Motivated AF with Katee Forbis

Ep. 36 - A Conversation with Taylor Somerville

An episode of Motivated AF with Katee Forbis

By Katee Forbis
An original podcast from Katee Forbis featuring motivating and inspirational messages and guests from different walks of life. Katee and her guests share stories, advice, songs that motivate them and more...with a little bit of edge. Check out and follow Motivated AF with KF on Instagram for more!
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Ep. 58 - MAF Mondays: How Bad Do You Want It? It's Time To Find Out The Truth.
Talk is cheap... unless you back it up. On this episode, Katee discusses the importance of making your dreams non-negotiable. Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Motivated AF Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF Website: Katee's LinkedIn -
February 11, 2019
Ep. 57 - MAF Mondays: Keeping Your Word... With Yourself
Do you keep your word? What about with yourself? On this episode, Katee  discusses why it's just as important to keep your word when it comes to personal goals, and how being "selfish" is sometimes necessary if you ever want to make real headway with your own dreams.  Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Motivated AF Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF Website: Katee's LinkedIn -
February 4, 2019
Ep. 56 - Workout Wednesdays: January 30, 2019 - 6 Songs That Will Boost Your Confidence!
On this episode of Workout Wednesdays, Katee discusses 6 workout songs that boost her confidence! Don't forget to follow "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays" on Spotify to get all the workout songs that are featured on the show! Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Motivated AF Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF Website: Katee's LinkedIn -
January 30, 2019
Ep. 55 - MAF Mondays: You're Probably Not Lazy... But You Might Be.
Are you lazy? Laziness is often just a disguise we use for a lot of other REAL issues. Katee gets vulnerable on the podcast today and talks about her past struggles. A can't miss episode!  Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Motivated AF Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF Website: Katee's LinkedIn -
January 28, 2019
Ep. 54 - MAF Mondays: 6 Keys To Surviving The Middle
The key to your success is in the middle. It's also the easiest time to quit or give up. On this Motivated AF Mondays episode, Katee gives 6 keys to surviving the dreaded middle so that you can finally meet your goals, big and small! Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Motivated AF Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF Website: Katee's LinkedIn -
January 21, 2019
Ep. 53 - Workout Wednesdays: January 16, 2019
It's the first #WorkoutWednesdays of 2019! Katee is back with 6 more songs to add to the playlist and to talk workout discipline. Follow "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays" on Spotify and hear these songs and over 100 more that are sure to get your workout started right! Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Motivated AF Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF Website: Katee's LinkedIn -
January 16, 2019
Ep. 52 - MAF Mondays: 25 Ways To Ensure 2019 Kicks 2018's Ass.
On this episode, Katee goes over 25 ways to ensure 2019 is better than 2018.... and she goes over it all in under than 25 minutes!  Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Website: Twitter & Instagram: @KateeForbis
January 14, 2019
Ep. 51 - MAF Mondays: It's 2019, Bitch. Let That Shit Go.
Are your resolutions already falling apart? Motivated AF is BACK from hiatus and here to help! On this brand new episode, Katee talks about her tendency to feel kind of down right after the holidays, and what helped her finally let go of some shit and start to move forward in 2019! What do you need to let go of that's holding you back? We all have something. Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Website: Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis
January 7, 2019
Ep. 50 - MAF Mondays: Fighting Your Inner Demons
I AM SO HYPED FOR THIS EPISODE! Believe it or not, we've made it to episode 50! This is a really motivating episode that will have you more than ready to fight your inner demons and knock em out cold. It's time for you to stare down self-doubt and ask... is that all you've got, b*itch?! Contact Katee Forbis: Email - Website - Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF
December 10, 2018
Ep. 49 - Workout Wednesdays: Nov. 28, 2018 - Making Your Health A Priority This Holiday Season
Thanksgiving is over... but the holiday season is not! So it's time for a special edition of Workout Wednesdays! All of the songs are by one band. And it won't take long to figure out which band that is! In between the song samples, Katee goes into why it's so important to make your health and workouts a priority during the holiday season. Make sure you listen to this fun and motivating episode! If you haven't taken a second to give the podcast a review on iTunes, it would be greatly appreciated! And please share this episode with any friends that need some workout motivation this week! Contact Katee - Email: Website: Follow on Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Podcast Instagram Account: @MotivatedAFwithKF
November 28, 2018
Ep. 48 - MAF Mondays: Are You Feeling "BLAH" AF?
