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Brian Harbin and Colby Harris

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Episode # 38 - Now Live!

 We interview former D-1 basketball player Wyatt Walker. Wyatt is from Jacksonville, Florida and standing at 6'9, he was always a ball player. He attended Providence high school where we played 3 years with NBA star Grayson Allen. After dominating the Florida high school scene, Wyatt went on to play at Ohio State University and Samford University. Through this time he worked towards perfecting his craft, but injuries continued to fight him. After making a run at the G-League, Wyatt decided to hang them up and return back to Jacksonville. He is now the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Episcopal School of Jacksonville and girls JV basketball Coach.

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Episode # 1

The What, Why, How, and Who behind Grit.org - An interview with Founder Brian Harbin

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Episode # 2

The first 'product' of Grit.org, Colby Harris, shares his journey from Grit University intern and Grit Camp counselor to his current role as a Grit.org Associate.  Watch his 2 min preview video here.

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Episode # 3

Sean Poynter talks about life lessons from his journey through surfing, living in the Volcom house, and then becoming a Stand Up Paddleboard World Champion.  Watch his 2 min preview video here.

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Episode # 4

We interview a current Division I baseball player Aidan Sweatt and discuss the principles he has learned through his journey in life and baseball.  Watch his 5 min preview video here.

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Episode # 5

The story of 4 Veterans that paddled across the Atlantic to raise money for Veteran suicide. Hear their remarkable story including the journey and the purpose behind the 51 day journey that has raised nearly $1m.  Watch their 7 min preview video here.

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Episode # 6

Missy shares how effort, attitude, and a passion for helping people has helped her enjoy the journey. From getting married at 15, working in and taking over a family business, and to now building an incredible real estate brokerage.  Watch her 7 min preview video here.

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Episode # 7

We interview Dr. Saman Soleymani to unpack his journey immigrating from Iran, being a college student at 15, becoming a doctor, and now running one of the largest medical clinics in Jacksonville (Avecina Medical).  Watch his 8 min preview video here.

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Episode # 8

We interview Conner Furu, a former D1 Football player that underwent 7 injuries over the course of his career. His story of grit and persistence in the face of adversity is incredibly inspirational.  Check out his podcast preview here.

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Episode # 9

We interview our two Grit University interns of 2022 to discuss their journey of working with us during the summer of 2022 by helping run Grit Camp. To hear from two more 'products' of Grit.org.  Check out their 2 minute preview video here.

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Episode # 10

We interview Adam Silva, a former D1 lacrosse player at West Point. He's an Army Veteran who coaches high school lacrosse at Bolles and works in player development for the JU lacrosse team. His mission in life revolves around 3 simple principles which guide him as a coach, a father of 3 children (2 of which are college lacrosse players), and as a business consultant. Check out his 2 minute preview video here.

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Episode # 11

Jason Babin joins us on Episode 11 of the Grit.org Podcast! From being a first round draft pick, to creating a full service real estate company, to raising his sons, Jason shares his story of sports, business, and grit.  Watch his 2 min preview video here.

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Episode # 12

Poe Pinson is a world class skater at just 17 years old. In the last few years she has become a X-Games bronze medalist, team USA member, and just finished 4th on the world at the SLS Rio Women's Super Crown Final. Like, comment, and share with someone you think would enjoy Poe's story!  Watch her 1 min preview video here.

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Episode # 13

Jason Watson runs Watson Martial Arts in Jacksonville, FL. Jason has coached over 100 national champions and has personally won 10 state championships, 10 national championships, and is a 2 time US cup champion. He joins in the studio to discuss all things martial arts, business, and the grit it requires to succeed.

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Episode # 14

Liam O'Regan is the definition of an athlete. He was a standout surfer, hockey player, and baseball player through high school. Liam went on to play D-1 baseball at Elon University before getting his masters at Lynn University. He then launched a fitness coaching program as well as a fitness apparel and supplements brand - FortySteps. Enjoy his full story from athlete to entrepreneur!

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Episode # 15

Garrett Scantling was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. After starting track and field in middle school, Garrett pursued a collegiate career at the University of Georgia. From there he placed 4th in the decathlon in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, tried out for the Atlanta Falcons, and even became a financial planner. That was until he realized what he left out on the track and his burning desire brought him back. Hear Garretts story of growth, grit, and a 2021 4th place Olympic finish here on the Grit.org Podcast!

