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Grant Baldwin | Finding And Booking Paid Speaking Engagements
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Grant Baldwin | Finding And Booking Paid Speaking Engagements

“Be really clear on ‘This is what I speak about’ and ‘This is who I speak to’.”

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Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is a normal dude who wants to live a fulfilling and rewarding life – just like the rest of us.

Grant Baldwin is the founder of The Speaker Lab which helps speakers get more paid speaking engagements, develop speaking and presentation skills, and grow speaking/online businesses. He has been a full-time speaker for eight years, and has always enjoyed speaking and helping others. In fact, he went to Bible college and became a youth pastor.

During the episode, he reveals the secrets in finding and booking a paid speaking engagement. He explains how to build up your speaking portfolio and attract more clients. He also gives away tips on how to get hired and to make them want to hire you again.

The Speaker Lab offers a training workshop on How To Start Booking (And Getting Paid For) Speaking Engagements Without Having An Existing Platform.

The Speaker Lab also offers a speaker fee calculator where you answer a few questions and it will tell you how much you should charge for a specific event. Try it here.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • How to get paid in speaking
  • Shifting from free speaking to paid speaking
  • How to get speaking engagements
  • How to make the clients look good
  • Making the audience as the hero
  • Tips to get hired
  • How to make the client want to book you again
  • Tips on making a demo video
  • What you should incorporate in your talk
  • Using humor in your talk

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Quotes:

“In fact, many speakers that I know are introverts.” – Grant Baldwin

“There’s no right or wrong way to get paid speaking gigs. You just have to figure out what makes the most sense for you.”- Grant Baldwin

“You’re not just going there to speak to an audience. Part of what you are hired to do is to not make the event planner look bad.” – Grant Baldwin

“Your job as a speaker is your there to serve the client”- Grant Baldwin

“It’s really important that you are talking about something that solves a problem for the audience.”- Grant Baldwin

“Nobody can sell you better than you.”- Grant Baldwin

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

The Speaker Lab website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

YouTube

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AOA 093 | Michael Port | Steal The Show
Caroline Weiler | The Power Of Storytelling
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 056 | Michael Margolis | Storytelling For Business
AOA 081 | Vanessa Van Edwards | The Body Language Of Great First Impressions

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Invisible Scripts – Whose Dream Are You Living?
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Invisible Scripts – Whose Dream Are You Living?

“There are all kinds of different voices in our heads, and often we are listening to our rational mind instead of our intuition.”

What do you listen to when you make decisions? Should you listen to intuition, statistics, or experience?

This is a 5-minute Friday episode about the Invisible Scripts, the voices and programs in our mind that control our decision making.

This episode talks about the variety of influences on our dreams and decisions. Our lives often unknowingly followed a script written by tradition, culture, and heritage. But this is not always the right path to lead. Do not just do what the world tells you to do. Sometimes, we should forget all these rational decisions and listen to those butterflies within us.

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I was talking with Jeff Shapiro the other day – he is a paraglider, rock climber, BASE jumper, and wing suit athlete that has had many of his friends die from these dangerous pursuits. We were talking about risk management and what voice in your head you should listen to when you are doing a highly dangerous activity and want to minimize the risk of death. It got me thinking about decision making and why intuition is so hard to listen to.

If it were easy to listen to our intuition, I wouldn’t have been divorced just 16 months after I got married.

I knew deep down that I didn’t want to get married, I wasn’t even sure whether I wanted to stay in a relationship. But I also knew that I loved my ex and wanted to make her happy.

My intuition was telling me “Don’t get married”.

Another voice said, “It’s the right thing to do. You owe it to her after dating for three years.”

Another voice said, “Getting married will save the relationship”.

Now with hindsight, I see that my intuition would have been the right voice to listen to.

What about with career decisions? What do the voices in our heads tell us?

I followed a dream of becoming a professional cyclist, but then I stopped to follow a different dream of becoming a scientist. This was a very confusing decision because it was a mix of my own dream and dreams came from other people. Cycling was my dream. Being a scientist was a script I inherited from somewhere, it wasn’t totally mine.

I always wanted to be an explorer and adventurer. I was chasing a feeling of being a hero. With bike racing, that was covered.

Going after a PhD in microbiology was a mash up of my true dream of being an explorer (because I was doing extremophile research in Yellowstone National Park) and my invisible script telling me to be a scientist.

This invisible script wasn’t something I got from anyone in particular, but a presumed destiny I picked up along the way in life. My teachers told me I was good at science and biology, my father was a microbiologist, and I think science is really cool, so all the arrows pointed toward a career in science.

When I was out in the field collecting samples, I was living ‘my dream’, but when I was back in the lab analyzing them, I was living someone else’s dream. And the rational voice in my head and my intuition couldn’t really figure out what wasn’t working for me.

I recently finished reading Charlamagne Tha God’s book “Black Privilege”. In it, he talks about how his mentor told him “fuck your dreams if they aren’t yours”. Charlamange wanted to be a rapper and he was no good, but his mentor saw that he was a natural behind the mic as a radio DJ. He was only chasing the dream of being a rapper because sports and rapping were the two main ways out of the hood.

I already have dreams for my nine month old son. I see innate talent and ability in him that I hope he gets to take to advantage of. I’m sure many of the things that I do and talk about will become his invisible scripts. Because he is American, he will have all other sorts of dreams charted out for him. His well-meaning teachers and friends will encourage him to pursue one thing or another. But he will eventually have to uncover his own dreams beneath all that.

As an outsider, I’m seeing some blatantly obvious scripts playing for people in the former soviet republics that I have been in for the last five months – for example people are not willing to pay to improve themselves. The script says “learning new skills should be free and provided by the government”. Or maybe, “I don’t believe I self improvement will work for me”.

Here are some more example invisible scripts:

“I have to go to graduate school to get a good job”

“Buying a home is a good investment”

“I’ll be happy once I have more money”

“If I have kids I need to settle down and stop traveling”

I love the book “Steal like an artist” by Austin Kleon. He talks about modeling your creative work after other people’s work that you love, and it will become your own.

I’ve done this so many times in business – started a podcast, crowd funded a book, become a coach. But you have to make them your own.

So how do you tell the difference between what is really good for you (actions that truly match your dreams), vs. another tasty idea that someone else did really successfully but isn’t for you?

Pay attention to when you feel discontent, when you feel “icky”, when you avoid doing something, or when something is hard over and over. This might be your intuition trying to tell you that you are playing a role in an invisible script that isn’t for you.

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Chase Boehringer | Experience The Most Epic Adventures With The Bucketlist Lifestyle
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Chase Boehringer | Experience The Most Epic Adventures With The Bucketlist Lifestyle

“It’s not the lack of resources but the lack of resourcefulness that holds people back” – Chase Boehringer

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Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is an epitome of an adventurer. He takes people to the world’s most epic adventures!

Chase Boehringer is the founder of The Bucketlist Lifestyle which brings together the most positive people on Earth for once in a lifetime “Bucketlist-worthy” adventures. They also provide the most up to date travel information, tricks and hacks that will help you travel the world by spending less. They give you no more excuses to pack your bags and experience the world.

Chase is a small town guy who got married at the age of 19 and got divorced a few years later. He felt like his heart was crumbled to pieces and didn’t mind dying anymore. It is when he did the world’s most extreme adventures that he felt the essence of living.

During the episode, he shares the book that made a great impact in his life: The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.

If you are tired of your life and wants to travel the world and experience an epic adventure, this is the episode for you.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • The story behind The Bucketlist Lifestyle
  • How The Bucketlist changed his life
  • Who are the people behind his transformation
  • Tips and tricks for people who want to travel
  • How manifestation works for him
  • Men’s vulnerability and emotions
  • His beliefs
  • Making money while traveling
  • When is the time to act
  • How to afford a travel lifestyle

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Quotes:

“When I started doing that crazy stuff, that’s when I actually started to feel the feeling of being alive.” – Chase Boehringer

“I needed that extreme to slap my face again to wake me up to life”- Chase Boehringer

“You need to become the person that can handle your manifestations”- Chase Boehringer

“What we focus on grows.”- Chase Boehringer

“Taking care of yourself is the best way to take care of others”- Chase Boehringer

“Nobody has all their shit figured out”- Chase Boehringer

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

The Buckelist Lifestyle website

Chase Boehringer’s website

Facebook

YouTube

LinkedIn

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AOA 051 | Rick Hanson | Permanently Increase Your Happiness
AOA 094 | Loretta Breuning, PhD | Habits Of A Happy Brain
AOA 159 | Calvin Witcher | Finding and Living Your Truth

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The Power of Focus
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The Power of Focus

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“The ability to focus is one of the most valuable skills you can cultivate”

How long can you stay focused on something without getting bored? Can you end a day without any distractions – no phone, no internet?

I’ve written before about how I learned to be more present with my son, Axel, and how that helped me concentrate when I go to work on a challenging project.

This is a 5-minute Friday episode about the Power of Focus, the ability to concentrate on something for a significant time without any interruptions.

Focus and concentration is what allows the worlds best minds to generate brand new thoughts and ideas.

This episode talks about how focus leads to productivity and success. A lot of people are having difficulty in focusing – including ME! I realized I often lacked focus and wanted to challenge myself to structure my life to increase this skill – starting from spending time with my son longer without picking up my phone.

And I challenge everyone to do go longer without your favorite distraction and let me know how it goes.

To learn more about this topic, you can check out the interview with Cal Newport on Episode 121 about his book and his theory of Deep Work, the skill of structured focus.

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Colleen Schell | Access the VIP Lifestyle by Making People Feel Amazing
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Colleen Schell | Access the VIP Lifestyle by Making People Feel Amazing

“My superhero power is a VIP access to the world” – Colleen Schell

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Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is an energetic and inspiring person who believes that everyone is a jerk; and the more we accept that, the more it goes away until we are left with self-love.

Colleen Schell is a repeat guest from Episode 53: The Core Of Leadership. She is an Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Coach who encourages people to think differently. She has this awesome personality that makes people feel amazing.

This is a powerful conversation about how to live a VIP life. Colleen gets to fly on private jets, stay at luxury hotels and experience a VIP lifestyle without being extremely wealthy. How does she do it? She has access to billionaires and gets invited into powerful circles by being who she is – no strategies, no intentions, just the being herself. To her, it is more about the being than the doing.

Listen to this episode and fall in love with yourself.

During the episdoe, I recommend you to read the book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, by Kamal Ravikant.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • Finding the answers within yourself
  • The magic of group coaching
  • How to make people feel great
  • How to get invited into powerful circles
  • What is a VIP lifestyle
  • Why people want to be around her
  • How important is Emotional Intelligence
  • How to learn from others
  • How to get people to connect with you
  • The game of self-love
  • A self-hack Colleen recently did

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Quotes:

“I already have the answers for myself.” – Colleen Schell

“The ability to get in and out of different emotions can really be a key to success.” – Colleen Schell

“There is nothing different between me and the multi-millionaire.” – Colleen Schell

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

The Crew Bali website

Colleen Schell website

Facebook

LinkedIn

Twitter

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Gret Glyer | DonorSee: A Platform To Donate Money And See The Impact
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Gret Glyer | DonorSee: A Platform To Donate Money And See The Impact

“We connect people with needs overseas with to donors who want a really cool donation experience” – Gret Glyer

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Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is an amazing person with a big heart. He founded a charity organization to help those who are in need and he gets ZERO salaries in return. His compensation is the smiles from the people they are able to help.

Gret Glyer is the founder of DonorSee, an app that lets you help the world’s poorest people and then show you through videos where your hard-earned money went.  This is a perfect avenue to give your money and see for yourself the impact your money made.

I wanted to have Gret on the show, because so many of us are trying to figure out the best way to help and donate to charity, but its a complex decision.

For 3 years, Gret lived in Malawi, one of the poorest places in Africa. He started out by helping a homeless old lady raise fund to build her a home before the rainy season starts. This started a journey of helping the poorest people find donors for their most immediate needs. During his stay in Malawi, he was able to build 100 houses for the homeless and famously crowdfunded $100,000 to build a girl’s school.

If you want to learn more about the DonorSee and why it chose to forgo the traditional route, I recommend you read the DonorSee’s Superior Humanitarian Aid Model.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • Basic concept of DonorSee
  • Idea behind DonorSee
  • What makes it different from other charities
  • Why they chose to use for-profit model
  • How to donate and where your money goes
  • Can ordinary citizens post on DonorSee
  • Disparity between the rich and the poor
  • Motivation behind the charity
  • Living conditions in Malawi
  • What makes a good or bad charity organization
  • Sustainability of the projects
  • Who are the aid workers
  • Solving unpredictable revenue problems

Quotes

“There is so little conversation about the best interests of the end user of charitable giving” – Grey Glyer

“Africans are more expressive because they can’t afford to numb out” – Grey Glyer

“DonorSee is also building sustainable infrastructure” – Grey Glyer

“How much better can your life be if you step outside your bubble?” – Grey Glyer

“The best charities are highly decentralized or highly specialized” – Grey Glyer

“To feel fulfilled, give until you have to sacrifice – Grey Glyer

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Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

To donate on DonorSee, visit: www.donorsee.com

or download the app:

on App Store

on Google Play

 

Learn more about Gret on:

www.gretglyer.com

Twitter

LinkedIn

Facebook

YouTube

Instagram

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AOA 051 | Rick Hanson | Permanently Increase Your Happiness
AOA 094 | Loretta Breuning, PhD | Habits Of A Happy Brain
AOA 066 | Dale Thomas Vaughn | Purposeful Masculinity
AOA 091 | Jiro Taylor | Flow State Collective
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Bonus Episode: Top Travel Podcasts 2017
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Bonus Episode: Top Travel Podcasts 2017

Hi Adventurers! This is a special bonus episode featuring some of of my top travel podcaster friends! You will hear from each host for a couple of minutes so you can get a better feel for what they are like.  Immersing yourself in a variety of travel, lifestyle, digital nomad, expat, and adventure podcasts is the best way to accelerate your learning on the topics! Of course there are some great shows in addition to this list, but have a listen and see what piques your interest!

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The 6 Packs w/Expats is a podcast by CP Travels which discusses global politics, fashion trends, myths, or just share stories about their time abroad hosted by Carl and Patrick.

1st - Travel_Like_a_Boss 1200 x 1200Travel Like A Boss podcast is the radio show all about traveling like a boss by being your own boss – featuring guests that have built their own online businesses. This podcast is hosted by Johnny FD.

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The Expat Happy Hour is the podcast that draws on the realities of expat life to offer you smart and simple solutions so that you can quickly (and painlessly!) adapt. Be successful, find your purpose abroad and stay connected with those who mean the most. This podcast is hosted by Sundae Bean.

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As Told By Nomads podcast features interviews with global nomads, Third Culture Kids, entrepreneurs and multicultural individuals who are leaders in business, culture, travel and global affairs to discuss what it takes to embrace your global identity and become a global leader. This podcast is hosted by Tayo Rockson. Check out his website at tayorockson.com

I had a great interview on the Art of Adventure with Tayo about Global Leadership.

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The point of the Travel Wisdom podcast is that traveling can be more than a vacation but a learning experience and that traveling can be an investment into your future. This podcast is hosted by my good friend Ladan Jiracek. Look for an upcoming course on the Hero’s journey by Ladan and I in the near future. I had a great interview with Ladan on The Art of Adventure about what he learned from visiting 80 countries.  Ladan was the organizer of putting these podcast promo together!

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And if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the Art of Adventure, and we will keep bringing you the best guests and exploring the most adventurous ideas!

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Melissa Stangl | Consciousness, Psychedelics, Ayahuasca, Plant Medicines, and Spontaneous Healing
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Melissa Stangl | Consciousness, Psychedelics, Ayahuasca, Plant Medicines, and Spontaneous Healing

“Ayahuasca really helped me see that we can grow and change; not in order to love ourselves, but because we already do” – Melissa Stangl

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Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is a lady who walks the spiritual path. She left the city life to stay in the jungle and help heal the people through Ayahuasca and plant medicines.

Melissa Sangl is a fellow author that I met through the Publishizer, a platform that connects authors to publishers (see my interview with founder Guy Vincent). She is publishing a book, “The Roots of Consciousness”, which will be out early next year. This book is a product of her journey in plant medicine and psychedelics. Her goal in this book is to help ensure a safe and sustainable use of these substances and plant medicines and helping people get the most out of their healing capabilities.

She works with Pulse tours Ayahuasca retreat center in the Peruvian jungle. Coming from a background of science and engineering, she has trouble these physical manifestations of healing at first but after witnessing numerous people being healed, she finally gave in and immersed herself into the spiritual world.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • What is consciousness?
  • How does consciousness work?
  • Healing capabilities of the plant medicines
  • What are the scientific potential of these plant medicines
  • The history of the medicines
  • What are Ayahuasca and Psychedelics?
  • Health benefits of Ayahuasca
  • Risks in Ayahuasca
  • Physical manifestations of Ayahuasca
  • Testimonies of people who got healed through these plant medicines
  • Importance of culture medicines

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Quotes:

“Consciousness seems to be more than the sum of our parts”- Melissa Stangl

“”It’s important to understand the cultural aspect of plant medicines” Melissa Stangl

“Our issues live in our tissues” Melissa Stangl

“The millennial’s problem is our search for meaning” Melissa Stangl

“Stay curious and grateful about synchronicities” Melissa Stangl

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AOA 091 | Jiro Taylor | Flow State Collective
AOA 088 | Derek Sivers | Turning Observations Into Action
AOA 016 | Fostering Grit And Joyful Learning With Tom Hoerr, Ph.D.
AOA 077 | Mario “The Magician” Marchese | How To Make Your Own Magic
AOA 040 | Erica Dhawan | Get Big Things Done With Connectional Intelligence

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The Art of Asking
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The Art of Asking

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“When you ask for something, it tells the universe that you’re ready to have it.”

How comfortable are you with asking for what you want? How comfortable are you getting a no when you ask for something?

This is a 5-minute Friday episode about the Art of Asking. One of the most important skills for success as an entrepreneur and adventure traveler.

Learning to ask more and getting comfortable with rejection has helped me build my confidence and led to so many more opportunities.

 

On this episode, you will learn about what asking could give you. I will share some amazing experiences that happened only by taking a risk and asking. We even got to stay in a 5-star hotel in a castle, for free, just by asking. How cool is that? Never be afraid to ask. If you’re afraid to ask because of the fear of getting a NO, then you’ll never know if you’re going to get a YES.

I also highly recommend the book, The Art of Asking, by Amanda Palmer, which helped me as I started asking people to support my crowdfunding platform.

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AOA 087 | Stephanie Burns | Unreasonable Requests
AOA 064 | Erin Blaskie | Behind The Scenes Of Brand Storytelling
AOA 079 | Samuel Hatton | From Courage To Confidence 
AOA 031 | Shane Snow | Smartcuts and Storytelling

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Slovenia Adventure | Ljublujana, Bled, and Castle Otočec
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Slovenia Adventure | Ljublujana, Bled, and Castle Otočec

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Hey Adventurers, let’s twist it up a bit! Today’s episode on the Art of Adventure is a new type of episode which features our week trip in Slovenia. Moving forward, we will be featuring places/countries that we have visited for the first time so you too could discover amazing countries for your next big adventure.

Slovenia is a country in Central Europe known for its unique terrain, ski resorts, and magnificent lakes. Since we are currently living in Croatia, my wife and I decided to take a week off to travel and relax. We were presented with several options of places to visit but we decided to go for Slovenia – and we make an excellent choice!

On this episode, I will share our exciting trip in Slovenia:

  • The road trip to Slovenia
  • Our stay in Ljubljana
  • Places we visited in Slovenia
  • Activities, cafes, hotels to experience
  • The castle of Otočec
  • Slovenian culture
  • Must-visit tourist attractions
  • Breathtaking views

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Bled,

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we went for a walk around the village we stayed (Bohinjska Beka) in the Julian Alps in Slovenia.
Many of the houses are built right into the rock (including our @airbnb – the shower was in a cave!)
There is an area for rock climbing, a waterfall, and a series of ladders up a slot canyon to get to this viewpoint on a 200 ft tall pillar of rock.
There were helicopters flying everywhere because apparently there is a military training grounds up the valley.

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Castle Grad Otočec

Castle Grad Otočec

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Eleonora greeted us as we arrived at @castleotocec…
We fell under her spell – she is a beautiful singer and lute player.
She told us that she lives in a different castle 1 kilometer away and invited us there for a visit.
It’s really cool to see castles still in use.
When I was 8 or 9 my family went to England and I remember playing in all the ruins.
But castles don’t become have to turn into ruins.
Otočec Castle is a Slovenian treasure and by operating it as a hotel and event space, they effectively preserve their heritage.
I recently read about Italy doing something similar – they are giving away castles and chateaus for free if you turn it into a business like a restaurant or hotel.
Would you rather live in a castle or a modern home?

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It really blows my mind to think just how much prosperity we have.
You have access to more than emperors and kings from days gone by: you can get your meals cooked for you at a restaurant – no need for a staff of 400 chefs, you can read all night if you want- no need to spend a fortune on candles, you can learn anything you want – no need to buy a library of books, you can text someone at anytime-no need to write a letter and wait weeks for a reply.
No matter how you look at it, you are one of the richest people in history!

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The food here at castleotocec has been amazing!
The manager of the hotel was telling me that everyone here has a vineyard no matter what their occupation. Yes, he has one too!
I saw some gypsies catching fish and cooking them right on the side of the river – the river is so clean you could just walk out your door catch a fish and cook it up!
One thing we have noticed here in Slovenia is the amazing quality of ingredients. With fresh ingredients- good Veggies, meats, and herbs, you are well on your way to an incredible meal.

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Our room at Otocec – they even put a crib in there for Axel!

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Otocec is the only water castle ( on an island) in Slovenia. The castle was built in the 1200’s and has been slowly expanded over the centuries. It burned during WWII, and was rebuilt in the 50’s, and was remodeled as the five star hotel that it is today in 2008.

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We took advantage of saunas and pools at the nearby Hotel Sport

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Jon Levy | Influencers Dinner – How to Dine With The Most Influential People
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Jon Levy | Influencers Dinner – How to Dine With The Most Influential People

“My best investment of effort is in understanding how to invest into more people” – Jon Levy

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Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast has been on the show before and he joins us once more to share his success in hosting over a thousand of highly influential people over dinner.

Jon Levy is the author of the book, The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure, a combination of people’s stories, research, and the EPIC (Establish, Push Boundaries, Increase, Continue) model of adventure. He talked about this book on a previous episode and now, we get to hear about how the book was received by the people.

Being a behavioral scientist, Jon shows great interest in people. He hosts the Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience for the most influential people in the society. He gathers high-profile individuals to share a meal while connecting with each other. And on this episode, he talks about the success of these dinners and what it takes to become a super connector.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • How the book, The 2AM Principle, was received by the people
  • How to communicate with highly influential people
  • The idea behind the Influencers Dinner
  • What made these dinners successful
  • How to get the most influential people to say yes to these dinners
  • Tips in becoming a super connector
  • How he got the media to talk about the dinners
  • The perks in hosting these dinners

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Quotes:

“Your success is created a decade before” – Jon Levy

“I needed to create something that really stands out”- Jon Levy

“I’m fundamentally driven by living an interesting and remarkable life”- Jon Levy

“The size of our lives is proportional to how uncomfortable we are willing to be”- Jon Levy

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

JonLevytlb.com

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Guy Vincent | How Publishizer Connects Authors With Publishers
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Guy Vincent | How Publishizer Connects Authors With Publishers

“Just write your book, put it out there, and let nature take its course.” – Guy Vincent

Guy Vincent Art of Adventure

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is someone who left everything at home – his job, his friends and his girlfriend to embark on a quest to find what makes his life more meaningful and complete. Luckily, he was able to find everything he was looking for.

Guy Vincent is the founder and CEO of Publishizer, a crowd-publishing platform that connects authors with publishers. It allows authors to write proposals and launch pre-order campaigns to be discovered by potential readers and publishers. Publishizer helps authors bring their books out into the world while also assisting publishers who are hunting for new talents. They are the first company to do this.

Before staring out the company, Guy also was an author. He himself learned how difficult it is to write a book and have it published. With this in mind, he figured that this crowd-funding platform is the solution to provide an avenue for writers and publishers to connect.

I used Publishizer for my own book Superconductors, and it was picked up for traditional publishing by Kogan Page. You will hear us reference this book as part of the process and evolution of Publishizer.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • Publishizer: Mission and Composition
  • How the Publishizer team moved around to different continents
  • Tips for starting authors
  • Crowd-publishing versus self-publishing
  • The business model of Publishizer
  • How to get your book published
  • What are the publishers looking for
  • How Publishizer wis disrupting the industry
  • How to roast your own coffee
  • How Publishizer uses incentives and gamification

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Quotes:

“Everybody has a book inside them” – Guy Vincent

“In Silicon Valley they are measuring everything” – Guy Vincent

“This is lean startup for books” – Guy Vincent

“We came to NYC because publishing is centered in Manhattan” – Guy Vincent

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Publishizer

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on Twitter

on Instagram

on Pinterest

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AOA 143 | JG Francouer | Publish Your Book And Catapult Your Career
AOA 069 | Kimanzi Constable | How To Sell 100,000 Books And Move To Hawaii

 

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Iva Bencun and Martina Ljustina | Challenging Your Limits with Zadar Outdoor Festival
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Iva Bencun and Martina Ljustina | Challenging Your Limits with Zadar Outdoor Festival

“We want to actually connect the people in a different way than usual.” – Iva Bencun

“We strongly believe that we can do this festival and that we must do it in order to expand that kind of love that we feel for Zadar.” – Martina Ljustina

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Today’s guests on the Art of Adventure podcast are two adventure savvy entrepreneurs who has devoted their time and effort in order to provide fun and thrill for other people.

Iva Bencun and Martina Ljustina are two of the co-founders of the Zadar Outdoor Festival. This festival showcases the extraordinary geographic diversity of the Zadar region which is perfect for outdoor activities. It also allows the participants to enjoy various sports while challenging their own limits. The first person I met when I moved to Zadar was Martina, and she has been a great friend, helping me with many connections and ideas while I’ve been here. Martina introduced me to Iva, who has also been a great friend and help during our stay in Croatia.

I got to participate in many of the events of the 2017 Zadar Outdoor festival – caving, mountain bike racing, yoga, dancing, whitewater rafting, watching the air show, the highline slackline, and kayak race. There was one peak moment that blew me away -when the bike race finished and the kayak race was starting and the planes were flying overhead while the slackliners were high in the air above the forum- it seemed like everything was happening all at once and it felt like the center of the universe.

Successfully organizing the festival in April 2017, the team invites more participants to join on the next Zadar Outdoor Festival. The land and the waters of Zadar region will be the space for people who wish to have the ultimate adventure.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • What are the activities in the Zadar Outdoor Festival
  • Making this festival happen
  • Where the idea of the festival came from
  • Building the team
  • What is their promotion strategy
  • Tips in organizing a festival
  • How much does this festival cost
  • Inspiration behind the festival

Iva and Martina

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Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Zadar Outdoor Festival

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on Facebook

on Twitter

Iva Bencun:

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Martina Ljustina:

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on Facebook

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Caroline Weiler | The Power Of Storytelling
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Caroline Weiler | The Power Of Storytelling

“Storytelling is important to me because it’s stories that are touching the hearts of people.” – Caroline Weiler

Caroline Welier Art of Adventure

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is a travel entrepreneur, a storyteller, a writer and a visual story mapper who believes that every person has a story to tell and that every story has the power to inspire other people.

Caroline Weiler is the co-founder of Travel Storytelling Festival – a platform for people to share their travel stories and experiences. Being a storyteller herself, she inspires people to get out of their comfort zone and live a creative life.

I first met Caroline in Bali. When she told me she was putting together a travel and storytelling festival I told her it needed to happen and I would be her first speaker. just a few short months later in Brussels, I was blown away by what she created.

She is also the founder of Visual Story Mapping which shapes people’s thoughts and emotions based on their experiences. This helps people visualize their lives and discover their amazing stories. I got to be one of her early test subjects for this venture as well.  We sat for a couple hours in the shade of palm trees in Bali and I told her my life story.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • Why is storytelling important
  • The idea behind Travel Storytelling Festival
  • The purpose of Travel Storytelling Festival
  • What to consider in organizing events
  • How Visual Story Mapping works
  • Basics in mind mapping
  • Benefits of mind mapping

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Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Travel Storytelling Festival

on Instagram

on Facebook

 

Visual Story Mapping

on Instagram

on Facebook

 

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AOA 164 | Elise Darma | Driving Your Business With Instagram
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AOA 164 | Elise Darma | Driving Your Business With Instagram

“I think being in an environment that pushes you outside of your comfort zone and forces you to face or do something that scares you is integral to personal growth and expanding your horizon. And with that, you gain a new perspective of the world.” – Elise Darma

Elise Darma Art of Adventure

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is a hotshot Instagrammer.  She has grown her Instagram account vastly within the past year, and on this episode, she will tell us how Instagram is more than just a photo-sharing social platform.

Elise Darma is the founder of Canupy Content, an agency that helps businesses in their social media marketing and storytelling. She started out her career in digital media and entrepreneurship while working as a social media marketer for a business incubator in Toronto. She has promoted her personal brand on Instagram and has gained over 50,000 followers in the last year.

Elise also hosts the Facebook group called The Travelpreneur Lounge where they share tactics in growing your Instagram account, your business, and your blog – and she welcomes everyone to join.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • The benefits of working remotely
  • How to use Instagram to drive business
  • How to grow your following on Instagram
  • The hashtag strategy on Instagram
  • Instagram versus other social media platforms
  • The Instagram algorithm and the importance of engagement

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Quotes:

“The motivation for growing my own Instagram was to use as a case study” – Elise Darma

“Working remotely satisfies my urge to have adventure and explore”- Elise Darma

“I travel about one third of the time”- Elise Darma

“Instagram keeps me really mentally engaged”- Elise Darma

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Canupy Content

elisedarma.com

Instagram

Facebook

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AOA 163 | Travis Sherry | Travel More, Spend Less | Extra Pack of Peanuts
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AOA 163 | Travis Sherry | Travel More, Spend Less | Extra Pack of Peanuts

“I would love for people to do what they want to do rather than doing what they have to do.” – Travis Sherry

Travis Sherry Art of Adventure

Our guest for today’s episode on the Art of Adventure podcast is a certified storyteller. You will definitely be astounded by his journey in reaching his dream career and his determination to share this dream with other people. I mean, who wouldn’t want a job that gives freedom to travel in all parts of the world?

Travis Sherry is the man behind the No. 1 travel podcast on iTunes, Extra Pack of Peanuts, which teaches people how to travel more by spending less. He started Extra Pack of Peanuts in January 2012 while in Japan as he struggled to find himself. Being a teacher by profession, Travis found out that teaching Social Studies and History is not what he was destined for. By starting his business online, he discovers that teaching people how to travel cheap and giving them the freedom is his mission.

Travis also runs the Location Indie community where they gather up people who wants to have a job or a business that can be run from anywhere in the world. He wants to give people the chance to experience the life of freedom they’ve been searching for.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • What are the travel trends seen in this year
  • What are the location independent businesses that are people taking advantage of
  • The seven dollar business class upgrade travel hack
  • The worst places to stay
  • How Travis runs his business
  • The best travel blazer

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Quotes:

“Digital nomads are going mainstream” – Travis Sherry

“I didn’t know teaching about frequent flyer miles would open so many doors”- Travis Sherry

“My real skill is the ability to teach”- Travis Sherry

“Adventure is figuring out a way to push yourself”- Travis Sherry

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Extra Pack of Peanuts

Location Indie

Paradise Pack

Twitter

Instagram

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AOA 052 | Ben Keene | Creating Tribes Around The World

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AOA 162 | Ron Malhotra | Your Success Blueprint
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AOA 162 | Ron Malhotra | Your Success Blueprint

“I’m somebody who wants to make a difference and the way I have chosen to make that difference is through finding ways to empower human beings to live their best lives” – Ron Malhotra

Ron Malhotra Art of Adventure

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is someone who knows a lot about human psychology by just doing research and observing people. He believes that knowing who we really are is the most important thing to learn.

Ron Malhotra is the founder of Successful Male Movement where they make a comprehensive success blueprint that guides people to transform. He is an Entrepreneur, an Award-Winning Wealth Planner, a Success Coach, a Leadership Trainer, an International Speaker and an Author. But Ron refers to himself as a Teacher.

For Ron, anyone can be successful but it has to start with self-discovery, self-education and self-improvement.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • How we should think about money
  • How to become successful
  • The difference between success and wealth
  • What is the science of manifestation and its role in success
  • The different types of intelligences and when to use them
  • The secret to effective public speaking

Quotes:

“The number one predictor of wealth is your own behavior” – Ron Malhotra

“The best indicator of values is where you spend your time and money”- Ron Malhotra

“Everybody can be highly successful, but most people won’t be”- Ron Malhotra

“A lot of times we dilute our energy because we on some level doubt ourselves”- Ron Malhotra

“Some of the best decision makers rely on intuition and gut feel”- Ron Malhotra

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

The Successful Male

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AOA 161 | Troy Erstling | Explore an International Career with BrainGain
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AOA 161 | Troy Erstling | Explore an International Career with BrainGain

“Adventure is novel experiences, things that I have never done before, and finding the novelty in the seemingly mundane.” -Troy Erstling

Troy Erstling Art of Adventure

On today’s episode of the Art of Adventure podcast, I have with me an amazing, creative, and talented guest. I mean, seriously, you’re going to end this episode asking yourself: what can this guy not do?

Troy Erstling is the founder of Brain Gain, which connects top international talent to jobs around the world. Troy is a serial traveler and has been going around the world for the past eight years. He believes in happiness, creativity, and self-growth through travel. Before launching Brain Gain, Troy spent his time researching startups and entrepreneurship.

As if being busy with Brain Gain and traveling isn’t enough, Troy also does freestyle beatbox poetry. On this episode, Troy gives us a sample of his talent and creativity by doing freestyle poetry!

What you will learn on this episode:

  • How to earn money while experiencing the world
  • The importance of following your passion and unleashing your creativity
  • The benefits of travel to your growth as a professional and, generally, as a person
  • Why he chose to nurture the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia
  • His experiences before founding BrainGain.co
  • What is freestyle poetry and how Troy does it

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www.braingain.co

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AOA 160 | Sarah Dandashy | Ask A Concierge
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AOA 160 | Sarah Dandashy | Ask A Concierge

“I have control over the energy that I am contributing to the world.” – Sarah Dandashy

Art of Adventure Sarah Dandashy

Our guest today possesses some unique superpowers: the ability to connect people and get stuff done.

Sarah Dandashy, founder and creator of the web series Ask A Concierge, has been dubbed the darling of the concierge community. She’s been recognized by the Les Clefs d’Or Concierge, a not-for-profit association made up of professional hotel concierge members.

Being a concierge and working in the field makes sense for Sarah, as she herself enjoys traveling – plus the fact that she actually studied Foreign Service in college.

On this episode, Sarah takes us back to her history, her lineage, and her experiences as a concierge. You’ll be amused to learn that what The Grand Budapest Hotel portrays actually does happen in real life!

What you will learn on this episode:

  • What it’s like to be a concierge
  • How one’s background and connections are super helpful in getting stuff done, especially in the hotel and hospitality industry
  • Lots of different hotel and concierge stories from Sarah herself
  • How the concierge community is just that: a community of individuals constantly tapping on one another’s resources in order to serve clients

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Quotes:

“If we all inched toward [positivity] a little bit more, it will have a resounding impact.”

“Think about yourself and your day-to-day actions and what you contribute to the world, then try to make it positive.”

“I have control over the energy that I am contributing to the world.”

“Adventure is going outside of your comfort zone.”

“I keep track of new things that I do all the time.”

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Ask A Concierge website

Facebook

YouTube

Twitter

Instagram

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AOA 159 | Calvin Witcher | Finding and Living Your Truth
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AOA 159 | Calvin Witcher | Finding and Living Your Truth

“When you can own who you are, then you can own how you can show up for other people.” – Calvin Witcher

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Today’s guest on the podcast is one of the most inspirational people I know. He is a spiritual coach, a thought leader, motivational speaker, and most importantly, an awesome dad to four boys!

Calvin Witcher mentors and teaches thousands on family education, spirituality, and personal development. He believes in find your truth and living it unapologetically. His approach in coaching differs from others in such a way that he moves according to the client’s phase. In short, he doesn’t rush things.

On this episode, Calvin opens up about his own family life – about his kids and how he got to adopting them.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • How Calvin and his partner came around to adopting four biological brothers
  • How it’s like to live in a household with young children and what keeps him balanced
  • Calvin’s views on having multiple children versus having just one
  • His approach on coaching clients who are on different levels, spiritually and emotionally
  • Calvin’s take on peyote and ayahuasca
  • How to find equilibrium in life
  • Finding your truth and living it without holding back

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Quotes:

“Multiple children isn’t necessarily more difficult. It’s just more strategic.” – Calvin Witcher

“I don’t think you can go to a place of fully knowing without getting to a place of understanding.” – Calvin Witcher

“I work very intuitively, which is the foundation of my work.” – Calvin Witcher

“Every spiritual leader gets to a place of frustration.” – Calvin Witcher

“When you can own who you are, then you can own how you can show up for other people.” – Calvin Witcher

“You gotta start with yourself.” – Calvin Witcher

“At some point, we need to find our equilibrium.” – Calvin Witcher

“This journey is about finding your truth and doing it unapologetically.” – Calvin Witcher

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

calvinwitcher.com

calvin.tv

Facebook

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AOA 158 | Dale Thomas Vaughn | Media Training for Entrepreneurs with a Mission
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AOA 158 | Dale Thomas Vaughn | Media Training for Entrepreneurs with a Mission

“The reason I became an entrepreneur is because I felt I had this mission that I was not being able to do because I was spending 50-60 hours a week working for someone else.” – Dale Thomas Vaughn

Dale Thomas Vaughn Art of Adventure

 

Today’s guest is a “return guest.” He was previously on episode 66 of the Art of Adventure podcast, where we talked about adventure and healthy masculinity. This time around, he is back to bring us tons of value – and we’ll be discussing the importance of media in entrepreneurship.

Dale Thomas Vaughn provides media training for entrepreneurs with a mission. He is focusing on helping business-minded individuals maximize their efforts by providing top-notch advice on traditional media marketing methods. Dale stresses on the importance of stories and how these stories fuel media outlets.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • Social media looks much easier to use – but there is more to it than meets the eye
  • The current US statistics on media consumption
  • How to book yourself on the different media platforms
  • How you can get through to the producer for your pitch
  • The importance of your stories’ headlines
  • How your content affects the shareability of your story

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Quotes:

“The more media you do for your work, the more engagement you get.” – Dale Thomas Vaughn

“There’s a massive need for stories on a daily basis.”- Dale Thomas Vaughn

“Pick one platform where you feel most comfortable.”- Dale Thomas Vaughn

“Your headline is the most important thing about you being read.”- Dale Thomas Vaughn

“Your content is the most important thing about you being shared.”- Dale Thomas Vaughn

“Pitch one day at a time.”- Dale Thomas Vaughn

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

www.dalethomasvaughn.com

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Twitter: @NextGent

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AOA 157 | Mike Spencer Bown | The World’s Most Traveled Man
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AOA 157 | Mike Spencer Bown | The World’s Most Traveled Man

“You need some type of chaos to achieve creativity.” – Michael Spencer Bown

mike spencer bown art of adventure

Today’s episode is one of my all time favorites because today’s guest is known as the “most traveled man,” and is big hero of mine.

Mike Spencer Bown has not only visited every single country in the world, he has also immersed into some cultures by living with tribes. One thing about living with the natives is that he did not expect how good the people were. They took him in, welcomed him to their community, taught him local customs like hunting, and took care of him.

What is amazing about Mike is that he does all this traveling to share with everyone he meets. There was a even a time when somebody asked him to tell a story about his adventures; three weeks later, he was still going!

Adventure to him means freelance traveling – going in and not knowing what to expect, what’s going to happen next.

Stories you will hear in this episode:

  • Battling a Mountain Lion
  • Hitchhiking through Iraq during the war
  • Spending 90 days alone in the wilderness
  • Making coffee tables out of coffee wood and earning a huge profit
  • Explanation of how world religions interact
  • How Mike carried $80,000 USD on his person
  • Learning to hunt with natives when he couldn’t speak the language
  • The philosophy of capitalism vs. feudalism

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Quotes:

“I consider the wilderness more dangerous than traveling” – Mike Spencer Bown

“Nepal is good for spiritual experiences – you can see deep time”- Mike Spencer Bown

“Try to work the people, not the system”- Mike Spencer Bown

“Learn to adjust to the culture you are in”- Mike Spencer Bown

“Try to meet interesting people and they give you ideas”- Mike Spencer Bown

“My stories have deviated from reality over time”- Mike Spencer Bown

“Conservative countries are family oriented”- Mike Spencer Bown

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

www.mikespencerbown.com

Mike on Facebook

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AOA 156 | Jeremy Ryan Slate | Create Your Own Life
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AOA 156 | Jeremy Ryan Slate | Create Your Own Life

“Your biggest enemy is obscurity”- Jeremy Ryan Slate

Jeremy Ryan Slate Art of Adventure

Jeremy Ryan Slate has the mindset and philosophy of an individual who is geared toward success. He is the host of Create Your Own Life, a podcast aimed at helping entrepreneurs break through barriers and live the life of their dreams.

During the interview, Jeremy talks about his struggles in the beginning, as well as his adventures that have greatly contributed to his mission. He emphasizes on not being afraid to fail in the beginning, as he himself has also “screwed up royally” when he was starting out.

