83: “Never get so big that you forget what it was like to wish that phone would ring.” - My interview with founder of Reddick Baseball and former baseball player, Paul Reddick

November 15, 2017
In the 83rd episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview founder of Reddick Baseball and former player, Paul Reddick.
 
“Never get so big that you forget what it was like to wish that phone would ring.” Paul Reddick believed he blew every opportunity he ever had to make it as a baseball player, until he realized he was never meant to leave his mark on the game as a player...but as a coach. With relentless determination, Paul found himself immersed in the world of baseball, walking through every open door until he ended up exactly where he was always meant to be. As the founder of Paul Reddick Baseball and the host of the Baseball Dads podcast, Paul is helping individuals within the sport he never even knew he could reach...but that is the amazing thing about pursuing what you feel called to do above all else.
 
I was lucky enough to meet Paul at this year’s Momentum Workshop Weekend, hosted by Lou Mongello in Orlando, Florida, and I am so grateful for this experience and the chance to forge some incredible relationships in the pursuit of always moving forward. Thanks to Paul for allowing me to help share his story, and I hope you all enjoy my interview with athlete turned entrepreneur, Paul Reddick.
 
Thank you all for listening, I hope you enjoyed this episode. For more on Paul, visit http://paulreddickbaseball.com/, and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the Baseball Dads Podcast.
 
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 Patreon.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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82: “Swallow your pride and continue to move forward.” - My interview with entrepreneur and former professional football player, Anthony Mitchell

November 8, 2017
In the 82nd episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview entrepreneur and former professional football player, Anthony Mitchell.
 
“Swallow your pride and continue to move forward.” Using football to earn a scholarship and help him achieve his goal of going to college, Anthony Mitchell attended Tuskegee University to get his degree in architecture. During his junior year, Anthony was drafted into the NFL where he played 8 illustrious seasons and even helped the Baltimore Ravens to their 2001 Super Bowl win. Today, he helps athletes achieve their own dreams of playing collegiate sports at his training center in Georgia. I hope you enjoy this week’s interview with Anthony Mitchell.
 
To learn more about Anthony visit http://mikecameronbaseballacademy.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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81: “I’m an all in kind of guy”- My interview with entrepreneur and former NCAA DI and 1980 Olympic qualifying track and field athlete, Ken Eaton

November 1, 2017
In the 81st episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview entrepreneur and former NCAA DI and 1980 Olympic qualifying track and field athlete, Ken Eaton.
 
 
“Perhaps at the end of the day, it wasn’t about the Olympics...God didn’t give me what I really wanted, but He gave me what I really needed.” Ken Eaton qualified for the 1980 Summer Olympics only to have his dream stripped away when the United States boycotted the Games. The idea that you could work so hard in pursuit of that one goal, nearly achieving it, and then having it taken away through circumstances so far beyond your control is unfathomable. Though he was “disgusted” that something like this could happen, Ken pushed forward through bitterness and anger and came out of his tumultuous journey on the other side as a wildly successful Masters athlete and entrepreneur. Recognizing the drive within himself that he is “an all in kind of guy”, through yet another set of circumstances beyond his control, Ken decided to push full force into his passion of photography and turn it into a lucrative business.
 
Ken’s numerous transitions and relentless determination in the face of adversity prove what the athletic mind is truly capable of...if we are only willing to let it pull us forward instead of setting us back. I am so grateful for the chance to share Ken’s story, and I hope that you enjoy my discussion with star athlete turned star entrepreneur, Ken Eaton.
 
To learn more about Ken, visit Rare Earth Creations, Eaton Home Solutions, and follow Ken on Facebook 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 Patreon.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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80: “Change begins here.” - A recap of my experience at Lou Mongello’s Momentum Workshop Weekend

October 25, 2017
In the 80th episode of Keep Moving Forward I discuss my experience at a recent entrepreneurship conference I had the privilege to attend in Orlando, Florida: Momentum.
 
Thank you to the newest patron of my podcast, Mr. Armando Raynol! Armando recently pledged to support Keep Moving Forward through my Patreon page, and I want to thank him so much for his help. Armando’s sincerity and timing could not be more perfect, actually, because I had the opportunity to meet him at the Momentum Conference that today’s episode is focused on.
 