Are you just going through the motions? We all feel "blah" sometimes. We get stuck in a rut or stop feeling motivated. The creativity and drive slow to a snail's pace. In this episode, Katee offers practical advice on how to get yourself out of that "blah" zone, and reignite (or ignite) that fire! Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Motivated AF Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF Website: Katee's LinkedIn -
November 26, 2018
Ep. 47 - MAFM: 10 Minutes on Self-Sabotage AKA "How Not To F*ck Yourself Over During The Holidays."
It's Thanksgiving week! (Even if it's not anymore, this is still worth the listen!) And I wanted to send you guys into this week with a little bit of a challenge. This episode is all about the seductive voice of self-sabotage, and how this time of the year, in particular, is really where a lot of us start to slowly sabotage our own efforts under the guise of the holidays. This is a quick and easy 10 minute episode to listen to that just might keep you from going off the deep end over the next 6 weeks or so! Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Motivated AF Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF Website: Katee's LinkedIn -
November 19, 2018
Ep. 46 - Workout Wednesdays: November 14, 2018
This is a special mashup episode! Motivated AF Mondays style. Workout Wednesdays Music. We've reached 100 songs on the Spotify playlist! Find out which song is #100, AND get ready to be Motivated AF to take care of your physical and mental well-being this week with this new message from Katee! Contact Katee: Follow Katee on Twitter & Instagram: @KateeForbis
November 14, 2018
Ep. 45 - MAF Mondays: Somewhere Under The Rainbow
"There's always been a rainbow hanging over your head." Life is a chaotic mess... that is still worth celebrating. Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Website: Follow Katee on Twitter & Instagram: @KateeForbis Follow the Motivated AF Instagram Account: @MotivatedAFwithKF
November 12, 2018
Ep. 44 - A Conversation with Will Coleman & Cole Giovannetti
On this episode I am talking to former Memphis Tiger, and current fitness instructor/expert, Will Coleman, and the CEO of Diversifit, Cole Giovannetti! You may remember Cole from episode 10. Cole's company, Diversifit, works with Will Coleman, so I had them both on to talk about that and a lot more. We talk about how Will grew up, and how he ended up in Memphis. Will was actually the only player that John Calipari recruited to Memphis who actually STAYED in Memphis when Cal picked up and went to Kentucky, taking all his 5 star recruits with him. Will felt like staying in Memphis was the best decision for him, and he goes into why on this episode. I also ask him how he feels about paying NCAA players, his former coach, Josh Pastner, his pro career overseas, and why staying in Memphis with his daughter ended up being a top priority, even if that meant having 3 or 4 jobs at a time. Will talks about his home life growing up and what is was like to grow up with a Dad that had a military mindset, and he talks about a time period in his life where he was getting into trouble and how he learned a hard lesson by…. well… getting his ass kicked. We also talk about Will and Cole’s favorite motivational music and so much more! This episode is a really good one, and I’m so excited for y’all to hear it! Follow Will & Cole on Instagram: @WillColeman & @ColeGiovannetti For more info on Diversifit, visit Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Website: Follow Katee on Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis
November 5, 2018
Ep. 43 - Workout Wednesdays: October 31, 2018
A new episode of Workout Wednesdays! This is NOT a Halloween themed episode! Halloween music sucks and I sure as hell don't want to workout to it. Be sure to follow the Spotify playlist "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays" because I add the songs I feature after every episode. There are close to 100 songs now! Contact Katee: Email: Website: Follow Katee on Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Follow the podcast Instagram account: @MotivatedAFwithKF
October 31, 2018
Ep. 42 - MAF Mondays: Haters & Delay-ters!