This episode is something you wouldn’t want to miss, as Jeremy gives us the importance of always bringing value to everything you do – and that is how you create your own life.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How Jeremy started out and who his inspirations were
  • How to connect and get high-level guests
  • What he does to sustain his podcast and business
  • How he uses traditional marketing techniques and incorporates them into his current business, which is mostly done online
  • The importance of “value exchange”

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Quotes from the Episode:

“Podcasting helped me be me again” – Jeremy Ryan Slate

“A press release is like a Tarantino movie – you write them backwards”- Jeremy Ryan Slate

“Make the shift to be a more valuable person”- Jeremy Ryan Slate

“Your biggest enemy is obscurity”- Jeremy Ryan Slate

“Adventure is doing something that scares the hell out of you and forces you to grow”- Jeremy Ryan Slate

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Create Your Own Life

Connect with Jeremy on Facebook

Click here to thank Jeremy on Twitter

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AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 062 | Jason Zook | Exercise Your Creative Muscle To Make Millions
AOA 020 | Scott Morrison | The World Of Sponsorship

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The Best Art Of Adventure Podcast Episodes
AOA 050 | 50 Shades Of Adventure: The Best Ideas From The First 50 Episodes

 

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AOA 155 | Dougan Sherwood | A Base For Innovation
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AOA 155 | Dougan Sherwood | A Base For Innovation

Dougan Sherwood Art of Adventure

“The spirit of entrepreneurship is innately human”- Dougan Sherwood

Dougan Sherwood is a visionary. He looks into the future and imagines what an innovative ecosystem looks like for universities and businesses.

Our guest today, Dougan Sherwood, is the co-founder of Cambridge Innovation Center St. Louis, and the current global director of expansion. CIC is a real estate services company that takes pride in their culture and how they’ve built a “community for entrepreneurs.” CIC has been the home of fast-growing companies since its conception in 1999.

During the interview, Dougan shares about how exciting it is to see people start from concept to actually realizing their full potential and landing venture capital that ultimately gets their business models off the ground. It’s quite inspiring!

CIC in also the home of Venture Cafe, the weekly networking and business training that so many people attend here in St. Louis. Check out our interview with Venture Cafe’s Travis Sheridan

On this episode, you will learn:

  • What CIC is and how it works
  • How cities can take advantage of startups
  • How coworking spaces have made an impact in today’s business arena
  • All about venture capital and how one gets it
  • The risks and costs of starting a business and how CIC can help you beat those
  • Why customer service is the most important aspect of any business

Quotes:

“When you design and build spaces, the look and feel is important” – Dougan Sherwood

“CIC is a platform – like your smartphone”- Dougan Sherwood

“I see this challenge the fundamentals of commercial real estate”- Dougan Sherwood

“I’m a bit of a hotel manager/mayor/executive”- Dougan Sherwood

“Companies are best served by delaying as long as they can before funding”- Dougan Sherwood

“Adventure is facing true risk and significant fear and having the willingness to walk towards it”- Dougan Sherwood

“The spirit of entrepreneurship is innately human”- Dougan Sherwood

 

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Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Email Dougan directly: dougan@cictr.com

Dougan’s Twitter: @dougan2

Cambridge Innovation Center website

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 148 | Travis Sheridan | Create an Environment for Success
AOA 083 | John Corcoran | Turn Your Relationships Into Revenue
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector
AOA 072 | Jason Treu | How To Build Extraordinary Relationships

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AOA 050 | 50 Shades Of Adventure: The Best Ideas From The First 50 Episodes

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AOA 154 | Emily Utter | Coaching for Adventurous Entrepreneurs
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AOA 154 | Emily Utter | Coaching for Adventurous Entrepreneurs

“Adventure is following the whims of your heart and soul, being spontaneous, and not letting anything get in the way of the things you want to do.” – Emily Utter

Emily Utter Art of Adventure

Today on the podcast is my good friend Emily Utter. We met in Bali a year ago and since then, she has been a great advisor and is currently my business coach (yes, us coaches have coaches too!).

Emily wanted to take control of her life and go where her passion dictates her to, and that’s why she became an adventurous entrepreneur.

Her goals are simple: to help those with the same drive, passion, and aspirations to succeed in becoming coaches and healers. She wants you to break loose from the chains that the usual 9-5 have restricted and let you choose how you want to live your life.

She believes that the only way to do something well is to actually DO it. Emily is all about upleveling and healing on an emotional level to better help others.

Emily’s area of genius is sales and relationship building, and we are going to dive specifically into those topics, so that you can generate consistent monthly income!

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How to create a career while living your best life
  • Why it is important to live your life according to what drives you
  • How to price your coaching business
  • What to do when you don’t know what to say during a pitch
  • How to make use of email and ask your friends to help you land clients
  • What a warm letter is

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Quotes:

“There is something deeper going on when there is a money objection” – Emily Utter

“Stretch beyond your current level of comfort with your ability to help”- Emily Utter

“You need the skills to back up your gift”- Emily Utter

“Stop worrying about your website and business name, just tell people about your business”- Emily Utter

“Generosity is non-linear”- Emily Utter

“Take a stand for who you are supposed to help”- Emily Utter

“Adventure is following the whims of your heart and soul”- Emily Utter

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Emily Utter’s website

Free Sales Script for coaches here

Click here to thank Emily on Twitter

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 110 | John Williams | Start A Business In 30 Days
AOA 042 | Cal Newport | Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You
AOA 048 | David Wood | Get Paid For Who You Are: Part 1: Coaching
AOA 088 | Derek Sivers | Turning Observations Into Action

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AOA 050 | 50 Shades Of Adventure: The Best Ideas From The First 50 Episodes

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AOA 153 | Matt Bailey | Travel Hacking and the Limitless Lifestyle
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AOA 153 | Matt Bailey | Travel Hacking and the Limitless Lifestyle

Matt Bailey Art of Adventure

I’m excited to have my new friend Matt Bailey is on the show today! Matt is a Canadian adventurer extraordinaire – he’s done so many cool things that I wonder how he fit them all in to his life

Matt is a “life-long learner and explorer.” He believes in crushing limits and living fearlessly – and he wants everyone else to do the same. So he started Live Limitless, a website where Matt shares his experiences and more importantly, his travel hacks. Matt is also the founder of Canadian Free Flyers, democratizing cheap travel!

We start the episode with a funny connection – I was a speedskater growing up and Matt tells us the great story about how he tried out for the Canadian Olympic speedskating team.

On this episode, Matt and I talk about earning miles on your credit card, how to get the most out of your travel budget, choosing your accommodation, and couch-surfing.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • Travel Hacking basics
  • How to apply for a credit card with no annual fee
  • How to get the most out of your credit card miles
  • Matt’s travel adventures and other epic experiences
  • How Matt tried out for the Canadian Olympic Speedskating team
  • Couch-surfing!
  • How to live limitless!

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Quotes:

“I started to believe I could do anything” – Matt Bailey

“Little things build up your confidence, its a snowball effect”- Matt Bailey

“Adventure is exploring things that make you excited”- Matt Bailey

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Live Limitless

Canadian Free Flyers

Talking Adventure: Derek on Matt’s podcast Live Limitless

Click here to thank Matt on Twitter

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 055 | Ladan Jiracek | Travel Wisdom From 80 Countries
AOA 128 | Gunnar Garfors | A Story From Every Country
AOA 118 | Chris Guillebeau | Born For This: Find the Work You Were Meant to Do
AOA 052 | Ben Keene | Creating Tribes Around The World

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AOA 152 | David Wood and Sarah Gajek | Get Real and Build Better Relationships
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AOA 152 | David Wood and Sarah Gajek | Get Real and Build Better Relationships

Get Real, the game of asking questions, was developed by David Wood and Sarah Gajek with this sole mission in mind: to create deeper and more meaningful connections – be it in romantic relationships, at work, or friendship.

David and Sarah are currently in Australia to work on their app called Get Real which gives you 450 questions to ask when you want to spark a deep conversation. At first, David said he was a bit doubtful but eventually “fell in love with my own app.” If there’s anyone else who can create something very meaningful out of just asking questions, it’s David. He talks about how to become a coach and create a business on episodes 48 and 49 of the podcast.

I got to know David and Sarah better as we played Ultimate Frisbee together and hung out for months in 2016 in Bali.

On this episode, we take turns asking one another questions off the app – and I have to be honest, I got amazed with how much these questions got me thinking and reflecting. Get Real is indeed a sure-fire way to learn more about the person in front of you, or the person you work with.

David Wood Art of AdventureSarah Gajek Art of Adventure

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How you too can create deeper connections by asking important questions and actually listening to the other party’s answers
  • What the basis is for the questions on this app
  • How David and Sarah work as business partners
  • Samples of questions from the app
  • How to market an app or other offering
  • How better questions enhance business events
  • About my struggles as a new father and how I feel about it
  • How to program a feedback loop into your product

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Quotes:

“I’ve been asking deep questions for years as a life coach, but not with my friends” – David Wood

“People are missing an opportunity to be heard”-Sarah Gajek

“I listen for what people want to be asked”- Sarah Gajek

“As I get to know about other people, I get to know about myself” -David Wood

“It doesn’t make sense to do things (marketing) in small doses”-David Wood

“We are up to helping you deepen every human connection” – David and Sarah

“Ban small talk at your event” – David and Sarah

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

The Get Real App


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AOA 030 | Dave Booda | Exploring Creativity and Relationships
AOA 042 | Cal Newport | Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You
AOA 088 | Derek Sivers | Turning Observations Into Action
AOA 049 | David Wood | Make Money While You Sleep: Creating Products (Part II)

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AOA 151 | Elsie Storm and Jonny Roman | Adventure Weddings
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AOA 151 | Elsie Storm and Jonny Roman | Adventure Weddings

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“We want to help people become global citizens.” – Jonny Roman

Belize is a beautiful place to get married, and my guests today did get married there! It wasn’t just another wedding – it was an epic adventure wedding with 75 of their closest friends, complete with native drumming, chocolate making, tubing in the jungle, and snorkeling in the ocean.  Now that’s something you’ll definitely treasure forever.

Jonny Roman and Elsie Storm have 15 years of combined experience in organizing international group-based programs, and they sure put their expertise into good use by coming up with an ingenious way of making the most special day of your lives the most memorable too!

Together, they created No More Boring Weddings – where they empower people to create a magical wedding experience!

On this episode, Elsie and Jon take us back to their adventure destination wedding – complete with details of their escapades, especially the naked rope-jumping (oh, this you shouldn’t miss!) They also share with you, AOA listeners, how to organize your own adventure wedding – with tips on how to choose your location, set your budget, and everything else!

Make sure to watch out for their book “No More Boring Weekends” which will be available soon! Art of Adventure listeners can preorder for half off!

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How you too can create your own adventure wedding
  • Why it’s important to plan ahead of time when deciding on going for an adventure wedding
  • What makes an adventure destination unique (as if that’s not obvious enough)
  • What Elsie and Jonny did to prepare and pull off their epic wedding

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Quotes:

“Our guests had an opportunity to bond and connect before the wedding” – Jonny Roman and Elsie Storm

“Use your social network to make connections in a new country”- Jonny Roman and Elsie Storm

“First get clear on what you want your wedding to look like”- Jonny Roman and Elsie Storm

“I love creating magical moments – little times of surprise”- Jonny Roman and Elsie Storm

“We didn’t expect the deep between our guests”- Jonny Roman and Elsie Storm

“We advocate being part of a global community”- Jonny Roman and Elsie Storm

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

No More Boring Weddings

Preorder the Book here and get 50% off for being an Art of Adventure Listener!

Click here to thank Elsie and Jonny on Twitter

Turning Life Gold – Life Coaching By Elsie Storm

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AOA 134 | Garrison Cohen | Creative Events (AKA the Art of Eventure)
AOA 128 | Gunnar Garfors | A Story From Every Country
AOA 055 | Ladan Jiracek | Travel Wisdom From 80 Countries
AOA 060 | Dave Cornthwaite | Say Yes To Adventure

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AOA 150 | Garrett Philbin | Be Awesome Not Broke
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AOA 150 | Garrett Philbin | Be Awesome Not Broke

Garrett Philbin is a Financial Life Coach and the man behind BeAwesomeNotBroke.com. Garret helps his clients change their relationship with money so they can “take control of their finances and put each dollar toward the goal of creating their Most Awesome Life.”

Garrett’s path to where he is today wasn’t an easy one. Just a few years ago Garrett was stuck in a job he hated making just enough money to survive in New York City. Garret left that job to help start two companies but when one of them ran out of money he struggled to find what was next.

Listen in as Garrett walks us through his journey and tells us what he believes living an awesome life is all about!

Garrett Philbin Art of Adventure

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why most people struggle with money
    • We are taught that it’s impolite to talk about money
    • We equate our self-worth with our net worth
  • Why money is like dieting
    • In theory, it’s easy. In practice, it’s hard
  • Why people hire Garrett as their Money Coach
  • Garrett’s career history
  • Why Garrett took a 7-month road trip and what he learned from it
    • To be politely selfish
    • To only do things he really wanted to do
  • The difference between a dream and a plan
  • The biggest problem facing Garrett’s clients
    • Credit card debt
    • Student loan debt.
    • Spending everything they make
  • Why even “smart” people often don’t understand money
  • Garrett’s definition of adventure

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Quotes from the Episode:

“I help people discover what a meaningful life looks like” – Garrett Philbin

“Most people think they need more money…The issue is that people don’t really know what they want”- Garrett Philbin

“Being able to feel is important for people to change their financial situation”- Garrett Philbin

“My work is at the intersection of behavior, money, goals, accountability, and emotion”- Garrett Philbin

“Almost everyone has anxiety about money”- Garrett Philbin

“Adventure is saying yes without hesitation”- Garrett Philbin

“Adventure is what you learn about another person”- Garrett Philbin

Connect with Garrett

http://www.beawesomenotbroke.com/

email: garrett@beawesomenotbroke.com

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

You may also like these episodes:
AOA 041 | Nicole Lapin | Get Your Financial Life Together!
AOA 040 | Erica Dhawan | Get Big Things Done With Connectional Intelligence
AOA 024 | Rachel Faller | Environmentally and Socially Responsible Fashion
AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector

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AOA 148 | Travis Sheridan | Create an Environment for Success
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AOA 148 | Travis Sheridan | Create an Environment for Success

“When you shake someone’s hand, you have changed your life”- Travis Sheridan

Travis Sheridan is the new global director of Venture Cafe and it the very definition of a superconnector.

In this episode, Travis tells us about the mission of Venture Café as well as his personal mission. Not surprisingly, the two have a lot in common- to create an environment for success!

Travis is all about connecting innovators to make things happen and designing an environment that helps them succeed – whether that is making personal connections and introductions himself (in true superconnector fashion), or organizing weekly events to bring people together.

When I arrived back in St. Louis, he was one of the first people I connected with and has be a great resources for ideas about what to get involved with and who I should meet.

I made sure to wear some of my funky shoes for this interview as Travis is known for his signature brightly colors sneakers.

Travis is a great storyteller and I think you will really enjoy this episode!

Travis Sheridan Art of AdventureFunky Shoes!

In this episode you will learn:

The mission of Venture Café

Lesson’s in networking

  • The problem with thinking of networking as a transactional event
  • Travis’s approach to networking

Why Travis believes that face to face interactions are so important

How to connect with people, even if you’re an introvert

The maturation of the startup culture in St. Louis Missouri

The 3 types of people that make up a networking community

  • Legacies
  • Pioneers
  • Boomerangs

What Travis would add to the world

  • A deeper understanding of connectivity
  • Your actions impact others- good and bad

 

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Quotes from the Episode:

“I love to make other people successful” – Travis Sheridan

“We are still a society that likes to hear stories”- Travis Sheridan

“Come to an event with a purpose and an entry point”- Travis Sheridan

“You are a subject expert somewhere”- Travis Sheridan

“Where do we have the greatest likelihood (geographically) to make things happen?”- Travis Sheridan

“When you shake someone’s hand, you have changed your life”- Travis Sheridan

“Adventure is boldly going”- Travis Sheridan

 

Connect with Travis

Website: travissheridan.com
Twitter: twitter.com/TravisSheridan

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 083 | John Corcoran | Turn Your Relationships Into Revenue
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector
AOA 072 | Jason Treu | How To Build Extraordinary Relationships

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AOA 149 | Kim Seltzer | Personal Branding: Image and Style
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AOA 149 | Kim Seltzer | Personal Branding: Image and Style

“People love people who love themselves”- Kim Seltzer

Imagine you could transform your confidence in a single moment.

I  saw this happen beofre my eyes when I first met today’s guest Kim Seltzer. She did an “instant makeover” for one of the guys attending the Elite Man Conference where we both were speaking and picked a new outfit for him borrowing from the audience.

Kim is Dating Makeover Expert & Confidence Coach based in Los Angeles and has helped thousands of people change their life by changing their wardrobes and attitudes.

It’s said that 93% of communication is nonverbal! Today we get to talk about something I love but doesn’t make it onto Art of Adventure that often, and that is skills around presenting your best self to the world, how to telegraph gravitas, confidence, style, and of course, how to get good feedback.

Having the right style and attitude has a tremendous impact on your chances of success, in both personal and professional environments.

Kim is a wealth of knowledge and her she has great advice to share with on the subjects of personal branding, confidence, style and a whole lot more!

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In this episode you will learn:

  • How you can transfer confidence in one area of life to another
  • The importance of being similar, (in some ways) to the people you would like to attract
  • Some things to consider when choosing what you wear:
    • Your audience
    • Your taste
    • Your body type
  • The 5 body types of women
  • The 3 body types of a men
  • Why you should never buy something just because it’s on sale
  • The power of nonverbal communication
  • The ability of small changes to lead to much bigger ones

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Quotes:

“Everybody has their own definition of confidence, for me confidence is experience” – Kim Seltzer

“Changing your clothes puts you in a different energetic state”- Kim Seltzer

“Be mindful about creating an attitude of warmth, openness”- Kim Seltzer

“People love people who love themselves”- Kim Seltzer

“Adventure is doing something different that gets your outside your hamster wheel”- Kim Seltzer

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Elite Image Makeovers

Men’s Fashion Manifesto

Kim’s live event in Vegas – November 2016: Makeover Blueprint. More Confidence, connection & Love!

Connect with Kim:

Facebook: facebook.com/SeltzerKimberly

Twitter: twitter.com/SeltzerKimberly

Instagram: instagram.com/kimmyseltzer

 

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 051 | Rick Hanson | Permanently Increase Your Happiness
AOA 094 | Loretta Breuning, PhD | Habits Of A Happy Brain
AOA 097 | Justin Stenstrom | Overcoming Anxiety And Building Confidence
AOA 066 | Dale Thomas Vaughn | Purposeful Masculinity

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AOA 147 | Mark Manson | A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
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AOA 147 | Mark Manson | A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Mark Manson Art of Adventure

Today on the art of adventure we have Mark Manson! Mark writes an extremely popular blog “Personal Development that doesn’t suck”, with millions of monthly readers.

I’ve been wanting to have Mark on for a while and we sat down to talk about his new book. Lots of people sent in questions for Mark, and I thing we really covered some good stuff.

The first thing I noticed about Mark is that he is really well read and thoughtful. Also that his speaking “tone” or style is different than his writing.

We talk about Mark’s seven years out of the country and the evolution of how he felt about America over that time in terms of culture, citizenship, and development.

We dig deep into adventure and growth and suffering and achievement and relationships, including his internet stalker.

Also, be sure to check out my friend Dave Booda’s interview with Mark on his podcast, Darken the Page – that interview really digs into the writing part of Mark’s work, and you can think of that as “part 2” of this interview.

  • After this interview make sure to:
  • Make sure you send a thank you to mark on twitter
  • Read the book – its great!
  • Subcribe to the Art of Adventure
  • Let us know:
    •  Did you agree with everything he said?
    • What did you learn from this interview?

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why Mark uses strong language in his writing
  • The three stages of thought from living abroad 7 years
  • How discomfort leads to growth
  • The story of Mark’s stalker
  • Citizenship, and culture around the world

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Quotes:

“Growing is not about being more right, its about being wrong less” – Mark Manson

“Every culture is a double edged sword”- Mark Manson

“I’ve always had a deep curiosity about things”- Mark Manson

“Travel really shows you what your personal values are”- Mark Manson

“Adventure is a consciously directed way to create discomfort”- Mark Manson

“Just because someone has suffered doesn’t mean they learned to handle it well”- Mark Manson

“There is a certain joy in expanding your identity”- Mark Manson

“Any change requires yourself to be uncomfortable”- Mark Manson

Mark Manson Art of Adventure Suffering Builds Character

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Mark Manson

Dave Booda’s Interview with Mark – “Part 2” of this episode

 

Thanks Mark Manson!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Nick and Gen know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Mark on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure! 

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AOA 030 | Dave Booda | Exploring Creativity and Relationships
AOA 042 | Cal Newport | Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You
AOA 088 | Derek Sivers | Turning Observations Into Action

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AOA 146 | Nomadic Couplepreneurs | Nick And Gen from The Great Anomaly
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AOA 146 | Nomadic Couplepreneurs | Nick And Gen from The Great Anomaly

Nick and Gen Great Anomaly Art of Adventure

Today on the Art of Adventure we have Genevieve Gauvin and Nick Pineault from the Great Anomaly.

They are unique in that they are a nomadic couple and run a business together – “couplepreneurs”.

One questions I ask is “How is it possible to run a successful business, travel the world, spend all kinds of time together and keep your romance and relationship spark alive?”

And because their business is all about health – I finally get the answer to questions like what exact toxins are you getting rid of when you do a detox? And what superfoods do they always travel with.

You are really going to enjoy these two because they are so enthusiastic and engaging, I almost didn’t need to be there doing the interview they are so good at adding to each other’s points.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to structure you business if you are a couple as well
  • How Nick and Gen plan regular vacations even while traveling
  • What is Nick’s morning routine (he’s a health journalist so…)
  • What specific toxins are released during a detox
  • How their business works – a daily newsletter – using affiliate marketing
  • How they manage their team
  • Where they choose to live

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Quotes:

“We both wanted to be the face of the business” – Nick and Gen

“We solve our own problems while teaching others” -Nick and Gen

“Plan ahead for heart moments to happen” -Nick

“We made a distinction between rules and boundaries” -Nick and Gen

“The more we prioritize the lifestyle, the less it becomes about the hustle” – Gen

“There is no model for living and there is no model for vacation” -Gen

“Express your mind even if you don’t have a clear thought” – Nick

“Your fears are boring, but they are there and you have to tame them” – Gen

“Adventure is when you say wait a minute, this is epic!”- Nick

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

The Great Anomaly

 

Thanks Nick and Gen!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Nick and Gen know by clicking on the link below and sending them a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Nick and Gen!

Support the Art of Adventure! 

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This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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AOA 021 | Chris Taylor | Actionable Books and Deliberate Decision Making
AOA 096 | Monty Hooke | Increase Your Leverage With A Virtual Team
AOA 054 | Natalie Sisson | Take Your Business Anywhere With The Suitcase Entrepreneur
AOA 107 | Danny Flood | Creating An Open World

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AOA 144 | What is Adventure? A Deep Dive Into the Many Aspects of Adventure
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AOA 144 | What is Adventure? A Deep Dive Into the Many Aspects of Adventure

Deep Dive Art of Adventure

A friend recently asked my if I had an episode that looked at what exactly adventure is. I’ve spoken about this all over the world and on dozens of other podcasts, and now I want to share with you some things I have discovered.

About two years ago I decided to become the world leading expert on adventure. Besides going on adventures myself, I have interviewed and read the works of history’s greatest adventurers. This episode is a collection of thoughts about adventure and the many different aspect of what make adventure. Enjoy!

Themes and ideas about adventure discussed in this episode:

  • Finding courage to accept challenge
  • Connecting with people through shared adversity
  • Building confidence
  • Being curious about the world
  • Creating something new for ourselves and others
  • Knowing how we handle adventure and adversity
  • Gaining new experiences and memories
  • Changing ourselves for the better
  • Achievement and getting comfortable with failure
  • Story and telling good ones so we can inspire others
  • The inner monologue we have during sruggle
  • Witnessing the awe every day
  • Learning for ourselves and from others
  • Getting into the zone in the crux of a moment (Flow)

The 100 Top Adventure Books of all time

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AOA 143 | JG Francouer | Publish Your Book And Catapult Your Career
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AOA 143 | JG Francouer | Publish Your Book And Catapult Your Career

JG Francouer is the CEO of Black Card Books, which gives free writing and publishing workshops all over the world to help people publish their books so that they can build wealth.

A “Product of the product”, JG is the author of Messy Manager, and got started as an author after attending a publishing workshop by Gerry Robert – the founder of Black Card.

JG talks us through the massive amount of leverage you can create for yourself in terms of increased consulting, coaching, and speaking fees from writing a book.

In essence, “You become a local celebrity”. A book gives you credibility in your field, and JG shares six ways that we can write a book with content we already have (like blog posts, podcasts, or webinars)

In this episode you will learn the best reasons to write a book and how it can boost your career, but not in the way you might think!

JG Francouer Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why you should write a book
  • How to increase your consulting, speaking and coaching fees after writing a book
  • The two biggest mistakes authors make
  • 6 ways to write a book with content you already have
  • How to know if your category is a good one
  • How to write your book around what people are asking themselves
  • How journalists are looking for authors to interview (free publicity!)

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Quotes:

“If you interview 12 experts, you become the 13th expert” – JG Francouer

“If you are a coach and you don’t have a book, you are just like everyone else” – JG Francouer

“Getting a book is easy – getting rid of it is the hard part” – JG Francouer

“Ask: What do I want this book to do for me?” – JG Francouer

“If there are a lot of books in your category, that is a clue” – JG Francouer

“Adventure is when you set up your North Star and take a leap of faith, not knowing where it will lead”- JG Francouer

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Black Card Books

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Thanks JG Francouer!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let JG know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

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AOA 142 | Seven Ways to Improve Your Body Language and Charisma
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AOA 142 | Seven Ways to Improve Your Body Language and Charisma

Derek Loudermilk Art of Adventure Body Language

During grad school I found myself teaching a microbiology laboratory class, which usually involved a brief lecture and then a couple hours of experiments. At the end of each semester the students would grade the instructors on how well we did. My first two semesters I was given a 4.5/5 overall rating. During my third semester of teaching, with the exact same course material, 120 students gave me a 4.98/5 overall rating. What had changed?

At some point I began to study the science of charisma and projecting competence. I added specific techniques to my teaching style which changed was how I was acting while teaching. Over the last few years I have made a personal inquiry into body language, social dynamics, competence, and charisma. I’m a deep thinker who wants to engage with people more. I actively experiment and test new ideas during my podcast, in social situations, during talks and presentations, and when meeting new people.

My goals are to train charisma skills to the point where everyone perceives them to be natural talent rather than something I had to work to get. Vanessa Van Edwards, founder of “Science of People,” told me in an interview that up to 93% of communication can be non-verbal. This means that we give off lots of signals without even being aware. The first step then is to understand which signals we give off and become aware of what we are broadcasting.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What are charismatic speech patterns and how you can train your voice
  • How your posture effects your hormone levels and how to power pose to boost confidence
  • The power of touch and host to connect with people listening to you
  • The way to make confident eye contact
  • How to connect with your own mission to get other people on board with you
  • How to transfer confidence form one domain to another
  • How to gain inner confidence that radiates out
  • How to use empathy to connect with people and project warmth

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AOA 141 | Tom Edwards | The HitchHiker’s Guide To Ecommerce
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AOA 141 | Tom Edwards | The HitchHiker’s Guide To Ecommerce

“We would go on google maps, find a green area, and set up a pirate camp”- Tom Edwards

Tom Edwards went from broke hitchhiking street musician to Ecommerce maganate in just a few short months. He is on the podcast to discuss his latest book, Two Bucks to Timbuktu.

Tom is full of hilarious stories – he has a habit of putting himself into situations where he has no choice but to succeed. There was the time when he was volunteering in a hostel in South America and had only $50 to his name and spent all of it on an Ecommerce course.

Tom is on the show to teach you a series of skills for your portable online businesses such as drop shipping, affiliate marketing, SEO, Pinterest, Shopify and lots more.

You will also hear some great stories form Tom about making money as a street musician throughout Europe, hosting rooftop concerts, hitchhiking with drug dealers, and sleeping under bridges.

If you want great tales of adventure, living well with almost no money, and specific digital nomad business insights, this is the episode for you!

Tom Edwards Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

-How Tom was forced to learn ecommerce after getting stuck with no money in South America

-How to diversify your income streams

-How to make money from travel blogging

-What is the best time of day to busk/play music for money

-How Shopify and drop shipping works for travelers

-How to deal with massive influxes of money (hint – don’t spent it all on fancy stuff!)

-Affiliate marketing business models

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Quotes:

“You will have better luck when something has to work” – Tom Edwards

“We got more tip$ when we were practicing”- Tom Edwards

“When you are a tourist, you are in the mood to spend…unless you are me”- Tom Edwards

“I really like passive income because I’m lazy”- Tom Edwards

“We would go on google maps, find a green area, and set up a pirate camp”- Tom Edwards

“Adventure is something new and exciting that you can tell your kids about someday”- Tom Edwards

“People respond to how your present yourself”- Tom Edwards

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Tune Up and Travel

 

Thanks Tom Edwards!

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AOA 140 | How to Talk Your Way Into Anything
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AOA 140 | How to Talk Your Way Into Anything

Talk Your way into anything art of adventure

Do you want the magical ability to talk your way into whatever you want in life? What would life be like if people were excited to say YES to getting behind all your greatest ideas?

Legend has is that if you kiss the ‘Stone of Eloquence’, otherwise known as the ‘Blarney Stone’ at Blarney Castle in Ireland that you will forever be able to talk your way into anything. Ten years ago I kissed the stone and have since been able to talk my way into getting whatever I want in life…

Save yourself a trip to Ireland (or go anyway) with this episode. I’ll take you inside the process I have used to get free luxury travel, talk my way into graduate school, bypassed the application process for every job I’ve ever had, lowered my rent, had massive parties thrown for me and loads more!

This episode will cover my networking secrets, tools of persuasion, understanding your customer, building a platform, email testing, and getting comfortable asking for what you want!

Challenges from this episode

  • Ask for three things that you normally never would – get used to asking and be comfortable with getting a no
  • Learn the stakes of your target (keeping you as a happy customer, getting the right person for the job, feeling good about themselves, etc)
  • Practice negotiating a better price on your rent, bill, salary, etc.
  • Perfect your ability to get people to respond to your emails – in three sentences tell :who you are, how they fit in and what you know about them, and your request. Testing different email headlines for response rates.
  • Move from email to phone or in person conversations

Books from this episode:

Free Travel Art of Adventure

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AOA 139 | Nik Wood | The Life Athletics Level Up Sprint
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AOA 139 | Nik Wood | The Life Athletics Level Up Sprint

“It’s your life, It’s your game, level up” – Nik Wood

Today on the show is my best friend and Bali housemate, Nik Wood, creator of Life Athletics. The idea behind Life Athletics is to treat life like it is a game or a sport, and that you can train yourself in all areas, just like you can with athletics.

Nik and I have been close friends for over a year, helping each other with our various entrepreneurial projects and providing good insight for each other. I wanted to bring Nik on the show because I got so much value when I went through Nik’s Level Up coaching program.

Nik and I have done lots of projects together, including a panel about adventure, starting an ultimate frisbee pickup game in Bali, and hosting coworking day’s at our villa. I was a guest for Nik’s first interview on the Life Athletics Podcast (back when I was not used to giving interviews – let’s see how far we have come).

This is an amazing episode where we dig deep into motivation, goals, games, and how to think about working on different areas of your life.

How can we apply gameful thinking to other areas of our lives? What game are you playing in life? How will you know when you win? What are you winning at already? These are just some of the questions that Nik asks during this interview.  All these questions can help us figure out when we are reacting to the negatives in our life vs. figuring out what we want and moving towards it.

On of my favorite parts comes towards the end of the episode, when Nik lays down a giant idea for all of us: Global Goals – what can we achieve as a species?

So if you have an area of your life where you really want to take things up a level, this is the episode for you!

Nik Wood Art of Adventure Hammock

What you will learn in this episode:

-How we can treat our goals like a game and make them more fun

-How to gain momentum with your goals

-How to manage our state and experience

-How to set short, medium, and long range goals

-Action vs. Reaction in your life

-How to acknowledge and celebrate your wins

-How to connect with a way of being that leads us to take the right action every time

-Understand where your motivation comes from

-What are Global Goals?

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Quotes:

“Thinking in one area is applicable in another area” – Nik Wood

“Acknowledge where you are already winning to give yourself momentum” – Nik Wood

“It’s your life, It’s your game, level up” – Nik Wood

“If you see yourself as an artist, you see art everywhere” – Nik Wood

“How does it feel to be your horizon self?” – Nik Wood

“A lot of people don’t know what game they are playing in life” – Nik Wood

“Adventure is living life with a sense of wonder” – Nik Wood

“Adventure makes me feel excited, alive, enthusiastic, and gleeful” – Nik Wood

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Life Athletics

Thanks Nik Wood!

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Derek Loudermilk Nik Wood Art of Adventure

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AOA 138 | Mary Roach | The Curious Science Of Humans At War
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AOA 138 | Mary Roach | The Curious Science Of Humans At War

“I like to take people from ‘Ewww’ to ‘Fascinating!'” – Mary Roach

Mary Roach has been a hero of mine for a long time.

I was first introduced to her work when I was given Packing for Mars for christmas, back when I was looking for microbes from outer space.

While I was in grad school, I was interested in the human gut microbiome, and coincidentally that’s when Gulp came out – all about the Alimentary canal from your mouth to your butt. Including the latest work on fecal transplants.

Besides her many bestselling books, Mary has written pieces in such publications as Vogue, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Discover Magazine, National Geographic, Outside Magazine, and Wired.

I was thinking if there might be a formula for Mary’s books, which always end up bestsellers and award winners, and I realized that they mostly cover gross things that have to do with the human body.

The other hallmark of her work is her quirky sense of humor. She mentions with great joy meeting a saliva scientist names Spitz.

In this interview we talk about several topics from her new book Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, which pairs really well season two of Serial.

It is with great joy in the second half of the episode that I get to join Mary in brainstorming what her next book might be about!

I think you will find this episode full of amazing things about keeping soldiers alive that will fascinate and disgust you, and you will be drawn to Mary’s sense of curiosity and humor.

Mary Roach Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

-All about Mary’s writing process

-The latest in penis transplants

-Why the Army has fashion designers

-How Maggots are used to clean wounds

-Why diarrhea is such a problem

-The problem with military hearing protection

-Military slang

-How bomb proof vehicles work

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Quotes:

“I like to take people from Eww to Fascinating” – Mary Roach

“I’ve lost all sense of embarrassment when asking for explanations” – Mary Roach

“Curiosity pushes away queasiness” – Mary Roach

“Wedding gowns are similar to bomb suits” – Mary Roach

“Adventure is stepping through a door – beyond which you don’t know what is out there” – Mary Roach

“Maggots are an FDA approved medical device” – Mary Roach

“Scientists are interesting people in general” – Mary Roach

“OMG there are 20 severed heads in this room” – Mary Roach

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Mary Roach

Thanks Mary Roach!

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AOA 137 | Stories From Bali – Living on the Island of the Gods
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AOA 137 | Stories From Bali – Living on the Island of the Gods

Stories From Bali Art of Adventure Podcast

It’s been two years since I live somewhere else besides Bali. For most of the life of the Art of Adventure podcast, we have recorded from Bali. Now I’m back in the states for a few months before the next move. I learned a ton from my time in Bali, and I’d like to share some stories with you that represent my experience there.

I like to think of the town where I lived, Ubud like a small liberal arts college. Everyday You see your friends at restaurants or at yoga or at the coworking spaces. There are all kinds of things to learn and groups to join and community activities. It’s also somewhat different than the “real world”, because everything is cheap and easy(ish) and everyone is loving and peaceful.

I hope you’ll join me when I head back to Bali this September for AdventureQuest!

Stories in this episode:

  • Getting Bit by a rabid dog
  • Getting a flesh eating fungus from not having air conditioning during rainy season
  • Finding secret waterfalls, canyons, and mountains
  • Setting a world record climbing three volcanoes
  • Starting the Ultimate Frisbee Game
  • Voice lessons
  • Learning to dance
  • Coworking and speaking
  • Lots of big parties – including my birthday party and new years party for charity
  • Getting a free tattoo – tattoo taco tuesdays
  • Seeing the cremation of the King of Bali and ceremonies in general
  • Meeting Les Leventhal and doing yoga
  • Scuba diving the shipwreck and the sea cliff
  • Improv comedy – being a paid comedian
  • Talking to a magic tree
  • Learning to surf
  • Learning all kinds of yoga/hippie stuff like breathwork, cacao ceremonies, and kirtan singing
  • Meeting the most beautiful women
  • Meeting Heidi and becoming a future father

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AOA 136 | Christine Hassler | How To Beat Expectation Hangovers
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AOA 136 | Christine Hassler | How To Beat Expectation Hangovers

When we have unmet expectations, we can be left with negative, lethargic feelings, and that is where the term Expectation Hangover comes from.

How can we be more in touch with our feelings, expectations, superpowers, goals, and our ego so that we can manage all these components for more happiness?

Speaker, coach, and author Christine Hassler is on the show today to talk about her work around beating expectation hangovers.

She will teach us how to create agreements instead of expectations, look at our own dark side and repressed emotions, and exercises like ‘release writing’ for dealing with expectation hangovers.

Besides being a premier life coach featured on The Huffington Post, Cosmo, and numerous TV channels, Christine walks her talk when it comes to handling emotions and relationships.

So if you want to manage your feelings, emotions, and relationship with yourself so that you can be happier and have more time between unmet expectations, this is the episode for you!

Christine Hassler Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

-What is an expectation hangover and how to deal with it

-Different types of emotional hangovers

-How to manage expectations

-Writing techniques to release hangovers

-How to feel your feelings and learn from them

-How to study your ego

-How to build your relationship with yourself

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Quotes:

“Think of the qualities that come out of you while you are doing things you love – that is who you are” – Christine Hassler

“Adventure is where you strengthen your courage muscle”- Christine Hassler

“Create agreements instead of expectations”- Christine Hassler

“Feel your feelings and be a student of your feelings”- Christine Hassler

“I believe in goals pursued with high intention, low attachment”- Christine Hassler

“The most important relationship you have is with yourself”- Christine Hassler

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

ChristineHassler.com

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Thanks Christine Hassler!

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AOA 135 | What Is The Best Question To Ask On A Road Trip?
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AOA 135 | What Is The Best Question To Ask On A Road Trip?

Best Question To Ask On A Road Trip Art of Adventure

What is the best questions to ask on a road trip? The art of a good question is something I have thought a lot about over the last few years, especially since that’s how I make my living.

I realized when looking at the data that other people must be interested in questions too because this has become one of my most popular blog posts. The original was written four years ago and still seems to be relevant, so I wanted to expand and provide these thoughts in a audio format as well.

I recently took a trip with my girlfriend and my parents through the Redwoods of Northern California – a pilgrimage of sorts. They were meeting each other for the first time – what better way to get to know each other than a road trip?

First of all, you might know that California is huge, which means spending large amounts of time in the car to get where we are going. Which means a captive audience that I can grill with my questioning

In podcasting, some of my favorite questions are those that cut to the core of someone’s experience such as:

  • What didn’t you expect about that? What was a time you failed and what did you learn from it? How did that make you feel?

Some people find this style of question challenging, but I really like to create top 5 lists like they do on late night shows or in the movie High Fidelity. That might look something like:

  • What are you top 5 bands? Top 5 cities you want to live in? What are your top 5 possessions that you make sure to take with you when you travel?

Another fun thing to do is something I call instant trivia. It goes like this: one person is the question master and comes up with questions relating to a specific topic like geography, music, or sports.  The first person to get three questions right becomes the new question master, and the old question master gives them a new topic category.  I like this game because it allows everyone to be the expert when they are the question master and gives a lot of variety of trivia.

Back when I was running Cross Country at Macalester College, we used to interview each team member at the begging of the season.  We would sit in a circle stretching before our daily run and ask all kinds of questions, some that I am still using:

  • If you had to lose one of your five sense, which one would it be and why? If your life was made into a movie, what genre would it be and who would play you? What is the best book you read recently? Where is your favorite place in the world?

If you want even more good questions, my friend David Wood (from Art of Adventure Episodes 48and 49) has a great app called Get Real/Go Deeper. Some of my favorites from the app are:

  • What don’t you want me to know about you? If you traveled back in time to speak to your younger self, what would you tell yourself?

A great questions I learned from Lewis Howes and the School Of Greatness

  • Describe your perfect day minute by minute?

My end of episode questions:

  • If you could change or add one thing to the world, what would you want the world to have?
  • What is your definition of Adventure (or other such word)?

 

Here is the text of the original post (an example of what an early blog attempt looks like):

Road tripping is to Americans as going on the Oregon trail is to earlier Americans.  And by that I mean we all do it – sometimes you start at midnight and drive across Nebraska in the middle of winter with your best friend so you can see the Grand Tetons the next day.

When I take road trips, or even long rides I like to have something to do (Hyperactive?).  My parents dealt with this on family road trips by giving me a new game every time I started to get bored (awesome!)

The way I get entertainment these days is by asking questions – its a game of finding just the right topic to fit the answerer’s mood and mindset.

Ever since I was a kid I have been perfecting my technique of asking questions that both satisfy my curiosity and engage the other person.  A good question will mean 10 minutes of talking, a follow-up question by me, and then 10 more minutes of talking. A bad question results in a brief one word or one sentence answer.

I have used this to great success with my fiance on our trips to Jackson, WY and Alaska recently to dig down and learn more about her hopes, dreams, inner monologue, and worldview.

Here are some of the questions I asked (with my favorite answers):

-If you had $400 million net worth and $40 million annual income, and assuming you had already bought all the fancy stuff you wanted, what are the three most important things you would do with your money? (Answer: Start an early education foundation)

-Who are the top 5 best rappers and why? (Answer: Outkast)

-What are the next three countries you want to visit and why? (Answer: Iceland)

-What is on your bucket list? (Answer: SCUBA dive the blue holes in the Caribbean)

-What are the three most delicious foods in the world? (Answer: Hawaiian Poke)

-What cities have the most interesting architecture? (Answer: Barcelona)

-If you had to lose one of your five sense, which one would it be and why? (Answer: Hearing)

-What is the best book you have read recently (Answer: The Last Child by John Hart)

-If your life was made into a movie, what genre would it be and who would play you? (Answer: Romantic comedy and Gwenneth Paltrow)

And finally: what is the best question you could ask on a road trip? Sooooo meta. (Answer: I don’t know, I’m tired of answering all these questions!)

Leave me a comment with your favorite road trip question or topic!

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What Is The Best Question To Ask On A Road Trip?
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What Is The Best Question To Ask On A Road Trip?

What is the best question to ask on a road trip Art of AdventureOn the road in South Park, Colorado

 

What is the best questions to ask on a road trip? The art of a good question is something I have thought a lot about over the last few years, especially since that’s how I make my living.

