Leave the Pile Higher, Grow Your Legacy

Bryan T. Savage

In 1983, my father, a hardworking blue-collar worker, made a life-altering decision for our family. Faced with the choice of my education, he chose to send me to a private Catholic high school, despite the financial challenges. His reason was simple yet profound: “My job is to leave the pile higher for you and your sister.” This statement, a guiding principle of his life, didn't fully resonate with me until after his untimely passing in 2018. It's this legacy of selflessness and commitment that birthed 'Leave the Pile Higher: Grow Your Legacy'.

On what would have been my father's 75th birthday, I launched this podcast as an extension of his “Why”. Here, we explore the intangible aspects of legacy that go beyond monetary or material wealth. Each episode delves into stories of resilience, creativity, and how breaking societal scripts can lead to profound impacts on others.

Join us for heart-to-heart conversations with diverse guests who share their journeys of setbacks, triumphs, and unwavering hope. We discuss how small acts and bold decisions can contribute to a lasting legacy, proving that anyone can make a difference, no matter their financial or social standing.

'Leave the Pile Higher: Grow Your Legacy' isn't just a podcast; it's a movement, a tribute to my father and to all those who strive to make life better for the next generation. It's about acknowledging that while we can't control the length of our lives, we can control its width and depth.

Subscribe now and be part of this journey. Let’s honor the philosophy of leaving the pile higher, not just for ourselves, but for those who follow.  Let's build.

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Episodes

Inclusive Excellence: S.W.O.T. Analysis for An Impactful Legacy with Berthine Crèvecoeur West
Mar 29 2024
Inclusive Excellence: S.W.O.T. Analysis for An Impactful Legacy with Berthine Crèvecoeur West
Send us a Text Message.In this special episode of "Leave the Pile Higher, Grow Your Legacy," I'm thrilled to welcome Berthine Crèvecoeur West, not only a close friend but also my esteemed business coach. At the heart of her acclaimed career in business strategy and executive consulting is her expertise in performing S.W.O.T. analysis for her clients, making it only fitting that this episode's title reflects one of her specialties. Berthine's pioneering work in promoting inclusivity over her more than two decades in the field has established her as a leader. As a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)®, she has adeptly turned diversity into a critical asset for organizational success, underscoring her unique approach to leadership and strategic development.As CEO and Head of Strategy at Westbridge Solutions, Berthine has distinguished herself by developing transformative strategies that drive sustainable growth and innovation. Her unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) shines through the groundbreaking diversity programs and initiatives she has implemented, which encourage an environment where creativity and collaboration thrive.In today’s episode, Berthine provides profound insights into the importance of self-awareness and underscores the necessity of "making the obstacle the way" to creating a lasting legacy. Through her lens of servant leadership, she articulates a vision for a future where inclusive excellence and innovation form the foundation of success, aiming to leave a positive mark on future generations.Join us for an inspiring journey into Berthine's extraordinary path, where resilience intertwines with visionary thinking. Discover the invaluable lessons and steadfast principles she's ready to share with the next generation of leaders, highlighting the strategies that make her approach to business and life both distinct and universally inspiring. Together, we'll explore how embracing your identity and confronting challenges head-on are crucial to surpassing your goals and creating a lasting legacy.Let's BuildIf you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Faith, Grind, and Grace: The Essence of Emery Sumberlin's Journey
Mar 21 2024
Faith, Grind, and Grace: The Essence of Emery Sumberlin's Journey
Send us a Text Message.In this can't-miss episode, we dive deep with Emery Sumberlin, a force of nature from Fort Worth, Texas, whose life story is a masterclass in faith, grind, and legacy. From the early days shaped by a strong pastoral family background to becoming a beacon of entrepreneurship and community advocacy, Emery's journey is nothing short of inspirational.This episode isn't just about tracing the milestones of Emery's career, from his impactful work in education and youth development to his bold move into the real estate arena and the launch of the successful Gold Link Beard Co. It's about the essence of Emery Sumberlin—the man behind the success stories, driven by a deep faith, and the visionary who sees beyond the bottom line to the impact he can make on the world around him.What sets Emery apart is not just his