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The Pursuit of Growth Show

The Pursuit of Growth Show

By Greg and Sammy
The Pursuit of Growth is a lifestyle to flourish in today's world. During each episode we interview fascinating individuals from all walks of life to learn about their passions, successes, failures, lessons learned, and how they apply personal growth to their lives. We end each conversation with key takeaways that we can all implement to better ourselves and the lives of those around us.

We hope these conversations spark your own personal Pursuit of Growth and we look forward to talking to YOU soon and learning about your journey. Reach out to us vis our website at
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Susan Bryant - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 40
Susan Bryant is a CPA and owner at MB Group - a public accounting firm headquartered in Plano, TX.    Susan and her team work to transform business owners by professionalizing the finance function in their organizations, and there’s a secret recipe that Susan created to consistently achieve this success for her clients.    Susan is also a fierce advocate for her profession and was named as one of the 2021 Top 50 Women in Accounting.   Reach Susan and her company with the links below.   Susan's LinkedIn:  Susan's company website is  MBG LinkedIn:  Facebook:  Instagram:  They have a new program out called the 100-point inspection they are promoting right now as well:
May 09, 2022
Michael "Grubes" Gruber - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 39
Michael Gruber, affectionately known as Grubes or Shoopy to tens of people in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex, has been the Music Director of the Texas Rangers since 2020. Previously, he worked as a board operator at Sports Radio 1310 Ticket, music director of the Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks, audio engineer for Bally Sports Southwest, and the Ambassador of Fun for the Frisco RoughRiders.   He loves the Rangers, the Ticket, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers which is very convenient for making his work not ever feel like work.   We have a history with Grubes, as 11 years ago, Greg and Sammy had the opportunity to interview him on a different podcast show they hosted. The conversations were much different, but after 11 years, Grubes is still the same humble, funny, and genuine person we've grown to know and love.   We hope you enjoy this conversation full of wisdom, great takeaways and lots of laughs!   You can reach out to Grubes via twitter at: 
April 19, 2022
Victor Calabrese - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 38
Victor is the President/COO of Deskside, a Technology Success Partner. He has a varied background with a multitude of interests that include nutrition, fitness, personal growth, and pretty much anything that helps improve one's self. Vic is now in the process of accumulating all that he has learned into a book he is calling “Accessing Your True Potential."
April 05, 2022
Nikki Watson - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 37
Nikki started her career in the real estate world as a flooring sales rep for a chain of 5 stores in DFW. After 10 years of building relationships with Realtors and Investors, she ventured out on her own and started what is now the largest Home Staging company in the State of Texas.    Today, she is a home builder, a flooring and remodeling company owner, partner of a traveling murder mystery company, and has just started a business that hires women recently released from prison or rehab.  Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: The Restart Agency:
March 18, 2022
Leia and Cynthia - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 36
In this special episode, we're joined by our significant others, Leia and Cynthia. Because February is the month of all things love and hearts, we wanted to focus this episode on Relationships.    We dive into some of the most common challenges couples have such as communication, finances, goals, and family aspirations. We share our takes on relationships from two viewpoints, as Greg and Leia have been dating for 10 months, Cynthia and Sammy have been married for 11 years and dated 6 before that!   We joke that this episode was destined to be a train wreck, but what happened is that we learned some valuable lessons from each other. Enjoy, because we sure did.
February 23, 2022
Greg and Sammy - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 35
The Goals Episode! In this episode we take a look FORWARD to 2022 and review our personal goals and actions we're setting for for this year.    As always we give tips for how you can achieve your own goals and share examples of how we set forth our plans.   New this year you can also find this show as a podcast on a variety of platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and many more.  As always, you can buy the book or contact us to help get your goals going with our dedicated accountability and coaching. All this and more content live on our website at  Enjoy!
February 03, 2022
Greg and Sammy - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 34
Greg and Sammy recap 2021 with a question and answer session looking back at a year filled with successes, challenges, and lessons learns that ultimately roll up to accomplishing goals and peace of mind. Enjoy!  Our shows are now in audio format on sites like Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and more! Check it out if you want to listen in on your favorite podcast app.
