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Episode 33: Chris Heil - I gave it everything I had

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No matter your place in life, episode 33 with Chris Heil will speak to you. Chris contacted me at the show's onset about doing an episode detail his rise and ultimate exit from the fantasy football industry. What started as a love for the game and podcast grew sour with trials and time spent trying to become a better writer. Chris is now in a fine place personally after leaving the industry, and re-captured his obsession as a fan. His message is surprisingly one of inspiration and realistic encouragement that anyone looking to find a place in this community needs to hear. Highlights from this episode include: - Chris' background as a Cleveland fan with years of sadness but a current high ride. - What sparked his initial foray into podcasting and all the fantastic opportunities and success that came with it. - How trying to become a better writer slowly began to turn him off from the pursuit of a career. - The feelings of self-doubt and crippling workload that are silent killers in the fantasy industry. - What Chris' true message it to aspiring writers and why he's not here to discourage anyone.