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Feb 20, 2020

Learn the Traveler's Mindset and Stress-based Mindfulness - Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is the co-founder and CEO of under30experiences, recently ranked on the Forbes 5,000 list. In this episode, Cody and Matt discuss the importance of travel in getting outside of your daily habits, and mindfulness-based practices to calm and reduce stress.

Books

People

 

  • How has travel changed your life? (07:01)
  • How did you go about developing that mindset of openness? (11:19)
  • How does traveling help when you feel you’re stuck in a rut? (20:06)
  • How was meditation beneficial to you? (26:52)
  • The Memory Palace Technique. (36:10)
  • What’s a routine that works for you? (47:16) (47:35)
  • What is the book you are working on that focuses on traveling? (59:41)
  • What message would you like to impart to young people? (01:03:55)

 

Cody’s podcast with Matt

Develop a Limitless Mindset Through Keystone Habits with Cody McLain

https://www.under30experiences.com/blog/86-develop-a-limitless-mindset-through-keystone-habits-with-cody-mclain

 

Cody:

Feb 13, 2020

Corinne Segura is a building biologist who had extreme chemical and mold sensitivities when she first set out to build a chemical-free tiny house. The research and testing of those materials is what sparked the creation of the My Chemical Free House blog.

Corinne and I nerd out on how to avoid chemicals that are making you weak in your home, car, RV, etc.!  We want to make sure you stay as healthy as possible and eliminate things that make you weak from your environment. 

We talk about some crazy stuff to avoid including: 

MOLD

 

PLASTICS

 

FLAMETARDS

  • How they continue to come out of your mattress forever
  • If you buy a used sofa, buy one built after 2015.
  • Avoid polyurethane

 

CARS

  • Corinne has an amazing resource on buying a chemical-free car.
  • You can try a car hepa filter
  • If you buy a new car, turn up the heat, and set it in the hot sun to let the chemicals come out.
  • Buy a Honda
  • The goal is PVC-free, withuse low-VOC adhesives, tapes, foams and coating materials 

 

HOMES

  • Pots and pans
  • Paint
  • Carpets-- look for wool.  Matt used ducttape under his carpets instead of glue. 
  • Air filters-- consider a HEPA filter for most compounds, but if you have allergies to mold consider a Molekule
  • Look for low VOC or Greenguard Gold Certification furniture. 
    • Williams and Sonoma and Pottery Barn make reasonably priced low VOC furniture 

 

CLEANING PRODUCTS

Feb 5, 2020

Amber Sears is an international pilates and yoga teacher, holistic nutritionist, former professional dancer and business coach. I’m a sun worshipping environmentalist, and planet romping entreprenuer,

She runs wellness retreats around the world, has written 800+ articles on Epicself.com, and does online business coaching with a specialty in womens business coaching.  Her new podcast Soul Powered is set to launch soon.

I’ve followed Amber since 2008 when she was living in San Francisco and I was in New York.  I reached out to her to see if she’d be interested in contributing to our newly launched website under30ceo.com.

Since then, Amber and I have followed parallel paths.  She moved down to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica to open a wellness center, and I took her yoga class somewhere around 2013. She lived in the jungle, like I did, where she escaped the madness of life in the states, and not only worked to build a location independent business but went through an incredible spiritual transformation. 

We talk a lot in the episode about her experience hosting ayahuasca retreats, and what type of inner-work you should expect, including mental, emotional, spiritual, and dietary protocols.  We also warn people against doing psychedelics for fun and finding a therapeutic setting if you feel called to do embark on this type of inner journey.

Coincidentally, she’s now living in Austin as I am, with her husband J.P. Sears, and we talk about reintegration to “real life” and how to prepare yourself if you are coming back from international travel, a yoga or meditation retreat, or psychedelic experience.

Amber says to be sure to “embody the lessons you are taught.” 

You can get all the show notes at http://mattwilson.co

Jan 28, 2020

After the tragic passing of NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, I received a text from my friend and 4x Live Different Podcast guest Rajiv Nathan who was just as distraught over our hero’s passing as I was… Today we decided to get together to share some lessons learned from Kobe both on and off the court.

Kobe Bryant was not only an Olympic and 5x NBA champion but an incredible ambassador to the game, and responsible for its growth on a global scale.  Beyond basketball, he was an investor, family man, coach, writer, producer, and more.