I realized when looking at the data that other people must be interested in questions too because this has become one of my most popular blog posts. The original was written four years ago and still seems to be relevant, so I wanted to expand and provide these thoughts in a audio format as well.

I recently took a trip with my girlfriend and my parents through the Redwoods of Northern California – a pilgrimage of sorts. They were meeting each other for the first time – what better way to get to know each other than a road trip?

First of all, you might know that California is huge, which means spending large amounts of time in the car to get where we are going. Which means a captive audience that I can grill with my questioning

In podcasting, some of my favorite questions are those that cut to the core of someone’s experience such as:

  • What didn’t you expect about that? What was a time you failed and what did you learn from it? How did that make you feel?

Some people find this style of question challenging, but I really like to create top 5 lists like they do on late night shows or in the movie High Fidelity. That might look something like:

  • What are you top 5 bands? Top 5 cities you want to live in? What are your top 5 possessions that you make sure to take with you when you travel?

Another fun thing to do is something I call instant trivia. It goes like this: one person is the question master and comes up with questions relating to a specific topic like geography, music, or sports.  The first person to get three questions right becomes the new question master, and the old question master gives them a new topic category.  I like this game because it allows everyone to be the expert when they are the question master and gives a lot of variety of trivia.

Back when I was running Cross Country at Macalester College, we used to interview each team member at the begging of the season.  We would sit in a circle stretching before our daily run and ask all kinds of questions, some that I am still using:

  • If you had to lose one of your five sense, which one would it be and why? If your life was made into a movie, what genre would it be and who would play you? What is the best book you read recently? Where is your favorite place in the world?

If you want even more good questions, my friend David Wood (from Art of Adventure Episodes 48 and 49) has a great app called Get Real/Go Deeper. Some of my favorites from the app are:

  • What don’t you want me to know about you? If you traveled back in time to speak to your younger self, what would you tell yourself?

A great questions I learned from Lewis Howes and the School Of Greatness

  • Describe your perfect day minute by minute?

My end of episode questions:

  • If you could change or add one thing to the world, what would you want the world to have?
  • What is your definition of Adventure (or other such word)?

 

Here is the text of the original post (an example of what an early blog attempt looks like):

Road tripping is to Americans as going on the Oregon trail is to earlier Americans.  And by that I mean we all do it – sometimes you start at midnight and drive across Nebraska in the middle of winter with your best friend so you can see the Grand Tetons the next day.

When I take road trips, or even long rides I like to have something to do (Hyperactive?).  My parents dealt with this on family road trips by giving me a new game every time I started to get bored (awesome!)

The way I get entertainment these days is by asking questions – its a game of finding just the right topic to fit the answerer’s mood and mindset.

Ever since I was a kid I have been perfecting my technique of asking questions that both satisfy my curiosity and engage the other person.  A good question will mean 10 minutes of talking, a follow-up question by me, and then 10 more minutes of talking. A bad question results in a brief one word or one sentence answer.

I have used this to great success with my fiance on our trips to Jackson, WY and Alaska recently to dig down and learn more about her hopes, dreams, inner monologue, and worldview.

Here are some of the questions I asked (with my favorite answers):

-If you had $400 million net worth and $40 million annual income, and assuming you had already bought all the fancy stuff you wanted, what are the three most important things you would do with your money? (Answer: Start an early education foundation)

-Who are the top 5 best rappers and why? (Answer: Outkast)

-What are the next three countries you want to visit and why? (Answer: Iceland)

-What is on your bucket list? (Answer: SCUBA dive the blue holes in the Caribbean)

-What are the three most delicious foods in the world? (Answer: Hawaiian Poke)

-What cities have the most interesting architecture? (Answer: Barcelona)

-If you had to lose one of your five sense, which one would it be and why? (Answer: Hearing)

-What is the best book you have read recently (Answer: The Last Child by John Hart)

-If your life was made into a movie, what genre would it be and who would play you? (Answer: Romantic comedy and Gwenneth Paltrow)

And finally: what is the best question you could ask on a road trip? Sooooo meta. (Answer: I don’t know, I’m tired of answering all these questions!)

Leave me a comment with your favorite road trip question or topic!

 

 

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AOA 134 | Garrison Cohen | Creative Events (AKA the Art of Eventure)
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AOA 134 | Garrison Cohen | Creative Events (AKA the Art of Eventure)

“I love creating experiences where people can go on an adventure together” – Garrison Cohen

Garrison Cohen was a recent guest on episode 119 of the Art of Adventure, talking about relationships, and now he his back to talk about events!

I was visiting Garrison in San Francisco and he was telling me the story of the “Wedding Character Party” he had recently, where everyone came to the party as a stereotypical wedding character – the drunk uncle, the celebrity guest, the ring bearer, the officiant etc.

Garrison has told me about other events he has thrown in the past like the awesome party, which is featured in the new book The Last Safe Investment. I had been impressed with the ease at which he threw a large American Thanksgiving party last year in Bali.

While Garrison is not an event planner, I noticed that he had a lot of skill and intentionality behind the events and parties he throws that I wanted to get him on to deconstruct the skill of bringing people together in your community, or using events to meet people when you move to a new location.

As always, pay close attention to how Garrison chooses his words impeccably and is full of great insights about human nature.

Garrison Cohen Events Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

-The best event theme ideas

-How to craft a written event invite

-The power of childhood nicknames on nametags

-How to follow up with maybe responses

-How to grow your community and social circle with events

-Specific party theme ideas mentioned:

  • Celebrity Judge Cookoff
  • Wedding Characters Party
  • Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
  • Cocktail Contest
  • Parents Party
  • Awesomeness Party
  • Foreign Thanksgiving
  • Stylish Friends Clothing Swap
  • Signature Dish Cooking Party
  • Progressive Party
  • Cosmology Party

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Quotes:

“You don’t need anything other than a vision to throw a good event” – Garrison Cohen

“Who are the people at your event that you enjoy the most?” – Garrison Cohen

“People want something a little more creative” – Garrison Cohen

“Most men in America have 1.5 close friends” – Garrison Cohen

“I love creating experiences where people can go on an adventure together” – Garrison Cohen

“Put a lot of thought into the experience you want people to have” – Garrison Cohen

“It’s joyous to leave your party and take a walk around the block”- Garrison Cohen

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

GarrisonCohen.com

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Thanks Garrison Cohen!

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AOA 133 | Marcela Fernandez | Transformative Travel
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AOA 133 | Marcela Fernandez | Transformative Travel

“When you are a traveler, you empathize with the locals”- Marcel Fernandez

I’m a huge fan of what Marcela Fernandez is up to.

After dropping out of several universities around the world and designing her own education, she founded On Board, a education program that lets you create your curriculum through global travel.

She is also a TEDx speaker, Flow consultant, entrepreneur, and Adventurer.

In this episode we dive into what you can learn through travel and some of the amazing experiences that Marcela has had around the world, including the “gift moment” – where Marcela experienced a flow state through giving her sunglasses to a young girl while traveling, and how Marcela became a coffee exporter.

Make sure you listen in to the second half of the episode where Marcela breaks down the eight flow moments, and how you can achieve them, as well as what the gift economy is and how to participate.

If you have ever been curious about what you can learn from world travel to enhance your education and contribution to the world, or how to achieve optimal experiences (Flow), this is the episode for you!

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What you will learn in this episode:

-How travel can be your university

-What kind of business opportunities come from curated travel

-What is the gift economy and how you can participate

-What are the 8 moments of flow and how you can experience them

-What are some great gifts you can take when you travel

-The story of Ameila Earhart and the Buddhist temple

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Quotes:
“Find out what is your gift to the world” – Marcel Fernandez

“When you are a traveler, you empathize with the locals”- Marcel Fernandez

“When you travel you are %100 out of your comfort zone”- Marcel Fernandez

“What would you like to learn and what would you like to teach?”- Marcel Fernandez

“We become researchers of our own questions”- Marcel Fernandez

“Flow is the state that makes you feel aligned with your purpose”- Marcel Fernandez

“The only borders should be our own mental limitation”- Marcel Fernandez

“Nature is a maximizer of adventure”- Marcel Fernandez

“Adventure is having people to share your story with”- Marcel Fernandez

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

On Board

Flow Consultant Marcela Fernandez

Thanks Marcela Fernandez!

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AOA 132 | Tom Hunt | Building A Virtual Marketplace
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AOA 132 | Tom Hunt | Building A Virtual Marketplace

Tom Hunt is a real interesting character. He told me he moved to Poland so he could finally get a bunch of work done on his startup. Before that he was living like a king in Venezuela with black market currency exchange.

His first venture was selling men’s leggings – which I can totally get behind. When I was a speedskater, my mom used to make me neon colored tights to race in!

From giving a TED talk to hosting his own podcast, Tom is all about letting people look under the hood of Virtual Valley on the way to his goal of selling it for $1 million.

Virtual Valley is a curated marketplace for Virtual Assistants (VA’s) so that you can hire someone in “7 clicks and 5 minutes”.

In this episode he will tell us how to calculate the value of our time so we know when we should be hiring someone, and how to manage our remote teams.

This is a great episode for you if you are running a location independent business or need to start outsourcing some of your work because you got too busy!

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What you will learn in this episode:

-How to prioritize and manage your return on investment

-How to grow a million dollar business

-How Tom survived in Venezuela while carrying around a bag full of cash

-How to think about human biology for business

-Tom’s online marketing secrets

-How to create spreadsheets for your marketing avenues and calculate where your time and money goes

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Quotes:

“It’s easy to become aware of something when you turn it into numbers” – Tom Hunt

“I wanted to be an entrepreneur and not self employed”- Tom Hunt

“Get your recruiting right”- Tom Hunt

“People are generally not good at managing virtual assistants”- Tom Hunt

“It felt like I was cheating to live in Venezuela”- Tom Hunt

“Look at yourself as a system and study your inner animal”- Tom Hunt

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

TomHunt.io

Virtual Valley

$0-4 Million Podcast


Tom’s Book Recommendations
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Thanks Tom Hunt!

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AOA 131 | Fabian Dittrich | How To Run A Nomad Company
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AOA 131 | Fabian Dittrich | How To Run A Nomad Company

“In a good startup, there are no rules”-Fabian Dittrich

Fabian Dittrich was supposed to be one of my co speakers at the Travel Storytelling Festival, but he had some car trouble in Spain… You never know what is going to happen when you run your company out of a Land Rover all over the world!

Luckily, I was able to catch up with Fabian in Berlin for this interview because he has a really cool story.

He calls his business Helpando.it a nomad company, and spent six months running the business with his employee out of a Land Rover all across South America.

Along the way he created a video storytelling project called Startup Diaries to discover new ways of working around the continent.

His love of overland trips started when he used to drive vehicles all across Africa from Europe and sell them when he got to his final destination.

This is a great episode if you want help thinking outside the box with how and where to run your business, or if you want to go on a epic driving adventure.

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What you will learn in this episode:

-How Fabian took his company on the road in South America for 6 months

-What he learned by making startup diaries – a video series about alternative working models in South America

-How to be uber efficient with your time by using computer shortcuts

-How to drive cars to Africa and sell them to finance your trip

-The story of how Fabian played guitar for the police

-How to get out of traffic tickets anywhere in the world

-The tools you need to run a nomad company

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Quotes:

“In a good startup, there are no rules”-Fabian Dittrich

“We had to do the workload of 8 hours in just 3” -Fabian Dittrich

“I like uncertainty”-Fabian Dittrich

“If I’m good at anything, I’m good at shortcuts”-Fabian Dittrich

“I needed the constraints of driving and other activities” {To be more productive}-Fabian Dittrich

“Use your own mind to find creative solutions”-Fabian Dittrich

“Just jump into the cold water”-Fabian Dittrich

“Adventure is overcoming obstacles on the edge of experience, and I love to sit on the edge”-Fabian Dittrich

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

FabianDittrich.com

Startup Diaries

Helpando.it

Thanks Fabian Dittrich!

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AOA 130 | Anne-Laure Carruth | Shifting Sands: Circumnavigating the Mediterranean by Land Rover
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AOA 130 | Anne-Laure Carruth | Shifting Sands: Circumnavigating the Mediterranean by Land Rover

“The generosity, friendliness, and creativity of people blew us away” – Anne-Laure Carruth

I met Anne-Laure Carruth this year at the Travel Storytelling Festival, and when I saw her speak I thought she was one of the most adventurous women I had ever met.

In 2014 and 2015, she and her friend Lucy Engleheart drove an old Land Rover around the Mediterranean and the Middle East to attempt to truly understand the region and bring back stories of good news form a troubled part of the world.

After applying for Royal Geographic society grant and getting all the way to the finals, they didn’t win the award. But they decided to make the drip happen anyway.

It took a year and half to prepare for.

Everyone said it would be dangerous, everyone told her not to go.

She cultivated a broad support network that grew as she traveled from country to country that gave her friends and contacts before she drove across each border.

Among the things Anne-Laure and Lucy had to consider were: border crossings, guides, cultural institutions, car maintenance, historians, route, safety, health, local customs, pricing, charity worker contacts, schools to visit, and lots more.

This episode will dig into the details around setting up and running such a trip, the art and culture that Anne-Laure experienced along the way, and some of the great positive stories that she brought back from her experince!

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What you will learn in this episode:

-How two women drove around the Mediterranean and the middle east

-How to plan and fundraise for a giant expedition like this

-How to build a network of friends as you go, to get you though “dangerous” countries like Libya and Tunisia

-How art allowed them to connect with the local people

-The evolution of their art projects along the way

-Why Anne-Laure didn’t need Arabic lessons

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Quotes:

“I had been trying to find ways to paint in cool countries” – Anne-Laure Carruth

“The only way to prepare for driving across Africa is to drive across Africa” – Anne-Laure Carruth

“I’m super interested in people, their stories, and place” – Anne-Laure Carruth

“It’s all about smiles, eye contact, and body language”- Anne-Laure Carruth

“The trip worked because we were so different” – Anne-Laure Carruth

“The generosity, friendliness, and creativity of people blew us away” – Anne-Laure Carruth

“We realized there is an innate fear of the unknown” – Anne-Laure Carruth

“Shift your fear to curiosity” – Anne-Laure Carruth

“Adventure is about learning and discovering things” – Anne-Laure Carruth

“Go home and tell people we are not terrorists” – People in the Arab world

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Anne-laurecarruth.com

Shifting Sands

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Thanks Anne-Laure Carruth!

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AOA 129 | Three Generations of Loudermilks: Grandfather, Father, Son
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AOA 129 | Three Generations of Loudermilks: Grandfather, Father, Son

I present you with a one of a kind podcast episode!

This episode of the Art of Adventure features interviews with my Grandfather, Father, and my own comments on their responses – three generations of Loudermilk men weighing in on big questions about Life, Love, Work, Family, Religion, Creativity, and Travel.

In 2015 I took advantage of my digital nomad status and spent time visiting and working in both my parent’s and grandparent’s homes.

While I was visiting Tennessee, I decided to interview my grandfather (Delbert Loudermilk, who I know as Granddaddy) about his life. He wrote an autobiography in 1993 that covered much of his time growing up, but I wanted to know a little more about him as a man. I was really interested in masculinity and my role as a man at that time.

After that first interview with Granddaddy, I came up with the idea of interviewing my father (Lynn Loudermilk) and then adding my own comments to the final product.

We are left with an interesting study in how the line of Loudermilk men have changed through the generations, what we have picked up from each other, and the unique bits about each one of us.

I feel privileged to have the opportunity to record both of these men’s stories, and I learning more about them through this process only deepened my love and admiration from them.

Art of Adventure Three GenerationsInterviewing Granddaddy at his kitchen table

Because this is a long episode, here are some time stamps to help you navigate to theme at specific parts of the interview:

2:00 Religion, Friendships
8:00 On being a Man /manhood
22:30 Careers
36:00 Self Insight, Skills, Asking questions of others
45:00 Self Identity
49:00 Building things
51:00 Big Events
58:00 Everyone at age 32
1:19 Mentorship

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Notes about Delbert’s Interview:

-He build the rock wall, and basement of his own house

-He admired his father’s spirituality, repayment of his debt

-He Payed his home off 15 years early

-Retired at the age of 84.5

-He admired his own paternal grandfather for his industry and christianity

“I try not to talk much myself but get other people to talk and I listen”- Delbert Loudermilk

“There are different aspects to being a man – physical, mental, spiritual”- Delbert Loudermilk

“If you are respectful, people will respond well”- Delbert Loudermilk

“I regret not having lived a more christian life”- Delbert Loudermilk

Notes about Lynn’s Interview

-On what he is best in the world at: “I can remain calm and look at things rationally and look for solutions. I’m good at getting other people’s opinions and thoughts, and I’m willing to change my mind”

“All of us look back and think we could do better”- Lynn Loudermilk

“It’s almost always rewarding to talk to people you don’t know”- Lynn Loudermilk

“I loved playing outside”- Lynn Loudermilk

“Music moves you to a different state”- Lynn Loudermilk

“Music fills my soul with positive vibes”- Lynn Loudermilk

“It’s important to take mentoring from everyone you meet”- Lynn Loudermilk

“When I was 32 I wanted to make sure I had some fun along the way”- Lynn Loudermilk

“Travel prevents you from being myopic, prevents you from thinking too alike”- Lynn Loudermilk

“It is important to have quiet in your life”- Lynn Loudermilk

“You are always your parent’s child”- Lynn Loudermilk

“My grandfather would trade a dog for a pocketknife”- Lynn Loudermilk

“If they did an MRI – I would have no right brain at all”- Lynn Loudermilk

“If a lot of us make small differences, then there will be some real difference in the world”- Lynn Loudermilk

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AOA 128 | Gunnar Garfors | A Story From Every Country
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AOA 128 | Gunnar Garfors | A Story From Every Country

Today’s guest, Gunnar Garfors is the youngest ever hobby traveler to visit every country in the world – 198 in total – all while maintaining a full time job as a journalist in Norway where he is President of an international radio and TV organization.

One thing I noticed about Gunnar when I met him at the Travel Storytelling Festival was that he had a ton of energy! At the end of each day when I was dog tired and ready to to head home, he was still up for going out on the town. This has apparently served him well on his quest to

Gunnar learned the power of travel stories from a young age when his father would send cassette tapes back to Norway when he was away.

Gunnar has multiple travel and transport related world records: Most Continents in 24 hours (5), Most Countries in 24 hours (19), Most US states in 24 hours (22), and all the counties of Norway in 24 hours.

Gunnar is well know for traveling in his signature sport jacket that he says allows him to get better service and invited to weddings around the world.

In this episode Gunnar teaches us all about how to use our natural curiosity to really get to know a place and it’s people, as well as what to bring while you travel.

If you love travel, stories, and want to learn how to go more places and travel on the cheap, this is the episode for you!

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What you will learn in this episode:

-The story of Gunnar at the border of Turkmenestan

-The secret attire that will get you invited to weddings all over the world

-About the disappearing nation of Kiribati

-How Gunnar set his multiple world records

-How to use curiosity to your advantage

-Tips on minimalist travel (what Gunnar brings every time)

-How to travel on the cheap

-How to travel full time

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Quotes:

“Food is very important, it says a lot about a culture” – Gunnar Garfors

“What matters is to be open and smile more” – Gunnar Garfors

“A lot of good happens out there as long as you are willing to let people help you” – Gunnar Garfors

“I help the world by telling stories” – Gunnar Garfors

“I didn’t expect that I would meet so many amazing friends” – Gunnar Garfors

“Adventure is when you travel with a mind open enough to learn more about yourself and where you are going” – Gunnar Garfors

“People, regardless of where they are from, consider themselves to be the center of the universe” – Gunnar Garfors

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Globetrotting Galore by Gunnar Garfors

Thanks Gunnar Garfors!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Gunnar know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

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AOA 127 | Jonny Freesh | Adventurous Music Videos
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AOA 127 | Jonny Freesh | Adventurous Music Videos

“I need to be vulnerable and put myself out there” – Jonny Freesh

Jonny Freesh is a return guest – he was on the show way back in episode 32 that charted his background as a raw food chef.

Since then, Jonny has sold his raw food business, moved to Melbourne, Australia, and committed to a full time career as a rapper.

He is one of the few musical artists that places just as much weight on his music videos as his songs. Jonny and I dive into the complete process of creating his rap videos from storyboarding, to writing the music, performance during a filming, to creating his on screen persona.

This is a fascinating episode if you want to learn to market your art, be more true to your artistic roots, build a business as a musician or artist, and experiment with creativity.

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What you will learn in this episode:

-The secret behind the “Palm Tree Drone Flyaway” scene in

-How Jonny cultivates his “weird” persona

-The secret of the Beard and the time lapse beard video

-The business model Jonny uses as an artist

-Marketing your music through key taste makers

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Quotes:

“I need to be vulnerable and put myself out there” – Jonny Freesh

“When I socialize I get weird”- Jonny Freesh

“I performed naked in front of 60-70 people”- Jonny Freesh

“I have a few trusted feedback sources”- Jonny Freesh

“I have to create an experience for people”- Jonny Freesh

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

FreeshRap.com

Jonny’s social channels:

http://Patreon.com/JonnyFreesh
http://YouTube.com/JonnyFreesh
http://SoundCloud.com/JonnyFreesh
http://Facebook.com/JonnyFreesh
http://Instagram.com/JonnyFreesh

Thanks Jonny Freesh!

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AOA 126 | Rock Thomas | Abundance and Adventure
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AOA 126 | Rock Thomas | Abundance and Adventure

“Don’t apologize for being awesome”- Rock Thomas

Rock Thomas is a self made millionaire, speaker, coach, and adventurer. I brought him on the show based on multiple recommendations from friends around the world.

Rock made his first million in real estate and currently has 16 streams of income (many of which he details in this episode).

Despite initial financial success, Rock knew there was something missing from his life that money wasn’t filling. So he embarked on a quest for knowledge.

For four years, he traveled the world, investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal development and success training. He studied one-on-one with the finest teachers, including Deepak Chopra, John Gray, David Deida, David Wolf, Anthony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Wayne Dyer, and Steven Covey, to name a few.

With all this knowledge, Rock now does personal development coaching and public speaking. He is an energetic speaker and a clear thinker, and I found it really easy to connect with him during our interview.

If you want to learn about how to program your mind and set up your success, this is the episode for you. Likewise, if you want to learn how to meet and engage with successful people who can help you along your own road to success, you will get a lot out of this episode.

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What you will learn in this episode:

-What are Rock’s 16 streams of income

-How mental programming works

-What Rock learned from the likes of Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield and others

-How and Why to surround yourself with the right peers

-How to rehearse your success

-How to find talented people to work with

-How to build authentic relationships

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Quotes:

“Real estate was my get out of jail free card” – Rock Thomas

“To be authentic is to say ‘I get you'”- Rock Thomas

“Don’t become a millionaire at the expense of your health or family”- Rock Thomas

“We don’t apologize for being awesome”- Rock Thomas

“I always have a compelling future”- Rock Thomas

“Adventure is no matter what is happening – you find a way to have a good time”- Rock Thomas

“We are all just programming”- Rock Thomas

“Focus on the result when the work gets hard”- Rock Thomas

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

RockThomas.com

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Thanks Rock Thomas!

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AOA 125 | The Two Most Important Steps To Adventure
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AOA 125 | The Two Most Important Steps To Adventure

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Welcome back for another solo round of the Art of Adventure podcast!

The cycle of adventure, the heroes journey – applies to anything big and hard you want to achieve. This first step and last step are just steps like all other other and they are the most important at the same time.

Adventure has a time line – there is a cycle that has a beginning and end.

They say the hard part is in the middle and it will be way harder than you expected.

But the real hardest part is taking the first step – answering the call to adventure.

You might even have a big planning phase where you make sure everything is perfect for a year or two before you set off.

And I’m not talking only about traveling. I’m talking about starting grad school, getting married, moving to a new place, starting a new job or business, starting a race, etc.

In cross country races in college I knew that once the gun went off I had less than 30 minutes of pain that I would have to deal with. The fun part was seeing how much pain I could handle. That and flying across the land faster than I ever thought possible.

Another example is when you finally sit down to have a difficult conversation. It’s so uncomfortable that you probably want to avoid it. Once you set the whole thing in motion you just have to gut through the discomfort and you know that the result will be good.

The first step is like getting on a roller coaster – you are no on the ride and even if you get scared along the way you have to see it through.

There are two steps that are the most important, the first step and the last step. I’m really good at the first step, not as good at the final step.

What trips me up into not taking the last step? Feeling like I have done “enough”. I like to pat myself on the back and basically call myself done instead of looking at the actual finish line.

Thats why it so important to know what is the actual finish line if you can. My friend Nik Wood always asks what is a win for you today? Even when you go to a party – how will you know if it was a success? That you had fun? That you met people? That you danced your butt off?

When I talk to successful people, a recurring realization is that everything great they have done took a lot more of their effort and time and blood and sweat than we see form the outside. Sacrifice is commonly mentioned – you have to close a bunch of doors so you can run full speed ahead with the most important parts of your life.

In adventure, when the cycle ends and we come back, we will be different. Just like when you write you first book or finish your first marathon or graduate college. You will have more expectations of yourself from within and from without. You will know things that you have to share with the world. This sometimes keeps people from taking the last step – responsibility is a scary because it is responsibility.

When you do something great, people will always ask what’s next? They expect you to be able to top what you have already done.

One reason I retired from cycling is that I was worried about the day when I would never be as fast as I once was. All pro athletes retire because they get old. I was worried about my own expectations.

Taking the first step is a big one because you finally move from thought to action. You can only learn so much and prepare for all contingencies until it is really time to take action. Heroes are define by the action they take, (strategists are defined by the plans the make, and you can be both).

When you bungee jump they give you two countdowns – if you don’t leap in 3 seconds you get one more shot then they cut you off. sometimes you just have to make the jump and set the future in motion.

Landing in Vietnam and seeing Asia for the first time two years ago in all its hazy tropical green glory made everything real for me. That adventure had officially begun.

Make your first step a ceremony. Make it special. Beginning and ending are two sides of the same coin.

Once you come back from the adventure you begin to tell the tale and begin to share what you have learned. Yuo have brought back the treasure from you journey like so many heroes.

The first step and the last step are the same as said so poetically – “every new beginning leads to some other beginning’s end” Closing Time by Semisonic

So celebrate your first step just like you do your last. And know that you last step is really just letting you start the next adventure.

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AOA 124 | Mike Goncalves | 7 Daily Health Habits For Success
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AOA 124 | Mike Goncalves | 7 Daily Health Habits For Success

The physical body is the vessel that houses your mind and your mind is what lets you make things happen in life. I always remind myself to keep the machine of my body in top condition.

That’s why I’m excited to have fitness trainer, podcaster, and health coach Mike Goncalves on the Art of Adventure today!

Mike is the founder of the Wellness Bucket that offers coaching, camps, and courses to help your set a fitness foundation.

Movement is a huge part of the Art of Adventure, and Mike and I both agree that is is important for learning, concentration, and execution of our biggest projects in life.

On the episode today, Mike goes over what he sees at the seven foundational daily health habits. For some of you these may be quite obvious, but for many they will be a great reminder of how easy it is to set yourself up for a healthy physical body.

So if you want to be a high performance individual, make sure you check out today’s episode and bring your body into peak condition with Mike’s health habits!

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What you will learn in this episode:

-What are the 7 daily health habits:

    • Nutrition
    • Exercise
    • Sleep
    • Water
    • Multivitamin
    • Stretching
    • Breathing

-Why taking care of your body is so foundational for business success

-Which supplements Mike recommends

-How movement impacts learning and emotions

 

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Quotes:

“Motion effects emotion”- Mike Goncalves

“People don’t often equate exercise with better relationships and business” – Mike Goncalves

“Things that are easy to do are also easy not to do”- Mike Goncalves

“Exercise has always kept me level headed”- Mike Goncalves

“Adventure is when my number is almost up and I can look back at the things I’ve done and smile”- Mike Goncalves

 

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

TheWellnessBucket.com

Wellness Bucket on Facebook

Thanks Mike Goncalves!

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AOA 123 | Fear Vs. Complacency
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AOA 123 | Fear Vs. Complacency

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“We have nothing to fear but fear itself” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is a lot of talk on social media that seems to indicate that fear in some form or another is the major hurdle we have to break through to achieve our wildest dreams.

Your biggest fear should be complacency and not fear itself.

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Lets take a quick look at the definition of fear:

Fear (n) An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.

People will act more strongly to keep from losing $50 than gaining $100 because our fear of loss is more powerful. Once people become successful, fear of loss of success might cause them to try to stick with what they know and stop innovating. But when you are starting out, humans programming to prefer things that are easy is our biggest barrier to success

In the course of a normal day, fear is actually only a small part of hard things: when you line up to start your marathon, step onto stage before a speech, or walk up to a beautiful person and ask them out, you experience a momentary fear of rejection or judgement. This is legitimate because we are social being and if you screw up royally you might become an outcast, harming your ability to survive.

As I was working on my new website the other day and getting increasingly frustrated with the things I didn’t know, I had to keep reminding myself to dig in just a little bit more to solve the problem instead of turning to Facebook or sommelier chore.

I think we like the idea that fear is holding us back because we believe we can just exercise a little bravery or willpower and get over the hump.

Even if we experience fear the first or second time we do something – like when I was learning to give live workshops or moving to a new continent – eventually it becomes part of the tapestry of our regular work.

Imagine if you really were able to experience fear every day – that would mean you are doing something new and bold and unique every day. Pretty soon you would just run out of things that scare you. I think part of the reason that old people are so calm is that they have experienced pretty much everything they were afraid of at some point.

But fear is really a minor player in our ability to achieve success.

As Cal Newport told me about his latest book Deep Work, creating our best work requires concentration and persistence. World renown educator Tom Hoerr told me that teaching his elementary students grit was the greatest factor in determining their success as adults. This determination is the exact opposite of complacency and leads to our best results.

Why are Japanese kids so much better at math than Americans? In some case they have been show to be willing to spend two to 100 times longer working on a problem. It’s merely their ingrained belief that struggle will lead to eventually better outcomes that lead to their eventual skill.

In the book Becoming Superman, Steven Kotler actually calculated that an ideal activity must be 4% harder than your skill level to put you into a flow state. What this feels like in real life is something that is a little uncomfortable. Stephen Pressfield calls this the resistance in his book the War of Art.

Even big wave surfers who set world records on 75 foot tall waves are not fighting fear. What might seem brave to us is simply them showing up for work – they already have the skills and talent they need to succeed.

President Obama has a plaque on his desk that says “hard things are hard”.

In sports or music, we love to practice the things we are already good at. It is easier to eat a premade dinner than chop all your veggies and make yourself the most delicious stir fry.

Why are the streets of Lower Manhattan so curvy? Because when they were paving the early road of New York, they simply used the existing cow tracks! Why bother doing any city planning?

Resistance is the big reason why I prioritize good sleep and take naps every day – I need to be able to make it through the discomfort of concentrating hard on a project.

When you feel the discomfort of wanting to switch to an easier task, that is when you know you are working on the good stuff. Let the resistance be your guide about what is worthwhile.

The Pomodoro technique has become popular – working hard on something for 20 minute blocks. I think people like this because they know there is a release valve for their effort. Often I’ll set myself a timer and then get so into the zone on a project that I will completely blow through my stopping time and work for hours.

So stop thinking that you have to beat fear every day. Realize that as a human, your subconscious programming wants to make your life easy, but your highest aspirations can only be achieved through focused effort. Just notice whenever you take the easy way out on your work or your health or your relationship and realize that choice is keeping you from getting where you want to be.

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AOA 122 | Yann Ilunga | Podcasting Success
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AOA 122 | Yann Ilunga | Podcasting Success

I’m excited to have today’s guest on the show to talk about…Podcasting!

Yann Ilunga is the host of the 360 Entrepreneur Podcast and creator of the upcoming Podcast Success Summit (of which I am a guest speaker!).

Many listeners of the Art of Adventure have been starting podcasts (including some who have taken my podcast training course here in Bali!) and I wanted to bring one of the worlds podcasting authorities on to give us some special insight into how to grow a podcast.

These lessons are great for anyone who publishes regular content for their audience: YouTubers, Instagrammers, Webcomic creators, and Podcasters

In this episode, we cover to things like putting together your unique sponsorship package, affiliate marketing, and how to learn what you audience wants to hear.

Yann has a great ‘macaroni’ accent (his words) and is a high energy guest. I think anyone with an online presence will get a lot out of this one!

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What you will learn in this episode:

-How to build authority through podcasting

-How to put together your own sponsorship package

-How to get feedback from your audience

-How to get on top podcasts

-The power of being small (niche podcasting)

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Quotes:

“Launching a podcast should be exciting!” – Yann Ilunga

“You don’t get what you don’t ask for”- Yann Ilunga

“It’s your show and it’s your rules”- Yann Ilunga

“Go on shows you like”- Yann Ilunga

“For sponsors, look at what products you are using”- Yann Ilunga

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Podcast Success Summit

YannIlunga.com

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Thanks Yann Ilunga!

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AOA 120 | Travel Storytelling – Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
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AOA 120 | Travel Storytelling – Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

In honor of the Travel Storytelling Festival that I am speaking at this weekend in Brussels, Belgium, here are three stories (that I might include in my talk) about getting outside your comfort zone while traveling:

The Story of World Record Three Peaks Challenge
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The Story of Balinese Graffiti 

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The Story of The Shipwreck Scuba Dive

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Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Travel Storytelling Festival

 

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AOA 121 | Cal Newport | Deep Work – Eliminate Cognitive Junk Food
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AOA 121 | Cal Newport | Deep Work – Eliminate Cognitive Junk Food

“The output of Deep Work is uniquely human”- Cal Newport

I’m excited to have Cal Newport back on the show today! He was a guest in episode 42 talking about his book –So Good They Can’t Ignore You.

Today we are talking about Cal’s newest book and his theory of Deep Work – highly concentrated uninterrupted work that is becoming more rare and more valuable – providing those that can do this work with a prized economic commodity.

Cal takes us through how Deep Work increases productivity and learning, puts you in flow, and makes your more productive.

Throughout the episode, Cal gives us practical advice on how to structure our life to do more Deep Work, and how to learn the skills needed to do better Deep Work.

As usual, Cal has some surprising insights that go against conventional wisdom – see if you can spot things that you are doing that can disrupt deep work.

So if you want to maximize your work output, feel more satisfied, be more productive and more valuable, this is the episode for you!

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What you will learn:

-What is Deep Work

-Why Deep work is so rare and valuable

-How to keep your work life meaningful

-How to train yourself to concentrate better

-WHy you should embrace boredom

-Why social media kills deep work

-Why you should have a work shutdown routine

-How to structure you life to do more Deep Work

-Why Deep Work is a skill and not a habit

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Quotes:

“Deep Work is intimately connected to deliberate practice” – Cal Newport

“Learning complicated thing quickly is extremely valuable”- Cal Newport

“If no Deep Work is required of you, you should be nervous”- Cal Newport

“The output of Deep Work is uniquely human”- Cal Newport

“Deep Work can often push you into a flow state”- Cal Newport

“You have to be worried about cognitive junk food”- Cal Newport

“What are the small number of things that can make the most difference in your career?”- Cal Newport

 

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

CalNewport.com

 

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AOA 119 | Garrison Cohen | Brave And Bold Relationships
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AOA 119 | Garrison Cohen | Brave And Bold Relationships

I first met Garrison Cohen in Bali last year. We did Improv, played frisbee, and had many a deep conversation.

He has an amazing ability to make people feel special and important. I first realized this during Thanksgiving last year:

Garrison hosted an American thanksgiving celebration in Bali for 30-40 people from around the world. Before we started the meal, he gave a speech about the history and importance of the holiday. The result was that people felt privileged to be a part of our group and the celebration.

Garrison has been studying relationships his whole life, and is one of America’s top dating and relationship coaches for men and women. He was former co-founder of AuthenticWorld Media, and hosts the new podcast Looking for You. He is an award winning filmmaker, speaker, writer and honorary member of the Society of Leadership & Success.

His mission (as I understand it) is to help people move past the adolescent phase into their full adulthood so they can have authentic, sexy, enlightened, and drama free relationships.

So listen to this episode to find out what it means to have and amazing, fulfilling relationship by understanding yourself and having a clear sense of integrity. Find out the most brave and bold steps you can take in a relationship, and soak up all of Garrison’s amazing stories and parables about adventurous relationships he has seen or been part of.

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What you will learn in this episode:

-Turning breakdowns into breakthroughs

-The story about the man who thought love didn’t exist

-What it means that we are in a pre-arranged marriage with ourselves

-How to get out of your head and start understanding your feelings

-How to be brave and bold in the face of risk and rejection

-What it means to have integrity

-All about polyamory compared to monogamy in terms of self knowledge

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Quotes:

“Relationships are one of the greatest adventures you can go on” – Garrison Cohen

“Until someone feels heard in their pain, the often have no place for yours”- Garrison Cohen

“Curiosity is a form of appreciation”- Garrison Cohen

“Monogamy is more advanced than polyamory, but less natural”- Garrison Cohen

“There is no set model of relationships”- Garrison Cohen

“I realized the reason I was in my head is because I didn’t want to feel my feelings”- Garrison Cohen

“Very few people realize they have been born into a pre-arranged marriage with themselves”- Garrison Cohen

“The greatest transformations happen just past the point of no return”- Garrison Cohen

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

GarrisonCohen.com

Looking For You Podcast

Garrison Cohen speaks on Authentic Attraction from Garrison Cohen on Vimeo.

Thanks Garrison Cohen!

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AOA 117 | David Quammen | National Parks, Viruses, And Science Expeditions
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AOA 117 | David Quammen | National Parks, Viruses, And Science Expeditions

I first met David Quammen in Bozeman, Montana where we were both living, after reading his book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic for my graduate studies.

In 2013 I was considering pursuing a career in science communication and I sat down with David over coffee to ask about the craft. Three years on and I’m excited to be able to bring him on the Art of Adventure to share his wisdom and stories about many things.

In the past thirty years he has published a few hundred pieces of short nonfiction—feature articles, essays, columns—in magazines such as Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, Esquire, The Atlantic, Powder, and Rolling Stone.  He writes occasional Op Eds for The New York Times and reviews for The New York Times Book Review.  

Quammen has been honored with an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is a three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award.  He is a Contributing Writer for National Geographic, in whose service he travels often, usually to wild and remote places.

Today’s episode is an exciting romp through a variety of topics – We cover viruses including Zika virus that might effect the Olympic Games in Rio, the craft of writing, expeditionary science, and Yellowstone and the American National Parks – why they are such an amazing idea.

So if you like adventure, science, writing, are curious about public health or love the wilderness and National Parks, this is the episode for you!

David Quammen Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

-The latest dangerous emerging viruses including Zika

-The History of Yellowstone National Park

-Expedition Science Writing

-Using the tools of fiction in non fiction writing

-The story of trekking across the jungles of Africa

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Quotes:

“Anybody who writes long books has to be patient and methodical” – David Quammen

“I care a lot about the architecture of books”- David Quammen

“One of my key principles is GO THERE”- David Quammen

“It hugely important for writing to be entertaining and beautiful”- David Quammen

“Non lethal disasters are the friend of the adventurer”- David Quammen

“By going on an expedition you get a full texture of what the scientist and work is like”- David Quammen

“Adventure is something that doesn’t kill you when you are ambitious in wild and remote places”- David Quammen

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

DavidQuammen.com

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Why Zika Is This Year’s Scary Virus (Nat Geo)

Thanks David Quammen!

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AOA 118 | Chris Guillebeau | Born For This – Find the Work You Were Meant to Do
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AOA 118 | Chris Guillebeau | Born For This – Find the Work You Were Meant to Do

Chris Guillebeau has long been a hero and mentor of mine since I first received The Art of Non-Conformity for Christmas in 2011 and started learning how to Travel Hack. I also stole the first two words of that book for my own brand!

During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, Chris visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.”

Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit, was published in September 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller.

Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects.

In this episode, Chris is talking about finding the work you were meant to do.  He takes us through his own career and loads of other examples from how to find mentors to working with the renaissance mindset.

If you are thinking about your career options and want to get insight into your best pathway, this is the episode for you!

 

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What you will learn in this episode:

– How to find the right mentors in your career and on your quests

-How to have the renaissance mindset in your career

-The Joy – Money – Flow model

-How to identify your career values

-How to run your own 100 person project

-How to expand, then limit your options

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Quotes:

“Put forth a message or agenda” – Chris Guillebeau

“Competence is your best security” – Chris Guillebeau

“I didn’t expect the hybrid nature of people’s work life” – Chris Guillebeau

“How can I download information from anyone?” – Chris Guillebeau

“I pay attention to what is on people’s minds” – Chris Guillebeau

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

ChrisGuillebeau.com

Derek on The Art of Non-Conformity: LEARNING, CONNECTING, AND ASKING : ON THE ROAD WITH DEREK LOUDERMILK

World Domination Summit

Chris’ Books:

Thanks Chris Guillebeau!

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Books For Endurance Athletes
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Books For Endurance Athletes

Here are 5 books for endurance athletes I have read recently that will help motivate you, help you train better, and get insight into what type of athlete you are. Enjoy!

Born to Run. I loved this book! It got me back into running after may years off to focus on cycling (I also started adding lots os chia seeds to my kombucha after I read this). Collection of great race stories and tales of ultra runners ending with an epic race through Mexico’s copper canyons.  This will probably want to make you try barefoot running.

The Science of Running: How to find your limit and train to maximize your performance. From the author of one of the best blogs about running and exercise science (The science of running), comes a book that is essential for any endurance coach and athlete. This book distills down all basic science research in endurance sport and explains it simply. Magness does a good job comparing the research with what coaches see on a daily basis. The second half of the book is practical application to specifics of training athletes.

In Pursuit of Excellence – 4th Edition. It is clear that mental performance is one of the keys to the success of an athlete, yet also a widely under trained aspect at most levels. In this book, Orlick tells you how exactly to use things such as visualization and imagery to improve performance. There are also techniques to help you get a more positive outlook and eliminate distractions. Use this book to supplement all your hard physical training.

