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Listen to inspiring conversations about cutting edge mental and physical techniques to help you live beyond the status quo. This podcast will motivate you to grow your business, get in better shape, perform at your peak, and most importantly have more fun. Matt Wilson is the co-founder of the popular blog Under30CEO and the travel company Under30Experiences.


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  • #110 Learn to Meditate 8x Faster + Make $160 Million with Bill Harris
    Sun, May 20, 2018


    It’s no surprise that super performers like Tim Ferriss, Tony Robbins, and Richard Branson all have a meditation practice.

    This brings us to Bill Harris, the author of The New Science of Super Awareness.

    Bill is a Zen Monk and the founder of Centerpointe Research Institute who has developed a technology that helps people feel the effects of meditation roughly 8x faster!

    The Holosync Meditation Program has had dramatic effects on the lives of people who have used his techniques, and now its your turn!

    If you want to learn how to meditate with 8x the effectiveness you can get a FREE copy of his book The New Science of Super Awareness and try a free demo of the track that allows you to hack your own neurology to become a more productive, happier, and calmer person.

    And finally, if you’d like more information about how this can benefit your life, check out our conversation with Bill below!

  • #109 Optimize Your Mind, Body & Spirit with Tips from Six Leading Health & Wellness Experts
    Thu, May 10, 2018


    This week’s episode is a special compilation episode with stories and advice from various experts like Leo Babauta, Juli Bauer Roth, Joy Parrish, Dr. Sharad Paul, Diana Stobo and Under30Experiences’ very own Luz Garc?a.

     

    1. Leo Babauta is a writer from Guam, who was once deeply in debt, overweight, and a smoker. Within a few short years, he completely eliminated his debt, lost 65 pounds, quit smoking and started Zen Habits which was named Top 25 Blogs by Time Magazine (twice!). Leo is the author of a best selling productivity e-book and today more than 200K subscribers read Leo’s work on Zen Habits where he discusses in greater detail many of the topics we cover in this episode.
    2. Juli Bauer Roth of PaleOMG.com is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Juli is the author of Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook and her recipes and healthy living tips have spread like wildfire on the internet.  
    3. Joy Parrish is the co-host of Girls Gone WOD Podcast. She got into the world of podcasting to talk about her passion for crossfit and the crossfit community. She loves running, CrossFit, yoga, food, fashion, music, podcasts, and listening to audio books. Joy is also a licensed professional mental health manager and has been a fitness instructor for 13 years.
    4. Dr Sharad Paul, author of the book The Genetics of Health, has lived across the world over the years. In addition to being an author, he is also an evolutionary biologist and holds a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics/Master of Philosophy from the University of Glasgow. He is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy based on his groundbreaking research into the best skin lines for cutaneous surgery.
    5. Diana Stobo is the award-winning author of the healthy lifestyle book Get Naked Fast! A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods that Weigh You Down to Lose Weight Fast. The book serves as a guide that Diana wrote from her own personal experience healing herself from illness, losing 100+ pounds, and changing her life. Diana helps others heal themselves through her books and her center “The Retreat” in Costa Rica.
    6. Luz Garcia is a 1,500 hour registered yoga teacher and Chilean native. To put that in perspective, a certified Yoga teacher only needs 200 hours. She teaches an energetic Vinyasa Flow using props and alignment cues to take your yoga to the next level. She has 14 years of yoga studies that consist of Yoga Works Method, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Shala Method, Restorative, and Prenatal. She is also a certified reflexologist, colon hydro therapist, and aromatherapist.  Luz is Under30Experiences’ yoga teacher and leads retreats in Bali and Costa Rica!

     

    Our episode today is all about health and wellness. We are sharing some of our favorite clips from athletes, authorities in nutrition, and other health and wellness experts on topics like how make healthy food taste good, optimizing your nutrition and exercise based on your genes, and a variety of suggestions for finding a counselor.

     

    We went back into the archives and dug up a few excellent episodes that highlight some special health and wellness journeys and pieces of advice and we put them all together for you in today’s episode!

     

    You will hear from authors, podcasters, bloggers, and more in this week’s episode of the Live Different Podcast.

     

    Get the full show notes on the Under30Experiences Blog.

  • #108 Travel The World with Expert Digital Nomad & Travel Hacking Tips
    Fri, May 04, 2018


    This week’s episode is a special compilation episode with stories and advice from various travel experts like Chris Guillebeau, Jordan Harbinger, Jodi Ettenberg, Sarah Knight, Joe Di Stefano and our very own Matt Wilson.

     

    Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times Bestselling Author and he shares strategies to start your Side Hustle and ways to make money on the side and travel. Chris is a writer, traveler, entrepreneur, and the author of the new book Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days.

    Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for Social Influence, Interpersonal Dynamics and Social Engineering, helping private companies test the security of their communications systems and working with law enforcement agencies before he was even old enough to drive. Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He also hosts the Jordan Harbinger Show, one of the top personal development and business podcasts on the air today.

    Sarah Knight is the internationally bestselling author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck,” which has been translated into eighteen languages and counting and has hit bestseller lists all over the world. She has also written “How to Get Your Shit Together” and her latest book “You Do You” was released in November 2017.

    Jodi Ettenberg founded Legal Nomads in April 2008 to document her long form travel writing and photography, after working as a lawyer for several years. In subsequent years, the site has won multiple awards and her business has expanded to include a book about food, celiac translation cards, public speaking, consulting work in social media and branding, and an eCommerce store featuring hand-drawn maps of food.

    Joe Di Stefano, CSCS, RKC – “Joe D.I.” as he is referred, is an international speaker, fitness expert, entrepreneur and coach. Joe is the Director of Sport at Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle racing organization. He is also the Founder of RUNGA, an off-the-grid experience designed to educate people on health and fitness, and connect them with their full potential.

    Matt Wilson is Adventurer and Co-founder of the travel company Under30Experiences. In just a few short years U30X has grown to 15+ countries worldwide and 30+ local communities throughout the USA and Canada. Matt is also the Co-Founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016) and the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 40+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Business, Travel, Health and Performance. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and is part of the invite-only Young Entrepreneurs' Council (YEC) comprised of the world's most successful entrepreneurs 40 and younger.

     

     

    Our episode today is all about travel... We are sharing some of our favorite clips from digital nomads, world travelers, and other travel experts on topics like how to avoid kidnapping, what it’s like to move from New York City to the Dominican Republic, and learning experiences from visiting every country in the world.

     

    We went back into the archives and dug up a few excellent episodes that highlight some special travel stories and pieces of advice and we put them all together for you in today’s episode!

     

    You will hear from authors, world travelers, bloggers, and more in this week’s episode of the Live Different podcast.

  • #107 Profit First: Transform Your Business into a Money-making Machine with Mike Michalowicz
    Wed, Apr 18, 2018


    By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-‘kal-o-wits) had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor…and proceeded to lose his entire fortune.

     

    Then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy, strong companies. Among other innovative strategies, Mike created the “Profit First Formula”, a way for businesses to ensure profitability from their very next deposit forward.

     

    Mike is now running his third million dollar venture, is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal; is the former MSNBC business make-over expert; is a popular keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, which BusinessWeek deemed “the entrepreneur’s cult classic.”

     

     

    Our episode today is all about creating profit in your company by implementing the profit first system. Mike explains the action steps needed to start setting aside profit immediately.

     

    Mike also shares why profit is necessary and important, and how to put a system in place so that we aren’t spending more money as more money comes in.

     

    Mike leaves listeners with the advice, “Set up that one bank account. Do it today. Go to your bank, get one account set up for profit. Start allocating 1% of what flows into your accounts towards profit.”

     

    Get the full show notes on the Under30Experiences Blog.

  • #106 Vivid Vision: Align Your Life and Business Around a Vision of the Future with Cameron Herold
    Wed, Apr 11, 2018


    Cameron Herold is known around the world as THE CEO WHISPERER.

     

    He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron's built a dynamic consultancy- his current clients include a ‘Big 4’ wireless carrier and a monarchy. What do his clients say they like most about him? He isn’t a theory guy- they like that Cameron speaks only from experience. He earned his reputation as the business growth guru by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less.

     

    Cameron was an entrepreneur from day 1. At age 21, he had 14 employees. By 35, he’d help build his first TWO $100 MILLION DOLLAR companies. By the age of 42, Cameron engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2 Million to $106 Million in revenue, and 3100 employees— and he did that in just six years. His companies landed over 5,200 media placements in that same six years, including coverage on Oprah.

     

    Not only does Cameron know how to grow businesses, but his delivery from the stage is second to none— the current publisher of Forbes magazine, Rich Karlgaard, stated “Cameron Herold is THE BEST SPEAKER I’ve ever heard…he hits grand slams”.

     

    When Cameron steps off the stage, he doesn’t stop teaching. He is the author of the global best selling business book DOUBLE DOUBLE- in its 7th printing and in multiple translations around the world, MEETINGS SUCK, MORNING MIRACLE, and most recently VIVID VISION.

     

    Cameron is a top rated international speaker and has been paid to speak in 26 countries. He is also the top-rated lecturer at EO/MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a powerful and effective speaker at Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer leadership events around the world.

     

    Our episode today is all about aligning your life and business by creating a specific plan and reverse engineering it to take actionable steps towards that plan.

     

    Cameron also shares tips on minimizing distractions, creating a decision filter, and dreaming about the future.

     

    Cameron leaves listeners with advice on creating a vivid vision, “Go offsite for half a day with a notepad and pen and without technology. Mind map and dream. Write down your ideas of what you want the future to look like. Don’t worry about the how.”

     

    Get the full show notes on the Under30Experiences Blog

  • #105 Vote with Your Dollars, Be a Discerning Shopper, and Live the Life You Want with Emily Sexton
    Wed, Apr 04, 2018


    With a past career on Wall Street as a Vice President of Communications and Change Management, Emily Sexton brings her ‘win them over’ know-how, delightful enthusiasm and every day wit to encourage American consumers to use their purchasing power for good. From Wall Street to the streets with no name, you can now find Emily traveling in developing nations to find gorgeous new goods for her Downtown Raleigh Boutique + online shop, The Flourish Market.  She is an overly obsessed dog mom, an unlikely Crossfitter, and a monthly contributor to The Huffington Post.

     

    Our episode today is all about voting with your dollars, what fair trade really means, and how to be a discerning shopper.

     

    Emily also shares travel advice, how to define the life you want, and how to create that life for yourself.

     

    Get the full shownotes on the Under30Experiences Blog.

     

    Emily leaves listeners with the advice, “The more you reach out, the more encouragement you will find on your journey.”

  • #104 Break the Busy Habit, Find Your Big Why, and Sell Yourself Authentically with Rajiv Nathan
    Wed, Mar 28, 2018


    Rajiv Nathan’s background is STORYTELLING. Through RajNATION Innovation, he leverages artistry and performance to help startups not suck at telling THEIR story so they can pitch investors and acquire customers.

    Rajiv is always out to build the most compelling and authentic narratives possible. He also brings expression through stories as a rapper, yoga instructor, and host of the Discover Your Inner Awesome podcast.

     

    Our episode today is all about building habits and practices into your own life, finding what is most important to you and getting more of that in your day to day, and how to get yourself out of the occasional funk.

     

    He shares advice on becoming less reactive in the day to day, how to structure your routine so you don’t start your day by checking emails in bed and how to create a wellness baseline.

     

    He leaves listeners with the advice, “The idea is people are going to want to talk to you if they feel you are on the same wavelength. You can do this by having really valuable conversations with them around a topic you both care about. It is way harder to keep a front then to just be who you are.”

     

    View the full article on the Under30Experiences Blog.

  • #103 Travel the World, Find Your Niche, and Build Your Brand with Legal Nomad Jodi Ettenberg
    Wed, Mar 21, 2018


    After working as a lawyer for several years, Jodi Ettenberg founded Legal Nomads in April 2008 to document her longform travel writing and photography. In subsequent years, the site has won multiple awards and her business has expanded to include a book about food, celiac translation cards, public speaking, consulting work in social media and branding, and an eCommerce store featuring hand-drawn maps of food.

     

    Our episode today is all about finding authentic experiences through travel and connections with others. Jodi has had quite the journey from corporate attorney to food travel blogger.

     

    Jodi shares advice on how to never be bored, finding your lens to view the world and your travels, and tips to get started with meditation.

