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The Pathless Path with Paul Millerd

English, Finance, 1 season, 182 episodes, 7 hours, 36 minutes
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The Pathless Paul is hosted by Paul Millerd - a writer, creator, and consultant. He has conversations with freelancers, self-employed entrepreneurs, creators, and vagabonds who share their perspectives on their relationship with work, burnout, bootstrapping, indie hacking, remote work, reinvention, creativity, sabbaticals, leisure, self-employment, unconventional living, and digital nomadism. Past guests include Ali Abdaal, Khe Hy, Ben Hunt, Wade Foster, Dan Vassallo, Kris Abdelmessih, Steph Smith, Amir Salihefendić, Alex Pang, Visakan Veerasamy, and more.
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1 Year Dad Reflections - Conversation with Sky King & Nat Eliason

This is from Sky King's podcast: https://skmp.supercast.com/Guest info:Nat: https://www.nateliason.com/Nat also has an amazing book coming out which I highly recommend, "Crypto Confidential": https://amzn.to/44BJ74I 📕Buy Paul’s Book (50k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁 Join Hundreds On Unconventional Paths: Pathless Path Community📲Connect + Follow PaulTwitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
5/13/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 9 seconds
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#173 Solopreneurship After Burnout — Justin Welsh on burnout, taking ownership of his time, struggling with a results oriented mindset, non-monetary success, becoming a top LinkedIn influencer, income goals, The Creator MBA, dealing with fears around money

Justin is a former startup executive who helped build two startups past valuations of $1B, teams of 150+ people, and raise over $300M in venture capital. Now he’s building his one-person knowledge business toward $5M in annual profit.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Personal website LinkedInX (Twitter): @thejustinwelshThe Creator MBAThe Saturday Solopreneur⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro (00:56) - The scripts that Justin grew up with (09:21) - Attention and social media (11:05) - Liking your job, the interest curve & having goals (15:17) - Justin's burnout, finding a new path & taking ownership of your time (24:52) - Not starting earlier & struggling with a results oriented mindset (31:08) - Creativity, non-monetary success & business as a creative act (37:31) - Being the nr. 1 LinkedIn influencer (41:52) - Income goals on the solo path (46:31) - The Creator MBA & Brennan Dunn (51:31) - Not making the solo career a job & fears around money (57:09) - Avoiding emotions, confidence (01:01:39) - What's Justin excited about (01:03:20) - Closing remarks
4/16/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 13 seconds
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Success In The Second Half Of Life — Henry Oliver on John Stuart Mill, Samuel Johnson, Penelope Fitzgerald, why we shouldn't dismiss Gladwell, writing, late bloomers, the importance of finding the others, Tyler Cowen's help and the lessons from Audrey Sutherland

Henry is a writer, speaker and brand consultant. He joins the podcast to discuss his upcoming book — Second Act — in which he analysises the phenomenon of late bloomers and what we can learn from them.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Personal websiteSubstack: The Common ReaderX (Twitter): @HenryEOliverSecond Act⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro (00:11) - Guest introduction (00:57) - The scripts that Henry grew up with (05:10) - John Stuart Mill (07:41) - Samuel Johnson (14:23) - "The common reader" & Why we shouldn't dismiss Gladwell (17:41) - Writing (21:25) - His book about the late bloomers (28:10) - Penelope Fitzgerald (33:38) - Is it too easy to share your writing? (36:39) - The importance of finding the others (40:42) - Conversations, talking to yourself and writing (43:14) - Getting disappointed early (47:52) - There is no actual average person, the importance of taking variability into account (52:29) - How writing a book changes people (55:10) - Tyler Cowen and the power of the internet (57:47) - What Samuel Johnson would be working on today? (59:36) - The lessons from Audrey Sutherland (01:04:53) - Closing remarks
4/1/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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"All Work Is Noble," Montessori, and Kids & Work — Matt Bateman on starting growing up with the internet, digital and industrial literacy, studying philosophy and learning how to teach, starting the Guidepost school network, how to train teachers, how children learn and work, values in education, agency, and writing his new book

Want To Become A Better Writer? Join Write of Passage's Upcoming CohortMatt Bateman has a PhD in philosophy. He has abandoned the academic career, to pursue education in the Montessori system. A dad of three, he is passionate about educating children. Having worked a lot with training the teachers in the Montessori approach, he has now taken a step back to focus on writing his book.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Matt's Twitter — @mbatemanmontessorium.com guidepost⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro (00:54) - The scripts that Matt grew up with (04:40) - Growing up with the internet (07:42) - Kids and technology, digital and industrial literacy (13:33) - Babysitting, PhD in Philosophy and learning how to teach (17:07) - Getting into Montessori (19:02) - Starting the Guideposts & How to train good teachers (23:50) - The pathological approach to work we learnt and how little children naturally want to help (33:20) - “All work is noble” (41:21) - The role of values in education through history (49:03) - The Montessori system, differences in non-alphabetic writing systems (54:11) - Agency as the aim of education (59:22) - Advice for parents, the pros and cons of college (01:06:02) - Matt’s new book & the hidden bad value system taught in modern schools (01:10:16) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (47k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community📲Connect + Follow PaulTwitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
3/25/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 37 seconds
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Apprenticeships, Sabbaticals & "Good Work" — Steve Schlafman & Matt Yao on slowing down, deprogramming, unlearning, learning from others, deciding to quit, going on a sabbatical, not being jealous anymore, competitiveness and enoughness, finding good work, ambition, the apprenticeship, Downshift, decelerator, marriage, family and reframing money

Want To Become A Better Writer? Join Write of Passage's "Test Drive" WorkshopSteve is a professional coach and the founder of Downshift — the world's first decelerator. He has left a career in venture, but he remains ambitious, it's just that his ambition is now to have a good, multidimentional life, where he can be a good dad for his kids.Matt has left a traditional path early on to write, travel and discover his own path. When he met Steve, he offered him to become his apprentice and joined Downshift.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:DownshiftSteve's websiteSteve's TwitterMatt's TwitterMatt's blog — Game of OneMatt's blog — Build in ClimateDownshift on Twitter⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro (02:14) - The scripts that Steve & Matt grew up with (05:00) - Slowing down, deprogramming and unlearning (11:52) - The cocoon stage (14:05) - Deciding to quit (18:25) - Learning from others on the path and having children (25:18) - Trust (28:29) - Matt's sabbatical, finding good work (34:26) - No jealousy, competitiveness vs enoughness (39:28) - Matt's apprenticeship with Steve (48:37) - Putting yourself in a place where it's easy to help you (52:35) - Downshift & Ambition (01:03:06) - Marriage & Family (01:10:54) - Reframing money, skiing and oatmeal (01:17:15) - Launching decelerator (01:21:26) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (45k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community📲Connect + Follow PaulTwitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
3/18/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 30 seconds
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"2M Subscribers, I love what I do, should I take a break?" — David Pakman on finding good work early, , how money and motivation changed over time, finding a balance in content creation, life after YouTube, his doubts about taking a sabbatical, having a daughter, dealing with public recognition and hateful comments, the lack of role models

Want To Become A Better Writer? Join Write of Passage's "Test Drive" WorkshopDavid Pakman is a political commentator and the host of The David Pakman Show. He joins the podcast to explore a possible paradigm shift in the way he approaches his work and life after the birth of his daughter.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:The David Pakman ShowX (Twitter): @dpakmanYouTube: David Pakman ShowInstagram: david.pakman⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro (01:12) - The scripts that David grew up with (03:26) - David's first steps on the internet (06:13) - Finding an alternative path (11:11) - Advice for young YouTubers (13:17) - Money, motivation, workflows and how they changed over time (18:15) - Imagining life after YouTube, doubts about taking a sabbatical (27:57) - Having a child (31:23) - Taking time off and fans (35:08) - Divisive politics, public recognition and hateful comments (42:20) - Growth ceiling, YouTube colleagues and the lack of clear role models (47:32) - The dynamics of creator economy, YouTube & other creative projects (53:49) - David's inspirations, what does he read (57:47) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (45k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community📲Connect + Follow PaulTwitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
3/12/202459 minutes, 23 seconds
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Building With "margin for life" — Justin Jackson on lessons from running a skate shop, optimizing for profit, running a "calm company," co-founding Transistor, having kids early, designing margins and how money actually does make him happy

Want To Become A Better Writer? Join Write of Passage's "Test Drive" WorkshopJustin is the co-founder of Transistor, a podcast hosting platform on which The Pathless Path podcast is hosted. Justin is passionate about designing his company so that all the team benefits. He achieves that by making sure that there is always a financial margin as well as a "margin for our emotional health, margin for our physical health, margin for life."🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Personal websiteX (Twitter): @mijustinJustin's podcastTransistor⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:11) - Guest introduction (02:30) - The scripts that Justin grew up with (07:21) - Lessons from running a skate shop (13:15) - Optimizing for profit in business (25:49) - The opportunities on the internet, staying in the water, the survivor bias (36:00) - Getting into digital business (43:02) - The importance of the customer support (45:21) - "A calm company" — designing the company to make their lives better (54:28) - How Transistor has changed Justin's life? (54:52) - Having kids early and how more money actually made him happy (57:13) - How Justin approaches money (59:45) - Navigating the changes in the podcasting platforms (01:08:22) - The next chapter for Justin (01:10:14) - Where can we find out more about Justin? (01:11:15) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (45k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community📲Connect + Follow PaulTwitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
2/27/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 48 seconds
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#167 Wandering in the Wilderness — Dom Francks on confronting fragility, his love of nature, the disconnect from nature, working as a software engineer, viewing yourself as a piece of poetry, how we're always embedded in nature and being guided by intuition

Want To Become A Better Writer? Join Write of Passage's "How To Build Influence Online" WorkshopDom is the lead guide at the VIVIFY Regerative Leadership Program. He helps leaders develop by taking them on an 8-day backpacking expedition in the Sierra mountains. Dom is passionate about preserving the natural world, staying connected to it and practicing aliveness.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Personal websiteVIVIFY (Get $500 off if you mention this podcast)Substack⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro (01:18) - The scripts Dom grew up with (06:40) - Dom's grandfather, a WW2 vet (09:05) - Experiencing hardship, confronting the fragility (16:19) - Dom's love of nature (18:01) - Stanford & Golf (21:41) - Balancing wilderness education and software engineering (30:57) - How to avoid being perpetually dissatisfied (32:46) - Viewing yourself as a piece of poetry (37:36) - How liking your work makes you better at it (39:27) - We're always embedded in nature (42:39) - How to connect with nature (51:01) - Leisure and wandering (55:24) - Being guided by intuition (01:03:13) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (45k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community📲Connect + Follow PaulTwitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
2/20/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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#166 Breaking Free of the Rules — Rick Lewis on being a child actor, dropping out of college, being a professional juggler, street performing and a clowning, the corporate world as an outsider, breaking rules, parenting and how to reinvent yourself

Want To Become A Better Writer? Join Write of Passage's "How To Build Influence Online" WorkshopRick Lewis could be succinctly described as "a speaker, author & professional consultant", but such technical labelling wouldn't paint a fair picture of who he really is. He describes what he's doing as "intelligent misbehavior". He's public appearances have a much deeper goal than just pure entertainment. Rick is passionate about discovering and breaking the hidden rules that rule our behavior and stifle our growth as people.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Personal websitePivot to the PodiumRick's Book⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro (00:11) - Guest introduction (00:59) - The scripts that Tick grew up with (08:07) - College & Entrepreneurship (14:08) - Guided by joy (20:01) - Getting support from others (24:32) - Public speaking, writing the book, how to avoid plateauing (40:35) - Observing the corporate world as an outsider (43:23) - The biggest takeaways, finding the throughline (59:57) - Parenting & aging (01:07:50) - How to approach public speaking? (01:13:16) - Rapid fire questions with Rick (01:16:16) - Where can we learn more about Rick? 📕Buy Paul’s Book (45k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community📲Connect + Follow PaulTwitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
2/13/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 44 seconds
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Gardening in the Digital Ecosystem — Kevin Espiritu on his fascination with the early Internet, how Poker broke his brain on money, starting his YouTube channel, Epic Gardening, taking a long term perspective, how to structure a video, transforming his YouTube channel, introducing new people to his audience, the probabilistic mindset and what he learnt from poker that helps him in his life

Want To Become A Better Writer? Join Write of Passage's "How To Build Influence Online" WorkshopKevin is the man behind the Epic Gardening channel. Although he had not read the Pathless Path at the time of the recording of this episode, he seems to be living it with every breath he takes. The only constant thing in his life seems to be that is constatly reinventing himself. From professional poker, gaming, web design, indie consulting, blogging to running a huge YouTube channel about gardening with almost 3 mil. subscribers, we meet at his next crossroads, after he's decided to take a step back from running the show personally day to day. 🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Epic Gardening YouTube channelKevin's personal YouTube channelKevin's Personal WebsiteX (Twitter): @KevinEspirituInstagram: kevinespiritu_⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro (01:16) - The scripts that Kevin grew up with (03:06) - Getting fascinated by the Internet as a child (07:58) - Poker and how it broke his brain on money (13:44) - Quitting poker (19:57) - Starting his YouTube channel (31:13) - The similarities and the differences between playing poker, gaming and content creation (38:51) - Taking investment, restructuring (43:47) - Creating down to earth, accessible videos (48:50) - Expanding, introducing other people to the audience (53:34) - The probabilistic mindset (57:50) - Promoting books — asking for help (01:06:37) - What's next for Kevin (01:08:07) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (45k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community📲Connect + Follow PaulTwitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
2/5/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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[Repost] My Nervous System Guru & Friend - Jonny Miller on His Own Pathless Path, Grief, Friendship, David Whyte & More

Enroll In The 5th Cohort of Nervous System Mastery: You can get $250 OFF using the code PATHLESS => nsmastery.comJonny Miller is a dear friend and I've had the privilege to get to know him closely over the past four years on our own journeys. We've lived in Japan, Indonesia, and Mexico together. When we met we were both single but now are both married in cross-country relationships and have navigated finding work that matters, getting married, and living in foreign countries together.🍿Watch on YouTubeThis conversation was really special.Links:My interview with Jonny on The Curious Humans podcastPaul's Interview with Al Humphreys The Three Marriages (David Whyte)Jonny's TEDx Talk on Grief----📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path
1/30/20241 hour, 57 minutes, 31 seconds
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#164 Transformation For High Achievers — Joe Hudson on growing up with an alcoholic father, living around the world, transformation and self-discovery, becoming comfortable with yourself, emotional fluidity, expressing emotions, and the art of parenting

Joe is an executive coach and the founder of the Art of Accomplishment. Having worked as a venture capitalist, a consultant and an international banker, Joe discovered meditation on a trip to Asia and has practiced it since for over 25 years since then. Meditating as well as a deep study of various spiritual, psychological and neurological traditions allowed him develop his unique ability to help others with personal transformation.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Art of AccomplishmentPodcastX (Twitter): @artofaccompInstagram: theartofaccomplishment⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (01:57) - Childhood, growing up with an alcoholic father and the scripts Joe grew up with (08:20) - Learning from living all around the world — transformation and self-discovery (15:08) - The role of meditation in Joe's journey (21:14) - The concept of 'trying' and its impact (25:36) - Becoming comfortable with oneself & The importance of emotional fluidity (33:09) - Expressing emotions & parenting (51:46) - Dealing with skepticism, exploring the role of money in personal transformation (01:07:09) - Empowering individuals to view their boss as a client (01:08:21) - Creating courses on vulnerability, impartiality, empathy, and wonder (01:11:18) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (41k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Pathless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
12/11/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 48 seconds
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[Replay] Reinventing After Quitting A Top Job At Amazon - Christine Bader

Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up HereChristine Bader is currently living in Bali, Indonesia, where she is spending time focused on her family and self.  She is the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil and the former head of CSR for Amazon before leaving in 2017, a journey she details in an amazing essay titled “The year I learned to quit.”  She talks about leaving the corporate world and shifting her focus from building a career to building a life.Topics Discussed: Corporate social responsibility Taking a sabbatical in Bali Building a life The greek concept of Kairos Working in Asia Working at Amazon Recommended Reading Can a business of any size be good? The Year I Learned To Quit (New York Times) 📕Buy Paul’s Book (40k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Join 150+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Pathless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
11/27/202344 minutes, 57 seconds
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[Replay] Taking a "structured sabbatical" & Calm Companies - Jacqueline Jensen

Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up HereJacqueline Jensen has been a digital nomad for 3.5 years, living and working globally. It might surprise you to find out then, that she's written a book called "Travel Isn't The Answer." While counter-intuitive, she argues for a return to awe and wonder with what is already around us. She talks about different moments of wonder she has experienced (including a breathtaking view in Montenegro) and different techniques for how people can "Live With a Sense of Curiosity, Passion, and Awe Anywhere and Everywhere" (the subtitle of the book).Last year, in a planned sabbatical she came face-to-face with the fact that work was the center of her world. While she almost "quit" the sabbatical, she pushed herself to redefine her day and time to claim back some of herself from a sole focus on work.  She provides many actionable tips and perspectives that can help people question the role of work in their lives, take steps to increase the amount of awe in their lives and connect with people that matter to them.More About Jacqueline: TedX Talk Twitter: @JackieMJensen & LinkedIn: Jacqueline Jensen Book: Travel Isn't The Answer (Amazon) Recommendation on getting outside of your comfort zone: Check out local music: sofarsounds.com Go to an art museum Travel-as-a-service recommendations discussed: Hacker Paradise, Recess Labs, Roam, Outsite App for re-aligning your day: Today 📕Buy Paul’s Book (40k+ Sold): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Join 150+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Pathless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
11/20/202344 minutes, 31 seconds
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[Replay] Starting a "tribe" and living on an island with three kids - Ben Keene

After attending a few corporate recruiting sessions, he didn't take for granted that his path was to enter the corporate world.  Twenty years later, he is still carving his own path and has recently returned from Koh Lanta, where he lived with his three children in Thailand for the last six months. We Talked About Ben starting a "tribe" in Fiji Early internet adventures His experiences coaching people with career transition The decision to move to Thailand with his three kids for six months Using "no code" tools to start things like Rebel Book Club How to think about a career in today's world How finding a friend is one of the most important things to head in a new direction Links Mentioned: Ben Keene's site Rebel Book Club Tribe Wanted Fiji Right to Dream Escape The City Moving to Koh Lanta with three kids His experience after the six-months in Thailand The 100 year life (book) 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
11/13/20231 hour, 18 seconds
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[Replay] How "total work" took over the world - Andrew Taggart

Andrew is a Practical Philosopher who believes that "there may be no greater vexation in our time than the question of how to make a living in a manner that accords with leading a good life." We dive deep into the questions of "what is the good life?" and what he means by "sustaining life." He also shares his perspective on the concept of "Total Work," a phrase first put forth in 1947 by the German Philosopher Josef Pieper, and shares how that phrase became central to his current writing on the topic and conversations he has with business leaders and executives.We also dive into his dichotomy of the three modes people could think about to make a living: Use what you've got Exchange what's in hand Offer what you can He reflects on our modern culture's over-reliance on exchanging our time for money while ignoring how we can live off the land and operate within the gift economy. Next, we talk about some of the different modes of living (whether it be a "settler", nomad or somewhere in between) and the implications for the community in society as a whole as well as how has dealt with that with his wife.Finally, Andrew offers three practical steps people can take to re-engage with life and try to understand what "a life worth living looks like" that does not include the advice to just quit your job. Dis-identify with the identity of the worker: Questioning whether you truly only are a worker, a CEO, a marketing manager, an accountant, etc... Begin an inquiry into the question "If I am not a worker, then who am I?": What else is worth living for? What practices do I want to have in part of my life? What relationships and conversations nourish me? The question whether or not the life you have defined is "sufficient": Are you thinking deeply enough about the question of who you are? Andrew's Writing & Site: Andrew's Newsletter On Total Work If Work Dominated Your Every Moment, Would Life Be Worth Living (Aeon) Andrew's Writing Other Writing Mentioned: Josef Pieper's Leisure, The Basis Of Culture Andre Gorz, Reclaiming Work David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
11/6/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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[Replay] We Adopted a 4-Day Workweek - Tash Walker

Tash Walker is the founder of a firm and spends her Fridays making marmalade.Before instituting a four-day workweek at her firm, The Mix, she barely had time for her relationships. She decided to start doing research about different ways of working. There had to be a better way than the default options of "Summer Fridays" and "flexible work," that never seem to make less anxiety or stress-ridden.In her research, she discovered many examples of Swedish companies embracing 4-day workweeks and also found that when they instituted it, they often helped improve productivity. After bringing the option to her team at The Mix, they decided to do a three-month trial. They didn't even tell their clients.The funny thing? The clients didn't even notice. Even better, when they shared it with their clients - they weren't offended. They were curious to learn more and impressed that they had prioritized their people. While many quickly reflex to "well that can't work here," Tash and her team went forward anyway and have shown that a 4-day work week can work and it can work in professional services - an industry where many take for granted the fact that you should always be available for your clients.Beyond improving the lives of the people at the firm, they achieved some incredible results: Revenues up 57% Absenteeism down 75% Productivity stayed the same Doubled the number of clients Client referrals up 50% Want to learn how to make this happen at your company? You can download their "4-day week" report which is one of the best reports I've seen on the future of work. 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
10/30/202345 minutes, 44 seconds
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[Replay] Living On A Boat for 1.5 Years - John Zeratsky

John Zeratsky was a designer in the tech industry has worked with hundreds of startups in his time at Google Ventures.  He’s also obsessed with redesigning time and thinking about what matters in life.  Earlier this year he just got back from 18 months living on his boat "Pineapple" with his wife sailing around Central America, which he wrote about in an article titled “What quitting my job to sail around central america taught me about fulfillment.” In this conversation we talk about: Growing up in a small lake community His love of sailing growing up Why him and his wife change their mind on taking the trip in 2015 Rethinking convenience and comfort What comforts are worth paying for Belonging and community How his relationship with money has changed How him and his wife are structuring their life to work how they want The one change that helps people be less addicted to their phones Links Mentioned: Designing Your Life Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas In Just Five Days Make Time: How To Focus On What Matters Every Day Twitter: @jazer 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
10/23/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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[Replay] Packy McCormick on Injecting Fun To Newsletters