entrepreneurial spirit but his commitment to embodying the principle of being his brother's keeper. Alongside his business partner, who is  more like a brother, Emery has demonstrated what true partnership looks like, funding their joint venture 100% but splitting everything down the middle. This move is a testament to his belief in equity, shared success, and the power of a united vision.Emery's multifaceted life, is a reminder of the power of laying a foundation that not only supports our own dreams but also lifts up those around us. His story is a clear illustration of what it means to build a legacy that’s rooted in values, hard work, commitment to community. This episode is more than just a narrative; it's a reflection on the impact one individual can have when they lead with faith, dedication, and a deep-seated belief in the importance of brotherhood and community.Let's BuildIf you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Legacy in Action: Broderick Williams' Journey from Vision to Impact
Mar 19 2024
Legacy in Action: Broderick Williams' Journey from Vision to Impact
Send us a Text Message.In this captivating episode of "Leave the Pile Higher, Grow Your Legacy," we invite you into the inspiring world of Broderick Williams, a man whose life work is a testament to the power of resilience, education, and the spirit of community. From the streets of South Side Fort Worth to the forefront of entrepreneurial success and social activism, Broderick's journey is a beacon of hope and a blueprint for building a legacy that lasts.Dive deep with us as Broderick unravels the secrets behind his drive to uplift and empower communities of color, his ventures in education through Survive and Thrive Education, and the profound impact of his work as a co-founder of the Gold Link Beard Company. This episode isn't just a conversation; it's an invitation to explore the depths of legacy building, the challenges that come with it, and the unyielding passion required to overcome them.Prepare to be moved, inspired, and motivated to think about your own legacy as Broderick shares not just his story, but a powerful call to action for us all. This is more than an episode; it's a milestone in our collective journey towards creating lasting legacies that echo through generations. Don't miss this transformative experience.Let's BuildIf you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Elevating Your Legacy: A Conversation with Jayson Stone
Jan 17 2024
Elevating Your Legacy: A Conversation with Jayson Stone
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to the very first episode of 2024 on "Elevating Your Legacy." In this inspiring episode, we have the privilege of sitting down with  coach, speaker, educator, author, and philanthropist, Jayson Stone. Jayson's journey is a testament to hard work, sacrifice, and a burning desire to create a lasting legacy.From being a valedictorian in high school to becoming a CEO of a top real estate company, before the age of 30, Jayson's rise to success is nothing short of remarkable. He shares his incredible story of starting in the real estate business, facing eviction from his apartment just three days in, and the powerful proclamation he made to never find himself in that position again.Jayson is not only a successful businessman but also a dedicated family man, and he draws inspiration from his love for his wife and two children. He believes in the power of self-education, having invested over $250,000 in conferences, workshops, masterminds, and seminars to equip himself with the tools for ultimate success.As the creator and host of "DMV Realtor Radio," Jayson shares valuable business strategies and tactics for Realtors. He is passionate about rallying people to a better future and believes that success is something you attract by the person you become.Join us as Jayson Stone shares his vision for creating a culture of excellence, and discusses the importance of leaving a lasting legacy that continues to impact generations to come. This episode is filled with insights, inspiration, and actionable advice for anyone looking to elevate their legacy in 2024 and beyond.Let's BuildIf you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
December 4th's Trifecta: Reflecting on Legacy, Fraternity and Milestones
Dec 5 2023
December 4th's Trifecta: Reflecting on Legacy, Fraternity and Milestones