January 31, 2022
Steve Gray - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 33
As Co-Owner and Partner of B2B Branding Powerhouse, Spire Agency, Steve oversees the agency’s day-to-day operations and helps to guide the agency’s overall strategic direction. Steve is a results-driven leader who brings his deep marketing and operations expertise to lead the Spire team in providing strategically integrated branding, marketing and creative services to his diversified base of clients helping them to elevate their brands.    Steve is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a BBA in Strategic Management and Marketing. He’s also a tried-and-true storm chaser, with his story being featured in D Magazine’s D CEO magazine.    When not helming the Spire team, Steve can be found at the helm of the 36-foot Catalina sailboat he shares with Spire co-owner and wife Kimberly Tyner, spending time with his 2 children and new baby granddaughter, or off exploring the world and frequently ending up in Las Vegas.
January 31, 2022
Dr. Rob Arnold - The Pursuit of Growth - 32
Dr. Rob Arnold is the former master distiller of TX Whiskey distillery, is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and a third-generation member of the whiskey industry.    Arnold was the first employee at TX Whiskey, joining the company in 2011. He has overseen the creation and innovation of TX Whiskey and TX Bourbon, as well as the research and development of the distillery’s limited expressions and yet-to-be released products.    Arnold is also a writer. He is the co-author of Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey, and his second book The Terroir of Whiskey: A Distiller’s Journey into the Flavor of Place was released in 2020.  Arnold lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two year old son.   Buy his book! The Terroir of Whiskey - Audible: Instagram:    Twitter:
January 31, 2022
Christian Lehinger - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 31
Christian is a technologist, patented inventor, and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience starting, building and selling companies that make an impact on people's lives. His companies have saved thousands of lives and helped to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands.  His current work is focused on using technology to quickly and accurately identify underlying mental health conditions that are causing people to suffer. In his personal time Christian teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and works with disabled combat veterans.   His Linked in - Connected Mind -  A few books he recommends: - 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss  On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman  Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Gen. Stanley McChrystal
January 31, 2022
George Esquivel - The Pursuit of Growth - 30
A native of Dallas and proud Tejano, George Esquivel is the co-Founder and marketing force behind Four Corners Brewing Company. Prior to entrepreneurship, he developed his marketing career in Brand Management and Business Development roles with top, global food companies. Beyond CPG marketing, his career has consistently included a specialization in marketing to the U.S. Hispanic market.    George studied Advertising and Marketing at the University of North Texas and currently serves on the U.N.T. Alumni Association Board and also serves as the Vice President of U.N.T.’s LatinX Alumni Network. He is married to Joanna Acosta Esquivel with whom he shares the joy of raising their son George Joseph.   Learn more about Four Corners Brewing Company!
January 31, 2022
Adam Smith - The Pursuit of Growth - 29
Adam Smith is a native North Texas entrepreneur, digital expert, and educator, who graduated from Embry Riddle University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies.   In 2007, he co-founded, an online education platform community that provides a safe, educationally-focused venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. Under Adam’s leadership, the publicly traded company Salem Media Group acquired TeacherTube in September of 2017. At the time of the acquisition, TeacherTube had over 2 million registered educators with over 12 million monthly unique views to the site.   After the acquisition, Adam continued his passion for technology and education by helping schools and start-ups to large corporations with online training, branding, content marketing, and social media management.   His new passion is all things blockchain and cryptocurrency investing and he provides great insight beyond just a recommendation of where to place your money.*   *Adam is not a certified financial planner and does not provide financial advice. Frankly, he's more interested in the technology behind the currencies and states that during the episode.  Enjoy!   Contact Adam Smith at   Website ASmith.Media   Linked In Facebook  Twitter
January 31, 2022
Cleatus Judge - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 28
