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On Unconventional Life, Jules Schroeder interviews successful Millennial entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, and thought leaders on how they earn their living in non traditional ways - each week in 20-30 minute interviews! Each of these individuals are at the top of their game in terms of revenue and reach in their respective industry, living life in the driver's seat beyond what is traditional or predictable. Unconventional Life was created for YOU, the Entrepreneur, Trailblazer, The Student ...
 
We speak with today's top entrepreneurs including Joel Brown, John Lee Dumas, Tim Sykes, Chris Ducker and successful individuals like Hollywood actress Rachele Brooke Smith to give you the motivation you need to start your first business, gain confidence, improve your self-development, grow your income, and become the entrepreneur you were always meant to be!
 
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Birute Efe first started an online business in 2010, blogging about family games and soon realized she loved making videos more than blogging. After successfully selling the blog, she began teaching video marketing and creating editing courses to teach other entrepreneurs how to make viral videos. In 2020, the pandemic hit — she was faced with home…
 
Do you want to be famous or do you want to be an actor? Very few truly achieve both. For most of us it’s a choice, and the direction we choose impacts the roles and opportunities that we pursue going forward. Today’s guest has been presented with both during his career and came to discover which one mattered more to him. Bettering Ourselves, Better…
 
One of the greatest obstacles to becoming a better performer is thinking you aren’t good enough, that the dreams and aspirations you have for yourself are just too far out of reach and beyond your capability. So in today’s episode we explore that feeling with someone who knows all too well the crippling effect of self-doubt and self-criticism. Bett…
 
Dawn & Cher Hubsher are famously known as the Mother/Daughter duo from My Super Sweet 16 on MTV or s'Mothered on TLC. They talk every day, all day long, so they figured they may as well make a podcast and let you in on their lives behind the camera. You get to see them for a few clips every season, but they want you to know the real them, and they …
 
Every November, as the weather and leaves continue to change and we enter a season of Thanksgiving as well as gift-giving, this podcast sets aside a few episodes to focus on how we can make our lives and our careers better and more fulfilling. And so we begin the third annual presentation of this enlightening series... Bettering Ourselves, Betterin…
 
Broken to Basecamp Scott’s background is a story of how one adventurous entrepreneur went from being crippled and believing that he may never walk again to trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp and discovering his highest purpose yet. Who is Scott Rowley? Business coach for purpose-driven entrepreneurs Avid outdoor enthusiast (climbed and skied most of…
 
Back in 2008, I made the move to New York City to finally pursue my acting career here. And after a couple of years of doing regional work, though, I was looking for more opportunities that could keep me in the city. So I went to the Actors Fund (now called the more generic Entertainment Community Fund and featured on previous episodes), and at tha…
 
Simon Ree has three decades of experience as an active trader, investor, and financial markets professional. He previously held senior positions with Goldman Sachs in Australia and Citibank in Singapore before deciding to focus on trading full-time in 2017. His vision is to help people live more creative, joyful and inspired lives by alleviating th…
 
For the past 23 years, a non-profit theater company called Only Make Believe has been creating and performing live in-person and virtual interactive theater for children in hospitals, care facilities, and special education programs. It started here in New York City but has since opened an office Washington, DC with some outreach in other cities as …
 
Meet Kevin Stansfield, an award-winning business advisor, founder, and Director of ActionCOACH Solent. So many people quit their job to become their own boss and end up becoming a slave to their business. Kevin’s dad walked away from a very high-paying job to buy a business from a stranger in a pub which ended up consuming his life. When Kevin lost…
 
The art of theater is really just storytelling, and the stories that are told from region to region often come from within those communities and offer a shared experience on the stage. Broadway illustrates this with musicals like In the Heights, Allegiance, and The Color Purple—even shows like Noises Off and 42nd Street provide a backstage glimpse …
 
Jocelyn Kelly Reid is here for one major mission: to lead spiritual women towards making a big impact to get rich, work less, play more, and fall in love with life. This Money Queen has had her fair share of success: she worked for the largest asset manager in the world for 7 years, grew a direct sales team of 100 people for a social impact brand, …
 
The life of an actor is often a cross between a seesaw and a rollercoaster. Sometimes it’s as simple as an up or down choice between opportunities and trying to find the balance in our life and work. While other times we’re just along for the ride (especially when it comes to auditions and callbacks), going in ways we can’t control and just doing o…
 
Dave owns 7 businesses that have generated over a billion dollars collectively for over 1000 clients including major brands and fortune 100 companies like Target, Time Magazine, and American Express. When his doctor asked him at the age of 29 "Are you prepared for your heart attack?" He realized he needed to learn how to scale businesses without th…
 
