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"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."

How many times have you heard of a "dream job," an extraordinary athletic feat, or even a benevolent vocation that someone has and thought to yourself, "I Could NEVER Do That!" These people don't have superpowers, per se. These normal folks simply have a huge desire to do what it is they're doing and they ultimately have an unwavering faith that they can achieve their goals, no matter how big.

Remember, courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is "going in" in spite of your fears. These are the stories of people who have gone in and fought hard to achieve the unthinkable in spite of the fact that, yes, sometimes they are scared and do have some insecurities. Are you ready to go in?

It's my hope that after hearing some of these interviews with thought leaders, artists, athletes, musicians and entrepreneurs that maybe you too will go from, "I Could Never Do That" to, "I Could Do That."

I Could Never Do That Carrie Barrett

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."

How many times have you heard of a "dream job," an extraordinary athletic feat, or even a benevolent vocation that someone has and thought to yourself, "I Could NEVER Do That!" These people don't have superpowers, per se. These normal folks simply have a huge desire to do what it is they're doing and they ultimately have an unwavering faith that they can achieve their goals, no matter how big.

Remember, courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is "going in" in spite of your fears. These are the stories of people who have gone in and fought hard to achieve the unthinkable in spite of the fact that, yes, sometimes they are scared and do have some insecurities. Are you ready to go in?

It's my hope that after hearing some of these interviews with thought leaders, artists, athletes, musicians and entrepreneurs that maybe you too will go from, "I Could Never Do That" to, "I Could Do That."

    Rogue Expeditions - Doing Adventure Travel Their Way

    Rogue Expeditions - Doing Adventure Travel Their Way

    Today’s episode has quite the emotional arc — from this couple's romantic adventure to becoming scrappy accidental entrepreneurs, and going from near-business COVID collapse to redemption and rebirth…Plus, a new book, Venture, that explains it all in witty, thrilling, head-shaking detail. 
    At the heart of it all? A love of running.
    I’m talking today to Allison Macsas and Gabe Steger - founders of Rogue Expeditions, a boutique adventure travel company that creates run-centric vacations around the world.
    You’ll find out what happened the moment Allison and Gabe learned that borders were shutting down — all while she was mid-air on an international flight to guide a trip. How have they pivoted in the time of COVID? What do they want their guests to take away from each trip? (spoiler alert - it’s more than just miles. It’s an appreciation for culture, exploration, and humanity.)
    And before you start thinking, I could never do that! I’m too slow, or I couldn’t keep up — stop — You CAN do that because their expedition-style trips are suited for people of all levels, all paces, and all backgrounds.
    Your only requirement? Be open to adventure.
    Episode Resources:
    Rogue Expeditions
    Venture - The Rogue Expeditions Book
    Episode Support
    8 Greens Website - Use promo code: ICNDT for 15% off your first one-time order at 8greens.com
    Visit "I Could Never Do That" and subscribe, rate, and review to the show
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Megan Marie Myers - The Magical, Mystical, and Vulnerable World of Being an Artist

    Megan Marie Myers - The Magical, Mystical, and Vulnerable World of Being an Artist

    Megan Marie Myers is a painter, illustrator, and native Oregonian.
    After attending art school in Seattle, Megan took a position in Seattle at Chihuly Studio where her job was to coordinate the logistics of creating and installing full-scale gallery exhibitions of Dale Chihuly’s artwork, as well as private commissions of large-scale glass and steel art installations for public and private clients worldwide.
    This, she says, was instrumental in teaching her the all-encompassing business side of the art world. It was exhausting but so valuable to her future as an entrepreneur.
    In 2013, she relocated to Portland and began working at Trader Joe's as an artist and sign maker. Because of the flexibility and freedom of this job, Megan was finally able to create and sell more of her own work. She and her partner, Matt, moved to Bend in 2015 and this became a huge "I Could Never Do That" moment for her.
    Should she transfer and continue to work for Trader Joe's in Bend with flexibility and a steady income? Could she launch her own business in a town where she was unknown? Would this new town even be receptive to her work and unique style? 
    Well, as it turns out, the town of Bend was not only receptive to Megan, but they unofficially adopted her as the town's resident artist!  
    ​Her work is ubiquitous with Bend because it encapsulates why so many people love Central Oregon - inspiration from the outdoors and the connection we have to our natural surroundings and to each other. 
    It only makes sense because, in addition to painting outdoor scenes, Megan also embodies her work as a trail runner, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast. Earlier this year, she created the Creativity Shakeout run, which connects creatives of all types for an informal weekly walk or run. It's her unique way of connecting with others and giving back to a community that has given her so much. 
    Megan Myers is proof that if you keep showing up authentically, big magic will happen and, when you put so much joy into the world through your art, how could it not?
    Today we talk:
    The joy that her work brings to her fans/buyers The personal touches and "language" of her paintings and illustrations Her journey from Seattle to Portland to Bend How she broke into the Bend creative scene - spoiler alert: a lot of cold calls and knocking on doors Client work vs. Original Work - which does she prefer? What her work with Chihuly and Trader Joe's taught her about entrepreneurship and running a business The behind-the-scenes of running a business Her favorite music and how she creates a mood to work The parallels between ultra running and creating art How she trains for her ultras The genesis of the Creativity Shakeout Group Episode Resources:
    Megan Marie Myers Website
    Podcast Supporter:
    8Greens.com - use promo code: ICNDT for 15% off first on-line purchase
     
