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The success recipe

28 EpisodesProduced by AdamWebsite

Short stories of everyday people who come from different walks of life. They’ve found success in their chosen fields. Success is what you make of it...maybe you can identify with someone on the show?? For more information, check out The Success Recipe on Instagram.

28 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

S04 E3: Back of the 135

September 13th, 2021


Today I run it back with the brothers from the Back of the 135 podcast. Cam and Isaiah let us know how the podcast came about, and the formation of the Wes Wes network.

S04 E2: Actor/Comedian Kelvin Taylor

September 8th, 2021


I chat with Kelvin Taylor who is an American that has been living in NZ for 11 years.  We talk about his career, the lock down and life to see how his experiences have shaped his journey so far.

S04 E1: The 135 Playlist

September 6th, 2021


This season we meet the members of the WesWes Network. In this episode we meet ladies behind The 135 Playlist. Tune in to learn about their journey into podcasting and their experiences along the way.

S03 E5: Dietician Reishma Edward

January 3rd, 2021


Dietician Reishma Edward drops by to talk about nutrition, immunity and the importance of eating a variety of foods.

S03 E4: Quarantine Chronicles with Dion Ashton

January 3rd, 2021


I speak with long time friend Dion who was in quarantine over Christmas and New Years. We catch up over travel, life lessons and what it’s like being in MIQ.

S03 E3: Fitness Expert Angela Gargano

January 3rd, 2021


I speak to Angela about her life with fitness, American Ninja Warrior her coaching program pull-up revolution, and perseverance through injuries.

S03 E2: Entrepreneur Michael Winter

July 2nd, 2020


I catch up with Winter and we shoot the shit about Covid, his business and how he got into the nightlife industry in Boston.

S03 E1: Adam Tafau - Creator of The Success Recipe

June 23rd, 2020


Today I speak about my journey with podcasting, as I have been doing The Success Recipe for 12 months. I share my experience, while also sharing the exciting news of being apart of The Weswes Network.

S02 E10: Media Personality Sela Alo

June 17th, 2020


Sela and I share some laughs while also keeping it real with sharing our own journeys, experiences and some important conversations.

S02 E9: CrossFit sisters Kirsten and Rachel Palmer

June 10th, 2020


Kirsten and Rachel are CrossFit athletes who have reached some lofty heights in the sport. Hear about their journey, how they found themselves in the sport and what it means to them.

S02 E8: USA Women’s Rugby 7s Athlete Kristi Kirshe

June 2nd, 2020


I speak to Kristi about her rapid rise into the world of professional rugby, and her journey earlier in life to guide her to where she is now.

S02 E7: NZ Bachelorette/Doctor Lesina Nakhid-Schuster

May 26th, 2020


I speak to Dr Lesina Nakhid-Schuster about her journey into medicine, her work as doctor and her experience as New Zealand’s first Bachelorette.

S02 E6: Comedian/Model Nikki Howard

May 23rd, 2020


I chat with the all round awesome Nikki Howard about her life, journey with comedy, modelling, and damn Covid-19

S02 E5: Strength Coach and Athlete Jared Collinson

May 19th, 2020


I speak to Jared about his journey with Rugby as a late passion and his successes as a player. He also shares insight into his successful business …

S02 E4: The Couture Club

May 14th, 2020


This week I chat with founder Ross Worswick and managing director Scott Shashua about the amazing brand they have built from the ground up - The Couture Club.

S02 E3: All Black Legend Richard Kahui

May 9th, 2020


I catch up with member of the 2011 Rugby World Cup winning All Black squad, talk about his journey and learnings, and what he’s been up to since then.

S02 E2: Covid-19 Nutrition Tips and Emotional Eating

May 2nd, 2020


Jacinta Lal is a nutritionist who has worked in different roles within the health industry. Join us as she gives us some helpful tips for eating …

S02 E1: Motivational Artist

April 22nd, 2020


Lauren Dunningham shares her amazing journey through the arts; from dancing, spoken word - to writing music and Singing. Lauren also has a passion for health and wellness, so tune in for some self care tips during this …

S01 E8: Stuntwoman Extraordinaire

September 9th, 2019


Bronte shares her passion for doing what she loves, excelling within the stunt industry, working with youth and giving back. She has a special story of dedication and motivation, so tune in if you are looking for some …

S01 E7: Kiwi/Scottish Rugby Flyer

August 25th, 2019


Sean shares his journey from playing with rugby legends Dan Carter and Richie McCaw at The Crusaders, to being apart of an elite group of players who represent the British and Irish Lions. Tune in for some banter, …

S01 E6: Michelle flys high to happiness in creating her own business venture.

August 18th, 2019


flying high to happiness - Michelle tells us how her passion and previous experiences have shaped her vision in creating her own business social butterfly entertainment. Michelle is highly motivated, enthusiastic and it …

S01 E5: Shontelle is an amazing role model who has shown how hard work creates happiness

July 13th, 2019


Tokoroa to the world - Shontelle sheds light on her journey to sporting greatness. Coming from a small town with a supportive community, she had her sights set on achieving her goals at a young age. Shonny is an amazing …

S01 E4: Aziz shares his journey with happiness and gratitude, and it’s impact on his life.

July 6th, 2019


Journey to Happiness - Aziz shares his insight into how happiness and gratitude has shaped his journey, and allowed him to impact many lives through his career. He shares a wealth of knowledge, some things you may also …

S01 E3: From Wellywood to Hollywood: Sala shares his culture, success and humility.

June 28th, 2019


Success doesn’t sleep: Sala Baker shares his stories of how he worked his ass off to reach his goals in Hollywood, and how his culture has shaped his …

S01 Mini-cast 2: Ingredient of Time Management - Streamline your journey to success with these tips.

June 25th, 2019


Time Management: we say we don’t have enough of it, but everyone has 24 hours in a day. What we choose to fill those hours with is up to us. Here are some tips on how to streamline your day and set you up for success on …

S01 E2: The right place at the right time. Lucas shares his journey of success, around the world.

June 22nd, 2019


Lucas De Jong is a producer at 7 Sharp. He comes from the small beach town of Opotiki on the East Coast, and has found himself in “the right place at the right time”. Find out his views and insights on success, and what …

S01 mini-cast 1: Ingredient of Gratitude: Gratitude turns what we have, into enough.

June 18th, 2019


Ingredient of gratitude. A little taster of how gratitude can help you on the right path, and add to your recipe of success. In between guest episodes, I will be adding extra ingredients that you can add to your success …

S01 E1: Mike and I discuss key ideals that can help you on your road to success.

June 16th, 2019


Mike Urso is a Boston based fitness Guru. Coming from a small town in Pennsylvania, he thrived for the big city. It wasn’t until he had an “ah ha” …

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