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Mikky Wright has lived a fascinating life with lots of great stories and lessons to share. From joining the Navy at 17, living in Puerto Rico, being a part of the grunge scene in Seattle, and owning multiple businesses he's already experienced life in more ways than most people do in their entire lifetime.
Daniela Petrova joins us in this episode to talk about what life was like growing up behind the Iron Curtain in Bulgaria during communist rule. She has a great story and let us in on what life was like back then. She came to the U.S. in her early twenties and talks about some of the challenges of moving to a drastically different country than the one she lived her entire life.
Today Daniela is a freelance writer. Her stories, poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, and Marie Claire. Her first novel, Her Daughter's Mother will be available in June 2019. I highly recommend checking out her work on her website danielapetrova.com. You can follow her on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, and FACEBOOK.
John Thornton, who goes by J.T., joins us in this episode to talk about his travels and experiences around the world. He shares a crazy story of how he and his friends almost were abducted in Istanbul and tells us a little about his first year competing in spartan and obstacle course races. He also shares some tips on productivity, minimizing distractions and accomplishing your goals.
J'den Cox is the current wrestling world champion at 92 kg. His impressive resume includes 4-time NCAA All-American, 3-time NCAA Champion at the University of Missouri, won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and he won bronze at the 2017 World Wrestling Championships in Paris.
In this episode we talk about his most recent accomplishment being the wrestling world champion. His stellar career at Mizzou, his Olympic journey, and preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. You can follow him on his journey and as he prepares for the 2020 Olympics on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.
Scott Forrester is the author of The Aware Athlete. The book is about how the wild origins of our human nature and the new science of neuroplasticity are redefining fitness. He also helps people realize and achieve their dreams through the Feldenkrais Method which is discussed in his book and in this episode. Check out Scott's website www.awareathlete.com to learn more about him and his work. You can also check out The Aware Athlete Facebook Group by clicking HERE. If you are interested in the book you can buy it on AMAZON.
Anthony Trucks is a former NFL player turned entrepreneur. He has an incredible story from foster care to being adopted, being a standout linebacker at the University of Oregon and playing in the NFL. Today he consults multi-million dollar companies and is a personal coach for individuals that are looking for direction in their businesses and life. He is also a motivational speaker, author, and ninja warrior.
His Trust Your Hustle process and the three pillars of See, Sacrifice, and Sustain is transforming lives everyday. He truly beat the odds and is living proof that with hard work, dedication, and desire you can achieve anything. I highly recommend checking out his website www.anthonytrucks.com to learn more about him and follow him on Instagram @anthonytrucks and don't forget about his awesome YOUTUBE channel.
Flo Zurkinden is an online fitness coach, wellness coach, and endurance athlete she specializes in healthy lifestyle transformations. In this episode we take a deep dive into emotional fitness and mental health, entrepreneurship, and a little about Flo's life to really understand how she got to the point in her life that she is at today. You can check out her website at www.risingphoenixfit.com and you can follow her on Instagram @the_relentlesslifeproject. Her Facebook pages are The Relentless Life Project and Rising Phoenix Fitness.
Tony Matesi is an endurance athlete and entrepreneur! He joins us in this episode to talk about his experiences competing in Death Races, which is a race that tests you mentally and physically. No two races are alike, they are designed with extreme challenges and are completely insane! Races have taken over 70 hours before. We also talk about his entrepreneurial past and what he's currently up to. He is hosting his first race the SiSu 24 PNW in June 2019. Check out his website, www.legendofthedeathrace.com, where he talks about his experiences in endurance races and gives good tips and advice on workouts, motivation, book reviews and much more. You can follow him on Twitter @ajmatesi, Instagram @ajmatesi, and Facebook @tonylatigrematesi.
Zack Kravits is a filmmaker and photographer, he offers a cinematography course for aspiring filmmakers, and he's in the process of launching his travel bag company, Weylyn. He's worked with prominent and influential people like Vic Mensa, Lewis Howes, Pusha T, Nick Bare and many more. He's made tremendous strides in his career over the last couple years and he shares his knowledge in this episode. We go over his film career, entrepreneurship, and putting yourself in position to be successful. Check out his YOUTUBE page and follow him on instagram @zackkravits.
Jon Kilmer is a music and TV producer based out of New York City and Los Angeles. He's been a tour documentarian for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, and Mike Stud. As a director he has amast over 150 million YouTube views on his projects. His latest web series, "Tourings Boring", was picked up by NBC/Universal and aired in the summer of 2016.
Jon came onto the show to talk about how he started in film, how he and Mike Stud connected, what touring is like, some funny stories from tour, the T.V. show "This is Mike Stud", and his new movie Primrose. Check out his kickstarter campaign for the movie Primrose. He does all of the video for Mike Stud and you can check out that work on YOUTUBE.
Jess Bonde travels the world with his girlfriend in a van. He goes to a continent, buys a van, renovates the inside to make it feel like home, and off they go! He's traveled throughout Europe and was making his way through North America at the time of our talk. In the episode he talks about their journey and experiences. On their next trip they will be starting in Europe and driving to Indonesia. By the way he's also an awesome photographer. You can check out his website HERE and make sure to follow him on @wildbonde.
Oliver takes us through his first trip kayaking over 2500 miles down the Mississippi River from the headwaters at Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. He talks about his journey going through the deep forests of Minnesota, encountering wild animals, and meeting interesting people along the way. On his second attempt to conquer the river he was trying to break the record. He talks about that experience and why he had to pull out early.
Aaron Platts, COO of Handsome Pills, comes onto the show to talk about their new product launch, a multivitamin. We talk everything about Handsome Pills from how they started to the launch and what's ahead.
We also talk about Aarons busy year moving to New York and being a part of two great growing companies. We take a small dive into our mindsets and journey that we've been through the past few months creating something from scratch. Handsome Pills is a very promising young company with lots of great minds working on it. Check them out at Handsomepills.com and you can follow along @handsomepills.
Naya Ali is an up and coming rapper from Montreal. Her lyrics and flow are out of this world. I was constantly hearing how she is the next big thing in music so I had to have her on to talk about her music, mindset, goals, and what's next for her. Follow her @nayaalitheoriginal and listen on SPOTIFY.
Riley Brown is a world traveler and he makes it happen while holding down a full-time job. He's been to Spain, New Zealand, Japan, France, Peru, Germany, and Bali all within the last 18 months. We learn about his trips, experiences, and what he's learned along the way.
Monica is a personal trainer, fitness nutritionist, and a private chef but it doesn't stop there. She is also the owner of RB Fit Chicago and was training for the Chicago Marathon when we spoke with her. She comes onto the show to discuss everything fitness and nutrition related. You can follow her @brnsgr1981 and her website is rbfitchicago.com.
Josh is a U.S. Army Intelligence Veteran and currently enrolled in the Chicago Police Department Academy. We talk about his journey into the Army, his tours in Korea and Afghanistan, and the next chapter of his life in the CPD.
Brian Davis comes onto the show to talk about his life transformation coaching pillars of fitness, health, and spiritual. We take a deep dive into spiritual and learn about how Brian views the world with an open mind. Check him out on YOUTUBE and give him a follow @i_am_briandavis, he's a great follow!
UFC fighter Devin Powell from Nostos MMA comes onto the show to talk about his recent win against Alvaro Herrera, his upcoming fight with Claudio Puelles on November 17th and everything in between. You can follow him @devinpowell_nostosmma.
EDM music artist Odious Love breaks it down when it comes to chasing your dreams, people you need to surround yourself with, failure, being hungry, and his new EP. Follow along on Instagram @odiouslove and FACEBOOK. Listen to his EP on SPOTIFY.
Patrick Barbeau is a Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Writer, and Editor. In this episode we take a deep dive into mindset, work ethic, enjoying the struggle, comfort zones, overcoming obstacles in your journey to achieving your goals, his work, and what's ahead for him. We really break it down in this one, he has so much knowledge and experience and he opened up to us in this episode. Some of his work includes The Leak, Needle Drop Inception, iSoulMates, Keelos, and a music video for Wyclef Jean. Check out his work on his website Patrickbarbeau.com and follow him @patrickthedirector.