Please enjoy this co-produced podcast with Rajiv Nathan, which also appears on the Startup Hypeman Show.

 

Known as the Heavyweight Champion of Story, Rajiv 'RajNATION' Nathan is Founder of Startup Hypeman, helping startups not suck at pitching and telling their story so they stand out to customers and investors and stand apart from competitors. He was named an "Agent of Change" by Huffington Post, has given a TED Talk, and been featured in Inc, Forbes, and more. He's also a hip hop artist, yoga instructor, and host of the popular show Startup Hypeman: The Podcast.

 

Talk to him about Hamilton, WWE, or Seinfeld and you'll have a friend for life.

 

You can find additional show notes on my blog http://mattwilson.co

Jan 24, 2020

Andrew Yang is a serial entrepreneur, author, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. In 2011, he founded the non-profit Venture for America, with the mission “to create economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs.”

Andrew who began his career as a corporate attorney also wrote the books Smart People Should Build Things and The War on Normal People. In the latter, he detailed the massive employment crisis that’s already underway and how the shift can affect tens of millions of Americans. He also laid out what he believes is a roadmap to a better future and it starts with the Freedom Dividend, a Universal Basic Income of $1000 a month for every American adult aged 18 to 64.

Because of his extensive work and contribution, Yang was named as a Champion of Change by the Obama White House in 2012. In 2015, the Obama White House again acknowledged him as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) alongside Steve Case, Tory Burch, Daymond John, and many others.

This week’s episode talks about what Universal Basic Income is and how it actually affects people, how the policy can encourage innovation among young people, and how Universal Basic Income broadens the definition of work.

Andrew also shares how VAT tax brings in money to the American government, what a political revolution is and why it’s actually feasible, and the reason he’s running for president.

For people who are skeptical about the value Universal Basic Income offers, Andrew has this to say, “This is very pro-work. That’s the biggest thing that people get wrong.” #yanggang

Get complete show notes on mattwilson.co.

Jan 15, 2020

(While eradicating cancer and neurodegenerative disease from our planet!)

Teri Cochrane is an integrative practitioner, certified coach, herbologist, function nutritionist, founder of the Cochrane Method, and author of the Wildatarian Diet: Living as Nature Intended.

Teri specializes in getting people to their potential and my conversation with Teri will definitely help you get to the next level.  It’s full of both big-picture ideas to make you a better thinker and decision-maker while getting down to actionable steps that you can take to improve your health.

We keep this episode very “consumer-friendly” so an everyday person can listen in and find out: 

How to become better at systems thinking, decision-making, and become a “solution seeker.” 

How Teri’s background managing a billion dollars as a risk manager for a Fortune 50 company led her to produce a systems mindset and create the Cochrane Method.  She even gives tips on how you can become a better systems thinker using your own personal algorithm.

Why Terri believes “the thought creates the thing,” and that “diet is everything we consume in life.”  (Not just food!) Teri addresses the concept of “intuitive eating” and...

How you can create an intuitive practice to make better decisions and how to listen to your intuition rather than fear. 

We go into the issues with today’s food supply and how through healing ourselves, we can heal the planet.  

Foods you can find in the grocery store and meals you can prepare in five minutes that adhere to Teri’s Wildatarian approach! 

Did you know that 45% of young people aren’t healthy enough to qualify for the military?  Our health is now becoming a national security issue.  

 

Nerd Alert! 

Listen to the end where Teri drops some serious knowledge on how amyloids in industrialized meat are causing tremendous viral and fungal load on our bodies, contributing to biofilms, and eventually cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.   That’s right, Teri believes these things are metabolic diseases and that beta-amyloid plaques are just a symptom of Alzheimer’s, not the cause! 

This is cutting edge science here, and a theory we are thrilled to be getting out to the world! 

 

Books Recommended: 

The Wildatarian Diet: Living the Way Nature Intended

Biology of Belief (not mentioned but you should read it!)

 

Additional Podcasts you could listen to Terry on: 

Bulletproof

Ben Greenfield Fitness

 

Foods recommended: 

Apple cider vinegar

Mold free spices like rosemary, oregano, thyme, etc. 

