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The Get Rich Podcast

The Get Rich Podcast

By Richard Rycraw
Finding a job that brings you joy and satisfaction in life isn't always an easy thing to do. Especially when you don't know what jobs are out there, what it takes to get into these fields, and what it takes to be successful in them. In this podcast, I (Richard Rycraw) will interview people who have jobs in various areas and ask them these questions so that maybe someone who is interested in following the same path can gain insight on how to do it.
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Episode 65: Entrepreneur - Dr. Hoby Wedler: Tasting in the Dark, Senspoint
Today's episode features Dr. Hoby Wedler, who had been awarded Champion of Change in 2012 by President Obama, Forbs 30 under 30 in the food and drink category in 2016, and Sacramento Business Journals 40 under 40 in 2016. We talk about his upbringing, being completely blind since birth and how that has caused him to use his other senses in different ways, his nonprofit that helped blind and visually impaired kids in STEAM fields, how he developed Tasting in the Dark (a blindfolded wine experience) in collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola Winery, his work with Senspoint, and so much more! Links below for more information on Hoby and his work: https://www.hobywedler.com/ https://hobysessentials.com/ https://senspointdesign.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJDHovTiWBk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_1pB2n3Etw If you end up enjoying this or other episodes, make sure you rate it on apple podcasts or share it with a friend or family member. And if you or someone you know is interested in being on an episode, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on LinkedIn at Richard H Rycraw
01:00:06
February 22, 2022
Episode 64: #VanLife
Welcome back for another year of getting rich! For this episode I bring back Derrek Trickel from Episode 8: Tax Practitioner/Enrolled Agent to talk about his Van Life experiences. As more jobs offer temporary/remote work, and people find it increasingly difficult to own property, many are turning to a life on the road living out of an RV or a van. Derrek and I discuss how he became interested in van life, what the costs/labor associated with it are, how people make money on the road, some of his personal experiences, some resources, and so much more! If you have any questions for Derrek about your own Van Life journey, message him on Instagram @11dtrick If you end up enjoying this or other episodes, make sure you rate it on apple podcasts or share it with a friend or family member. And if you or someone you know is interested in being on an episode, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on LinkedIn at Richard H Rycraw
01:01:26
February 08, 2022
Episode 63: Research Chef - PeasOnMoss + The Get Rich Podcast Crossover
In today's episode, I am joined by Kimberly Schaub, host of PeasOnMoss, and Research Chef/Senior Food Scientist working in business development for Griffith Foods. We talk about how she became interested in food sciences, what her path was to becoming a Research Chef, what the job entails, and how she started PeasOnMoss. She also talks to me about my job working for Isinglass Estate Winery, the history of winemaking in the midwest and its impact on global winemaking, and what my ideas of success in my job are.  To learn more about Kimberly, and to hear from other people in the food industry, listen to PeasOnMoss everywhere you listen to podcasts! If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be a Research Chef, check out the Research Chefs Association website: culinology.org If you end up enjoying this or other episodes, make sure you rate it on apple podcasts or share it with a friend or family member. And if you or someone you know is interested in being on an episode, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on LinkedIn at Richard H Rycraw
30:42
December 21, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving Break!
No episode this week!! Will be back next week, I promise!
00:51
November 30, 2021
Episode 62: Painter/Artist - Elliott "Mac_Paints" McAnany
For this week's episode, I have on my first painter/local KC artist, Mr. Elliott McAnany, to discuss what it's like to be an artist. We discuss how his upbringing got him interested in art, how he quit his job doing asphalt to become a full-time artist, what his creative process and inspirations are, how Covid affected him, and the importance of having honest people around you. We end our discussion by discussing how the price of some art gets set, and advice for anyone interested in becoming an artist. To learn more about Elliott and his art, follow him on Instagram @mac_paints If you would like to check out some of his sister Erin's designs, follow her on Instagram @corntemporarydesigns, and check out her website: Corntemporarydesigns.com And to stay updated on future events at their art studio, follow their studio's Instagram @somethingelsestudio If you end up enjoying this or other episodes, make sure you rate it on apple podcasts or share it with a friend or family member. And if you or someone you know is interested in being on an episode, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on LinkedIn at Richard H Rycraw
52:54
November 23, 2021
Episode 61: Clinical Pharmacist
For this episode, we talk to Ms. Amelia Gooch about her job as a Clinical Pharmacist for Liberty Hospital. We talk about how she got interested in pharmacy, the different types of pharmacists are, the challenges of the residency/job market, what a Clinical Pharmacist does day-to-day, some of the pros and cons of specializing, and so much more! If you would like to know more about Pharmacy, connect with Amelia Gooch on LinkedIn! To find out how to donate food, gifts, adopt a family, or volunteer with Coldwater of Lee's Summit, visit their website: coldwater.me If you end up enjoying this or other episodes, make sure you rate it on apple podcasts or share it with a friend or family member. And if you or someone you know is interested in being on an episode, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on LinkedIn at Richard H Rycraw
37:22
November 16, 2021
Episode 60: Agent Experience Manager for The Agency
For today's episode, I bring on Ms. Kimberly Wilhite to talk about her job as an Agent Experience Manager (AEM) for The Agency; a luxury real estate agency based out of Los Angeles. In this episode, we discuss how she found out about the job via LinkedIn, what an AEM does, what an AEM's relationship is with the agents, how the culture of The Agency sets it apart from other companies, some of the benefits to working for The Agency, how it has been working during COVID, and so much more! For more information on The Agency, be sure to check out their website: theagencyre.com Connect with Kimberly on LinkedIn for more information on opportunities within The Agency. If you end up enjoying this or other episodes, make sure you rate it on apple podcasts or share it with a friend or family member. And if you or someone you know is interested in being on an episode, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on LinkedIn at Richard H Rycraw
40:26
November 09, 2021
Episode 1 REMASTERED: Water Polo
