If You Don't Grind

If You Don't Grind

The "If You Don't Grind" Podcast was created to help people recognize the ability for greatness inside of themselves and to empower them to work to achieve it. Hosted by J.T. Rogan, “If You Don’t Grind” features hard working individuals, from a variety of backgrounds, who achieve success no matter the circumstances, because "If You Don't Grind", YOU DON'T SHINE!

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February 9, 2020 38 min
Dan Katz, aka Big Cat, welcomes J.T. into the Pardon My Take studio at Barstool Sports headquarters. The conversation focuses on Big Cat's journey from "the worst real estate professional in history" to being the host of the most popular sports podcast in America.
Dan and J.T. talk about a variety of topics ranging from the early days of Barstool Sports to Dan thinking that J.T. hated him. #IfYouDontGrind / linkedin.c...
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Mikey talks about his journey to becoming a fixture in the Detroit music scene. Mikey discusses managing artists, how he helped to throw Eminem a surprise 30th birthday party, maintaining professional relationships, why he chooses to work for himself, and how he achieves success in his multiple business ventures. #IfYouDontGrind / linkedin.com/grind
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This episode focuses on Kirk's unrelenting positive mindset and his battle to help find the cure for Parkinson's. Kirk talks about how he transformed his mindset to go from being a .225 hitter with the Detroit Tigers to batting .300 the following season. Kirk also discusses his upbringing and what environments stoked his competitive nature. #IfYouDontGrind / linkedin.com/grind
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February 10, 2020 30 min
The brilliant leader of Ford Motor Company joins J.T. at Ford Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. They talk Michigan Football, competitive fitness, strategically sound decision-making and the yet to be released Ford Mustang Mach-E. Jim and J.T. exchange dialogue about living with an attitude of gratitude and how to best live in the service of others. #IfYouDontGrind / linkedin.com/grind
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One of the world's leading sleep medicine experts reveals keys to improving your nightly sleep. The interview dives into how to combat jet lag, tactics to manage an erratic competitive athletics schedule and where the opportunities exist for elite performers to improve their sleep. Dr. Singh details elements of the Washington Nationals' 2019 World Series Championship run and the role sleep played in their success . #IfYouD...
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Old friends reconnect as Brandon and J.T. recount their times together at USD and where life has taken them since their playing days at the University of San Diego. Brandon speaks on the difficulties he created for himself by accepting money in exchange for affecting the outcome of games, otherwise known as point shaving. Brandon details his journey out of prison to playing competitive basketball and now sharing his cautionary ta...
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Sandy joins J.T. from The Montag Group's White Plains, NY office to reflect on his best practices and client management from roughly 40 years in the business. Sandy shares stories about negotiating deals with Electronic Arts to create the Madden football video game franchise along with what he's learned from decades of working with many of the most talented experts in the broadcasting and entertainment industries. Sandy d...
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J.T. joins a long-time friend, "Joe", to talk about experiences from the life of a Navy SEAL. The two of them discuss similarities had between elite athletic competitors and high-skilled, well-trained special forces. Joe also talks about why he wants to protect his identity and how he prefers not to take individual credit for Navy SEAL accomplishments. #IfYouDontGrind / linkedin.com/grind
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J.T. and Rex have a basketball-centric conversation about the importance of fundamentals, having integrity + core values, and the most impactful coaching influences in Rex’s career. Rex talks about coaching Russell, Harden, Durant, Kawhi, KG and others. #IfYouDontGrind / linkedin.com/grind
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Alex shares her journey from the University of Michigan as a member of their water polo team to becoming a VP of partnerships for one of the best sales staffing companies in the country. Alex also shares with J.T. her thoughts on the role of women in the sales industry + what WISE is doing to empower women to achieve success. #IfYouDontGrind / linkedin.com/grind
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February 17, 2020 27 min
The newly appointed Offensive Coordinator for the Washington Redskins talks about the coaching profession and how to be successful in such a competitive industry.

Being a quarterback and quarterbacks coach himself, Scott discusses the work ethic of youth quarterbacks and how youth coaches can best foster development of talented players.

Also, Scott remarks on the importance and value of doing your best work in your current role plus ...
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The previously self-appointed “Ghetto Robin Hood”, Ryan Morgan, shares how he went from a life of crime to a life of fulfillment and gratitude.

Ryan‘s upbringing included drug dealing and armed robbery before he turned his life around through education and football. Ryan’s pursuit of education stretches from the penitentiary to the present day, and his message is awesomely powerful.
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Nicole starts by articulating how she arrived at The Athletic. From there, the episode details Nicole’s career path and her growth as a journalist. The last half of the interview focuses on collegiate athlete issues and Nicole’s expertise in that space. #IfYouDontGrind
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Stuart sheds light on how he went from being overlooked to being a nationally recognized contributor in collegiate soccer. His competitiveness led to attempting to become a Navy SEAL. His “Hell Week” SEAL training failure has led him to finding his purpose and fulfillment in life. Stuart doesn’t know what the future holds, but his attitude of gratitude is worth adopting.

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Author, motivational speaker, and beacon of positivity Alex Montoya shares insights about his journey from his birthplace in Columbia to today where he owns and operates A-Motivational Communications.

Alex remarks on his upbringing where he first learned to use prosthetics, and he refused to possess a negative disposition regarding his physical restrictions. Alex speaks on his time both as a student at Notre Dame and as a young prof...
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Larry joins the podcast to talk about how he remains so positive despite having had over 100 surgeries prior to graduating college. Larry inspires many people across the country with his positive attitude and his commitment to making the most of every day.

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Kevin explains the inspiration for his work ethic and how he connects so well with people upon initially meeting them. Kevin gets into why he created a sports agency and how he has been able to achieve a decent amount of success in a short period of time. Kevin reflects on past learnings and relationships to give context towards his future ambitions.

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Bloomberg Tax & Accounting Analyst, and CPA, Joseph Bailey shares his insights on how to achieve greatness in life. Joseph was a Nevada state wrestling champion and he gives back his wrestling expertise by coaching high schoolers in Virginia. Joseph speaks on refusing to quit and surrounding yourself with people who make you better.

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In light of the global pandemic, a relatively unknown man of character and integrity joins the podcast. Bill remembers back to the days of The Great Depression and when the draft was instituted for World War II. He also details how he managed to climb the ladder professionally with Boeing while taking pride in all that he did, and continues to do, in life.

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A 23 year veteran of Microsoft, Mike Nichols reflects on his rise from new hire to Chief Marketing Officer for XBox. Mike's details how his hard work and commitment to whatever he applies his focus towards has resulted in significant personal and professional success. Mike also divulges what qualities he looks for in team members and new hires before ending with his explanation for refusing to attend University of Washington fo...
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