Triple E Podcast


Triple E: Elevate, Enhance, Expand is a success and mindset podcast focused on breaking down principles of success. Jessica Schmitt, owner and founder of Mindful Ontogeny, is the host for Triple E. In this podcast, Jessica brings on guests knowledgeable in a specific principle of success for thoughtful discussions to help audiences Elevate their mindset, Enhance their life, and Expand their success. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts.


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We see many people who have found (and been successful) in their passions. Sports celebrities. Movie stars. Major corporation CEOs. But many of you may be sitting there thinking things like, I don’t know what my passion is, I don’t even know where to begin, or What if I never find my passion? Or maybe you have found your passion, but you’re worried you won’t be successful in it. If this is you, then definitely tune in to this episode.

Today I have brought on Michael Knight. Michael is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. He was also my former dance teacher and mentor whose passion for dance shined through in his teaching. He clearly has found his passion, and in this episode, he shares how he went about doing that and how it has impacted his life. Michael gives insight into how having his passion has led him to success in life, how exploring new things and taking time to experience life helps you find your passion, how passionate people show up to life differently, and so much more.

My discussion with Michael will help you begin your search for your passion and find it. It will explain how to move through shifting passions and a multitude of them. But most importantly, it will remind you why it’s important to have a passion, whether that passion makes you money or not. Life is more vibrant with passion. And the process of finding it can be just as exciting!



We hear about mindset, personal development, and self-help all the time. And let's be honest- there are a lot of different ideas and trains of thought in this space. A lot of what is talked about is deep, profound messages about the mind, human nature, and life. But while that stuff is important, it can be overwhelming if you're not in the space. With all of the information out there on these topics, you might be asking yourself: "What is mindset work, and how do I even start it?"

If you've ever asked yourself these questions, this episode is for you. In this episode, I detail how you can go about starting mindset work. I break it down into what it is, what you need, what you can do, and how to approach it. I even go deeper, explaining what time of day is best to do this work, some of the many benefits, and why mindset work is an important component of a successful and fulfilled life. But more importantly, I explain how easy it is to start. It doesn't have to be complicated, expensive, or super time-consuming.

Everyone should be working on their mind. It is an essential component to achieving success and achieving it in a way that leaves you fulfilled. The people who are truly successful and happy in life work on their mind. Everyone's mindset journey will look different, but it's important to find what works for you and do it so that you can maximize your growth and success. Mindset work helps you grow, and if you aren't growing, you are missing out on the enormous potential life has to offer. As you'll hear me say in the show, we've got one shot at life. One shot to take what we have been blessed with and make it as beautiful as possible. Mindset work is a cornerstone of making that happen. I implore you to take what you learn in this episode and apply something so that you can start your own mindset journey today.

If you have no idea what mindset work is, this episode is for you. If you've never done mindset work before, this episode is for you. And if you already do mindset work, this episode is for you. Whatever stage of your journey you are on, this episode will give you some ideas to further the growth of your mind and your personal development. I appreciate you tuning in.




What does an athlete need to be successful? Skill, talent, competitiveness, drive, physical athleticism, and most importantly... MINDSET!! You can have all of those other things, but if your mindset isn't wired for success, your path is going to be a lot harder. Yet so many athletes are lacking the right mindset, and I believe it's because many of them don't even know where to start. What is a good athletic mindset?

That is what today's episode is all about. My guest today is Tony Earp, Director of Classics Eagles Soccer, a parent coached, professionally assisted youth soccer club in Ohio. He has over 15 years of experience coaching and directing youth soccer, and he has written over 70 articles and made hundreds of training videos to support player development. Not only that, but Tony was also a successful athlete himself. He played soccer for The Ohio State University as a 4-year starter and captain, leading the team to its first Big Ten Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. He knows the frame of mind needed to play at a high level, and he is working to instill these concepts of mindset in the young athletes he coaches. Tony brings a unique, relevant, and thought-out perspective on mindset for young athletes.

