The Wilderness

The Wilderness

By Doxa Collective
Raw, real perspectives from authentic individuals fighting through seasons of trial and transition -- seasons in the Wilderness.

Video versions here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCAiXaLX1tOTV2-g_95gGixA
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Taylor Symmank | Big-Time Kicker, Master of Discipline, and Aspiring Author.
Taylor Symmank is one of the most impressive people we've sat with -- not due to his accomplishments on the football field or in the business world, but due to his passion and drive to grow, serve, and impact others. We record video! Check out our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAiXaLX1tOTV2-g_95gGixA Share your thoughts and feedback with us! Email us at connect@wilderness-podcast.com. This episode was recorded at the beautiful, brand-new working space called WorkLodge. Learn more at https://www.worklodge.com. Grow on!
53:04
September 11, 2019
Travis Kern | SuitSupply Expat, Ordained Minister, and Fashion Entrepreneur
Travis Kern is just one of those guys. He brings a infectious energy and rare authenticity to every room, which has been channeled into the various components of a story that we thoroughly enjoy unwrapping in this episode. He shares some of the key tips he learned as a college kid selling $5,000 suits, what he learned from launching the FIRST U.S. based SuitSupply store, and how he approaches a new customer when he enters his retail store (Bryce, role-play style). Enjoy!  Video version here: https://youtu.be/7HXyJ7NnU8U Some Big Notes: Follow Travis' business, Altered Rival on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alteredrival This episode was our first one recorded at the brand new WorkLodge coworking facility in Dallas. Learn more at worklodge.com. We need your ideas! Send and feedback, topics, or questions to connect@wilderness-podcast.com.
1:03:22
August 7, 2019
Christina Rossini | Camino Pilgrim, Conscious Coffee, & Integrated Living
Christina Rossini is much more than a female social entrepreneur.  She harbors a deeply-rooted passion for serving others, which she does through her international coffee distribution business, and champions a philosophy of integrated living, in which every lesson she learns in the wilderness is applied spiritually, in business, and in relationships.  Bryce and I had a blast tapping into Christina's terrific brain, heart, and history in this one. Enjoy!  Watch the Interview on YouTube HERE. Christina's links: Capeltic Coffee Roasters | Inissor International Please send us your ideas, comments, and vehement criticism to connect@wilderness-podcast.com. Learn more about how we educate and integrate Entrepreneurs and Pro Athletes at 4est.co. Grow on!
1:27:26
July 22, 2019
Campfire: Be Good to People.
In our first ever Campfire episode (targeted shorts), Bryce and I hit on something that's been pissing us off lately, and challenge listeners (yeah, you) to make a simple, tangible change to prioritize your selfish agendas a tad less, and your fellow humans a tad more. Watch the video of this podcast on YouTube:  Please send your questions, comments, and vehement criticism to connect@wilderness-podcast.com.  Learn more about how we educate and integrate Entrepreneurs and Pro Athletes at 4est.co. Grow on!
09:05
July 9, 2019
Trevor Deas | Recovered Addict, Romo's Caddie, & Publishing Entrepreneur
Can God really use ANYONE to do big things? Trevor Deas' story hollers "YES."  The guy overcame a gripping addiction to pain pills in High School, broke sales records for Cutco knives, sold bats with Albert Pujols, and persevered through a painful road to ultimately answer God's call to build a ministry, a business, and (what we're waiting for next) an invention.  Need encouragement? Listen in! A Few Key Things: Shout-out to our stud partners at Outswa Publishing for turning vision into reality; We film these live! Check out our YouTube channel to judge our beer selections and facial expressions; Send us any ideas and recommendations you have for the show to connect@wilderness-podcast.com; Learn more about our work connecting pro Athletes and Ventures at 4est.co. Grow on. 
56:42
June 18, 2019
English Dolphins, Mind Mastery, & Dating Chicks
How can we sharpen our greatest weapons, our minds?  Bryce and I dive into this, but also work in the standard suite of random topics and games, including lessons learned from our dating days and hearing "British Bryce" talk about dolphins for a full minute (rough). If that sold you, get help.  A Few Key Things:  Shout-out to our stud partners at Outswa Publishing for turning vision into reality; We film these live! Check out our YouTube channel to judge our beer selections and facial expressions; Send us any ideas and recommendations you have for the show to connect@wilderness-podcast.com; Learn more about our work connecting pro Athletes and Ventures at 4est.co. Grow on.
1:00:14
June 18, 2019
Bryce & Chad 101, Ice King, & Crushing Transition
In this first co-hosted episode, Bryce and I lay out the adjusted show format, discuss a variety of topics (including his NFL transition and our marriages), and laugh our tails off at admittedly immature things. Enjoy.  A Few Key Things: Shout-out to our stud partners at Outswa Publishing for turning vision into reality; We film these live! Check out our YouTube channel to judge our beer selections and facial expressions; Send us any ideas and recommendations you have for the show to connect@wilderness-podcast.com; Learn more about our work connecting pro Athletes and Ventures at 4est.co. Grow on. 
57:37
June 17, 2019
Lauryn Williams | 5X Olympic Medalist Turned Finance Entrepreneur