BPA free, wild caught salmon from Thrive Market

My order from US Wellness Meats

  • Bison 
  • Cornish game hen
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Elk

Celtic Sea Salt is said to be cleaner than Himalayan

Mary’s Crackers

 

How to equip your kitchen: 

A good knife

Eco-friendly cutting board

Cast iron skillet (or if you have high iron levels already this one by xtrema)

Pressure cooker

 

Action Items:

Take a 23 and me test to understand your genetics 

Get Teri’s book The Wildatarian Diet: Living the Way Nature Intended

Start today!!! 

 

Visit my website: mattwilson.co 

Jan 3, 2020

I talked to an eye doctor and she blew my mind.

If you are a reasonable person, you probably want to avoid losing your eyesight, have suffered from headaches, or wonder if all this time in front of the computer is affecting our health.

Now, I have the answers from Dr. Rani Banik, M.D., a neuro-ophthalmologist, professor at Mount Siani in New York City, who also understands functional medicine! I think the cool kids would call her a unicorn.

She gave me a ton of tips on:
Getting through our workday without eye strain
How to avoid migraines
Foods & supplements that can strengthen your eyes
Apps to download to can reduce headaches and keep our vision

I also talked to her about the dangers of florescent lights, how blue lights affect our sleep, and she shared her 20/20 rule for taking breaks on the computer. She even mentioned how it’s best not to overdo it on eye drops and which fish are best for your retina!

PS., did you know there was an oral sunscreen you can take?

You can listen to the full episode here on iTunes.


Recommended apps:

  • F.lux (good)
  • Iris (best)
    • You can get 10% off with code “mattwilsontv”

Recommended blue-blocking glasses:

The safest eye drops Dr. Rani suggested after the show:


Supplements discussed:

Dr. Rani Banik, M.D. on Instagram.

Her two Facebook Groups…

And a generous offer for our listeners to set up a 10-minute free consult with her, or just email her via her website!

Visit my website: mattwilson.co 

Oct 28, 2019

Carla Blumenthal coaches thoughtful, conscientious men who are looking to achieve greater success, more freedom, and build extraordinary relationships. She has coached a vast range of clients, from marketing execs and C-suite techs in New York and Silicon Valley, to entertainers, real estate investors, consultants, managers, architects, and small business owners.

Through their work together, many of her clients have landed new jobs, started their own businesses, and met their romantic partners—all while feeling more fulfilled and balanced at the same time. Carla’s signature method involves working from the inside out and leveraging insights from the latest Emotional Intelligence and High Performance Coaching researches.

Carla has been a guest on podcasts like “Your Biggest Vision Show,” “Best Real Estate Advice Ever,” and the “Investor Mindset.” She has also given a TEDx talk, has been featured in Forbes, and presented at TEDWomen. She lives with her husband in the Greater New York area.

 

This week’s episode talks about the two parts of intention and what unintentionality is, why it’s important to love the NOs and not take things personally, and what people always fall short on.

Carla also shares how she helps people manage their emotions within relationships, what helped her open up her world, and why she focuses on emotional intelligence in her life and coaching.

On setting goals, Carla has this to say, “Inventorying and auditing is a process that I think is so critical because you can really assess what’s happening, what’s working, what’s not working, what would feel good to set that goal.”

 

Visit my website: mattwilson.co 

Oct 14, 2019

Alex Starr is a former AmeriCorps volunteer, a Wildland firefighter, founder of Rewrite the Rules, and the host of the top rated Rewrite the Rules with Alex Starr podcast. The Environmental Science and Business Management graduate is also a wilderness first responder and has had several volunteer experiences under his belt. Not only that, he was also the recipient of the Bronze Congressional Medal of Service Award as well as the Gold Presidential Award.

In 2012, Alex decided he needed a break from college and take a different route. He ended up travelling the country as part of a volunteer group, backpacked through South America, and fought wildfires across the west.

His podcast, Rewrite the Rules with Alex Starr interviews a vast range of guests including authors, CEOs, Navy SEALS, and even former gang members. From the interviews, he hopes to help people explore and work on key facets of their lives that can use some rewriting—career, relationships, mindset, future, etc.—so they’ll be able to live their best lives on their own terms.

 

This week’s episode talks about what he finds engaging about travelling, how people can gain better perspective when they are caught up in their problems, and what his podcast is all about.

Alex also shares what prompted him to live life on his own terms, what he tells himself to quiet his ego, and what his budget style is.

On how people can gain better perspective when they are so caught up in their own problems, Alex shares this advice, “Write everything. There is no practice that is more effective and cheap than getting a piece of paper and pen.”

