Live Different Podcast: Business | Travel | Health | Performance

Optimize your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual life with interviews from experts in fitness, meditation, psychology, travel, and entrepreneurship. If you like Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan, Dave Asprey, or Ben Greenfield, you'll be inspired. Come by part of our community led by Matt Wilson co-founder of the travel company Under30Experiences.
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Dec 16, 2016
Adam Smiley Poswolsky is a speaker at Fortune 500 companies, has written for Fast Company, Time, Forbes, and his latest book "The Quarterlife Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, And Build A Life That Matters" was endorsed by the Founder of Zappos Tony Hsieh.  
Smiley has a passion for community and shares his strategies for surrounding yourself with great people all day long.  I ask Smiley how he coaches people through career changes, gets people to find what drives them, and how to make big asks.  
In this episode you learn networking strategies for finding your next position and find out how Smiley landed writing gigs like Time Magazine and became a paid speaker all over the world.
If you are looking to make a breakthrough that pays your bills and makes you feel like you are contributing to a positive change in the world, this episode is for you.
Oct 25, 2016

Howard Behar, Former Starbucks President, joins us to explain how you can become wildly successful while being true to yourself and who you really are.


Howard was part of the leadership team known as H2O with CEO Howard Shutlz and COO Orin Smith who built Starbucks into one of the most admired countries in the world.  Behar was a key part of the team growing the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 worldwide.


Howard is the author of two books: The Magic Cup: A Business Parable About a Leader, a Team, and the Power of Putting People and Values First and It's Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First from a Life at Starbucks


Look for tips on developing your own guiding principles, becoming more authentic, living a life with intention, and taking care of yourself emotionally and physically. This of course is all coupled with some old school business advice from a seasoned veteran.

Oct 12, 2016

Robert Collier is the founder of Practical Idealist, a blog full of practical ideas designed to achieve worthy ideals like traveling the world while working full time.

He is also the founder of Entrepreneurs Dinner who’s mission is to flip traditional networking on its head.

Entrepreneurs dinner is founded on the premise of prioritizing:

  1. High character over high net worth
  2. Giving over getting
  3. The importance of your environment

In today’s episode we talk about gaining more mental energy to be able to handle yourself better in all aspects of your life.

Learn about the best gift that you can provide for another person, and the only thing that will live beyond you. -- Hint: it’s not your money or your business.

Robert also chats about how meditation has changed his life in countless areas like increasing mental capacity, observing emotions, and unlocking all the doors to his mind. Ultimately, he provides a no BS explanation for how meditation can change your life for the better.