     

    Jodi leaves listeners with the advice, “Every place has things that make it interesting. Explore your own backyard.”

     

    Get the full article on the Under30Experiences Blog.

  • #102 Everyone Has a Plan Until Sh!t Hits the Fan with Tofe Evans
    Thu, Mar 15, 2018


    To some, he’s known as that kid who ran a race down the slopes of Mt Everest... but most of the time he gets called "crazy" more times than his name. All for the right reasons though.

     

    As a firm believer of pushing the boundaries of what the human body & mind is capable of, Tofe Evans is constantly reinventing himself to advocate how anyone can rise above and be the best versions of themselves. The journey Tofe has been on these past few years have not only shaped his character but his endurance career literally saved his life... For the ones that are screaming to get out of that deadly deep dark rabbit hole known as ‘adversity’, you’re in good hands. Here is someone who knows this field exceptionally well with his fair share of the destructive toxin.

     

    And where you may not think you'll come out of this dismal state, Tofe will guide you in the right direction with his lived experience and concept of Practical Resilience. That is the mental framework designed to have you able to withstand crisis and subsequently, increase your emotional intelligence so you can bounce back after every fall. This framework is explained through a simple, yet powerful formula that Tofe has worked countless hours on with psychologists, neuroscientists, behavioural scientists, and mental health experts.

     

    There will be a time in your life where you face a crisis; a recession, a death in the family, a bad business deal, or even a life-threatening situation. So how do we deal with these high-stressful moments? That’s where you will learn about Practical Resilience to guide you mentally out of these adversarial and dismal situations. Tofe is a thought leader on resilience not on hacking the body to get you the set of abs you’ve always wanted. He's here so you have the mental artillery to hold yourself together in case of a traumatic crisis. When everyone focuses on having a six pack body they forget that having a six pack mind is more important.

     

    Brace your seats because you’re about to embark a wild ride - a culmination of despair, mental health struggles, hardships, endurance, and more importantly, resilience.

     

    Our episode today is all about how to go from depression and anxiety to a state of gratitude, through kindness and helping others.

     

    Tofe shares advice on opening up, empathy, and pushing through mental obstacles. Tofe describes his journey from his lowest point to being an endurance athlete and author on tour. He is all about breaking down the stigma of mental health.

     

    He leaves listeners with the advice, “Adaptability and resilience are key. Focus on what you can control.”

  • #101 Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter with Ryan Paugh
    Wed, Mar 07, 2018


    Ryan Paugh has been at the forefront of building highly curated, technology-enabled communities for ambitious professionals. He first co-founded Brazen Careerist, a career-management site for high-achieving young professionals and ambitious college students, where he led the company’s community development efforts. Brazen Careerist was recognized as one of the top social networks for Gen Y entrepreneurs by Mashable.

    Ryan then went on to co-found Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) in 2010 with Scott Gerber, an invite-only organization for top entrepreneurs 40 and under that Entrepreneur noted “has quickly become one of the most elite organizations of its kind.” He saw YEC as a unique opportunity to apply the expertise he developed at Brazen Careerist to help fellow entrepreneurs access the resources, technology and most important, people they need to succeed. YEC’s members now generate billions of dollars in revenue and have created tens of thousands of jobs.

    Today, Ryan and his team are building on their vision of the future of professional organizations with The Community Company, a company poised to launch dozens of vetted communities engineered to help ambitious professionals grow their network and expand business opportunities. It’s a mission Ryan identifies with; after graduating from Penn State University and launching his own entrepreneurial career, he knows firsthand the value of a trusted community.

    Called “a cult legend in the online-community building world” by Mashable, Ryan is now focused on creating a strong membership experience and positive business outcomes for thousands of successful executives, thought leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs across the country.

    Our episode today is all about super connectors, creating meaningful beneficial relationships and habitual generosity.

    Ryan shares advice on networking, relationship building, and helping others. Ryan offers questions you can ask yourself to figure out where you thrive and where you don’t, so that you can invest your time where you thrive.

    He leaves listeners with the advice, ““If you want to meet great people, build new relationships. Share your ideas. Make sure all that good stuff you are thinking about makes its way out into the public eye.”

    Read more on the Under30Experiences Blog.

  • #100 Be Over Prepared, Avoid Kidnapping, and Build Your Network with Jordan Harbinger
    Wed, Feb 28, 2018


    Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for Social Influence, Interpersonal Dynamics and Social Engineering, helping private companies test the security of their communications systems and working with law enforcement agencies before he was even old enough to drive.

    Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war-zones and been kidnapped -twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation.

    Our episode today is all about social dynamics, how to trust your intuition over your logical mind, and building mutually beneficial relationships wherever you go.

    He shares advice on safely traveling and living abroad, as well the story of how he escaped a kidnapping in Mexico City. Jordan offers tips on creating a valuable network around you.

    He leaves listeners with the advice, “You have to have good relationships and a network in place. That’s the one thing that no one can take from you. You need to build them before it’s too late.”

    Get the full article on the Under30Experiences Blog.

  • #99 NBA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Shares Lessons Learned from Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee
    Thu, Feb 22, 2018


    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league’s only 6x MVP. He is one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world, such as The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete and activist, he offers his perspectives as a nationally recognized speaker who regularly appears on the lecture circuit.

    Currently, Abdul-Jabbar serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked” by bringing educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. A NY Times best-selling author, he has written 14 books, including two recent memoirs: Becoming Kareem for young readers, and Coach Wooden and Me about his lifelong friendship with famed UCLA coach John Wooden.

    His Emmy Award-winning HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, debuted as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary of all time.

    In 2017 Abdul-Jabbar, an avid numismatic coin collector, was appointed as the first African-American to the CCAC (Citizens Coin Advisory Council) in its 100-year history, where he helps decide on all coins that are to be minted in The United States.

    Before leaving office President Barack Obama awarded Abdul-Jabbar The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

    Our episode today is all about lessons Kareem has learned throughout his life, including takeaways from his famous friends Muhammad Ali, Coach John Wooden, and Bruce Lee.

    He shares advice about his journey for finding great mentors and coaches, as well as insights about speaking out, humility, and discovering who you are. He suggests starting by reading and learning more about your interests.

    He leaves listeners with the advice, “The most important thing to understand is knowledge is power. Someone who is informed is taking the right steps to achieving their goals.”

  • #98 Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life you Want with Daniel DiPiazza
    Wed, Feb 14, 2018


    Daniel is the founder of Rich20Something and author of Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want. He built the company up from humble beginnings blogging away in his basement.

    His honest and incredible writing abilities caused his blog to “break the internet” exploding him into the spotlight getting him features in outlets such as Time Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Yahoo! Business.

    He has successfully started three consecutive freelance businesses and scaled them to over six-figures in revenue with ZERO startup capital. He makes sure the day-to-day at Rich20 is going smoothly, focuses on partnerships, strategy, and growth. Fun fact, he’s a Chipotle fanatic and loves Jiu-Jitsu.

     

    Our episode today is all about how to block out the noise on social media, tips on taking a stand regardless of what other people say, and suggestions for respectfully disagreeing with other people without ruining relationships.

    Daniel shares his journey from working in a restaurant to being a creative entrepreneur and author. He explains that courage is a muscle that you can strengthen by trying new things. Doing things outside of your comfort zone will help you to develop confidence in yourself and you can use the confidence inside to push forward to new goals.

    Daniel leaves listeners with the advice, “The way you start is by taking your time back and deciding what is important to you. Have a non-negotiable hour for yourself daily. Start with meditation. It’s forced self-reflection. As you develop the ability to do nothing, you’ll have clarity.”

    Get the full show notes on the Under30Experiences Blog.

  • #97 Leave the Corporate World, Become More, and Achieve Real Success with Zander Fryer
    Wed, Feb 07, 2018


    Zander Fryer is a former IT Sales Executive with a quota of $120 million. He left the corporate world behind to become a certified success coach with his company Sh*t You Don’t Learn in College, specializing in transformational work. He’s also a health and wellness entrepreneur educating on prevention and his spirit animal is a French Bulldog.

     

    Our episode today is all about finding fulfillment in your life, starting with your work. Regardless of whether you feel called to entrepreneurship or just want to have a more meaningful job working for someone else, it all starts with getting really clear on who you are and what you want.

    Zander shares how despite having a job that from the outside looked very successful, he did not feel fulfilled and felt called to become a coach and teach others.

    The biggest hurdle standing in most people’s way is fear of leaving their comfort zone. All the resources you need are out there. Enlisting the help of an accountability buddy, mentor, and/or coach can help you to make the leap.

    Zander leaves listeners with the advice, “Just do it. Just get started. You’ll never have the clarity you want until you just start doing something.”

    Get the full shownotes on the Under30Experiences blog.

  • #96 Be Intentional and Breathe Your Way to Better Health with Joe Di Stefano
    Wed, Jan 31, 2018


    Joe Di Stefano, CSCS, RKC – “Joe D.I.” as he is referred, is an international speaker, fitness expert, entrepreneur and coach. Joe is the Director of Sport at Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle racing organization. He is also the Founder of RUNGA, an off-the-grid experience designed to educate people on health and fitness, and connect them with their full potential.

    Joe has coached athletes from mainstream competitive sports for 15 years and for Obstacle Course Racing exclusively for the last seven. He has instructed more than 100 seminars in over 10 different countries within topics such as OCR, kettlebells, breathing and mobility. Joe’s work has been featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Outside and SELF Magazine.

    Our episode today is all about quality breathing and its effects on overall health. We can go three weeks without food, but we can only go three minutes without breath, yet breathing is something that many people don’t think twice about.

    Joe also discusses why international travel and running are bad for you, and how intent and belief are the key to health.

    Joe leaves listeners with advice on focusing on breathing as a beginner. “The place to start is controlling your breath and respecting the power that it has. It can really truly change your entire outlook and make a lot of the other things a lot easier.” He suggests laying on the floor with your legs on a chair and blowing up balloons, to focus on that quality exhale and inhale.

    Get the full story on the Under30Experiences Blog.

  • #95 Exercise Your Comfort Zone Muscle and Make a Positive Impact
    Wed, Jan 24, 2018


    This week we’re bringing you something a little different. Instead of hosting, Matt will be interviewed by Sean Sechrist from The Unbeaten Path.

    We’ll get plenty of insight into some of Matt’s favorite topics including entrepreneurship, biohacking, travel, meditation, comfort zones, and much more.

    Sean, the interviewer this week, is the creator and host of the Unbeaten Path podcast. The show debuted as a top business podcast in iTunes (top 50 business/top 20 careers).

    Matt Wilson is the regular host of the Live Different podcast and co-founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company and community for millennials.

     

    We kick off the episode by talking about Matt’s love of the outdoors and start to entrepreneurship as a child growing up in upstate New York.

    Today Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for people ages 21-35. Matt shares some of his secrets to success, like how discipline and setting his own priorities allowed him to create and run a business while traveling the world. He shares some ways you can get out of your comfort zone, which will allow you to live life to the fullest and be able to say that you did it all.

    Learn about the journey of how Under30Experiences started from one retreat style trip to dozens of locations, hundreds of trips around the world, and serving thousands of millennials.

    Matt leaves listeners with the advice, “Connect with other people and help them along that path. That’s how we make the world a better place. Otherwise, we are all in it for our own self-interests, but we can't take that stuff with us. If you can leave an impact,  a legacy, and touch other people in a way they can pay forward, that is very fulfilling.”

    Read the whole article on the Under30Experiences Blog.

  • #94 Be Who You Are And Use What You've Got with Sarah Knight
    Wed, Jan 17, 2018


    Sarah Knight is the internationally bestselling author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck,” which has been translated into eighteen languages and counting and has hit bestseller lists all over the world. She has also written “How to Get Your Shit Together” and her latest book “You Do You” was released in November 2017.

    A former Senior Editor for Simon & Schuster in New York, Sarah decided to make some big changes in her life. After careful planning, she quit her job and she and her husband built a home in the Dominican Republic where they have lived since 2015.

    Upon moving to the DR, she began working as a freelance editor. She was then inspired by Marie Kondo’s famous decluttering book to write a mental decluttering self-help book with her newly uncovered creative energy.

    Our episode today is all about how to stop apologizing and explaining yourself by using the not sorry method. Sarah gives advice on how to quit making excuses or justifying why you can’t do something and polite but true ways to say no without elaboration.

