The Heart of Business by Benchmark (general)

Not all bands can be the Rolling Stones. Not everyone will still be strutting their stuff on stage at age 70. Anything Box still has a dedicated following and plays occassional shows. However, the members of the band have discovered awesome ways to apply their passions to their current situations that life has brought them. That includes landing right here at Benchmark! That's right, after 3-4 years of working at Benchmark, we got a chance to dig up the dirt on the two members of Anything Box that currently call Benchmark home.

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When we say Diamond Dallas Page, the first thing that comes to mind is yoga ... right? Well, find out how that came to be the thing he's known for nowadays. We talked to DDP about his wrestling career and how that lead to yoga and fitness. Find out how his days in the ring prepped him for this new career and why he believed in it so much. Plus, we got him to tell us his nickname before he was ever called Diamond Dallas Page. Don't miss it!

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When you can see a band more than 80 times and they still leave you wanting more, something is going right. That's just the relationship Heart of Business host Andy Shore and Umphrey's McGee have (as well as most of the rest of their many fans). Umphrey's McGee considers their fan experience more than most and has done several innovative things to ensure their fans keep coming back for more. Not only should the rest of the music industry take note, but there's a lesson to be learned for any sort of business. Listen as Kevin Browning, who manages strategy and development for the band, tells the Heart of Business listeners (and one very excited host) how it's done.

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We chat with former White House deputy photographer Paul Morse. Hear his stories about covering the White House and President George W. Bush for eight hears ... and then why he decided to leave it all behind. Paul shares the lessons he learned when starting his own business and his advice for others looking to do the same.

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Evan Rail is a travel and food writer, teacher, author ... and expert on beer. We talked to him on how you get that title, finding your niche as a writer and what it takes to make it in the world of freelance. Hear some of his stories and get on your way to your own aweesome job title.

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We talk to TJ & Lindsey Taylor, who just left their comfortable life in sunny Southern California to pursue their passions and help their friends out at the Rockside Ranch. Follow along as they tell us how they made the decision, how their life has changed and dispense advice to others looking to take the leap into a new adventure.

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