J. Slaughter - A Recording Artist & Physique Competitor on His Pursuit of Making a Difference in the World with Music and Fitness

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What would you do if you got a second chance at life? J. Slaughter is an R&B Singer, Personal Trainer, Fitness Model, and Physique and Bodybuilding competitor form St. Arthur, Texas. His music is a blend of R&B, Soul, Rock&Roll, and EDM. His music is going to make you want to get up and dance, just as he loves to do. In this conversation we share his journey as a musician, and a life-changing event that turned him to combine his music with fitness. He leads by example everyday by being disciplined in his nutrition and training, and uses his music and voice on social media as a way to inspire and motivate people, while also changing lives literally in the gym. In this episode, he shares some insight on his writing process, how he built his own studio and learned how to produce his own music, what goes into competitive physique and bodybuilding, being an Instagram influencer and much more.

This was such a fun and inspiring conversation for me. J. Slaughter and I met on Instagram. I was doing one of my regular routines where I’m searching top posts from some of the hashtags I regularly use, and I found his Instagram page. Very quickly I learned that he was a competitive physique athlete and singer-songwriter, with a very strong influence on Instagram. I had to reach out and meet him, and thankfully he replied. He has a wonderful and inspiring journey, and it was really fun to have a conversation with him on the show. After this episode you’ll learn a lot, and also feel inspired to take advantage of everyday, and live a fulfilling life. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did, and please make sure to reach out to J. Slaughter on Instagram, and check out his music at all of the links below. Thank you, thank you!

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Highlights from this Episode
J. Slaughter’s workout routine (03:50)
Epic cheat meals (05:00)
Breakdown of J. Slaughter’s music (7:20)
The backstory (8:40)
Who J. listens to today (10:40)
The process of writing music (11:35)
The first song that made J. proud (12:25)
How much time is spent writing music (13:35)
J’s writing and recording process (15:30)
Advice for the starting musician (19:40)
Life before music (22:25)
What inspired the healthy living for J. (26:16)
What it was like to win your first competition (31:20)
How long J. has been competing (38:50)
The experience at Olympia (42:21)
Advice to stay healthy on the go (44:10)
20-minute workout on tour (46:35)
Inspirations behind the new EP (48:05)
Instagram tips (54:00)
Lessons learned from training in the gym (57:00)

Quotes from J. Slaughter
“Music is a beautiful thing. It’s a way to connect with people.”
“If you don’t know how to record yourself, that could be a big headache.”
“Never be limited.”
“Always be hungry for knowledge. Branch out as far as you can.”
“You put the work in the work, you stay committed, and you’re consistent, you’re going to get the results you want.”
“If you keep telling me I can’t do it; it’s going to push me harder.”
“At the end of the day I love music.”
“Hashtags, hashtags, hashtags.”
“Handwork, consistency, and patience.”

Links to Things & People Mentioned
The Rock
Bon Jovi
Vinny D
Dave Batista

Places & Things
Different Route Same Destination
Krispy Kreme
Total Nutrition

Get in Touch with J. Slaughter

J. Slaughter’s Definition of Making It
“Do what you love and love what you do. Keep doing it man. If you’re not doing what you love, you’re not making it.”

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Pank Nayyar - A 9,000 Mile Journey to Pursue a Dream to Become a WWE Superstar

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What would you do to reach your dreams? How much would you sacrifice to get one step closer to reaching them? The most beautiful part in pursuing your dreams is the journey. That’s where all the stories and the good stuff happens that we teach and share with others. One of my main missions of this podcast is to share inspiring stories and insight with lessons from leaders of the Entertainment Business and fascinating Entrepreneurs. It’s my goal to share those stories in a way that the guests would be proud to share with their family and closest friends, and also bring a lot of value to our listeners. I also look for stories that inspire me, and that I want to share with the world to help make a difference in people’s lives. This weeks guest is Pank Nayyar who travelled to Orlando, FL all the way from New Delhi, India to pursue his dream to become a WWE Superstar. Pank Nayyar’s story is very inspiring to me, and I’m excited to share it with you.

Pank’s story is an inspiring adventure of someone that will make massive sacrifices to pursue their dream. When he was 12 years old, he was sitting in a classroom when the teacher asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up, and in front of the entire class he answered “I want to be a WWE Superstar just like the Undertaker.” And just a few years later the journey began where after several obstacles he moved to Phuket to train with an MMA school and started getting in shape. In 2015, he was voted as the WWE’s biggest fan in India, and was able to attend a live event. After seeing WWE Tough Enough on TV in India being broadcast live from Full Sail University, he decided to move to Orlando, FL to go the Full Sail for his masters, and pursue his dream. And the journey begins.  

In this conversation we talk about his journey so far, his obstacles pursuing his dream, traveling the world and much more. Pank graduated from Full Sail University with his Masters Degree in Entertainment Business with me on June 2017. He’s a very humble and very inspiring human being, who works extremely hard for his dream. How far would you go? How far would you travel? What would you leave behind to live the life you love?  

Highlights from this Episode
Where is Pank today (05:40)
Pank’s story (6:00)
Influencers in his journey (7:00)
First experience with pro wrestling (07:45)
How wrestling is broadcasted in India (08:30)
Pank’s dream for his future (09:20)
How India impacted wrestling (11:35)
School in India vs School in America (12:05)
When Pank began training (12:45)
Journey to OVW & FCW (13:13)
Pank’s journey after rejection (15:00)
Training (16:30)
Biggest WWE fan of India interview (17:30)
Motivation for moving to American and enrolling in Full Sail (18:40)
Relationships with Pank’s parents (19:45)
First live wrestling experience (20:20)
Pank’s MMA schedule in Orlando (21:12)
Training routine (21:45)
WWE tryout experience (23:36)
Pank’s internship with WWE at Full Sail (27:17)
The upcoming journey to a wrestling career in India (28:20)
How Pank’s peers could support him (29:37)
Favorite books and quotes (30:38)
Pank’s superpower (31:55)
Who comes to mind at the thought of successful (32:03)
New discovery (32:23)
Best piece of advice (32:55)
Where would Pank travel to in time (33:10)
Journey for Pank’s next 3 months (33:40)
Making It to Pank (34:40)

Quotes from Pank Nayyar
“I can do it; I want to follow my dream.”
“You just have to be at the right place, right time.”
“I have my fingers crossed and I’m hoping for the best.”
“If it’s meant to be, it will be. It it’s your destiny, it will be.”
“I’m an open book.”
“Dream big”

Links to people, places, and things mentioned
John Cena
The Rock

Places & Things
Full Sail University
New Delhi – India
Festival of Lights
The Jungle

Get in Touch with Pank Nayyar

Pank Nayyar’s Definition of Making It
“Me representing my country and making my family proud. Like okay he made it. Dream big.”