    Sarah shares how to protect yourself and set boundaries to prevent ending up in a situation that will drain your f*ck budget (time, money, and/or energy.) She discusses using mental decluttering techniques to efficiently have the life you want.

    Sarah leaves listeners with the advice, “Everybody dies. Your life is getting shorter every single day. This doesn't last forever, so do what you want now. Make the big life changes.”

  • #93 Be Mindful and Make a Positive Impact in the World with Victoria Cohen
    Wed, Jan 10, 2018


    Victoria Cohen is an engineer turned marketer turned yoga instructor/blogger/activist. Her blog Almonds and Asana is part journey and part guide for being a more active citizen of the world through her two favorite pastimes: cooking and yoga.

    In a past life she worked at PepsiCo and attended Southern Methodist University. She’s also the co-host of the Discover Your Inner Awesome podcast with Rajiv Nathan.

    Our episode today is all about using small changes to make a difference in the things you care about. Whether you have strong political beliefs or are concerned about global warming, Victoria makes suggestions on ways to reframe your thinking and use your day to day choices to make a difference.

    Victoria shares her journey from the corporate world to becoming a yoga teacher. She talks about the moment she realized things had to change. We discuss using our purchases as a means of voting for what we support, and she suggests various small ways listeners can become activists for causes they are passionate about.

    Victoria leaves listeners with the advice, “Do it. Volunteer or donate. Make those small impactful changes by the food you choose or the products you choose to buy.”

    Get the full show notes on the Under30Experiences blog.

  • #92 Increase Cognitive Function and Self Love with Mansal Denton
    Wed, Jan 03, 2018


    Mansal Denton is the founder of Nootropedia, an unbiased and accessible online nootropics resource to help you improve your cognitive abilities. Nootropics are substances that enhance mental functions, such as memory.

    He previously co-founded and grew Pure Nootropics into one of the 3 largest nootropics commodity ecommerce sites and exited after 15 months with buyout.

    In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the world of personal development, travel, meditation, and acro yoga.

    Our episode this week is all about how we can enhance our own brains, improve cognitive function, and live all around better lives.

    Mansal experienced an amazing journey from being arrested for stealing documents from a museum, to being in jail for three and a half years, writing a book, starting multiple businesses, and learning to love himself along the way.

    We discuss lifestyle choices and supplements that lead to demonstrated improved cognitive functioning. He shares about a recent ayahuasca ceremony and tips for experiencing both the DMT and non-DMT versions of ayahuasca safely.

    Mansal leaves listeners with the recommendation to “Get grounded in the fact that whoever you are, whatever you are, you are perfect the way that you are. Love yourself the way that you are.”

    Read the whole article on the Under30Experiences Blog: https://www.under30experiences.com/category/live-different-podcast 

  • #91 Establish Your Self Awareness and Mindful Identity with Amanda Goolsby
    Wed, Dec 27, 2017


    Amanda Goolsby is an executive coach, business consultant, fitness professional and world traveler. She was one of the original staff at the fitness brand Orange Theory, the fastest growing franchise in history. After growing with Orange Theory for 5.5 years, going from overseeing one million dollars in revenue to over twenty million in revenue, she has started a new chapter of her life helping driven high achieving leaders reach aligned success through coaching.

    Our episode this week is all about figuring out who you are and what’s important to you. Amanda experienced an amazing journey from a debilitating accident, to selling drugs, to a spontaneous move from Portland to Phoenix, to working her way up the ladder running an extremely popular fitness business and finally starting her own coaching business a few months ago.

    We discuss how her trips to Costa Rica and Malawi were a huge turning point for her, and how travel has continued to be important to her over the years. She also shares some of her biohacking tricks to prevent jet lag on long international journeys.

    Amanda details her journaling practices to separate identity from ego, and her end of year reflection exercises. She discusses how getting to know herself has taught her how to avoid burnout by balancing relaxation, breaks, hard work, and fitness.

    Read the full article on the Under30Experiences blog.

  • #90 Optimize Your Internal Environment Through Genetic Wellness With Dr Sharad Paul
    Wed, Dec 20, 2017


    Dr Sharad Paul, author of the book “The Genetics of Health,” has lived across the world over the years. In addition to being an author, he is also an evolutionary biologist and holds a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics /Master of Philosophy from the University of Glasgow. He is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy based on his groundbreaking research into the best skin lines for cutaneous surgery.

    His Skin Surgery Clinic has one of the largest series of skin cancer patients worldwide, with over 100,000 consultations and 45,000 operations since the clinic opened in 1996. He initially trained in general and plastic surgery and is currently a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, and is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners.

    Our episode this week is all about the role of genetics in health, specifically discussing wellness measures we can take based on testing our genetic background. We discuss the roles Omega 3 and Vitamin D play in health, the evolutionary basis for race as it relates to Vitamin D absorption, and how we can optimize our internal environment by carefully selecting what we put into our bodies.

     

    Dr Paul shares some general wellness measures that can be fine-tuned after genetic testing. His number one piece of advice is to eat unprocessed foods low in salt and sugar, move for flexibility and endurance, and live socially and positively.

    Read the full article here: 
    https://www.under30experiences.com/category/live-different-podcast

  • #89 Be Authentic, Mission Driven, and Unafraid of Failure with David Simnick
    Wed, Dec 13, 2017


    David Simnick is the CEO and Co-founder of Soapbox Soaps. He had the idea for Soapbox when he was working as a subcontractor for the United States Agency for International Development and then began making soap on the side. Soapbox had their first big break selling with WholeFoods and currently sells their personal care products in major retailers across the US (Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid, Meyer, Kroger, and Walmart to name a few). They have been featured on the Today Show, MSNBC, Entrepreneur magazine, and Forbes.

    David has even given a TEDx talk entitled “Great Leaders Need Authenticity.” Soapbox was founded on a mission to save lives and make a difference in the world. They produce quality personal care products without harmful ingredients, participate in soap recycling programs with hotels to reduce personal care products in landfills, and give away one bar of soap to the less fortunate per every product sold.

    Our episode this week is all about how personal care products are so much more than just a way to stay clean. We discuss the involvement of soap with disease, school attendance, and landfill waste.

    With a lot of humility and very very small beginnings, David googled how to make soap and made his first batch in his kitchen at American University. From there, Soapbox Soaps has grown tremendously and even went through a major rebranding recently. They pride themselves on not including any ingredients that are thought to be harmful, toxic, or carcinogenic.

    Did you know soap works in a similar way to how oil and water separate? When soap gets in contact with water, it picks up the particles on the top layer of your skin and that’s what’s washed off.

    In this episode, we discuss how importing personal care items can upset local economies, and steps organizations can take to provide these items by working with local NGOs instead. We talk about working together with hotels to recycle soap and prevent it from accumulating in landfills. David elaborates on the multiple factors that play into creating an affordable and accessible product, as well the relationship between why a customer makes a personal care purchase and the branding displayed on products.

    David fills us in on the development of Soapbox Soaps, some of the struggles they have faced, and what they are working towards. He also gives advice for budding entrepreneurs from his own experience.

  • #88 Advocate for Your Health, Take Risks, and See Your Life as an Experiment w. Jennifer DeSimone
    Wed, Dec 06, 2017


    Jen DeSimone is Under30Experiences’ Chief of Community and a certified life coach.

    Jen’s passion is to support people living their most radiant lives. As the Chief of Community for U30X and a lifestyle coach, Jen is able to support her passions and live a fulfilled lifestyle. She is also a strong advocate for the importance of taking risks in your life.

    We kick off the conversation speaking about our relationship with food and how to feel empowered eating foods catered to your body.

    Jen speaks about her health journey and how she approaches food choices as an opportunity to play as adults.

    She also opens up about being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and how it impacted her to make a change in her meal choices.

    In this episode we really dive in the topics of health, choices, diets, and how to begin crafting a diet that’s right for you.

    Nobody is going to care more to take time to learn about your body than you, so invest the time to find the content that speaks to you and peaks your curiosity.

  • #87 Create a Thriving Identity Through The Power of Travel
    Wed, Nov 29, 2017


    This week we’re bringing you something a little different. Instead of hosting, Matt will be interviewed by Dave Nelson from Milestone Mind.

    We’ll get plenty of insight into some of Matt’s favorite topics including self-improvement, travel, identity, health, sustaining success, and much more.

    Dave, the interviewer this week, is the CEO and founder of Milestone Mind. Milestone Mind is a professional coaching organization that helps highly motivated people think through how to get to the next level. Dave was also featured in episode #70 of the Live Different podcast.

    Matt Wilson is the regular host of the Live Different podcast and co-founder of Under30Experiences a travel company and community for millennials.

    We kick off the episode by talking about fulfillment and how Matt lives a more fulfilled life by seeking improvement every single day, taking baby steps, and paying his experiences forward.

    Today, Matt pays his experiences forward with Under30Experiences and we discuss how you can find your own authentic narrative to sustain your own success. Surrounding yourself with the right people who will encourage you to seek improvement and stick to the path is essential.

    Learn about the journey of how Under30Experiences started from one retreat style trip to dozens of locations, hundreds of trips around the world, and serving thousands of millennials.

    Finally, create a new identity through the power of travel because identity is where everything starts. Behaviors, values, traits, even environments all help foster your identity. By traveling you can re-engineer your identity in a good and healthy way that allows you to thrive.

  • #86 Develop a Limitless Mindset Through Keystone Habits w. Cody McLain
    Wed, Nov 22, 2017


    Cody McLain is the founder of SupportNinja. He started his first business at 15 years old and has since built and sold four companies that have grossed millions in revenue.

    Cody has been featured in several notable publications including Forbes, Mashable, and Entrepreneur.

    Today, he blogs regularly on his website CodyMcLain.com. He’s also the Executive Chairman at SupportNinja, a service dedicated to helping entrepreneurs become more efficient and scale their businesses.

    We sit down with Cody to chat about how he started his successful entrepreneurship journey, developing a limitless mindset, and creating habits that help will you succeed.

    Cody grew up in adverse circumstances but instead of burying himself in sorrows, he decided to start building businesses.

    We discuss the importance of starting with a few small wins in order to create a growth mindset. Cody shares the small wins and habits that guide him towards limitless potential.

    We also talk about how creating keystone habits that prioritize your mind and body. Cody walks us through some important takeaways on habit formation and the necessary steps to make good habits stick through intentional commitment.

  • #85 Live Longer, Happier and Healthier Through The Power of Community w. David Spinks
    Sat, Nov 04, 2017


    David Spinks is the Founder and CEO of CMX Media. CMX is an association for community managers that provides events, membership, and training for teams and companies on how to launch and scale communities.

    He started CMX Summit and CMX Hub after he noticed that the thousands of community builders in the world weren’t talking to one another. Ultimately, David seeks to help and empower communities through his work with CMX Media.

    Our episode this week is all about how community can help us live happier, healthier, and longer lives. We discuss how to find our community, and even how we can create our own tribe.

    For all of human history, community has played a vital role in our safety and sense of purpose. Over the years, quality connection has been replaced by quantity - leading us down the path of a thousand connections, but has simultaneously left us feeling alone.

    In this episode we talk about how finding community in the 21st century can be challenging, but is imperative to our wellbeing. David gives us actionable advice on how looking for opportunities to help others can help us find our tribe, and reap in the benefits of having a support system around us.

    Community has the power to extend our lives, and David is in the business of forming quality communities.

    Listen to this episode and live a longer happier life with quality community.

  • #84 Fail Frequently. Learn to Build Your Perfect Day and Persevere w. Chris Hughes
    Sat, Nov 04, 2017


    Chris Hughes is an internet entrepreneur, world traveler, surfer, author, and CPA (Cost per acquisition) expert. Chris has been able to make a living as an internet entrepreneur while traveling the world, but it did not come easy.

    He’s become a successful business owner by using “brute perseverance and force” to get to where he wanted to be.

    It took Chris 6 years of experimenting and failing before he was able to make a sustainable living online. Today he lives life as a digital nomad, traveling the world, and surfing on his free time. In order to sustain his location independent lifestyle, Chris has had to experiment and fail consistently until he was able to attain what he wanted.

    Chris takes us through the journey of quitting his job, moving to a foreign country, being completely clueless in what he was doing, making his first $800 in one day, and finally making a living online.

