Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin was the first kicker to receive a scholarship at Appalachian State, but early struggles had his coaches delivering the harshest of criticism. But the opportunity to learn how to punt opened up for him, and he accepted that challenge head-on. Martin talks with True Underdog Jayson Waller and co-host John LeBlanc about the adversity, negativity and depression he felt before he came out on the other side as a professional athlete in America’s biggest sport.
Come for the humorous discussion on what True Underdog Jayson Waller’s sleep and eating habits are like for himself and that of his family, but stay for “the trip with the RV,” where everything you can imagine that could go wrong did. Inside of that story is how this trip from hell ultimately led to a better fast-food restaurant in Mooresville, N.C.
Episode 1 introduces us to the amazing life and entrepreneurial story of POWERHOME CEO Jayson Waller, whose trailer-park upbringing fueled him to never let others look down on him again. He found success selling home security systems before deciding that the solar industry was his future. His results speak volumes – POWERHOME’s 2019 revenue total nearly reached $200 million, and his company now employs more than 800 people. But in true underdog fashion, Waller needed to risk everything to keep POWERHOME afloat so the company would have the time to turn the corner and be successful. Waller’s mission now is to inspire others, and this podcast, and the guests he will interview, will do just that. Listen to Waller as he and co-host John LeBlanc give you this first taste of his life.