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Hustle & Motivate

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A documentary-style look at real-life underdog stories. Guests share their tales of overcoming adversity through raw and honest storytelling. Brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog.
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Coach George Bennett won 531 games as a college coach at Saint Joseph’s University and Villanova University. He was named Big East Conference Coach of the Year twice and Villanova retired his jersey number 6 in 2003. Bennett produced seven major leaguers including Gene Schall and Gary Scott. His first recruit was a left-handed pitcher named Jamie Moyer. SHOW NOTES [1:34] Too small to fit into his uniform [6:00] Playing college baseball at West Chester [13:10] The recruiting of Jamie Moyer [19:10] Beginning of the Villanova era [29:17] Funny recruiting stories [34:00] Important traits for a good coach & advice Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/
Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry is a New York Times Bestselling author and co-founder of IHHP, a successful research-based training company. He is an advisor to the US Army and Navy, Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Mercedes Benz, and Goldman Sachs and is a performance coach to NFL and NBA teams, Olympic medal-winning athletes, and even the CIA. SHOW NOTES [3:10] How it all started [5:47] Our brain's reaction to pressure situations [8:18] Pro athletes & choking under pressure [12:30] Strategies you can start using today [17:00] The Last 8% and resources for you Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Sal Tartaglia is the author of World Series Chronology: Compare, Contrast, & Coordinate The Champions. In our conversation, he discusses the arduous self-publishing process, and the various creative marketing tactics he's using to promote his book. SHOW NOTES [3:25] Discovering his love for the game [9:00] Challenges of a first-time author [16:00] Handing over his book to a Philly sports legend [25:10] The effect winning a World Series has on a city's crime rate, and more compelling facts [35:30] Advice for you Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Randy Ginsburg is the author of Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success.  Featured in major publications like Inc. and Newsweek, the book explores the stories of highly successful entrepreneurs who have used the trauma of bullying as fuel for personal growth. SHOW NOTES [5:35] Bullying within the friend group [14:00] The Third Door and finding the courage to go against the grain [25:40] Randy's fatal mistake that almost derailed his entire book [30:32] The INVENT Framework [37:00] Goals and 3-5 year plan Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Frank King spent 20 years as a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno before sharing his story of what was really going on behind the scenes. In 2014, Frank came out as depressed and suicidal in his very first TED Talk.  Since then, he's become known as The Mental Health Comedian, speaking across the country and helping save countless lives in the process. SHOW NOTES [3:10] Selling insurance vs. stand-up comedy [9:15] Touring for 2,629 nights in a row (featuring Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, and more) [16:00] Starting the conversation on suicide [35:00] Misconceptions about depression and surviving a heart attack in the middle of the woods [45:30] How he started writing for Jay Leno Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Henry Duncan is a contributing writer at Joker Mag.  In our conversation, Henry shares his deeply personal journey from 34% body fat to 11%, battling depression, and how the underdog mentality continues to shape his life. SHOW NOTES [7:27] Harsh truths about the underdog mentality [12:12] Battling depression and transforming his life [19:35] How to dig yourself out of dark times [25:05] The compound effect of a focused vision Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Frances Reimers is the CEO of Firestarter, a personal branding firm based in Alexandria, Virginia.  Every day, Frances helps athletes, coaches, and sports executives across the nation to develop, manage, enhance, and protect a key professional asset: their personal brands. SHOW NOTES [3:27] What is a personal brand? [10:22] Leaving a six-figure job to launch Firestarter [16:27] Early challenges and road blocks [27:30] How to keep your ego in check [39:09] 3 tips for building your side hustle while working full-time Firestarter website: http://www.yourfirestarter.com/ Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