    We wrap up the episode by talking about how to form our perfect day and the importance of getting clear on what we’re working towards in life.

  • #83 Make Millions, Travel the World, and Give Back with Multi-Millionaire Tim Sykes
    Wed, Nov 01, 2017


    Tim Sykes is a penny stock trader, entrepreneur, and full time teacher who has generated millions of dollars through his investment strategies.

    Dozens of Tim’s students are now earning six figures/year and he’s also created several millionaire students.

    Tim is in a field that is oversaturated with people who misinform and lie. Therefore, he seeks to be a truthful expert in his field and his results speak for themselves.


    Today Tim is using his wealth to build 1000 schools around the world in an effort to bring education to those who need it most.

    In this episode, we discuss how he’s using the internet to bring exposure to his charity work as well as his business.

    Tim has made a lot of money by being the true expert in his specific field. There is a lot of money that can be made from being an expert, and all that’s required is patience.

    We also talk travel and how traveling to 114 countries has influenced Tim’s perspective on what’s meaningful in life.

     

    We live in an amazing time where you can do anything that you want, all over the world, from anywhere in the world, but most people don’t take advantage of it. Tim drops some knowledge on how we can begin taking steps towards taking advantage of these incredible gifts.

  • #82Become the Architect of Your Environment w. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits
    Wed, Oct 25, 2017


    Leo Babauta is a writer from Guam, who was once deeply in debt, overweight, and a smoker. Within a few short years, he completely eliminated his debt, lost 65 pounds, quit smoking and started Zen Habits which was named Top 25 Blogs by Time Magazine (twice!).

    Leo has a wide range of accomplishments from writing a best selling productivity e-book, to creating a habit membership program that helps thousands of people change their habits.

    Today, more than 200K subscribers read Leo’s work on Zen Habits where he discusses in greater detail many of the topics we cover in this episode.

    We speak about a wide range of topics from overcoming bad habits and urges, to practicing non judgmentalness. Each of the topics we discuss have made a positive impact in Leo’s life and he shares these lessons brilliantly throughout our conversation.

    Learn how to let go and even embrace discomfort, strangeness, and resistance through this conversation with Leo Babauta of Zen Habits.

  • #81 Challenge Yourself: 4 Ways to Find Flow and Crush Your Comfort Zone
    Mon, Oct 23, 2017


    Tamarindo, Costa Rica July 2012

    I was officially homeless.  

    My apartment in New York was packed up, my stuff was thrown out, donated, or put in various friend’s attics.  I was free.

    I had nothing but my Marmot climbing pack on my back. Minimalism had been achieved.  

    Now it was time to see some shit.

    My plane landed in the eco-capital of the world-- Costa Rica, where 5% of all the world’s biodiversity lives.  

    Did I break out my bucket hat and birdwatching pants and head into the jungle?  

    Nope, I went to the most gringo town Costa Rica has to offer and took up surfing.

    Goal #1: Learn a new skill

    While I wasn’t exactly on an eco-lodge in the jungle growing my own food, hear me out… Tamarindo’s mix of surfing, partying, and people patient enough to listen to my broken Spanish was just what I needed.

    Little did I know, surfing would actually be a great way to get in touch with nature and even develop a little more understanding of the zen philosophy I had been studying.

    If you are looking to get rid of bad habits, or negative patterns in your life, finding a new hobby or a new skill is a great way to focus your efforts in a new direction.  It’s why they give alcoholics the same advice when they put down the bottle; they are in need of a new best friend.

    Speaking of new friends, developing new skills are a great way to meet people who you actually have something in common with.  And yes, this works for romantic encounters as well.  Surfing never worked out for me (it’s all dudes), but yoga has been a great decision (it’s all chicks).  Figure out what you are into and get involved in a community of like-minded people.

    Goal #2: Do something physically challenging

    Travel has a magical way to pull you into the present moment as your senses are immediately overwhelmed with new sights, sounds, smells, etc… surfing, and any extreme sport for that matter, can do the same.  

    I love strenuous physical activities because when you do things that are physically and mentally exhausting like climbing Dead Woman’s Pass or Rainbow Mountain at high altitudes in Peru, there’s no chance your mind is wandering.

    Some days the waves were so big I could barely even paddle out.  By the time I even got out there was I was too fatigued to try and catch a wave.  This is the place where you really start learning to be present; when you are questioning your life choices.

    When a huge wave is about to crush you, you aren’t thinking about your inbox or to-do list.  

    If you are interested in this subject, I recommend the book The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance.  

    Goal #3: Do Something Mentally Challenging

    The waves in Tamarindo can be fucking huge.

    Intimidated or not, I had no choice but to paddle out into the lineup, learn the rules of the road, and try to catch my share of waves amongst the overly-aggressive locals. Learning a new skill, and one that can be extremely dangerous, was the perfect way to get myself out of my comfort zone and shock my system.  I was literally developing new neural pathways by learning to do new things with my body.

    Everyone says do something that scares you.  It sounds cliche, but when I see people who are afraid of heights do things like zip-line in Costa Rica, or go paragliding in Lima, people have breakthroughs.  If you can jump out of a plane, you can also quit your job, end that toxic relationship, or start that business you’ve been hesitating to do.

    Exercise your courage muscle!!   

    Goal #4: Do Something in Conjunction with the Planet

    Most of us are just so damn disconnected these days.  It’s said that if you live in Hong Kong, you can go the entire year without actually touching your bare feet to the ground.  We now live in not-so-healthy, climate-controlled environments, where it’s possible never to get sunshine, fresh air, or water that is truly clean as I described in my previous post on nature.  Get yourself in the water and immediately you are getting exercise, absorbing nutrients from the salt water, producing Vitamin D by getting in the sun, and taking in beneficial ions and electrons from the sea.  The health benefits are immense.  

    You don’t have to go surfing, you can pick something else as your gateway to nature, but for me, it’s pretty cool when you start to think about waves and tides…

    You literally sit out there and wait for the earth to move, so you can ride it.  Talk about being in conjunction with the planet.  

    And to think the tides are dramatically affected by the moon...That’s some interstellar shit right there.

    Even when I paddle out and don’t catch a single wave, the meditative effect of watching wave after wave come in rhythmically while listening to the sound of the ocean, puts me into a good mood for hours after I get out of the water.

    Find something that helps you go with the flow.  You won’t regret it. 

  • #80 Think Globally & Act Locally w. Joe Knoernschild Co-Founder of Hurley & Billabong
    Wed, Oct 18, 2017


    Joe Knoernschild is the co-founder of multi-national apparel giants Hurley and Billabong. He started the companies when he was just 26 years old and on the episode we chat about his love for surfing and adventure. We quickly learn that both surfing and adventure run deep in his DNA.

    Joe walks us through his story about how he went from making and selling surfboards, to making millions in sales, and eventually teaming up with Nike.

    An important lesson Joe leaves us with is the importance of thinking globally but acting locally.

    Join us on this episode where we discuss the connection between surfing and spirituality, travel stories from around the world, and much more.

  • #79 Finding Balance in Nature: How to Design the Life You Want
    Mon, Oct 16, 2017


    Hvolsvollur, Iceland March 2012

    “Matt, you want energy before Mountain Hut?” Siggi said to me in his thick Icelandic accent.  

    “Sure Siggi,” I said.  “I’m pretty hungry.”  

    Siggi dug into his mom’s refrigerator and pulled out a heaping plate of leftovers.  Mashed potatoes, gravy, and a tender red meat I’d never had before…

    “Siggi, this is delicious, what is this?” I asked.

    He glanced down at my plate to make sure I was done…

    “It’s horse, of course!” he said with a chuckle…

    Welcome to Iceland

    We were on our way to Siggi’s Mountain Hut deep in the interior of Iceland.  I wish I could describe this place, but it’s hard to put it to words.  

    Most people say Iceland looks like the surface of the moon.  Black lava rocks, dense rolling fog coming in off the North Atlantic, and permanently ominous skies.  Just driving down the road, you’ll find waterfall after waterfall coming off the fjords.  Dive deeper into the interior and you’ll find hidden canyons and geothermal steam rising from the ground.  All of this, painted on a backdrop of volcanic glaciers waiting to erupt.  

    Siggi and I loaded up his Superjeep and took off down a dirt road.  I know Superjeeps aren’t the most eco-friendly thing in the world, but if you are on the Icelandic Rescue Team like Siggi is, they seem pretty necessary for getting to the top of glaciers and volcanoes.  

    Siggi is all about tradition.  He loves to tell stories of Icelandic Sagas that happened literally in his backyard.  His favorite is about Gunnar Hamundarson who lived in the 10th century and could jump his own body length in full armor, back to front.  Icelanders also believe in elves and trolls Siggi tells me.  

    Up we climbed to the top of Hekla volcano.  It was getting late, but it didn’t seem to matter to Siggi.  He’d been to the top of this snow capped glacier more times than he could count.  Somehow I was supposed to be reassured knowing that it hadn’t erupted since 2000.  If molten lava did start busting through the icecap causing massive floods that would destroy the valley below us in mere minutes, there was nobody that I’d have more confidence in getting us out alive than Siggi.      

    It was almost 11pm now, and we were getting to the top.  Siggi pulled out his favorite Chivas Regal whiskey and two cigars to celebrate as he does atop every mountain he summits.  Looking out at Eykjavikfokull in the distance, time seemed to stop.  That sunset was a game changer for me.  

    Under30Experiences was born.

    “Damn, I need to do more of this,” I started telling Siggi.  

    Sunsets, hiking, and the great outdoors were what I was raised on… how the hell did I get so disconnected?  How did I become so caught up in a superficial world?  

    “Why do Americans work so much?” Siggi came back with.  “That’s not all there is to life.”  

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    Where am I supposed to go with this article now?  If you aren’t sold by the romanticism of the above, I should probably give up.  

    When it comes to designing the life you want, there needs to be a balance.  Yes, I understand technology keeps us connected around the clock, but seriously, put that shit away sometimes.

    Maybe you are allergic to nature. (Read the hygiene hypothesis.)  Maybe you don’t like to get dirty as one of my biggest diva friends once told me.  If so, start small.  Find a little green space somewhere in your crowded city and try your best to enjoy it.  Get some sun on your face, take off your shoes and put your feet directly on the ground.  I promise you there are major health benefits like Vitamin D and grounding that I’ll get into in future posts.

    This series is about what worked for me in my personal evolution and how you can find your own path.  The answers to my stressors are not going to be the same as yours.  I might have needed a dramatic shock like climbing active volcanoes in Iceland to get me out of my rut.  You might need something else.

    Whatever you do, I urge you to get out of your comfort zone.  It sounds cliche, but do something that scares you, even if it’s something as small as attending one of our meetups where you don’t know anyone.  Maybe signing up for a $645 trip to Costa Rica is out of reach for you right now and that’s okay too.

    At the end of the day, evolving as a modern human often means going back to the roots of our ancient ancestors before Instagram Addiction was a thing.  Find some silence, fresh air, clean water, and natural beauty around you.  I promise it will open you up to the natural beauty within yourself.  

  • #78 Discover Your Transformative Superpower w. Luz Garcia
    Wed, Oct 11, 2017


    Have you ever combined adventure and yoga? In this episode, Matt and Luz speak about their journey with the transformative powers of yoga and travel.

    Luz Garcia is a 1,500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with 14 years of yoga studies that have consisted of Yoga Works Method, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Shala Method, Restorative, and Prenatal.

    Luz is driven by the philosophy that we are students forever and we need to continue learning every day. This philosophy has fueled her to perfect her craft.  

    Luz battled against depression and anxiety when she was younger. Through yoga she was able to heal and better understand herself. She literally credits yoga as being a lifesaver for her.

    We nerd out about everything yoga, walk through the basics, as well as dive into the more advanced concepts.

    Whether you’re a seasoned yogi, or just thinking about getting started, this episode will help you recognize how practice on the mat can translate over to real life situations.

    Finally, we speak about how combining travel and yoga will help you discover a transformative superpower to conquer fear and resistance.

  • #77 Becoming a Digital Nomad
    Mon, Oct 09, 2017


    Iceland March 2012: Becoming a Digital Nomad

    “Velkomin ? ?slandi” I heard as I pried my eyes open getting off the red eye flight.

    Beautiful blonde Icelandic women with farm working physiques bullied their way gracefully to the overhead compartment.   

