Enjoy Episode 026:
Hey ladies and bros - the Brave Monkeys are back. Coming at you this time from Joshua Tree National Park, we have a climbing story. No, a life story. Wait, I'm not sure which one it is.
Enjoy Episode 026:
Music courtesy of Holland Hopson on Mevio's Music Alley!
"What's the American Dream anymore? Do I have to buy a house, settle down? Will I ever find that girl? Do I want kids? What is home, anyway?
A guy told me once that everybody needs a grand tour - some times away from the walls you have constructed around yourself, to shake you out of your routine, show you your real dreams, to show you your story. I found a story. Maybe the only one I really needed"
We get into this and more in Episode 020:
Make sure to pick up a copy of The New American Road Trip Mixtape and connect with Brendan at Semi-Rad. Seriously, the book was an easy read, and it was life-changing in that it helps us to ask these hard questions and learn to trust in the process of finding the answers.
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Brendan Leonard is the author of The New American Road Trip Mixtape and writes enthusiastically about things regular folks can do at Semi-Rad. Semi-Rad is what can be done with 52 weekends and a few weeks of vacation a year. It’s adventures for the everyman and woman. It’s a web site for those of us crushing it, kind of.
We had a conversation about the struggles of finding work you love, his creative process, and the awesomeness of being passionately mediocre.
Check this sample of his writing out - I have watched this approximately 8,000 times in the last month since I first saw it. But warning: be prepared to be inspired...
Next week, we'll discuss his book and finding the New American Dream. For now, tune in to Episode 019:
Music by Jeff Mallon provided by Mevio's Music Alley!
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Depression has been described as like being trapped in a deep dungeon to which you have the key, but never think you can look for it - or from which you can climb out, but you don't believe you can do it. This is Garrett's story of using adventure to begin to climb out of those depths - both metaphorically and literally.
Music today by Zach Schmidt who recently has a new album out! Check it out here.
Jeff and I sat down in Indian Rock Park (with a tiny field recorder, so you will hear the wind and birds and planes in this episode - try to enjoy it!) to discuss how the mind is typically the body's biggest obstacle, and why to practice falling in rock climbing (and failing in life).
Check out The Warriors Way to learn more about how you can get involved in one of their clinics or get one of the books. Let me tell you, Espresso Lessons is seriously paradigm-changing. It might not only change the way you approach climbing, but also the way you approach business, finding your passion, or reaching out to mentors. And - it's a quick read, too!
Onto Episode 006:
Music by aubergine. Sweetness. Thanks to Mevio's Music Alley for providing us with some great stuff!
Today we're talking about dogs being entranced by yoga masters and my journey in using meditation to further my ability to climb and take leaps of faith in my life and business.
In Episode 003 we're talking about dogs being entranced by yoga and my journey in using meditation to further my ability to climb and take leaps of faith in my life and business.
Music by 8 Ball Aitken - big thanks!
Today I’ll introduce you to the show and tell a quick story to answer the questions that I know are on your mind - what the heck is a Brave Monkey, and how can a habit be adventurous. Speaking of that, in case you don’t know you can find the Brave Monkeys online at adventuroushabits.com !
Episode 001: I’ll introduce you to the show and tell a quick story to answer the questions that I know are on your mind - what the heck is a Brave Monkey, and how can a habit be adventurous?
Music by my good friend Zach Schmidt - what a guy!
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About The Show:
The The Brave Monkeys Speak is the climbing, cycling, adventure podcast that's not really about any of that stuff: it's about lifestyle design. How can you design your life around the things that excite you, and get better at your day job as a result? Well, listen up Monkeys. We're speaking.