The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind

By #kellyfast
The Daily Grind is a weekly motivational podcast featuring Midwest native Kelly Johnson, sharing her ‘daily grind’ and how she achieves her goals through being efficient, productive and even finding time to fit in recording this podcast. Every episode she sits down with a good friend, colleague, or influencer giving you everyday tips and key takeaways to reaching your goals. Give us this daily our daily grind.
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Episode 49: Special Guest Richard Dodd
One word. Endure on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Richard Dodd! Dodd is a Milwaukee running legend -- competing as an elite runner, currently a Head Boys Cross Country Coach & Assistant Track Coach for over 25 years and Race Director (founding and supporting multiple local races). He lives and works in the Milwaukee area. In today's episode, Dodd shares his running story from the beginning at a young age through setting high school records, qualifying for the Boston Marathon at age 18, his lifetime involvement with the Badgerland Striders, co-founding the Firecracker Four with his twin brother, and setting the Wisconsin state record in the 50K with his twin brother as well! Dodd has earned the Wisconsin state coach of the year and recently co-founded Ethan’s Run Against Addiction, which is happening this year on August 22nd, 2020. Dodd shares after 12.5 years of sobriety, how he has overcome alcoholism. He also shares advice for our listeners in staying mentally strong during training and races and coming back after life setbacks or personal injuries. Dodd recommends reading The Unforgiving Line by Paul Maurer (Daily Grind Season 1, Episode 27). Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Richard Dodd Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richard.dodd.35 Ethan’s Run Against Addiction Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EthansRunAgainstAddiction/ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article on Richard Dodd: https://onmilwaukee.com/sports/articles/richarddodd.html
1:24:25
July 1, 2020
Episode 48: Special Guest Stefano Carbonelli
‘I am always ready for an idea and an old wine’ on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Stefano Carbonelli! Carbonelli is the CEO and founder of BeenGoody, a digital platform that allows you to select restaurants, producers and food and wine shops, hotels and all those places where you are comfortable. He lives and works in Rome, Italy. In today's episode, Carbonelli shares his inspiration for starting his own business, Beengoody, motivation to take on another ecommerce project Winebrity, and challenges he has faced as an Italian start-up versus an American start-up. He also shares advice for our listeners in starting their own business and key takeaways in staying organized to balance that busy ‘daily grind’ schedule. (Intro quote by Bertolotti). Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Stefano Carbonelli Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: @kjfdailygrind  Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Email: stefano.carbonelli@beengoody.com Beengoody Instagram: @beengoody  Beengoody Website: https://www.beengoody.com/about/ Winebrity Instagram: @winebrity  Winebrity Website: https://www.winebrity.it
41:49
June 24, 2020
Episode 47: Special Guest Stef Caldwell
‘You have the life you are willing to put up with’ on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Stef Caldwell! Caldwell specializes in customer experience at Narrative Science, founder of Manifest, a growing community of and for ambitious women, creating spaces for women to gather with like-minded women to have open dialogue about the challenges they face both personally and professionally. She lives and works in Chicago, IL. In today's episode, Caldwell shares her childhood background, overcoming anxiety about the future, and career motivation to later inspire her to create Manifest and how she expanded her mark and ultimately sharing her leadership skills, ambiguous goal-setting and confident mindset with others. Since then, she has truly developed a community of women who support each other’s biggest ambitions (and challenge each other to take action) and recently published her first book, ManifestHer. She also teased our listeners that she is working on a second book, Manifest Her to Personal Finance so stay tuned! Besides checking out Manifest Her and the Data Storytelling Podcast and grabbing a copy of ManifestHer,  she recommends 5 books: 1. A Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder. 2. Choose Wonder Over Worry by Amber Rae. 3. The Third Door by Alex Banayan. 4. Atomic Habits by James Clear. 5. I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart. (Intro quote is by author Gary John Bishop).  Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind  Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty    Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @bystefcaldwell  Manifest Instagram: @manifest.her  ManifestHer Podcast: https://manifesther-podcast.simplecast.com/ The Data Storytelling Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-data-storytelling-podcast/id1513431423 Website: https://www.bystefcaldwell.com/ Manifest Website: https://manifest-her.com/
39:30
June 17, 2020
Episode 46: Special Guest Melissa Johnson
Growth in grace on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Melissa Johnson! Johnson is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, health coach, certified personal trainer, host of Fit For Bliss Podcast, owner of Shine Freely Co, founder of Bound in Bliss blog, wife and dog mom! She lives and works in Sandy Springs, GA. Her work is dedicated to helping empower women to find consistency in fitness and wellness while learning to show themselves grace in the process. In today's episode, Johnson shares her inspiration for creating Bound for Bliss and how she expanded her mark in the fitness and wellness industry through health coaching, lifestyle blogging, and hosting Fit For Bliss, a faith & fitness-based podcast. Also, she shares her background as a collegiate soccer player and managing anxiety to ways to simplify your life and small steps to a healthier you. Besides checking out the Fit For Bliss Podcast, she recommends listening to The SHE Podcast, She’s Here For It, and reading Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @melissajohnson_828  Bound In Bliss Instagram: @bound_in_bliss  Fit For Bliss Podcast Instagram: @fitforbliss_podcast Fit For Bliss Podcast: soundcloud.com/fitforbliss Shine Freely Co Instagram: @shine_freelyco  Website: https://www.boundinbliss.net
33:23
June 10, 2020
Episode 45: Special Guest Jonathan Rajchel
