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Mark Malkoff talks to top achievers about how their amazing persistence has shaped their careers and lives. Want to be more tenacious, relentless, and resilient in the things you care about? Then this is the podcast for you! Guests give practical tips on how to achieve your goals and dreams while going past constant roadblocks and persevering during difficult times. These include Soledad O'Brien (EMMY winning journalist), Alan Menken (Oscar winning composer), Aasif Manvi (Daily Show with Jon Stewart), and Mike Massimino (former NASA astronaut).

Mark Malkoff talks to top achievers about how their amazing persistence has shaped their careers and lives. Want to be more tenacious, relentless, and resilient in the things you care about? Then this is the podcast for you! Guests give practical tips on how to achieve your goals and dreams while going past constant roadblocks and persevering during difficult times. These include Soledad O'Brien (EMMY winning journalist), Alan Menken (Oscar winning composer), Aasif Manvi (Daily Show with Jon Stewart), and Mike Massimino (former NASA astronaut).
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Mark Malkoff talks to top achievers about how their amazing persistence has shaped their careers and lives. Want to be more tenacious, relentless, and resilient in the things you care about? Then this is the podcast for you! Guests give practical tips on how to achieve your goals and dreams while going past constant roadblocks and persevering during difficult times. These include Soledad O'Brien (EMMY winning journalist), Alan Menken (Oscar winning composer), Aasif Manvi (Daily Show with Jon Stewart), and Mike Massimino (former NASA astronaut).

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English


Episodes

12 - Cynthia Silva: "Having to work twice as hard"

6/24/2019
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Would you be willing to commute seven hours daily for your dream internship? This was just one of Cynthia Silva's many obstacles just to level the playing field. Cynthia Silva's work ethic, determination and willingness to walk away from the stability she built to go after what she really wanted will leave you inspired to keep going when you hit those roadblocks.

Duration:01:09:45

11 - Tommy Avallone: “Improving by studying people’s mistakes”

6/17/2019
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The Bill Murray Stories and Ghostheads director/producer Tommy Avallone discusses how he went from having zero experience directing films to getting his first of three documentaries on Netflix within six years.

Duration:01:33:57

10 - Jay Jay French: "Failures help you get better ideas"

6/10/2019
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After 10 years and nearly 7000 performances how did Twisted Sister finally achieve their dream of a record deal? Jay Jay French, guitarist and a founder of the band, discusses the countless obstacles that Twisted Sister had to endure before finally selling millions of records.

Duration:02:00:14

09 - Susan Lacy: "Don't say no to yourself"

6/3/2019
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Imagine pitching a documentary series and being told, “If it was a good idea it would have already been done.” How did Susan Lacy who had no producing experience successfully go through roadblocks to get her legendary series, “American Masters”, on PBS, win 14 Emmys, and pull of the impossible by getting Steve Spielberg to participate in his first and only full length documentary? You are about to find out.

Duration:01:00:37

08 - Aasif Mandvi: "Building confidence with short-term goals"

5/27/2019
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Imagine you’re an actor and your agent informing you there are no roles for you simply because of the color of your skin. For Aasif Mandvi even when he was cast it almost always was what he calls the “brown guy roles” such as a cab driver or a deli owner. How did Aasif Mandi go from sleeping in a small room in Queens while catering to making a big name for himself and eventually Jon Stewart hiring him on the spot for The Daily Show? You are about to find out.

Duration:01:14:01

07 - A.J. Jacobs: “Faking it until you feel it.”

5/20/2019
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Not only does author A.J. Jacobs get rejected constantly, he even rejects 98% of his own ideas. Through the rejection Jacobs has become a NY Times best selling author. His books chronicling his social experiments are famous worldwide. How did A.J. Jacobs, a man who still struggles with natural self-confidence, rise to the top? You’re about to find out!

Duration:01:11:56

06 - Soledad O'Brien: "Practice rejection."

5/13/2019
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Soledad O’Brien defines persistence as NOT GIVING UP. How did she go from someone that wasn’t comfortable on camera to an EMMY award winner journalist? You are about to find out!

Duration:00:39:20

05 - Michael Emerson: "Be patient with yourself"

5/6/2019
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In his early 40’s, Michael Emerson was still not able to financially support himself by acting. Multiple EMMY wins and two highly rated television shows later Emerson takes us on his epic journey to Hollywood stardom.

Duration:01:12:03

04 - Lisa Sun: "Feedback is a gift"

4/29/2019
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Imagine inviting 200 people to rip apart your business idea. In preparing for her business launch, Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of Gravitas, did just that. While many people avoid critical feedback, Lisa Sun views it as an enormous gift, which resulted in her founding a multi-million dollar brand.

Duration:00:48:20

03 - Mike Massimino: “Giving up is unthinkable”

4/22/2019
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Mike Massimino’s dream of becoming a NASA astronaut was slipping away. He was rejected for years by the NASA space program. They even told him he wouldn’t qualify due to his poor eye site. Massimino wouldn’t even let that stop him.

Duration:00:44:10

02 - Laurel Touby: "When failure is not an option"

4/15/2019
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What would you do if your biggest customers were all going bankrupt? For Laurel Touby, founder of Mediabistro, it was looking bleak. Touby discusses how her business survived and years later sold for over $20 million. Touby gives valuable tips on how to be persistent, go past roadblocks, and be confident around people even when you're not.

Duration:00:58:41

01 - Alex Baze: “America’s greatest joke writer”

4/9/2019
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Writing for SNL was Alex Baze’s dream. He was rejected for years by SNL. Baze discusses the amazing persistence that finally got him hired. Seth Meyers calls Baze, “American’s greatest living joke writer.” Baze wrote for SNL for ten years. Currently he’s a writer/producer for Late Night with Seth Meyers. Baze gives practical tips for overcoming obstacles and how they can be applied towards your own goal or dream.

Duration:01:11:20

Introducing Persistence 360°

4/3/2019
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Want to become more persistent and resilient? Gain practical insight and be inspired as you hear Mark Malkoff’s incredible guests share how they overcame great obstacles through persistence to achieve their goals and dreams.

Duration:00:01:10