Posts tagged #passioninprogress
Vlogging For Equality and Starting a Hat Company - Adrian Ritchie

Adrian Ritchie used to play professional basketball and has transitioned to the corporate world. She is a storyteller who vlogs her life with her wife in Denver, CO. She is also the founder of clothing brand Still Company. In this episode we talk about Diversity on YouTube, Practicing Integrity, and Starting a Hat Company, Still Company.

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SmallAdvantages (Gavin Roy) - Making a YouTube Career Out of Teaching English to Brazilians

Amassing more than 1.5 million subscribers, Gavin Roy has built a YouTube Career teaching english to those who speak Brazilian Portuguese on his channel called Small Advantages. He has also took it upon himself to teach english to those who speak Czech on a second channel called Tady Gavin.

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Pioneering The Flash Charity Campaign Model - Chive Charities

Chive Charities is committed to championing the underdogs. Targeting three specific causes: rare medical diagnoses, first responders & veterans, and special education initiatives, Chive Charities spreads awareness through sharing the personal stories of grit, courage, and never giving up. They have changed the giving paradigm. As opposed to using the cause to raise awareness on behalf of the recipient, they encourage the recipient to let their story raise awareness for their cause. Donors are connected to the entire story from beginning to end - Chive Charities watch their recipients go out into the world to do incredible things, and they are right are right beside them.

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Photographing President Obama to One Direction with Photographer Alex Mateo

The career of Alex Mateo has let him photograph President Obama, 4 Superbowls, 3 World Series, 5 NBA Finals, and thousands of concerts and celebrities. He is successful freelance event photographer that was kind enough to sit down and share his experiences with me from over the years. You can learn photography tips and how to break into the industry.

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Exploring the world of Barbecue

Best Barbecue Show Host, Yoni Levine, gives us a deep dive into the community, process, pit masters, and meat behind some of the world's best BBQ.

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Running a Restaurant with Opa Greek Taverna Owner Kostas Lazanas
Crushing Evil - Eliminating Human Trafficking in the US

DeliverFund is a nonprofit organization founded and staffed by former elite intelligence operators from the CIA, NSA, FBI, Delta Force and Navy SEALs who bring their experience in counterterrorism to bear on the human trafficking industry. They hunt human traffickers and make the business of human trafficking risky for the trafficker by equipping, training and advising law enforcement so they can bring traffickers to justice. In this episode we talk to co-founder of DeliverFund Jeremy Mahugh.

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Filmmakers Behind the CrossFit Documentaries - Buttery Bros

Heber Cannon and Marston Sawyers are the filmmakers behind the hit CrossFit Documentaries: "Froning: The Fittest Man in History" "Fittest on Earth 2015" "Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness" and "The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth"

They have started a high quality production weekly vlog on YouTube called Buttery Bros that showcases various elite CrossFit athletes as well as friendly competition between Heber and Marston. The Bros also have a new docu-series coming out called "Fittest" covering the Journey of the 2019 CrossFit Games.

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Grow Your Business Using Video with Amanda Horvath

Amanda shares the step by step processes that she uses with her own clients to leverage the power of video. Everything from what video to start with to how to use YouTube to grow your organic lead generation.

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Co-Founder of theCHIVE John Resig - Failure Persistence Succeed

John Resig is the Co-Founder and President of the media company theCHIVE and CHIVE TV. In this podcast we go behind the scenes of this brand and get insight into this businesses success.

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A Sword, Slavery, Family, and the Most Influential Person I Know

A biographical sketch of my grandmother, Gabriela Cruz "Mama Yeya", who grew up in the Dominican Republic. Originally written from an interview with her back in 2006, this is the most influential story I know of personally because of the butterfly effect it has had on the rest of my family's life.

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048: You've Seen This Man's Art But Didn't Realize It - Handmade Signage and Fabrication w/ Jay Gordon

We talk the art of Handmade Signage and Fabrication with Jay Gordon, owner of Blackout Signs and Metalworks, located in San Marcus, TX. Blackout services clients all over the country. From custom made Neon signs for restaurants and businesses, fabricated trophies for Redbull, to the main entrance signage for music festivals like ACL and Lalapalooza. Jay and his team are unique craftsman that deliver professional handmade signage - A rare art in today's society of mass production and cookie cutter designs.

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PIP 047: Being A Young Woman in Music Entertainment, the Voice, and Creative Integrity with Singer-Songwriter Sydney Rhame

Singer-songwriter Sydney Rhame tells what it was like being a contestant on NBC's the Voice, and what it meant to her career afterwards. We also talk about the production process for her studio albums as well as how it is for a young woman in the music industry today. @SydneyRhame on all social. Be sure to check out her single "Look good together" on Spotify or your preferred music platform. 

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Mixing Metal - Drums and Vocal Audio Engineer Expert - John Douglass

John Douglass has worked on albums for Metal Bands like Megadeth and Coheed and Cambria. He is also a contributing Audio Engineer instructor for URM Academy teaching his techniques in Metal Drums editing. We go in depth into his process and background in this highly competitive job market of being a full time audio engineer. 

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045 - Red Romina - Star Trek, Rejecting 9 to 5, The Business of Content Creation

"You have to start expressing yourself and putting yourself out there In order to figure out what your voice is." - Romina, also known as REDROMINA online, is a creative entrepreneur creating video content online and offline. Travel vlogs and tips, entrepreneurship, and style content amassing over 5M+ views and over a decade of work. Aside from the business of entertainment, Romina is also a creative as a published author, performer, podcast host and public speaker.

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044 - Simplify The Minutiae of Starting A Business w/ co-founder of Genwise Alik Mock

Alik Mock is the Co-Founder of Genwise, a platform for simplifying the way you create and operate your business by offering free business resources and advanced tailored services. Their mission is to invoke an entrepreneurial movement by providing access to the knowledge, tools, and resources that facilitate building and owning a successful business.

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From Wall Street to Wilderness - Modern Pioneer Georgia Pellegrini

Girl Hunter, Author, Speaker, and Chef, Georgia Pellegrini, has left her stable Wall Street life and took up modern pioneering. She teaches the tools of manual literacy with tips for a garden, home, and wild lifestyle. Learn from the experiences of this 3-time award winning Author and how she is empowering woman across the globe through her content and adventure getaways. All that and more on the 43rd episode of Passion In Progress with Javier Mercedes.

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PIP 042: Broadcast Journalism - 1970s vs Today - Emmy Award Winning Randall Pinkston

“Journalism is hard work, it’s tedious, it’s serious, it’s necessary, and it’s the foundation of democracy.” - Randall Pinkston, In 1990, he was appointed as a CBS News White House correspondent during President Bush, Going on to work a whole 33 years for CBS. He is the recipient of a national Emmy award and an Edward R. Murrow Award for his work on CBS Reports’ “Legacy of Shame,”  and two other national Emmy awards for reporting on the death of Princess Diana and the TWA Flight 800 disaster.

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