The Motivation Inside (TMI)

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Wilbur Ross, a leading private equity investor, would rather invest in a mediocre idea brilliantly executed than a brilliant idea poorly executed. On Episode 29 of The Motivation Inside (TMI) Mr. Ross, a member of President-elect Trump's economic team, talks with host Anthony Scaramucci talk about his investment strategy, which his wife says "tries to reinvent the 19th century."
Political polarization in the United States is at multi-decade highs, driven in part by the echo chambers of social media. On Episode 28, Time Inc. Chief Content Officer Alan Murray speaks with host Anthony Scaramucci about the challenges of digital journalism and political coverage in the 21st century.
Very few people wrote about the financial crisis of 2008 before and after it happened better than wealth manager and financial blogger Barry Ritholtz. In Episode 27 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), host Anthony Scaramucci talks with Ritholtz about how he predicted and what he learned from the crisis, how he developed his investing philosophy and why he believes so ardently in educating the public through digital media.
In Episode 26 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), host Anthony Scaramucci shares lessons from his new book, "Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure Into Success." Using examples from his own life, Anthony shares tips on personal resilience, effective negotiating, creative marketing, fulfilling partnerships and ultimate self-actualization.
One of the most powerful lessons parents can teach their children is the importance of seeing things through to completion. In high school Fox Business reporter Charlie Gasparino was on his way to a noteworthy career as an amateur boxer before a fondness for girls derailed his training regimen - and he regrets it every day. On Episode 25 of The Motivation Inside (TMI) Charlie talks with host Anthony Scaramucci about his upbringing, the source of his passion for journalism and why he sees every story through to the end.
People cope with stress in different ways. Many turn to drugs and alcohol to dull the pain, and for some that experimentation turns into a dangerous, life-altering addiction. That's what happened to David Scaramucci, older brother of host Anthony Scaramucci. In Episode 24, David opens up about his decades-long battle with addiction, and how he got back on the path to sobriety.
There is no such thing as a self-made man. Every person needs guidance in life and you should never be afraid to ask for help. In Episode 23 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), host Anthony Scaramucci talks to author and U.S. Army veteran Benjamin Sledge about how he coped with the emotional scars of war and adjusted to life away from the battlefield. After initially struggling with the transition to civilian life, Ben was able to overcome his demons with the help of friends and a spiritual community. Now he shares his story and message through music (with HeartSupport) and writing.
To become a successful entrepreneur you have to identify your passion and take a scary leap of faith. The first few months out your comfort zone with no steady income can lead to an avalanche of self-doubt, but you have to believe in yourself to push through the anxiety. In Episode 22 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), former Mitt Romney New York campaign finance director J.P. Miller talks about his decision to leave a well-paying job on Wall Street to start a New York politics-focused news aggregation website, Empire Report New York.
Remembering where you came from is an important part of knowing where you're going. There is no such thing as a self-made man, every successful person stands on the shoulders of giants. Be grateful and take inspiration from those who helped you get to to where you are. In Episode 21 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), host Anthony Scaramucci talks with Joseph Del Raso, partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP and chairman of the National Italian-American Foundation, about the importance of remembering their Italian heritage.
Everybody has to find their own path to and definition of success. To find your "hustle," identify things that you're both good at and passionate about - and pick a career that is the intersection of those two things. In Episode 20 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), host Anthony Scaramucci talks with Business Insider Senior Finance Reporter Linette Lopez about finance, politics, journalism and how to find your hustle.
Self-reliance is one of the most important things we can teach our children. From a young age kids should learn not only how business works, but also how to run your personal finances like a business. In Episode 1 9 of The Motivation Inside (TMI) HCI Equity Partners co-founder Doug McCormick talks with host Anthony Scaramucci about how to develop a comprehensive personal brand and financial plan.
To realize your true potential, you have to get out of your comfort zone. At 32 years old, two years removed her second heart surgery, Alison Levine led the first women's expedition to climb Mount Everest, but was forced to turn back 250 feet from the summit due to bad weather. Undeterred, she completed the feat years later. In fact, Alison has climbed to the highest peak on every continent and trekked to both poles. She now teaches a leadership course at West Point. In Episode 18 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), host Anthony Scaramucci talks with Alison about what it takes to be a leader and how to unearth the relentless spirit inside each of us. Make sure to check out Alison's New York Times bestseller, "On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments."
After receiving a lot of feedback from the first internship podcast, host Anthony Scaramucci answers questions on how to be a great summer intern!
