Hustle & Grit, Conversations with Emerging Achievers
By Mark Wiggins
This podcast is not your normal podcast, we don't just talk about success, but we talk about the journey it took to get there. The highs and lows and the grit to keep pressing on. This podcast will interview the most amazing people and their stories will help motivate you. While success doesn't need a co-signer, it does require hustle and grit.
Meet Michael Elliot most widely know for writing the movies Brown Sugar, Just Right and Like Mike. Hear his story of stuggle and hustle to break into the movie industry. Michael shares what it takes to face off with the Sharks in the hit series Shark Tank. He recieved no deals and had to walk out getting ridiculed for his idea. From that moment on, God had a different plan and path for Michael. Listen to his Hustle & Grit moment and the results of not throwing in the towel.
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Meet Katherine Miracle of Miracle Resources. She shares her Hustle and Grit story about starting her national training company. Listen in as she talks about her journey and her legal battle over her name "Miracle." Click here to visit her site
So, one day you are one of the primer athletes in Florida, then you decide that acting is your thing. But do you have what it takes to be great? That's what Brian had to ask himself as he moved from one passion to another. However, lessons learned playing sports would be a strong baseline for his growth and determination to succeed. Listen in as we talk about how he got is first real break (s) and where he is now. He has been in shows like Queen Sugar, NCIS New Orleans, House of Cards, many others. Currently Brian is on the DC Universe TV show Stargirl, playing as Wildcat.
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How does a young man from Louisiana, go from youth football quarterback to return specialist in the NFL and win Super Bowl XXVI and now have impact as Sport Show host? It's all about the mental mindset. Brian shares with us how he continues to use his no non-sense approach even after his playing days are over. He talks about his journey, setbacks and how prepared for his opportunity. Once he got it, then took full advantage of it. Early life lessons taught to him by his father and family help set him on his way. Listen in to Brian Mitchell's Hustle and Grit story.
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Who grows up and wants to be a reporter? Well that was Jason's dream. The journey was challenging, but rewarding. Those challenges have positioned him as one of ESPN's up and coming premier NFL sports writers. Listen in as he gives advice about going after your dreams and achieving your goals.
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What does it take to chase your dreams? Are you willing to leave what you know, to go chase what you desire? Well, if Ernest Thomas had not left the stage and the big lights on Broadway and went to LA, and slept in his car to fight for his dream, he would never have become "Roger" from "Whats Happening", "What's Happening Next" and a series of other landmark shows that help shape not just sitcom history, but Black sitcom history as well. Listen in and hear this Hustle and Grit story, it will inspire you and remove all your excuses ... success does not require a signature, but it does require Hustle and Grit..
How do you transition from professional football player, to celebrity private chef. Meet Chef Tobias Dorzon. You may think that being a professional football is everyone's dream, and that there nothing football players want to in life, except play. However, Chef Tobias has been quoted as saying, " this nothing he misses about professional football" Why, his passion is to cook. Listen in to his story as he talks about some of the toughest things he had to endure as he to his journey to becoming a celebrity chef and restaurant owner.
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Meet Julie Anne Donaldson is a journalist and beauty queen from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, who won the Miss Florida USA pageant in 2001. She has worked as a sportscaster on the New York City based network SportsNet New York, Boston, Massachusetts, television station WHDH-TV 7, and as an anchor for NBC Sports Washington.
Listen to Julie's story of hustle and grit as she tells how she had to make her way in the male dominated sports industry, while dealing with real life personal challenges that would have crippled others as they try to grow a career. Julie Donaldson explains how hustle and grit were what was needed to get the level she is at now and it will hustle and grit that will take her where she want to rise to next.
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