One word. Perseverance on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Jonathan Rajchel! Rajchel is a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying finance and business information systems (BIS), creator of the Robinhood Snacks Daily podcast #SnacksChallenge, and avid runner. He currently lives and works in White Oak, Pennsylvania. In today's episode, Rajchel shares how he first became interested in studying finance and BIS, and volunteering with the youth group and tech team at his local church. He shares his inspiration for creating the Robinhood Snacks podcast #SnacksChallenge and how he got into running at a youth age and organizing the Brain Cancer Awareness 5K. He shares how the COVID-19 pandemic affected his ‘daily grind’ as a Pittsburgh student on campus. Also, he shares best advice for balancing his busy schedule using three categories: Negotiables, Non-Negotiables, and Flexibles. Besides checking out the Robinhood Snacks Daily podcast, he recommends listening to the Joe Rogan Experience, Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, and the Lore podcast. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: @kjfdailygrind  Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @jonpeterrach  Instagram: @jonathan.rajchel 
49:39
June 4, 2020
Episode 44: Special Guest Erin Mayer
Intuition and intentionality on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Erin Mayer! Mayer is an attorney specializing in commercial litigation and labor & employment, and founder of The Assist, a weekly newsletter that connects women with opportunities and collaborators. She currently lives and works in the Chicago area. In today's episode, Mayer shares how he first became interested in law and specializing in commercial litigation, and her overall inspiration for creating The Assist. She shares how the COVID-19 pandemic affected her ‘daily grind’ and recent success stories from women connecting on The Assist. Also, she shares best advice for finding that work-life balance with a busy schedule and the importance of a healthy well-being. Besides checking out The Assist, she recommends reading You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero, Untamed by Glennon Doyle, and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and following business leaders, Brene Brown and Elaine Welteroth. Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Erin Mayer Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @assist_your_sisters  Website: https://assistyoursisters.com
34:24
May 28, 2020
Episode 43: Special Guest Martin ter Denge
Do whatever you will, do what you will because people will talk anyway, on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Martin ter Denge! Martin is a freelance copywriter and experienced podcast host. His latest and second podcast to date is WATATA, a podcast discussing everyday topics while having fun with his close friends and guests sharing their stories. He currently lives and works in the Netherlands. In today's episode, Martin shares how he first became interested in writing, passion for teaching Low Saxon, learning new languages (has learned 6 languages!), podcasting, and his overall inspiration for creating WATATA. He shares how the COVID-19 pandemic affected his ‘daily grind’ and the history behind Low Saxon and how he’s helping grow the language around him. In the last seven episodes, WATATA has over 1,000 plays and counting! Also, he shares best advice and unique marketing strategies in growing your podcast. Besides checking out his latest podcast WATATA, he recommends listening to BBC’s Dead Ringer for humor and entertainment. (Intro translated from a Dutch Low Saxon quote). Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Martin ter Denge Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: @kjfdailygrind  Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @martinterdenge  Instagram: @martinterdenge  Podcast: https://anchor.fm/watata Website: https://wearldsproake.nl
54:23
May 21, 2020
Episode 42: Special Guest Nate Jones
Purpose and people on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Nate Jones! Jones is the host of LifeTips, a podcast discussing important topics that affect our everyday lives and inspires many around him as a motivational speaker. He currently lives and works in the Washington DC area. In today's episode, Jones shares how he first became interested in podcasting and public speaking and his overall inspiration for creating Lifetips. He shares how the COVID-19 pandemic affected his former career in insurance and cancelling networking & speaking events and how he has made the most of this situation through seeking opportunities and growing Lifetips. In the last two weeks along, Lifetips has an audience size of 22 and 681 plays and counting! Also, he shares advice to our listeners in finding their passion and setting yourself up for success. Besides his podcast Lifetips and the Daily Grind, he recommends listening to Ladies Like Us, The Process, and What’s Stopping You podcast, and checking out up and coming music by NEUG. Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Nate Jones Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @Auth_Gen_Person  Twitter: @LifetipsPodcast  Instagram: @nate_the_speaker  Instagram: @oratornate  TikTok: NateJones654 Podcast: www.anchor.fm/lifetips Website: natejones2016.wixsite.com/whoisnatejones
46:52
May 13, 2020
Episode 41: Special Guest Tori Maldonado
‘The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain’ on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Tori Maldonado! Maldonado is in her junior year as a pre-med student at Loyola University Chicago, and while studying, works full time at a medicinal cannabis dispensary, shadows a neurosurgeon, and a tennis player and enthusiast. Maldonado currently lives and works in the Chicago area. In today's episode, Maldonado shares how playing tennis has influenced her to grow and pushed herself to accomplish her goals. She shares how she became interested in the medical field through her brother diagnosed with a heart condition, her family, and “love for those in need.” She mentions the importance of a positive mindset and having work-life balance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maldonado also shares her ‘daily grind’ during the week. She recommends reading James Frey’s book “A Million Little Pieces.” Finally, we encourage supporting local businesses in Chicago during this time! Maldonado recommends checking out great eats at Maxwell Street Polish, Mario’s Italian Lemonade, Damenzo’s Pizza, and Tequila’s Mexican Cantina. Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Tori Maldonado Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: @kjfdailygrind  Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @torimaldonado_ 
