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The Pathless Path is hosted by Paul Millerd - a writer, creator, and consultant. He has conversations with freelancers, self-employed entrepreneurs, creators, and vagabonds who share their perspectives on their relationship with work, burnout, bootstrapping, indie hacking, remote work, reinvention, creativity, sabbaticals, leisure, self-employment, unconventional living, and digital nomadism. Past guests include Ali Abdaal, Khe Hy, Ben Hunt, Wade Foster, Dan Vassallo, Kris Abdelmessih, Steph Smith, Amir Salihefendić, Alex Pang, Visakan Veerasamy, and more.

The Pathless Path with Paul Millerd Paul Millerd

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The Pathless Path is hosted by Paul Millerd - a writer, creator, and consultant. He has conversations with freelancers, self-employed entrepreneurs, creators, and vagabonds who share their perspectives on their relationship with work, burnout, bootstrapping, indie hacking, remote work, reinvention, creativity, sabbaticals, leisure, self-employment, unconventional living, and digital nomadism. Past guests include Ali Abdaal, Khe Hy, Ben Hunt, Wade Foster, Dan Vassallo, Kris Abdelmessih, Steph Smith, Amir Salihefendić, Alex Pang, Visakan Veerasamy, and more.

    #167 Wandering in the Wilderness — Dom Francks on confronting fragility, his love of nature, the disconnect from nature, working as a software engineer, viewing yourself as a piece of poetry, how we're always embedded in nature and being guided by int

    #167 Wandering in the Wilderness — Dom Francks on confronting fragility, his love of nature, the disconnect from nature, working as a software engineer, viewing yourself as a piece of poetry, how we're always embedded in nature and being guided by int

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    Dom is the lead guide at the VIVIFY Regerative Leadership Program. He helps leaders develop by taking them on an 8-day backpacking expedition in the Sierra mountains. Dom is passionate about preserving the natural world, staying connected to it and practicing aliveness.
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    Links:
    Personal websiteVIVIFY (Get $500 off if you mention this podcast)Substack⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro

    (01:18) - The scripts Dom grew up with

    (06:40) - Dom's grandfather, a WW2 vet

    (09:05) - Experiencing hardship, confronting the fragility

    (16:19) - Dom's love of nature

    (18:01) - Stanford & Golf

    (21:41) - Balancing wilderness education and software engineering

    (30:57) - How to avoid being perpetually dissatisfied

    (32:46) - Viewing yourself as a piece of poetry

    (37:36) - How liking your work makes you better at it

    (39:27) - We're always embedded in nature

    (42:39) - How to connect with nature

    (51:01) - Leisure and wandering

    (55:24) - Being guided by intuition

    (01:03:13) - Closing remarks


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    Twitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:
    Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #166 Breaking Free of the Rules — Rick Lewis on being a child actor, dropping out of college, being a professional juggler, street performing and a clowning, the corporate world as an outsider, breaking rules, parenting and how to reinvent yourself

    #166 Breaking Free of the Rules — Rick Lewis on being a child actor, dropping out of college, being a professional juggler, street performing and a clowning, the corporate world as an outsider, breaking rules, parenting and how to reinvent yourself

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    Rick Lewis could be succinctly described as "a speaker, author & professional consultant", but such technical labelling wouldn't paint a fair picture of who he really is. He describes what he's doing as "intelligent misbehavior". He's public appearances have a much deeper goal than just pure entertainment. Rick is passionate about discovering and breaking the hidden rules that rule our behavior and stifle our growth as people.
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    Links:
    Personal websitePivot to the PodiumRick's Book⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro

    (00:11) - Guest introduction

    (00:59) - The scripts that Tick grew up with

    (08:07) - College & Entrepreneurship

    (14:08) - Guided by joy

    (20:01) - Getting support from others

    (24:32) - Public speaking, writing the book, how to avoid plateauing

    (40:35) - Observing the corporate world as an outsider

    (43:23) - The biggest takeaways, finding the throughline

    (59:57) - Parenting & aging

    (01:07:50) - How to approach public speaking?