Cletus Judge is originally from a small town just south of Mobile Alabama called Stockton.  He was raised by his grandparents - his grandfather worked as a farmer and his grandmother was a domestic worker for a family. They instilled in him a work ethic and an obligation to seek higher education. He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1987 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Military Science.   He was commissioned a 2nd Lt through the ROTC program while in college. He also holds an MBA from University of Dallas from 2001.   Cletus joined the Dallas police department in Sept of 1987 and retired in May of 2018. He worked in several units within the Dept. including as an instructor at the Police academy for 9 years. He was a Robbery detective for 2 years, Sgt in CAPERS and his last 5 years he served as a Sgt in Homicide. Cletus is currently an administrator at Dallas College over the police academy. He has been married to Marrietta Judge for 26 years and has 2 adult sons and an 8yr old grandson.   Cletus and Marrietta are members of St. Luke Community UM church
January 31, 2022
Matt Dominguez - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 27
Matt Dominguez attended Sam Houston State on a scholarship where he was the team’s MVP and the school’s first NCAA division 1-AA All- American. He still holds eight Sam Houston State records and five Southland Football League records. In 2005, Matt was inducted into the Sam Houston Hall of Fame.   After college Matt was a member of the Denver Broncos, and his professional football career took him to the CFL where he starred for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, becoming a fan favorite for 6 seasons.   He retired from football in 2008. Matt has faced challenges and adversity on the field, however, he has not lost his faith and he continues to see all the good that God is doing in his life. Matt met his wife Jennifer at Sam Houston State University and was married in 2003 in Austin, Texas. Matt and his wife Jennifer, and their three children, Matthew, Victoria and Marcel now live in Frisco, TX.   Saskatchewan Roughriders Saskatchewan Rider Fans  Christie Cannon Real Estate Agency
January 31, 2022
Cameron Davies - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 26
Cameron Davies is the President and CEO of Cruising Kitchens, the world's largest custom mobile business fabricator. Cruising Kitchens has built custom high-end mobile kitchens and businesses not only for the United States but for all over the world.   He is an entrepreneur and owner of Davies Enterprises, the parent company to Cruising Kitchens, Davies Entertainment, Printit, Davies Med Clinic, Sana Cana and Davies Boxing and Fitness.   Most importantly, he is a person who believes in providing opportunity to others.   Below is a comprehensive list of his companies and how to get ahold of them. Believe me, after this episode, you will be inspired to help make a difference in your community as well.    Cameron Davies
January 31, 2022
Wendi McGowan-Ellis - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 24
With over 20 years of intra- and entrepreneurial experience, Wendi McGowan-Ellis is the Executive Producer & Co-Host for Hire at Wendistry, LLC.    Wendi helps her clients say something significant. Something which motivates listeners to subscribe and go on the journey because it’s not about who arrives… It’s about who stays when you start "STREAMING YOUR STORY."    IG: @Wendistry Linked In: FB: Twitter:
January 31, 2022
James Henson - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 24
James Henson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor, and a Certified Business and Life coach. He’s spent the last 10 years working as a therapist and meditation teacher, but has transitioned to life coaching over the past three years.    His current shift is from in-person, one on one therapy to building courses that can help people that are more widely available and more affordable.   Most of his current work focuses on helping people start or improve their businesses, find a new path in life, and deal with anxiety. He’s creating and teaching a course right now called Befriending Anxiety. It's built around the idea that anxiety is necessary and serves a function, but our hardware and software is very out of date. It aims to help people learn to coexist with anxiety by recognizing that it's simply an energy in the body that our thoughts turn into an unpleasant experience.   He’s also working on a book called Simple Ways to Have a Good Life that pulls together everything that helped him change his life and that he’s seen change other people’s lives over the past 20 years in short, simple, and actionable chapters. In addition, another current writing project is called You Are Not the Main Character: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself, which focuses on the increasingly emergent self-centered and narcissistic behavior that is becoming the norm in our society.  IG: @JamesScottHenson -
January 28, 2022
Dan Miller - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 23