Packy says that his differentiation "is that I’m going to be having more fun than most people”I've been a big fan of the energy he's brought to his writing over the past couple of years. But he didn't set out to have a popular newsletter.  His real plan was to launch an in-person community.  We chat about how the pandemic helped him figure out why that wasn't a good idea and how he's thinking about his solopreneur journey.The reason I asked him on the podcast is to talk about his recent newsletter on the future of work.  He argues that “Employees will ultimately make the decision” about what work looks like post-pandemic.  I think he is mostly right and we talk about what that might mean for people's lives. 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
10/16/202344 minutes
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Luck Maximization — Jovian Gautama on being Indonesian in Taiwan, learning English from MTV and Reddit, graduating from a tourism high school, selling steel, podcasting, learning "tech" online, becoming the CEO of Castro

Jovian is an Indonesian living in Taiwan, who is deeply immersed in the American pop culture through the power of the internet. His background in tourism helps him with problem solving and talking too people, he has learnt English from watching MTV, got one of his first jobs because he was browsing Reddit and he is now the CEO of Castro, the podcast app. Jovian is a magnet for opportunities, which apparently come to him simply because he just assumes that people are nice.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Castro X (Twitter): @jovvvian ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Podcast intro (01:30) - Jovian growing up (07:09) - Learning English from MTV & being an Indonesian in Taiwan (17:57) - Structure vs freedom, selling steel (25:06) - Getting into tech (29:22) - How fast the internet is changing everything (36:36) - How did working in tech change Jovian? (40:21) - The internet and the global economy (44:41) - Hosting a podcast, becoming self-employed (01:02:22) - Becoming the CEO of Castro (01:11:23) - Defining "career" & the surface of luck (01:24:17) - Closing remarks (01:25:30) - Outro 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
10/12/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 29 seconds
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Money, Work, Parenting & 1 Month In Taiwan - Angie & Paul on money scripts, cultural differences, being Taiwanese in the US, being American in Taiwan, perceptions of work in their families, life with a newborn, impostor syndrome, remote work and travel

After a month spent in Taiwan and 6 months into parenthood Angie & Paul share their thoughts and take some deep dives into various other topics.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERE⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Podcast intro (02:17) - How Angie & Paul think about work & money? (10:12) - Cultural differences, ask vs guess (14:58) - Defining work, feedback from the family (22:22) - How are Angie & Paul thinking about having kids? (29:09) - Angie's relationship with writing (44:53) - Accepting compliments & the imposter syndrome (47:10) - Being Taiwanese in the States, being American in Taiwan? (01:09:33) - Being remote and travelling (01:14:42) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
9/18/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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#161 9 Year Identity Crisis?! - Tom Critchlow on being stuck, indecisiveness, going to wander, taking every 7th week off, strategically dropping the ball, hiring an editor, and fear of finishing his book

🥳 Join Find The Others: Learn More HereTom and Paul talk through Tom's challenges at this inflection point in his indie career, a book he's planning on shipping and how to think through indie consultant identity crises🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Tom's Site: https://tomcritchlow.com/Strategic Independent: Book Draft ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (01:09) - Guest introduction (03:33) - Tom's problem — indecisiveness (07:47) - What does Tom think he should be doing? (10:10) - Not working, go and wonder, owning time (14:27) - 7th week off, shaking things up (18:36) - Strategically dropping the ball (24:34) - Should Tom hire an editor? (26:28) - The fear of finishing the book (35:13) - The last 10% are the hardest (37:30) - Writing the introduction, injecting the book with a personal story (41:50) - Preselling his book as a motivation? (43:24) - How Paul was pushing Tom to write his book (45:13) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
8/23/202349 minutes, 26 seconds
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#160 - Why Manifesting Works — Erin Doppelt on how living in Israel and India changed her life, "snapshot manifestation", why women should work aligned with their menstrual cycle, entrepreneurship as freedom for women, pregnancy, and her new book

Erin is a spiritual psychology and meditation teacher, with a background in clinical psychology. She believes in experiencing rather than explaining and because of that she has been drawn to travel to places like India and Israel, which have helped her connect to her roots and to what matters. Erin is passionate about discovering her true self, meditation, snapshot manifestation, and taking aligned action. She is finishing up a new book and is about to have her first child —  a new chapter for which she prepares herself with her partner.  🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: The Align Coaching Certification™ erinracheldoppelt.com Instagram: erinrdoppelt X (Twitter): @Erinrdoppelt Kelly Wilde-Miller Michelle Varghese Manifesting Lotion ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (01:15) - The scripts that Erin grew up with (05:36) - Early awakening & the inner guru connection & (11:14) - Being lost, seeking the highest possible timeline (19:51) - Snapshot manifestation & Aligned action (32:44) - Travelling to get to know herself better (37:12) - Women & work, misalignment and seeking freedom as entrepreneurs (42:00) - Pregnancy & designing life around children (50:44) - Pause, pray, pay attention - The PPP method (55:55) - Erin's new book, her path role models & the new chapter of her life (01:06:32) - Where can we find Erin? 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
8/14/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 23 seconds
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#159 Living Intentionally After "Enough" - Bilal Zaidi on leaving Google, emigrating to the US, video games, the intensity of New York, writing poetry and spoken word, travel vs vacations, and money and creativity

Bilal was born in London to a family of Pakistani descent. A curious kid, with an interest in computers, he developed a successful website with over 500 000 readers in his teens. He ended up working at Google in the US. After a while Bilal has left the company to carve his own path. He has founded Creator Lab and discovered a passion for spoken word poetry, which enables him to better connect with his family🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: X (Twitter) — @bzaidi Creator Lab Website Creator Lab Best Episodes Not Investment Advice ⌛TIMESTAMPS 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
8/10/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 39 seconds
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#158 From Rugby to TikTok Influencer — Ben Mercer on navigating the transitional periods in his life, being a professional athlete with an English literature degree, the diversity of the rugby world, various motivations in sports, his passion for rugby, his love of reading and writing, self-publishing and becoming a Tik Tok creator

Ben was a professional rugby player with an English literature degree — something not unheard of in the diverse rugby world, but also certainly not usual. After retiring from the sport, he was confronted with the task of redesigning his life. Although it was initially tough, he took the slow approach of focusing on the things he enjoys doing, which proved very beneficial in the long term. Ben has self-published 3 books so far, he is freelancing, running courses and he recently became a rising TikTok creator.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter — @bcemercer Personal page — benmercer.me Ben's Newsletter Tik Tok — bcemercer Instagram — bcemercer 📚 Ben's books: Fringes Our Race Endgame ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (01:38) - The scripts that Ben grew up with (04:30) - School, University and Rugby (17:51) - The transitional period in France (25:05) - Transitioning to a new life (38:01) - Getting into writing (56:18) - Becoming a Tik Toker (01:06:20) - What did Ben learn from sports (01:09:16) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
7/31/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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#157 Parenting & Our Future - Paul & Angie Check-In on Five Months of Parenting, Unexpected Happiness, Parenting Scripts, and The Time Bucket Exercise from Die With Zero

I'm trying to convince Angie to do more episodes, so if you like it please let us know by e-mailing both of us here. (00:16) - - Introduction and agenda for the podcast (03:16) - - Balancing work, fitness, health, and parenthood (13:16) - - Growth of their child and the emotional journey of parenthood (15:16) - - Financial situation and the concept of abundance (27:09) - - Sharing a parenting mistake they made and how they learned from it (38:11) - - Learning new skills and therapies (49:10) - - Angie's art business and the importance of a positive mindset (54:12) - - Future plans and dreams, including travel and education (56:11) - - Upcoming trip to Taiwan and the cultural differences they anticipate (01:04:10) - - Conclusion and plans for future podcast episodes 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
7/28/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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#156 Saying "no" to something good — Jenny Blake on the inner CFO, spending every penny just to try, working at Google, running towards something vs. running away, creating assets for yourself, making yourself discoverable, and seeking advice from "friendtors"

Jenny is an author, international speaker, career and business strategist and executive coach. She has worked in a start up during her college years and then she worked at Google. At some point she decided to follow her passions and left her job. She has already written three books, she runs a business on intuition and she continues discovering her own path.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: itsfreetime.com pivotmethod.com book royalty calculator Jenny's Books:  Life After College Pivot Free Time ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Podcast intro (00:11) - Guest introduction (01:32) - The scripts that Jenny grew up with (08:45) - Google & Saying "no" to something good (22:30) - Creating assets for yourself (26:12) - Transparency & Making yourself discoverable (30:34) - Free time & Aiming for longevity (35:07) - "We'll see" — when things go wrong (39:28) - Everything is a clue — running a business on intuition (50:28) - Seeking advice — "the frientors" (55:34) - Path role models & favourite podcasts (59:09) - Where can we find Jenny?
7/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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Homeschooling = Future of Education? - Hannah Frankman (Repost)

Hannah is awesome and you should listen to this podcast.  She grew up homeschooled, is an endlessly curious person, has a deep sense of agency, and is a pro at carving her own path.  She's done a ton of things including writing, coaching, and working at startups and has created jobs for herself, negotiated working remotely (before it was cool), and has done a ton of other things.  She recently founded Rebel Educator which is a media brand that aims to share more about homeschooling and alternative education with a broader audience online.Follow Hannah: @HannahFrankman / Twitter @rebelEducator / Twitter 🆕 The Hannah Frankman Podcast - Apple & Spotify Links Mentioned: 3 Reasons Homeschoolers Often Become Entrepreneurs - Foundation for Economic Education (fee.org) No, You Don’t Need to be “Qualified” to Homeschool Your Children - Foundation for Economic Education (fee.org) 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
7/17/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 1 second
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#154 Learning to "Lean Out" - Dr. Dawn Baker's Journey from Medicine to 'Leaning Out', Embracing Unconventional Paths, Living Off-Grid, and Homeschooling

Dawn has a medical degree but she didn't pursue a traditional career as a doctor. She lives off grid with her husband and her homeschooled daughter. Dawn is passionate about finding a work-life balance and she wrote a book for professional women seeking to do so.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Book: Lean Out Twitter: @DLBakerMD  practicebalance.com Instagram: practicebalance ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (01:05) - The scripts Dawn grew up with (02:49) - Medicine, engineering and rock climbing (15:43) - Being diagnosed with a brain tumour (20:22) - Shifting in a new direction (25:42) - Infertility, having children & "leaning out" (38:26) - Designing life with her husband (47:43) - Moving off grid (53:05) - Homeschooling & Dawn’s daughter (01:01:31) - Where can we find Dawn? 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
7/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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#153 Beyond Mimetic Desires - Luke Burgis on the temptations of conformity, contemplating life in Starbucks, thick desires and thin desires, letting go of control, the importance of play, learning from different work cultures, his stay in Rome and becoming a father

Luke has a background on Wall Street and has founded 3 companies in Silicon Valley. He describes his adult life as a constant state of uncertainty. At some point, he took a classics course, which he completed in a 24-hour Starbucks in a couple of months while living in Las Vegas. This led to him to contemplate deeper questions, leaving "entrepreneur Luke" behind and spending 3 years in Rome. Luke is now a Professor at the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship and has written a book — "WANTING: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life." The book is one of the best ones I've read in the past couple of years and we talk about some of the ideas in the book and how they intersect with Luke and my life.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Personal website Twitter: @lukeburgis Luke's book: Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life Luke's Newsletter ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (01:18) - The scripts that Luke grew up with (14:59) - Book publishing the temptations of conformity (22:24) - The memetic desires & The romantic lie of our own desires (27:54) - Doing the classics course after hours (32:42) - The importance of play & Feeding the spirit (35:29) - Thick Desires & Thin Desires (46:05) - Creativity, Being open & Letting go of control (50:31) - Learning from different work cultures & transcending the system (57:41) - "The Three Cities Problem" — Reason, Faith & Technology (01:06:02) - What’s next, preparing to be a father (01:14:30) - Luke's path role models (01:17:28) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
7/3/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 29 seconds
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#152 The Creator Therapist - Melvin Varghese on Emigrating to Texas, his work as a clinical psychologist, starting a podcast, the birth of his daughter, re-evaluating life and money and detaching identity from work

Melvin has a PhD in psychology but to call him just "a psychologist" would be trying to fit him in too small of a box. He has left a successful clinical career to build his online "healthy business"  – he is the person behind "Selling the Couch" podcast, he does sessions with entrepreneurs and he runs an online course where he helps therapists to move their business online. Everything he does is designed to allow him to be fully present as a father and a husband because, "What's the point of accomplishing all of this if we can't be fully present with the people that we love the most?"🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Melvin's Podcast: Selling The Couch Twitter: @mvarghese5 Personal website Linkedin ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (01:25) - The scripts that Melvin grew up with (11:42) - From Psychology PhD to Content Creator (20:53) - The beginnings of "Selling The Couch" (28:29) - Finding long-term sustainability in podcasting (40:43) - Slowly going all in (43:12) - Re-evaluating money and life - The birth of Melvin's daughter (57:26) - Detaching identity from work (58:56) - Lessons from therapy sessions (01:01:19) - Melvin's path role models & routine (01:07:26) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
6/26/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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#151 Culture Without Culture War - Anna Gát on growing up in Hungary, emigrating at the age of 30, staying curious as we age, Interintellect, building a startup, bad advice and trusting your gut, her article in 2018, culture without culture war, creating your own gatekeepers, and success in the UK vs US

Anna is the founder and CEO of Interintellect - a global community of thinkers. She grew up in Hungary and emigrated to London at the age of 30 and later to the US where she built her startup. She is passionate about staying curious as we age. While for some their late 20's are the end, she has chosen to treat it as the beginning.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Interintellect Twitter: @TheAnnaGat Instagram: annagat_ Anna's Personal Website Writing ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (01:20) - The scripts Anna grew up with (10:39) - Anna's writing influences (13:53) - Emigrating to London at 30, entering the survival mode (17:29) - Startups - following bad advice vs trusting your guts (23:20) - Anna's article in 2018, Culture without culture war (30:52) - "Unbossing" - Are the gatekeepers dead? (37:43) - Success - UK vs US (42:08) - Interintellect (44:32) - Staying curious as you age (51:58) - Conformism, nonconformism & feedback (01:06:13) - Rapid fire questions with Anna (01:10:27) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
6/19/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why I Turned Down a $200k Book Deal (Solo Episode)

This is a solo episode of my podcast, inspired by Jenny Blake. I will do more of these if people like them.  Let me know!For Video: YouTube 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
6/13/202323 minutes, 3 seconds
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#149 "I will sell out Madison Square Garden" - Danny Miranda on starting a blog at 14, following your intuition, discipline, meditation, his podcast, retreats, masculinity, compassion, "The True Path", thinking big, and trusting The Universe

Danny Mirands is the host of The Danny Miranda Podcast. He's been hanging out on the internet since he was 14. We talk about his journey, almost getting sidetracked by the default path in college, and then betting on himself with his podcast. Danny is a friend, and he inspired me by how true he is to his own path, his ability to dream big in creative ways and spread love in the world. 🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: The Danny Miranda Podcast Twitter: @heydannymiranda  Instagram: heydannymiranda ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (00:11) - Introduction (01:21) - The Scripts That Danny Grew Up With (09:13) - First Steps On The Internet (12:59) - College, Addictions & Taking Responsibility (21:12) - Danny's podcast (26:10) - Podcast Role Models & Learning from Procrastination (31:45) - Talent scouting - "Looking at life through the lens of love (37:09) - "The True Path" & Goals (47:51) - Learning from feedback and reps (52:38) - Reconnecting & The Importance of Rituals (58:48) - Thinking Big (01:03:45) - The Business Side & Trusting The Universe (01:10:48) - Masculinity & Compassion (01:15:52) - Closing Remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
6/12/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 9 seconds
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Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth - Jessica Depatie on her Korean background, shadow work, producing a documentary - "Dark Night of Our Soul", expanding your perspective through travel, what does it mean to rest, defining growth, the hero's journey, and memes

Jessica is a producer and a podcaster. She is passionate about shadow work and is currently working on her documentary on post traumatic growth - "Dark Night of Our Soul".🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Link to Support The Movie - Dark Night of Our Soul Jessica on IMDb Instagram - jessicadepatie_ Hollywood Con Queen Podcast Bill Plotkin’s Journey of Soul Initiation @wordsarevibrations meme account ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (00:11) - Introduction (01:19) - The scripts Jessica grew up with (08:22) - The shadow work, memes, addictions & the hero's journey (25:00) - Expanding your perspective through travel (28:11) - Gifts in the shadows & how to rest (36:52) - The Dark Night of The Soul & post traumatic growth (51:15) - Producing a documentary (59:48) - How to watch & support Jessica's project (01:03:04) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
6/5/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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#147 You Can Love Cooking Too - Myles Snider on intuitive cooking, living in Argentina, working in Tulum, food industry scripts, health myths, the beauty of "slow cooking"

Myles is a chef and a farmer's market enthusiast. He studied economics and was pursuing many other interests like filmmaking on the side. During his stay in Argentina, he realized that he wanted to follow his true passion - cooking. Although he hasn't gone to a fancy cooking school, he managed to get a position working under a former Michelin star chef in Tulum and now he's sharing his love for cooking on the Internet, making it approachable for other people.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HEREIf you're interested in Myles Course, check out 80/20 cookingLinks: Twitter: @myles_cooks Website Cooking form Newsletter Cookware guide Pantry guide Favorite olive oil ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:11) - Introduction (01:03) - The scripts Myles grew up with (11:00) - Studying economics & his stay in Argentina (18:59) - Falling in love with cooking (24:36) - Laziness & Fears (30:52) - Passion & Identity (34:23) - Working in a high-level restaurant in Tulum (38:16) - Anyone can cook, health myths and enjoyment (01:00:27) - Myles' failed spice company (01:03:04) - Trust & Doing things for fun (01:10:44) - Slow cooking (01:12:12) - Path role models, cooking as art 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
5/29/20231 hour, 19 minutes
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Separating Work & Identity - Simone Stolzoff on the myth of a "Dream Job," last-minute around the world trip, journalism, work, identity, writing his book, knowing when to quit, and the dangers of turning passion into a livelihood

Simone Stolzoff has worn many hats. He's worked as a writer, designer, and now, Author. He grew up with "four parents", each having a unique influence on him,  He grew up being told he could do whatever he wanted but realized there were assumptions behind that. Over the last couple of years, he's contemplated how we can design a life not centered around work (which obviously interests me as well) and has come to some interesting conclusions.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERE📕Buy Simone's Book (Just Released): https://amzn.to/3BLd98sLinks: Twitter: @SimoneStolzoff Simone's Website:  simonestolzoff.com Recent Essay On Work ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:00) - Intro (01:46) - The scripts that Simone grew up with (06:46) - Anis Mojgani, copyrighting and travel (18:27) - Career & Journalism (22:18) - Work, Passion, and Identity (34:49) - Writing vs Selling a Book, Knowing when to stop (47:52) - Work & Fear (56:08) - Staying on the path 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Want to Self-Publish your own book? Check out Scribe Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
5/22/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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#145 Capitalist by Day, Spiritual by Night - Alex Hardy on achievement, Wall Street, tech startups, exiting his company, pride & suffering, his sabbatical, suppressing his curiosity and rediscovering his passions

Alex was crushing it early in his career, ending up on Wall Street after getting a combined JD/MBA.  But after a few years, he went looking for his next mountain, aiming his ambition at the tech sector. He ended up co-founding LiveOak, a company he eventually sold in 2020. After that, he struggled to determine what was next and finally decided to walk away from more than a million dollars. Now he's embracing non-doing, reconnecting with his passions, and figuring out what's next. 🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks:Twitter: @CantHardyWait ⌛TIMESTAMPS (01:08) - The scripts Alex grew up with (09:28) - Law School & Business School (22:03) - Wall Street, Banking & The Pride in suffering (30:17) - Tech Start-ups, coffee meetings and friendlessness (56:34) - Exiting his tech company & "Total Work" (01:14:39) - His Sabbatical, Finding Work Worth Doing & The American Mind (01:21:20) - Forgotten Hobbies, Borders & The Love for The Present (01:29:17) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Want to Self-Publish your own book? Check out Scribe Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
5/15/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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#144 The Creator Pivot - Khe Hy on laying people off, collapsing course demand, seasons of creativity, having zero change in net worth in eight years, competitiveness, investing, coaching, and marriage on the pathless path

In 2015 Khe left a Wall Street carrier to pursue his own path of "uncomfortable introspection", reevaluating his life. This is a constant process - Khe is always being emergent to himself. Now he finds himself at a crossroads - after a great initial success in 2020, he recently had to scale down his cohort-based course. Although laying people off was tough, Khe welcomes the change as entering a new season of creativity.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @khemaridh radreads.co Download Khe's Free Money Guide ⌛TIMESTAMPS 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Want to Self-Publish your own book? Check out Scribe Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
5/8/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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#143 The Art of Living - Kyle Kowalski on how to have an existential crisis, synthesizing the art of living, curiosity as fuel, his relationship with money, "killing himself to work" and "purpose washing" in big companies

Kyle was a marketing executive who believed in the "hard work" ethic. After an existential crisis, he decided to carve his own path as a solopreneur and started Sloww - "a trusted resource of lifelong learning". Kyle describes his purpose as "synthesizing the art of living for students of life".🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @KyKow Sloww: sloww.co Happiness Book Igikai 2.0 ⌛TIMESTAMPS (01:22) - The scripts that Kyle grew up with (13:21) - How to have an existential crisis (29:51) - Decompressing from his career (42:39) - Sloww, thinking and the art of living (52:59) - Kyle's next phase, sharing the personal story (01:02:41) - Long form content, Kyle's course on synthesis (01:08:55) - Where can we find Kyle? (01:09:26) - Thanks and Goodbyes 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Want to Self-Publish your own book? Check out Scribe Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
5/1/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second
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#142 Goofing Off On Purpose - Kevin Kelly on why we should subsidize travel for young people, owning his time, a rest ethic, riding his bike across US, his love of YouTube, staying optimistic about the future, raising children and his new book

