Prologue Profiles

"For me it was very one foot in front of the other, let's see where this goes but by no stretch of the imagination was I like, 'Oh this is what you're going to do with your life.' It was very tentative." - Aparna Nancherla

During college Aparna (@aparnapkin) found herself directionless and depressed. Aparna is now a full-time comedian and writer who has written for Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell on FX and appeared on Conan. Since our interview Aparna has written for the Late Show with Seth Myers.

You'll hear Aparna discuss how she turned comedy into a career, the power of patience, and that one of the biggest keys to success is just showing up.

Direct download: 092_Aparna_Nancherla_Comedian_Writer.mp3
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"You can lose everything, but the one thing you can't lose is who you are, and you can always build upon that." - Jake Ducey

During college Jake found himself frustrated with both school and life, and so he dropped out. Jake is now an author and motivational speaker and at 22 years old Penguin/Random house published his second book, the Purpose Principles with a forward by Chicken Soup for the Soul author Jack Canfield. What?

You'll hear Jake discuss his path from having no plan to reaching the top of the Amazon book sales list, how visualization is nothing without action, and that if survival depends on success, you'll win.

Direct download: 091_Jake_Ducey_Writer_and_Speaker.mp3
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Growing up Katie (@paperfashion) wanted to be an artist but didn't know how to make it into a career. Katie now works full-time as the creator of Paper Fashion an illustration blog with clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue, L'Oreal, and Cartier, has over 600K Instagram followers and is represented by the talent agency Digital Brand Architects.

You'll hear Katie discuss her journey from confusion to creation, the power of sharing, and that to do what you love you gotta love what you do.

"You have something in your head that you visualize but it takes a long time to be able to get that completely out." - Katie Rodgers

Direct download: Katie_Rodgers_TO_USE.mp3
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