    (01:13:16) - Rapid fire questions with Rick

    (01:16:16) - Where can we learn more about Rick?


    📕Buy Paul’s Book (45k+ Sold): The Pathless Path
    😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community
    📲Connect + Follow Paul
    Twitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:
    Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #165 Gardening in the Digital Ecosystem — Kevin Espiritu on his fascination with the early Internet, how Poker broke his brain on money, starting his YouTube channel, Epic Gardening, taking a long term perspective, how to structure a video, transformi

    #165 Gardening in the Digital Ecosystem — Kevin Espiritu on his fascination with the early Internet, how Poker broke his brain on money, starting his YouTube channel, Epic Gardening, taking a long term perspective, how to structure a video, transformi

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    Kevin is the man behind the Epic Gardening channel. Although he had not read the Pathless Path at the time of the recording of this episode, he seems to be living it with every breath he takes. The only constant thing in his life seems to be that is constatly reinventing himself. From professional poker, gaming, web design, indie consulting, blogging to running a huge YouTube channel about gardening with almost 3 mil. subscribers, we meet at his next crossroads, after he's decided to take a step back from running the show personally day to day. 
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    Links:
    Epic Gardening YouTube channelKevin's personal YouTube channelKevin's Personal WebsiteX (Twitter): @KevinEspirituInstagram: kevinespiritu_⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro

    (01:16) - The scripts that Kevin grew up with

    (03:06) - Getting fascinated by the Internet as a child

    (07:58) - Poker and how it broke his brain on money

    (13:44) - Quitting poker

    (19:57) - Starting his YouTube channel

    (31:13) - The similarities and the differences between playing poker, gaming and content creation

    (38:51) - Taking investment, restructuring

    (43:47) - Creating down to earth, accessible videos

    (48:50) - Expanding, introducing other people to the audience

    (53:34) - The probabilistic mindset

    (57:50) - Promoting books — asking for help

    (01:06:37) - What's next for Kevin

    (01:08:07) - Closing remarks


    📕Buy Paul’s Book (45k+ Sold): The Pathless Path
    😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community
    📲Connect + Follow Paul
    Twitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:
    Accounting, Taxes, And Payroll For Your S-Corp (Ideal for $60k+ income): CollectiveLooking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Teachable is what I recommendWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial

    • 1 hr 12 min
    [Repost] My Nervous System Guru & Friend - Jonny Miller on His Own Pathless Path, Grief, Friendship, David Whyte & More

    [Repost] My Nervous System Guru & Friend - Jonny Miller on His Own Pathless Path, Grief, Friendship, David Whyte & More

    Enroll In The 5th Cohort of Nervous System Mastery: You can get $250 OFF using the code PATHLESS => nsmastery.comJonny Miller is a dear friend and I've had the privilege to get to know him closely over the past four years on our own journeys. We've lived in Japan, Indonesia, and Mexico together. When we met we were both single but now are both married in cross-country relationships and have navigated finding work that matters, getting married, and living in foreign countries together.
    🍿Watch on YouTubeThis conversation was really special.
    Links:
    My interview with Jonny on The Curious Humans podcastPaul's Interview with Al Humphreys The Three Marriages (David Whyte)Jonny's TEDx Talk on Grief----
    📕Buy Paul’s Book (Published Jan 2022): The Pathless Path

    • 1 hr 57 min
    #164 Transformation For High Achievers — Joe Hudson on growing up with an alcoholic father, living around the world, transformation and self-discovery, becoming comfortable with yourself, emotional fluidity, expressing emotions, and the art of parenti

    #164 Transformation For High Achievers — Joe Hudson on growing up with an alcoholic father, living around the world, transformation and self-discovery, becoming comfortable with yourself, emotional fluidity, expressing emotions, and the art of parenti

    Joe is an executive coach and the founder of the Art of Accomplishment. Having worked as a venture capitalist, a consultant and an international banker, Joe discovered meditation on a trip to Asia and has practiced it since for over 25 years since then. Meditating as well as a deep study of various spiritual, psychological and neurological traditions allowed him develop his unique ability to help others with personal transformation.
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    Links:
    Art of AccomplishmentPodcastX (Twitter): @artofaccompInstagram: theartofaccomplishment
    ⌛TIMESTAMPS(00:00) - Intro

