23 episodes

The Trying to Make It Podcast is a platform for creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, and anyone who's chasing their dreams to share their stories and discuss tips, tricks, hacks, and strategies for success.

We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. We’re pretty big dreamers ourselves, and we love to hear from like-minded people, so drop us a note!

Website: tryingtomakeitpodcast.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/
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Trying to Make It Kendall Gunkel and Eric Taylor

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

The Trying to Make It Podcast is a platform for creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, and anyone who's chasing their dreams to share their stories and discuss tips, tricks, hacks, and strategies for success.

We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. We’re pretty big dreamers ourselves, and we love to hear from like-minded people, so drop us a note!

Website: tryingtomakeitpodcast.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423

    TTMI #023 - Actor, Writer, and Director, Michael Howell

    TTMI #023 - Actor, Writer, and Director, Michael Howell

    • 1 hr 26 min
    TTMI #022 - Entrepreneur/Author, Michelle Wax

    TTMI #022 - Entrepreneur/Author, Michelle Wax

    Author, Entrepreneur, overall mindset guru - Michelle Wax is multi-talented and we are grateful we got to spend a few minutes picking her brain. 
     
     
    During the American Happiness Project, Michelle traveled across 50 different states to capture how Americans create happiness in their every day life. She also wrote a book, The Attainable Dream, a field guide for the things people don't tell you about starting a business.
     
    Throughout this episode, Michelle highlights how to stay mentally strong and instill a sense of positivity both in your personal and professional life.
     
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    We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423

    • 1 hr 6 min
    TTMI #021 - LIVE with Blonde Beard's Buffalo Sauce, Adam and Cara Nelson

    TTMI #021 - LIVE with Blonde Beard's Buffalo Sauce, Adam and Cara Nelson

    Episode 21 is near and dear to our hearts as it was the first live podcast recording we’ve ever done, and now the full audio is now available on Apple podcasts and Spotify! 
     
    This episode truly embodies everything that the Trying To Make It podcast is all about - battling through adversity in an attempt to make your dreams come true. Huge shout out to Cara and Adam Nelson of Blonde Beards Buffalo sauce for sharing their story with us.
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    We take a conversational approach with all of our guests. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423

    • 1 hr 12 min
    TTMI #020 - Serial Human, Saket Kumar

    TTMI #020 - Serial Human, Saket Kumar

    Saket Kumar was the CEO of SaaSPN, before selling his company for an undisclosed amount. 
    We get introspective with Saket on this episode and discuss chasing money vs chasing your passion, how religion ties in with e=mc^2, the concept of econometrics, methodologies to overcome traumatic experiences, and much more.
    You’ll also get to hear Saket, Eric, and I answer the question “what does life mean to you?” - great stuff for the thinking mind!
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    We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423

    • 1 hr 42 min
    TTMI #019 - The Coronavirus Pandemic

    TTMI #019 - The Coronavirus Pandemic

    Kendall and Eric sit down to give their thoughts on the coronavirus and what to expect going forward.
    We are not medical experts, however, we do believe it's important to stay informed.
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    We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423

    • 45 min
    TTMI #018 - Entrepreneur, Kara Smith Brown

    TTMI #018 - Entrepreneur, Kara Smith Brown

    Kara Smith Brown is an Entrepreneur based out of Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in B2B Marketing & Sales and has founded several companies throughout her career.
    On this episode, Kara walks us through the keys to successful marketing automation, breaks down the differences between B2B and B2C marketing, covers which buying signals you should look for, and details what she is doing to help other woman entrepreneurs accomplish their dreams.
    This episode is packed with more pro tips than we can cover in this description. Hope you enjoy it!
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    We take a conversational approach with all of our guests, leading to authentic conversations about their journey to success. It’s our hope that you can draw inspiration from these stories and apply the tips they share in your own journey to success. 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tryingtomakeitpodcast/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Trying-To-Make-It-Podcast-1790655244414423

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

waldo.11 ,

A wealth of knowledge.

These podcasts are great, you get to hear the different perspectives and insights from people and how they got to be where they are. I can honestly say that a lot of their mentalities are different than mine and they really put in the grind to make it, to be successful, and to just be the best that they can be in whatever industry they are in.

I know the podcast is geared towards adults, but just be aware if you drive with children in the car while listening they do include profanity in the podcast.

Munch2015go ,

Fortune favors the hustle...

And Kendall and Eric bring the hustle to you. Great podcast on young entrepreneurs on their journey to building and well... trying to make it. Fun, fast and filled with great stories. Good stuff fellas. See you at the top!

T-Slop ,

How the Sausage is Made

Despite the many rich and famous names that you know, how often do you hear the whole story? Phrases like 'Unicorn' and 'Wunderkind' are thrown around, but these shallow labels don't capture the years of struggle, sacrifice and hard work that goes into building up success. This podcast is a great window into how others define success, where they are headed, and how they got there. The answers are different for everyone. Anyone who is interested in business, self-help, entrepreneurship, or success in its' many definitions should give Trying to Make It a listen.
The shows are long, but they are all self-contained. If you don't have the time to listen, speed it up to 1.25 or 1.5. The intro music is super intense at that speed!

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