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People are turning to entrepreneurship in huge numbers. But the life of an entrepreneur is hard. And sometimes it feels like you’re facing a dead end. But it’s only the end if you STOP. When you keep going, leaning into the power of community to help you navigate the doubt and fear, you step into a new chapter and see that unleashing your potential is also lighting the way for others.

Join Don Mamone, Kaci Brown, and Shannon Busse as they talk about business, life, and all things human. Bold, transparent, and highly entertaining, this is Grit and the Gravel Road!

Grit & The Gravel Road Don Mamone, Kaci Brown & Shannon Busse

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People are turning to entrepreneurship in huge numbers. But the life of an entrepreneur is hard. And sometimes it feels like you’re facing a dead end. But it’s only the end if you STOP. When you keep going, leaning into the power of community to help you navigate the doubt and fear, you step into a new chapter and see that unleashing your potential is also lighting the way for others.

Join Don Mamone, Kaci Brown, and Shannon Busse as they talk about business, life, and all things human. Bold, transparent, and highly entertaining, this is Grit and the Gravel Road!

    Life Is Now

    Life Is Now

    What happens when you choose to change direction? In this week's episode, Shannon figures out how we get to take this experience from the traumatic times and the times when we feel like we have no choice but to apply it to our lives consistently so that we can be this productive individuals with focused attention on the now, all the time. Sometimes it's not a priority on our list to do the inner work, because we're running around, we're putting out the fires, and we think we're fully present. But we're not really fully present, because we're really just reacting instead of choosing. And we opened up this whole year of grit in the gravel road, with the early foundation of you get to choose. And here we are a full year later, standing strong in that same foundation of what you choose for your focus, and where this present moment is going to take you.  Join Kaci, Don, and Shannon as they finally reach the finish line and discover the starting gate.
    In this week’s episode
    The power of being in the moment The word that comes to mind when we talk about trauma Choosing what direction to go in Figuring out how that fits into who we are, and who the people are around us
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    The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
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    • 36 min
    Rollercoasters In The Rain

    Rollercoasters In The Rain

    When life circumstances hit us, do we start to make rational decisions? Or do we lean in and choose and take complete ownership of our experience? In this week's episode, Kaci shares her story of taking full ownership of what you want and the joy of creating it. Sometimes when life served stuff up to us, it's hard, ugly, difficult, and that ugly cry that you need to get through in order to continue. And other times, it's like a release of joyful or conflicted emotion that brings forth those tears. Join Kaci, Don, and Shannon as they help you tell your stories and have that impact.
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    In this week’s episode
    The value of interrupting the normal The power of choice is the key The power of storytelling is that that moment can impact so many people “I’m in charge of my experience!” What you allow and expect of yourself, the bar is raised Don’t take yourself too seriously, let go and lean into the ride
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    • 35 min
    Seasons of Love

    Seasons of Love

    How do you measure a year in your life? In this week's episode, Don shares their intention to show their most authentic self with the world by sharing their story, journey, and experience with unconditional self-love and unapologetic authenticity. When we're not comfortable in our authenticity, and our identity, other people's joy and comfort in their authenticity, and identity oftentimes trigger us. The freedom that Don found in that is, where people's opinions of them really just don't matter. We get to acknowledge someone else's right to have an opinion to do things differently. It is an opportunity to give someone a different experience and when we carry that out into the world, it's a beautiful ripple effect.  Join Kaci, Don, and Shannon as they look back at their past selves with a new perspective.
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    In this week’s episode
    Leaning into Unconditional Self Love & Unapologetic Authenticity Stepping fully into who you are and how you can serve Unlocking a peace, joy, and contentment in life that you never knew was possible Commit to doing better for yourselves Start noticing the times when you “check yourselves”, treat yourselves less than or ignore your heart but listen to the voices in your heads Experience that life-changing moment when what you thought was your Kryptonite becomes your SUPER POWER
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    • 41 min
    Your Mountain Is Waiting

    Your Mountain Is Waiting

    How do you choose a story that represents an entire year of growth, fear, beauty, betrayal, joy, and slowly rebuilding trust in yourself and others? In this week's episode, we're talking about Shannon’s story with a beautiful representation of commitment, responsibility, and learning to trust ourselves. When you submit to the process of transformation in your life, stop resisting, and find your center—that is, when you identify your anchor moments, stories, and core values—you will find yourself with just a feeling of gratitude for the journey and the way it has changed you.  Join Kaci, Don, and Shannon as they share how often they are so close to their goal and they hit a wall.
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    In this week’s episode
    Don’t control the journey of others, let them be responsible  Let others help you carry the load, Set your own pace If you get stuck, it’s ok to backtrack to find your way Stopping to rest or reset is not the same thing as quitting Finding the people who can see the goal through the trees when you can’t
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    • 26 min
    Less Work and More Stuffing…The Turkey and our Faces

    Less Work and More Stuffing…The Turkey and our Faces

    How do you celebrate your Thanksgiving? In this week's episode, we're talking about Thanksgiving traditions. There are a lot of people out there that hear all of these beautiful Thanksgiving traditions that people have and the joy that goes into them. We celebrate it in different ways and for some, maybe that's not what Thanksgiving looks like for them. Or maybe they don't feel the same way towards those ideas and those things and it's okay to find joy in the way other people see tradition. Join Kaci, Don, and Shannon as they acknowledge that it's not about the what, and where, it's about the who.
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    In this week’s episode
    Thanksgiving Recognizing that you can choose something different Creating new traditions
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    • 25 min
    Gratitude As A Perspective

    Gratitude As A Perspective

    In this week's episode, we want to open up with a global concept that brings about in us a great deal of emotion and that's the idea of gratitude. Gratitude isn't something that the three of us feel it's something that the three of us are. And that means that we've all been through things in this last 12-month journey that we so intimately shared, that required that we be grateful for even the messy, dirty, ugly, unfortunate, painful anger-inducing things in our lives, you get to find the opportunity to be grateful for those. Join Kaci, Don, and Shannon as they talk about how it hits differently when you're grateful for everything because they exist in a place of gratitude being something that they are, and not something they feel or experience.
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    In this week’s episode
    Gratitude Perspective of gratitude State of being Being grateful not only for our blessings Looking beyond the surface level Links and Resources
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    • 33 min

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