41:44
May 6, 2020
Episode 40: Special Guest Eric Esposito
One word. Persistence on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Eric Esposito! Esposito is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor, triathlete blogger, author, social media content producer and former architect. Esposito currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA. In today's episode, Esposito shares how he first became interested in triathlon, how he has become an expert in each race segment: swimming, cycling, and running, and his overall inspiration for his triathlon blog. He shares his challenges in competing after his accident as a TBI athlete and differences in his everyday routine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, he shares a handful of pro tips when traveling, competing, and things he’s learned in the triathlon without having a coach. In addition, Esposito shares the importance of having a triathlon checklist, staying motivated and having a work-life balance, and finding what you are passionate about and doing it! He is currently working on a second book about competing in 50 triathlons in 50 states, stay tuned. He recommends listening to the Crime in Sports podcast. Be sure to follow Esposito’s social media and triathlon blog for his latest race reports! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: @kjfdailygrind  Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @esposwimbikerun  Instagram: @esposwimbikerun  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWyqMpKxQU-10SoA7JvdKEg Website: https://esposwimbikerun.com
1:09:18
April 30, 2020
Episode 39: Special Guest Jeff Mason
If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Jeff Mason! Mason is the founder of SimpleBiz360, providing timeless business tools from a book and programs to blogs and podcasts designed to assist solopreneurs, small businesses and leaders. In addition to writing, speaking and podcasting, he operates a one-person sales agency in the Upper Midwest. Mason currently lives and works in Cottleville, Missouri. In today's episode, Mason shares how he became interested in writing and speaking and his overall inspiration for SimpleBiz 360. He mentions the importance of a humble attitude, hard work, and personal experience has shaped his career and impact on others. He also shares his success stories and challenges as an author, speaker, and podcaster during the COVID-19 pandemic and how he stays organized with his day job and ‘daily grind.’ His latest SimpleBiz 360 podcast Episode 26, is now being featured in Stockton University’s 50th anniversary collection and in the works in documentation with curators at other universities during this historic time. In addition, Mason shares the importance of work-life balance and his running background of 6 marathons (throughout the years over 35,000 miles!). This episode’s quote (listed above) is by Dale Carnegie, one of Mason’s motivating business leaders; he recommends you read his book “How to Win Friends & Influence People,” along with Harold Geneen’s “Managing” and the Chalene Johnson podcast. Finally, be sure to check out Jeff Mason’s “SimpleBiz 360” and listen to the SimpleBiz 360 Podcast. Episode-exclusive SimpleBiz 360 segment "Lost in the Shuffle" Artist: The Myddle Class Track: "Free As The Wind" Released: 1965 Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Jeff Mason Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @simplebiz360  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplebiz360/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJoVz2vambgIUOf0Rc_pjg Website: https://simplebiz360.com/
48:51
April 23, 2020
Episode 38: Special Guest Eden Shireen
Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Eden Shireen! Shireen is a 24 year old songwriter and singer. An expressive young vocalist, Shireen uses her songwriting and vocal talent to formulate smooth lyrics that story-tell the exhilaration of falling in love and the delicate details of living in the moment. She is a 2015 Florida GRAMMY Showcase finalist and the headliner of the Eden Shireen Live in Manila, Philippines tour. Shireen is originally from Land O’ Lakes, Florida and currently lives and works in the Tampa Bay area. In today's episode, Shireen shares how she became interested in music at a young age and her motivation to continually inspire her followers and overall community. She walks us through the timely process in producing one of her most recent music videos ‘Letters’, building her production team, and overcoming last minute challenges she has experienced when producing and even performing. In addition, Shireen shares ways to balance internal and external feelings when creatively writing through working out, yoga, or just moving around! This episode’s quote (listed above) is by Audrey Hepburn, one of Shireen’s music icons. Be sure to tune into Shireen’s live stream on April 25th with Downtown St. Petersburg. Follow her social channels below for the live link! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @edenshireen  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edenshireenmusic/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPNw03bZY14Yq68wWGIwKQQ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/31otjVqZ1y2VuxYMv1069z Website: https://edenshireen.com
46:05
April 16, 2020
Episode 37: Special Guest Michelle Banda
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Michelle Banda! Banda is by day a gracious, composed caregiver and by night the founder of Hidden Imperium, aiming to tell powerful cinematic films by utilizing various techniques and styles in order to create beautiful impact. Besides filmmaking, Banda is also a multi-genre musician under the name Arkanzet. Banda is originally from Lusaka, Zambia and currently lives and works in the Chicago area. In today's episode, Banda shares how he became interested in film and music and balances her schedule as a caregiver to share her passion for composing and producing wonderful work. She walks us through the timely process in producing a short film such as The Spirit of Chicago and Mary; and her inspiration behind her latest albums Rise and To Him in Everything. In addition, Banda shares best practices and ways for listeners to destress on tough days with sound therapy and ASMR videos on YouTube. Banda recommends following motivational speakers Robin Sharma, Eric Thomas, Les Brown, and Mel Robbins. She also recommends reading  “Master the Day” by Alexander Heyne and the classic “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Michelle’s Instagram: @mbandaofficial Arkanzet Instagram: @arkanzet  Hidden Imperium Instagram: @hiddenimperium  Hidden Imperium Facebook: @HiddenImperium  Hidden Imperium Twitter: @HiddenImperium 
54:27
April 9, 2020
Episode 36: Special Guest Will Schultz
