The Derek Loudermilk show is your home for: Adventure, Entrepreneurship, Spirituality, Science, and Peak Performance! This podcast is designed to bring you to a world class understanding and take you in-depth on these topics so you can expand your consciousness, transform your life, and get to the cutting edge. Derek Loudermilk is a professional adventurer, bestselling author, business strategist, and digital nomad. If you want to learn how to be a professional adventurer, listen to the interviews with Johan Ernst Nilson, Chase Boerhringer, Mike Spencer Bown, Antesa Jensen, and Sean Conway. If you want to learn about running a location independent business, listen to interviews with David Wood, John Abbot, Danny Flood, Estela Kun, Fabian Dittrich, and Jackie Nourse. If you want to learn about optimizing human potential, listen to episodes with Chris McDougall, Jeff Shapiro, Rick Hanson, Ron Malhotra, and Melissa Stangl.
Francis Tapon | The Quest to Visit Every African Country and Bring Back the Best Ideas
Francis Tapon is an adventurer, author, and Harvard MBA who's been to all countries in Africa and also in Eastern Europe.
He was on a quest to learn what ideas he could bring back to America from these different parts of the world
Francis also climbed the highest mountain in every African continent during his trip and met his wife Rejoice in Western Africa.
What you’ll learn in this episode:
* What happened on Francis' multi-year trip around Africa* Learn about the laws and borders in Africa * What kind of vehicle do you need to drive all over Africa?* The story of how Francis got lost with his wife and brother-in-law in the dessert* How Francis met his wife in Africa
"We underestimate how hard it was for the explorers in the 19th Century who went to places." - Francis Tapon
"Wealth is a relative thing. Africa doesn't feel wealthy to outsiders, but my wife felt rich growing up in Africa"- Francis Tapon
"The thing that hurt Africa's self-esteem more than anything else is the media; the television."- Francis Tapon
"You'll feel blessed [when you visit Africa] because it's a wonderful place to remind you [of your blessings]."- Francis Tapon
"One thing we can learn from Africa - Africans are super good at forgiving." - Francis Tapon
"In general, borders [in Africa] had never been easier to travel." - Francis Tapon
Continue the Adventure
Francis Tapon's website
Francis Tapon on Facebook
Francis' YouTube Channel
Dreamtime – Can You Really Make Money While You Sleep?
Dreamtime is one of the most powerful tools I teach my clients for growing their business.
Using nightly dreamtime can be your secret weapon to making more money, having better relationships, creative problem solving, decision making, healing yourself, or faster manifestations.
I've been using dreamtime for the last 5 years - initially to be able to go on adventures even while I couldn't travel (because I was about to be a new dad)
The global pandemic has enhance the powers of dreamtime because so many more people are sharing the same experience - it amplifies the collective unconscious
I've had some amazing insights from dreams - which house to buy, which employee to hire, even co- dreaming with my son
I've even had friends go on dates after guidance I got in dreamtime
You can benefit from using your intent before bedtime - even if you usually never remember your dreams or don't have lucid dreaming experience.
Michael Thornhill | Founder of Casa Galactica, Ayahuasca Retreat Center, on Healing Trauma and Channeling Interdimensional Beings
Today's guest is the founder of Casa Galactica, Michael Thornhill, a retreat center in the Peruvian Amazon. We're gonna hear how Michael went from substance addicted corporate headhunter to moving to founding this retreat center.
This episode is significant because we get into the subject of childhood trauma and healing - Michael experienced ritual abuse as a child and Ayahuasca was a major part of his healing and recovery process form this. We talk about the widespread nature of trauma and what tools are available to help heal and move past such events.
In the second part of the episode we get to experience Michael channeling the consciousness of a group of interdimensional beings - in this instance represented by the "Arcturian Collective" - I ask about Time, Dimensions, Densities, Pets, Love, and Astrology
What you will learn in this episode:
* Michael's healing journey from trauma. * How ritual abuse leads to power derived from fear* An introduction to sacred plant medicine* Comparing the nature of cannabis vs. ayahuasca* Ayahuasca as only one part of a much larger tradition* The nuts and bolts on how Michael runs his retreat center.* Michael's interactions with the Shipibo shamans* Channelling the Galactic Beings on the second part of the episode.
"The plants have their own language which is transmitted through songs, and healing happens in these songs" - Michael Thornhill
"You can hear the songs of the plants if you meditate with the plants." - Michael Thornhill
"The purpose of time is to learn things in a specific way - without time, it is difficult to process learning"- The Galactic Beings
"The healing of trauma will give us the space to feel feelings we haven't felt"- Michael Thornhill
"What is important about healing trauma is that we don't turn away. Blocking Pain also blocks love" - Michael Thornhill
"You are going to have an easier time when you ask for help"- Michael Thornhill
Continue the Adventure
Living the Law of One
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Dylan Magaster | From Backpacker to Van Life to Sailboat & 100 Million YouTube Views
Today's guest is the YouTuber Dylan Magaster, who lives on a sailboat he bought, and travel the Mediterranean. Previously Dylan spend 2 years living in a van he converted, and before that was a backpacker. He made a deal with his mom that if he didn't make it financially as a YouTuber in 5 years, he would quit and try something else.