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work." - Stephen King Lauryn Williams was always shock-full of talent, but she's also paid the price to accomplish what she has. Losing her father in the middle of her career nearly stopped her in her tracks, but she shares how she overcame that difficult season to become one of the fastest women on earth. In this episode, we simply learn how to think, practice, and perform like a champion from one of five (yes, just five) athletes in the world who have earned an Olympic medal in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. For Lauryn, that was the 100-meter dash and the 2-person bobsleigh. Listen into the mind of a true champion, who is now channeling her smarts, passion, and confidence into another grueling "Wilderness:" entrepreneurship. Learn more about Lauryn and what she does at www.worth-winning.com. Grow on!
40:44
April 19, 2019
Embrace Cycles.
Modeled by nature, it seems that cycles dictate the world we live in.  Seasons come and go. Sicknesses come, worsen, and lift. Women’s periods threaten, arrive, torment, and then randomly dissipate. And the lamps in the house return to their rightful places. Too much? You get my point.  Entrepreneurship is no different; there seems to be a natural pull towards unhindered success in week one, and a depressing vacuum of mortality and disappointment in week three.  I’ve experienced this oft-cruel rule firsthand and very painfully, but that pain decreased when I saw the pattern, accepted it, and began learning how to manage it better. I’ve ultimately realized that just like trees, sicknesses, and women’s menstrual cycles — there is a purpose for each phase, and the cycle’s overarching mission is beautiful.  In this episode, I lay out the 7 phases of what I call The Gauntlet of Growth, speaking to the true reasoning for each stage — some annoying, some awesome.  Grow on! 🌲
1:07:41
April 16, 2019
Sam Lillie | Weathering the Wilderness & Raising $150K with Vegetables
What are the similarities between hiking solo across the entire Pacific Coast and building a Startup from a small-town neighborhood bike operation to a thriving, funded company? Everything!  Be inspired, informed, and emboldened by Sam Lillie’s story and outlook; we all are!  To learn more about Sam and his company, visit Vinder.com or download the Vinder app. To become an investor (like us), visit WeFunder.com/vinder. Keep growing!
52:10
April 11, 2019
Partner Smart.
To reach your goals, you will need partners. Strong ones can take you to new heights; wrong ones can crush your money, time, and spirit.  In this episode, I share 5 prerequisites to finding AND landing great partnerships as well as 3 questions to ask yourself when choosing WHO to partner with.  Allow my mistakes to feed your success.  Grow on!
1:01:40
April 8, 2019
Bryce Petty | NFL Quarterback, Family Man, & Real Estate Hustler
Bryce Petty is the real deal.  Within minutes of meeting him, you'll see why it seems that everything he touches turns to gold; it's an extension of his heart.  A big kid from a small town just outside Dallas, Bryce was quickly identified as a top football player, giving him exciting options when it came to college football. But football doesn't define Bryce. He's a man of faith, family, comedy, heart, humility, and relationships.  He is also a man of truth, which you'll see as he gives special insights into the Baylor football program while he attended, his NFL experience, and what brought him to Real Estate finance. As he discusses this new business domain, you'll hear his natural intelligence (he's just a few months in) and his passion for his new sport: business.  We're stoked to share Bryce's story in the comfort of his own home (you'll likely hear his wife giggling, and his dog sniffling, in the back). We wouldn't have it any other way -- unscripted and uncensored. Well, okay, we took a few small things out...  For the video of this podcast, check out our YouTube channel. To see how we're serving Athletes and Startups, visit our website. Grow on.
1:09:33
March 22, 2019
Don’t Beg.
Water, food, and other key elements of survival don’t come easy in the Wilderness, and when we’re hungry, we can lunge for the wrong things.  In this episode, I share 3 common traps that new entrepreneurs fall into and how to avoid them with proven, practical tools that can keep you focused, positive, and walking towards a destination you TRULY believe in. Grow on!
38:20
March 14, 2019
Pick the Right Season.
Most everyone focuses on HOW and WHY to start a business or make a huge life shift, but not many people discuss WHEN.  In this session, I pull up on my own painful lessons to shed light on this crucial life component: timing. With this knowledge, you’ll be encouraged to make moves, but will also have the upfront pragmatism to embolden your steps once you’re in motion. Grow on!
15:22
March 5, 2019
Get Planted.
Whether you’re launching a venture or navigating early marriage, you’ll likely enter the new chapter nervously, and will have a tendency to try to figure it out alone.  That doesn’t work; you must get planted in a fruitful ecosystem. In this episode, I explain the “Wilderness” analogy in full detail, the 4 components of any successful ecosystem geared towards transformation, and some tips on how and where you can lay down roots in this invigorating new land of yours. Grow on!
36:06
March 3, 2019
Burn the Ships.
When you first embark upon your new journey, you will be quickly and consistently tempted to turn back to familiar places, faces, and roads — regardless of how fruitless they were (you left for a reason). We must be like Hernan Cortes, burning our ships in order to force reliance upon our strengths, our organic resources, and our vision in this new land.  I unpack this concept and give examples of my own temptations to turn back to desolate lands. Grow on!
25:37
February 25, 2019
Start.
Are you “sick and tired of being sick and tired?”  Have you been stuffing that voice in your heart in the name of responsibility and patience?  Then you need this podcast and you need this episode. When you’re stepping out into a fresh yet fear-invoking new space, it’s absolutely essential for you to do one thing: START!  I share some key things to focus on as you shrug off fear and begin your journey. Grow on!
25:54
January 16, 2019