In Open Road, host John Amini chats with extraordinary people to discover what makes them great, and to hear their best “Dinner Party Story” in the hope of encouraging us all to hit the Open Road to find our next great story.
21 - Drinks with Friends 06 - Treaties
In a very important episode of Drinks with Friends, DTRs are had and Treaties are signed. Pivotal would be a word that some may use to describe this conversation between the three of us. Sure, we start by discussing Marshall's bizarre affinity for scary movies, but we end somewhere entirely different. In this conversation, symbolic blood and tears are spilled on signed Treaties with no expiration date.
20 - Drinks with Friends 05
Don't call it a comeback. Well I don't know maybe you should. Whatever you want to call it, we are back. And back with a vengeance.
It's been a year since we've headed out on the Open Road together. I'm sure you didn't mind the break. Most importantly, I trust that y'all have been living the Open Road Lifestyle. Forgive me for the tragic delay in shaking the Open Road tree. Sometimes hobbies have to take a back seat. I'm not quite sure yet what the cadence will be for future episodes, but I will tell you, this one is1 the right way to saddle back up, tighten the cinch, and see where the road takes us.
Welcome back to Open Road with our 5th Drinks with Friends episode. You know them. You love them. Matt and Marshall are back. We hope you enjoy our chat that ranges from whether or not Peter Millar sneakers are cool to how to discipline our kids lovingly.
Pull up a chair and settle in. It's good to see you again.
19 - John Marsh
John Marsh is the Co-Founder of Marsh Collective, serial entrepreneur, and consultant helping steward over $1bn in redemptive real estate in small towns around America. His story will blow you away. He has comeback from deep pain and hopelessness to redeem communities and marriages. Reigning from Opelika, Alabama, his way of communicating is unmatched and his storytelling unparalleled. You won't want to miss this one, y'all. So, pull up a chair and join us at the table as John and I discuss having hope, crafting vision, and just going for it.
18 - Matt Morris
My friend, Matt Morris, joins us on Open Road for a wide ranging and fun conversation. Matt is an investor, advisor, Board Member and was the CEO of a publicly traded company. Aside from his business successes, he is fiercely involved in the Houston community and an awesome husband to Melissa and dad to four boys.
Join Matt and I at the table as we discuss his time at the helm of Stewart Title, how his achievements and failures have shaped him, and what he is learning now as a father and husband. Tune in for a Dinner Party Story that had me rolling. Enjoy!
17 - Drinks with Friends 04
Matt and Marshall are back. In our fourth DWF, the three of us discuss recent changes in our life, along with our timely topic: fatherhood.
Over a couple of glasses of whiskey, we discuss how the beginnings of our fatherhood journeys have shaped us and inspired fresh perspectives on the world and our place in it. Join us at the table as we share the stories and lessons learned through the wild adventure of fatherhood that have brought us to a heightened commitment to living the Open Road Lifestyle: to live with courage and purpose.
16 - Mark Appel
Welcome back to Open Road! After a longer than expected hiatus, we're back with my buddy, Mark Appel. Mark was the first overall draft pick in the 2013 MLB Draft picked by the Houston Astros. After leaving Stanford to join his hometown team, Mark battled injuries during his first few years in the minors. After taking a break from the game, he's on the path back to the big leagues.
Mark and I talk about what he's learned as a ball player who has had to battle his fair share of adversity. Between the injuries, the voices in his head telling him to quit, and those around him who are telling him he can't do it, he has rolled back his shoulders and learned how to elevate his manhood via the struggle.
Please enjoy our chat as we discuss how to better live the Open Road Lifestyle.
Really enjoy this podcast!
As a Christian man, and recently married guy this podcast speaks me.
John, I appreciate your storytelling and engaging questions. Challenging yet practical advice, after The latest “Drinks with Friends” episode I removed social media from my phone. So now I will need to login from my computer.
Keep doing what you’re doing, John!