Kevin Palmieri: Is There More Than Making Money?

“Rock bottom has a basement if you keep digging.”

-Kevin Palmieri

Bump In The Road:

Kevin Palmieri on What Matters In Life

Have you ever wondered if there’s more to life than the pursuit of money? Kevin Palmieri tested the limits of success as he shares his remarkable story of leaving behind a six-figure job to chase a dream that many would consider a gamble—becoming a full-time podcaster.

It seemed like Kevin had it all: the car, the girl, the income.



“Everything looked amazing. But truthfully, if you took a deeper look inside and you could see how I felt, I was super insecure. I lacked confidence. I had very little direction. I was afraid of my own shadow. I just was not well developed as a man.”


And then everything fell apart.

Kevin talks about how he confronted his insecurities, overcame societal expectations, and ultimately found fulfillment not in his bank account, but in his daily actions and pursuit of growth.

Kevin’s transformation from a high-earner to a passionate podcaster is not just about career change; it’s about redefining success on his own terms. It’s about the realization that self-worth isn’t tied to a paycheck and that fulfillment comes from growth, contribution, and purpose.

This episode is a profound look at what it means to live consciously and make choices that align with your deepest values. If you’re ready to be moved, motivated, and possibly even reconsider what you’re chasing in life, then you won’t want to miss this conversation.


Kevin Palmieri



“In ​high ​school, ​I ​made ​a ​decision ​that ​most ​other ​people ​didn’t ​make. ​I ​decided ​that ​I ​didn’t ​want ​to ​go ​to ​college.”


“I ​made ​$100,000 ​at ​26 ​with ​no ​college ​degree. ​And ​maybe ​you’re ​nodding ​your ​head ​as ​you ​hear ​that ​and ​saying, ​wow, ​good ​for ​you. ​But ​it ​didn’t ​fix ​any ​of ​the ​things ​I ​thought ​it ​was ​going ​to ​fix.”

“I fell in love with podcasting as I fell out of love with my job.”


“I didn’t have a plan a, I didn’t have a plan b, I didn’t have a plan c.”

“I’ve been podcasting for seven years. Nobody really cared for the first three, I cared, but if I stopped I would be the guy in the bar 50 years from today saying, yeah, I used to be a podcaster.”


“And that purpose piece, that’s where we get fulfillment.”


“The best way to avoid regret is to be honest with yourself.”



Bump in the Road

Everyone hits a bump in the road. The question becomes: What do you do with it?

I share stories about how people experience, manage and navigate life's bumps, hopefully using them as a pivot into a more conscious and meaningful life.