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EP 23 - Interview with Jesse Topp

Jesse Topp, an entrepreneur, Jiu-Jitsu coach, and specialized fitness trainer, joins Troy as an example of persistence. Hear how Jesse overcame alcohol and drug addictions to take control of his life. Jesse shares his story as an inspiration for others to ask for help and keep going. Listen to today’s episode and find out how you can be a resource for others through your story. “To be persistent and moving forward, you have to take action, you have to be able to ask for help, and you have to...


EP 22 - Interview with Cayla Craft

Today’s show features advice for all areas of life. Troy speaks with Cayla Craft, a self-made millionaire, lifestyle entrepreneur, and owner of Mommy Millionaire. Cayla shares her experience and wisdom as she aims to serve others. Listen in to hear how fears give way to confidence and self-development boosts impact. “Stop waiting for motivation. Motivate yourself.” -Cayla Craft Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes Timestamps: 2:54 - Cayla Craft’s story 5:28 - Building character and...


EP 21 - Interview with Ryan Hudson-Peralta

In this episode of the Persistence Factor, Troy interviews Ryan Hudson-Peralta, a life-coach and motivational speaker, born with a disability that has never managed to bring him down. Ryan is persistent, strong, he never gives up on what he wants, and he has made it his mission to inspire the same traits in other people. Join us if you want to hear Ryan’s fantastic story that will inevitably encourage you. “If there were something I’d want to do, I would figure a way how to do it.” -Ryan...


EP 20 - Interview with My Better Half Jasmine Perks

Today’s episode of the Persistence Factor is a special one. Troy is joined by his partner and better half - Jasmine Perks. They share, the good, the bad and the ugly about their relationship and how they were able to overcome it. Plus, listen in as Troy lays it all out on the table. He opens up and shares his faults and painful moments in his life. “I’m so glad that Troy is where he is today because now he can share the stories that people don’t know about him.” -Jasmine Perks Timestamps:...


EP 19 - Interview with Craig Ballantyne

Get inspired to achieve whatever you want to achieve in today's episode on the Persistence Factor, where Troy interviews Craig Ballantyne, author, and owner of several successful businesses. He is here to give you his view on structure, discipline, and all the other methods he uses to attain success. But as Craig says, you have to do the work to get the reward! “True structure brings you true freedom.” -Craig Ballantyne Timestamps: 1:40 - Craig Ballantyne’s story - the transition from...


EP 18 - Interview with Elliott Hulse

Be still. These words of wisdom come from today’s guest, Elliott Hulse, infamous strong man and host of Yo Elliott! Elliott is a world-renowned coach and author, and on today's show, he details the necessity of being still. If you want to achieve meaning and lead a better and healthier life, join us on this episode of the Persistence Factor. “Self-confidence comes after self-love.” -Elliott Hulse Timestamps: 3:01 - The evolution of Elliott Hulse and his core values 10:17 - Developing...


EP 17 - Interview with John Hodgson

In this episode of the Persistence Factor, Troy interviews one of the legends in the world of bodybuilding - John Hodgson. He is here to tell you about his successes and how you can achieve them yourself. He will talk about how he retired but still managed to stay in shape and lead a fulfilling life. In the end, if you are a regular person wanting to get into shape, then tune in, because John will explain how. “What the mind can receive and believe, the man can achieve.” -John Hodgson...


EP 16 - Interview with John Marrone

This episode of the persistence factor will get you pumped up and ready to conquer the world. Listen in as Troy interviews massive action taker, John Marrone. John shares his story of being broke and incarcerated and how he overcame his circumstances. You don’t want to miss this episode. “Take 30 minutes for yourself before you take 8 hours for everybody else.” -John Marrone Timestamps: 4:35 The dark times in John Marrone’s life 17:00 Yea you have a vision board, but do you believe in it?...


EP 15 - Interview with Will Schiller

Are you tired of being mediocre? Download this episode to jumpstart your elite path. Will Schiller, professional life coach, and fitness trainer focuses on mental strength, alignment, authenticity and accountability with his clients and today he joins Troy to help get your mind in the place where it needs to be. Grab your pen and pad, because there are loads of tips and actionable instructions you won’t want to miss. Don’t miss this episode, tune in today. “If you want a positive life, you...


EP 14 - Interview with Chris Patterson

Promoted by a layoff, Chris Patterson, Interchange CEO and Zig Ziglar legacy certified, joins Troy and unloads tons of knowledge. Chris’ story is invigorating and will motivate you to make your visions tangible. He sheds light on finding opportunities, executing visions, overcoming fear and the major impact of Zig Ziglar on his success. If you need an extra push or simply more gas in your engine to keep going, this is definitely the episode for you. Listen in today. “A lot of people think...


