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"Be Open. Be Fit. Be Gone."

I started Nomadic Thrive to hold myself accountable.

You see, I can be lazy. Really lazy. And closed-minded. Not to mention… judgmental. I’m not proud of these qualities, but I see them more as reflexes of conditioning rather than deeply held values. In other words, I’m just trying to shake off four decades of societal and familial baggage and push myself (and hopefully others) to think different.

To act different.

TO BE different and BE better.

Because what I truly value differs dramatically from the narrow and reactionary person I described above.

I value hardwork, industry and innovation. I value an expansive, well read, well traveled and nimble mind. I value inclusion and creativity. I value love and friendship and adventure.

And that’s what Nomadic Thrive is all about…

Some thoughts of our Motto: “Be Open. Be Fit. Be Gone.”

When I first began to ponder the possible vision for this community, I wanted to sum it up in a very succinct phrase, a bite-sized road map for living a better life. We are bombarded with the “Dos and Don’ts” of life at every turn. Each time you leaf through a magazine or launch a news app story after story reminds us of how bad our day-to-day choices are, how scary the world is, how fat we are, how closed-minded we are… on and on and on… And with each guilt-trip comes another 112 Step Program to shred those abs, cleanse your soul and travel like a Kardashian.

I want to keep it SIMPLE.

BE OPEN: To the new, to love, to art, to creativity, to hardship, to fear, to not knowing.

BE FIT: Because to live our best life, we need to be of sound mind and sound body.

BE GONE: Jailbreak our self-imposed prisons of the mind and body and just wander. Roam. Voyage and explore and bound and run and dig our way toward an amazing life. Just get out there and BE GONE from who you’ve always been told to be.

Nomadic Thrive will offer perspectives, information and entertainment on all of the above and more.

I hope you enjoy, participate, challenge and reflect.

Welcome!

Nomadic Thrive Podcas‪t‬ Michael Mast

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"Be Open. Be Fit. Be Gone."

I started Nomadic Thrive to hold myself accountable.

You see, I can be lazy. Really lazy. And closed-minded. Not to mention… judgmental. I’m not proud of these qualities, but I see them more as reflexes of conditioning rather than deeply held values. In other words, I’m just trying to shake off four decades of societal and familial baggage and push myself (and hopefully others) to think different.

To act different.

TO BE different and BE better.

Because what I truly value differs dramatically from the narrow and reactionary person I described above.

I value hardwork, industry and innovation. I value an expansive, well read, well traveled and nimble mind. I value inclusion and creativity. I value love and friendship and adventure.

And that’s what Nomadic Thrive is all about…

Some thoughts of our Motto: “Be Open. Be Fit. Be Gone.”

When I first began to ponder the possible vision for this community, I wanted to sum it up in a very succinct phrase, a bite-sized road map for living a better life. We are bombarded with the “Dos and Don’ts” of life at every turn. Each time you leaf through a magazine or launch a news app story after story reminds us of how bad our day-to-day choices are, how scary the world is, how fat we are, how closed-minded we are… on and on and on… And with each guilt-trip comes another 112 Step Program to shred those abs, cleanse your soul and travel like a Kardashian.

I want to keep it SIMPLE.

BE OPEN: To the new, to love, to art, to creativity, to hardship, to fear, to not knowing.

BE FIT: Because to live our best life, we need to be of sound mind and sound body.

BE GONE: Jailbreak our self-imposed prisons of the mind and body and just wander. Roam. Voyage and explore and bound and run and dig our way toward an amazing life. Just get out there and BE GONE from who you’ve always been told to be.

Nomadic Thrive will offer perspectives, information and entertainment on all of the above and more.

I hope you enjoy, participate, challenge and reflect.

Welcome!

    Episode 58: When Life Gets Hard

    Episode 58: When Life Gets Hard

    Hey Guys! Welcome back to the podcast… Today I give a life update and offer some advice and some of my practices for when life gets hard. 2020 has been a disaster for many of us and we are all dealing with it in different ways. I share what ive done to cope with the frustration of not seeing my family for 10 months (and counting).







    Enjoy!







    As always, check out what I’m up to on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelbmast and on Youtube at michaelbmast.







    Thanks!

    Episode 57: Race, Racism and How Living a Nomadic Life Can Help

    Episode 57: Race, Racism and How Living a Nomadic Life Can Help

    We are witnessing unprecedented upheaval across the world right now. Protests and riots, sparked by the barbaric murder of George Floyd, have created an urgent and necessary dialogue around race, oppression, privilege and power. I am not an expert, nor do I see myself qualified to comment on the myriad political touch points.







    However, I do know right from wrong.