Mud, Snow, And Cyclocross: How ‘Cross Took Over U.S. Cycling. Basically a collection of stories – an oral history of cyclocross in the US. Great stories from Pros and race promoters.  One big things I was reminded of was the difference between US and European CX – The Euro roadies (in particular belgians and Dutch) needed something to stay fit in the winter and didn’t want to leave their country.  In the US, roadies can go south, and don’t have the same problem, Therefore – CX in the US grew as it’s own type of cycling as a paticipatory/party/family atmosphere, where the courses and community is open and accesible to everyone

The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance. From genes to EPO sensitivity to explaining the efficiency constraints of world class distance runners to breeding for work ethic in alaskan sled dogs to dissecting wingspan of NBA players, This book covers all the ways in which an athlete might be genetically gifted and how that relates to performance.  Next time you watch the olympics notice how different body types have filtered into different events (tiny gymnasts next to swimmers with extra long torsos, next to massive shot putters)

Question: What are your favorite sports books?  I’m always looking for recommendations!

Here are my past book recommendations on books to help you break through, and books on learning, flow, and art.

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The 2014 Ultimate Guide to Cyclocross Resources
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The 2014 Ultimate Guide to Cyclocross Resources

The 2014 Ultimate Guide to Cyclocross Resources

2014 cyclocross resources

Thinking of doing your first Cyclocross season? Been racing CX for a while and want to delve deeper into the sport?

Each year I publish a list of my favorite cyclocross resources to help you kick butt and enjoy getting muddy! Here is a list of my favorite Cyclocross resources for 2014

Websites:

www.cyclingnews.com Race results, bikes, interviews, etc

http://velonews.competitor.com/ Boulder based, has all the results, but goes a step further with insight and racing analysis.

http://www.cxmagazine.com/ Race, Tech, Skills, etc. Complete resource. This is where I go to find out what tires or disc brakes I should try this season.

http://www.cyclocrossworld.com/cyclocross.  While I always encourage you to build a good relationship and shop at your local bike shop (they are the ones who can rescue your bike after particularly muddy races), Cyclocross world has all the best CX gear, including hard to find stuff.

Books:

Cyclocross: Training and Technique by Simon Burney. The single best book for learning about cyclocross racing. This book gets into training, racing, skill, equipment, you name it.

Behind The Stare by Geoff Proctor. By Longtime director of the Eurocross Camp and Montana English teacher, this book is tell all about the Pro cross scene in and included lots of training and lifestyle info.

Mud, Snow, and Cyclocross by Molly Hurford.  This is a great collection of stories about cyclocross in the US, as told by racers, coaches, hecklers, and event promoters.

The Time-Crunched Cyclist, 2nd Ed. (The Time-Crunched Athlete) by Chris Carmichael. Perfect for Cyclocross racers who work also.  I used adaptations of the training in this book to race the collegiate cycling season while a full time grad student on 8 hours of training/week.

Training Camps:

http://www.fascatcoaching.com/cxcamp.html With Jeremy Powers in Boulder,CO, August 29-31.

http://petewebber.com/cracking-the-code-tim-johnsons-cyclocross-secrets/ With Tim Johnson and coach Pete Webber (who runs the Boulder jr. cross also).  Great one each year, is a bit earlier in the summer.

http://cycle-smart.com/coaching/training-camps/2014-cycle-smart-cyclocross-camp With east coast cyclocross legend Adam Myerson Aug 9-10.

Video

http://www.behindthebarriers.tv/.  The reality TV series started by and starring Jeremy Powers gives the best look inside the US Pro cross lifestyle.  The now have several channels with race analysis, previews, and rankings.

http://www.youtube.com/user/kwestwood Collection of a few technique videos

http://www.youtube.com/user/cyclocrossable UKCX. All the UCI Cross races in full

Bikes:

Mosaic 2013 NAHBS best cyclocross bike winner (and my personal sponsor)

Ridley Top Choice of lots of Euro Pro teams

Cannondale Ridden by top US racers, Tim Johnson and Ryan Trebon

Focus Ridden by US national champion Jeremy Powers and the Rapha-Focus team

Trek gets a CX street cred boost now that both Sven Nys and Katie Compton are riding their bikes

Blogs:

www.mudandcowbells.com

http://cxrepublic.com/cyclocross-directory/cx-blogs

Coaching:

Custom Coaching with Coach Derek (Me!) Get a fully customized training plan, race prep, technique, tactics, diet, psychological prep, and more!

Cycle-Smart for you East-Coast types

TrainingPeaks Cyclocross Training Plans.  Get a pre-written plan here to guide you through your training

 

Thanks for reading, and have an epic season!

 

Did I leave anything out?  Leave your best cyclocross resource in the comments

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AOA 116 | I Have A Dream
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AOA 116 | I Have A Dream

This is a solo round of the Art of Adventure podcast!  Two year ago, I wrote my own “I have a dream” manifesto for Martin Luther King day.  It has been one of my most popular pieces, so I want to share it with you now in audio format. Below is the full text of the manifesto I have a dream I have a dream. A dream that we will not be afraid – not afraid to show our good qualities, to be weird, unique, and different.  Not afraid speak out against injustice. Not afraid to make the tough decisions in our life.  Not afraid to begin the journey, because then we will succeed.  

I have a dream. That one day, we will have a education system in which all children will love to learn, and that we will all be lifelong learners and curious explorers. That we will all be passionate about what we do and do what we are passionate about. That we will all be able to fulfill the purpose that the universe has placed us here to do. That even under the pressure the outside world places upon us we may find our true selves. 

I have a dream that we will find courage and love and gratitude and honor and truth and morality and we will get the goosebumps. That we are wide awake and approach the world with a sense of newness, and wonder. I have a dream that we can be honest with ourselves about who we are and how we want to feel. I have a dream that we are able to put our minds to use and let loose a cascade of ideas and that we will learn and grow together and solve our problems.

I have a dream. That we will notice the strength in our muscles, the air in our lungs, the food in our belly, and be grateful.  That we will experience the world with all our senses. That even as we age, we stay physically sound and appreciate the gift of a working body.

I have a dream that we will always give others the benefit of the doubt, knowing that their actions are based in love, even if we don’t understand how or why.  That we will have patience and try to understand things from other’s point of view. That we will listen to our parents and children and grandparents. I have a dream that we remember and maintain the beauty of past traditions – families, storytelling, growing plants, observing the changes in the land, and sitting around a campfire, to name a few.

I have a dream. A dream that we will feel our connection to the whole world and see that we are part of something amazing.  That the beauty of the earth will continue to awe us and to nurture us as our one and only home. The we will feel love for every rock and every river, every tree and every animal, every mountain and valley, every piece of this planet. I have a dream that we will see the beauty of all things, and we will be grateful each and every day for a life full of wonder and miracles.

I have a dream that every person has enough support from the rest of us that they are able to achieve greatness and not be stifled under a lack of opportunity. That we will all have enough love and energy overflowing within ourselves that we will then be able to give unlimited love to each other. I have a dream that you are loved and that you know it. I dream of resilience and improvement, that even when you feel fear or anger or hurt, that you know it will pass, and you can conquer hardship. That even in the face of hard times we will not lose heart.

I have a dream. That we all will have the audacity to dream big. That we will be free from monotony. I have a dream that we all never let off the accelerator and we will keep plowing ahead in the attempt to find truth and meaning and get closer and closer to the nature of the universe.

I have a dream that we wake up with energy each day knowing that we are fighting the good fight.  

I Have A Dream

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AOA 115 | Sean Ogle | Location Rebel – Build A Cool Business The Boring Way
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AOA 115 | Sean Ogle | Location Rebel – Build A Cool Business The Boring Way

Over the last year I’ve had many people say that I needed to get today’s guest on the show, so I finally caught up with him for this episode!

Sean Ogle is one of the Original Gangsters of the digital nomad movement. He has been location independent for seven years and is going to share his three step formula for “starting a cool business the boring way.” These step are what Sean sees as the logical progression for growing a digital nomad business.

We talk about freelance writing and how to get clients, building a digital membership site, mistakes digital nomads make, finding the right people to collaborate with on projects, and teaching with different forms – audio vs video.

So if you are an aspiring digital nomad, blogger, video blogger, or want to start freelancing your skills, this is the episode for you!

Sean Ogle Art of Adventure

 

What you will learn:

-How to leverage in person meet ups to drive your freelance business

-The skills progression of a digital nomad: Copywriting, WordPress, social media, SEO

-Common mistakes digital nomads make

-Why you should freelance your skills while you build your brand

-Where to market your freelance work virtually

-The importance of marketing in the digital space

-Travel with a home base and lots of small trips

Quotes:

“Collaborations have to be a good fit for both people”- Sean Ogle

“I’ve experienced slow and steady growth”- Sean Ogle

“Adventure is doing something that is exciting, makes you happy, and you get a story out of”- Sean Ogle

“To run a membership site you need to prove you are trustworthy and have a differentiator”- Sean Ogle

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

SeanOgle.com

Location Rebel

TropicalMBA

Thanks Sean Ogle!

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AOA 114 | Be Your Own Hero
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AOA 114 | Be Your Own Hero

Be Your Own Hero Podcast Art of Adventure

Today’s episode is a solo round featuring this essay I wrote about Heroism:

Be Your Own Hero

Have we lost sight of what it means to be a hero in the modern age? Do we even need heroes anymore? The native american culture portrayed in the book ‘Black Elk Speaks’ was heavily focused on bravery. We are as removed from that culture as from the culture of chivalry that the knights of the round table were known for. What we do have instead an inventive spirit and the belief that we can become what we set out to become (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!) Heroes are now innovators, entertainers, teachers, creators, and healers among others. Because we as modern humans have climbed to the top Maslov’s hierarchy of needs, our battle is no longer physical, but rather who we can be for ourselves and others.

We have the opportunity re-invent the definition of the hero for the modern human. The experience of becoming a hero is the essence of our humanity. Joseph Campbell saw that the same mythological tales are found in every culture – the story of an adventurer who answers the call to a great challenge, faces down his demons and comes back to society as a changed individual. So, how can you be a hero?

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Find your Cause
The hero is called into action for many reasons – to defend their country, to save his family, to provide some service to a group of people. The greatest athletes have been found to be driven by a belief in something greater – it is usually either god or their own abilities. Stephanie Burns of ChicCEO once told me in an interview about ‘Unreasonable Requests’ that she found it easy to ask for huge things such as $10,000 of free event space when she was doing it in service of her favorite charity. My own cause that allows me to put for a great effort is to enable people to unlock their fullest human potential by changing the story about themselves (Hero-ification), so that they may contribute to the world in a way that fulfills them and gives them purpose.

Determine your Noble Principles
Ben Franklin was known for his 10 virtues which he attempted to embody every day. He would track this by putting an X each night next to the ones he was able to fulfill for the day. While many religions give us a series of commandments or qualities to live up to, it is up to us to come up with our own virtues and code of conduct based on what is most important to us.

What do you admire in other people? How do you want to feel? What way of being would make you proud of yourself? These are some questions to guide you in making your list. As an example, I have declared the theme for 2016 as ‘the year of living boldly’, so in addition to my other values, I will filter action through the lens “is this action big and bold enough?”

Take Courageous Action
What are you not satisfied with in your life? What problems do you see in the world? What do people need from you? What do you find yourself thinking about over and over? You Epic Adventure will keep calling and calling, and it is up to you to answer the call and embark on your quest. Heroes are know for their actions and feats, which are impossible to achieve without taking the first step.

In the middle of your journey, you will face challenge that is much greater than you anticipated (10 times harder, according to my calculations) and will take all your effort or concentration. In addition, it takes courage to start a new quest, especially when one has little or no experience. Bravery in the face of the unknown defines the hero. Paolo Coelho tells us that making decisions is our god given right as humans and we must embrace this power. Taking action is heroic because by saying yes you are also closing the door on other options because you believe you are fighting the good fight.

In my own quest to go to all 50 US states before I turned 30 or become a professional cyclist, I was saying no to regular weekends at the lake with friends. Your risk may be physical or social or internal, but remember think of this adventure like an investment. The words are even derived from the same root: venture. There is no return without the risk, we become great through challenge.

Find Your Wise Mentor
Just like Obi Wan Kenobi shows up to provide Luke Skywalker with the guidance and tools he needed to battle the dark side, or Phil Jackson mentored Michael Jordan, you too should seek wise council in the form of an experienced guide. Even Lewis and Clark need the mentorship of Sacagawea to make it to the Pacific in the great expedition.

Who can you think of right now that has fought the same dragons that you face? Who is 6 months ahead of you in school, business, relationships, sports, creativity or whatever area your epic challenge is in? Mentorship does not even need to be in person, some of my greatest mentors have come through books and podcasts.

Remember that the mentor should be getting as much out of the relationship as the mentee. As a heroic person of action, the mentor derives great satisfaction in seeing someone achieve results based on their advice. Make sure you share with your mentor what is working for you. The great educator Dr. Tom Hoerr once told me that listening can be one of the greatest gifts you can provide your mentor.

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There comes a time in every hero’s journey when the adventure ends and the hero must re-enter ’normal’ life. But life will never be the same. You will have grown as a person with new knowledge and skills, have conquered your fears, and have newfound confidence. You job is to give the new heroic version of yourself to the world. By making yourself into a hero, you have done the greatest work for the world.

 

Want More? Check out my new coaching program:

Be Your Own Hero – Life Mastery Coaching For Adventurous Men and Women

 

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AOA 113 | Jenny Blake | The Pivot Method For Career Change
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AOA 113 | Jenny Blake | The Pivot Method For Career Change


“If change is the only constant, then let’s get better at it.” – Jenny Blake

I first met Jenny Blake in Bali in a yoga class taught by Les Leventhal (who appeared in AOA 038), and right away I was struck by her enthusiasm for life and helping people.

Jenny is a highly sought after public speaker, author, coach, and business strategist.

She is known for helping smart people “organize their brain,” and move beyond burnout and create sustainable careers they love.

In this episode we dig into the big ideas from her upcoming book – The Pivot Method.  These ideas include: Identifying existing strengths, interests and experiences; how to look for new opportunities, skills, and people; running career experiments and collecting feedback; And launching in your next direction.

So if you are thinking about a change in your career, or just starting out and planning your career trajectory, this is the episode for you!

 

Art of Adventure Jenny Blake

What you will learn in this episode:

-The Pivot method for changing careers

-How to calculate your pivot runway

-How systems intersect between mind, body, and business

-How to brand yourself as a superstar

-How to be a ‘relationship worker’

-How to look for people, skills, and opportunity that fits you

Quotes:

“I felt like I was going through a quarter life crisis every few years”- Jenny Blake

“It’s critical to connect to you underlying strengths and interests”- Jenny Blake

“Take a stand on something”- Jenny Blake

“Double down on what is already working”- Jenny Blake

“I did not expect people to change careers so much”- Jenny Blake

“Adventure is letting myself be surprised”- Jenny Blake

“Adventure is optimizing for fun”- Jenny Blake

“Adventure is having freedom in time and space”- Jenny Blake

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

JennyBlake.me

PivotMethod.com

Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want

Jenny’s Book Recommendations:

StrengthsFinder 2.0

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will

 

Thanks Jenny Blake!

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AOA 112 | Greg Foot | Spectacular Science Stories
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AOA 112 | Greg Foot | Spectacular Science Stories

For this episode, Greg Foot joins me live in the studio in Bali to talk about science and science communication.

I met Greg through Dave Cornthwaite who was my guest on episode 60 and got to know Greg when he joined our weekly frisbee game here in Bali.

Greg is a Science Presenter on TV, on YouTube and on Stage. As the Resident Science Guy on Blue Peter he’s run on custard, made a comet, and built a giant battery from 600 potatoes! As a regular on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, Greg dissected a (jelly!) brain, made home-made icecream, played music WITH FIRE and much more!

Greg also hosts BBC Three / BBC Worldwide’s Secrets Of Everything where he’s been buried alive, frozen, shot, electrocuted, and even gone under the knife in the name of science! And he’s driven a jet-powered go-kart, unleashed a huge flour explosion and built a real levitating hoverboard as a host for BBC Worldwide’s Factomania.

Greg has his Masters degree in Science Media Production from Imperial College and has been recognized as one of the leading science communicators in the UK by The Wellcome Trust who have given him the prestigious position of ‘Engagement Fellow’.

Greg is now embarking on his first UK wide theater tour with a show called “Caution: Safety Goggles Required!”

If you love science, interesting questions, explosions, and dramatic performances, this is the episode for you!

Greg Foot Art of Adventure

What you will learn:

-How many subscribers you need to earn a living on YouTube

-How to write a script for a presentation or video

-Whether scientists should be communicating about their work or leaving it to journalists

-How survival on Mt. Everest can influence intensive care patients

-The business model of a science presenter

Quotes:

“I like ideas to be slowly unpacked” – Greg Foot

“Do as much as you can in every style of presentation to see what works”- Greg Foot

“I start building my presentations with a topic or a spectacle”- Greg Foot

“Don’t be afraid to not know the answer”- Greg Foot

“There are ways to ask good questions”- Greg Foot

“Stay clear of the obvious”- Greg Foot

“Adventure is whenever you try to do something new”- Greg Foot

“Go on an intellectual adventure”- Greg Foot

Greg Foot Everest Art of Adventure

 

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

GregFoot.com

Tickets for Greg’s UK national tour: “CAUTION: Safety Goggles Required!“

Thanks Greg Foot!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Greg know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Greg on Twitter

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AOA 111 | Lucie Aujeska | Superfoods For High Performance
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AOA 111 | Lucie Aujeska | Superfoods For High Performance

Today’s guest is a good friend of mine here in Bali. She is the founder of Vital Vibe - a superfood business, raw food chef, and Yoga teacher.

It’s no wonder that Lucie Aujeska is one of the most positive, energetic people I know.

As an athlete I have experimented with various dietary supplements and superfood for performance. As an entrepreneur there supplements to use for focus and mental energy as well.

I brought Lucie on the show today to help us sort through some of the most potent and useful superfoods.

She tells me how each morning she looks though her array of superfoods in her kitchen to decide what nutrients her body needs.

In this episode, Lucie tells us about dozens of different superfoods and how they work biologically speaking to enhance stamina, energy, hormones, libido repair muscles, enhance brain function and lots more.

If you have ever wondered if there were natural – food based ways of feeling more amazing, check out some of Lucie’s recommendations!

Lucie Aujeska Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

-What a superfood is

-What and adaptogen is

-The best superfoods for athletic performance

-The best superfoods for busy entrepreneurs

-How to run a physical products business from halfway around the world

-How Lucie sources the right superfoods

Quotes:

“If we are not healthy, it limits our ability to play and create” -Lucie Aujeska

“Superfoods are the superpower of plants”-Lucie Aujeska

“You don’t have to follow your passion by yourself”-Lucie Aujeska

“Make your body like a Tesla”-Lucie Aujeska

“I see the company as a living form”-Lucie Aujeska

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Vital Vibe Main Website

Superfoods mentioned in this episode:

Chaga – Hormone balance

Ginseng – Energy

Maca – Hormone balance

Ashwagandha – Muscle Repair

Chia – For running

Hemp Seeds – Omegas, Zinc, Iron

Reishi Mushrooms – Adaptogenic

Spirulina – Protein, minerals, vitamins

Gotu Kola – Enhances brain function

Cacao – Antioxidant, magnesium and sulphur, neurotransmitters

SHILAJIT – Stamina, pineal gland

Vital Vibe on Facebook

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AOA 110 | John Williams | Start A Business In 30 Days
59:19
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AOA 110 | John Williams | Start A Business In 30 Days

“Turn yourself into a person who makes ideas happen” – John Williams

Friends from all over the world had been telling me I should check out this man’s work.

I finally met John William at a Startup Grind event at Roger Hamilton’s villa here in Bali.

John is the author and founder of Screw Work, Let’s Play and the new Screw Work Inside Track – a 6 month guided experience.

I brought him on the podcast today to talk about his method for starting a business in 30 days.

John takes us through the 5 part cycle business fundamentals, ideation, troubleshooting, hustle, and launch.

We talk about how Michelangelo got better as he painted the Sistine Chapel, and how you can apply the same method of improvement to you own business creation.

John will walk us through finding the right business niche and business model, creating time to work on our ideas, getting feedback from our tribe, and finally launching our product.

So if you are interested in becoming an entrepreneur for the first time or testing out a side hustle that can bring in some extra cash as quickly as possible, this is the episode for you!

 

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to start a business in 30 days

-How to test your business idea

-How to create something people want

-Microblocking – scheduling time to work on your business

-How to know if a business is right for you?

-Why your first idea probably wont work

-How to find the right business niche

John Williams Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Turn yourself into a person who makes ideas happen” – John Williams

“Separate the generation of idea from the assessment of ideas” – John Williams

“You have to prove people will turn up” – John Williams

“‘Play in Public’ – Open up your business process” – John Williams

“There is nothing like working directly with people” – John Williams

“Adventure is a universal concept” – John Williams

“Adventure is anything where you don’t know what will happen” – John Williams

“‘Steal’ from multiple sources when you are creating art” – John Williams

“Does the business idea serve your financial goals?” – John Williams

“Business is like plate spinning – don’t try to launch more than one thing at a time”

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Screwworkletsplay.com

Screw Work Inside Track (Art of Adventure Special!)

Screw Work, Let’s Play: How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for It

 

Thanks John Williams!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let John know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank John on Twitter!

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AOA 109 | Mark Levy | Generating Your Best Ideas
1:11:34
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 1:11:34
AOA 109 | Mark Levy | Generating Your Best Ideas


“Getting 100 ideas is easier than getting one”- Mark Levy

I’m really excited about this episode because it is all about coming up with amazing ideas!

Mark Levy has written for the New York Times, and has written or co-created five books. His last book, Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content, has been published in ten languages. Mark has also been an instructor of the course “Writing for Businesses and Professionals” at Rutgers University.

Sometimes, companies will fly him in just to lead brainstorming sessions. Mark will teach us about creativity constraints to help in this ideation process, such as coming up with the worst, most dangerous, most boring, most expensive idea to get the wheels turning.

Mark is also a magician who has created tricks for some of the top performing magicians in the world.

Mark has a new course called Influencing People Honestly, and we will get into using stories to influence people later in the episode.

This is a wide ranging conversation about creativity, writing, influence, storytelling, and magic, and you are sure to be left with some great new tools to expand your creativity.

Mark Levy Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

-What is ‘Free Writing’ and how to use it

-The “blurt it out” exercise for quickly working through problems

-How to come up with new magic tricks

-The philosophy of a good publicity stunt

-How to use stories to influence people

-How to add constraints to guide your creativity

-Why the streets of Lower Manhattan are curvy

Quotes:

“Freewriting is the most dependable creativity tool I have used” – Mark Levy

“People don’t come up with new ideas because the don’t want to appear foolish”- Mark Levy

“Take away your internal editor”- Mark Levy

“You have to experiment with creativity constraints”- Mark Levy

“Storytelling is on of the oldest of all influence techniques”- Mark Levy

“I’m a magician who is uncomfortable deceiving people”- Mark Levy

“Collect stories just because they are good”- Mark Levy

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

LevyInnovation.com

Course: Influencing People Honestly

Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content

Free Ebook – The Fascination Factor

Thanks Mark Levy!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Mark know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Mark Levy on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

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This episode is brought to you by my friend Nik Wood over at the Life Athletics Podcast!

Life athletics

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AOA 108 | Robin Farmanfarmaian | How Health Care Technology Empowers Consumers
46:58
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AOA 108 | Robin Farmanfarmaian | How Health Care Technology Empowers Consumers

“You are no longer limited to the human form”- Robin Farmanfarmaian

Robin Farmanfarmaian is a personal hero of mine. She told me in this interview that even after she was misdiagnosed at the age of 16, went through numerous hospitalizations and surgeries, is missing three organs, and wakes up in pain most days, she still has boundless energy to get more done in a day than I do in a week and bring.

Case in point: Robin is the author of the new book, The Patient as CEO, and has spoken on technology and medicine at many conferences, including Exponential Medicine, Singularity University, Connected Health Symposium, Boston Scientific, Differential Medicine, Medscape CME Videos, Burrill Personalized Medicine, LSA Innovator Summit, Wharton, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, among others. She is Adjunct Faculty for Singularity University and a contributing writer to Wired, Forbes, Huffington Post, MedGadget, Becker’s Hospital, Fierce HealthIT, and has been published in a variety of other online publications.

Damn that is an impressive range of work! Today we are going to learn all about some of Robin’s favorite new technologies including 3D printing, artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing, remote consultations, nanotechnology, stem cells, and robotics to name a few.

So if you are curious about the future of health care and the amazing ways that patients will have control over their treatment, this is the episode for you!

Robin Farmanfarmaian Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

-The biggest ideas in health care technology

-Why 3D printing is at its inflection point right now

-How artificial intelligence will benefit patients (IBM’s Watson)

-All about Stem cells, robotics, and nano technology in health care

-How Robin stays abreast of such rapidly advancing technology

-The rapid increase in medical specialization

-Remote doctors and the new patient experience

Quotes:

“Doctors will need to become medical engineers” – Robin Farmanfarmaian

“The patient becomes the star player”- Robin Farmanfarmaian

“You can’t take a vacation from your body”- Robin Farmanfarmaian

“You are no longer limited to the human form”- Robin Farmanfarmaian

“If you want to make $1 Billion, help a billion people”- Robin Farmanfarmaian

“With 3D printing, complexity is free – You are only limited by your imagination”- Robin Farmanfarmaian

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

RobinFF.com

ARC Programs

The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer

Thanks Robin Farmanfarmaian!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Robin know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Robin on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

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Life athletics

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AOA 107 | Danny Flood | Creating An Open World
1:03:06
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 1:03:06
AOA 107 | Danny Flood | Creating An Open World

“Business is a delicate social interaction” – Danny Flood

Currently living in Bangkok, Danny Flood has been traveling the world as a digital nomad since 2009 and has learned just about everything there is to know about starting and running a business from the road through the three businesses he has started.

Danny has traveled to over 30 countries on four continents and earned his adventure chops rafting down the Amazon and climbing the tallest mountains of South America. He’s rappelled off waterfalls in the jungle, sailed across the South China Sea, and motorbiked across SouthEast Asia.

In 2015 Danny authored 5 books – including Buy Your Own Island – and created of Open World Magazine. Open World is not just a travel magazine, but a life full of options for you to create what you want, including resources for the digital nomad, step by step lifestyle guides, and profiles of explorers.

In this episode we go over a range of topics for the entrepreneur and digital nomad: travel tips, productivity hacks, email outreach secrets to busy people, running crowdfunding campaigns, product creation, marketing messages, and lots more.

Danny Flood Art of Adventure
What you will learn from this episode:

-How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign

-How to reach out to busy and important people via email

-How to craft a simple marketing message

-How Danny focuses on a single task

-Goal setting timelines

-How to charge premium pricing for consulting

-How Danny thinks about new product creation (hint: create for your younger self)

-Using exclusion search on Google

Quotes:

“Business is a delicate social interaction” – Danny Flood

“The pressure is on to be prolific”- Danny Flood

“When I write, I don’t know where the content will go – the brain doesn’t have a goal”- Danny Flood

“Make it easy for people to say yes”- Danny Flood

“Loose ends rob you of energy” -Danny Flood

“Your purpose can change as you evolve”- Danny Flood

“Life is like walking up a dark staircase – you can’t see more than 10 steps” – Danny Flood

“Meditation is the quickest form of travel”- Danny Flood

“A beard is a symbol of an unconventional lifestyle”- Danny Flood

“Adventure makes you feel connected to the world around you”- Danny Flood

“Adventure breaks you out of routine and makes you well up with excitement”- Danny Flood

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Open World Magazine

Buy Your Own Island: The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Free and Making Your Dreams Reality

Free audiobook download

Danny Flood’s Amazon Author Page

Danny’s recommendations:

No B.S. Price Strategy: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoner Guide to Profits, Power, and Prosperity

Finding email addresses: Toofr

Thanks Danny Flood!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Danny know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Danny on Twitter!

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Life athletics

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AOA 106 | Tayo Rockson | Global Leadership
41:10
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 41:10
AOA 106 | Tayo Rockson | Global Leadership

“Leadership comes in all forms” – Tayo Rockson

Tayo Rockson is a Third Culture Kid (TCK) who grew up on four different continents and considers himself to be a citizen of the world.

Today he is the CEO and President of UYD Media, a media company that encourages people all over the world to use their difference to make a difference while celebrating diversity and educating others.

Tayo is a writer and author whose work can be seen on the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Among Worlds Magazine, and Global Living Magazine.

I wanted to bring him on the show to talk about how globalization effects the way we create and lead, and how to bridge gaps between different groups and cultures

Tayo is also an authority on Third Culture Kids and assimilation into new cultures. On this show he talks about how to find your top three universal connectors such as sports or music that allow you to connect with new friends in any culture

Tayo shares his vision for politicians who can understand the pain points of all different groups, and for an education system that teaches geography and the history of each continent so that every student can become a global citizen.

As you might expect of someone who had to make friends over and over again in his life, he is a gregarious, light hearted entertainer and this interview if full of interesting stories from his life.

If you are and aspiring global leader or a TCK and want to know how to use your background for good, or simply want to understand the qualities of individuals that operate as global citizens, this is the episode for you!


What you will learn in this episode:

-How to find your universal connectors to meet new friends in any culture

-How Tayo uses topics and hashtags to make friends virtually around the world

-The future of information curation

-How TCK can be global leaders

-How global leaders speak to everyones pain points

-Tayo’s hope for global awareness in education

-The qualities of a global leader

Tayo Rockson Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Leadership comes in all forms” – Tayo Rockson

“A good leader is open to other peoples opinions and ok with having their mind changed” – Tayo Rockson

“I would like to see a focus on community development and education systems” – Tayo Rockson

“Adventure is knowing something scares you and doing it anyway” – Tayo Rockson

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

TayoRockson.com

Tayo On the Huffington Post

UYD Media (Use Your Difference)

The Ultimate Guide To TCK Living: Understanding The World Around You

Thanks Tayo Rockson!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Tayo know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Tayo on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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Life athletics

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AOA 105 | Derek Muller, PhD | Veritasium: The Evolution of Science Education
49:44
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 49:44
AOA 105 | Derek Muller, PhD | Veritasium: The Evolution of Science Education

“We need to be bold in education and science research” – Derek Muller

This episode continues in our series of interviews of Adventurous people named Derek!

Derek Muller, PhD is a passionate science educator, communicator, and filmmaker. He earned his PhD in Physics education from the University of Sydney and is the founder and creator of the popular YouTube Channel Veritasium YouTube Channel, a science YouTube channel with over 3 million subscribers.

Derek has also served as a TV presenter for the Australian show Catalyst and hosted the 2015 Google science fair awards.

I’m excited for this interview because I’ve long been a fan of Derek’s work. When I was in grad school for microbiology I considered being a science journalist along the same lines, so it’s really cool to get an inside peek into the science video world.

We take a dive into Derek’s thoughts about how we will learn and consume information in the future, the age old question of quality vs. quantity in creative work, Derek’s favorite science communicators, and make sure you listen to the end to find out if it really is possible to go crazy in the world’s quietest place.

If you love science, have ever wanted to be a YouTube creator, or wondered about the future of education, this is the episode for you!

What you will learn in this episode:

-Is it possible to go crazy in the worlds quietest place?

-What is the future of education given the internet is full of information?

-Who are Derek Muller’s heroes?

-Elements that make a good educational video (hint: start with the misconceptions)

-Which should you aim for: quantity vs. quality in creative work

-The educational video business model

-The slow and steady approach punctuated by viral hits

-Why Derek consults with the public at the beginning of his videosDerek Muller Art of Adventure

 

Quotes:

“We need to be bold in education and science research”- Derek Muller

“I experiment a lot with my videos” – Derek Muller

“We need educational guides”- Derek Muller

“Information is everywhere, but so much of it is wrong”- Derek Muller

“It is always worth it to swing for the fences in creative work”- Derek Muller

“I want to make arguments for people to engage with”- Derek Muller

“There is no stamp of approval needed for creative careers”- Derek Muller

“Focus on process in the early stages of your career”- Derek Muller

“Adventure is not knowing where you will end up or if you are well enough prepared”- Derek Muller

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Veritasium.com

Veritasium YouTube Channel

2Veritasium YouTube Channel

Catalyst TV Presenter

Derek’s Chemistry Educational Toy Snatoms

Derek Muller’s PhD Thesis

Derek’s Recommendations:

YouTube Channels:

VSauce

Minute Physics

Smarter Every Day

Books:

Thinking, Fast and Slow

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

Thanks Derek Muller!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Derek know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Derek on Twitter!

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Life athletics

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AOA 104 | Tony Wrighton | Zestology: How To Get More Energy
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AOA 104 | Tony Wrighton | Zestology: How To Get More Energy

“NLP is all about how we communicate with ourselves” – Tony Wrighton

Today’s guest is the host of the Zestology Podcast, Sky sports TV presenter, avid self tracker, and NLP specialist.

Tony Wrighton got the idea for Zestology after getting an unknown tropical virus on a vacation to the Phillipines that totally exhausted him. He decided he needed to learn about ways to get more energy and now he shares what he has learned with the world.

We are going to look at a couple of Tony’s favorite ways to get more energy. We are going to talk about NLP and the language of how we talk to ourselves and others, as well as looking at how we can study and track our energy levels to find hidden correlations.

Tony tells the story of how he closely tracked the amount of time he spent away from a screen each day and how less screen time led directly to an increase in energy.

Tony hosted a morning radio program in the UK and Tony started using NLP techniques in his radio program to get more people listening, listening longer, and having better feelings about their listening.

This episode can be considered Part II of the episode I recorded on the Zestology Podcast.

This is the episode for you if you are curious about self tracking, NLP, getting more energy, or modeling your behavior after your heroes to become more successful!

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What you will learn:

-What is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP?)

-How Tony used NLP to get more listeners to his radio show

-How to use NLP to give a directive people will listen to by couching with words like “perhaps” or “I wonder”

-What is the quantified self

-How to conduct an experiment to get more energy

-How to use NLP to model behavior you want emulate: Behavior, environment, and capabilities

-How to offer choices that all lead to the desired outcome

-How to analyze self tracking data

Quotes:

“NLP is all about how we communicate with ourselves” – Tony Wrighton

“What do I believe is important about what you do?”- Tony Wrighton

“Spend time in your man cave recharging”- Tony Wrighton

“Adventure is going outside your comfort zone”- Tony Wrighton

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

TonyWrighton.com

Zestology Podcast

Zestology Challenge

Derek’s Episode on the Zestology Podcast (Part I)

Book reccomendation:

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Improving Communication

Thanks Tony Wrighton!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Tony know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

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AOA 103 | Sir John Hargrave | 21 Days Without Food
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AOA 103 | Sir John Hargrave | 21 Days Without Food

“Use hunger as a reminder of your goal” – Sir John Hargrave

I’m really excited about todays interview because by great coincidence, both my guest and I are in the middle of a fast. At the time of recording both of us were consuming only water. He was 14 days in to his 21 day no food experiment and the most common response from people was “please don’t die”.

He is also one of the greatest american pranksters, going so far as to prank Michael Jackson, The Super Bowl, Ashton Kutcher, and President Obama. He was the man behind one of the oldest comedy sites on the internet, Zug.com (since closed down).

Sir John Hargrave even went so far as to legally add “Sir” to his name because the queen of England makes it so difficult to be knighted.

He was my guest back in episode 84 talking about his book Mind Hacking, which was recently released.

Today we will learn what it like to be 14 days into a water fast and how Ghandi inspired John to understake this challenge in the first place.

John will share the mind hacking techniques that he uses to get through this and other challenges like running a marathon. You will learn about how to recharge your willpower battery and how to observe your mind when you are low on willpower. We talk about fasting for spiritual purposes and the experience of being in a state of Ketosis where you body is burning fat stores for fuel.

John Hargrave Art of Adventure fasting

Quotes:

“Get into the balcony of your mind”- Sir John Hargrave

“Use hunger as a reminder of your goal”- Sir John Hargrave

“Take time every day to recharge your willpower”- Sir John Hargrave

“Be vigilant about negative thoughts”- Sir John Hargrave

What you will learn from this episode:

-What is Ketosis and how do we achieve the state

-How to use the % complete bar mind hack for achieving big challenges

-What two weeks without food feels like

-The benefits of fasting

-How to change negative thought loops

-Why civil right and spiritual leaders fasted

-The connection between mindfulness and willpower

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

The Free Mind Hacking App

CEO of Media Shower

The history of Sir John’s Comedy website ZUG.com

John’s Books:

Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days

Prank the Monkey: The ZUG Book of Pranks

Sir John Hargrave’s Mischief Maker’s Manual

 

Thanks Sir John Hargrave!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Sir John know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

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This episode is brought to you by my friend Nik Wood over at the Life Athletics Podcast!

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AOA 102 | Bradley Morris | The Great ECourse Adventure
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2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 56:25
AOA 102 | Bradley Morris | The Great ECourse Adventure

“Find your unique way of facilitating learning” -Bradley Morris

When Bradley Morris reached out to me, my interest was immediately piqued because he uses the word adventure liberally in his work as well.

He is the creator of the Great Ecourse Adventure, which basically turned the process of building, launching, and marketing eCourses into an entertaining, gamified adventure (that I have been testing over the last couple weeks)!

Since 2011 Bradley has taught over 500 meditation workshops, courses, and retreats and created multiple transformational eCourses used by people in over 27+ countries. He also founded a video production company – Soul Fam Productions, which produces comedy + music marketing videos including the viral hit “gratitude dance” (see below) and he coaches leaders and world-changers to rock their gifts and (#GSD) Get Shit Done while having fun!

Brad creates transformational eCourses which have reached people in 27+ countries, produces comedy + music marketing videos and by coaches leaders and world-changers to rock their gifts and (#GSD) Get Shit Done while having fun!

This episode will get into the specific details about what you need to make a successful online course – considerations of Cost, Planning, Timeline, Equipment, Teaching Style. Even more important is our discussion of what makes online learning engaging and memorable, and how Bradley incorporated adventure, sketch comedy, gamification, and metaphor into the Great Ecourse Adventure.

If you have ever wanted to turn your knowledge into a profitable online course that is actually fun and has better teaching outcomes, then this is the episode for you!

Bradley Morris Art of Adventure

 

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to find the right teaching framework for your online course

-Details of creating an online course including: Cost, Planning, Timeline, Equipment, Teaching Style, etc…

-How to collect feedback for your course

-How to launch an online course (the 6 week hustle)

-How to turn your house into a coworking space

-The power of the right metaphor

Quotes:

“Find your unique way of facilitating learning” -Bradley Morris

“Create a world you can bring people into”-Bradley Morris

“Ecourses are about guiding your audience on their transformational journey”-Bradley Morris

“Schedule your success”-Bradley Morris

“You need to 100% believe in your product”-Bradley Morris

“Adventure is embracing the unknown and choosing to discover the magic”-Bradley Morris

What you will learn:

-How to find the right teaching framework for your online course

-Details of creating an online course including: Cost, Planning, Timeline, Equipment, Teaching Style, etc…

-How to collect feedback for your course

-How to launch an online course (the 6 week hustle)

-How to turn your house into a coworking space

-The power of the right metaphor

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

BradleyTMorris.com

Bradley T Morris on Facebook

The Great E Course Adventure

Soul Fam Productions

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The War of Art

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Life athletics

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AOA 101 | Cat Crews | Unanchor Travel Guides
40:17
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 40:17
AOA 101 | Cat Crews | Unanchor Travel Guides

“People are really nice everywhere in the world” – Cat Crews

Cat Crews is the co-founder of Unanchor Travel Guides – fully digital travel guide itineraries written by a local.

Unanchor is a new idea in the travel guide world because it is an Itinerary based guide. There are locals tips and all the decisions are made for you already. You simply have to get the guide that aligns with your interest, be it art or food or culture.

This is a really cool business model for both Unanchor and the authors. Cat works with 150-200 authors and gives a 50/50 revenue share with the writers. Author partners are making a few hundred dollars a month from the guides. She will take us through the guide creation and intake process and how people find and use the guides.

Cat does most of the guide editing herself and has become an “armchair traveler” learning about hundreds of places around the world from locals, without having to actually get on a plane and go.

If you like travel and getting the inside scoop or have ever wanted to write about your favorite travel locations, this is the episode for you!

Cat Crews Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“People are really nice everywhere in the world” – Cat Crews

“Never write a city off”- Cat Crews

“Writing a travel guide is both easier and harder than you think it would be”- Cat Crews

“There is so much that will be open to you if you take the time to listen”- Cat Crews

“Adventure starts in your head – get out there and try something different”- Cat Crews

“Adventure is both big and small – just get out and explore”- Cat Crews

What you will learn in this episode:

-Whether appearing in a guide book will ruin the appeal of a secret local spot

-How to run a travel guide company

-How to write a travel guide

-How to be an armchair traveler

-How to systematize your publishing business

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Unanchor Travel

Unanchor Travel Blog

Unanchor Guides On Amazon

One of my favorite guide themes:

Thanks Cat Crews!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Cat know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Cat on Twitter

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Life athletics

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AOA 100 | Jono Lineen | Walking The Heart Of The Himalayas
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2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 49:52
AOA 100 | Jono Lineen | Walking The Heart Of The Himalayas

Celebration! This is episode 100 of the Art of Adventure! Thank you for the support through the first 100 and stay tuned for a few hundred more! Check out some of the top episodes from the first year here. I’ll be reflecting on 2015 and writing some posts about this year soon, and you can also expect some reflection and writing about podcasting, stay tuned and now onto today’s episode.

“The greatest adventure is having faith in ourselves to accept a challenge” – Jono Lineen

I first caught up with Jono Lineen at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival here in Bali to talk about adventure travel writing.

He and I have a ton in common, from our love of Nordork or XC Skiing (he was way better than I am), we love of being outside in the wilderness, and especially a love of human geography – thinking about how people interact with their environment.

In this episode, Jono talks about the amazing process of writing his award winning (Best Books of 2014 by Good Reading Magazine) book: Into the Heart of the Himalayas over the course of 12 years to get the final product.

The book is the tale of his 5 month walk across the Himalayas from Pakistan to Tibet, but the real story – which he only uncovered after writing many editions of the book – was his journey to come to terms with the death of his younger brother in a freak accident.

A major part of adventuring is the way that it changes us, and Jono weaves his story of exploring landscape, encountering people, walking, meditation, and reflection on his own growth that make this episode a deeply spiritual look at walking and adventure. You are going to love this story.