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Oct 7, 2016
Daniel DiPiazza of Rich20Something joins us to talk about doing great work you and how to overcome self doubt.  This is the message you need to level up your confidence.
Daniel is one of my closest friends, so in this casual conversation we talk about what to do when things get harder in life.  We cover everything from meditation, to using motivation from the death of his grandmother to write his second book, to his use of medical marijuana as a performance enhancer.
After we talk about book suggestions, supplements, workouts and diet in our speed round, Daniel drops some sage advice about being patient and staying bored if you want to create your best work.
We get to hear Daniel’s story of escaping Atlanta and buying a Benz in Santa Monica.  (Mixtape coming soon!) 
For a living, Daniel helps young people bridge the gap between their education to actually marketing those skills.  If you are a graphic designer, writer, yoga teacher, trainer or anything in between, the Rich20Something Community is an awesome place to learn how to actually make money doing those things.
Daniel is also the proud new acquirer of
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Sep 28, 2016
Paul Angone of All Groan Up: Searching for Self, Faith, and a Freaking Job! and 101 Secrets for your Twenties joins us to tell you why you should “go to hell!”… and back of course.
Paul is an expert in helping young people discover their secret sauce where purpose, passion, and career collide and talks about his eight-year journey on getting his first book published and escaping a life which he disliked.  
We have a fun conversation with a lot of laughs and Paul tells me why he stopped comparing himself to others which he calls OCD (Obsessive Comparison Disorder).  
If you are looking for the confidence to overcome the challenges most millennials face, Paul is your guy.  I even tell him why he should start being more confident when it comes to call himself an entrepreneur and that we all need to start thinking for ourselves and forging our own path.
The old paradigm of “go to school, get a job, and stay there for 30 years” is over and to borrow a line from Robert Kiyosaki and Rich Dad, Poor Dad, we all need to “mind our own business.”
Paul also talks about the influence of the book Into the Wild on his path and we touch the subject of Michael E. Gerber’s E-myth, one of my favorite books on entrepreneurship.
You can check out Paul’s online course and community on how to find your signature sauce here. 
Aug 22, 2016
James Swanwick, Former Sportscenter Anchor, joins us to take your life from average to awesome.
James teaches us how stop drinking alcohol to perform better and fills us in on his technique for reading a book per day. These two habits have allowed him to use the law of attraction to bring an incredible level of people into his life.
There are some amazing book recommendations in this episode and James tell us that a “good plan today, is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” 
James is also the host of the James Swanwick Show who’s previous guests have included Robert Greene, Keith Ferrazzi, Ryan Holiday, Tai Lopez, Rich Roll, Mark Divine, Jonathan Haidt, Bo Eason, Tucker Max, Rob Woolf, Peter Sage and more.
He’s also interviewed  Hollywood stars including Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, and Lindsay Lohan.
Swanwick is the founder of the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge and Swannies Blue Blocking glasses. 
Aug 9, 2016
Dan Buettner, National Geographic Explorer, and his brother Tony join us on the podcast today.
“Nine to five is the new cancer,” Tony tells me in this week’s episode.
Hear that and other lessons from their quest to find the places where people live to be over 100 years of age, disease free, and happy. 
Where are the happiest and healthiest places in the world, and what can we learn from them? 
How can you optimize your environment, work place, office, place of worship, and community so you can live long and prosper?
Did you know that only 20% of longevity is about your genes while the other 80% of living long comes from environmental factors?  
Listen in today to improve your quality of life and hear why eating a Mediterranean Diet full of olive oil, red wine, and fresh fruits and vegetables will reverse stress, and extend your lifespan because of newly discovered chemical compounds called “polyphenols.”  
We also discuss topics from one of the Buettner’s latest books: Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
Jul 28, 2016
Nathaniel Boyle is Host of The Travelers Podcast which has been downloaded over 400,000 times, was named by The White House as one of the Top 100 Influencers in Travel and the Founder of the travel community Holocene.
"Is your paycheck paying your emotional bills?” this week’s guest asks me...
Are you listening to your call to fully embrace the human journey?  Do you need motivation to push yourself outside of your comfort zone?  
Start being comfortable with being uncomfortable and learn the following formula: 
Curiosity + Creativity = Transformation
Not only is this a great philosophical conversation, but you’ll learn how Nathaniel Boyle quit his fast paced startup job, bought an around the world ticket, and started his journey on the island of Fiji, on his way to becoming a podcaster, freelancer, and entrepreneur.
Jul 11, 2016

Donny Gallegos, Our Head Coach and Fitness Trainer, joins us for a wealth of information on everything health and fitness related. 

Fitness and nutrition hacks discuss include: optimizing sleep, what to eat on the road, how to stay hydrated, and workout routines to do while traveling. 
Donny and I geek out on cutting edge science and technology including: sleep trackers, supplements, grounding mats, the Bulletproof Diet, ketosis, intermittent fasting, blue light blockers, with equipment, apps and devices to help with all of this.  
Huge shoutouts in this episode to Dave Asprey and the team at Bulletproof, as well as Brute Force Training. 
Other shoutouts and resources for more information on the strategies discussed include: Zen Dude Fitness, Tim Ferriss, Dom D'Agositino, Found My Fitness Podcast, and Wellness Gangsters. 
Join Donny and I on our upcoming fitness retreat to Costa Rica November 16-20, 2016
Listen to Donny's last podcast episode here: Workout Less and Get in Better Shape
Follow Donny on Instagram: @Donald_oh_
Jun 27, 2016
Alistair Humphreys, National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year joins us to talk about getting out of your comfort zone and encouraging people to do something they’ve never done.
Alastair is the author of 9 books, a motivational speaker, has cycled around the world, rowed across the Atlantic, and walked across India. 
But Alastair tells me, “Adventure is only a state of mind.”  His concept of microadventures is an excellent way to balance your life even if you can’t escape to India by foot. A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective.
Jun 9, 2016
Tucker Max joins us to talk about selling 2 million copies of “I Hope They Sell Beer in Hell” and then cleaning up his act to teach men how to behave and eventually share their wisdom with the world.
Tucker is now the CEO of Book in a Box and we go into detail about his latest 
The Book in a Box Method: The New Way to Quickly and Easily Write Your Book (Even If You are not a Writer)
Tucker speaks openly and honestly about his four year journey through psychotherapy, meditation, hacking guilt and shame, and why we mistreat men in our society.  Be prepared for a transformation story.  Yes, Tucker Max quotes the Buddha!! 
He also gives a ton of advice for finding the perfect mate and for people who want to write a book but don’t know where to start.
If you can’t afford Tucker’s $20,000 fee to help you with your book, you are in luck.  The kindle download of his Book in a Box Method is only $2.99 and all the templates for publishing are included to help get you on your way. 
May 25, 2016
Jason Wachob is co-founder of Mindbodygreen an independent media brand with over 10million monthly unique visitors, 30+ employees, and the author of the new book “Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume”.
Wellth is a new and more valuable life currency: a life exemplified by abundance, happiness, purpose, health and joy.
A former Wall Street trader turned yogi and I talk about the 39 things he learned in his 39 years of life, how to stop practicing violence, and what taking a holistic look at your mind and body looks like.
We also nerd out on some cutting edge discoveries in science that are guaranteed to help your performance including neuroplasticity, the gut micro-biome, epigenetic, and telomeres.
Did you know you could actually re-wire your brain, change your genes, or that there are millions of germs in your stomach that affect your mind?  Plus, Jason drops some amazing tips on achieving balance and why it’s okay to eat gluten (sometimes).
May 18, 2016
Jeff Greenwald, Thte world's first travel blogger joins us to tell us how we can use tourism to make the world a better place.
“I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.” – Albert Einstein
Jeff has been traveling the world since the 1970's and has written for National Geographic Adventurer, The New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.  He is the founder of
In a worldly conversation we jump around the globe talking about Nepal, Cuba, Panama, Costa Rica, and even his hometown of Oakland.
Jeff is a professional storyteller and an amazing role model of someone who travels the world in a truly sustainable way.
May 11, 2016

