6 episodes

FiredUp! is an inspirational and funny podcast of Industry Leading individuals vulnerably sharing about the Firings that ultimately sparked their Success. How I Built This meets Marc Maron's WTF in these engaging and honest conversation with high profile people from a variety of walks of life who have been fired or faced a downturn, and managed to turn things around to achieve greatness.

Fired Up! Podcast Matt Ritter and Alex Weber

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

FiredUp! is an inspirational and funny podcast of Industry Leading individuals vulnerably sharing about the Firings that ultimately sparked their Success. How I Built This meets Marc Maron's WTF in these engaging and honest conversation with high profile people from a variety of walks of life who have been fired or faced a downturn, and managed to turn things around to achieve greatness.

    Mark Cronin: Know Your Audience and Know Your Place

    Mark Cronin: Know Your Audience and Know Your Place

    Fired Up! – Mark Cronin

    In this episode Matt and Alex interview producer Mark Cronin. Mark was fired from two different industries. His first was an engineer, and the second was as a writer for a comedy show. Today, he is a very successful Reality TV producer with his own production company that's been booming.
    Highlights:

    Some people are meant to be creative.Success comes from creating a campaign.Things never happen as fast as you want.The most reliable work is when you work for yourself. The Takeaway: Your dream job cam only happen with patience and dedication.
    Quote: “I had to rededicate myself to myself.”
    Websites:

    Mark's Company: http://littlewoodenboat.com/

    Cascade Media: http://www.cascademedia.com/

    Matt Ritter: http://mattrittercomedy.com/

    Alex Weber: https://www.imalexweber.com/



     

     
     

     

     
     

    • 34 min
    JP Spears: Laugh at Your Purpose

    JP Spears: Laugh at Your Purpose

    Fired Up! – JP Sears

    In this episode Matt and Alex interview JP Sears. JP is an author, life coach and Internet comedian. He is known for parodying “hippie topics” such as veganism and gluten-free diets. JP’s story starts when he left high school as a lost, young and insecure man. It wasn’t till his 30’s when he began to realize his purpose through comedy.
    Highlights:

    JP started out on a “typical path”. However, a few months into college he dropped out.Young, insecure and a college dropout, JP was lost and had an unknown future ahead of him.It wasn’t until his early 30’s that JP got into comedy and started to realize his purpose.If you don’t get out of your comfort zone, you’ll live in a coffin for the rest of your life.You won’t know what life has in store for you until you quit your job and pursue your passion.Balance risk taking with responsibility.Don’t quit your job today. Go explore and find your passion then start working in that field on the side.Whoever’s attracted to your light will find you.The Takeaway: You have to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Slowly start trying new things and find what it is you love in life. Allow yourself to accept challenges that may lead to opportunity.
    Quote: “The more we allow ourselves to feel insecure and embrace it, the more we’re inherently secure with our insecurity.”
    Websites:

    JP Sears: https://awakenwithjp.com/

    Cascade Media: http://www.cascademedia.com/

    Matt Ritter: http://mattrittercomedy.com/

    Alex Weber: https://www.imalexweber.com/

     
     
     

     
     

     

     
     

    • 36 min
    Cliff Lerner: Flirting with the Future

    Cliff Lerner: Flirting with the Future

    Fired Up! – Cliff LernerWelcome to Fired Up! This is a new podcast by Matt Ritter and Alex Weber. The guys will be interviewing individuals who have risen from extreme turmoil to succeed at the highest levels. You’ll hear their stories of grit and determination as they walk you through what it took them to become top performers in their fields.
    Before Tinder and Bumble, there was AreYouInterested?  And it grew to over 100 million users and $100 million in revenue.  Clifford Lerner is the founder of Snap Interactive (now PeerStream – PEER), the company behind the first online dating app and first publicly traded social media company.   Cliff recently decided to share his incredible story and learnings from running Snap Interactive in his new Best Seller Business Book, Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned Growing To 100 Million Users & Losing $78 Million. Explosive Growth is a compelling and inspiring narrative that gives startup CEOs a step-by-step playbook in entrepreneurship. It combines hilarious storytelling and proven tactics to help your startup grow massively. If you're looking for new ways grow your business, make sure to pick up a copy of Explosive Growth, also available on Amazon.   Explosive Growth Book WebsiteExplosive Growth On Amazon
     Highlights:His promotion made him realize he needed to leave.Sell the feature, not the benefit.Let your setbacks make you stronger.He turned down $10 Million to avoid moving to Silicon ValleyAnytime you make a decision out of fear, it’s going to be a mistake.Whenever you can take life-changing money off the table, do it. 
    The Takeaway: Facing your fears is necessary to be happy and successful.
    Websites: Lisa on Sirius: https://www.siriusxm.ca/hosts/lisa-ann/Lisa on Twitter: http://twitter.com/@thereallisaannMatt Ritter: http://mattrittercomedy.com/Alex Weber: https://www.imalexweber.com/Twitter:@mattritter1@IamAlexWeber 