Kevin is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, a writer and a photographer. When he was young he dropped out of college and travelled to Taiwan, which he describes as a live changing experience. Kevin is passionate about owning his time, the importance of goofing off and staying optimistic about the development of technology.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Kevin's website: kk.org Kevin's articles on Wired Excellent Advice on Living: Amazon ⌛TIMESTAMPS (01:01) - Taiwan and the importance of travel (08:53) - Owning time instead of money (14:12) - Work, rest ethic, taking time to goof off (24:57) - Riding his bike across US (28:45) - YouTube (33:12) - Patience, optimism and technological changes (39:59) - Raising Children (45:10) - Kevin's book and the power of outsourcing 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives for traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
4/17/202350 minutes, 1 second
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Ryan Holiday's Secret Weapon - Billy Oppenheimer on growing in Philadelphia, almost going to law school, role models, working with Ryan Holiday, his research process, the notecard system, skiing, and the downsides to fame

Billy used to be an avid skier, working odd jobs and traveling between the northern and southern hemispheres trying to catch the best skiing. In 2018 he e-mailed Ryan Holiday and pitched him on doing some work for him for free. In a couple of months, he was hired as Ryan's research assistant.  Billy is one of the most curious people I know and we dive into his journey. 🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @bpoppenheimer Website: billyoppenheimer.com Billy's Newsletter ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:56) - The scripts Billy grew up with (13:07) - Reaching out to Ryan Holiday (17:14) - The research process and learning from Ryan (24:43) - Skiing, Australia and finding his own voice (39:45) - Animal courtship (43:04) - How Ryan Holiday manages his team (51:04) - Ambition and learning from past models (01:02:32) - Downsides to fame (01:03:23) - Where can we find Biilly? 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives for traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
4/10/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tom Peters - Fired from McKinsey to Top Business Thought Leader

I'm sharing this conversation I had a couple of months ago with Tom Peters. Our convo got cut a bit short but it was a fun conversation reflecting on his trajectory, why he got kicked out of McKinseyTo learn more about Tom: His Website 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives for traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
4/3/202332 minutes, 1 second
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Compounding Memes - Trung Phan on his great grandfather, living abroad, the expat community in Asia, writing, working at The Hustle, children and work, balancing his various activities, going solo, and playing the long game

Trung is a writer at Workweek, cofounder of bearly.ai, and co-host of the Not Investment Advice podcast. He is passionate about playing the long game and unleashing the power of compounding.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @TrungTPhan Website: trungtphan.com Bearly.AI Podcast: Not Investment Advice Trung's writing at Bloomberg and Workweek  Trung's Newsletter ⌛TIMESTAMPS (02:12) - College and getting up late (04:06) - Trung's great grandfather - Vietnamese hero (08:53) - Vietnam, important lessons from living abroad (21:27) - Writing & productivity (43:04) - Kids, work & flexibility (46:58) - Playing the long game 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives for traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
3/27/202351 minutes, 15 seconds
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Money & The Creator Economy - Steph Smith on our lack of wisdom about money, reaching "ice cream freedom", The Hustle, balancing employment and side gigs, unconventional paths, opportunities in the creator economy and how not to get disappointed at your wedding

Steph Smith is the host of the  a16z podcast and is an online creator, former consultant, former digital nomad and all-around badass.  We talk about money, work, relationships, and weddings...🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @stephsmithio Steph's book: doingcontentright.com a16z Podcast The Sh*t You Don't Learn in School Podcast Blog: stephsmith.io ⌛TIMESTAMPS (01:19) - The scripts that Steph grew up with (03:09) - Perceptions of money over time (28:37) - Working at The Hustle (34:12) - A16Z and Beginner's Mindset (38:19) - Solving the life puzzle with a partner (47:11) - Scripts around kids (52:35) - Avoiding long wedding planning cycles (56:25) - Full-time employment and podcasting (58:16) - Opportunities in the creator economy (01:02:38) - Is Paul underpricing his book? (01:06:12) - The most interesting opportunities in the creator economy   📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives for traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
3/20/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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Life as Conversation - Russ Roberts on his relationship with his father, starting the EconTalk podcast in 2006, Adam Smith, why people want to be "lovely", aiming high, why it's hard to have fun, misunderstandings of the academic world, and moving to Israel in his 60's

🥳 Join Find The Others: Learn More HereRuss is an economist, a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and president of Shalem College in Jerusalem. One of pioneers of podcasting, he's been hosting EconTalk since 2006.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @EconTalker EconTalk Website: www.econtalk.org EconTalk YouTube Channel ⌛TIMESTAMPS (03:25) - The influence of Russ' father (11:33) - What modern economics often fails to observe (16:35) - Adam Smith and human nature (27:25) - Starting EconTalk in 2006 (41:56) - Moving to Israel in his 60's (46:49) - How people misunderstand the Academia (50:57) - How Russ' approach to his podcast developed over time (54:15) - The metaphor of a conversation (58:25) - Mortality & fatherhood (01:05:03) - Russ' dream guest and what's next 📕Buy Paul’s Book: The Pathless Path🤝Join Find The Others: A Community For People On Unconventional Paths📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
3/13/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 17 seconds
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Complexity & Complicatedness - Sam Spurlin on playing hockey, why he quit teaching, studying at Claremont, leaving a PhD program, working pro bono too start his career, complicated vs complex systems, how to deal with ego in organizations, remote work failures, podcasting with his brother, and the importance of a retrospective meeting

🥳 Join Find The Others: Learn More HereSam is a partner at The Ready - an organizational design consultancy operating fully remotely. He is also a prolific writer, passionate about personal development, self-managing organizations and adopting a more human, adaptive, and meaningful way of working.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @samspurlin Instagram: samspurlin LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/samspurlin Sam's writing: samspurlin.com/writing Sam's writing on Medium: samspurlin.medium.com Newsletter: thedeliberate.substack.com/p/landing-page ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:53) - The scripts that Sam grew up with (10:29) - Teaching and why Sam quit (17:30) - Claremont and letting go of the PhD (26:09) - Working pro bono to become a consultant (31:46) - Complicated vs complex systems, ego in the organizations (55:03) - Writing, podcasting, farming and retrospective meetings (01:03:16) - The trap of a "dream job" (01:06:41) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
3/6/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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#135 Beyond Comfort - Derek Sivers on why great musicians shake things up, ambition, and moving to a new country as a superpower, lessons from Singapore, and the scripts around having children

🥳 Join Find The Others: Learn More HereDerek Sivers has been a musician, producer, circus performer, successful entrepreneur, TED speaker, and book publisher. He has lived all around the world and has never let himself be too comfortable - constantly changing and following his inner ambition.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @sivers Website: sive.rs My Favorite Derek Book: Anything You Want ⌛TIMESTAMPS (00:54) - The scripts that Derek grew up with (06:05) - Comfort as a plateau that needs to be shattered (12:06) - Travel as a tool to change your life (17:46) - Beliefs and actions (23:08) - Learning from other people's approaches to life (28:04) - Derek's future and how to learn from when our lives go off track (34:13) - Scripts around having kids (46:17) - Retirement & Ambition (57:39) - Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
2/27/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Office-Based Reality is Over - Dror Poleg on entrepreneurship in Israel, studying in Australia, working in China, Future of Remote Work and The Real Estate Business, How To Write A Top 5 Book in Almost Any Category, The Disappearance of The Middle-Skilled Job, Inequality and The End of The Offices

Dror worked as a real estate private equity exec, startup founder, front-end developer, parliamentary advisor, and soldier. Having lived all around the world he is now based in NYC, writing as an “Economic Historian”.Having predicted that remote work is going to become the new norm back in 2015, he has just published a survival guide titled "After Office".🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @drorpoleg Website: drorpoleg.com After Office  ⌛TIMESTAMPS  (13:30) - Living in Australia and China (22:32) - Writing and Work in Dror's life (27:08) - Remote Work and Real Estate (42:41) - Using information from the Internet - writing a top 5 book (49:57) - Unconventional Paths and The Disappearance of The Middle-Skilled Jobs (59:11) - Inequality, Luck, and Challenges for The US   📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Looking for alternatives for traditional health insurance in the US? Check out Crowdhealth I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Epic transcription & text-based video editing via Descript Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
2/20/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 51 seconds
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Creation Without The Ego - Isabel Unraveled on writing, "the chronic state of performing", detaching your sense of self from the work, finding the inner child, paying attention to your emotions, trusting your intuition and why people should stop pretending

Isabel is a writer who is very passionate about the creative process. She has some powerful original ideas about the relationship between the artist and their creation, trusting one's intuition, and why people should stop pretending.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @isabelunraveled Isabel's Writing: https://mindmine.substack.com ⌛TIMESTAMPS(0:11) Introduction (5:41) "The chronic state of performing" (12:00) Missing and rediscovering her passion for writing (34:38) Detaching your sense of self from the work (41:52) The inner child (53:02) Why people should just stop pretending? (1:00:30) How Isabel thinks (or doesn't think) about her future? (1:04:09) Closing remarks 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path 😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path? - Join 100+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
2/13/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Making Money Simple & Smart - Nick Maggiulli on blogging into a new career, writing for smart people, building relationships in the finance world, the lifestyle creep myth, dying with too much money, and money emotions

Nick Maggiulli is a finance data analyst and writer. He is the author of "Just Keep Buying" and has a blog titled "Of Dollars and Data".🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @dollarsanddata Blog: Of Dollars and Data Nick's Book: Just Keep Buying  ⌛TIMESTAMPS(0:47) The scripts nick grew up with(5:35) Writing books and blogging(32:44) Building relationships in  the NYC finance scene(36:07) Why the writers shouldn't dumb down their books(37:33) Perceptions of money(1:07:26) Closing thoughts📕Buy Paul’s Book: The Pathless Path🤝Join Find The Others: A Community For People On Unconventional Paths📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
2/6/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Art of Sabbaticals - Cécile and Michelle on finding "forgotten hobbies", writing online, improving their relationship with money, abundance mindset and rediscovering joy

Cécile has had a successful career in consulting, acquiring a senior position in a big company that has taken a leadership role in the energy transition in the UK. Although she was passionate about her job she decided to go on a yearlong sabbatical from work, traveling around the world and writing - creating space for her curiosity & creativity.Michelle has a background in sales but after a couple of years in the business she decided to go on a sabbatical that doesn't seem to have an end. When she isn't busy fending off people who constantly try to hire her, she runs a podcast with her sister - "Status Post Adulting Podcast" and she has written multiple essays, while slowly "getting famous for not working" in the meantime.🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERECécile: Twitter: @cecile_mcm Website: https://www.cecilemarion.org/ Book a 1-on-1 Call With Cecile (Gift Economy): Book Here Michelle: Twitter: @mvarghoose Michelle's Essays: Newsletter Podcast: Status Post-Adulting My Essay On The Ultimate Guide To Sabbaticals⌛TIMESTAMPS(0:00) Audio intro(2:27) Deciding to go on a sabbatical (25:29) "There is nothing to do" - rediscovering joy (30:05) Lowering the cost of living (46:58) How people change on a sabbatical - discovering writing (1:08:30) Getting famous for not working, the gig economy(1:11:17) The role of writing in Cécile's journey (1:15:37) Returning to work - closing thoughts📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path 😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path - Join 75+ Others In The Find The Others Community📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
1/30/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 2 seconds
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You Have One Life - David Senra on finding his life's work, trial & error, the necessity of talking risks, mortality, balancing his entrepreneurial endeavours and family life and what can be learned from reading hundreds of biographies.

David Senra has sponsored a $1,000 giveaway of copies of my book. You can grab a copy of The Pathless Path Here or https://tally.so/r/n0V0XZ (Check out Founders Podcast!)David Senra is the creator of Founders Podcast and is obsessed with bringing alive the knowledge of the most driven, curious, courageous, and interesting founders throughout history.  He has spent almost all his time reading, re-reading, and recording one of the best podcasts on the planet right now. Links: Follow his podcast: @FoundersPodcast Listen: Founders Podcast or Itunes ⏳TIMESTAMPS2:58 The scripts David grew up with8:09 Working full time while in high school and during college20:47 Trial and error, finding his life’s work33:24 Why David thinks keeping his podcast behind a paywall was a mistake51:15 Nobody understands the scale of the Internet54:15 The time needed to succeed1:03:56 Ed Thorp - balancing being an entrepreneur with one's family life1:14:02 Lessons from David Ogilvy and Marvin Bower1:24:57 The necessity of taking risks📕Buy The Pathless Path (Paul’s Book, published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path😁👉😁 Want To Connect, Create & Root For Others On The Pathless Path - Join 100+ Others In Find The Others 📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter (8,700 subscribers): Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial David Senra has sponsored a $1,000 giveaway of copies of my book. You can grab a copy of The Pathless Path Here or https://tally.so/r/n0V0XZ (Check out Founders Podcast!)
1/23/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 10 seconds
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Friendly Ambitious Nerd World-Building - Visakan Veerasamy on Long-Orbit Friendships, Preemptive Defensiveness, "Hot Streaks," Writing A Book, Making $1000 for one copy & Negative Comments

🥳 Join Find The Others: Learn More HereVisakan Veerasamy is an internet creator and writer, he is passionate about the future of the internet, ideas, and how people can be bolder on their creative journeys.  His mission is to build the greatest social graph of friendly, ambitious nerds that the world has ever seen.This is our second conversation and dives much more into his current work and how he thinks about the internet. 🎥🍿 YOUTUBE: WATCH HERELinks: Twitter: @visakanv Website: visakanv.com  Buy Introspect: On Gumroad ⌛TIMESTAMPS(0:00) Audio intro(2:27) Long-orbit friendships(7:34) Can rooting for people be learned?(8:54) Preemptive defensiveness vs live and let live(12:55) Agreeing with the letter but not the spirit(14:11) The conformist culture of the US(15:53) Having a positive vision vs just being against something(20:04) Posting trajectories, long-term engagement(28:38) Trying to replace income, burnout, and learning patience(36:22) Micro-existential crises(40:07) How is Visakan making money these days?(44:31) Charging based on value, not on prestige(46:41) "A homeostatic impulse" to always make the same amount of money, limiting beliefs(52:19) Pricing books and managing your expectations(58:10) How did it feel to get $1000 for a book?(1:00:36) People Visakan is following, shoutouts(1:13:52) Understanding the scale of the Internet and having low expectations(1:20:31) Persistence and heart is all you need(1:26:25) The Internet as a spiritual practice - dealing with negative comments📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
1/17/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 11 seconds
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Crafting A Life You Love - Amy Tangerine on working in fashion, carving her own path, starting a business, a third-life crisis, scrapbooking as contemplation and learning from and inspiring her children

🥳 Join Find The Others: Learn More HereAmy Tangerine is a long-time creator, entrepreneur, and mother. We talk about her path, starting a business that took off, her "third-life" crisis, learning to inject rest into her path, her relationship with her mother, having children, scrapbooking and building a business around work she loves. WATCH On YouTubeFOLLOW AMY Her Website: amytangerine.com Twitter: @amytangerine Instagram: @amytangerine Facebook: @amytangerine TIMESTAMPS0:00 Audio intro0:12 Introduction1:10 The scripts Amy grew up with2:35 Amy's parent's path and the ancestral trauma6:00 How Amy's parents inspired her11:03 Amy's vision of her future after graduating college13:50 The seeds of doubt about her path14:57 The 1/3 life crisis17:43 Keeping in touch with your creative side24:57 Scrapbooking & contemplation29:33 Suffering a miscarriage and writing a book37:13 The 3 F's - Fulfillment, Freedom, and Fun39:07 Creative freedom42:39 The challenges of working creatively44:39 Having kids48:16 Overthinking and worrying📕Buy Paul’s Book: The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
1/11/202354 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Art of Quitting & Reinvention - Nina Simon on living "off the grid" in an intentional community, taking "turns" in marriage and work, having kids on an unconventional path & leaving her dream job at NASA

At each professional crossroad, Nina Simon has made the choice most likely to disappoint her mother. She left an electrical engineering job at NASA to design spy museum exhibits, said goodbye to a museum directorship to start a global movement for more inclusive cultural organizations, and now has put down her CEO hat to write crime fiction. Her first novel, Mother-Daughter Murder Night, will be published in 2023 by William Morrow. Nina lives off the grid in the Santa Cruz mountains with 20 people, 16 chickens, 2 trampolines, and 1 zipline.We talk about: Leaving her dream job Living in an intentional "off the grid" community What she learned from her ambitious days as a museum industry leader Marriage & kids on an unconventional path Writing her novel WATCH On YouTubeFOLLOW NINA Her Website: NinaSimon.com Twitter: @ninaksimon TIMESTAMPS0:00 Audio intro0:12 Introduction1:37 The scripts Nina grew up with4:43 Did Nina see herself as creative growing up?5:39 Nina's education and why she hated her dream job at NASA12:17 Fitting your life into your job vs fitting your job into your life14:39 Nina's approach to money, building a marriage that supports entrepreneurship19:55 Writing books27:39 Giving herself a permission33:17 Making choices that are not "the right choice"38:37 The non-traditional paths and having kids46:08 Reinventing yourself, knowing when to leave52:42 Constructing backward narratives about our lives📕Buy Paul’s Book: The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here
1/4/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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Hearts on Fire ❤️‍🔥- David Perell on curiosity, being a citizen of the internet, taking himself seriously, childhood obsessions, building Write of Passage, ambition, and money

This episode was a delight. I've been following David's journey since 2017 and he was one of the fellow internet weirdos I saw on a similar path that didn't quite make sense. I've been inspired by how many people David has helped onboard as "citizens of the internet" through his course Write of Passage.  I'm rooting for David and I think you'll want to as well by the end of this episode. We filmed this in David's epic studio - I highly recommend watching this one on YoutubeLinks Mentioned: @david_perell (Twitter) David's course Write of Passage Friday Find's Links Act of Creation (Koestler) Denial of Death (Becker) Art of Loving (Fromm) Gutenberg Galaxy (McLuhan) The Managerial Revolution (Burnham) Tribe (Junger) Bullshit Jobs (Graeber) @culturaltutor (Twitter) 📕Buy Paul’s Book: The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Editing by Atman Pandya
12/15/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 28 seconds
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We're Having a Kid (and other life updates) - Angie Wang

Get CASH to move to cities in the US: MakeMyMove.comAngie and I talked about our journey (mostly hers) over the last two years including her leaving fitness, moving to the US, enrolling in Write of Passage, finding her community, and initial traction as a freelancer.🍿 WATCH ON YOUTUBELinks: Angie's Site: Angie Creates  Her Experience in Write of Passage: From Fear To Thriving Angie's Podcast: Angie Creates (English & Chinese) Timestamps0:00 Introduction0:15 Introduction & Angie's challenge1:06 Angie Challenging Relationship With Fitness6:48 Letting go of Fitness after launching a course10:40 Setting a deadline to quit fitness creator stuff13:35 Moving back to the US with Angie & mindsets16:05 Struggling to find a job and US business culture17:25 Success narratives from Paul's family22:15 Communities that accept you & Write of Passage24:05 Angie's experience in Write of Passage34:35 Freelancing for course creators36:15 We're having a kid!40:30 Self-employed life and kids42:30 Afraid of being a "full-time mom"43:45 Work, money & identity49:05 Paul & Ambition📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
12/13/202255 minutes, 58 seconds
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Can You Ever "Make It" While Self-Employed - David Kadavy on Doing Work You Love, Self-Publishing, Traveling & Perspective, Mini-Lives & Living as An Expat

David talks about his self-employment journey, discussing topics such as graphics design, studying abroad, work identity and engagement, self-publishing books, and advertising on Amazon. He reflects on his experiences and explains how he shifted from a traditional job to self-employment, including how he experienced a new reality after leaving his job. We talk about how hard it is to ever "make it" on a solo journey and how you are constantly starting from day 1.🍿YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/mykDRmuDvwI Links Mentioned:  Davids Site Time Management Not Mind Management Jefferson Letter About Travel On "Making It and 15 Years as a Creator  Love Your Work Mini-Lives AUDIO TIMESTAMPS1:37 What are the scripts David grew up with?8:51 The impact of studying abroad12:21 Living in different places while hating vacations20:18 The moment David realized this is not how his life is supposed to be28:38 How did David feel at the beginning of his self-employment?34:42 Work identity and engagement41:53 Burning with curiosity and not having a choice but to follow it48:37 Is the self-employed path easier than it was before?49:35 "To be me for a living"57:03 Doing things for the sake of it1:00:36 Self-publishing books📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here
12/5/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 9 seconds
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McKinsey Partner to Indie Freelancer - Adam Braff on writing online, the gig economy, consulting skills, consulting

Adam Braff grew up in a house where writing was always encouraged. His mother published a newsletter, and his father was a data analytics consultant. He started out as a lawyer, but after the dot-com boom led to a surge in demand for consultants, he decided to make the switch. He now runs his own consulting firm and writes regularly on a variety of topics.  Braff himself became interested in consulting during the first dot-com boom. He transferred from MIT to Brown in order to study linguistics, and eventually became a strategy consultant at McKinsey.Relevant Links: Adam's Website and McKinsey Essay Tom Critchlow's Writing Venkatesh Rao's The Art of Gig Timestamps0:00 Audio Intro0:48 The scripts Adam grew up with3:54 Shifting from MIT to Brown5:33 Becoming interested in consulting7:25 What was it like from 1999 to 2002?9:08 Adam's path to becoming a partner at McKinsey11:56 Leaving McKinsey14:05 What kept Adam at McKinsey for 10 years?16:06 What do people get wrong about McKinsey?18:49 Decentralization and the emergent order21:46 The new ideas in customer experience Adam helped shape24:06 Going into the finance industry in 200925:23 Turning data into insights27:20 How to influence other executives to embrace the "hypothesis first" framing? 28:44 The 2 skills from the consulting world that are missing elsewhere30:28 Teaching the importance of feedback33:22 Development Group Leaders35:21 Lessons from working at a hedge fund42:01 Did the world of billions inspire Adam to go solo?42:56 Becoming a freelancer46:52 Should you clearly define the services you're offering as a freelance consultant?50:18 The role of Adam's writing51:44 Did the nature of Adam's projects shift over time?53:14 The best part of the self-employed life Adam didn't expect54:15 AI & The Future58:10 The forecasting contest📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here
11/28/20221 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Indie Life & The Future of Work - Venkatesh Rao

