Episode 20 of The Moment You Knew is a fascinating look into the life and teachings of singer/songwriter/guitarist, award-winning author, music coach, and founder of GBA Records, Phil Circle. Phil shares his deeply insightful stories of gratitude, his unique way of communicating through music, and his ongoing efforts to making the world a better place. A big thank you to TMYK subscriber Dan Kirsten for introducing us to Phil, his vocal teacher. We’re so grateful you sent Phil our way. With that, TMKY is happy to award Dan 1 million internet points for making a momentous connection. Congratulations, Dan!
Sometimes, you just need a break. Josh and Jon welcome in Jennifer Reinecke to The Moment You knew to talk about the time in her life where she needed to “pause to live” as she embarked on a solo journey across Europe to recharge her mind and spirit. We likely all want to do something like this, so enjoy hearing from someone who actually did.
Pop a wheelie or pop a cold one; either way, ride along with Josh and Jon as they welcome Robb Zbierski in to talk about The Moment He Knew he would start his amazing side hustle, Beers For Gears. Beers For Gears is a home-based bicycle repair shop where you can make part of your payment to the master bike tech with your favorite adult beverage. Climb aboard, clip in and gear up for an intoxicating episode of The Moment You Knew.
J.R.R. Tolkien wrote “Not all those who wander are lost”. Julia Knippen said “I liked the idea of running my own business… as opposed to waiting for someone to come find me." Josh and Jon are joined by New York-based voice-over actor and SoundVine Studios owner/audio engineer Julia Knippen as she recalls the professional journey that led her to a place called happiness. Oh, and she sounds fantastic!
In this episode, Josh and Jon are joined by Spence Siegel as he shares his thoughts on RelationTrips (listen to TMYK Episode 4 with his father, Author and Travel Guru, Jeff Siegel), and how the adventurous and sports-loving pair strengthened their father-son bond as they traveled to every Major League Baseball park and every National Basketball League stadium over an 11-year period. Spence recalls The Moment He Knew he wanted to be a Play-by-Play broadcaster, and the journey that led him to feel at home on the road and behind the mic.
In arguably the sweetest episode yet, Josh and Jon are joined by Heather Henkel, franchise owner of the Arlington Heights Kilwins, located in the heart of the village’s vibrant downtown community. Heather reveals The Moment She Knew that her “Wonka DNA” would lead her to satisfy the sweet tooth of all who venture into her shop to enjoy a delightful variety of chocolates, fudge, delicious treats, and 24 flavors of ice cream. We hope you enjoy this confectionary conversation as much as these three friends enjoyed their time together. Ear candy at its finest.
This fascinating episode finds Jon and Josh talking with Dave Schwarz, owner of Signature Production Group in St. Charles, Illinois, as they discuss The Moment He Knew he would lead his company in 2020 down an unforeseen path as the global pandemic took its hold on the world. Dave shares the moments that prepared him for this first-of-its-kind transformation in a tale of determination, foresight, leadership and love. Yes, love. Enjoy.
Jon and Josh are joined by Kevin Reed, a 12-time Ironman competitor, marathon runner, and ultra-endurance athlete as he discusses The Moment He Knew he was NOT going to qualify for the Ironman Hawaii, the 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind, and spirit. Kevin is a husband, a father of four girls, and a middle school teacher. In his free time (or lack thereof), he loves to run and cycle. Starting with marathons over twenty years ago and progressing to triathlons when he sought another challenge, Kevin shares why he thrives on competition, pushing his body to its athletic limits and the sense of accomplishment he feels when he completes these races. On this episode of The Moment You Knew, Kevin ponders whether his competitive Ironman days are over, or if he might still someday achieve his ultimate goal of qualifying for the Ironman Hawaii.
Josh and Jon sit down and talk with Austin-based Corporate Storyteller, Christopher Martin, a four-time Emmy Award winner, a Peabody award winner, a long-tenured 60 Minutes and CBS primetime documentary producer, a producer for legendary journalist Dan Rather, an alum from The Oprah Winfrey Show, a producer for The Dr. Oz Show, owner of Lever Media LLC, and a marketing megaphone for business success. Chris shares The Moment He Knew when he wanted to be a storyteller, and how his stories have impacted the lives of those who have shared theirs and viewed by millions of people around the world.