The Drive Project Podcast

The Drive Project Podcast

By Jay Martin Jr
"The Drive Project", hear conversations that will inspire and help you grow; through life's lessons of love, failure and success. So, pull up a chair, have a seat at the table and lets have a conversation; Passion. Purpose. Possibility!
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Episode 38 Seeing and Believing!
I'm so thankful to anyone who says yes to coming on the podcast it means the world to me. Today I have Chef John Howie and his story is amazing! We sat in his beautiful restaurant, Seastar located in the heart of Bellevue,Wa. He told me about childhood stories to finally opening his first place and having through out his career great people or as he would say a good team that surrounded him. John also expressed how you have to see it first and believe before you actually see the manifestation of it! There were so many amazing things he talked about but one of them was how he along with others puts together a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner or ill say feast for people who are less fortunate in life every year. Chef John Howie has accomplished so much and still continues to give back to the community. I encourage you to try his locations being The Bravern in Bellevue at John Howie Steak House, Beardslee Public house in Bothell,Wa or Seastar Restaurant &Raw Bar in Bellevue as well! IT WILL BE WORTH THE DRIVE OR VISIT! Love you all and thanks for listening can't wait to hear your feed back. You can reach me via social media jaymartinjr on FB, Instagram or visit the website thedriveprojectpodcast.com
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January 21, 2019
Episode 37 I Can and I Will!
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! How many of us were looking for the yes but instead  you got the big No. I know I have heard the word no.... more than I have wanted to hear lol but as you continue to go for your dreams eventually the YES shows up! You have to have the mindset of I CAN and I WILL! I had the awesome privilege of speaking over the phone with Dorion Renaud! Dorion who is a Actor, Model, Singer, and CEO of Buttah Skin a skin care line for men and women has heard the word No plenty of times but he never gave up on going for what he desired to see. Dorion talks about the times of having no work and needing to recharge but today is a new day. Many doors have opened for him such as Bouncetv show In The Cut to now being a CEO of a great product for skin and I personally use the skincare line and listen..... IT WORKS! Dorion talks about how your skin is so important and guys we can have good skin too haha I love it! Also Dorion can SING!!! He has a new single out called Good on You. Take a listen enjoy love you all! You can follow me at all my social media just look up jaymartinjr or the website thedriveprojectpodcast.com 
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January 14, 2019
Episode 36 New Year.. New Goals with more Accountability!
Happy New Year everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2019 wow can you believe it? Well baby believe it because its here and ready for us to set new goals and focus ourselves for the best year yet! I love starting the year with ok what would I like to accomplish in the next 12 months. One of those things are fitness!!!!!!!!! I sat with an amazing man named Vinny Warra he's a local right from Federal Way his story is profound. Vinny his whole childhood and beyond struggled with his weight so much so that when he got to over 240 pounds it completely made him become a person he didn't like to see at all. Today after loosing 80 plus pounds and now helping others all around set goals.. he is a Orange Theory COACH! Check this out he has also coached over 3,000 classes so the dude my God is amazing! Take a listen also look up the group called Fat Tuesday Family on FB the encourage people all over on fitness and becoming not fat hahaha I love them! You can also check me out on fb, instagram, sp jaymartinjr 
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January 7, 2019
Episode 35 Anything is possible (Try and Try again)
I have fallen in love with the Bay area that being San Fran, Oakland and San Jose! So much to see and enjoy. I was at an event and I seen a guy and for some reason I felt like I knew him and of course knowing me I walked up to him and I said where have I seen you before and then it hit me..... SOCIAL MEDIA...... omg your the guy from Brew Dr Kombucha your the face for the Vanilla Oak edition and he smiled and said yes lol!!!!!!!!! For me this was  a dream come true because I drink Brew Dr everyday and I told myself one day Im going to connect and interview them and it happened! Meet Lijah Wilson a brand ambassador for Brew Dr and many other brands he talked about laying on the couch and thinking omg I have hit rock bottom and then he got the opportunity to move from Florida to California. Lijah said if it don't work the first time try again and try and try till it hits because this is your dream so just go for it! I hope where ever you are this inspires you to believe and dream. love you all can't wait to start 2019 with you! Check out the website www.thedriveprojectpodcast.com or social media look me up under jaymartinjr 
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December 31, 2018
Episode 34 Pain produces Growth PT3 Dial me in.... JUST GET UP AGAIN!