     

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dawn Russell of 8Greens - From Cancer to Kale and the Power of Getting Your Greens

    Dawn Russell of 8Greens - From Cancer to Kale and the Power of Getting Your Greens

    An early pioneer of nutrition-first wellness, Dawn Russell has been chasing simpler solutions for getting your daily greens since 2001, after a stage three cancer diagnosis in her mid-twenties set her on a path to find alternative solutions that might speed her recovery.
    Unable to receive radiation or chemotherapy due to a rare bone infection that left her immune system compromised, she tried countless non-traditional treatments, only to find that going back to the basics of fresh, green nutrition was the key.
    Russell launched 8Greens in 2016, the world’s first greens-based supplement company, to make it easier for people to get their daily minimum requirement of greens without having to splurge or sacrifice their time. Despite endless manufacturers telling her that getting real greens into effervescent tablets couldn’t be done, Russell was determined and spent five years and went through 264 prototypes to make it happen. The result, an effervescent tablet made from eight real greens: spinach, kale, aloe vera, wheatgrass, blue green algae, barley grass, chlorella and spirulina.
    Today the product line of 8Greens continues to expand with the introduction of Chewables, Gummies, Skin and Detox tablets, and brand-new Lollipops, to ensure there’s an option that works for everyone (kids included). Her mission remains the same: to uncomplicate nutrition and make it easier for everyone to get their daily greens, no matter what’s on the schedule.
    Key Takeaways from Dawn:
    When chemotherapy wasn't an option, she faced a pivotal decision moment in her healing. How did she have the gumption to go on a quest for self-healing?
    The importance of combining both Western and Eastern medicine in her full recovery.
    The tenacity to keep going in the face of naysayers, prototypes, and those who said her dream wasn't possible.
    The highs and lows of scaling a major business.
    Why she chose the 8 specific greens she chose and the power that they pack in one small tablet.
    Brand extensions - what factors and audiences did she consider when building out her line extensions into gummies, chewables, and lollipops?
    How a daily dose of greens is your best defense mechanism against pervasive lifestyle disease.
    About 8Greens
    Real greens for the real world. We created 8Greens to make it easier to get your daily greens, no sacrifices necessary. You shouldn’t have to compromise to live a healthy life, so our products are made with real greens in easy-to-use formats that taste great and take the guesswork out of nutrition. We offer a simple solution to a problem that’s been overly complicated for too long, so that your busy life can be a healthy one, too.
    Episode Resources
    8 Greens Website - Use promo code: ICNDT for 15% off your first one-time order at 8greens.com
    Visit "I Could Never Do That" and subscribe, rate, and review to the show
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    • 57 min
    Paige Davis - Building A Mindfulness Practice one PEBBL at a Time

    Paige Davis - Building A Mindfulness Practice one PEBBL at a Time

    Paige Davis is an author, meditation teacher, and entrepreneur. She, along with her sister, are the founders of Pebbl, a lifestyle brand providing a curated gateway to presence and wellbeing.
    Through their programming, collaborations, and products, they hope you'll find all the support you need to anchor the light within.
    The first Pebbl products, the Starter Kit and Sanctuary, feature a portable, stylish and comfortable floor chair for meditation and beyond. They like to say they provide a little cush-for-the-tush and peace for the soul. "With Pebbl, we got your back."
    Save 20% off the purchase with code: ICOULDNEVER
    Pebbl -  https://pebbl.com/
    Soul Sparks - https://soulsparks.com/ 
     