EP 13 - Interview with Joe Arko

Homeless with three months to pay first and last month rent on an 8,000 square foot lease, Joe Arko, dug in, turning that gutsy risk into a million-dollar choice he has never forgotten. Joe, the founder, and creator of the personal training certification program A.T.S and PT Profits co-founder joins Troy sharing his story and whipping all in his path into shape. Joe explains the effects of lacking passion, having self-confidence, and canceling fear when aiming to live a successful life. His...


EP 12 - Interview with Sara Fennell

Sara Fennell is no stranger to difficult times, but on today’s episode, she reveals that she knows there were lessons in it all. Now an IFBB Pro, international fitness model, and social media and marketing expert, Sara joins Troy and opens up about her personal story. From deep depression to fitness leader, Sara shares firsthand how mental strength, and consistent up leveling, impacted her journey. Tune in, to be inspired to get out of your place of suffering and run towards the vision that...


EP 11 - Interview with Jasmine Perks

Becoming mentally, emotionally as well as physically fit, is no easy task, but Jasmine Perks, body transformation, and lifestyle coach can help with all three. On today’s episode, Troy and Jasmine discuss ways to help you live your best life in your best body, from the perspective of focusing on the inside. This holistic approach will help you understand the importance that mental fitness plays in fostering and sustaining changing behaviors on your transformation journey. “You cannot heal...


EP 10 - interview with Ben Pakulski

If I can’t, therefore, I must, a saying Ben Pakulski, founder and creator of MI40, lives by. Don’t miss today’s episode with Troy and Ben as they discuss the power in struggling, the science behind bodybuilding and how to get where you know you want to go. “My greatest obstacle, my greatest struggle became the opportunity to change the world.” -Ben Pakulski Subscribe on iTunes and Leave a Review Timestamps: 8:00 The struggle that led to an enterprise 10:35 Bodybuilding is not just the...


EP 9 - Interview with Angie Lee

It’s time to train your brain to think your new reality, says life coach Angie Lee. Keep it right here with Troy and Angie as they talk through ways that you can become the best version of you possible. This episode is rich with knowledge including, explaining the value in giving away today to reap tomorrow, the role of self-confidence, the law of attraction plus much more. Press play, because today’s episode will ignite you to see it, so you can be it. “People are attracted to people when...


EP 8 - Interview with Alvin Brown

In this interview, Alvin Brown, author of Journey to Personal Greatness, explains, “Persistence is doing what you should be, have to do, [and] want to do when the mood has left you.” Join Troy and Alvin, CEO & founder of the Center for Healing and Peak Performance as he takes you through key actions that will motivate you to turn burning desires into current realities and push you to become an active life participant and leave passive living behind. Alvin’s personal journey and guidance...


EP 7 - Interview with Jordan Syatt

On this episode of The Persistence Factor, Troy sits down with Jordan Syatt, the founder, and owner of Syatt Fitness. Travis dives deep on what it takes to become an entrepreneur. He shares his untold story of his excellent speaking ability, the behind the scenes practice and repetition that goes into his videos. Also, stay tuned to hear Jordan’s definition of persistence. “Failure is not only a part of the process and it’s not a bad thing it's actually a good thing.” -Jordan Syatt...


EP 6 - Interview with Vince Del Monte

On this episode of The Persistence Factor, Troy interviews Vince Del Monte, husband, father and online business coach. Vince dives deep on what he has learned about sales and building an online business. He also shares how having a business coach has really impacted his success. Also, stay tuned to hear Vince’s counseling on how to maintain a healthy relationship with your loved ones while building your business. “Stop selling. Start closing.” -Vince Del Monte Timestamps: 2:40 A lesson in...


EP 5 - Interview with Travis Jones

On this episode of The Persistence Factor, Troy sits down with Travis Jones, the founder of RBT gyms. Travis dives deep on what it takes to become an entrepreneur. He shares his stories or grit, persistence and resourcefulness that has made RBT the 10 million dollar business it is now. Also, stay tuned to hear Travis’s keystone habits that he does daily. “Disciplined execution is the key to success.” -Travis Jones Timestamps: 3:50 Travis’s beginnings in the health and fitness industry 5:45...


EP 4 - Interview with Tosca Reno

On this episode of The Persistence Factor, Troy sits down with New York Times bestselling author and founder of Eat-Clean Revolution, Tosca Reno. Tosca shares her amazing story of persistence through the most trying times of her life (which included the loss of multiple loved ones and an enormous amount of debt). Also, stay tuned to hear what she has dubbed the 3 E’s of emotional health. “With every loss and devastation, there is birth and regrowth.” -Tosca Reno Timestamps: 3:31 Tosca...