HGR 005 : One Survivor’s 11 Year Casting Journey – Part 3

by Dan Gheesling


In this Podcast you are going to get to hear the third and final part of the amazing 11 year casting story of  Troy “Troyzan” Robertson from Survivor One World.  It is truly a one in a million story that you have to hear for yourself to believe.  If you haven’t listened to the first part or second part I highly recommend you go back and listen to them both (Episode 3 & Episode 4) before you listen to this podcast.


If you think you’ve had a rough go at trying to get on Reality TV, Troy’s story will inspire and motivate you to keep on applying.


Podcast Notes:

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All Podcasts are recorded in one take, no re-dos or anything.

The reason I am doing this is because I want to record a Podcast as if I was directly talking to you in a conversation.   Not a glossed over edited unrealistic conversation.  When edits come into play, the human element and error is lost.


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What Is In This Episode (Part 3 of 3):

  • Hear about the call that changed Troyzan’s life!
  • The epic conclusion of Troyzan’s casting story.

Links Mentioned in this Podcast Series:


What’s Next:

In the next Podcast I will have an exclusive interview with a Casting Producer that you might be familiar with. ;)


Thank You:

Thank you for listening to this Podcast.  Take a second a let me know what you think about it!  Share your thoughts on this episode on the Facebook page, I’d love to get your honest feedback!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Kiri October 31, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Epic interview Dan! Third part was worth the wait!


Jordan October 31, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Wow, what an amazing journey for Troyzan. Thanks so much for sharing this series with your listeners Dan, I really enjoyed it!


Bobby Flynne November 1, 2012 at 4:01 am

Oh wow! Who’s the exclusive interview with? I’m getting excited now :D :D :D


Sid November 1, 2012 at 9:19 am

yo finally! :)


Shelly November 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Finally!! What an amazing interview! So much I could relate to & draw from…visualization…the dream…this coming yr will be my 11th yr of pursuing my dream of BB. I even related to the realization I was trying to fit what they wanted in casting rather than just being authentic…though amped up…me. Thank you Troy & Dan. Inspiring series!


Troy November 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

It makes me soooo happy to hear that my words are inspiring to you!!!
I’m smiling as I write this!! You ARE unique..and there is NO other person like YOU!!!
Enjoy the journey!


Shelly November 20, 2012 at 3:43 am

Thank you Troy!


Anne November 2, 2012 at 2:12 am

WOW!! What an incredible story and such an inspiration for anyone. I felt the anxiety build just listening to Troy and waiting for the part where Lynn finally called him awww I got goosebumps!!

Thank you so much for sharing this Dan. It’s hard to pick just “one” thing to keep in mind but I’d say obviously from Troy’s story–NEVER give up!


Troy November 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

So happy that you ‘felt’ my excitement through my voice! Glad to be an inspiration to you and everyone!!! I got goosebumps too…and I even knew the story beforehand! hahaha
I wish you the BEST in All you do!!


jah November 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I haven’t listened yet but YAY part 3 has finally arrived ;)


Kate March 5, 2013 at 1:24 am

Wow, can’t believe I just found this now! So inspiring! I can’t even imagine how he felt when he got that final call. Troy deserves another shot at Survivor. I will NEVER give up on my Survivor dream thanks to this story.


Dan Gheesling March 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

How did you find the site Kate? :)


Kate March 6, 2013 at 3:46 am

I’ve read your books! So I was just checking back to see if there was anything new:)


Dan Gheesling March 9, 2013 at 4:28 am

Yep! 2 New Podcasts and a free 45 minute Webinar!


Dennis July 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm

WOW!! Thanks Dan & Troy!! I wish I would have found this when you first started! I would have been on Survivor by now, But I will be soon! My story is soo much like Troys. I have had one call and I treated it like a job interview. I called the casting director back to follow up. I was “polite”. I have always felt that if Survivor just noticed me, they would put me on. Dan, your book and Troys story have made all the difference. I have been holding back on a lot of my story because I didn’t think it was necessary. I can’t share them here though. I have also been afraid of being Me because I was afraid I would scare them off or Piss them off. But Now, they will get the Real ME! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


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