“Change begins here.” One year ago last weekend I was an attendee of the inaugural Momentum Workshop Weekend, hosted by the original Disney-preneur, Lou Mongello. When I first started my podcast, it was actually Disney-themed, so I spent my days speaking with individuals who were inspired by Disney in some manner. This  lead me to pursue an interview with a podcaster I’d admired for some time and whose insight on the parks and company seems to be unmatched. After speaking with Lou (interview available in episode 24), he told me about the Momentum 2016 conference and I knew I had to be a part of it. It was an incredible experience where I learned more than I ever dreamed I would and, most important to me, found a community of individuals whom I am honored to journey through entrepreneurship with.
 
For a recap on my experience from last year’s conference, you can take a listen to episode 27 of Keep Moving Forward.

Don’t forget to follow myself and Keep Moving Forward on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To learn more about Lou Mongello and the next Momentum Workshop, visit http://www.loumongello.com/ and follow him 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, just like Armando, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at Patreon.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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79: “Train for a purpose.” - My interview with Vice President of Estes Services and former NCAA DII football player, Brian Estes

October 18, 2017
In the 79th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview Vice President of Estes Services and former NCAA DII football player, Brian Estes.
 
“Train for a purpose.” Brian Estes wanted to go to a university where he could play football. He knew once his athletic career came to a close that he would end up being a key player in his family’s business, but his journey to get there was shaped by his pursuit of a post-collegiate football career. The athlete mentality instilled within him through football, paired with the entrepreneurial mentality fostered within him through the growth of Estes Services, Brian was prepared for any obstacle he would face on his journey through sport and business.
 
Holding true to the notion that it was his job to prove all the naysayers wrong, Brian embodies what it means to keep moving forward through life’s challenges. I hope you all enjoy my interview with Brian Estes.
 
To learn more about Brian and Estes Services, visit https://www.estesair.com/, and follow Estes on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
 
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 Patreon.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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78: “Be relentless in the pursuit of what you believe in.” - My interview with the patriarch of racing’s favorite family, and the man whose life epitomizes the American dream, Mario Andretti.

October 11, 2017
In the 78th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview the patriarch of racing’s favorite family, and the man whose life epitomizes the American dream, Mario Andretti.
 
“We are the perfect example of the American dream.” Arriving in America after escaping a tumultuous regime in Italy, the Andretti family was ready to make the most of their new life. For Mario, who was drawn to the race track from a young age, driving became his ultimate goal, and he would stop at nothing in order to make his racing dream come true.
 
With an immense amount of love and dedication to his craft, Mario became one of the greatest drivers in the world, and today, is the leader of one of the most successful racing families that ever reigned. Mario lead the charge to dominating not only the business of racing, but also in becoming a key player in so many entrepreneurial ventures beyond the track. What’s even more, and something that Mario considers a true blessing, is that his whole family fell in love with his sport, too. Each Andretti, though, did not simply follow in the footsteps of their fearless leader, instead, they each forged their own path both in and out of the sport...just as Mario would have them to do.
 
In tackling his dreams without abandon and letting his deep passion for the sport simply shine through him, Mario inspired not only the next generation of Andretti’s to go after their goals, but instilled within every admirer of his story, racing enthusiast or not, that you really can achieve anything you set your mind to, so long as you are “relentless in the pursuit of what you believe in.”
 
It was an absolute honor to have the chance to speak to this incredible athlete and entrepreneur, and I hope that you all enjoy my interview with the legendary Mario Andretti.
 
Thank you all for listening, I hope you enjoyed this episode. To learn more about Mario, visit his website, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
 
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 Patreon.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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77: “Every shot counts.” - My interview with Vice President and Managing Director of Parker Executive Search, and former professional golfer, Ryan Grant

October 4, 2017

In the 77th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview Vice President and Managing Director of Parker Executive Search, and former professional golfer, Ryan Grant.

 

“Every shot counts.” Knowing that we so often fall short and that we can’t even hope to live up to our own sometimes impossible expectations, discouragement is an easy state to find ourselves in. But in recognizing this reality of being let down by ourselves and others, why not place our faith in something that will never discourage us, never lead us astray, and never let us down? Ryan Grant’s own journey through athletics and beyond is reflective of such faith. His trust in God’s plan for his life lead Ryan to the decision to walk away from the sport of golf at a rather surprising time, but Ryan was so resolute in his faith, that he felt complete peace in this chapter of his life ending and his moving forward into the next.

 

This is not to say the transition into “the real world” was easy, as he spent the past ten years “working on and thinking about [golf]”. But his faith did help him make it through that process, as he knew his identity was not rooted in his sport, but in something far greater.

