Seesaw Sessions with Brian Fink

Seesaw Sessions with Brian Fink

What’s the best way to overcome adversity? In this limited podcast series, Brian Fink speaks with people that have experienced success, learns how they navigated through the ups and downs of their lives, and finds out what advice they would have for others.... Show More

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As important as it is to remember that we are all in this together, I thought it would also be great to get some advice from an expert on working from home. On this quarantined episode, Dr. Tracey Wilen, author of the blog "Working From Home; The New Normal", gives very insightful tips on making it through the quarantine without going stir crazy, how to keep a positive attitude during all of this, and how to successfully w...
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Afrojack is one of the biggest DJ/Producers in the music industry, normally playing main stages at festivals all over the world. But right now, he's just like all of us; quarantined. On this episode, Afrojack shares his advice on what we should all be doing in this moment. Plus what he's doing to stay busy at home, and why the thought of making music right now actually depresses him a little.
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March 31, 2020 17 min
Pop star Katy Tiz shares how her quarantine is going in London, what she's doing to stay active, and why she's really inspired to write music right now. Plus how she is overcoming a sickness that has sidelined her life and career for 18 months!
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Over 20 years ago, Darude released the dance song "Sandstorm". If you've been to any sporting event and been hyped up, you know the song... if it doesn't ring a bell, YouTube it, I promise you know it. No one could have ever imagined that 20 years later, it would be used to unify a country during the Coronavirus pandemic. On another quarantined episode, Darude shares how people in Finland are using his song to com...
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On another quarantined episode, Lorne Padman (VP, Dim Mak) shares what's been getting him & his girlfriend through the lockdown in LA, Maykel Piron (CEO, Armada Music) updates us on what's going on in The Netherlands, and pop star Casey Baer talks about how the pandemic has affected her.
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We're all in this war against the Coronavirus together, and this is some of the hardest adversity we've ever faced in our lifetime. On this episode, Brian Fink speaks with people under quarantine in Florida, Texas, and New York to get ideas on what they're doing to stay sane. Plus what they're binging, and what the first thing is they're gonna do when this has all passed. Hear from Shannon Gibson from iHeartMe...
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Gareth Emery is one of the most prolific trance DJ/producers, having been in the music business for over 15 years with hundreds of songs to his credit. But after one of his first songs blew up, he couldn't reproduce the success for years, and almost gave up entirely! On this episode, Gareth shares who he blames for his lack of success during that time, what got him through the lows, and what snapped him out of his lull to get b...
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Mark Divine is a former Navy SEAL, a very successful entrepreneur, and a best selling author. But when he first went into Navy SEAL recruitment office, they told him he should probably find another career. On this episode, Mark shares how he overcame being shoved aside, and turned it into a very successful 20 year career of active duty. Plus, why he believes you have to fail to succeed, his keys to being a successful leader, and he...
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KANDY has been producing music for almost ten years. He's even remixed for Selena Gomez, and had songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard charts. But when he first started learning how to produce, he lost a lot of friendships. And a few years ago, he made a life-changing decision: to come out. On this episode, KANDY shares how he stayed on track when following his dream of making music, why he finally decided to come out, and how h...
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Huey Lewis is an 80's music icon. His group Huey Lewis & The News has sold over 40 million albums, won GRAMMYs, and they've been touring for over forty years. But two years ago, Huey got diagnosed with Ménière's Disease, which not only forced them to cancel their tour, but has also taken away his ability to sing. On this episode, Huey shares how he was able to handle the prognosis, and what it was like hitchhiking ...
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Jenn Jordan is a very successful morning show co-host in Ohio. But more importantly, she is the mother of Jakob, who has autism. On this episode, Jenn shares how she got through being completely bedridden for 6 months of her pregnancy, how she finally connected with her son, and what the most important thing is that she has learned while raising Jakob. She also shares some great steps towards winning the battle with our minds.
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With incredibly emotional lyrics to their songs, Krewella's rise to fame in the EDM world, and their connection to their fanbase, was meteoric. They were being requested and booked for every club and every festival across the world. But in 2014, they faced something they had never faced before: a lawsuit that not only tore apart their group, but their fans as well; and forced everything to come to a screeching halt. On this epi...
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Loud Luxury had the biggest dance song in the country with their award-winning smash "Body". But when they first moved to LA to pursue their dream, they were sleeping in the same bed and eating oatmeal every day just to try to make it. On this episode, Joe & Andrew share why they're not really afraid of failing, plus how they overcame years of grinding it out and being told 'no' so many times they actually t...
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Cash Cash is a DJ/Producer trio that plays shows & festivals all over the world. They have gone multi-platinum and have produced songs with huge artists like Pink, Bebe Rexha, Nelly, and John Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls. But in 2008, they were actually an Alt/Punk band doing shows with artists like The All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, and Cobra Starship. And in 2010, they were dropped by their label. On this episode, J...
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Froggy is a co-host on one of the biggest syndicated morning radio shows in the country, The Elvis Duran Show. But ten years ago, he was diagnosed with Acromegaly, a very rare life-threatening disease, and had to undergo brain surgery, colon surgery, and complete jaw reconstruction. On this episode, Froggy shares how he dealt with that, how he was diagnosed after ten years of symptoms, why you should always listen to your body, an...
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George Hess is a very successful music promoter and CEO. His wife Jamie is a very successful social influencer and TV personality. But more importantly, they have a combined 11 years of sobriety. On this episode, George & Jamie share how their addictions began, how they've managed to overcome them, and what advice they would have for others battling addiction.
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John Santoro has owned some of the most successful nightclubs in Tampa, Florida. He also founded and runs Sunset Music Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in the south. But in 2007, he decided to end the original incarnation of SMF. And in 2016, he watched as his biggest nightclub burned down. On this episode, John tells us the history of his nightclubs, how he overcame the fire, and what made him start Sunset Events. Plu...
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Two stories of overcoming adversity on this episode! First: pop star MAX, who had to have vocal chord surgery last year, couldn't speak for four months, and went into a really dark place. Then Grammy Award winning singer Sam Smith, who was beaten up when they were 19-years-old simply for being themselves. Hear their stories AND the amazing advice they would have for others!
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SHAED may have one of the biggest songs in the country with "Trampoline", but they've been grinding for a long time to make it happen, including previously being a part of seven bands. On this episode, Chelsea, Spencer, & Max talk about overcoming being shot down a lot of times, how Chelsea dealt with her performance anxiety, and where they were the first time they heard "Trampoline" on the radio and in the ...
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Damon Sharpe is a Grammy winning producer, songwriter, and singer, who has sold over 40 million records and even wrote Jennifer Lopez's #1 song "Love Don't Cost A Thing". But when he was starting out, he went from being on a TV show, in a boy band, and on the cover of teen magazines to being unemployed overnight. On this episode, Damon shares how he got thru the dark times of losing literally everything, and how he ...
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