Tag Archives: Determination


23. Overcoming Entrepreneurial Hurdles as a Musician with Emmet Cohen

When you can mix your passions with entrepreneurship, great things can happen.

In this episode, Charlie Epstein is joined by jazz musician Emmet Cohen, as they talk about how Emmet’s passions and entrepreneurial spirit collided. Emmet shares his story of finding success as a mission, and how he was able to channel his passions and create a community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emmet discusses:

  • How he originally found his passion for music and when he discovered he could turn it into a career
  • The importance of having a mentor, and the impacts his mentor had on him
  • How the pandemic impacted his career
  • What led him to create an online community through Emmet’s Place
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of his generation’s advancement of music and the related arts. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept.


21. Using Grit to Achieve Your Passions With Bryan Lefelhoc

When you have grit, there is nothing that can stop you from achieving your goals or pursuing your passions. 

That is exactly what our guest, Bryan Lefelhoc, believes and emphasizes.

In this episode, Charlie Epstein is joined by Bryan Lefelhoc, director of sales at Spire Advertising and Web Design, as they talk about how grit allows you to achieve great things. Bryan shares his own experiences with using grit to leave his cushy corporate job and achieve the things he is passionate about. 

Bryan discusses:

  • What made him passionate about creating a podcast dedicated to grit
  • How Bryan’s grit allowed him to follow his passions and dreams
  • The idea of failure being a good part of growth in reaching your goals
  • When you have grit, nothing can stop you from achieving great things
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Bryan is an experienced Sales Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Bryan has Strong sales and is professionally skilled in Sales, Radio Advertising, Leadership, Website Building, and Marketing Strategy.