111: “You have to follow YOUR dream, otherwise, you’ll spend the rest of your damn life working for someone else who did.” - My interview with Author, Speaker, and former Hockey Gopher, Ross Bernstein

May 23, 2018
In the 111th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview author, speaker, and former Hockey Gopher, Ross Bernstein.
 
“You have to follow YOUR dream, otherwise, you’ll spend the rest of your damn life working for someone else who did.” From the Gopher of Hockey to a critically acclaimed author, Ross Bernstein is the epitome of an individual who worked his absolute hardest to get a seat at the table he wanted to be at. Along his own journey through athletics, Ross realized that the only way to get what you want is through relentless hard work. You may not end up where you initially intended to go, but you will end up where you were always meant to be. Without a doubt this is one of my favorite interviews to date, and I hope you all enjoy my discussion with Ross Bernstein.
 
To learn more about Ross, visit http://www.rossbernsteinspeaking.com/ and follow him on Twitter. To learn more about the Herb Brooks Foundation, visit https://www.herbbrooksfoundation.com.
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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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110: “Remind yourself that there are always other opportunities.” - My interview with Chemical Engineer at Georgia Pacific and former Georgia Tech track and field athlete, Zack Fanelty

May 16, 2018
In the 110th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview Chemical Engineer with Georgia Pacific and former Georgia Tech track and field athlete, Zack Fanelty.
 
“Remind yourself that there are always other opportunities.” Just because one door closes, that does not mean your journey is over. You must keep persevering and keep pressing forward until you find that door you were meant to walk through. That is what Zack Fanelty did his entire life and all the way through his track career at Georgia Tech and beyond. It was a privilege to speak with him and I hope you all enjoy my discussion with Zack Fanelty.
 
To learn more about Zack, you can follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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109: “Even when things feel dark or hopeless, there is still a fire, however small, that will never go out.” - My Interview with Aspiring Nurse and Former KSU Lacrosse Player, Taylor Southerland

May 9, 2018
In the 109th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview aspiring nurse and former Kennesaw State University lacrosse player, Taylor Southerland.
 
“Even when things feel dark or hopeless, there is still a fire, however small, that will never go out.” When Taylor recognized her sophomore year of college that sports anchored her, she determined to make a mental shift. Though she loved lacrosse and the passion she had for playing (and playing at the NCAA Division I level, no less) ran deep in her heart, she knew it would be impossible to sustain herself through college and beyond by placing her worth in something that was already starting to fail her. She noticed that “Even though all these great things were happening, I couldn’t figure out why I still felt so empty” so, in that realization, Taylor determined to give her life to Jesus. Taylor’s testimony is one of perseverance and relentless vision and drive, and I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to meet and speak with her. I hope you all enjoy my discussion with Taylor Southerland.
 
To learn more about Taylor, you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram. You can also learn more about High Point Church.
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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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108: “Wake up, put your feet on the ground, and ask yourself: how am I going to grow today?” - My interview with the Director of Instruction at the Country Club of the South, Shawn Koch

May 2, 2018
In the 108th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview the Director of Instruction at the Country Club of the South and former professional golfer, Shawn Koch.
 
Before we begin I want to give a shout-out to the latest patron of Keep Moving Forward, Michelle! Michelle, thank you so much for supporting my podcast, I am so grateful for your encouragement.
 
“Wake up, put your feet on the ground, and ask yourself: how am I going to grow today?” Your perspective can make or break you. The mental space in which you choose to wake up in every day is so powerful that it can actually dictate if you will have a good day or not...so why give those potential negative thoughts any power? If you wake up determined to thrive, determined to grow, determined to be better than you were yesterday, then you can’t fail. If you wake up thankful for everything you have, then you are setting yourself up for success. That is what Shawn Koch does every day. Though he admits to not always being in this strong mental state, he now knows, through his own experiences, what it takes to get there. Through unwavering faith, perseverance, and the leaning into the calling placed on his life to lead the next generation of golfers to success, Shawn is living proof of God crushing some dreams to make room for the ones we never even imagined possible.
 
I am so thankful for the chance to speak with this incredible golfer and coach, and I hope you all enjoy my interview with Shawn Koch.
 
To learn more about Shawn and the Country Club of the South, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.
 
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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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107: “Do or do not. There is no try.” - My experience running the Walt Disney World Star Wars Half-Marathon

April 25, 2018
In the 107th episode of Keep Moving Forward I recap my weekend in Walt Disney World and my running of the Star Wars Dark Side Half-Marathon.
“Do or do not. There is no try.” I had a fear of running and competing again before I began my first half-marathon, because it is so easy to get swept up in it and revert back to my old mentality: putting every ounce of who I was into sports only to have my identity stripped away when my organized athletic career came to a close. But I realized, when forcing myself to slow down and take in every aspect of this Disney race, not allowing myself to get caught up in the competition and how to beat the person next me, just wanting to remember this experience, it helped to clear my head and appreciate the opportunity I am given to run. Because that’s what it is: an opportunity. The ability I have to put one foot in front of the other is a gift, and I never want to take that for granted. It’s easy to get caught up in the planning, the goal-setting, the process to achievement, that I often forget to live in the moment. It dawned on me that sometimes, I just have to slow down enough to watch the sunrise.
Thank you for listening in, I hope that you enjoyed this episode. Do you like my podcast and want to receive some daily motivation? Simply follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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106: “When who you are matches what you are doing, you can’t lose.” - My interview with Former DII Collegiate Basketball Player, Author, and Founder of Beast Athletics, Tuck Taylor

April 18, 2018
In the 106th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview former DII Collegiate basketball player, author, and founder of Beast Athletics, Tuck Taylor.
 
