Johnny FD is a very successful location independent entrepreneur who left a well compensated job in California and moved to Thailand to follow his passions. He first worked as a scuba diver and later on became a professional Muay Thai fighter. In 2013, he started his first ever online venture, a book which he published on Amazon Kindle. He was also able to successfully replace his 9 - 5 income by starting a drop shipping store. After selling his drop shipping store for $60, 000, he invested the money into growing a passive income.
Since then, Johnny has sold 3 more stores and has generated over a million dollars in income from his online businesses. The successful digital nomad has also been travelling the world (he has visited over 50 countries so far) and has been earning over six figures ($150, 000 or more) each year from his online ventures.
Even while always on the move, Johnny is still actively investing and creating new streams of passive income. He chronicles and shares his experiences as a digital nomad and online entrepreneur on his blog JohnnyFD.com as well as on his podcast “Travel Like a Boss Podcast.” In his latest book Life Changes Quick, Johnny shared how he started his online business, how he got in the best shape of his life, and how to succeed in all aspects of life, among many others.
Johnny also gives back by teaching others how to create their own income, monetise their online brand, and become their own boss through his course Income Boss. He also hosts the annual Nomad Summit conference. Thanks to his success as a digital nomad and entrepreneur, Johnny has been featured on the Business Insider, Entrepreneur, BBC, The Balance, Fast Company, and other publications.
This week’s episode talks about how Johnny was able to afford living in Southeast Asia while working from his laptop, how he forms real and deep friendships despite being independent and constantly on the move, and what he recommends in terms of personal development.
Johnny also shares his recommendations for those who are looking to make the big move, what passive income is and what it takes to set one up, and his advice for people who would like to live a lifestyle similar to his.
On being a digital nomad, Johnny FD has this to say, “To be honest, I think the best life for a digital nomad is to not get too comfortable in one place yet balancing not travelling too often.”
Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan is a transformational retreat leader, speaker, high performance coach, and the author of the #1 bestselling book on Amazon, “SuperWellness.” Dr. Chan is also a globally recognised holistic Chinese medicine doctor. Dr. Chan’s academic background includes a 4-year graduate degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a doctoral degree from Five Branches University, in Endocrinology and Neuromuscular Medicine.
On top of that, she also has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Chan is also one of only 300 certified high performance coaches in the world with more than 15 plus years experience as a holistic medicine doctor specialising in sports performance.
After a series of meditation-induced mystical experiences in 2003 that forever changed her perception of human possibilities, she has devoted her life to helping unlock the secret to the human potential. Dr. Chan’s work integrates modern science, medicine, spirituality, and ancient wisdom together.
In 2015, she created the first ever Pranic Festival, a conference that explores the frontiers of human possibilities. Through her programs and seminars, Dr. Chan helps visionary pioneers master their energy and life so they can serve and lead at the highest levels. Since 2015, she’s been running her popular podcast “The Dr. E Show” where she features world-class guests to discuss science and spirituality, health and wellness, conscious living, and quantum biology.
This week’s episode talks about what Chinese medicine is and how it differs from Western medicine, the importance of mindfulness and checking in on one’s self consistently, and the importance of setting one’s intentions and physiology to meet the challenges of each day.
Dr. Chan also shares how to synchronise one’s circadian rhythm, what grounding is and its health benefits, and the importance of working on proper breathing and hydration.
On the benefits of creating vibrant health, Dr. Chan has this to say, “Just by taking beautiful care of your health, your physiology, literally just minding your own business, living your life in the most healthy, harmonious way possible, naturally as a side effect of that you’re gonna emanate a more peaceful, coherent, healthy energy into the community and that to me is the most powerful social activism.”
Dr. Leo Galland is a board-certified internist, author, and a recognized world leader in integrative and functional medicine. He also specializes in the treatment and evaluation of complex chronic disorders. A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Medicine, his trailblazing vision created a new and bold approach toward healing for thousands of doctors worldwide. A pioneer in studying the impact of intestinal permeability and intestinal microbes on health and disease, Dr. Galland has also garnered international recognition for developing breakthrough therapies to treat allergic, inflammatory, autoimmune, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Aside from being listed in America’s Top Doctors and Leading Physicians of the World, Dr. Galland was also awarded the Linus Pauling Award for his remarkable contributions in the field of medicine. The elected fellow of the American College of Nutrition and the American College of Physicians has also been the recipient of other prestigious awards including the Seelig Magnesium Award, the Harold Harper Award in Preventive Medicine, and the Clinician Award from the National Nutritional Foods Association.
In 2017, Marquis Who’s Who presented Dr. Galland with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in the medical field. Recognized internationally as a medical innovator and pioneer, Dr. Galland is also considered a global leader in the application of nutritional science to clinical medicine. In 1985, he developed and introduced Person-Centered Diagnosis, a breakthrough and award-winning model for clinical practice that has influenced thousands of health practitioners the world over.
Dr. Galland is also a prolific author and has published several books including “Already Here: A Doctor Discovers the Truth About Heaven,” “The Fat Resistance Diet,” “Superimmunity for Kids,” “The Heartburn and Indigestion Solution,” and "The Allergy Solution: The Surprising Hidden Truth about Why You are Sick and How to Get Well" which he co-wrote with his son Jonathan Galland.
This week’s episode talks about the vital role the gut plays and the two gradients in the gut, what people can do to optimise their microbiome, and the key part of maintaining the gut’s health.
Dr. Galland also shares what probiotics and prebiotics are and the roles they play, the connection between the gut and the brain and how it affects people’s happiness, and the experience that ultimately changed his understanding of the universe.
On taking care of the gut, Dr. Galland has this to say, “If you think about the gut as an ecological system, then in an ecological system what’s important is diversity, biodiversity. That is a really key part of maintaining the health of the gut.”