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168: Skate Life, Music, Clothing & Being Your Version of Pro W/ Colin Trombley

Updated: Jul 25, 2022



Skateboarding, clothing brand, helping / building communities, and vocals for a metal band. On this episode we speak with Colin Trombley who I was fortunate enough to meet recently skateboarding over my head while I played guitar in one of my upcoming music videos! Colin and I talk about what it’s like to be a pro in your way, content fatigue, building a brand around what you love, mentors impact and much more. Music, creative, business, and skate life in this one.

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In This Episode We Cover

  • Being self conscious of showing your practicing of an art to others

  • Building a community

  • Not doing it the way it’s always been done just because that’s the way it’s always been done

  • Content fatigue

  • Places to encourage children to be creative and meet others when they are young

  • Skate life

  • Mentors that have a huge impact on your trajectory

  • Learning about how others live and culture through your passion

  • Being exposed to a diverse city of people frequently

  • Don’t let things get stagnant

  • Books can change your life


“That’s going pro in my own way.” - Colin Trombley

“I don’t walk into a place and judge a situation by just what I see.” - Colin Trombley

“You don’t want something to get too stagnant until it disappears.” Colin Trombley

Colin’s Links





Shredded East Website

In Shallows

Resources Noted In This Episode:


Chill Foundation

Barking Up The Wrong Tree

by Eric Barker

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