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Have you always dreamed of creating a more fulfilling life but haven't taken the first step yet? Redefined Life interviews people every week who have created the most interesting lives in the world. We break down how they created their lives and the businesses that make them sustainable. Our guests are entrepreneurs, musicians, athletes and adventurers. Despite the differences in what they have chosen to pursue, they have all created lives of their own design. Don't let their success fool you. They are not superhuman and they have faced the same obstacles as you. During our conversations, we talk about what has made them successful and how they were able to overcome the obstacles, pressures and challenges in their way.

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Redefined Life: Business, Inspiration, Revolution Aaron Mead

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Have you always dreamed of creating a more fulfilling life but haven't taken the first step yet? Redefined Life interviews people every week who have created the most interesting lives in the world. We break down how they created their lives and the businesses that make them sustainable. Our guests are entrepreneurs, musicians, athletes and adventurers. Despite the differences in what they have chosen to pursue, they have all created lives of their own design. Don't let their success fool you. They are not superhuman and they have faced the same obstacles as you. During our conversations, we talk about what has made them successful and how they were able to overcome the obstacles, pressures and challenges in their way.

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    RL14: Fernanda Carcamo on starting an organic food business and entrepreneurship while pregnant

    RL14: Fernanda Carcamo on starting an organic food business and entrepreneurship while pregnant

    Complete show notes can be found at redefinedlife.com/14

    Fernanda Carcamo left a secure job to start a company while she was pregnant with her first child.  Surprisingly, she believes this was the perfect time to start a business. 

    Fernanda grew up in Honduras, went to school in the United States, Denmark and Spain, and has settled in Belgium.  Recently, she left a secure job with great benefits to pursue her dream of owning her own company.  She turned her dream into reality when she started the food company, Nutrabel.  Currently, Nutrabel specializes in gluten free and organic biscuits and crackers but has plans to expand their product line in the future.

    In this conversation we talk about key experiences that led to her success, her most valuable lessons, and her outlook on starting a business and a family at the same time.

    If you would like to give Redefined Life a virtual high-five, please consider making a donation to First Descents.  Every little bit helps in a big way.

    Thanks!

    Links
    Nutrabel Website

    Nutrabel Facebook

    La Maison de l'Entreprise (Fernanda's Business Coaches)

    Contact Fernanda: mf.carcamo@nutrabel.com

     

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    RL13: Gavin McClurg on training for the most dangerous adventure race in the world and his adventures in entrepreneurship

    RL13: Gavin McClurg on training for the most dangerous adventure race in the world and his adventures in entrepreneurship

    Complete show notes can be found at redefinedlife.com/13

    Gavin McClurg is a 2014/2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, world record holder, paraglider pilot, Red Bull X-Alps 8th place finisher, entrepreneur...  the list goes on. 

    This was a fascinating interview full of stories about how Gavin started his first businesses and how his entrepreneurial pursuits evolved, about his adventure that earned him the nod as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year,  and how he trained his body and mind for the X-Alps adventure race.


    Gavin McClurg on Facebook

    Follow Gavin on Instagram

    Gavin's Cloudbase Mayhem Podcast  (He interview's Jeff Shapiro in episode 3.  Listen to it.  Seriously.)

    Gavin McClurg's blog post about training for the Red Bull X-Alps

    Kelly Starrett Books

     

     

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    RL12: The You Only Always Design Studio on being artists, traveling the world and living the lover's lifestyle

    RL12: The You Only Always Design Studio on being artists, traveling the world and living the lover's lifestyle

    Complete show notes can be found at redefinedlife.com/12

    You Only Always is a design studio comprised of the husband and wife team of Pan Trinity Das and Kyrie Maezumi.  They travel the world producing meaningful street art for NGOs and non-profits.

    They describe their work as "spiritual pop art" and it often represents topics such as love and environmental consciousness. 

    In this episode Pan and Kyrie discuss how they were empowered to live differently, the impact of their art, their lover lifestyle, life in an RV, stories from traveling the world and much more. 

    Links to You Only Always

    Pan's Instagram

    Kyrie's Instagram

    Facebook

    Tumblr

    YouTube

    Recommended Books
    Tao Te Ching

    Trust Me I'm Lying

    In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

     Biocentrism

    The Star Rover

    The Exquisite Risk

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    If you would like to help Redefined Life send an adult with cancer on an adventure with First Descents, please consider making a donation.  Every little bit helps in a big way.