Jono Lineen Art of Adventure

Quotes

“The environment changes and the environment changes us” – Jono Lineen

“One of the greatest adventures of my life was having a family” – Jono Lineen

“Movement is something we can use to be better people” – Jono Lineen

“When you have a problem, go for a walk” – Jono Lineen

“The greatest adventure is having faith in ourselves to accept a challenge” – Jono Lineen

“Adventure is built into our DNA” – Jono Lineen

“Walking changed human consciousness and physically changed our brains” – Jono Lineen

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to use a walking meditation for creativity and problem solving

-How to write an adventure travel memoir

-How to make stories accessible

-How people interact with their ecosystem

-Jono’s writing and editing process

-How different rivers of the world affect people and religion

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

JonoLineen.Com

Curator at the National Museum of Australia

Books:

Into the Heart of the Himalayas

Into the heart of the himalayas jono lineen

River Trilogy: Travels Down Three of the World’s Greatest Rivers

 

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Derek Loudermilk Jono LineenDerek and Jono in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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AOA 099 | Carolyn Elliott Ph.D. | How To Connect Deeply Through Writing
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AOA 099 | Carolyn Elliott Ph.D. | How To Connect Deeply Through Writing

“I don’t care unless you are willing to show me you are a real human”- Carolyn Elliott

Warning! This is a dangerous episode!

I first met Carolyn Elliott when she came to a talk I gave about podcasting at Hubud here in Bali. We have since worked together on launching her podcast, which will be out in January, called Evil Genius Superconnectors.

It became clear right away that Carolyn is no ordinary woman, as she is the only one I know who will wear red lipstick daily in the tropics. She openly tells people about being into magic, astrology, and her shadowy side. All this, combined with formal training of a Ph.D. in poetry makes her one of the most compelling writers I know.

She is the creator of THRILL, the course on how to write for the social web. I had her on the episode to talk about how we can write in a compelling way in our books, blog posts, and even social media updates. She calls this creating a “Page Turner Persona” – accessing the most human parts (light or dark) of yourself and sharing that fully.

For me this is the edgiest, riskiest episode I have recorded, partly because there are some intense ideas that made me uncomfortable during the interview, partly because there is strong language and swearing, and partly because there is a dense web of ideas here that we are trying to spin into simple thoughts.

If you want to challenge yourself to be the type of writer that people can relate to for generations, that inspires raving fans, and have people thank you for writing what others could not, this is the episode for you.

Carolyn Elliott Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“How to be more engaging is to have a greater tolerance for you own darkness” – Carolyn Elliott

“What cause are you willing to sleep out in the cold for?” – Carolyn Elliott

“I don’t care unless you are willing to show me you are a real human”- Carolyn Elliott

“What characters do I find most interesting and most compelling?”- Carolyn Elliott

“Poetry doesn’t play by the rules of rational discourse”- Carolyn Elliott

“Share you epic heroes journey with us”- Carolyn Elliott

“A burning desire, a challenge, a thirst to prove yourself in some deep quest is an access point for compelling writing”- Carolyn Elliott

“On whose behalf will you be heroic?”- Carolyn Elliott

“Find the altruism deep in your soul”- Carolyn Elliott

What you will learn:

-How to explore your dark side

-How to find characters from books and movies that resonate with you and use them in your writing

-How to share your journey

-How to find your burning desire or mission

-How to find out your deepest altruism

-Examples of celebrities who share their humanity

-How rites of passage are important for men to be able to face challenge and conflict

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

CarolynGraceElliott.com

AwesomeYourLife

THRILL the complete masterclass on writing for the social web

Awaken Your Genius: A Seven-Step Path to Freeing Your Creativity and Manifesting Your Dreams

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Carolyn know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Carolyn on Twitter!

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This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

Travel Wisdom Podcast Art of Adventure

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AOA 098 | Carl Hoffman | Cannibals, Dangerous Journeys, And Adventure Writing
41:11
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 41:11
AOA 098 | Carl Hoffman | Cannibals, Dangerous Journeys, And Adventure Writing

“The role of an artist is to open people’s minds” – Carl Hoffman

I caught up with this weeks guest at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival here in Bali to talk about adventure travel writing.

Carl Hoffman is one of the greatest modern adventure travel authors. He is the author of Savage Harvest, The Lunatic Express, and Hunting Warbirds, as well as being a contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler. Carl has traveled to more than 75 countries on assignment for Outside; Smithsonian; National Geographic Adventure; ESPN, the Magazine; Wired; Men’s Journal; Popular Mechanics and many other publications.

Savage Harvest was a New York Times bestseller and a New York Times “editor’s pick.” Amazon.com named it the best non-fiction book of 2014. For the project, Carl learned to speak Indonesian and lived in a remote village amidst 10,000 square miles of road-less swamp with a tribe of former headhunters and cannibals on the southwest coast of New Guinea.

In this episode shares come great stories about how he wrote Savage Harvest and how he approaches writing books and journalism. It was great to hear Carl’s process of uncovering the story and understanding the situation.

Another one of my favorite moments of the interview was the story of his bus ride across Afghanistan where the bus breaks down in the region of a dangerous warlord.

So if you are curious about how you can become a travel writer, or are a fan of intriguing stories about far off places, this is the interview for you!

Carl Hoffman Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“I’m overcome constantly with ideas for stories” – Carl Hoffman

“What draws us to tribal people in the first place?” – Carl Hoffman

“When I’m reporting, I put aside my personal needs” – Carl Hoffman

“Good journalism is trying to perceive the soul of a place” – Carl Hoffman

“The way to be a good writer is by reading” – Carl Hoffman

“Books resonate with you when you need them” – Carl Hoffman

“The role of an artist is to open people’s minds” – Carl Hoffman

“Writing a book becomes an effort to understand” – Carl Hoffman

“Try to write as simply as you can” – Carl Hoffman

“Adventure is doing something unexpected” – Carl Hoffman

“I have an antenna up at all times to find the end of my story” – Carl Hoffman

What you will learn:

-How to choose what stories to write about

-What it takes to produce a NYT bestselling adventure travel book

-How to be prepared as a journalist

-The Evolution of being an Author as a career

-How to get paid as a travel journalist

-How to approach reading as a writer

-How to navigate the farthest, most remote places on our planet

-How to fit in in any culture

-How to find the right people to be your journalistic sources

carl hoffman Art of Adventure

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

CarlHoffman.com

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art

The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World . . . via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes

Hunting Warbirds: The Obsessive Quest for the Lost Aircraft of World War II

 

Reading recommendations from Carl:

Tony Horwitz

Wilfred Thesiger

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft (Enriched Classics)

Thanks Carl Hoffman!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Carl know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Carl on Twitter

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This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

 

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AOA 097 | Justin Stenstrom | Overcoming Anxiety And Building Confidence
45:18
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 45:18
AOA 097 | Justin Stenstrom | Overcoming Anxiety And Building Confidence

“Embrace whatever emotion you are feeling and stand your ground”- Justin Stenstrom

Justin Stenstrom is the founder of the Elite Man Magazine and Elite Man Podcast, author of Giving Shy Guys Game, and contributing writer to many other publications.

Justin used to deal with anxiety and debilitating panic attacks until he finally taught himself how to deal with the problem through self development.

He went on step out of his comfort zone through challenges that were for him previously unthinkable, such as dancing and acting, and become a nationally recognized dating coach.

Today on the show, Justin is going to take us through the process of healing ourself of anxiety and building the self confidence needed to create an impact in the world.

Justin Stenstrom Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Embrace whatever emotion you are feeling and stand your ground”- Justin Stenstrom

“Do what you don’t feel comfortable doing”- Justin Stenstrom

“You can pretend to be confident”- Justin Stenstrom

“Don’t be afraid to mess up – its ok to look bad for a few minutes”- Justin Stenstrom

“Adventure is doing something to push yourself outside your comfort zone that you don’t ordinarily do”- Justin Stenstrom

What you will learn in this episode:

-How Justin beat anxiety

-How to replace negativity with positive emotions

-How to use self hypnosis

-How to build self esteem and confidence

-How to boost you immune system through hypnosis

-How to harness the power of small wins

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Elite Man Magazine

Elite Man Podcast

Giving Shy Guys Game: A step-by-step guide to successful dating

Dr. Andrew Dobson – for self hypnosis

Dr. Dave Hill – hypnotist

Thanks Justin Stenstrom!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Justin know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Justin on Twitter!

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AOA 030 | Dave Booda | Exploring Creativity and Relationships
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AOA 084 | Sir John Hargrave | Mindhacking – Program A Better Mind

This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

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AOA 096 | Monty Hooke | Increase Your Leverage With A Virtual Team
47:50
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 47:50
AOA 096 | Monty Hooke | Increase Your Leverage With A Virtual Team

“There is a ceiling to what you can make on your own” – Monty Hooke

Monty Hooke is the founder of EZYVA, theBali Entrepreneurs Resort, and the author of Business Hacker.

After observing the likes of Richard Branson and marveling at how one man could run 300 companies, he embarked on a quest to find his line of leverage. In this episode you will hear the story of how Monty went from solopreneur to 300 employees and from zero to 7 figure business in a year and a half.

The key as Monty sees it is understanding which stage (out of six) you are in as a entrepreneur, and what it looks like to go to the next stage and ultimately increase your leverage to the point where you are workin on the business rather than in your business.

He teaches us how to find and hire the right Virtual Assistants (VA’s), how to communicate clearly, manage expectations, delegate tasks, unpack the activities of your business, and start spending more time on your high value activities.

If you are a busy entrepreneur with lots of things you don’t want or don’t have time to do and you think your time is more valuable elsewhere, hiring an assistant is one of the most important things you can go for your business, and this episode will tell you what you need to know!

Monty Hooke Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“There is a ceiling to what you can make on your own” – Monty Hooke

“The biggest thing about scaling is unlearning”- Monty Hooke

“What are your highest value activities?”- Monty Hooke

“I needed access to a team”- Monty Hooke

“Trust the process that when you clear you time, you will do more high value activities”- Monty Hooke

“You get what you pay for – don’t hire on price”- Monty Hooke

“Don’t take someone on unless you think that they will be with you forever”- Monty Hooke

“Adventure is living a life I get to choose and having the resources to do it”- Monty Hooke

What you will learn:

-How to hire and use a VA

-How to unpack all the processes of your business

-The 90% rule for letting your VA take over tasks

-How to find out how much you time is worth

-How to communicate clearly

-How to make the work you delegate task driven instead of conceptual

-Managing your own expectations about what can be done

-Why you should never use email to work with your virtual team

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

MontyGHooke.com

EZYVA

Bali Entrepreneurs Resort

Business Hacker: Mindset & Tools For The Successful Modern Entrepreneur- Outsource Everything, Live Anywhere, Earn Anything, Inspire Everyone

Thanks Monty Hooke!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Monty know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to give Monty a shout out on Twitter!

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This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

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AOA 095 | Marc Freccero | The Musical Expression Of Adventure
52:27
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 52:27
AOA 095 | Marc Freccero | The Musical Expression Of Adventure

“Right now we are in the most creative period in human history” – Marc Freccero

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure is an Electronic Music (EDM) artist, DJ, and Parkour athlete. He spent most of a year traveling the USA and writing songs about the various cities he visited.

Marc Freccero is the creator of The Light Nearby, an album of 12 tracks about 12 cities in America.

I wanted to bring Marc on the show because he is the first person that I have heard of that is observing cultural the geographic variety of a country and applying that to the creation of electronic music. I told Marc that I feel like this album is taking the pulse of America.

You will learn all about the musical training needed to be a successful electronic musical artist, and the routine and structure needed to be a prolific recording artist, even while traveling full time.

In this episode, we sample two tracks from Miami, FL and Boulder, CO and hear the Marc’s explanation of how and why he created them. This is a fascinating opportunity to look inside and artist’s creative process

Marc Freccero Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Right now we are in the most creative period in human history” – Marc Freccero

“Producing music is like making a pizza – people pay for the final produc” – Marc Freccero

“America as a whole is naturally positive and uplifting” – Marc Freccero

“America has so many different cultures in one country” – Marc Freccero

“I follow the ABC rule – Always Be Creating” – Marc Freccero

“Adventure is getting uncomfortable in a good way” – Marc Freccero

“Overnight success takes 5 years” – Marc Freccero

“Electronic music has evolved, but the energy hasn’t changed”- Marc Freccero

What you will learn in this episode:

-Marc’s daily routine for creating new music even while he travels full time

-Marc’s process for turning observations about a city into music

-How creative people can us parkour and polyphasic sleep

-How to take advantage of a wave in the music trends

-What musical training you need to be a EDM artist

-How to spend a year driving around the USA

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

MarcFreccero.com

The Light Nearby (the album about the cities on Marc’s journey)

Marc Freccero on Soundcloud

The Light Nearby Art of Adventure

Featured Songs in this episode:

Dale (Miami) City: Miami, FL | Song: Dale | Genre: Dirty Dutch

Song Explanation:
There is no question what the Miami track would sound like. With Miami always being non-stop and having the biggest EDM festival in the world, the track had to be a pumping club song with upbeat, bouncing synths. I decided to call the track “Dale” because it’s best word to represent Miami as a whole – there isn’t a word for Dale in English, but the best way to describe it is “go get it.”

Escalate (Boulder) City: Boulder, CO | Song: Escalate | Genre: Glitch Hop

Song Explanation:
Boulder is an extremely peaceful town with some of the most beautiful nature around. To emulate that, the song starts off with a Soundscape/New Age feel and then builds to a hip hop/glitch hop groove. The fitness scene is huge in Boulder, so the hip hop/glitch hop section is representative of how energetic and active everyone is. Right before the switch up is vocal “Let’s Get High,” which represents both the vast mountain scapes and legalization of Marijuana.

Thanks Marc Freccero!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Marc know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

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This episode is brought to you by my friend Ladan Jiracek over at the Travel Wisdom Podcast

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

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AOA 094 | Loretta Breuning, PhD | Habits Of A Happy Brain
54:36
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 54:36
AOA 094 | Loretta Breuning, PhD | Habits Of A Happy Brain

“Being complicated increases our lifespan” – Loretta Breuning

Why are humans so complicated? Why aren’t we happy all the time? Why do we get addicted to things? How can we accomplish more each day and reach our goals? Why do we want to go on adventures? How does our neurochemistry affect things like pride, accomplishment, touch, love, exercise, and habit?

Knowing how our brain chemistry and structure works can provide many of the answers to questions like these.

Today’s guest founded the Inner Mammal Institute because she was not satisfied with the existing science around what motivates us.

Loretta Breuning Ph.D. is Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay and the author of  Habits Of A Happy Brain, Meet Your Happy Chemicals, Beyond Cynical, and I, Mammal. She is a Docent at the Oakland Zoo, where she gives tours on mammalian social behavior. She constantly marvels at the overlap between a wildlife documentary and the lyrics to a country western song.

Dr. Breuning spent a year in Africa as a United Nations Volunteer after graduating from Cornell University and Tufts. She has lectured worldwide on resisting corruption pressures, based on her book “Grease-less: How the Thrive without Bribes in Developing Countries.”

I’m really excited about this episode because Loretta is a master at taking basic brain science and teaching how we can apply that knowledge. Dr. Breuning takes us on a tour through the behaviors and feelings associated with dopamine, serotonin, endorphin, and oxytocin, and what we can do to use this knowledge to shape our lives.

Loretta Breuning Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Being complicated increases our lifespan” – Loretta Breuning

“We are born with millions of neurons and no connection between them”- Loretta Breuning

“Your brain solidifies around experience”- Loretta Breuning

“Humans are more aware of the prospect of death”- Loretta Breuning

“Dopamine is released when you see a new way of getting rewarded”- Loretta Breuning

“Adrenaline is just a gas pedal telling you something is urgent”- Loretta Breuning

“Bad feelings help us avoid wasting energy”- Loretta Breuning

“Mastery is when you build confidence in your ability to manage a threat”- Loretta Breuning

“Animals are always comparing them selves to other animals”- Loretta Breuning

“In nature, touch and trust go together”- Loretta Breuning

What you will learn in this episode:

-How the structure of our brain effects our behavior

-How dopamine, serotonin, endorphin, and oxytocin effect us

-The evolutionary benefits of feeling bad, dissatisfied, or uncomfortable

-How the brain grows connections

-How to create new habits for being happier

-How to maximize our knowledge of neurochemicals

-The difference between adrenaline and endorphin

-How to use brain chemistry and structure to accomplish more

-How to break a vicious cycle

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Inner Mammal Institute

Preorder Loretta’s New Book:

Habits Of A Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels

Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin

Here are your free video training and worksheets from Loretta. There are 3 twelve-minute videos and cheat sheets to go with it.

Thanks Loretta Breuning!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Loretta know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

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Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

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AOA 093 | Michael Port | Steal The Show
53:47
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 53:47
AOA 093 | Michael Port | Steal The Show

“Performance is an art and a craft”- Michael Port

Every interaction is a performance — whether you’re speaking up in a meeting, pitching a client, negotiating a raise, or walking into a job interview. Today’s guest tells us how to get a standing ovation every time.

MICHAEL PORT is the New York Times best-selling author of six books including on of my personal favorites, Book Yourself Solid.

Michael has been featured on all the major TV networks and is one of the highest rated speakers working today. He runs a company of experts advising businesses on marketing, business development, and public speaking.

I recently recommended his new book Steal the Show on my monthly reading recommendation email.
By sharing the go-to techniques of successful actors, in the book and in this episode, Michael tells us how to give your presentations a clear focus, engage your listeners, manage your nerves, give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time.

One of my favorite parts of this episode is when Michael takes us through an exercise to find all the best stories from our life, and then sort through those to find the ones that would be worth telling. That isn’t enough though, we need to give your stories the proper structure and practice telling them.

This is such an amazing episode, you will blown away by Michael’s delivery – he actually uses vocal intonation contrast while he is explaining the concept of contrast.

This episode will help you any time you are talking to other people, especially when you are at the front of the room. Enjoy!

Michael Port Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Your life is determined by the outcome of the high stakes moments” – Michael Port

“Amplify parts of your personality as appropriate”- Michael Port

“Performance is an art and a craft”- Michael Port

“People who make choices are attractive”- Michael Port

“When you are giving a speech, contrast is often king”- Michael Port

“Just because a story happened to us, doesn’t mean we are ready to tell it”- Michael Port

“A play is called a play because it is fun”- Michael Port

“Dedicate a fair amount of time to rehearsal”- Michael Port

“Adventure is exploring a new place with people I love”- Michael Port

What you will learn:

-How to play the right roles in the right situation

-The three types of contrast while speaking and how to create them

-An exercise to source your best stories from the people, places, events, and times in your life

-How to tell a good story (and a joke) by using the three-act structure

-How to rehearse properly for a presentation

-How looking at water changes our brain waves to make us more relaxed

Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):

Steal The Show Bonuses

Michael’s podcast: Steal the Show

Michael Port’s website

Heroic Public Speaking

The Books:

Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life

Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling

Thanks Michael Port!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Michael know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Michael on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

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AOA 056 | Michael Margolis | Storytelling For Business
AOA 081 | Vanessa Van Edwards | The Body Language Of Great First Impressions

This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

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Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

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AOA 092 | Budi Voogt | Marketing Your Music
6:23
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 6:23
AOA 092 | Budi Voogt | Marketing Your Music

“It is 100% possible to make a living from music sales”- Budi Voogt

The music industry is changing. No longer are artists restricted by the gatekeepers at the big record labels. The barrier to entry for becoming a full time musician or recording artist are at an all time low.

Because of this, musician face still competition in a global market. How can you make your music stand out, find your raving fans, and make a living as a musical artist?

Budi Voogt co-founder of Heroic, a record label group and agency, is on the show today to tell you how to do just that.

His company a number of major electronic artists, some of whom they have helped to get from 0 to a worldwide touring level.

He is the author of The SoundCloud Bible, a book focused on mastering the SoundCloud platform.

Budi is also the creator of the new course, The Music Marketing Academy, an online school that teaches you how to grow your audience and get more exposure through leveraging the web.

If you are curious about the state of the music industry or you want to explore making a living as a musical artist, this is the episode for you!

Budi Voogt Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Companies need to place their advertising dollars where people’s attention is” – Budi Voogt

“Be out there on as many platforms as possible”- Budi Voogt

“Your material must be up to par compared to your competitors”- Budi Voogt

“It is 100% possible to make a living from music sales”- Budi Voogt

“Superfans are the ones that come to your shows”- Budi Voogt

“Shows should come as a result of demand”- Budi Voogt

“Music is a marathon”- Budi Voogt

“You need to spend a lot of time marketing your music”- Budi Voogt

“Successful artists make things happen because the have a musical vision”- Budi Voogt

“Adventure is consistent curiosity to learn and ask good questions”- Budi Voogt

What you will learn:

-How to use SoundCloud as a musical artist

-The best tools on SoundCloud

-How to make a living making music

-How to market your music

-How to connect with musical tastemakers

-How to gauge musical talent

-How to pick the right musical genre for a career

-The formula for creating quality music

Continue the Adventure:

BudiVoogt.com

Heroic Recordings

The SoundCloud Bible

Books by Ryan Holiday:

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising

Thanks Budi Voogt!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Budi know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Budi on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

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AOA 091 | Jiro Taylor | Flow State Collective
1:00:08
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 1:00:08
AOA 091 | Jiro Taylor | Flow State Collective

“Achieving a flow state can enhance learning 500%-700%”- Jiro Taylor

Jiro Taylor is an adventurer, meditator, surfer, snowboarder, and student of the science and philosophy of flow states. He is the founder of the FlowState Collective, a group for high performing individuals.

He is a former headhunter in the finance industry – which he calls his ‘Wolf of Wall Street days’, where he studied and interacted with peak performers in the banking world.

Jiro first found flow on the waves and snow riding boards, and expanded his learning to studying mindfulness side-by-side with zen buddhists monks in Japan.

Jiro now teaches flow and meditation as a means of helping high performing individuals enhance their performance, happiness, and full experience of life.

In this episode, we are going to tap into his vast wealth of knowledge about the science and spirituality around flow states, and what you can do to get and use flow to enhance your life.

I think you are really going to like Jiro, because he is so excited about life and adventure, and has some great stories about his journey. This is a great episode because we take a deep look at understanding the flow state on different levels from the physical to the mental.

Jiro Taylor Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“A wave is a blank canvas of pure energy” – Jiro Taylor

“Flow is the state of optimal consciousness” – Jiro Taylor

“I learned to meditate sitting side by side with Zen monks”- Jiro Taylor

“Creativity is merging something new with something that already exists in your subconscious”- Jiro Taylor

“Achieving a flow state can enhance learning 500%-700%”- Jiro Taylor

“Monks, mystics, and shamans live in a state below consciousness”- Jiro Taylor

“Everything you do, you will do better in flow”- Jiro Taylor

“Adventure requires overcoming challenge, fear, or both”- Jiro Taylor

“Adventure is something that changes people”- Jiro Taylor

“Do more of what makes you come alive”- Jiro Taylor

“Every day we tune in to our intuition”- Jiro Taylor

“When you live life more mindfully you will experience more flow”- Jiro Taylor

What you will learn:

-What is flow and how does it occur

-How to use flow to enhance your performance

-What is the proper challenge to skill ratio

-How to structure your life to get more flow

-How flow enhances learning, creativity, and productivity

-How to use journaling to release blocks of flow

-How to practice mindfulness by becoming aware of our everyday tasks

Continue the Adventure:

JiroTaylor.com

The Flow State Collective

Books:

The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

Flow (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

Building of the boat Ocean Divine from the Maldives Adventure:

Thanks Jiro Taylor!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Jiro know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Jiro on Twitter

Jiro Taylor Surfing Art of Adventure

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This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

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AOA 090 | Jon Levy | The Science Of Adventure
42:10
2017-09-22 13:51:04 UTC 42:10
AOA 090 | Jon Levy | The Science Of Adventure

“Adventurous people set up their life to be more exciting”-Jon Levy

I’m thrilled to have today’s guest on the episode – one of the few chances we get to spend an entire show talking about Adventure!

Fast Company has ranked him as one of its top 15 super connectors.

After a rough breakup, he spent a year traveling to the world’s most important events from the Cannes Film Festival to Burning Man to the running of the bulls in Pamplona.

Jon Levy is a behavior expert, consultant, writer and keynote speaker. His study of influence led him to host “Influencers”, a private community and dining experience for tastemakers and industry leaders. Members range across all industries from well-known actors and Olympians, to executives at major companies and royalty.

Jon is on the podcast today to talk about another big part of his life: the Science of Adventure.

Jon was able to discern that every adventurous experience follows a predictable four stage processes. Each stage has specific characteristics that, when applied, make the experience exciting. This expertise has garnered Jon a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on Adventure.

Jon tells lots of great stories about his adventures, and even helps me brainstorm fun ideas for an upcoming party I’m hosting.

If you want to hear all about the science of setting up a good adventure and how it can change you for the better, this is the episode for you!

Jon Levy Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Most people don’t play enough”-Jon Levy

“The most exciting experiences of our life don’t just happen by chance”-Jon Levy

“Cut yourself some slack, it’s part of being human”-Jon Levy

“Adventurous people set up their life to be more exciting”-Jon Levy

What you will learn:

-The three elements of adventure

-The EPIC model of adventure: Establish, Push Boundaries, Increase, Continue

-What the 2AM principle is

-How to add fun rules or activity to a party

-How to use an underlying mission or quest in your adventure

-The art of telling a story about your adventure

-Why we remember the peak and ending of an experience

-How to add fun constraints to your night out like “only spend $5” or “Only talk to people you don’t know”

-The difference between type I and type II fun

Continue the Adventure:

Jon Levy

The 2 AM Principle: The Jon Levy Blueprint of Extreme Adventure

John’s writing on Adventure:

Liam Alexander

Book:
The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

Jon Levy Cannes Art of AdventureJon Levy at Cannes Film Festival

Thanks Jon Levy

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Jon know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Jon on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You might also like these episodes:

AOA 057 | Andy Austin | The Art Of Adventure Selfies
AOA 067 | Matt Prior | Adventure Academy
AOA 060 | Dave Cornthwaite | Say Yes To Adventure
AOA 083 | John Corcoran | Turn Your Relationships Into Revenue

 

This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

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AOA 089 | Kara Ronin | International Business Etiquette
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AOA 089 | Kara Ronin | International Business Etiquette

“I want to people to have an understanding of their differences”- Kara Ronin

I’m really excited to have an international business communication and body language expert on the Art of Adventure today

Kara Ronin has lived and worked in many parts of the world, including Australia, Japan, New York, and France.

Kara’s advice and perspectives have been featured in numerous publications including Time Inc., Business Insider, YFS Magazine, and more. Kara was recently ranked as one of the Top 100 Leadership Experts to Follow on Twitter.

I’m excited to have her on the show today because we have so many entrepreneurs, digital nomads, and businesses with a global teams, partners, and collaborators, that I thought we should address some cultural difference in business.

Kara is going to first help us take a look at the different body language considerations between men and women and how we can use those skills to get people to support us in the work we do.

The second part of the episode is some specific considerations around how to interact with business people from other cultures, including emailing, personal space, and introduction skills.

So if you are someone who uses international freelancers, travels to different countries, or communicates with people around the world, this is the episode for you!

Kara Ronin Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Keep your hands out of your pockets” – Kara Ronin

“Body language accounts for 55% of the messages you send” – Kara Ronin

“Japanese and other asian cultures are relationship centric versus task centric cultures” – Kara Ronin

“Keep introductions focused on their business achievements” – Kara Ronin

“Adventure is moving outside your comfort zone” – Kara Ronin

“Adventure is going to a country you have never been to and trying new food” – Kara Ronin

“You have to enjoy your adventures” – Kara Ronin

“I want to people to have an understanding of their differences”- Kara Ronin

What you will learn in this episode:

-The different body language consideration for men and women

-How western and asian business body language differs

-How to pick the right outfit for each business occasion

-Pacing and directness in conversations around the world

-Personal space and body angle considerations around the world

-Cultural specific email étiquette and structure

Continue the Adventure

Executive Impressions

Thanks Kara Ronin!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Kara know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Kara on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

Patreon Art of Adventure

Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 081 | Vanessa Van Edwards | The Body Language Of Great First Impressions
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector
AOA 076 | Tyler Wagner | Conference Crushing And Publishing Bestsellers

This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

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AOA 088 | Derek Sivers | Turning Observations Into Action
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AOA 088 | Derek Sivers | Turning Observations Into Action

“How can we turn observations into action?”- Derek Sivers

I’m so thrilled to have the privilage of interviewing today’s guest on the Art of Adventure. He has been a mentor to me for many years, and he rarely grants interviews, so I take it as a huge honor to have Derek Sivers on the show! Plus, this is the first time another Derek has been on the podcast!

I’ve been following the Derek’s work for many years. Often, he will end a blog post by extending an offer to email him directly with questions. I first sent him an email more than five years ago and we have been in touch since then.

Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians.

In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.

He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.

Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

I finally got to meet Derek at his home while I was visiting Wellington, NZ in May.

Derek is one of the greatest philosophers of our day, and has clear thoughts about careers, propose, learning, and being of value to the world.

One interesting fact Derek reveals in this episode is that despite being an introvert, he went so far as to hold 500+ 1-on-1 get togethers while living in Singapore with people that wanted to learn from him.

In this episode talk about building a career that makes you happy, how to learn from your work, compressing books into directives, how to get rich, mentorship, introversion, CD Baby, and global citizenship, and some of the adventures that Derek has had that helped him change his mind about Indonesia and weight lifting. I know you will love this interview.

Derek Sivers Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“You should never work for just money” – Derek Sivers

“Everything I do is in service of my future self” – Derek Sivers

“Money can be a measure of the value you provide” – Derek Sivers

“Is humbleness holding you back from being more useful?” – Derek Sivers

“Adventure has to stretch your self-image” – Derek Sivers

“Adventure changes personal prejudice – a thought you held, something you would never do” – Derek Sivers

“It doesn’t count as adventure if you come back the same” – Derek Sivers

“Delayed gratification is an indicator of success”- Derek Sivers

What you will learn in this episode:

-The difference between future and present focused individuals

-How to consider the lifetime value of an interaction

-How Derek is compressing books in to simple directives: “Do this…”

-How to get rich:

“Pursue market value instead of personal value”
“Live where luck strikes and be in the game”
“Say yes to everything and keep in touch with everyone”

-Why you should outsource 90% of your mentorship to books

-How and why Derek maintains multiple citizenship and legal resident status in NZ, Belgium, and Singapore

-How to deal with the ideas of passion and purpose

-How to choose where to live in the world (live where luck strikes)

Continue the Adventure:

Derek’ home site: Sivers.org

Derek’s mentor: Seth Godin

Wood Egg: Entrepreneurs Guides to Asia

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

Michael Pollans book on food directives: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

Book directive videos from The Conference:

How to thrive in an unknowable future

How to like people

 

Thanks Derek Sivers!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Derek know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

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Support the Art of Adventure!

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Derek Loudermilk Derek SiversI had the pleasure of meeting Derek at his home in Wellington, NZ

You might also like these episodes:

AOA 042 | Cal Newport | Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You
AOA 023 | Scott Young | Accelerated Learning and Big Ideas
AOA 075 | Jonathan Levi | Superlearning and Demonic Productivity

This episode is brought to you by the Travel Wisdom Podcast!

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

More Quotes:

“I don’t like giving advice outside of my experience” – Derek Sivers

“I send people to books for advice” – Derek Sivers

“Why are you saying yes to things that exhaust you?” – Derek Sivers

“When building a career, forget the idea of passion and purpose” – Derek Sivers

“The downside of affluence is that we sit around thinking about our purpose” – Derek Sivers

“The ocean gets deeper the more you get into it” – Derek Sivers

“Most people like to be entertained, that’s why they live in cities”- Derek Sivers

“You can become a local in Singapore”- Derek Sivers

“Purpose is the result, do the work first” – Derek Sivers

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AOA 087 | Stephanie Burns | Unreasonable Requests
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AOA 087 | Stephanie Burns | Unreasonable Requests

What if you had the ability to make big things magically happen? What if you could make people’s (including your own) wildest dreams come true?

My guest today on the Art of Adventure has a secret process for learning how to ask from something and get a YES, when you would normally expect to get a NO – AKA the Unreasonable Request.

Stehpanie Burns is the founder and CEO of Chic CEO. She has been a speaker at SXSW, TEDx, SD Entrepreneur Summit, Female Entrepreneur: The Gender Advantage… and more. Some of her big unreasonable requests wins are free or heavily discounted venue space for her favorite charity and an all expenses paid Ruby on Rails coding course and vacation in Bali.

Stephanie has coached me in making unreasonable requests as well:

Some of the things that I have gotten in the last few months as a result of using the unreasonable requests process are: a free scenic train tour of New Zealand, free concert tickets, a party thrown for my birthday for my favorite local charity, a week-long luxury retreat, and free mentorship, to name a few.

I think you will find this a fascinating look at our own beliefs, and how we can harness the power of continual challenge.

This is the episode for you if you have wild dreams and want to turn them into reality, or if there is anything you really want that could help your life or business, but you aren’t sure how you can make it happen.

Stephanie Burns Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Find what you have that other people need” – Stephanie Burns

“How willing are you to be uncomfortable?”- Stephanie Burns

“You are not always going to get a yes”- Stephanie Burns

“Once you get a yes, you realize there are no limits”- Stephanie Burns

“Can I go up one more level than where I am right now?”- Stephanie Burns

“To provide value, you have to know your value”- Stephanie Burns

“Sometimes it is easier to do a big ask for someone else”- Stephanie Burns

“Adventure is anything that excites me that is new and challenging”- Stephanie Burns

“The right education would solve the major problems of the world”- Stephanie Burns

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to ask for things even when you expect a no

-How to know the value you bring

-How to get travel, courses, hotel stays, events, venues and more for free

-How to get comfortable being uncomfortable

-How to get over feeling stupid or feeling like a jerk

-How to treat an unreasonable request like an experiment

-How to do an unreasonable request for someone else

-How to figure out what people need

Continue the Adventure:

Chic CEO

About Stephanie Burns

Thanks Stephanie Burns!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Stephanie know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

CLick here to thank Stephanie on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

Patreon Art of Adventure

Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 064 | Erin Blaskie | Behind The Scenes Of Brand Storytelling
AOA 079 | Samuel Hatton | From Courage To Confidence
AOA 031 | Shane Snow | Smartcuts and Storytelling

This episode is brought to you by my friend Ladan Jiracek over at the Travel Wisdom Podcast

Ladan talks to all sorts of people (check out my episode here) and asks how travel has improved their lives. He’s and interesting dude who has spent about $30k to travel to 80 countries because he believes like I do that travel is an investment into your future.

Go to Travel Wisdom Podcast or find Travel Wisdom in iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcasting app. I love listening to the show and you should give it a try – I think you will as well.

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AOA 086 | Navid Moazzez | Master Virtual Summits
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AOA 086 | Navid Moazzez | Master Virtual Summits

“Virtual Summits are podcasting on steroids” -Navid Moazzez

This is a momentous occasion! This episode of the Art of Adventure marks the first time we have had a repeat guest!

Navid Moazzez joins us today to talk about virtual summits: how to run them, how they can accelerate your brand, grow your email list, build expert status

Last time he was on the show (Episode 008), Navid was just about to launch the Branding Summit. In Late 2014 the Branding Summit had 88 guest experts presenters and thousands of participants viewing.

One year and 6 figures later along his entrepreneurial journey, Navid has become the go to expert in Virtual Summits. The Branding Summit set Navid up for success all year (including a $40000 January), and he has finally left Sweden and become a full time digital nomad, currently based in Cancun, Mexico.

If you want an uncommon advantage to reach tons of new fans and really establish yourself in your chosen field, this is the episode for you!

Navid Moazzez Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Virtual Summits are podcasting on steroids” -Navid Moazzez

“I want feel like I am at home in a different country” -Navid Moazzez

“Your business needs to be making money before you go abroad” -Navid Moazzez

“Treat your summit like a course and break it into phases” -Navid Moazzez

“Validate your theme before you commit” -Navid Moazzez

“Use your virtual summit to establish your brand” -Navid Moazzez

“What is the most specific solution to your problem” -Navid Moazzez

“People will share good stuff” -Navid Moazzez

What you will learn in this episode:

-Why you should run a virtual summit

-How to run a virtual summit

-How to pick virtual summit topic or theme

-How to book guests for your summit

-How monetize a summit

-How to promote a summit

-Hot to run your business from anywhere in the world

-Systems, tools, programs, and schedules that will help you launch your virtual summit

Continue the Adventure:

NavidMoazzez.com

Virtual Summit Mastery

Navid’s Free Report: 6-Figure Virtual Summit Success

Navid on Business Insider: How one man dropped out of law school and built a business that earns him as much as $40,000 a month

Tools:

Click Funnels

Skype Call Recorder

AWeber email marketing

InfusionSoft small business CRM

Navid Moazzez Art of Adventure

Thanks Navid Moazzez!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Navid know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Navid on twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA008: Personal Branding and Expanding Your Reach With Navid Moazzez
AOA 061 | Steven Essa | Creating Kickass Webinars
AOA 048 | David Wood | Get Paid For Who You Are: Part 1 – Coaching
AOA 054 | Natalie Sisson | Take Your Business Anywhere With The Suitcase Entrepreneur

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AOA 085 | Omar Zenhom | A Better Way To Teach Business
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AOA 085 | Omar Zenhom | A Better Way To Teach Business

“Focus on the work, the results will come” – Omar Zenhom

Heyo! Today’s guest is the founder of the $100 MBA, an alternative business education and community online. He’s also the host of the iTunes Best of 2014 podcast, The $100 MBA Show. “Heyo!” is Omar’s catch phrase and I love it!

I met Omar Zenhom this year at Podcast Movement when he blew me away with his talk and mad Michael Jackson dance moves.

After a failed initial attempt at podcasting, he returned to his area of expertise: teaching. He and his fiance and business partner Nicole spent months planning before the launch of $100 MBA, which provides and alternative to Business school that is accessible to everyone.

He spent the first seven years of his entrepreneurial journey working solo, on side projects while he was teaching. In this episode we get into how and why his partnership with Nicole works so well, and how you can partner with and build a team with the right people.

Because Omar has build such a strong community of entrepreneurs, I asked him about some of the insights and patterns he sees for new entrepreneurs. You will learn the most common problems new entrepreneurs face and how to get around them, and stay tuned to the end of the episode for a special insight from Omar about an underserved business niche!

Omar Zenhom Art of Adventure
Quotes:

“We didn’t realize how professional we had to be” – Omar Zenhom

“The most common problem I see is understanding that entrepreneurship is a career” – Omar Zenhom

“Focus on the work, the results will come” – Omar Zenhom

“You want to be able to make decisions with someone” – Omar Zenhom

“Build a body of work” – Omar Zenhom

“Adventure teaches you how to become a global thinker” – Omar Zenhom

“Adventure is having thought one thing your whole life, then changing your mind” – Omar Zenhom

What you will learn in this episode:

-The most common problems of $100 MBA members and new entrepreneurs and how to beat them

-How to build the ideal team for success

-What a minimum viable product really means for you

-How to go about thinking about your competitive advantage

-How Omar keeps track of learning outcomes through his iTunes reviews

-Why all entrepreneurs should focus on their communication skills

-Why the arts and videography are and underserved market

-Why you should start a blog along with your first venture

Continue The Adventure:

$100 MBA business community: 100mba.net

iTunes Best of 2014 podcast: 100mba.net/show

WebinarNinja platform: WebinarNinja.co

WebinarNinja podcast: WebinarNinja.co/podcast/

Free Business Guides from Omar Zenhom

Omar Zenhom via eMail: Omar@100mba.net

Thanks Omar Zenhom!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Omar know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Omar on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

Patreon Art of Adventure

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 080 | Bonnie Frank | Mastering Periscope For Entrepreneurs
AOA 016 | Fostering Grit And Joyful Learning With Tom Hoerr, Ph.D.
AOA 082 | Jeff Brown | Read To Lead

Derek Loudermilk Omar Zenhom $100 MBAOmar Zenhom Ready To Bust A Move

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AOA 084 | Sir John Hargrave | Mindhacking – Program A Better Mind
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AOA 084 | Sir John Hargrave | Mindhacking – Program A Better Mind

I was really excited when today’s guest contacted me because he is one of the greatest american pranksters, going so far as to prank Michael Jackson, The Super Bowl, Ashton Kutcher, and President Obama. He was the man behind one of the oldest comedy sites on the internet, Zug.com (since closed down).

Sir John Hargrave even went so far as to legally add “Sir” to his name because the queen of England makes it so difficult to be knighted.

One day, he took out a credit card in Barack Obama’s name and that prank ended with the secret service showing up at his house.

John realized he need to quit drugs and alcohol, and through his struggles with that journey, the process of Mindhacking was born.

Mindhacking involves looking at the mind like a computer and actively doing the work to replace the programs that no longer serve you with new programs that make you happier, more productive, and more aware.

After some important information on pranking, this episode will get into debug the mind, and how to set up new programs by visualization and gamification.

Sir John Hargrave Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“A good prank turns the tables on figures of authority” -Sir John Hargrave

“There is always a way around the system”-Sir John Hargrave

“In Debugging, we are looking for the problem thought”-Sir John Hargrave

“Through visualization you become more resilient to problems that might occur”-Sir John Hargrave

“Adventure is the ability to have fun without getting killed”-Sir John Hargrave

“You get back what you go teach”-Sir John Hargrave

“Give yourself points for good thoughts and habits”-Sir John Hargrave

“Meditation shows you how distracted you are”-Sir John Hargrave

What you will learn in this episode:

-What makes a good prank

-How to get rid of negative thought loops

-How to gamify mindfulness practice

-What are the 5 whys and how to use them

-How to get more willpower

-How to see what you are thinking

-How to accomplish you most important tasks each day

-How to use visualization effectively

Continue the adventure:

Download the book Mind Hacking for Free

The Free Mind Hacking App

CEO of Media Shower

The history of Sir John’s Comedy website ZUG.com

John’s Books:

Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days

Prank the Monkey: The ZUG Book of Pranks

Sir John Hargrave’s Mischief Maker’s Manual

Mentioned books:

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Thanks Sir John Hargrave!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Sir John know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Sir John on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

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You might also like these episodes:

AOA 062 | Jason Zook | Exercise Your Creative Muscle To Make Millions
AOA 051 | Rick Hanson | Permanently Increase Your Happiness
AOA 064 | Erin Blaskie | Behind The Scenes Of Brand Storytelling

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AOA 083 | John Corcoran | Turn Your Relationships Into Revenue
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AOA 083 | John Corcoran | Turn Your Relationships Into Revenue

“Be intentional in your business relationships” – John Corcoran

Traveling the world, you meet a lot of people, many of them will become acquaintances or friends, and some will become valuable business contacts. But how will you know when you are going to meet someone that meet someone that will be beneficial to your career or business?

