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By Ray Digmi
Welcome to DIG YOUR DREAM, a podcast hosted by @raydigmi - Tune in each week as we introduce you to inspiring individuals who are paving their own path and chasing their dreams in style. Get to know these passionate people from the worlds of fashion, professional sports, music, entrepreneurship and more. IT'S TIME TO DIG YOUR DREAM!
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Digmi Discussions Interview #42 - Jeff Banister
On Digmi Discussions Interview #42, host Ray Digmi catches up with former Texas Rangers Manager and the 2015 American League Manager of the Year, Jeff Banister The Texas Native shares his personal story growing up the son of a high school football coach, as a young athlete Banister overcame tremendous health and injury obstacles to eventually earn the opportunity of signing a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Bani talks about his experience climbing the minor league ladder and fighting his way to the Major League level - He shares the story of his one and only big league at- bat, talks about what led him to pursuing a career in coaching and why he has such as passion for mentoring young ball players to be the best athlete they can be on the diamond as well as the best man they can become in life. The former American League Manager of the Year shares his experience leading some of the best players in the game at the Major League Level, important building blocks to a fulfilling life and the dreams and goals that still motivate him today. An inspirational leader that is devoted to his family and committed to being a positive influence in this world - this is an interview all parents, players and coaches need to listen to.
January 14, 2021
DON’T LET THE NEWS 📰 RUIN YOUR NEW YEAR! - My Weekly Word - 1/11/21
My first Weekly Word of the 2021 is here - and I have a simple suggestion for all of us as we do our best to stay positive and optimistic with the intention of making this year better than the last!
January 12, 2021
THE BEST PRESENT 🎁 IS BEING PRESENT - My Weekly Word - 12/24/20
On this Christmas Eve, I try my best to explain that the best present you can give the ones you most care about, is not a material object. It is your presence and attention. Yeah, I’m mainly passing along this message to myself! Merry Christmas everyone!
December 31, 2020
This week, I try my best to remind everyone that we shouldn’t have to wait for the Thanksgiving holiday to express our gratitude and say THANK YOU!
November 24, 2020
THE NEXT 4 YEARS IS UP TO YOU - My Weekly Word - 11/4/20
This week I try my best to remind you that no matter the outcome of the presidential election, the only person who can make the next 4 years a you!! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
November 4, 2020
We are one week away from the General Election; where we will decide who will be the next president of the United States 🇺🇸In these polarizing times, I do my best to remind everyone that we all have an opportunity to be a part of the decision and not the division! ⁣ ⁣
October 28, 2020
IT’S ONLY LOST UNTIL YOU FIND IT - My Weekly Word - 10/15/20
This week, I talk about the frustration of packing up everything I own, only to realize that I’ve lost a few things that are very important to me in the process, then to find one of them when I least expected! ⁣Another valuable life lesson learned!
October 15, 2020
SAYING GOODBYE 👋 TO A SPECIAL PLACE - My Weekly Word - 10/7/20
This week, I record my Daily Dose/Weekly Word for the last time from the place we called home for the last year!
October 13, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #41 - Paul Guarino
On Digmi Discussions Interview #41, Ray Digmi catches up with founder of PG Sports Marketing and host of the “Average 2 Savage” Podcast, Paul Guarino Hear Guarino, a Sacred Heart University alum, shares his personal story of growing up in connecticut an avid sports fan, and how that love for sports led to him building PG Sports, a marketing agency with the mission to help athletes grow their brands, everywhere and anywhere. During the growth of PG Sports, Guarino has worked with numerous professional athletes, developed an apparel brand around his agency, and has been mentioned in national publications like Forbes Magazine and has used the power of social media to interact with celebrities like Daymon John. Guarino also passes along some motivating advice on overcoming adversity, including his own personal experience of living a life with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and why obstacles, disabilities or injuries should never keep you from getting out there and chasing your dreams. You’ll also be surprised to find out how Guarino first learned about the Digmi brand, and how Gary Vee’s content creator “D-Rock” is responsible for Paul becoming a guest on the Dig Your Dream podcast. An awesome discussion with a guy who made a decision to build a business around his passion, and is a great example of where a positive, ambitious mindset can lead you!
September 23, 2020
YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE - My Weekly Word - 9/22/20
This week, and on this National Voter Registration Day, I take the time to encourage you to let your voice be heard and participate in our democratic process and vote in the upcoming election! But before you can cast your ballot, you have to make sure you are registered!! ⁣ ⁣
September 22, 2020
On my WEEKLY WORD, I share my frustration and disappointment about having to move AGAIN, as my family and I are preparing for a hectic few weeks and months ahead - and I use this experience to help remind you, that if you’re not moving, you’re not growing! ⁣ ⁣
September 19, 2020
GROWING OLD IS A GREAT GIFT - Daily Dose - 8/31/20
Today, on this last day of August, I talk about the great gift of growing old; a privilege denied to so many! ⁣ ⁣
September 19, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #40 - Chris Ward Jr.
On Digmi Discussions Interview #40, Ray Digmi catches up with the host of the “Breakthrough Mentors Podcast” and founder of “Build Better Brands”, Chris Ward Jr. ⁣ ⁣ Chris, who was born in Germany to a military family, eventually found his way home to Garden State;  he shares his personal story growing up without a father figure, the special role his mother has played in his life, and how being a family man is his proudest position •⁣ ⁣ Now as a podcast host and founder of the “Build Better Brands” platform - Chris talks about the importance of self-introspection, self confidence and why it so important for all of us to get out there and share our story. ⁣ ⁣ A compelling interview with someone who is committed to helping others find their best self and share that new found gift with others who need it! ⁣
September 15, 2020
MAKE YOUR BED - Daily Dose - 8/27/20
Today, I remind you that when you make your bed 🛌 you make your day! This simple morning routine can help you take control of your day! ⁣ ⁣
September 15, 2020
Today, I took some time to be by myself and headed down to the beach - Just Me, Myself and I - for some much needed alone time! I highly recommended that each of us do our best to carve some “Me Time” in our very hectic and demanding schedules! Remember, the only way you’re going to be able to take care of the ones the matter most to you, is to make sure you take care of yourself first!
August 24, 2020
BE THE LIGHT IN THE DARK - Daily Dose - 8/21/20
Today (Yesterday - I forgot to post this) I talk about a family photo I shared on social media and a very kind comment that someone left me that reminded me that we all have the ability to be someone’s light, during these dark times! ⁣ ⁣
August 24, 2020
Yesterday was #WorldPhotographyDay and I share my love for photography, even though I’m not the best as taking photos - And I encourage everyone to snap away and capture more memories, so that they can live forever!
August 24, 2020
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (A Commitment to Consistency) - Daily Dose - 8/17/20
Today, on my parents 34th wedding anniversary - I talk about the consistent commitment it takes to celebrate such special accomplishments! ⁣ ⁣
August 21, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #39 - Adam Tricarico
On Digmi Discussions Interview #39, Ray DIgmi catches up with professional baseball player and Zoned Sports Academy Instructor/Coach,         Adam Tricarico. The Piscataway, NJ native shares his personal story growing up in the Garden State, and how his love for the game of baseball led him on a journey to fulfill his goal of playing professional baseball. Excelling at the high school and collegiate levels, Adam found himself on the outside looking in, working hard and patiently waiting to earn an opportunity to sign a pro- contact. But with a tremendous amount of hard work, commitment and optimism, Tricarico recently signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball - one of Independent Baseballs premier organizations. Listen to Tricarico talk about some of the challenges and obstacles he has faced throughout his career, how the recent Covid-19 pandemic made him question if he’s pursuit of a professional playing career was over even before it started and why he believes you have to recognize fear and use it as motivation, how his role as instructor/coach at Zoned Sports Academy has helped make him a better player, and how his team, the Somerset Patriots continue to provide quality professional baseball during these uncertain times. A great example of someone who stay committed to his pursuit of his dream and how a positive, optimistic mindset can help lead to great opportunity.
August 17, 2020
YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHANGE YOUR DREAM... - Daily Dose - 8/13-14/20
Today, I talk about some old school picks I shared of my very first season playing for the @liducks where I wore a different jersey number than the one I’m most known for...and I use this story as a reminder that you may not have to change your dream, you just may have change your number! ⁣ ⁣
August 17, 2020
Tonight, I ramble about how I’ve recently attempted to build a @youtube channel and although I have almost no followers or views, I’ve come to enjoy the process of learning new skills. The next time you attempt to learn something new, make sure you do it for you and the love of the skill!
August 17, 2020
Today, I talk about the importance of making hard decisions, and how the act of indecision can leave you feeling incomplete! ⁣ ⁣ #LiveDreamBe #Digmi #DigYourDream #DailyDose #DailyMessage
August 12, 2020
Today, I remind you that your power is in your perspective, and just because your power in your house may go out, doesn’t mean your power to persevere has to!
August 6, 2020
PLAN AHEAD & FALL FORWARD - Daily Dose - 8/1/20
Today, on the first day of August, I remind you that Fall season is just around the corner - and the best way to fall forward is to plan ahead! ⁣ ⁣
August 1, 2020
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE SIGN - Daily Dose - 7/31/20
Today, on this last day of July, I remind you to keep your eye on the sign! Just when you think it might be time to call it quits, something may pop up telling you to keep going! ⁣ ⁣
August 1, 2020
Today, I want to remind not to ruin a good play with a bad throw - Finishing the job is the final piece to a successful puzzle 🧩 ⁣ ⁣
July 30, 2020
YOU CAN GET HOT🔥AFTER BEING COLD 🧊 - Daily Dose - 7/27/20
Today, I share story about a perfect weekend on the baseball field and how it was a great example that anyone of us can get hot after being cold ⁣ ⁣
July 30, 2020
(This Time) It’s a Sprint... - Daily Dose - 7/23/20
Today is @mlb Opening Day and it’s finally time to play ball ⚾️ There are a lot of things that are different about this season, one being the amount of games being played - For the first time possibly ever, it’s safe to say that this season, It’s a Sprint and Not a Marathon! A great reminder for all of us that there are times in our lives when a sense of urgency is needed! Sometimes it takes an all out sprint to get to where you want to go! ⁣ ⁣
July 28, 2020
Today, I want to remind everyone that you don’t need a big audience to make a big impact. We all have people who are watching and listening to us. Let’s use our platforms to make a positive impact on someone. That one person, is your big impact! ⁣ ⁣
July 19, 2020
IF THERE WAS NO TOMORROW.... - Daily Dose - 7/13/20
Today, I share an important question that each of us should ask every morning we are fortunate enough to wake up...If there was no tomorrow, how hard would you play today? ⁣ ⁣
July 19, 2020
It’s Not All Sunshine ☀️ and Rainbows 🌈 - Daily Dose - 7/7/20
Today, I remind everyone to stop comparing yourself to other people! No matter how awesome someone’s life looks on social media, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows! ⁣ ⁣
July 9, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #38 - Coach HP
Dig Your Dream Podcast for Digmi Discussions Interview #38, Ray Digmi catches up with keynote speaker and host of of the Catching Positivity Podcast, Coach HP, Hector Penate, Growing in Miami, Penate, now known as Coach HP calls himself “The Biggest Failure In Miami Baseball History- after growing as a talented player loving the game of baseball, a violent relationship with his father and a traumatic childhood eventually led him away from the game and on path pursuing a career in acting . After stints in Hollywood and Las Vegas, Coach HP found himself lost as a man, not fulfilled as a person, questioning his life purpose…At the age of 38, he made the decision to come back home to Miami and commit to helping young players and their parents develop a positive and supportive relationship that he had missed as a kid. Over the last 3 years, Coach HP has produced daily motivational and educational content, building a large and loyal audience on social media - Content that includes interviews with Major League Baseball superstars and the likes of Gary Vayerchuk. Now, a nationally known keynote speaker, Coach HP has earned endorsements with Rawlings Baseball and New Balance. A great example of self reflection, honestly and accountability - Coach HP reinforces the creating consistent daily content, why done is better than perfect and if you want to get better at anything, You need your at-bats An incredible discussion with a guy who took a hard look in the mirror, recognized his flaws and reinvented a person with a passion and positivity.