One of the keys to success is simply this.. when things don't go the way they should or maybe something you were doing falls apart just get back up and keep moving forward! As I continue in the pain produces growth topic I had the awesome privilege to have Jay Melilli on and it was good! Jay literally left from Louisiana with barely anything in the bank but knew something great one day would come. He even mentions how his car broke down and how he didn't even have enough at the time to pay rent! Today his portfolio of clients include Vevo, Ubisoft, Marriott, Warby Parker and currently he is the Art Director for Will.I.am's tech start up I.AM+ based in Los Angeles. So again no matter what the condition looks like just get back up again and eventually you will hit solid ground! Thanks for listening and love to hear your feedback you can hit me up on either the website www.thedriveprojectpodcast.com or my social media FB,INSTAGRAM jaymartinjr love y'all
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December 10, 2018
Episode 33 On going battles!
Todays episode is special and the reason I love The Drive project podcast is because for some people who have or will come on this may be the first time they have ever told their story! Today I have Lesley Hall Smith who battles daily with Ulcerative Colitis a chronic inflammatory disease that causes severe pain and inflammation in the digestive tract. I have personally been to the hospital myself to just sit with her and pray and believe for things to get better. We however thank God, due to she has had one surgery but has a couple more to go but everyday is a battle not just in the body but in the mind. Lesley said sometimes its hard to just be positive all the time even though you know the victory is coming. This is the first part of her journey. She will be coming back on to share more about her story as it continues to unfold. You can also donate to support thousands of people who struggle with the disease at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. We love you Lesley and our hearts and prayers and faith are with you all the way to the finish line of victory. You can also get more details on my social media thats just using jaymartinjr love you all!
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December 3, 2018
Episode 32 Its ok to talk!
Hello Chicago!!!!!! I had the beautiful opportunity to visit the windy city, but I found it to be a gem and the water front along with the food and shopping ugh just epic. I was attending this event and I met this incredible woman and we just connected and started TALKING LOL! Her name is Elvedina Owen from Bosnia and she's a therapist who specializes in dealing with severe trauma. I remember her saying when she was a little girl one day people came to her home broke in took everything then her family was taken to a concentration camp and everything in one day was gone! You have to hear her story!!!!! Again thank you for listening I hope this inspires you to open up and find someone that you can talk to about things you have gone through. Love you all. Also I love feed back so feel free to him me up at my social media spots everything is under jaymartinjr and you can check out the website thedriveprojectpodcast.com
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November 26, 2018
Episode 31 What can happen in a Year!!!!!!
Sometimes you have to take the time to think about where you use to be and look at life today. Even if your not truly happy with it or you are happy it’s good to reflect and find something to be thankful for. I encourage you to take time out for you and reflect. Think about something good. I bet your day will go even better than expected.
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November 24, 2018
Episode 30 Pain Produces Growth PT2 Dial me in... ITS NOT A BAD THING!
SAN JOSE!!!!!! Love this area nothing but tech companies and cool things to see but in the midst of it I decided to continue with the Pain Produces Growth mini series. Today I have the amazing Torrence and Thurman Thomas brothers on the line from Geismer,LA . They have a foundation called Tank Proof which helps thousands of kids over come the fear of water, along with public speaking, branding and much more. We talked about pain and how its an indicator that something is happening and you should pay attention to the signs all around you rather physical or emotional! Oh they are also twins haha so its just coo... love these guys more like real family to me. Thanks for listening and love to hear your feed back you can hit me up either on the website Thedriveprojectpodcast.com or my social media FB,SC,INSTAGRAM jaymartinjr love y'all lets go!
