Trying to Make It

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Author, Entrepreneur, overall mindset guru - Michelle Wax is multi-talented and we are grateful we got to spend a few minutes picking her brain.      During the American Happiness Project, Michelle traveled across 50 different states to capture how Americans create happiness in their every day life. She also wrote a book, The Attainable Dream, a field guide for the things people don't tell you about starting a business.   Throughout this episode, Michelle highlights how to stay mentally strong and instill a sense of positivity both in your personal and professional life.   __________________________________________________     We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423
Episode 21 is near and dear to our hearts as it was the first live podcast recording we’ve ever done, and now the full audio is now available on Apple podcasts and Spotify!    This episode truly embodies everything that the Trying To Make It podcast is all about - battling through adversity in an attempt to make your dreams come true. Huge shout out to Cara and Adam Nelson of Blonde Beards Buffalo sauce for sharing their story with us. ____________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423
Saket Kumar was the CEO of SaaSPN, before selling his company for an undisclosed amount.  We get introspective with Saket on this episode and discuss chasing money vs chasing your passion, how religion ties in with e=mc^2, the concept of econometrics, methodologies to overcome traumatic experiences, and much more. You’ll also get to hear Saket, Eric, and I answer the question “what does life mean to you?” - great stuff for the thinking mind! __________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423
Kendall and Eric sit down to give their thoughts on the coronavirus and what to expect going forward. We are not medical experts, however, we do believe it's important to stay informed. __________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423
Samantha Long is the In-Game Reporter & Host for the 2018 MLS Champion Atlanta United FC. Samantha has battled through adversity since the outset of her career. During this episode, she shares her underdog story and highlights the steps she took to land a dream job with Atlanta United FC.   You'll feel the energy throughout this episode! ____________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423
Kara Smith Brown is an Entrepreneur based out of Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in B2B Marketing & Sales and has founded several companies throughout her career. On this episode, Kara walks us through the keys to successful marketing automation, breaks down the differences between B2B and B2C marketing, covers which buying signals you should look for, and details what she is doing to help other woman entrepreneurs accomplish their dreams. This episode is packed with more pro tips than we can cover in this description. Hope you enjoy it! __________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423
Sharon Murray works as an Associate General Counsel, however, practicing law wasn’t always her plan. Coming out of college Sharon started her career as an IT recruiter. Throughout this episode, Sharon highlights her journey to law school and the steps she took to uplevel her career. She also provides tips on how to pass the LSAT/Bar exams. ___________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
Sarah Affleck is an Enterprise Business Development Manager for Salesforce.com, Inc.  In this episode, Sarah details how to transition from a startup company to a larger corporation. She also gives tips on how to maintain relationships with your mentors and provides an array of interview tips that you can use to go land your next job! To find our more about Sarah, you can find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahaffleck/ _____________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
Toby Egbuna co-founded Dyversifi in an effort to provide transparency on what the workplace is like for minorities. This level of transparency can't be found on job boards like Indeed.com, Glassdoor, or LinkedIn. In this episode, Toby tells use why Dyversifi is the best job board on the market and also highlights best practices for communicating with minorities at your company. Toby also played basketball at UNC, so he shares some interesting stories about Roy Williams. You can find out more about Diversify by visiting https://www.dyversifi.com/ ___________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.
Arvid Ali is the former Managing Director of Shawn White Inc. 2 weeks after we spoke with Arvid he decided to pursue retirement at the ripe age of 26. In this episode, Arvid walks us through the perspective he's picked up by networking with billionaires and walks us through some common misconceptions about running your own business. __________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.
Xyrell Demmitt is an actor in the Bay Area. This episode is much more focused on mindset, as Xyrell has battled through adversity & worked hard to conquer anxiety over the past few years. In this episode we discuss best practices for being your authentic self and the importance of being present. __________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
Sam Meske & DJ Robinson have created a seamless way for you to add people across multiple social media platforms. Their mobile app gives you the ability to toggle between LinkedIn, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.  and allows you to connect across all platforms instantly, or just the ones you’ve selected for that encounter. Business cards are a dying art, and Idol Network is the next wave in an increasingly connected society. __________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It's our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your journey to success. 
In this episode, Alex Dyon, a good friend of Eric's, repeat guest from the early days, and actor in LA speaks about how he chases the dream of acting while simultaneously creating his own films and getting them into festivals. Along the way we unpack some networking strategies in the social jungle of the city of dreamers, and how you can uplevel your social life to enhance your business pursuits. This is a jam-packed episode, so strap in and take notes. __________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
In this episode, Joy Ugi, Founder and Chief Marketing Strategist of Hella Good Marketing, outlines knowledge bombs and tactics from her marketing master classes she teaches at General Assembly. She also talks through different struggles she faces in the industry, being a young agency, and where she gets her relentless drive from. This is a fantastic episode for anyone interested in marketing or starting their own digital marketing agency. __________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
Byron Stufken is an Assistant VP in the Entertainment & Media Division for Marsh & McLennan Companies. Working in risk management, Byron is able to shed light on a side of Hollywood that most of us don’t consider. In this episode, Byron provides an enlightening answer to “what does success mean to you?” - the debate that ensued from his answer is something you’ll want to tune in for. Kendall knows Byron personally, so we push the boundaries a bit and engage in some spirited debate. Additionally, he provides tips on how to interview successfully, the importance of speaking eloquently, and talks about adding value in networking scenarios. _____________________________________________   We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
Brett Marron is a creative director & video consultant based out of Atlanta, Georgia working with artists in the rap/hip-hop community. In this episode, Brett tells us how he went from filming videos for free to quitting his job to focus solely on video production. He also explains how to use social media to build your client base. _________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
Brooke Fletcher is a host and reporter for FOX Sports Detroit. In this episode, Brooke highlights the importance of women in sports, tells us what it’s like to manage relationships with professional athletes, and provides a blueprint on how to keep a positive mindset. _________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
In this episode, Eric and Kendall answer the question "what does success mean to you?" - this is a question that is asked to every guest here on the Trying To Make It podcast. This episode was recorded before any guests were ever scheduled, it was all just a dream at this point. If you like what you hear, give us a follow on social media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423
Paul Rosa and Frank Argentieri are shaking things up in the mobile gaming industry. If you like to play mobile games and want to make money off of your skills, we recommend checking out GameForm. Think Draftkings, but for gaming. This episode is littered with tips on how to start a software company. In fact, Paul and Frank had both previously founded their own software companies before partnering to create GameForm. _________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.
Jesse Grothaus is a military veteran and Founder/CEO of Cloud PathFinder. In this episode, Jesse highlights how he started his SalesForce consulting company and has grown it to 40 employees. Jesse also dives into how he gives back to current and former members of the military through his volunteering. A truly incredible man who is making an impact every single day. _________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success
People. Profit. Planet. Sarah Sanders is the Co-Founder of Native, an AgTech company paving the way for farmers to adopt much-needed technology into their day to day process in an effort to reduce waste and increase profits. In this episode, Sarah gives tips on how to build your network through approaching people you’ve never met, how to create a 3-minute pitch for investors, how millennials are changing the agriculture industry, & much much more. _________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.
Tori Mosley is the CEO & Founder of Stori Dry Goods Co. In this episode, Tori walks us through how to raise money on Kickstarter, ways to grow your brand, and gives 3 keys to running a successful booth at trade shows. _________________________________________________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
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Podcast Details

Created by
Kendall Gunkel and Eric Taylor
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Nov 21st, 2019
Latest Episode
Jun 24th, 2020
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
23
Avg. Episode Length
About 2 hours
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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