The Sevo Show
By Seva Mozhaev
If you're unsure and have doubts to either question, this is the podcast for you!
Sharing from Sev's personal experiences of how he became an educator, TikTok guru, building three successful businesses, leaving the education system to do bigger things and inspire more people.
An insight into the everyday life of Seva Mozhaev, an aspiring visual creator who is chasing his dreams, sharing his failures and successes along the way.
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The Sevo ShowOct 02, 2020
How To Find A Job in 2024 with Mike Smith From UseVerb
Join us as we dive into the real world after school and figuring out your path in life. Mike Smith from UseVerb shares his wisdom from years in the workforce and building a successful tech company. We discuss the challenges graduating students face like finding meaningful work, gaining practical skills, and maturing into adulthood. Mike provides insightful advice for young people starting their careers and struggling with confidence, communication, and work/life balance. Mike also shares fascinating details about UseVerb, an innovative video interviewing platform that helps streamline the recruiting process for employers. He explains how it is rehumanizing job applications and allowing candidates to showcase their true selves. This is an inspiring conversation about developing character, chasing your purpose, and leading the next generation. Mike's transparent stories and actionable tips will resonate with both young professionals and entrepreneurs. Don't miss this lively and introspective discussion about what it takes to step up, think big, and pursue your potential in the new normal. The future belongs to the bold - tune in now to learn how UseVerb is changing the game for connecting businesses with motivated talent! https://www.useverb.com More from Sev • TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@sevspics • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sevspics • LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sevamozhaev
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#235 How To Win TWO Muay Thai World Titles w/ Victoria Sullivan
Step into the ring with The Sevo Show as we bring you an exclusive interview with Victoria Sullivan, a two-time Muay Thai world champion. Discover her incredible journey in the world of combat sports, her career highlights, and her heartfelt decision to hang up her gloves. Join us as we dive deep into the importance of discipline, knowing when to quit, and the pursuit of one's true passion. But that's not all – we tackle the critical issue of greyhound racing, shedding light on ethical concerns and urging you to get informed. Together, we can make a difference!
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#234 From Salesperson to Digital Dominator w/ Hursh Dodhia-Shah
On this episode we welcome Hursh Dodhia-Shah where we uncover the unfiltered journey from a young entrepreneur, balancing university life in a share house to building a 7-figure marketing empire.
Dive deep into the mindset required to say NO to the ordinary and YES to innovative strategies, even if it means swimming against the tide. This episode covers how to leverage content in today's dynamic landscape, harness the power of AI, the essence of authenticity in influencer marketing, and the art of becoming irreplaceable in your unique journey.
Plus, learn why it's crucial to be the face of your brand, and how getting in front of the camera can skyrocket your influence. Whether you're a student dreaming of launching a brand or a seasoned business owner, there's gold here for you! Hursh's info:
https://www.instagram.com/hurshdodhiashah/ More from Sev
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#233 Unlocking Success With Burgers and Life Lessons w/ Ken Craigie
Follow his rollercoaster journey as he navigates through the treacherous waters of running multiple successful restaurant chains, featuring his famous Celebrity Burger, and the lessons he's learnt from the highs and lows of the business world. Uncover Ken's secret to cracking the code in the hospitality industry and the creative strategy behind scaling his restaurant operations.
This episode is packed with mouth-watering culinary experiences, essential business insights, and fascinating anecdotes about the world of food, entrepreneurship, and personal growth. Tune in to discover the perfect balance of business savvy, love for music, and the drive for financial freedom that fuels Ken's ambition.
From exploring the vibrant taste of the Philippines to cracking the secret behind the perfect burger, this episode is a banquet of life and business lessons. If you've ever wondered about the real deal behind the scenes of your favourite restaurant, this is your chance to find out. Click play, get inspired, and let's explore the art of flavourful success!
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#232 Unboxing the Supermarket Code w/ Matthew Pham
From humble beginnings to making waves on TikTok, join us on this exhilarating journey with Matthew Pham, the dynamic owner of a thriving IGA grocery store chain, on this episode of The Sevo Show.
Discover how a Vietnamese immigrant family managed to turn a corner store into a renowned brand across Australia. Hear Matt's candid discussion on how he embraced his role in the family business after years of exploring economics and how social media has changed his world. From winning prestigious awards to being crowned as the 'IGA guy on TikTok', Matt’s story is one of inspiration and aspiration.
If you've ever wondered about the intersections of family, business, and social media, this is one conversation you won't want to miss! Don’t forget to tune in till the end for the spicy ‘Red Mic’ segment that will tickle your curiosity!