July 6, 2020
Happy Birthday America - 4th of July 2020 - Daily Dose
On our country’s birthday, I take some time to remind everyone that we are all playing on the same team; we are al wearing the same uniform and even with many dents in the armor, America is still amazing! #LiveDreamBe
July 6, 2020
20 Years Ago...I Got “My Chance”
Today, I take a personal look back to 20 years ago, when my dream of playing professional baseball ⚾️ came true!
July 4, 2020
200+ Episodes for the DIG YOUR DREAM Podcast - My Weekly Word 6/24/20
This week I share my excitement and fair personal critique on the 200+ episode milestone for the DIG YOUR DREAM Podcast
June 25, 2020
On the night of the @mlb player draft, I share some my personal experience of disappointment 20 years ago and share some words of encouragement for those who may not get the call their hoping for! ⁣ ⁣
June 12, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #37 - Kelly Nicholson
On Digmi Discussions Interview #37, Ray Digmi catches up with 4x Cape Cod Baseball League Manager of the Year - Orleans Firebirds Manager and High School educator, Kelly Nicholson. Nicholson, a native of Corona California, talks about growing up on the west coast and how the love for sports in childhood days led him to a life education both in the classroom and on the baseball diamond. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he followed in his fathers footsteps and Nicholson began a career in high school education, where he has spent 37 years at Loyola High School. It was there we he also began a career in coaching baseball - a journey that has included being the head coach at Loyola High, the pitching coach at Loyola Marymount University, as well as working with Team USA during the 2000 season. But it was in the Cape Code Baseball League, where the “Coach K” of baseball may have made his biggest impact. In the most prestigious collegiate baseball league in the country, Nicholson has been part of the Orleans Firebirds Organization for 20 years, starting as the teams pitching coach and eventually taking over as their manager in 2005. During his tenure, he has coached hundreds of the most talented collegiate baseball players in the country, while also mentoring some of the brightest young coaches in the game. Listen to Nicholson talk about his passion for the game of baseball, which believe it or not was not his first sports love, what it means to him to have the opportunity to have a positive impact on young people, how the practice of meditation has changed his life, and why, even during these uncertain times, he is as optimistic as ever for the future of our country. An incredible discussion with a man that embodies, class, integrity and positivity.
June 11, 2020
This week on “MY WEEKLY WORD”, I address the tragic death of George Floyd and the issue of racial injustice in America
June 9, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #36 - Illustrated Beauty Hair Salon Owner Jenny Jacome
On Digmi Discussions Interview #36, Ray Digmi catches up with fellow entrepreneur, educator and owner of Illustrated Beauty Hair Salon,           Jenny Jacome A jersey girl through and through, Jenny shares her personal story growing up watching her mother run her own successful hair salon - sparking an interest in the world of cosmetology But her path to owning her own salon, creating her own product line and educator fellow cosmetologists, was far from a straight and easy path. Jenny talks about her journey that initially started with an attempt at career at photography, how she eventually ending up working alongside her mother and how that opportunity ultimately  lead to her taking the leap as an entrepreneur, opening her very own salon, Illustrated Beauty in 2014. Jenny talks about the challenges of being your own boss, how rewarding it is for her to help her clients look and feel better about themselves and why she is proud to be a part of a revitalized  Main St. in Somerville, NJ She also shares what it is has been like operating a small business during the Covid-19 pandemic and how she has recently become more comfortable sharing her journey of personal growth and self-love. A wife, mother, friend and entrepreneur Jenny Jacome is an example of the business you can build when you are passionate about the work you do, and life you can live when you are willing to embrace your flaws and are committed to building a better and healthier you.
May 28, 2020
Tip Your Cap Tuesday Night (IG Live) #3 - Dan Lyons
Digmi Discussions Interview #35 guest Dan Lyons comes back to join me for another Tip Your Cap Tuesday Night - a quick follow up after dropping his interview. In this quick catch up, Dan and I talk about the Michael Jordan docu-series "The Last Dance", some of his favorite baseball movies, why his still a fan of Digmi after all of these years and the slippery slope of coaching baseball in a new world of social media. And if you listen closely, you can hear my little assistant, Stella Rose, trying to get a word in haha!
May 14, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #35 - Dan Lyons
On Digmi Discussions Interview #35, Ray Digmi catches up with former professional baseball player, Long Island Ducks All-Star and current Assistant Baseball Coach at West Alabama University, Dan Lyons Lyons a native of Rochester Minnesota, talks about his journey from high school to college baseball, where he developed into a professional prospect - eventually being drafted by the Washington National in the 2007 Major League Baseball Amateur draft. Following his tenure in the Nationals organization, Lyons found an unlikely new home on Long Island, New York, where he would take his game to a whole new level, becoming an all-star, gold glove winner, back to back champion The two former teammates take a walk down memory lane and talk about their time playing together with the Ducks, and Lyons shares in detail, the most memorable moment in Long Island Ducks history, “The Bunt” - his walk off winning hit to clinch the 2012 Atlantic League Championship . Now in his new role as assistant baseball coach at the collegiate level, Lyons talks about the platform he has to be a positive influence on the young men playing the game he loves, shares some of his future career goals, and passes along some words of encouragement for those who are also out there digging for their dreams. A class act, incredible player and awesome teammate, this is a discussion with a guy that every team and organization needs to have in order to be successful and win championships.
May 9, 2020
Don’t Lose Yourself Trying To Be Someone Else! - My Weekly Word - 5/6/20
This week I talk about the importance of staying true to who you are & send a reminder that it is very easy to lose yourself when you try to be someone else! ⁣ ⁣
May 7, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #34 - Andrew Romanella
On Digmi Discussions Interview #34, Ray Digmi catches up with Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Assistant Baseball coach and the host of “The Rome Show”, Andrew Romanella “Romo” as he known by his family, friends and players, talks about growing up an avid sports fan and how his love for the game of baseball led to a successful high school and collegiate playing career. Following his playing days, Romo talks about how that love for the game led to a career coaching baseball at the collegiate level - and how his current role is allowing him to impact the lives of many young men. Besides his incredible natural ability to lead, coach and recruit, Romo is also a gifted communicator - showcasing those skills on the WIDE WORLD OF ROME, where he is the host of “The Rome Show” - a weekly sports talk radio program where Romo talks everything sports - breaking down stats, analytics, and offering charismatic opinions on some of the greatest debates in sports. Hear Romo explain why he believes that choosing the right college is a 40 year decision, not a 4 year decision and how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the FDU-Florham Baseball players and program, and why he believes almost everyone will be more appreciative as we move forward in this new normal. He shares what is was like growing up the younger brother in a competitive sports family, shares some insights on what makes a great coach and what it takes to be successful both on and off the field. Romo shares some of his goals and dreams that he is still digging for and passes along some words of wisdom and encouragement to anyone out there who may be thinking about giving up on their dreams. A personality full of passion and incredible energy, “Romo” is the kind of guy that will keep you motivated, inspired and positive.
April 30, 2020
TIP YOUR CAP TUESDAY NIGHT (on IG Live) #2 with College Baseball Coach & Sports Radio Show Host Andrew Romanella
Complimenting his recent interview on the DIG YOUR DREAM podcast, Andrew Romanella catches up with Ray Digmi for an Instagram Live for another TIP YOUR CAP TUESDAY NIGHT!
April 30, 2020
EARTH DAY (Our Planet • Our Home) My Weekly Word 4/22/20
On My Weekly Word, I talk about Earth Day 2020 and how each of us have a responsibility to take better care of our planet...for ourselves, for our family and friends...for our future!
April 29, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #33 - T.J. McGuire
On Digmi Discussions Interview #33 with McDaniel College Baseball Player, New York Yankees fan and Long Island, New York native, T.J. McGuire T.J.. talks about how his love for baseball was passed on from his father who played an integral role in his community as a coach and mentor, and what it was like having the opportunity to spend time with and learn the game from professional playing for his hometown Long Island Ducks. T.J. shares his personal story of high school baseball, his college recruiting process and touches on a medical scare that nearly ended his playing career. T.J also talks about how his 2020 baseball season was ended early due to the Covid-19 pandemic and how he had to be a supportive friend and teammate to those who college careers came to an end far to soon because of this health crisis. T.J. talks work ethic, fundamentals and discipline, and passes along some words of encouragement for anyone out there looking to take the first step towards chasing their dream. An incredible kid who I have had the privilege of watching grow up into a fine young man, he is a great example of what you can accomplish and the places you can go when you are willing to listen, learn and put in the work.
April 23, 2020
JACKIE ROBINSON DAY - My Weekly Word - 4/15/20
Today I announce a change to the show, going form the “Daily Dose” to “My Weekly Word” as well as celebrating the legendary Jackie Robinson on the day that Major League Baseball recognizes the man who broke the down the color barrier in professional baseball.
April 23, 2020
Digmi Discussions Interview #32 - Lucy Sandler of "House of Blooms"
On Digmi Discussions Interview #32, we catch up with Lucy Sandler, the owner & lead designer of HOUSE OF BLOOMS, a special events and floral design studio, Lucy Sandler Lucy, who is a New Jersey native, talks about her personal journey becoming an entrepreneur, her influences who helped her find her passion and how the love for flowers led to her starting her own business. Like so many other small business owners today, Lucy tackles the tough topic of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted HOUSE OF BLOOMS and how she plans to navigate this health and economic crisis. and what surely has become an uncertain future. Hear Lucy give a very honest perspective on how being a small business owner is like being on an “emotional rollercoaster”, while also being extremely rewarding. She An awesome discussion with someone who has built a business of “designing forever” for her clients, from weddings, to graduations and anniversaries & more, Lucy Sandler is optimistic that people will always need these special events…and when they do, she is hopeful to still be able to help them design that perfect day.
April 14, 2020
IF YOU WANT TO BE A “BAD ASS” - Daily Dose - 4/6/20
Today, I share a topic in a conversation I had with one of my young high school baseball players - where I challenged him with this little bit of advice...”If you want to be a “Bad Ass”, you have to admit what you’re bad at! ⁣ ⁣
April 7, 2020
Today, I talk about an emotional day in the Navarrete household - my wife @niksnavarrete went back to work for the first time since Stella Rose 🌹 was born - and how the current health and economic crisis has put a heavy burden on my shoulders (like all of us have) and the blessing that has come along with it! ⁣ ⁣
April 3, 2020
THIS TOO SHALL PASS (Patience & Positivity) - Daily Dose - 4/1/20
Today, on this first day of April, I share what was a difficult day for Nicole and I - but understand that it’s nothing compared to what do so many others are going through! So as we head into this month, let’s all remember to keep things in perspective, stay patient and positive! ⁣ ⁣
April 2, 2020
Digmi Discussion Interview #31 - Long Shot Productions CEO & Host of Hip New Jersey - Lisa Marie Latino
Digmi Discussions Interview #31 with the founder & CEO of Long Shot Productions and the Executive Producer & Host of Hip New Jersey, Lisa Marie Latino. Listen to Lisa talk about her academic journey that started at Seton Hall University and eventually led to her graduation from Montclair State University - where her love of broadcasting and media began. Find out out how this Jersey girl began to build an impressive media resume with positions at WFAN radio and NY Giants Radio Network - and appearances cable networks like on TLC and SNY, In 2010 - Lisa founded Long Shot Productions, a full service media company that specializes in social media, marketing, special event and documentary video production. Complimenting the growth of Long Shot Productions, Lisa co-launched Hip New Jersey in 2014 - a lifestyle program that features the latest trends around the Garden State - where she is the shows executive producer and host. In 2016, Lisa added published author to her lofty resume, with her debut novel TEN YEARS LATER. During this awesome discussion, Lisa talks about her passion for sports, tells the backstory to how she fell in love with the New York Football Giants, and share some of her experiences working the in the media production industry. She shares her thoughts about the current the Covid-19 pandemic, and how this health and economic crisis has impacted her business and why she believes that this is an incredible time to be create meaningful content. Lisa also passes along some advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and words of encouragement to anyone out there who ready to take the leap and finally Dig for their dream.