Do something today your future self will say thank you for on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Will Schultz! Schultz is an outstanding educator--not only a geometry & AP Statistics high school teacher, but also coaches boys and girls tennis and bowling at the varsity level, a USTA certified umpire, line umpire, chair umpire and an ITA certified umpire, and even shares his knowledge for the love of the sport and in other areas such as investing. Schultz is originally from Waukesha, WI and currently lives and works in the Las Vegas area. In today's episode, Schultz shares how he became interested in tennis and pursued a career in secondary education and coaching, interesting on-and-off court stories while teaching and officiating, how to become a tennis official, the importance of motivation and goal setting in your ‘daily grind,’ best practices in creating your financial goals, and  investing tools you can use to achieve your goals. In addition, Schultz shares his favorite national parks to visit and how COVID-19 lockdown is affecting both students, teachers, and schools across the US.  Schultz recommends reading “Broke Millennial” and “Broke Millennial Investing” by Erin Lowry, “The Bogleheads Guide to the Three Fund Portfolio” by Taylor Larimore, “Wilderness Essays” by John Muir, and “Open” by Andre Agassi and checking out the Investors Podcast, Freakonomics Radio, and of course the Daily Grind! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @THEWillSchultz 
1:33:48
April 2, 2020
Episode 35: Quick Questions & Quarantine Goals
Times like this are what entrepreneurs use to create the future on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson, your one and only host sharing her 'daily grind.' In today's episode, Johnson records her first episode with a new mixer and audio equipment, goes through a quick Q&A about herself, and shares several basic measures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Always a reminder to stay safe, stay at home, and stay positive during these self-quarantine times. In addition, Johnson provides updates on her running schedule, work grind, and exciting news to come on her podcast network. Johnson recommends checking out The Joe Rogan Experience Episode #1436 featuring Adam Curry and reading 'Make Time' by Jake Knapp, which is about creating time and finding focus in everyday life.  Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: @kjfdailygrind  Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty 
30:31
March 26, 2020
Episode 34: Special Guest Stacey Grace Fenton
All that I need is within me now, on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Stacey ‘Grace’ Fenton! Fenton is a leading educational trainer & tech speaker, specializing in exploration, wonderment, and kindness using technology. She has led training and workshops for Girl Develop It, Grand Circus Tech Bootcamp, United Shore, Wayne County, MI, and colleges and Universities across the country. She is launching two projects this Spring: Anon Kind Notes and Show & Tell After 5, intended to spark curiosity, fun, and kindness in the lives of busy young professionals. Fenton is originally from Detroit, MI and currently lives and works in San Antonio, TX. In today's episode, Fenton shares how to overcome challenges, stay organized and create goals for the week, and manage anxiety or depression based on her own personal experiences. In addition, Fenton shares the ‘Top 5 things you need to know going into the real world!’ Also, Fenton recommends reading “Stop Saying You’re Fine” by Mel Robbins and checking out “The 5 Second Rule” TED talk. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind  Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/staceymfenton/
1:02:03
March 19, 2020
Episode 33: Special Guest Chris Clark
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and returning special guest Chris Clark! Clark is currently the director of business for Workforce Athletics, San-Francisco start-up, strengthening company culture by investing in the lifelong success of employee-athletes through offering premium sports leagues, and founder of the Traveling Tennis Coach. Clark is originally from Battle Creek, MI and currently lives and and works in Chicago, IL. In today's episode, Clark shares his key takeaways from the Australian Open, upcoming tennis tournament season, the future of American tennis, and players to watch up-and-coming and recent injuries and retirements in both ATP and WTA tours. In addition, Clark gives Johnson some advice on her latest tournament and answers common questions about training for competition, close game, set or match strategies, recovering after a bad performance, and ways to stay focused to achieve that ‘W’. Clark shares ‘Our Deepest Fear’ by Marianne Williamson as today’s Word of the Day, be sure to check out! Also, Johnson shares COVID-19 disclaimer and ways to practice good personal health habits in your home and workplace. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind  Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @the_traveling_tennis_coach Website: www.thetravelingtenniscoach.com
47:42
March 12, 2020
Episode 32: Special Guest Richard Herskovitz
Nothing is impossible on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Richard Herskovitz! Herskovitz is a competitive standing adapted tennis player and executive recruiter, former amputee bodybuilder, husband and father of three beautiful children. Herskovitz currently lives in Reisterstown, Maryland and works in the Baltimore area. In today's episode, Herskovitz shares his athletic journey since contracting a disease called Necrotizing Fasciitis in October 2005, undergoing more than 20 surgeries leaving him with a prosthetic leg to play standing adapted tennis and compete in bodybuilding . In addition, Herskovitz talks about his on-court training to compete on the national standing adapted tennis level, ways to stay motivated through various challenges, and his new off-court activity, dog training. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind  Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: Website: www.richardherskovitz.com
33:40
March 5, 2020
Episode 31: Special Guest Krystyn Johnson
One word. Purposeful on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Krystyn Johnson! Johnson is a professional makeup artist, who specializes in Commercial Print, Production, Corporate, TV/Video, Special Event/Bridal, Beauty and Fashion. Johnson currently lives and works in the Chicago area and travels nationally & internationally for her work as well. In today's episode, Johnson talks about how her childhood interest influenced her career transition working in a corporate setting to an accomplished makeup artist. In addition, Johnson shares key traits to have as an entrepreneur, how to utilize your strengths and have a plan to grow your business, and the importance of a work-life balance. She also recommends reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty  Instagram: @kellyjlefty  Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @KrystynJMakeup  Facebook: @KrystynJMakeup Website: www.KrystynJohnson.com