Hold on to your seats, get your pen ready, and listen up... Dan's experience, expertise and insight are going to change your world. I know it did for us.   Dan is an internationally renowned nutrition and fitness expert, developing health and wellness programs for all walks of life. He has presented his strategies to tens of thousands of executives world-wide; helping them to live longer and healthier lives, reducing healthcare costs, and achieving greater personal and workplace productivity.     His programs, based on modern medical science and our evolutionary past, target longevity with less disease as their primary goal and are designed to permanently end dieting and allow the body to heal as nature intended.    In addition to being a world leader in nutrition and fitness, he is a 35-year veteran of the martial arts and a former Guinness World Endurance Record holder for the 48 hour treadmill marathon event.    Holding three Master’s degrees: in Business Administration; Strategic Leadership; and Project Management, Dan’s education transcends nutrition, allowing him to identify with the challenges faced by today’s busy executives.    Dan is an entrepreneur, adventurer, scientist, speaker, martial artist, scuba diver, ultra-runner, mentor, business owner, writer, and father. Social Media: Instagram: Facebook: Linked In:
January 28, 2022
Mary Lyons - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 22
Mary Lyons is the Wealth Woman. She helps clients optimize their retirement income by using the financial products that are right for their unique circumstances.   ***This isn't a podcast about financial advice. This is a podcast about a fascinating woman who has built a business through hard work, insightful decisions and an attitude that she can do anything. From this episode you will have so many takeaways to help you achieve your goals!***   In 2003 Mary became a mortgage planner, specializing in integrating a mortgage into the overall financial picture, taking into account tax rates, liquidity, and rates of return.    In March of 2006, Mary left the mortgage industry to become a financial representative at Financial Process Group.    In June of 2008, she went on to become a financial advisor at Personal Economics Group and has continued her journey changing the lives of others for over 13 years.   Mary teaches at several national conferences and nationally known financial firms. Across the United States, financial firms have hired her to train their advisors on the remarkable strategies that her clients currently get to take advantage of.   Social media Facebook: Instagram: Linked In: Websites: and    Podcast: The BIG Wealth Podcast
January 27, 2022
Lyndon Nixon - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 21
Lyndon Nixon is a native to the DFW metroplex and has been involved with the game of football for most of his life. He excelled not only in football, but also basketball and track. Lyndon’s work ethic and winning spirit earned him the opportunity to play college football at the University of Tulsa. As a student athlete at the University of Tulsa, Lyndon learned valuable principles and life skills while competing on the football field and in the classroom. Lyndon learned to embrace leadership, integrity, and determination – which led him to be the first in his family to graduate from a college with his bachelor’s degree.   These experiences have set the foundation for Lyndon as he enters his 15th season in the Big 12 Conference as a football official.  Lyndon has officiated 10 bowl games including the Hawaii Bowl, Belk Bowl and the 2021 College Football Playoffs − Sugar Bowl.  When Lyndon is not on the football field, he is an active Real Estate Agent and brings to the Real Estate market over 20 years of Fortune 500 experience with a specific focus in friendly and professional relationship management to help his clients define and achieve their real estate goals.   Lyndon is a husband, very active loving father of four young girls, ages 16 - 23 and truly enjoys all the fun and complexities of being a “girl dad”. His passion for sports were naturally passed on to his daughters as they too love football and have all been student athletes as well.   Instagram: Facebook: Website:
January 27, 2022
Greg and Sammy - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 020
or our 20th episode we wanted to create a special thank you episode that also outlines our plans for the future. Check it out! Check out our website for more details about the show.
January 19, 2022
Blake Harris - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 019
Blake Harris is a Certified Financial Planner and his been in practice since 2005. In addition to running a practice he is a Branch manager who oversees 19 other advisors.     He has been a board member of the Financial Service Professionals Dallas Chapter as well as a member of the Financial Planner Association. 
January 19, 2022
Alyssa Spaw - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 018
Alyssa is an established health and wellness speaker within the community and received the Top New Vistage Speaker of 2020 award in March. Her biggest pursuit is to teach busy executives how to live longer, healthier lives through time-effective behavioral changes.    Taking control of their health insures they have the ability to make a greater impact in their business, but the best part is that anyone can easily implement these strategies. Even though it all started with a degree in Psychology from Penn State University and two years of graduate studies in Nutritional Sciences, she ultimately decided the academia route wasn’t the life she envisioned.    She had a desire to work directly with the people; implementing and teaching the strategies she had learned. After she pursued her own health journey and became a certified personal trainer through NASM, she has grown her business through training, health coaching, and speaking.