This is a remastered first episode of the podcast where I talk to my older sister, Mia Rycraw bout her job as a professional Water Polo player If you end up enjoying this or other episodes, make sure you rate it on apple podcasts or share it with a friend or family member. And if you or someone you know is interested in being on an episode, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on LinkedIn at Richard H Rycraw
01:04:27
November 02, 2021
Episode 59: Nurse 2 - Neurology
For this episode, I talk to Alisa Becker about her job as a Neurology Nurse. We talk about how she has always wanted to become a nurse, what it was like going through nursing school, how her initial goal of working with mothers and babies led her to neurology, and what the difference between working night shift vs day shift is. We also discuss how doctors and nurses work together, what it's like to deal with patients and their families during Covid, what shows like Grey's Anatomy get right and wrong, and so much more! If you are interested in working for St. Luke's Health Systems, check out their careers page: careers.saintlukeskc.org If you end up enjoying this or other episodes, make sure you rate it on apple podcasts or share it with a friend or family member. And if you or someone you know is interested in being on an episode, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on LinkedIn at Richard H Rycraw
45:53
October 26, 2021
Episode 58: Forensic Scientist
For episode 58 I brought on Amber Gerheart, to talk about her job as a Forensic Scientist for the Idaho State Police.  The views expressed in this episode are strictly Amber's and are not the views of the ISP.  Amber informs us about how she got started in forensic science, how competitive the field actually is, what the transition from school to working is like, and some of the techniques/equipment used in forensic testing. We also talk a little bit about some common misconceptions of the job and how it's portrayed through media, and so much more!  You can find Amber Gerheart on LinkedIn if you would like to connect, and if you would like to know more about the forensics unit for the Idaho State Police, visit their website: isp.idaho.gov/forensics If you end up enjoying this or other episodes, make sure you rate it on apple podcasts or share it with a friend or family member. And if you or someone you know is interested in being on an episode, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on LinkedIn at Richard H Rycraw
45:08
October 19, 2021
Episode 57: Entrepreneur - Edg-Clif Vineyard and Winery with Steffie Littlefield and Cyndy Keesee
Welcome back for another episode of The Get Rich Podcast! This episode is another installment of the Entrepreneur Series on the podcast! For today's episode, episode 57, I talk to Steffie Littlefield and Cyndy Keesee, the sisters behind Edg-Clif Vineyard and Winery down in Potosi, Missouri. We talk about how they transformed their family Hereford Cattle farm that they grew up on into a vineyard/winery/brewery, how the University of Missouri helped them get started, the history of Midwest grapes and how they saved the French wine industry, their approach to running a great business, the types of wines that they have to offer, and so much more! If you are interested in learning more about Missouri grapes, wines, and wineries, visit MissouriWine.org. And if you would like to check out Edg-Clif, see the wine, try the beer, stay in an Airbnb, or just say hi, visit their website: edg-clif.com And if you or someone you know is interested in being on the podcast, message me on Facebook or Instagram at The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, OR message me on LinkedIn at Richard Rycraw
01:08:28
October 12, 2021
Episode 56: Application Technologist II at Sensient Food Color
For this week's episode, I bring on Nicole Carey to talk about her job as an Application Technologist II for Sensient in their food color division. We talk about how she got interested in food science, how her experience in Quality Assurance helped her transition to Product Development, and what she does as an Application Technologist. We also discuss some misconceptions over "natural", "artificial", and "synthetic" colors, and how color and perception shape how we enjoy our foods! If you would like to know more, connect with Nicole Carey on Linkedin, or visit Sensient's website, sensient.com, for information and employment opportunities! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
43:03
October 05, 2021
Episode 55: Quality and Process Control Engineer
Welcome back for another episode of The Get Rich Podcast! Sorry for the hiatus, but we are back with another episode. This episode features Julianna Kubiak, of MegaMex Foods. We talk about her job as a Quality and Process Control Engineer, how she got started in food science, what interested her about the Quality aspect of the food industry, and the differences between working in a plant versus working on the corporate side. We also discuss what plant audits look like, what other departments she works with, what food products MegaMex produces, her favorite and least favorite parts of her job, and so much more! Connect with Julianna Kubiak on LinkedIn, and follow her dog, Clementine, on Instagram: @clemipoo_ Visit HormelFoods.com to learn more about Hormel, their family companies (including MegaMex), as well as look for employment opportunities! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
45:01
September 28, 2021
Episode 54: Financial Aid Counselor
In this episode, I invite Peyton Sandfort (from Episode 5: College Advisor) back on to talk about her new job as a Financial Aid Counselor for the University of Kansas. We talk about why she decided to transition, how her old job helped her in her current one, what the learning curve was like for her, what the financial aid process is like, some of the good (and bad) parts of her job, dealing with angry students/parents, advice, and so much more! For all your FAFSA/financial aid questions and needs, check out studentaid.gov for more! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
36:52
August 11, 2021
Episode 53: Senior Events Coordinator
On this episode of the podcast, I bring back Sean Timmons (from Episode 35: Administrative Assistant) to talk about his new position at Focus on the Family as their Senior Events Coordinator for marriage events. We discuss how he transitioned from his previous role at Focus to his new one, what his new job looks like, some of the challenges, his favorite and least favorite parts, advice, and so much more! For more information on Focus on the Family and their marriage department, check out their website: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/ Come back every Tuesday for a new episode of The Get Rich Podcast, available on all streaming platforms! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
59:39
August 03, 2021
1 YEAR IN REVIEW
Hey guys! 52 episodes in! that means it has been a full year (in episodes, not days) since I started The Get rich Podcast!!! So for this week, I'm doing a 1-year review of the podcast. I basically recap most of the episodes to date and talk about them a little. I definitely ramble a bit (it's 50 minutes of just me talking...) but give it a listen if you want to! or don't. I don't blame you if you don't.  If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
50:11
July 20, 2021
Episode 52: Speech Language Pathologist
