28 episodes

Machetes are used to clear paths and blaze new trails.

This is a podcast where vulnerability, grit and leadership intersect, where normal, every-day people share raw stories of stepping forward into the unknown, figuring things out as we go. Forget the success headlines; how are millennials hacking their way through the thick of life?

Millennials with Machetes Jay Kiew

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Machetes are used to clear paths and blaze new trails.

This is a podcast where vulnerability, grit and leadership intersect, where normal, every-day people share raw stories of stepping forward into the unknown, figuring things out as we go. Forget the success headlines; how are millennials hacking their way through the thick of life?

    Your Money or Your Life: Josue Anderson on retiring at 30

    Your Money or Your Life: Josue Anderson on retiring at 30

    Josue Anderson recently retired at the age of 30. We kick off with a discussion on what Josue's retirement mindset looks like, drawing on lessons learned from the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) community - and then spend time digging into purpose and calling as priorities shift for our lives. 


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    • 46 min
    Finding Self-Identity: Noelle Cuvos on Basketball and B-Boys Battles, Powerlifting and Poetry, Film and Faith.

    Finding Self-Identity: Noelle Cuvos on Basketball and B-Boys Battles, Powerlifting and Poetry, Film and Faith.

    As we begin to build upon our identities in our teenage years, how do the events that impact us collide with the decisions we make? 

    In this episode, Noelle and I dig into the various pillars of his multi-faceted journey as the youngest of 4 growing up, from basketball to b-boy battles, from poetry to powerlifting, from film to faith.


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    • 39 min
    One Arm but not Unarmed

    One Arm but not Unarmed

    Suzan Nguyen, author of "One Arm But Not Unarmed", was featured alongside Denzel Washington and Tony Robbins on Yahoo Finance's Top 10 Most Influential People of 2020 list.
    At the age of 22, Suzan lost her right arm in a traumatic car accident. When one day became Suzan's day one, she took responsibility for her life and decided to be better, not bitter. In this episode, Suzan and I sit down to chat through what it was like have your life changed in an instant - and how to come back from that.

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    • 38 min
    Ready to Rumble: Ryan Ventura on becoming a combat sports announcer

    Ready to Rumble: Ryan Ventura on becoming a combat sports announcer

    Are you ready to rumble? In 2018, Ryan Ventura became the youngest Licensed Combat Sports Announcer to work in the state of Nevada at 30 years old. We chat through his decade-long announcing career, how he got into announcing UFC Fight Nights - and how he lost 100+ lbs by applying micro-goals.

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    • 42 min
    Sasha Tadayoni on the Art of Perseverance Post-Paralysis

    Sasha Tadayoni on the Art of Perseverance Post-Paralysis

    Sasha Tadayoni, owner of Modern Warrior Academy of Self Defence, is currently the #1 ranked amateur kickboxer in BC. Over the past 2 years, Sasha has competed in Kyokushin Karate for Team Canada at the world stage and ranked in the top 8 globally. 

    But just 5 years ago, he was paralyzed from the left thigh down, to the point where he couldn't walk. 

    This is his story of stepping back from suicide and finding his way back through the art of perseverance.


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    • 50 min
    Making Moves: Cheryl Chan on moving from Vancouver to Amsterdam and creating her own design company

    Making Moves: Cheryl Chan on moving from Vancouver to Amsterdam and creating her own design company

    After spending 6 years in marketing (brand management) at a Fortune 50 company, Cheryl Chan and her husband, Jesse, wanted to try something new. In 2019, they moved from Vancouver to Amsterdam and Cheryl launched her dream company. Cheryl Chan is the founder of Made on Sundays, a Brand Identity design co..

    Cheryl shares what it was like to…

    ✈️ Make the decision to move from Vancouver to Amsterdam as a couple

    🖋️ Start her own design company

    🌱Find enablers and a female entrepreneurship tribe along the way


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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

InspiredMoney.fm ,

Well researched and executed!

Very impressed by Jay Kiew’s “Millennial with Machetes” podcast. Stellar interviews delivered in a narrative style — very well done for an indie podcast. I listen to a lot of podcasts and this one surprised and delighted. Subscribe now!

jhsieh10 ,

Relatable and down-to-earth real stories

Really enjoying this podcast so far. Stories are real, relatable, and humbling. Full of raw details in each episode, Jay takes us in a deep dive in the interviewees lives and provide us with new perspectives and creative ways on how millennials just like me are hacking their way through life. Looking forward to listening to more!

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