Jeremy Ryan Slate

Jeremy Ryan Slate a Contributing Editor at Grit Daily. Based in New Jersey, he is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Show, a podcast that studies world-class performers. He studied literature at Oxford University, and is a former champion power lifter turned new-media entrepreneur. Specializes in using podcasting and new media to create celebrity and was ranked #1 in iTunes New and Noteworthy and #26 in the business category. Jeremy was named one of the top 26 podcast for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2017 by CIO Magazine and Millennial Influencer to follow in 2018 by Buzzfeed.  The Create Your Own Life Podcast has been downloaded over one million times.

Douglas Ward on Naval Lessons of Creating Powerful Leaders

The biggest problem in leadership? So-called leaders that don’t know how to delegate. Douglas Ward says: “Delegate and delegate with trust.” Doug learned this rule by not following it the first time. He recruited guys that were with the Navy Seals and they were building a new capability. His managers weren’t happy. “Why are we here,” they asked? He had brought them on board, trained them but would not allow them to do anything. He changed the plan, gave each...

David Lee Jensen Launches CR8 Your Future Conference

For David Lee Jensen, growing up just a few blocks from Boston’s iconic Fenway Park, entrepreneurship was not an option. Just like many Americans, David chose a track that led him into the corporate world. By his late twenties, he was one of the top performers in his field. Life Creation as a Concept Life is about what you make it to be, not what happens to you. So many think that life lacks opportunity, David thought the same thing at 21. He learned that life is what you create it to...

CD Baby Founder Derek Sivers on Stoicism and Writing Your Own Autobiography

Derek Sivers has been many things in his career, from being a professional clown to founding CD Baby, one of the largest and first online music warehouses. I first discovered Derek’s work back in 2007, when Tim Ferriss mentioned him in the 4-Hour Workweek. When I launched the Create Your Own Life Show in early 2015, Derek’s unique philosophy was one I was anxious to dive into. Finally, in 2020, I’ve gotten a chance to sit down with Derek and dive into his unique philosophy on...

Hardcore History Host Dan Carlin on Toughness and What We Can Learn from History

Pioneering podcaster Dan Carlin is the king of long-form audio content. With his Hardcore History shows sometimes topping out at over six hours long, Carlin humanizes the past and forces the audience to “walk a mile in that other guy’s historical moccasins.” Hardcore History has been downloaded over 100 million times. Dan hosts two podcasts, Hardcore History and Hardcore History Addendum. Dan recently authored the book: “The End is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse...

Resilient Actor Author Debra Wanger on Surviving and Thriving Hollywood

“There was no one there for me, that’s why I’m doing this.” If there’s no one to help people in your situation, you need to. That’s exactly what Debra Wanger did, she filled the hole that was there when she started her career in Hollywood. Just like many industry leaders, Debra created a business from solving her own problem. Now, she’s helping Hollywood industry leaders to not just survive Hollywood but also thrive in it. Debra has as a unique...

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