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Trying to Make It

The Trying to Make It Podcast is a platform for creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, and anyone who's chasing their dreams to share their stories and discuss tips, tricks, hacks, and strategies for success.We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. We’re pretty big dreamers ourselves, and we love to hear from like-minded people, so drop us a note!Website: tryingtomakeitpodcast.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423

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TTMI #001 - Introduction to the co-hosts Kendall Gunkel and Eric Taylor

In this episode, Eric and Kendall answer the question "what does success mean to you?" - this is a question that is asked to every guest here on the Trying To Make It podcast. This episode was recorded before any guests were ever scheduled, it was all just a dream at this point. If you like what you hear, give us a follow on social media! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423

1hr 4mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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TTMI #004 - FOX Sports Detroit Host and Reporter, Brooke Fletcher

Brooke Fletcher is a host and reporter for FOX Sports Detroit. In this episode, Brooke highlights the importance of women in sports, tells us what it’s like to manage relationships with professional athletes, and provides a blueprint on how to keep a positive mindset. _______ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 

1hr 30mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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TTMI #008 - AVP - Entertainment & Media Industry at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Byron Stufken

Byron Stufken is an Assistant VP in the Entertainment & Media Division for Marsh & McLennan Companies. Working in risk management, Byron is able to shed light on a side of Hollywood that most of us don’t consider. In this episode, Byron provides an enlightening answer to “what does success mean to you?” - the debate that ensued from his answer is something you’ll want to tune in for. Kendall knows Byron personally, so we push the boundaries a bit and engage in some spirited debate. Additionally, he provides tips on how to interview successfully, the importance of speaking eloquently, and talks about adding value in networking scenarios. _________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 

1hr 27mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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TTMI #013 - Former Managing Director of Shawn White Inc., Arvid Ali

Arvid Ali is the former Managing Director of Shawn White Inc. 2 weeks after we spoke with Arvid he decided to pursue retirement at the ripe age of 26. In this episode, Arvid walks us through the perspective he's picked up by networking with billionaires and walks us through some common misconceptions about running your own business. ________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.

1hr 6mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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TTMI #002 - CEO & Co-Founder of Stori Dry Goods, Tori Mosley

Tori Mosley is the CEO & Founder of Stori Dry Goods Co. In this episode, Tori walks us through how to raise money on Kickstarter, ways to grow your brand, and gives 3 keys to running a successful booth at trade shows. _______ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 

1hr 33mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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TTMI #009 - CEO & Founder of Hella Good Marketing, Joy Ugi

In this episode, Joy Ugi, Founder and Chief Marketing Strategist of Hella Good Marketing, outlines knowledge bombs and tactics from her marketing master classes she teaches at General Assembly. She also talks through different struggles she faces in the industry, being a young agency, and where she gets her relentless drive from. This is a fantastic episode for anyone interested in marketing or starting their own digital marketing agency. ________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 

1hr 25mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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TTMI #003 - Co-Founders of Gameform, Paul Rosa and Frank Argentieri

Paul Rosa and Frank Argentieri are shaking things up in the mobile gaming industry. If you like to play mobile games and want to make money off of your skills, we recommend checking out GameForm. Think Draftkings, but for gaming. This episode is littered with tips on how to start a software company. In fact, Paul and Frank had both previously founded their own software companies before partnering to create GameForm. _______ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.

1hr 41mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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TTMI #017 - Atlanta United FC In-Game Host & Reporter, Samantha Long

Samantha Long is the In-Game Reporter & Host for the 2018 MLS Champion Atlanta United FC. Samantha has battled through adversity since the outset of her career. During this episode, she shares her underdog story and highlights the steps she took to land a dream job with Atlanta United FC. You'll feel the energy throughout this episode! ________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423

1hr 12mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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TTMI #010 - Filmmaker & Actor, Alex Dyon

In this episode, Alex Dyon, a good friend of Eric's, repeat guest from the early days, and actor in LA speaks about how he chases the dream of acting while simultaneously creating his own films and getting them into festivals. Along the way we unpack some networking strategies in the social jungle of the city of dreamers, and how you can uplevel your social life to enhance your business pursuits. This is a jam-packed episode, so strap in and take notes. ________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 

4hr

16 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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TTMI #015 - Enterprise BDR Manager at Salesforce, Sarah Affleck

Sarah Affleck is an Enterprise Business Development Manager for Salesforce.com, Inc.  In this episode, Sarah details how to transition from a startup company to a larger corporation. She also gives tips on how to maintain relationships with your mentors and provides an array of interview tips that you can use to go land your next job! To find our more about Sarah, you can find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahaffleck/ _________ We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 

1hr 3mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #10