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May 30, 2017

The daily struggle. The reason why it is hard out here for a pimp. Putting your mind through it makes the weekend worth it so you can go fishing with your momma bros, bro bros, and bros-in-law. Obstacles such as the PoPo, haters, and elderly people can prevent you from rocking out with your cock out, but that is what makes it "the grind." Urban Dictionary

Kicking off Joey Tork and Jason Harmon’s new podcast series, Episode 001 focuses on ensuring one keeps a positive mentality in the face of life’s numerous challenges. These challenges, collectively referred to as The Grind, are the price you pay for personal growth and success; in the words of Jason: “if you don’t have problems every day, you’re doing jack shit.”

Joey embraces The Grind - and he explains why you should too. After all: “it’s not if a problem is going to happen, it’s when. The question is of how you respond - and if there’s one thing Joey respects, it’s those who roll with it and don’t indulge in a ‘pity party’. There’s a clear line to be drawn between the embracers of The Grind, and those who run from it; success can be found on one side of it, and failure the other.

On this note, Jason takes us down an autobiographical route, offering us insight into a period in his life of six year depression. The lesson at the end? 99% of his life problems came from his own victim mindset and his penchant for creating excuses for being average. The penny drop moment came with the realisation that he was the author of his own story.

Retirement also crops up - namely Joey’s total disinclination to ever slow down despite the pleading of his parents. “The finish line is death,” he explains. “It’s not getting to 60 years old and you retire.”

If you want success there is nothing you can do to avoid The Grind: “But if you don’t pick yourself back up when you get knocked down, the fight’s over.”

Remember The Name by Fort Minor (Warner Bros. Records and Machine Shop Recordings) a capella and musical tracks are licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license and have been remixed for use in this show. All rights that are not expressly granted under this license are reserved by Fort Minor and/or Warner Bros. Records and/or Machine Shop Recordings.