Are you a delay-ter? What the hell is a delay-ter? Listen to this episode and you'll find out! I talk about procrastination, self-sabotoge, getting hung up on what people think, and my speciality....OVERTHINKING! I hope you enjoy this episode! Contact Katee: Email - Website - (click "Contact Katee") Follow Katee on Instagram & Twitter - @KateeForbis Follow the podcast's Instagram account - @MotivatedAFwithKF
October 29, 2018
Ep. 41 - A Conversation with FRENCHIE!
On this episode, I talk with pop/pop-punk artist, FRENCHIE! This was a REALLY fun interview! We talk music, how to know when you're on the right track with your passion, how to keep pushing even when things just never seem to go your way, and Frenchie tells some unbelievable, yet true, stories about the music business, high school candy grams, Blink 182, and sleeping in tents in the July heat just so he can do what he loves. This is a really inspiring and motivating episode, and I can't wait for you to hear it! Follow Frenchie on Instagram & Twitter - @FrenchieIsSoHot Listen to FRENCHIE! on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes Watch his music video on YouTube: Contact/Email Katee - Follow Katee on Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Visit Katee's Website: Check Out Katee's other show, "Own Your Glow" on Youtube:
October 22, 2018
Ep. 40 - MAF Mondays: I Woke Up Tired.
Happy Motivated AF Monday! This is (episode) 40! My podcast episodes are now officially "over the hill!" I woke up REALLY tired a few days ago. I decided to write out how I was feeling and then I wrote a few things to myself in an attempt to lift my own spirits. It worked! After reading back over it, I realized it may be helpful to my listeners too, so I've decided to share it with you! If you are tired of the bullshit, and you are discouraged because things aren't going according to plan, give this one a listen! I hope it encourages you! Thanks for listening, friend! Contact Katee Forbis: Email: Website: Personal Instagram & Twitter: @KateeForbis Podcast Instagram: @MotivatedAFwithKF
October 15, 2018
Ep. 39 - A Conversation with Michael Butler Jr.
Welcome to another guest episode of Motivated AF with Katee Forbis! This week my guest is professional photographer, videographer, blogger, engineer, and Memphis native, Michael Butler Jr! Michael's blog, and his photography are both very well known around the city and I was so excited to sit down and talk to him about his life and his journey. Michael and I talk about photography, blogging, finding your passion, losing a loved one at a young age, social media, dealing with criticism, music, and pretty much life in general. You don't want to miss this one! Music by Lil Wyte featuring Al Kapone and Ashton Riker. If you would like to contact Katee, you can do so by emailing or by visiting and clicking on "Contact Katee". Follow Michael Butler Jr. on Instagram & Twitter: _one901 Follow Katee Forbis on Instagram & Twitter: kateeforbis
October 9, 2018
Ep. 38 - Workout Wednesdays: October 3, 2018
Motivated AF with Katee Forbis is officially one year old! Katee discusses more workout music, and gives you another challenge for the week! As always, check out the songs Katee mentions on Spotify by searching "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednedays" and follow it to stay updated! To contact Katee you can email or visit and click on "Contact Katee"
October 3, 2018
Ep. 37 - MAF Mondays: Are You A Validation Addict?
"This is your brain on validation." On this Motivated AF Mondays episode, Katee explains how to know when the high of being validated by another person has become a dangerous addiction, and how a validation addict can finally get clean. Welcome to VAL-ANON, people!
October 1, 2018
Ep. 36 - A Conversation with Taylor Somerville
On this episode, I continue the fall 2018 season, and this one is INTERACTIVE! This week is my conversation with breath and recovery coach, Taylor Somerville! Taylor is the founder and CEO of www.Symmetry.Live. He is a certified XPT Life breath work coach, and a certified "Art Of Breath" coach as well! After years as an investment professional, Taylor left the corporate world to pursue his passion in the world of health and fitness. This led to Taylor becoming a certified expert in breath work and recovery. I have taken Taylor's classes, and after my incredible experience, I knew I had to have him on the show! If you struggle with anxiety, stress, PTSD, workout fatigue, corporate burnout or if you just want to learn more about my time with Taylor, you've got to check this episode out! And at the end, Taylor goes through 2 different breathing exercises and teaches them to YOU so that you can start to relieve your stress immediately! You don't want to miss this life-changing episode!