On this episode I bring on Jennifer Yerganian to talk about her job as a Speech Language Pathologist (SPL). She talks to us about how she became interested in the field, how broad the SPL field is, why she decided to go the clinical route instead of working with children, what teaching people how to swallow has to do with the SPL field, the types of patients and issues seen in a clinical setting, and so much more!  To learn more about the field of Speech Language Pathology, check out the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's website: asha.org For more information on KC Pet Project, check out their website: kcpetproject.org  If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
59:34
July 13, 2021
Episode 51: Clinical Therapist
For this episode, I talk to Sindhu Fedosyuk about her job as a Clinical Therapist. Sindhu specializes in therapy for children and transgender individuals but is able to provide therapy for anyone in need.  We discuss Sindhu's own struggles with mental health and how that lead her to want to become a therapist, some of the signs to look for to know if your child might be transgender, the importance of therapy for everyone, and so much more! If you want to know more about Sindhu and to see if she might be the right therapist for you, check out her website, sindhufedosyuk.com If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:01:36
July 06, 2021
Episode 50: Entrepreneur - COO and Co-Founder of Business Services Collective, Kyle Johnson
For the 50th (!!!) episode of The Get Rich Podcast, I bring on Kyle Johnson: Co-Founder and COO of Business Services Collective. We discuss why Kyle ended up switching from going to school to be an artist to starting a non-profit, why they decided to go the non-profit route, how they try to help underserved communities to dismantle some of the systematic issues, the importance of bookkeeping and paperwork in the construction field, and so much more! Business Services Collective is a 501(c)3 non-profit that works with diverse neighborhood construction businesses in the Chicago area, creating a shared back office, enabling entrepreneurs to delegate administrative tasks and focus on growing their business. They currently provide construction cost estimation/bidding support, bookkeeping, and administrative assistance to construction entrepreneurs through a blended approach of coaching and direct services provided by diverse industry professionals.  If you have questions about Business Services Collective, check out their website businessservicescollective.org, or connect with Kyle Johnson on LinkedIn. If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
57:28
June 29, 2021
Episode 49: Veteran's United Loan Specialist
On this episode I bring on my friend Lameck Lugano to talk about his job at Veteran's United as a Loan Specialist. We discuss how he ended up entering this field, the type of training he went through to get to this position, the types of loans, some of the perks of Veteran's United loans, the benefits of the work environment at the VU so much more! If you want to know more about Veteran's United, visit their website at veteransunited.com If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow me on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
52:46
June 22, 2021
Episode 48: Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist
For this week's episode, we have on Aaron Ladd of 41 Action News in Kansas City to talk about his job as a Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist. Aaron talks about how he got started in sports journalism, what it's like to work in different media markets, the effect that creating connections from Mizzou's Journalism School has on his career, how important writing is for his job, what it was like to come to a city to cover the Kansas City Chiefs right after they won a Super Bowl, how he goes about interviewing and covering different stories, and so much more! Aaron is a big supporter of the WNBA, so if you would like to know more about the players and teams, or to see schedules, read articles, and watch games, visit WNBA.com for all your WNBA needs! If you want to follow Aaron on Twitter or Instagram, find him @aaronladd0 If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, message The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
56:13
June 15, 2021
Episode 47: Associate Food Scientist at Berner Food and Beverage
After a week off for Memorial Day, we are BACK with a new episode! This week's episode features Morgan Schuler, an Associate Scientist at Berner Food and Beverage. We discuss how she transitioned from wanting to make prosthetics to being a food scientist, the jump from Quality Assurance to R&D, what she does day-to-day, the importance of continued education, and so much more! If you would like to learn more about Berner Food and Beverage and the products/careers they offer, visit their website at bernerfoodandbeverage.com If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, message The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
47:15
June 08, 2021
Episode 46: Fashion Merchandiser
For this episode, I bring on Dylan Gates to talk about his job as a Fashion Merchandiser. We discuss how he got interested in fashion from a young age, how he got his start in the industry, what he does as a merchandiser, the challenges of working with clients across the world, some of the pros and cons of his job, as well as the perks of working remotely, and so much more! If you have any questions about the industry, feel free to email him at gates.m.dylan@gmail.com If you want to know more about Kirsch LLC, feel free to visit their website here. If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, message The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
56:24
May 25, 2021
Episode 45: Camera/Stedicam Operator
For this episode, I'm joined by my old friend, Chris "Steadibeans" Pinto, to talk about his job as a Camera/Steadicam operator for music video shoots. We discuss how he got interested in camerawork, the type of person that is good for camera operating, his journey to his current position, what the industry is like, what goes into planning/executing a video shoot, how COVID has affected the industry, the politics that goes on in the industry, as well as some lessons he's learned along the way. If you'd like to see some of Chris's work, check him out on Instagram @pintoproduction. If you'd like to learn more about Juniper Visuals, check out their website here. If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, message The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:11:52
May 18, 2021
Episode 44: Senior Producer at Insider
For In this episode I bring on my friend Abby Narishkin, Senior Producer at Insider (formerly Business Insider), to talk about her job. We discuss how she went from teaching English in Korea to working at Insider, what goes into a shoot, how to remain curious, advice on how to keep a positive attitude despite view counts, and so much more! Follow Insider on all social media platforms, and check out their website for more information. If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, message The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:02:38
May 11, 2021
Episode 43: High School Basketball Coach