    My mountain guide met me at the terminal.  “Hello I am Siggurdur Bjarni Svienson.” (spelling) he said with a long pause.  “But you can call me Siggi he said, with a slight sense of dry Icelandic humor.”  

    The sun was barely up.  A thick mist of dense clouds rolled in from the North Atlantic.  The ground was black, covered with sharp lava rock. Not a tree in sight.

    Where the fuck am I? I wondered.

    I started to feel bad that humans even attempted to live here.

    We wound our way down the Icelandic coastline to the capital city of Reykjavik where 230,000 of the 330,000 inhabitants of this bleak terrain decided to call home.

    Siggi dropped me at my hostel and said he’d return that evening.

    I was on my own.

     

    Becoming a Digital Nomad 

    What was the first thing I did on my trip to Iceland that Sunday morning at 8 am?  

    Answered emails.

    I shit you not.

    I was addicted.

    This is incredibly embarrassing thinking back at it.  Do you know how many people in that inbox truly did not matter?

    At the time my Co-founder Jared O’Toole and I were running a successful media site for young entrepreneurs called Under30CEO.com.  It was near the peak of our traffic numbers, at over 500,000 unique visitors per month… we had boatloads of fans from India, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and of course all over the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

    God, we thought we were important.

    Note: if you want to see hilarious pictures of Jared and I on jumbotrons in Time Square, ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ, or being invited to yap about the importance of small business on Fox Business, take a look at the article announcing that Under30CEO was acquired.

     

    How to Travel the World and Never Really Have a Chance to Enjoy It 

    Okay, I’m joking.  But not really.

    Everyone wants to be a digital nomad these days… but not so long ago, co-working spaces like WeWork were not a thing, hostels didn’t have conference rooms, and you could’ve actually found a seat at a coffee shop in Austin, Texas.

    The reality is, being a digital nomad is fucking awesome.  It’s why it seems that all the cool kids are doing it.

    And therein, lies the problem: the cool kids.

    Yup, I am sad to say I was one of them.

    Addicted to email.  Caffeine.  And worst of all, stress.

    The rest of this post is going to be devoted to strategies on…

     

    How to break free from your desk, travel the world, and not stress yourself out

    I’ll be honest, when I hear someone describe themselves a “digital nomad” I usually cringe.  Call me a seasoned gringo, but the “cool kids club” is exactly why I packed up and left New York.  I’m not trying to hang out with a bunch of stressed out people talking about marketing, complaining about the wifi here in Costa Rica.

    If you really want to enjoy the “pura vida” as we say, you’ll first have to get a handle on your travel schedule.  The first rule of thumb is don’t overdo it.

    In upcoming posts, you’ll hear me talk about how stressed out I was my first time to Bali, traveling around the island until I found a Starbucks because I had to hit a deadline.  Backpacking and hitting deadlines really doesn’t work.  You shouldn’t try to travel South America while taking on new web design projects.  You need to find somewhere you like and develop a routine so you can be in a higher state of flow, complete you work, and then go have fun.

     

    Choose your City

    As a general rule, cities have better wifi than rural locations.  This is bad news for me, as I prefer mountain hideaways and surf towns.  These places also have worse 3G and 4G cell service, which you’ll need as backup when the wifi goes down.  If you want some cities that are close to natural wonders, think Medellin, Colombia, or Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Nomad List is an incredible resource for comparing cost of living and intel on how good the wifi is.

     

    Choose your Dwelling

    This for me is one of the most fun parts of living in places where the dollar goes far.  I’ve lived in $300/month local spots in Costa Rica to massive villas with a pool and security.  My current setup is a private four bedroom house in the jungle, and luckily for me, the lower level has a private entrance which I can Airbnb when I want.  During tourist season I can easily pay my rent with the money earned on Airbnb and when friends, family, or business associates come to visit, they have plenty of space.  

    Costa Rica is far from cheap however.  Friends who live in Thailand or Bali can afford places that are absolutely palatial.  

    I realize now that I’m making joining the digital nomad “cool kids club” sound a little too easy.  I want you to know that it’s often a pain in the ass to find places to live as a digital nomad.  Remember, in the developing world, a quick google search for “apartamentos Costa Rica” won’t help much.  

    Some quick tips:

    • Find local expat groups like “Expatriates in Nicaragua” or “Gringos in Medellin” where there are often listings
    • Make a local connection.  In Cusco, we found the Under30Experiences’ staff house through the brother of the owner of the hotel where we stay.  All the listings online where long term leases only.
    • Ask around.  In Bali, Luz, my girlfriend and Under30Experiences’ Yoga Teacher, found an amazing place to stay right next to the Yoga Barn for just $20 night just by asking her driver.
    • Avoid tourist areas, as people make more money on nightly rentals than they do renting their apartment per month.  Prices of monthly apartments in places like Barcelona become inflated.

     

    Pay Attention to Quality of Life

    If your job is to work from a computer you need to think about how you can best get into flow state without the interruptions.  Remember-- you want to get your work done and then go explore, and get to know a place.  You won’t want to stay in a hostel for very long as they usually aren’t conducive to work.  There are exceptions like Selina’s across Panama, Colombia, and Costa Rica that offer built in co-working spaces.

    When I did a stint in Barcelona, I found a place with a kitchen, connected to a gym, down the street from a great grocery store, with great internet, and lots of cafe’s with wifi nearby just in case I needed a backup place to work.  These are the things that make me productive.  

    Other things that digital nomads’ love that are usually affordable and make them more productive include maid service, access to transportation and again, co-working. In Paris I lived a block from the metro and could walk to one of their Anti-cafe concepts where I paid by the hour for co-working.

     

    Wifi

    The longer you stay in a place, the better you will understand where to get the best internet connection.  Here in Costa Rica, I struggled with the wifi for years until I got it figured out.  Once I discovered that I could have a 4G Personal Hotspot through my cell phone service with Movistar my life changed.  When the wifi is down, I simply put on my hotspot.

    Since I’ve been living here for a while, I know to immediately call a technician when the wifi is down.  It helps I’m fluent in Spanish now. Me trying to get the wifi working in French put me back down to tourist status.  

    I even have friends who have two internet service providers at their house in Costa Rica just in case one goes down.  Make friends with the wait staff at your favorite cafes so they will reset the router for you.  Select a workspace next door to a restaurant with good wifi.  The Under30Experiences Costa Rica Office always has a backup… thank you Sancho’s!

    When selecting a place to set up shop, check out Nomad List’s internet rankings before you go, and once you get to a place use Speedtest.net to see at how many MBPS you are working with.  For a general workday including Skype audio calls and podcast recordings 5-10 MBPS works fine for me.

     

    Bring on the Fun

    At the end of the day it all comes down to designing the life you want.  I know it’s tempting to try to try and see the entire worldl, but you’ll need to get the backpacking and moving around out of your system until you are exhausted.  Then, go back to a place you really loved and spend more time there.  My initial strategy of traveling every five days was disastrous.  I worked Monday - Friday, packed up, and then traveled to my next destination over the weekend.  This led me to quick burnout as I describe in this throwback “Confessions of a 26 year old Entrepreneur.”

     

    Finally, I went back to the place that had the most to offer me.  I wanted to learn Spanish, surf, practice yoga, and live in nature.  Select a place that’s right for you during this point in your life.  Realize that life on the road is lonely, so settling into a place will help you make connections and become part of a community.  I happen to love small town life, where I know everyone at my local bar.  Other people can’t stand it.  

    Choose what’s right for you and make sure you find yourself in a place where you can continue to learn and grow as a human.

    That’s the point of travel.

  • #76 Get Naked Fast! Eliminate Toxic Foods and Heal Your Body w. Diana Stobo
    Wed, Oct 04, 2017


    The Guest

    Diana Stobo is the award-winning author of the healthy lifestyle book Get Naked Fast! A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods that Weigh You Down to Lose Weight Fast. The book serves as a guide that Diana wrote from her own personal experience healing herself from illness, losing 100+ pounds, and changing her life.

    Diana is an expert on Naked Nourishment and juicing. She is also living proof that a healthy diet can help you lose weight, gain energy, heal your body, and help you to look and feel younger and more vibrant.

    Diana helps others heal themselves through her books, 10-day detox program The Naked Challenge, public presentations, and private coaching.

     

    The Episode

    In this episode she walks us through the ups and downs in her health and wellness journey and how you can apply the lessons she’s learned into your own life. Diana opens up about some health scares in her personal life and how she was able to overcome each of them through diet changes.

     

    Diana doesn’t support dogmatic diets, but has always been a proponent of experimenting and listening to your body to understand what to avoid. She talk about diets in terms of “knowing the no’s” not “no-no’s”.

     

    This episode will share how to get started taking positive steps towards eliminating toxic foods from your life. We discuss the role coffee, proteins, and even tequila can play in your diet as long as you’re not abusing it.

     

    Topics Covered

    • Diana’s health and wellness story
    • Overcoming health obstacles
    • The process of healing
    • The benefits of crystals
    • The importance of what you put in your body and what you put on your body
    • Battling cancer through diet
    • First steps for the elimination diet
    • “Knowing the no’s”
    • How much protein do you actually need?
    • The role your blood type plays in your health and wellness
    • Don’t fall into the dogma -- listen to your body
    • Probiotics and the importance of gut health

     

    Quotes from the Episode

    “The only time your body works against you is when you go against what your body is asking for”

    “When you eliminate the foods that are causing your body inflammation, you automatically start the process of healing”

    “60% of what you put on your body is absorbed”

    “Your body is the only thing that will give you the information you need”

    “Everything begins from the gut, 85% of all disease begins from the gut”

    “Your personality, mental health, hormones, are all connected to what you put in your body.”

    “What you don’t put in your body is just as important as what you do put in your body, eliminate the foods that weigh you down, and fill it with good plant based food.”

     

    Resources

    Get Naked Fast! A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods that Weigh You Down to Lose Weight Fast

    DianaStobo.com

    The Naked Challenge - 10 Day Detox

    Diana Stobo Lifestyle Retreat in Costa Rica

    23 and Me

     

  • #75 Minimalism - How to Travel the World Four Hour Work Week Style
    Mon, Oct 02, 2017


    Wish you could make money and travel the world? 
     
    It starts with focusing on the things that are really important to you.
     
    In today's experimental Live Different Podcast, my focus is minimalism.  This is a beginning of a series I will be releasing on Mondays to give you guys a look into what I've learned traveling the world over the past five years.
     
    You can find the article to accompany this podcast on Under30Experiences.com/blog or view the podcast recording on https://www.youtube.com/user/MattWilsonTravel
     
    Have some feedback on the new series?  Send me a note matt (at) under30experiences.com
     
    Good luck on your journey of minimalism!! 

  • #74 Make Side Money and Travel the World with Chris Guillebeau
    Wed, Sep 27, 2017


    Do you know anyone who’s traveled to every country in the world?

    Get prepared to meet New York Times’ Bestselling Author Chris Guillebeau and learn strategies to start your Side Hustle to learn how you can make money on the side and travel.

    Chris is the author of the new book Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days.

    Five years ago, I remember staying in a hostel on the beach in Nicaragua for $7/night reading Chris’ original book The Art of Non-Conformity.  This is a book that made a dramatic impact on my life and inspired me to build Under30Experiences into what it is today.  If you haven’t heard about Chris’ World Domination Summit, it’s a community I highly recommend getting involved with.  

    Chris and I talk about what it’s like to see every country in the world and how creating such a massive quest for himself allowed him to get to know himself better, which almost always leads to great confidence and levels of success.

    I have the opportunity to ask Chris how he began to find his voice, especially as an introvert, and what other shy people can do to get out of their comfort zones.  

    If you are wondering what’s next in your life or how you can start to earn money on the side, I highly suggest listening in to Chris’ advice.  I truly enjoyed this conversation and knowing that not everyone has to take the same path to success and starting a side business should be easy and fun.

    Listen until the end to find out Chris’ favorite book, country, meal, and worst side hustle he ever started himself.

  • #73 You Are Not Alone: Mindfulness, Therapy, and Crossfit w. Joy Parrish LPC of Girls Gone WOD
    Tue, Sep 19, 2017


    Do you have compassion fatigue?

    Are you looking to get past what’s holding you back and become the best version of yourself?

    Are you a mindful scroller?

    Joy Parish is co-host of Girls Gone WOD Podcast and a Licensed Professional Counselor.