September 24, 2018
Ep. 35 - Workout Wednesdays: September 19, 2018
I'm back with a brand new episode of #WorkoutWednesdays for you! As always, the songs I talk about on these episodes can be found on the Spotify playlist "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays", so be sure and follow the playlist there so you never miss a new song! This week I kind of did a combination of the last 2 WW episodes. Part of the episode is me talking about the songs, and the end of it is where I ask you to start getting brutally honest with yourself in terms of your effort in the gym. Are you Motivated AF yet? You better get to listening! If you would like to contact Katee for any reason, you can do so by emailing or by visiting and clicking on "Contact Katee" at the top of the page. You can find Katee on Instagram and Twitter as "KateeForbis" and you can find the Motivated AF podcast Instagram account as "MotivatedAfwithKF". Thank you for listening! Please share with anyone you think may need some motivation or encouragement!
September 19, 2018
Ep. 34 - A Conversation with Rosalyn Ross
It's finally here! Rosalyn Ross is my first Motivated AF guest conversation of the fall 2018 season! She is also the very first one on one interview I've done with a woman on this podcast, so she is making a little podcast history today! She is an actress, writer, yoga instructor and although she's not always comfortable with this part, she's also a model! Rosalyn is so down to earth despite being, in my opinion, drop dead gorgeous, and I learned a lot from her about what it takes to juggle all the things she does! We discuss what she considers one of the biggest keys to her success. There are also plenty of fun stories, including one about Rosalyn getting to spend some time talking to the former Yoga Instructor of the Jordan era Bulls! This episode is longer than usual but it's worth it! To contact Katee, please visit or email Follow Katee on Instagram: KateeForbis Follow the podcast on Instagram: MotivatedAFwithKF
September 14, 2018
Ep. 33 - Workout Wednesdays: The Brick Wall Episode
GET READY. The August 29, 2018 episode of Workout Wednesdays is the purest form of motivation I've ever produced for this podcast! It's time for a totally different kind of Workout Wednesday episode. This episode is seriously going to get you MOTIVATED AF! This episode still includes clips of workout songs from the Spotify playlist, Motivated Af Music: Workout Wednesdays, but it's done in a completely new way. I put my heart into this, and I hope it hypes you up so much that your dedication reaches a whole other LEVEL! This is our world now. To Contact Katee Forbis :
August 29, 2018
Ep. 32 - MAF Mondays: When Misery Tries To Get You Into Bed. (Plus, Katee extends a 30 day challenge!)
Misery is trying to get you in the sack. Your brain has a secret fear. Katee figured out hers, and now she will help you figure yours out too. Plus, Katee is not doing something again until October. And she just extended a challenge to you too. Can you handle it!? This Motivated AF Monday IS ON POINT! WHAT TF ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! LISTEN NOW! (Please. Thank you!) To contact Katee Forbis just visit or email her at
August 27, 2018
Ep. 31 - Workout Wednesdays: August 15, 2018
It's #WorkoutWednesday and YOU need to workout! Working out sometimes sucks, so I've got 7 more workout songs to get you in the right mood! As usual, they will be added to the Spotify playlist "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays." If you would like to contact me, you can do so by emailing or by visiting and clicking on the "Contact Katee" page. Follow the podcast Instagram page (MotivatedAFwithKF) for episode updates, music, motivational content and coming soon... IG TV! Thanks for listening!
August 15, 2018
Ep 30 - MAF Mondays: Dance It Out, Bitches.
It's time for a fun episode! If you're in a shitty mood, listen to this and follow my instructions! ;) If you would like to contact me, you can do so by emailing or by visiting and clicking on the "Contact Katee" page. Follow the podcast Instagram page (MotivatedAFwithKF) for episode updates, music, motivational content and coming soon... IG TV! Thanks for listening!
