Episode 27: You don’t have to be the best at something, you just have to be ready to outwork whoever is. What started out as an internship at Kiss 108- Boston’s #1 Hit Music Station- soon became everything Marc ever wanted. He was patient & passed out demos to every station in New England that was within driving distance from his hometown of Somerville, MA. Eventually his hustle & positive mindset of “I will be the best” led him to his current position of Promotion Director of iHeartMedia of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as being on the air. Losing was never an option. It has simply been the burning fire inside of him that has allowed him to continuously get up after falling down. We discuss the importance of being honest with people, bumping into Jay-Z & Lebron James at Fenway Park, understanding that everyone will make mistakes, perspective on sacrifices not being a sacrifice if it benefits you & less talking... more listening on this week's episode.
Who is Marc Provenzano?
Attended Suffolk University with intentions to go into sports
Started interning for Kiss 108 while in college
Ran errands, got coffee, hung up pictures & did intern work
Then for second internship started doing production & commercials
Didn’t talk - just listened during his first weeks of his internship
Marc was hustling hard for six months working as the street teamer for Kiss, worked at Fenway & was a club promoter
Got his first opportunity on the air December 8, 2012 at Gypsy Bar in Boston 10pm
Started passing his “demos” to every station & getting feedback
Got an offer to work nights at Z107 from 7pm to midnight
Tried replicating what other Djs were doing & wasn’t doing well
Production Director for 6 months & now had an offer to be a Promotion Director
Bumps into Jay-Z & Lebron James at Fenway Park
You don't have to be the best but you can outwork the person who is the best
Flying back from Vegas in red eye from iHeart Radio event to Boston to work
Missed flight - everyone screws up, you will learn your lessons. Don't make the same mistake twice
Was up to get promotion coordinator position at Kiss 108 but came in second place
All three bosses were honest with him & he was fine with the outcome
Complacency is a disease
Wakes up everyday just to prove everyone else is wrong
Always wants to be the first person in & last one to leave
Parents were very open to Marc doing whatever he wanted growing up
Father was a bus driver at the airport, mother worked at the registry
Both very intelligent & great work ethic
Grew up in Somerville, MA with his family in the same house
Marc’s uncle wanted him to become a firefighter but his mother always stood up for him to chase after his own dreams
When you lose - your best wasn’t good enough…. But how many times can you get up & find a way to win
“I don't need someone to thank me to know I did a good job”
Responsibility of doing things for the people around you
Be the best at what you’re doing & if not… find something else to do
People think they deserve their dream job & aren’t willing to put in the work
Marc has always been willing to go the extra mile for any opportunity
Was 6 credits short from graduating college & never went back
Even when you find your passion, know that someone around the corner is ready to outwork you
Hearing people’s opinions should only fire you up more regardless if it's good or bad
Is a sacrifice really a sacrifice if it is helping you
Let the anger inside you motivate you
Picture frame on the wall 10 years from now, what/who do we see?
A group of people validating that Marc is a good guy
People that have helped him out & that he’s helped out
Ask Bobbbaaaay 1 question: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Continue to move forward every single day
Where to find Marc on social media?
What 2-3 pieces of advice would you give to someone trying to find their passion/purpose?
Be open to anything & see what interests you
Find the ways to get involved with it
Then find the ways to execute it
“The world kinda just keeps going & it figures itself out”