 

Visit my website: mattwilson.co 

Sep 20, 2019

John Gray is a relationship counselor, author, lecturer and family therapist. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. Prior to his career as a personal relationship counsellor and author, he was the personal assistant to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for nine years.

In 1992, he wrote the bestselling book “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.” The book also formed the central theme of all his other career activities and subsequent books. “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” sold more than 15 million copies and was hailed one of the “highest ranked work of non-fiction” in the 90s according to a report published by CNN.

The book has been published in over 40 languages and has led to weekend seminars, infomercials, videotapes and audiotapes, a TV sitcom and even a contract with 20th Century Fox.

John also writes a USA-syndicated column with over 30 million readers. His piece appears in New York Daily News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Denver Post, San Antonio Express-News, and New York Newsday. He has also made countless media appearances including Larry King Live, Oprah, and The Phil Donahue Show. John has also been profiled on People, Forbes, and Newsweek magazines.

 

This week’s episode talks about how men and women can be more mindful of their hormone levels, how to understand gender differences, and the modern obstacles to women having normally produced estrogen.

John also discusses the link between testosterone and meditation, how one can be less judgmental towards how others think, and the biggest estrogen producer there is.

On how estrogen is produced, John has this to say, “Estrogen is produced when you feel dependent. This is like a big revelation. A lot of research went into this. When women feel dependent on someone for something that they can’t get themselves, estrogen levels go up. That’s what estrogen is about.”

 

Visit my website: mattwilson.co 

Sep 9, 2019

Brandon Epstein is a fitness model, peak performance coach, and former college football player turned serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of The BE Mindset and the co-founder of Jump Rope Dudes. He is also the creator of the BE app, an app designed to help people live their lives in the present moment. The guided meditation is designed to program one’s mind to spend more time in the present moment resulting to a feeling of satisfaction, peace, and joy.

Jump Rope Dudes is the largest online fitness brand in the world exclusively dedicated to jump rope exercise. After losing a combined 130 pounds on each of their fitness journeys, Brandon and co-founder Dan Witmer have shared what they have learned and has helped countless people around the world transform their bodies (and their lives) through rope jumping. Their YouTube channel now has a total of 500k plus followers.

Jump Rope Dudes has been featured in several publications including the Wall Street Journal and GQ. They have also collaborated with Roc Nation to introduce new music to their followers via jump rope workouts. Other brands they have worked with include Crossrope, Audible, and MeUndies.

The Episode

This week’s episode talks about Brandon's experience with Bufo Alvarius, how perceptions can become beliefs, and the two ways you can reprogram your beliefs.

Brandon also shares what his latest psychedelic journey was like, the importance of having a stable meditation foundation before trying psychedelics, and how people can build a solid foundation so they can reassemble their subconscious.

On the power of belief, Brandon has this to say, “I believe that the way we feel, the way we behave, what we are attracted to, what we are attracting all stem from our beliefs.”

Aug 14, 2019

Elisabeth Fosslien is an author, illustrator, and head of content at Humu. She illustrated and co-authored the bestselling Wall Street Journal book “No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work.” The groundbreaking nonfiction is also hailed as a hilarious guide to effectively expressing emotions at the office, finding that seemingly elusive fulfilment, and defining work-life balance on one’s own terms.

Her book also takes an affectionate look at how emotions can have a profound impact on key aspects of one’s professional life. It also serves as a meticulously researched guide to un-repressing emotions at work, demystifying digital interactions and co-worker communication styles, and finding constructive channels even for negative emotions like anxiety and jealousy.

Aside from “writing and drawing” emotion, Liz also works as a consultant on experience design projects and product design for companies like SYPartners, Ernst & Young, and Salesforce. She also regularly runs scientifically-backed and interactive workshops on creating a culture of belonging, navigating different work styles, helping remote workers avoid burnout, and effectively harnessing emotions as a leader.

Elisabeth has also spoken and delivered keynote presentations at numerous organisations and conferences including Google, LinkedIn, SXSW, Viacom, Dropbox, The American Gas Association, First Round Capital, HackMIT, and The Wing.

Her work has also been featured by The Economist, TIME, NPR, and the New York Times. She has also led community and product projects at Genius and ran statistical analyses at Analysis Group. The coffee lover starts her day by eating yogurt and reading abstracts. She lives in Berkeley, California and is a fan of ghouls and mathematical art.

