About Me

I’m your Huckleberry, or you can call me D

Success In Work & Life Is A Matter Of Love As The Guiding Force Of Your Life, Relationship Building, & Valuing People.

It’s really that simple.

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However, many people confuse success with appealing to the masses, becoming famous, and being a celebrity.


Because the masses and pop culture have convinced people that’s how you find fulfillment and success. But it’s not true.


Your heart is a garden. What you put in and nurture is what you’re produce. And what you produce will determine how successful you are at anything.

What I do is help people like you have more peace, love, and wholeness in their lives.

So that you can cultivate strong relationships with both your audience and influencers for growth & success in your career & beyond.

I do this through writing, speaking, teaching courses, and private coaching.

My biggest passion is working one-on-one with clients through through private life/business coaching. If you want to overcome obstacles, reach your goals, and find fulfillment and peace in your work, let’s talk today. Book your free Strategy Session here.

Let’s Build Relationships That Create Success For You

Here’s a little bit about my unique philosophies for growth & success

If you’ve spent any amount of time trying to grow a garden (or even 1 tomato), you understand the beauty and work involved in process.

Growth isn’t something that happens overnight, for gardening or for development of your work & business.

There are several factors you have to be clear on, prepare for, and pieces to get right for the best fruit to be harvested.

I help you identify those factors, gain clarity, increase your leverage so you can achieve real growth. Growth through relationship building and overcoming fears leads to more success. Both financially as well as your reach, name recognition, and the way you feel about your work.

Audience growth is MUCH more than showing you how to grow some inexplicable number of fans. Instead, we’ll focus on going after a specific type of believer and follower of you. One follows you AND supports your work. I’m talking about developing an audience of your Super Fans and increasing them to bring you long term success.

This is the work I’ve been doing since I was a kid, and I talk a lot about the process of overcoming fears & negative mindsets as well as operating out of a lifestyle of love and peace to produce the best life you can possibly have. That’s been my secret to success in radio, writing, business, coaching, speaking, and podcasting.

By connecting with me, I’ll share everything I know with you plus give you insights from my experiences so that you have the most clear direction forward into the success you dream of.


Syndicated Radio Show Host

I’m the creator and host of The Appetizer Radio Show. The one-hour weekly program showcases indie and unsigned artists, originating in 2003 (before indie music was something radio stations payed any attention to).

I became a syndicated radio host by building relationships with radio stations, music curators, music industry professionals, and influencers. Everything I talk about regarding connecting with media I’ve personally done successfully. You’re getting proven strategies that work over and over again for long term growth and success.

And I used to have a wild, crazy goatee. But age and time change things, so if you see old pics of mine with long hair and a troubadour goatee, don’t be confused. Same dude, different look, ha!

Speaking For Events & Gatherings

If you’d like to book me to speak at your event on subjects related to relationship-building, networking, marketing, radio promotion, music marketing, or organizational culture send an email to dgrant@dgrantsmith.com.

Other Stuff I’m Passionate About

D Grant Smith, Audience Growth Farmer

That’s what I do professionally for a living. But that’s not all there is to me. I’m also a musician (drummer) and a community builder (working with entrepreneurs, creatives, startups, and nonprofits).

I love meeting people, having great conversations, storytelling and making new friends. That’s a big reason why I do what I do. I just love people!

Other passions of mine that I will talk about on this blog and in conversation include Batman (particularly the Dark Knight trilogy),  other super hero movies, the Rocky movie series, great books (both fiction and nonfiction), craft beer, boxing, football (particularly Alabama and the Texans), uncommon people, amazing stories, and great conversations.