    • 34 min
    Thom Shea: Inside Nave SEALS Hell Week

    Thom Shea: Inside Nave SEALS Hell Week

    Fired Up! – Thom Shea

    Welcome to Fired Up! This is a new podcast by Matt Ritter and Alex Weber. The guys will be interviewing individuals who have risen from extreme turmoil to succeed at the highest levels. You’ll hear their stories of grit and determination as they walk you through what it took them to become top performers in their fields. This week’s episode is with Thom Shea, an award winning Navy Seal, Author and founder of the podcast Unbreakable.
     Highlights:

    Thom flunked out of WestPoint and failed Navy Seals training four times.As a sniper, Thom first experienced combat in Kosovo. He was 29 years old.A big part of SEALS training is preparing for things going bad.Thom grew up around American War Hero’s.After flunking out of WestPoint, Thom got advice to go live the life he’d dreamed of, becoming a Navy Seal.Navy Seals are known as a group of “misfits” who have a passion for really difficult situations. It’s comprised of the most unique individuals in the armed forces.Seals Hell Week is comprised of extreme mental and physical tests designed to destroy your mental spirit and break you down physically. They freeze you, confuse you and keep pushing you physically with little to no sleep.Thom’s philosophy for success: Honor your word and test it often.On combat missions Thom would learn things in battle, write them down and send them in letters to his kids.The Takeaway: Quitting is easy when you’re stuck in a life you’re not passionate about. That’s why it’s important to follow your dreams. It’s harder to quit when you love and believe in what you’re doing.
    Websites:
    Thom Shea: http://adamantinealliance.com/thom-shea/

    Cascade Media: http://www.cascademedia.com/

    Matt Ritter: http://mattrittercomedy.com/

    Alex Weber: https://www.imalexweber.com/

    Twitter:

    @mattritter1
    @IamAlexWeber
     
     

     

     
     

    • 35 min
    Jon Rudnitsky

    Jon Rudnitsky

    This week on the podcast the guys interview Jon Rudnitsky. Jon is most known for his stint on Saturday night live from 2015-2016. Jon is a great comedic actor known for his parodies and improv skills. In this episode you’ll hear Jon’s story and how he struggled through dead end jobs and hustled for many years doing stand up, before getting a couple big breaks. After eventually getting hired on Saturday Night Live he was fired a year later. This is his story.

    • 44 min
    Lisa Ann: The LeBron James of the Adult Film Industry

    Lisa Ann: The LeBron James of the Adult Film Industry

    This week’s episode is with Lisa Ann, an amazing individual who went from the adult film industry to THE fantasy football guru.

    Websites: 
    Lisa on Sirius: https://www.siriusxm.ca/hosts/lisa-ann/
    Lisa on Twitter: http://twitter.com/@thereallisaann
    Matt Ritter: http://mattrittercomedy.com/
    Alex Weber: https://www.imalexweber.com/

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

justplainzack ,

I feel better about failing!

It's nice to know I'm not alone and that failure is neccessary for success. Also, I love the Matt and Alex dynamic!

SFVKid ,

Great Interviews

The guests on this show are well spoken and provide great insight on how to become a top performer in your field.

MattR2879 ,

Who hasnt been down on their luck

This is a great podcast if you want to be inspired and have a good laugh. You don't need to feel like one bad moment in a career will define you.

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