 

This week’s episode talks about her definition of a burnout, the difference between introverts and extroverts, and the importance of communication in the workplace.

Elisabeth also shares the top 3 signs of burnout as well as the different levels, one of the biggest things she talked about in her book, and what an ambivert is.

On dealing with a bad day at work, Elisabeth offers the following advice, “First is to try and understand what’s driving that negative emotion.”

Aug 5, 2019

Ann Shippy, M.D. is a former IBM engineer turned functional doctor. She made the transition from engineer to doctor while searching for better solutions to her own health ailments. The physician, scientist, engineer, author, and mom is board certified in internal medicine and certified in functional medicine. Based in Austin, Texas, she employs a functional approach to a vast range of health concerns including autoimmunity, digestive issues, and toxicity from exposure to heavy metals and mold.

Dr. Ann uses innovative testing, research and genetic information, and cutting-edge science to address the root causes of health issues as opposed to just treating the symptoms of illnesses. She also approaches each patient as a whole person and establishes a therapeutic partnership with them to attain the highest standard of health.

A graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, the former IBM engineer’s diligent and results-oriented approach to functional medicine is rooted in experience, data, and expertise. She also shares with her patients the science, solutions, and tools so they can achieve the exceptional health they truly deserve.

Dr. Ann is also the author of 2 books: Mold Toxicity Workbook: Assess Your Environment & Create a Recovery Plan and Shippy Paleo Essentials: A Medical Blueprint for Health. The Mold Toxicity Workbook is a workbook that provides a solid foundation for identifying mold toxicity and medically proven solutions for the problem. Shippy Paleo Essentials on the other hand tackles the Paleo diet in detail and how to best implement it to get the results you are looking for.

 

This week’s episode talks about the human system and epigenetics, the importance of healing time and genetic testing, and what volatile organic compounds are.

Dr. Ann also shares what she does to mitigate herself from toxicity, what infrared therapy is, and the types of tests she recommends.

On taking care of one’s health, Dr. Ann has this to say, “Do the work early so you don’t end up with something later.”

Jul 29, 2019

Maneesh Singh Sethi is an Internet entrepreneur and bestselling author. He is also the editor-and-chief of Hack the System and the CEO of Pavlok. He has already authored 4 books and has worked in diverse fields like marketing, information technology, and psychology.

In his blog, Hack the System, he provides consummate guides to hacking productivity, languages, habit, exercise, and business. The chairman and chief executive officer of Behavioral Technology Group, Inc. is also best known as the genius behind the behavior modification wristband Pavlok.

Designed with habit research and the latest science, Pavlok is a behavioural training device that makes use of aversive conditioning. Aversive conditioning is primarily behavior training that uses negative association and stimuli in order to reaffirm a particular action as undesirable.

Maneesh has been travelling the world since 2008 and has founded several companies. The Stanford University graduate has also lectured at conferences and universities around the world. Through his personal coaching and online marketing master class, he has successfully guided countless students to become expert lifestyle designers.

Maneesh has been featured on Zenhabit, Four Hour Workweek Blog, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and many others. His passions include film, writing, and music.

The Episode

This week’s episode talks about what Pavlok is and how it works, how negative reinforcement can be a good thing in the long term, and the power of making bets.

Maneesh also shares how they used the negative plus positive reinforcement loop, the formula that creates consistent explosive growth in both yourself and your business, and what his ultimate life goal is.

On creating successful habit change, Maneesh has this to say, “To make a habit change, there’s only one variable which matters and that’s consistency, it’s number of days in a row in which you do a behavior.”

Jul 22, 2019

Scott Keyes is the founder and CEO of Scott’s Cheap Flights. In 2013, he found a flight deal he just can’t pass out on—a $130 roundtrip from New York City to Milan. When he returned home, his friends and colleagues asked him to let them know the next time he finds a great deal. In a nutshell, that’s how Scott’s Cheap Flights came about.

Scott’s Cheap Flights aims to enable people to travel and see and experience the world. Unlike automated flight deals and alerts sent out by way of affiliated links, they leverage their team of human flight experts and innovative software to provide meticulously-vetted and high quality deals that are worth their members’ time and money.