Before he hit it on the magic formula with his Florb YouTube Channel, Dylan had started 9 different YouTube channels - from Challenges, sketch comedy, travel vlogging to daily news and abandoned buildings. In one stretch he created a video each day for 70 days.
When we connected for this interview Dylan and his boat the SV Arianrhod were in dry dock in Tunisia for repairs
What you will learn in this episode:
* What it takes to make a successful YouTube video and channel* The challenges of living on a sailboat vs. van life* Different cultures around the Mediterranean sea* How Dylan balances Youtube filming and production with sailing, travel and sailboat repairs
"Living on the sea, you are constantly in an environment that wants to destroy you"- Dylan Magaster
"When you understand how the wind works, you get to know a country's geography better" - Dylan Magaster
"The most important skill for YouTube is how to tell a story"- Dylan Magaster
"If you don't know where your limits are, you can't push past them and you don't grow"- Dylan Magaster
"Having basic survival skills in important for everyone - it helps avoid existential angst" - Dylan Magaster
"I love how so many countries have naps built into their work schedule"- Dylan Magaster
"Dreaming and visioning is a skill...You can only dream to the limit of your imagination" - Dylan Magaster
"You are way more capable than you think you are" - Dylan Magaster
Continue The Adventure
FLORB Youtube Channel
Dylan Magaster YouTube Channel
Dylan Magaster on Instagram
Zach Benson | Founder of Assistagram, Building a 220 Million Influencer Network
Today's guest on the Derek Loudermilk Show is a former breakdancer, who has curated a massive Instagram network with 220 million followers, Zach Benson. Zach is the founder of Assistagram and he helps influencers, entrepreneurs, and celebrities grow and interact with their business.
In this episode, he talks to us about his life as an Instagram travel influencer and how he sets up his relationship with luxury hotels around the world.
You will also hear how Zach became a breakdancer and made his way to be featured on TV multiple times on "So you think you can dance"
What you’ll learn in this episode:
* How to connect with other influencers and celebrities to grow your business.* What is working to grow in an Instagram right now* The secret influencer ecosystem where everyone wins* New ways to over-deliver value to collaborators* The specific flow of new customers from Zach's Instagram to a Forbes article to a lead magnet to a chat to a Facebook group* How to create a value stack of multiple offers* If you should buy an Instagram account with lots of followers
"If you want a high growth business, you have to make people feel loved and respected" - Zach Benson
"Giving gifts to people with big audiences saves money and makes money"- Zach Benson
"I try to find other people that are way better than me"- Zach Benson
"I work from 'How can I complete blow these hotels away and have them say WOW, you have done your homework?"- Zach Benson
"Help people that are another level above you"- Zach Benson
Continue the Adventure
Zach on Instagram
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Five Minute Friday: It’s Easier to be Epic than Average
It's easier to be epic than it is to be average.
want to tell you that it is easier to be world class, it's easier to do big,
challenging, and amazing things than it is to simply be average.
at people like Richard Branson. They jump out of an airplane before breakfast,
and then they make a billion dollars. They make it look fun and easy- that
could be what it would be like for you too!
Because of our school system, we are all trained to simply know how it takes to pass. As a result, you think inside of the box- one that was set by other people for you. Until you start thinking outside the box, you'll never start thinking outside of the box.
you start thinking bigger and taking on much bigger challenges, you're going to
get the fire and motivation inside your belly. You are going to get so much
will start seeing things happening, things that you never would have expected
to happen if you stayed with the normal, average course.
"The universe is conspiring to help you." - Paulo Coelho
Take for example, Oliver White. He is a fishing guy who, all of a sudden, decided that he wanted to explore rivers and fish that have never been caught by fly fishing before. Not only that, he wanted to teach the local people how to create a sustainable lodge and a fishing industry for themselves. Nobody has ever thought of doing that before! But now, he is featured all over media. People are behind his mission, and he created so much momentum.
was a time I wanted to raise money for my birthday, so I approached the
organizers of a local mansion party. I told them that I wanted them to host
this party for me and raise money for charity. They said yes, and it was the
biggest party that they had ever thrown, and the most successful for all of us.
As soon as you start thinking unreasonably - outside the box - amazing things start happening for you. While everybody else is competing for the same average slice of pie.
friend Chase Boehringer just set the world
record for highest motorcycle. He had more than 75 people and businesses who
sponsored this expedition. He asked them for help, and they were on board. They
were excited to support this big, world record project.
How can you start thinking bigger?
If you have been thinking average your whole life, start with this line of thinking:
* What would I do if I had the support of celebrities, or billionaires, or all my friends? * What would I do if I knew that I couldn't fail? * What would I do if somebody gave me a hundred million dollars to make this thing a reality? * What would I do if I stopped being reasonable?
It takes some time to change your thinking. It takes time asking the right questions to open your thinking. It's a creative process. Even then when you come up with a big, exciting, scary, audacious idea, your ego is going to tell you not to do it to try to keep you safe.
The Australians have this thing called "tall poppy syndrome". It's going to tell you not to grow above the crowd or you will get chopped off. Keep your head down, work hard, and stay in your lane.
This is backwards thinking - we all know people who work hard for a long time and have anything to show for it. And this used to be me.