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November 19, 2018
Episode 29 Pain Produces Growth PT 1 ......Dial me in!!!!!!!
Hey everyone I took sometime to focus on family which is always good, so I didn't post an episode last week but I am back! I actually tried something different I dialed a close friend in over the phone his name is Vikram Deol he just launched his podcast called B-REAL. I met him a few years ago and I was looking for a job hahaha I use to read about him in luxury home magazines and say to myself I hope to meet him one day..... well now he is a close friend of mine and he shared some great stuff today!!! We talked about dealing with trauma and pain and how to let the crap surface and actually allow yourself to feel it so you can grow from it. Take a listen and thank you all for the love. follow me @jaymartinjr for instagram, snapchat, fb and the webpage thedriveprojectpodcast.com love you all!!!
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November 12, 2018
Episode 28 Passion,Preference,Frustration, Fantasy
Chicago..... where you at!!!!!! haha love that city and I also love the fact I had the beautiful opportunity to sit with someone I had hoped to meet almost 3 years ago and now it came to past! David Winston, he's the Executive Director for Bill Winston Ministries He studied Health and Science at Oral Roberts University, married to his beautiful wife Niki Winston for 10 years plus and proud father of four children! We sat and talked about a few things but the four words that stuck out to me were passions,preferences,frustrations, and fantasies and how they all play a role in the dream being realized in your life whoa what a time! I walked away from this episode with a new mindset towards doors opening and why I am where I am today! I hope this inspires you to believe!
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October 29, 2018
Episode 27 A Positive Mind Brings A Positive Life!
Talk about a cool guy, Meet Jordan Steele a Emmy award Meteorologist in the great city of Seattle! I actually met him a year ago and from there we hit it off. He is such a good friend who encourages you to take risk and just try it or he say omg do it!!! All the way from the Southwest, Jordan has been all around from Phoenix to San Diego, Bend, Oregon and Austin, TX but his heart is Seattle. We sat for almost a hour and one of the things he touched on was transition... you must learn to transition in order to have true lasting success! As your life begins to change you have to be open to that change and transition with the times in your life whew so good!!!!! Take a listen and also lets laugh such a great guy!
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October 22, 2018
Episode 26 The Inner Circle...... Find you a real friend lol!
This episode is full of laughs and truths! Kelly Hanson who is a Host on the show local Lens Seattle talks about having real people around you who supports and roots for you is so important! Over the years I have had to adjust my circles of people due to the true colors come out and like the wonderful Maya Angelou said when people show you who they are BELIEVE THEM! So as you continue to grow make sure the people around you challenge you, push you and believe in the dream you desire to see! take a listen Kelly is LIFE!
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October 15, 2018
Episode 25 After the dust settles!
Talk about having fun. I was in Scottsdale,AZ for business and decided to meet up with some awesome friends. Darcey Villasenor Escamilla who omg she was my former supervisor we use to laugh but then she moved for love to a new state!!!!! Yes I use to work at a desk and process claims now life has flipped. I also met for the first time a sweet soul Evita Carrazco she is an Aesthetician and make up artist but what was cool was our topic and we decided to laugh and open up. Life will sometimes produce a storm that you can't even see your way out. Its horrible and painful but once the dust settles you can begin to see clearly and build a new life again! Take a listen cheers to Monday!
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October 8, 2018
Episode 24 YES! 35 and I’m ALIVE
Today is more than a birthday it’s a time of thanksgiving for me I sat down this morning and said where were you Jay this time last year and what has changed in your life in one year! Take a listen and oh my voice is scratchy lol but there’s an announcement. Thanks for all the love!
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October 1, 2018
Episode 23 Change is GOOD!