On this episode I bring on current Walnut High School Boy's Basketball Coach, Joe Khouzam, to talk about his job. We discuss his journey getting interested in basketball and coaching, how he got his start, some of the amazing players he's been able to coach, the difference between off-season prep and in-season coaching, what it's like to coach your own child, his favorite and least favorite parts of the job, and so much more! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, message The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
49:48
May 04, 2021
Episode 42: Property Manager
On this week's episode, I bring on Shelbie Langford to talk about her job as a Property Manager of an apartment complex in Columbia, Missouri. She talks to us about how she got started working in property management, some of the ins and outs of budgeting and maintaining a complex, how covid has affected evictions, gender discrimination in the workplace and so much more! If you or anyone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, follow The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, and email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:03:30
April 20, 2021
Episode 41: Fashion Designer
For this episode, I bring on Allison Vaughn, Fashion Designer for J. Jill's Wearever collection. We talk about how she got interested in fashion design, how she ended up choosing a school, what it is like to work in the fashion industry, how chaotic it can be, how she goes about the design process from start to finish, and so much more! If you are interested in learning more about Alli, follow her on Instagram @alli_416, and check out her website allisonvaughndesign.squarespace.com. If you are interested in checking out her line of comfortable clothing for women, go to jjill.com/shop/collections/wearever. If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, follow the pod on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:10:33
April 13, 2021
Episode 40: Consumer Loan Officer
For this episode, I bring on my friend Travis Lowenstein to talk about his job as a Consumer Loan Officer (Loan Underwriter). We talk about how he got started in the field, what a loan underwriter does, types of loans, the consumer'/bank relationship, and so much more! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, follow the podcast in Facebook and Instagram, and email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:05:57
April 06, 2021
Episode 39: New Homes Sales Agent
On this episode, I have my friend Taylor Brown on to talk about her job as a New Home Sales Agent! We talk about how she started, what the licensing test like, her experience working in a model home, the pros and cons of buying a new home, and so much more!  If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of The Get Rich Podcast, follow the pod on Facebook and Instagram, and email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com 
01:15:11
March 30, 2021
Episode 38: EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
On today's episode, I have on an EMT to discuss how they became an EMT, what the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic is, the different opportunities that being an EMT can bring, as well as what the job looks like, what the pay is like, some interesting stories, and so much more! We had a TON of fun recording this episode, and we hope you enjoy! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of The Get Rich Podcast, message me on Instagram and Facebook (@thegetrichpodcast), or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:16:04
March 23, 2021
Episode 37: Nanny
On today's episode, I have on Stephanie Mock to talk with her about one of her jobs as a Nanny. We discuss how some people get into nannying, how lucrative the field actually is, the need for more males working with young children, as well as some advice to those interested in being a professional nanny! If you are interested in being a nanny or finding a qualified one near you, check out care.com for more information! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of The Get Rich Podcast, message me on Facebook or Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com 
50:34
February 23, 2021
Episode 36: Landscape Architect
On today's episode, I bring on Alysse Kirkman to talk about her job as a Landscape Architect. She talks about how she got into it, her journey through design school, what she does day-to-day, how parks and other public/private spaces can affect a community, the importance of outreach, and so much more! If you have questions about Landscape Architecture, follow Alysse on Instagram @alysseann, and check out the website for the American Society of Landscape Architects For questions, comments, concerns, support, OR to be featured on an episode of the podcast, follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
51:23
February 09, 2021
Episode 35: Administrative Assistant - Focus on the Family
On this episode, I have my friend, Sean Timmons, on to talk about his job as an Administrative Assistant at Focus on the Family. We discuss how he found this position during a pandemic, what Focus on the Family is, what they provide, what his role in their marriage department is, and so much more!  *Throughout the podcast we referred to Focus on the Family as a non-profit. This is not true. It is a ministry that functions similar to a non-profit. For more information about Focus on the Family, check out their website: focusonthefamily.com For questions, comments, concerns, or to be featured on an episode of the podcast, follow The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
53:18
February 02, 2021
Episode 34: Photo Editor
On this episode, I have my friend, Monique Woo, on to talk about her job as a Photo Editor for The Washington Post! We talk about how she first discovered photo editing, how she got her internship at WaPo, the difference between types of "editors", what she does day-to-day, how COVID has impacted her job. Monique also gives great advice to anyone looking to get into photo editing (or getting into any field in general)!  Make sure to check out Monique's website, moniquewoophoto.com, and here's a link to a Washington Post page about Monique and some of her articles she's worked on! Go subscribe to The Washington Post for news, sports, tech, travel, op-eds, and so much more! For questions, comments, concerns, support, OR to be featured on an episode of the podcast, follow The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
52:53
January 26, 2021
Episode 33: Entrepreneur - Motivational Speaker/Parenting Coach, DJ Inspires
On this episode, I have on my former hurdles coach, Coach DeAntwann "DJ" Johnson, on to talk about his business that he started: DJ Inspires, where he does motivational speaking, youth mentoring, and parenting classes.  We talk about how his childhood helped shape him into the person he is today, his journey from doing track and field coaching to coaching both parents and children into being the best that they can be, some fantastic advice on being a student, parenting, and his overall message to people, as well as advice on someone wondering if they should use their story to become a motivational speaker as well!  Follow DJ on Twitter and Instagram @djinspiresall , and follow his parenting Instagram @djinspiresparenting  Buy your copy of The Sun Is Always Shining: A Story of Adversity Turned to Triumph on Amazon today! Check out DJ's website: djinspires.com to sign up for parenting courses, student mentoring, or to have DJ speak to your school! Listen to DJ's podcast, The DJ Inspires Podcast, on all streaming platforms!
