want it.

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My first guest was ranked #1 by AVN amongst the top 50 adult film stars of all time.

He has also appeared in mainstream films including The Chase and The Boondock Saints

He’s become a cult classic being seen in music videos for Sublime, Guns and Roses, LMFAO, as a video game character for games like Celebrity Death Match, and even Bart Barker’s parody for Miley Cyrus’s ‘wrecking ball’.

Please welcome my new friend Ron Jeremy.

While so many people think they know you by what they see on TV with your video career or your parody videos, the truth is they really only know the tip of the iceberg. (pun intended.)

“Roger Ebert nominated my documentary for best documentary.”

“My autobiography called the hardest (working) man in show biz” an my rap song “Freak of The Week.” Freak of The week used in a movie for Troma. I had Ice T and DJ Polo to make up for it.”

Listen to hear Ron’s answer to this question:

You’re an incredibly bright, well educated guy, with a masters in Special Ed and 2 BAs from Queens College in New York. Tell us about those years as Ron the special education teacher.

“I quit teaching to do acting on Broadway. My ex-girlfriend sent pictures of me to Playboy. When approached to do adult film, a lot of the same film makers were doing both. All done around the time of Deep Throat. All good movies that stand up on their own without the sex.”

Listen to hear Ron’s answer to this question:

“I read that you grew up in a middle class Jewish family, where your Dad was a physicist and Mom worked in the government and as a book editor. Having grown up a Jewish family myself where education and making your family name legacy was so important, walk us through the conversation you had with your parents when you told them of your plans to get involved in the adult film world.”

“The technological part of the industry blew up CD Rom DVD internet. A lot of people want to see the movies and didn’t want to go to the theatres.”

Listen to hear Ron Jeremy’s answer to this question:

“The thing I admire the most about you Ron is your incredible sense of humor and not taking yourself too seriously. That secret seems to have been key into transforming you from adult film star to a legend. Tell us about this way of living. For example, your Miley Cyrus Parody video?”

“We worked it out, frame for frame exact replica of original. Miley Cyrus loved it.”

“I had ¼ Million hits on sexy and I know it. Until Gangum Style bumped us into second place.”

Armin Van Buren they try to steal my girlfriend. The very end walk towards my Ferrari and the Ugly fat guy gets the girl!”

Listen to hear the funny story about Ron Jeremy’s experience with Barbara Walters.

When you originally got into acting, you were very fit. Then after a long period of having part of your persona being based on being out of shape, you had a heart issue that lead to you studying yoga. Tell us about this experience and the transition.

“After my heart attack, the surgeon told me I can’t lift any heavy objects. So I told him, how am I supposed to go to the bathroom in the morning?”

Listen to hear Ron on the Harmonica playing “Hava Nigella” and “Amazing Grace!”

The greatest harmonica player in the world John Popper of Blues Traveller gave me a harmonica and taught me how to play.

Listen to hear Ron’s story behind the question:

“Attractive girls that post risqué all over social media use their first and middle name instead of the full name to keep creepers and stalkers away. Yet you were the first to do this but for a completely different reason, out of respect to your parents.”

I am in Celebrity Death Match against Tommy Lee, Leisure Suit Larry, and 50 Cent’s video game “Bullet Proof.”

You are in the Guinness Book of World Records for most roles in an adult film of over 2,000 plus nearly 300 directed. The next closest actor is light years away. What unique characteristic about your personality, like charisma, would you say was reason for such an illustrious career?

You had originally desired to be a mainstream actor but originally struggled “off Broadway.” After gaining your fame in the adult film industry, you were involved in many projects behind the scenes and on film including 9 ½ weeks, the chase, and boondock saints. Tell us about this experience and the perseverance it has taken to move yourself into mainstream?

“Don’t let the no’s ruin your shot. You will get rejected a lot. So many people chasing a few jobs. No your craft and every casting call hustle. Make sure you have money in the meanwhile. Be a waiter whatever it takes.”

“Not doing any drugs was a total savior. When you have to fight for something furious.”

“I had an aortic dissection, which took the life of John Ritter and so many others. Antibiotics worked for me.”

Thank you so much Ron for sharing your empowering story. Where can we continue to follow your journey?

Creator of the Abx core, a revolutionary fitness device that combines adjustable resistance, mobile app functionality, and portability for personal training at home and on the go.

Celebrity Fitness Trainer for with professional soccer teams, Didier Drogba to Patrick Evre, to Mr. and Mrs. Cho.

Listen to hear Omar’s answer to this question:

You move to the United States after being involved in the fitness and soccer worlds out in France. Tell us about working with some of the best soccer players in the world including Didier Drogba?

Since coming to LA, you’ve been working with some fantastic clientele including Mr. and Mrs. Cho of the world famous Mr. Chow’s restaurant. Tell us about your experience in that celebrity scene.

Fitness expert and creator of the ABX-Core Omar Attalah and fitness expert and abx-core ambassador Sebastien Large will be here with his TOP 5 WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN ENHANCE YOUR WORKOUTS.”
1) Music

-Help you focus and inspire. Athletes have been recently listening to relaxing music to focus.

2) Accountability

3) Modify your workouts on the spot

-voice control

4) monitor mechanics

-control ROM

5) Monitor progress

-chart the workouts

Thank you so much Omar for your empowering insight. Where can we all continue to follow your journey?

This Week’s Challenge is to not take yourself too seriously

There are a few pop culture icons that seem to break the Hollywood mold and become classics as they stand the test of time.

What made Ron Jeremy the top of his industry but also a legend is the same thing that made Joan Rivers an infamous legend: Ron doesn’t take himself too seriously.

So while we all know that we can benefit from not taking ourselves too seriously, how do you actually go about doing it?

Joan Rivers came up with a fantastic list that was shared on

  • Always be the first one to laugh at yourself
  • Have the self-awareness to recognize your own flaws
  • Don’t be afraid to be unattractive
  • Accept that it’s ok to fail sometimes
  • Worry less about being well-liked
  • Know that physical appearance isn’t everything
  • Always laugh in the face of injustice
  • Don’t be afraid to get a little sloppy
  • It’s totally acceptable to be a bit shallow
  • Keep laughing through life’s toughest moments

Try these 10 steps out this week and you’ll notice the pressure of perfectionism release and joy and laughter overcome your whole being.

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