Blog Category: Ambition

Erika Ender: Everybody Has Talent

I’m so happy to present this episode to you. I originally interviewed Erika Ender in October of 2017. I wanted to re-release this episode to celebrate her recent Grammy nomination for “best…

I’m so happy to present this episode to you. I originally interviewed Erika Ender in October of 2017. I wanted to re-release this episode to celebrate her recent Grammy nomination for “best song of the year” for Despacito, which she wrote with Luis Fonsi. The song has 7billion+ views on YouTube. I asked how she […]

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Rich Roll: Surrendering Does Not Mean Failure

“If you were on the outside looking in you’d probably think, ‘This guy’s got a really good life.’ And on paper I did, but on the inside I felt like I was…

“If you were on the outside looking in you’d probably think, ‘This guy’s got a really good life.’ And on paper I did, but on the inside I felt like I was dying. I was depressed. I was unenthusiastic about my life because I knew I was in a career that was ill suited to […]

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Jackie Martling: The Joke Man… I Talk with Howard Stern’s Former Lead Writer

I started to get really itchy. Inside my head. I didn’t know how to scratch it. So I avoided it. Until I broke out into hives and finally forced myself on stage.…

I started to get really itchy. Inside my head. I didn’t know how to scratch it. So I avoided it. Until I broke out into hives and finally forced myself on stage. I think it started when I interviewed Gary Gulman, one of the greatest comedians ever. It was over two years ago. And even […]

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Dennis Woodside: How Do You Know When Something is The Next Big Thing (Advice from Dropbox’s COO)

Episode 286:  Advice from Dropbox’s COO Dennis Woodside left Google, for DropBox. Everyone thought he was crazy. DropBox was this little tiny company. What was he thinking? “So you ask why I would…

Episode 286:  Advice from Dropbox’s COO Dennis Woodside left Google, for DropBox. Everyone thought he was crazy. DropBox was this little tiny company. What was he thinking? “So you ask why I would go from Google to Dropbox. Just play the movie forward. Where’s it going to be in ten years? It’s logical to me that […]

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Anthony Ervin: Overcoming Your Battles: How an Olympic Swimmer Transformed Tourette’s Syndrome into Winning Gold

Episode 283: How an Olympic Swimmer Transformed Tourette’s Syndrome into Winning Gold Anthony holds a lot of weird records. But the most interesting to me is the record for the biggest span…

Episode 283: How an Olympic Swimmer Transformed Tourette’s Syndrome into Winning Gold Anthony holds a lot of weird records. But the most interesting to me is the record for the biggest span between winning golds. SIXTEEN YEARS.    But first, let’s start from the beginning. Anthony Ervin always had a gift for swimming. He had […]

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Sheila Nevins: The HBO Producer Who Dawned the Era of the Human Experience

Before Sheila Nevins, no one cared about our human stories. “I felt that there could be performance in every man, that every man could perform his life or his situation or his…

Before Sheila Nevins, no one cared about our human stories. “I felt that there could be performance in every man, that every man could perform his life or his situation or his trauma or his successes or his failure,” Sheila said. She’s a 26 Academy Award winning HBO producer. She birthed the modern documentary. 1,700 […]

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Kellan Lutz: The Actor’s Guide to Building a Personal Blueprint and Following Your Spirit

I’ve never been a vampire. But Kellan has. He got his big break in “Twilight.” This was an epic. Five movies back to back. It was a supernatural role in this made…

I’ve never been a vampire. But Kellan has. He got his big break in “Twilight.” This was an epic. Five movies back to back. It was a supernatural role in this made up fantasy world. And that’s where he found his freedom. “With Sci-Fi, you have this freedom to create whatever world, whatever rules, you […]

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