01:03:01
January 19, 2021
Episode 32: Digital Coordinator
In this episode, I bring my friend, Courtney Yerganian, on to talk about her job as the Digital Coordinator for the food warehousing and distribution company, Paris Brothers. We discuss a wide range of topics, such as how she switched from an engineering major over to journalism, how her internships prepared her for her current position, the importance of finding a company that shares your values, as well as the different media posts she is in charge of, the importance of knowing each brand identity, and so much more! For more information on Paris Brothers Business Solutions, visit their website: parisbrothers.com For information on their Specialty Foods, visit their other website: parisbrothersspecialtyfoods.com To help support survivors of human trafficking, check out Restoration House KC where you can find links to information and resources, or to volunteer and donate! restorationhousekc.org
52:38
January 12, 2021
NEW YEAR'S SPECIAL!!!!
For this short New Years Special, I share some of the 10 plus 1 podcasts I've been listening to over the past year. I give a little snippet of what they are about as well. The 10 plus 1 are: 1. The Art of Manliness 2. The Roommates Podcast 3. Lore 4. Philosophize This 5. My Food Job Rocks 6. Jocko Podcast 7. Yang Speaks 8. Potentially Dangerous Podcast 9. The Knowsbleeds 10. The Art of Charm Plus 1: Flagrant 2
19:42
January 01, 2021
Episode 31: 4th Grade Teacher
For this episode, I talk to my friend, Noelle Kirkman, about her job as a 4th Grade Teacher. We talk about how she initially started in journalism and switched to teaching, her experience teaching in a KC public school with a lot of refugee students who don't speak English, how she is able to prepare to teach multiple subjects in the classroom, the effects of COVID, and so much more!  For more information about Teach For America, visit their website: https://www.teachforamerica.org/ To donate to and help fund a teacher in a local classroom visit the Donors Choose website: https://www.donorschoose.org/ For questions, comments, concerns, support, Or to be featured on an episode of the podcast, follow The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
55:41
December 22, 2020
Episode 30: Nurse - Neurology Step-Down
In today's episode, I talk to my good friend Allie about her job as a Nurse in the Neurology Step-down. We talk about what a "step-down" unit is, how her experiences during the Joplin tornado influenced her decision to go into the health professions, some of the struggles of being a nurse, some really interesting stories about what she has experienced in the hospital, and so much more! If you would like to follow Allie's dog Instagram, find it at billnyethetripodguy ! For questions, comments, concerns, support, OR if you want to be featured on an episode of the podcast, follow The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Twitter, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com.
01:18:05
December 15, 2020
Episode 29: Technical Strategy/Account Manager - Nikken Foods
On today's episode, I bring on my friend Isabel McNeill to talk about her job at Nikken Foods as a Technical Strategy/Account Manager. We discuss What Nikken does as a company, how she got interested in food science, how she transitioned to the sales side, how COVID-19 has affected her job, new trends in the food industry, and so much more! For more information on Nikken Foods and their products, visit their website: nikkenfoods.com For questions, comments, concerns, support, OR to be featured on an episode of the podcast, follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:02:27
December 08, 2020
Episode 28: Montessori Teacher
On today's episode, I have on TWO special guests, Mariah Marsh, and Chaffin DeVera, to talk about their jobs as Montessori Preschool Teachers. We talk about how they got started, different paths to becoming a preschool teacher, how children develop at different ages, managing each child's unique personalities, what they have learned from the students, and so much more! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
44:15
December 01, 2020
TURKEY DAY SPECIAL!!!
This is the Turkey Day Special ladies and gents!!! No guest this week as I give thanks to a bunch of people who have been on the podcast, or have helped me along the way. It ended up being longer than I anticipated, but I think it was worth it. And to the MANY many people who weren't named specifically, just know I am also thankful to you! Alright, Happy Thanksgiving y'all! Gobble gobble! 