Many of us move through life and build relationships with the people that we encounter as part of our normal ecosystem. Today’s guest argues that to be effective in business, you have to pursue intentional relationships with people that will help you along the way.

John Corcoran a former Clinton White House Writer and Speechwriter to the Governor of California and owns his own boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

He also runs the Smart Business Revolution and the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, and is one of the worlds best relationship builders (otherwise known as networker, but nobody likes that term).

Today we are going to learn how to build those relationships over time by giving first, establishing trust, and having a plan for reaching out. He will then go over his step-by-step process for cold emailing VIP’s and then tell us exactly how we can use our network to increase profits and money in our pockets.

This episode is for you if you want to gain a competitive edge in business by knowing the right people to make things happen!

John Corcoran Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Be intentional in your business relationships” – John Corcoran

“If you are giving first you can’t go wrong”- John Corcoran

“Prepare for potential opportunities”- John Corcoran

“You need to build trust before any sales pitch”- John Corcoran

“Live you life in a way that you are of service to other people”- John Corcoran

“Adventure is always keeping passion a part of your life”- John Corcoran

What you will learn:

-How to create a “conversations list” with 50 people you want to meet

-The story about how John connected with Bill Clinton over western movies

-The art of the follow up:”follow up based on their schedule or needs”

-How to be a giver “I find speeches, poems, and articles to send”

-How to map out your follow up emails

-How to actually make money by utilizing your network

The 5 part formula for cold emailing a VIP:
1. Grease the wheels
2. Keep it brief
3. Show how you benefit them
4. Make it fun
5. Find commonality

Continue the Adventure:

The SMART business revolution podcast

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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Thanks John Corcoran!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let John know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank John on Twitter

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 072 | Jason Treu | How To Build Extraordinary Relationships
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector
AOA 081 | Vanessa Van Edwards | The Body Language Of Great First Impressions
AOA 076 | Tyler Wagner | Conference Crushing And Publishing Bestsellers

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AOA 082 | Jeff Brown | Read To Lead
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AOA 082 | Jeff Brown | Read To Lead

“I’m always on the lookout for interesting books” – Jeff Brown

I met today’s guest on the Art of Adventure at the Podcast Movement conference a couple weeks ago where he was one of the speakers – about how to not suck at interviewing.

Chris Brogan calls Jeff one of the “best interviewers I’ve ever known.” It always a little intimidating to interview a guy who is one of the best out there and teaches others how to be better.

I was excited to meet Jeff not only because of his exemplary interviewing skills, but also because his podcast is about reading!

Jeff Brown is the host of the Read to Lead podcast, and is a 26 year broadcast veteran, including hosting an award-winning and nationally-syndicated morning show.

Today we are going to cover reading and how to apply your reading habit to enhancing your business, and we will also get into Jeff’s other realm of expertise: Interviewing like a pro.

As many of you know, reading is a big part of my daily routine, and one of my 2015 goals is to read 100 books (If you love reading to, you can sign up here for my monthly reading recommendation email list!). The may successful leaders are outspoken about their reading habits: Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Derek Sivers, Tai Lopez, Tim Ferriss, Ryan Holiday to name a few.

This episode is for you if you are an entrepreneur or want to get ahead in your career by reading the right books, or you are interested in learning to be a pro level interviewer!

 

Quotes:

“Leverage your learning” – Jeff Brown

“I’m always on the lookout for interesting books” – Jeff Brown

“You want your listener to feel like they are right there with you” – Jeff Brown

“It’s rare I will ask a question I don’t know the answer to” – Jeff Brown

“What can you do to separate yourself from other podcasts?” – Jeff Brown

“Adventure is buying an RV, selling your possessions, and driving across the country” – Jeff Brown

“Adventure is ridding your property of large rats” – Jeff Brown

“All business topics come back to leadership”- Jeff Brown

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to engage with a book while you read it

-Why and how to take physical notes while reading

-How to conduct an interview that really engages your audience

-How to prepare for an interview

-Why reading is so important for entrepreneurs

-How to convert your reading into benefits for your business

Continue the adventure:

ReadtoLeadPodcast.com

Podcaster Academy

Advisor to Ringr – record calls on any device

PodServ A done for you podcasting service (more like radio)

Brown Knows Media

Recommended books:

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

The Strategy Mindset

Thanks Jeff Brown!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Jeff know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Jeff on Twitter!

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How To Prepare For A Podcast Interview

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AOA 081 | Vanessa Van Edwards | The Body Language Of Great First Impressions
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AOA 081 | Vanessa Van Edwards | The Body Language Of Great First Impressions

“Up to 93% of communication is non verbal” – Vanessa Van Edwards

Have you ever spent countless hours crafting a presentation to make sure you get the words just right? Well, you might not know that the words you speak are only a small portion of your overall communication and message.

Research has shown that 60-93% of our communication is through body language. The good news is that just as we can practice the words we say, we can improve our body language as well.

In today’s episode, we are going to learn what we can do to master our body language so that we make the first impression that we want to make.

Vanessa Van Edwards is a speaker, author, and researcher at the Science of People. She has spent more than a decade studying body language and conducting experiments in social dynamics, and her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and CNN.

Vanessa has clearly taken what she has learned into practice, as she is amazingly energetic, insightful, and has just the right thing to say at each moment.

Make sure you listen to the whole episode, because we do a coaching activity that will help guide you to exactly where you want to be with first impressions.

We will also get a sneak peak into Vanessa’s latest research on happiness, and how we can get more!

 

Quotes:

“Up to 93% of communication is non verbal” – Vanessa Van Edwards

“People are 76% accurate in their first impressions” – Vanessa Van Edwards

“Less than 20% of people know what makes us happy” – Vanessa Van Edwards

“Don’t be an extrovert if you are not an extrovert” – Vanessa Van Edwards

“Adventure is setting up life experiments and testing your hypothesis” – Vanessa Van Edwards

What you will learn in this episode:

-How much your body language effects your communication

-When people judge their first impression of you

-How you can change the first impression you make

-Specific coaching on the subtle difference between making a cheerful and exciting impression

-What you can do with your voice to make a better impression

-What the right amount of eye contact is and how to eliminate eye contact distractions

-Some of Vanessa’s work on happiness – less than 20% of people know what makes them happy

Continue the adventure:

The Science of People

Vanessa’s courses on Udemy (which I am taking and recommend)

Body Language Skills test

TED Talk Researcher Reveals the Top Secrets of the Best Public Speakers

Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded?: Stop Fighting, Start Talking, and Get to Know Your Teen

Thanks Vanessa Van Edwards!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Vanessa know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Vanessa on Twitter!

The Science of People on Facebook

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

 

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AOA 072 | Jason Treu | How To Build Extraordinary Relationships
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector

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AOA 080 | Bonnie Frank | Mastering Periscope For Entrepreneurs
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AOA 080 | Bonnie Frank | Mastering Periscope For Entrepreneurs

“You see people as entire human beings on a live video broadcast”- Bonnie Frank

Today we are joined by Bonnie Frank, who runs The Women in Biz, and also happens to be my 5th grade teacher! Twenty years later, she says I still walk and act the same.

I caught up with her in St. Louis, where she convinced me to get started broadcasting on Periscope before I went to the Podcast Movement conference, where everyone was using Periscope (and Meerkat). Today’s episode will teach you everything you need to know about Periscope.

Bonnie is using her experience as a teacher to break down Periscope broadcasting, social media, and business skills into step-by-step, bite sized actionable bits for entrepreneurs.

Because Periscope (and it’s twin Meerkat) was launched only in the last few months, now is your chance to jump on the trend and be an early adopter!

I brought Bonnie on the Art of Adventure to take us through everything she has learned about Periscope broadcasting and teach us what we need to know to use Periscope to tell our story, market our businesses, and make more connections (and money)!

 

Quotes:

“I was completely hooked in less than 48 hours”- Bonnie Frank

“The first thing people outsource is social media”- Bonnie Frank

“Have a defined topic for each periscope”- Bonnie Frank

“I craft my message into bite size actionable steps”- Bonnie Frank

“You can repurpose content for periscope”- Bonnie Frank

“I didn’t expect to connect with so many well known speakers”- Bonnie Frank

“You see people as entire human beings on a live broadcast”- Bonnie Frank

“Adventure is stepping out of your comfort zone (and trying periscope!)”- Bonnie Frank

What you will learn in this episode:

-What is Periscope (and Meerkat and other live streaming platforms)

-How to get started on Periscope

-How to set up an run a Periscope broadcast

-How to monetize your Periscope broadcasts

-How to integrate live broadcasts into your social media marketing plan

-How to use the videos you create for other products such as courses, blog posts, or podcasts

Continue the adventure:

The Women In Biz

Scope Like A Pro Periscope Course

Bonnie on Periscope

Who to follow on Periscope:

Alex Pettitt

Robert C Stern

Mark Shaw

Thanks Bonnie Frank!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Bonnie know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Bonnie on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

 

Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

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AOA 045 | Pam Ross | Building Trust Through Digital Fluency
AOA 064 | Erin Blaskie | Behind The Scenes Of Brand Storytelling
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AOA 016 | Fostering Grit And Joyful Learning With Tom Hoerr, Ph.D.

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AOA 079 | Samuel Hatton | From Courage To Confidence (Live From Podcast Movement)
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AOA 079 | Samuel Hatton | From Courage To Confidence (Live From Podcast Movement)

“What courageous thing can I do today?” – Samuel Hatton

I was at the podcast movement conference in Ft. Worth Texas last week. I met tons of great people, and one of the first ones I met on the train from the Airport was today’s guest, Samuel Hatton.

I was interested in his podcast right away from the title: Courageous Self Confidence. I’ve been thinking a lot about the nature of confidence, and I just finished reading Black Elk Speaks, which refers often to brave deeds of the Lakota warriors in Black Elk’s tribe.

Buzz Sprout had a really cool recording studio set up on the conference floor, and I was able to bring in Samuel for a quick live interview.

We talk about how to use willpower and courage to boost your level of confidence. Samuel shares a personal story about using courage to build his coaching business. Samuel and I pack a lot of good material into this lighting fast episode, enjoy!

Samuel Hatton Derek Loudermilk Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Willpower isn’t 100% enough” – Samuel Hatton

“You start to see your own thoughts when you journal” – Samuel Hatton

“Did I want to build a business or a practice?” – Samuel Hatton

“What courageous thing can I do today?” – Samuel Hatton

“Courage is always on different levels for different people” – Samuel Hatton

“A courageous moment is always tied to an emotion” – Samuel Hatton

“I ask for wise council”- Samuel Hatton

“Adventure is taking your life to the next level, and enjoying the nuances of the process”- Samuel Hatton

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to get more confidence

-How to have more bravery in your life

-When and how to use willpower

-How to deal with the emotion and risk of a new venture

-The difference in confidence for different people

-How to identify the specific fear you are feeling

Continue the adventure:

Courageous Self Confidence Podcast

Courageous Self Confidence

Tony Stubblebine

Thanks Samuel Hatton!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Samuel know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Samuel on Twitter

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AOA 076 | Tyler Wagner | Conference Crushing And Publishing Bestsellers
AOA 030 | Dave Booda | Exploring Creativity and Relationships
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro

My new course in Bali! Adventures in Entrepreneurship:

Want to learn Balinese mud wrestling, climb a volcano, whitewater raft, do yoga, and meditate with a group of high impact entrepreneurs, all while helping each other master leadership skills such as charisma, relationship building, storytelling, and productivity? Then you should apply for my retreat in Bali in September: Adventures in Entrepreneurship!Adventures in Entrepreneurship Art of Adventure Derek Loudermilk

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AOA 078 | Tales From The Northern Explorer – New Zealand’s Scenic Railroad
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AOA 078 | Tales From The Northern Explorer – New Zealand’s Scenic Railroad

 

Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern Explorer

On my way from Auckland to Wellington in May 2015, I took the KiwiRail Scenic Journey’s Northern Explorer train south across New Zealand’s north island. I got the idea from my grandfather, indirectly, because of his love of trains. He once explained to me that growing up, the train was the biggest event to happen to his small town in the Appalachian mountains each week – it was noisy, powerful, busy, and brought in all the interesting goods from the rest of civilization.

For my part, I used to take the train home from college in Minnesota because I didn’t have a car. I also had a couple great train journeys with the Boy Scouts for high adventure trips. I like the train better then airplanes because you can get up and walk around and talk to people. I was riding the train in Australia once, and an old man was telling me about his son who died in a war, and he started crying, indicating he had never expressed that to anyone else before.

Even though I like talking to people, I’m not a complete extrovert, and on this trip, I wanted to challenge myself. I quickly downloaded an audio recording app on my phone (normally I use a quality recording mic attached to my laptop) and made it my goal to talk to as many people as possible during the 12 hour journey to Wellington. I think I ended up having lengthy conversations with 18 people. This episode has stories and conversations with eight of those people. I ask people about why they like the train, what adventure means to them, and their thoughts about travel and exploration, along with picking up some helpful advice. Enjoy!

KiwiRail Northern Explorer Scenic Railroad Art of AdventureDeparting Auckland

Quotes:

“A lot of people are riding the train to check it off their bucket list” – Bruce Morgan

“I like talking to travelers to find out why they have traveled and where ” – Bruce Morgan

“We enjoy the open road and getting off the main highways in New Zealand” – Derek and Jane

“I have an entire shelf on my bookshelf devoted to atlases” – Derek and Jane

“Adventure is doing something you never do in your everyday life, that you might think of as outrageous or stupid” – Calvin Joubert

“The train is very smooth and calming” – Calvin Joubert

“You have to think carefully about how you will change the world – but we do need more forests” Calvin Joubert

“The best advice I ever got was ‘hardern up’ – from my dad” -Grace Morris

What you will learn:

-How NZ saved their train service (Derek and Jane)

-How to connect with people from different countries (Bruce Morgan)

-How to find country pubs to stay in (Nancy McCarthy)

-What is a ‘batch’ vacation home in New Zealand (Derek and Jane)

-The difference between high school in the US and college in New Zealand (Calvin, Grace, and Jacob)

-How to explore New Zealand (everyone)

Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern Explorer

KiwiRail Norther Explorer Art of Adventure

Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern Explorer

Wellington Station Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern ExplorerWellington Station Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern Explorer StaffBruce Morgan on the left Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern ExplorerThe observation car Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern ExplorerDerek with Derek and Jane talking maps Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern ExplorerWith Nancy McCarthy and Jean Carron Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern ExplorerJacob, Calvin, Grace, and me

Art of Adventure KiwiRail Northern Explorer

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AOA 055 | Ladan Jiracek | Travel Wisdom From 80 Countries

My new course in Bali! Adventures in Entrepreneurship:

Want to learn Balinese mud wrestling, climb a volcano, whitewater raft, do yoga, and meditate with a group of high impact entrepreneurs, all while helping each other master leadership skills such as charisma, relationship building, storytelling, and productivity? Then you should apply for my retreat in Bali in September: Adventures in Entrepreneurship!Adventures in Entrepreneurship Art of Adventure Derek Loudermilk

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AOA 077 | Mario ‘The Magician’ Marchese | How To Make Your Own Magic
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AOA 077 | Mario ‘The Magician’ Marchese | How To Make Your Own Magic

“Kids are looking for the foundational bricks of their lives”- Mario Marchese

I’m really excited about today’s guest! Get ready to learn all about how this NYC magician creates his own magic props, and the philosophy of why we should make new things

Mario ‘the Magician’ Marchese has been featured in a film documentary called Building Magic, has been a guest on Sesame Street, and does magic shows for the young and young at heart in New York.

Mario spent two years hitchhiking around the US, living without money, and he has brought the mentality of wonder to his life and projects as a magician. He is building a magic classic car in his garage, has a robotic monkey, and his entire act fits into a single magic suitcase.

His mission is to leave kids inspired with a foundational confidence that they can create what they want.

Mario’s friends would describe him as the best in the world at focusing on his creative projects. I was really impressed with the breadth of those projects, from learning to sew jeans, code, create robots, build a car, and learn magic.

You are going to love Mario’s enthusiasm for his life and projects, and his well developed philosophies about making things, and what we need in life. Enjoy!

Mario the magician Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Thought limitation you find inspiration” – Mario Marchese

“Have faith in the unseen path” – Mario Marchese

“You would puke because the magic seemed like a miracle” – Mario Marchese

“Magic is like medicine – a team of people solving a problem” – Mario Marchese

“Good things happen when you let go” – Mario Marchese

“People give you more respect when they pay you for something” – Mario Marchese

“If it was easy, everyone would do it” – Mario Marchese

“Be able to let go of your work at the end of the day” – Mario Marchese

“I want to teach my kids the hitchhiking spirit” – Mario Marchese

“People will always lift you up” – Mario Marchese

“Adventure is screaming at the top of my lungs in the back of a pickup truck in the middle of nowhere” – Mario Marchese

“Stay Passionate”- Mario Marchese

“Maybe I was a magician all along”- Mario Marchese

“Kids are looking for the foundational bricks of their lives”- Mario Marchese

“Live like you have nothing, even when you have something”- Mario Marchese

“You don’t have a choice but to try to get to the greatest of who you are”- Mario Marchese

What you will learn in this episode:

-Specifics of how Mario uses his Arduino controller

-How Mario uses 3D printing

-How Mario and his wife run the business

-Why create your own vs. buy a product

-How the older generation of magicians mentors the younger

-How to learn to be a magician

-Mario’s lessons from 2 years without using money

-How to continually improve your craft

-Which magic tricks you should learn first

-What living without money can teach you about success

-The importance of community support

Continue the Adventure:

MariotheMagician.com

Mario appears on Sesame Street

Mario in the Huffington Post

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Arduino Controller

Thanks Mario The Magician!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Mario know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Mario on Twitter!

Art of Adventure Mario The Magician

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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My new course in Bali! Adventures in Entrepreneurship:

Want to learn Balinese mud wrestling, climb a volcano, whitewater raft, do yoga, and meditate with a group of high impact entrepreneurs, all while helping each other master leadership skills such as charisma, relationship building, storytelling, and productivity? Then you should apply for my retreat in Bali in September: Adventures in Entrepreneurship!

Adventures in Entrepreneurship Art of Adventure Derek Loudermilk

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AOA 076 | Tyler Wagner | Conference Crushing And Publishing Bestsellers
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AOA 076 | Tyler Wagner | Conference Crushing And Publishing Bestsellers

“If you don’t follow up it’s like you were never there”- Tyler Wagner

Do you want to speed up your progression as an entrepreneur? Then meeting influencers in person at events is one of the best things you can do. Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure is a professional conference attendee, and he wrote the bestselling book Conference Crushing to help you build key relationships at live events.

His book is a perfect reminder to read right before a conference or big event. It’s short enough to get through on the plane!

Tyler Wagner identifies 17 things you can do before, during, and after an event to optimize what you get out of the conference. The first part of this episode covers networking at live events.

After his own book hit bestseller status, Wagner decided to help other authors replicate his success. To date, he has helped over 40 people hit #1 bestseller status. The second part of this episode includes Tyler’s best tips on writing, publishing, and marketing your book to become a bestselling author.

This episode is for you if you want to maximize your time at conferences and events, or if you want publish a bestselling book!

Tyler Wagner Art of Adventure

Quotes

“My goal at conferences centers around the people” – Tyler Wagner

“Kill 100 birds with one stone”- Tyler Wagner

“You can make yourself less fearful by preparing”- Tyler Wagner

“If you don’t follow up it’s like you were never there”- Tyler Wagner

“You can learn something from everyone”- Tyler Wagner

“I keep giving, knowing it will come back to me”- Tyler Wagner

“As a writer, trust the process”- Tyler Wagner

“Don’t perfect the process, complete the process”- Tyler Wagner

“Your first draft will be very wordy”- Tyler Wagner

“People don’t fall in love with your writing, the fall in love with you”- Tyler Wagner

“Love and happiness are a choice”- Tyler Wagner

“I want to help people become more of themselves”- Tyler Wagner

“Adventure is traveling and doing what you feel without planning step by step”- Tyler Wagner

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to maximize your outcomes from attending a conference or retreat

-How to prepare for a conference (hint: using Twitter to research the people you want to meet)

-What to do during a conference

-Why and how to follow up after an event

-How you can create value for everyone at an event

-How to take mental notes on your conversations at events that will help you give more up front

-How to start writing your book by mindmapping your chapter topics

-How Tyler got his first book to bestseller status

-Tyler’s secret list building technique using audiobook versions of your book

-How to take advantage of trends when marketing your book

-Tyler’s thoughts on the writing process

-How you can leverage your book for paid speaking

Continue the Adventure:

Authors Unite

Book a call with Tyler on Clarity

Conference Crushing: The 17 Undeniable Rules Of Building Relationships, Growing Your Network, And Crushing A Conference Even If You Don’t Know Anyone

Publishing references:
James Altucher How to Self-Publish a Bestseller: Publishing 3.0

Ryan Holiday’s publicity stunts How This Man Got the Media to Fall for ShipYourEnemiesGlitter Stunt

Thanks Tyler Wagner!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Tyler know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Tyler on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

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My new course in Bali! Adventures in Entrepreneurship:

Want to learn Balinese mud wrestling, climb a volcano, whitewater raft, do yoga, and meditate with a group of high impact entrepreneurs, all while helping each other master leadership skills such as charisma, relationship building, storytelling, and productivity? Then you should apply for my retreat in Bali in September: Adventures in Entrepreneurship!

Adventures in Entrepreneurship Art of Adventure Derek Loudermilk

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AOA 075 | Jonathan Levi | Superlearning and Demonic Productivity
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AOA 075 | Jonathan Levi | Superlearning and Demonic Productivity

“Every brilliant idea is the answer to a problem” -Jonathan Levi

He has created some of the most popular courses on the internet. After listening to his peer MBA students remark about how much they wanted to know what he had learned about memory and learning, the Become a SuperLearner course was born. Over 40,000 people have since enrolled in his courses.

He moved to Tel Aviv, Israel (second only to silicon valley in innovation) to learn how the venture capital world works. He continues to run multiple different brands and businesses.

Jonathan Levi is an entrepreneur, investor, lifehacker, speed reader, and online course creator.

It takes a special individual to be able to teach what one has learned, and Jonathan has that talent. He translated what he learned about learning and reading into his Udemy course, and then translated that course into his popular book, Become a SuperLearner.

If you want to learn about Jonathan’s favorite methods for learning and productivity (and what he uses the most), this is the episode for you!

Jonathan Levi Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Every brilliant idea is the answer to a problem” -Jonathan Levi

“I have never met anyone who is innovative who doesn’t have a reading habit” -Jonathan Levi

“The brain is extremely effective at getting rid of useless stuff” -Jonathan Levi

“I wish for sustainable energy” -Jonathan Levi

“Take advantage of the tools that come with your devices” -Jonathan Levi

“You get better feedback when you learn how to disarm people’s politeness filter” -Jonathan Levi

“I believe in being world class” -Jonathan Levi

“Adventure is anytime you are outside your comfort zone” -Jonathan Levi

“Adventure is putting yourself in situations that are unexpected and a little scary” -Jonathan Levi

What you will learn:

-How to use dual encoding to remember names

-How to remember more with a spaced repetition system

-How to create better memories

-How the Iliad and the Odyssey are memorable (hint: it involves a memory palace)

-How to balance your “wheel of life”

-Jonathan’s favorite productivity hack

-What technology on your phone can make you more productive

-Heart rate variability in fitness

-How to maximize feedback for your business or personal development

-How to form partnerships with experts who bring content

Continue the adventure:

Jonathan Levi

Jonathan’s Udemy Courses:

Become a SpeedDemon: Productivity Tricks to Have More Time

Udemy CEO Dennis Yang’s #1 Staff Pick:
Become a SuperLearner: Learn Speed Reading & Advanced Memory

Jonathan’s Book:

Become a SuperLearner: Learn Speed Reading & Advanced Memorization

Jonathan’s podcast:
becoming superhuman podcast Art of Adventure

Anki – spaced repetition system

Peter C. Brown Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Gabriel Wyner Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

How Tesla Will Change The World about energy by Tim Brown

Thanks Jonathan Levi!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Jonathan know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Jonathan on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

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My new course in Bali! Adventures in Entrepreneurship:

Want to learn Balinese mud wrestling, climb a volcano, whitewater raft, do yoga, and meditate with a group of high impact entrepreneurs, all while helping each other master leadership skills such as charisma, relationship building, storytelling, and productivity? Then you should apply for my retreat in Bali in September: Adventures in Entrepreneurship!

Adventures in Entrepreneurship Art of Adventure Derek Loudermilk

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AOA 074 | Colin Wright | The Future Of Publishing
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AOA 074 | Colin Wright | The Future Of Publishing

“Eighty percent of my preconceived notions about a place are wrong” – Colin Wright

Colin Wright will move to a new country if that’s what the people want. Readers of his popular blog, Exile Lifestyle, vote on where in the world he will move next.

So far Colin has lived in Iceland, India, Romania, and the Czech Republic to name a few. He spends four months in each location to allow time to really get to know a place. Find out which countries were surprisingly comfortable and which ones were a daily adventure!

Colin and I both grew up in Missouri, and I have been following Colin’s travels and writing for years. He was an inspiration for my own brand of slow travel, and I’m excited to finally have him on the podcast!

Colin is also a speaker, author and founder of Asymmetrical Press, an Indie publishing company. He has 32+ books currently in print, in addition to writing his blog and newsletter.

Listen to the episode if you want to learn Colin’s process for moving to and integrating with life in a new country. Also listen to the episode if you are a blogger, writer, or author and you want to take advantage of Colin’s insight into the publishing world.

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Quotes:

“When I move to a new place I buy a cheap guitar and give it away when I leave” – Colin Wright

“Eighty percent of my preconceived notions about a place are wrong” – Colin Wright

“Focus on producing really good, valuable stuff” – Colin Wright

“Don’t let yourself start something new until you finish” – Colin Wright

“We are not doing business with assholes” – Colin Wright

“You can publish a fortune cookie” – Colin Wright

“You can call yourself an author anytime you want” – Colin Wright

“A book is becoming a nebulous concept” – Colin Wright

“Write all the time to hone your voice” – Colin Wright

“Ideally, everyone gets the same access to money and information” – Colin Wright

“Adventure is pushing up against your personal comfort zone” – Colin Wright

“Decide which medium is best for your story or audience” – Colin Wright

What you will learn:

-Why you should bring a macbook pro to Iceland and then sell it ($$$)

-How to move anywhere in the world and set up your life there

-Book marketing strategy

-How publishing is changing

-How to plan your blogging/writing long term strategy

-How to get paid speaking gigs

-A new model for a modern book tour

-How to determine which medium to communicate with your audience

Continue the adventure:

Colin’s Blog: Exile Lifestyle

Colin’s publishing company Asymmetrical Press

Recent Forbes Article about Colin: How This 30-Year-Old Travels The World On As Little As $30,000 A Year

Asymmetrical’s guide: How to Publish and Indie Book

Some of the 32 (!) books Colin has out right now:

Some Thoughts About Relationships

How to Travel Full-Time

Act Accordingly

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Exile Lifestyle

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Thanks Colin Wright!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Colin know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Colin on Twitter!

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 069 | Kimanzi Constable | How To Sell 100,000 Books And Move To Hawaii
AOA 021 | Chris Taylor | Actionable Books and Deliberate Decision Making
AOA 026 | Bruce Kasanoff | Ghostwriter

My new course in Bali! Adventures in Entrepreneurship:

Want to learn Balinese mud wrestling, climb a volcano, whitewater raft, do yoga, and meditate with a group of high impact entrepreneurs, all while helping each other master leadership skills such as charisma, relationship building, storytelling, and productivity? Then you should apply for my retreat in Bali in September: Adventures in Entrepreneurship!

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AOA 073 | Chris Jones | Comedy Hypnotist
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AOA 073 | Chris Jones | Comedy Hypnotist

“You never know what is going to happen” – Chris Jones

I had never really seen a good hypnotist before. When I watched today’ guest do his audition for America’s Got Talent, I was blown away!

Chris Jones hypnotized Howie Mandel, a known germaphobe who will not shake hands, into shaking hands with him and the other judges…it was amazing (and you should definitely watch the clip below)!

Hypnosis can be used for anything from quitting smoking and drinking, to helping you sleep when you fly. Additionally, Chris has his own special brand of comedy hypnosis, and he is a huge hit at colleges and high schools around the country, performing 150 shows each year and driving 50,000 miles!

This episode will get into how hypnosis works, and how you can learn it, as well as Chris’ travel, relationship, and live performance tips.

If you are curious at all about hypnosis, or you want to be at your best when you are in front of an audience, this is the episode for you!

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Quotes:

“I’m just a guy with a skill” – Chris Jones

“You never know what is going to happen” – Chris Jones

“I wish we could all speak the same language” – Chris Jones

“Anything you do in life is a learned skill” – Chris Jones

“Adventure is a journey where you don’t know the destination” – Chris Jones

“You can copy someone’s act minute by minute and it will work” – Chris Jones

What you will learn in this episode:

-How Chris got Howie Mandel (a known germaphobe) to shake hands

-How hypnosis works

-How Chris builds rapport and trust with his audience

-How and why an introduction helps a performer

-How to stay fit on the road

-Chris’ favorite travel hack

-How to become a hypnotist

-How to train to be funny (use a voice recorder on your phone!)

-How Chris tailors his humor to the audience

Continue the adventure:

OneWordChrisJones.com

Chris’ Hypnosis Mentor Frederick Winters

Thanks Chris Jones!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Chris know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Chris on Twitter!

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You might also like these episodes:

AOA 032 | Johnny Freesh | Rapping and Raw food
AOA 070 | Chris Ruggiero | Juggling Life As A Traveling Entertainer
AOA 030 | Dave Booda | Exploring Creativity and Relationships

My new course in Bali! Adventures in Entrepreneurship:

Want to learn Balinese mud wrestling, climb a volcano, whitewater raft, do yoga, and meditate with a group of high impact entrepreneurs, all while helping each other master leadership skills such as charisma, relationship building, storytelling, and productivity? Then you should apply for my retreat in Bali in September: Adventures in Entrepreneurship!

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AOA 072 | Jason Treu | How To Build Extraordinary Relationships
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AOA 072 | Jason Treu | How To Build Extraordinary Relationships

“Create an experience with people” – Jason Treu

I know that all the jobs I have ever had in my life, I got through a personal connection. People are attached to just about every good result you want out of life: a raise, funding your company, providing you with emotional support, finding a romantic partner, going on adventures with you, getting your book published, or being your customers and clients.

This is why I spend so much time focusing on the skills of creating and maintaining valuable relationships. Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure is one of the best at this.

I read his book, Social Wealth, on building relationships last year, and it quickly became one of my top resources for connecting with people.

He coaches high performing individuals in networking, charisma, personal branding, and business leadership.

This is a guy who backs up his knowledge with action. At the end of the interview when I asked him who else he thought I should talk to, I was really impressed with how easily and quickly he thought of his connections that would be perfect for me, and then offered an introduction.

You can tell that he is a really outgoing individual, who also understands what it is like for introverts and inexperienced networkers.

I liked his ideas so much that when I was in Boulder, CO recently, I stole one of his best ideas and hosted a dinner for everyone I knew there.

Welcome to episode 72 with the genius of networking and relationship building, my friend Jason Treu (pronounced “Troy”).

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Quotes:

“Generosity is the fastest way to build trust” – Jason Treu

“Go to where people congregate” – Jason Treu

“The key is following up with people” – Jason Treu

“Adventure is having a defined quest” – Jason Treu

“Ask people who their hero is (because you might know them!)” – Jason Treu

“If you don’t ask, the answer is always no” – Jason Treu

“Create an experience with people” – Jason Treu

“Growth happens outside our comfort zone” – Jason Treu

“Trust yourself and like yourself”- Jason Treu

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to build instant rapport

-How to built trust through generosity, authenticity, and vulnerability

-How to connect with online influencers

-How to prepare for meeting people at a conference ( hint: you can connect in advance!)

-The exact questions to find common ground with new connections

-How to leverage events to build relationships

-The secret of volunteering at an event welcome table

-How to stay social as an introvert

-How to use video testimonials to meet influencers

Continue the adventure:

Jason’s main page BeExtraordinary.tv

Jason’s Books:

Social Wealth: How to Build Extraordinary Relationships By Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Lead and Network

Jump Start Your Social Life

A sampling of Jason’s popular YouTube channel:

InterNations.org for meeting expats around the world

Jason recommends Chris Guillebeau’s book: The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life

Thanks Jason Treu!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Jason know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Jason on Twitter

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You might also like these episodes:

AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector
AOA 045 | Pam Ross | Building Trust Through Digital Fluency
AOA 047 | Geoff Woods | Finding The Ideal Mentors

My new course in Bali! Adventures in Entrepreneurship:

Want to learn Balinese mud wrestling, climb a volcano, whitewater raft, do yoga, and meditate with a group of high impact entrepreneurs, all while helping each other master leadership skills such as charisma, relationship building, storytelling, and productivity? Then you should apply for my retreat in Bali in September: Adventures in Entrepreneurship!

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AOA 071 | Chris McDougall | Natural Born Heroes – Maximizing Human Performance
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AOA 071 | Chris McDougall | Natural Born Heroes – Maximizing Human Performance

“Turn running into play” – Chris McDougall

I am super excited for this episode because my guest is one of my personal adventure heroes! He is the very definition of a curious explorer, and all his work ties back into the simple truth of having fun being a human.

Chris McDougall is perhaps best know for his phenomenal 2009 book, Born to Run, where he explores running as a human birthright, by following the Tarahumara indians of Copper Canyon, Mexico. Born to Run is one of the main reasons I started eating chia seeds and got back into train running when I lived in Montana. Born to Run is also currently being made into a movie with Matthew McConaughey.

Chris has another amazing new book out in Natural Born Heroes which tells a further story of Cretan resistance runners in WWII, parkour, and human performance.

This episode was a ton of fun for me, as Chris and I share a lot of common interests. We go over both his books, and broadly covers diet, running, athletic performance, movement, evolution, and mindset. I think you will be fascinated at how many different ideas Chris can bring into the conversation. If you are at all interested in optimal human performance, running, or health, this is the episode for you!

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Quotes:

“Born to run articulated what people were already thinking” – Chris McDougall

“We have a weird notion that other people are better than we are” – Chris McDougall

“Turn running into play” – Chris McDougall

“Why do we pay people to play our games for us?” – Chris McDougall

“We can’t pretend we can outthink mother nature” – Chris McDougall

“I try to never do what I’ve done the day before” – Chris McDougall

“We are curious about what we don’t understand” – Chris McDougall

“What is good for the species is good for the individual” – Chris McDougall

“We are unstoppable explorers” – Chris McDougall

“I practice running with pleasure and not pain” – Chris McDougall

“Adventure is ignorance, I live my life by stupidity” – Chris McDougall

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to take advantage of free elastic recoil (stored energy in your fascia)

-The running form technique the the world’s most efficient runners use

-Why you should consider removing fast burning foods from your diet

-How and why you should get into Parkour

-How to Vault and Bear Crawl

-How to forage for food in an urban environment

-How to minimize injury and maximize fat burning

-Why Chris refines his running form every couple of years

-How you can emulate the virtues of ancient Greek heroes

-The mental stages of attempting new movements

Continue the adventure:

ChrisMcDougall.com

The Outside Magazine series The Art of the Hero

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Tara Wood Wild Fitness

Thanks Chris McDougall!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Chris know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Chris on Twitter

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You might also like these episodes:

AOA 029 | Adam Stanecki | Helping Fitness Professionals Help More People
AOA 038 | Les Leventhal | From Drug Addicted Porn Star to World Famous Yoga Teacher
AOA 060 | Dave Cornthwaite | Say Yes To Adventure

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AOA 070 | Chris Ruggiero | Juggling Life As A Traveling Entertainer
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AOA 070 | Chris Ruggiero | Juggling Life As A Traveling Entertainer

“Adventure is taking the first step and not getting caught up in what can go wrong”

If you look at some of the highest paid and most loved individuals in our society, it is entertainers from rock stars, sports heroes, and actors. Entertainment is always going to have a place in the economy, the big question for many people with this dream is, where do I fit in? Today’s guest has carved out his own niche by creating an original one man traveling variety show.

Chris Ruggiero is performer, author, podcast host, and adventurer. His love of magic tricks and juggling matured during his time at Penn State, and he trained as a teacher in grad school. His love of entertaining and teaching evolved into him taking his “classroom” on the road to colleges and events around the country.

In this episode we dig beneath the glamorous life of a performer to find out the hard work and mindset that goes into creating your own opportunities as an entertainer.

Chris is clearly an individual who appreciates excellence in his craft, and he is an inspiring and enthusiastic individual. This is the episode for you if you have ever wondered how to make it as an entertainer or wanted a peek behind the scenes of a magician’s life.

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Quotes:

“There is always a leader in every room, If you don’t assume that role, someone else will” – Chris Ruggiero

“I had to create my own opportunity” – Chris Ruggiero

“I try to break a sweat before I walk on stage” – Chris Ruggiero

“I knew I was going to be a teacher, I just had to picture what my classroom was going to look like” – Chris Ruggiero

“Listen to the second half of podcasts” – Chris Ruggiero

“People are probably feeling the exact same way as you” – Chris Ruggiero

“Adrenaline makes your fingers feel funny” – Chris Ruggiero

“It’s ok not to listen to the people who will tell you no” – Chris Ruggiero

“Adventure is taking the first step and not getting caught up in what can go wrong” – Chris Ruggiero

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to reach out to booking agents to quickly get gigs

-How to lead a room with 1,000 people

-Chris’ trick to meet anyone

-How Chris tests new material (10% in each show)

-How much money you can make as an entertainer

-The performing mindset and how to adapt to any audience

-How juggling mentors at shaped Chris’ career trajectory

Continue the adventure:

ChrisRuggeiro.com

Just Go: Adventures Of A Traveling Entertainer And A Guide To Living Your Dream

Thanks Chris Ruggiero!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Chris know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Chris on Twitter

Support the Art of Adventure!

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You might also like these episodes:

AOA 032 | Johnny Freesh | Rapping and Raw food
AOA 037 | Louis Jebb | Virtual Reality and Immersive News
AOA 052 | Ben Keene | Creating Tribes Around The World

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AOA 069 | Kimanzi Constable | How To Sell 100,000 Books And Move To Hawaii
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AOA 069 | Kimanzi Constable | How To Sell 100,000 Books And Move To Hawaii

“I needed somebody to sell books to” – Kimanzi Constable

You have heard about the power of the internet to reach lots of people. Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure has figured out the ins and outs of this process better than almost anyone in the last few years.

He wrote his first book in 2011 and only managed to sell five copies in the first six months. He became more determined than ever, and set about learning how to use guest posting and social media to sell his books.

Kimanzi Constable is a former bread delivery guy who has completely turned his life around in the last four years. He has since written a second book, and the two have sold over 100,000 copies. Kimanzi also lost 170 pounds and moved his family to Maui, Hawaii. He now writes for Media sites such as Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post, is an editor at The Good Men Project, and speaks around the world.

This interview will dive into the exact methods Kimanzi uses to sell books by writing articles for large blogs and media sites, how he leverages that traffic for paid speaking opportunities around the world, and how to craft the ideal pitch for your articles. Get ready for an inspiring story and lots of directly useful tips so you can get eyeballs on your work!

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Quotes:

“I needed somebody to sell books to” – Kimanzi Constable

“Don’t live a life of regret” – Kimanzi Constable

“Don’t undervalue yourself” – Kimanzi Constable

“I would wish for everyone to have more confidence in themselves” – Kimanzi Constable

“Adventure is doing something outside your comfort zone” – Kimanzi Constable

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to self publish and sell 100,000 books

-How to write for the biggest media websites

-How to approach editors to feature your articles

-How to find the right editor to pitch to

-How to leverage writing for paid international speaking opportunities

-Why you should put your article in the body of the email you send to editors, not as an attachment

-Which websites wills drive the most traffic to your own site

-How to use podcast guest appearances to drive traffic (Kimanzi appeared 80 times in his first year!)

-How to write about a conference and leverage it for speaking at that conference

-How to make your articles the most popular by doing your homework beforehand

Continue the adventure:

KimanziConstable.com

Kimanzi on the Huffington Post

Kimanzi on Mind Body Green

Kimanzi on Entrepreneur.com

Books:

Are You Living Or Existing?: 9 Steps to Change Your Life

Tales of the Everyday Workingman (and Woman)

The book that inspired Kimanzi to get started:
48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal

 

Thanks Kimanzi Constable!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Kimanzi know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thanks Kimanzi on Twitter!

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 054 | Natalie Sisson | Take Your Business Anywhere With The Suitcase Entrepreneur
AOA 039 | Jesse Krieger | Focus On Your Area Of Genius
AOA 025 | Steve Daar | Profit Hacking For Web Entrepreneurs

Did you enjoy the episode?
Kimanzi has such an amazing story. I was really impressed he could grow his business so much in just four short years of work. Which websites will you try to write for?

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AOA 068 | Jeremy Moon | Icebreaker: Bringing Merino Wool To The World
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AOA 068 | Jeremy Moon | Icebreaker: Bringing Merino Wool To The World

“I seek out people who inspire me” – Jeremy Moon

When I first arrived in New Zealand last month I did a quick informal survey of my Kiwi friends about who the most interesting people in NZ were that I should have on the show. The one name that came up most frequently is today’s guest!

Jeremy Moon is the founder of Icebreaker , a New Zealand based merino wool clothing company started in 1994, which now sells clothing in over 4700 stores world wide. The New Zealand Herald named Jeremy as one of the country’s top business leaders, and Icebreaker has been the subject of two Harvard Business School case studies.

Today, we are going to get into the early development of the business, including how Jeremy used word of mouth marketing and generated hype among the New Zealand outdoor gear retailers. We will also get into the initial business and financial structure, and why merino works as a good product in the first place.

Icebreaker is also known for it’s Baacode, an innovation that allows you to track which wool station (farm) in New Zealand your garment came from, so you can see the living conditions of the animals. When I surveyed my Kiwi friends before the interview about what they wanted to know about Icebreaker, they all said sustainability, so I asked Jeremy to discuss the importance of environmental impacts, social ethics, manufacturing ethics, and animal welfare.