This episode was a delight. Venkatesh Rao is the creator of Ribbonfarm and has been writing about the internet, technology, and gig life. This conversation focuses on his recently published book, The Art of Gig.  If you are thinking about working independently, becoming a freelancer, or are interested in consulting, you should definitely buy his book: The Art of Gig, Foundations The Art of Gig, Superstructures WATCH ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/KC63HrF8V4EYou can find Venkatesh: on Twitter @vgr on RibbonFarm (blog and substack) His consulting website: venkateshrao.com Links Mentioned: How Karate Kid Ruined The Modern World (Cracked) Lords of Strategy What Theorising Is, Theorising Is Not Tempo, by Venkatesh Jim Keller Squad Wealth We talked about:1:00 The scripts Venkatesh grew up with 5:05 Preparing for the leap, Dan Pink's books 10:48 Predictable income vs adventure18:58 Is $100 enough to build confidence in a project?21:08 Understanding the big consulting companies 27:18 The positioning vs people's school33:34 "Avoid polished deliverables" 42:17 Helping the executives take a step back 47:54 Systematic doubt and systematic confidence 51:40 What is "the clutch class" and why does it matter? 59:34 "What the clutch class is doing on evenings and weekends everyone will be doing in 10 years" 1:01:54 Keeping a 10-foot pole between your public identity and freelance gigs 1:03:38 How does Venkatesh work with clients? 1:07:53 The Yak collective and the future of indie consulting 1:12:34 Why the gig economy will outgrow the paycheck economy?📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
11/23/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 39 seconds
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Carving Your Own Path In a "Vibecession" - Kyla Scanlon on leaving her job, writing online, TikToks as Poetry, and The Passion Crisis

I believe that Kyla Scanlon is one of the most talented all-around creators. She is transcending the assumptions about what people want, especially with things like short-form videos. Her TikToks are synthesized, thoughtful, and funny, setting a new bar for what people want in an information age.We talked about her journey growing up in Kentucky, writing online, hacking into the finance industry from a non-target school, and ultimately deciding to become self-employed with less than two years of work experience.  Someone at her company told her she wouldn't "make it"🍿WATCH ON YOUTUBEKyla's Website: Educator, Creator, Investor Follow Kyla: @kylascan on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTokPath Role Model: Cody Ko⌛TIMESTAMPS1:09 The scripts that Kyla grew up with2:26 Writing her first book5:01 Finding out that people actually want deeper ideas7:31 Kyla's mindest when she was graduating9:24 Why Kyla didn't like her "cool" job in LA?11:50 DMing Paul and quitting her job16:05 Approach to work in Kyla's age cohort17:19 Kyla's parents on her leaving her job18:05 Pushback and skepticism19:27 Positive surprises after going on her own path20:27 "The passion crisis"23:24 How to find things you care about?25:26 Gatekeeping and aging out27:27 Kyla's short vertical videos33:09 AI and the future of writing35:58 Doing, not doing, and bike riding38:17 Remembering the good ideas38:48 The vibes of the economy41:20 Influence and responsibility42:58 Favourite financial leader?43:50 Why Kyla doesn't like what the Fed is doing?45:33 Generations living in different realities47:00 How did the "vibes" of Kyla's path change?50:51 Kyla's biggest supporters51:23 Putting herself out there52:04 Fame, success, and imposter syndrome54:03 Charts in Kyla's videos54:50 Kyla's TikTok's as poems55:48 What do people get wrong about short-form videos? 56:46 Going from TikTok to YouTube57:27 Bread58:32 "Money is not our moral compass".59:15 What does Kyla need help with?📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Check out David Senra's Podcast: ‎Founders on Apple Podcasts
11/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Do You Buy A Home While Self-Employed? Catherine Cusick on her path, acting, economics of Broadway, longreads, independent book sales, buying a home, digital media & how to navigate hostile US self-employment regulations,

The legible story is that Catherine is a writer, producer, and digital media consultant. She helps creative people connect with new audiences, usually writers, usually online. But she hasn't had a W-2 job since 2017. Before that she worked as an actor, worked at a company called Longreads, and then has done a bunch of solopreneur experiments over the past five years.Her recent interest is writing and speaking about how to navigate systems that make self-employment harder in the United States, like housing, healthcare, taxes, and insurance. 🍿WATCH ON YOUTUBELinks: Her How To Get A Mortgage Course Her Website The Catastrophe of Success (Tennessee Williams) Small Bets Community 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Audio Timestamps:0:00 Audio intro2:10 What were the scripts Catherine grew up with?8:46 The differences in the experience of work between generations12:19 Applying to Emerson - the cold, unwelcoming Boston16:02 How Vassar teaches acting16:41 Auditioning in New York City after graduating17:16 Becoming disillusioned with a career path as an actress20:24 Producing her first play23:34 The American Booksellers Association30:24 Creating jobs for herself33:15 Working at Longreads38:00 Leaving Longreads39:30 After Longreads - moving to Austin44:17 Designing life with her husband48:18 How the system is incompatible with the new ways of life48:52 Leaving the US as a way to gain perspective49:42 "I'm breaking some law right now, I just don't know which one"50:37 Does work equal suffering? The IRS' definition of a hobby51:44 Why Catherine doesn't think in long time horizons52:59 Getting a mortgage as a self-employed person59:12 Small Bets & Dan Vassallo1:01:55 LLC vs. S Corp1:12:24 Healthcare in different states1:16:55 Catherine's course1:17:20 Tennessee Williams - The Catastrophe of Success1:23:24 Cathrine's path role models? Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here
11/7/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 57 seconds
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Goosebump-inducing Waves of Knowingness - Jonny Miller on grief, friendship, living abroad, founding a company, remote work, Rolf Potts, David Whyte, poetry, and finding work that matters.

Jonny Miller is a dear friend and I've had the privilege to get to know him closely over the past four years on our own journeys. We've lived in Japan, Indonesia, and Mexico together. When we met we were both single but now are both married in cross-country relationships and have navigated finding work that matters, getting married, and living in foreign countries together.🍿Watch on YouTubeThis conversation was really special.I also recommend his course: You can get 10% off using the code BOUNDLESS => Nervous System Mastery which wraps up enrollment for the 2nd cohort on October 28thLinks: My interview with Jonny on The Curious Humans podcast Paul's Interview with Al Humphreys  The Three Marriages (David Whyte) Jonny's TEDx Talk on Grief ----📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
10/27/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Better Future for Healthcare - Andy Schoonover on Crowdfunding for Healthcare, Search Funds, Buying A Company, Work-Life Balance, Bitcoin & Problems With Healthcare

Andy Schoonover is the CEO of one of the sponsors of this podcast. After talking with him I actually thought he'd be a great guest on the podcast. He has a fascinating story from going from search-funder post-MBA grad to forming his own healthcare company. Can his company fix healthcare? Can anyone? Time will tell but I'm rooting for him.Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here (Sponsored Link, Includes discount)------------------📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
10/24/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Truth About Remote Work - Ali Greene on being a remote leader, leaving the default path, stories and taking breaks, living in different countries, & writing a book

🍿 Watch on YouTubeAli Green has been a remote worker since 2014. It took her a couple of attempts to fully unpair from the office and even when she had a fully remote job it took her another year to lean into her freedom. Now she's writing a book about what she's learned leading teams, living in different countries, and working remotely. Quitting her job and inventing a "story" Experiences working remotely since 2014 Working full-time remotely for Duck Duck Go What people get wrong about remote work Individual preferences & desire for freedom Why she's writing a book Productivity & remote work Learn more: Ali's Book "Remote Works" (Feb 2023) LinkedIn -------------📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here
10/17/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 51 seconds
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From The "Holler" to Therapist to Creator Coach - Corey Wilks Psy. D. On Helping People Thrive

Dr. Corey Wilks is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Executive Coach with over 15 years of psychological experience.In 2020, he stopped practicing therapy and ventured into entrepreneurship. Now, he coaches entrepreneurs and creates content to help people be more intentional with how they live, work, and create.His latest project is Intentional Life Design, a 5-week live cohort-based course focused on helping people overcome limiting beliefs, think bigger, and do work that matters.Find More About Corey Writing on Psychology Today His personal website  ------------------📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here
10/11/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 10 seconds
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Creativity as a Compass - Anne-Laure Le Cunff on Leaving Google, Freelancing, and Combining Creativity & Neuroscience,

In this episode, I talk with fellow creator and curious human Anne-Laure Le Cunff. She left her job at Google and embarked on an entrepreneurial journey about one month before I did in April 2017.  We compare the lessons we have learned over the past five years as well as talk about: How her mother's experience as an immigrant influenced her work scripts Her creative interests vs. practical career choices Getting into google and getting sucked into the tech world Quitting her job and thinking she needed to found a company Shifting to freelancing and creating space in her life Creating and writing online and building an audience Creating in a second language Hiring employees vs. hiring contractors Pursuing an academic path at the same time as a solopreneur path Her personal site: Anne-Laure Le Cunff | Wellness, Creativity & CultureHer newsletter & community: The Maker Mind Newsletter by Anne-Laure Le Cunff (nesslabs.com)🍿 Watch on Youtube-------------📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here
10/3/202255 minutes, 52 seconds
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Training Elite Wall Street Traders - Michael Steiner on his time at SIG, using games to train market makers & becoming a high school teacher

Mike Steiner found himself on Penn’s campus at a young age not really knowing what he was supposed to do next. Thanks to helpful roommates, he started to figure out how to take advantage of the opportunities around him. He started getting more interested in math, statistics, and finance. He eventually ended up interviewing in New York and ending up at the famous training firm Susquehanna Investment Group (SIG). As a part-time trainer at first and then in a more central role, Mike started to experiment with different ways of teaching things like market making, probability, thinking in bets, and the behaviors needed to "make it" in the trading pits.This conversation was a delight and I think you'll enjoy it. We cover: Ending up at Penn and not really knowing what he was going to do Figuring out he enjoyed math and finance Getting a job at SIG Joining the training team Leaving finance to spend more time with his kids Becoming a high school teacher How he thinks about teaching & mentorship His 20-year journey in creating his game "Stockslam" Prefer Video? 👉 Watch on YoutubeLearn more about stockslam: Twitter Website 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
9/26/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 24 seconds
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Beyond Hustle Culture & Helping Creators Make Money - Justin Moore from Creator Wizard on his journey as a Youtuber, creator, brand agency founder, musician, and now Sponsorship Coach

Today I’m talking with Justin Moore - he and his wife was what he calls “OG Youtubers.” From creating content to landing sponsorships to building his own agency, he’s seen every angle of the creator economy. a lot over the last ten years. In the past couple of years, he walked away from the agency and has stumbled into a new path, one he’s finding a lot of joy following - helping other creators getting paid as a sponsorship coach.He turned down a buyout offer for his course and newsletter because he enjoys it so much. Check out this convo as we explore: Scripts Justin grew up with What he learned from his parents buying a Supercuts Launching a successful Youtube business How illegible his success was to his family His struggles with hustle culture Finding the work he likes doing …and more Justin's mission is to enable creators big and small to land 1 million paid brand partnerships by 2032.You can find Justin here ⇒ Creator Wizard or Twitter📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial Join CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here
9/19/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Power of Play In Work & Life - Gary Ware is Leading A Playful Rebellion

Gary Ware is someone that inspires me. I've seen him give two walks, both at the World Domination Summit in 2018 and then in 2022.  In each, he stood out for his ability to show up as himself and share playful and powerfully true stories about his journey.  I love when I get to meet people like Gary and this interview was no different.  You can feel his positive energy flowing through the screen (or earbuds!).🍿🎞️ Watch This Episode on Youtube Links Mentioned: 📕Gary's book: Playful Rebellion Gary's Site: Breakthrough Play Follow Gary on Twitter:  Gwen Gordon Freestyle love supreme (Hulu)  📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
9/12/202256 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Art of Self-Management - Claire Emerson on Quiet Achievers, Her Unconventional Path, Finding Digital Mentors & Overcoming Procrastination

Claire Emerson is a writer and project consultant who helps business owners execute their best ideas. She is the curator of Flourish newsletter and the creator of Implement My Course — a free 10-day email course on how to apply what you learn without procrastination poisoning your progress. Links Mentioned: Anna Macko - Crypto Queen (@lovingnotworking) • Instagram photos and videos We Don't Just Teach Content Marketing ... We Built Our Company With It (copyblogger.com) About The Kolbe A™ Index | Instinctive Strengths Assessment VIA Character Strengths Survey & Character Reports Pamela Wilson: Mid-career Online Business Coach 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think: Wiest, Brianna 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
9/6/202250 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Very Online Quasi-Wandering Monk - Tasshin Fogleman on Metta, Monasteries, Leisure, Work, Twitter and Finding Work That Matters

I spoke with Tasshin Fogelman about his life's work to bring more love into the world, how he navigates life as a modern online monk, what he learned from spending time at the monastic academy, and what he see's as work worth doing.You can learn more about his work here: https://tasshin.com/📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here I record high-quality video using Riverside: Sign Up Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
8/24/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 25 seconds
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Autism at Work, Early Blogging & Unconventional Paths - Tara McMullin

Tara McMullin is a writer, host of the What Works Podcast, and also cofounder of a podcast production studio.  She's been working with small business owners for more than 13 years and has a deep understanding of what makes them tick.  She’s recently written about realizing she was autistic and how that has impacted her role in the workplace.🍿 Watch On Youtube🔗 Links: Tara's Site: Explore What Works Twitter: @taragentile How learning I’m autistic changed the way I work  Finding A Way to Take Up Space  A Conceptual Analysis of Autistic Masking: Understanding the Narrative of Stigma and the Illusion of Choice  📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Video Episodes & Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
8/2/202259 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Nonlinear Life Path: College at 16, Med School in Cuba & Starting Over After Kids - Aida Alston

Aida Alston is no stranger to alternatives to the default path. From testing out of high school at 15, to finishing college with no debt, then going to medical school for free in Cuba, Aida has been walking her version of a pathless path for a long time. But she's at a transition point now. She decided not to pursue clinical practice as a physician—again turning away from the default path right in front of her. She's been a full-time stay-at-home mother since then to her two children, raising them bilingually after becoming bilingual in Spanish herself during her time in Cuba. She's a self-described early AND late bloomer, having sped through milestones early on but now slowly figuring out what's next for her work and family. She understands many of the challenges of going off the default path—like the paradox of choice—and how decision-making and prototyping are skills to be learned and practiced while building a pathless path.She is from San Francisco originally but now lives in New York with her husband and kids.👉 Follow Aida on Twitter and Read Her Writing Links Mentioned: Life Is in The Transitions Late Bloomers Lost Connections The Hilarious World of Depression 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Your Here Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
7/27/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fixing The Healthcare System For Indies x Web3 - John Paller

John Paller is a Denver-based entrepreneur and the Founder of Opolis, a Digital Employment Cooperative for independent workers. He is also the founder of ETH Denver, the world’s largest Web3 and Ethereum festival. Prior to discovering Ethereum in 2015, John spent more than 15 years in talent acquisition, HR Technology, and employment systems, building multiple successful enterprises. John brings a breadth of experience in fundraising, investor relations, community outreach and crypto economies, guiding his vision of democratizing employment and growing decentralized communities. In 2014, John was awarded “40 Under 40” by the Denver Business Journal for his contribution to shaping the future of business. CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
7/19/202250 minutes, 39 seconds
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How To Set Goals & Do Things That Matter - Malcolm Ocean

Malcolm ocean is a fellow wanderer of the pathless path and as is such - is hard to describe. He runs a software company, Complice which helps people turn big goals into day-to-day actions. More broadly from my vantage point, Malcolm appears to be one of the most deeply curious humans alive about how we make things happen at the individual and group levels.Follow Malcolm: Website Twitter @Malcolm_Ocean Sign Up For Complice and get one bonus week CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
7/12/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 54 seconds
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Lessons From Homeschooling, Skipping College & Carving Her Own Path - Hannah Frankman

Hannah is awesome and you should listen to this podcast.  She grew up homeschooled, is an endlessly curious person, has a deep sense of agency, and is a pro at carving her own path.  She's done a ton of things including writing, coaching, and working at startups and has created jobs for herself, negotiated working remotely (before it was cool), and has done a ton of other things.  She recently founded Rebel Educator which is a media brand that aims to share more about homeschooling and alternative education with a broader audience online. Follow Hannah: @HannahFrankman / Twitter @rebelEducator / Twitter Links Mentioned: 3 Reasons Homeschoolers Often Become Entrepreneurs - Foundation for Economic Education (fee.org) No, You Don’t Need to be “Qualified” to Homeschool Your Children - Foundation for Economic Education (fee.org) CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path 📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
6/28/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 47 seconds
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What Do Digital Nomads Tell Us About The Future? - Lauren Razavi (Executive Director, Plumia)

Lauren and I first talked when I was locked down in Taiwan in 2021.  It was amazing to connect with another nomad and writer after weeks of not seeing people.  I was also a bit stuck in my book writing process and she gave me a ton of helpful hints to take my book to the next level. I was excited to interview Lauren because she just finished her own book, Global Natives about her own experience as a nomad (since 2013!) and also the past, present, and future of the movement.  I think she is one of the most thoughtful perspectives on the future of work and global mobility. Currently, Lauren is Executive Director of Plumia, the mission to build an internet country for digital nomads at SafetyWing, a Y Combinator company that raised a $35 million Series B in 2022. She is also author of the book Global Natives and writes the Counterflows newsletter) about borderless living. She tweets @LaurenRazavi. SPONSOR: CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here Links Mentioned Path Role Model: Pia Mancini Minimum viable state Book Recommendation: Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion Timestamps 2:01 Introduction 3:22 Lauren's Influences Growing Up 6:30 Lauren's Idea of Home 9:00 Paul on International Couples 10:24 Lauren on how she sees "place" & digital citizenship 12:44 Becoming a Digital Nomad 17:26 Paul's experience in Bali 19:34 Digital Nomads being self-reflective 23:51 The fear of asking questions about life 30:10 How everything changed in 2020 31:52 Why the remote work is here to stay 34:21 Asking better questions - Nomads and Settlers 43:52 Lauren's approach to writing - working with an editor 51:21 The most interesting experiments with countries/policies 58:23 The problem with the real estate 1:02:28 Rapid fire questions with Lauren 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path 📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe 🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
6/22/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 10 seconds
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Growing up in Hawaii, Corporate Detours & The Future of Audio - Sky King

This episode is with Sky King, the founder of Modern Stoa, a podcast advertising company for podcasters.  His path is fascinating - he grew up in Hawaii, rarely wore shoes, was heavily influenced by Asian culture, had a father who was retired, and somehow ended up in a massive corporation right after college.  In 2016. he became fascinated by how the media was shaping the 2016 US election and decided it was time to act.  From a cold email to Ryan Holiday to helping build Aubrey Marcus' podcast, Sky was on his way.  His long-term vision is to build an alternative to traditional advertising in audio.We talk about this and a lot more including: Why he quit a good job to work at a smoothie bar How a cold email to Ryan Holiday changed his life Growing up in Hawaii Serendipitous events that lend to him moving to Austin The future of Audio Links Mentions Modern Stoa Sky's Podcast (Paid) or RMRK.app The Gray Lady Winked The Brass Check @consumersky (twitter) CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up HereTimestamps 1:41: Intro to Sky and where his name came from 5:03: Sky's influences growing up 11:34 Why he went to the corporate world 17:12 Cold emailing Ryan Holiday & vision for  19:47 Sky's "quake moment" 25:15 Moving to Austin and working for Aubrey Marcus 30:44 Sky's desire to help people  32:55 Growing up in Hawaii 36:10 Going to China at 10 39:30 Everything anywhere all at once reflections 44:40 The "true default path" 47:30 Hiring someone & responsibility 48:30 "what are you uniquely positioned to do?" 49:20 Advertising Subsidy & Media incentives 57:20 Meme farming & future of audio 1:01:30 Bucky Fuller & specialization 📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path 📲Connect + Follow Paul Twitter: @p_millerd  Paul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to Boundless  Paul’s YouTube: Subscribe  🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast: Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both great Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
6/14/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Arc of The Practical Creator - Lawrence Yeo

Being an undeclared major till his senior year of college, Lawrence didn’t really know what he wanted to do. After looking up which jobs make the most money, he decided to declare as an economics major, leading him to explore Investment Banking. While he didn’t end up working in investment banking, he was still pulled by the power of prestige, something he says “is a drug, and is most potent” when you are young and looking at schools. Over a number of years and experiments with music and creating and writing, he slowly started to figure out a better path forward for him. After leaving the corporate world for a second time, Lawrence finally found a calling - writing on his blog: More To That where he uses visual storytelling to express his ideas of pursuing alternative paths, sharing ideas, and creating online.  Some of the topics we explore in this conversation include:  The influence of money and prestige  Burnout and reflection The importance of the right partner  Finding the right medium  The Arc of the Practical Creator How To Find Lawrence: Website @moretothat (twitter) CrowdHealth: You ditched the traditional path… why haven’t you ditched your traditional health insurance Experience the freedom and affordability of cash payments and community-funded healthcare with CrowdHealth. Use promo code “Boundless” during sign-up for a special discounted subscription offer. Sign Up Here  Audio Timestamps  2:26: Intro/Who is Lawrence  3:47: Scripts around creativity  5:37: Prestige and Money  8:56: Fear of ending up broke and homeless  16:55: Knowledge Work & Burnout  21:20: Having the right partner supporting you  29:38 How writing emerged as something important  32:44: The Arc of the Practical Creator: Stage 1  42:15: The Arc of the Practical Creator: Stage 2  50:48: The Arc of the Practical Creator: Stage 3  59:10: Rapid-fire questions with Lawrence  1:03:35: Outro/Where to find Lawrence  Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2020): The Pathless Path  Connect + Follow Paul  Twitter: @p_millerd  Paul’s Weekly Newsletter on Work & Unconventional Path: Subscribe to Boundless  Paul’s YouTube Channel: Subscribe  Further Ways To Support The Podcast: I support the following services and recommend and/or use all of the following  Become a sponsor of the Podcast / Newsletter  Rate on iTunes or Spotify!  Want to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio Course  Want to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both platforms I use  Web Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress Hosting  Host your own community" Circle 14-day free trial
6/7/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Podcast Update! Re-branded as The Pathless Path & LIVE Q&A From Youtube

