Hustle & Motivate

The True Meaning of Resilience w/ Professional Arena Football QB Collin Saring (Pt. 1)

An episode of Hustle & Motivate

By Joker Mag
Interviewing real-life underdogs with compelling stories. They reveal their blueprint to conquering obstacles and overcoming adversity on the road to success. Brought to you by, the home of the underdog.
Tackling a Triathlon with No Experience & Overcoming a Whirlwind of Obstacles w/ Josh Muskin
When Josh Muskin graduated college, he lost a sense of purpose.  As a lifelong athlete, he felt as if he had nothing left to train for.  His competitive nature went away. Then, in the fall of 2017, he came across a Facebook post of a friend crossing the finish line at Ironman Canada.  And it lit a fire under Josh. He decided right then and there that he was going to do a triathlon -- that's a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a marathon all done back-to-back in the same day. Problem was, he had no experience doing any of those things. So how did Josh prepare himself in just 337 days?  And how did he handle all the obstacles that popped up along the way? SHOW NOTES [4:00] Josh's spark of inspiration to do an Ironman  [9:10] The intense training process and obstacles that disrupted it [15:09] His mindset leading up to race day [19:21] A treacherous bike ride on an open highway [29:26] Why it's important to keep setting goals in life Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by, the home of the underdog. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
May 16, 2019
Building a Booming Fantasy Football Brand w/ CEO of Fantasy Couch Huseyin “The Brain” Aksu
Growing up in a small California town, Huseyin Aksu always had the entrepreneurial spirit. In middle school, he started selling everything from Star Wars trading cards to song lyrics (this was the pre-iPhone era). After working for his college newspaper, Huseyin decided to start doing a fantasy football segment. That idea quickly turned into Fantasy Couch, the largest independent fantasy sports site in the world. Now, ten years later, he’s dishing out fantasy football advice for a living.  Here's how he did it. SHOW NOTES  [4:12] The industry Huseyin thinks is worst to get into [11:44] Where the chip on his shoulder comes from [16:55] How Fantasy Couch started and grew over time [20:20] The one thing that saved Fantasy Couch from calling it a quits [31:36] Exactly what drives Huseyin to be great [46:09] How to succeed when you're about to give up Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by, the home of the underdog. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
May 9, 2019
Bouncing Back From a Near-Death Experience w/ Professional Arena Football QB Collin Saring (Pt. 2)
After coming out of a coma, Collin Saring had to re-learn how to walk, talk, and go to the bathroom on his own.  When doctors released him from the hospital, his mind state was equivalent to that of a 12-year-old boy.  By the time he felt back to normal, his life came crashing down on him again.  Clinically depressed and weighing 305 pounds, he knew he had to dig deep to make a change. But Collin Saring overcame it all and soon found himself signing his first professional football contract. SHOW NOTES [2:54] A scene from Adam Sandler's Big Daddy in real life [7:15] Returning to college football and Collin's only regret [10:58] Depression, weight gain, and digging deep to get out of a year-long rut [16:05] From never playing football again to getting back on the gridiron [25:34] Running full speed into a 6'7" 320 lb former NFL offensive lineman [35:01] How he landed a contract with the Gulf Coast Fire Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by, the home of the underdog. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
April 25, 2019
The True Meaning of Resilience w/ Professional Arena Football QB Collin Saring (Pt. 1)
One summer night after his sophomore year of college, Collin Saring's life changed forever.  He spent two and half months in the hospital with a brain infection and was in a coma for two weeks. When he finally came out of it, his mind had regressed to the state of a child.  He needed to re-learn everything -- how to walk, how to talk, and how to go to the bathroom on his own. Today, Collin Saring is a professional arena football quarterback for the Gulf Coast Fire.  This is his story. SHOW NOTES [4:01] Why Collin Saring's football career didn't start until 7th grade[ [10:55] Taking advantage of a career-changing opportunity [14:17] What it was like being teammates (and rivals) with future NFL players [21:05] A late start to the recruiting process and how mental toughness carries you through adversity [32:45] Sticking around to train through the summer and the night that changed everything Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by, the home of the underdog. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