For only the second time in my career, I’m doing back to back shows at the same theater. First there was Anne of Green Gables this past summer and now there’s 42nd Street here at the Goodspeed Opera House. It’s a show I’ve done before a few years back and in the same role as well, only this time there’s a lead producer who’s working to bring this p…
 
Hannah Koenig is a multiple six-figure entrepreneur and Forbes Coaches Council member who grew up on food stamps, below the poverty line. As a kid, the only thing she understood about money was that her family didn't have it. Her fear of finances carried on into her twenties where she found herself facing eviction, mountains of debt, and the conseq…
 
After 15 years serving the field of transformation, and studying modalities from Tantra and sexual arts to Somatic Psychology and embodiment, Natural Law to Neuroscience; Jamie Elizabeth Thompson has developed a holistic body of work to support women, men, and couples with letting go of limiting patterns around sex & intimacy so they can have a ful…
 
Sometime before the pandemic, I auditioned for a small off-Broadway production of the Lerner and Loewe musical The Day Before Spring. It was at the York Theater, which is known for reviving or refreshing older musicals that may not be done very much. I wasn’t cast in that particular production, and like most failed auditions I put it out of my mind…
 
One of the themes of this podcast has been actors figuring out ways to be successful, even when the industry isn’t making that path an easy one. It can require to go beyond our actor training and discover new and hidden talents within ourselves as we forge new paths or even new careers. Steve Harper is an actor, writer, and producer of the stage an…
 
As noted in the previous episode, auditions are the backbone of this industry. It is the fundamental job of every actor to do as many jobs as we can and do each one to the best of our ability. But there is an important gatekeeper when it comes to submitting our self tapes or actually getting in the audition room, and that is the casting Director. Y…
 
Dave possesses more than 25 years of strategic public relations experience dealing with a wide array of adverse public events. Starting as a U.S. Navy Public Affairs Officer and later as a Corporate Chief Marketing Officer and Non-Profit President, he excels in expertly addressing a myriad of crises spans military, government, corporate, charity, a…
 
As much as we actors wish it wasn’t so, auditioning really is our job. Performing it’s just an added perk, if we do that job really well. That being said though, there are times when we mail an audition and simply couldn’t have done any better, yet we still don’t book the part. Such is the life and labor of an actor. Welcome to the annual episode o…
 
Lina Kennedy is the founder and CEO of Alexandria Professional, the global leader in body sugaring hair removal and natural skincare. She is also a critically-acclaimed author, blogger, public speaker, philanthropist, entrepreneur, inventor, teacher, and recognized beauty industry innovator, having developed and pioneered a proprietary process for …
 
When it comes to “making it” as a performer onstage or on screen, it’s usually as an actor, singer, or dancer. Most people tend to gravitate toward the one(s) they’re most comfortable with and can truly express their artistry. Barton Cowperthwaite is a dancer first and foremost, with performances ranging from the opera La Traviata to Travis Wall’s …
 
Shelley Winner is a formerly incarcerated Restorative Justice Activist who advocates for justice by educating the public on the benefits of people with criminal records. 76% of people released from prison will re-offend and return to prison; this is known as recidivism. Shelley is working to turn the tide on this statistic. She believes that someon…
 
Back in the summer of 2020, the lockdowns were in full swing, there was so much uncertainty around Covid and what the pandemic would mean for the arts, and there was a new Netflix docuseries everyone was talking about, a little show called Tiger King. Well, in the midst of all that I sat down with composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa. He talked about…
 
Sean Castrina is the founder of The Weekend MBA, a serial entrepreneur, having started more than 20 companies over the last 20 years, and still seeks to launch a new venture annually. He is the author of 4 bestselling business books including 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success, The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World, Developing The En…
 
In the previous episode, I spoke with a musical writing team about their process of writing a full show for the stage with a cast and creative team bringing their story to life. But in today’s episode I’m speaking with a singular artist about her one-woman show and the long journey it took to go from thoughts and ideas in her head to an actual prod…
 
Today I get to talk with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary about how she’s used sound for decades in her own life with amazing results and how she shares this healing power with others. You’ve heard me talk about light therapy before and how important morning sunlight is every day (plus it’s free!). Sound therapy is another ……
 
Mimi Bouchard is a tech CEO and personal development enthusiast and I was really excited to have her on the podcast to share her expertise in the health and wellness industry and also her practices and teachings around motivation, meditation, personal development, and relationships. She underwent a pretty profound transformation herself, and this i…
 
As the Chief Visionary Officer and co-founder of StoryFile, Heather Smith is paving the way for a new generation of storytelling. Heather Smith’s love for storytelling was born when she found herself creating Holocaust remembrance exhibits that traveled to Jewish Community Centers across the country and even to the United Nations. She believed the …
 