Daniele Bolelli is a University Professor, MMA Fighter, Author, and one of the most badass practical philosophers on the planet.

A Dalai Lama you can get drunk with? In a special 1 year anniversary edition of the Live Different Podcast this is exactly how our guest has been described.

His latest book “Not Afraid: On Fear, Heartbreak, Raising a Baby Girl, and Cage Fighting” is a hero’s journey that will inspire and guide anyone seeking to forge their own path, without the dogmatic side of philosophy that Daniele abhors.

Daniele’s work has had a tremendous impact on my life, including his lecture series on Taoism and of course his signature podcast The Drunken Taoist.

Listen in as Bolelli explains why the term “guru” and “master” makes him want to puke, how to create your own religion, and why it’s okay to visit both wine shops and whorehouses.

Apr 27, 2016
Wandering Earl has been traveling the world since 1999 and started with just $1500 in his pocket.  Now he's one of the biggest travel bloggers in the world, is a successful affiliate marketer, and started his own tour company.  
Being a digital nomad isn't easy.  How does one afford a life of constant travel? 
Listen in for tips on blogging, writing, being authentic, creating good travel habits, and making money online.  Wandering Earl also shares some crazy stories like the time he got kidnapped in Bangladesh.  
Apr 20, 2016
Larissa, The Blonde Gypsy and I sit down to talk about differentiating yourself and staying true to who you are in today's fast paced world.
Copying others will never make you truly successful.
If you are thinking of starting a blog, a business, or doing anything in life, I recommend you listen in to iPhone Photographer, Travel Blogger and connoisseur of all things sexy, the Blonde Gypsy.
Apr 14, 2016

 Eric Larsen, Polar Explorer, drops some serious knowledge on what it's like to push through pain, do something that nobody has ever done before, and live a life of fulfillment.

Have you ever pushed yourself to your max?  Do you know what truly performing at your peak is all about? 

Today I interview a guy who has gone to the ends of Earth to find out just that.

Eric's expeditions have led him to summit Mount Everest and make it to both the North and South Poles.

Hear the secrets to discipline, not giving up, finding your true calling, and making history!

Apr 7, 2016
Andy Ung and I pay tribute to Seng Ngo today.
Searching for meaning?  Need to go on an epic quest? Want to go beyond the superficial in your life?  
This episode is a tribute to my friend Seng.  On a journey to South America from Mexico to Chile, my friends Seng and Andy stopped through Costa Rica to talk about their social blogging platform Sonderfly. 

Sonderfly is a social blogging platform that the guys were creating on this trip to tell stories of the people they met and inspirations of self-discovery about the world.