August 13, 2018
Ep. 29 - Workout Wednesdays: August 8, 2018
7 more workout songs coming your way! As usual, they will be added to the Spotify playlist "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays." If you would like to contact me, you can do so by emailing or by visiting and clicking on the "Contact Katee" page. Follow the podcast Instagram page (MotivatedAFwithKF) for episode updates, music, motivational content and coming soon... IG TV! Thanks for listening!
August 8, 2018
Ep. 28 - MAF Mondays: Uncomfortable AF!
It is time to get uncomfortable AF! This little episode for Motivated AF Mondays is all about saying goodbye to your comfort zone so you can truly start living! Please visit for info on me. If you'd like to contact me, you can do so by emailing Thank you for listening! Have a great week!
August 6, 2018
Ep. 27 - Workout Wednesdays: August 1, 2018
Time for your weekly workout music fix! Be sure to follow the playlist "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays" to hear these songs in full! If you would like to contact me, you can do so by emailing Be sure to follow the Motivated AF Instagram account, Motivated AF with KF, for updates, motivational content and more! Also be sure to visit for more info on me.
August 1, 2018
Ep. 26 - MAF Mondays: The Most Important Episode So Far...
If you only listen to one episode of this podcast, please let THIS EPISODE be the one! This is the most important episode I've done so far, and I hope that it helps a lot of people out there that are struggling to find hope or purpose. Never forget that you matter. Yes, you. If you would like to contact me, you can do so by emailing or by visiting and clicking on "Contact Katee." If this episode resonates with you, please share it on your social media pages or with anyone who you think is in a dark place and could use some encouragement. It's time to put on the cape! Don't worry, you'll understand that after you listen! ;)
July 30, 2018
Ep. 25 - Workout Wednesdays: July 25, 2018
It's the 25th episode of Motivated AF and somehow I managed to release it on the 25th day of July! That's...bizarre, but also pretty cool. 7 more workout songs coming your way and as usual, they will be added to the Spotify playlist "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays." The last song on this episode REALLY gets me hype! If you would like to contact me, you can do so by emailing or by visiting and clicking on the "Contact Katee" page. Follow the podcast Instagram page (MotivatedAFwithKF) for episode updates, music, motivational content and coming soon... IG TV! Thanks for listening!
July 25, 2018
Ep. 24 - Motivated AF Mondays: Mindset, Priorities, and Our Inner Brat!
You can do anything you set your mind to. So what IS your mind SET to this week? A quick motivational episode to get your week started right! If you would like to contact the host of this podcast, Katee Forbis, (That's me!) you can do so by visiting and clicking on "Contact Katee" or you can email me at Don't forget to follow MotivatedAFwithKF on Instagram! Thanks for listening!
July 23, 2018
Ep. 23 - Workout Wednesdays: July 18, 2018
I do an overview of 8 more songs that I have added to the Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays playlist on Spotify! If you would like to contact the host of this podcast, Katee Forbis, (That's me!) you can do so by emailing or by visiting and clicking on "Contact Katee." Don't forget to follow the podcast Instagram account, MotivatedAFwithKF, for more motivating messages, quotes, previews, and updates on what's coming up! A lot of new guests will be coming on the show soon! Thank you for listening! Now go workout! ;)
July 18, 2018
Ep. 22 - Motivated AF Mondays: Walk Through The F*ckin Door
Who is this podcast for exactly? That's what I explain on this week's MotivatedAfMondays episode! I'll give you a hint... it's for the UNDERDOGS. Hear why I love a good Cinderella Story and why one of the most important things you'll ever do is.... walk.through.the.f*ckin.door. Don't worry I'll explain everything in this episode! You can follow the podcast on Instagram at "MotivatedAFwithKF" and you can contact the host, Katee Forbis (that's me!) by emailing or going to and clicking on "Contact Katee." Thanks for listening!