To date, Scott’s Cheap Flights has around 1.6 million members (and growing each day!). The total amount of airfare their deals have helped members save is already at a whopping $100 million! Scott’s Cheap Flights is ran by a remote team with members situated in many parts of the world. Undoubtedly, they are making people's travel dreams attainable, one deal at a time!

So far, Scott has visited a total of 46 countries. He lists Oaxaca, Mexico as his favourite destination. He runs Scott’s Cheap Flights with co-founder and COO, Brian Kidwell.

 

This week’s episode talks about how Scott’s Cheap Flights work, the key things people who want to find cheap flights should do, and the premise of what he does today.

Scott also shares what the 24-hour rule is, the holy grail of the cheap flights world, and the cheapest time to book a flight.

On finding the best flight deals, Scott has this to say, “The better the deal is, the shorter it’s going to last. So finding about them early and being able to book early is really really key.”

Jul 15, 2019

Casey Fenton is the founder of the largest trust experiment of all time—CouchSurfing. CouchSurfing is a hospitality and social networking service that gives its 15 million members access to offer hospitality and lodging, arrange homestays, and join events like the “Couch Crashes.”

CouchSurfing was first conceived in 1999, when Casey was just 21 years old. On April 2, 2003, CouchSurfing International Inc. was formed and was listed as a New Hampshire nonprofit organisation. The CouchSurfing site was launched on June 12, 2004 with the help of Sebastien Le Tuan, Leonardo Silveira, and CouchSurfing co-founder, Dan Hoffer. Casey was also the executive director of CouchSurfing until 2012. He also served as founding chairman of the board.

Casey, who has dedicated his life to understanding how to build cooperative trust systems is also the CEO and founder of Upstock, a privately held company which he founded in 2015. Based in San Francisco, California, the company helps businesses accomplish big goals by helping employees believe and think like entrepreneurs. The company also combines true and vetted elements of $1M+ Fortune 1000 equity plans.

The keynote and TEDx speaker has also worked as director of Internet strategy for Tony Knowles, the governor of Alaska. From 2002 to 2004, he also worked as legislative aide for the Alaska State House Minority Leader. After exiting as CEO of CouchSurfing, Casey became part of multiple startups like Wonder App and Upstock.

 

This week’s episode talks about the reason Casey chose the term couch surfing and how the whole idea for the project came about, what led him to the path of hacking his ego, and what diversity mindset is.

Casey also shares why he thinks diversity is important to survival, his take on trust, and how to do self-talk right.

As far as the biggest ego hack there is, Casey has this to say, “For social cohesion, people become what you tell them they are.”

Jul 2, 2019

Ryan and Samantha Looney are avid travelers and the brilliant couple behind “Our Travel Passport.” Samantha also functions as the brand’s creative director while Ryan is the director of marketing and cinematographer. Shortly after they got married, Ryan and Samantha began traveling the world and fell in love with it. From their earlier travels, they realized they want to make travel a priority and would like to share their trips and experiences with their friends and loved ones back home. Essentially, that’s how “Our Travel Passport” came to be.

After traveling to more than 20 countries together, Samantha and Ryan turned “Our Travel Passport” into a content creation firm that produces video and photo content in exotic destinations the world over. They also conduct online workshops for those who would like to create epic videos, take amazing travel photos, and scale their social media platforms.

The couple also uses their blog, YouTube, Instagram, and other social media channels to motivate and inspire others to see the world, appreciate different cultures, and spend more time on travel adventures with family and friends.

 

This week’s episode talks about the strategies Ryan and Samantha used to reach out to potential clients, how they were able to establish trust with their audience, and what they did to get people to connect and engage with them.

Ryan and Samantha also shares the reason why they chose to focus on videography and photography, what their mission is, and what their recommendations are to those who would like to travel and still stay on top of their finances.

For those who would like to travel, Samantha has this to say, “It’s not scary going out into the world and it’s actually you know, you create a better environment and earth and world for everyone when you are exploring and meeting new people and having new experiences.”

Jun 21, 2019

Verne Harnish is the founder of the distinguished Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a prestigious organization with more than 14, 000 members worldwide. For fifteen years now, he also chairs “Birthing of Giants,” a leadership program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as the MIT / WEO Advanced Business Program for entrepreneurs over 40. Verne is also the founder and chief executive officer of Gazelles, Inc. He also serves as principal and co-founder of Gazelles Growth Institute. Verne also collaborates with Bloomberg LIVE for the bi-annual ScaleUp Summits.

