What’s on the other side of fear? On Living Off Course, Zita Moran and Janie Lim interview people who've tackled their fears head-on to live a life that’s authentically theirs.
Whether that’s leaving a toxic relationship, travelling the world or just a commitment to living authentically, the stories we capture will help you face and overcome your fears—the only barrier between you and your best life.
Adventures in Life & Business with Digital Nomad & Entrepreneur Luke Walker
This week we had a great time with serial entrepreneur and all-round great human being, Luke Walker!
Luke currently lives in Chiang Mai (one of our favourite places in the world!) where he works with Thai Fitness influencer, Dao, creating online programs, coaching and health supplements.
He's been in the fitness industry for a while now and was instrumental in creating InstructorLive—a platform for on-demand fitness classes, motivation and recipes.
In this episode, we talk about how Luke went from studying Astrophysics to moving to Brazil to become a portrait painter, then becoming a hypnotherapist, to working on a burger van before finally entering the world of startups, which he now calls home.
It's been a crazy ride! Luke's fascinating story is a perfect example of how Living Off Course is BY DEFINITION not linear.
We delve into the tools Luke has used to navigate the road less travelled—from self-help books to Ayahuasca.
There's so much to take away from this episode—we hope you'll enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it!
Creativity, Routines & Self-Love w/Boom Shikha
What an episode we have for you this week! Boom Shikha is not only one of our dearest friends, but she's also a highly successful YouTuber who captivates her INFJ audience with her wisdom and insight about living as that rare personality type. Plus, she hosts her own podcast, The INFJ Whisperer.
Not only that, but she is a prolific writer of both smutty science fiction and life hacking books. Location-independent and abundantly creative, she truly has carved out a life she loves.
How has she managed it? That's what we dive into in this episode.
We talk about the routines, tools and philosophy behind Boom's boundless creativity and dedication to her art. Boundaries, self-care, self-love, how she deals with fear and trolling, following intuition, yoga, meditation and self-discipline are just SOME of the topics we cover in this wisdom packed episode.
We hope you'll enjoy and learn as much as we did!
Embracing Emotions and Following Passion w/Coach Brian Basham
This week, we had the great pleasure of interviewing Brian Basham—technologist and management coach. He wears these two hats with one mission—to support the creation of trusting, connected workplaces that promote self-inquiry and personal growth.
He also has the distinction of being Janie's coach!
In this episode, we talk about how Brian left his dream job at Google to pursue his passion of supporting personal growth in others. And what it felt like facing the dilemma of giving up what he was good at to do what he loves.
We delve into the feelings of fear and doubt this brought up and how Brian navigated that. We discuss fear in general and how to embrace it and other “negative” emotions, particularly through somatic work.
Join us for this fascinating journey through Brian’s life as he shares the coaching and healing modalities that have supported him and his clients in overcoming their greatest challenges in life.
From Chasing The High to Finding Flow w/Bestselling Author Michael G. Dash
Another fascinating interview this week with Michael G. Dash—entrepreneur, best-selling author of Chasing The High, business coach, recovering addict, speaker and philanthropist.
Yes, he is all of those things, and more.
He founded the F.A.T.E. series (From Addict to Entrepreneur) published on Thrive Global & Medium and MD Coaching and Mentoring where he works with entrepreneurs helping them double their revenues while focusing on clarity, consistency and connection—allowing them to step into the true leader they were meant to be.
He's the co-founder of the Activated.Life, a social movement focused on inspiring a culture of positivity, authenticity, passion, empathy, and resilience while giving back to others. Michael is an avid volunteer, fundraiser, and mentor, and is dedicated to bringing positive change to leaders of all kinds.
In this episode, Michael talks candidly about addiction and how constantly chasing his next high made him miserable, disconnected and seeking a better way of being.
We discuss the power of curiosity, simplicity, letting go of limiting beliefs, overcoming fears in order to grow, finding flow & alignment and much much more.
Michael's impish sense of humor, vulnerability and drive to live a life of profound purpose and positive impact makes this episode a joy and inspiration to listen to.
You can reach Michael via his website (www.michaelgdash.com), where you can join his weekly newsletters and get the first two chapters of his best-selling book Chasing The High free.
This episode is a little something to whet your appetite before you go out and get read (or listen to) his inspiring book. The links to which you can find on our website, www.livingoffcourse.com.
Creativity & Following Your Heart with Nomad Architect Adi Cohen
This week we have the brilliant Adi Cohen, Nomad Architect extraordinaire.
Feeling the itch to live life on her own terms, Adi left a prestigious job at an architecture firm in Israel to travel the world and create her own niche as a Nomad Architect.
Working with a hand-picked international team, she specialises in architecture for world citizens, one-of-a-kind projects, co-living and rural luxury.
So, how did she get here? In this episode, we ask just that.
We hear how she found the courage to take that leap, how following her intuition led her to finding her first client as a Nomad Architect, and where she finds inspiration in the world.
Adi is passionate about understanding the essence of how places make us feel—what makes a space feel like home, an environment feel inspiring.
She uses her travels as a constant source of inspiration, collecting ideas for her eclectic catalogue. This allows her to create the most intuitive spaces that capture the soul of her clients’ visions. And her clients are now as international and varied as her inspiration.
Adi truly embodies the Living Off Course ethos of uncompromisingly following her own path, no matter how difficult or uncharted.
We’re so grateful to her for talking about how she struggled to make the changes she did, to create a life that combines both her passions—travel and architecture—so successfully.
It’s an inspiring tale, and we know you’ll enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it!
Following Curiosity & Seizing Opportunity with Serial Entrepreneur Kevin O'Connor
Kevin O'Connor has led a fascinating life overcoming hardship, following his curiosity and seizing opportunities where he finds them.
We talk about how he toured as a professional mime artist for 12 years then transitioned into becoming a highly successful serial entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, amateur musician and author.
We delve into fear of failure and how he’s tackled it, self-reinvention and so much more. He's led—and is leading—such a full life, it was a joy to get some life advice from someone who truly lives life on his own terms.