January 19, 2022
Rocky "Rock-T" Turner - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 017
Former Pro Baseball Player ROCKY TURNER, Known to the world as “ROCK-T” and current member of the RICKEY SMILEY MORNING RADIO SHOW - ROCK-T reaches 7 million listeners daily. You have seen him on the popular TV show, DISH NATION.  ROCK-T has added to his entertainment career by building a remarkable brand and legacy. He is founder and creator of STOMP WARS GLOBAL, the most successful stomping competition and movement in the world, which now serves as a life-transforming college and career pathway for students and young adults. ROCK-T produces the popular ROCK-T RADIO DJ MIXES which currently air in over 50 Markets nationwide as a feature on The Rickey Smiley Weekend Jump Off. He is also Co-Host of “The Perfect Pair” Podcast with his wife KRYSTAL on YEA Networks.    ROCK-T has found success and built a brand on not making excuses and getting things done - despite obstacles. Now he takes his powerful “NO EXCUSES, GET IT DONE” messages to Universities, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 Companies including McDonald's, AT&T, Southwest Airlines, and NFL to name a few. A passion for giving back has led ROCK-T to create his 501c3 Mentorship Program and youth-driven initiative the ROCKTEEN Youth Foundation.   ROCK-T is the winner of multiple Community Service Awards from many of America’s most respected organizations including, The Boys and Girls Club of America, COCA COLA and FORD among others. With all of this, ROCK-T’s greatest passion of all is his family. He and wife Krystal are the proud parents of two daughters and a son.    Connect with Rock-T
January 19, 2022
Cory Proctor - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 016
From NFL Offensive Lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions to husband and father, professional speaker, and financial investment advisor for his own firm Pro Capital TX, Cory has held many titles and roles — but what separates him from the pack is his drive to help others win.    Above everything, Cory is a warrior: for his team, his family, his clients, and his faith.  We absolutely enjoyed this wide-ranging conversation and we hope you will as well.    Pro Capital TX - Cory's personal website for speaking engagements and more -   Instagram: Facebook:
January 18, 2022
Scott Linebrink - The Pursuit of Growth - 015
Scott Linebrink is a native of Austin, TX and graduated from McNeil High School in 1994. He attended Concordia University from 1994-1996, majored in Environmental Science and played baseball. Scott transferred to Texas State in the fall of 1996 and continued his studies in the Resource and Environmental Studies program. As a member of the Bobcats baseball team, he pitched TX State to their first appearance in the Regional tournament.   Following his lone season at TX State, Scott was drafted in the second round by the San Francisco Giants and began his professional baseball career. Over the next 15 seasons, Scott featured as a late inning reliever for seven organizations, including the Giants, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, and St. Louis Cardinals.   After retiring from baseball during the 2012 season following a shoulder injury, Scott returned to Concordia University to complete his undergraduate degree. After graduating in 2015, he began a second career serving as Partnerships Director for Water Mission, a global Christian nonprofit providing safe water and sanitation solutions for developing countries. Scott lives out his passion of building relationships among individuals, corporations and churches in order to expand Water Mission’s efforts.   Scott resides near Walburg, TX with his wife, Kelly of 18 years and daughters, Ellie (13) and Abby (10). He attends Zion Lutheran Church with his family and also supports Williamson County Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Professional Athletes Outreach by serving on their respective boards.
January 14, 2022
Ken Stibler - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 014
Ken Stibler began his career as a high impact leader by coaching the 1982 College of Charleston men's basketball team to victory in the NAIA National Championship.    His business and consulting career spans more than 30 years in the energy, telecommunications, athletics, automotive and insurance fields. In a variety of top leadership roles for public and private companies, Ken has directed multi-million-dollar P&L responsibilities, 25+ M&A transactions valued at over $1.5 billion, and managed thousands of people.    Now Ken serves as a catalyst for change as a Vistage Master Chair, the CEO of Strategic Integration Services, and a renowned international speaker. Leveraging his extensive management experience, he advises 100+ CEO's and business owners across dozens of sectors in all aspects of their business.
January 14, 2022
Hayes Carter - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 013
Meet Hayes, the man that can do it all and have fun doing it.  Hayes Carter is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in various industries. He demonstrates strong business development professional skills in Oil and Gas, Sales, Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Salon Management, Marketing, and Sales Management.   He is a serial entrepreneur that has worked for himself since 2010. Over the last 11 years has grown several businesses and his family. Hayes has faced many challenges and many successes over the last decade.   Hayes has owned and operated several businesses including three Anytime Fitness franchise’s, a Waxing the City franchise, a Landman Brokerage, part of a custom home building business and some commercial real estate.   Hayes currently serves as the Vice President of Land for Lease Analytics. A niche consultancy in the Oil and Gas business. In 2020 Lease Analytics was informed they made the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing companies list which Hayes played an instrumental part in the growth of the company.   Hayes received his degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Louisiana Tech University.
