The Professional Amateur Podcast

The Professional Amateur Podcast

Every Monday I dive into the world of the amateurs out there who are getting paid to do what they love. Those people that followed their passion and either make full time or part time income from their love. We all have to start somewhere, and these are those stories.

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May 9, 2022 12 min
BIG CHANGES!!! This is the turning point of where The Professional Amatuer Podcast is going. Actually the changes aren’t that big at all and they seem silly at first, but I want to shake off the idea that you HAVE to make money doing things you love, it doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear... Read More
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Solo podcast this week! Mindset Mindset MINDSET. Change your mindset from fixed to growth. That’s all I want you to do. It will change your life in the most positive way. Thanks for listening and thank you for all of your support!
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First and foremost, Claire’s artwork is amazingly charming and supremely sweet. She has been to many shows, pug events, published books, worked with charities, and created a community of pug fun with her Patreon. All while having a healthy love for pugs and pug people! https://www.patreon.com/chickenpantshttps://chickenpantsstudio.com/https://www.instagram.com/chickenpants/
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John Mattiuzzi is an award winning filmmaker, visual effects editor, compositor, artist and so much more. His portfolio includes Student Academy Award winning short “The Compositor”, multiple award winning Documentary “La America”, out of this world shorts like “Zerogon” and even was Lead VFX on the SB LVI Pepsi Halftime Show. John and I grew... Read More
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I met Leslie in the NFT Space and after a few messages I knew I needed to talk to her. From her times in Haiti covering revolution and natural disasters, to creating a name for herself in the NFT space, the last 20+ years of her Photography career have been astounding and incredibly interesting. https://lesliespurlock.com/https://twitter.com/LeslieASpurlockhttps://foundation.app/@lesliespurlockhttps://opensea.io/LeslieSpurl...
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I’m back with a solo episode but the story is different this time. I talk about pugs, specifically Philomena the Pug and the path I took as a photographer and instagram influencer, which was completely different than most. I also finally get to talking about my idea of a foundation project to use NFTs to... Read More
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I sat down with Ronnie Moacyr to catch up with my fellow pug dad. And we went hard into the paint on Pugs and Photography. So much so, we forgot to talk about his main gig in Marketing and his Voice Over work. However, you get to learn that our pug life is great, but... Read More
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Soph, as she is know online, is the master of passions, she is learning a ton of languages, has a ton of projects and is always on the quest for more knowledge. You can follow her adventures in cooking and cuisine at: https://www.unculturedpalate.com/On instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/sophsbadgaming/ and https://www.instagram.com/unculturedpalate/ And be sure to catch the monthly... Read More
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Ariane Reina is a prominent boudoir photographer in Atlanta, but that isn’t what she wanted to be when she grew up. We talk about how she got to where she is in Photography and the amazing direction her business is taking her in life. You can see her work on social media and her portfolio... Read More
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You can find more about Magic Dose at:https://magic-dose.com/https://www.instagram.com/_magicdose/Lauren Galus is not your typical entrepreneur. She is high vibe, in tune, and curating a brand of natural medicine and skincare that is turning people’s lives around. We talk about it all, from her brand Magic Dose’s beginnings, to her outlook on pharmaceutical overstimulation, and of course,... Read More
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Jared Moore is an assistant professor at Grand Valley State university and when you listen to what he does there, you can easily get lost in the weeds.  Take a look at his blog and website https://theboredlife.com/ and to quote his bio on the university website: His research focuses on the optimization of robotic systems... Read More
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This episode is about me. Photography, NFTs, Art, Music, and ADHD. It makes for an interesting time. I had notes, but went off script and forgot to look at my notes and really didn’t talk about everything I wanted to, but that is quite ok. Support the Podcast at Patreon https://www.patreon.com/theprofessionalamateur Support the Artist on... Read More
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AtomBombBody is a content creator, crafter, community manager, streamer, artist, cosplayer, model, photographer, and a million other titles that she’s held over the years.  We sat down and caught up on what she is doing these days and how her love for VR content creation led to her  getting a job at LIV working at... Read More
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Steven Bridgman is a nerd, he plays video games, dresses up in cosplay, and is obsessed with cats. Though you wouldn’t know that looking at him at first glance, especially at work where he is a tattoo artist and Co-Owner of BDC Tattoo in Lawrence Kansas.  We sat and talked about how his love of... Read More
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Musician, Singer, Songwriter; Kieran McGee is someone I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for the better part of three decades.  We sat down and talked about his journey from a little kid in Manhattan being surrounded by music, to creating his own records and fighting to get them published in the time of record companies... Read More
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Debra Mastic is a pug lover, pug owner, and inventor of something so niche, that it’s taken the world by storm.  I sit down with Debra to learn about the Pugly Company and it’s flagship product, The Fluff Trough.  A product that she designed to help her pug Pork Chop and in a few years,... Read More
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Performing is not for everyone, but for today’s guest, it’s a deep passion. Neil Battinelli, Performer, Actor, Magician, when he gets in front of a crowd entertaining people, he is at home. I follow Neil’s path from a theater geek to magician and the 100 different paths he wandered down. And we bond over a... Read More
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It’s more than selling houses. When I had reached out to Tred Hulse to talk about his passion, I assumed we would talk about his On Air days in Radio and while the passion was there, he knew that there were things more important than radio.Family. That is when he switched gears and went from... Read More
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The first episode of The Professional Amateur Podcast is with the one guy I’ve been lucky to call my best friend for the last 25 years. Bradley Conklin is an accomplished drummer of varying schools of drumming and is currently drumming for both the bands Ate Bit and Rex Viper. We learn about his love... Read More
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Debra Mastic is a pug lover, pug owner, and inventor of something so niche, that it’s taken the world by storm.  I sit down with Debra to learn about the Pugly Company and it’s flagship product, The Fluff Trough.  A product that she designed to help her pug Pork Chop and in a few years,... Read More
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