• Business,  Entertainment

    Ep. 10 – Filmmaker Matt Whitworth on Developing Connections, Hearing ‘No’, And Not Bullsh*tting People

    Matt Whitworth (@mattwhitworth_) is a filmmaker and digital media entrepreneur. Matt is the creator and executive producer of the popular political documentary series, The Swamp, which has been viewed by tens of millions of people. Matt is also the creator and developer of the news app TheUpdate.

    In this episode, we discuss how Matt began his filmmaking and media career while not having a background in either filmmaking or media content creation. Matt talks about the importance of developing and maintaining a vast network of connections in order to help further his career. He tells stories of all-night flights, taking bad meetings, and hearing ‘no’ continuously while trying to start projects and companies.

    Matt gives great advice about what it takes to become successful when you start out with zero name recognition – like so many of us do – and how to gain connections and maintain them. Matt is the definition of grinding to get to where you want to go. You’ll hear all about his story, his tips and advice, and much more.


  • Entertainment,  Sports

    Ep. 6 – Joey O. On the Importance of Persistence in Achieving Your Dreams

    Joey O is an award-winning, best-selling author and “The World’s Only Acrobatic Golf Comedian.”  He has been described as the “Best Entertainer in the World” by golf professionals across the country. Joey has performed worldwide for over 40 years, including an appearance along with Tiger Woods on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In each performance, Joey showcases his motor skills genius while giving the audience the most memorable golf experience alongside a motivational message. The legendary Bob Hope said of Joey that he “is the most creative and determined entertainer I know and a great one at that!” According to PGA Tour Professional and TV analyst, Paul Azinger, “…on a scale of 1-10, Joey’s show is a 50. The best ball striking I’ve ever seen!” In this episode, we discuss how Joey got his start in show business, including how he formed an unlikely friendship with Bob Hope and his story about the path he took to appear on The Tonight Show. Joey also talks about how much practice and persistence has shaped his professional life, and the obstacles he had to overcome to become one of the best, well-known golf acts in the country. Joey O is a constant source of positivity and motivation, which listeners will hear throughout the entire interview. This was a fun episode that really makes you take stock of your life and think about if you’re doing all that you can be in order to get to the places you want to go. Enjoy!

    Show Notes: 2:40 – How a circus motivated Joey’s entertainment career 4:28 – On how Joey got his start in show business 9:50 – On how he met and befriended show business legend Bob Hope 13:15 – On his mentorship with acrobat Larry Griswold 16:12 – Joey’s dream of appearing on The Tonight Show and persisting for 27 years 20:30 – Joey on his Tonight Show appearance 23:51 – On how Joey developed his ability to persist 26:05 – On recovering from mistakes 27:07 – On his parents thoughts of him getting into show business 28:25 – His thoughts on being a motivator 29:22 – On achieving with dyslexia and becoming a bestselling author 31:41 – The origins for his award-winning book The Dream Seed 33:19 – Joey’s intense training schedule 36:00 – On being patient and erring to reach mastery 37:24 – The absurd thing that Joey loves doing 38:41 – On what he would put on a cheat sheet to his younger self 41:08 – The best advice his mentors gave him 42:53 – On what gets Joey excited now 43:52 – His thoughts on the most misunderstood thing about being successful 45:40 – Common pitfalls that he didn’t fall into 46:35 – The worst advice Joey hears given 47:50 – How he deals with the times he feels overwhelmed 48:33 – Joey O’s message he would broadcast to the world 49:38 – Joey O-isms Show Links: Larry Griswold on The Frank Sinatra Show Joey O. appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Dream Seed by Joey O. Theme music: DREAM by SackJo22 ft. Jeris Haskel
  • Business,  Entertainment,  Sports

    Ep. 5 – NFL Great Joe Theismann On Dealing with Adversity and Embracing Change in Your Life

    Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) is a former NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, broadcaster, author, and restaurateur. Joe is best known for his NFL career with the Washington Redskins where he played quarterback, guiding the Redskins to the Super Bowl championships by 1982. Joe followed up the next season by winning the NFL Most Valuable Player award in 1983. Following his infamous career-ending leg injury, Joe worked as a broadcaster and analyst for ESPN for nearly 20 years while also working on a broadcast team with the NFL Network. Additionally, Joe is a restaurateur, owning Theismann’s Restaurant and Bar. He also performs as a speaker for corporate events, speaking on topics such as leadership and self-motivation. In this episode, we discuss aspects of Joe’s career that many do not know about it, including his decision to forego the NFL and play in the Canadian Football League. We talk Joe’s infamous leg injury and how it affected his career and forced him to embrace change in his life. Ever the storyteller, Joe takes us many inspirational, funny, and life changing aspects of his life. We talk about all of this and more with Joe’s contagious enthusiasm and motivational nuggets of advice that he’s adopted from his incredible journey. Enjoy!

    Show Notes: 2:40 – The story behind why he changed his last name at Notre Dame 6:45 – On why Joe chose to play football at Notre Dame 9:48 – How he went from punt returner to starting quarterback 13:48 – On his decision to play pro football in Canada instead of the NFL 19:58 – What Joe thinks separated him from other quarterbacks 22:40 – The things that Joe mentally struggled with during his NFL career 26:25 – Joe talks about his infamous leg injury and the aftermath of it on his career 32:33 – Lessons Joe learned from his 23 years in broadcasting 34:00 – On why Joe chose broadcasting over coaching 35:35 – On what Joe thinks most people don’t understand about being successful 37:45 – On embracing change in life 39:22 – The things that Joe thinks are important in life Show Links: Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League Theismann’s Restaurant and Bar Theme music: DREAM by SackJo22 ft. Jeris Haskel
  • Entertainment

    Ep. 3 – Doc Thompson on Breaking The Mold and Other Lessons Learned From a Life in Entertainment

    Doc Thompson (@DocThompsonShow) is a political radio and TV host and political commentator. Doc is the host of Doc Thompson’s The Daily MoJo which appears on his newly released radio channel, MoJo5.0 Radio on the Dash Radio network. He has also created his own food radio channel, Spoony Radio, which also appears on the Dash Radio network. Doc was the former host of The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson, a radio and TV show on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze Network. Additionally, Doc provides political analysis, appearing on various television shows such as CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, The Blaze’s Real News, The Glenn Beck Program, The Pat and Stu Show, and special election coverage for CNN and Fox News. Doc has been honored to be a part of several teams, receiving a total of 7 Marconi Radio Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters. In this episode, we discuss Doc’s beginnings in radio, his experiences in radio broadcast school, and hosting his own television show. We also dive into his philosophy on breaking the mold in entertainment in order to stand out from the rest and many, many other lessons he’s learned from his life on radio and TV, including Doc’s Five Rules to Live By. Enjoy!

    Show Notes: 5:00 – The moment Doc realized he wanted to be in radio 8:05 – Doc’s experience in radio school 9:49 – His advice for those going into broadcasting 13:13 – On how to build your brand and break the mold to become known 17:18 – Doc on being fired from radio stations all across the country 24:10 – Doc’s thoughts on if there was he time he wanted to quit the industry 28:30 – How Doc developed his unique on-air style 34:57 – The times when Doc failed early in his career 39:39 – On doing a TV show of a radio show 40:48 – A typical day for Doc 48:07 – Doc’s secret to being a good interviewer 54:00 – Daws Butler and the art of timing in an interview 58:12 – Doc on what it’s like starting his own radio channel 1:03:02 – The people who inspire him 1:06:26 – Doc’s advice to those with a big idea and taking action 1:11:30 – The importance of eliminating your ego 1:14:10 – The worst advice Doc hears given 1:18:28 – The best advice Doc offers people 1:21:29 – His thoughts on selfishness in the business 1:23:10 – The thing that has helped Doc progress the most in his career 1:24:00 – On what he knows now that he wishes he knew at the beginning of his career 1:27:16 – His thoughts on what most people don’t understand about being successful 1:29:50 – The message that Doc would broadcast to people 1:30:40 – Doc’s Five Rules to Live By Show Links: MoJo5.0 Radio Spoony Radio TheBlaze Network  Voice actor Daws Butler The Far Side comics Theme music: DREAM by SackJo22 ft. Jeris Haskel