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Shawn Harper is a former NFL offensive lineman who played a total of seven seasons with the Rams, Colts, Oilers, and NFL Europe.  He's also the CEO of a multi-million-dollar security services firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. But before he was blocking pass-rushers on an NFL field, Shawn was just a kid with a dream.  In fact, he barely started in high school sports and played a total of one play his entire first year of junior college. SHOW NOTES [3:01] No ordinary childhood [9:05] The NFL mindset shift [13:10] What separates an average player from a superstar? [20:16] Remembering NFL Europe [26:07] Transitioning from football to business [33:45] Two principles for winning in life Download Shawn’s new book, The Winning Edge for FREE: https://shawnharper.co/ Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Raymond Power is an actor and writer.  He's appeared in eight films and is also a college student with several honors under his belt, including the 2019 DREAM Scholar Award. As a teenager, he joined a gang and served time in prison after getting shot four times.  After his release, he started a family which helped him find a new purpose. SHOW NOTES [5:40] Getting shot 4 times [8:17] Out of prison and changing for the better [13:00] What drew you to acting? [17:47] How to stay positive in tough times [20:47] The making of the series Give Me Shelter, based on Raymond's life Give Me Shelter: https://www.shelterproject.co/ Raymond Power IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10491405/ Connect with Raymond Power on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raymond.powerromero Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Tim Flattery is the host of The Moonlight Graham Show, a podcast celebrating the role player, underdog, and the great stories in sports. With 116 episodes and counting, the aptly named show features guests ranging from a Paralympic gold medalist to an NFL long-snapper to the PCL Pitcher of the Year. SHOW NOTES [3:10] How he played a real baseball game on the Field of Dreams [5:35] Why Iowans feel like underdogs [8:00] Landing prolific guests [13:03] Three things to consider before starting a podcast [16:17] Tim's favorite sports underdog story of all-time [20:00] The worst advice you'll hear about podcasting The Moonlight Graham Show: https://www.moonlightgrahamshow.com/ Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Papa Joe DeMaio is a singer, songwriter, actor, and speaker. A Vietnam veteran, he's battled PTSD and addiction on the way to living his dream. Joe and has toured with the likes of Eddie Money, Pat Travers, Randy Jackson (Zebra), and many other legendary musicians. Today, he's the lead singer of his band, The Papa Joe Show. SHOW NOTES [3:45] What it's like having your dreams squashed at a young age [5:55] Returning home from Vietnam [8:40] The night that changed everything — coming back to music after a 27-year hiatus [15:16] The perils of being a singer with COPD and a guitarist with arthritis [19:00] Joe's piece of advice you need to hear Connect with Papa Joe DeMaio: https://www.facebook.com/Papa-Joe-DeMaio-singersongwriteractor-speaker-521246521620687/ The Papa Joe Show: https://www.facebook.com/thepapajoeshow/ Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Kevin Caliber is a Hollywood actor, filmmaker, and fitness model.  A Marine veteran, Kevin is known for his work on the Hulu series Future Man as well as Supergirl and The Haves and the Have Nots. Since taking the leap of faith and moving to Hollywood at 30-years-old, Kevin has accumulated over 75 acting credits, 15 as a producer, and has worked with the likes of Seth Rogen and Tyler Perry. SHOW NOTES [5:27] Kevin's current project about a video game character come to life [9:00] How he turned his "pie in the sky" dream into a reality [18:45] Moving from a 5-bedroom house to a 1-bedroom LA apartment and diving into a new, risky career [28:14] The average amount of auditions an actor needs to go on to book ONE role [30:27] The funny story of how he landed his biggest role [37:10] How he built his physique Follow Kevin Caliber on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kevincaliber/ Check out 16 Bits on Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/16bits/x/1365036 Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Zack Bryers has been a homeless teenager, a soldier in Afghanistan, and a football player for Australia in the IFAF World Championship in Canton, Ohio. In 2018, he was named ACT Young Australian of the Year for his work with at-risk youth. Today, he's helping small businesses grow and leave a lasting legacy. SHOW NOTES [5:25] A near-deadly scuffle [10:10] Out of school and onto the streets [14:30] What Afghanistan was really like [20:15] How he made the Australian national team in 17 months [31:22] The secret power of being undervalued Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Manny Kess is the founder & CEO of The Kess Group, a full service concierge company based out of Las Vegas. His clientele includes A-List celebrities and superstar athletes such as Odell Beckham Jr., Von Miller, Jarvis Landry, Travis Kelce, Stefon Diggs, Kevin Durant, and many more. SHOW NOTES [3:38] How often Manny sees his NFL friends [5:41] Why he chose the Naval Academy over 60 full-ride scholarship offers [8:06] Opening his first restaurant at 21-years-old [15:30] How Las Vegas got on Manny's radar [29:03] Co-producing the $50K Charity Challenge with Floyd Mayweather & Rob Gronkowski [32:27] Crazy client requests Check out The Kess Group: http://thekessgroup.com/ Follow Manny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mannykess/ Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Brittany Gilman spent the better part of her early life as an athlete.  