April 18, 2019
Realities of Professional Baseball w/ Creator of The Wave Method Dan Lazzaroni
Dan Lazzaroni a former professional pitcher who endured a rollercoaster of ups and downs throughout his career. He spent time bouncing around the indy leagues before signing a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.  After rising through the ranks, all the way up to Triple-A, a shoulder injury threw his career off the rails. With his dream all but over, Dan had a revelation. He calls it The Wave Method, describing it as "a technique and discipline of how to use the body to properly release a baseball while utilizing the energy within and around oneself to produce maximum efficiency, consistency and velocity." SHOW NOTES [7:57] Dealing with an uncertain future while pursuing a lifelong dream. [9:48] Exactly where Dan's inner belief comes from. [11:09] How Dan landed his first pro contract and the mind-boggling whirlwind that immediately followed. [18:25] What it was like to be traded, lied to, released, and picked up by an affiliated team over the span of 24 hours. [24:21] The many reasons why minor league numbers don't always tell the whole story. [29:14] Processing the realities of a career-ending injury. [35:11] Finding a new purpose in life and the beginnings of The Wave Method. [43:07] The goal of The Wave Method and why it's 100% free. [50:33] Dan Lazzaroni's biggest piece of advice for those dealing with adversity in life. Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by, the home of the underdog. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
March 27, 2019
The “Graveyard Mentality” & Being a Leader w/ Penn State Assistant Baseball Coach André Butler
André Butler went from being barely recruited to a Division 3 school, to being an assistant coach on one of the top Division 1 baseball programs in the country. Coach Butler started a movement at Penn State called the "Graveyard Mentality".  He describes his outfield as "a place where the hopes of base hits are laid to rest". The "Graveyard" has helped to not only energize his players but is also a huge reason that the team is off to such a hot start this season. Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by, the home of the underdog. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
March 21, 2019
Behind The Scenes of a Professional Sports Reporter w/ Manny Espinal
Manny Espinal is a Major League Baseball reporter for Big Sports Bulletin and Canal America, a news station in the Dominican Republic. Based out of New York, Manny spends a lot of time at both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field throughout the season interviewing players. In our conversation, Manny gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the life of a professional sports reporter. You can follow Manny on Twitter @_Manny95 Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
February 22, 2019
How to Build a Career in Sports w/ Director of MLB at LW Branding Matt Morrison
Matt Morrison put in serious work before finding his home at LW Branding, a boutique branding and marketing agency working with professional athletes such as Kirk Cousins, Matt Carpenter, Brent Suter, and more. His insane work ethic and genuine nature is a reason he's been able to get to where he is today. In this episode, Matt tells his story and provides insights on how to build a career in the sports industry. Check out LW Branding at Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
February 15, 2019
Appreciating Life After a Near-Death Experience w/ Former Professional Goalkeeper Jesse Bradley
Jesse Bradley is a former professional goalkeeper who played in Africa and Scotland. He’s also a radio host, podcaster, author, and pastor at Grace Community Church in Auburn, Washington. Since he was 3-years-old, Jesse's mission was to be a professional athlete. He played three sports in high school and was a goalkeeper at Dartmouth where he won two Ivy League championships. While Jesse was playing professional soccer in Zimbabwe, he was prescribed a drug called Lariam to protect against malaria. The controversial drug built up toxic levels in his system, forcing him out of the game and into a battle for his life.  Through those dark times, Jesse learned extremely valuable lessons that can help anyone dealing with adversity. You can find out more about Jesse at! Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T. 
February 7, 2019
Breaking Through The Noise in The Music Industry w/ Rapper & Producer King Blitz
Before he won Lost Reality Music's $10K contest, King Blitz was grinding on the independent circuit. Through years of raw determination, passion, and unwavering self-belief, he broke through the noise and emerged as the label's new breakout artist. You can keep up with King Blitz at Intro music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T. 