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Episode # 16

Corey Howell grew up a stand out surfer on the East Coast. As he continued his surfing career, he found a passion for fitness and helping others. While winning a collegiate surfing national championship, Corey made his way towards becoming a Chiropractor. Once graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, he opened up his own practice in his hometown of Melbourne Beach. His holistic approach to health has impacted hundreds of lives. Enjoy this episode telling his story from athlete and coach, to doctor and entrepreneur!

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Episode # 17

 Dillon Basse is the lead singer of emerging band FlipTurn. His passion for music started at just four years old. After forming the band in high school, their group has now gone on to make multiple albums and travel all across the U.S. playing shows. At the end of 2022, FlipTurn had reached over 30 million streams on Spotify and played hundreds of live shows. Enjoy Dillon's full story of passion, growth, and musical expertise.

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Episode # 18

 Jerry Rodriguez grew up playing sports with a passion for music. After playing many shows through college and beyond, Jerry decided to pivot into the business world. In this episode he highlights his experiences from starting a clothing brand, to launching a manufacturing facility, to now expanding a real estate business. Hear Jerry's full story of growth and grit right here on the Grit.org Podcast!

Episode # 19

 In this episode, Colby Harris interviews Brian Harbin about Grit Brokerage - the domain brokerage firm he started that is the financial catalyst for what has helped fuel Grit.org since its inception. Grit Brokerage was recently awarded the 2022 Masters of Domains award for being one of the top 10 grossing brokerages in the world. We answer some of the common questions about domains, how the process works, and unpack some of the types of domain sales Grit Brokerage has recently made. Be sure to tune in and let us know any of your questions in the comments!

Episode # 20

 Arrelious Benn was a natural athlete from a young age. Growing up in Washington D.C. Arrelious always saw football as his way to out grow his hometown. He went on to University of Illinois on a full ride football scholarship before being drafted in the 2010 NFL draft. After spending 8 seasons in the NFL with teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Jacksonville Jaguars - Arrelious retired in his final destination of Jacksonville, Florida. In this episode we highlight Arrelious's story from his football career, to his personal finance initiatives, and more recently the opening of his coffee shop "Social House".

Episode # 21

 In this episode we interview Roberto Bolona. Roberto immigrated to the US in 2003 and has spent the last 20 years in South Florida. He attended FIU and has gone on to work in various businesses. He has most recently been developing luxury real estate throughout South Florida - his homes start at $10M and are 10,000+ square feet! After talking about Robertos upbringing and assimilation into the US, we take a deep dive into his growth in real estate from residential, to commercial, to luxury development. We also discuss his best tips for networking and expanding your business.

Episode # 22

 Nathan Bourne comes from humble beginnings that he has used to his advantage over the last three decades. After barely knowing how to read and write by middle school, Nathan hustled his way to the top academically and athletically. By senior year, he had multiple ivy league scholarship offers and was one of the best wrestlers in the nation. After landing at Penn State, Nathan continued his athletic career but knew entrepreneurship was the path for him. After starting multiple businesses, he launched MyCore in 2017. MyCore is a all in one, not all or nothing, software designed to simplify bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, benefits, and HR. In this episode we discuss his story from sports to growing a company with over 50 employees.

Episode # 23

 The son of two hard working, blue-collar parents, Bob Warren has spent his professional career building his tool box of skills from management to sales and even public speaking. After launching over 7 businesses, Bob started his most recent business, Warren & Company Realty Advisors, 19 years ago, in 2004. Bob works with both institutional and high net-worth investors to help them identify, analyze and acquire cash-flowing income properties of all types, throughout the U.S. Just last year Warren & Company was honored as #4 on the Jacksonville Business Journal’s “Fast 50” – the 50 fastest growing companies in Jacksonville from 2019-2021. 

Episode # 24

 In this episode we sit down with Brian and his team at Grit Brokerage. They highlight some of their tactics and specialties in the domain industry that sets them apart. At Grit Brokerage, they pride themselves and their resilience and willingness to problem solve while putting the clients needs above all else. Enjoy this episode, share it with someone you think would enjoy it, and be sure to contact Grit Brokerage for all your domain needs!

Episode # 25

 Vick Tipnes is the CEO and Founder of Blackstone Medical, a multi-faceted health company mainly focusing on sleep apnea testing. Vick grew from the smallest to largest testing company over the last decade. After finding success, he has continued to remain consistent on his business while expanding new ventures. His most recent feat was "RiseCon", the most elite event for entrepreneurs in the world. He had multiple A-list speakers from David Goggins, to Rick Ross and Tim Grover.