    (01:57) - Childhood, growing up with an alcoholic father and the scripts Joe grew up with

    (08:20) - Learning from living all around the world — transformation and self-discovery

    (15:08) - The role of meditation in Joe's journey

    (21:14) - The concept of 'trying' and its impact

    (25:36) - Becoming comfortable with oneself & The importance of emotional fluidity

    (33:09) - Expressing emotions & parenting

    (51:46) - Dealing with skepticism, exploring the role of money in personal transformation

    (01:07:09) - Empowering individuals to view their boss as a client

    (01:08:21) - Creating courses on vulnerability, impartiality, empathy, and wonder

    (01:11:18) - Closing remarks


    📕Buy Paul’s Book (41k+ Sold): The Pathless Path
    😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Check out the Pathless Path Community
    📲Connect + Follow Paul
    Twitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:
    Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both greatWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial

    • 1 hr 12 min
    [Replay] Reinventing After Quitting A Top Job At Amazon - Christine Bader

    [Replay] Reinventing After Quitting A Top Job At Amazon - Christine Bader

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    Christine Bader is currently living in Bali, Indonesia, where she is spending time focused on her family and self.  She is the author of The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil and the former head of CSR for Amazon before leaving in 2017, a journey she details in an amazing essay titled “The year I learned to quit.”  
    She talks about leaving the corporate world and shifting her focus from building a career to building a life.
    Topics Discussed:
    Corporate social responsibilityTaking a sabbatical in BaliBuilding a lifeThe greek concept of KairosWorking in AsiaWorking at AmazonRecommended Reading
    Can a business of any size be good?The Year I Learned To Quit (New York Times)
    📕Buy Paul’s Book (40k+ Sold): The Pathless Path
    😁👉😁 Want To "Find The Others" On Pathless Paths? - Join 150+ Others In The Find The Others Community
    📲Connect + Follow Paul
    Twitter: @p_millerdPaul’s Newsletter: Subscribe to PathlessPaul’s YouTube: Subscribe🙏Further Ways To Support The Podcast:
    Looking for alternatives to traditional health insurance in the US? Check out CrowdhealthI use Transistor to host this podcast. It rocks. Launch Yours HereI record high-quality videos using Riverside: Sign Up HereEpic transcription & text-based video editing via DescriptBecome a sponsor of the Podcast / NewsletterWant to upgrade your Zoom studio? Check out Kevin Shen’s Dream Studio CourseWant to launch a course? Podia or Teachable are both greatWeb Hosting: Skystra Fast WordPress HostingHost your own community" Circle 14-day free trial

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Njjjjjjttty ,

Enjoyable and unique perspectives

I always enjoy hearing from Paul’s guests on their unique journeys and seeing how people are finding their way in the world, gives everyone else more courage to do the same.

Yo Mama700! ,

Be prepared to lose all interest in your job

This podcast and “The Pathless Path” book have made it EXTREMELY hard to work my regular, boring job 😂 For better or for worse, though I think it’s a good thing. I feel like I’ve woken up after 2 years of sticking my head in the sand. I LOVED entrepreneurship when I was in college, but lost my passion as I got my first job, started a family, bought a house, etc. But now I’ve been slapped in the face and reminded that there is more to life than a paycheck. I’m now deeply contemplating my passions and gaps where I can add value to others lives, and hope to launch my own solopreneur journey in the next month or 2. Thank you for waking me up Paul. And thank you for colabing with others in this podcast doing similar things, their stories are inspiring.

K HH ,

Great podcast

"The Pathless Path with Paul Millerd" is a super cool podcast that totally shakes up the traditional career journey. I really appreciate how it pushes you to think outside the box and question the usual norms around work and success. Millerd's conversations are thought-provoking and inspire you to find your own unique path to happiness and fulfillment in your professional life.

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