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#7 – Why Your Goals May Fail

Why do so many people set goals and then ultimately fail at achieving them? Well, I believe that there's a big reason for that and I believe that reason ultimately ties back to one specific thing. This week, I'm totally violating the rules of podcasting. It's like...

INDEPENDENT TO A FAULT: POSITIVE QUALITIES TURNing NEGATIVE

When I first considered talking about this...I didn't know how to go about it. A video? A blog post? I don't know. I still don't know. But I'm too lazy right now to make a video and I'm already sitting at my desk, so blog it is. I've been mulling something over a lot...

Why I’m Grateful for My Quarter Life Crisis

Did you Know that Millennials are... …THE LARGEST, MOST EDUCATED GENERATION & YET WE MAKE UP 40% OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS & MAKE UP THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES LIKE ANXIETY & DEPRESSION? I remember the first time I read that statistic. Oddly,...

How I Bullet Journal + Why I Love It

ALRIGHT FRIEND, HOW MANY DIFFERENT PLANNING SYSTEMS HAVE YOU TRIED? WELL, I'VE TRIED A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT, AND I'VE NEVER QUITE FOUND ONE THAT I LOVED.  The Plum Paper Planner - It's just not great quality. The DailyGreatness Journal - It's awesome on the habits....

The Empack: A Must-Have for the World Traveling Fitness Fiend

This post contains affiliate links. Visit the Disclosure page for details. In December of this year, just after I started working with my High Performance coach, I set some big goals. Big because, in the midst of all the travel, challenge, change and new experiences...

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#17 – The Magic of Self-Help & Learning to Learn Ft. Flavius Popan

#17 – The Magic of Self-Help & Learning to Learn Ft. Flavius Popan

The Magic of Self-Help & Learning to Learn Ft. Flavius Popan

by THE GROWTH TRIBE

If there’s anyone in my Remote Year Community that is as MUCH of a personal growth nerd as I am, it’s this dude right here! And damn was this a fun conversation. About how personal growth taught him to love learning and empowered him to look at learning differently as an adult than he ever did as a kid, how knowledge is like Harry Potter, teaching him new spells and tools that can transform his life just like magic would, imposter syndrome and how it showed up for him, failure in entrepreneurship, whether or not you can actually outgrow personal growth…and all the nerdy references you could ever desire! Loved this convo and the lessons in it! I hope you enjoy it! 

Also, shout out to my girl Kathleen for the epic-ness of this audio! It’s so good!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Ardoroute – Flavius Popan’s Website – here
  • Follow Flavius on Instagram – here
  • Barbara Oakley’s Course on Coursera: “Learning to Learn” – here
  • “A Mind for Numbers” By: Barbara Oakley – here
  • “Ego is the Enemy” By: Ryan Holiday – here

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Split, Croatia: Gorgeous Views & Life on the Water

Split, Croatia: Gorgeous Views & Life on the Water

Croatia…you’re up their with prague + Medellin…
but for a very different reason.

You see, when we were in Prague, I was in love with the city. The public transit made it feel like this place was at my fingertips. I loved the architecture, the sites and the surprisingly gorgeous country. In Medellin, I was captivated by the beauty that is the country of Colombia, the resilience of it’s people…oh and the cost of living and food weren’t bad either!

But, Split? I loved Split for some different reasons. Split may be slower paced. The food may be expensive. We may have been far removed from Old Town. But, the countryside in Croatia? The beach lifestyle? And yes…the slower pace? These were all reasons why I could live in Split.

I’ve never been someone who goes out a lot during the week. If I’m out and about active, it’s usually on the weekends. During the week, I’m all about my routines, working out, cooking at home. And Split afforded me just that, but with simple and calm ocean views, amazing national parks, etc.

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plitvice lakes national park

One thing that Croatia definitely had going for it is that National parks. Plitvice perhaps being highest on that list. You see, when I first started my Travel Bucket list Pinterest board, there was this magical waterfall land that was one of the first places I pinned. That place was Plitvice National park. And damn am I as in love with it after being there as I was seeing the pictures online. The park is gorgeous! And I’m actually super happy that we were there during October with its wonderful Fall colors amidst the beautiful greens, teals, and turquoises of the water made it even better. It was an amazing day at an amazing park! And that’s not even all of the National Parks in Croatia! Krka is amazing too!

exploring old town & Diocletian’s palace.