January 14, 2022
Eddie Thomaz - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 012
Eddie Thomaz is a fascinating individual who we've known for more than 5 years. Eddie, Greg and Sammy have all been part of the same professional networking group and have a lot of the same passions such as music, fitness and wellbeing, and overall growing in all aspects of life.   Eddie is a Husband, father, musician, pizza lover, and IT "guy" with more than 22 years of experience in leadership roles in the IT service & software development space.    He is a musician who has played in multiple bands for thousands of people at sold out shows, and even opened for a prolific band!! You'll have to watch to find out who, it's an incredible story.    Please enjoy our conversation with our good friend Eddie Thomaz!
January 14, 2022
Eric Brittingham - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 011
Eric "Mr. B" Brittingham is the President and Presenter for Wildlife On The Move - a Non-Profit LIVE Animal Outreach Organization that has been "Bringing Science to Life" for over 15 Years  for Schools, Home School Groups, Daycares, Libraries, Festivals, Churches, Scouts, Camps, Organizations, Television, and Corporate Events.  Eric and Wildlife On The Move have been professionally endorsed by Jungle Jack Hanna - Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, featured on ABC-WFAA Daybreak & Good Morning Texas, FOX 4 Good Day, CW-33, and KTCK 1310 - The Ticket. Eric and Wildlife On The Move have even been highlighted as a Feature Story in The Daily Sentinel, Sawdust Magazine, and he has just recently been inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry. Eric has presented to over 450,000 people and traveled over 155,000 miles with his LIVE Animal Ambassadors to passionately and positively help people of all ages overcome their fears about animals, dispels myths about critters, encourage them to GO WILD for Reading to help them grow and become more knowledgeable about the natural world, and ultimately inspire a desire to take action to protect and care for wildlife locally and around the globe.   Follow Wildlife On The Move on Facebook: @liveanimalshows   Follow Wildlife On The Move on Instagram: @eric.wildlifeonthemove  Follow Wildlife On The Move on Twitter: @mrb_wotm Wildlife On The Move WEBSITE:  EMAIL:  PHONE: 817-239-2345  CONTACT US to BOOK: Contact Us (
January 10, 2022
Joyce Morrison - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 010
Joyce Morrison is back for a second interview on the TPG Show. Her first episode was actually our very first TPG Podcast, which was just in audio format. It was a pleasure reconnecting with her, learning how the past year has impacted her businesses and personal life and how she's now the executive director of the Texas International Pageant, which she was the winner of when we first spoke to her.    Thanks for watching, please subscribe and share!
January 10, 2022
Ted Brinkley and Brian Hargrove - The Pursuit of Growth Show - Thank You Show
We here at The Pursuit of Growth are so appreciative of the help we've received along the journey to creating our show, website and all things related to our business. We filmed a special episode of The Pursuit of Growth Show featuring Brian Hargrove and Ted Brinkley, who were instrumental in helping us launch our platform. Please enjoy this fun conversation where we discussed the year that was 2020 and even made some bold predictions for 2021! We also wanted to thank YOU for your continued support of our efforts to help more people find joy, accomplishment and peace of mind by living a life pursuing growth. For all things The Pursuit of Growth, please visit:  -- Guest Info:  Brian Hargrove    Ted Brinkley
January 10, 2022
Joyce Morrison - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 009
Joyce Morrison is a Texas native, who has hung her hat on entrepreneurship and building multiple businesses across multiple industries, being a community philanthropist for children, all while running the Texas International pageant. [SCREW UP ALERT: I accidentally left the t off of pageant at the end of the video... see below for the CORRECT Instagram address for the Texas International Pageant IG account.]  This is our first episode with Joyce which was recorded in March of 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic shortly shut down the country and this podcast was shelved for the time being. As the country began to open back up, we pivoted the show to a Youtube show vs a podcast and converted this conversation to a video.   Website: Personal IG: Texas International Pageant IG:
January 10, 2022
Mentalist Grant Price - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 008
Grant Price is a mentalist & magician who provides mind-blowing entertainment for private events. Grant Price has been an entertainer all his life. His biggest pet peeve is entertainment that is impersonal, offensive, or condescending. He has witnessed too many performers with an air of “I’m smart, I’m cool, just shut up and watch me.” This isn’t the demeanor of quality entertainment.   Grant gives your audience a show they will love by making them part of the show. He provides magic performances of the highest caliber without all the pandering. When Grant hits the stage, the whole show is about your audience making you look good and setting you up as the expert event planner. Grant has performed for 20 years for over 70,000 people including companies like Chic-Fil-A, Ferrari, Luke Bryan, Texas A&M and most recently Vogel Alcove at Day 1 DFW.   Connect with Grant Price S'more Magic Tickets!