April 1, 2020
THANK YOU (National Doctors Day) - Daily Dose - 3/30/20
Today, I along with many of you, express my sincere gratitude for the doctors, nurses and health care professionals that are risking their lives in order to save ours!
March 31, 2020
THE NATURAL (Opening Day At Home) - Daily Dose - 3/26/20
Today, on what would have been @mlb Opening Day - I share a tradition that I’ve had since I was a little kid! The night before Opening Day of each season, I watched the movie 🎥 “The Natural” - and it’s main character, Roy Hobbs, became a big part of my baseball story! So today, I share why I believe there is a little bit of Roy Hobbs in each of us - and ask a very important question: If you could make your dream come, but it may take 1, 5 or even 16 years to a get there...would you?⁣ ⁣
March 27, 2020
THE COMEBACK STORY - Daily Dose - 3/26/20
Today, I compare our current situation to that of a star athlete being setback by a significant injury. Yes, this is an extremely difficult time, but it doesn’t mean that the game is over! It means we all have to find a way to rehab, rebound, rebuild and make our COMEBACK! ⁣
March 27, 2020
COMMUNICATION IS KEY - Daily Dose - 3/24/20
Today, along with my wife Nicole, we talk about the importance of communication with family and friends during these uncertain times. With the help of technology like Zoom and Face Time, we all have the ability to reach out and see the people that matter the most!
March 27, 2020
Today, along with Digmi’s needy assistant, my daughter Stella Rose, we encourage you to trade the short term gains of fun and convenience for the long term victory of health and happiness! The ones we love the most are counting on us to do just that!
March 25, 2020
TAKE THE TIME TO SEE “THE WE” - Daily Dose - 3/19/20
Today, I share a great perspective I saw earlier on the news from a guest who said that in these challenging times like these, it is important for all of us to TAKE THE TIME TO SEE “THE WE”
March 25, 2020
Today, I use the old baseball adage of “Every strikeout brings you closer to your next Home Run” as an analogy to the current situation regarding the Corona Virus; and the sacrifice of isolation that we are experiencing. Every day we go through this is one day closer to getting back to our “normal”
March 25, 2020
Digmi Discussion Interview #30 - GYM GUYZ Founder & CEO - Josh York
On Digmi Discussion Interview #30 - Ray Digmi catches up for GYM GUYZ Founder & CEO, Josh York.  Listen to Josh talk about how he took an idea of in-home personal training and turned it into a successful business that is now the fastest growing franchise in the fitness industry. Josh talks about his entrepreneurial journey that has included many challenges that included maxing out 22 credit cards and almost missing payroll, and explains why he believes that a positive mindset is everything,  how building relationships is the number one thing behind any successful business and why being normal does not work. He passes along some advice to all entrepreneurs chasing their dreams during these challenging times and passes along some very hard but honest, personal critique as to why FEAR has held Ray back from taking Digmi to the next level; and find out how Gary Vaynerchuk played a role in getting Josh to be a guest on the Dig Your Dream podcast. His passion and energy is behind inspiring and his truthful words will have you looking in the mirror asking yourself if you are doing everything you can to live the life of your dreams.
March 20, 2020
STAY PATIENT & POSITIVE - Daily Dose - 3/17/20
On this St.Patrick’s Day, I talk about the uncertain times that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon us and ask that we all stay patient and positive during this time. We will get through this...TOGETHER!!⁣ ⁣
March 17, 2020
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARRYL! - Daily Dose - 3/12/20
Today, I wish my all-time favorite baseball player, Darryl Strawberry, a very Happy Birthday!
March 13, 2020
DIGMI DISCUSSION Interview #29 - Joe Valentine
On Digmi Discussion Interview #29, I catch up with former Major League Baseball Player and Long Island Ducks All-Star Pitcher, Joe Valentine. Valentine, a native of Deer Park Long Island, talks about his unique and very loving family upbringing, how he feel in love with the game of baseball and how the game led him down south to play college ball in Alabama, where he quickly realized that LIFE can be extremely complicated. He shares his draft day experience, what the moment was like when he found out he had just been called up to the Major Leagues. Val shares some opinions on Performance Enhancing Drugs and the Sign Stealing scandal that has plagued the game of baseball. He touches on what it meant for him to continue his professional career playing for his hometown Long Island Ducks, the transition from life as a baseball player to the real world and shares his thoughts on some social issues and why he has always supported THE GUY IN THE TIE, Now in his most important role of his life as a loving husband and father, Joe Valentine has found happiness in his career and is committed to providing a life of love for his wife and daughters.
March 12, 2020
23 years after the passing of The Notorious B.I.G., I share a lyric from his iconic song “Juicy”, reminding everyone that it’s all about going from negative to positive! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
March 10, 2020
SAYING “I WON’T” - Daily Dose - 3/4/20
Today, I talk about the power of saying “I WON’T” - Believe it or not, saying “I Won’t” do something can help improve the direction of your life. So take some take and create a list of things that you won’t do anymore and see how things can quickly change for the better. Sometimes the best way to start something, is to subtract something! ⁣ ⁣
March 4, 2020
WE ARE ALL COACHES - Daily Dose - 3/2/20
Today, two months since I became a father, I talk about the important role coaches play in helping build confidence in people’s lives! ⁣
March 3, 2020
RAISE YOUR STANDARDS - Daily Dose - 2/26/20
Today, I pass along a life lesson learned from @tonyrobbins - If you want to change your life, you have to raise your standards! So ask yourself this?? Are you happy with the life you’re living?? If not, it’s time to raise your standards and change for the better! It’s starts with YOU!! ⁣ ⁣
February 27, 2020
PUSH YOURSELF UP - Daily Dose - 2/25/20
After a super long day full of @livedreambedigmi @thegatheringshops and @zonedsports, I talk about the importance of the good old fashioned “Push Up” and how doing this simple, yet challenging exercise will remind you that pushing yourself up will help you push yourself forward! ⁣ ⁣
February 26, 2020
MAKE THE TIME - Daily Dose - 2/24/20
Today, after missing a few days last week, I’m back to remind everyone to MAKE THE TIME FOR THE THINGS THAT MATTER THE MOST!⁣⁣ ⁣
February 25, 2020
“HONEST ABE” - Daily Dose - 2/17/20
On this Presidents Day, I share some wise words from my all-time favorite President of the United States, #16 himself...Abraham Lincoln
February 18, 2020
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY - Daily Dose - 2/14/20
Today, my wife @niksnavarrete and I talk about LOVE ❤️ and why it is important to do a little something extra on this special day!
February 15, 2020
JUST HANG IT UP - Daily Dose - 2/10/20
Today, from the new The Gathering Shops store location at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ - I remind everyone to keep hanging stuff up - that’s right! Keep hanging it up and eventually it’s going to stick. If you keep working hard, chasing that dream, building that business...someone is going to notice.
February 11, 2020
Today, I talk about the importance of focusing on what you can control, not on what you can't. So many times, we are guilty of giving to much of our time and energy on things that are completely out of our getting stuck in traffic. So remember, focus on what YOU can control - when you do that, you will feel more control of your life!
February 11, 2020
Today, I wish my little buddy Einstein The K9 a very Happy 6th Birthday - and talk about how adding a dog to your home will bring you so much love and happiness!
February 6, 2020
Today I talk about the importance of networking and how putting yourself out there can help you find new opportunities!
February 5, 2020
Today I share a quote from motivational speaker and best selling author Brendon Bouchard
February 5, 2020
EFFORT = CHOICE X ENERGY - Daily Dose - 2/3/20
Today, I talk about a great lesson I learned this weekend while coaching at Zoned Sports Academy - A head coach of a team I help coach passed along his word of the day, which was EFFORT. And this coach had a very unique and creative way of defining the word!
February 4, 2020
HOW CAN I HELP YOU - Daily Dose - 1/31/20
On this last day of the first month of the new year - I wanted to remind everyone how important it is to offer your help to people. We have so much to offer, so much we can give back - let's start doing that more in 2020!
February 4, 2020
Digmi Discussion Interview #28 - TEAM DIGMI
On Digmi Discussion Interview #28 - we share a great discussion with TEAM DIGMI members Ray Digmi, Tyler Glover, Ish Berrios and Keith McPherson during our first ever Digmi Friendsgiving last November. Get to know the team behind the dream and find out why they are all still here, why they still believe in the brand, what new styles and products they want to introduce in this new year and why they chose to reload rather than rebuild. A great discussion with a group of guys who are the definition of loyalty and passion!
January 30, 2020
CHANGE THE WAY YOU SAY IT - Daily Dose - 1/29/20
Today, after missing the first couple of days of this week because "I just didn't feel like it" after this weekends tragic events, I talk about how changing the way we say something can change the way we live our lives!
January 30, 2020
I DIDN"T UNDERSTAND IT THEN...BUT I DO NOW! - Daily Dose - 1/24/20
Today, I talk about a very special night at Seton Hall University, where my wife and I were the special guests at the Seton Hall Baseball "First Pitch Dinner"  - I had the great honor of being this years guest speaker and had the opportunity to express my gratitude to a university, a program and a coach that have changed my life! NEVER LOSE YOUR HUSTLE! 
January 30, 2020
Today, I talk about a common bit of advice that I have received from fellow parents since welcoming my daughter Stella Rose into this world!
January 30, 2020
Today, I share a statement I read in an old journal of mine - an important reminder that our thoughts equal our results! So ask yourself are you thinking?? Are thinking positively or negatively? A change in mindset can make a world of difference!
January 30, 2020
Today, I talk about a bid of advice that I have received from fellow parents since Nicole and I welcomed our daughter Stella Rose into this world!
January 29, 2020
Today, I share a statement that read in an old journal of mine - an important reminder that our thoughts equal our results! So ask yourself are you thinking? Are you thinking positively or negatively? A change in mindset can make a world of difference!
January 29, 2020
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE DEREK JETER - Daily Dose - 1/21/20
On the day when "The Captain" Derek Jeter was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, I share one of his most famous quotes to remind each of us that you don't have to be Derek Jeter to give Derek Jeter effort! 
January 25, 2020
On this special Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I share one of his most famous quotes - as a reminder to all of us that THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT!
January 25, 2020
The Perfect Picture Isn't Always Perfect - Daily Dose - 1/17/20
Today, along with my man Duke Baxter, I talk about "being fine with being flawed" and how that perfect picture you see on social media isn't always as perfect as it seems!
January 21, 2020
BE INTENTIONAL - Daily Dose - 1/16/20
Today, I pass along a message that my man Tyler Smarslok talked about on Digmi Discussion Interview #27 on the DIG YOUR DREAM podcast - the act of living each moment with a purpose can dramatically improve the quality of your life! Oh, and it's the 16th day of a new's time to kick it in gear!