38:21
November 24, 2020
Episode 27: Police Officer
In this episode, I talk to a friend of mine, Officer (Insert random name here), about their job as a Police Officer in the Kansas City Metro area. We discuss their motivations behind becoming an officer, the requirements, the training, how they approach various situations, the mental health aspect of being a police officer, positives and negatives of the job, and so much more!  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast is designed to talk about what people do in their day-to-day jobs, not make political statements. If you were expecting more of that in this episode I'm sorry to disappoint. Certain details we were not able to go in-depth about for the safety/mental health of the officer and victims involved. If you want to know more specific details about certain incidents, ask officers at your local precincts, or go for ride-alongs to get a first-person POV, etc. Thanks for understanding.* If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of The Get Rich Podcast, follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichod@gmail.com
01:13:19
November 17, 2020
Episode 26: Entrepreneur - Go Explore KC
For this episode, I have on Maria Andrew, founder of Go Explore KC, to talk about her job as an entrepreneur. We discuss her decision to leave public relations to go into teaching, how she started publishing a magazine while still teaching, how that turned into Go Explore KC, as well as all answer all the questions about how Go Explore KC works, what it offers, and how to sign up! For more information on Go Explore KC, visit the website, goexplorekc.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
57:19
November 10, 2020
Episode 25: Concierge Medical Aesthetician
In today's episode, I have Ashley Pratt MSN, APRN, of MoBo KC, on to talk about her job as a Concierge Medical Aesthetician. We discuss what Botox is, the differences between Dysport, Botox, Sculptra, and other toxins/fillers, how they work, how Ashley got into doing injections, some common things men and women get done, and so much more! We also answer some common questions about each treatment for those who are interested in doing it for themselves. For more information on Ashley and her practice, follow her on Instagram @mobokc1, or check out her website, www.mobokc.com. Call or message if you have any further questions, or would like to set up an appointment. If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:04:03
November 03, 2020
Episode 24: Meat Application Scientist
On this episode, I have on the creator and host of My Food Jobs Rocks, Adam Yee, to talk about his job as a Meat Application Scientist at Motif Foodworks as well as his podcast. he talks about how he got interested in food science, his journey toward working with alternative proteins, and how/why he started My Food Job Rocks. We also discuss how plant proteins get transformed to become more "meat-like", advice to current and aspiring food scientists, why this field is important, and so much more! For more information on Motif Foodworks, check out their website: madewithmotif.com To learn more about The Good Food Institute, and Food Grads, check out their websites: gfi.org, and foodgrads.com Make sure to connect with Adam on LinkedIn, and follow/listen to My Food Job Rocks on Instagram / Spotify! If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of the podcast, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:10:04
October 27, 2020
Episode 23: Entrepreneur - Isinglass Estate Winery
On today's episode, I invite my boss and owner/winemaker at Isinglass Estate Winery, Sarah Vore, on the pod as part of my Entrepreneur Series to talk about starting a winery with no background in winemaking (and not even liking wine!), and working with her husband, Brandon, to learn about grape growing, winemaking, and deliver an experience unique to rural Kansas. She provides great advice on how to be successful as an entrepreneur, and the sort of mentality you need when starting your own winery. For more information on the top winery/agrotourism destination in Miami County, KS, Isinglass Estate, check out the website: https://www.isinglassestate.com/ For more information on Blue Dog Winery, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bluedogwineco/ For a list of charities that help sick/at-risk youth, check out this link (or do your own research): https://www.best-charities.org/find/charities_list.php If you or anyone you know would like to be featured on an episode of the podcast, follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com 
01:15:12
October 20, 2020
Episode 22: Photojournalist
In today's episode, I invite my friend, Mikala Compton, on to discuss her job as a photojournalist for a local paper in New Braunfels, TX. We talk about how she became interested in photojournalism, some of the misconceptions about photojournalists in general, the struggles of getting a job in the field, types of events she gets to photograph, and so much more! For more information on Mikala and her work, follow her on Instagram @mikalacompton, or visit her website, http://www.mikalacompton.com/  If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on the podcast, follow The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:12:46
October 13, 2020
Episode 21: Middle School English Teacher
On today's episode, I have my friend, Jillian Staton, on the podcast to talk about her job as a Middle School English Teacher in mid-Missouri! We discuss her journey from Mizzou to a community college, the struggles she faced and how she was able to adapt and be flexible, the differences between teaching 4th grade and 6th grade, the importance of forming relationships, how social media affects students, and so much more! If you or anyone you know is interested in being featured on an episode of The Get Rich Podcast, email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com, or message me on Instagram and Facebook st The Get Rich Podcast! New episodes every Monday!