January 10, 2022
Brian Millage - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 007
Brian Millage is a Dallas native, whose 9-5 consists of fundraising for nonprofits across North Texas. While working in the Dallas philanthropic space for over a decade, Brian has had the opportunity to develop relationships with numerous community leaders, business leaders, and entrepreneurs while raising donations, and awareness, for over 100 nonprofits. Outside of the nonprofit space, Brian is a style consultant who helps men and women dress their best on a daily basis. Whether for photoshoots, special events, or simply a night around town, Brian helps his clients “look their best, and feel their best” with his style consultations and closet clean-outs. In his free time, Brian spends time connecting and collaborating with individuals to help build their businesses and brands.
January 10, 2022
Melissa Marks - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 006
Melissa Marks is the Chief Mindfulness Officer of Your Mindful Edge. She primarily coaches people who feel they can't stop thinking, High Performers, and anyone ready to live more fully in their WHY. She provides a balanced approach of meditation and mindset training to empower people with tools to become even better at reaching their goals. Melissa started her Mindfulness practice 22 years ago as a 24-year-old, burned-out Real Estate agent in New York City. She has been teaching and coaching meditation since 2005 and is also a frequent presenter at many executive meetings and conferences. Melissa will be joining Season 2 of the new reality series, The Social Movement, where 6 teams try to solve global problems in 4 days (available on Amazon Prime).   Find Melissa online at:
January 10, 2022
Jason Simmons - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 005
Jason Simmons is the innovative entrepreneur behind, DeadSoxy. DeadSoxy is a Dallas-based lifestyle brand that makes premium socks. In the last 5 years they’ve sold over 800,000 pairs of socks and have been featured in GQ, Esquire, Men’s Health, Inc. and Forbes. As well as being named a top-5 startup in DFW for 3 consecutive years and the #1 Startup in DFW in 2019.  Jason is passionate about design, technology, style, music and of course developing products that people love to wear.   You can find Jason online at:
January 10, 2022
Nafees Alam - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 004
Nafees Alam is Chief Executive Officer of DRG Concepts, a premier restaurant development and operations company. As CEO, Alam directs a high-caliber DRG Concepts corporate and restaurant team in delivering top quality culinary and dining to guests every day, with innovations in the ways that cuisine and commerce connect.  In November 2019, Alam was named to the D CEO Magazine - Dallas 500 list of most influential business leaders. Alam serves on the board of directors for the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, and is also a board member of The Bridge of North Texas Homeless Recovery Center.  He also serves in corporate volunteer leadership and advisory positions for the North Texas Food Bank.  He is also directing community programs in Bangladesh to help provide culinary education and career opportunities for the underserved.   Nafees resides in Las Colinas with his wife Nadia and their baby son Namir.     You can find Nafees online at:
January 10, 2022
Kara Brown - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 003
Kara Brown is an analytical, strategic, and results-driven sales professional with a focus in SaaS technology start-ups and small businesses. She is an IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Athlete, with a passion for fitness, health, learning, the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), as well as making those around her successful.
January 10, 2022
Justin Clemons - The Pursuit of Growth Show - 002
Justin Clemons is a photographer, business owner, teacher and father. His career as a photographer has allowed him to travel the world and meet unique individuals from all walks of life.  Justin and his wife also own a studio space for creative professionals in Dallas, Tx where they have created a community for creatives to work and learn together.  Recently, Justin launched an online class for photographers to learn how to properly use lighting to enhance their photos.    You can find Justin online at these locations:
January 10, 2022
Willie Baronet - The Pursuit of Growth - 001
Willie Baronet is an Artist, Activist, Professor and Curious Dreamer, and all-around unique individual. Willie's past lead him to move from a career owning an advertising agency to becoming a professor and artist to an award-winning filmmaker and a director of a non-profit that helps the homeless.   You can find Willie online at these locations:
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