In the last episode, I spoke with composer Matt Vinson and writer Matte O'Brien about their new musical Anne of Green Gables. It was the first time I’ve spoken with a musical writing team here on Why I’ll Never Make It, and so for the two of them I thought I would bring back a bonus episode I haven’t done in a while: The Final Five. After that main…
 
I’m here today with a long-time friend who is also the founder of one of my most used apps on my phone, which is called Real Plans. Antony Bartlett is one of the co-founders and the software guy behind all of the amazing functionality, and this meal planning app saves me so much time in …By Katie Wells
 
I’m here today with Dr. Gary Kaplan who’s the founder and the medical director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine and the author of “Total Recovery,” a revolutionary new approach to breaking the cycle of pain and depression. He’s considered a pioneer and a leader in the field of integrative medicine, and he’s one ……
 
Jen Smith is a personal finance writer and expert in the fields of frugality and investing. She’s the author of three personal finance books, including the best-selling No-Spend Challenge Guide. After paying off $78,000 of debt in two years Jen and her husband are now renovating their fixer-upper, investing for retirement, and taking well-deserved …
 
Writing a musical is a long process, and once the writers are have finished that last page…that’s really only the beginning of their journey. By the time an actor comes along to audition for it, there’s usually been years of drafts, workshops, and revisions. Listeners of this podcast know that this summer has been a welcome return to the stage for …
 
Today I’m here with Ali Katz who helped me with some of my own financial planning, and more importantly, the financial planning side related to my kids and guardianship. There is a lot more that goes into this than I had realized. And she’s here today to talk about family financial planning and building generational ……
 
This episode is all about peptides, hormones, aging backwards and saving relationships. I am here with Josh Whalen, who is an expert in some of these topics. He’s the founder of Blokes and a new company called Joi, and through his own experience of low energy, lack of focus, dwindling drive, and other health issues, ……
 
Prince Daniels, Jr. is a former NFL running back turned high-performance mentor and author whose personal story is one of determination and a true-to-life testimony that anything is possible. Using meditation as the tool for recovery from his depression and loss of identity, he found his calling of helping people find their vision and purpose in th…
 
Just like actors show off their skills in the audition room, other artists and creatives have their own ways of showcasing talents to prospective theaters, directors, or employers. And these interviews can be just as anxious and nerve-racking as what we actors face, especially if you aren’t as prepared as you could be. Adam Stocker is a Broadway co…
 
I am here with Dr. Jeffrey Bland, who is largely considered the father of functional medicine. He is a clinical biochemist and immunity expert, and founder of the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Personalized Lifestyle Institute, which is PLMI. He is also a bestselling author, thought leader, educator, entrepreneur, speaker and president o…
 
I’m here with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (also known as Dr. B) and this episode goes deep on gut health, fiber deficiency, food intolerances, FODMAPs, histamine, and so much more. Dr. B is an award-winning gastroenterologist and internationally recognized gut health expert and he has helped thousands of people to help reverse their food intolerances and ……
 
Alessandro Sigismondi was born in Torino, Italy, in 1974 and attended the University of Turin. Upon matriculation and for 16 years, he worked his way up the corporate ladder, becoming the deputy creative director at the top advertising company Italia Brand Group. In 2012, he quit the corporate world and moved to India with his wife Paula and young …
 
This past week as Anne of Green Gables went into tech rehearsal and we finally had our first public performance, I was reminded that there is a very particular important step that happens as you leave the rehearsal studio and finally start working on stage and that is the introduction of costumes. For me as an actor the adding of costumes is a big …
 
Today, I’m here with someone I highly respect and have both respected his work and been friends with for a long time, which is Chris Kresser. We go deep on the topic of nutrient deficiencies and why the way we think about health needs to change. If you’re not already familiar with Chris, he is …By Katie Wells
 
Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thanks to Our Sponsors This podcast is sponsored by Hiya Health… a new type of childrens vitamins. Typical children’s ……
 
For the past four weeks I’ve been in rehearsals for a new musical adaptation of Anne of Green Gables. During that time I even got Covid for the second time and had to miss several days of rehearsal while I was recovering. In fact, I wasn’t the only one who got Covid during the rehearsal process, so it’s been quite a journey for the creators and the…
 
Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thanks to Our Sponsors This podcast is brought to you by Inside Tracker. I’m loving this because we now …By Katie Wells
 
Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well. Thanks to Our Sponsors This episode is brought to you by Just Thrive Health, one of my top sources …By Katie Wells
 
Jeremy Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, which studies the highest performers in the world. He studied literature at Oxford University, Specializes in using podcasting and new media to create celebrities and was ranked #1 in iTunes New and #78 in the iTunes Top 100. He was named the #1 Podcast to Listen to by INC Magazine in…
 
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