Send us a Text Message.Welcome to a special anniversary episode of "Leave the Pile Higher, Grow Your Legacy!" Today, we're commemorating a triple celebration – December 4th holds immense significance in my life. It marks my Dad's birthday, the driving inspiration behind the inception of this podcast, Founders Day for my beloved fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, and now, it's the cherished one-year anniversary of "Leave the Pile Higher, Grow Your Legacy."In tribute to this milestone, this brief yet heartfelt episode pays homage to my Dad's enduring legacy, one that extends far beyond our family circle. I also share my vision and mission: to empower and uplift others in the pursuit of growing their legacies. Aligned with the core values of Savage Family Office, LLC, my mission is to transform success into a collective endeavor, ensuring that no one is left behind in the journey toward prosperity and fulfillment.Join us in celebrating the significance of this day, as our conversation gracefully concludes at the seven-minute and '06 second mark, a powerful homage to the Seven Jewels of Alpha Phi Alpha, symbolizing the profound legacy they established 117 years ago.Thank you for being an integral part of this journey, and here's to many more inspiring moments on the horizon.Let's Build.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Real Talk with Khalid Scott: Insights on Redefining Strength and Shattering Mental Health Stigma
Nov 20 2023
Real Talk with Khalid Scott: Insights on Redefining Strength and Shattering Mental Health Stigma
Send us a Text Message.In the often unspoken depths of the African American community, the shadows of mental health struggles cast a significant presence. Among these challenges, an undeniable stigma persists, especially for African American men. Today, we confront this issue directly, with the aim of dispelling misconceptions and fostering a dialogue that transcends barriers. We embark on a journey toward understanding, acceptance, and support.Joining us in this enlightening discussion is Khalid Scott, a beacon of hope and wisdom in the realm of mental health. Khalid brings over three decades of experience as a Licensed Social Worker, a mentor to young African American men, and an individual who exemplifies unwavering dedication to human services. As a divorced father and an advocate for breaking the silence surrounding mental health, Khalid's insights are invaluable.Throughout today's conversation, Khalid highlights the importance of shedding the superficial layers of a 'macho' image and diving into the depths of genuine community support. He challenges the status quo, urging us to redefine strength, encouraging a return to authentic connections, and providing strategies to dismantle the stigma surrounding mental health.In the pursuit of breaking down barriers, Khalid underscores the essence of vulnerability. He encourages us to embrace the courage it takes to seek help, address our spiritual, mental, and physical health needs, and emphasizes the significance of being open and authentic in our struggles.Let's BuildIf you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
From Advocacy to Entrepreneurship: James Worthy's Journey of Impact and Leadership
Oct 24 2023
From Advocacy to Entrepreneurship: James Worthy's Journey of Impact and Leadership
Send us a Text Message.Today's guest is James Worthy, and no, I'm not referring to the NBA legend, although he's certainly a standout in his own right. James is an advocate, public speaker, extraordinary fatherhood mentor, and accomplished entrepreneur.James is not only a community leader but also a devoted athletic coach, driven by a deep commitment to serving others. He firmly believes that the road to success is paved through unity and collaboration. Join us as we explore the intangible aspects of crafting a enduring legacy and making a profound positive impact on people's lives.In this episode, you'll gain valuable insights into the significance of fatherhood, the potency of belief, and the transformative influence of unity and service. James Worthy's journey serves as a testament to the notion that we can all leave a lasting legacy, irrespective of our backgrounds, circumstances, or fraternity affiliations (an inside joke between himself, a Brother of Omega Psi Phi, and myself, a Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha).Tune in for inspiration, wisdom, and laughter that will leave you motivated to take proactive steps in your own life journey.Let's BuildIf you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Mastering Life's Lessons: A 6-Degree Black Belt's Inspiring Journey with Paul L.Edwards
Sep 20 2023
Mastering Life's Lessons: A 6-Degree Black Belt's Inspiring Journey with Paul L.Edwards
Send us a Text Message.Paul L. Edwards is a true martial arts master, achieving an impressive 6-degree black belt, and dedicating his life to imparting the profound values of martial arts to others. Since establishing his martial arts school in 1997, Master Edwards has been on a mission to empower individuals not only in physical self-defense but also in enriching their mental and spiritual lives.In this compelling episode, we explore his extraordinary journey, uncovering how he discovered his passion for martial arts at a young age and recognized it as his life's calling from the outset. You'll learn about his relentless pursuit of mastery and how he uses martial arts as a conduit to instill wisdom, discipline, and resilience in the lives of his students.We discuss the philosophy that each person has something to learn and something to teach, rooted in the belief that everyone possesses unique experiences, knowledge, and perspectives. Master Edwards wholeheartedly embodies this principle, emphasizing that there is always room for personal growth and shared wisdom.Prepare to be inspired as we venture into the world of martial arts with this exceptional guest, unearthing life lessons, values, and a lasting legacy that transcends the boundaries of the dojo and extends to the wider world.Let’s BuildIf you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Unveiling the Fire Within: Raymond Watson's Heritage and Lasting Legacy