January 21, 2020
Today I talk about National Hat Day, and although it may not be an official holiday, it is for me and "The Guy In The Tie" - And I also take the time to wish two very important people in my life a very Happy mother-in-law Iris Herrador and Zoned Sports Academy owner Duke Baxter
January 15, 2020
REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED - Daily Dose - 1/14/20
Today, I share a story about how I recently found an old file folder with copies of the very first article written about Digmi and a copy of our very Digmi logo - two great reminders of why I started to build this brand and chase this dream. With this story, I hope to help all of your REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED!
January 15, 2020
Digmi Discussion Interview #27 - Tyler Smarslok
On Digmi Discussion Interview #27 - Ray Digmi sits down with former Kean University baseball standout, former Seton Hall University assistant coach and current Minnesota Twins minor league infield coach, Tyler Smarslok. The Jackson, NJ native talks about his childhood growing up in a big athletic, the pride he has for his home state of New Jersey, how he fell in love with the game of baseball and developed into a Rawlings Gold Glove Award Winner at the collegiate level. Following his playing career, Tyler transitioned from player to coach, beginning a career mentoring other young players - including a stop at my alma mater, Seton Hall University. Tyler takes the time to talk about his personal growth from young arrogant kid, to a young coach who now understands the responsibility of helping others become better baseball players, but more importantly, becoming young men! Tyler also shares his thoughts on the Digmi brand and where he sees himself and “The Guy In The Tie” in 3, 5, 10 years from now. Now ready to embark on the greatest opportunity of his career, as new minor league infield coach In the Minnesota Twins organization, Tyler is a great example of where hard work, dedication and having a growth mindset can take you. A passionate personality who is a natural leader and educator - Tyler Smarslok is exactly what being Digmi is all about! A guy who continues to LIVE his DREAM and BE himself along the way.
January 14, 2020
READ MORE - Daily Dose - 1/13/20
Today, I pass along my love for reading and the importance it plays in both our personal and professional growth! READ MORE - LEARN MORE!
January 14, 2020
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER - Daily Dose - 1/10/20
Today, thanks to the inspiration of my good friend Mr. Steve Turso, I'd like to remind everyone out there that AGE IS JUST A NUMBER! At 65 years young, Steve is heading down to Port St. Lucie, Florida to participate in New York Mets fantasy camp! A true inspiration for me that age should never be a limitation - it should only be an asset!
January 14, 2020
IT"S NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS - Daily Dose - 1/9/20
Today, I use Tom Brady's Instagram post as reminder that it's not The Critic Who Counts - It's The Man/Woman In The Arena who does!
January 14, 2020
YOU ARE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP - Daily Dose - 1/8/20
Today, I pass along a very famous life lesson - YOU ARE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP - but if we all that, I'd like to know if you are happy with the company you're keeping??
January 14, 2020
Today,  I share the message on my coffee mug - a reminder that you need to LET YOUR FAITH BE BIGGER THAN YOUR FEAR!
January 14, 2020
BE MORE THAN NORMAL - Daily Dose - 1/6/20
Today, on this first Monday of the new year, as we get back into our normal routine of work and school, I ask what each of us will do to BE MORE THAN NORMAL!
January 14, 2020
I'M A DAD - Daily Dose - 1/3/20
I'M A DAD!! On the day after my daughter Stella Rose was born, I want to extend a Thank You to all who reached out with congratulatory and well wishes! My wife Nicole and I are beyond grateful for all the love and support our way!
January 14, 2020
Today, as most of us get back to our normal daily routines, I remind you to keep your eyes open and smile on your face in this new year. The person who will change your life for the better, may be just around the corner!
January 14, 2020
Today, on the first day of 2020, I want to remind everyone that wherever you were to close out 2019 was exactly where you needed to be to become the person you were meant to be! So go out there and create the life you want to live. Just think of how much progress you can make in a year - just think where you can be a year from now! But remember, part of the formula to achieving your best life, is YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT YOU DESERVE IT!
January 13, 2020
ASK FOR HELP - Daily Dose - 12/27/19
Today, I share a quote from the movie "Life As We Know It" starring Katherine Heigel and Josh Dummel - "Having someone help you doesn't mean you fail, it just means that you're not in it alone" - A great reminder that it's ok, to ask for help! Remember, none of us can do it alone!
January 13, 2020
Digmi Claus (Personal Delivery) - Daily Dose - 12/24/19
On this Christmas Eve, I share a story of how I personally delivered a Digmi order to one of our loyal customers after accidentally sending him a package full of the wrong sizes!! YIKES!! 
January 10, 2020
Today, I talk about how the holiday season really does bring out the best in people! And even though I love how nice people are to each other this time of year, it makes me wonder why we can't treat each other the same way all year?? So let's take a cue from all the holiday cheer...and treat one another with love and respect everyday of the year!
January 9, 2020
POP UP AND POP OUT - Daily Dose - 12/20/19
Today, I talk about the first Digmi Pop Up Shop we had out on Long Island, NY six years ago! It got me thinking how important it is for each of us to have the courage to just take the first step. We don't have to wait for "them" to say YES for us to make our move!
January 9, 2020
DRINK MORE WATER - Daily Dose - 12/18/19
Today, I want to remind everyone how important it is to drink water! This advice may seem so simple, but it is so important! In order to be the best version of yourself, you need to be healthy. And the first step to being a healthier you, is to drink more water and stay hydrated. So do me a favor, cut back on those sugary drinks and alcoholic beverages and mix in some more water! Your body will thank you for it!
January 9, 2020
FAMILY FIRST - Daily Dose - 12/16/19
Today, I want to remind everyone out there that no matter how busy we are, how much work we have to do, that nothing comes before family! And a big shoutout to my little sister Amelia Nicole, who was born 27 years ago today!! Happy Birthday Sis'!! 
January 9, 2020
Today, I want to remind everyone out there that you don't have to break the bank to get a great gift for someone you care about this holiday season! If you don't have a lot of money to spend on gifts, don't worry! The best gifts are the ones that come from the heart! Here's a suggestion...give someone you love a great picture in a beautiful frame! Trust me...they'll love it just as much as they love you!
January 6, 2020
BE THE HERO IN YOUR OWN MOVIE - Daily Dose - 12/12/19
Today, I challenge each of us to BE THE HERO IN YOUR OWN MOVIE - I recently saw some content that Joe Rogan put out, where he talks about making the choice to be the hero in your own movie! Thats right...take some time to rewind to a time in your life when you were awesome! When you were amazing and had all the confidence in the world. Trust me, there was a time! And if you did it then, you can do it again! All you have to do is BELIEVE!
January 6, 2020
CHECK YOUR POCKETS - Daily Dose - 12/11/19
Today, I try to remind everyone out there to make sure you CHECK YOUR POCKETS before doing your next load of laundry! You just might find something valuable!
January 6, 2020
OPTIMISTIC ONLY - Daily Dose - 12/10/19
Today, I talk about the choice we have between being optimistic or pessimistic! I challenge each of us to look at our glass as half full, rather than half empty! How you choose to see things can change the outcome of so many situations. Is your glass half full of opportunity? 0r is your glass half empty with problems? I choose to be OPTIMISTIC ONLY!
January 6, 2020
TRUST THE TIMING OF YOUR LIFE - Daily Dose - 12/9/19
Today, my wife Nicole and I talk about the phrase that single handedly changed my life - TRUST THE TIMING OF YOUR LIFE - Remember, although it is super hard not to compare yourself to others accomplishments, achievements and timelines, it is super important to remember that your life is on your schedule! The right things will come at the right times. TRUST ME! Oh, by the way, IT"S OUR ANNIVERSARY!!
January 6, 2020
PAY IT FORWARD - Daily Dose - 12/6/19
Today, I ask and encourage everyone to pay it forward this holiday season by surprising a stranger! That's right...surprise a complete stranger in line at your favorite coffee spot and pick up their tab. You'd be surprised how something so little can brighten their day or week and how this kind of gesture can make you feel as well. DIG THE SEASON to PAY IT FORWARD!
January 6, 2020
I CAN...I Will - Daily Dose - 12/5/19
Today, along with my special co-host Tyler Smarslok, we talk about the importance of positive self talk and emphasize how what you say to yourself matters!
January 6, 2020
CONSISTENCY IS KEY - Daily Dose - 12/4/19
Today, I talk about the importance of being consistent and how I have struggled recently with my own consistency! And I had to give a little Happy Birthday shoutout to my man Jay Z!
January 6, 2020
TIME TO MAKE A DECISION - Daily Dose - 12/2/19
It's December, the last month of the decade. Today, along with my special guest Jennifer Denise, we ask you what decision will you make this month that will change your life in your next decade!
December 19, 2019
Give Thanks Today, Save The Shopping for Tomorrow! - Daily Dose - 11/28/19
On this Thanksgiving - I highly recommend that we all spend the day giving thanks for all that we have and save the holiday shopping for tomorrow. 
December 16, 2019
ENJOY THE VIEW - Daily Dose - 11/27/19
On this Thanksgiving Eve, the biggest travel day of the year, I want to remind everyone to take a deep breath, enjoy the view and enjoy the ride. Whether we hit some bumps in the road, get stuck in a ton of traffic or a flight gets delayed, just remember why you decided to travel in the first place. When you get there, you'll realize the journey was truly worth it!
December 13, 2019
Today I had the privilege of speaking to students at the Garfield Park Academy - where I shared my story of passion and perseverance. It reminded me of how important it is for each of us to become a positive influence on the youth in our communities - And how becoming a good role model can make a lifelong impact. 
December 5, 2019
BUILD MOMENTUM - Daily Dose - 11/25/19
With the end of year just a few weeks away - we've also come to the end of another decade. Thats right - another 10 years have passed. As we get ready to head into a new year and new decade, I remind each of us that this is the time to get going, get started and build momentum, so that we are ready to make the next 10 years our best decade yet!
December 5, 2019
Today on my DIG YOUR DREAM Daily Dose, I talk about “GIVING”  With the Thanksgiving Holiday just days away - I ask each of us to take the time to GATHER some things that we no longer use or wear and make our own personal care package for a stranger in need this holiday season! So many of us are so lucky to have more than we need - and I think it would be pretty cool to take some time to GIVE to those who need it more than us!
November 22, 2019
DON'T MAKE EXCUSES...MAKE MOVES! - My Daily Dose - 11/20/19
Today, I share a social media post from my man, Dana Cavalea. The former New York Yankees Strength & Conditioning Coach and best selling author, reminds us to stop making excuses and start making moves. What moves are you going to make as the end of the decade approaches?
November 20, 2019
TEAM BUILDING - Daily Dose - 11/18/19
Today I talk about the importance of Team Building - using my special weekend with Team Digmi, as we welcomed our newest teammate, Keith McPherson - No one player can win a championship on their own - who's on your team?
November 19, 2019
FINDING PROGRESS IN A LOSS - Daily Dose - 11/15/19
On today's Daily Dose, I use last nights Seton Hall Basketballs loss to the 3rd ranked Michigan State Spartans as an example of how a tough loss can actually help you progress to become a better you.
November 19, 2019
BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME - Daily Dose - 11/11/19
On this Veterans Day, I talk about opening our first store, Digmi Nation, 7 years ago this weekend!
November 12, 2019
Being Accountable vs. Beating Yourself Up! - Daily Dose - 11/12/19
Today I talk about a post from @garyvee - where he states that being accountable is very different from “beating yourself up” - I, like I’m sure many of you, tend to beat myself up a lot more than I should. As I continue to understand how important it is to be accountable for your actions, behaviors and failures, I also have come to understand the importance of being my biggest my fan.  Let’s discuss on today’s Daily Dose!
