The Tragedy Academy
Jan. 9, 2023

Jay - The Origin Story

Jay - The Origin Story

Join Jay & Gary on the latest episode of The Tragedy Academy podcast as they explore the journey of finding authenticity and starting a successful podcast. In this candid conversation, Jay reflects on his past as a self-centered and narcissistic person and how he has learned to value different things in life. Gary asks Jay about his decision to leave a successful career in corporate America to pursue podcasting, even though he wasn't sure he would be good at it. Jay credits meditation and self-reflection for helping him make the decision to pursue something more fulfilling.

The guys also discuss the dangers of being trapped in the corporate world and the importance of redefining success and happiness. They talk about how society often sells a false dream of happiness through material possessions and the influence of social media on people's desire to impress others. They emphasize the importance of being true to oneself and loving the topic of a podcast to form a deeper connection with listeners. They also mention various people they admire for their creativity and authenticity, including athletes and musicians.

Don't miss this engaging episode of The Tragedy Academy podcast as Gary and Jay encourage listeners to pursue their passions and find fulfillment in their work. They also discuss the traditional career path and how it is not fulfilling for many people. They share their experiences of pursuing different paths and making choices that allowed them to avoid them. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about creativity, authenticity, and finding success on your own terms.

Episode Highlights: 

🎙️Jay reflects on his journey to finding authenticity and creating the podcast.

🎨The importance of creativity and finding one's own style.

☠️The dangers of being trapped in the corporate world and the importance of redefining success and happiness.

🎧Jay talks about his decision to leave a successful corporate career to pursue podcasting, even though he wasn't sure he would be good at it. 

🛣️The traditional career path and how it’s not fulfilling for many people and how it can be unfulfilling and describe it as a "horrible deal."

🫶The importance of loving the topic of a podcast and using it as a platform to form a connection with listeners

🔗The difference between traditional television and podcasts and how podcasts have the ability to form a deeper connection with listeners

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