Pham Group IGA's TikTok Page: https://www.tiktok.com/@phamgroupiga
#231 How To Survive In Business w/ Zac Duggan
Sev and guest Zac delve into the world of entrepreneurship, resilience, and authenticity. Zac, a visionary businessman, shares his journey of transforming a unique rickshaw service into a flourishing business, despite numerous obstacles.
Sev speaks on the importance of authenticity in content creation and the power of organic growth, drawing from his experiences with platforms like TikTok.
The conversation also explores the realm of investing, with Sev providing personal insights and advice on achieving financial freedom. He underscores the significance of aligning work with passion and leveraging social media for business growth. This episode is a treasure trove of insights for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, personal growth, and wise investing.
Peddle Perth: https://peddleperth.com/
#230 Don't Be Bleu Baby w/ Baby Bleu
Dive into the captivating journey of Baby Bleu, an enigmatic musician who hails from Sri Lanka and now calls Australia home. This exclusive interview takes you through his musical evolution, from his early influences in church music to his current love for hip-hop and R&B. Discover how Baby Bleu, who grew up in a musical family and a father who is a music professor! Baby Bleu began writing his own music just a year ago. Learn about his inspirations, from love and honesty to his 11 "dawgs" and his family. Join us as we explore his unique perspective on the music industry, his experiences touring Melbourne with Bright Tank Brewery, and his insights on the importance of building connections and embracing new cities. Hear about his respect for artists like Drake, Jay-Z, and Young Thug, and how they've influenced his music. Get a glimpse into his experiences in the Perth music scene and his ambitions to grow his music in cities like L.A., Atlanta, Melbourne, Sydney, and Toronto. This interview also delves into Baby Bleu's thoughts on the burgeoning music scenes in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, his appreciation for Afrobeats, and his predictions for the future of music. Don't miss out on this deep dive into the life and music of Baby Blue Rescue, a rising star in the global music scene. Whether you're a music enthusiast, an aspiring artist, or just love a good story, this interview is a must-watch! Baby Bleu Links: https://acts.lnk.to/OneLove
#229 The Funniest Sibling w/ Rory Lowe
In this episode of The Sevo Show, we dive deep into the life and mind of Rory Lowe, a comedian who's seen it all. From his early days grappling with identity and societal norms, to his journey through architecture school and his eventual dive into the world of comedy, Rory shares his unique perspective on life, success, and the pursuit of happiness.
We discuss everything from the role of social media in comedy, the importance of resilience and the power of authenticity. Rory also shares his experiences touring different countries, his thoughts on political correctness in comedy, and his insights into the world of architecture. This episode is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, filled with laughter, deep insights, and candid conversations.
Whether you're a fan of comedy, interested in the life of a touring comedian, or simply looking for an entertaining and enlightening conversation, this episode is for you. Tune in to hear Rory's story, his thoughts on comedy and life, and his advice for aspiring comedians. Don't forget to check out his upcoming shows and join us on this journey of laughter and learning.
#228 Getting Paid To Traverse The World w/ Cam Bostock
Join us on an epic journey as we delve into the adventurous life of Cam Bostock, a man who walked from the bottom to the top of New Zealand, covering three thousand kilometers and taking 80,000 steps a day. In this podcast, Cam shares his experiences from his incredible hikes, the challenges he faced, and the lessons he learned along the way.
Discover how Cam turned his passion for the outdoors into a full-time career, growing his social media following to over 250,000 on both Instagram and TikTok. Learn about his collaborations with top outdoor brands, his strategies for providing value to his audience, and his advice on how to navigate the world of social media and brand partnerships.
Cam also takes us behind the scenes of his daily vlogs, sharing the realities of filming and editing while on the move. Hear about his adventures in New Zealand's South Island, his experiences with isolation, and the planning and organization that goes into his expeditions.
From conquering Kilimanjaro to planning future hikes in the US, Cam's stories are sure to inspire and motivate you to embrace the outdoors. He also shares his thoughts on mental resilience, the importance of community, and his dreams for the future.
Whether you're an avid hiker, an aspiring adventurer, or just someone who loves a good story, this podcast is a must-listen. Tune in to hear about Cam's extraordinary journey, his insights into the world of adventure, and his tips for turning your passion into a career. Don't miss out on this captivating conversation with one of the most inspiring adventurers of our time.
More from Cam https://www.instagram.com/cambostock
#227 Business, Travel and Danger In Your Teens w/ @oniixya
Dive into the captivating journey of a young entrepreneur, Olivia, as she navigates the world of business, social media, and personal growth in this riveting episode of our podcast. Born in Poland, Olivia's story is one of resilience, determination, and the pursuit of dreams. From her early days as a tennis player to her bold decision to become an entrepreneur at the tender age of 16, Olivia's tale is a testament to the power of ambition and hard work.