Apart from spending the past three decades helping numerous companies scale up, Verne has also authored several bestselling books. Also known as the “Growth Guy,” Verne is also a venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. His bestselling book “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm,” has been translated into 9 languages. He also authored “The Greatest Business Decision of All Time: How Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and Others Made Radical Choices that Changed the Core of Business.” His latest book, “Scaling Up: How Few Companies Make It . . . and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0),” has garnered 8 major international book awards. It also bagged the prestigious International Book Award for Best General Business book.

Verne serves on several boards and is currently chairman of The Riordan Clinic as well as Geoversity. The brilliant entrepreneur, author, and private investor plays tennis and piano during his spare time. He also enjoys magic and is even a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

 

This week’s episode talks about the importance of having a general direction, why you need to be clear about your big hairy audacious goals, and why your business shouldn’t go a day without cash.

Verne also shares what drove him to write his book "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm," his recommendations for those who would like to buy a company, and his advice to entrepreneurs who would like to manage their emotions better.

For those who would like to start a business, Verne has this to say, “I would not start a company. If anyone’s interested in being in business for themselves, I would buy a company cause I gotta tell you from zero to one, it’s really hard.”

Jun 14, 2019

Eli David is an economist, entrepreneur, certified public accountant, and an MBA graduate with work experiences in firms like BDO and KPMG. Originally from Haifa, Israel, the perpetual traveler and digital nomad has been on the move since early 2011, changing locations every two months. In 2010, Eli co-founded LingoLearn, an online language school which aims to make online language learning fun and effective.

Eli also runs a blog called BecomeNomad.com where he provides helpful resources and insights for nomads on the road. Through his website, he also provides the much needed inspiration to those who are considering giving the nomadic lifestyle a try. Over the years, Eli has created a set of “rules” that gives him the freedom to work on his business, explore his surroundings, and connect with the locals. At the same time, Eli also runs the Become Nomad Podcast where he explains the nomadic lifestyle. Through the podcast, he also provides helpful insights and resources to help people become more balanced travelers and nomads.

The transient lifestyle he lives also provided Eli with the perfect opportunity to build his new venture Startup Blink. Startup Blink is considered the most comprehensive ecosystem map and research center in the world. The venture which he runs with his Zurich-based co-founder also provides startup ecosystem developers with analysis, promotion, and mapping modules for their region. Startup Blink is currently managing more than 90 active local startup chapters and boasts of over 50, 000 members the world over. The website also has tens of thousands of online visitors monthly.

 

This week’s episode talks about the start-up scene in Israel, what the best back ups are, and how he’s able to move around frequently and stays productive.

Eli also shares what the most inspiring part of his story is, why it pays to know what you want, and why he thinks the digital nomad lifestyle is not sustainable.

For those who would like to give the nomadic lifestyle a try, Eli has this to say, “One of the most important things if you are embarking on a lifestyle like this is to also listen to yourself and when you get signals that it’s no longer the thing that makes you happy, then stop.”

Jun 4, 2019

Jason Moore fits the definition of “travel influencer” to a tee. The founder, travel ambassador, and host of the Zero To Travel Podcast has spent more than a decade traversing the United States and working on jobs that are travel-related. His podcast has become massively popular that it has been downloaded more than 4.5 million times in 195 countries around the world. The podcast has also garnered a staggering 300+ five star reviews on iTunes. Jason also started the online community Location Indie with his business partner Travis Sherry to help people around the world build a lifestyle that’s location-independent.

Zero To Travel is a multi-media travel publishing company that creates best-selling audio courses, educational products, and books. Zero To Travel published the amazing travel book “International House Sitting: How to Travel the World and Stay Anywhere for FREE.” The book is the definitive guide on the exciting world of house sitting written by two professional house sitters and authors Nat Smith and Jodie Burnham. Jason also published a book under Zero To Travel called “Breaking Into Event Marketing: Travel the Road Like a Rockstar. The book is packed with hardcore information on how to break into event marketing.

Zero To Travel also runs an online community called Location Indie designed to help people travel the world within their means regardless of their experience or situation. As co-founder of Location Indie, Jason’s primary aim is to build a global community of location independent entrepreneurs and heart-centered digital nomads so they can help one another excel in two fields they are passionate about—travel and business. While originally from the United States, Jason now lives with his wife and children in Oslo, Norway.

