Posts in positivity
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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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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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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Adam Brooks Interview

Adam Brooks is a motivational speaker, youth awareness and safety consultant, writer, and educator who has carved a unique career path for himself. Graciously, he’s taken the time to share his story and wisdom on the things that matter most to him and how he became a beacon of inspiration for personal development. It’s impossible to not be inspired by Adam! Enjoy!

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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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