    Joy and I talk about her journey creating a massively successful podcast. We also talk therapy, Crossfit, issues facing modern day society, and everything in between.  I ask her questions about what it’s like to be a therapist and in this very casual conversation between friends, she drops some amazing pieces of advice on mindfulness and listening to yourself.

    I do my best in this episode to understand competition and weight training from a female perspective and talk about the importance about having someone to talk to.

    The Girls Gone WOD podcast is a great resource for people to understand they aren’t alone out there and as you can tell from this episode, it’s always a fun listen.

    P.S. Did you know Girls Gone WOD is going to Iceland with CustomExperiences?! 

  • #72 Screw Being Safe and Happy: Break The Mold w. Rajiv Nathan
    Wed, Sep 13, 2017


    Do you want to live an incredibly passionate life?

    Pursue your passions, regardless of age… you know… kick off your rap career at age 60, complete with strippers in your video?

    This is exactly what today’s guest Rajiv Nathan and I talk about. How to be multi-passionate; allowing yourself to have many interested and skills, while not spreading yourself too thin.

    Today, my guest is Rajiv Nathan, a Indian-American rapper, yoga teacher, pitch consultant, and storyteller… not necessarily in that order.

    Growing confidence in becoming yourself, growing your influence, confidence, and doing what you really want to pursue in life.

    Raj and I start off with some deep conversation about becoming the people we want to be, and his journey through adversity, pursuing his passions in a world where Indian Americans became doctors, not rappers.

    We also have the college vs. no college debate, and I ask him whether he got more benefit out of his university education or from his yoga teacher training, or last startup venture that didn’t work out.

    I encourage all readers and listeners to live long lives and careers, be multi-passionate and pursue many things you love.

    “It’s not enough to do good, it must be done well.”

  • #71 Do Something with Your Voice featuring Daniel DiPiazza from Rich20Something
    Thu, Sep 07, 2017


    Today, best selling author and #11 on the New York Times’ Bestseller List Daniel DiPiazza comes on the show for a fun chat about topics ranging from brain health, to becoming a best-selling author. 

    We talk about my latest exploration in optimal brain wave states, meditation, and neurofeedback.  Matt goes on a rant about eating enough fats, veganism, and Daniel talks about the high price of living in Los Angeles, why he decided to drive a Mercedes Benz, and why he wants to move to Barcelona.

    Daniel drop some sage knowledge from Alan Watts and how to be comfortable with who you are versus doing things simply because you want to be better than other people.  Do things for you and nobody else.

    Matt and Daniel also talk about how it’s way better to have a small group of dedicated customers instead of a big following on social media.

  • #70 Fitting in is Bullsh*t: Recognize Who You Are and Break the Mold w. Dave Nelson of Milestone Mind
    Wed, Aug 30, 2017


    Today on the Live Different Podcast, Founder and Coach of Milestone Mind Dave Nelson.

    Do you want to live life authentic to who you are?

    Do you think that fitting in is bullshit?  Do you wish you could feed your rebel soul?

    Listen in to how Dave has overcome so many challenges in his life to become confident in the person he is today.  Dave is a certified Warrior Mind, Mental Strength Coach and has a lot to offer on how to recognize when change speaks to you.

    Dave has a “process minded philosophy” to live and is great at creating systems to allow you to find something in life bigger than you.

    We also talk about one of my favorite topics and that’s breaking out of the victim mindset and go over strategies to stop blaming yourself and people around you.

    We leave you with the mantra “How is this currently serving me?”

  • #69 Do The Thing: Lose Weight, Unleash Mental Capabilities, and Have More Fun w. Zen Dude Fitness
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017


    Hey Live Different Nation, the Zen Dudes, Brandon Epstein and Dan Witmer are fresh off their retreat to Costa Rica and are here to raise this planet’s collective consciousness.

    These guys want you to have more fun and live the life you want. Lucky for you, they explain how to do it in this week’s episode of the Live Different Podcast.

    Their tag line “do the thing” means that you have permission to ask yourself “what’s my vision for myself” and go out there and make it happen.

    Brandon and Dan were former college football lineman who lost a ton of weight and along the way, optimized their mental and spiritual health to levels they never could have imagined.

    Who do you want to be?

    In this episode we talk about their trip with Custom Experiences to Costa Rica, their upcoming Zen Dude Retreat to Bali, how they grew their YouTube channel to over 100,000 subscribers and a ton of other strategies and tactics to live your best life.

    You can get their 7 Day Beginner Jump Rope Series, their 4 week Jump Rope Challenge, or nerd our about how to increase mitochondrial function using a whole body vibration plate or jumping rope.

    Go out there and get on your conquest today!!

  • #68 Grow Your Influence, Network, and Reach Through Online Content w. John Hall
    Mon, Aug 07, 2017


    Are you ready to get your name out there?  Do you want to stay “top of mind” in your network?

    Today, I’m joined by John Hall, CEO of Influence and Co, and author of the new book, Top of Mind: Use Content to Unleash Your Influence and Engage Those Who Matter to You.

    We talk about how every person and brand can have an online content strategy and how to do it the right way.

    John is an expert on building credibility, authority positioning, and humanizing businesses in the online world.  

    John and his company’s strategies have personally helped me do things like: write for Forbes, be flown to judge Startup Weekend with a panel of esteemed judges, grow my following on LinkedIn and help get the right people talking about Under30Experiences.

    John is a huge believer in taking time off to think, reflect, and surrounding yourself with the right people.  He’s also been Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and has led his company to Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies list…. Listen up!

  • #67 Do More Than Get Paid: Love Your Work w. Nathan Chan of Foundr Magazine
    Sat, Jul 15, 2017


    Are you looking to do more than just exist?  Do you ever wish you did something you were insanely passionate about? 
     
    This weeks' guest Nathan Chan of Foundr Magazine told me he found what he was born to do.
     
    Nathan and I chat about travel and how it helped break him out of his comfort zone into a path of self discovery and growth. 
     
    Just a few short years later, Nathan has a multi-million dollar operation and has interviewed people like Richard Branson, Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Daymond John, Arianna Huffington, Tony Robbins, and Barbara Corcoran.  
     
    Foundr Magazine has amassed over 1,000,000 Instagram Followers and has an incredible community in their Foundr Club.

  • #66 Become So Good That People Are Afraid to Lose You w. Tom Bilyeu of Impact Theory
    Wed, Jun 07, 2017


    Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of Quest Nutrition, creator of Inside Quest, & CEO of Impact Theory.

    In just five years, Tom helped grow Quest Nutrition into the second fastest growing private company in America. According to Inc. 5000, the company grew by 57,000% in the first three years alone.

    His podcast has hosted guests like Tim Ferriss, Michael Strahan, Wyclef Jean, and Gary Vaynerchuk to name a few.

    Tom is personally driven to expand people’s vision of mind and body wellness.

    Through hard work and sweat equity he learned the skills that made him invaluable in any role he pursued.

    In this episode Tom shares those skills and mindsets so you can apply them in your life today.

     

  • #65 How to Win Business and Influence People w. Tim Sanders
    Thu, May 04, 2017


    “Learning power is earning power.”  That’s what Tim Sanders, New York Times’ bestselling author and former Yahoo! Executive tells me.

    Are you one of those people who just isn't interested in sales?  In this episode, Tim deconstructs the secret to sales success. 

    Tim’s latest book Dealstorming, “Translates years of experience coaching sales teams into a creativity technique”

    Tim advises millennials against chasing “shiny new object syndrome” and gives tips for everyone to stay focused. One of his most important tips is staying aware of the information our mind consumes in the same way we watch the food our body consumes. 

    We delve into how to solve the root cause of our problems, not the symptoms. 

    He also discusses how we can become disciplined towards pursuing the right type of of curiosity.

    Feed your mind good stuff today with my friend Tim Sanders.

  • #64 Why Developing Relationships is More Important than Just Working Hard w. Jordan Harbinger of The Art of Charm
    Wed, Apr 19, 2017


    Jordan Harbinger is the host of The Art of Charm, a top 50 podcast, with over 3 million monthly downloads, and growing.

    The Art of Charm helps it's listeners develop deep relationships so that people know, like, and trust you. The show combines human performance skills and psychology to deliver effective and actionable advice.

    In this episode, Jordan teaches us how to cultivate the skills that will help us develop stronger long-term relationships in both our personal and professional lives. 

    He shares how he was able to use intentional practice to reinvent himself from a shy and reserved guy to a networking and relationship expert.

    We also delve into the importance of setting up systems, creating positive momentum, and why you should always give generously without the expectation of anything in return. 

    Along with networking advice, we chat about the tools and tactics of how to be your most productive self.  If you’ve ever said, “this day just got away from me” this episode is for you. By the end of the show you’ll know how to maximize the hours of your day to produce the highest yield.

     

    This podcast is sponsored by the travel company Under30Experiences

  • #63 Retire at 30, Travel the World, or Write for a Living w. Laura Shin of Forbes
    Wed, Mar 15, 2017


    Laura Shin is a writer for Forbes where she focuses on personal finance and teaches people to master the art and business of freelance writing at IdeasWordsEmpires.com.

     
    Laura gives actionable advice on becoming a better writer and how to make money from it.  She is also captivated by financial turnaround stories and has written countless articles for Forbes on people who retired early and have traveled the world. 
     
    Some of Laura's favorite examples of people living the dream are Mr. Money Mustache who retired at age 30 and the Go Curry Cracker couple who retired in their 30's to travel the world.
     
    I ask Laura everything from money hacks, to writing tips, to how she landed gigs at Forbes as a sponsor for her podcast on cryptocurrency
     
    In our rapid-fire session, I ask her about her favorite places to travel, write, and where she practices yoga in New York.

  • #62 Confidence, Accountability and Building Your Lifestyle Advisory Board w. The Professional Wingman Thomas Edwards
    Wed, Mar 08, 2017


    My friend Thomas Edwards is the real-life "Hitch" and goes by the name "The Professional Wingman".  But this episode is not about dating and how to be a pickup artist... 
     
    You are about to hear amazing insight on how you can grow confident in yourself and build the life you want.  Thomas was one of my closest friends when we lived in New York and chatting about these strategies regularly, helped me grow tremendously as a person.
     
    Wingman introduces the concept of having a "Lifestyle Advisory Board" and talks about who his dream team of mentors would be.  Think: Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, Tony Robbins, etc...
     
    We also nerd out on concepts from Steven Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, and Brene Brown's The Power of Vulnerability. 
     
    Thomas' better half, Laurie Davis the eFlirt Expert, helps women become empowered to find love. 
     

    You can check out Thomas' Fearless Dating Program or hit him up for coaching @ThomasHEdwards on Twitter.

  • #61 What's the Point of Money? Lifestyle Design + Minimalism w. Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle
    Mon, Feb 20, 2017


    Have your blog readers vote on what country you'll move to?  
     
    This is exactly what my friend Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle has done every few months, for the past seven years!
     
    Colin is one of the pioneers of being a digital nomad and one of the original Gen-Y bloggers.  He was a huge inspiration for us to start Under30CEO.com and a very early contributor to the site.
     
    Colin and I share travel stories about everywhere from Iceland to Wichita, Kansas.  We talk about minimalism, which both of us practice, and he even sets me straight about the point of having money.
     
    Colin is the host of the Let's Know Things podcast where he does a fantastic job adding context to the news.  Colin is the author of a dozen books including two I've loved: My Exile Lifestyle and Iceland, India, Interstate

  • #60 Pivot: Strategies to Plot Your Next Big Move While Avoiding Insanity
    Wed, Jan 25, 2017


    Corporations are falling, startups are getting hot and burning out, technology is disrupting the global economy, and the workplace is evolving at hyper speed.

    What does that mean for us and what strategies can we implement to make sure we stay ahead of the curve in our careers?

    Should I go out on my own or stay the course?

    Jenny Blake is the author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One. Jenny has been blogging at Life After College since 2005, quit her job at Google, and has spoken at places like MIT, Yale, and KPMG.... we've been internet friends since the launch of Under30CEO as two of the original millennial bloggers on the internet.

    And if you think Jenny sounds like a workaholic, you're wrong.  Jenny doesn't check email after 6 pm, is an accomplished yogi, and takes off every January to live abroad in places like Bali, Indonesia or Chiang Mai, Thailand.