I offer a short little update on the next steps for the podcast and include a live Q&A I did on youtube last week. Video link: https://youtu.be/CGbw7Q8hoys
6/1/202233 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Money Path or The Life Path? - Tim Malnick

Tim Malnick has always lived between the two worlds of business and creative/activist circles.  In his twenties, he stumbled into a creative group of young people, of which “none of them following the obvious path.”  This gave him a lot of confidence that different kinds of paths were possible and enabled him to offer a diversity of perspectives that he was able to bring to many different environments. One of the things he spends a lot of time on now is helping people transcend their relationship with money.  He runs The Money Workshop with people helping them explore the scripts people have with money and realized that people have one of two orientations towards the world: #1 The Money Path: “One day when I sorted this out I’ll get to do what I want” #2 The Life Path: “Do what you love and the more you follow it you will have your needs met with and without money” Which one are you? Learn More About Tim’s work here 👉 Different Space - Transformational learning & development by Tim Malnick New to Reimagine Work?  Learn more about Paul here JUST LAUNCHED: 📕The Pathless Path
3/28/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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Music, Entrepreneurship & Embracing Non-Work - Paul Canetti

Paul Canetti is a professor at Columbia Business School and sits on the Strategic Advisory Board of Riverside Acceleration Capital. We explore his initial passion for music growing up, how he became an accidental founder, and how he's exploring his relationship with work after exiting his startup.   He was named one of Inc.'s “30 Under 30” and has founded multiple software businesses including MAZ and ClickEasy (originally Bounce House), both of which were acquired in 2021. He is an angel investor, startup advisor, and the author of an upcoming book about the business implications of augmented reality. He also hosts Tech News for MBAs ---- New to Reimagine Work?  Learn more about Paul here JUST LAUNCHED: 📕The Pathless Path
3/21/202257 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Magic of Writing with Sasha Chapin

I talked with writer and writing coach Sasha Chapin about the role of writing in our lives, how we think about writing, and how he specifically helped with my process in the book. Check out Sasha here: Sasha Chapin (imsashachapin.com) & Buy Paul's Book https://think-boundless.com/the-pathless-path/
2/12/202245 minutes
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Khe Hy - Tales From The Pathless Path

Join Khe's Supercharge Your Productivity course: https://10k.radreads.co/join-syp11/yzrsv (affiliate)Get access to Khe's $10k training which will help you wander towards the pathless path: https://radreads.co/millerdFrom a live event where Paul & Khe talk about their shared journeys of self-employment, creating online & more
2/9/20221 hour, 11 seconds
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The Pathless Path Launched! (reading of the introduction)

Just launched my book, The Pathless Path!  Purchase the book here. This is the introduction of the book. I'll be releasing some clips of me reading the book and will eventually publish an audio book.
1/27/20226 minutes, 49 seconds
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Valuing Options & Possibilities On The Solo Creator Path with Kris Abdelmessih

Kris Abdelmessih has one of the most unique perspectives on life and works I've stumbled across in the past few years.  He uses his experience as a trader to look at decision-making and work investments through the lens of options, pricing, and other financial models.  I enjoy his perspective because unlike other financial types, he seems to have a proper appreciation of non-work / non-productive time.We explore his recent break from trading, his creative journey writing on the internet, and finding his people, and he challenges me to think differently about how I'm spending my time with my work.The conversation dramatically shifted how I'm thinking about the possibilities of my path.  If you are on a self-employed path, this is a must-listen:For Kris' newsletter: Party at the Moontower - (moontowermeta.com) ------------SUPPORT BOUNDLESSSubscribe to the weekly Boundless newsletter to stay up to date on new episodes and join the conversation.🆕 I launched Freelance Consulting Skills Course.  You can find out more and sign up here.If you'd like to support the podcast, consider using my affiliate links Podia - 14-day free trial Teachable - 14-day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free Charles Schwaab No International ATM Fees
11/10/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Formless Path - Money, Fatherhood & Creativity (Howard Gray)

Howard Gray is the founder of Wavetable, a studio that helps brands and companies come together to develop fan-based experiences to help teams teach and share ideas. The two things that drive him are to "create space for people to do the work they want to do" and to help people "make sense of the world and overcome the tension of putting things out in the world" We dive into his idea of the formless path, why the creator economy is in danger of being hijacked, how he sees himself as a guide rather than as a creator, and why fatherhood is helping him "sharpen" his focus. Links Mentioned Howard Homepage Labels In, Labels Out Jobs, Vocations, Careers SUPPORT BOUNDLESS Subscribe to the weekly Boundless newsletter to stay up to date on new episodes and join the conversation. 🆕 I launched Freelance Consulting Skills Course.  You can find out more and sign up here. If you'd like to support the podcast, consider using my affiliate links Podia - 14-day free trial Teachable - 14-day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free Charles Schwaab No International ATM Fees
9/27/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Shadow Side of Solopreneurship - Darren Joe

“You can’t study or learn your way into a new identity” - I love this quote from Darren Joe.  He’s been thinking about carving a different path from 2003 to 2004.  He said that he was driven by a natural drive to be independent and do his own thing.  I found this pretty impressive because in those years not many people were doing what he was doing. He recently published a book titled The Fail-Safe Entrepreneur.  In it he argues that almost all solopreneurs strive for three things: Freedom, Adventure, Meaning.  I definitely agree.  However, he says many fail to reach these aims because they ignore the shadow side of this path.  He details four things - FAIL: Failure, anxiety, instability, loneliness. We explore many things in this conversation including: Grappling with the achiever identity Longing for independence and freedom Parental approval Building Community Experiments Defining success You can buy his book the Fail Safe Solopreneur on Amazon ------------------------ SUPPORT BOUNDLESS Subscribe to the weekly Boundless newsletter to stay up to date on new episodes and join the conversation. 🆕 I launched Freelance Consulting Skills Course.  You can find out more and sign up here. If you'd like to support the podcast, consider using my affiliate links Podia - 14-day free trial Teachable - 14-day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free Charles Schwaab No International ATM Fees
9/19/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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Six Months In The Creator Economy - Michael Ashcroft (Part 3)

In parts 1 and 2, I interviewed Michael about his plan to quit his comfortable consulting job and start a new path creating and selling courses online. Let's see how he reacts to his own quotes from a year earlier! ------------------------ The best way you can support me is to join in the conversation. Share thoughts on Twitter, send me an e-mail, and tell me what resonated or what you’d add or refer a friend: If you’d like to support further you can use my affiliate link for some of the platforms I recommend. Podia - 14-day free trial Teachable - 14-day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free Or if you want to fund my crypto house, you can send me some crypto here.
8/19/202122 minutes, 36 seconds
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Accidental Freelancer To Brand Consultant, Founder & Freelance Coach (Austin Church)

Austin Church thought he was going to be a poet.  When that didn't go as planned, he joined the business world.  Six months later he was laid off in the 2008 recession.  Luckily, his firm hired him back as a freelancer and that completely changed his perspective on work.  Ever since he's been hacking a living, shifting roles as a freelancer, founder, entrepreneur, and coach.  We chat about his journey and more. Learn more about Austin and his great writing on freelancing here. --------- SUPPORT BOUNDLESS Subscribe to the weekly Boundless newsletter to stay up to date on new episodes and join the conversation. 🆕 I launched Freelance Consulting Skills Course.  You can find out more and sign up here. If you'd like to support the podcast, consider using my affiliate links Podia - 14-day free trial Teachable - 14-day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free Charles Schwaab No International ATM Fees
8/4/202156 minutes, 16 seconds
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Burnout & "Living At Work" In 2020 - Natalie Rachel

Natalie Rachel went through her own experience with burnout before turning to help others.  She found that "with burnout, rest doesn't touch it," you need a deeper strategy.  We compare notes on our own journeys where we were surprised by burnout.  We thought it was something that resulted from working long hours.  Natalie says a better way to think about it is as "self-neglect of reflection." Resources Mentioned: Natalie On Twitter Natalie on the James Altucher Show Dr. Geri Puleo --------- SUPPORT BOUNDLESS Subscribe to the weekly Boundless newsletter to stay up to date on new episodes and join the conversation. I launched Freelance Consulting Skills Course.  You can find out more and sign up here. If you'd like to support the podcast, consider using my affiliate links Podia - 14-day free trial Teachable - 14-day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free Charles Schwaab No International ATM Fees
7/22/202157 minutes, 39 seconds
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Narratives, Work & What Matters - Ben Hunt

Ben Hunt is a father, husband, former academic, author turned blogger, former hedge fund analyst, investment advisor, and farmer. And he’s also my podcast guest in this episode. His writing has been an inspiration to me as I try to carve my own path after leaving what he calls “Team Elite.” His philosophy of make, protect, teach focuses on local and bottom-up change in the world.  In addition, we also discuss: How losing his father changed his relationship with time Industrially necessary scripts and "the good egg" Why writing about work elicits strange responses How he thinks about narratives and politics related to work --------- SUPPORT BOUNDLESS Subscribe to the weekly Boundless newsletter to stay up to date on new episodes and join the conversation. I launched Freelance Consulting Skills Course.  You can find out more and sign up here. If you'd like to support the podcast, consider using my affiliate links Podia - 14-day free trial Teachable - 14-day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free Charles Schwaab No International ATM Fees
7/6/202153 minutes, 34 seconds
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Money Fears, Self-Employment & Living Abroad With Kids - Jenni & Lisa Dazols

Jenni and Lisa Dazols read an essay six years ago which made them question their frantic & busy lifestyle.  They could barely take care of their dog.  They decided to take a break from a work.  We dove into their story of deciding to move abroad, taking a sabbatical, having kids, moving to Taiwan, launching a passion project, coaching people on their money fears, and what they've learned along the way. They run a business called Modern Family Finance and help people think about finances in a way that lets them live the life they want to live.  They also run a charity bike ride in Taiwan supporting LGBTQ rights called Rainbow Ride. Links: Rushed and Tired (Portrait of a Modern Family) Money Script Quiz --------- Subscribe to the weekly Boundless newsletter to stay up to date on new episodes and join the conversation. I'm launching a Freelance Consulting Skills Course that launches July 1.  You can sign up here and get a $50 discount. If you'd like to support the podcast, consider using my affiliate links Podia - 14-day free trial Teachable - 14-day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free Charles Schwaab No International ATM Fees
6/24/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Sabbatical Every Seven Weeks - Sean McCabe

Sean McCabe runs seanwes and in 2014 he was working seven days per week.   Yup, no breaks.  He knew he needed to make a chance but the problem? All of his friends and even his wife worked at the company.  He decided he would take every seven weeks off.  He quickly realized it was a bit unfair to his team and extended it to everyone in the company.   He's found that not only has his life gotten better but his business has continued to grow and they have figured out how to build mandatory (not like "unlimited vacation...) sabbaticals into the operating rhythm of the company.  His mission is to help every company globally (yes, really) embrace this model by 2047.  I'm on board. Learn more about Sean Sean's Sabbatical Blog My Essay On Sabbaticals --------- Subscribe to the weekly Boundless newsletter to stay up to date on new episodes and join the conversation. I'm launching a Freelance Consulting Skills Course that launches July 1.  You can sign up here. Podia - 14-day free trial Teachable - 14-day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free
6/17/202144 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ali Abdaal on Identity, Prestige, Creativity & Meaning and Deciding To Leave Medicine

I had a conversation with Ali Abdaal about his year away from medicine, how he grapples with his identity, the challenges of veering off the course of traditional metrics of success, enjoying the journey, and the challenges he faces.More from Ali here: https://aliabdaal.com/---------Subscribe to Paul's Weekly Newsletter: http://boundless.substack.com
5/3/20211 hour, 1 second
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What happens six months (and three months) before you quit? - Michael Ashcroft

I talked with Michael Ashcroft six months before he was planning to quit his job.  We talked about his plan to quit his job, what was going through his mind, his fears and what he expected might happen. We then chatted again three months later after he submitted his notice and checked in on how he felt Fear Setting Exercise Michael's Website ---------- The best way you can support me is to join in the conversation. Share thoughts on Twitter, send me an e-mail and tell me what resonated or what you’d add or refer a friend: If you’d like to support further you can use my affiliate link for some of the platforms I recommend. Podia - 14 day free trial Teachable - 14 day free trial Wealthfront - $5k managed for free ConvertKit - First 1k subscribers for free Or if you want to fund my crypto house, you can send me some crypto here.
4/13/202151 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Self-Employment Meta-Game (Dan Vassallo)

I had a delightful conversation with Daniel Vassallo a self-employed creator for the last three years who seems to have gone through many of the same "a-has" as I have.  He walked away from Amazon despite making an absurd salary of $500,000 a year.  We talk about why he made that leap, why he would never go back and some of the unexpected lessons and insights he's learned from becoming self-employed.   You can learn more about Dan at his site => Dan Vassallo ---------- To follow along with Paul subscribe to his newsletter => Boundless  Paul is also working on a book to launch later this year titled The Pathless Path
1/26/202157 minutes, 39 seconds
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Who are digital nomads? (Professors Rob Litchfield & Rachael Woldoff)

Robert Litchfield & Rachael Woldoff have recently written a book titled "Digital Nomads: In search of Freedom, Community, and Meaningful Work in the new economy" A married couple and both professors, they bring an interesting combination of perspectives.  Rachel is a sociologist specializing in urban communities and Rob is a management professor specializing in creativity and motivation. They both moved to Bali for three months with their kids and immersed themselves in this world.  I share some of my perspectives and they share what they learned, how it impacted how they lived their life and how they see these trends impacting modern work and institutions. -------------- If you'd like to subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the modern world of work, please subscribe: Boundless Newsletter If you want to support the podcast you can do so by using my affiliate link for one of the products I use and endorse.
1/19/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Quitting To Teach History to 500k+ on TikTok (Michael McBride, Creator of Idea Soup)

Michael Mcbride left his job almost a year ago to work on building out Idea Soup, an instagram and TikTok channel focused on helping re-inspire people’s passion for history and knowledge. We talk about his creations over the years, how he has felt since leaving his job over the last year, what he’s learned from engaging with young people on TikTok and how he sees the future of education emerging from things like TikTok and other online platforms. On his foundational belief: “If I had a thesis it's that education really does work and education really does matter” His motivation and secret to his success:  He said, “I find history so crazy and weird and fascinating that I think that;s contagious.  If I had a mission it’s not to make them more educated, it’s to make them go. “How did roman's wipe their ass, that’s crazy,” Listen to the episode to find the answer to this!
1/11/202156 minutes, 43 seconds
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Curating Goodreads Remotely (Uri Bram, CEO of The Browser)

Uri Bram is the CEO of The Browser which runs regular newsletters to help people find good articles, podcasts, and videos to read.  He has been living as a digital nomad for over seven years and also runs The Browser as a remote company. We chat about Uri’s own journey, what it's like working with Robert Cottrell (who reads 10-12 hours a day), his early experiences becoming a kindle best-selling, how he thinks about running a remote company and some of his favorite reads worth checking out. Articles/Books mentioned In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays, Bertrand Russell Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons Leadership & Solitude, William Deresiewicz Disadvantages of an Elite Education, William Deresiewicz Seeing Like a State, James Scott How Ghost Is Structured for the Long-Term The Great Works of Your Life, Cope Ada Palmer, Ex Urbe Susan Bryson, Aftermath Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued, Patrick McKenzie ------------------------- To find ways to support Boundless, Click here Subscribe to a weekly e-mail on life, work & the creative path
12/24/202039 minutes, 57 seconds
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Packy McCormick - Bringing Fun To Newsletters Since 2019

Packy says that his differentiation "is that I’m going to be having more fun than most people” I've been a big fan of the energy he's brought to his writing over the past couple of years. But he didn't set out to have a popular newsletter.  His real plan was to launch an in-person community.   We chat about how the pandemic helped him figure out why that wasn't a good idea and how he's thinking about his solopreneur journey, The reason I asked him on the podcast is to talk about his recent newsletter on the future of work.  He argues that “Employees will ultimately make the decision” about what work looks like post-pandemic.  I think he is mostly right and we talk about what that might mean for people's lives. ---- You can find ways to support Paul through affiliate links, newsletter sponsorship or direct gifts here If you want to subscribe to Paul's weekly newsletter on the modern state of work, the solopreneur journey and creating online, you can subscribe here.
12/4/202042 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast Update Nov 2020 - The Pathless Path

I decided to record a short little update with my friend Travis.  What have I been up to, where have I been living throughout the pandemic and what is in store next for Reimagine Work. If you'd like to watch on YouTube, you can do that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xlqe6D-HfM
11/3/202021 minutes, 8 seconds
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Angie Wang - My Partner On This Crazy Journey

I interviewed my wife, Angie, who has gone through a major career change and has launched a number of creative experiments and projects over the past couple of years.  She reflected on what its been like going along this journey alongside me and grappling with success, identity, being a woman in Taiwan and creating in public. Video Version Of The Interview: Watch The Interview on Youtube If you like conversations like this, join my weekly e-mail which is an exploration of life, work, creativity and a contemplation on what matters: Boundless Newsletter ................................... Ways to support Boundless You can use one of the several products I endorse and I'll receive a small affiliate fee from the company. ConvertKit I tried Mailchimp and a few others before landing on ConvertKit for e-mail automation.  The UX is intuitive and easy to manage.  I really like it a lot though I'm probably not even maximizing its potential.  If you sign up using this link I'll get 30% of your monthly fee forever (which is kind of crazy!). Podia I also use Podia for my Reinvent Course. I like both Teachable and Podia but Podia is probably better if you are just getting started and don't want to get lost in customizing the pages. Their referral deal is super generous for me 30% of your monthly fees forever, so I'll be a huge supporter of your course ;-) Pro Tip: Click my link and then sign up for a free trial. If you wait a few days to commit, then they'll offer you a 15% lifetime discount in the first two weeks. Teachable: I also use Teachable for my Think Like A Strategy Consultant course. It works quite well as well, though Podia is a little more slick for more recent design and using a simple editor. If you click here I'll get a 30% cut of your monthly fee - same deal as Podia! Charles Schwab No International ATM Fee Checking This card is a must have if you plan on living or traveling abroad. Easy to withdraw money and not worry about fees anywhere in the world. This link will give me $100 if you deposit $1,000 within 45 days. Wealthfront I use Wealthfront for my SEP IRA which is like a 401k for self-employed creators. If you use this link you'll get $15,000 managed for free and I'll get an additional $5,000 Quickbooks Self-Employed I do all my own finances, accounting and axes using Quickbooks which makes things quite simple. If you use this link you'll get 50% off and I'll get $30.
10/19/20201 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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Carving a 21st Century Life & Career - Steph Smith

Steph has a hard time identifying as anything.  Remote worker, writer, or coder don't really do it justice.  The thing that stands out when you talk to Steph is that she is a LEARNER.  Through competing in chess as a child she learned the valuable meta-skill of how to improve and never really saw any reason why she couldn't just take something up. This mindset is invaluable in today's world and this is demonstrated by the way Steph landed her job at The Hustle (hint: it didn't involve a formal application.  This conversation was a lot of fun and explores: Digital nomadism myth vs. reality How she chooses where to live What she learned traveling the world competing in chess as a child How she thinks about work and her identity One of her favorite topics - words that don't translate Learn More: StephSmith.io 
9/16/202048 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Possibilities Of Life Beyond Work with Oshan Jarow

Oshan sums up his worldview as: "We’re all going to die, but in the meantime, the world is far more mysterious, wonderful, and stimulating than human consciousness plagued by economic precarity can experience.” We explore that possibilities might emerge if we can imagine a life beyond work. Be brave and join us on this episode? Oshan's Work: Musing Mind Subscribe to boundless: Subscribe
9/8/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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Amy McMillen - Wandering In Uncertainty & Writing A Book (Mid Pandemic)

I had a great conversation with Amy McMillen via a live group conversation and we talked about her journey of leaving her full-time job WITHOUT a plan, what it felt like, what she learned and how she ended up documenting it in a beautiful book during the pandemic. Our full conversation, including Q&A can be found here: YouTube Link Subscribe to Paul's weekly newsletter on work & what matters: Boundless @ Substack Buy Amy's Book: Reclaiming Control @ Amazon
8/31/202025 minutes, 47 seconds
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Will Bachman: Building an Independent Consulting Practice With a 5-Decade Success Mindset

Will Bachman is the creator of a community-first talent platform for management consultants, Umbrex and hosts a podcast for independent consultants called Unleashed.  We talk about the recent course he created called the Guide To Setting Up Your Consulting Practice course ($100 off with the code: boundless), which is a product of his 12 years as an independent consultant and his work helping hundreds (perhaps thousands) become thriving solo consultants.  We talk about How he thought about independent consulting in 2008 versus now in 2020 How his talent platform, Umbrex, was born and how it has remained community focused What led him to create his course and some of the What makes him want to “keep playing the game” of self-employment How independent consultants can think about finding new clients How he designs experiments to keep his learning journey alive How he builds his virtual team to help him succeed as a consultant How he filters everything he does through a 5-decade time horizon If you want to connect with Will, connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter, If you want to get the Guide To Setting Up Your Consulting Practice: E-mail [email protected] for a gift form Or enter "Boundless" for $100 Off Link Here Books Mentioned: Tribes by Seth Godin The Irresistible Consultant's Guide to Winning Clients by David Fields Support Boundless: You can find ways to support Paul and the podcast here
5/28/202054 minutes, 38 seconds
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Reflection with Andrew Taggart on Work & Life

A conversation and reflection with Andrew Taggart on total work, the role of the human amid our current crisis and an exploration of philosophical questions For more on Andrew: His Website Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod
3/26/202044 minutes, 9 seconds
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Laurel Farrer: The Global WFH Experiment & Long-Term Promise Of Remote Work