Episode # 26

 Steven Gold is a serial entrepreneur in the health care space. He has a track record of discipline and determination - starting in college. Steven was the captain of the Yale swim team and following his time at Yale he went on to earn degrees from Florida and Pennsylvania. In this episode we discuss his entrepreneurial journey and how his athletic career has played a part in his success. We also take a deep dive into the current mental health crisis people are facing and how important it is that we continue to curate solutions for each individual

Episode # 27

 Dana Gordon is a experienced Senior Account Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the public relations and communications industry. In this episode we discuss her story from collegiate golf at the University of Florida, to traveling the world with the biggest names in sports.

Episode # 28

 In this episode we sit down with our 2023 Grit University interns Kevin Butler and Christian Cosper. They completed nearly 50 6am workouts, managed over 25 counselors, read 2 books each, and generated $110k in revenue at Grit Camp. We highlight their experience from summer 2023. 

Episode # 29

 Elise Fallucco is a mom, doctor, podcaster and more. Holding degrees from Princeton and Vanderbilt, she is extremely well respected in her field and is here on the podcast to discuss everything from raising kids of her own, to how to spot a child in crisis, to ways you can connect with a mental health professional.

Episode # 30

 Matt Greggo is a dedicated bodybuilder, entrepreneur, and influencer. In this episode Matt Greggo shares his experiences in the gym, battling mental health, going viral on social media, and much much more. Matt holds a IFBB Pro Card and recently qualified for the Mr.Olympia. While competing, he also runs his own coaching business working with other competitive bodybuilders. Matt has used his platform to support others in their journey while openly discussing his battles with mental health.

Episode # 31

 Grit discusses the London Domain Summit conference they recently attended, the story of the global leader in online ad campaigns RTBHouse upgrading their domain, how character brand CoolCats trimmed their online brand, and the high profile entrepreneur Casey Wasserman who acquired his last name domain over a decade after his initial inquiry. This episode is action packed with everything you need to know currently happening in the domain space. 

Episode # 32

 Gary Humphrey was raised in the United Kingdom, where as a young man he joined the Royal Navy. He soon after entered the SBS (Special Boat Service) where he died twice, went on hundreds of deployments, and travelled all across the world. After nearly two decades in the military, he took his skills to television production, working with shows like Top Gear and even hosting his own National Geographic series for a period of time. Gary ran security for celebrities like Beyonce and travelled with Anthony Bourdain, but also lost it all at one point and found himself working for a lawn care company. Now having spent almost 18 years in the production industry, he most recently has been traveling the world with Gordon Ramsey shooting his series "Unchartered". In this episode Gary shares stories from all of his adventures while offering advice for other people on how they can lead a life of excitement, fulfillment, and enjoyment.

Episode # 33

 Rachel is the co-founder of Roots Marketing Agency in New York. She launched the agency alongside her longtime friend after they both graduated from Florida State. They have built their agency from the ground up and now have multiple full time staff, an office space, and clients pouring in regularly. In this episode we discuss Rachels leap into entrepreneurship, tips for partnerships and collaboration, and the keys to social media.

Episode # 34

 Charlie Jimerson is a powerhouse attorney known for taking on the toughest legal battles that businesses face. He's a seasoned lawyer who excels in high-stakes scenarios, with a track record of successful outcomes. Charlie's expertise spans various industries, and he leads teams of lawyers, handling everything from contract drafting to complex commercial disputes. He's also a respected figure in construction law, holding the title of Board Certified Construction Attorney. His accomplishments include numerous awards and recognitions, such as being listed in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. He started from humble beginnings, served in the U.S. Air Force, and excelled at University of Florida. Charlie is a devoted family man, youth sports coach, and MMA enthusiast. 

Episode # 35

 Josh Kennedy founded First Coast Home Pros, a comprehensive cleaning company in Northeast Florida, known for its exceptional service and customer satisfaction. The company, which started with window cleaning, has expanded to include a wide range of services, including exterior cleaning, maid services, and IICRC certified interior cleaning. Under Kennedy's leadership, the business also offers handyman services as a Florida Certified Residential Contractor and has been recognized as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in NE Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal. When he is not building his business, Josh loves spending time with his family and coaching baseball.

Episode # 36

 Steel Lafferty, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, began wakeboarding at age 10 and quickly displayed exceptional talent. He turned professional in 2011 and has since made significant strides, becoming the first to land the Wake To Wake 1080, Toeside Backside 900, and Heel Side Backside 1080. Lafferty is celebrated for setting records and expanding wakeboarding's possibilities and is a role model in the wakeboarding community. Beyond sports, he has built a incredible personal brand through social media and has generated billions of views. 

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