July 16, 2018
Ep. 21 - Workout Wednesdays: July 11, 2018
The podcast is now legally allowed to drink! But we aren't going to drink on this episode. We are going to get ready to WORKOUT! (I know. I know. I'm sorry to disappoint you!) I am back with 7 more workout songs this week. All the songs I discuss here will be added to a special Spotify Playlist that's specifically for these episodes called "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays." I can't wait for you to check it out! Also, if you'd like to contact the host, Katee Forbis, (Hey! That's me!) you can do so by going to and clicking on "Contact Katee" or you can email me:! Also please give the podcast Instagram account, MotivatedAfwithKF, a follow! Thanks for supporting me by listening!
July 11, 2018
Ep. 20 - Motivated AF Mondays: Working Hard...When Everything is Hardly Working
Motivated AF Mondays have returned with a vengeance! On this episode, we cover why it's important to stay the course when everything in us wants to quit. Do you want to quit because it's no longer what you want? Or do you just want to quit because it's too hard? There is a difference! What if your lowest moment is just a dip before the rise? Listen to find out more! Don't forget to follow MotivatedAFwithKF on Instagram! Do you want to get in touch with Katee? Contact the host of this podcast, Katee Forbis, at or go to and click on "Contact Katee."
July 9, 2018
Ep. 19 - Workout Wednesdays: July 4, 2018
Happy July! I am back with 8 more songs to add to your workout playlist! Plus a little motivation from Fred Rogers aka... Mister Rogers! As always, the songs you hear me talk about in episode 19 will be available on the Spotify playlist "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays" so be sure and check it out! Please do not let a dream delayed... become a dream denied. Thank you for listening!
July 4, 2018
Ep. 18 - Workout Wednesdays: June 27, 2018
It's time for our second Workout Wednesdays episode! This week I've got a new inspirational quote to start it off and then I discuss 8 more workout songs and why I like those particular songs. If you didn't listen to the first one, and especially if want a little more background on this new podcast feature, I want to encourage you to go back to episode 16! As always, the songs will be added to the Spotify playlist "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays." I hope you enjoy this episode!
June 27, 2018
Ep. 17 - Motivated AF Mondays: Why Not ME?!
On this episode of Motivated AF Mondays, I've got a much longer episode than usual. This could've just been a regular episode but I really wanted all of the "Encouragers/Promoters" out there to hear this as soon as possible. So who is in this group? If you always promote your friends and family, if you're always putting them on and encouraging them. You're the one that always tells them they can be anything they want. But if you were being honest, you'd admit that some days you can't help but wonder... "Why not ME? Why aren't they helping me? Why aren't they promoting me? Why does no one notice ME?" If any of this resonates (or even if it doesn't) I want to encourage you to give this episode a listen because it could change your life. I'm not kidding, it could change your life. It could change your career. If you HATE self-promotion, if you hate talking about yourself or hate people that self-promote... PRESS PLAY NOW. Go ahead... do it. You know you wanna...
June 25, 2018
Ep. 16: The First "Workout Wednesdays" Episode!
A new feature for the podcast! I will talk about a few different workout songs I like every week. After each new episode, I'll be adding all of the songs to a playlist on Spotify called "Motivated AF Music: Workout Wednesdays." Look for info on how to follow that playlist via my Instagram - @MotivatedAFwithKF! (Or I am obsessed with motivating workout music, so I thought this may be a good way to introduce listeners to some, both old and new! Be sure to hit me up on Twitter (@KateeForbis), email me ( or go to my website ( and give me some feedback on this episode! Thank you!
June 20, 2018
Ep. 15 - Motivated AF Mondays: Don't Tell Me It's Too Late.
It's only over if you decide it is. This week's episode of MAF Mondays is all about how it's never too late to follow a dream or to reach a new goal.
June 18, 2018
Ep. 14 - It Isn't In My Blood - A Father's Day Tribute (Blog Audio)
The audio version of a blog post from (with bonus intro!) I wrote/recorded an episode in honor of my Dad for Father's Day. If you ever let what others say about you get in your head too much, give this one a listen. I promise it's not too sad! I really hope you'll find it encouraging!
June 14, 2018
Ep. 13 - Me vs. Me
"Sometimes the abusive situation we need to get out of... is our own damn heads." A little Facebook post audio with a few extra thoughts. Check it out and let me know what you think!