In this episode, Tony and I discuss multiple areas of mindset for athletes. We go deep on how failure only occurs if you quit, and that making mistakes is actually an important part of the development process. We talk about how important dedication is to success, and how many players don't fully understand what true dedication and commitment is. Tony makes the differentiation between players who are internally focused and those who are externally focused, explaining that players who are externally focused are coming from a place of insecurity that is not conducive to success. We also reflect on how children and adults have a different attitude towards losing, and that as adults we forget how resilient and resourceful children are. And of course, we explain that mindset is key to success.

We talk about mindset in the context of athletics, but don't be fooled! The ideas we discuss in today's episode apply to pretty much EVERY area of life. You can use these ideas for any goal to increase your ability to be successful. Enjoy this amazing discussion I have with Tony!


This episode is a little different than usual episodes. There is no guest; it's just me. I received a topic suggestion a while ago asking me to do an episode on my experience in high school being both a ballet dancer and a normal high school student, how I balanced it all, and what it was like to leave home early. So, in this episode, I talk about part of my story. I go through the nuts and bolts of my dance journey. I talk about what it was like to balance high school with intense ballet training. I talk about how I tried to balance a social life. I reflect on how my obsession with becoming a professional ballet dancer was perceived by my peers. I go through how I was criticized and made to feel bad for my goals, but how I pursued them anyway. I explain what it was like to leave home my senior year to pursue my dreams and how I look back on that decision.


More importantly, I talk about how not being normal, not fitting society's box, is a GOOD thing. I tell you that I don't want to be normal, and why that is. I talk about how really, when you think about it, no one is normal because we all have our own goals, dreams, and gifts. I talk about not quitting and not letting anyone else's opinions make you give up. I also talk about my definition of success.


This episode is not just for you to hear my journey. It's to inspire you to follow whatever dreams you have in your heart. It's to give you the insights from someone who is doing that. It's to give you the confidence, motivation, and fire to go do YOU!! Follow your dreams, chase your goals, do what is best for you in your life so that you can be happy. I hope this episode inspires you to follow your dreams in the way that is right for you and that you take what I say and use it to help you in your life!

Episode 6: Problem Solving with Daniela Adams

Problem solving is a necessary skill to success. It's one that we all do. But are we good at it, and are we doing it the most efficiently and effectively? In this episode, Daniela Adams and I go deep into what problem solving is, how you do it, and how it contributes to overall success. Daniela is the voice of PM Title, a title company, where she processes, closes loans, problem solves, and manages the office in Grove City, Ohio. She started helping to build PM Title while in college at Ohio State University, where she was studying human nutrition and exercise science. In the early years, Daniela was knocking on doors and making cold calls while connecting to people with her homemade chocolate chip cookies. Now, she is a leader, motivator, mentor, problem-solver, 10x-er, and volunteer for Project Memories (a non-profit organization). Daniela is an expert in problem solving. Here, she shares what she knows about problem solving to let us take our success to the next level. Daniela goes deep in today's episode, talking about how her own problem-solving skills have evolved, the steps involved in problem solving, why staying calm is important to problem solving, how problem solving applies to various areas of life, and what problem solving does for your success and your life. Not only does she talk about problem solving, but she gives multiple examples of how she has applied problem solving to her own life. This practical application will give you a better understanding of how to actually apply the concepts of problem solving you will learn about. Her stories are motivational, and her work ethic, drive, and ambition shine through when she speaks.