November 12, 2019
GET OVER IT - Daily Dose - 11/10/19
I spent today trying my best to paint part of our new house. The problem is, I am absolutely terrible at anything that has to do with being domesticated around the house - fixing things, building things, hanging things, etc. I never took the time to learn because I knew I was so bad at it. So today, I want to challenge you to GET OVER IT and try your best. Find an article on google or watch some videos on YouTube to help you learn a new skill. Don't let your fear of failure hold you back from becoming good at something.
November 12, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #26 - Keith McPherson
On Digmi Discussion Interview #26, Ray Digmi catches up with MTV alum and Yes Network Contributor, Keith McPherson. Keith and Ray had the opportunity to sit down and share his story recently at The Gathering Shops at the Garden State Plaza Mall - where we proudly showcased our recent Digmi X McPherson Collaboration collection. Keith, known as the Mac Of All Trades, talks about his deep passion for the New York Yankees and how the hashtag #ReplaceFor28 led to his most exciting year, both personally and professionally. Hear Keith talk about how “The Guy In The Tie” helped him get through a difficult time, what it means to become part of the Digmi team and how he plans on growing his personal brand in 2020. A passionate personality and an incredible talent, Keith McPherson is everything that Digmi is all about and we are beyond proud to have him part of our family as we continue to chase this dream and build our brand. This short interview is a prelude to the full length interview we will be doing with Keith in the coming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned for that.
November 8, 2019
MAKE THE TIME - Daily Dose - 11/7/19
On today's Daily Dose, I talk about time - and how we have all been guilty of saying things like "I don't have the time" or "I'm running out of time" or the most famous of all..."There's just not enough time in the day". But isn't there enough time in the day if something is important to us? It it's a priority. wouldn't we make the time? Today, I recommend that we all make the time to do something each day that will make you healthier and happier! If you do that, you just might earn a little bit more time here on earth!
November 8, 2019
STAY IN THE FIGHT - My Daily Dose - 10/31/19
Today I use the World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals, as an example of how important it is to stay in the fight. The Nationals were a team that no one expected to go on this incredible run - but they fought their way into the playoffs as a wild card team; and with the odds against them, they showed up to the dance and made some magic happen. It's amazing what can happen if you just get into the dance!
November 1, 2019
KEEP IT MOVING - Daily Dose - 10/29/19
Today, I remind everyone to KEEP IT MOVING! That's right - with all of the moving I've been doing recently, it reminded me how important it is to keep moving along. Sometimes the path that you're on isn't the best way to the finish line. Sometimes you may have to carry pivot, change lanes and make a big move to help reach your destination. Remember, if you keep it moving, you're bound to make progress! 
November 1, 2019
You're Not Too Old And It's Not Too Late! - Daily Dose - 10/23/19
Today, I try to remind everyone out there listening that You're Not Too Old And It's Not To Late to do something that you are passionate about. So go out there and start that hobby, side hustle or dream you always wanted to chase. Remember, you'll never be as young as you are right now! And I give a little shoutout to newly named Chicago Cubs Manager - David Ross
October 25, 2019
Daily Dose - 10/22/19- You Never Know Who's Watching
On this Tip Tuesday, I share a tweet with some very wise words from my man Keith McPherson. Keith who recently joined the Digmi family in early 2019, is a MTV alum, YES Network contributor and die-hard New York Yankees fan (sorry Mets fans). He shared a tweet yesterday that I would hit home for all of us!
October 22, 2019
Daily Dose - 10/17/19 - Be Better Than Bullying
On a late night edition of my Daily Dose, I talk about Spirit Day and challenge all of us to be better than bullying!
October 18, 2019
Daily Dose - 10/16/19 - FINISH THE JOB
Today was a super long 6am to 10pm long! I talk about how the difficult days make the good days taste even sweeter. I also talk about committing to consistency and why I decided to record my Daily Dose at almost 11pm!
October 17, 2019
Daily Dose - 10/15/19 - Everything Is Figureoutable
Today, I pass along a Ray Digmi Recommendation - my latest book, by Marie Forleo, EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE. This perspective changing phrase, that she picked up from her mother as a child, will help you look at your daily challenges with more optimism and confidence. This book and phrase has already helped me change the way I view everything that comes my way...And I have a feeling that it will do the same for you!
October 15, 2019
Daily Dose - 10/14/19 - DO IT EARLY
On this Monday, I pass along a recommendation that I think can help all of us - if there is something that you want to accomplish in your day, wake up and DO IT EARLY!
October 15, 2019
DAILY DOSE - 10/13/19 - Have Fun with Family
On todays Daily Dose, my special guest, my baby sister Jennifer Michelle Navarrete and I talk about the importance of having fun with family - especially when the days to do so are so few and far between!
October 13, 2019
Daily Dose 10/12/19 - World Mental Health Day - "Be Gentle With Yourself"
Today, we talk about World Mental Health Day and share a very honest and powerful post from my baby sister Jennifer Michelle Navarrete
October 12, 2019
Daily Dose - 10/11/19 - Accountability
Today, I talk about Los Angeles star pitcher Clayton Kershaw - who held himself accountable for his performance in a devastating Game 5 loss to the Washington Nationals. An example of class and maturity, his post game interview was an example that each of us can learn from.
October 11, 2019
Daily Dose - 10/10/19 - "Get into the Dance"
Today, I talk about the dramatic Game 5 out in Los Angeles between the Dodgers and Washington Nationals - proving that you don't always have to be the best team throughout the season to make a big splash in the postseason. Whether its professional baseball or the business world, sometimes all you have to do is just get into the dance!
October 10, 2019
Daily Dose - 10/9/19 - Win It All Wednesday
Today we talk about the big game 5's in Major League Baseball and what it takes to put yourself in a position to move on - And we talk about a very short, but powerful interview from Tampa Bay Rays slugger Tommy Pham
October 9, 2019
Daily Dose - 10/8/19 - "A year or two can make a world of difference"
On this Daily Dose, I share a quote from the hit HBO show "Ballers", talk a little bit about the incredible journey of Minnesota Twins pitcher Ryan Dobnak and try to remind each of us that "A year or two can make a world of difference".
October 8, 2019
My Daily Dose - 10/1/19 - Welcome to The 4th Quarter
It’s the last 90+ of 2019 to push forward and accomplish those goals! I pass along some words of encouragement to help you keep your eyes on the prize!
October 1, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #25 - Cheech's Own Coffee Company - Steven Chioochi
Today on Digmi Discussion Interview #25, we sit down with multiple start up entrepreneur and owner of Cheech's Own Coffee, Steven "Cheech" Chioochi Cheech, a native of the Bridgewater, NJ, is the ideal entrepreneur, having been the force behind multiple start-up businesses, including Cheech’s Own Coffee Company, The Areli Group, his creative digital agency, and the Ville Fest, his inaugural film & art festival being held in downtown Somerville,NJ this October. Catching up over a vanilla latte inside Cheech's Own Coffee Shop, listen to Cheech talk about how his love for coffee came about, the difference in the details and experience between having a cup of coffee in his shop compared to the experience one would have in a brand name coffee location. Although the coffee shop is happy place, his full-time job is The Areli Group, his creative agency, that specializes in assisting businesses and brands design, develop and market their products. And if running a coffee company, and creative agency isn’t enough for you, Cheech is helping bring the Ville Fest to Somerville, this October. Thats right a film festival. I’ll let him tell you more about that. Listen to Cheech share why he believes that “The Guy In The Tie” is on to something special, shares some hard lessons learned while starting a business and he passes along some words of encouragement to those who may have doubt that they too can live out their dreams. If you look up the words entrepreneur and hustle in the dictionary, you just might find a picture of Steven Chioochi next to their definitions. An awesome interview with a guy who is passionate about building businesses, giving back to his community and a really good cup of coffee.
September 17, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #24 - Eddie "Truck" Gordon
On Digmi Discussion Interview #24 - we catch up with mixed martial artist, entrepreneur and motivational content creator, Eddie “Truck” Gordon. Eddie, a native of Jamaica and Long Island New York resident, was a standout high school football player, who’s original goal was to play in the NFL. Attending Fordham University and taking advantage of a great education, Eddie was able to pivot into a career in finance, joining the corporate world, when a career in the gridiron no longer was an option. It was in the corporate world where Eddie enjoyed professional and financial success, but was leading an unhealthy lifestyle. At nearly 300 lbs, Eddie knew he had to make a drastic change. During a trip with friends, Eddie watched a UFC fight on t.v., and immediately committed to a new lifestyle of health, training and a career. With a total shift in mindset, Eddie left his corporate office for the octagon, beginning a career in mixed martial arts that would take him to compete in the UFC and the winner of The Ultimate Fighter. Listen to Eddie share his personal journey, how he describes that life changing career decision, why he believes in The Guy In The Tie and is a fan of the Digmi brand, and he shares some words of inspiration and direction for those who may be looking for encouragement to get out there and chase their dreams. Still active in MMA, Eddie is an aspiring entrepreneur, recently opening his own gym, Fit Fam, where he helps train and inspire clients to build a better version of themselves. You may also hear Eddies voice on motivational videos, where he is a content contributor to MOTIVERSITY, the number one motivational video platform, as well as being a best selling author and Emmy Award winner.  An incredible example of how the power of mind shift and commitment can lead you to accomplishing things you never thought could be possible. Eddie “Truck” Gordon is exactly what being Digmi is all about. A man who set a goal, committed to it by ignoring the doubters, embracing the possibilities and staying true to himself.
July 11, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #23 - Former Major League Baseball player - Cory Aldridge
On Digmi Discussion Interview #23, we catch up with former Major League Baseball player, entrepreneur and health & fitness guru, Cory Aldridge.  Cory, a native of Abilene, Texas, grew up athletic family, with his father playing professional football. And although Cory showed the same promise on the gridiron, it was his grandfather who was a respected baseball coach, that Cory to recognize his talents on the diamond. After choosing baseball over football, Cory dominated at the high school and travel/tournament level, gaining the attention of Major League scouts.  As a 17 year old, Cory was selected in the 4th round by the Atlanta Braves in the 1997 Major League Baseball amateur draft…leading to an 18 year professional baseball career. Listen to Cory talk about his journey from small town Texas boy, to working his way up the minor league ladder all the way to Atlanta. Listen as he reflects on his career playing along side Hall of Famers, dealing with injuries and the remarkable 10 year journey it took him to collect his first Major League hit. Hear Cory share his emotional memories being a part of the 2001 Atlanta Braves team that played the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in the first sporting event following the tragic events of 9/11  A supporter of Digmi since day 1, Cory shares why he always believed in “The Guy In The Tie” and passes along some honest but encouraging words for anyone out there who may doubt their ability to do what they love.  Following his playing days, Cory continues to mentor and coach upcoming baseball players in his native Texas, as well as offering education and insight in the field of health and fitness. An extremely engaging and charismatic personality, my former teammate and roommate is a an example of how hard work, perseverance and keeping it real is a great combination of living your best life.  