It's been over 6 years plus since I've sat down and had a good laugh with this cool couple I know and oh did we laugh! Amar and Trena Prasad!!!!!!!! Amar who changed from eating chicken, steak, and pork to becoming a full vegan and Trena who launched her own business becoming a Esthetician/Microblading Specialist. We talked about a few things but one topic was CHANGE IS GOOD.... sometimes its hard to embrace change due to we like to be comfortable but our lives at times can be screaming for a shift to take place. I love how Amar and Trena support one another in their own changes and successfully have seen results from it. Take a listen.
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September 24, 2018
Episode 22 From Vision to Reality!
What ever vision you have on the inside of you hold onto it don’t let it go! Eventually it will become your reality. Watch who’s around you surround yourself around people who are stable and you will see it all unfold. The vision is real don’t let it go!
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September 21, 2018
Episode 21 Adjustments
Sometimes we don’t understand why things happen but in the end it will all be worth it. Adjustments aren’t easy but they have to be made in order to see the greatness that’s going to come out of you.
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September 20, 2018
Episode 20 Be True To You.
Meeting Rosemary Dai Ross was a breath of fresh air! A successful photographer who has been in the business for more that 18 years in Seattle and beyond, her mind is just beautiful. The image you see as The DRIVE PROJECT logo thats her she caught that moment!!!!!!!!! I was nervous because it had been well over 5 years since I had sat in a studio but for Rosemary its more than a snap shot, she's looking for whats behind the image. Her story is beautiful and through all the years and still wanting to know more about herself she has stayed focused on staying true to herself. Take a listen.
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September 3, 2018
Episode 19 Go For It!
Kourtney Bassett and Christina Bookout are both Texas A&M graduates. The beauty of this story is how Christina was encouraged by Kourtney a Wellness Coordinator at the university to go for her masters degree and break past limitations that says well thats not for me! Most of our limitatons begin in the mind and we build barriers or road blocks but according to Kourtney if you would be open to changing directions you might come out with a better result! Their story as friends should inspire us to help others all around us! Go listen.
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August 27, 2018
Episode 18 US! Forgive,Release,Embrace,Love Again
HEY HEY HEY someone special has graced the mic! My number one DOLLY I call her, yes my wife Shannon Rae! We wanted to share some tips that helped us get through some difficult times hopefully this helps and we love feedback and we want to do this more often! four things shaped our lives.... FORGIVE so you can have a RELEASE then you can EMBRACE the new you and find LOVE all over again. Love you all.... JAY & SHAN
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August 22, 2018
Episode 17 JUST KEEP GOING!
Jordan Wilkerson a Florida native and a KING5 weather anchor has a story that will cause you to look yourself in the mirror and flat out deal with anything thats stopping you from accomplishing your dream! She talks about hardships and how her career didn't start till later in life but the key to it all was how she kept going for her dream inspite of loss and pain. This is real and I hope this ispires you to go after your dream!
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August 20, 2018
Episode 16 Yes... I CAN DO THIS!
From fashion to traveling Brittany Streissguth goes for it with blogging! I had the awesome privilege of sitting with her in upper Queen Anne Seattle. We laughed and talked about not waiting for the right moment you have to at times go and create that moment and say ok I can do this. go and listen!!!
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August 13, 2018
Episode 15 Inner Happiness... PLEASE BE YOU!
I had the awesome opportunity to fly down to the great city of Houston,TX and link up with a great friend more like family lol her name is Kennisha Bell. Her Story is real and powerful. Kennisha talks about her weight loss story to loosing her hero and how to find happiness and love from within. Most people try to find happiness from a outside perspective... cars, homes, jobs, friends and family but she give why it is so important to look from within. Take a listen my God its worth it. Oh and the food in Texas its off the hook LOL!
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August 6, 2018
Episode 14 Your Season Is Coming!!!!
I love transitions in life even the ones that seem like how in the world will I ever get out of this situation. Well that’s the beauty of seasons they always come and bring change so why not embrace for a new great season. Begin to see yourself on the other side! Your season is coming.