Aug 24 2023
Unveiling the Fire Within: Raymond Watson's Heritage and Lasting Legacy
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, I am honored to present a captivating discussion with Raymond (Ray) "Two Hawks" Watson, an esteemed community leader. Hailing from Rhode Island and nurtured by his cherished grandmother, Ray stands as a member of the Narragansett Indian tribe—an ancestral heritage that has profoundly molded his identity and mission. As a tribal leader, community organizer, and advocate, he has devoted his life to preserving his grandmother's memory and realizing her aspirations for him. In 2006, a pivotal juncture arose that would set Ray on a transformative course. Following his grandmother's passing, he embarked on a profound odyssey of introspection, retracing the threads of their relationship and unearthing the wisdom she had imparted. Her teachings, values, and fervent desire for him to embrace his cultural roots and actively engage with the tribe ignited an inner flame—a flame that would become the propulsive force behind his mission.In honor of his grandmother's legacy, Ray resolved to immerse himself in his cultural heritage. The outcome? A staggering impact that has empowered him to effect profound change in his community and beyond. Through his unwavering commitment, he has revitalized the tribe's customs, championed their causes, and offered a guiding light for those seeking a connection to their heritage.Join us as we unravel the threads of his journey—the hurdles he encountered, the triumphs he celebrated, and his vision for the future. Through heartfelt dialogues, anecdotes, and insights, we will discuss how his determination to build a loftier foundation has materialized in a legacy that grows more formidable with each passing day.Let’s BuildIf you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
A Conversation with Damon L. Davis on 'Who Am I Really?'
Jul 17 2023
A Conversation with Damon L. Davis on 'Who Am I Really?'
Send us a Text Message.Adoptees sometimes have questions about how we came to be. We try to guess at answers for ourselves by imagining all kinds of scenarios for why our parents made the choice to place us in adoption or foster care. But it’s almost impossible to form a complete picture about one’s self if you don’t know your own personal history – the puzzle has too many missing pieces – Damon L. DavisIn this captivating episode, I am honored to introduce our remarkable guest, Mr. Damon L. Davis. He graciously shares his extraordinary voyage through the world of adoption. His personal odyssey has kindled a profound passion within him, dedicated to empowering others and shedding light on the intricacies of adoption. Through his aptly named podcast, "Who Am I Really?", Damon has established a profound platform, a beacon of hope for individuals navigating their own adoption journeys. Within this safe haven, people are encouraged to openly express their thoughts, emotions, and experiences, as Damon extends a warm invitation to fellow adoptees to share their unique stories. These shared narratives have fostered a profound sense of belonging and understanding, inspiring others to embrace their distinct paths and discover their inner strength.Prepare to be enthralled as Damon recounts his remarkable experience of meeting his biological mother for the first time at the age of 36. He also shares his unyielding commitment to inspiring others and outlines his vision for leaving the world in a better state than he found it. Get ready to be uplifted as we embark on a profound conversation about forging one's destiny, inspiring others, and establishing a legacy that transcends the present moment. Let’s Build   If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Emerging Stronger: A Journey Through Challenge and Change
Jun 18 2023
Emerging Stronger: A Journey Through Challenge and Change
Send us a Text Message.In this heartfelt episode of 'Leave the Pile Higher', I, Bryan Savage, return after a six-week break, a time not just of physical recovery from two bicycle accidents but also by an introspective journey following a startling personal discovery: adult ADHDIn this candid discussion, I share the valuable insights and newfound resilience that have come from navigating these challenging times. The experiences I've encountered serve as teachable moments, contributing to my ongoing journey of personal growth and understanding.As we approach the end of the episode, I take a moment to recognize Father's Day, paying tribute to the influential role of fathers and father figures in shaping our lives.'Leave the Pile Higher' is dedicated to the stories of everyday people with an exceptional determination to enrich their legacies. As your host, I invite you to join in these authentic conversations about life's trials and triumphs, and how we can all strive to leave an indelible mark on the world.Remember, if mental health issues or ADHD affect you or someone close to you, consulting with a qualified healthcare professional is essential for proper care and support.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