    Jenny and I get into career moves yes, but also into where this intersects with mind, body, and spirit.  You won't want to miss her actionable strategies on plotting your next big career move.

  • #59 Stop Masturbating and Start Creating w. Matt Wilson, Under30Experiences
    Wed, Jan 04, 2017


    Cut the bullshit and build something.  
     
    Normally on the Live Different Podcast I try to shut up and listen to my guests, but this time it was my opportunity to by interviewed by my ski buddy Josh Salvo of ReddyYetti.com 
     
    In a very candid conversation, I open up and tell my story of escaping the glitz and glamor of the NYC Startup Scene and headed to Iceland with my backcountry skis on what has become an adventure of a lifetime.
     
    I share stories, tips, and advice like how: 
    • I lived in a luxury apartment on the 39th floor in Manhattan and traded it to pay $450/month in Costa Rica with no hot water
    • I had dinner with Steve Wozniak Co-founder of Apple when I was 20.
    • Found a way to meet Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, Robert Kiyosaki, and all of the world famous mentors I admire.
    • Spent the summer traveling across four continents doing shit I love.
    Most of my time on the podcast I talk about cutting edge health and fitness techniques, how people can escape stress & anxiety, or travel the world without being a millionaire, but today I got asked to dig in about business strategy.
     
    Of course, I work in lessons I've heard from Zen Masters or books I've read like "Let My People Go Surfing" by Yvon Chouinard.  One of the most valuable lessons I share is how you can build relationships with virtual mentors.  I regularly reach out to all my favorite authors, podcasters, and people who inspire me.
     
    This episode is packed with lots of adventure for the outdoor audience at ReddyYetti and of course your weekly dose of geeky personal development. 

  • #58 Failure to Breakthrough: Find Meaning and Build Your Life with Adam Smiley Poswolsky
    Fri, Dec 16, 2016


    Looking to make a career change? Caught in the rat race?  Feeling stuck?  

     

    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.

  • #57 Become an International Success and Keep Your Values with Howard Behar Former President of Starbucks
    Tue, Oct 25, 2016


    Former Starbucks President Howard Behar join 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.

  • #56 Deconstructing Meditation: Improve Performance + Build Relationships w/ Robert James Collier of Practical Idealist
    Wed, 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.


    If you enjoyed this episode, and would like to support the show please leave us a review here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/live-different-podcast-business/id994018952?mt=2

  • #55: Mental Stretch Marks, Confidence, and Performance Enhancing Marijuana with Daniel DiPiazza of Rich20Something
    Fri, Oct 07, 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 Under30CEO.com.
     
     
     
    If you enjoyed this episode, and would like to support the show please leave us a review here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/live-different-podcast-business/id994018952?mt=2 

  • #54: Obsessive Comparison Disorder, Mindfulness, and Getting Unstuck with Paul Angone of All Groan Up
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016


    Obsessive Comparison Disorder, Mindfulness, and Getting Unstuck with Paul Angone of All Groan Up 
     
    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. 

  • #53 Stop Being Ordinary: Learn to Read a Book a Day and Quit Drinking w/ James Swanwick
    Mon, Aug 22, 2016


    Habit hacks anyone? Former Sportscenter Anchor James Swanwick 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. 

  • #52 Blue Zones. Live Longer, Be Happier, and Optimize Your Environment w/ Tony Buettner
    Tue, Aug 09, 2016


    “Nine to five is the new cancer,” Tony tells me in this week’s episode.
     
    Hear that and other lessons learned from National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner and his brother Tony's 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
     

  • #51 The Human Journey: Embrace Your Calling and Use Travel as a Way to Catalyze Transformation w/ Nathaniel Boyle of The Travelers Podcast
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016


    "Is your paycheck paying your emotional bills?” this week’s guest asks me...
     
    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.
     
    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.

  • #50 How to Stay Healthy and Fit While Traveling with Donny Gallegos
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016


    Our Head Coach and Fitness Trainer Donny Gallegos 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_

  • #49 Grand Adventures: Dream Big, Plan Quick, Go Explore with Alastair Humphreys
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016


    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 Humphreys 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.

  • #48 Become an Author: It Will Get You Laid with Tucker Max
    Thu, Jun 09, 2016


    The notorious 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. 

  • #47 Learn to Build a Life Not a Resume with Jason Wachob of Mindbodygreen
    Wed, May 25, 2016


    Wellth is a new and more valuable life currency: a life exemplified by abundance, happiness, purpose, health and joy.
     
    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”.
     
    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).

  • #46 Travel to Change the World with Jeff Greenwald
    Wed, May 18, 2016


    The 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 Greenwald 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 ethicaltraveler.org.
     
    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.

  • #45 Overcome Fear and Be The Hero of Your Own Story with Daniele Bolelli, The Drunken Taoist
    Wed, May 11, 2016


    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.

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

    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.

  • #44: How to Travel Around the World for $1500 w/ Wandering Earl
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016


    Being a digital nomad isn't easy.  How does one afford alife of constant travel? 

     
    Wandering Earl has been traveling the world since 1999 andstarted with just $1500 in his pocket.  Now he's one of thebiggest travel bloggers in the world, is a successful affiliatemarketer, and started his own tour company.  
     
    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 gotkidnapped in Bangladesh.  

  • #43 Stop Being Average and Start Being Your Sexy Self with The Blonde Gypsy
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016


    Copying others will never make you truly successful.
     
    Today, 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.
     
    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.
     
     

  • #42 How to Test Your Limits w/ Polar Explorer Eric Larsen
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016


    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.  

    Polar Explorer Eric Larsen 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.

    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!

  • #41 Truly Live Life to the Fullest: Travel and Connect w/ Andy Ung, a Tribute to Seng Ngo
    Thu, Apr 07, 2016


    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 Ngo.  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.
     

  • #40 Quit Your Job + Build a Successful Business with Sean Ogle
    Tue, Mar 29, 2016


    Trigger habits.  Do you know how to use them?
     
    Digital nomad and location rebel Sean Ogle has built two successful business, created an incredible community of lifestyle entrepreneurs and traveled the world since quitting his job in 2009.
     
    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".  
     

  • #39 Sell Your Company and Become Best in the World with Gary Arndt
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016


    The entrepreneurs dream: cash out and island hop through the South Pacific following your passion.


    Gary Arndt did it 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.

  • #38 Motivate Yourself & Love Life with Ultra Marathon Runner Tony The Fridge
    Mon, Feb 29, 2016


    Today's inspiration: Running 30 Marathons in 30 Days with a Refrigerator on your back. 
     
     
    Tony The Fridge is not afraid to tell the world that they can beat cancer and depression.
     
    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? http://www.justgiving.com/tonythefridge
     
     
    Books and Movies mentioned:
     
    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #37 The Perfect Day Formula with Craig Ballantyne from Early To Rise
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016


    More structure = more freedom according to this week's guest Craig Ballantyne.  
     
    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

  • #36 Sustainable Happiness: A Blueprint with Brandon Epstein of Zen Dude Fitness
    Mon, Feb 15, 2016


    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 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.  
     
    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 Under30CEO.com.
     
    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.

  • #35 Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb from NerdFitness
    Mon, Feb 08, 2016


    Today 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 NerdFitness.com.  
     
    Listen in for productivity hacks, life hacks, biohacks, and everything in between.

  • #34 Dominate Your Goals to Achieve Freedom with Jason Bay of Gen Y Success
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016


    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 as a marketing consultant through Gen Y Success.
     
    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!

  • #33 Travel Hacking + What Travel Teaches You w/ Jared O'Toole
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016


    Work from anywhere, becoming a digital nomad, and trying to live the Four Hour Work Week, Jared O'Toole my co-founder of Under30Experiences and Under30CEO joins us in this episode from Costa Rica.
     
    There is an iguana fight on my roof, we talk minimalism, travel hacking, mileage programs, credit card awards points, lifestyle design, and freedom businesses. 
     
    This is a conversation between two friends and business partners that is worth the listen.
     
    For everyone asking about my meditation program, her is what I use to be a healthier, more productive, more calm human...  
     
    Get a FREE copy of the book The New Science of Super Awareness and the meditation track I use every morning at http://bit.ly.superawareness
     
    This episode is sponsored by Under30Experiences the travel community for 21-35 year olds!  Join us in Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, or Mexico this winter for a tropical escape :) 
     
    Finally, get a copy of the FREE Under30Experiences Escape Manual

  • #32 Learn to Meditate 8x Faster + Make $160 Million with Bill Harris
    Mon, Dec 28, 2015


    Want to meditate like a Zen Monk but don't know where to start?

    Want to hack your sleep, emotions, and learn the neuroscience of how to be more calm, productive and happy? 

    Today I interview Bill Harris author of The New Science of Super Awareness.  Bill is a zen monk and founder of Centerpointe Research Institute who has developed a technology that helps people feel the effects of meditation roughly 8x faster.

    I was thrilled to interview Bill because I've been using his Holosync Meditation Program every single day for the last 7 months and it has had dramatic effects on my life.  I learned about Holosync on Bulletproof Radio and from heavy hitters like Elliott Hulse.

    Bill and his team have been kind enough to offer a free copy of his book The New Science of Super Awareness and a demo of his Holosync Meditation track.

    Not only has Bill helped millions of people take greater control of their lives through meditation, but he's also made an astonishing $160million through his company Centrepointe Research Institute.

    Be sure to check out Bill's giveaways here.

    Podcast sponsored by our travel company for young people Under30Experiences!

  • #31 Workout Less + Get in Better Shape with Donny Gallegos
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015


    Finding time to workout is VERY HARD.

    I've done business is 15 different countries this year and simply haven't seen the inside of the gym...

    But somehow I'm in the best shape of my life.

    Today on the Live Different Podcast we interview Donny Gallegos, our trainer and Head Coach for Under30Experiences Fitness Trips.

    You will learn: 

    • How to apply the Minimum Effective Dose (MED) of exercise
    • How to recover faster
    • Must have products to relieve stress in your body
    • How to raise your threshold for pain

    Also don't forget about our Yoga Retreat April 19-24!

    This episode sponsored by Under30Experiences our small group travel company.

    Get the Under30Experiences Escape Manual today!

  • #30 Your Performance is Suffering: Here Is Why with Daniel DiPiazza
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015


    Do you know what is robbing your creativity and productivity? 
     
    Are you constantly trying to keep up with "work" but can never actually get ahead?
     
    My friend Daniel DiPiazza from Rich20Something.com and I talk about the struggle to keep up and what you can do about it. 
     
    This is a no bullshit conversation about the struggles of the 21st Century. 
     
    If you are running a business and are constantly bombarded by emails, text messages, and social media notifications this episode of the Live Different Podcast is for you. 
     
    Sponsor: Under30Experiences the group travel company for young adults!
    Show notes: Under30CEO.com
     
    Community updates: 
    Join our Yoga Retreat to Costa Rica April 19-24
    Workout on our Fitness Trip April 27-May 1

  • #29 The 5 Regrets of Dying, Living a Legacy and Deep Thoughts with Dan Andrews
    Tue, Nov 24, 2015


    Do you think about what people will say at your funeral? Do you work too hard? Do you wish you kept in better contact with your friends?

    This week Dan Andrews from the Well Rounded Success Community joins us to discuss some deep stuff.  Not only do we dive deep, but he also gives us actionable tips on how to live your best life including health, finances, relationships, and community.  

    Notes: 

    The 5 Regrets of Dying by

    The Well Rounded Success Formula

    U30X Explore Peru Machu Picchu (where Dan and I met!)

    Our sponsor: Under30Experiences the travel company for young people! 

  • #28 Embrace Your Weirdness, Be Happier and Do Sh*t You Love with Martin McGovern
    Wed, Nov 04, 2015


    It sucks being weird doesn't it?
     
    What? You aren't weird?
     
    Ohhh, you mean you are just pretending not to be weird so others like you... 
     
    Today, I talk to my friend Martin McGovern from Idea Lemon.  Martin helps people embrace their weirdness, find their voice, and get attention for their side project.
     
    We attack issues that everyone can relate to... 
     
    Trying to be happier.  Finding friends who support you.  Being made fun of for not drinking.  And feigning interest in things just to be accepted.
     
    Look, this isn't high school.  We cut through the bullshit and give you actionable things to do to live a happier more fulfilled life.
     
    See the show notes on Under30CEO.com and check out the travel company for young people Under30Experiences.