Episode 5: Optimal Health with Dr. Peter Schmitt

Health is probably one of the most important components of success. Without your health, it is incredibly hard to become successful. And if you somehow manage to become successful in a poor state of health (which is highly unlikely), you won't be able to enjoy all that success offers because you won't have the energy, strength, or desire to. Dr. Peter Schmitt, or Dr. Pete as he is commonly known, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He has 27 years of clinical experience and over 300 hours of study in nutrition. He currently practices chiropractic with his wife, Dr. Julie Schmitt, at their practice New Leaf Chiropractic in Monroe, Wisconsin. Dr. Schmitt focuses on wellness in his practice, not only relieving pain but also educating his patients on how to live a healthy lifestyle. In this episode, he imparts that wisdom on us


This episode is very special to me. I am proud to call Dr. Schmitt my dad. He and I have had countless discussions about health, wellness, nutrition, and much more. I was raised in an environment that promoted a healthy lifestyle, given the occupation and lifestyle of my parents, and it has had amazing effects on my life. I have been mentored, taught, and coached in the area of health by my parents. I wanted to bring Dr. Schmitt on so that he could share his knowledge with everyone. This knowledge is so important to health and success and taking action on the advice he gives will start to transform your life. We talk about nutrition, exercise, energy, physical recovery, chiropractic, supplementation, getting out of bed in the morning, how we are guided in pivotal decisions, and much more. I'd recommend grabbing a notebook and pen; you're going to want to take some notes.

Episode 4: Dedicated to Dedication with Stella Casas

We all know that high achievers have an enormous amount of dedication towards what they do. But oftentimes, it is something we take for granted as necessary for success, and we don't ever break it down and talk about what it really takes to be dedicated. In this episode, Stella and I break down dedication, what it means to be dedicated, how dedication is present in all areas of life, how passion, discipline, and priorities are related to dedication, and how to go about finding something you are dedicated towards. Stella is an aspiring dancer pursuing a career in the arts world. She has accomplished so much already, ranging from ballet summer intensives and competitions to music videos and television commercials, and she is just getting started. If you've ever wondered how a dedicated dancer thinks and acts, now is your chance to find out.

Episode 3: Taking a Leap of Faith with Aaron Conrad

This episode focuses on what it means and what it takes to take a leap of faith. Taking a leap of faith happens when you finally fully commit to something that will cause you to grow in some way, before you know the outcome or the full journey you will be taken on. People take a leap of faith because they feel called to do something that will cause them to have, do, or be more. It involves a lot of fear, courage, discovery, mistakes, lessons, and faith. Aaron Conrad is the host of the Unscripted with Aaron Conrad podcast and founder of the content creation business MyUnscripted. He took a leap of faith when he decided to invest all of his time into his podcast, which eventually led to his business. He speaks of his experiences with the decision to make the leap, the fear that comes with, the faith needed to keep going, and what his life is like now because he took the leap. He touches on why it is important to surround yourself with a supportive and honest village, how to stay anchored and flexible simultaneously, and the importance of your why. Make sure to leave a review, suggest a topic, or just reach out if you like what you hear on the show! Also, follow Triple E: Elevate, Enhance, Expand on social media. If you like this episode, please go give Aaron's podcast a listen and reach out to him at the links provided in the show notes (found on any of the podcast platforms). Thanks for listening!

Episode 2: Successfully Chasing Your Dreams with Marguerite Luksik

This is our first real discussion on Triple E, and we couldn't have asked for a more insightful, inspiring, and motivating discussion. Ms. Luksik and Jessica dug really deep into what chasing a dream really looks like and how to do it successfully. This episode touches on how Ms. Luksik achieved her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer, what failure means in the context of a dream, how balance can contribute to success, and so much more. These insights apply not just to dreams and goals, but to LIFE!! Be sure to listen to the last question Jessica asks Ms. Luksik; it will give you a new perspective on what success is. After listening, leave us a review and let us know what you thought of the show!! Also, get in touch with Central Midwest Ballet, Ms. Luksik's academy, and consider donating. It is a place doing great things for the future generations of ballet dancers. Hope you enjoy!


Welcome to the Triple E Podcast, where we Elevate your mindset, Enhance your life, and Expand your success. We are so happy that you are listening today, and we cannot wait for you to engage with this podcast and get amazing value from each episode. In this quick little introduction episode, host Jessica Schmitt talks about herself, her business Mindful Ontogeny, and the purpose and structure of this new podcast so that you are fully prepared for the incredible discussions to follow. If you like what you hear today, make sure to tune in to each upcoming episode.