 

This week’s episode talks about how to have a good conversation with fellow travelers, how to really engage with people and form real connections, and why it pays to go on a trip by yourself when you’re practicing how to effectively connect with people.

Jason also shares what he would tell people who would like to travel more often, what to him are the best ways to connect with people, and what he thinks one of the most important habits people can develop is.

On connecting with fellow travelers, Jason has this to say, “I think it’s just about asking questions, being genuinely curious, and listening. Those are really the 3 basic things.”

May 27, 2019

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.”

May 17, 2019

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.”

May 10, 2019

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.”

Apr 25, 2019

Dan Schawbel is a millennial TV personality, serial entrepreneur, and global keynote speaker. The career workplace expert and startup advisor is also a New York Times bestselling author. To date, he has already written 3 bestselling books: Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, and Me 2.0 4 Steps to Building Your Future. Dan is also the host of the 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel podcast where he interviews world-class individuals like Condoleeza Rice, Richard Branson, Jay Shetty, and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Dan is also a partner and research director at Future Workplace. Future Workplace acquired Dan’s company WorkplaceTrends.com in 2016. WorkplaceTrends.com is the world’s largest workplace research aggregator and boasts of over 450 sources. Dan is also the managing partner at Millennial Branding. Millennial Branding is a Gen Y consulting and research firm and has worked with global companies like Oracle, Red Bull, American Express, Deutsche Bank, and NBC Universal, among many others.

Through Millennial Branding and Future Workplace, Dan was able to publish 40 revolutionary research studies after surveying a staggering 90, 000 people from 20 countries. Dan and his extensive work has also been featured in more than 700 media outlets including NBC, CNN, Men’s Health, The New York Times, and USA Today.

His bestselling book Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation was chosen “book of the month” by The Financial Times. His New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success was named by Chicago Tribune as the #1 career book for 2013. The #1 international bestseller Me 2.0 4 Steps to Building Your Future was also hailed by the New York Post as the #1 career book of 2009.

 

This week’s episode talks about what work connectivity context is, the different ways people can keep team engagements high, and the best way to build a more socialized workplace.

Dan also shares his thoughts on how people can stand out as professionals, why he thinks video is king, and how people can build their credibility.

On how great leaders can create connection in the age of isolation, Dan has this to say, “We need to use technology as a bridge to form stronger bonds with the people that we work with, our family, and friends and not let it be a barrier between us and them.”

Apr 19, 2019

Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker, community builder, and small business strategist. She was also the former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors. She spent her first decade as consultant to global companies like Charles Schwab, Chevron, and Hewlett-Packard, where she trained and worked with thousands of managers, executives, and employees.

In 2005, she started one of the top career and business blogs online—Escape from Cubicle Nation. Through the years, she has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start successful businesses. Her book, “Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur,” was released in 2009 and was awarded by 800 CEO Read as the “Best Small Business/Entrepreneur Book.” Together with author Susan Cain, she also built and launched the Quiet Revolution and the Quiet Leadership Institute.

Pamela’s first book, “Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur,” provides readers not just with the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship but with everything they need to know about starting a business, including the emotional issues involved in the process. Her new bestselling book “Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together,” provides guidance on how to find connections, sell a story, and reinvent and relaunch a brand.

In 2016, Pamela launched the Main Street Learning Lab. Located in Mesa, Arizona, Main Street Learning Lab is a community-based think tank focusing on business economic acceleration. The collaborative and innovative project supports small business owners who want to succeed, as well as the incubators, organizations, and companies who are helping them.

A passionate martial artist, Pamela practiced the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira for more than a decade while in San Francisco. She also once served as executive director of the non-profit martial arts organisation Omulu Capoeira Group. Pamela received her black belt in July of 2013 and studied mixed martial arts in Arizona under Edward Kelly Fiori.

This week’s episode talks about the changes Pamela is seeing on Main Street, the different ways people can make sustainable businesses, and her advice to people who are not feeling inspired where they are.

Pamela also shares her thoughts on the “empire” model, the importance of tuning in more, and what her community is all about.

On connecting with other people, Pamela has this to say, “In so many ways, in having this really rich soup of people that come from different backgrounds and perspectives, it just really amps up your creative thinking and very specifically can lead to a lot more business opportunities.”

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