June 13, 2018
Ep. 12 - Motivated AF Mondays: Self-Doubt Can Suck It.
Do you love your motivation with a side of obscenities? Wouldn't it be cool if motivational stuff didn't all have to include people climbing f*cking mountains or watching eagles soar? You know... the parts that make you feel really lame? Introducing a new podcast feature, "Motivated AF Mondays!" This is where you can get your Monday motivation and a kick in the ass without all the posturing and bullshit that you normally find with inspirational pep talks. You can't listen to this around the kids, but you CAN actually admit to people that you listened to this podcast! The first one in this new series is about self-doubt. Learn why the biggest shit talker you know is YOU.... and how to tell it to f*ck off. TURN THIS SHIT UP!
June 4, 2018
Ep. 11 - My interview with Michael Kupperman
On this ep, I interview Eisner-Award winning writer & artist, Michael Kupperman. Michael’s comic drawings & strips have appeared in dozens of publications including The New Yorker, Fortune, The New York Times, Forbes, Esquire, McSweeney’s comic books for DC, Marvel, & others, & have been collected in multiple books, including 5 of his own. They’ve also been animated for SNL, Adult Swim, & Comedy Central. Michael’s new graphic memoir “All The Answers” hit stores TODAY. In the book, Michael traces the life of his reclusive father, the once world-famous Joel Kupperman. During World War II, Joel’s uncanny ability to solve complex math problems in his head made him one of the young geniuses to star on the hit radio series, Quiz Kids. After a childhood spent in the public eye, Joel Kupperman deliberately left it as soon as he could. As dementia threatens to erase his father’s memories, Michael searches for the answers to why his father never spoke about his famous past - even to his own son.
May 15, 2018
ep. 10 - Interview with World's Toughest Mudder competitor, Cole Giovannetti and World's Toughest Mudder supporter, Lauren Lee.
On this episode, I sit down with IronMan and World's Toughest Mudder competitor, Cole Giovannetti and his supportive wife, Lauren Lee. Cole recently competed in a 24-hour obstacle course race (Yes, I said 24 HOURS!) with his wife Lauren pushing him (quite literally!) to give his all during that race as well as half marathons, marathons, IronMan races and more. I wanted to have Lauren and Cole on the podcast because I find their dynamic as a couple very refreshing. They have a balance as a couple that affords them the ability to both reach the goals they personally set for themselves, and that’s not something I see every day. I have known them both for a few years now and Cole’s self-discipline and goal-oriented mindset has always been something I found interesting and I think you will too. We also talk about the launch of their new business, "Diversifit" - an exclusive fitness community for athletes and weekend warriors. This episode is inspirational AF, so check it out!
May 9, 2018
Ep. 9 - Interview with Ashton Riker
"I'm a fighter. I'm never gonna give up. But it's like I just don't know if I can keep going... But you have to find a way to keep going, no matter what." On this episode, I’ve got my interview with singer/songwriter Ashton Riker. I say this a lot... but this may be my new favorite episode. Ashton was so great in this interview. I felt like he and I just clicked, which in my opinion, always makes things much more organic and natural. Now having said that, this is where I will formally warn you that there is a fair amount of language in this episode. Don't say I didn't warn you! Ashton was born and raised in Memphis and was recently a part of “Take Me To The River: Live!” a tour that was in conjunction with the award-winning documentary “Take Me To The River.” Ashton and I talk about everything from how he got his start, life on the road, songwriting, depression, anxiety, being a caregiver, success, motivation, and even...haunted hotels. I am so proud of this episode! Check it out!
April 26, 2018
Ep. 8 - 15 Minute Therapy Session - Inside My Head
We all struggle, including me. This (mini) episode is just me showing some vulnerability and letting you know what's going on inside my head today. I cover anxiety, procrastination, and imposter syndrome.
