Let me give you an example: Securing an interview is like dating - the more you put yourself out there, the more receptive one is to talk to you. When you are trying to date, every time someone says no, that means you are getting closer to a yes. I might ask 50 people for an interview and then I get one YES and that one re-energizes me to keep going after it. Keep pursuing the dream. Keep up the grind. Building a Chicago talk show is hard, but not impossible.
I can be working from 6am - 2am straight and have no idea what day/time it is. One of my friends called it "start up mode". I guess that means when one is so entrenched in the work you love doing, you forget that time even exists - I call that shit passion.
It's easy to see our interviews and say "that's cool", but there are countless of hours that go in to it; from outreach, to research on our guest, to shot lists, question prep, film, editing the video, marketing the video, etc. It's a process in a half, but the end product is worth every second of the grind.
If you find something you love doing, grind it out and go as hard as you can because you never know what may happen!