From skiing at 2-years-old, to snowboarding professionally, to strength training, she was always driven to be the best. But after an internship turned out to be a waste of time, Brittany decided -- right then and there -- to launch her own sports agency. It wasn't easy, and she learned as she went along. But soon, all the hard work paid off.  Now, more than ten years later, BG Sports Enterprises is an international brand development agency that has worked with the likes of Roman Harper, Ezekiel Elliott, Jermon Bushrod, Antoine Bethea, and many others. SHOW NOTES [6:54] A skier's way of rebelling [10:20] Why peanut M&M's may be the secret to mastering your mind [15:37] Going pro post-grad in the mecca of snowboarding [25:10] The early days of BG Sports [36:49] Is HBO's Ballers accurate? [41:10] Advice for those who haven't yet found their purpose Follow Brittany on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BGSport BG Sports Enterprises official website: http://www.bgseinc.com/ Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
James Perdue always dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player.  He had the attitude of being invincible and that nothing could stop him. Going to college on a baseball scholarship, the dream felt closer than ever.  But just two weeks in, everything changed in a game of pick-up football.  After scoring a touchdown, James took a late hit that instantly made him a quadriplegic. While the adjustment was difficult at first, James set his sights on a new dream: to inspire others to overcome their own struggles.  Today, Dr. James Perdue is known as "The Professor of Perseverance", a renowned speaker and author. SHOW NOTES [5:32] "It was like I was begging for something to happen to me" [8:23] The day of the injury [14:43] Adjusting to a new way of life [19:38] The 3 P's of Perseverance  [26:06] How to get past your self-doubt You can find out more about James on his website: https://professorofperseverance.com/ Check out his YouTube channel for more inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/c/ProfessorofPerseverance Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
Brian T Shirley is a comedian and actor who's toured the US, Canada, Japan, and The Bahamas for over 25 years.  As an actor, he's appeared in various short films, commercials, music videos, and even series on Amazon and Netflix! But on September 11th of 2018, everything came to a screeching halt.  That’s when Brian suffered a near-fatal heart attack and underwent quadruple bypass surgery. Today, Brian is on his "Comeback From a Heart Attack" tour, armed with a new outlook on life. SHOW NOTES [2:45] The one thing you need to make it as a comedian [11:30] What it's like working on a movie set [15:24] First-person perspective of a heart attack survivor [22:53] "I almost cried...it's one of the biggest things I've ever been a part of" [31:42] How to survive the stresses of working for yourself Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
LeRon L. Barton has been a life long stutterer who was teased, afraid to speak, and often stayed silent in social situations. Refusing to let his speech impediment stop him from living his life, LeRon turned it into energy that's allowed him to appear on over 50 podcasts, become a guest on Al Jazeera, and speak at TEDxWilsonPark. He is living proof that you can overcome obstacles and meet your goals. SHOW NOTES [2:20] Early years, communication, and confidence [6:55] Kobe Bryant and why you need to fail [10:30] Dating and why people don't care as much as you think they do [15:25] Advice for facing your fears Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
I can’t even begin to imagine going through what Jeanne Enstad has: 28 years of major surgeries, 4 open hearts, cancer twice, gangrene in both her legs, a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler, and 2 visits to heaven. By the end of it, she came out with $290,000 in medical bills and a new lease on life. Her first book, “A Journey of Hope to Heaven and Back” has been adapted into a Hollywood screenplay.  Despite all she’s been through, Jeanne has kept a positive, upbeat attitude and is striving to help others view life in a different light. SHOW NOTES [5:20] The one telltale sign of a true workaholic [12:01] What it was like coming back from heaven [18:08] A head-on collision and second visit to heaven [25:00] How Jeanne overcomes every challenge [31:58] A life-saving trip to Walmart Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by JokerMag.com, the home of the underdog. Subscribe to The Underdog Newsletter: https://jokermag.com/newsletter/ Music by TYSHii & A.N.T.
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