April 16, 2018
Ep. 7 - BONUS mini episode - David Todd talks Memphis Tigers
Episode 7 is a special BONUS MINI EPISODE from my interview with David Todd, the executive chef at the Green Beetle. If you didn’t hear the original interview yet, I want to encourage you to go back and listen to episode 6 first. The idea behind doing bonus mini episodes is so I can include some of the conversations with my guests that didn’t make the original interview for whatever reason. So whenever you see one of those bonus mini episodes, expect to hear some fun conversations that may or may not be motivating, but that I still find interesting, funny or weird. In this bonus mini episode, DT and I discuss his lifelong love of the Memphis Tigers, how he feels about the hiring of our new men’s basketball coach, Penny Hardaway, how he feels about college basketball versus the NBA, the NCAA program, and we even have a little fun talking about DT’s dog, the star of his social media, Penny. Yeah, his dog’s name is Penny too. So I hope you enjoy this bonus mini episode!
April 4, 2018
Ep. 6 - Interview with David Todd
“Unless you’ve been through some losses, I don’t really think that you understand how to credit those around you when you win.” On this episode, my guest is David Todd, aka, DT, who is currently the executive chef at Memphis’ historic restaurant and bar, The Green Beetle. Having worked with DT in the past, I knew he was someone I wanted on my podcast. David Todd’s road to success has been unconventional… to say the least. DT struggled with addiction for many years before making a big change at the age of 29. And now, 10 years later, he's got plenty of lessons and stories that I know will inspire and motivate you, no matter what field you’re in. But if you DO happen to be in the food industry or have an interest in working in the food industry, you are going to hear some advice from DT that may save you a lot of time and money in the future. We also go into what we can learn from even our lowest moments. We discuss all of this and much more, so go ahead and hit that play button!
April 4, 2018
Ep. 5 -The Power Couple: Part 2 - Feat. Dustin & Maria Starr
"I think I'm more of a person that's like... tell me that I can't do that. Cause I'm totally gonna do that." On this episode, it's part 2 of my interview with “The Power Couple,” Dustin and Maria Starr. I have received some really positive feedback from listeners who enjoyed part 1, so if you haven't listened to part 1 yet, I want to encourage you to go back to ep. 4 and give it a listen. In part 2, we switch gears a little & discuss Dustin & Maria’s love - well, Dustin’s love, of fitness & how Maria & I push ourselves to go to the gym even though we don’t always love it. D&M give listeners a few tips on what motivates them to stay in shape & why it’s important to track your progress. We talk about how it takes both passion & discipline to reach your goals, even though most of us tend to be naturally stronger in one or the other. And as my first guests, they're also the first to be a part of the new “My 3 Songs” segment of the podcast! All this & more! I'd love for you to check it out!
March 19, 2018
Ep. 4 - The Power Couple: Part 1 - Featuring Dustin and Maria Starr
"You're gonna have to eat some sh*t sandwiches... and you're gonna have to like it." After a long hiatus, I am BACK, baby! In this episode, I have on my very first guests! The legendary “Power Couple," Dustin and Maria Starr! A lot of my listeners may already know who they are, but for the few that don’t, I’ll let Dustin and Maria tell you more about what they do, because as you’ll hear when the interview starts, I have no idea how to list everything this powerFUL couple does! In part 1 of this 2 part episode, Dustin and Maria give us some background on how they grew up, what they did before they became “The Power Couple," how they met, and a lot of behind the scenes stories from their wrestling careers. But even if you aren’t a wrestling fan, I want to encourage you to give this one a listen anyway, because I think you’ll still find it entertaining and interesting! And check back soon for the inspiring and uplifting conclusion of this interview in part 2!
March 15, 2018
Ep3: The Prisoner - Blog Audio
Audio version of the blog post “The Prisoner: A Parable on Pain” from, PLUS BONUS PODCAST AUDIO! Subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and the Anchor app!
October 23, 2017
5 Min Rant: Why I Love Failure
FMR (Five Minute Rant) on why I love being a failure.
October 4, 2017
Blog Audio : I Wish I May....
Audio version of my blog "I Wish I May, I Wish I Might, Get My Sh*T Together By Tonight." from
September 29, 2017
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