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August 2, 2018
Episode 13 The Inner Circle ...Perspective
Anytime Andrew Coleman Smith and I sit down its always great laughs and moments of building. Andrew who's a producer and director of many things including his incredible youtube channel...... (youtube/andrewcolesmith) shares his thoughts of what I am now makings a series called THE INNER CIRCLE. Andrew said in this episode that your inner circle of people should help you build and dream. Take a listen its a good one. I encourage you to follow him on all his platforms he gives great encouragement.
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July 30, 2018
Episode 12 The Inner Circle
Sometimes you have to flat out let go in order to receive new! It’s so important to have like minded people around you or people who can help push you to success and beyond. This talk is all the way from Houston, Texas Baby!
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July 24, 2018
Episode 11 NEVER GIVE UP!
This Episode is real and amazing. I wanted have Michelle Li a 9 time Emmy award journalist/reporter for King5 news back on to share another side to her life. She tells her story of dealing with infertility. What is amazing about this episode is simple, this topic goes beyond just the issue of infertility but could it be that some areas in our lives seem to feel like you want to throw in the towel and count yourself out due to areas in your life seem to not produce...... TAKE A LISTEN. this helped me and hope the same for you.
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July 23, 2018
Episode 10 I want to hear your story!
I dedicate this episode to my mentor Dr. Jeffrey Phillips, who passed away Saturday July 14th 2018. A great man who changed my life by his words through love. It all started with these words... I want to hear your story. Together we laughed, cried I even was told hey its ok to be mad now lets process this so we can have the victory! love you and I will never forget you and promise to tell the world how you changed my life!
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July 17, 2018
Episode 9 Having the courage to take RISK!
Chris Cashman A producer,comedian, actor and multiple Emmy winner shares real moments of how it really does take everything within you to walk through doors, even though you may have grown up around media/news and television due to his father Pat Cashman having such a great name in the city of Seattle, Chris had to work hard and focus to see his dreams come true. take a listen.
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July 16, 2018
Troubles don’t last always
It’s not over it’s not the end it’s actually the breaking of a new beginning.
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July 10, 2018
Episode 7 Timing Is Everything!
Courtney Phelps... All the way from the North Carolina decided to move to Seattle based on a situation that turned her whole life around. From writing music to finding herself, she shares when one door closes another on will open and also some doors need to shut and thats OK! take a listen.
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July 9, 2018
Episode 5 Always Grateful! The Bautista Twins
I love this interview because its raw and real noises in the back in the downtown seattle and its featuring ....Sean and Scott Bautista, Identical twins come from the state of New Jersey yet have found success in Seattle through real-estate. Though the market in seattle is so fast pace they give tips on how to succeed in being a buyer or seller but the biggest perk about them is the secret of starting your day with being grateful and how to go about your day! Take a listen.
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July 2, 2018
Episode 4 Practical Goals
Kelly Hanson born and raised in the great city of Seattle, Washington is full of life. We talked about taco's to dating and being a content media producer in San Diego and some how she says "I still want more"lol she then begins to talk about practical goals that allows you to feel like you have accomplished something that makes you feel good! lets laugh she's amazing!!
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June 30, 2018
Episode 3 Beyond Dreaming
Andrew Coleman Smith has a momentum that can't be stopped. Less than a year ago he had the idea of launching his own youtube channel. Today he has thousands of followers all around the world that tune in to watch him succeed at becoming fit and inpsiring others to be healthy and make their dreams a reality! its simple every tuesday he releases a motivational video called "Fat Tuesday Family" the goal we are not fat we are going towards being fit!
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June 30, 2018
Episode 2 Overcoming Fear
Michelle li a reporter for NBC King 5 news Seattle also a 9 time Emmy Award winner and national Murrow recipient shares her personal story of facing fear head on! She talks about being adopted and finding her place in this world. INSPIRATIONAL THAT SHE IS! Oh she loves good BBQ!!!!
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June 30, 2018
Episode 1 This is me!
The First Episode I wanted to share my heart and give you a little history on who I am. My desire is that we would grow together through hearing stories of hope and success. So lets just talk and have a good time.
07:09
June 29, 2018
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