This is a fabulous story of seeing a great market opportunity, and steadily growing a business to be the widely acclaimed, sustainable, international brand it is today.

Jeremy Moon Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Icebreaker is a symbol of how we feel” – Jeremy Moon

“I’ve never not had people who are actively shaping my world view” – Jeremy Moon

“The world wasn’t looking for wool” – Jeremy Moon

“Don’t do business with people you don’t like” – Jeremy Moon

“I’m good at asking the right questions and getting people to help” – Jeremy Moon

“I seek out people who inspire me” – Jeremy Moon

“Adventure is the same as innovation – seeking New + Better” – Jeremy Moon

“Adventure teaches you something to be a better person” – Jeremy Moon

“Adventure reminds you what it is like to be a human being” – Jeremy Moon

“We are on a quest to find our inner truth, and business is a great opportunity to do that” – Jeremy Moon

“Icebreaker is the story of what New Zealand is known for: nature, adventure, and sheep, told in a fresh way”- Jeremy Moon

What you will learn in this episode:

-The key traits of a successful founder

-How word of mouth marketing helped grow icebreaker to 45 countries

-How Jeremy decided to found Icebreaker

-The keys to ethical manufacturing and social policies

-How to be transparent about your business process

-How clothing effects the electrochemistry of the human body

-How merino wool works as an ideal clothing fiber

-How to surround yourself with the right people to inspire and teach you

-How travel influenced Jeremy’s business development

Continue the adventure:

JeremyMoon.me

Icebreaker

Deepak Chopra

Sir Peter James Blake, one of Jeremy’s heroes, won the America’s cup for New Zealand, and wore a prototype Icebreaker top and leggings for 40 days and nights in a row while setting a world circumnavigation record.

Thanks Jeremy Moon!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Jeremy know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Jeremy via Icebreaker on Twitter!

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 044 | Aaron Hurst | The Purpose Economy
AOA 024 | Rachel Faller | Environmentally and Socially Responsible Fashion
AOA 065 | Andy McLean | Social Entrepreneurship And Global Citizenship

Did you enjoy the episode?

Jeremy is really easy to talk with, and clearly on top of his game. I was really impressed that he was able to grow Icebreaker entirely through word of mouth and the outdoor shops that sell his garments. How can you increase sustainability or word of mouth interest in your business?

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AOA 067 | Matt Prior | Adventure Academy
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AOA 067 | Matt Prior | Adventure Academy

“Adventure is the pursuit of curiosity…I always follow my curiosity” – Matt Prior

Matt Prior is a world record holder for the Highest Altitude Reached by a Taxi – 17,143ft. A former fighter jet pilot, an adventurer, and photographer. He recently just completed the world’s first circumnavigation of Lake Baikal, in winter, on the ice, in a WWII era motorbike.

I really wanted to have him on the show to talk about his newest venture, the Matt Prior Adventure Academy, which is a new niche of adventure tourism that combines expert coaching with an over-land travel expedition in Indonesia.

In this episode, Matt and I find out that we have a lot in common, including a childhood obsession with staring at maps, exploring the extremes of earth, and the pursuit of curiosity.

In the episode we get into a lot of travel and expedition specifics including partnering with sponsors and navigating tricky border crossings. Then we get into how he started the adventure academy, how he tested it, and captures feedback, and how the whole trip is run. This is a great episode for anyone who loves adventure travel or wants to put on live events!

Matt Prior Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“I’m curious about the extremes of the world” – Matt Prior

“The more you plan and the more rigid you are, it takes away from your experience” – Matt Prior

“Adventure is the pursuit of curiosity…I always follow my curiosity” – Matt Prior

“My first Mongolia trip made me look at the world differently” – Matt Prior

“Don’t ask for cash from sponsors, imagine what they want” – Matt Prior

“We were basically strangers going off into the wilderness” – Matt Prior

“I’m convinced people are bored of generic travel” – Matt Prior

“People love watching crazy expeditions” – Matt Prior

“I help people with not just the ‘what’ but the ‘how’ and tailor for individual needs” – Matt Prior

“Human beings remember experiences” – Matt Prior

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to get sponsors for anything and everything for an expedition

-How to approach those sponsors

-How to document your adventures

-How to deal with tricky border crossings (and Matt’s experience in Turkmenistan)

-Why Matt created the Matt Prior Adventure Academy

-How to sell/fill your live event

-How to test a live event and get good feedback

-How to find your target market for live events or travel experiences

-How to add value to your live event customer experience

Continue the Adventure:

Matt Prior’s website

Matt Prior Adventure Academy

Matt’s amazing adventure photos on Flickr

Thanks Matt Prior!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Matt know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Matt on Twitter

Lake Baikal Circumnavigate

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 060 | Dave Cornthwaite | Say Yes To Adventure
AOA 057 | Andy Austin | The Art Of Adventure Selfies
AOA 054 | Natalie Sisson | Take Your Business Anywhere With The Suitcase Entrepreneur
AOA 055 | Ladan Jiracek | Travel Wisdom From 80 Countries

Did you enjoy the episode?

Matt and I hit it off right away, and I really got a lot out of how he ran his big adventures with a super low budget through finding the right sponsors. I also super excited for how his adventure academy progresses as a tourism niche. Do you have any expeditions coming up? What was your biggest takeaway from the episode? How will this help you approach sponsors, plan trips, or run your live event? Please share in the comments section below as I’d love to hear from you.

Matt Prior Taxi World RecordEverest Base Camp Road On The World Record Taxi Run

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AOA 066 | Dale Thomas Vaughn | Purposeful Masculinity
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AOA 066 | Dale Thomas Vaughn | Purposeful Masculinity

“Adventure is one of the pillars of masculinity” – Dale Thomas Vaughn

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure Podcast is an adventurer in his own right. He has run with the bulls in Pamplona, walked the 500 mile Camino del Santiago pilgrimage, written bestselling books, and become a certified wine expert.

Dale Thomas Vaughn is an editor at the Good Men Project, and is the founder of the The Empower Mentorship Institute.

In this episode, we discuss the current global crisis in masculine identity, where it comes from, and what to do about it. We talk about setting yourself up with men and women in your life who can hold you accountable, how to create emotional connections with male friends, how to discover your purpose and use it a a lever to achieve goals, and how to use unconscious immersion to achieve goals in just 6 weeks.

Dale Thomas Vaughn Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Men are behind compared to the feminist movement” – Dale Thomas Vaughn

“How do I give the most of me?” – Dale Thomas Vaughn

“Adventure is one of the pillars of masculinity” – Dale Thomas Vaughn

“Adventure is a phase of life we need to incorporate” – Dale Thomas Vaughn

“Adventure is going from the comfort zone to the edge of discomfort” – Dale Thomas Vaughn

“Your purpose helps establish your feeling of significance” – Dale Thomas Vaughn

What you will learn in this episode:

-The number one problem men come to Dale for help with

-How to find good men you can trust

-The best 7 word phrase to connect with your friends

-How men and women can provide accountability

-What is the “80 Year Old Self” interview and how to use it

-The history of masculinity and why there is a crisis today

-What is masculinity

-The ideal length of time for goal setting projects

-The three step process to using your purpose to

-The full immersion secret to achieveing goals

Continue the adventure:

DaleThomasVaughn.com

Dale’s editor page at the Good Men Project

The Empower Mentorship Institute

The Good Life Plan for Men: Go Beyond Goal-Setting, Take the 5 Essential Steps to Find & Fulfill Your Good Life (Volume 1)

 

Thanks Dale Thomas Vaughn!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Dale know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

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AOA 039 | Jesse Krieger | Focus On Your Area Of Genius
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 030 | Dave Booda | Exploring Creativity and Relationships

Did you enjoy the episode?
Dale is a man who clearly cares about the well being of his fellow men. He introduced us to three exercises, two of which have become a couple of my favorites – the 80 year old self interview, and the 7 words for your friends: “Your friendship means a lot to me”. Powerful stuff… which exercises or aspects of masculinity resonated with you the most? Please share in the comments section below as I’d love to hear from you.

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AOA 065 | Andy McLean | Social Entrepreneurship And Global Citizenship
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AOA 065 | Andy McLean | Social Entrepreneurship And Global Citizenship

“Social change takes leadership” – Andy McLean

You want to make a difference right? But where to start? Should you donate time or money? Should you start a charity or a social enterprise? Should you donate your business profits like 1% for the planet or donate products like Tom’s shoes?

If you are traveling to a developing country, what is your impact on the environment and culture? What do people want help with? Building schools? Cleaning up the trash? Helping people with medicine?

These are some of the big important questions we cover in this episode of the Art of Adventure podcast

I met my guest, Andy McLean, in Bali where he is working on several social change initiatives.

 

Andy Mclean Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“It shouldn’t take a tragic situation to take spur action” – Andy McLean

“Ask yourself ‘Is my business suitable for social entrepreneurship?'” – Andy McLean

“Social change takes leadership” – Andy McLean

“What is the local appetite for social change?” – Andy McLean

“Adventure is when you feel like a pioneer” – Andy McLean

“Social change starts with promotion of what is already available” – Andy McLean

“We want to be wary of setting a tone that says ‘we know better'” – Andy McLean

 

What you will learn in this episode:

-The difference between creating shared value vs. giving

-How to know what causes to prioritize

-The weak vs. strong approach to social change

-How to build charitable cause into your community or business

-How to use crowdfunding for social causes

-How to find your community as a nomad

-How Andy’s goal to do social good in Bali has progressed and his biggest learnings

-How to partner with the right local leaders

Continue the adventure:

The Better Bali Project

Derek’s Charity:Water campaign

Thanks Andy McLean!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Andy know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Andy on Twitter

 

Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 024 | Rachel Faller | Environmentally and Socially Responsible Fashion
AOA 028 | Bjork Ostrom | Building a Tribe With Food Blogger Pro and Pinch of Yum
AOA 033 | Business Secrets From South East Asia

Did you enjoy the episode:
This show was a little bit of a different format, did you enjoy the discussion? What do you think are the most important consideration as an entrepreneur? How about as a digital nomad? How do you chose to contribute to the world?

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AOA 064 | Erin Blaskie | Behind The Scenes Of Brand Storytelling
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AOA 064 | Erin Blaskie | Behind The Scenes Of Brand Storytelling

“I’m in a passionate love affair with life!” – Erin Blaskie

It all started back in 1980’s when her dad gave her a commodore 64 computer. She would play business with her sister, where she got to be the CEO and her sister the secretary.

Today we have the fun and engaging Erin Blaskie as a guest on the Art of Adventure Podcast to explore the world of brand storytelling.

Another recent guest, Michael Margolis, told me I had to check out Erin’s work around storytelling, because she changed his mind about the power of social media.

Erin is an author of multiple books, was named a Forbes Inspiring Female Founder to Follow in 2012, she has been an online video host for Butterscotch.tv, and co-hosted the Macgasm video podcast.

Erin has controlled her destiny as the founder of her businesses for over a decade, she will teach us how to get your audience to make an emotional deposit into your project so they become fans for life!

Erin Blaskie Art of Adventure

Quotes

“I’m in a passionate love affair with life” – Erin Blaskie

“Bring people along on your journey” – Erin Blaskie

“Share a photo and say ‘guess what I’m about to make?'” – Erin Blaskie

“Err on the side of being an over-sharer” – Erin Blaskie

“People are naturally curious about what you are working on” – Erin Blaskie

“Let people voice their opinions” – Erin Blaskie

“I wish for more open dialogue – emotional and heartfelt connections” – Erin Blaskie

“I want the world to have more tolerance for imperfection” – Erin Blaskie

“Adventure is when I have deviated from the norm in a moment, that leads me to experience something where my whole body is vibrating” – Erin Blaskie

What you will learn in this episode:

-The marketing secrets to the most successful video game launch ever – Destiny

-The secret to the popularity of Pat Flynn’s monthly income reports

-How to look at brand storytelling as a time line

-How to create authentic connection with your fans

-How to give a window into your work to pique curiosity

-Erin’s favorite storytelling platforms

-How and why to share why you do what you do

-How to get your audience to make an emotional deposit into your project

Continue the Adventure:

ErinBlaskie.com

Erin’s epic 95 slide Slideshare on brand storytelling

Erin’s books:

Destiny: A Love Story About a Video Game, Marketing and Storytelling

Started on Commodore: The Five Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned as an Entrepreneur

Thanks Erin Blaskie!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Erin know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

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Support the Art of Adventure!

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 056 | Michael Margolis | Storytelling For Business
AOA 031 | Shane Snow | Smartcuts and Storytelling
AOA 037 | Louis Jebb | Virtual Reality and Immersive News
AOA 057 | Andy Austin | The Art Of Adventure Selfies
AOA008: Personal Branding and Expanding Your Reach With Navid Moazzez

Did you enjoy the episode?
Erin is great, a really enthusiastic individual, and fun to talk to. She makes a good case for why you should share behind the scenes work for what you are doing, and how to talk about why you are doing your work. What are you inspired to go share? Please share in the comments section below as I’d love to hear from you.

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AOA 063 | Janine Newberry | Using Feedback To Find Your Niche
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AOA 063 | Janine Newberry | Using Feedback To Find Your Niche

“Ask your friends what they would come to you for advice on”- Janine Newberry

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure is a model, self made millionaire, real estate investor, and lifestyle and health coach. She has also been at TV personality in the UK and sold a successful cleaning business.

Ever thought you would like to be a model? With the sequel to one of my favorite movies, Zoolander, in the works, listen in to find out what the modeling life is really like.

Another good friend and entrepreneur I met in Bali, Janine Newberry takes us through the process of using feedback, coaching, and mentoring to find the perfect business or coaching niche for you.

Janine takes us through her process for parlaying success in one area of life to kick start ventures in your next ecosystem (modeling to TV to real estate to coaching)

Janine Newberry Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Let go of being in control all the time” – Janine Newberry

“I wish for everyone to have the courage to be who they want to be”- Janine Newberry

“Adventure is what is new and fresh and makes you excited”- Janine Newberry

“Adventure is pushing through your limitations and seeing what happens”- Janine Newberry

“You can’t afford not to hire a coach”- Janine Newberry

“Ask your friends what they would come to you for advice on”- Janine Newberry

What you will learn in this episode:

-The two most common problems Janine encounters as a coach, and how to solve them

-How and why to set relationship criteria

-How to measure your comfort zone using the ‘bullseye’ approach

-What the two types of fear are

-How mind mapping saved Janine months of book planning

-The inside scoop on how to have a successful modeling career

-How to find your niche by discovering the themes in your life

Continue the Adventure:

JanineNewberry.com

The Janine Newberry official Facebook page

Introducing NLP: Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Janine Newberry Sweater Derek Loudermilk

Thanks Janine Newberry!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Janine know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Janine on Twitter

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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You might also like these episodes:

AOA 048 | David Wood | Get Paid For Who You Are: Part 1 – Coaching
AOA 041 | Nicole Lapin | Get Your Financial Life Together!
AOA 015 | Addikted to Entrepreneurship with Bethany Londyn

Did you enjoy the episode?:

What was your biggest takeaway? Janine used key feedback from her friends to help her figure out her coaching niche. How will you get feedback or if you have already, how did it help you define your niche better? Please share in the comments section below as I’d love to hear from you.

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AOA 062 | Jason Zook | Exercise Your Creative Muscle To Make Millions
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AOA 062 | Jason Zook | Exercise Your Creative Muscle To Make Millions

“My best ideas come in moments of stillness”

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast has made a name for himself by thinking outside the box with unconventional and creative business ideas and marketing strategies.

He is the man behind IWearYourShirt.com, a million dollar business where he got paid to wear t-shirts for a living.

He has changed his name more than Prince: Jason Zook (rhymes with ‘look’), was formerly known as Jason Sadler, Jason HeadsetsDotCom and Jason SurfrApp.

In 2014, he self-published his book Creativity For Sale by crowd-sourcing over $75,000 worth of sponsorships before the book was even written.

This episode is all about how to exercise your creative muscle, take action, and have fun making money.

jason zook Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“NO is another opportunity to hear yes” – Jason Zook

“You don’t get what you don’t ask for” – Jason Zook

“I want people to feel the empowering feeling of getting something into the world” – Jason Zook

“Follow your effort, not your passion” – Jason Zook

“Adventure is realizing a big dream” – Jason Zook

“If could add anything to the world, I would bring Steven Jobs back and add another Elon Musk” – Jason Zook

“Take a photo of you with your favorite author’s book and send it to them” – Jason Zook

“The first ‘weakness’ I outsource is to pay for a good designer” – Jason Zook

“My best ideas come in moments of stillness” – Jason Zook

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to tone and build your creative muscle

-“Hacktics” – hacks and tactics to help you take action

-What Jason’s greatest strength is

-How Jason funded his podcast with a product bundle

-Why you should make yourself accessible to help others

-How to find your unifying theme

-How to get over self doubt and get used to rejection

-Jason’s favorite pricing model and how it works

-Plus much more…

Continue the Adventure:

Jason Does Stuff – for all Jason’s past and current projects

Author at The Next Web

Creativity For Sale: How I Made $1,000,000 Wearing T-Shirts And How You Can Turn Your Passion Into Profit, Too

Thanks Jason Zook!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Jason know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Jason on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 031 | Shane Snow | Smartcuts and Storytelling
AOA 039 | Jesse Krieger | Focus On Your Area Of Genius
AOA 025 | Steve Daar | Profit Hacking For Web Entrepreneurs
AOA 020 | Scott Morrison | The World Of Sponsorship

Did you enjoy the episode?:
What was your biggest takeaway? How are you using creativity to make money right now? What is the craziest creative business idea you have heard of? Please share in the comments section below as I’d love to hear from you.

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AOA 061 | Steven Essa | Creating Kickass Webinars
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AOA 061 | Steven Essa | Creating Kickass Webinars

Do you love adventure and entrepreneurship? So do I! In fact, I have an amazing retreat coming up in Bali! Find out more here.

ave you even been really surprised to find out that some ‘trivial’ piece of information you know ended up being really important to someone else? I find this every day when people ask me about presenting or podcasting or how to start a business. The moral is…people want to learn what you know!

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is a great facilitator of helping teachers and creators sell what they know.

Steven Essa is one of the world’s leading trainers on how make great webinars that help you sell your knowledge, in the form of an online course, training, coaching, product, etc.

He has a great story in this episode about how at his live two day events, he will spend one day teaching about webinars, pick someone from the audience, set up a webinar for them, and the next day run the webinar live and create $2,000 – $23,000 in sales. Clearly this is a powerful tool.

I couldn’t believe the amount of improvisation Steven did around the “test case” webinar we were referring to in the episode, which is an actual webinar that I want to give next week for scientists and grad students about presenting skills. He is so pro, he even came up with the patented “cheeky grin technique” for being more charismatic when you are presenting. It was like witnessing Don Draper in action.

If you are someone who already has a course, training, or coaching, or you want to get into teaching others what you know, this episode will blow your socks off with how powerful and easy it is to run a webinar and get people what they need.

Steven Essa Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Content is number one – you have to deliver amazing information” – Steven Essa

“You can’t say the wrong thing to the right person” – Steven Essa

“People want to be led, you can order them to participate” – Steven Essa

“Tell the story of what led you to teach this webinar today” – Steven Essa

 

What you will learn in this episode:

-The tested framework for the most successful webinars

-How to come up with a great webinar title

-How to tell the story of yourself and why you are doing the webinar

-How to describe who the webinar is for

-How to talk about the benefits of your product or course at the end of the webinar

-How to craft the perfect call to action

-How to set prices

-How to work towards higher priced products ($10,000 course or coaching)

Mentioned in this episode:

The X 10 Effect

StevenEssa.com

An example of Steven doing a live training:

Thanks Steven Essa!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Steven know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thanks Steven on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 048 | David Wood | Get Paid For Who You Are: Part 1 – Coaching
AOA 049 | David Wood | Make Money While You Sleep: Creating Products (Part II)
AOA 059 | Millionaire Mindset: Habits For A Rich Life
AOA 028 | Bjork Ostrom | Building a Tribe With Food Blogger Pro and Pinch of Yum

Did you enjoy the episode?

Steven did an amazing job rolling with our example of creating a course for scientists about how to present better. He makes webinars sound so easy to do – what do you already know that you could generate income from selling?

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AOA 060 | Dave Cornthwaite | Say Yes To Adventure
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AOA 060 | Dave Cornthwaite | Say Yes To Adventure

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure Podcast is 11/25 of the way through his quest to complete 25 journeys of a thousand miles or more, each via a different mode of non motorized transport. I was really excited to hear that one of his favorite journeys so far ended in my hometown of St. Louis!

Dave Cornthwaite has swum the length of the Missouri River and paddle boarded the Mississippi. He has also written three books, entertained audiences on six continents, broken eight world records, and is the founder of www.SayYesMore.com.

His new project “Out of Office” takes him around to amazing “office” locations around the world. The only stipulation is that he is not allowed to plan anything more than 10 days in advance, and he barters for all his lodging, food, and transport.

I caught up with Dave at Bambu Indah, a boutique luxury eco lodge here in Ubud where he was making a video about the place. Check it out, it’s pretty epic.

Dave is a really down to earth guy, and a great story teller, I appreciate how thoughtful and real he was in this interview.

Dave Cornthwaite Art of adventure

Quotes:

“Just say yes more”- Dave Cornthwaite

“I’m always with friends, even if I’m with people I just met” – Dave Cornthwaite

“Feeling small [compared to the universe] takes the pressure off” – Dave Cornthwaite

“Give yourself a chance to not just simply exist”- Dave Cornthwaite

“How can the mindset of our future leaders be more positive?”- Dave Cornthwaite

“I’m interested in being a more resilient, interesting person”- Dave Cornthwaite

“Quests are a helpful way to be a productive Human”- Dave Cornthwaite

“Responsibility is ever so dangerous”- Dave Cornthwaite

“The most important thing you can do is understand your skills”- Dave Cornthwaite

“Recuperating from a big quest in a new place is really helpful” -Dave Cornthwaite

“Adventure is doing new things, but success is being content with what happens”-Dave Cornthwaite

“Write to me and tell me what you want to go do, and I will encourage you!”-Dave Cornthwaite

Dave Cornthwaite Bambu IndahDave gazing out from Bambu Indah after our interview

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to barter your skills for food, lodging, and transport

-The adventurer’s videography tools: iPhones and photography drones

-How to use goals and quests to be more productive

-How to get paid to go on adventures

-How to minimize your living expenses

-How to learn what you are good at

-What are the dangers of responsibility

Mentioned in this episode:

davecornthwaite.com

Dave’s books:

Life in the Slow Lane: A patient quest for adventure

Date: The diary of one man’s ultimate dating challenge

BoardFree: The Story of an Incredible Skateboard Journey Across Australia

Thanks Dave Cornthwaite!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Dave know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Dave on Twitter

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 054 | Natalie Sisson | Take Your Business Anywhere With The Suitcase Entrepreneur
AOA 058 | Jasper Ribbers | Get Paid For Your Pad On Airbnb
AOA 055 | Ladan Jiracek | Travel Wisdom From 80 Countries
AOA 052 | Ben Keene | Creating Tribes Around The World
AOA 057 | Andy Austin | The Art Of Adventure Selfies

Did you enjoy the episode?

Dave believes that being the best version of him self will shine a light for others to follow. What can you do to inspire people through your actions? Will you be one of the 200 people that Dave helps start a new adventure?

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AOA 059 | Millionaire Mindset: Habits For A Rich Life
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AOA 059 | Millionaire Mindset: Habits For A Rich Life

Welcome to another solo round of The Art of Adventure Podcast! Lots of folks have been asking me to do an episode on millionaires and the rich mindset for a while, so here you go!

This episode comes after a multi year study of dozens of books about millionaires and the rich. Now that I have the privilege of interacting with millionaires on a daily basis, I have distilled down some of the major commonalities from the top books and my mentors.

Some of these books are a hundred or more years old! Some of them are quite recent. While the shape of wealth and business is constantly shifting, I hope to share some of the lasting truisms of wealth as I understand them.

I’m not a millionaire yet so I can’t back these ideas up with my own proof, they are simply a collection of observations and ideas that I have seen and try to cultivate for myself.

Art of Adventure Millionaire

Mindset
You might recognize this as one of the top themes from the first 50 episodes. Get comfortable being uncomfortable so you can make a big ask or go out on a limb when you need to.  Results come from action, which comes from whether you decide to take action, so before anything can happen you have to think it. The right mindset also means having a purpose – a reason why you are doing something, and a clear image of what it will look like. You would never build a building without a plan, so what is your blueprint for success?  Also, you have to believe you deserve the wealth you seek.

You have to actually deserve it.
Beyond believing you deserve the good life…from what I have seen, nobody is getting wealthy that didn’t deserve it, i.e. they solved a big problem or helped a lot of people solve theirs.  If you help make a ton of people rich, you will probably get rich too. If you solve a lot of problems, you will probably get rich.

Creative solutions, lots of ideas
Because rich people have broad and deep knowledge and are not operating from a place of fear, their solutions to problems are creative (remember when you made creative deals in monopoly?) and that is a great way to uncover huge value that is closed to others. Giving good ideas away helps everyone and makes you valuable. When you have plenty of ideas (i.e. practice brainstorming) you come not from a place of fear, but from a place of abundance. Try thinking “How can I have my cake and eat it to?”

Learn rich social skills
People like people similar to them. Most rich people are ridiculously positive.  You can be positive too! Learn where rich people hang out so you can meet them there. Learn the things they like to do and think about: travel, charity, playing chess, tennis, cycling, investing, entrepreneurship, etc., so you have something to talk to them about.  Rich people like to talk about big ideas, not gossip about people or talk material possessions, so practice talking about ideas every day. Maybe try not complaining too.

Setting good habits as a foundation.
If you spend more of your time doing useful, productive, money making activities than not, you can build wealth. This usually means cutting out some nonsense time when you are consuming rather than creating. You need to always have a sharp prepared mind and body, so when you sleep well, eat well, relax and fully rest, it means you can work harder when you need to, duh. For the important relationships in your life – set up a habit and a schedule to think about them and get in touch with them.

Your surroundings are important
Your physical location brings you into contact with different people and ideas. The places you go on the internet bring the same contact. If you need to physically move to a new city or get new friends or stop going to certain sites on the internet, then by all means do it. You should be picky about what you let in to your life, because that is what will fill your mind, remember how thoughts come before actions and results!

Buy assets that pay you
Liabilities make you pay for them, assets pay you. An asset could be anything from investment real estate, microlending, dividending stocks, to owning pinball machines. On the flip side if you spend your money on a car, it is a liability: a car doesn’t pay you and you have to keep paying for gas and repairs. Buy things that make you money while you sleep. While you are at it, make sure to spend less then you earn (and don’t forget earning more is part of that equation!).

Set short, mid, and long term goals with deadlines
You can always change your goals, but set them. Lots of people do one part of this well: maybe people have good short term goals (save an extra $300 this month) or maybe they set some new years resolutions or they have a purchase they want to save up for. Go a little bit deeper: give yourself a 1,3,5 and 20 year goal planing session. Think about your life’s work and the legacy you want to leave. If you don’t know where you are headed, then it doesn’t really matter what you do.  I have changed my goals a few times, and that is ok.

When you are doing work on yourself you are doing work on the world
Billionaires like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates want their superpower to be able to read faster (so they can learn more and be better versions of themselves). Rich folks believe they can and should be constantly improving their knowledge, relationships with others, valuable skills, and health. The better family member, friend, leader, and employee you can be for everyone else, the more you should be rewarded financially.

Gratitude
A big recurring theme for millionaires is gratitude. Most rich folks did become wealthy on their own and they are thankful for opportunities, fiends, collaborators, good fortune, etc. that allowed them to get to where they are. Because of this gratitude, rich people are some of the most charitable people and love helping others. Gratitude also helps them maintain a good mindset – millionaires know they can earn more when they need to.

Know your value and how to talk about it
You know how often people ask you what you do at a party? Wealthy people often have something interesting to say that gets others to lean in and say “tell me more!”  Many millionaires are the boss/employer, but if they ever need a job, they are clear about the reasons why someone would want to hire them.  Millionaires know their strengths and best roles. Because rich people know just how they can help others, they are not afraid to promote that fact.

Build the right relationships
Find the right mentors, business partners, friends, lovers and cultivate strong relationships.  Mentors or coaches give you the specific knowledge you need at just the right time, without you having to wade through years worth of research to find out.  If you want to build a house or start a business or change something in your community, knowing the mayor, an architect, or a lawyer can be essential. Grow your network and community before you ever need it!

The Books:

Here is the list of Millionaire and Rich related books that I referenced for this episode. Warning! This is a lot of books! Don’t read them all. I have put them in order of how frequently I refer back to them. You will probably have everything you need from these show notes and podcast episode to get you started.

How Rich People Think

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class

The Science of Getting Rich (A Thrifty Book)

Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals

Think and Grow Rich

The Millionaire Master Plan: Your Personalized Path to Financial Success

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Secret Code of Success: 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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This episode is also brought to you by Red Revive! We have an amazing new partner and are offering a special sale for Art of Adventure listeners – click here for 30% off!

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Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 017 | The Mindset Of Building A Six Figure Acupuncture Practice With Alyssa Dazet
AOA 033 | Business Secrets From South East Asia
AOA 050 | 50 Shades Of Adventure: The Best Ideas From The First 50 Episodes

Did you enjoy the episode?
It was a lot of fun for me to go back through all these books and interviews and pick out my favorite themes. I had a list of about 50 ideas that I combined and cut down to these 12. Which one do you think is the most important? Are there any that you disagree with? Can you think of anything major I left out?

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AOA 059 | Millionaire Mindset: Habits For A Rich Life
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AOA 059 | Millionaire Mindset: Habits For A Rich Life

Welcome to another solo round of The Art of Adventure Podcast! Lots of folks have been asking me to do an episode on millionaires and the rich mindset for a while, so here you go!

This episode comes after a multi year study of dozens of books about millionaires and the rich. Now that I have the privilege of interacting with millionaires on a daily basis, I have distilled down some of the major commonalities from the top books and my mentors.

Some of these books are a hundred or more years old! Some of them are quite recent. While the shape of wealth and business is constantly shifting, I hope to share some of the lasting truisms of wealth as I understand them.

I’m not a millionaire yet so I can’t back these ideas up with my own proof, they are simply a collection of observations and ideas that I have seen and try to cultivate for myself.

Art of Adventure Millionaire

Mindset
You might recognize this as one of the top themes from the first 50 episodes. Get comfortable being uncomfortable so you can make a big ask or go out on a limb when you need to.  Results come from action, which comes from whether you decide to take action, so before anything can happen you have to think it. The right mindset also means having a purpose – a reason why you are doing something, and a clear image of what it will look like. You would never build a building without a plan, so what is your blueprint for success?  Also, you have to believe you deserve the wealth you seek.

You have to actually deserve it.
Beyond believing you deserve the good life…from what I have seen, nobody is getting wealthy that didn’t deserve it, i.e. they solved a big problem or helped a lot of people solve theirs.  If you help make a ton of people rich, you will probably get rich too. If you solve a lot of problems, you will probably get rich.

Creative solutions, lots of ideas
Because rich people have broad and deep knowledge and are not operating from a place of fear, their solutions to problems are creative (remember when you made creative deals in monopoly?) and that is a great way to uncover huge value that is closed to others. Giving good ideas away helps everyone and makes you valuable. When you have plenty of ideas (i.e. practice brainstorming) you come not from a place of fear, but from a place of abundance. Try thinking “How can I have my cake and eat it to?”

Learn rich social skills
People like people similar to them. Most rich people are ridiculously positive.  You can be positive too! Learn where rich people hang out so you can meet them there. Learn the things they like to do and think about: travel, charity, playing chess, tennis, cycling, investing, entrepreneurship, etc., so you have something to talk to them about.  Rich people like to talk about big ideas, not gossip about people or talk material possessions, so practice talking about ideas every day. Maybe try not complaining too.

Setting good habits as a foundation.
If you spend more of your time doing useful, productive, money making activities than not, you can build wealth. This usually means cutting out some nonsense time when you are consuming rather than creating. You need to always have a sharp prepared mind and body, so when you sleep well, eat well, relax and fully rest, it means you can work harder when you need to, duh. For the important relationships in your life – set up a habit and a schedule to think about them and get in touch with them.

Your surroundings are important
Your physical location brings you into contact with different people and ideas. The places you go on the internet bring the same contact. If you need to physically move to a new city or get new friends or stop going to certain sites on the internet, then by all means do it. You should be picky about what you let in to your life, because that is what will fill your mind, remember how thoughts come before actions and results!

Buy assets that pay you
Liabilities make you pay for them, assets pay you. An asset could be anything from investment real estate, microlending, dividending stocks, to owning pinball machines. On the flip side if you spend your money on a car, it is a liability: a car doesn’t pay you and you have to keep paying for gas and repairs. Buy things that make you money while you sleep. While you are at it, make sure to spend less then you earn (and don’t forget earning more is part of that equation!).

Set short, mid, and long term goals with deadlines
You can always change your goals, but set them. Lots of people do one part of this well: maybe people have good short term goals (save an extra $300 this month) or maybe they set some new years resolutions or they have a purchase they want to save up for. Go a little bit deeper: give yourself a 1,3,5 and 20 year goal planing session. Think about your life’s work and the legacy you want to leave. If you don’t know where you are headed, then it doesn’t really matter what you do.  I have changed my goals a few times, and that is ok.

When you are doing work on yourself you are doing work on the world
Billionaires like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates want their superpower to be able to read faster (so they can learn more and be better versions of themselves). Rich folks believe they can and should be constantly improving their knowledge, relationships with others, valuable skills, and health. The better family member, friend, leader, and employee you can be for everyone else, the more you should be rewarded financially.

Gratitude
A big recurring theme for millionaires is gratitude. Most rich folks did become wealthy on their own and they are thankful for opportunities, fiends, collaborators, good fortune, etc. that allowed them to get to where they are. Because of this gratitude, rich people are some of the most charitable people and love helping others. Gratitude also helps them maintain a good mindset – millionaires know they can earn more when they need to.

Know your value and how to talk about it
You know how often people ask you what you do at a party? Wealthy people often have something interesting to say that gets others to lean in and say “tell me more!”  Many millionaires are the boss/employer, but if they ever need a job, they are clear about the reasons why someone would want to hire them.  Millionaires know their strengths and best roles. Because rich people know just how they can help others, they are not afraid to promote that fact.

Build the right relationships
Find the right mentors, business partners, friends, lovers and cultivate strong relationships.  Mentors or coaches give you the specific knowledge you need at just the right time, without you having to wade through years worth of research to find out.  If you want to build a house or start a business or change something in your community, knowing the mayor, an architect, or a lawyer can be essential. Grow your network and community before you ever need it!

The Books:

Here is the list of Millionaire and Rich related books that I referenced for this episode. Warning! This is a lot of books! Don’t read them all. I have put them in order of how frequently I refer back to them. You will probably have everything you need from these show notes and podcast episode to get you started.

How Rich People Think

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and the Middle Class

The Science of Getting Rich (A Thrifty Book)

Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals

Think and Grow Rich

The Millionaire Master Plan: Your Personalized Path to Financial Success

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Secret Code of Success: 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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This episode is also brought to you by Red Revive! We have an amazing new partner and are offering a special sale for Art of Adventure listeners – click here for 30% off!

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Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 017 | The Mindset Of Building A Six Figure Acupuncture Practice With Alyssa Dazet
AOA 033 | Business Secrets From South East Asia
AOA 050 | 50 Shades Of Adventure: The Best Ideas From The First 50 Episodes

Did you enjoy the episode?
It was a lot of fun for me to go back through all these books and interviews and pick out my favorite themes. I had a list of about 50 ideas that I combined and cut down to these 12. Which one do you think is the most important? Are there any that you disagree with? Can you think of anything major I left out?

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AOA 058 | Jasper Ribbers | Get Paid For Your Pad On Airbnb
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AOA 058 | Jasper Ribbers | Get Paid For Your Pad On Airbnb

Do you live somewhere? Do you sometimes leave or have an extra room? You can be making bank by renting your house or apartment on Airbnb!

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure Podcast has spent the last several years traveling the world to over 50 countries and having amazing adventures. Jasper Ribbers currently funds his travels by renting out his apartment in Amsterdam on Airbnb. He is the author of Get Paid For Your Pad, and host of the podcast of the same name.

I first met Jasper when Natalie Sisson (guest on episode 54), Nik Wood (who had me as the first guest on his new podcast), and I were hanging out together on Nyepi, the Balinese day of silence and he has kicking everyone’s butt in hearts. I had no idea how easy or lucrative it was to rent you place on Airbnb, but once I found out all the cool travel he was funding with his apartment, I had to get him on the show to tell us how!

As a bonus to AOA listeners, Jasper has given us access to his free PDF guide: Top Seven Tools for Airbnb hosts

Jasper Ribber Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Adventure is going to an unfamiliar place and not making any plans” – Jasper Ribbers

“If I could change the world, I would add free teleporting for everyone” – Jasper Ribbers

“I think a lot of people are looking for a more authentic experience” – Jasper Ribbers

What you will learn in this episode:

-How much money you can make on Airbnb

-How to get awesome pictures of your house

-How to write a catchy title for your listing

-How to create a great rental experience (hint: it start with communication!)

-Why picky guests give better feedback

-How to manage your listing and rentals with each guest

-How to write and enticing description for your listing

-How to assess the market in your neighborhood

Mentioned in this episode:

Jasper’s free PDF guide: Top Seven Tools for Airbnb hosts

Airbnb

Get Paid For Your Pad: How to Maximize Profit From Your Airbnb Listing

Get Paid For Your Pad

The Traveling Dutchman

Thanks Jasper Ribbers!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Jasper know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Jasper on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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This episode is also brought to you by Red Revive! We have an amazing new partner and are offering a special sale for Art of Adventure listeners – click here for 30% off!

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Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You might also like these episodes:
AOA 054 | Natalie Sisson | Take Your Business Anywhere With The Suitcase Entrepreneur
AOA 021 | Chris Taylor | Actionable Books and Deliberate Decision Making
AOA 052 | Ben Keene | Creating Tribes Around The World

Did you enjoy the episode?
Jasper is a great guy to hang out with in person and it’s no surprise that his guests rate him highly as well, because he clearly is well prepared and offers a top notch experience. Now that you know how easy it is to make money on Airbnb, will you list your room/apartment/house?

Don’t forget to download your free PDF guide from Jasper: Top Seven Tools for Airbnb hosts

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AOA 057 | Andy Austin | The Art Of Adventure Selfies
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AOA 057 | Andy Austin | The Art Of Adventure Selfies

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is an award winning adventure photographer, with a special style of photo he likes to call the “adventure selfie”.

I first met Andy Austin through a mutual photographer friend – Kacie Q, who helped me with my modeling portfolio last year, gotta love personal intros!

I’ve been following Andy’s work on Instagram for a while now, and I knew I had to get him on the podcast, because there were so many times I would see a cool picture with him in some epic landscape, and I wondered “how the heck did he take that?”

The upshot of this episode for me was to run out and buy a selfie stick and start taking my first iPhone videos, to download a couple new apps, and think about getting a tripod. You might be even more advanced and start setting up your own nighttime adventure selfies with a flash and a headlamp, like Andy’s famous Palisade Falls shot. Either way, this episode will surely up your adventure photography and photo storytelling game!

Andy Austin Art of Adventure

 

Quotes:

“Adventure is your own definition – just get out of your bubble” – Andy Austin

“How can you try to be different?”- Andy Austin

“What make the world beautiful is how different and unique everyone is” – Andy Austin

“Find that comfort zone and blow it out of the water!” – Andy Austin

 

What you will learn in this episode:

-What kinds of photos people buy

-What kinds of photos win awards

-What color jacket to wear in an adventure selfie

-How to set up a night time adventure selfie

-How photography fits in with your personal brand

-How to trade photography for lodging and travel

-How to enroll your audience in your story with a photo

-Specific gear and editing tips and tools

-How to use video the right way

Mentioned in this episode:

Peak Photography Montana

Andy’s Instagram

Andy’s Tumblr

Andy’s charity: Wheels of Change International

Andy’s favorite photography tools:
VSCO Cam App

Adobe Lightroom

Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Digital SLR Camera 

Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera 

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens 

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

Rokinon 24mm F/1.4 Aspherical Wide Angle Lens 

Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens 

Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash 

Manfrotto MKBFRC4-BH Befree carbon fiber tripod for travel photography 

Ben Canales’ Crater Lake Under The Stars Nat Geo Winning Selfie

Thanks Andy Austin!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Andy know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Andy on Twitter!

Andy Austin Pallisade FallsAndy’s award winning adventure selfie

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AOA 028 | Bjork Ostrom | Building a Tribe With Food Blogger Pro and Pinch of Yum
AOA004: How To Commit To Creative Authenticity with Zio Ziegler
AOA 015 | Addikted to Entrepreneurship with Bethany Londyn
AOA 032 | Johnny Freesh | Rapping and Raw food

Andy Austin Art of adventure red jacket

Did you enjoy the episode?
Andy is a great story teller and has lots of great tales from a life of travel. I know I rushed out and bought myself a selfie stick – what will you add to your photography set up?

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AOA 056 | Michael Margolis | Storytelling For Business
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AOA 056 | Michael Margolis | Storytelling For Business

Storytelling is one of those buzz words that is guaranteed to make me perk up my ears! I meet dozens of people every day on my travels and I am always trying to figure out the best way to tell my story.

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure Podcast is the founder of the world’s leading school for business storytelling, Get Storied. I first encountered Michael Margolis a couple years back when I was just starting the Art of Adventure blog, and I needed to figure out how to write a good bio (not too braggy, and not apologizing for who I am).

Then, while in grad school, I had several hours a day of time where I was peering into an electron microscope, so of course I got really into listening to The Moth, and Porchlight Storytelling Podcasts.

Michael has a really interesting back story about how he became a story teller including up and moving to a new continent from Switzerland when he was a nine.  He turned to storytelling to help overcome his fear of social rejection.

Make sure you listen close to find out the storytelling principle behind Michaels “Chocolate secret”, how sharing that he thinks chocolate is a food group encourages people to connect with him online (if you love chocolate like Michael and I, you should check out my search for the worlds best chocolate).

This episode is for adventurous entrepreneurs, digital nomads, authors, speakers, coaches, businesses with an online presence, or you simply want to get your message out to people in a way they can relate to.

