Real People Real Talk

Real People Real Talk

Relevant conversations that take you from Surviving to Thriving. Our goal is to encourage and empower you to answer God's call on your life and to be all that He has called you to be. This podcast is all about Faith, Relationships, and Mental Health. We keep it real, practical, & Christ-centered, tune in and be inspired! Host Paul Calcote New episodes every other week.


May 24, 2022 20 min

What is Burnout? What causes Burnout? How to avoid and cope with Burnout? If you ever asked any of these questions, then this episode is for you as we provide practical tips for developing a holistic Self Care plan that will help you to thrive mentally and emotionally and to Avoid Burnout!

Episodes mentioned in this episode 

  • "Bible Study 101"
  • "Does Going to Church Really Matter?&...
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    May is Mental Health Awareness month. This month is set aside to raise awareness about mental health, to fight the stigma, and educate the public about mental health issues.  So we want to do our part and have a transparent and honest conversation about mental health and faith. 

    Our guest today:  Fatima Banister is a therapist and coach that’s all about mental health, faith, and purpose. She is the founder of Sis Health thyself a s...

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    April 26, 2022 44 min

    Marriage should be enjoyed, not endured. Tune in as we explore and unpack practical strategies that can help you to live Happily Ever After with your spouse.

    Our Guest Today: Donnatello and Erickius Pittman

    Scripture from today's episode

  • Mark 8:6-10    “But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7 ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become o...
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    April 19, 2022 19 min

    Choosing a spouse is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make in this life. So before you say "I do" there are some things that you need to address and discuss with the person that you are dating or engaged to. Tune in to find out what those things are!

    Scripture from today's Episode
    1 Corinthians 13:4-8
    "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not...

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    March 29, 2022 20 min

    Does Going to CHURCH Really Matter? 
    Yes! It does...but why? Tune in to find out. 

    Scripture mentioned 

  • Hebrews 10:25  "not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12 “For just at the body is one and has many members and all the members of the body, though many are one body, so it is with Christ.
  • If you are in the Houston A...

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    March 16, 2022 20 min

    In this episode we take a deep dive into the importance of knowing God's Word. 
    When it comes to the Bible we should do these 5 things:

  • Listen to It
  • Read It
  • Study It
  • Memorize & Meditate on it
  • Obey & Apply It!

  • Related Episodes 

  • Prayer 101
  • Fasting 101

  • Scripture from this Episode 

  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17   “All Scripture is breathed out by God and ...
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    March 1, 2022 35 min

    Welcome to Episode 100! This episode is all about teaching you how to share your faith.

    Questions we answer:

  • How can we effectively package our testimony & share our faith? 
  • How can we be more intentional in sharing the Gospel in our everyday lives?
  • What does look like to leverage social media to point people to Christ?

  • Connect with the guest: Mitch Tidwell

    Scripture from today's episode

  • Act...
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    February 15, 2022 27 min

    Tune in as my wife and I discuss 7 Ways to Upgrade Your Relationship in the areas of Communication & Conflict

  • Understand that the goal of communication is mutual understanding 
  • Don’t underestimate the impact of your words & tone 
  • Recognize any negative communication patterns you may have 
  • Give each other space & grace to have a timeout 
  • Don’t assume you’re healthy b/c you don’t have conflict 
  • Take responsibility for your acti...
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    February 1, 2022 21 min

    I'm joined today by my lovely wife, Arielle,  and this episode is all about thriving in your marriage. Tune in as we give our best relationship advice from ourselves and from some of our friends.

    Scripture from this episode 

  • Matthew 6:33 “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you”
  • Proverbs: 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

  • Click h...

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    January 19, 2022 22 min

    This episode will help you to build a strong spiritual foundation for a blessed 2022.  Here are 4 things that need to be on your to-do list right now. 

  • Connect with God through His Word
  • Connect with God through Prayer 
  •  Connect with God’s People 
  •  Connect to the Will of God

  • Scripture  Acts 2:42-47

     42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 

    43 And awe came up...

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    December 15, 2021 25 min

    But God...enough said. If you need a boost in your faith ,then this episode is for you. 
    Please know there is no situation beyond the reach of God. He can "But in" at any moment and turn things around in your favor!

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    December 7, 2021 19 min

    Christmas isn't about the gifts that we give and receive. Christmas is a reminder of the Gift that God gave us over 2000 years ago.  John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." During these holidays I want to encourage you to stay close to Christ & point others to Christ because Jesus is the reason for the season and He is t...

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    December 1, 2021 27 min

    Happy December! This is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a very stressful and lonely  time, as many of us may struggle with the Holiday Blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder. In this episode we give you practical tips that will help you to cope and to THRIVE  mentally and emotionally.

    Today's Guest: licensed therapist and self care educator, Katrina Leggins

    Music today by Lil B...

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    November 24, 2021 18 min

     Happy Thanksgiving!
    Tune in as this sermonic episode will inspire you to have an Attitude of Gratitude!  

    Text Luke 17:11-19    Jesus Heals 10 Lepers

    3 Action points from the sermon: 

  • Be interruptible: God wants to use you to bring Him glory,  but you must be interruptible and open to all that God wants to do in & through you 
  • Be Loud for Jesus: In your life, conversations, spheres of influence (work\school, etc) social media, poin...
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    November 16, 2021 24 min

    A Baecation is a vacation that you take with your bae\boo\significant other. In this episode Paul & Arielle share travel tips for couples.

  • Don’t leave God out
  • Collaborate
  • Plan but don't over plan. 
  • Make a Budget 
  • Make room to rest and relax
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  •  Leave work at home
  • Capture the moment 
  • Resolve conflict ASAP
  • Avoid the "post vacation blues" 

  • If this podcast ministry has been a blessing to you, would you co...

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    Prayer is all about talking to God. But you may ask How to Pray? Why is prayer important? Tune in for answers to those questions as well as content that will give you a solid foundation for a vibrant prayer life. Prayer must be a Priority.  Prayer is a Privilege. Prayer is Powerful!

    Mark 1:35-39 "35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 3...

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    November 3, 2021 15 min

    Fasting is a powerful spiritual discipline taught and modeled by Jesus. Fasting is also one of the more neglected spiritual disciplines honestly. Tune in as the host, Paul Calcote, discusses the Do's & Don'ts fasting and answers the following questions: How long to fast? Types of fast? Why should we fast? When to fast?

    Quotes from this episode

  • "Fasting means going without food for spiritual purposes"
  • "When we f...
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    October 27, 2021 22 min

    If you are ready to take control of your finances and ready to WIN with your money, then tune in!

    Scripture From Today's Episode 

  • Luke 16:10 "One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.
  • Matthew 6:33  “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”
  • Related Episode "So You Want to Buy a ...

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    October 19, 2021 36 min

    If you want to know what the Bible has to say about money, then tune in. We also discuss money saving hacks, the relationship with between money and mental health, as well as how to manage your money well.

    Connect with the guest: money coach, Katie Jones

    Scripture from today's episode 

  • 2 Corinthians 9:7  "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God...
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    October 13, 2021 19 min

    Today, we take a practical and spiritual look at Mental Health. We discuss prioritizing your mental health (self care), being holistically healthy, and ways we can help others who may be struggling mentally and emotionally.

    Connect with the guest: Brent Dyer

    Scripture from today's episode.  2 Timothy 1:7 "for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."

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