Episode 46: Facebook Live

February 18, 2018

Remember when we would get together with no plan and go on Facebook Live? Yeah, we missed that too. Episode 46 is the result. With your interaction, we dig deep into balance. We share the about the many projects in our lives that we are attempting to find balance in. We discuss how we answer THAT question..."What do you do?" Jordan also attempts to give his "Limp Bizkit 2018 State of the Union." Spoiler...it sucks, but he's right. This is Chocolate Croissants loose, live, and on Facebook!

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Audio Assist: Jeff Lang (jeffreywlangjr@gmail.com

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Episode 45 w. Matt “Rosey” Rosenblum (Periphery Tour Manager)

February 11, 2018

Rosey joins Matt for a chat that seamlessly flows between Rosey's journey of creating a full-time career in the music industry and universal lessons in business and life.

Rosey and Matt first met on tour as Rosey worked his way up from selling merch to becoming a tour manager. He's worked for many rock bands including Periphery, Animals As Leaders, Saosin, and Dillinger Escape Plan to name a few. His story should inspire any muscian or creative unsure of how to navigate turning their passion into a career. His focus on work ethic and relationship building have been cornerstones to his success. There's a reason why Rosey is in demand and you'll find out why (and learn from his path) on Episode 45!

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Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com)

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Episode 44 w. Eric Willis (Drilled By Willis)

February 4, 2018

Eric Willis, Matt's tattoo artist, joins us just days before leaving for a months-long motorcycle trip through Asia. Also known as "Drilled By Willis," Eric shares his story of looking for an opportunity to contribute at a tattoo shop to becoming a full-time, highly in demand artist with his own practice. Dude could've become a professional dancer too as he spent much of his childhood performing. He also chats about the heart issues he's dealt with his entire life. This has informed his worldview and motivates him to immediately act on his dreams. This was Eric's first podcast appearance and we're pumped to be the first to share his story in long-form!

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Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com)

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Episode 43 w. Wild Kombucha (Adam, Sergio, & Sid)

January 28, 2018

In a six-man showdown, we go face to face to face to face to face to face with Adam, Sergio, and Sid of Wild Kombucha.

The guys are only a few years into the highly competitive beverage game but have already landed deals with major players like Whole Foods. In EP43 they share the origin stories of both kombucha as a drink and Wild Kombucha as a business. They've hit roadblocks along the way and share how they've relied on communication, vision, and grit towards growth and success. In just a few years they went from promoting through Craigslist to hiring a team of employees.

This was our first time meeting the Wild gents, and we all left this conversation with more energy and inspiration. Their kombucha is the real deal...and they are too!

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Audio Assist: Joe Hamilton (www.prismrecordingsuk.com)

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Episode 42 w. Chef Chad Gauss (The Food Market, La Food Marketa)

January 21, 2018

Chad Gauss (The Food Market & La Food Marketa) is not your typical chef. In fact, he prefers that his "employees" don't refer to him as such.

But he leads two of the most in demand restaraunts in Baltimore. In EP42, Chad shares his unique perspectives on management, productivity, food, and more. He grew up as a kid rooted in hip hop culture who started from the bottom of the restaraunt business and is now running it on his terms. Culture and community are cornerstones of his philosophy, and his love for others is as deep as his hustle.

This was our first episode recorded on location, in The Food Market's private dining area. You will hear the controlled chaos throughout this episode from behind the scenes of a packed restaraunt. Chad then opened his menu up to us...we need to start doing this for every episode.

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Audio assist by Joe Hamilton (joe.john.hamilton@gmail.com)

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Episode 41 w. Sam Silverman (Live Nation Marketing Manager)

January 14, 2018

Sam is the blueprint.

She became passionate about music as a teen and began helping bands. While at university she leveraged every opportunity to build her dream career. She ran the Campus Activities Board, learning how to book and promote large-scale concerts. She interned and worked at every major club in Baltimore while also working at a record store. She even managed a band, booked national tours, and helped secure runs on the Warped Tour.

As a woman in her mid-twenties, she now sits at the big kids table as Marketing Manager for Live Nation, working in the Washington D.C. market. More importantly, she realizes that balancing her career with her personal life is the key. Sam shares her blueprint on Episode 41 and we're all better for it!

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Audio assist by Joe Hamilton (joe.john.hamilton@gmail.com)

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Episode 40 w. Geoff Blake (MissionFit)

January 7, 2018

Geoffrey Blake is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of MissionFit (www.missionfit.org), a non-profit organization and gym serving Baltimore's youth. He's also a talented musician and good friend to us. In EP40, GB shares his often difficult journey moving to a new country as a kid, losing his father as a teen, and struggling with drug addiction for many years. He chats about music helping him to overcome these obstacles and how he has grown and thrived from these difficult experiences. He digs into the beginnings of MissionFit, why he believes in it, and his vision for its potential. Geoff is a great model for us all and generously shares his truth and wisdom on this episode!

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Audio assist by Joe Hamilton (joe.john.hamilton@gmail.com)

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Episode 39: New Years 2018!

December 31, 2017

Happy 2018! In EP39, we reflect on the past year and pass the mic with seven questions: Concert, Meal, CC Epsiode, Travel Destination, and Career Moment of 2017...Life Skill to Improve in 2018, and Acknowledgement of a CC Community Member. Join us in the CC Facebook Group as we open each question up to you this week! Much love and respect for your attention and Happy New Year!!

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Edited, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Lang (jeffreywlangjr@gmail.com

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Episode 38: XMAS Reunion!

December 24, 2017

It's Christmas, we have jingle bells, and it's our first time together in months! This episode is simply three friends who haven't been together in awhile catching up. We dig into Jordan adjusting to his new role in pro wrestling which leads us to forming relationships at work. Matt reacts to feedback he received from a recent video he shared and clarifies his original intentions. We discuss the importance of human connection no matter the context of the interaction or relationship. Justin chats about the lessons learned from this podcast that he's applying in his dietic career. Matt also introduces a new project he's been working on and we all share what we're feeling good about heading into 2018. Much love and respect for your attention and engagement this year! 

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Edited, mixed, and mastered by Joe Hamilton (joe.john.hamilton@gmail.com) 

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Episode 37 w. Brandon Bateman (Marine Veteran, Military Consultant) Re-Air

December 17, 2017

(This episode is a Re-Air of EP33 with a new and extended intro with Matt)

Recorded in Periphery's tour bus, Matt and Jake Bowen (Periphery, EP32) sit down with Brandon Bateman to chat his history in the military, most specifically his time in the field and how it's shaped his views on how men and authoritative jobs are viewed in society today. They discuss the measure and expectations of a "man" in the context of the military and in the civilian world and dig heavily into Brandon's work educating law enforcement officers, EMT's, veterans, and other victims of trauma on how to cope with stress. Evangelizing the term "Post Traumatic Growth", Brandon hopes to lead a movement from the ground level all the way up to the federal level in order to create support programs for local enforcement officers who currently have limited options after experiencing trauma. Brandon also discusses the "worst day of his life" and how its shaped his worldview today, and digs deep into the differences between anxiety vs. true fear.

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