From Kitchen to Legacy: Love in Every Bite with Chef Gemal Eustache
May 4 2023
From Kitchen to Legacy: Love in Every Bite with Chef Gemal Eustache
Send us a Text Message.n this enriching episode we stir things up with Chef Gemal Eustache, whose passion for cooking was ignited in childhood and has since flourished into a life's calling. Gemal's journey in the culinary world began in the warmth of his family kitchen, observing his parents and grandparents as they crafted meals that were more than just food; they were expressions of culture, love, and community.Navigating through the kitchen and life, Chef Gemal has come to understand that resilience and optimism are key ingredients not just in his dishes but in building a meaningful legacy. He shares his belief that culinary artistry extends beyond the plate; it's about fostering community and nurturing relationships. For him, the most essential element in any recipe is love.Throughout the episode, Chef Gemal opens up about the struggles he has faced, revealing how the power of love and persistence has helped him overcome significant challenges. His gift for cooking is matched by his ability to spread joy and positivity, making him not just a skilled chef but also a source of inspiration and blessing to those around him.Join us as we simmer in the inspiring story of Chef Gemal Eustache, a culinary maestro whose journey is a testament to the strength in struggling, the art of cooking, and the transformative power of love in creating a legacy.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Behind the Jokes: No Laughing Matter with Carlos Jordan
Apr 20 2023
Behind the Jokes: No Laughing Matter with Carlos Jordan
Send us a Text Message.In this heartfelt and inspiring episode, stand-up comedian Carlos Jordan takes us through his remarkable journey, a poignant blend of humor and adversity. While Carlos possesses the extraordinary ability to ignite laughter and joy in those who've lost touch with happiness, his own life's journey has been dotted with moments that were anything but laughable.Carlos opens up about some of the most difficult times in his life, including enduring a toxic relationship, a long and bitter divorce, and a grueling custody battle. These experiences, while painful and isolating, became the crucible through which he forged a stronger sense of self.His story is a powerful testimony to the resilience and determination of a man who refused to surrender to despair or become just another statistic. Today, Carlos shares with us the darker chapters of his life, revealing how he transformed these trials into creative inspiration. These experiences have not only shaped him into a better comedian but also a better man, husband, and father, culminating in his successful fight for the custody of his children.Listen as Carlos discusses the power of humor in overcoming life's obstacles and how he uses his comedic talents to uplift others and 'Leave the Pile Higher'. His journey is a reminder of the healing and transformative power of laughter, even in the face of adversity.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Personal Reflection:  Embracing Life's Lessons with 'One Shining Moment'
Apr 7 2023
Personal Reflection: Embracing Life's Lessons with 'One Shining Moment'
Send us a Text Message.We're Back!In this heartfelt episode, I dive into a personal retrospective shaped by the exciting world of March Madness and the iconic anthem, 'One Shining Moment'. Spanning over three decades, my journey with the NCAA tournament and this song has been a source of joy, clarity, and inspiration that has stirred my spirit.Stroll with me down memory lane as I revisit my very first memories of the tournament dating back to 1985, and the profound impact it has had on my life. I recount the initial encounter with 'One Shining Moment' in 1987, and explore the significant role it has played in shaping my perspective and approach to life's challenges and triumphs.The tournament and song have been more than just annual sports events; they've been a soundtrack and backdrop to pivotal moments in my life. From bonding over games with friends and family to drawing inspiration and finding silver linings during tough times, these experiences have woven a rich tapestry of memories and lessons.Join me in this episode as I reflect on the emotions evoked by 'One Shining Moment' and how it has become a personal anthem, motivating and inspiring me year after year. Discover how the culmination of the tournament doesn't just mark an end, but signifies a new beginning for me, every single year.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Harmonizing Dreams: Mr. New School's Symphony in Education