Michael Margolis Art of Adventure

Quotes:

“Talk about what you are most curious about” – Michael Margolis

“We love passionate people”- Michael Margolis

“Speak from your place of inquiry” – Michael Margolis

“Remind your audience that they were right all along” – Michael Margolis

“The customer is the hero of your story” – Michael Margolis

“Storytelling is the source code of humanity” – Michael Margolis

“You can only take people as far as you have gone yourself” – Michael Margolis

“Everyone wants to know: are you selling to me or are you helping me?” – Michael Margolis

“Consider this: Before any business meeting, you have been Googled”- Michael Margolis

“Adventure is collecting experiences as a way to tell the stories we already know” – Michael Margolis

“We are experience seeking, storytelling machines” – Michael Margolis

“The more adventurous lives we lead, the better stories we can tell” – Michael Margolis

“We all have the power to tell stories that change our world” – Michael Margolis

What you will learn in this episode:

The four Cs of storytelling for business:
1. Character
2. Circumstance
3. Choice
4. Consequences

-How storytelling beats your greatest obstacle: disbelief

-How to create that “me too” moment – social lubricant

-How to write the first sentence in your bio to get people to say “tell me more”

-In business storytelling, answer Who, What, Who: Who you are, What you do, Who you serve

-How to connect your story with the fire in your belly

-How to shape your internal story that you tell yourself

-How to talk about yourself beyond bragging and apologizing

Mentioned in this episode:

Get Storied The world’s leading school for business storytelling

Believe Me: A Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators

Thanks Michael Margolis!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Michael know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Michael on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

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AOA 023 | Scott Young | Accelerated Learning and Big Ideas
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro
AOA 039 | Jesse Krieger | Focus On Your Area Of Genius

Did you enjoy the episode?
Michael is such a polished storyteller, and always willing to get real and share a lot about his life. How will you go and change your about page or the story you share with people about what you do?

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AOA 055 | Ladan Jiracek | Travel Wisdom From 80 Countries
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AOA 055 | Ladan Jiracek | Travel Wisdom From 80 Countries

Do you you have an itch to see a whole lot of this wide world, but don’t know where to start or don’t have a lot of money to do it?

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure has been to over 80 countries, and is the host of the Travel Widsom Podcast.

Ladan Jiracek and I first bonded over mountain biking and science, and in today’s show we talk about both of those, plus some of Ladan’s best advice to travelers on how to get started and how to travel on the cheap!

If you love travel and travel stories, or are thinking about setting off on a trip, this is the episode for you!

Ladan Jiracek Art of Adventure
Quotes:

“Pack lots of socks and underwear” – Ladan Jiracek

“Adventure is getting yourself in and out of trouble” – Ladan Jiracek

“Science is just messing around, but you write it down” – Ladan Jiracek

What you will learn in this episode:

-What holds people back from travel

-Travel as an educational tool

-The best tools and process to learn any language

-How Ladan got out of a tricky situaion in Romania

-Should you Air BRB or Couchsurf?

-What two travel items (besides socks and underwear) should you never leave home without?

-What open source government would look like

Mentioned in this episode:

travelwisdompodcast.com/

Air BNB

Couch Surfing

Duolingo

Travel Wisdom

Thanks Ladan Jiracek!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Ladan know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Ladan on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

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This episode is also brought to you by Red Revive! We have an amazing new partner and are offering a special sale for Art of Adventure listeners – click here for 30% off!

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You might also like these episodes:
AOA 054 | Natalie Sisson | Take Your Business Anywhere With The Suitcase Entrepreneur
AOA 052 | Ben Keene | Creating Tribes Around The World
AOA 030 | Dave Booda | Exploring Creativity and Relationships

Did you like the episode?
Ladan is a great storyteller, really fun and interesting dude. Are you inspired to hit the road? Where do you want to go next?

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AOA 054 | Natalie Sisson | Take Your Business Anywhere With The Suitcase Entrepreneur
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AOA 054 | Natalie Sisson | Take Your Business Anywhere With The Suitcase Entrepreneur

Do want to know what it takes to takes to run a profitable business from your laptop from anywhere in the world? Today’s guest will tell you how!

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure, Natalie Sisson has been running her multiple six figure income business from 69 countries around the world for the last 5 years! She truly embodies freedom in business and adventure in life and has been teaching thousands of people all over the world how to create this lifestyle for themselves.

I first met Natalie when we happened to be neighbors for a week in Bali! That week happened to coincide with Nyepi day, the Bailnese day of silence, when no one on the whole island is allowed to leave their house, light fires, no working, no traveling at all! And for those of you that know how busy Bali can be, things were eerily silent. We spent the day taking a digital detox, hanging out and playing games and talking cycling (!) and lifestyle with other podcaster/travelers Jasper Ribbers – The Traveling Dutchman, and Nik Wood – “The Life Athlete”.

This is the episode for you if are on the verge of starting your online business or side hustle, an entrepreneur wanting to take their business location independent, or if you simply want more freedom and flexibility in your life. Enjoy!

Natalie Sisson Art of Adventure

Quotes

“Freedom is unadultered joy” – Natalie Sisson

“You have to fight for freedom” – Natalie Sisson

“Who can I learn from today?” – Natalie Sisson

“Paint a picture of what you want your life to look like 3 years from now”- Natalie Sisson

“I want to conduct the first global study on freedom” – Natalie Sisson

“Adventure is stepping out your door, expecting the unexpected, and embracing it!” – Natalie Sisson

What you will learn in this episode:

-Why you should teach the skills you know

-Attributes of the most successful people

-How to invest in yourself

-How to achieve freedom

-How Natalie runs her business

-All about Natalie’s bicycle ride through the length of Africa

-What it takes to succeed as a digital nomad

Mentioned in this Episode:

Natalie’s FREE video training series on how to build a profitable lifestyle business:
The Freedom Plan

The Freedom Plan

SuitcaseEntrepreneur.com

The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life

Support the Art of Adventure!

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Thanks Natalie Sisson!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Natalie know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Natalie on Twitter!

You may also like these episodes:
AOA 021 | Chris Taylor | Actionable Books and Deliberate Decision Making

AOA 039 | Jesse Krieger | Focus On Your Area Of Genius

AOA008: Personal Branding and Expanding Your Reach With Navid Moazzez

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Natalie is the definition of a curious explorer, and I was pretty pleased she was able to share some advice directly for me and the Art of Adventure! What was the biggest thing you learned about taking your business on the road?

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AOA 053 | Colleen Schell | The Core Of Leadership
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AOA 053 | Colleen Schell | The Core Of Leadership

Do you want to be a leader in your field? Do you want people to talk about how awesome you are when you are not around? Do you want to get amazing results in your business and for other people? Today’s guest on The Art of Adventure Podcast will tell you how to do just that!

Colleen Schell was one of the first people I met when I moved to Bali. She was actually the neighbor of another friend who said “You have to meet Colleen, she is amazing!” I have gotten to know Colleen over the last six months here, and I can tell you that she makes everyone feel energized and inspired.

Colleen has spent the last decade training leaders in Emotional Intelligence at some of the world’s best companies like Intel and Google. Now she is working on a big new project around leadership, The Leadership Revolution.

I actually just took her live training course here in Ubud last week – “How to be a Freelancing Ninja” and it was incredible to watch her step in like Don Draper with just the right way to phrase an elevator pitch so that people would lean in and say “Tell me more!”

This episode will break down the core principles of what it takes to be a good leader. Make sure you listen to the end of the episode for Colleen’s challenge for AOA listeners!

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Quotes

“Adventure is being on the edge, creating something new” – Colleen Schell

“My wish for the world is that we would all have self love” – Colleen Schell

“Listen for the gold, listen to the emotion in the background” – Colleen Schell

“Success is correlated to the uncomfortable conversations you are willing to have” – Colleen Schell

“Listening elicits empathy” – Colleen Schell

“Leaders shift how others get results” – Colleen Schell

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to listen for the gold

-How to ask other people what they see that you could work on

-How to build respect

-How to shape the conversations people have about you

-How to make people become more interesting

-How to discover the belief systems running in your mind

-How to influence your world rather than have it influence you

Mentioned in this episode:

The Leadership Revolution

ColleenSchell.com

How to be a Freelancing Ninja

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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Thanks Colleen Schell!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Colleen know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Colleen on Twitter!

You may also like these episodes:
AOA 045 | Pam Ross | Building Trust Through Digital Fluency
AOA 046 | Linda Rottenberg | Crazy Is A Compliment: High Impact Entrepreneurship
AOA 040 | Erica Dhawan | Get Big Things Done With Connectional Intelligence

Did you enjoy the podcast?
Colleen is the kind of person that is able to make you feel like you are the most important person in the world! Which core principle of leadership will make the most difference in your life?

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AOA 052 | Ben Keene | Creating Tribes Around The World
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AOA 052 | Ben Keene | Creating Tribes Around The World

I first met today’s guest on the Art of Adventure after a talk he gave at a PechaKucha night in Ubud, Bali. We ran into each other at the coworking space here, Hubud, and I decided I really had to get him on the podcast!

Ben Keene is the founder of TribeWanted, initially a project where he and 2000 of his closest friends rented an island in Fiji for five years, which became a book and the subject of a BBC series, and now is a global project with tribes of entrepreneurs in many different countries, including here in Bali.

We will hear about Ben’s rush to “crowdfund” the project to get it off the ground, back in 2006 before there were crowdfunding sites, and how TribeWanted has progressed into what it is today, and his vision of the future of “lean startup ecotourism”.

I really dig how cheerful and engaged Ben is, which is impressive, because he has a lot going on – besides Tribewanted, he has projects to find the best swimming holes and tree houses around the world, is an advisor for Virgin Startup, part of THNK – a creative leadership school in Amsterdam, he profiles “schools for life”, and works with Right to Dream. Ben is a big thinker and really good at bringing ideas down to your and my level.

Ben Keene Art of Adventure

“Adventure is not knowing whats going to happen, but if your mindset is positive, it will work out” – Ben Keene

“What do you want to do with your time?” – Ben Keene

“An island represents perfection” – Ben Keene

“People are craving community and nature” – Ben Keene

“I would teach empathy in every school on earth” – Ben Keene

“Work out as early as possible what you are really good at” – Ben Keene

“Don’t hesitate when it comes time to go for it” – Ben Keene

 

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to rent a private island

-The future of sustainable tourism and social enterprise

-How to create jobs and income through cultural experiments

-How to hack publicity for your project

-The difference in crowdfunding n America Vs. Europe

-How to figure out what you are really good at

-Why you should have an accountability group

 

Mentioned in this episode:

Tribe Wanted

BenKeene.com

Ben’s Book: Tribe Wanted: My Adventure on Paradise or Bust

Roost

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Pool Hunter

ol Hunter Ben Keene

Thanks Ben Keene!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Ben know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Ben on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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This episode is also brought to you by Red Revive! We have an amazing new partner and are offering a special sale for Art of Adventure listeners – click here for 30% off!

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You may also like these episodes:

AOA 028 | Bjork Ostrom | Building a Tribe With Food Blogger Pro and Pinch of Yum

AOA 035 | Peter Wall | Co-Working in Bali and the Future of Work

AOA 021 | Chris Taylor | Actionable Books and Deliberate Decision Making

Did you enjoy the podcast?

What I love about Ben is his enthusiasm and optimism!  He makes it seem that anything is possible.  What tribe do you want to go build?

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AOA 051 | Rick Hanson | Permanently Increase Your Happiness
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AOA 051 | Rick Hanson | Permanently Increase Your Happiness

Let me tell you how excited I am about this episode! Today is all about inner adventures, meditation, and increasing your overall happiness through neuroplastiticy. “I’d like to change your mind”…for the better!

I started meditating less than a year ago, and the benefits have been awesome. I feel more resilient, positive, energetic, grateful, confident, calm, and connected with the world. And apparently you don’t have to do long seated meditation each day to achieve this!

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist and and New York Times best-selling author. He has spoken at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard. He teaches essential inner skills such as personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice.

Not only is Rick and inner adventurer, he comes from a long line of explorers, and is an accomplished rock climber and says he can remember almost every climb!

Today we are going to learn all about how to get good at looking inside your own mind and feelings, and how to use the science of positive neuroplasticity to increase your happiness permanently. Then we will look at how your internal state translate to money, success, and good relationships!

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“Adventure is stretching yourself into the unknown” – Rick Hanson

“Adventure is contributing to the world, not exploring is just bottling up love” Rick Hanson

“If I could change the world, I would eliminate the idea of Us vs. Them tribalism” – Rick Hanson

“Negativity bias is like velcro for the bad” – Rick Hanson

“Have it, Enjoy it” – Rick Hanson on capturing good experiences

“The mind is a dangerous neighborhood, don’t go there alone” Rick Hanson

“Just being in a new situation creates automatic learning” Rick Hanson

“An eye for and eye will make the whole world blind” – Ghandi

“Being angry at others is like throwing hot coals with bare hands – both people get hurt” – Buddha

What you will learn in this episode:

-The best 6 minutes you can do for you happiness each day

-How to sustain and internalize good experiences

-How to permanently change your mind to increase your happiness set point

-How to get into a flow state

-What is negativity bias and how to deal with it

-How neurons that “fire together, wire together”

-How to explore what makes feelings uncomfortable

-How to be present

-How to encourage your inner voice

-Why great leaders cultivate inner calm

-Depression is the 3rd leading cause of disease states in the developing world

-How to be loving and competitive at the same time

Mentioned in this episode:

Do you want to be more resilient, mindful, positive, energetic, grateful, confident, calm, motivated, connected, courageous, inspired, and generous? Rick has put all his knowledge and experience together in one amazing year long course called the Foundations of Well-Being

Rick Hanson.net

Books by Rick:

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time

Thank you Rick Hanson!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Rick know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Rick on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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You may also like these episodes:

AOA005: Emotional Resilience and Meditation With Matt Elliott

AOA 016 | Fostering Grit And Joyful Learning With Tom Hoerr, Ph.D.

AOA 017 | The Mindset Of Building A Six Figure Acupuncture Practice With Alyssa Dazet

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Wow, this interview really stuck with me!  Rick makes it seem so simple to do some amazing huge positive changes in your mind.  It was really evident to me while talking to him – he is so calm and warm in everything he says. It’s s important to really experience the good experiences.  How have you been able to take in the good in your life?

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AOA 050 | 50 Shades Of Adventure: The Best Ideas From The First 50 Episodes
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AOA 050 | 50 Shades Of Adventure: The Best Ideas From The First 50 Episodes

It is time for a celebration! We made it to 50 episodes of The Art of Adventure Podcast! Thank you for listening! I really appreciate all your emails, iTunes reviews, and comments. This project is such a blast, and I am energized to knock it out of the park for our next 50 shows!

Today is a special episode, only my second solo round. I went through the first 50 episodes and collected the common themes and ideas that popped up repeatedly. Then I filtered the list for the most useful and impactful ideas. Episode 50 is a collection of a dozen themes that stood out in the AOA universe, complete with stories and episode references where you can go back and listen to the original thoughts from the guests.

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Here are the dozen most impactful themes, in no particular order of importance, from the first 50 episodes of the Art of Adventure!

Feedback: The best way to accelerate your skills and career. You can gather feedback by asking people to evaluate you or simply listening carefully. For personal skills like body language and vocal tics, you can record yourself and watch and listen to yourself.
Best illustration of this idea: AOA 046 | Linda Rottenberg | Crazy Is A Compliment: High Impact Entrepreneurship

Mindset: Having a growth mindset allows you to make mistakes and have that experience help you learn rather than throw in the towel. The right mindset leads you to take the actions you want and need to take in your life.
Best illustration of this idea: AOA 016 | Fostering Grit And Joyful Learning With Tom Hoerr, Ph.D.
AOA 017 | The Mindset Of Building A Six Figure Acupuncture Practice With Alyssa Dazet

Authenticity: Don’t cover your true personality and bring less than your full self (doing so will cost you money)! People want to hear the real you. Talk about your struggles and have strong opinions about what you really love!
Best illustration of this idea: AOA004: How To Commit To Creative Authenticity with Zio Ziegler
AOA 040 | Erica Dhawan | Get Big Things Done With Connectional Intelligence

Commitment: Commit to your path and know that you will have to do the hard work up front. Most people seem to take three years to get to 6 figure incomes, and five years to get to Millionaire status. “To finish first, first you must finish”.
Best illustration of this idea:
AOA 029 | Adam Stanecki | Helping Fitness Professionals Help More People

Focus on your strengths! Should you shore up your weaknesses or play to your strengths? Most guests have said go with your strengths, because you can hire, collaborate, or delegate the other stuff that you aren’t as good at!
Best illustration of this idea:AOA 039 | Jesse Krieger | Focus On Your Area Of Genius

Connecting ideas: If you want to be valuable and solve any problem, have the best ideas! You can do this by connecting ideas from different areas, or shifting your perspective when you brainstorm (Ask yourself “How would Einstein, Yoda, or a 10 year old solve this problem?”).
Best illustration of this idea: AOA 031 | Shane Snow | Smartcuts and Storytelling

Connecting with people: Forming strong relationship with the right people is the best thing you can do for your career and sense of belonging. This is one of the most explored topics on AOA, here are some of the recurring skills mentioned – begin a relationship by offering help (the 5 minute favor), stay in regular contact (so they know you are thinking of them), plan for the long game with relationships (lifelong friendships), introduce people in your network (make yourself the hub).
Best illustration of this idea:AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector
AOA 045 | Pam Ross | Building Trust Through Digital Fluency

Mentorship: Mentorship can be formal or informal. Having a mentor or coach is the best way to steepen you learning curve in any pursuit.
Best illustration of this idea: AOA 047 | Geoff Woods | Finding The Ideal Mentors

Completion is king: People take notice and talk much more about what you have finished rather than what you are starting or working on. Because of this, I make it a goal to do three hours a day of work on getting final products out the door (what Seth Godin calls shipping).
Best illustration of this idea: AOA 023 | Scott Young | Accelerated Learning and Big Ideas

Meditation: One of the best ways to stay resilient as an entrepreneur or athlete is a regular meditation (can be short! just 6 min/day) practice. Quiet the mind or stop being afraid to be alone with your thoughts – either way you won’t need to numb out with overworking yourself or drinking too much.
Best illustration of this idea: AOA005: Emotional Resilience and Meditation With Matt Elliott

Plan tomorrow today: Many entrepreneurs talk about planning and goals setting, one recurring theme was to figure out the 1-3 most important activities for the upcoming day each night, so that you can wake up an begin on them without being distracted.
Best illustration of this idea: AOA008: Personal Branding and Expanding Your Reach With Navid Moazzez

Build Valuable Skills: Deconstruct superstars in your field and learn their most rare and valuable skills. What will set you apart? Having these skills gives you much more freedom to direct your career path.
Best illustration of this idea: AOA 042 | Cal Newport | Be So Good They Can’t Ignore Youthe hard work

Get outside your comfort zone:! Have an adventure! My final question in most episodes is “what is your definition of adventure?” I know that for most people, adventure involves something that is a little scary and exciting and they find themselves a better person afterwards. Whatever feels challenging, that is where growth is, so lean in to the discomfort!

The award for the most popular episode, based on download numbers (probably unfairly weighted towards the earlier episodes) was AOA 012: Don’t Settle! Create The Life You Can Be Proud Of With Molly King

Mentioned in this episode:

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Tim Ferriss on self promotion

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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Did to enjoy this episode?
Leave a comment or send me a quick shout on Twitter and tell me which one of these ideas was most valuable for you! Now go out there and be adventurous!

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AOA 049 | David Wood | Make Money While You Sleep: Creating Products (Part II)
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AOA 049 | David Wood | Make Money While You Sleep: Creating Products (Part II)

Have you ever thought that you want to start and internet business, but didn’t know where to start? There is a ton of advice out there today about this, which can be confusing or contradictory. This episode will break the whole process down into just five steps

In part II of our Art of Adventure interview with Coach David Wood, we go over the most basic process for starting an internet business that you can automate to make money while you sleep.

David Wood is the author of Get Paid For Who You Are and at one point was ranked #1 on google for life coaching, and has recently created the Coach MBA course to teach what he knows to life coaches.

If you want the simplest step by step process for getting your first product created and sold online, this is the episode for you!

David Wood Art of Adventure

“Start badly because at least you will have started” – David Wood

“Adventure is doing something out of the ordinary that feels exciting” – David Wood

“There is always a group of people a step behind you who can learn from what you know” – David Wood

What you will learn in this episode:

-The five step process to make money while you sleep with an online business

-How to build long term relationship (how will people get to know you?)

-How to get coaching clients by making products

-How to figure out who you will help

-The basics of what you need on your website

-What is the first things you should sell?

-What you should do when people visit your website (what do you want them to do?)

-How long it will take you to get to a 6 figure income

Mentioned in this episode

David’s Coach MBA Program

Special Offers for AOA listeners: Go deep with Get Paid For Who You Are, with the bonus chapters from the book and Get Paid University. Code: FREEDOM

Coaching training: www.coachmba.com/adventure

Get Paid For Who You Are

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Thanks David Wood!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let David know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank David on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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You may also like these episodes:

AOA 029 | Adam Stanecki | Helping Fitness Professionals Help More People
AOA 009: The Self Made Coach with Alex Kuhn
AOA 017 | The Mindset Of Building A Six Figure Acupuncture Practice With Alyssa Dazet

Did you enjoy the episode?
David is really good at laying out some real world examples – this time based on my knowledge of microbiology. What experience have you been through that you want to turn into a product or coaching?

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AOA 048 | David Wood | Get Paid For Who You Are: Part 1 – Coaching
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AOA 048 | David Wood | Get Paid For Who You Are: Part 1 – Coaching

Do people ever ask you for advice? Have you been through any unique experiences? Do you like helping people? Have you ever considered becoming a coach?

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast has been a location independent life coach since 1998, before it was cool to be a digital nomad. I sat down with him at his villa here in Bali to record an epic two part episode to go through all the steps to first become a coach (Part I) and then start making money while you sleep (part II).

David Wood is the author of Get Paid For Who You Are and at one point was ranked #1 on google for Life coaching, and has recently created the Coach MBA course to teach what he knows to new life coaches.

I this episode we will go through all the steps to getting your first clients as a coach! All you need is some structure – the intake forms, the coaching format, some preparation, and a few clients, and you have yourself a coaching career!

David Wood Art of Adventure

“Ask yourself, what have I done in my life that can help other people” – David Wood

“Everyone has a gift” – David Wood

“Coaching is not telling someone how to live their life, it’s asking the right questions” – David Wood

“If your life was 50% better, what would that look like?” – David Wood

What you will learn in this episode

-The steps to start coaching from any starting point

-How David became the number one ranked google result for “Life Coach”

-How to use free “life clarity sessions” to get new clients

-How to coach from anywhere in the world

-How to choose who you work with

-Why it is best to offer 6 – 12 month coaching packages

-Why you don’t need a coaching certification

-How to overcome doubt and imposter syndrome

-Why it is easier for people to invest in business coaching

-How to ask potential clients what they think they would get out of coaching, to let them sell themselves on coaching

Mentioned in this episode

David’s Coach MBA Program

Special Offer for AOA listeners www.coachmba.com/adventure enter your secret code ADVENTURE

Get Paid For Who You Are

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Become a patron of the Art of Adventure on Patreon

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Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You may also like these episodes:

AOA 029 | Adam Stanecki | Helping Fitness Professionals Help More People
AOA 009: The Self Made Coach with Alex Kuhn
AOA 017 | The Mindset Of Building A Six Figure Acupuncture Practice With Alyssa Dazet

Did you enjoy the episode?
David is really good at laying out some real world examples based on my current business, did you think about who you might want to help?

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AOA 047 | Geoff Woods | Finding The Ideal Mentors
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AOA 047 | Geoff Woods | Finding The Ideal Mentors

Have you ever wondered why some people rocket to success almost overnight? Have you ever wished you could partner with rich investors and the smartest minds to help get your project off the ground?

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure will teach you just that. He is on a mission to meet those heavy hitting individuals and have them mentor him to a convert his income to completely passive income.

Geoff Woods has spent the last year finding just the right people to help him in his passive income journey – and is documenting the process through his podcast, the Mentee.

This is the episode for you if you have ever wanted to shortcut the learning curve, and have access to the insider deals and best minds in your field!

Geoff Woods Art of Adventure

“Play where the players play” – Geoff Woods

“Adventure is every day because I look at it as such” – Geoff Woods

“I’m on an adventure to form deep connections with people” – Geoff Woods

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to schedule your time to fit in mentorship

-How to get in the “right room”

-What motivates good mentors

-How to meet mentors

-How to phrase your questions so that people help you

-The power investing in yourself with a personal development fund

-Why powerful people ask “what can I do to serve you?”

-Why you need to go to live networking events in your city

-How mentorship translates into money and success

Mentioned in this episode:

The Mentee Podcast

Geoffwoods.com

Geoff’s gift to listeners of the Art of Adventure

Thanks Geoff Woods!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Geoff know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Geoff on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Donate to the Art of Adventure Patreon Campaign

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Subscribe to The Art of Adventure Podcast for free in iTunes or Stitcher. If you enjoyed the show, please help us by leaving a 5-star rating and review!

You may also enjoy these episodes:
AOA 046 | Linda Rottenberg | Crazy Is A Compliment: High Impact Entrepreneurship
AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector
AOA 034 | Jordan Harbinger | The Art of the Interview and Networking Like a Pro

Did you enjoy the episode?
Geoff has gone through an amazing life transformation and is really accelerating his success. I know you are all going to rush out and find a mentor! What ideas were most valuable for you?

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AOA 046 | Linda Rottenberg | Crazy Is A Compliment: High Impact Entrepreneurship
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AOA 046 | Linda Rottenberg | Crazy Is A Compliment: High Impact Entrepreneurship

Do you have a brilliant idea but people call you crazy or tell you how it won’t work? Do you want to start a new project but aren’t sure where to start or how much of yourself to put in?

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure argues that we all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring, and maybe even a little crazy, or risk being left behind.

Named on of America’s best leaders by US News, Linda Rottenberg is co-founder and CEO of Endeavor Global, The first global organization dedicated to the scale up phase of entrepreneurship, helping dreamers and doers scale up their high impact projects. She is also the author of Crazy Is a Compliment

In this episode, we talk about what it means to Zig when everyone else Zags. Linda shares inspiring stories and an insider’s look from her experience as a “mentor capitalist”, and what specific skills and mindsets are needed to scale up your high impact venture. Also make sure you listen to the end, when Linda reveals why she agreed to be a guest on this podcast!

Linda Rottenberg Art of Adventure

“If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough.” – Linda Rottenberg

“We should each tell more stories” – Linda Rottenberg

“Crazy ideas seem obvious in hindsight” Linda Rottenberg

“You don’t need to be a boy in a hoodie to be an entrepreneur” -Linda Rottenberg

“Chaos is the friend of the entrepreneur” -Linda Rottenberg

“May your first word be adventure and your last word be love” – part of Linda Rottenberg’s family mission statement

“Adventure is about being travelers and not tourists” -Linda Rottenberg

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to find out what kind of disruptor you are: Skunk, Butterfly

-Why baby boomer entrepreneurs over 65 have a higher rate of business success

-What skills and mindset you need for big projects

-How to take baby steps “minovations” for your big project

-How to define success

-How to structure a mentorship relationship

-What is “polite stalking” and how to meet the people that can help you

-The difference between work life balance and integration

-The story of the birth of modern champaign

Mentioned in this episode:

LindaRottenberg.com

Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags

Endeavor Global

The original Banana Republic Catalogues

AOA004 | Zio Ziegler | How To Commit To Creative Authenticity

Linda’s husband, author Bruce Feiler

Thanks Linda Rottenberg!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Linda know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Linda on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!

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AOA 031 | Shane Snow | Smartcuts and Storytelling

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Linda is such a great storyteller and has such a depth of experience teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses. What crazy idea will you pursue? Did any of Linda’s answers surprise you?

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AOA 045 | Pam Ross | Building Trust Through Digital Fluency
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AOA 045 | Pam Ross | Building Trust Through Digital Fluency

Imagine you just left your job and were starting a new stage of your career and didn’t know anyone. Where would you go to meet people? How would you find a community or tribe? How would people get to know you?

Our guest today on the Art of Adventure podcast turned to social media three years ago when she started her own consulting firm to meet people and find clients and collaborators.

Pam Ross is the founder of Pam Ross Consulting and she is an expert networker who didn’t use to be!

We are going to hear all about how Pam uses the idea of “digital fluency” to teach people how work can be awesome, how to build trust, establish credibility, find collaborators, and get feedback from clients. If you want to grow your brand, this episode will give you the strategy and tools to do it!

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“If I could change the world I would make work not suck for anybody” – Pam Ross

“Adventure is all about trying new and different things” – Pam Ross

“Knitting is an adventure” – Pam Ross

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to build trust by being authentic and transparent

-Why Twitter is Pam’s social media of choice

-Pam’s favorite social media tools

-How to build expert status

-How to use hashtags effectively

-How to make real life connections starting online

-How to integrate Twitter into your event

-How to use Twitter for research

-The best way to get feedback on you work

Mentioned in this episode:

Pamross.ca

Tweet Deck

Hootsuite

UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging

Thanks Pam Ross!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Pam know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Pam on Twitter!

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I really love how enthusiastic Pam is about sharing what she has learned about connecting with people! Which tools or social media idea will you use first?

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AOA 044 | Aaron Hurst | The Purpose Economy
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AOA 044 | Aaron Hurst | The Purpose Economy

Have you ever got the feeling that work is not working for you? Do you want to make a big impact for good in the world? This episode will help you navigate these questions.

Our guest today on the Art of Adventure started Imperative, to help you figure out your best way to add purpose and meaning to your work.

Aaron Hurst is no stranger to working with purpose. He created a $15 billion per year pro bon0 marketplace where there was none before with the Taproot Foundation, before moving on to found Imperative.

He is the author of The Purpose Economy, and our conversation centers around creating businesses and finding individual work that has purpose. So if you are looking to create change for the world, this is the episode for you!

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“If I could add one thing to the world, I would add more empathy” – Aaron Hurst

“Adventure is doing something that scares you” – Aaron Hurst

“Look for problems that are worth solving” – Aaron Hurst

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to find other people with your same purpose

-What is a “fat” vs. a “lean” startup

-How to make all work feel like pro bono

-When to create a new marketplace

-How to use purpose as a differentiator for your business

-Where purpose fits in our human evolution

Mentioned in this episode:

The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World

Imperative

Taproot Foundation

Thanks Aaron Hurst!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Aaron know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

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AOA 042 | Cal Newport | Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You
AOA 024 | Rachel Faller | Environmentally and Socially Responsible Fashion

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Aaron is a big thinker who knows exactly how he best creates purpose for himself and change for the world. How do you find and create purpose in your work? Leave your answer in the comments below!

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AOA 043 | Ben Parr | The Science of Capturing People’s Attention
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AOA 043 | Ben Parr | The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Today’s guest was a journalist for CNET and Mashable. He wrote thousands of articles during his time there.

He is also the founder of DominateFund, a seed stage venture capital fund. Their objective is to help entrepreneurs through branding, attention, virality, experience, design, and more.

All this to say that our guest today on the Art of Adventure podcast, Ben Parr, is uniquely qulaified to write the book Captivology

The books it the perfect blend of a scientific review of the literature on attention, and a journalistic telling of how the best businesses use this science to make something noticeable.

Captivology is all about what captures and keeps peoples attention. In this interview we dig deep into the seven triggers of captivation. So, if you or your business have a message that you want to get out to the world, Ben is here to help you figure out the best way to deliver it! Listen to the whole episode to find out Ben’s favorite extreme sport, and will he reveal while he decided to finally write this book?

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“If I could add anything to the world, I would add a replicator from Star Trek” – Ben Parr

“Adventure is doing something different and learning something different as often as you can” – Ben Parr

What you will learn in this episode:

-What color you should wear while hitchhiking for the greatest success

-The seven triggers of captivation

-The power of the unanswered question

-Why Old Spice and Charity:Water have such memorable ad campaigns

-How to use symbols to captivate

-Why we binge watch TV shows

-How to activate the dopamine loop

-How to disrupt expectations to be memorable

Mentioned in this episode:

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

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Charity : Water

Thanks Ben Parr!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Ben know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Ben on Twitter!

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AOA 040 | Erica Dhawan | Get Big Things Done With Connectional Intelligence
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Did you enjoy the episode?
Ben Parr does a great job bringing the science together with the best examples we are familiar with. Which captivation trigger do you find really hooks you?

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AOA 042 | Cal Newport | Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You
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AOA 042 | Cal Newport | Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to be more excited about your work? How should we get there? Is “follow your passion” the best career advice?

Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure gives us a compelling case as to why following your passion is bad advice! He wrote the book So Good They Can’t Ignore You, which investigates just that. I have to admit, at first I was a little wary, but I think it’s really important to listen to the dissenting opinion sometimes – to consider that what you know (about work in this case) is not the complete picture.

Cal Newport wrote this book because he was making a big life transition – should he move into professorship after finishing grad school – or choose another career path? With that question in mind he set out to find what makes someone love what they do for a living and feel fulfilled by their work.

This book follows a general trend of Cal’s: when he wants to learn something, he digs in and then writes a book about it. His former works include How to Be a High School Superstar and How to Win at College.

What he discovered by talking with people from a variety of careers, who love what they do, might surprise you.

If you are beginning your career or thinking about the next direction you want to take your working life, this is the episode for you!

Cal Newport Art of Adventure

Quotes from the interview:

“Adventure is when you leave a dent in the universe” – Cal Newport

“Go at making something that didn’t exist before” – Cal Newport

“What am I going to get better at?” – Cal Newport

“Everything interesting is 10 times harder than you thought it would be” – Cal Newport

“A broad array of experiences is a recipe for an interesting life” – Cal Newport

What you will learn in this episode:

-How to gain control over your work

-How to deconstruct the careers of stars in your field to determine the most valuable skills

-How to deliberately practice those valuable skills skills

-Why not having one true passion takes the pressure off your career choice

-The difference between the craftsman mindset and the passion mindset

-How to leverage career capital (transmute success in one area to another)

-How to get the right feedback to rapidly improve

-What are the minimum qualifications Cal suggests using to choosing a career

Mentioned in this episode:

CalNewport.com

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

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AOA 019 | Damien Wilpitz | Managing To Make Science Easier
AOA 021 | Chris Taylor | Actionable Books and Deliberate Decision Making

Did you enjoy the podcast?
It was a privilege to be one of the rare interviews that Cal Newport does. He doesn’t do social media so that he can focus on his work. His idea about work totally make sense to me and I will definitely be focusing on cultivating my rare and valuable skills. What skills will you be working on to help you gain control and purpose of your work?

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AOA 041 | Nicole Lapin | Get Your Financial Life Together!
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AOA 041 | Nicole Lapin | Get Your Financial Life Together!

Nicole Lapin was the youngest ever anchor on CNN and the CNBC. She covered financial stories and reported on the biggest financial crisis of our generation.

Despite her success, she did not understand money as a language. As she began to pick up powerful female role models and mentors, and discover how so much of what was happening in the world tied back to money, and she began to understand what it mean to live a rich life.

Her new book, Rich Bitch, is the story of her financial adventure, and full of practical tips to help you live a richer life.

Just like in her book, in this episode, Nicole does away with the canned responses and gets real about what she has learned and why she thinks the ideas in this book can help women (and men) be more confident around their finances.

If you are interested in some straight talk about money and breaking down some of the barriers to having a healthy financial life, you will love episode 41 with Nicole Lapin!

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“I would wish that young women would find the confidence to life a rich, full life in all the sense of the word” – Nicole Lapin

“Adventure is about collecting new experiences, new memories, and embracing discomfort” – Nicole Lapin

What you will learn in this episode:

-What Nicole would do with a gift of $105,000 tomorrow

-How to negotiate things you never thought you could

-How Nicole discovered all things tie back to money

-Why you should build “fun money” into your budget

-How to build a top notch team

-How and why to invest in yourself

-How to value your time

-How to think about your love life like a career

-Should we be using credit cards for the perks?

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Mentioned in this episode:

NicoleLapin.com

Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together…Finally

Thanks Nicole Lapin!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Nicole know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

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Support the Art of Adventure!
This podcast is supported by listeners like you! Donate to the Art of Adventure Patreon Campaign

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Did you enjoy the podcast?
Nicole is such a real and open person who gladly shares her struggles and insights. What was the number one thing you learn about getting your financial life on track?

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AOA 040 | Erica Dhawan | Get Big Things Done With Connectional Intelligence
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AOA 040 | Erica Dhawan | Get Big Things Done With Connectional Intelligence

What is the future of work? One thing is clear, the 21st century workplace looks vastly different than the past century.

What are the skills that will allow you to get access to the work you want to be doing? The high paying, high responsibility jobs that make a difference?

My guest today, Erica Dhawan, argues that Connectional Intelligence (CxQ) is a key attribute of the next round of successful leaders.

The ability of a person to connect people and ideas together and then make leaps from what they know into the adjacent possible is a running theme of The Art of Adventure podcast, and a big part of Erica’s new book: Get Big Things Done.

Erica is a highly trained (MIT, Harvard) and highly practiced (with her consulting firm CoTential) leader in helping entrepreneurs and businesses step into the future.

This podcast episode will help all you entrepreneurs with a purpose start making the connections you want to accomplish your big goals!

Erica Dhawan Art of Adventure

“If I could change something about the world I would add more empathy. It is the key force to heal, connect, and transform” – Erica Dhawan

“Adventure is a roller coaster ride of joy, confusion, excitement, gratitude, and transformation” – Erica Dhawan

What you will learn in this episode:

-How Leonardo Da Vinci used connectional intelligence

-The gamification of problem solving

-How to design problems in order to get people to pitch in an solve them

-How to “Uncover” and share more of yourself

-The difference between structured and unstructured learning

-How to discover what you don’t know

-Applications of biomimicry (as in termite mound architecture!)

Mentioned in this episode:

GetBigThingsDone.com

EricaDhawan.com

Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

CoTential Erica’s consulting company

Free offer to listeners of the Art of Adventure! Text “Erica” to 66866 and receive your connectional intelligence resources!

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino

Benjamin Thompson’s surfboard computer for tracking ocean data

Thank You Erica Dhawan!
If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Erica know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Erica on Twitter!

Support the Art of Adventure!
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AOA 031 | Shane Snow | Smartcuts and Storytelling
AOA 026 | Bruce Kasanoff | Ghostwriter
AOA 036| Judy Robinett | How To Be A Power Connector

Did you enjoy the podcast?
Erica is such a well spoken, thoughtful storyteller. What stories of bits of knowledge did you resonate with the most?

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AOA 039 | Jesse Krieger | Focus On Your Area Of Genius
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2017-09-22 13:51:05 UTC 43:47
AOA 039 | Jesse Krieger | Focus On Your Area Of Genius

“Focus on your area of genius” – Jesse Krieger

Jesse Krieger has been paid to fly around the world as a dating coach, he has been a rockstar touring the USA, and he has written the bestselling book: Lifestyle Entrepreneur. From spending 25% of his time each year living abroad, to learning Chinese, to his current love of teaching other lifestyle entrepreneurs, Jesse has traveled a winding and adventurous road! I brought him on the show to give some key insights into his lifestyle and how he manages to run so many successful ventures. Enjoy!

“Own your dreams and go after what you want” – Jesse Krieger

“Adventure is when you aren’t sure of the outcome” – Jesse Krieger

Jesse Krieger Art of Adventure

What you will learn in this episode:

-How Jesse works in “Power Hours”

-How to integrate life, travel, and business

-The power of knowing your value

-Key outsourcing moments in the lifecycle of a business

-How to gather important feedback to keep improving

-How to be open to serendipitous opportunities

-The method of front-loading your day with health and creativity

Mentioned in this episode:

JesseKrieger.com

Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Live Your Dreams, Ignite Your Passions and Run Your Business From Anywhere in The World

Project Rockstar

Thanks Jesse Krieger!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Jesse know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

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AOA 038 | Les Leventhal | From Drug Addicted Porn Star to World Famous Yoga Teacher
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AOA 038 | Les Leventhal | From Drug Addicted Porn Star to World Famous Yoga Teacher

“Am I helping other people?” -Les Leventhal, on what he asks himself every day.

In this episode of the Art of Adventure, My guest is a hero and teacher of mine, Les Leventhal. He is one of the wisest men I know and I learn something about myself every time I take one of his yoga classes. Les was not always a yoga teacher though; in his book, Two Lifestyles, One Lifetime, he talk about his first lifetime as a crystal meth addicted porn star, running away, struggling to find meaningful relationships, and his road to recovery. In this episode we go beyond the book and talk about how he lives his life by the living principles of yoga – the Yamas and Niyamas. Les takes us through some times when he didn’t think he would make it through, hitting rock bottom, and why he chose to share his story. I hope you get as much out of this interview as I did!

“I would wish for more money to go to helping feed people.” – Les Leventhal on what he would add to the world.

“Adventure is doing something each day that scares you.” – Les Leventhal

Les Leventhal Art of Adventur

What you will learn in this episode:

-The 10 Yamas and Niyamas of Yoga and how to use them to guide your life

-How to stop doing things that aren’t working

-How to live with less (Les?)

-Why Les doesn’t look at email after 8 PM

-Why we should share our pain and experiences

-How to come back from rock bottom

Mentioned in this episode:

YogaWithLes.com

Two Lifestyles, One Lifetime: An Inspiring Journey From Rock-Bottom Hopelessness to Wildly Extravagant Possibility

Les Leventhal Yoga Teacher Author

Lululemon

Thanks Les Leventhal!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Adventure Podcast, let Les know by clicking on the link below and sending her a quick shout out on Twitter:

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AOA 037 | Louis Jebb | Virtual Reality and Immersive News
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AOA 037 | Louis Jebb | Virtual Reality and Immersive News

“The great power of virtual reality news is that you have a choice in the way you consume it” – Louis Jebb, on news in virtual reality.

Today on the podcast I have my good friend Louis Jebb. Louis is the founder and CEO of immersiv.ly, a new media company, the creator of the worlds first 360 degree, virtual reality (VR) news documentary: Hong Kong Unrest. Louis founded Immersiv.ly as a response to the disinterest in traditional consumption of ‘sensationalistic’ news. Louis believes in editorial awareness, fairness, and authenticity. Louis has also been a great reference for me about the world of media and interviews as I started and launched the Art of Adventure. Here is