“When who you are matches what you are doing, you can’t lose.” Last year, for episode 65, I had the privilege of speaking with Tuck Taylor about his experience as a collegiate athlete and how that helped him begin his own business. Today, I got the chance to catch up with him and all that he’s been up to. He offers some incredible insight and his growth and experience over the past year shine through. I hope you enjoy my interview with Tuck Taylor.
 
Thank you guys for listening, I hope that you enjoyed this episode. For more on Tuck and Beast Athletics, visit https://www.beastathletics.com/, follow Tuck on Facebook and Instagram, and follow Beast Athletics on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be on the lookout for Tuck’s book coming out soon.
 
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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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105: “I never lost hope.” - My interview with founder of NZ Aromatherapy, pilot, and former professional Rugby player, Shannon Willoughby

April 11, 2018
In the 105th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview founder of NZ Aromatherapy, pilot, and former professional Rugby player, Shannon Willoughby.
 
“I never lost hope.” Through all of the trials Shannon faced in her life, she maintained her never give up attitude and simply refused to quit fighting. From professional rugby player, to pilot, to entrepreneur, there is simply nothing Shannon can’t do. To say her story has inspired me is truthfully an understatement. It was such a privilege to speak with her and I hope you all enjoy my interview with the unstoppable, unbeatable, and unrivaled, Shannon Willoughby.
 
To learn more about Shannon, visit https://www.nzaromatherapy.com/ and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
 
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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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104: “It’s all about taking what you have to perform the task at hand.” - My interview with Associate Broker at Ackerman and Co. and former Wake Forest Football player, Kris Redding

April 4, 2018
In the 104th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview Associate Broker at Ackerman and Co. and former Wake Forest Football player, Kris Redding.
 
“It’s all about taking what you have to perform the task at hand.” Use everything at your disposal, and make progress. That’s the way Kris Redding attacks every day. Leveraging everything he learned through a lifetime in athletics, Kris successfully transitioned out of the world of football and into the entrepreneurial world of real estate. Citing that, “God will find a way to sit you down if He is trying to tell you something, and some wonderful things can come about,” Kris has pushed through and continues to push through life’s obstacles in pursuit of his goals, and it was a privilege to help share his story.  To learn more about Kris, you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
 
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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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103: “Everything happens for a reason, and there are no negatives.” - My interview with former NFL player and current Franchise Owner and Trainer at Title Boxing Club, Bryan Scott

March 28, 2018

In the 103rd episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview former NFL player and current Franchise Owner and Trainer at Title Boxing Club, Bryan Scott.

 

“Everything happens for a reason, and there are no negatives.” It’s all about perspective. That is how Bryan Scott has always chosen to look at life. Focusing on the task at hand and how to achieve his goals, Bryan went from collegiate to professional football player and is now a franchise owner of Title Boxing. With a passion for helping people and making the most out of every single day he has the opportunity to be on this earth, Bryan internalizes his tenant: “I don’t like to have bad days. You can have bad moments, but don’t let those turn into bad days. Have your moment, then set it down and keep pushing.” As Bryan says further, “Iron sharpens iron and happy bounces off happy,” and his positive attitude certainly is infectious.

 

Listening in to Bryan’s story is sure to brighten up your week, and I hope you all enjoy my interview with Bryan Scott.

 

For more on Bryan, you can connect with him on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You can follow Title Boxing on Facebook.

 

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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.

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102: “Everything I have is a gift that’s been given to me by God.” - My interview with USA Triathlete and UGA Bulldog, Darr Smith

March 21, 2018
In the 102nd episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview USA triathlete and Georgia Bulldog, Darr Smith.
 
“Everything I have is a gift that’s been given to me by God.” Darr Smith ran, swam, and biked full speed into the calling placed on his life at a young age when he discovered the triathlon. Never taking the credit and recognizing where his talent comes from, Darr inspires so many, not simply because of his athletic aptitude, but because of his heart and spirit. This breakout athlete has been named the 2017 Junior Elite Triathlete of the Year, and is now an NCAA Division 1 track and field and cross country athlete at the University of Georgia. Darr is a light for everyone in his life, whether in the sporting arena or just walking around campus or church. He is already leaving a legacy as “someone who leveraged his life for something that matters more than his sport” and I know his story will continue to inspire so many. I hope you all enjoy my interview with Darr Smith.
 
To learn more about Darr, you can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To stay up to date on the UGA Bulldogs, follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and to learn more about Passion City Church, you can connect with Passion on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
 
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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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