June 21, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #22 - Richard Giannotti
  On Digmi Discussion Interview #22 - we catch up with former professional baseball player, University Of Miami Alum and current president of the sports & entertainment division of Global Wealth Management - Richard Giannotti Richard, a native of south Florida ( who also spent part of his childhood days in the northeast) was a standout athlete, playing football, baseball and what many of us don’t know, hockey. But it was baseball that earned his love and he became a standout high school player, eventually earning a scholarship to play for the Hurricanes of the University of Miami.  During his time at Miami, Richard excelled in both the classroom and the baseball diamond, studying finance and helping lead his team to the College World Series. His success on the field eventually caught the eye of professional baseball scouts, eventually being drafted by the Anaheim Angels. Always business savvy, Richard helped to create his own fashion brand, Bubucheek, a project that he proudly gives credit to him learning valuable life lessons in business, branding and personal partnerships.  That valuable experience help lead him to his current position at Global Wealth Management - where he now advises and directs his clients, many of which are pro-athletes, on how to better save, protect and invest their finances. Hear Richard talk about his ups and downs of his college an pro baseball career, his thoughts on our common threads of creating fashion brands and playing the Atlantic League, why he has always been a fan of Digmi and believes in the guy in the tie, why he resonates so stongly with The Rock’s character on the HBO hit show BALLERS (bet you didn’t know about his cameo appearance) and he passes along some encouraging words for anyone out there looking to get started on digging their dream.  An extremely honest, candid and well grounded guy, Richard Giannotti is a guy we can all learn from. His values, beliefs and perspectives are a formula on how to be the most successful version of yourself. Our longest but most valuable interview yet, we hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as we did hosting it. So without further ado… here is Digmi Discussion Interview #22 with former professional baseball player, University of Miami Alum and current president of sports & entertainment at Global Wealth Management,  Richard Giannotti.
June 6, 2019
Clint Robinson - Digmi Discussion Interview #21
On Digmi Discussion Interview #21, we introduce you to former Major League Baseball pLayer and current scout for the Miami Marlins, Clint Robinson Clint a native of Arkansas, was a standout college baseball player at Troy University, eventually becoming a 25th round draft selection by the Kansas City Royals. With no guarantees of ever reaching the big leagues, Clint had to prove himself every step of the minor league ladder. And prove himself he did. With All-Star selection, batting titles and a Triple Crown award, the Royals and other Major League teams had not choice but to notice his ability to hit, but most importantly persevere. Clint not only made it to “the show” but did it 3 times with the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers and most notably the Washington Nationals; having the opportunity to play with and against some of the best players in the game.  Following his recent retirement, Clint took on a position of scout with the Miami Marlins, where he now evaluates players trying to accomplish the same goal he achieved. Hear Clint talk about his journey to the Major leagues, what is was like getting his first big league hit, why he believes in the guy in the tie and what it meant to him to be the first professional athlete to sign with the Digmi brand, what its like working for an organization run by Derek Jeter and shares some wise words of perseverance for all those pursuing their dreams. A great baseball player, family and friend, this is an awesome discussion with a guy who has lived out his dreams and continues to do just that. 
May 30, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #20 - Former Seton Hall All-American - NJIT Assistant Baseball - Coach Giuseppe Papaccio
DIGMI DISCUSSION interview #20 with former Seton Hall University Baseball All-American, Chicago Cubs draft pick and current Assistant Coach at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Giuseppe Papaccio. Listen to Giuseppe talk about his upbringing, growing up in Nutley, NJ, where he fell in love with the game of baseball at a young age. That love for game led Giuseppe on a journey that helped him become a high school standout, college all-American , draft pick of the Chicago cubs and now rising college baseball coach, with positions at Manhattan College, Seton Hall University, Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Summer League, and his current role as assistant coach at NJIT. Giuseppe shares some of the lessons and experiences he learned at Seton Hall, talks about why he is so passionate about coaching and impacting the lives of young men, touches on how the game of baseball has evolved with analytics and who his ideal recruit would be. An extremely positive person, who truly believes that “if you’re working at it and your trying to do it, little by little, anything can change for the positive”, Giuseppe also shares some of his favorite quotes, books to read, as well as some of his favorite life coach influencers. A great discussion with a guy who has earned his opportunities by the hard work he has put in, Giuseppe Paccacio is a great example of where the combination of discipline, work ethic and a positive mindset can lead you.
May 17, 2019
DIGMI DISCUSSION Interview #19 - Elegant Music Group Partner/DJ/Event Host - Tom Gambuzza
Digmi Discussion Interview #19 introduces you to Elegant Music Group Partner/DJ/Event Host - Tom Gambuzza.   Tom, a fellow entrepreneur, shares his personal story growing up in Bergen County, excelling in academics and playing high school football at Bergen Catholic High school - eventually heading to Muhlenberg College where he earned a degree in psychology. He shares his “AH HA” moment, where he knew the direction he was on after college was not the path that drove his passion. Listen to Tom explain how the support of his now wife lead to his decision to a world of entrepreneurship and helping build one of the most popular and successful DJ/event hosting companies in New Jersey. With over 500 events a year that include, weddings, anniversaries and graduations, Tom and his team work on some of the biggest days of their clients lives.  Hear him passionately talk about the importance of performing at a high level each and every night, the difference of the EMG standard, how he and why you should always bet on yourself, and why he believes that in order to be successful, you need to find out your non negotiable. Tom passes along some wise words of encouragement for anyone out there chasing their dreams, shares why he believes in THE GUY IN THE TIE, and what celebrity he would like to have next to him as a co-host at one his events. An very casual, yet candid interview with someone who truly embodies what our LIVE DREAM BE mantra is all about.  Tom says “I get to play music for people who are in love…and I find that really cool” . Well, we think its pretty cool too. After listening to this interview, you’ll see why Nicole and I choose Tom and EMG to host our wedding. Besides saying ‘I DO’, it was the best decision we made regarding the biggest day of or lives.
May 10, 2019
DAILY DOSE - 4/10/19 - D-Wade Commercial -#ThisBudsFor3
On todays Daily Dose, we quickly talk about the powerful commercial/ad that Budweiser put out yesterday in honor of NBA great, Dwyane Wade. Showcasing Wade's recent jersey trade with fellow NBA stars during his final season, the ad shows 5 last jerseys to trade, with Wade not knowing who he is ultimately trading with. What you then see is the impact Wade has made on 5 people, non of which are fellow players, professional athletes or celebrities. They were regular people who faced tragedy and obstacles. And with the help and support of Wade, these 5 had powerful and emotional stories to share with the All-Star, and a message of love and gratitude. The ad was a slam dunk, reminding us that sports goes far beyond the game, and the players are more than what we see when they are in uniform. This ad should be a reminder that it is not the amount of money that is in our bank accounts that is our greatest legacy. Our legacy should be judged by the amount of people we positively impact throughout our journey. Here's to your D-Wade...An all-star on the court and a positive influence in the community. Congratulations on an incredible career! Oh...and a quick Happy Birthday shoutout to the best guy I know, my brother Angel!
April 10, 2019
DAILY DOSE - 4/5/19 - Kathie Lee Gifford
Today, we recognize t.v. personality, Kathie Lee Gifford. After 11 years, she said good-bye to the TODAY Show on NBC to pursue other creative opportunities. The long time daytime host, who has been nominated for 11 Emmy Awards, is also a singer, songwriter and author. We share a quick clip of a recent interview she did, where she reminds us all not to wait for someone else to come along and help us achieve our dreams. 
April 5, 2019
To Designate Or Not To Designate??
On this fun mobile DIG YOUR DREAM episode, Ray Digmi shares his opinion on why he believes that Major League Baseball needs to implement the designated hitter in the National League! Do you agree? Send us a comment and let us know what you think!
April 4, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #18 - Former MLB All-Star Howard Johnson
Digmi Discussion Interview #18 introduces you to former Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series Champion, Howard Johnson. "HoJo" was part of the iconic 1986 New York Mets World Series Championship, developing into one of the games best switch hitters. "HoJo" went on to play 13 big league seasons where he became a 2X All-Star, 2X World Series Champion and 3X member of the 30/30 Club (30 Home Runs & 30 Stolen Bases). Listen to him share his experiences playing with the likes of superstars Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden and Gary Carter; and what it was like winning in the Big Apple. Currently, he is the Triple-A hitting coach for the Texas Rangers, where he challenges his players to be 1% better every day. More importantly than being a ballplayer, "HoJo" is husband, father, and grandfather, who continues to stay to true to who he is and gives his best effort in all he does each and every day. An incredible interview for anyone who loves baseball, roots for the New York Mets or just needs some words of encouragement as they go about their own journey!
March 28, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #17 - Kevin Wilson
On Digmi Discussion Interview #17, we introduce you to former professional baseball player and current professional baseball & life coach, Kevin Wilson. Kevin, who is also an Amazon Best Selling Author, shares some of his personal journey, his time in professional baseball, how he lives his "WHY", explains why "Hitting Is Simple, Just Not That Easy" and shares we he likes "The Guy In The Tie" and why he believes that "The Best Brands Have The Best Story". An awesome interview with a guy who truly get it; Not just the game of baseball, but the game of life. 
March 7, 2019
DAILY DOSE - PATIENCE with Marie Forleo (courtesy of Tom Bilyeu's IMPACT THEORY)
Today, we talk about the importance of PATIENCE and the role it plays when building a business, personal brand or our selves. We share a clip from an interview between Tom Bilyeu and Marie Forleo, which aired recently on IMPACT THEORY. Please be sure to check out both of these phenomenal entrepreneurs and motivators via their social media platforms for daily content that will encourage and inspire you to be the best version of you!
March 5, 2019
DAILY DOSE 3/4/19 - Luke Perry (Dylan McKay -Beverly Hills 90210)
On todays Daily Dose, we remember the life of Luke Perry, who passed away at the age of 52. Perry played the iconic character, Dylan McKay on the 90's hit t.v. show "Beverly Hills 90210" 
March 4, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #16 - Ari Feinstein
Meet Ari Feinstein, a 15 year old sophomore at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in New Jersey, who dreams of one day putting on his high school baseball jersey. An impressive young man that reminds us that we are never to young or old to chase our dreams and ask the question "How Can I Help". 
February 28, 2019
In the first Daily Dose since September of last year, we share some inspiring words from Oscar Award Winner, Lady Gaga, who emotionally pleaded with all of us to stand up, be brave and keep going. 
February 26, 2019
Episode 78 - Digmi Discussion Interview #15 - Darren Meenan of T7L
Ray Digmi and the Digmi team traveled out to Long Island to sit down with Darren Meenan, the owner/founder of THE 7 LINE, a lifestyle brand and community that supports the New York Mets, their players and fans. Darren shares his personal story growing up on Long Island, how THE 7 LINE started, why 2015 was an incredible year for both the Mets and him personally, his expectations of the 2019 Mets, why he likes the Digmi brand, and shares some wise words for any one out there chasing their dreams. A fun interview with a guy who has built a business around the love he has for his favorite baseball team, all the while creating a community where fans of the New York Mets can cheer together.
February 21, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #14 - Mike Nikorak
Digmi Discussion Interview #14 introduces you to former first round draft pick and current pitching prospect for the Colorado Rockies, Mike Nikorak. Listen to Mike talk about his journey growing up in a house full of siblings in Stroudsburg, PA to committing to play his collegiate baseball at the University of Alabama to signing his first professional baseball contract. From national standout to dealing with a major setback, Mike talks about how getting back to his roots has helped him get healthier and stronger as he heads out to Arizona for Spring Training next week. He also explains why he is proud to rock Digmi and why he believes staying true to yourself is the best advice he would give anyone out there chasing their dream. A guy who clearly has his sights set on where he's going, but sure hasn't forgotten where he's come from. 
January 31, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #13 - Steve Nikorak
Digmi Discussion Interview #13 introduces you to former professional baseball player, Amazon best selling author and current head of player development at Zoned Sports Academy, Steve Nikorak. Steve shares his personal journey growing up in Stroudsburg, PA, with an inspiring family who helped him become a high school and collegiate standout, ultimately earning an opportunity to sign with the Chicago White Sox organization. Now, Steve has taken the same passion he had on the field to his role as coach and educator, helping mold the lives of young men and women looking to further their academic and athletic careers. Steve recently has accomplished some personal milestones; running and completing the New York City marathon and co-founding and creating DOMINATE THE DIAMOND tutorial platform. A son, brother, friend, coach, author, role model and more, Steve is the kind guy who anyone would be lucky to have in their corner and a great example of how far hard work and character can take you. 