53:20
October 05, 2020
Episode 20: Risk Management
On today's episode, I bring my dad, Richard L. Rycraw, on the podcast to talk about his job as Assistant Director of Risk Management. We talk about his start in insurance, going from unemployed to working in a different field, and the importance of transferrable skills. We also discuss the different types of risk management, what you do day-to-day on college campuses, the importance of having risk management teams, and so much more! If you or someone you know would like to be featured on the podcast, follow The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram (@the_get_rich_podcast), or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com   
01:12:18
September 28, 2020
Episode 19: Flavor Technologist
On this episode of the podcast, I have my good friend Rachael Miller on to talk about her job as a Flavor Technologist. We discuss how she got started, how they create flavors for various foods and beverages, what goes on in the lab, how they test each flavor out, some of the pros and cons of working with strong flavors, and so much more! To learn more about Beck Flavors, visit their website: https://beckflavors.com/  To learn more about the Institute of Food Technologists, visit their website: https://www.ift.org/ For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
50:32
September 14, 2020
Episode 18: Horse Barn Manager
On this episode of the podcast, I speak to my coworker, Destiny Treenery, about her job as the Barn Manager at Isinglass Estate Winery. We talk about how she got started working with horses, moving from Tennessee to Kansas without knowing anyone, the different types of horses and their personalities, as well as the other types of animals she works with, and so much more! If you would like to book a horse ride at Isinglass Estate Winery or have Destiny take some photos for you, email her at destiny@isnglassestate.com, or visit our website, https://www.isinglassestate.com/  If you are interested in booking one of our Cottages, you can find it on the website above, or on Airbnb! For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow The Get Rich Podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com !
01:07:34
September 07, 2020
Episode 17: Advertising Account Manager
On this episode of the podcast, I have my friend Sarah Clute back on to talk about her job as an Account Manager at an advertising agency. We discuss a wide range of topics, such as how advertising affects people, what sort of data ad agencies use, how advertising changes over time, as well as what goes into advertising decisions, how the pandemic and BLM protests affected companies, and so much more! For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram at the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:30:57
August 31, 2020
Episode 16: State Representative
In this episode, I talk with my aunt, Helen Miller, about her former job as a State Representative in Webster County, Iowa. We discuss a wide range of things, from how a girl from Newark, New Jersey went on to hold elected office for 16 (!!!) years, all the way to life after politics. She informs the audience on how to run for office, what it's like once you're in, how to learn when and when not to compromise, as well as how to best fight for the needs of the people.  Remember to register and vote in not just national elections, but also in state and local ones!  For more information on the Urban Ag Academy, visit the website at http://www.urbanagacademy.com/ For questions, comments, concerns, and support, follow the podcast on Facebook and Instagram, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com 
01:20:17
August 24, 2020
Episode 15: Entrepreneur - The 10k Project
This episode will be the first in the "Entrepreneur Series", where I talk to various entrepreneurs about their business, how the started, what it does, etc. On today's episode, I have on Cheree Warrick, CEO, and Co-founder of The 10k Project, on to discuss what The 10k Project is, and what it does for businesses. We talk about how she went from aspiring to be a politician to starting a business, what skills she learned working various jobs, how that led her to create The 10k Project, and tips to aspiring entrepreneurs. We also discuss how The 10k Project helps people invest in black businesses, how companies make their pitches, how to invest responsibly, how YOU can get involved, and so much more! If you would like more information, check out their website: https://the10kproject.com/ , join the Facebook group Black 10k Project, or subscribe on Youtube at The 10K Project!  For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, Facebook at The Get Rich Podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:00:56
August 17, 2020
Episode 14: Data Engineer
On this episode, my friend, Matthew Chisholm, about his job as a Data Engineer. We discuss the difference between a Data Scientist and a Data Engineer, the importance of data security, various programs used by data engineers, as well as his unconventional path to this job, the future of data, and so much more!  For more information on Netsmart, check out their website: https://www.ntst.com/ For questions, comments, concerns, and support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:09:22
August 10, 2020
Episode 13: Supervising Child Support Officer
On today's episode, we are back with Eugeina Miller to talk to her about her current position as a Supervising Child Support Officer in California. We discuss how child support services operate, how she used her past basketball experience to get the job,  why empathy is important when working with child support cases, how enforcement works, as well as how to learn what your options are in child support cases, and much more! If you would like further information, contact your local Child Support Services office, or look online for one in your area! For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com 
01:11:11
August 03, 2020
Episode 12: Basketball
On this episode I talk with my mother, Eugenia Miller, to discuss her former career as a professional basketball player. We talk about how she started in basketball, her journey from an inexperienced player to an All-American, the transition to playing overseas and then in the WNBA, as well as some of her learning moments across her career, and so much more!  Quick shoutout to Cal State Fullerton, and the Los Angeles Sparks! If you get a chance, go support your local WNBA team, as well as look for their outreach programs! https://sparks.wnba.com/community/  For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:13:42
July 27, 2020
Episode 11: High School English Teacher
On this episode, I get to hear from my friend, Maddie Cocos, about her job as a High School English Teacher. We discuss what schooling and student teaching are like, how first year teaching is different from schooling, what teachers do (other than teach), WHY TEACHERS NEED TO GET PAID MORE(!!!), how COVID has affected the profession, her likes/dislikes about teaching, and so much more! If you do not have a summer reading list but would like one, Barnes and Noble has an online summer book list that is curated for all tastes! https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/summer-reading-lists For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com 
01:09:27
July 20, 2020
