Millennial Travel Podcast

Be the Hero of Your Own Story with Tips from 5 Leading Performance Experts

Hannah Pinkerton
January 16, 2024

The Guests

  1. Gary Arndt (@everythingeverywhere) is a self taught photographer who went on to become Travel Photographer of the Year, one of the world’s top travel bloggers, and a podcast host for CBS. Gary has gone on to visit over 170 countries around the world and all 7 continents.

  2. Craig Ballantyne has been the Editor of Early To Rise since 2011 and his other projects include being a strength & conditioning coach in Toronto, the author of Turbulence Training, a contributing author to Men’s Health magazine, a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines, and the author of The Perfect Day Formula.

  3. Daniele Bolelli is a University Professor, MMA Fighter, Author, and one of the most badass practical philosophers on the planet. His latest book “Not Afraid: On Fear, Heartbreak, Raising a Baby Girl, and Cage Fighting” is a hero’s journey that will inspire and guide anyone seeking to forge their own path, without the dogmatic side of philosophy that Daniele abhors. He also has a lecture series on Taoism and of course his signature podcast The Drunken Taoist.

  4. Jason Wachob(@JasonWachob) is co-founder and CEO of Mindbodygreen an independent media brand with over 10 million monthly unique visitors, 30+ employees. Mindbodygreen is one of the leading lifestyle media brands dedicated to wellness and has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue. Jason is the author of the new book “Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume”.  

  5. Colin Wright is an author, speaker and full time traveler. He’s written over a dozen books, spread out across both fiction and nonfiction including two I've loved: My Exile Lifestyle and Iceland, India, Interstate. He has also co-founded Asymmetrical Press a publishing company founded with the purpose of focusing on amazing, perspective-changing work instead of the exclusivity of traditional publishing companies.

The Episode

Our episode today is all about performance. We are sharing some of our favorite clips from entrepreneurs, authors, podcasters, and other performance experts on topics like overcoming fear, creating your perfect day, and how to build a life that you love.

We went back into the archives and dug up a few excellent episodes that highlight some amazing performance tips and we put them all together for you in today’s episode!

Topics Covered

  • The secret to achieving more freedom by applying structure in your life
  • Actionable steps on how you can develop your own personal commandments
  • Tips for finding the blueprint for success you are looking for
  • How to create your own religion, and why it’s okay to visit both wine shops and whorehouses
  • What taking a holistic look at your mind and body looks like
  • How to re-wire your brain
  • Misconceptions about minimalism
  • Travel and growth

Quotes from the Episode

“There are roles that certain people have in certain stages of a company. (Gary Arndt)”
“Ultimately to learn anything you have to put your ego aside and think, ‘I don’t know anything, lets start from scratch. (Daniele Bolelli)”
“Expose yourself to frictions -- A life without any friction at all is not one where you’re incentivized to grow (Colin Wright)”
“Having that mindset where there are no expectations is often very powerful. (Jason Wachob)”
“In the morning, that’s when we should be most structured. Use your rules for living to get ahead of the curve rather than playing catch up. (Craig Ballantyne)”


Original Episodes

#37 The Perfect Day with Craig Ballantyne

#39 Sell Your Company and Become the World’s Best Travel Blogger with Gary Arndt

#45 Overcome Fear and Become the Hero of Your Own Story with Daniele Bolelli, the Drunken Taoist

#47 Learn to Build a Life Not a Resume with Jason Wachob of Mindbodygreen

#61 What’s the Point of Money? Lifestyle Design + Minimalism by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle

Listen in Now, and build your vision for the future today!

You can get this episode directly to your iPhone on iTunes, your Android on Stitcher, or on Soundcloud.

Hannah Pinkerton
Hannah enjoys spreading love in the world through travel, blogging, and teaching Spanish. Her hobbies include exploring in nature, taking naps, and spoiling her two dogs. She is proud to use her organizational and list making skills as an Executive Assistant for U30X.


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