Feb 23 2023
Harmonizing Dreams: Mr. New School's Symphony in Education
Send us a Text Message.Join us in this inspiring episode of 'Leave the Pile Higher' as we explore the dynamic world of Mr. Brian Barber, an educator with over two decades of experience who has redefined the role of music and arts in the classroom. His journey in creating an innovative music and arts curriculum is not just a story of educational reform; it's a testament to the power of perseverance and the transformative impact of arts in learning.Music and arts have long been hailed as universal languages, breaking down barriers and evoking shared emotions. Mr. Barber has harnessed this power to open minds and hearts, crafting a learning environment where rhythm, melody, and visual expression become tools for phenomenal educational experiences.But Mr. Barber's path to becoming an influential educator, affectionately known as 'Mr. New School', was not straightforward. In this episode, he shares his initial dreams of becoming a rapper and how what he perceived as 'failures' at the time were actually the catalysts that ignited his passion for teaching. He opens up about the challenges he faced, the mentors who believed in him, and how these experiences shaped his unique approach to education.Listen in as Brian Barber discusses the profound impact his innovative teaching methods have on the academic and personal growth of his students, and how his journey from music aspirations to educational aspirations is inspiring a new generation to find their voice and rhythm in the world.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Beyond the Surface: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Fellowship With Frank Turner
Feb 16 2023
Beyond the Surface: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Fellowship With Frank Turner
Send us a Text Message. In this thought-provoking episode we connect with Frank Turner, a man who navigates the complexities of self-awareness and spiritual growth amidst the challenges of everyday life. Frank, a dedicated husband, father, entrepreneur, and men's fellowship leader for the past seven years, brings a wealth of experience and insight to our conversation.Frank openly discusses his ongoing journey of developing self-identity, a path marked by facing and embracing his insecurities and the distractions that threaten to veer him off course. His story is one of continuous self-improvement and reflection, demonstrating the power of introspection in personal growth.Throughout the episode, Frank shares the sources of his strength and direction, delving into what inspires and motivates him to build a legacy that extends beyond himself. He reflects on the significance of nurturing meaningful relationships and how these connections have been pivotal in his journey.Join us as Frank Turner offers a candid look into his life, sharing valuable lessons on how to forge a strong sense of self and foster deep, impactful connections with others. His experiences and insights offer a roadmap for anyone looking to deepen their self-understanding and enhance their relationships, all while striving to leave a positive and lasting impact on the world.    If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Shaping the Future: Dean Dapo Akinleye's Dual Mission in Epidemiology and Community Leadership
Feb 2 2023
Shaping the Future: Dean Dapo Akinleye's Dual Mission in Epidemiology and Community Leadership
Send us a Text Message.Episode [Number]: Shaping Futures: Dean Dapo Akinleye’sJoin us in this insightful episode of 'Leave the Pile Higher' as we delve into the life and work of Dean Dapo Akinleye, an epidemiologist whose contributions extend far beyond the realm of public health research. Akinleye's work in analyzing health outbreaks and human population outcomes is driven by a profound understanding that history is not just a series of events, but a tapestry woven by real people facing real challenges.What sets Dean Akinleye apart is his innovative two-fold approach. Not only does he diligently report his findings to colleagues to foster fundamental change in public health, but he also takes on the mantle of personal responsibility as a dynamic community leader. His efforts are especially focused on addressing disparities within disadvantaged communities, where his work has a direct and tangible impact.In this episode, Akinleye, a husband, father, and mentor to students across middle school, high school, and college levels, shares his journey from growing up in an immigrant community to becoming a beacon of hope and guidance. He discusses why it is critical to him to provide direction and opportunities for the youth, helping them navigate and succeed in an ever-changing world.Listen in as Dean Dapo Akinleye unfolds his experiences and insights, demonstrating how studying the past and understanding the present are pivotal in shaping a better, more inclusive future. His story is one of passion, dedication, and the relentless pursuit of creating lasting positive change.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Turning the Page: Mark Michalisin's Path from Paper to Purpose