January 31, 2019
From Throwing 81 To 95 & The Post-College Transition w/ Writer & Coach Tanner Reklaitis
A few years ago, Tanner Reklaitis was a sophomore NAIA pitcher throwing 81 mph.  Then, one day, he decided he was tired of being average.  After a grinding away on the Driveline training program six or seven days a week for two years, he topped out at 95.9 mph, putting himself closer than ever to being a legitimate draft prospect. Today, he’s helping retired athletes transition into life after sports. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
January 22, 2019
Being Born Different w/ Writer & Motivational Speaker Corey Taylor
Corey Taylor was born with a severe facial deformity and has spent the last 30 years of his life inspiring others and showing them that you can overcome any obstacle put in front of you. This is a man who's been through a heck of a lot more than most people and has kept a positive attitude the entire way. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
January 15, 2019
Overcoming the Loss of a Parent & Making a Positive Impact w/ CEO of Athlete Nation Hunter Radenslaben
Athlete Nation started as a Twitter account in 2012, when Hunter Radenslaben was just 12-years-old. Heading into his freshman year of high school, Hunter lost his mother to cancer. It was during that time that he made the decision to create something bigger than himself. A place to share uplifting messages that would create a positive impact on the world around him. Today, Athlete Nation is a sports media company helping athletes, brands, and athletic programs share stories that matter. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
December 20, 2018
Why Average Is The Enemy w/ Coach Joe Hart
A year ago, Joe Hart decided to change his life for the better. After detoxing his social media and getting back in shape, he made the decision to start sharing his message with the world. That message? Average is the Enemy. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
December 13, 2018
Growing Confidence Through Hip-Hop w/ Rapper Anthony John
Quiet and shy growing up, Anthony John turned to music as an outlet. Through consistent hard work, his confidence grew over time. And it's taken him a long way. A short time ago, he won the Funk Flex freestyle contest. Today, he's an up-and-coming artist who's worked with the likes of established hip-hop heavyweights such as Cassidy and Mark Battles. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
December 7, 2018
Building a Sports Biz Publication w/ COO of Front Office Sports Russell Wilde
Russell Wilde joined the Front Office Sports team after founder Adam White posted in the University of Miami's Facebook group asking for some help with a new project. Since then, they've built their publication into an authority in the sports business industry. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
November 26, 2018
From College Dropout to Full-Time Online Entrepreneur w/ Nicolas Sebastian
Just a year ago, Nicolas Sebastian was playing Fortnite in his college dorm room. Now he makes a full-time income online. And he's made it his mission to help you do the same. It all starts with your mindset. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
November 13, 2018
Working In The Film Industry w/ Steadicam Operator Kat Kallergis
Chatting with New York-based Steadicam Operator, Kat Kallergis. From working at her father's restaurant to shooting the opening monologue of Saturday Night Live, Kat's pursuit of her dreams is filled with lessons we can all learn from.
November 6, 2018
Building a Sports Media Platform w/ Jacolby Gilliam, Founder of 9INE POINT Magazine
Chatting with Jacolby Gilliam, a walk-on Division 1 athlete at Oklahoma who built his own sports media platform called 9INE POINT Magazine. It's an athlete-driven platform with the goal of inspiring athletes to achieve their version of greatness. Jacolby has found a way to overcome every obstacle put in front of him, and his journey will teach you how you can do the same. Presented by, the #1 destination for ambitious young hustlers seeking a fresh perspective. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
October 29, 2018
Writing For A Massive Magazine w/ Maxim Staff Writer Brandon Friederich
Chatting with Maxim Magazine staff writer and Billboard contributor Brandon Friederich. Hailing from a small town in Iowa, Brandon worked his way into a role with one of the most popular men's magazines in America. His never-say-die attitude will show you what it takes to reach your goals. Presented by, the #1 destination for ambitious young hustlers seeking a fresh perspective. Music kindly provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
October 26, 2018
Motivating Others to Succeed w/ Jah’Fear Toler, Brand Builder & Motivational Speaker
Chatting with Jah’Fear Toler, a 19-year-old entrepreneur with a truly special outlook on life. Jah’Fear is an aspiring motivational speaker currently building a lifestyle brand in college. His infectious energy and positive spirit will undoubtedly inspire you to go for your dreams. Presented by, the #1 destination for ambitious young hustlers seeking a fresh perspective. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
October 22, 2018
Helping Up-and-Coming Artists Through Social Media Marketing w/ DJ Scher
Chatting with DJ Scher, an 18-year-old making serious moves on multiple fronts. DJ is a social media marketer, working closely with both established and up-and-coming artists in the music industry. He’s also a YouTuber and future college baseball player. His work ethic and mindset at his age is second to none. Listen in on our insightful conversation and learn lessons you can apply to your own life and business. Presented by, a place for ambitious young hustlers seeking a fresh perspective. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
October 16, 2018
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