What You Can Control

Focusing on the wrong things in life can cause all sorts of problems for us. Especially when you are putting yourself out there and getting rejected. In this podcast I talk about what you can and cannot control, and how to keep your focus where it needs to be.


Steve Martin Masterclass


Jim Rohn “The Day That Turned Your Life Around”


Malcolm Gladwell “Outliers: The Story of Success”


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Artist Interview - Tommy Collins

It’s interviews like these that make the Dare to Fail Podcast what it is. Tommy has been a touring musician for the better part of his life, traveling through Europe with numerous bands, braving the LA life, and finally finding where he wants to be most. Tommy could also be Brad Pitt’s shorter brother! In all seriousness, this interview goes deep into the curve balls that life throws at you, and how to come out the other end in a good way. You can find Tommy and his works at the links below. Enjoy!







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Attitude of Gratitude

Starting your day off with the things you are grateful for can have a profound impact on your mental health and motivation. In this podcast, I discuss gratitude and why it’s so important to practice, in addition to my typical rambles. Enjoy!


Psychology Today Article:


Mel Robbins Motivational Speaker: https://www.ted.com/talks/mel_robbins_how_to_stop_screwing_yourself_over?language=en

Gratitude Journal on Amazon:


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The Voice In Your Head

We’re starting off Season 3 of the Dare to Fail Podcast with a special message from Nick Hexum of 311 ! I hope you’re as excited as I am! This episode kicks us off for another season that’s dedicated to moving forward regardless of what that inner-critic (the voice in you head!) may be saying to you. So let’s face our fears and jump right in!

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Nagging Fears and the 24th Episode Thank You

In this end of Season 2 of the Dare to Fail Podcast, I spend time focusing on the biggest obstacle to personal development: FEAR. I also talk about my Los Angeles trips and give a special reading of Joseph Campbell’s most helpful quote when dealing with your fears. Thank you to all of those who have stuck with me through 24 episodes! There will be many more to come. Love you all!

Books Referenced:

Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion. Edited by Diane K Osbon

Zen and the Art of Making a Living by Laurence G. Boldt

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Unapologetically YOU

Too often in life we become people-pleasers instead of courageous explorers of our own dreams and desires. We apologize for who we are instead of embracing it and celebrating it by putting our truth out in the world. This podcast is dedicated to becoming the type of person who doesn’t apologize for who they are.

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How to Start Over

What do we do after we’ve decided that it’s time to move on from something unhealthy? Just as the writer must face the blank page every day, so to must the person starting over. In this podcast, I talk about how to face that blank page which is now your life with courage and excitement instead of fear and uncertainty. It’s time to get pumped about the new life you are creating for yourself. Let’s dig in!

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Time to Leave?

Often times things that were once good for us can make an ugly turn for the worst, and we must face the difficult question: Is it time to leave? Whether it’s relationships, jobs, or artistic endeavors, knowing when it’s time to move on is key to maintaining forward momentum on your journey towards living your best life. This podcast can help guide you through the storm.

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Artist Interview - Mike Johnston

World renowned musician Mike Johnston shares his story about creating the groundbreaking online drum lesson’s website mikeslessons.com, after having walked away from a successful touring career and starting his own business from ground zero. Mike’s true passion in life is teaching. What started as a decision to pursue what brought him the most joy has turned into a career that’s even beyond the imagination of Mike himself, reaching students from all walks of life, from all areas of the globe, with one goal in mind—to “crack the code” to teaching. And he’s done just that. Regardless if you are a drummer or not, Mike’s personal philosophy of positivity and value above profit are aspects that will benefit you on any journey in your life that requires learning.

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Artist Interview - Jane Goat

Lettering artist, muralist, and illustrator Jane Goat is crushing it with her visually gorgeous designs that are popping up all over Phoenix, Arizona. She’s literally painting the sides of buildings for the entire city to experience, and is continuously being commissioned for her gorgeous work. She graciously took the time to share her story about her journey, and how it has lead her to be an in-demand artist whose work is literally transforming a city into a visually appealing, respectable arts district hub. Oh, and we also talk about about Game of Thrones for a hot minute, her views on what it takes to make it as an artist, and the vulnerability all artists must face. It’s chock-full of information and good times! She’s the real deal, artists! Enjoy


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White Buffalo

It’s season 2 of the Dare to Fail Podcast! In this episode I discuss the journey of completing my stage debut in Rochester Nights, the concepts that helped me accomplish my goals, and the legend of the White Buffalo—an idea that I believe is essential for anyone who’s serious about becoming their best selves and pursuing their dreams. Enjoy!

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Overwhelmed with Life

Have you ever felt like things were stacking up against you? And then, just when you thought it was over, something else happens and you don’t know how you’ll make it through it all? Being overwhelmed with life is a common occurrence in todays fast-paced society. And we all need strategies to make it through the mess of chaos to get through to the other side. This episode is dedicated to getting through to the other side.

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Artist Interview - Persevering Brothers

DJ and Chris have been creating music together for most of their lives, and they have come a long ways on their personal journeys. I caught up with them before their reunion show of Housman’s Athletes to talk about how much they’ve grown, their best and worst concerts, and some nostalgic moments from our high school band The Lame-O’s. Starting from being teenagers to now 30 year-olds, it’s an incredible interview on how we mature into our chosen art forms and learn how to become better people

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