Jan 23 2023
Turning the Page: Mark Michalisin's Path from Paper to Purpose
Send us a Text Message.In this episode of 'Leave the Pile Higher', we explore the captivating story of Mark Michalisin, a sales and marketing professional in the paper industry whose life took an unexpected yet remarkable turn. For 25 years, Mark believed in making a positive impact and being remembered for it. Yet, deep down, he knew something was amiss, something more fulfilling awaited him.Mark's journey is a testament to the notion that it's never too late to reroute your path in pursuit of your true calling. He shares with us the pivotal moment when he realized that to truly live out his legacy, a significant change was essential. Leaving the familiarity and security of a two-and-a-half-decade-long career, he embraced the unknown, fueled by a burning desire to align his work with his passion.In this episode, Mark talks about how his experiences in the paper industry unexpectedly prepared him for this new chapter of his life. He reflects on the honor and privilege he feels waking up each day, not just to work, but to live out his passion and build something greater than himself. Join us as he unravels his story of courage, transformation, and the power of passion in shaping a legacy. It’s a narrative that will inspire you to listen to your inner voice and perhaps, kindle the flames of your own legacy journey.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Bridging Worlds: Wade Hardy - Guardian, Mentor, and Servant Leader
Jan 12 2023
Bridging Worlds: Wade Hardy - Guardian, Mentor, and Servant Leader
Send us a Text Message.In this inspiring episode of 'Leave the Pile Higher', we explore the life of Wade Hardy, a man whose career in law enforcement is marked by profound growth and a deep commitment to community service. Starting as a single dad seeking a steady job to provide for his infant child, Wade's journey in the police force evolved into a passionate mission to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community he calls home.Now a married father of three and a mentor to many, Wade’s influence extends far beyond his family. As a youth sports coach in baseball, basketball, football, and softball, and as a recognized community leader, he embodies the spirit of positive change. Wade's dedication to leaving the world a better place is evident in his numerous mentoring initiatives that aim to uplift and guide young people in his city.In this episode, Wade shares the pivotal lessons from his childhood that have shaped his approach to life and mentorship. He delves into the importance of being present, not just for his own children but for all youth in his city, and how these experiences have reinforced the value of community, connection, and guidance.Join us as Wade Hardy unfolds his story of transformation from a single father to a community pillar, highlighting the power of presence, mentorship, and the ripple effect of positive actions in building a stronger, more connected society.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com
Five Simple Steps to Forge Your Legacy
Dec 29 2022
Five Simple Steps to Forge Your Legacy
Send us a Text Message.In this special, succinct bonus episode of 'Leave the Pile Higher', we close the year with a powerful message: building a legacy isn't just for the distant future; it's a journey that begins now, in the present, and it doesn't have to be complex.As we stand on the cusp of 2023, I invite you to join me for a brief but impactful session where I outline 'Five Simple Steps to Forge Your Legacy'. These actionable insights are designed to help you kickstart your journey towards creating a lasting impact. Whether you’re just beginning to think about your legacy or looking for ways to enhance it, these steps are easy to integrate into your daily life.In less than five minutes, this episode provides five important keys to begin shaping a legacy that resonates with your values and aspirations. Remember, the most powerful legacies are the ones we actively build, step by step, with intention and purpose.Tune in to this final episode of the year for a dose of inspiration and practical advice, setting the stage for a 2023 where you not only live life but also leave a meaningful imprint for generations to come.If you believe you're meant for more and are ready to enhance your legacy but aren’t sure where to begin, let's start the conversation. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary session to explore how you can meaningfully grow your legacy. Together, we can turn your aspirations into lasting achievements. Schedule your free session today and take the first step towards leaving a pile higher: Savage Family Office/DiscoveryHave questions/comments or would like more information regarding a specific episode/guest, please send emails to: leavethepilehigher@gmail.com