    And what has been done–for centuries–to our black community is unforgivable. We MUST be better. We MUST do better. Diversity isn’t a political or corporate buzzword–it’s the LIFEBLOOD of the human race! We are better for our differences and each human variation should be celebrated, supported, admired and tolerated, even if we don’t understand one another. Because that’s not the point! It doesn’t matter if I get you or you get me. What matters is we support and fight for each other’s right to be different and be confusing to people “not like us”.







    This, to me, is ultimate freedom.







    Today’s Podcast I detail my journey from being raised in an incredibly conservative town and how this shaped my views on race.

    Episode 56: How I Hacked My Sleep!

    Episode 56: How I Hacked My Sleep!

    In this episode, I detail all the tips, tricks and products I use to get the best sleep of my life. We all know how important sleep is, but very few people actually prioritize the habits and routines it takes to optimism this nightly ritual.







    Some of the products mentioned in the episode:







    1.) True Dark glasses: https://truedark.com







    2.) “Why We Sleep” by Mathew Walker PhD: https://www.sleepdiplomat.com







    3.) MZoo Sleep Mask: https://www.amazon.com/Contoured-Sleeping-Blindfold-Concave-Meditation/dp/B07KC5DWCC







    4.) Weighted Blankets: https://gravityblankets.com (Note: this isn’t the actual one I own, just a reference. I couldn’t find the one I ordered here in China).







    As always, thanks for listen guys! I really appreciate it. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and the YouTube channel.







    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelbmast

    Episode 55: New Podcast Vision & the Importance of Habits!

    Episode 55: New Podcast Vision & the Importance of Habits!

    In this episode, I share the vision for the slight re-branding of the podcast, as well as the importance of habits and how to get back on track when you fail.







    Nomadic Thrive: Episode 55

    Episode: 54

    Episode: 54

    In this episode, Michael gets real about why he hasn’t uploaded a podcast in 6 months and expands a conversation he started with his latest YouTube video.







    Where to Find More:







    http://www.youtube.com/c/michaelbmastnomadicthrive







    http://www.nomadicthrive.com







    http://www.instagram.com/michaelbmast







    Please remember to LIKE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE!!! Thank you!!!







    https://media.blubrry.com/nomadicthrive/content.blubrry.com/nomadicthrive/NT_EP_54_12_28_2019-12_28_19_7_58_PM.m4a















    Transcript Episode 54







    [00:00:00] All right guys, it’s that time again… Welcome back to the podcast! I’ve been out of this game for the last six months. I have not uploaded an episode in the last six months, and I really want to tell you where I’ve been, why I have not uploaded, and then dive into something a little different towards the end.







    [00:00:50] This is a little bit different than I usually do it. First of all, I’m not walking through the streets of Shanghai like I do most often when I record, I’m actually at home in my home office, but I’m also filming it for YouTube at the same time. So just a little experiment, doing something different.







    [00:01:06] Since I am recording at home, you might see my dog on screen, she might jump in my lap because she’s sitting right off camera over here, and there’s also been some construction off and on for some reason above me. So all apologies if some of that comes through the audio. So let’s dive right into it.







    [00:01:23] Where have I been? So… I take on too much. Quite often I, I have way too many interests. Plus, I work full time and I’m a full time dad, a full time husband, all those things, social engagement, stuff like that. So when I looked at what I take on, I had to make some choices. For me, my crazy time of year at work starts around June and June to October.







    [00:01:59] The end of October is super busy for me at work, kind of in general. So I had to make some tough choices in June, and there’s really three reasons.







    [00:02:19] In June, I realized I had to set some priorities for my creative life, my personal life, and my work life in order to get everything done that I wanted to get done. As some of you know, if you listen to my podcast or if you know me personally, and I’ve even maybe alluded to it, I think a little bit in some of my Instagram posts, I have been working on a book, a fiction book—a novel—for four years, probably longer, actually, probably closer to five years at this point.







    [00:02:49] I don’t work on it every day. I’ve gone through peaks and valleys where I spent a ton of time on it. And then there are some days where I hardly spend any time on it at all. But I had made a commitment to turn in my final edit to my editor, and I had to get that done by the end of the summer.







    [00:03:06] So that’s basically what I poured my creative energy into: finishing that draft. Something had to go on the back burner. I’m not going to stop taking pictures because that’s a deeper passion than podcasting is, but I just had to make a choice. I had to make a tough choice. So, I stopped uploading a podcast.







    [00:03:26] I stopped recording them, stopped uploading,

    Episode: 53

    Episode: 53

    Quick Thoughts on the Nomad/Expat/Travel Life, Creativity, Productivity and Living a Better Life.















    In this episode, Michael discusses travel complexities when living as an Expat.







    Where to Find More:







    http://www.youtube.com/c/michaelbmastnomadicthrive







    http://www.nomadicthrive.com







    http://www.instagram.com/michaelbmast







    Please remember to LIKE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE!!! Thank you!!!

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