Episode 10: Freelance Copywriter/Editor
On this episode of the podcast, my friend, Kerry Souder, talks to us about her job as a Freelance Copywriter/Editor. We discuss what freelance copywriting and editing is, characteristics that make someone good for the job, the stability of the industry amidst a pandemic, as well as some of the different types of writing that people look for, and so much more! If you are interested in having some work done with your business or website, or if you have any questions/advice, check out Kerry on Instagram @kerryleann_12 For Questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
59:30
July 13, 2020
Episode 9: Biological Engineer
On this episode of the podcast, I talk to my friend, Clare Kercher, about her job as a Biological Engineer at Auragent Bioscience in St Louis. We go in-depth about her research on fluorescent detection of small analytes, her published scientific paper on using pupil dilation for early detection of autism, the importance of good mentors in the S.T.E.M fields, programs for underprivileged minority high school students to do scientific research at local universities, and so much more!  For more information on a Project SEED program in your area, check out the American Chemical Society (ACS) website link: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/seed.html For more information on Auragent Bioscience and their research, check out their website: https://www.auragentbio.com/ For more information on Clare's Autism detection study, check out the Nature Research Journal link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-58254-6  For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com 
01:13:16
July 06, 2020
Episode 8: Tax Practitioner/Enrolled Agent
In today's episode, we are doing things a little differently! AGAIN! We have TWO guests: my friend, Derrek Trickel, and his friend, Terry Whitener, to talk about their jobs as Tax Practitioners. We discuss what kind of people are suited to become practitioners, how taxes are easier than people think, the role of A.I. on the future of the profession, how the COVID-19 changes are affecting people, how the tax code affects the marijuana industry in California, as well as demystifying some misconceptions about the IRS and taxes.  If you would like to know more information or find an organization near you, check out the National Association of Tax Professionals, or the National Association of Enrolled Agents. Look for an Enrolled Agent (EA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) course near you to start practicing! If you have specific questions, you can contact Derrek on Instagram @11dtrick. For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com  
01:37:59
June 29, 2020
Episode 7: Viticulture and Wine Making
On today's episode, we did things a little differently! My friend, Sarah Clute, hopped on the pod to interview ME!!! She asks me questions about how I got into wine, my journey from California to Missouri, what goes into winemaking, as well as some wine industry history and secrets!  Check out Isinglass Estate if you're in Kansas and visit me at work! Or visit Edg-Clif if you're in Missouri and tell them I sent you!  For more information on grapes and wine in general, check out Wine Folly. For more information on food science, check out the Institute of Food Technologists, or look for food science programs at a school near you!  For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:06:29
June 22, 2020
Episode 6: Food Quality Assurance
On this episode of the pod I have my friend, Ryan Myers, zoom in from Augusta, GA to talk about his role as a Quality Assurance (QA) Lab Tech at the Starbucks Roasting Plant. We discuss what food science is, why it is important, the amount of work that goes into food safety, conducting sensory tests, the complexity of coffee and the science that goes into creating each product, and so much more!  If you'd like to learn more about Ryan or his job, message him on Instagram @ryanmyers3. If you'd like to know more about the food industry, check out the Institue of Food Technologists (IFT) website, ift.org. Check out some of their research, or check out their memberships! For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
55:46
June 15, 2020
Episode 5: College Advisor
On this episode of the podcast, my friend Peyton Sandfort hops on the zoom call with me to discuss her role as a College Advisor at a local high school. We talk about the College Advising Corps, the culture shock of going to a lower-income high school, the importance of diversity, the challenges of college applications and FAFSAs, acceptance appeals letters, and so much more!  If you want to know more about the College Advising Corps, check out their website https://advisingcorps.org/ and find one in your state! For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
57:27
June 08, 2020
Episode 4: Building and Design
On this episode of the podcast, I hopped on a zoom call with my good friend Austin Abell, founder of Abell Building and Design, to talk about his job in construction. We discuss his start in coaching college football, dropping out of college, starting a business, what goes into building houses, and so much more! If you want to know more about his company, or have Austin build you a house, contact him on Instagram at @abellbuilding_designllc.  For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com 
56:55
June 01, 2020
Episode 3: Architectural Design
In this episode, I got to speak with my friend Josh Dykes about his job as an Architectural Designer. We cover a wide range of topics, from the influence of Chicago architecture on his career choice and the type of classes you need to take, to the value of being coachable and learning from more experienced mentors.  If you'd like to know more about Josh, check out his podcast, Potentially Dangerous Podcast, everywhere podcasts are held!  If you'd like to know more about the National Orginization of Minority Architects (NOMA), visit noma.net For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:00:51
May 25, 2020
Episode 2: College Athletic Academics
On this episode, I invited my good friend Zach Weston on the pod to talk about his experience helping student-athletes at the University of Missouri to improve and maintain their academic performance.  We discuss  the value that authenticity has on relationship building and academic performance, the need for failing, and selflessness in the teaching/tutoring field, as well as NCAA academic standards, and so much more!  For more information on the program at Mizzou, go follow Zach on Instagram @zacharypweston, or check out Mizzou Made Academics online! For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com 
01:17:09
May 18, 2020
Episode 1: Water Polo
For this episode, I had my older sister, Mia Rycraw, zoom in to talk about her experience playing professional water polo in France. We discuss how she got put on to water polo, her struggles and successes, the jump from high school to college to professional, African American representation in the sport, how COVID-19 has affected her playing career, as well as Olympic aspirations and so much more! To learn more about her, give her a follow on Instagram @savagelifemia For questions, comments, concerns, or support, follow the podcast on Instagram @the_get_rich_podcast, or email me at thegetrichpod@gmail.com
01:04:04
May 11, 2020