Old Town is one of the things that Split is known for, but us? We actually were living a bit outside of Old Town, which, I’m being honest I really liked! It’s what I liked about our living situation in Prague too. All the super touristy stuff? It wasn’t right outside my door, giving me the peace and quiet that I really crave in my environment. But, that didn’t stop me from enjoying it one fine Sunday. I was supposed to go Island Hopping, which sadly never happened during any of my scheduled events because of bad weather. But bad weather in the morning cleared up later in the day. I went on a wonderful, long walk. I walked the 45 minutes and enjoyed walking around the grounds of Diocletian’s palace. This palace was built by a former Roman emperor to, essentially, give him a nice place to retire to! Now, it’s a wonderful ruin in the center of Old Town that makes for some beautiful photographs whether you go on a beautiful sunny day or in the dark of night!

vranjaca caves & rafting in the mountains

Who knew all the natural wonders that Croatia had to offer? Admittedly, I didn’t expect to find this much, if at all, in Europe! But these two events definitely demonstrated to me the physical beauty to offer in this gorgeous country. And the best part was their sheer proximity to the city…

First was a stop in Vranjaca caves. The most well-known cave near Split is most definitely the Blue Cave, which visitors flood to in the summer months. But, given that we weren’t in Split in the summer and both of my island hopping tours got canceled for weather, this was the only cave I got this month! But that’s fine by me! These caves which are millions of years old and reminded me of a smaller, though still stunning, Carlsbad Caverns. The caves were maybe 30-45 minutes outside of the city. This sweet old man worked the ticket office and after sorting us all out, he took us deep into the caves, telling us all about them, pointing out some of his favorite shapes, telling us about how he accidentally discovered new parts of the cave and ultimately playing us some music on the stalagtites. It was an amazing day and another natural wonder of this beautiful country.

Our other fun event was a day rafting! We drove about 30-45 minutes outside of Split to a river where we were suited up in wetsuits, helmets, etc. We had beautiful weather and spent the afternoon paddling down the river and going through some pretty decent sized rapids.  Our group probably won the worst paddlers of the day award, getting stuck on like every rock imaginable and I left the day with a huge bruise down my back, but it was all worth it to get out in nature, enjoy the sunshine and eat an amazing meal! Oh…and drink way too much vino!

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#16 – Finding your Edge in Life + Work Ft. Dr. Laura Gallaher

#16 – Finding your Edge in Life + Work Ft. Dr. Laura Gallaher

Finding Your Edge in Work + Life with Dr. Laura Gallaher

by THE GROWTH TRIBE

“Personal Growth is a journey, not an event.”
– Dr. Laura Gallaher

The best part of doing a podcast is tapping into the genius of others and all they can teach you and this is another one of those moments when I’m so grateful that I kickstarted this podcast. In today’s podcast, I am featuring a new friend and fellow Remote Year participant, Dr. Laura Gallaher. She is an organizational psychologist and the founder of Gallaher Edge, but more than the creds, she is an insightful badass and the hour I spent chatting with her truly is one my favorite interviews I’ve done so far. We talk defensiveness, emotional intelligence and how you can find your edge in work and in life by tapping into self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-accountability. There’s so much knowledge to be shared here and I am so excited for you to here it! Enjoy!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Gallaher Edge Website – here
  • Gallaher Edge’s Guide 3 Steps to Be a Better Leader, building upon the self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-accountability topics discussed in this section – here
  • Signs of Defensiveness Survey – here
  • Insider Edge Membership Site through Gallaher Edge – here
  • The Human Element Workshop – here
  • The Power of Vulnerability Audio series by Brene Brown – here
  • Radical Collaboration – Book here and Seminar here
  • Expand Your Edge podcast with Dr. Laura Gallaher – here

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#15 – Silver Linings & Epic Fails

#15 – Silver Linings & Epic Fails

Have you ever had an absolutely spectacular failure? Like it was the encapsulation of your dream and it crashed and burned so hard that you had trouble picking yourself back up? I thought I had to. That is until this past September. Today, I’m going to tell you about the most epic fail of my professional life. It was years in the making, and it failed miserably. I’m going to talk to you about some of what went through my head in the aftermath of that failure, what I did wrong, and some of the silver linings and lessons I learned from that failure. Because, cliche or not, failure is our biggest teacher. And the sooner you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try again…the better.

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#14 – Creating Freedom in Work & Life with Kelly Barnard

#14 – Creating Freedom in Work & Life with Kelly Barnard

Creating Freedom in Work + Life with Kelly Barnard

by THE GROWTH TRIBE

Sometimes the biggest and best thing we can do for ourselves is give to set boundaries and to give ourselves permission to create our lives for ourselves and not for other people. To dig into that, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly Barnard, a marketing consultant, career coach and, of course, a Remote Year Citizen, to talk about all things freedom. When she realized that her career at a marketing agency wasn’t giving herself the freedom that she craved. So, she left her stable and secure marketing career to start her own business, travel the world, and step into the world of coaching. We talk all about how this process and this journey gave her freedom in her life and, ultimately, how she helps her clients create that freedom as well. Enjoy!

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability – purchase here
  • Kelly Barnard on LinkedIn – view here
  • Kelly Barnard’s Canvas Consulting Group – view here

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