In this episode, she shares her experiences of starting her own business, Gecko's Lashes, and the challenges she faced along the way. She talks about her early success, selling out in the first week, and the importance of reinvesting in the business. Olivia also delves into her personal life, discussing her move to New York, her encounters with the darker side of the city, and her eventual return to her roots in Perth.
But it's not all business. Olivia opens up about her personal struggles, her experiences with trauma, and the lessons she's learned about trust and balance. She also shares her thoughts on traditional gender roles, the pressures of being an influencer, and her vision for the future.
This episode is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, filled with laughter, tears, and plenty of insights. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, a social media enthusiast, or someone who enjoys a good story, this podcast episode is sure to captivate and inspire. Join us as we explore the life of a young businesswoman who's not afraid to take risks, make mistakes, and chase her dreams.
More from Olivia? Start at her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oniixya/
#226 Taking The Leap Into Music w/ Brandon-Lee Weston
Embark on an inspiring journey of self-discovery, resilience, and creative triumph in this captivating video featuring Brandon-Lee Weston. A renowned producer and recording artist, Brandon joins us on the Sevo show, shedding light on his trials, tribulations, and the transformative power of hip-hop. Starting with his early days, Brandon recounts his unique musical evolution. Discover how a stolen iPod ignited his passion for West Coast hip-hop, leading him on a path towards self-taught rapping, songwriting, and an unexpected relocation from North Queensland to Perth. Tune in as Brandon shares his vision of co-founding a record label, an in-house collaborative powerhouse responsible for crafting compelling music videos, marketing strategies, and production plans. Learn about the synergy of his artistic life with barbering, an extension of his love for art. This video takes an intimate look at the struggles faced by an aspiring artist. From losing homes to dealing with personal losses, Brandon's story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. His tales of heartache and overcoming adversity translate into raw, emotional songs that are meant to uplift and empower listeners. Brandon also opens up about mental health, the impact of losing a friend to suicide, and his subsequent commitment to helping others cope. His insightful remarks on fame, success, and the pressure of following trends offer a refreshing take on the music industry. Peppered with anecdotes about his experiences and aspirations - from directing his music videos, and becoming a parent, to his dreams of owning a barbershop and low-rider, this video is a melting pot of compelling life stories and professional insights. This riveting video is perfect for aspiring musicians seeking motivation, established artists searching for a relatable voice, or anyone yearning to understand the complexities of the music industry. Whether you are an up-and-coming artist, a music enthusiast, or a lover of inspiring life stories, this video will captivate your heart and mind. Follow Brandon's remarkable journey from struggling artist to rising hip-hop sensation, illustrating that resilience and passion can transform trials and tribulations into a powerful masterpiece. Discover how Brandon turns life into music, one note at a time. Don't forget to leave a comment if you're watching on YouTube or listening on Spotify, and we'll see you in the next episode! More from Brandon https://www.instagram.com/blwtherapper/ More from Sev ---------------------------------------------------------------- • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sevspics • TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@sevspics • Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sevspics • LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sevamozhaev • Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/sevspics --------------------------------------------------------------------
#225 Exceeding & Succeeding Straight Out of High School w/ Jack Anderson
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#224 Busting Rhymes in Ubers w/ Afroking
Dive into the incredible journey of Afroking, the rapper who found his voice in the land down under! In this fascinating episode, we explore the life of a man who started as Mac, reinvented himself, and grew into a multi-talented artist. Discover his path from poetry and dance to building a viral music career, fueled by his passion for creativity and relentless work ethic. Afroking shares candidly about his upbringing, moving to Australia, and the various jobs he's had, including a stint at Cash Converters and driving for Uber. You'll be inspired by his unyielding curiosity and drive to succeed, despite the challenges he's faced along the way. Hear how Afro-king's love for stand-up comedy and an all-boys boarding school experience shaped his unique style and approach to music. Learn about the importance of building your own brand, avoiding opportunistic managers, and staying grounded when success comes knocking. This episode also touches on Afroking's experience with burnout and how meditation helped him find balance. Listen as he shares valuable advice for aspiring artists on self-belief, avoiding trends, and leveraging social media platforms like TikTok. Don't miss this compelling story of resilience, creativity, and determination that will leave you eager to hear more from the Afro-king himself. Tune in now and embark on an unforgettable journey with an artist who is truly one of a kind. You can find more about Afroking's journey on his Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/afro.king
#223 Fatherhood, FIFO and Friendship w/ Josh Hamilton
Discover the secrets to happiness, success, and embracing life's challenges in this riveting episode. Join us as we delve into the life of Josh Hamilton. Explore the world of relationships as our guest shares his unique take on dating, love, and why being "thick, tattooed, and tall" is the new norm. Embark on a journey of self-discovery, from playing football and navigating the world of physios to building a legacy for your children through content creation. Uncover the truth about money and happiness, and find out if living off the grid is the ultimate dream or just a romantic notion. Get ready for deep and meaningful conversations that might change the way you think about life, relationships, and success. This episode is packed with wisdom, laughter, and real talk that will leave you questioning your beliefs and looking at the world in a new light. Don't miss it!
