Have you ever had a difficult time finding your fire or drive to pursue your passion? Or maybe you’ve found that drive and wondered how to logistically go about pursuing that dream? The finding fire podcast is meant to motivate, inspire, and give you the direction through interviews and consultations with professionals at the top of their game, that were once in the same boat as you. Here’s the cool thing about it all, we are average guys. We’ve been in the trenches of day to day rigamarole, each of us still are and we’ve also pushed ourselves to invest in our own futures. We like to have fun and have a bonded friendship that allows for a symbiotic relationship. The thing we like the best is that we bring something different to the table to craft a well diversified conversational interview with our guests.
Marketing at its Core - With Doug Zarkin
"Marketing at its core is about positioning a product, service, or brand to a consumer, motivating them to take the action you want them to take, when you want them to take it."
- Doug Zarkin, Chief Marketing Officer, Pearle Vision
A few years ago we attended a conference where Doug Zarkin, Chief Marketing Officer at Pearle Vision, was a keynote speaker. Doug talked about the importance of branding, what a marketer is (beyond the textbook definition), and how to get into the mindset of a consumer to motivate them to take action. We didn't get a chance to connect with Doug immediately after the conference, but we're so fortunate that he was willing to share his knowledge and insight on the Finding Fire Podcast.
This conversation with Doug reminds us why we are so passionate about marketing. Not only did we learn a lot about marketing and branding through this conversation, but we were able to get back to our own roots, both having our Master’s degree in marketing. It is evident that Doug is a prime example of someone who is living his passion day in and day out.
Turning Fear Into Fuel - with Freshly Brewed Copy
“Copy is the fuel your business needs to move forward"
With the first episode of 2022, we bring you Freshly Brewed Copy with founder Leeza Ochsner. Often times when you hear the word copywriting, you may think of that © symbol you find at the bottom of a book, however that is not the type of copy we are talking about here. In this episode we talked everything copy and how Leeza takes words and "makes them dance," in order to help businesses thrive. No matter what type of business you're in, you need copy, aka, the right words to convey the value your brand can bring to your customer.
Blessed With More - with Janelle and Nathan Wourms
Blessed with More provides memory boxes, bears, bags, blankets and books to area hospitals to bless families who have experienced the devastating loss of baby. Janelle & Nathan have two miracle daughters here in their arms – and five angels in Heaven. You can hear their journey through infertility and their triplet pregnancy throughout this podcast.
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Note: Audio Glitch from 01:31 to 06:36. Recorded in auditorium mode. Total Length 1:01:44
Good Vibes and Marshmallows - With The Minnesota Marshmallow
💙🔥Good Vibes and Marshmallows 💙🔥
On today’s episode of the Finding Fire Podcast, we sit down with Amy McMillan, Founder and Owner of The Minnesota Marshmallow. We’ve been looking forward to this episode because these homemade, gourmet marshmallows are absolutely incredible, and the story of turning this side hustle into a thriving business is even more delicious.
Sit back and enjoy this conversation. Let’s have a toast to The Minnesota Marshmallow! 💙🔥
Two Hot Takes - With Morgan Absher
Two Hot Takes is a podcast where Morgan and her team of co-hosts scavenge Reddit and the rest of the internet to give their two hot takes on the juiciest dating, relationship, life, and AITA stories.
Two Hot Takes Founder, Morgan, joins the Finding Fire Podcast. During this episode we talk about taking leaps of faith, capturing momentum when going viral, and scaling back when needed. Hopefully you can learn from Morgan's story, laugh at the hilarious moments during this conversation and feel ready to tackle the world once listening to this journey.
Finding What Speaks to You - With Joel Freeman
Join us in an honest, come as you are conversation, with Joel Freeman, Fitness Trainer and Beachbody Super Trainer. He is someone who has pursued his passion, made a living out of it, all while pursuing health. Joel Freeman is someone who makes us feel like health and fitness are possible. He is someone who motivates. He is someone who is down to earth. Someone you would grab a glass of whiskey with on a Friday night. He is someone who will change your life.
Join us, as we explore the concept of new beginnings, and taking leaps of faith with entrepreneurial opportunities as well as growth and self actualization.
Joel, we look forward to taking you up on getting that glass of whiskey when we are out visiting in Cali!
I have made many new personal and business relationships through this podcast, and have met and worked with great companies after hearing their stories! Highly recommend for any small business owner or entrepreneur! GREAT community to be a part of!
This podcast has changed my life!
If it weren’t for this podcast I wouldn’t have gone after my dream. This has been so inspiring and shaped how I’ve started my business. Thank you so much guys and keep it up!!!
I’m really enjoying listening to these wonderful stories of inspiration, motivation passion. Thank you for helping share them. Keep up the good work!