Laurel and I decided to jump on a video call to talk about the world emerging work-from-home experiment amid the evolving Covid-19 pandemic.  We wanted to talk about some of the deeper principles & opportunities that remote work offers and talk about how companies might think about it in the next month and over the next few years. We talk about: The short-term mindset companies should take in the next few weeks (hint: don't overdo the tools right now) What the broader opportunity is for remote work over the next 10 years The role of trust in remote work and what happens when it breaks down How to think about meetings and how to design your day and re-think productivity Examples of companies who have been innovating in this space for 10+ years Experience from Laurel's 10+ years as a remote team leader As the Founder of Distribute Consulting and the Remote Work Association, Laurel Farrer starts, strengthens, and leverages virtual workforces to solve corporate and socioeconomic concerns. A global thought leader on the topic of remote work, Laurel collaborates with the world's leading businesses and governments to eliminate virtual worker discrimination, prevent policy retraction, increase remote job accessibility, train distributed leaders, and design economic initiatives. Additionally, she also shares her expertise as a Forbes contributor, subject matter expert for business education curriculum, and virtual software product advisor. More: Episode Link & Show Notes 5 Tips For Remote Work (Boundless) CEO of Doist & CEO of Zapier on Remote Work Laurel on Twitter & LinkedIn
3/18/202051 minutes, 7 seconds
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Imagining A New American Dream (Diania Merriam, Econome Conference)

In 2015, Diania Merriam discovered the Mr. Money Mustache blog about financial independence and reading it was like a refreshing punch in the face. At the time, she was living in NYC and $30k in debt. She got out of that debt in 11 months and started saving 60% of her income. This newfound grip on her finances gave her a huge boost of confidence to pursue goals that previously felt out of reach. In 2017, she moved to Cincinnati after negotiating a remote working arrangement with her employer.   She then took a 2 month unpaid sabbatical to walk the Camino de Santiago (a 500 mile trek across northern Spain). She also bought a house, adopted a dog, and found herself a midwestern gentleman.  Diania founded EconoMe, a one day event at the University of Cincinnati on March 7th, 2020, to make the ideas that inspired her more accessible to others. --------------- Want to support Boundless? => check us out here (https://think-boundless.com/support-boundless)
1/8/202056 minutes, 3 seconds
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Longform Thoughts: Why Organizations Undermine Creativity & Potential

For the re-launch of the Boundless podcast, I'm releasing a previously Patreon-only audio discussion of a piece I wrote - Crisis at Work - which was published in the fall of 2017. *You can read the piece here*: Crisis At WorkI talk through six key reasons why organizational fail to unlock human potential: We're defaulting to the wrong goals (shareholder value) We're mistaking authority for performance (the Tom Brady principle) We aren't providing a connection to purpose We don't understand how organizations operate (Chaos theory) We aren't giving people autonomy We're choosing comfort over growth Boundless Links: Subscribe to the newsletter Support On Patreon Join The VIP Facebook Group (upcoming book club on Bullshit Jobs in September 2018)
1/2/202029 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Remote Company With 40 Vacation Days?! (Amir Salihefendić, CEO Doist)

Amir Salihefendić is the Founder and CEO of Doist, a fully distributed, remote company that creates productivity tools (Todoist & Twist). We dive into his story of moving from Bosnia to Denmark as a child and how he started Doist while in college.  He’s built a growing technology company in a fully remote setting, often experimenting with different ways of working and sharing the thinking behind the decisions as he goes on the doist blog as a major supporter of the remote work movement. ------------ Like the podcast?  Show some love on twitter or become a patron
12/10/201945 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Lazy Person's Guide To Freedom, Generosity & Creative Work (Moataz Ahmed)

Moataz Ahmed otherwise known as “motizzy” is a graphic designer, consultant and hand lettering artist.  He recently published Part 1 of his book titled, “Lazy Person’s Guide to Freedom” and we talked about his journey and book in this conversation. We also talk about: How we naturally started freelancing by helping people His embrace of the “gift mindset” How he improved his will-power and motivation How he thinks about freedom and justice How freedom should also be about speaking out for other people’s freedom Learning new languages and the benefit of cross-cultural insight for design work You can learn more: Motizzy.com Lazy Person’s Guide To Freedom ($0+ Gift Pricing) His great design work on instagram ----- => Ways to support Reimagine Work
12/2/201950 minutes, 54 seconds
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Twitter Friends & Threads, Self-Employment & Curiosity (Visakan Veerasamy)

I connected with Visa on twitter, where he’s made many friends over the past several years. I wanted to interview Visa to talk about his leap to self-employment over the past couple of years, but we talked about so much more. We talk about: What the word “nourish” means to him His evolution on procrastination and getting started How to find like-hearted humans on twitter The “asshole problem” The curious humans of twitter How he creates his own work See the episode notes here Follow Visa on twitter --- If you want to support the podcast, take our courses or support Boundless, check the link here.
10/30/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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Rest, Leisure, Working Less & The 4-Day Workweek (Alex Pang)

Alex Pang is the author of Rest about how you can do more while working less and is author of the forthcoming Shorter, which shares stories of companies that have shifted to a four day workweek. Hear about Alex's own sabbatical, how he changed his relationship to rest and what he's learning now. Read more about Alex and get a copy of his book here ---- Want to support the Boundless Podcast?  Join as a Patron here
10/22/20191 hour, 1 minute, 8 seconds
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Geography & Culture Side Hustle Experiments w/ Rohith

I'm experimenting with some shorter episodes where I explore side hustles and creative experiments with people taking action on experiments they are excited about.   This one features Rohith Amruthur, creator of the Lost Geographer, which you can learn more about here.  If you have any suggestions or want to come on the podcast, shoot me an e-mail. If you'd like to support this podcast you can do so here.
10/17/201921 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Phases & Emotional Journey Of Making A Work Shift (Stephen Warley)

I had a 2nd conversation with Stephen about the phases and emotional experiences of what a shift looks like.  He's coached hundreds of people so has a good understanding of what people typically face. I created this as part of my curious exploration of making sense of what it takes to reinvent in the modern world. If you want to support the podcast, you can go here.
9/19/201947 minutes, 30 seconds
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Good Writing & Doing Work That Matters (Andy Sparks, CEO Holloway)

Andy Sparks founded a company called Holloway, which is trying to solve the problem of sharing knowledge online.  He shared how his startup is trying to combine beauty, writing & deep knowledge to complex topics like Venture Capital and Hiring.   We talk about his journey, how he started writing, the professor that changed his life in college and how his father has influenced his approach to work & life.  He also shares how he thinks about "a lake" as a metaphor for life and how he stays in touch with friends in a vulnerable way. We talk about: Andy's writing practice Teaching & modern education system A college professor that inspired him to think differently Unlocking wisdom from books on the internet Grappling with success & status in the modern world How he stays in touch with the people that matter to hi Learn more about Holloway here or subscribe to Good Work ------------------ REINVENT: Learn more about the course here or lurk on my progress here Patreon: Become a supporter here and get access to the curious rebel club for $1/month
9/4/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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Coworking That Works & The 10k Independents Project - Alex Hillman, Indy Hall

" coworking at its best isn’t an occupancy based business at all. If the only time your members can get value from their membership is when they’re in the room, you’re limiting the potential of your community " Alex Hillman runs one of the longest running co-working spaces in the world - Indy Hall - in Philadelphia.  He thinks the word "coworking" has lost some of its meaning and that many companies are running "spreadsheet businesses" rather than cultivating community. "That level of dependence on a single employer is brittle at best and dangerous at worst. And that single source of 50,000 jobs being Amazon, who is notoriously one of the most ruthless businesses in the world, is the WORST worst way to generate those jobs. " We also dive into Alex's working model of a new project, the 10k independents project.  Hear about why he thinks self-sufficient independents are better than Amazon (I tend to agree) --------------------- Subscribe to the weekly Boundless newsletter - much more than a link drop - a deep dive into our modern relationship with work. I'm launching Reinvent on October 1st and updating people on my content creation process here or purchase now for early bird access.
8/21/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Should Everyone Have A Coach? (Ben Brooks, Founder of Pilot)

Years ago, Ben wrote that his personal mission statement was “to help people reach their full potential” and our conversation touches on this theme in many different ways.  Ben is a former car rental pro turned consultant turned HR executive.  His work in HR landed him on the cover of Human Resource Executive but instead of staying on the path to CEO he decided to carve his own path. Our conversation touches on a number of issues including coaching, entrepreneurship, how his relationship with work has evolves, management versus leadership and what he wants written on his tombstone.  Some other topics we touch on: Ben’s motivation to work at Enterprise Rent-a-Car after college and what he learned His early entrepreneurial “ventures” starting at 12 years old How his mindset about work shifted as he became successful in the corporate world His experience hiring working with an executive coach in his late 20s His experience coaching and favorite exercises Why companies are scared of trusting their people Why being a manager is actually an incredible opportunity for people The learning and ownership upside of carving your own path The value of having advisors, friends of confidants to celebrate “wins” Balancing life & work and his personal sustainability Deciding to give himself a raise as an entrepreneur Links Mentioned: What coaches can do for you (HBR) Pilot: Executive Coaching For Organizations Ben Brooks Coaching Connect with Ben: LinkedIn, Instagram & Twitter Boundless:  Want to support the podcast?  Offer a one-time or recurring donation on Boundless.   Check out Boundless - The Site For Creative & Curious Rebels
6/19/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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What living on a boat for 18 months can teach you about work & life (John Zeratsky)

John Zeratsky was a designer in the tech industry has worked with hundreds of startups in his time at Google Ventures.  He’s also obsessed with redesigning time and thinking about what matters in life.  Earlier this year he just got back from 18 months living on his boat "Pineapple" with his wife sailing around Central America, which he wrote about in an article titled “What quitting my job to sail around central america taught me about fulfillment.”  In this conversation we talk about: Growing up in a small lake community His love of sailing growing up Why him and his wife change their mind on taking the trip in 2015 Rethinking convenience and comfort What comforts are worth paying for Belonging and community How his relationship with money has changed How him and his wife are structuring their life to work how they want The one change that helps people be less addicted to their phones Links Mentioned: Designing Your Life Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas In Just Five Days Make Time: How To Focus On What Matters Every Day Twitter: @jazer Want to support the podcast?  Offer a one-time or recurring donation on Boundless.  
6/12/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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Hannah Wei on her nomadic life, Muay Thai fights, Tinder experiments & community

Hannah Wei has been living as a digital nomad for the last four years traveling across the US, Canada and Southeast Asia.  When she is not working as a product consultant, she trains in Muay Thai, photographs people, and collaborates on local initiatives.   In our conversation we touch on many things, including: Her upbringing in China and move to the US Her creative inspirations as a child and how that evolved as she got older Her experiment to code a bot to swipe on Tinder and tell people’s stories What she has learned from Muay Thai Her decision to compete in a professional Muay Thai fight in Thailand What Muay Thai that has taught her about burnout, performance and success How she defines success as a nomad depending on the region she is in Follow Hannah Hannah’s Website Hannah on Twitter: @herlifeinpixels Her personal review Notion group How to pack up your life in eight steps Tinder Photography Bot Experiment  Want to support the podcast?  Offer a one-time or recurring donation on Boundless.  
6/5/201947 minutes, 18 seconds
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Microadventures, Long-term Travel & Busking Through Europe (Alastair Humphreys

I talked to Alastair Humphreys after he had returned the previous night from a micro-adventure.  It wasn't a four year biking trip or a challenging long walk across the desert (he's done that though!), but instead a short overnight camping trip with himself to re-connect with nature and his adventurous spirit.  He helps others think about how they can design similar micro-adventures to find joy in the "5 to 9" rather than doing everything in service of the 9 to 5. Links Mentioned: Alastair Humphries Subscribe to his newsletter "living adventurously" His new book: My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering How to Live Adventurously Hardcover – May 30, 2019  Want to support the podcast?  Offer a one-time or recurring donation on Boundless. 
5/22/201940 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dreaming, starting a tribe & living on an island with three kids (Ben Keene)

After attending a few corporate recruiting sessions, he didn't take for granted that his path was to enter the corporate world.  Twenty years later, he is still carving his own path and has recently returned from Koh Lanta, where he lived with his three children in Thailand for the last six months.  We Talked About Ben starting a "tribe" in Fiji Early internet adventures His experiences coaching people with career transition The decision to move to Thailand with his three kids for six months Using "no code" tools to start things like Rebel Book Club How to think about a career in today's world How finding a friend is one of the most important things to head in a new direction Links Mentioned: Ben Keene's site Rebel Book Club Tribe Wanted Fiji Right to Dream Escape The City Moving to Koh Lanta with three kids His experience after the six-months in Thailand The 100 year life (book) Curiosity Conversations with Paul Want to support the podcast?  Offer a one-time or recurring donation on Boundless.
5/15/201958 minutes, 44 seconds
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Heather McGowan on learning, adapting & identity in the future of work

Heather McGowan is the most thoughtful writer and speaker I follow on the future of work. She is able to connect the dots between work, culture, society and identity in a way that has captured the attention of many individuals, companies and universities around the world.  Heather’s career is also a perfect example of the type of path and work that was not possible in the past.  Reflecting on her path she admits “this field just sort of emerged.”  As her career has shifted more towards speaking, she has been able to design her life around learning.  Through her talks, she is able to get feedback and combined with her own curiosity, it helps her focus on what to learn next.   In the working world, she focuses on how we can think about learning and work in a more holistic way and traces many challenges back to education.  She cites research from Gallup showing that: “while 74% of surveyed fifth-graders are engaged with school, just 32% of surveyed 11th-graders are engaged.”  Perhaps some of that disengagement is because people aren’t too excited about their job prospects.  She worries that organizations in the short-term are still too focused on productivity, which depersonalizes the experience of work.  As work increasingly becomes specialized - she calls it “atomization” - she fears that we will increasingly only focused on “explicit knowledge” instead of the deeper tacit knowledge that makes us special.  Find out more about Heather's work here or follow her on Linkedin. ---- Boundless Support Reimagine Work Read About The Future of Work
5/8/201948 minutes, 44 seconds
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Building A Company And Life Filled With Joy (Rich Sheridan, CEO)

Rich fell in love with coding as a child but lost that passion when coding just turned into a job in the late 1990s.  As he looked around and saw everyone overwhelmed in his industry, he decided to take a different path.  He co-founded of Menlo Innovations in 2001 with a personal mission to end human suffering in the workplace.  He is also the author of two books Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer.  Hear about his company has achieved gender diversity in the workforce, introduced pay transparency, embraces pair-working methods across all functions and other transformative principles. Links/Books Mentioned Menlo Innovations Extreme Programming, Beck The Fifth Discipline, Senge Chief Joy Officer, Sheridan Joy, Inc. Sheridan Boundless (Learn More Here) Support Think-Boundless
5/1/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Mission-Driven Life & Career (Jerel Bonner)

Jerel calls himself one of the original "job-hoppers."  While he never found a great fit in the corporate world, in the 1980s, he was inspired by Steven Covey to develop a "personal mission statement."  He used this to shape his decisions in life. In the early 2000's he decided to shake it up and headed to China for what turned into a 14 year journey of learning and adventure. To learn more about Jerel click here. ---------- Boundless => Reimagine Work
4/24/201945 minutes, 35 seconds
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How To Fill Your Morning With Purpose & Joy (Craig Kulyk)

I met Craig at a conference called The World Domination Summit and when he introduced himself he gave me a pack of tea with his business card on it. Everything he does is like this - packed with thoughtfulness and humor. Craig is also the creator of the Morning effect, something he ended up being passionate about after going from someone that hated mornings to a morning advocate over the past 7 years.  He defines the morning effect as: "the principle that what you choose to do in the morning can have an amazing impact on other parts of your life. It leads you to get up and be productive, do more of the things you wish you were doing, and embark on your days already feeling accomplished. All of that is a HUGE win, but honestly, it’s just the tip of the iceberg…" He’s experimented with 100 morning rituals over that time and now works with people to help them take back their mornings and find “another 20 hours” a week as he did. His story is more than another “hustle” hack - its grounded on bringing more presence, joy and creativity to ones life and is why I hope you check out the podcast this week! For More => The Morning Effect Boundless Page Books/Articles Mentioned: When by Daniel Pink The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg 127 Morning Rituals How to Schedule Your Workday 9 Lessons from a 9 Day Silent Meditation Retreat  Boundless / Reimagine Work: Support the podcast on Patreon  Subscribe to the free weekly newsletter on our modern conception of work 
4/17/201953 minutes, 8 seconds
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Beyond Average: Co-Creating A Life & Company (Tanya Zhang & Wesley Kang, NimbleMade.com)

Wesley Kang and Tanya Zhang are the co-founders of Nimble Made, an e-commerce clothing brand that makes “actually slim” dress shirts.   Before taking the leap to work full-time on their business, they worked in the corporate world in New York City.  As first generation Asian-Americans, they had achieved “success” - good jobs, good salary.  They were on their way.  However, deep down both wanted something a little more. Some of Tanya’s challenges working as a freelance graphic designer on the side convinced them they should try to think a little deeper about building a brand and a business, instead of just helping other people. As they found themselves thinking about the business all day at their full-time jobs and coming home ready to work on it, they realized they finally had to go all-in. Over the past year they have worked on the business and are starting to find some traction.  As they’ve dealt with the challenges of running a business, they have also had to constantly reflect on how to manage a relationship both as committed partners and co-founders.  Check Out Nimble Made (unsponsored): Interested in their shirts? Check out more at Nimble Made.  For their past reflections check out Wesley's guest post on entrepreneurship and Tanya's post on how her father inspired her to start the company.   Boundless / Reimagine Work: Support the podcast on Patreon  Subscribe to the free weekly newsletter on our modern conception of work 
4/10/201953 minutes, 47 seconds
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Lessons from 13 years of entrepreneurship & living nomadically (Chris Kirkland)

Chris Kirkland is a bootstrapped entrepreneur who has been living nomadically since 2006 and is the founder of several web businesses including artweb.com and tokyocheapo.com. We talk about how he has experimented with money, creativity, health and his lifestyle over the past 13 years.  His nomadic journey started when he took a trip to Japan and after two days decided "fuck it," I'm going to stay a bit longer.  We talk about his journey, entrepreneurship and his life experiments Why entrepreneurs are really risk averse His learnings from living nomadically and stoic exercises of living minimally  Prioritizing time over money as a bootstrapper  How running an online business was different in 2006 and why he "felt like he was cheating" His experiments with becoming a "breatharian" and trying polyphasic sleep (do not try these at home) How he thinks about running an online media business in 2019 His recommendations for cheap eats in Tokyo More about Chris: TokyoCheapo Chris' Personal Site & Writings Headstands Across The World Boundless / Reimagine Work: Support the podcast on Patreon  Subscribe to the free weekly newsletter on our modern conception of work 
4/3/201950 minutes, 48 seconds
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Creating Art Filled With Magic (Martha Balaile)

Martha Balaile is a fantasy illustrator living in Cape Town, South Africa originally from Tanzania.  Her mission is to figure out how magic, mythology and fantasy can have an impact on real life.  She’s also the wonderful creator of the new cover art for this podcast.   Martha aspired to create “art that is filled with subtle lessons on living a magical and adventurous life.”  Two of the lessons she has found: Go with the flow Be aware of fear We explore these a bit and she shares some examples from fantasy that have inspired her. Check out the show! We talk about: What drove her to pursue an art career after growing up in Tanzania What she wishes she learned in art school What she looked from working with clients How she switched from magic “standard” art to art she cared about How she decided to take the leap to freelancing “early” in her career. How she structures her day around her work Her Top 3 Magic Podcasts: Magic Lessons, Elizabeth Gilbert  Natalia Benson Podcast Hippie Witch Magick For A new Age Mythology Studios: Work With Martha ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Boundless / Reimagine Work: Support the podcast on Patreon Subscribe to the free weekly newsletter on our modern conception of work
3/27/201928 minutes, 22 seconds
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Reimagine Work & A Short Update From Paul

A quick little update from Taipei. A couple links from the podcast: Revisiting Keynes Prediction for a Post-Work 2030 in “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren” Luke Kanies Podcast Interview Curiosity Conversation With Paul Would love any feedback - e-mail Paul.
3/20/201919 minutes, 26 seconds
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From the basketball court to the yoga mat via the corporate world (Gabi Macra)

 Gabi Macra was a top Canadian basketball player that never really thought about the "life after basketball" before dealing with a major injury towards the end of her college career. Instead of following any sort of traditional path, she headed East to Japan where she came to teach English.  She loved her experience there and now reflects on the immense value of learning how to teach and coach others helped her in the following years. Instead of heading back to Canada, she headed to London where she had a successful career and journey as an actuary.  She was a leader in her company but reached a point where she was dealing with health challenges and finding that her career was no longer giving her the fulfillment that it once was.  She ended up deciding to take some time off and told her boss that she was leaving.  However, she ended up staying another 18 months as she helped the team transition with some other internal changes.  Just knowing she was leaving enabled her to approach everything completely different and think about how she could best serve her team while also taking care of her own health. She finally took the leap in 2018 and after several months of sabbatical, including some time in Bali, she realized that becoming a Yoga Therapist was something she was ready to commit to over the next few years.  While preparing for that program, she also created a learning internship for herself in London (stealing this from Lydia Lee's podcast episode!) by taking 8 people interested in Yoga and creating a customized program for them.  Her only goals: to learn a ton about how she can serve people and learn what to do next. What we covered: Her drive and motivation as a basketball player Her experience living and working in Japan after university Starting her actuarial career and what she enjoyed about work Becoming successful but questioning her role as a successful worker as the center of her life Her decision to take a sabbatical and leave the company (and how she ended up staying for 18 months but doing so with a completely different mindset) Her recent creative projects, "learning experiments" and decision to start a long-term Yoga therapist training program Links Instagram: Gabi Macra and Real People Do Yoga Website: Real People Do Yoga  For More Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join The Reimagine Work Course Starting March 24th Join The Boundless Newsletter - Reimagining Work & Life  
3/13/201946 minutes, 15 seconds
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Learning To Quit & Life Reinvention (Christine Bader)

 Christine Bader is currently living in Bali, Indonesia, where she is spending time focused on her family and self.  She is the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil and the former head of CSR for Amazon before leaving in 2017, a journey she details in an amazing essay titled “The year I learned to quit.”   She talks about leaving the corporate world and shifting her focus from building a career to building a life. Topics Discussed: Corporate social responsibility Taking a sabbatical in Bali Building a life The greek concept of Kairos Working in Asia Working at Amazon Recommended Reading Can a business of any size be good? The Year I Learned To Quit (New York Times)
3/6/201944 minutes, 15 seconds
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Building & Investing In Calm Companies (Tyler Tringas)

