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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.


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22. Don’t Fall Victim to Life’s Disruptions with Ross Marino



Let’s face it, no amount of planning is ever going to address every single disruption that will happen during your lifetime.

It’s all about how you respond to these disruptions and adapt that is truly going to matter.

In this episode, Charlie Epstein is joined by Ross Marino to discuss facing life’s unexpected challenges head-on. The duo share real life stories about facing disruptions – like the COVID-19 pandemic – and how they were able to change their mindsets to tackle them. 

Ross discusses:

  • The story of his life disruptions and how he pushed through them
  • How his perspectives were changed as a result of life’s challenges
  • Your responsibility as a financial planner to understand the changes in your client’s lives
  • Why you should be living life in the present – not the past
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Ross’ fascination with business and investments started in the 9th grade, when he received a copy of Money Magazine as a birthday gift. That fascination led to his career as a financial planner. He founded Transitus Wealth Partners, which has helped individuals, families, and business owners make decisions through life transitions for over 30 years. In 2010, Ross founded Advisor2X™ to help other advisors grow their individual & family financial planning and employer plan practices. Advisor2X™ has hosted over 1,000 events in 40 cities for over 30,000 advisors.