Wilder Is The Word: Pod Notes On TVTY Cast Episode 22

Wilder is the Word


wild, adjective: living or growing in the natural environment

wilder, verb: 3rd person present


Therapy—that’s what meaningful conversation is.  It’s connecting with people on a deeper level about the life lessons of living and growing in your natural, authentic environment. It’s not just about opening and bearing your truth; It’s about healing—healing your own Self, and then giving the lessons of that hard-earned wisdom to others with the intention of loving growth becoming the driving force of our everyday lives. 


Those are the wildly great conversations—the therapy of wilder dimensions, and TVTYcast host, Karl Stedman, had just one of those such therapeutically great conversations within Episode #22 and his guest, Joey Wilder.    


This 28-year old Entrepreneur and recipient of Inc. 500’s #119/500 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies for 2018-19 filled the hour of conversation with his life stories of the challenges and lessons he has evolved through since the day he was born…and he wants to inspire you to live your life beyond your wildest dreams, because as we all know…life is short.

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

“When I was born, I was in an incubator for the first year and a half of my life. I was born 8 months premature, and I wasn’t supposed to make it.”  My parents held me in an incubator for the first year of my life and doctors said, “It’s going to be a miracle if he makes it, he may not completely develop”, and here I am 28 years later, no complications.

Joey Wilder has a wild heart: Wild in goodness, wild in being present in the moment and wild in always living his life to be the man, inside and out, he was raised to be.


It’s a spiritual thing for him anymore, and although he doesn’t come right out and use those few words, you know just by drinking in all he has to say about surviving a whirlwind of change and growth, both high and low, and everything in between, Wilder means what he says, and says what he means.


In Episode 22, Joey gave so many words of personal honesty and gratitude for the life and business lessons he has learned in such a whirlwind of short time.


He talked in depth about the soulful changes of love, honor, worthiness and respect he has learned melding entrepreneurship with the man who he is and how he chooses to live his life.


He talked about living in his integrity and authentic self, and how he got to a place where he was becoming a man that he didn’t want to be, but perhaps even more, a person that his beloved Grandma did not raise him to be—he loved his Grandmother so very dearly. 

He talks about finding the “tools” that will “carry you through on the days you don’t want to get up, and he talks about being a responsible business person and “not throwing anyone under the bus” just for his personal gain.

 And last, but not least, Joey talks about the freak-accident car wreck he maneuvered himself through, saving his life, fast and furiously…seriously.    

“I’m trying to put more life in my years because at any moment it can all be taken away, and it’s a beautiful day to be alive.  And I’ve consistently been saying that, even before that. But now it’s like I wake up, and what am I going to do today to really push this message that I’m trying to push forward. I want people to understand that entrepreneurship is hard. I wouldn’t wish the stress that I’ve had on anyone. I wish I could take people’s stress away… it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. But you can’t know happiness without knowing sadness, and you can’t know success without having less. You can’t know being broke or being rich unless you’ve had one or the other, you need to have both opposing forces to accept what’s happening, to see the full spectrum of what it is.”


Joey Wilder wants to be the kerosene to the fire he is living to inspire in you: Episode 22…’nuff said.


Peace, Love, and Om


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Diane Maietta

Self-described as a free-spirit of courage, love, and compassion, Diane Maietta was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in the neighboring small town of Apollo, PA. She has received a citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in honor of her poetic voice and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the East, 24th Edition. You may find her artwork at her website: https://diane-maietta.pixels.com/ and her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dianemaietta/