48:31
February 27, 2020
Episode 30: National Random Acts of Kindness Week
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast.This episode features Kelly Johnson, your one and only host sharing her 'daily grind.' In today's episode, Johnson celebrates National Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 16-22) and gets inspiration and ideas at: www.randomactsofkindness.org/ as well! In addition, Johnson provides a running injury update, recommendations for The Pitch and The Startup podcasts by Gimlet Media, and her upcoming USTA tennis tournament this weekend. #MakeKindnessTheNorm #RandomActsofKindnessWeek #RandomActsofKindnessDay Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty
24:06
February 20, 2020
Episode 29: Special Guest Nicole Gainacopulos
One word. Purposeful on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Nicole Gainacopulos! Gainacopulos is a running coach and strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and founder of Momentum of MKE, which specializes in customized running coaching for all distances, levels, shapes, speeds, and sizes. Gainacopulos currently lives and works in the Milwaukee area. In today's episode, Gainacopulos talks about how she running background from age 8 to her first marathon in 2010 has influenced her to ‘share the momentum’ and create the Momentum of MKE brand! In addition, Gainacopulos shares recent success stories of different Momentum runners and her new ambassador program #RunMomentumMKE , the increasing trend toward long distance running across the US, and overall give you motivation to go out and run! She also recommends reading “How Bad Do You Want It?” by Matt Fitzgerald. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @RunMomentumMKE  Facebook: @MomentumMKE  Website: http://momentummke.com/
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February 13, 2020
Episode 28: Special Guest Toya Gipson
Don’t be so hung up on love that you don’t allow yourself to be hurt. Don’t be so hung up on hurt that you don’t allow yourself to be loved on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Toya Gipson! Gipson is the founder and CEO of Chicago Bravo, which is more than just a food blog, providing you with things to see, things to do, restaurant reviews and more in the Windy City! Gipson is originally from the west side of Chicago and currently lives and works in the city. In today's episode, Gipson tells us her story on how one of her top three childhood answers to “what do you want to be when you grow up” became true and how her experience as a drama director at her church and friend’s advice motivated her to start Chicago Bravo. In addition, Gipson shares what’s upcoming on her ‘daily grind,’ and the importance of growing your business and your brand. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: chicago_bravo Facebook: Chicago Bravo Website: www.chicagobravo.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/ChicagoBravo
56:43
February 6, 2020
Episode 27: Special Guest Paul Maurer LIVE @MKE Run Fit Fest
Hopes and dreams drive us. Motivate us. They get us up for an early morning run and out the door on a sub-zero day on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Paul Maurer! Maurer is a Milwaukee native, chiropractor, runner, and accomplished author of ‘The Unforgiving Line.’ Maurer currently lives and works in the Milwaukee area. In today's episode, Maurer shares his running background, his inspiration to write novels, and how balances his busy schedule to fit publishing his latest novel, ‘The Unforgiving Line,’ about a distance running warrior Mac who cannot erase his failure at the worst of times: the 1968 Olympic trials fifteen-hundred meters and D.J., a talented but emotionally fractured sixteen-year old, carrying scars garnered from a troubled home life. Mac and D.J. form an unlikely pairing, but each carries the other on a path that encounters rejection, failure, and broken dreams in the quest of finding love and redemption. Maurer also reveals what it takes to become a writer, best practices for young writers, and the journey behind turning an idea you brainstorm on a training run into one amazing, 299-page running novel. Also, Episode 27 is our first live podcast recorded at MKE Run Fit Fest in Milwaukee, WI. If you would like to view this episode video, please visit: https://youtu.be/B3ljdODqT80 Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Video Credit: Alpha Digital Pro Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Podcast Network: https://www.ambiguousproduction.com/ Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: Where to Find Paul Maurer’s ‘The Unforgiving Line’ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Unforgiving-Line-Paul-C-Maurer/dp/0359944949/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+unforgiving+line&qid=1580792803&sr=8-1 Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/paul-c-maurer/the-unforgiving-line/paperback/product-24408786.html
37:59
February 2, 2020
Episode 26: Special Guest Ian DeMarse
Perseverance, podcasting, and sports on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Ian DeMarse! DeMarse is a debt collector, avid Wisconsin sports fan, and co-host of the Touchdown Tuesdays, Brew Sports Podcast. DeMarse is originally from Escanaba, Michigan and currently lives and works in the Milwaukee area. In today's episode, DeMarse provides his gameday insights from playing linebacker at Wisconsin Lutheran College to recap the latest NFL Divisional Championship games and the Green Bay Packers’ performance this season. In addition, DeMarse shares how Brew Sports started and how he balances his busy schedule to fit in sports podcasting, participating in four fantasy sports leagues, playing sports, and staying up to date on the latest sports. Also, Kelly finally shares the story behind meeting founder Will Tarashuk of the Ambiguous Network and the Daily Grind officially joining their podcast network! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @sportsdude_603 Touchdown Tuesday Twitter: @TdwnTuesPodcast Touchdown Tuesday Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/touchdown-tuesdays
1:00:08
January 23, 2020
Episode 25: Special Guest Erin Magennis
