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The Daily Grind is a weekly motivational podcast featuring Midwest native Kelly Johnson, sharing her ‘daily grind’ and how she achieves her goals through being efficient, productive and even finding time to fit in recording this podcast. Every episode she sits down with a good friend, colleague, or influencer giving you everyday tips and key takeaways to reaching your goals. Give us this daily our daily grind. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kjfdailygrind/support

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

The Daily Grind is a weekly motivational podcast featuring Midwest native Kelly Johnson, sharing her ‘daily grind’ and how she achieves her goals through being efficient, productive and even finding time to fit in recording this podcast. Every episode she sits down with a good friend, colleague, or influencer giving you everyday tips and key takeaways to reaching your goals. Give us this daily our daily grind. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kjfdailygrind/support

    S2 Episode 3: Special Guest Ben Leavitt

    S2 Episode 3: Special Guest Ben Leavitt

    ‘I’m better than no one, but no one is better than me’ on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Ben Leavitt! Leavitt is a social media strategist and Youtuber that creates content on Youtube to help businesses and people best leverage their social media to enhance their presence and business online. Also, Leavitt is the host of Project Passion podcast that reaches out to the many and brings more passion and fulfillment to their lives both professionally and personally! He currently lives and works in Guelph, Ontario. In today's episode, Leavitt shares how he became interested in social media from starting his own YouTube channel, to interviewing well known guests on the Project Passion Podcast, and while running his own digital marketing and consulting agency. He shares best practices for listeners pursuing what they are passionate about and the importance of networking - how “your network is your net worth.” He also walks us through his ‘daily grind’ and gives listeners key takeaways to balancing a busy schedule.

    Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian



    Follow Our Podcast:

    Instagram: @kjfdailygrind 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind

    Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/



    Follow our Host:

    Twitter: @kellyjlefty 

    Instagram: @kellyjlefty



    Follow our Special Guest:

    Instagram: @benleavitt_  

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-leavitt-91a656135/

    Project Passion Podcast: podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/project-passion/id1348197636

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs3lGJvaDVFOjQ3wnv_cggA


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    • 43 min
    S2 Episode 2: Special Guest Joe Sweeney

    S2 Episode 2: Special Guest Joe Sweeney

    ‘You haven’t lived a perfect day until you have done something for another person who can never repay you’ on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Joe Sweeney! Sweeney has spent more than 35 years blending his love of business and passion for sports. He has owned, operated, and sold four manufacturing companies, headed up the Wisconsin Sports Authority, and launched a sports marketing firm. Sweeney purchased equity interest in an investment banking firm and served as president and managing director. He is now an accomplished author, internationally-known speaker, and investor in private equity companies. He currently lives and works in the Milwaukee area. In today's episode, Sweeney shares how sports have influenced his life, the importance of networking, connecting, being true to yourself and your goals. He shares the underlying theme and ‘coming out of the closet’ in his latest book, A Light Shines Through Us. He also talks about his business coaching, the state of sports in 2020 and walks us through his daily ‘flow,’ and gives listeners key takeaways to starting and ending their ‘daily flow’ on the right foot. Also, he challenges listeners to do the rocking chair test. (Intro quote is by John Wooden, NCAA head coach)

    Joe Sweeney’s latest book, A Light Shines Through Us can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1620237482/ref=tsm_1_tp_tc

    8 Questions to Ask Yourself on Your ‘Daily Flow’:


    What was the best thing that happened today?

    What did I do today to live my ideal day?

    What am I most grateful for?

    What’s one thing I learned today?

    What did I do today to create value for my family and other people?

    How did I allow God or a higher power to work through me today?

    What did I do today to create a belly laugh for myself and others?

    What am I most looking forward to tomorrow?


    Also, mentioned in Joe Sweeney’s book, Moving the Needle: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P0YKQ7I/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

    Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian

    Follow Our Podcast:

    Instagram: @kjfdailygrind 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind

    Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/



    Follow our Host:

    Twitter: @kellyjlefty 

    Instagram: @kellyjlefty 



    Follow our Special Guest:

    Twitter: @networkingjoe 

    Instagram: @networkingjoe 

    Website: https://www.joesweeney.com


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    • 53 min
    S2 Episode 1: Special Guest Nate Jones

    S2 Episode 1: Special Guest Nate Jones

    ‘Think before you tweet’ on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Nate Jones! We welcome back Jones in kicking off our Season 2 of the Daily Grind. Jones is the host of LifeTips, a podcast discussing important topics that affect our everyday lives and inspires many around him as a motivational speaker and face of the Wise Orator brand. He also is a customer service rep for Farmers Insurance. He currently lives and works in the Washington DC area. In today's episode, Jones shares life tips for our listeners in achieving their goals as a podcaster (or any occupation) and steps to accomplishing those goals on a regular basis. Since making his first appearance on the Daily Grind in Season 1 Episode 42, Jones’ Lifetips has grown 1,515 plays and counting! Also, he shares life tips for keeping in touch with your network and best practices to stay connected to key influencers not in your geographical area and dream big! Besides his podcast Lifetips and the Daily Grind, he recommends listening to Kay’s Korner #TalkAboutItTuesdays, Working Overtime The Podcast with C.N. Sloan, and What’s Stopping You Podcast, Psykhe Mental Wellbeing Podcast by Hannah Stainer, Kendra Dee Experience Podcast, Evolving Spiritually with Dr. LaTanya Moore, and checking out new music by NEUG. Lastly, did you know T.I has his own podcast? It’s called ExpediTIously.



    Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian



    Follow Our Podcast:

    Instagram: @kjfdailygrind 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind

    Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/



    Follow our Host:

    Twitter: @kellyjlefty 

    Instagram: @kellyjlefty 



    Follow our Special Guest:

    Twitter: @Auth_Gen_Person 

    Twitter: @LifetipsPodcast 

    Instagram: @nate_the_speaker 

    Instagram: @oratornate 

    Podcast: www.anchor.fm/lifetips


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    • 56 min
    Episode 50: Special Guest Dr. Michael Hartle

    Episode 50: Special Guest Dr. Michael Hartle

    Plan to work, work to plan on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Dr. Michael Hartle! Dr. Hartle is not only a chiropractic physician, but has several certifications in health, nutrition, chiropractic sports and strength and conditioning. He is also a Master Strongfirst Certified Instructor with StrongFirst. He is the co-developer of the StrongFirst SFL Barbell Certification. Dr. Hartle travels around the USA and the world teaching barbell and kettlebell certifications. He currently lives and works in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In today's episode, Dr. Hartle shares his well-rounded background and how he has inspired many throughout competition, sports, coaching, strength training, chiropractors, and more! At Allen County Family & Sports Chiropractic, he treats, trains and advises all kinds of patients, from babies to the elderly, from youth athletes to NCAA student-athletes to professional athletes. In this episode, he shares a few recent success stories from patients and provides advice to listeners in how to better themselves through training and work towards their goals. Dr. Hartle also shares the hard work, motivation, and key takeaways behind coaching junior high football and track and field, volunteering his time for 16 years, and playing semi-pro football as a defensive tackle for over 10 years. (Intro quote by Dr. Michael Hartle himself!)



    Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Dr. Michael Hartle

    Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian



    Follow Our Podcast:

    Instagram: @kjfdailygrind 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind

    Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/



    Follow our Host:

    Twitter: @kellyjlefty 

    Instagram: @kellyjlefty 



    Follow our Special Guest:

    Twitter: @drmichaelhartle 

    Instagram: @drmichaelhartle 

    Instagram: @chiropower 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllenCountyFamilyandSportsChiropractic/

    Website: http://chiropower.com


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    • 38 min
    Episode 49: Special Guest Richard Dodd

    Episode 49: Special Guest Richard Dodd

    One word. Endure on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Richard Dodd! Dodd is a Milwaukee running legend -- competing as an elite runner, currently a Head Boys Cross Country Coach & Assistant Track Coach for over 25 years and Race Director (founding and supporting multiple local races). He lives and works in the Milwaukee area. In today's episode, Dodd shares his running story from the beginning at a young age through setting high school records, qualifying for the Boston Marathon at age 18, his lifetime involvement with the Badgerland Striders, co-founding the Firecracker Four with his twin brother, and setting the Wisconsin state record in the 50K with his twin brother as well! Dodd has earned the Wisconsin state coach of the year and recently co-founded Ethan’s Run Against Addiction, which is happening this year on August 22nd, 2020. Dodd shares after 12.5 years of sobriety, how he has overcome alcoholism. He also shares advice for our listeners in staying mentally strong during training and races and coming back after life setbacks or personal injuries. Dodd recommends reading The Unforgiving Line by Paul Maurer (Daily Grind Season 1, Episode 27).



    Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Richard Dodd

    Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian



    Follow Our Podcast:

    Instagram: @kjfdailygrind 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kjfdailygrind

    Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/



    Follow our Host:

    Twitter: @kellyjlefty

    Instagram: @kellyjlefty 



    Follow our Special Guest:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richard.dodd.35

    Ethan’s Run Against Addiction Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EthansRunAgainstAddiction/

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article on Richard Dodd: https://onmilwaukee.com/sports/articles/richarddodd.html


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 48: Special Guest Stefano Carbonelli

    Episode 48: Special Guest Stefano Carbonelli

    ‘I am always ready for an idea and an old wine’ on the Daily Grind, your new weekly motivational podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Stefano Carbonelli! Carbonelli is the CEO and founder of BeenGoody, a digital platform that allows you to select restaurants, producers and food and wine shops, hotels and all those places where you are comfortable. He lives and works in Rome, Italy. In today's episode, Carbonelli shares his inspiration for starting his own business, Beengoody, motivation to take on another ecommerce project Winebrity, and challenges he has faced as an Italian start-up versus an American start-up. He also shares advice for our listeners in starting their own business and key takeaways in staying organized to balance that busy ‘daily grind’ schedule. (Intro quote by Bertolotti).



    Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Stefano Carbonelli

    Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian



    Follow Our Podcast:

    Instagram: @kjfdailygrind 

    Facebook: @kjfdailygrind 

    Podcast Network: https://ambiguouspodcastsolutions.com/



    Follow our Host:

    Twitter: @kellyjlefty 

    Instagram: @kellyjlefty 



    Follow our Special Guest:

    Email: stefano.carbonelli@beengoody.com

    Beengoody Instagram: @beengoody 

    Beengoody Website: https://www.beengoody.com/about/

    Winebrity Instagram: @winebrity 

    Winebrity Website: https://www.winebrity.it


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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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Grind don’t stop

This podcast is great because Kelly(host) have different guests on each episode that talks about their passions. Each episode is informative because there’s someone from a industry you can learn from their past and how they progress over time

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Wonderful

I love this podcast! So great, wonderful sound! Keep it up

John Belcher ,

What a find!

The Daily Grind is informative, encouraging, and motivational. Kelly’s passion for helping others is easy to see. I wish I had found this podcast sooner.

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