  • #27Stuck in a creative rut? Get into the Flow State today with Marcella Chamorro
    Tue, Nov 03, 2015


    Do you wish you had a more creative life?  Are you looking for that thunderbolt of inspiration to hit you?

    Today I talk to Marcella Chamorro, who's expertise is in helping people have more peace of mind allowing them to experience more creative flow.

    I've followed Marcella's blog The Perpetual Vacation for years, follow her podcast called Process and even got to experience paradise in her home country of Nicaragua.  It's an awesome conversation and I'm really looking forward to having you get to know us better...

    Get it today on Under30CEO.com or listen direct to your phone on iTunes.

    This episode is sponsored by our travel company for young people Under30Experiences.

  • #26 Get Known in Your Industry Faster and Work Less with Ryan O'Connell
    Tue, Oct 27, 2015


    Don't you wish everyone already knew who you were, so you didn't have to work so hard promoting yourself?

    Imagine your work was published in just the right place at the right time, so you could go do the things important to you...

    This is exactly what I talk to my friend Ryan O'Connell of Influence and Co. about in hopes that we can teach you how to get more recognition for your work in less time.  And yes, of course we talk about that pesky work life balance question.  

    Listen in as we talk about finding an accountability partner, a great network of people you can rely on, and yes, maybe even a sexual partner or two! 


    Get it today on Under30CEO.com or listen direct to your phone on iTunes.

    This episode is sponsored by our travel company for young people Under30Experiences and the super food cocktail to keep you healthy Athletic Greens... get 50% off your first order!

  • #25 Disobey your Parents, Quit your Job and Breakup with your Bitch Boyfriend
    Tue, Oct 20, 2015


    Do you ever wish you had the confidence to do the things you really wish you would?

    Do you wish you could ever just grow that proverbial set of balls you wish you had?

    Do you wish you could finally learn to listen to yourself instead of your teachers / friends / parents / government?

    As you probably know, I live in the jungle, own a kick-ass travel business, and do whatever the hell I want most of the time... But it wasn't always that easy!!

    This week I had an AWESOME conversation with Jason Bay from the Gen Y Success Podcast where I cut right through the bullshit and say all the crazy stuff that people NEED to hear.

    You should listen if you:

    1) Want to disobey your parents FINALLY
    2) Dream of surrounding yourself with good people
    3) Feel like saying f*ck it and quit your job sometimes
    4) Could use a kick in the ass to end a bad relationship
    5) Wish you were crazy enough to make major life changes!

    Get it today on Under30CEO.com or listen direct to your phone on iTunes.

    ... and remember, normal is the enemy and being fine sucks!

    This episode is sponsored by our travel company for young people Under30Experiences and the super food cocktail to keep you healthy Athletic Greens... get 50% off your first order!

  • #24: Escape Your Quarterlife Crisis and Find Happiness, Habits and Hustle with John Schnettgoecke
    Tue, Oct 13, 2015



    Ever wish you could quit your job, travel, write, start a business, and work on the shit that's actually important to you...?

    Well my friend John Schnettgoecke did just that, started traveling through Central America, and in a freak accident wound up having to write parts of his book in a hospital bed.

    I highly suggest you read his book that launches today: Pura Vida, A Thinkers Guide To Living, 15 Must Answer Questions on Happiness, Habits and Hustle for Mixed Up Millennials

    This podcast is sponsored by the travel company for young people Under30Experiences!
    You can also get 50% off your first order of our super food cocktail Athletic Greens!

     

     

  • #23: Transform Physically and Mentally For a More Fulfilled Life with Dan Witmer
    Tue, Sep 29, 2015


    We cannot help others unless we ourselves feel good and ready.

    It was this realization that led Daniel Witmer, founder of Bass Jump and co-founder of Zen Dude Fitness, to quit his corporate job in search of fulfillment.

    In this week's podcast we dive into Daniel's choice to leave New York City and his life in the pursuit of a greater purpose. We talk about what inspired this bold move, how he found his passion for fitness, and what questions he asked himself that guided him, that you must start asking yourself today.

    Show notes found on Under30CEO

    Today's podcast is sponsored by Under30Experiences, our travel company for young people. 

    *Our travel company Under30Experiences, has partnered with Zen Dude Fitness to run an incredible fitness trip in Costa Rica! Join us in this upcoming March 2016!*

  • #22: Be Healthy, Happy and Super Human with Chris Ashenden of Athletic Greens
    Tue, Sep 22, 2015


    You want to eat healthy, but you don't know where to start. This week we brought on Chris "The Kiwi" Ashenden, founder of Athletic Greens, to talk health, happiness, and building a lifestyle business. Chris is a world traveler and "international citizen" whose health products have won recognition from legends like Tim Ferriss

    He takes us through the culture of his lifestyle business, and how we all can become super human through simple actionable adjustments in our everyday lives. 

    *As a special gift to our podcast listeners get 50% off your first order of Athletic Greens!*

    Show notes found on Under30CEO

    Today's podcast is sponsored by Under30Experiences, our travel company for young people. 

  • #21: How To Live a More Ambitious Life with Greg Rollett
    Wed, Sep 16, 2015


    If you want to live differently, the first step is to act differently. 

    This week, we talk to Greg Rollett, a best selling author, marketing expert and the founder of ambitious.com, a platform created to share lifestyles and personalities of young people who are taking life into their own hands. 

    Greg takes us through "the perfect day" exercise, simple advice for people who feel like they are always playing catch up, and tangible steps you can take today to start living a more ambitious life. 

    Show notes found on Under30CEO

    Today's podcast is sponsored by Under30Experiences, our travel company for young people. 

  • #20: Creating a Positive Relationship with Money So You're Ready To Make More with Danielle Madden
    Tue, Sep 08, 2015


    Do you have a good relationship with your money or is your money managing you?

    In this week's podcast we talk to Danielle Madden, a financial advisor who helps people get clarity, confidence and freedom in their finances. Danielle and I talk about the most important first steps if you're looking to open your own business and then deep dive into the psychological aspects that really hold people back from making more.

    This episode leaves the technical behind and deep dives into what few talk about when it comes to finance: emotion and your energy around money. In order to be ready for more, you need to be confident in what you have.

    *Special Offer: Danielle is offering a free 30 minute Financial Clarity Session to all Under30CEO readers! To gain clarity on where you're at, where you want to be and how to get there click here.

    Show notes found on Under30CEO

    Today's podcast is sponsored by Under30Experiences, our travel company for young people. 

     

  • #19: The Power of Consistency + Creating Massive Success with Daniel DiPiazza of Rich20Something
    Tue, Sep 01, 2015


    What makes you ordinary vs. extraordinary? 

    We're talking about hustle, success and standing out in this podcast episode. Find out how Daniel DiPiazza, founder of Rich20Something, was able to grow his Instagram following to over 100,000 followers in a few months and secure a book deal, all while on a nationwide tour fighting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! 

    We dive into the power of consistency and much more, including unique habits and tools you can implement today!

    Show notes found on Under30CEO

    Today's podcast is sponsored by Under30Experiences, our travel company for young people. 

  • #18: How to Evaluate Yourself and the People Around You with Brent Beshore
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015


    We are constantly evaluating others, but have you ever stopped to evaluate yourself? 

    In this week's podcast we talk to Brent Beshore, founder of Adventur.es, a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on "Main Street" businesses throughout North America. 

    As an expert on evaluating small businesses and people he talks about the top 3 things he looks for when evaluating an entrepreneur and how he even evaluates himself.  

    Show notes found on Under30CEO

    Today's podcast is sponsored by Under30Experiences, our travel company for young people

  • #17: Using Your Experiences To Create Success with Melody Hossaini
    Mon, Aug 17, 2015


    A war refugee, re-defining the label "disadvantaged", and becoming one of the most influential women in Europe. Melody Hossaini is the founder of InspirEngage International, and encourages people to view life as a series of experiences, each one making you stronger and unique. 

    Listen in as we talk about some of the most difficult issues that plague our society today - racism, sexism, and the will to move forward. Melody talks her experience with racist encounters, while also answering some vulnerable questions I ask regarding being a woman in a predominantly male dominated environment.

    The key to success in all this? Delusion. She explains how a little bit of delusion and the courage to say YES is all you need. 

    Show notes found on Under30CEO.com

    Today's podcast is sponsored by Under30Experiences our travel company for young people. 

     

  • #16: Do What Gives You Goosebumps with Rajiv Nathan of Idea Lemon
    Mon, Aug 10, 2015


    Discovering your inner awesome, spending time vs. investing time and doing what gives you goosebumps is what we jump into with Rajiv Nathan, co-founder of Idea Lemon

    Rajiv is also a rapper in Chicago by the name of Fenetik, and has embarked on an epic roadtrip for Idea Lemon in partnership with Under30Experiences this week. How does he stay focused? In this episode he introduces a method he calls "The Burner Method" to help us stay productive and aligned. 

    So listen in, we hope it gives you goosbumps. 

     

    Episode sponsored by our travel company Under30Experiences.

    Show notes can be found on our website for entrepreneurs Under30CEO.com

  • #15: Creating Systems to Successfully Follow Your Passion with Liz Presson
    Wed, Aug 05, 2015


    Personal systems, figuring out our definition of freedom, and feeling "work guilt" are some of the things Liz Presson, founder of Pursuit and Working Remote.ly, encountered when beginning her journey of following her passion. 

    Liz  shares her story of taking the leap and how going solely on passion didn't work out as planned. Following your passion sounds  like fun, but there is so much more that goes into choosing a less conventional life.

    In this week's podcast, we dive into what you really need to know in order to successfully follow your bliss and live the life you've always wanted. 

    Show notes found on Under30CEO

    Today's podcast is sponsored by Under30Experiences, our travel company for young people.

     

  • #14: How To Be Productive While Traveling with Jared O'Toole
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015


    Being healthy, resilient, and productive while traveling the world and running a business can be difficult if not impossible.

    Altitude sickness, missed flights, allergic reactions... there is so much that can happen while traveling.  In fact, it all happened to me this month. In this week's podcast my co-founder Jared O'Toole and I are reunited in Dublin, Ireland and share some personal travel stories, as well as tips on how to stay healthy when you're always on the road. 

    Epsiode sponsored by our travel company Under30Experiences 

    Show notes can be found on our website for entrepreneurs Under30CEO.com

  • #13: Controlling Your Thoughts + Finding Your True North with Michael Jacobs
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015


    The hero's journey, stepping into new paradigms, finding your true self in order to make the greatest impact on the planet. This is a journey that very few people go on, but that can lead to massive realizations about ourselves and what we believe. 

    We're diving inward on this podcast with Michael Jacobs, author, artist and founder of Jedi Jewelry. We'll show you how to observe thoughts, notice emotions and ultimately make better decisions led by intuition. 

    You'll even gain some insight into how Michael has personally mentored me and helped create massive change in my personal life. 

    Episode sponsored by our travel company Under30Experiences.

    Show notes can be found on our website for entrepreneurs Under30CEO.com.

  • #12: The Adventure Project, Doing Meaningful Work + Attracting Others with Becky Straw
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015


    Big goals make for great stories and this is exactly why I interview Becky Straw, CEO of The Adventure Project.  Becky has the goal of erradicating poverty in the developing world and giving basic human rights like access to drinking water to all.

    Becky also kindly reminds me that we met because I was hitting on her intern years back... 

    This is a fun conversation about some serious topics.  Gain a new perspective and world view on a multitude of issues, hear travel stories, and find empowering takeaways about what true hustle is really about.

    Epsiode sponsored by our travel company Under30Experiences.

    Show notes can be found on our website for entrepreneurs Under30CEO.com.

  • #11: Debunking "Finding Your Passion" + Emotional Intelligence with Carla Blumenthal
    Mon, Jul 06, 2015


    Facing fear, stress, and anxiety is a normal part of life in the 21st century, but nobody ever does it.  

    Do you wish you could get over whatever is holding you back? 

    Today Carla Blumenthal and I go through a crash course in emotions and how to become more aware of them, resulting in increased efficiency, thus helping you reach your potential. 

    Carla is the founder of Tea + Purpose where they inspire authentic, action oriented conversations over tea.  She is also a consultant and coach working with organizations and individuals who want to become more emotionally intelligent and work better together.

    Show notes found on Under30CEO.com

    Today's podcast is sponsored by Under30Experiences our travel company for young people.

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