Trust, listen and learn how to be in tune with yourself and what your next steps are in life on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Erin Magennis! Magennis is a neuroscientist, mindset coach, Wisconsin 25 Under 25, HATCH Top100 NextGen, and founder of CalmLet, a smart bracelet biofeedback device paired with a community based app that helps people manage stress and anxiety in the moment. Magennis is originally born in Connecticut and currently lives and works in the Milwaukee area. In today's episode, Magennis shares her journey of becoming an entrepreneur by overcoming health challenges and channeling her passion for holistic health, neuroscience, and nutrition. In addition, Magennis explains how she became involved in the tech space and the importance of surrounding yourself with different people and different perspectives. Also, Kelly reveals exciting news...the Daily Grind is joining the Ambiguous Network! Check out our next episode as Kelly shares the story behind the Daily Grind and where you can find more content on other network favorites such as You Mad Bro, which covers all the news stories people can't stop talking about, the Sam Bussell Podcast, which covers movies and entertainment and GDP, which interviews goal driven professionals with a goal driven process. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @kjfdailygrind Facebook: @kjfdailygrind Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @erinmagennis CalmLet Twitter: @CalmLetTeam CalmLet Instagram: @calmletteam  CalmLet Website: http://www.calmlet.com/
52:40
January 16, 2020
Episode 24: Special Guest Kristie Jorfald
If you believe in yourself, and you are halfway there on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Kristie Jorfald! Jorfald is a celebrity and personal wardrobe stylist who is dedicated to helping women and men invest in themselves and live their best lives through investing in themselves and their body, lifestyle, and self-care. Jorfald is originally from Lake Forest, IL, and currently lives and works in the Chicago area. In today's episode, Jorfald shares her inspiration behind becoming an entrepreneur, best advice for future stylists and young individuals starting their own business, and her personal tips on finding work life balance. In addition, Jorfald walks us through a styling and shopping day with a client and how she has helped her clients build their confidence through wardrobe styling. History in the making as Jorfald is our first personal stylist on the Daily Grind! For all the entrepreneurs listening into today’s episode, Jorfald recommends The Brand Called You: Make Your Business Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace by Peter Montoya and Tim Vandehey to add to your reading list! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @kristiejorfald Website: http://www.kristiejorfald.com
50:01
January 9, 2020
Episode 23: Marathon & New Years Recap
If you want something you’ve never have, you have to do something that you’ve never done with #kellyfast on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson, your one and only host sharing her 'daily grind.' In today's episode, Johnson shares her Mississippi Gulf Coast marathon experience and persevering through mid-race sickness, her memorable New Years Eve in Las Vegas and thrilling New Years Day attending the Rose Bowl, the Granddaddy of them all: University of Wisconsin-Madison vs. University of Oregon, and the latest on the MKE Run Fit Fest presented by the Johnson Foundation - Milwaukee's Only Running & Fitness Festival! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org
29:30
January 6, 2020
Episode 22: Special Guest Rachel Cash
The more you talk about what you are doing, the more help you will get to grow on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Rachel Cash! Cash is a privacy attorney, project manager in data privacy, and owner of TWO businesses: Rachel Anne Linens, a home textile business and Elroi, a mobile data privacy & security application. Cash is originally from Southfield, MI, currently lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and works in the Chicago area. In today's episode, Cash shares her journey of becoming an entrepreneur, best practices for staying organized, finding balance, building teams, and the importance of having a mentor. In addition, Cash explains why our data has become a commodity in today’s society and how the data and privacy industry is shifting. History in the making as Cash is our first project manager on the Daily Grind! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @_rachelcash Elroi Instagram: @elroi_app Elroi Website: https://www.elroiapp.com Rachel Anne Linen Instagram: @rachelannelinens Rachel Anne Linen Website: http://www.rachelannelinens.com
46:37
January 2, 2020
Episode 21: Special Guest Tyler Banh
Be nice to yourself and be proud of who you are and what you have accomplished thus far on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Tyler Banh! Banh is an instructional designer, former public educator teaching high school mathematics, on the board of directors for nonprofit UVSA Midwest and fellow University of Wisconsin-Madison alum! Banh is first-generation Vietnamese American, originally from Janesville, WI and currently lives and works in the Chicago area. In today's episode, we talk about Banh's transition from education to the business sector, his community involvement and mentoring, and staying connected with his network. In addition, Banh shares best practices in prioritizing your time, bettering yourself utilizing resources such as LinkedIn Learning, and learning more about emotional intelligence through business experts Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves (Authors of Emotional Intelligence 2.0). Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @Mr_TylerBanh LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tylerbanh/
42:02
December 19, 2019
Episode 20: Special Guest Taylor Morrison
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Taylor Morrison! Morrison is a health and wellness founder, self-care facilitator, and brand and culture builder. She also hosts her own podcast Be School, where she shares her own journey of learning, unlearning, and growth in the hopes that her audience can do the same. Morrison currently lives and works in the Chicago area.  In today's episode, we talk about Morrison's motivation behind starting her daily podcast to providing brand experience consultancy and now leading her own business, Inner Workout, a mat-based self-care practice for your whole being. In addition, Morrison shares best practices in work and life balance and her podcast favorites including: How I Built This, Masters of Scale, Girlboss Radio, and Second Life and one of her favorite books you should read: Secrets of Six Figure Women.  Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @taylorelysemorrison Inner Workout Instagram: @innerworkout Inner Workout Website: https://www.innerworkout.co/
41:56
December 12, 2019
