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  • “Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress.“

    -American Psychological Association



    The Get Up Nation® Show is committed to creating, developing, and empowering individuals, organizations, and communities to practice a skilled resilience that obliterates obstacles, maximizes potential, and wastes no time in creating human interactions of profound depth, respect, health and productivity.



    The Get Up Nation® Show serves, encourages, and supports people as they develop and sustain personal, organizational and community resilience and perseverance by sharing the journeys, experiences, and insights of people who successfully overcome adversity.



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  • Ben Biddick, Creator & Host of the Get Up Nation ® Show

    After attending the University of Wisconsin, Ben Biddick enlisted in the United States Army following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. He served as a combat medic and military policeman in Iraq and performed Emergency Management Operations for the State of Wisconsin. Following military service, Biddick served as a First Responder focused on the prevention of domestic violence, the exploitation of children in the form of human trafficking, and criminal gang membership. He also served as a Crisis and Hostage Negotiator and has nearly 20 years of experience of serving others in civilian, military, and correctional healthcare environments.

    He is an author, public speaker, and consultant who strives to transform the effects of poverty, trauma, and illness into power bases of positive change, recovery, and empowerment. As the owner of Ideal State Consulting and Great Waters Media, he uses his Master’s Degree in Performance Improvement and experiences to assist individuals and organizations create a more just and noble America worthy of the honorable men and women who built it and continue to build it every day.

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  • That Pitch Was A Gift...

    Adam Greenberg and Ben Biddick's New Book "Get Up: The Art of Perseverance

    On July 9th, 2005, no one suspected the triumph of Adam Greenberg's first major-league plate appearance with the Chicago Cubs would be obliterated by an errant 92 mile-an-hour first-pitch fastball. He didn’t know it at the time, but that pitch was a gift. Now he offers his story of overcoming adversity and persevering through challenges in hopes of helping you pursue your dreams in life.

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    We have pivotal moments during our adversity that keep us going, grinding, and grappling. After 7 years in the Minor Leagues seeking to regain a Major League roster slot following his head injury, here is Adam on the Today Show being offered a one day contract with the Marlins after Matt Liston and American rallied around him...

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    A reminder from Saturday Night Live's Chris Kattan to be your authentic self when nothing makes else makes sense. Thanks Chris!


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    Thank you Master Chef Graham Elliot for showing love and encouragement to this global network of resilient people creating profound, positive impact at www.getupnation.com!

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  • "I have to say this. This is the first time I've done an interview, and I cried. So thank you for reminding me Number One--who I am because I'm not afraid to admit that but--giving me the opportunity to remember everything I've accomplished ... thank you, thank you so much. I wish you amazing success."

    -Cappie Pondexter, WNBA Legend

    "To me personally going to the VA and sitting down with somebody who has been to Vietnam or Korea and just spend some time with them and ask them what American used to like...or what their experiences in combat were like... Those things are a national treasure. It's almost addictive to me to keep going to the VA and spend some time with these veterans. Thanks, Ben."


    -Alejandro Villanueva Pro-Bowl Starting Left Tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers

    "Being a woman I know that I immediately have to fight a little bit harder for anything I want professionally. Being a Latina means I need to work even harder than just being a woman, and so knowing that I'm doing something not just for me but for any Latina who comes after me or maybe even a contemporary Latina...that fuels me. Knowing that we've come far, and we still have a long journey ahead of us...this was such a pleasure, thank you so much. I really appreciate it, Ben."


    -Marysol Castro, the first female Latina PA Announcer for the New York Mets and Creator & Host of www.somosonair.com

    Ben Biddick is not only an amazing human being, but he is an incredible father, husband, and now friend. Many months ago, Ben made a commitment to telling my life's story in a book we were writing together. Ben's dedication to the project is unparalleled. Ben's writing style was also perfect to help bring my story to life. That was the most important thing to him, making me happy and proud. No matter how many edits, or changes needed to be made, Ben made himself available and passionate through the finish line. I cannot say enough how proud I am for what we accomplished together. Introducing Ben to the most important people that have impacted my life was never a concern during the interview process. Ben handles himself with the same pride and dignity that he has served our country with in respecting my life and the relationships in my life. I'm proud to call Ben a member of my family.


    -Adam Greenberg, former Major League Baseball player and CEO of www.lurongliving.com

    "I really do sincerely hope that all the answers we've spoken to today will inspire someone I've never met to Get Up and to volunteer. My goodness man, the pleasure is all mine. I appreciate you so very much. Thank you so much for taking your time. This has been epic. I'm still wiping tears from my eyes. You can probably hear it in my voice... Thank you so, so much."


    -Chris Strub, the first person to live stream in all 50 United States and author of the book "50 States, 100 Days: The Book"

    "It's amazing people like Ben, whose tireless commitment to share, educate, and inspire us on the power and skill of resilience over adversity, that motivate me to stay the course in my own life and business journey. Thanks again Ben! If you haven't checked out his show you're missing out! He interviews amazing guests with real life story's and insights that will change your life."


    -Robyn Spizman, New York Times Best Selling Author, Consumer Advocate, and Television Personality


    "Ben, you’ve been super awesome. Thank you so much for having me. Get Up Nation® thank you so much for having me. I appreciate you!"

    -Marsha Elle, www.marshaellemusic.com

    "It's amazing people like Ben, whose tireless commitment to share, educate, and inspire us on the power and skill of resilience over adversity that motivate me to stay the course in my own life and business journey. Thanks again, Ben! If you haven't checked out his show you're missing out! He interviews amazing guests with real life story's and insights that will change your life."


    -Rene Michele, Author of Battle Scars Are Beautiful: From Victim to Victory


    "That was such a fulfilling conversation, thank you, Ben!"

    -Travis Chambers, of Chamber Media, Creator of You Tube's Most Viral Video of the Decade


    "Ben, thank you for sharing your platform and being an awesome dude!" -Jas Booth, www.jasboothe.com

    “I love that we were on the show! You are awesome! Thank you so much, Boss!” -Steve Hess, Former Denver Nuggets Director of Performance, Operating Owner of Panorama Wellness and Sports Institute

  • The Official Coffee of Get Up Nation® 2021!

    The Get Up Nation® Show is brought to you in partnership with Got Your Six Coffee, Get Up Nation’s Official Coffee Company of 2020. As the Creator and Host of Get Up Nation® Show, I am committed to developing and sustaining resilience in individuals, organizations, and societies. In Get Up Nation’s pursuit of resilience, how often do we gather around cups of coffee as we share our lives with our closest friends and family? After all, coffee is community right? How often does a cup of coffee help sustain us through long nights and wake us at dawn? How often does coffee keep us vigilant and productive fulfilling our duties and responsibilities, maximizing our focus and awareness as we pursue our passions? It is often a staple of returning us to normalcy after challenges have suddenly created a new normal for us after loss.


    That’s why I partnered with Eric Hadley, the CEO/Founder of Got Your Six Coffee, a veteran committed to serving First Responders, Veterans, and their families through a variety of non-profit organizations. No stranger to adversity, Eric has fused necessity of coffee with his passion of public service. Learn more about Eric and his freshly roasted, award winning coffee at www.gotyoursixcoffee.com! You’re already purchasing coffee…why not empower your coffee with purpose? Why not purchase coffee that not only has your six but also has the backs of those who don a uniform of service for our communities and great country?


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