#222 Understanding The World w/ Jacob Roads
Join Sev and Jacob in this candid conversation covering a wide range of topics, from music and video games to drugs and gut health. They share their personal experiences and opinions on issues such as gender identity, job automation, and the medical industry. The duo also delves into their thoughts on psychedelic experiences and the importance of team building. With their banter and insightful commentary, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking for engaging discussions on various topical subjects.
More from Jacob: https://www.instagram.com/jacob.roads.official/
Jacob's Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/roadshow.podcast/
#221 How To Become A Better Photographer w/ Adam Kenna
Are you an aspiring photographer looking to improve your craft? Join us for a fascinating conversation with seasoned photographer Adam Kenna as he shares his journey from Ireland to Australia and his travels to Europe, Vietnam, and Singapore in search of the perfect shot. Discover his techniques for telling a narrative through black and white or colour photography, and learn how to create a spectacular image that stands the test of time.
Adam also shares his insights into the importance of storytelling, the challenges of commercial work, and the role of social media in the photography business. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced photographer, you won't want to miss this inspiring discussion on what it takes to capture the perfect shot.
Find more of Adam and his images here: https://www.instagram.com/adamkenna_/
#220 How To Make An Impact And Build Legacy w/ Douglas Lim
In this podcast, the co-founder of Subamplify Douglas Lim trades notes with Sev about their experiences in entrepreneurship and share their insights on subscription-based businesses, marketing, and social media trends. Douglas emphasizes the importance of a mindset shift for employees and the power of building a community around a subscription-based service.
Sev shares his thoughts on the potential of TikTok and NFTs and his plans for a service-based subscription business. Together, they discuss the importance of systems and organization, and how to create a unique and valuable offering for customers. Join them as they explore the world of entrepreneurship and share their journey towards success.
More on Douglas here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglaslim/
More on Subamplify here: https://www.subamplify.com/
#219 Overcoming Trauma & Depression w/ Old Mate Douglas
Overcoming Trauma & Depression
Get ready for an intense and candid episode with a metal band musician turned comedian Hayden Douglas, also known as "Old Mate Douglas". In this episode, Hayden opens up about his struggles with mental health and his journey towards recovery. From experiencing depression at a young age to coping with traumatic experiences, Hayden shares his personal story with honesty and vulnerability. But that's not all, he talks about his love for music, mosh pits, and festivals, and even shares some wild concert stories. Join us for a fun and entertaining conversation about life, laughter, and the pursuit of happiness. Don't miss out on this episode with a true rockstar.
Find Hayden here: https://www.instagram.com/oldmatedouglas/
#218 How To Succeed With ADHD w/ Macshane
He talks about his struggles with finding his identity as a rapper and how he found his calling by integrating freestyle and comedy. Stian also shares his insights on the UK hip-hop scene, the evolution of drill music, and the beauty of vinyl.
But that's not all - he delves into his experiences with DJing and even reveals his love for watching nature documentaries. Join Stian and Sev as they share their stories and musings on life, music, and everything in between. Don't miss out on this episode - hit play and let the beats drop!
More on Macshane www.instagram.com/macshaneonthemic/
#217 How to Give Anything A Go w/ Gill Cordiner
How to Give Anything A Go
Get ready for a hilarious and honest episode with former teacher-turned-comedian Gill Cordiner. In this episode, Gill shares about her mid-life crisis and how it led her to a career in comedy. She also talks about managing aggravation and finding tolerance for one another.
But that's not all. She dives into the things that annoy her and shares about her love for snowboarding and her outrageous personality. Jill's resilience shines through in this episode, from getting hit by a skier to being bullied in school. Join us for a candid conversation about comedy, cancel culture, and the importance of hard work in the entertainment industry.
