The Real Stories
Hello, my name is Tony Grebmeier – I was living in Redding, California and already on to my second radio job. I loved radio. I like the idea of the theater of the mind, telling stories, playing music, meeting people, but there was something more. It was like my calling.
However, I needed to get out of Redding, California, and find a way to get closer to where I’m from, which was Santa Cruz, California.
There was a radio station in San Jose, California that had a job opening. It was only part-time, and if could get that job, that could be my big break.
I remember finally getting the opportunity for a job interview. However, Redding, California to San Jose, California is five to six hours of drive time. And it wasn’t like I was going to say no. It was like, tell me where and tell me when.
I remember I showed up at that interview after driving six hours ready, ready to say to that person who was on the other side.
I’m your person, hire me. I didn’t even know how much the job paid. I was determined that I needed that job no matter what. I was going to work for it.
Well, my mom lived in Santa Cruz, and I had tried staying with my mom from time to time after college and most people don’t go back home after college. Right? It didn’t work for me either.
So I ended up driving back and forth for six months until I saved enough money.
This is how crazy your life needs to be. Sometimes when you pursue what it is that you want, you need to be willing to go to any lengths to get it.
And whatever that thing is, you must be willing to give up some stuff to get it. I drove for six months back and forth, even for a four-hour radio shift. That would be 12 hours of driving to be on the radio for four hours, making like $10 to $15 an hour, not even enough to cover kind of my food and my gas costs and time.
My passion was profound that my commitment was so strong that it took what it took until I finally got offered a full-time position. And when offered a full-time job my life changed forever. I developed a mindset that I could do whatever it takes to get whatever it is that I want, and I won’t quit until I get it.
Be prepared to ask for help and the extra length… Be willing to say yes then figuring it out and not having it all perfect.
And I must tell you my life has not been perfect. I’ve attempted suicide. My buddy John saved me that’s another episode marital issues coming up on 20 years of marriage separated for three of them that’s a whole different episode.
Financial problems / I was a million dollars in debt came from that to be where I’m at today. Still not perfect. That’s a whole different episode. Business issues, relationship issues, life issues inside of me to share.
I’m going to be delivering them from time to time.
Hit play and let me finish the rest of today’s story.
Welcome to raw and uncut!
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- [0:30] Tony shares commitment
- [2:30] How you need be super passionate about what you pursue.
- [4:00] The Internet is full of fake shit.
- [4:30] Welcome to Raw and Uncut