 

By staying “relentlessly focused, relationally rich, results driven, and resilient” in every aspect of his life (just as was instilled within him as an athlete), Ryan was able to walk through every door open to him until he determined what to do next.

 

I am grateful for the chance to help tell his story, and I hope that you all enjoy my interview with Ryan Grant.

 

For more on Ryan, visit Parker Executive Search, and connect with Ryan on LinkedIn.

 

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 Patreon.

 

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

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76: “How can I be useful?” - My interview with Director of Brand Development at Coca-Cola North America and former University of Georgia track and field star, Terri Polk

September 27, 2017

In the 76th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview Director of Brand Development at Coca-Cola North America and former University of Georgia track and field star, Terri Polk.

 

“How can I be useful?” Terri Polk asks herself this question every day. No matter the situation she sets foot in, her aim is to help others in the way that they most need. She does not want to simply help others in the way she most sees fit, Terri seeks to understand what someone particularly needs assistance with and how she might use her strengths to best help.

 

This desire to help others stems from the values instilled within her mother, her coaches, and her years pounding away around a 400-meter oval. Terri knew from an early age that so long as you “dig in and try”, truly anything is possible. With the passing of Title IX, the opportunity to run track and field in college on a scholarship opened up to her, and she would stop at nothing to make the most of this chance. Prior to graduating high school, Terri received an offer from the University of Georgia, and she proudly headed off to Athens wearing that black and red. She represented her university and utilized every bit of resilience and mental toughness she developed as an athlete to help propel her into a successful post-athletic career life.

 

Her journey has seen many different turns, because Terri was brave enough to walk through any door opened to her.

 

I am so happy to have had the chance to speak with a fellow lover of track and field, and I hope that you all enjoy my discussion with Coca-Cola’s own Terri Polk.

 

For more on Terri, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

 

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 Patreon.

 

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

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75: “I never limit myself.” - My Interview with Accomplished Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Former Professional Basketball Player, Peter “Gold” Ezugwu

September 20, 2017
In the 75th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview accomplished entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and former professional basketball player, Peter “Gold” Ezugwu.
 
“I never limit myself.” Basketball was never the end goal for Peter “Gold” Ezugwu. Instead, he used his professional athletic career as a platform to help catapult him into the next phase of his life. Rather than viewing basketball as the highest goal he could attain, Peter saw something much greater in his future: changing the world through entrepreneurship. Since his basketball career came to a close, Peter’s seen the inception of a number of companies and has his hand in many of them today.
 
Most prominently, Peter founded PowerVision, focusing on public speaking, empowerment, leadership, and coaching business leaders and entrepreneurs on developing their own visions. From PowerVision, Peter created The Gold Standard Show where he interviews the top business and athletic performers of today and how these individuals utilize their drive and passion to help them succeed in every facet of their lives.
 
Peter is an expert on how to best brand yourself in preparation for your transition out of the sporting world and into the next phase of your life. I hope that you enjoy my conversation with successful athlete turned exceptionally successful entrepreneur, Peter “Gold” Ezugwu.
 
For more on Peter, visit http://thepetergold.com/, PowerVision and follow Peter on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
 
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 Patreon.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
Peter’s interview on Phoenix Business RadioX®
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“Just start with what you have.” - My interview with the Founder and CEO of Marqué Modest Apparel, Allie Shirley

September 18, 2017
In this special edition of Keep Moving Forward, I interview Founder and CEO of Marqué Modest Apparel, Miss Allie Shirley.
 
Welcome to a special episode of Keep Moving Forward, featuring an additional weekly dose of inspiration. Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Miss Marqué Modest herself, Allie Shirley.
 
“Just start with what you have.” As a sophomore in high school, Allie sat in a auditorium at church camp and she heard God’s voice speak to her about a vision He had for her life. That day, Allie knew that she would create her own modest clothing line, so she could be an advocate for and a champion of strong women everywhere. In creating her own line, Allie’s aim is to “change the tone of the fashion industry” while simultaneously creating “a place where women can find their dignity and worth again.”
 
Allie sees limitless possibilities for Marqué Modest, and will not stop working until she achieves the mission she knows God has placed on her heart.
 
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.” -Colossians 3:23, NIV
 
After hearing Allie’s story, I hope you are invigorated to go forth and take on full force the life that you are called to live. If you would like to learn more about Allie, you can visit http://marquemodestapparel.com/, and follow Marqué Modest Apparel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Additionally, you can follow Allie directly on Facebook 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 Patreon.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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