More on Gill: https://www.instagram.com/gillcordinercomedian/
#216 How to Overcome Adversity w/ Andrew Wolfe
This thought-provoking episode delves into the ever-evolving world of the internet and its impact on our lives. From YouTube demonetisation to the rise of AI, we cover it all! Andrew Wolfe shares his experience with getting demonetised for saying a particular word, while our host shares their observations on how the internet shapes bespoke content. We also dive into the world of accounting and how it's perceived as a pyramid scheme, and how the UK tends to hire hardworking Kiwis, South Africans, and Australians.
In this episode, we question the possibility of uploading consciousness online and the ethics of AI taking over the world. We also touch on the idea of life as a game and how people quickly become experts in everything. Finally, we delve into the world of comedy, trauma, and how it can shape one's future. With reference to the recent movie M3GAN, this episode is not only informative but also highly entertaining. So please sit back, relax, and get ready to be taken on a journey through the complexities of life and the ever-evolving world we live in.
More on Andrew Wolfe on his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/deadatthewheel/
#215 Dating Red Flags w/ Nikki Valentine
In this episode, comedian Nikki Valentine shares her journey in the world of stand-up comedy and beyond. A seasoned performer, Nikki reflects on her experience performing at the Fringe Festival and the highlight of her career, a friendly gig in Mandurah. Despite the nerves, Nikki uses mindfulness techniques to calm herself before going on stage and shares a hilarious story of facing a heckler. Along with stand-up, Nikki has taken on a tattoo apprenticeship and reveals the story behind her first ink, a Chinese symbol.
But this episode is not just about Nikki's career. Nikki also opens up about her love life and her decision to give "green flags" a try after a history of attracting "red flags." However, even the promising start with a man sending poems took a suggestive turn. Nikki also shares how being a comedian and a mother of three gives her plenty of material for her comedy.
Nikki also touches on the delicate subject of comedians making jokes about sensitive subjects and how she chooses to focus on self-deprecating humour. After the gig, Nikki reflects on the attention she sometimes receives from men and shares a funny encounter with a fan. Tune in for a fun and insightful episode with Nikki Valentine.
More about Nikki https://www.instagram.com/nikki.x.valentine/
#214 How To Be Fit And Healthy w/ Brendo McCormack
Brendo McCormack, founder of Perth Fit Fam shares his personal journey of overcoming a post-business depression, his experience working in the fitness industry, and his thoughts on fitness, diets, and government policies. He also discusses being a new father and his love for good steak. Brendo expresses his desire to interview physically inactive people to gain insight into the topic and mentions new and interesting ideas in the fitness industry, including a new gym in Perth that gamifies fitness for non-active people and companies in the crypto space trying to get people to do fitness. He also mentions the challenges faced by the fitness industry during the lockdowns of 2020.
More info about Brendo and his work over at his Instagram https://instagram.com/brendomccormack
Founder of Perth Fit Fam https://instagram.com/perthfitfam
#213 How To Promote International Artists w/ Big Rak & Steez
On this episode, I sit down with Big Rak and Steez, two event promoters in who are making waves very quickly in their formative years! We cover various topics related to the music industry in Perth, Australia, including the importance of building a local scene and marketing it, tips for up-and-coming artists, and the role involved in bringing acts to Australia. The boys mention specific individuals and groups, such as Anderson Paak, Stradman, and bringing Juicy Fest to Perth, and share personal anecdotes about experiences in the industry. The lads also touch on the challenges of networking and the importance of having a supportive business partner.
#212 How To Find Your Inner-Self w/ Luke of Cold Nips
Luke AJ shares his journey from military service, university and medical school and shares his thoughts on the future of medicine. He believes education and introspection are vital for optimising health, and Cold Nips has connected people and shown trial and error is key to success. He also talks about stoicism, enjoying the highs and lows of life, and his own plans for the future.
#211 How To Build Your Personal Brand w/ Justin Schuman
In this episode, I speak with Justin Schuman. We discuss the importance of developing a personal brand on social media. He shares his journey in building his brand as a photographer, actor, and empathic person, and emphasises the importance of authenticity and setting boundaries in creating a cohesive narrative. Justin also touches on the idea of influence and the difference between self-titled influencers and those who earn influence through their consistent dedication to their craft. He also discusses the differences between different generations and their relationship with digital media. Finally, Justin offers his thoughts on how to help clients develop their own personal brands.
You can find more about Justin via his website: https://www.justhumanwell.com/
#210 How To Start Your Own Business w/Simon Squibb
In this episode, Simon Squibb, a UK-based multi-millionaire, who retired at 40, shares his journey of success and how to become financially literate. He talks about how he started a business at 15, sold his company for millions and retired for a while to figure out what he wanted to do next. He shares his experience of being an entrepreneur and his advice to start a business even when having no money. He also talks about the power of social media and how it can be used to make a difference in the world. He emphasises the importance of self-awareness and financial literacy, encouraging people to take risks and pursue their dreams.