Tyler Tringas is an entrepreneur and traveler.  He's started two companies (one worked!) and now is founding Earnest Capital where he wants to help companies avoid going into $50,000 of credit card debt (like he did) to start technology companies.  We talk about how this type of investing vehicle can help transcend some of the pressures to "scale at all costs" in ways that may not be suitable for most companies. Topics Digital nomads Starting a company Bootstrapping How to sell a company The four-hour workweek Calm companies Flaws with the VC model Taking leaps Transitions Meaningful work while traveling Related Links: Earnest Capital Tyler Tringas His Journey Selling StoreMapper ------------------------------------------------  For More With Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 125+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting 
2/13/201959 minutes, 11 seconds
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Paul on success, storytelling, learning & experiments (UX Gorilla Interview)

I joined the amazing Jagriti Pande for a fun conversation around a number of different topics.  You can subscribe to her master series on UX designers and other creatives here. Her amazing editing, way-too-kind-intro and fun clip at the beginning were such an amazing gift. Let me know what you think!
2/8/201943 minutes, 52 seconds
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Launching Uncommonly: One Year Later (Chris Donohoe)

"I didn't think I'd be turning down work and choosing not to grow"I spoke with Chris Donohoe one year ago about his just-announced launch of his consulting firm, Uncommonly. He's more committed to carving his own path than ever and we walk through some of the lessons learned, pivots and his long-term strategy. Chris breaks down what he's learned over the past year, how he has started coaching people one-on-one and how he is thinking about structuring his time and day.Topics Discussed: Selling time versus projects Working a max 40-hour workweek Taking a coaching program Things he didn't expect 1 year into building his own firm Working with an amazing co-founder His reflections on leadership and his goals Uncommonly: Website-------For More With Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 125+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting
1/30/201931 minutes, 20 seconds
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Guest Episode: Joe Dumars x Adam Grant x Cody Royle

This episode is a special treat from friends of Boundless, Cody Royle, who came on the podcast last year to talk about what the business world can learn from sports.I wanted to share a special episode from his podcast that was just launched featuring the NBA great Joe Dumars and workforce research great Adam Grant. I thought the three of them had a special conversation. If you want to subscribe to Where Others Won't do so here: Itunes Overcast Website
1/23/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Learning, Self-Employment & Making Business More Human (Mike Tannenbaum)

Mike was always a self-driven creator, developing TI-83 apps for his classmates to keep track of their grades from an early age. He spent a lot of time "head in in the clouds, making things." It is no surprise then, that he eventually found that self-employment was the right fit after several years of trying to make it work in the corporate world.Mike and I dive into his path in which he slowly made sense of the fact that it was time to take the leap to self-employment. As he was about to take the leap, his company ended up laying him off anyway. Reflecting back, he has found many valuable lessons in his journey and has brought these together in a self-published a workbook called Clear Path Forward. The workbook helps people re-assess their relationship with work. We talk about the process he took to publish the book and where he sees his work taking him over the next couple of years.He now lives and works around the tagline "making business more human" which he is using to run workshops with clients and have deep conversations with people around what really matters.Topics Discussed: Building his first program on TI-83 Creativity & Writing Mindfulness & awareness His relationship with work Money and the fear of going broke Learning & reading Diversity of viewpoints Embracing uncertainty Making work more human Books That Influences Mike (That We Discuss) The Alchemist Living Beautifully The War of Art So You Want To Talk About Race Sapiens Daring Greatly Connect With Mike: Personal Blog — Link Business — Enjoy Humanity Workbook — Clear Path Forward Download a Free Worksheet — Link  Offer: 25% off either edition of Clear Path Forward with code “Boundless” — Link For More With Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 110+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting
1/16/201948 minutes, 1 second
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10 Career Myths We Should Stop Believing (Jeff Hittner)

Jeff Hittner of Your Project X and Paul talk about their favorite 10 career myths. They dive deep into the beliefs and mindsets that drive these beliefs while making an argument for people to reflect at a deeper level to shift past the default to contemplate a wide range of optionsReadable Version: Top 10 MythsMyth #1 - "Once I land my dream job / make $X a year, I'll be happy" (2:35)Myth #2 - "I need to find my passion" (7:15)Myth #3 - "I should never take a pay cut" (14:15)Myth #4 - "You should have a 'steady' income" (20:40)Myth #5 - "I have to know what I need to do before I change directions" (26:15)Myth #6 - "An extended break is irresponsible" (32:30)Myth #7 - "It's fine to take a risk when young, but not when you have kids" (40:35)Myth #8 - "I should go to grad school to figure out what I want to do" (46:15)Myth #9 - "I can't make a change now after years in this field" (55:20)Myth #10 - "I'll be happy once I'm running my own business" (1:04:54)Links Mentioned: How to Get Unstuck In The New Year, Jeff Hittner On Quartz Self-Determination Theory, Deci & Ryan Comparing Passion & Purpose, Thrive Global Jeff Hittner leads Your Project X, a social venture with a mission to help 1 million people find more purposeful work. He has more than 18 years experience as an entrepreneur, consultant and changemaker. He is the founder of five social ventures, including IBM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consulting practice globally. In 2011, he developed the curriculum for one of the first MBA’s in Sustainability in the US, at Bard College, where he was the Leadership professor. He was also two-time Chairman of the Carnegie New Leaders at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.Jeff’s passion has always been at the intersection of education and entrepreneurship. Prior to your Project X, he ran a career transition program for 64 New Yorkers, built global education programs including a blended learning initiative for high school dropouts in Latin America and career discovery programs for youth in Europe. Jeff received his Masters in Cultures and Development Studies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary in Virginia where he was an elite gymnast. As a thought leader, Jeff has been published in a dozen major publications, including Forbes. Jeff lives in NYC with his wife, Grace, and one-year-old son, Rivington.For More With Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 110+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge
1/9/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mini Episode: Five Things Before You Leap: Lessons From The Self-Employed

In this short episode, I talk about the five lessons I've found that help people make the leap to self-employment: Find a friend taking a different path Re-define your relationship with money Build up your "eff you" fund Teach others something Find a way to make money other than full-time income Full Article | This episode is also a YouTube videoFor More With Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 110+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting
12/21/20186 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bryan Victor's Education: wedding planning, year-long travel & building a visual animation studio

Bryan Victor has never taken a traditional path but he doesn’t know any other way. Perhaps that is why he started his own podcast in Singapore, Misfits, which interviews unconventional Singaporeans.  At 20, he saved up $10,000 while he was serving required military time and decided he would travel the world for a year. During the trip, he realized this was all the “schooling” he needed (see 10 things I learned). After learning how he could live simply on very little money, he knew that this opened up many options for him. He knew that he would always value flexibility over maximizing income, learning this lesson earlier than others.Regardless of any position towards “formal” schooling, his chosen path, wedding planning, wasn’t something you learned at school. He knew he had to create his own internship. So before his trip, he wrote to 50 American wedding planners (the best, he says), to ask if he could work with them. One person gave him a chance and he was able to learn while making enough money to live.Going back to Singapore, he couldn’t get anyone to hire him, so he realized he was “forced” to create his own wedding planning business. In the process, he became named one of Singapore’s Top 10 Wedding Planners (though he argues there weren’t that many anyway!).After proving he could make it, he started dabbling with a side business, 2D animation and founded Sage Animation. He decided to give the wedding planning business away as a gift and was able to find one person (out of 40) that he thought would do a great job.Bryan has been fascinated with understanding what makes him happy. As he was on another trip in the United States, he was drawn to another project (motivated by the #vanlife movement) to build a liveable van for himself. While he accomplished the feat, he found that he was overcome with a “something-like depression” feeling after he achieved it. While he thought he had everything, it led to a new and deeper curiosity in what actually leads to happiness. Books & Other Resources Mentioned: Jose Villa – Wedding Photographer Seth Godin Tim Ferriss Antifragile Naval Ravikant Podcast on Farnham Street Solve For Happy SEO That Works Course Vanessa Van Edwards – People School ---------------------------------------------------------For More With Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 110+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul
12/12/201849 minutes, 10 seconds
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Why every company should adopt the 4-day workweek (Tash Walker)

Tash Walker is the founder of a firm and spends her Fridays making marmalade.Before instituting a four-day workweek at her firm, The Mix, she barely had time for her relationships. She decided to start doing research about different ways of working. There had to be a better way than the default options of "Summer Fridays" and "flexible work," that never seem to make less anxiety or stress-ridden.In her research, she discovered many examples of Swedish companies embracing 4-day workweeks and also found that when they instituted it, they often helped improve productivity. After bringing the option to her team at The Mix, they decided to do a three-month trial. They didn't even tell their clients.The funny thing? The clients didn't even notice. Even better, when they shared it with their clients - they weren't offended. They were curious to learn more and impressed that they had prioritized their people. While many quickly reflex to "well that can't work here," Tash and her team went forward anyway and have shown that a 4-day work week can work and it can work in professional services - an industry where many take for granted the fact that you should always be available for your clients.Beyond improving the lives of the people at the firm, they achieved some incredible results: Revenues up 57% Absenteeism down 75% Productivity stayed the same Doubled the number of clients Client referrals up 50% Want to learn how to make this happen at your company? You can download their "4-day week" report which is one of the best reports I've seen on the future of work.---------------------------------For More Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 110+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting
12/5/201844 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Humans Behind The Gig Economy (Sarah Kessler, Quartz)

Amid all the buzzwords and reports on the future of work, I find Sarah Kessler's stories about the gig economy to be the most insightful and the most human. Her stories and her book, Gigged, give an accurate picture of some of the upsides of the gig economy, but also some of the downsides.  She shares stories of people that are sleeping in their office making five cents per task on Amazon's Mechanical Turk to creative freelancers who can make six-figure salaries working from anywhere.  She also shares the story of companies that see limits to the gig economy, like Dan Teran's company Managed by Q who is following Zeynep Ton's Good Jobs Strategy and looking at people as valuable and investing in them as full-time employees and partners in the businesses success.Our conversation dives deeper into some of the stories she shares as well as some of the current challenges with platforms, the PR machine (all the firms say people want flexibility, but fail to mention they are happy to give it up for more pay!). One of her subjects in the book puts it most powerfully, Kristy Milland, “I am a human, not an algorithm” More From Sarah: Gigged (Amazon) Her writing on Quartz@Work Startups Incomplete Narrative On The Future Of Work (Quartz) Managed by Q is Profitable (Quartz) ---------------------------------------------------------Boundless Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 90+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting
11/28/201835 minutes, 7 seconds
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Screw The Cubicle (Lydia Lee)

Lydia Lee was a self-described "multi-potentialite" growing up and loves to experiment and play games growing up. You can probably draw a straight line from her hosting television shows for the stuffed animals in her room to her current YouTube channel Screw The Cubicle TV. However, life is never that simple.Lydia is based in Bali where she is the Founder and Corporate Escape Coach of Screw The Cubicle, a movement to inspire people to break free from the shackles of conventional work.From building businesses to forging freelance careers, she’s helped hundreds of talented professionals repurpose their skills to create better versions of their careers and become better versions of themselves.Topics Covered: How she balanced her interests with the default path Burnout in Russia How she started her business Screw The Cubicle A cool approach to start your coaching business What you need to be self-employed The beliefs you should question Coaching & continuous learning Why so many pineapples in Lydia's branding? Connect With Lydia Screw The Cubicle Bali Retreat: April 2019 Boundless Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 110+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting
11/14/20181 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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How A Remote Company Enables Freedom, Trust & Digital Dance Parties (Wade Foster, CEO of Zapier.com)

Wade Foster was graduating during the worst recession in the past 100 years and traditional employers were simply not hiring anyone. He reached out to a local software company in Missouri and talked them into hiring him to work on marketing. The experience "opened his eyes" to the digital world and the enormous opportunities that were beginning to emerge. He also tapped into a "thirst for developing new skills" that pushed him to learn how to code.The idea for Zapier emerged from some work Wade was doing with his friend Brian to connect different apps on the internet. They brought the idea to Startup Weekend in Missouri and ended up building a prototype of what would later form the foundation of Zapier. By Monday morning, they were committed to spending time on it and seeing where it would go.Seven years later, Wade is the CEO of that company and he is leading it as a remote company. Wade shares reflections on building a remote company and the fact that you have to default to trust and be very intentional about building a connection between people. In traditional companies, he notes that "The default for most companies is that they don't trust you."Connect With Wade & Zapier:I highly recommend checking out the resources Wade and his team have put together on running a remote company: The Ultimate Guide To Remote Work Zapier Website Follow Wade on Twitter & LinkedIn Want To Work For Zapier? They are hiring! Connect With Boundless: Join 65+ people in the slack community Carve A New Path With Paul
11/7/201847 minutes, 28 seconds
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"My Name Is Nemo and I Don't Do Small Talk"

Nemo Ashong's bold vision is "a truly inclusive and empowered world" He helps people to be fully expressed and to be more authentic, be more unique and be more powerful.This conversation brought out some vulnerability in both of us and we barely scratched the surface around some tough topics like diversity, & inclusion. I live for this type of tough conversation and appreciate that podcasts give the kind of space to explore topics with nuance. I'm not sure we ended up with any clear answers, but I think had the type of conversation filled with respect and curiosity that can enable us to go deeper with each other and with other people.Connect With Nemo:Empjoyment1-On-1 Coaching With NemoWorld Joy Movement------Boundless Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 110+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting
10/31/201850 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ervin Ling On Escaping The Corporate World At 30 To Travel The World

Ervin Ling followed the default path as an actuary, passing test after test. After passing all the tests, he found himself working harder than he was ever working. As he stared at the television and saw his friends on TV during a weekend trip to the Final Four, he realized he didn't want to keep doing this. He declared (after a few drinks, nonetheless) to his friends, "If UConn wins the national championship, I'm going to quit my job."As any good number-driven actuary would, he didn't quit his job immediately. He took about 18 months to plot his escape from the corporate world. During this time, he re-thought his relationship with money, his possessions and his relationships with friends and family. He ended up traveling around the world for 12 months. Here are some stats from his trip: Total USD spent: $24,740 Total days on the road: 338 Total countries visited: 38 (including the USA) Most days in a single country: 30 (Vietnam) Total number of miles traveled: 68,307 (109,925 km) – equivalent to circling the earth 2.7 times Air Travel: 51,044 mi (82,143 km) After this trip, he still felt a pull towards living abroad and now lives and teaches English in Taiwan. This journey has helped him discover and invest a life he could be proud of.Link to Video Version Of Interview (Dumplings Included)------------------For More With Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 110+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting
10/24/201838 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ted Bauer: The Absurdity Of The Corporate World & Real Future Of Work

Ted Bauer is a freelance writer and content strategist who writes prolifically about the future of work. In this episode, he talks about some of his experiences in the corporate world. He shares a story of how he broke the record for the number of story ideas when he first joined ESPN which both captures his frustrations with the corporate world and also illuminates his process of how he generates new ideas for his writing.  We talk a bit about technology and his view is that people are using technology not to engage with people but to hide from them. His view of the future of work is simple - it's about moving back to in-person, human to human engagement and questioning a lot of the things we take for granted in modern organizations. Twitter: @tedbauer2003 Ted's Writing & Blog: The Context Of Things Join The Conversation Join the exclusive Slack Boundless Community & engage with other people carving their own path Signup for the newsletter
10/17/201834 minutes, 58 seconds
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Shayne Spencer on the dumb idea project and how failing econ helped him start his firm

While Shayne has built a successful marketing consulting firm, there was no "plan" to do this. His first exposure to marketing was out of necessity - his professor let students boost their low economics grades by joining the marketing group he ran. Shayne quickly applied the lessons to his DJ gigs on the side in college and became more interested in how to build real relationships with people through incredible experiences. He brings this same passion to his work today.Shayne has had many "dumb" ideas, but he would argue that most ideas (good and bad) start out as dumb ideas. The difference is the people with the courage to keep moving and respond to feedback. He has called the entrepreneurship journey "one of the most humbling things he has done in his life." From this humility and willingness to stay vulnerable, Shayne has been able to build a successful digital marketing firm. So what's his secret? He shares four key steps to turn your own "dumb idea" into something that might work: Write down the ideas, make it real Share your dumb idea as widely as possible (don't worry if people steal it) Get as much feedback as possible (even the negative!) Continue to tweak and re-work the dumb idea (don't get too tied to the original idea) Shayne wants more people to follow their silly ideas and see what they can make of it. In 2010, he decided to start his own business during a recession and with no money to his name. Eight years later, he has no regrets and couldn't imagine taking a different path. It may not have made sense at the time - but its the decisions that don't make sense that often turn into something meaningful. If it made sense, people would already be doing it! Dumb Idea Project Shayne Spencer (LinkedIn) Boundless Links: Subscribe to the newsletter Support On Patreon Freelance Consulting Playbook
10/10/201841 minutes, 49 seconds
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YuTing Chiu on cultural sound differences, building instruments & creative expression

10/3/201835 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jacqueline Jensen on sabbaticals, rethinking work and building a "calm company"

Jacqueline Jensen has been a digital nomad for 3.5 years, living and working globally. It might surprise you to find out then, that she's written a book called "Travel Isn't The Answer." While counter-intuitive, she argues for a return to awe and wonder with what is already around us. She talks about different moments of wonder she has experienced (including a breathtaking view in Montenegro) and different techniques for how people can "Live With a Sense of Curiosity, Passion, and Awe Anywhere and Everywhere" (the subtitle of the book).Last year, in a planned sabbatical she came face-to-face with the fact that work was the center of her world. While she almost "quit" the sabbatical, she pushed herself to redefine her day and time to claim back some of herself from a sole focus on work.  She provides many actionable tips and perspectives that can help people question the role of work in their lives, take steps to increase the amount of awe in their lives and connect with people that matter to them.More About Jacqueline: TedX Talk Twitter: @JackieMJensen & LinkedIn: Jacqueline Jensen Book: Travel Isn't The Answer (Amazon) Recommendation on getting outside of your comfort zone: Check out local music: sofarsounds.com Go to an art museum Travel-as-a-service recommendations discussed: Hacker Paradise, Recess Labs, Roam, Outsite App for re-aligning your day: Today ------------------------------------------------Boundless Links: Subscribe to the newsletter Support On Patreon Join The VIP Facebook Group (upcoming book club on Bullshit Jobs in September 2018)
9/26/201842 minutes, 55 seconds
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Dr. Laura Gallaher on using humor at work, leadership at NASA after crisis, and building a business traveling the world

Dr. Laura Gallaher joins me from Serbia, where she is part of Remote Year, a community that travels to twelve locations within a year with a cohort of people working remotely. Laura is an organizational psychologist who studied humor and communication in the workplace and notably completed a dissertation with "that's what she said" in the title (office fans, anyone?). With a title like that it was probably clear that Academia would be too limiting for her. We talk a bit about humor and how it can be helpful or destructive in an organization. She first points out that "aggressive" humor - even if you mean well is rarely a way to strengthen bonds. We then talk about how leaders can embrace humor, especially to show their vulnerability, and give their teams more freedom to make mistakes, be open and be themselves. After getting her Ph.D., she worked with NASA after the Columbia explosion and worked on some of the toughest "they fell victim to the same thing that could happen in any organization." She notes that these factors are prevalent across many organizations, but the stakes are often not life or death. Her work with a small tech company found that two key elements can help companies transcend hierarchy. First, the leader is willing to be vulnerable and second, the leader demonstrates both through words and actions that they care deeply about all the people in the organization. "We hire people for what they think....what we care about is your ability to learn, your ability to think, your ability to grow...creating an environment where the employees opinion and input has value and you ask for it and you seek it out and you actually listen to it, this is where really, really engaged organizations are born and powerful cultures are created" Links: Check out Laura's Free 3-Part Culture Course Gallaher Edge TEDx Talk:  How to Feel at Home Anywhere - Dr. Laura Gallaher Travel the world with Remote Year ------------------------------------------------ Boundless Links: Subscribe to the newsletter Support On Patreon Join The VIP Facebook Group (upcoming book club on Bullshit Jobs in September 2018)
9/19/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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Andrew Taggart, Practical Philosopher, on how "total work" is taking over our lives

Andrew is a Practical Philosopher who believes that "there may be no greater vexation in our time than the question of how to make a living in a manner that accords with leading a good life." We dive deep into the questions of "what is the good life?" and what he means by "sustaining life." He also shares his perspective on the concept of "Total Work," a phrase first put forth in 1947 by the German Philosopher Josef Pieper and shares how that phrase became central to his current writing on the topic and conversations he has with business leaders and executives.We also dive into his dichotomy of the three modes people could think about to make a living: Use what you've got Exchange what's in hand Offer what you can He reflects on our modern cultures over-reliance on exchanging our time for money while ignoring how we can live off the land and operate within the gift economy. Next, we talk about some of the different modes of living (whether it be a "settler", nomad or somewhere in between) and the implications for the community in society as a whole as well as how has dealt with that with his wife.Finally, Andrew offers three practical steps people can take to re-engage with life and trying to understand what "a life worth living looks like" that does not include the advice to just quit your job. Dis-identify with the identity of the worker: Questioning whether you truly only are a worker, a CEO, a marketing manager, an accountant, etc... Begin an inquiry into the question "If I am not a worker, then who am I?": What else is worth living for? What practices do I want to have in part of my life? What relationships and conversations nourish me? The question whether or not the life you have defined is "sufficient": Are you thinking deeply enough about the question of who you are? Andrew's Writing & Site: Andrew's Newsletter On Total Work If Work Dominated Your Every Moment, Would Life Be Worth Living (Aeon) Andrew's Writing Other Writing Mentioned: Josef Pieper's Leisure, The Basis Of Culture Andre Gorz, Reclaiming Work David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs ------------------------------------------------For More With Boundless: Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon Join 110+ People Carving Their Own Paths In The Slack Community Set Up A Curiosity Conversation With Paul Join The Free 3-Week Self-Employment Challenge Sign up For The Strategy Toolkit - Learn The Secrets Of Strategy Consulting ------------------------------------------------Detailed BioAndrew Taggart is a practical philosopher. He asks and seeks to answer the most basic questions
9/12/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast Update, Digital Course Experiment & Moving To Asia