Episode 19: Share Your Smile
Consistency is the key to success with #kellyfast on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson, your one and only host sharing her 'daily grind' at the start of December. In today's episode, Johnson shares national holidays of the month, an inspiring and action-packed December could-do list from The Simple Things, the upcoming College Football Bowl schedule, two motivational sports and business reads, easy steps to support your favorite charities including the Kelly Johnson Foundation while you shop for holiday gifts online, and a reason to share your smile everyday! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org
29:03
December 5, 2019
Episode 18: Turkey Day Recap
Exclusive Turkey Day episode with #kellyfast on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson, your one and only host sharing her 'daily grind' at the end of November. In today's episode, Johnson reflects on her holiday(s) spent in Wisconsin including Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the success of the 2nd annual Turkey Trot presented by the Kelly Johnson Foundation,  being a tour guide for her parents' day trip to Chicago, her exciting weekend plans and upcoming marathon travels, and why you should never sell yourself short in life. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org
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November 28, 2019
Episode 17: Special Guest Anurag Choudhary
Don't be lazy (all the time) and optimize your schedule on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Anurag Choudhary! Choudhary has been a software engineer at Microsoft for over 3 years and flies into Chicago every weekend pursuing his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has served as CTO at the Irrelevant Project, a nonprofit fighting gender stereotypes formation in adolescents, and is a passionate instrumentalist and songwriter. Choudhary is originally from India and currently lives and works in the Seattle area.  In today's episode, we talk about Choudhary's 'daily grind' from traveling to and from his masters program while finding time for his community involvement and passion for music, how to have a positive mindset in overcoming busy schedules, engineering industry trends, and differences between laid-back Seattle and happy-holidays Chicago. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/an5rag Instagram: @an5rag
45:18
November 22, 2019
Episode 16: Special Guest James McGee
Listen, quiet your mind, and find your purpose on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest James McGee! McGee is an Irish former professional tennis player and now director of Team Bryan with the Inspiring Children Foundation, a nonprofit inspiring others through mentoring, education, and tennis. He's achieved a career high no. 146 in the world since retiring at the US Open in 2017 and still is involved in the sport through high performance coaching and mindset consulting. McGee is originally from Ireland and currently lives and works in the Las Vegas area.  In today's episode, we talk about McGee's 'daily grind' from coaching to motivating others, his transition from professional tennis, the dynamic doubles duo aka the Bryan Brothers' retirement news, Next Gen players and their future, and how a yoga session literally changed his life.  Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @jamesmcgee01 Instagram: @jamesmcgee01 Website: https://jamesmcgeetennis.com/
43:48
November 14, 2019
Episode 15: Special Guest Lydia Nader
Let your smile change the world and give high-fives mid-run on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Lydia Nader! Nader is a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist founder of her own business, RUN Performance, marathon runner and more! She’s been featured on blogs and podcasts such as Health Warrior and CHAARG, and has worked with athlete minded brands like NIKE and EDGE. Nader is originally from Ohio and currently lives and works in the Chicago area.  In today's episode, we talk about Nader's beginning her running journey through Girls on the Run at age 10, her 'daily grind' which consists of literally running her own business while balancing her involvement in the local running community, pro athletes and pre-race nutrition, and why we need more Lydia's out there running marathons. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @RUNwithNader Instagram: @runwithnader Website: https://www.runwithnader.com/
56:03
November 7, 2019
Episode 14: Special Guest Amy Ruehlmann
Pain is weakness leaving the body. Surpass that weakness, make adjustments, and grow from your experiences on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Amy Ruehlmann! Ruehlmann is a recent newlywed, law office all-star, team player in tax, administration, and reception, and work in progress living legend like her husband Brian Ruehlmann (Episode 8). She is originally from small town southern central Illinois and currently lives and works in downtown Chicago.  In today's episode, we talk about Chicago weather, our recent Halloween fun and after-work activities, Kelly conquering Sober October, Amy's married life with Brian, and a handful of hashtags in between. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @afrep94
50:50
October 31, 2019
Episode 13: Special Guest Morgan Short
It's not always about grinding, grinding, grinding...it's more than that on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Morgan Short! Short is a fellow University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate and teammate of the club tennis team, now strategist & storyteller, poetry author, and music enthusiast. She currently is leading content at Insite Software and lives in the greater Minneapolis area.  In today's episode, we talk about story-telling, going outside your comfort zone, Short's motivation behind her most recent work in 'Splintered Souls,' finding balance within your daily grind, our Sober September/October experiences, and our most recent travels and races (including Short's first half marathon and Johnson's upcoming December marathon!). Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @mrs_poems Website: https://morganshort.com/ 
1:06:59
October 24, 2019
Episode 12: Special Guest Tyler Laursen - Pt. 1
Keep crawling on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Tyler Laursen! Laursen is a coworker and tech rep for Wilson Sporting Goods,  tennis and pickleball player, off-roading enthusiast, and host of his own podcast 'Snail Trail 4x4.' He currently lives and works in the Northern California area.  In today's episode, we talk about starting and sustaining a podcast,  thrilling adventures of off-roading in Cali, automobile goals, and playing smart tennis at the professional and recreational level! Stay tuned for Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Laursen! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @SnailTrail4x4 Instagram: @SnailTrail4x4 Website: http://www.snailtrail4x4.com
