The Real Stories
Behind Success

EPISODE 002 (1)

Omar is a gifted podcast host and public speaker who has owned and operated businesses for over 20 years. He moved to Costa Rica in 1999 at the age of 29 to launch an online casino and sportsbook business. Unfortunately, Omar was also introduced to cocaine and to the late night party culture of Costa Rica.

By 2003 Omar lost his wife, his business and almost his life. That same year his daughter was born and so was his new-found reason for living. He vowed to himself and to his newborn baby girl that he would do whatever it takes to get clean. On May 25th of 2003, Omar took his last drink and has been clean and sober ever since.

Omar has over a decade of experience in 12 step recovery and throughout this time has been coaching and mentoring recovering addicts. In 2013, and at 10 years clean and sober, Omar met and married the woman of his dreams and, with her loving support, launched The SHAIR Podcast in 2015.

SHAIR stands for Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery and every week The SHAIR Podcast broadcasts amazing life-changing success stories from addicts and alcoholics all over the world and shares their inspiring journey into recovery.

As well as being the host of The SHAIR Podcast Omar works as a 12 Step Addiction Specialist at Costa Rica Recovery, a drug and alcohol treatment center.

Omar’s purpose in life is to inspire people struggling with addiction to take that first step towards recovery, to show them that their life could be so much better and that there is a better way to live.

What lessons and insights can you come away with from a story of recovery, fulfillment, and hope? How can one man’s story help you reflect upon and ponder what really matters in life? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from Omar Pinto’s incredible story. From the lows of drug addiction to the highs of getting a second chance at lifelong love, listen as Omar opens up and shares the lessons he’s learned at each point on his journey. You don’t want to miss a minute of this powerful and fascinating story!

A Touching Definition Of Success.

As you join Tony on this season of BeFulfilled, you’ll get to discover new and eye-opening definitions of success from speakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and everyday people. Are you ready to open up your horizons and embrace new perspectives? On this episode of BeFulilled, Omar Pinto shares his personal definition of success and how it connects to his story of recovery. Omar’s definition of success includes living a fulfilled life, his healthy second marriage, helping others in recovery, and ultimately making his daughter proud. Make sure to check out this episode as Omar expands on his definition of success and more!

What Is Hope?

What does hope mean to you? How has it impacted your story? Would you say that your life is filled with hope or does it seem like it’s fleeting? On this episode of BeFulfilled, Omar Pinto shares his story of recovery and the moment when hope started to break through. Omar says that once he came to the end of his rope with drug abuse and addiction, hope started to become a real possibility. Omar’s hope was found in his daughter and living to make her proud, it was also found when he walked into a recovery meeting with five other guys and admitted that he needed help. What lessons can you learn from Omar’s story? How will it inspire you to find hope in your life? Find out on this episode!

A Second Chance At Lifelong Love.

Can you imagine being so hopeless that you thought you’d never find romantic love ever again? How would you respond to that situation? On his journey of recovery, Omar began to doubt if he’d ever find romantic love again. No matter how hard he tried, he continued to strike out. Then, there came a point in Omar’s life where his values began to change. Once that shift started to take place, Omar met his second wife and she noticed the transformation that was occurring in him. From there they fell in love and she has become the lifelong partner that he had been searching for. Learn more about how Omar’s wife encouraged him to start his own podcast and more on this episode of BeFulilled!

The Passion And Drive To Help Others.

Don’t you love to hear heartwarming stories of success and triumph in the face of failure and adversity? But what if those stories just stopped at the point of overcoming difficulties? What if the person who faced difficulty and overcame, went on to live a life of insignificance? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear how Omar Pinto refused to let that be the end of his story. Once he left drugs and alcohol behind, Omar decided that he wanted to define his life by helping others and giving back. These days you’ll find him working hard on his podcast, SHAIR, which stands for Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery. Find out more from Omar’s story of recovery and what else he’s up to in his pursuit to help others!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • [0:30] Tony introduces his guest, Omar Pinto.
  • [2:00] Omar’s definition of success.
  • [3:30] What caused Omar to make changes in his life?
  • [9:30] What is Hope?
  • [14:00] Omar’s journey to personal and financial health.
  • [19:30] Changing values led to relational health.
  • [23:00] The SHAIR podcast how it got started.
  • [34:30] What is Omar working on right now? Where is he headed?
  • [49:00] The Fulfilment Round with Omar.

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