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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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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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F the Naysayers

When you are truly on the path of going after what you want in life, it’s inevitable that some naysayers will arise, including the biggest one—yourself! Pushing through your own inner critic and the negativity you may receive from those around you are the topic of this 7th episode of the Dare to Fail Podcast.

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Vulnerability 1.0

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of personal growth is the courage it takes to allow yourself to be seen—in other words, to deal with the feelings of vulnerability. In this first of many more episodes to come on the topic of vulnerability, Brandon shares his most vulnerable moment and how to move through those challenging feelings when everything in you is telling you to stop.

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Artist Interview - Brian Willey of Madd Dog Tannen

Have you ever wondered if you can create your art and still have a family? In this first artist interview, Brandon interviews longtime friend and local Phoenix musician Brian Willey of the band Madd Dog Tannen who has successfully done just that—full-time family man with a full-time job and a rockin’ band that has done very well on the local Phoenix, Arizona scene, consistently opening up shows for Authority Zero and The Adicts. Brian speaks on how he’s managed to juggle the demands of family life, perseverance, and his most embarrassing moments on stage.

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Building Confidence

Having confidence in life is often a make or break element in virtually anything you want to do. But how can you build confidence if you don’t yet have any? This episode explore simple exercises you can do to slowly build your confidence through ordinary activities, gives stories about asking for what you want in life, and reads the very first fan letter.

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