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E116: Airforce, Audio Engineer, & 100% All In W/ Zane Pugh

Updated: Mar 9, 2022



Zane and I met a few weeks back over coffee when he was up in New England and we had the best conversation so I wanted to bring some of it out here as well. Hear in on his story finding his path as an audio engineer through his life coming out of the air force soon. We talk on positivity in the music industry and all industries, coming back from depression into your life purpose, being all in, and everything involved. Zane and I talk on some audio topics but the episode will be helpful to anyone pursuing a creative business, living their purpose, and going after what t hey love all in.

In This Episode We Cover

  • Connecting with other positive people in your industry

  • Starting a creative business while in the armed forces

  • Meeting people in person

  • Being uncomfortable with yourself

  • Joining the armed services

  • Going in different artistic directions

  • Not being able to get behind a project

  • Contemplating suicide and deciding to move forward and crush your dream

  • What do I want to develop myself in?

  • Are you all in?


“I remember being like I think I can do this, I think I can do this audio engineering thing.” - Zane Pugh

“I was trying to be a makeshift version of someone else instead of myself.” - Zane Pugh

Resources Noted In This Episode

Jval’s 4 Books

  1. The Slight Edge

  1. Profit First

  1. The Go Giver

  1. So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Anything You Want

Derrick Sivers

Jordan Valerie

Zane’s Links!



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