Paul provides a summer update: Shifting the podcast from making sense of the future of work => "The Human Side Of The Future Of Work" Early lessons from the digital course experiment, Solopreneur Shift I'm moving to Asia... Boundless Links My article on beanie babies and doing things that don't make sense = > yes, please Check out the latest tools, including the Freelance Target Income Calculator Want an e-mail of 5 good reads every Sunday? Subscribe to #boundlessreads **This podcast is supported via micro-donations. Consider supporting the 10+ other patrons on Patreon**
8/8/20189 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tony Triumph on growing up entrepreneurial, moving to NYC with $300 and building incredible relationships

Tony grew up around entrepreneurs but did not use the label at the time. At age 19, he was going to college in Maryland and felt the pull to something bigger.  He decided to move to New York City with $300 to his name and started modeling to pay the bills.  He got a lot of pushback from the people in his life about the move but knew he had to take the leap. Despite many setbacks and almost running out of many several times, he kept his head down and stayed in the city, saying to himself "you cannot leave."His path only makes sense looking backward. He has had a wide range of jobs and gigs over the last ten years in New York and is now starting to see all the pieces come together into something that makes sense with who he is and what he has to offer to the world. We talk a lot about how he thinks about building relationships and connections and how some surprising relationships have come back around (including a job he was fired from!) to help him in his current entrepreneurial adventures.Find Tony Here => Tony TriumphFull Bio: Is a contributing Life & Style Editor, Brand Entrepreneur, and the Founder & Editor of The Triumphant Scoop website. As a Creative Entrepreneur and international Brand Ambassador, he is the CEO & Founder of The Triumphant Group, having successful collaborations with top brands: Barney's New York, PUMA, Macy's Inc., Lord & Taylor, Pirelli, Sunglass Hut, and SONY among many others.----------------------------------------------Boundless Links Interested in taking the leap to self-employment? Join the first cohort of the Solopreneur Shift Program, starting July 30th Check out the latest tools, including the Freelance Target Income Calculator Want an e-mail of 5 good reads every Sunday? Subscribe to #boundlessreads **This podcast is supported via micro-donations. Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon**--------------------------------
7/18/201855 minutes, 42 seconds
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Rohan Rajiv on learning through 3500+ daily blog posts, writing and parenting

6/20/201842 minutes, 52 seconds
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Reflections: One year of freelancing, experiments & other people's reactions

In this short "reflection" episode, I check in on where my head is at one year into my freelance journey and share some of the opportunities I have had, how I have changed my mindset over the last year and how people have reacted to me carving a different path in the world. Some things mentioned in the show:Links: Awakening - Quitting The Default Path Questioning Work
6/13/201818 minutes, 10 seconds
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Luke Kanies on his journey from commune to CEO and why people hate working for big companies

Luke grew up on a commune and then ended up as a co-founder and CEO of a startup that raised $87 million. He talks about his unique path and how that shaped his thoughts about building an organization. He raises the central tension of organizations in a free market economy - the fact that our corporations are run more like authoritarian states with centrally planned economies than free-markets. We talk about lessons he learned as he built his company and his perspective that he shares in his article: "Why People Hate Working For Big Companies" on Medium.Lukes long-term interests are software that helps people, making better founders, the intersection of organizations and economics, and improving inclusion in the information economy. You can find his work at http://lukekanies.com/.---------------------------------------------------------------------Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodBecome a Supporter Of The Podcast for $1 a month: Patreon
6/6/201846 minutes, 20 seconds
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Candace Cabrera Moore, fearless yoga entrepreneur on building a global business, brand and community

Candace was first inspired by her mother who always looked for solutions to problems rather than admitting defeat so always had an entrepreneurial spirit. She had also been practicing yoga for several years (also with her mother) before deciding to invest more time and signing up for a Yoga workshop in Thailand while recovering from a challenging case of lyme disease. This leap of faith led to her thinking about yoga more seriously and starting to experiment with different projects such as a DVD and online videos. Over the past few years, this has taken off and YogaByCandace has evolved into a community, a company with a team and has enabled her to teach workshops all over the world (including to 1,000+ people in the middle east), write a book called Namaslay and have a chance to personally impact many people. Check out this episode to hear lessons learned, challenges and her perspective on gratitude, setting intentions and generosity.Connect With Candace: Instagram: YogaByCandace Youtube: YBC Channel Buy The Book: Namaslay Learn About Workshops & More: Website Monthly "Mantra Box" Teacher Training Classes & Workshops: Learn More ---------------------------------------------------------------------Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodShow Notes: CandaceJoin the conversation: #boundless VIP facebook groupWant To Support The Pod? => Patreon / One-Time Gift
5/30/201850 minutes, 43 seconds
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Stephen Warley on the biggest shift since the industrial revolution (Episode 19)

Stephen has been self-employed for more than 18 years. At first, it was by accident. He referred to himself as a “reluctant freelancer.” We talk about how that mindset evolved into one where he now sees self-employment as THE option for today’s world. He is the founder of Life Skills That Matter, a platform, and community to help people to build the real skills they need to build a life they are proud of.There are many future of work “thought leaders” but that title would sell Stephen too short. He has been in the weeds experimenting in his own life and has helped hundreds of people carve their own paths in the world that I would instead call him the wise elder statesman of the freelance economy. If you have ever thought about working for yourself, I recommend Stephen’s work over my own.Stephen puts the emerging trends bluntly: “The only work left is managing yourself. If your going to manage yourself, you mine as well work for yourself.”To get started, he pushes people to “work on creating…you’re not just going to get paid right off the bat, just enjoy the freedom of creation of whatever it is that you want to do, whatever form that is, however you want to do it without judgement…just start doing that.” Because that’s what really gets people interested when you can share your creations and there’s nothing more human than that."To connect with Stephen => Life Skills That Matter---------------------------------------------------------------------Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodShow Notes: Stephen WarleyJoin the conversation: #boundless VIP facebook groupWant To Support The Pod? => Patreon: Support Paul
5/23/201843 minutes, 31 seconds
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Nita Baum on how to "be free" and self-employed (Episode 18)

Nita Baum is a rock star self-employed freelancer. She has been working on her own for over a decade and now splits her time across many domains, describing herself as an "entrepreneur, co-creator, facilitator, mentor-coach, and community-builder." A lot of her current work focuses on supporting and working with people who are carving their own paths as freelancers, which evolved from her helping hundreds of people informally over the year. In 2013, she turned this into a business, launching b*free in 2013 as a platform "by freelancers for freelancers" to help people with the transition to self-employment as the future of work evolves.One of her core beliefs is that you can "design the contribution you want to give from the inside out." We discuss this and more including her perspective coaching freelancers, working as an independent consultant, some of the blocks people face when taking a leap and much more about the evolving future of work.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodPatreon: Support PaulShow Notes: Nita BaumJoin the conversation: #boundless VIP facebook group
5/9/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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Boundless/Unleashed: Paul on the future of work, freelancing and his media diet (Episode 17)

This was an interview of Paul on the Unleashed podcast hosted by Will Bachman, who is the founder of Umbrex, a platform for independent consultants.Will's podcast interviews many freelancers who are working independently and I can't recommend it enough. Check out the unleashed Podcast => Subscribe Today------Weekly #BoundlessReads Newsletter - 5 Things Every Week: Subscribe NowBook Recommendations Mentioned: Designing Your Life, Burnett How Will You Measure Your Life, Christensen Tuesday's With Morrie, Albom Last Lecture, Pausch Survival In Auschwitz, Levi The Righteous Mind, Why Good People Disagree On Politics & Religion, Haidt The Art Of Learning, Waitzkin Anything You Want: 40 Lessons For a New Kind Of Entrepreneur, Sivers Antifragile, Taleb Course: 60 Minute Dream Job Resume & Personal Story Course
5/2/201839 minutes, 42 seconds
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Damien Peters on blogging, wealth, and building a remote business from Spain (Episode 16)

Damien Peters is a self-described "personal finance nerd" - which explains how he ended up founding WealthNoir.com, a platform to preach and teach about the importance of financial freedom and generational wealth to Black millennial professionals. He started blogging over ten years ago and has recently focused more on writing as he increases his focus on building Wealth Noir. Damien is also a big fan of travel and recently made the decision to move out of San Francisco and move with his family and son to Spain, where he will focus on building his company remotely. We talk about a range of topics including his passion for writing, how he defines success, his influences, how to run a remote company and his relationship with money.Book Recommendations: The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big Four Hour Work-Week, Tim Ferriss Personal Finance Influences: Afford Anything, Paula Pant Bigger Pockets, Real Estate Investing Financial Samurai ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodPatreon: Support PaulShow Notes: Damien PetersJoin the conversation: #boundless VIP facebook group
4/25/201850 minutes, 44 seconds
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Connor Gillivan on entrepreneurship, selling on Amazon and working with freelancers (Episode 15)

Connor's path as an entrepreneur began when he was in college via an AIM chat with a classmate in one of his classes. What started as a textbook e-commerce business led him to build a sizeable business selling things on Amazon.com. Through his work on that, he ended up working with many freelancers across the globe on a variety of different projects. Realizing that he had developed skills in recruiting and working effectively with freelancers led him to start FreeUp.com. where he vets the best freelancers in the world and helps companies tap into this global talent pool.Connor Gillivan is the CMO of FreeUp.com. He has sold over $30 million online, has hired hundreds of freelancers to build his companies, is a published author, and is the owner of ConnorGillivan.com. Connor is driven by making a positive impact on others through the companies that he builds. He currently lives in Denver, CO.Podcast Recommendation: Marketing School with Neil Patel and Eric SiuConnect With Connor: Contact Connor---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodPatreon: Support PaulShow Notes: Connor GillivanJoin the conversation: #boundless VIP facebook group
4/18/201840 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jen Morilla on breaking plates and traveling the world with purpose (Episode 14)

Jen Morilla is an impact travel influencer. What does that mean? It means she travels the world and writes about her experiences but also has a central mission. At first, she started out with the mission to "change the world" that has since gotten more specific. She has been bringing water filters to many different villages across the globe and impacted an estimated 12,000 people globally What has been meaningful for her is not bringing the water filters, but teaching people how to solve problems. Her own journey is an experience of learning as well - spending time on youtube and learning from others to develop skills in video editing, writing and more. She never saw this as a risky move and saw that if she was at the same job in five years (although her view of the empire state building was pretty nice!), that she would always regret not having tried.Find Jen Here: DONATE + MORE Here => Jen Morilla Social Girl Traveler Instagram - @thesocialgirltraveler Twitter - @socialtraveler Organizations She Admires: Storyteller Flagmate World Travelers Association Influences:  Tim Ferris Tony Robbins Jay Shetty, Wisdom Influencer Nas Daily Oprah (no link needed) Her Book Recommendation: Grit by Angela Duckworth
4/11/201850 minutes, 31 seconds
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Romy Rost on leadership, freelancing & coaching as a skill (Episode 13)

Romy is an employee engagement consultant turned coach. She built her career consulting for and working in Fortune 100 companies on all challenges employee-related. Her mission is to drive meaningful and behavior-based change for mid-level leaders that helps them operate in a more productive and human way in the workplace. There are a lot of coaches out there, but what makes Romy stand out is that she has a lot of experience working with senior executives in her consulting career and she has deeply studied what works and what doesn't. Hear more in our conversation...Romy Rost - WebsiteEmpower Your Conversations - Work With RomyPodcast Information: #BoundlessPodSupport: Support The Podcast For $1 a MonthShow Notes: Romy RostJoin the conversation: #boundless VIP facebook group
4/4/201843 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tanya Alvarez on entrepreneurship, community & redefining failure (Episode 12)

Tanya Alvarez is the Co-Founder, and CEO of OwnersUP is a platform which advances solopreneurs business through accountability, goal setting, and community. Over the past fifteen years, Tanya has accumulated marketing experience with international & US companies such as Nike and US Olympics. She started her first company at the age of 25 and grew it to be a profitable company from credit card debt to over $1mm in gross revenue the first year. Since then, she has founded, bootstrapped, sold and invested in several companies.OwnersUp - Website & TwitterTanya's Recent Book Recs How To Fail At Anything and Still Win Big How To Raise A Perfect Dog Super Better My Book Recommendations: Boundless Top Reads on AmazonPodcast Information: #BoundlessPodSupport: Become a Patron For $3 a MonthShow Notes: Tanya AlvarezJoin the conversation: #boundless VIP facebook group
3/28/201840 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pauri Pandian on tennis as a career, coaching & healthy masculinity (Episode 11)

Pauri started playing Tennis when he was seven and it has turned into a clear passion. He wasn't always sure that was the path he wanted to take, but when a job as a teacher fell through because he decided to attend his sister's wedding, he picked up some coaching work to make some money. One thing turned into another and he is now the head women's and men's coach at Wheaton College. As a coach, he is in the position of constantly having to think about how to motivate different types of people and how he wants to lead. We also discuss his role in the healthy masculinity project and his work with college students.Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodSupport: Support The Podcast For $1 a MonthShow Notes: Pauri PandianLearn More: Helathy Masculinity @ WheatonJoin the conversation: #boundless VIP facebook group
3/21/201847 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ben Dubow - From State Department Rejection To Propaganda-Fighting Startup Founder (Episode 10)

Ben is the founder and COO of Omelas, a startup that is focused on using technology to fight propaganda. Ben's journey, however, does not start there. His journey is a classic case of "do not try this at home" - as we walk through Ben's story, I found myself impressed at the number of rejections and roadblocks he faced. Early in his career, he thought he landed his dream job, at the State Department, only to have the offer reneged. This led him to put his passion (which was diplomacy), to the side, while he pursued a "practical" career. A job from Google appeared just at the last minute, where he found himself in a role to help redirect terrorist search results. This helped re-awaken something he was passionate about and led to the founding of his current company.Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodSupport: Support The Podcast For $1 a MonthShow Notes: Ben DubowBoundless Facebook Group: Join the #boundless community
3/14/201859 minutes, 56 seconds
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Paul Millerd on Finding Work That Matters To You (Episode 9)

This is a copy of the interview I did with Stephen Warley on the Life Skills That Matter Podcast. Stephen is a bit of a role model for me. We have similar missions and ways of seeing the world. He interviewed me on Facebook live and I thought we had an interesting discussion on doing things that matter, defining priorities and how to figure out the answer "what do you want to do?" (which I think is an absurdly bad question!)Show Notes: Life Skills That Matter (Episode 174)Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodSupport: Support The Podcast For $1 a Month
3/7/201843 minutes, 29 seconds
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Amma Marfo on Combining Humor, Creativity & Writing (Episode 8)

Amma Marfo cracked me up several times on this podcast. It is no surprise then, that she describes herself as "thoughtful yet incurably silly." She also defines herself by three words: humor, creativity, and energy - something we talk about at the beginning of the podcast. Like many freelancers, she does so many things - she is a speaker, teacher, coach, and podcaster and has a lot of insight around the future of education and what helps people succeed in school. If you are interested in writing, education, and creativity check out this episode.Show Notes: Amma Marfo - Episode 8Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodSupport: Support The Podcast For $1 a MonthLinks: Amma's 2017 Reading List and The 2018 Reading List Netflix - The Standups Podcast: The Imposters Book Recommendation: Hamilton The Revolution Book Recommendation: When They Call You A Terrorist Twitter: @ammamarfo Formal BioAmma Marfo is a thoughtful yet incurably silly independent higher education professional, writer, and editor based in Boston, MA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida. Amma is a dynamic and sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, group dynamics, learning and optimizing the temperament of your organization, cultivating environments that encourage creativity, and incorporating your values into your work and larger goals- and has written three books on those topics since 2014. She speaks on college and university campuses across the country, at regional and national conferences, and has partnered with organizations like HubSpot, Wayfair, Startup Institute Boston, and General Assembly. She is an outspoken advocate for creativity, believes strongly in the power of humor, and looks forward to helping you find the way you live and work best. Her other interests include live comedy, surfing, trivia, and gluten-free cooking/baking. You can follow her on Twitter @ammamarfo.
2/28/201845 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tom Critchlow on Personal Branding, Freelance Consulting & The Future of Work (Episode 7)

I discovered Tom by reading a piece he wrote on freelance consulting.  I was fascinated with his approach and how similar it was to mine - especially coming from a completely different perspective - digital marketing & content.  We talk in depth about how he thinks about content in today's world, his thoughts on personal branding, how writing helps him create and leads to serendipitous connections and how he manages a diversity of interests.  We also geek out about our love of all things Ribbon Farm and Venkatesh Rao.His Advice For Careers: Go work somewhere interesting rather than something that is safe. Earlier in your career, Tom pushes people to sacrifice revenue or stability in favor of learning and growth.Podcast Information: #BoundlessPodSupport: Support The Podcast For $1 a MonthLinks: Tom Critchlow & @tomcritchlow Field guide for Independent Consultants by Tom Critchlow The Consultant's Grain by Tom Critchlow Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed  Venkatesh Rao on The Knowledge Project Podcast Blockchain Man by Taylor Pearson RibbonFarm Blog
2/21/201852 minutes, 18 seconds
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Cody Royle on The Talent & Performance Secrets of The Sports World (Episode 6)

Growing up all Cody thought about was sports. He saw his path as becoming a professional Aussie Rules Football player. However, after competing at the highest level of the sport, he quickly saw felt his “talent just fell away” at the age of 18. He struggled to live in the moment and stewed on the fact that everyone around him seemed much more talented. While this period would help him realize that he was better suited as a coach than a player, it took him a few years to make that realization.Show NotesSupport the Podcast: PatreonPodcast Information: #BoundlessPodPaul: @p_millerd & Cody: @codyroyleCody's Book: Where Others WontBook Recommendations:Legacy: What The All Blacks can teach us about the business of life Originals by Adam Grant and A Dozen Things I Learned From Adam Grant Links:altMBA Simon Sinek: Start With Why Netflix Culture How Netflix's Culture Got Patty McCord Fired Boundless Podcast: Episode 3
2/14/201852 minutes, 34 seconds
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Janet Matta - Rock Star Career Coach On The Alternative Paths We Fail To See (Episode 5)

Janet is one of my favorite people. We have a similar belief that people are capable of more than they believe and that alternative paths are more realistic and the reality than people realize.Not a fan of default paths from an early age, one quote stood out from Janet that she has continuously asked herself throughout her life:“The conventional path is not going to work for me, what can I do instead?”Janet first started “hacking” life in high school when she decided that the standard curriculum wasn’t for her. Despite pushback from parents, teachers, and peers, she followed her curiosity and negotiated an alternative path — avoiding things like Math to go deeper with teachers in social studies, religion and politics.Her next “hack” was to apply to college in Canada. Starting with the constraints that she wanted to avoid debt and that her parents would support the equivalent of in-state tuition she looked for different options and found a way when her uncle convinced her to look at Canadian universities. Although taking a non-conventional path, she learned a lot about being able to adapt that would help her later on in her career. Full writeup: https://think-boundless.com/2018/02/07/934/Janet: http://www.careerjanet.comLinks:* www.boundlesspod.comSupport the podcast & join the community:* www.patreon.com/thinkboundless
2/7/201837 minutes, 29 seconds
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Super Bowl Minisode - Cody Royle on The Patriots and what business can learn from sports

In this episode Cody Royle and I discuss what sets high performing NFL organizations like the Patriots and the Giants (and others apart from the rest). Cody is the author of Where Other’s Wont: Taking People Innovation from the Locker Room into the Boardroom. His book is available here: http://amzn.to/2E5R88kCONTEST DETAILS: I am giving away two of Cody's books for free. Just retweet this episode with the hashtag #boundlesspod or send a screenshot of you subscribed to the podcast to [email protected]:* www.boundlesspod.com* www.whereotherswont.comSupport the podcast & join the community:* www.patreon.com/thinkboundless
2/4/201818 minutes, 13 seconds
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Chris Donohoe on "uncommon" leadership, starting his own firm and "limitless creation" (Episode 4)

Chris is the founder of uncommonly and an avid fan of the long-running CBS television show Survivor. A former teacher, marketer, and management consultant, Chris has an eclectic mix of skills and professional experience. Chris has worked with over a dozen Fortune 500 clients spanning multiple industries including Media & Entertainment, Publishing, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, and Corporate Social Responsibility. He is obsessed with inspiring great leadership and creating incredible learning experiences that change the way people think and operate.Learn More:Chris' Website: www.un-commonly.comHis Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TopherDean87Links:*Podcast: www.boundlesspod.com*Support: www.patreon.com/boundless*Show Notes: https://wp.me/p9AOW1-cY
1/31/201836 minutes, 51 seconds
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David Vaucher on Ending His Career to Start His Life (Episode 3)

David was born abroad then moved to the US at a young age, all while being raised to believe that the path to success rests solely on going to school and getting a “safe” job with a big company. For the last 11 years he did just that, and by traditional measures of success, it looked like things were going well. Unfortunately, starting on Day 1 of his first job, he could never shake one, recurring feeling: “I really, really, really don’t like this”.In December 2017, after a lot of saving and planning, he worked up the courage to quit his job, build his retirement house in France, and focus on building a life around a freelance career.Forget the big house and fancy cars, his new measure of success is the amount of control he has over his time. He is using his time to explore his passion for learning new things, particularly in technology and programming, as well as helping others who are also looking to forge their own path away from the cubicle farm.Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/thinkBoundlessCheck out more episodes: https://www.think-boundless.com/podcastIdeas, questions, guest ideas? [email protected]
1/25/201842 minutes, 3 seconds
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Noel Boyland on “doing the things you want to do” in your career (Episode 2)

Although Noel claims he lacks wisdom, he has a lot of it. He describes his career as “eclectic.” Starting his career in the 1980’s the environment around him (greed, money) influenced him to question what he was really trying to accomplish. He took a long term perspective and tried to focus on what he did not want his career to be at sixty — which he put simply as not doing “the things he wanted to do”. Although on a more corporate track early on in his career, he tried to continuously reflect on what mattered — even if it raised some eyebrows in among his peers.
1/18/201837 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 1 - Why do I care about the future of work?

Paul talks about why he is passionate about the future of work and shares some of his personal journey
12/20/20178 minutes, 47 seconds