You can find more on Simon via his Website: https://simonsquibb.com/
#209 How To Become A Headline DJ w/DJ Profits
From selling his school lunch to the highest bidder while growing up in the hard streets of Sth London, to travelling the world headlining major festivals, DJ Profits has always been in a hurry to earn the success that he still never takes for granted. Whether you’re looking to follow your own DJ path, or maximise your own ‘hustle’, DJ Profits has a story you want to hear.
Follow his journey here at www.instagram.com/profits__
#208 How to Start Your Own Media Company w/ Zac Whelan of CONTX Media
In this episode, we speak with Zac Whelan of CONTX Media, an online publication that covers science, innovation, and technology. Zac discusses his background and the origins of CONTX Media, which was started as an alternative to mainstream media news and aimed to provide interesting and easy-to-understand content on science and technology topics.
Zac and Sev also touch on the importance of establishing a trustworthy face for a brand and the changing media landscape, touching also on the role of social media platforms, such as TikTok, in shaping people's attention, habits and the potential for "edutaining" content to make a positive impact.
More on Zac's publication here:
#207 Chasing The Olympic Dream w/ Will Cooley and Amy Potter from Team Limitless
With a global population of 7 billion, and only around 10,000 athletes representing their country at any one Olympics, your odds of being an Olympian are about 560,000 to 1. In fact, you’re actually 37 times more likely to get struck by lightning ...but try telling Australian sailors Will Cooley and Amy Potter that!
Their story is an 'Aussie Underdog to Global Fame' story in waiting, and one you'll hear first with Sev. At just 20 years of age, Will and Amy are living their ‘Team Limitless’ creed - ‘Dream Extraordinary’ in a massive way as they set out to represent Australia at Paris 24 in sailings adrenaline-fuelled, hydro-foiling, speed machine that is the Nacra 17.
Will and Amy share what it takes to be an elite-high-performance team, the sacrifice required, the absolute physical and mental peak needed to react and make split-second decisions at breakneck speed on the water, and how, surprisingly, this leads to a kind of mindful stillness amongst the chaos and movement, as two people work unconsciously and in absolute synergy to experience that mythical ‘zone’ that all of us seek to experience in life or in sport.
#206 How To Smoke Meat For a Living w/ Cory & Leon of Cheat Meats
There's a saying, "If god wanted us to be vegetarians, then why did he create such tasty cows and sheep?" VEGAN TRIGGER ALERT - The following contains discussions of deceased animals that have been turned into incredible feasts by Cory and Leon.
So how do you turn lobbing a steak on an old barbie from dad's shed to getting paid as content creators and an enduring viral phenomenon?
The boys tell Sev how they went from a small sensation doing outrageous things that should never be done to things you'll eat, to the likes of Gordon Ramsey jumping on to co-produce content with the boys. It turns out that cooking, like everything in life, only really comes to life when you do it with heart and a genuine sense of playfulness and, as you'll hear - with Cory and Leon, the proof is in the pudding...or pork lollipop!
You can find more on the lads via their Instagram @cheatmeats
#205 How to Create Content for Money w/ Adrian Alaberg
If you are looking to move into the world of being a content creator or influencer, kick back and become a fly on the wall as Sev and Adrian (by simply riffing about each others journey) give a Master Class on pivoting towards a sustainable creative career through their shared experiences and learnings.
#204 How To Be a Better Man w/ Gareth Shanthikumar
The most important relationship men have is the one they have with themselves, and yet men just aren’t that great at developing and building a strong kit bag of skills they can draw on when life suddenly doesn’t go to plan. And sadly, this is driving the global mental health crisis and the massive rise in anxiety, drug/alcohol abuse, and depression in men across all age groups.
That’s where Gareth and Man Up come in. Gareth is on a mission to teach young men the critical skills that empower and equip them to be able to handle all of life’s up and downs. By engaging young men in high school, Gareth and his Man Up workshops explore and guide participants in all elements of male culture, and just what does it mean to be male in this ever changing world. Gareth has a fascinating story to tell, and by following his incredible passion he is creating an entire generation of emotionally intelligent young men who can deal with life’s challenges with psychological flexibility, resilience and integrity and who are then taking that learning and emotional intelligence into our wider society as a whole.
