Episode 020: Raising Your Standards with Jermaine Tolbert

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"There’s nothing too strenuous that you cannot evolve out of. There’s nothing too difficult for you to handle."

 

Some Questions I Ask:

[4:58] Was performing for Mario your first “big” performance?

[14:16] How did your large family play into your journey and how did family impact your journey of music and being diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression?

[19:33] Can you paint the picture of making the decision to walk away from signing a record deal with Pharrell Williams, right in front of you, to take a step back and care for yourself?

[23:10] What happened after you stepped away from music to focus on your healing from schizophrenia and depression?

[30:55] What were some of the most impactful realizations you had throughout your healing process?

[32:35] What was your relationship with sacrifice and gratitude before, during, and after this healing process?

[35:50] How long did you leave behind everything to focus on yourself?

[37:45] Did you have a support system throughout this 5 year span of solitude?

[40:02] What are people not doing enough of or are doing too much of in regards to life and technology?

[45:17] Are you still struggling with your schizophrenia and depression since coming back? If so, what are those things you are struggling with?

[46:17] What advice would you give to individuals that are currently struggling with their mental health and similar situations?

[48:40] What are some steps that people around the individual who is struggling with these issues can do to help in the best way possible?

[50:12] How have your relationships changed since coming back from your 5 years of solitude?

[52:15] What’s the biggest thing you’ve seen change in the world after coming back from your 5 years of solitude?

Some Things You'll Learn:

[3:14] Jermaine’s upbringing and the start of his musical journey

[4:30] Jermaine and his friends perform in front of Mario and his manager at a McDonalds

[7:45] Jermaine finding his own path through music

[9:00] How Jermaine Tolbert became a solo artist known as, Nate Calloway

[11:10] The start of the group, 3D, and Jermaine’s introduction to marijuana

[12:00] The negative impact marijuana had on Jermaine’s life

[12:25] Jermaine enters a psychiatric hospital 10 days before signing a record deal with Pharrell Williams

[15:40] The unorthodox way Jermaine’s family showed “love”

[20:24] WHY Jermaine walked away from signing a record deal with Pharrell Williams

[24:45] The absolute power of knowledge

[31:20] Raising your standards

[33:14] The power of writing down what you are grateful for

[36:00] Jermaine disappears for 5 years

[40:40] Choose to collaborate with others

[41:30] The appropriate way to use technology to achieve success

[46:30] Being as self-aware as possible and not lying to yourself

[49:12] Just love others

[52:40] The world truly growing and knocking down doors in regards to open-mindedness

[57:40] You can do anything

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 Jermaine's Book Coming Soon! Follow the links below for your own copy!

Jermaine's Book Coming Soon! Follow the links below for your own copy!

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