January 21, 2019
Digmi Discussion Interview #12 - Nicole Navarrete
The Dig Your Dream podcast is back in 2109 with Season 2 - And to get things kicked off in the new year, Ray Digmi catches up with the newly named Mrs. Nicole Navarrete - That's right, Ray Digmi's wife! A very cool, relaxed and candid interview with a girl who really knows how to make people smile. Nicole shares a little bit about herself, what she does for living, what it was like to plan and wedding and get married and tells us why 2018 was her best year yet. She also passes along some life advice that we should all listen to and what it's like to have front row seat and watch this Digmi dream day in and day out. A very loving and passionate person who believes that family is everything, Nicole is an example of how you can get the most out of live when you work hard, smile and love big. 
January 3, 2019
DIGMI DISCUSSION Interview #11 - Jay Ferruggia
DIGMI DISCUSSION Interview #11 catches up with Strength/Fitness Pro, Author, Speaker and Successful Entrepreneur Jay Ferruggia. Jay shares his journey from New Jersey to southern California, how he struggled with confidence and overcame both personal and professional failures. After 25 years of helping others be the biggest and strongest versions of themselves, Jay has found his way to personal health and happiness and is passionate about helping others find the same. Listen as he shares some of his favorite books to read, why simplifying is so important, some advice on how to diet and why he tips his cap to Digmi and the progress we have made. If you're looking to change the direction of your life, this is the interview that will help you take the first step!
October 25, 2018
DIGMI DISCUSSION Interview #10 - MLB Player Johnny Monell
DIGMI DISCUSSION Interview #10 is with Major League Baseball player and former New York Mets Catcher, Johnny Monell. Hear about his journey from the Bronx to the Big Leagues, how he grew up rooting for one Captain and ended up playing alongside the other captain and what is was like to live out of his dream of getting to "The Show" and playing with and against some of the best players in the game; and hear Johnny share his memories of being introduced to "The Guy In The Tie" for the first time and why he is proud to be part of the Digmi family.
October 11, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Tiger Woods Quote - 9/25/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we share some wise words from Tiger Woods, who reminds us the importance of being a better version of ourselves tomorrow, than we are today!
September 25, 2018
On today's DAILY DOSE, we share some wise words from Oscar Award Winning actor Denzel Washington, who remind us to FALL FORWARD, not fall back!
September 24, 2018
DAILY DOSE - The Last Home Run - 9/20/18
On today's Daily Dose, we take a look back to the last home run of my career, in Game 5 of the Atlantic League Championship against the Somerset Patriots. A moment that most people, including myself, thought could never have the chance of happening!
September 20, 2018
DAILY DOSE (Episode #68) - ANY GIVEN SUNDAY "Inch By Inch" - 9/17/18
On today's Daily Dose, we share the incredible speech, "Inch By Inch", made by fictional character, Tony, D'Amato, Head Coach of the Miami Sharks, from the movie, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, played by legendary actor, Al Pacino.
September 17, 2018
DAILY DOSE - David Wright Says Thank You - 9/14/18
On today's Daily Dose, we talk about New York Mets Captain, David Wright, after he announced that he will make one last start in Queens.
September 14, 2018
DIGMI DISCUSSION Interview #9 - FDU Florham - Jamie Quinn
On DIGMI DISCUSSION Interview #9, we sit down with newly named Head Baseball Coach of Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham, Jamie Quinn, who talks about his 10 year journey of coaching at the collegiate and professional baseball levels, some of his favorite Digmi memories, and hear him share some wise words and advise for anyone out there who has the courage to chase their dreams. A great interview with a guy who stayed the course and made his dream a reality with hard work and determination.
September 13, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Last Home Game for #16 - 9/12/18
On today's Daily Dose, we look back to 5 years ago today, when Ray Navarrete, not Ray Digmi, headed out to the "Duck Pond" to play his last regular season home game of his professional baseball career - And we remind everyone to tune in to the DAAB Podcast, the official sports podcast show of "The Guy In The Tie" for everything sports - Its always the right time to #DigTheDAAB - Make sure to tune in to the DIG YOUR DREAM podcast tomorrow for DIGMI DISCUSSION Interview #9 with newly named Head Baseball Coach of Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham, Jamie Quinn!
September 12, 2018
DAILY DOSE - September 11th - 9/11/18
On today's Daily Dose, WE REMEMBER a day that changed our country and the world forever - September 11th 2001 - and we NEVER FOGET those lost and those who sacrificed so much in name of freedom!
September 11, 2018
DAILY DOSE - An Incredible Comeback
On today's Daily Dose, we talk about the great comeback by the Green Bay Packers last night against the Chicago Bears and share the words from the star Quarterback on what being a true teammate is all about - As well as charismatic entrepreneurial personality Gary Vaynerchuk, who reminds us that for most of us adults, we are only at halftime and there is still a whole second half of the game to be played!
September 10, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Dance In The Rain and The 4th Quarter - 9/9/18
On today's Daily Dose, we share a quote that reminds us how important it is to dance in the rain - and we hear from Green Packers fan and excited fiancee, Nicole Herrador!
September 9, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Digmi Personal PopUp Shop - 9/8/18
On today's Daily Dose, we talk about the first ever Digmi Personal PopUp Shop that we hosted last night - and share a quote from Ron Kaufman who asks us the meaning of our product to the people who are buying it.
September 8, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Back To School - 9/6/18
On today's Daily Dose, episode #60, we share some inspiring quotes from the likes of actress Emma Watson, Dr. Seuss, and Oprah Winfrey, to get all of the students that headed back to school this week, feeling good about the new academic year.
September 6, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Labor Day - 9/3/18
On today's Daily Dose, we recognize the working holiday of Labor Day, and share some wise words from some successful people, who understood the value of hard work!
September 3, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Rescue Man's Best Friend - 9/2/18
On today's Daily Dose, we talk about DOGS - and the millions of them, who just like Einstein was, are looking for their forever home.
September 2, 2018
DAILY DOSE - September 1st - 9/1/18
On today's Daily Dose, we say hello to September and share a quote from Henry Rollins; As well as remind our listeners to go check out our special promo video we put together showing support for our friends over at CHEECHS OWN Coffee Company in Somerville, NJ, who enjoyed their grand opening this weekend!
September 1, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Michael Jackson - 8/29/18
On today's Daily Dose - we celebrate the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson's birthday, with some of his most memorable beats brought back to life with a new mix featuring Mark Ronson, titled, DIAMONDS ARE INVINCIBLE!
August 29, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Gratitude - 8/28/18
On today’s Daily Dose, we share a great quote that reminds us that ALL WE HAVE IS ENOUGH!
August 29, 2018
DAILY DOSE - An Old Lady and A Hero in NYC - 8/27/18
On today's Daily Dose, we share incredible story of an old lady who was helped by a stranger in the Big Apple. An incredible moment of compassion and kindness!
August 27, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Friday - Mel Brooks Quote - 8/24/18
On today's Daily Dose, we share an appropriate quote from actor/director and comedian Mel Brooks, who reminds us to enjoy our Fridays and to LIVE FULL AND DON'T RETREAT.
August 24, 2018
DIGMI DISCUSSION #8 -Jim Duffy-Rutgers University Baseball
In our 8th Digmi Discussion, we catch up with current Rutgers University Baseball Assistant Coach, Jim Duffy. A former All-American 1st Baseman at Seton Hall University, Duffy went on to play professionally in the Houston Astros Organization before enjoying a successful collegiate coaching career; including being the head coach at Manhattan College and now in his current position at Rutgers University. Listen to "Duff" share some incredible stories from his playing days, to why he strongly believes that ATTITUDE IS A CHOICE, what he looks for when recruiting a college baseball player and why he believes that Digmi has a real chance to be a special brand. A class act that played and now coaches the game of baseball the right way, Jim Duffy is another example of a passionate personality who had the courage the LIVE his DREAM and BE himself!
August 23, 2018
DAILY DOSE - MLB Little League Classic - 8/20/18
On today's Daily Dose, we look back at last nights MLB Little League Classic, played at Bowman Field in Williamsport, PA, home of the Little League World Series. We hear from New York Mets 3rd baseman, Todd Frazier, who 20 years ago, lead his Toms River East team to the Little League World Series title.
August 20, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Colonel Sanders - 8/18/18
On today's Daily Dose, we share the inspirational story of the KFC Founder, Colonel Harland Sanders - courtesy of FOUNDR Magazine
August 18, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Head Coach Jamie Quinn - 8/17/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we congratulate Digmi's own, Jamie Quinn, who was just named Head Baseball Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson -Florham University earlier this week. An inspiring story of passion and persistence, "Coach Q" has now accomplished one of his lifelong dreams!
August 17, 2018
DAILY DOSE - #16 FOREVER - 8/16/18
On today's Daily Dose - 3 years ago today, the Long Island Ducks retire Digmi Founder Ray Navarrete's #16 jersey!
August 17, 2018
DAILY DOSE - CARPE DIEM - Dead Poets Society - 8/15/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we share a scene from the classic film, DEAD POETS SOCIETY, starring the late Robin Williams - who's character, teacher John Keating, introduces his students to the latin phrase, CARPE DIEM, and challenges them to make their lives EXTRAORDINARY!
August 15, 2018
On today's DAILY DOSE, we look back at the rise, fall and redemption of Alex Rodriguez!
August 14, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Tiger Roars - 8/13/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we talk about about how Tiger Woods brought us back in time, with his memorable and impressive performance on the final round at yesterdays PGA Championship
August 13, 2018
DAILY DOSE - "GO FIND NOTHING TO DO" - A Weekend in Lake George - 8/11/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, I ask all of our listeners to go find nothing to do! In the middle of a peaceful weekend up in Lake George, NY, I was reminded just how important it is for all us to take some time to get away and live in the moment and enjoy the view. -RD
August 11, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight Quotes - 8/8/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we share two quotes from Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight
August 8, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Epictetus
Today we share a quote from famous Greek philosopher Epictetus
August 6, 2018
DAILY DOSE - NFL Hall of Fame - Brian Dawkins - 8/5/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we talk about the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class, and the powerful speech by legendary Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins.
August 5, 2018
DAILY DOSE - #3 Buddy Harrelson Appreciation Night - 8/4/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we recap a very special night out at Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks, who retired the #3 jersey of legendary New York Mets World Series Champion and long time Ducks coach Buddy Harrelson. Recently diagnosed with Alzheimers disease, the Long Island Ducks wore purple #3 jerseys in his honor and commitment to standing by Buddy and his family during this battle. An emotional and moving ceremony that included family, friends, politicians and former players that shared their favorite experiences and expressed their sincere gratitude for all Buddy has done during his incredible career in the game of baseball and as a friend to so many!
August 4, 2018
Episode #7 - Major League Baseball veteran Eric Young Jr.
On Episode #7 of the DIG YOUR DREAM podcast, Digmi founder Ray Digmi catches up with Major League Baseball veteran Eric Young Jr. "EY" has been a close friend and loyal Digmi brand supporter over the years. Recently called back up to "The Show", "EY" talks about what it was like growing up with a Major League Dad, his journey to the big leagues, why he REFUSES TO BE IGNORED, how he plans to FOREVER YOUNG and why he believes in "The Guy In The Tie". A passionate personality, "EY" embodies our brands motto of LIVE-DREAM-BE. A must listen for anyone out there who is chasing a dream!