#203 How To Walk Camels Around Australia with John Elliott
John endured pretty much every critical life-threatening moment you could imagine, and some you just couldn’t. In his incredibly entertaining way, we hear about split-second survival decisions while having to outrun one of Australia’s most devastating bushfires, falling off a mountain face with 1,000kg of camel falling right behind him, having to survive on roadkill, fighting off rouge wild camel attacks, losing all his camels while in a life-threatening blizzard and, when facing a fate worse than death, holding the 5 bullets he carried with him and needing to make the decision that there was just enough for each of his camels and then himself. This is not just a story just about getting out of your comfort zone, it’s about smashing the crap out of anything that even slightly resembles one.
#202 How To Become An Immigrant Comedian with Emo Majok
From arriving in Australia as a young boy not knowing a single word of English after fleeing two brutal civil wars in Sudan and Ethiopia to Shane Jacobsen hitting the Australia’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer on his stand-up comedy routine, Emo has had one hell of a journey. Emo shares his story of how, from such trauma and adversity as a child, he found his voice through comedy and then took that voice across the globe, playing all the world’s big comedy festivals, and most recently to national prominence in the prime-time spotlight. He recounts the harsh realities, the prejudices, the fear, and the genuine kindness and caring he has experienced growing up as an African Australian in a country still coming to terms with its own national identity and what it means to be an Aussie. And he takes us inside the Australia’s Got Talent performance that changed his life, with one fascinating moment in time, played out in front of the nation’s eyes, that might have been the instant decision that changed everything.
#201 How To Win An AFL Grand Final with Dom Sheed
Grand Final day at the MCG. Nearly 100,000 screaming fans fall silent and hold their breath as, with his team down by 2 points and with only two minutes left on the clock, Dom Sheed lines up from an almost impossible angle to win the game for the Eagles...or face the gut-wrenching agony of defeat on the biggest stage. This famous moment was not just the result of a few brief minutes, or the whole see-sawing two hours of that game, or even a whole season of blood sweat and tears, it was the culmination of an entire life’s learning. From a little kid kicking a footy in Kalgoorlie to learning life’s lessons, overcoming setbacks and injury, finding mentors, and ultimately, and most importantly, not just being defined by that one kick, but by far more grounded and valuable life lessons we call all learn from.
#200 How To Make Afrobeat Music and Bringing It To Australia with Afrobeats Fusion Co-Founders Yemi Olaosebikan & Sola Adedoyin
Afrobeats Fusion specialises in live music and entertainment events. Co-founders Yemi Olaosebikan & Sola Adedoyin have the vision to propagate and spread Afro music and Afro culture across the Asia Pacific. Providing patrons with a connection and experience for the live entertainment they love.
In this episode, we sit down and talk about the journey both Yemi and Sola have been on so far, their visions and learning about everything there is to Afrobeat music.
You can find out more about them over at https://www.afrobeatsfusion.com/
#199 How to Start A Luxury Brand with Edward Maradona, Founder of Cabinet Noir
On this episode, I sit down with Edward 'Edit' Maradona, owner of one of Perth's biggest luxury brands, Cabinet Noir.
The journey of being a successful entrepreneur is not a linear, clearly marked path. It is a constant process of learning, overcoming hardship, identifying opportunities, trusting your instincts and ultimately having the courage to put everything on the line.
Eddie shares with us his remarkable journey of how he overcame early personal and business challenges by following his heart, finding clarity, simplifying his focus and staying authentic in every aspect of life.
Edit's story is one that will inspire: from the earliest days of following a dream and building a brand, to hanging with Sticky Fingers, Kid LAROI, Diplo, Rejjie Snow and Billie Eilish, and where to next for Edit and Cabinet Noir!
#198 Playing AFL For The Brisbane Lions w/ Jaxon Prior
A revealing and unfiltered journey into the inner sanctum of life as an AFL player from draft to chasing the ultimate success.
What does it really take to be an elite AFL athlete on the biggest stage? In a world where success is the only marker, Jaxon Prior takes us inside the four walls of a club chasing the ultimate prize. With fascinating and sometimes surprising insights into life as an AFL emerging star, this is a revealing look that goes beyond the usual cliches and pulls back the curtains on football, life, mental resilience, sacrifice and what it really takes to play at the highest level in the brutal school of life that is the AFL.
#197 How To Become Successful In Your 20s Selling Pretzels w/ Brittany Garbutt
On this episode, I sit down with Brittany Garbutt, a Perth-based serial entrepreneur who loves everything business. How she became a Pretzel empire lord, stepped into the coffee game and many more interesting ventures. We talk all things business from how Brittany started, how she struggled and how she is going.
This is an insanely valuable episode for anyone who is interested in business, from starting to going further in owning one.
Hope you enjoy it!