Just 36 hours after the recording of this episode on their way to Panama, Seng was swept out to sea by a rip-tide, never to be returned home.
This is a deep, soulful conversation between Andy and I, where we talk about what it really means to live a fulfilling life, how travel allows you to see past the superficial, and how we should spend more time doing things we love.
Mar 29, 2016
Sean Ogle, digital nomad and location rebel, has built two successful business, created an incredible community of lifestyle entrepreneurs and traveled the world since quitting his job in 2009.
Trigger habits.  Do you know how to use them?
Sean and I talk about why people fail and how to hold yourself accountable.
We learn Sean's secrets to rituals, discipline and creating positive work habits from an all around regular dude who doesn't even like to work that much...
"I found out what I like to do and built my businesses around that".  
Mar 15, 2016
Gary Arndt cashed out and island hopped through the South Pacific following his passion and then went on to become one of the world's top travel bloggers as well as Travel Photographer of the Year and a podcast host for CBS.
Gary has gone on to visit over 170 countries and all 7 continents.  
I had the amazing opportunity to pick Gary's brain about what he's learned about the world, business, blogging, and stepping up our Instagram game.  
His big takeaway?  Do something interesting and do something unique.  
If you find yourself just copying what other successful people are doing, you'll never find the blueprint for success you are looking for.
Feb 29, 2016
Tony The Fridge is not afraid to tell the world that they can beat cancer and depression. He ran 30 marathoms in 30 days with a refrigerator on his back.
Listen in as Tony shares some incredibly personal anecdotes from his childhood abuse, battle with depression, and suicide attempt that led to his quest to run across America with a refrigerator on his back.
Tony also tells me off for asking about "fitness hacks" because he insists there is no easy way out.
"Make your life a movie," Tony tells me, and "do what you were meant to do." 
"Find a purpose that is bigger than you and find out who you are," Tony continues... 
This is a truly inspirational interview and one that you will not want to miss whether you are seeking motivation to get out of bed every morning, start that project, or go on your epic quest.
Want to get involved and help Tony fight cancer?
Books and Movies mentioned:
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Feb 22, 2016
Craig Ballantyne says more structure = more freedom on this week's podcast!
Our interview about The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life is filled with actionable steps on how you can develop your own personal commandments using Craig's 5 Pillars of Success.
Want to learn to say no more?  How about starting a "Not To Do" list?
And yes, there is even a ton of valuable information on sleep-- one of our favorite topics, using the 10-3-2-1 rule. 
Books mentioned:
The Perfect Day Formula by Craig Ballantyne
On Writing by Stephen King 
and... a link to the best information I've ever heard about sleep from our friends at Barbell Shrugged
Feb 15, 2016
Brandon Epstein from Zen Dude Fitness gives us his formula to create "identity statements" and condition your psychology.  Brandon's visualization exercises help re-wire your brain through the concept of neuroplasticity.  
The art of happiness is one that few people understand but today we share with you actionable items for how to work towards it.
Brandon doesn't talk like a neuroscientist however... we actually talk much more about how things feel, trusting our intuition and even about psychedelics used in a medicinal, therapeutic way.  
Do you have to live the Four Hour Work Week and live abroad in Colombia running your own business like Brandon and Tim Ferriss do? 
Listen in for the answer to this and many more.  Show notes can be found on the newly redesigned
Learn how to find freedom in your life and make your friends jealous with the Under30Experiences Escape Manual.
Join us on a trip to France, Iceland, Machu Picchu, or Costa Rica through our travel company through young people Under30Experiences.
Feb 8, 2016
Steve Kamb from NerdFitness tells us about his transformation to super nerd to superhero... Instead of reading Harry Potter for the 19th time Steve took a deep look at his behavioral psychology and learned how to turn into a badass adrenaline junkie.
Steve has lectured at Google, Facebook, and Vanderbilt University and is the author of the new book Level Up Your Life.
Hear about how Steve traveled to Monte Carlo, Machu Picchu, the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Wall of China like Tim Ferriss in the Four Hour Work Week... and then went on to build  
Listen in for productivity hacks, life hacks, biohacks, and everything in between.
Jan 27, 2016
Jason Bay is a marketing consultant through Gen Y Success, and today's podcast guest.
Want to start a business?  Be an entrepreneur?  Achieve the freedom that everyone desires?
But are you sure entrepreneurship is for you?  Are you pursuing your dreams for the right reasons? 
Today I talk to Jason Bay about his journey, quitting his job, failing at his first business, starting a podcast, and pursuing freedom.  Now Jason helps others take that leap and grow their business.
Jason gives away his Success Toolkit full of apps and tools that his 80+ podcast guests have recommended to become more successful.
Today's show is sponsored by Under30Experiences the travel company for young people.
Get the Under30Experiences Escape Manual today!
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