Life isn't always pretty. Rick "Boomer" Reger grew up in a broken home, his mother working hard to keep food on the table. Without a positive male influence in his life, he made tons of mistakes and got caught up in street activity at a young age. But despite facing a tough road to success, Boomer learned to channel is fighting instincts into a successful career in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In Episode 16 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), Boomer speaks with host Anthony Scaramucci about dealing with bullying and moving forward in the face of adversity.
The path to success is long and winding. While some may find their calling and motivation inside early in life, others take time to learn from their mistakes before setting out on the path to self-actualization. In Episode 15 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), Rosecliff Capital founder and CEO Mike Murphy talks with host Anthony Scaramucci about how an unstructured, mistake filled upbringing helped ultimately prepare him for life as an entrepreneur.
It doesn't matter whether you grow up rich or poor, in a two-parent family or a broken home - with enough grit, determination and self-belief you can achieve anything. In this episode of The Motivation Inside (TMI), host Anthony Scaramucci speaks with his closest childhood friend Paul Montoya, now the President of Media Sales at CBS Television, about characteristics of their modest upbringing that led them each to successful careers.
Strive to be the best version of yourself without comparing your material accomplishments to those of others. In Episode 13 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), host Anthony Scaramucci shares his advice for getting the most out of your summer internship.
Georgette Mosbacher grew up in a small Indiana steel town, raised by her widowed mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Despite lower-middle-class beginnings and being the first in her family to go to college, she was always taught that with enough tenacity, education and hard work, there wasn't anything she couldn't do. Today, Georgette lives in a beautiful apartment overlooking the Metropolitan Museum of Art, referring to herself as the "redneck who lives on Fifth Avenue." In this week's episode of The Motivation Inside (TMI), Mosbacher and host Anthony Scaramucci about getting to know each other on the battlefields of Iraq, her journey to the Big Apple and her views on feminism.
Wall Street Week co-host Gary Kaminsky brings a level of passion and honesty to his work unmatched within the financial services industry. On Episode 11 of The Motivation Inside (TMI) host Anthony Scaramucci talks with his long-time friend about thriving amid chaos, finding your calling, building an investment plan and learning from the financial crisis.
To be an effective New York Police Department (NYPD) detective in the 1970s required a tremendous level of toughness, but also a healthy dose of compassion. The same formula applies to successful entrepreneurship. In Episode 10 of The Motivation Inside (TMI), host Anthony Scaramucci talks to former NYPD detective Bo Dietl about his decorated career on the force, the heinous case that earned him the moniker "One Tough Cop" and the keys to his rewarding transition into the private sector.
In Episode 9 of "TMI," host Anthony Scaramucci* explains his support for the presumptive Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump. (*Disclosure: Mr. Scaramucci is a member of Donald Trump's national campaign finance committee)
Every person has a moment in their life where they have to choose between an easy, comfortable existence or a more challenging, rewarding path. In his late 20s, Brian Koppelman finally mustered the courage to pursue his passion as a screenwriter - and never looked back. Koppelman, who overlapped with "TMI" host Anthony Scaramucci at Tufts University, produced Tracy Chapman's first album after discovering her at a coffee shop during college, and has gone on to co-write, most notably, 'Rounders' and 'Ocean's Thirteen.' Most recently, he is the co-creator/writer/producer of Showtime hit drama 'Billions.' In Episode 8 of "TMI," Koppelman and Scaramucci debate the morality of Donald Trump's campaign for President and reflect on the moments that shaped both of their distinguished lives and careers.
After Sandler O'Neill + Partners' equities division was decimated in the 9/11 attacks, Bob Castrignano came out of retirement to help the company heal and rebuild. "The Coach," as he is known affectionately across Wall Street, previously spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs, where he taught and mentored hundreds of young, ambitious financiers, including "TMI" host Anthony Scaramucci. In Episode 7, Castrignano shares his immeasurable wisdom on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Not every child grows up with the same level of stability and opportunity, but each individual must find the motivation inside to be the best version of themselves. For former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Scott Brown, the indomitable will to succeed was borne out of having an absent father, a series of abusive step-fathers, an unwavering desire to protect his mother and a thirst for greater meaning in life. In Episode 6 of "TMI," Senator Brown talks about his life of hardship, fast breaks, and second chances.
In this bonus episode of "TMI," renowned psychiatrist and Child Mind Institute founder Dr. Harold Koplewicz psychoanalyzes the 2016 Presidential field and (starting at 23:10) former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine talks about how to make baseball fun again.
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The Motivation Inside (TMI)
Podcast Status
Apr 4th, 2016
Latest Episode
Nov 17th, 2016
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37 minutes

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