1:15:56
October 17, 2019
Episode 11: Sober October Mid-Challenge Recap
Exclusive "free solo" episode with #kellyfast on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson, your one and only host partaking in her first ever Sober October (Septober) Challenge. In today's episode, Johnson gives her mid-challenge recap, people and places she visited in Milwaukee last weekend, why this episode is better than Conan's without the Kumail Nanjiani interview,  her exciting weekend plans, and as always, motivation for your 'daily grind.' Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org
37:09
October 10, 2019
Episode 10: Special Guest Kim 'KookyRunner'
One word, DREAM on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Kim 'KookyRunner'! Kim is a communications specialist and inspirational individual that loves to bargain shop, run, travel, laugh and connect with others through her infamous running blog 'KookyRunner.' She currently lives and works in the Connecticut.  In today's episode, we talk about running (of course!), goal-setting, cross-training as a runner, being an ambassador for BibRavePro and Pro Compression, her upcoming training for the Chicago Marathon, and exploring the world via 'runcations'! Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Twitter: @kookyrunner Instagram: @kookyrunner Website: http://kookyrunner.com/
47:38
October 3, 2019
Episode 9: Special Guest Dan Wein
Coffee brewed, up and early on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Dan Wein! Wein is a self-taught entrepreneur specializing in digital marketing and video content, avid golfer, and Milwaukee Brewers fan. He currently lives and works in the Milwaukee area.  In today's episode, we talk about the 'daily grind' in the life of an entrepreneur, how to network effectively, and the importance of finding a hobby whether it's healthy eating or jiu-jitsu. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @alphadigitalpro Website: http://alphadigitalpro.com/ Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/alphadigitalpro
1:06:41
September 26, 2019
Episode 8: Special Guest Brian Ruehlmann
After her Pacific Northwest vacation, Kelly returns to Chicago with the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Brian Ruehlmann! Ruehlmann is an all-star team player at Wilson Sporting Goods, with a background in marketing and journalism, and is a Cardinals and White Sox fan. He currently lives and works in the Chicago area.  In today's episode, we talk about sports rivalries, upcoming travels, the 'daily grind' in an office setting, and how to pronounce certain professional tennis player names. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Questions for Brian? Feel free to DM @kellyjlefty
44:48
September 20, 2019
Episode 7: Special Guest Chris Clark
Almost feels like courtside in the Arthur Ashe stadium on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Chris Clark! Clark is a high performance tennis coach,  sports enthusiast, and owner of two businesses. He currently lives and works in the Chicago area.  In today's episode, we talk about this year's US Open tennis tournament, match strategy and motivation, and how to bounce back from injuries, setbacks and overall define your story. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @the_traveling_tennis_coach Website: https://www.thetravelingtenniscoach.com
43:43
September 12, 2019
Episode 6: Special Guest Mark Sansait
We are flying fly via a drone on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Mark Sansait! Sansait is a self-taught software developer, professional tennis instructor, owner of two businesses, and drone enthusiast. He currently lives and works in the Milwaukee area.  In today's episode, we discuss learning new sports and skills to learning how to manage your time and personal interests. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @major_coffee
45:21
September 5, 2019
Episode 5: Special Guest Eugenia Sanchez
We are going global on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Eugenia Sanchez! Sanchez is a motivated fitness enthusiast, tennis player, global traveler and foodie, who is originally from Venezuela and currently lives and works in Munich, Germany.  In today's episode, we focus on trying out new things, tips for first-timers in a new sport, and partaking in new experiences throughout your life! Anything is possible.  Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest: Instagram: @eusancheze
57:30
August 29, 2019
Episode 4: Special Guest Richard Lewis
Breaking more records on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and second-ever special guest Richard Lewis and longest recording so far! Lewis is an developer advocate for Coyote Logistics, supporter of Junior Chamber International (JCI),  White Sox and Chicago Bears fan, who currently lives in southeastern WI and works in the Chicago area. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org Follow our Special Guest:  Twitter: @gogorichie Website: http://www.gogorichie.com
53:49
August 27, 2019
Episode 3: Special Guest Kalen Bryant
History in the making on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and first-ever special guest Kalen Bryant. Bryant is an entrepreneur, affiliate marketer, and tennis enthusiast, who currently lives and works in Charlotte, NC. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Us on Instagram:  Kelly Johnson: @kellyjlefty  Kalen Bryant: @freedomlifeinfluencer
36:24
August 15, 2019
Episode 2: Your Passion
Follow your passion and stay focused. You can't plant a seed and expect it to grow without watering it. That's the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and Connor Christian. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Us on Instagram:  Kelly Johnson: @kellyjlefty  Connor Christian: @_connorchristian
18:15
August 8, 2019
Episode 1: The Start of Something
A good idea becomes a great idea and a great idea becomes a podcast. Exciting to launch the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and Connor Christian. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Us on Instagram:  Kelly Johnson: @kellyjlefty  Connor Christian: @_connorchristian
14:11
August 1, 2019
Episode 0: Introduction
What did you just tune into?! It's called the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This introductory episode features your host Kelly Johnson, encouraging you to listen, follow, and interact with the podcast series. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow our Host: Twitter: @kellyjlefty Instagram: @kellyjlefty Website: http://www.kjfwi.org
02:37
August 1, 2019