    • 58 min
    Gilbert Tuhabonye - Running and Living with Joy

    Gilbert Tuhabonye - Running and Living with Joy

    Coach Gilbert Tuhabonye has been leading the Gilbert's Gazelles running group since 2002. It's a group that encompasses all ages, goals, paces, and fitness levels. All are drawn to Gilbert, not just for the promise of getting faster or getting your BQ time (which trust me - can and does happen frequently), but people are drawn to Gilbert because of his smile, magnetic personality, and the inspiration you’ll hear today from his story. Even former President George W. Bush was inspired to paint a portrait of Gilbert in his new book, "Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants."
    He knows that simply put, running with joy makes you a better human. Running can also save lives as it saved his on a few occasions. 
    He’s originally from Burundi and was a standout runner and student. In 1993, a centuries-old Civil War between two tribes was raging in his home country. And, as written in the description of his memoir, “The Voice in My Heart” - Fueled by hatred, the Hutus forced more than a hundred Tutsi children and teachers into a small room and used machetes to beat most of them to death. Gilbert was one of those Tutsi students. The unfortunate ones who survived the beating were doused with gasoline and set on fire. After hiding under burning bodies for over eight hours, Gilbert heard a voice inside saying, "You will be all right; you will survive." He knows it was God speaking to him. Gilbert was the lone survivor of the genocide, and thanks his enduring faith in God for his survival.
    How did he survive? He ran…miles and miles with burns over most of his body. It’s horrific to imagine, but running saved him that day. It also brought him to the US where he ran for Abilene Christian University and, under the mentorship of Paul Carozza, eventually landed in Austin to work for Paul and RunTex. He’s been here ever since, became a legal US Citizen, and has raised his family here. In 2006, He also started The Gazelle Foundation - building wells, providing resources, and bringing clean water systems for thousands in Burundi.
    And, this is why it was the biggest honor of his life to be painted by a US President and interviewed on the Today Show by Jenna Bush. He is the epitome of the American Dream. 
    Gilbert's Appearance on The Today Show with Jenna Bush Hager
    Gilbert's Gazelles
    Gazelle Foundation
    Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants
    The Voice in My Heart
     

    • 35 min
    Keri Shaw - The Face of Young Onset Parkinson's

    Keri Shaw - The Face of Young Onset Parkinson's

    Forty-six-year-old, Keri Shaw, discusses her recent clinical diagnosis of Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. 
    It's a disease known mostly by its outward symptoms - tremors, rigidity of muscles, speech difficulty, and more, but, unless they're personally affected in some way, the layperson knows little about the "why" or "how" of the disease, especially in younger people.
    In this raw conversation, Keri opens up about her long process of uncovering the diagnosis and where she goes from here. It is an unexpected 'twist in the road,' indeed, and part of Keri's personal journey is being able to share her story. 
     
    Episode Resources
    The Guardian - Rates of Parkinson's are Exploding. A Common Chemical May Be to Blame
    Michael J. Fox Foundation
    Keri's Instagram @twistintheroad

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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dtayedwa ,

Funny, smart and insightful

I love listening to Carrie—her genuine interest and passion comes through in every interview/episode. She’s an easy conversationalist with a contagious sense of humor. Along with learning a variety topics via her guests, I learn a little about Carrie too, which makes this podcast one of my favorites.

Susanm53 ,

I Really Could Never Do R3

I enjoyed listening to Carrie and her guests reminisce about their recent Rim to Rim to Rim run in the Grand Canyon, especially because I completed a South to North Rim to Rim hike in May 2017 (that was tough enough!). Hiking below the rim is an amazing experience, as they confirmed. Great job on the completion and the podcast!

One caveat, though: The South Kaibab Trail has NO water on it for about seven tough miles. If you're fast and can run it in about two hours, then you might not need more than two liters of water. However, for us slower folks, three liters is the safe amount to carry (and a bottle filled with electrolytes helps, too), especially if it's hot. You can then fill up at the start of the River Trail if you're doing Rim to River to Rim or at Phantom Ranch if you're going Rim to Rim(s). Good hiking, y’all!

MonkeeNutt ,

Mr.

I have known Carrie Sapp Barrett for well over 20 years, and I have seen her go from doing no physical exercise to morph'ing into a marathon runner, an ultra runner, a trail runner, a Iron Man triathlon finisher (multiple times!), an incredibly knowledgeable coach, a freelance writer, and most important of all - a woman who walks the walk she talks (or in this case, runs the run she talks!) "I Could Never Do that" is the most legit, inspiring and motivational podcast currently available that's out there! I truly enjoy every single podcast Carrie does, as her passion for life spills over beautifully into every show!

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