I'm A Podcast Producer, Telling Stories Of Bravery - Got One?

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Dominic G.'s Comment
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Here's the main point: I make a podcast about bravery, I'm looking for people with brave stories who need help to overcome a challenge, obstacle or fear, to be featured in our series.

Here's the whole idea: I produce a podcast called Everyday Bravery (everydaybravery.com). I make it for a company called Prudential. The show is, well, about everyday acts of courage. Basically, the series - this season - tells the stories of regular Americans facing challenges, overcoming obstacles or tackling their fears. In the episode, we follow them on their journey and find ways to help them meet their goals, and help them find their guts.

I'm looking for stories of bravery and have this idea that some can be found in the trucking industry, so here's my pitch for you.

I'm hoping I could find an interesting person out there who's just starting out their training towards a license this summer. By "interesting", I mean someone who comes to this vocation with a compelling back story.

Say, for example, they are unemployed with a baby on the way and they see this as an opportunity to provide for the family - except they have a fear of driving.

Or they're a new immigrant to America, and have been through some crazy stuff to get here, and learning to drive is, for them, an intense a challenging experience.

If I've got you curious, here's a few examples of some of the stories we're producing:

-After his wife dies suddenly, a young father finds himself overwhelmed learning to raise three boys under age 6 by himself;

-A mom decides to invest in herself and launch her first independent business - a food truck; but then her son falls dangerously ill;

-A young man with autism hopes to raise funds for a skills training college program, so he decides to climb a mountain to do so;

-A 64 year-old man with a history of crime and drug addiction is released from prison and must figure out how to start is life over, even as many others his age consider retirement.

I drive a motorcycle and basically have an appreciation for engines big and small. I think that's why my (half-baked?) idea of finding a story of bravery through the lens of trucking appeals to me so much.

Anyway, thanks for reading if you made it through the end. If you've heard through your respective grapevines of stories or people who have incredible stories that need to be told, but most importantly, have a challenge/obstacle/fear they could use some help tackling, I'd be grateful to hear from you. You can post here or reach me at my work address, dominic.girard@pacific-content.com. (if you have leads or other forums you think I should connect with, that would be great too.)

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We get a ton of really interesting people with interesting stories that come through here. You might just find what you're looking for.

Rob T.'s Comment
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We get a ton of really interesting people with interesting stories that come through here. You might just find what you're looking for.

It's too bad the original "Patrick"doesn't come around. I'd love to hear his story rofl-1.gif

Susan D. 's Comment
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Ohhhh you are a bad boy, Rob!

Dominic, just stick around.. I'm sure you'll find some very interesting people. So many great back stories around here.. people from all walks of life.. IT, Law Enforcement, Education, Healthcare , heck we've even had a pilot and a published author. There's a thread on here asking what people did before trucking. Read through it and prepare to be amazed.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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My vote is for Millionmiller's story. It is about as inspirational as it gets. From down n out on the streets to a successful career driving trucks. Now considering buying property to have a home. The challenges he faced putting his life back together is just amazing.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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My vote is for Millionmiller's story. It is about as inspirational as it gets. From down n out on the streets to a successful career driving trucks. Now considering buying property to have a home. The challenges he faced putting his life back together is just amazing.

Second this.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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My vote is for Millionmiller's story. It is about as inspirational as it gets. From down n out on the streets to a successful career driving trucks. Now considering buying property to have a home. The challenges he faced putting his life back together is just amazing.

I agree. I was thinking the same thing when I first came across this.

millionmiler24's Comment
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My vote is for Millionmiller's story. It is about as inspirational as it gets. From down n out on the streets to a successful career driving trucks. Now considering buying property to have a home. The challenges he faced putting his life back together is just amazing.

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I agree. I was thinking the same thing when I first came across this.

Patrick C., Danielsahn, and Brett, thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it.

Brett, I sent you an email about this, let me know how you want to handle this please. Thanks. I appreciate it. 😁

Patrick C.'s Comment
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Sorry millionmiller for calling you out. I waited for a bit to see if you would step forward on your own. I get it that your a humble guy. So I figure a big ol' combat boot to the rear shoving on stage would work, lol.

#SorryNotSorry

Drive Safe and God Speed

millionmiler24's Comment
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Sorry millionmiller for calling you out. I waited for a bit to see if you would step forward on your own. I get it that your a humble guy. So I figure a big ol' combat boot to the rear shoving on stage would work, lol.

#SorryNotSorry

Drive Safe and God Speed

No problem at all. I appreciate it that you believe that my story about me getting back into trucking is worthy of something like this. I never thought in a million years that it would be. I appreciate it that I get to be a service to everyone here and in the truckin industry. I think I have stated on an earlier post here (Brett can confirm this for sure) that one of my biggest regrets in my life was that I was unable to join the Navy like I wanted because my "family" forbade it. They felt that I would be goin overseas to get my head blown off for what they called an "unjust cause". Since when is servin your country an unjust cause? Anyway I am glad I can now serve my country in a civilian sense by bein a truck driver. Without us truck drivers this country would shut down. I am deeply loyal to this country, which is why I am d*** proud to serve it. My deep loyalty is why Independence Day aka the 4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday and the only holiday I celebrate. See the below link to my post last year I made about the 4th of July for confirmation.

What Does Independence Day (4th Of July) Mean To You All And How Do You Celebrate It Each Year?

That should tell yall enough about why I love this industry and this country so much. If not read any of my posts on this site. That should answer any questions anyone should have. 😁

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