You can find her delicious Pretzels over at pretzelaustralia.com.au
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#196 The Benefits Of Escaping Drinking Culture w/Michael Payne from Lightning Minds
In this episode, I sit down with Michael Payne. A former shoe store owner in the heart of Perth for 15 years. He overcame an unhealthy drinking habit that initially crippled his ability to be the best businessman he could be. To then start his own alcohol-free beer Lightning Minds. Pushing it to places around Perth and now the rest of Australia.
We discuss being involved in different toxic drinking cultures, and the negative effects it has on us as a society and as individuals. Stories from both of our pasts and how we have both managed to control our habits to become better versions of ourselves.
Celebrating with friends for special occasions and having a fun time are vital to our everyday lives. But ensuring we are drinking responsibly and not being bullied into doing it to a point where it's considered binge drinking is pivotal to our mental well-being.
You can find out more about Michael and his beer over at lightningminds.com.au
#195 How To Host An Epic Club Event w/Firman Azman
In this episode, I sit down with Firman Azman. A successful event organiser, DJ, hustler and all-around entrepreneur. The man has done many things and is on his way to achieving many more things.
Firman started young and found his love of music and bringing people together to showcase some killer events around Perth. He is the founder of Club Humble, a successfully ran local event that goes off. If you're wanting to get into creating vibes for people, event management and your local music scene in general... this is a must listen!
You can find out more about Firman over on his IG @firman or via http://firman.link/
#194 The Future Of Photography And Tech Toys w/Saul & Howard Frank, Owners of Camera Electronic
We discuss the ever-changing world of photography, moving heavily into digital and video space. The history of the brand and how new tech is changing the scene further with drones, electric vehicles and even toys for your dog. How that is leveraged for businesses to thrive, survive and even be created out of nothing.
A lot of value in this episode including some epic stories from how Sev got to know the boys that eventually lead to a major sponsorship deal and relationship.
You can find out more about their store at cameraelectronic.com.au and wanderlustperth.com.au
#193 When Modifying Your Body Goes Wrong w/ Baylee Saltmarsh
We discuss all things from business and experiences. A must listen for all young people thinking about modifying their bodies to please others and/or themselves.
You can find Baylee over on Instagram @baylee_saltmarsh
#192 Backpacking Holiday Turns Into Career And Business Venture w/@wiebkehnsn
In today's episode, I sit down with Wiebke aka "V" who over the past six years has not only become a permanent resident in Australia but has also built a successful personal training business. She is the head coach of Vitruvian, the most powerful adaptive weight on the planet!
We go over how she came to Australia and where she is now in her world, discussing the personal training industry, innovative technology with Vitruvian and also some fun personal stories in between.
For more about V, you can find on her Instagram @wiebkehnsn and see the amazing work she is involved in at vitruvianform.com
#191 How to Create a Successful Photography & Videography Business with Seto Kiswoyo
In this episode, we sit down with Seto, internationally recognised and one of Perth's most sort after photographers/videographers!
We discuss fashion, music, seizing opportunities & what it takes to create a successful freelance business. We also revisited our recent meet-up in Amsterdam earlier this year!
You can find Seto @setokiswoyo on Instagram or visit his website www.setokiswoyo.com
#190 The Art Of Learning & Teaching Music with Jeremy Smith from LabSix
In this episode, I sit down with Jeremy Smith from LabSix. A great listen for any aspiring DJ or musician in general.
Jeremy Smith has amassed a wealth of knowledge during his last ten years as a professional artist. Joining the likes of Fisher, Duke Dumont, Paces, Kilter and PNAU on Australian label Etcetc. Music, Jeremy has toured the country off the back of his iTunes Top 50 charting debut EP 'Apolis', resulting in millions of online plays, extensive radio air-time, and appearances on numerous Australian festival line-ups, alongside the likes of Flume, What So Not, Alison Wonderland and Bag Raiders, to name a few.
Jeremy works on production and audio engineering for a vast range of Australian artists and soundtrack production for local, national and international clients, including Rusty International and The West Australian Opera. Jeremy is the head instructor of our Music Production Course, enabling students to learn from someone with a solid background in the music industry. Jeremy has assisted countless students to surpass their learning goals with his fun, relaxed teaching style, a knack for explaining complicated concepts quickly, and impressive knowledge of all things music and technology.
We discussed all things music, how Jeremy came to be and where he is headed next.
Reach out to Jeremy by visiting www.labsix.com.au
#189 How I Cope From The Death Of A Family Member
On this podcast, I talk about my grandma and her passing on the 4th of August 2022, recorded a day after her passing and what I am feeling right now.
This episode is not promoted or pushed out anywhere, only for future me to really look back on and anyone else to find and reflect upon.