August 2, 2018
DAILY DOSE - LeBron James - I PROMISE SCHOOL - 8/1/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we talk about "The King" LeBron James, and the opening of his I PROMISE SCHOOL. With the partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron Public School System, James and proudly opened the doors to its inaugural class earlier this week. With a brilliant career, LBJ has given so much back to the game of basketball, but with his new school, this may be his greatest contribution yet. - Also, we will catch up with Major League Baseball veteran Eric Young Jr. this afternoon. "EY" will be our special guest for Episode #7 of the DIG YOUR DREAM podcast, which will air tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.
August 1, 2018
On today's DAILY DOSE, we talk about street wear brand, THE HUNDREDS, and their recent 15th anniversary. One of the most respected street wear brands of our generation has been a great example of how to be unapologetically authentic, creating a community of loyal fans and customers. Since their founding in 2003, THE HUNDREDS are sold in retailers worldwide, and continue to have influence on the California culture of punk rock, hip hop, skate boarding and surfing. On their special anniversary, they shared "HEARD IT ALL. LISTENED TO NONE", an ode to the doubters and naysayers along their incredible journey.
July 30, 2018
Episode #6 - UFC Star Fighter Eddie Alvarez
On Episode #6 of the DIG YOUR DREAM podcast, UFC Star Fighter Eddie Alvarez sits down with Digmi Founder Ray Digmi at the Digmi Spring Pop-Up Shop at EVOLVE Clothing Gallery in Somerville, NJ back in May. Listen to "The Underground King" talk about his journey growing up in Philadelphia, his road to the UFC title, how he handled his toughest defeat and why he wears Digmi. An incredible interview with an impressive guy, both in and outside of the octagon. All listeners of this episode can enjoy 30% off the next Digmi purchase by using the special promo code: DIGMIEA18 - Be sure to check out Eddie Alvarez battle Dustin Poirier this Saturday night in Calgary!
July 26, 2018
DAILY DOSE - David Meltzer - 7/25/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we hear from successful entrepreneur and sports representation executive David Meltzer, who shares why he strongly believes that consistency can lead to exponential results; courtesy of Tom Bilyeu's IMPACT THEORY (which is Ray Digmi Recommended) - And we remind everyone to follow The AA Balls Podcast (DAAB Podcast), the official sports podcast show of "The Guy In The Tie" and tune in to Episode #28 today!
July 25, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Eddie Alvarez - 723/18
On today's Daily Dose, we listen to UFC star fight Eddie Alvarez tell us why he wears Digmi and just how far he thinks "The Guy In The Tie" can go.
July 23, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Dan Lyons #1000 - 7/21/18
On today's Daily Dose, we tip our caps to Dan Lyons, shortstop of the Long Island Ducks, who collected his 1000th hit of his professional baseball career last night. "Mr. Flocktober" is a great example of passion and perseverance.
July 21, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Jim Kelly @ ESPYS - 7/20/18
On today's Daily Dose, we hear the inspirational words from Hall of Fame Quaterback, Jim Kelly, who was awarded the JIMMY V Award for Perseverance earlier this week at the ESPY Awards.
July 20, 2018
Episode #5 - MLB Player Zack Granite
On Episode #5 of the DIG YOUR DREAM podcast, we catch up with former Seton Hall University standout and current Minnesota Twins farmhand, Zack Granite. Zack made his Major League Baseball debut last season; which included playing against the New York Yankees in the ALDS.
July 19, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Rushion McDonald - 7/18/18
On today's Daily Dose, we listen to the wise words from Emmy Award Executive Producer, Rushion McDonald, who expresses the importance of not letting your age by a limit to starting over and chasing a dream. We also announce that former Seton Hall University baseball standout and current Minnesota Twins farmhand Zack Granite will be the special guest on Episode 5 of the DIG YOUR DREAM podcast, that will air tomorrow!
July 18, 2018
On today's Daily Dose, we recap last night MLB's Home Run Derby, where hometown hero, Bryce Harper put on a power show to remember and who showed us that a son is never to old to have his father throw him some batting practice!
July 17, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Josh Hamilton - Redemption - 7/16/18
On todays DAILY DOSE, with the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby scheduled for tonight in Washington D.C., we take a look back on a magical moment in 2008, when then Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton captivated the baseball world with an unforgettable hitting display on the biggest and brightest of all baseball stages...the old Yankee Stadium!
July 16, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Digmi Home Run Derby Recap & Gary V - 7/14/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we talk about a memorable day out on Long Island for the 2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game and Digmi Home Run Derby - and share a motivating experience from Gary V!
July 14, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Digmi Home Run Derby Promo - 7/8/18
On today's DAILY DOSE, we share the newly release DIGMI HOME RUN DERBY promo video that the Long Island Ducks released on their social media platforms promoting this special event.
July 9, 2018
On today's DAILY DOSE - We share how the 13u Zoned RedHawks wanted it all, and took home their 3rd championship of their summer season - to the background of the song I WANT IT ALL by QUEEN
July 9, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Instagram Post Answer - 7/7/18
On today's DAILY DOSE - I share some insight on my Instagram post from yesterday, where I answered a question someone asked me earlier about Digmi - I hope you enjoyed my answer! We quickly talk about two guys who have worn and supported Digmi over the years had memorable night in Queens - Also, a reminder on my personal invitation to anyone out there who thinks have a life experience, inspiring story or passionate personality that is worth sharing on our TIP YOUR CAP blog or DIG YOUR DREAM podcast. Hit me up and lets see what we can do to get your story heard or read!
July 7, 2018
Episode #4 - Body Builder, Businessman - Anthony Monetti
On Episode #4, we sit down with competitive body builder turned successful businessman, Anthony Monetti. Monetti, founder of BODHI by Anthony Monetti, takes us on his personal journey from young kid trying to find himself, to falling in love with fitness and nutrition and how that led him to walking his own path. An very candid and honest interview with a guy who shares both his triumphs and defeats and has used both to build the best version of himself and his business. This former MTV TRU LIFE star has big muscles, big personality and big dreams!
July 5, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Happy 4th of July
On todays Daily Dose, we share a clip from the movie INDEPENDENCE DAY, and talk about the significance of this holiday and why it is important to remember that WE ALL wear the same color uniform...The Red, White and Blue of the United States of America!
July 4, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Lebron Leaves -7/2/18
On todays DAILY DOSE, we talk about LeBron James' latest decision to head to Hollywood - and why hard work, sacrifice and success should earn someone the right to decide what path they want to travel. Also, we announce our special guest for our upcoming Episode #4, Anthony Monetti, competitive body-builder and former star of MTV's TRU LIFE.
July 2, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Michael Jordan - 6/30/18
On todays DAILY DOSE, we let "His Airness" Michael Jordan tell us just how many times he failed...and how that failure is why he succeeded.
June 30, 2018
DAILY DOSE - A Digmi Day in Asbury Park - 6/29/18
A quick recap about our exciging day down in Asbury Park - From impromptu photo shoot on the boardwalk to a meeting that will bring "The Guy In The Tie" down the shore this summer - Another awesome day being Digmi!
June 29, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Rob Dyrdek - 6/28/18
On todays DAILY DOSE, we let former professional skateboarder and reality T.V. Star Rob Dyrdek explain why BELIEF is the only thing that matters!
June 28, 2018
On todays DAILY DOSE, we talk about the new trailer for CREED II, and after more than 30 years, it seems like ROCKY will have to witness another CREED vs. DRAGO fight! This Thanksgiving...we are going to find out the Apollo Creed didn't die for nothing!
June 27, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Mr. Miyagi - 6/25/18
On todays DAILY DOSE, we listen to the wise words of Mr. Miyagi, the iconic character from the movie THE KARATE KID - Find out how walking in the middle might get you squished...just like grape...haha!
June 25, 2018
DAILY DOSE - 6/24/18
On this DAILY DOSE, we use the examples of Ryan Little (my sister's new Husband & my new Brother-in-Law) and the 13u RedHawks from Zoned Sports Academy - and how the power of positive thinking & visualization can help you accomplish your goals and achieve your dreams!
June 24, 2018
Episode #3 - "The Bride To Be".....Amelia Navarrete
On Episode #3 of the DIG YOUR DREAM podcast, we catch up with "The Bride To Be", my little sister, Amelia Navarrete. "Oats" talks about her little love story, her award winning academic year as a high school teach, and how she hopes one day to have the life that Mom and Dad were able to provide their children. A really cool interview between a proud brother and his sister who is having a cup of coffee the morning before she says "I Do".
June 21, 2018
On todays DAILY DOSE, we let motivational entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk remind us that it doesn't matter what are age, sex, or race is. The time is now to work and make your dreams a reality. It's time to STOP MAKING EXCUSES. Be sure to follow Gary Vaynerchuk on all his social media platforms - you'll be grateful you did!
June 20, 2018
DAILY DOSE - The Man In The Arena - 6/19/18
On today's DAILY DOSE - we share the famous passage, "THE MAN IN THE ARENA" written by President Theodore Roosevelt .
June 19, 2018
DAILY DOSE - 6/18/18
On this DAILY DOSE, we share a clip from the movie RUDY and emphasize the importance of sticking it out and perservering during times of disappointment. We also announce that our special guest for Episode #3 will be the bride to be, my little sister Amelia Navarrete.
June 18, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Fathers Day - 6/17/18
On this DIG YOUR DREAM DAILY DOSE, we shoutout all the Dads out there on this Fathers Day and share a clip from the movie, PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS!
June 17, 2018
DAILY DOSE - Determination & Redemption 6/16/18
On todays DIG YOUR DREAM DAILY DOSE, we share a story of determination and redemption - Brandon Martorano, catcher for the University Of North Carolina Tar Heels, is playing in the College World Series in Omaha this weekend. Hear how one year made a big difference for this New Jersey native!
June 16, 2018
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June 15, 2018
Episode #2 - Duke Baxter - Zoned Sports Academy CEO
On Episode #2 of DIG YOUR DREAM - Host Ray Digmi sits down with Zoned Sports Academy CEO Duke Baxter, who shares his inspirational journey of how he took his love for the game of baseball motivate him to build one of the premier indoor baseball/softball facilities in the country. A businessman, coach, husband, father and friend (and did you know, Best Selling Author), "The Dukester" shares some valuable advice on how to live a life with passion, while always keeping a smile on his face, no matter what the challenge. This is a Digmi Discussion that you're going to want to tune into!
June 14, 2018
DAILY DOSE 6/13/18
This DIG YOUR DREAM DAILY DOSE features some wise words of wisdom this Wednesday from Hollywood superstar actor Will Smith - who reminds us how powerful the act of self discipline is. Also, quick reminder to check back in tomorrow for Episode #2 featuring special guest Duke Baxter, CEO of Zoned Sports Academy!
June 13, 2018
DAILY DOSE 6/12/18
Our DIG YOUR DREAM DAILY DOSE for Tuesday June 12, 2018 features some valuable tips from Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington and our newest article contribution from Digmi Team member Isaiah Allen, who reviews Kanye West's newest release, "Ye".
June 12, 2018
DAILY DOSE 6/11/18
Our first Daily Dose features inspirational words from motivational speaker Les Brown as well as an update on the Digmi Home Run Derby being held on July 11th and the release of our newest Digmi tee shirt styles that are now available at select Tilly's store locations in New York, New Jersey and California.
June 11, 2018
The very first episode of DIG YOUR DREAM is a personal piece, "FROM BASEBALL TO BLOOMINGDALES", written and read by Digmi Founder, Ray Digmi. Originally written as a contribution article for, Ray Digmi takes you on his personal journey of going from professional baseball to building a brand that landed on the shelves of one of the most iconic retailers in the fashion business.
June 8, 2018