    Thanks!


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    RL11: Brad Ludden on founding First Descents, finding happiness and supporting friends with cancer

    RL11: Brad Ludden on founding First Descents, finding happiness and supporting friends with cancer

    Complete show notes can be found at redefinedlife.com/11

    Brad Ludden is the founder of First Descents, an organization that empowers adults with cancer through outdoor adventure experiences. 

    Brad was a young professional whitewater kayaker at the top of the game when he decided to start First Descents.  He knew he wanted to start the program but had no idea it would turn into a career.

    Watch this video to see just how much of an impact the programs at First Descents have on the participants.  Please consider volunteering your time or making a donation to First Descents.  Every little bit helps in a big way.

     

    In this episode Brad shares:

    Why he started First Descents
    What effect First Descents has on participants
    What is happiness
    How he weighed the decision to start First Descents instead of going to college
    How he was able to start First Descents with no prior business experience
    The biggest challenges he faced when starting First Descents
    How he finds good people
    What he found to be the key to fundraising success
    The power of vulnerability
    How to interact with a person with cancer
    How to talk about cancer
    How First Descents has grown beyond just kayaking
    How you can help by volunteering or donating to First Descents

     

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    RL10: Chris McNamara on entrepreneurship, minimalism and living for adventure

    RL10: Chris McNamara on entrepreneurship, minimalism and living for adventure

    Complete show notes can be found at redefinedlife.com/10

    Chris McNamara is an ex-wingsuit BASE jumper, big wall climber, author of 10 books, founder of the American Safe Climbing Association, SuperTopo.com, OutdoorGearLab.com, and RentSouthLake.com.

    He has built his life around chasing his passions and following them until the next big adventure calls.   He has enabled this lifestyle by building several businesses based on these passions.

    In this episode Chris shares:

    The appeal and adventure of high speed travel.
    How an electric skateboard changed his life. 
    How owning a rental property added to his freedom.
    Why it’s important to open yourself to being grabbed by passions.
    How big wall climbing gave him direction in life.
    The story of how he accidentally graduated college in 7 years.
    Why college is a great thing to do until you find something better. 
    Why it can be a good thing to keep your day job.
    The key to having a beginner’s mind. 
    How he decides what business ideas to pursue.
    How he got into wing suit BASE jumping and why he got out.

    Chris' Companies

    American Safe Climbing Association
    Outdoor Gear Lab
    Super Topo
    Rent South Lake

    Chris' Writing
    Why I Quit Wingsuit BASE

    ChrisMcNamara.com

    Chris Recommends
    Good To Great by Jim Collins

    Einstein: His Life and Universe

    Chris' Travels

    7 Wonders of the World in 13 Days

    The Free Euro Electric Skateboard Weekend

     

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    • 52 min
    RL9: Tom McElroy on wilderness survival, primitive skills, and creating a fulfilling life

    RL9: Tom McElroy on wilderness survival, primitive skills, and creating a fulfilling life

    Complete show notes can be found at redefinedlife.com/9

    Tom McElroy is a wilderness survival expert and the founder of Wild Survival.  Growing up in a wealthy town, he dreamed of escaping the common path in order to live the hobo lifestyle.  He decided to learn wilderness survival skills to enhance his ability to make it on his own and he discovered his life passion in the process. 

    Tom has has taught wilderness survival skills to more than 10,000 students over the past 20 years.  He developed his knowledge by spending a year living off the land, becoming an instructor at the most famous tracking and survival school in the country, hunting with blowguns in the Amazon with the Huaorani tribe, running through Copper Canyon with the Tarahumara (Raramuri), and living with a tribal shaman in a palm thatched hut a hundred miles off the coast of Sumatra.  His diverse experiences have given him an extensive toolkit for survival in nearly any location that he now passes on to his students.

    In this episode Tom shares:


    How nobody in high school believed he could live in the woods for a year instead of going to college.
    What he learned during his year living in full survival.
    How living off the land turned changed him from a bad student to a great student.
    How he trained his brain for success.
    Why we need to experience nature and how primitive skills can enhance that experience.
    What he learned from living with indigenous people around the world.
    How he feels about his experience as a cast member on Naked and Afraid.
    What advice he would give to someone looking to lead a more fulfilling life.

    More Information
    Wild Survival

    Wild Survival Facebook

    Tom's Videos

    Find all his videos here.

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    • 52 min

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