John Perkins [Author of: ‘The New Confessions of an Economics Hitman’]

We spoke to John Perkins, the author of ‘The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman’. Just like the book, it was a wild ride. We spoke about what is happening in the world right now and we got pretty deep and pretty real. There’s a lot going on around us today and it’s probably better to open our eyes a little than go through our day oblivious.

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Frans Johansson

We got the opportunity to speak to Frans Johansson, the author of The Medici Effect and The Click Moment.

We spoke about both of these books, and our discussion spanned uncertainty, purposeful bets, click moments, doubling down, innovation, and a whole lot more. Frans is an absolute weapon of a bloke and drops some serious gems of wisdom.

Check him out at www.fransjohansson.com or on twitter at twitter.com/frans_johansson

Chris Guillebeau [Author: ‘Side Hustle’ and ‘The $100 Startup’]

Chris Guillebeau is the author of ‘The $100 Startup’, ‘Born For This’, ‘The Happiness of Pursuit’, ‘The Art of Non-Comformity’, and is about to release his brand new book ‘Side Hustle’. He hosts the daily podcast ‘Side Hustle School’ which you can find wherever you’re listening to this podcast.

In this conversation, we talk about some of Chris’s previous books and then dive into side hustles. We talk about why you should have one, how you get started, and what to do next.

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Andy Molinsky [Author of: ‘Reach’ and ‘Global Dexterity’]

Our interview with Andy Molinsky, the author of ‘Reach’ and ‘Global Dexterity’.

We delve deeper into the ideas of getting outside your comfort zone as we discussed on our previous episode, our review of the best bits of Andy’s book Reach. We also talk about Andy’s experience of moving to a new country and adjusting to a new culture, as he details in hit book Global Dexterity.

You can check out more from Andy at: www.andymolinsky.com

MJ DeMarco [Author: ‘The Millionaire Fastlane’ and ‘Unscripted’]

We speak with the author of ‘The Millionaire Fastlane’ about his latest book ‘Unscripted’. MJ tells us about the “scripts” that have been indoctrinated in all of us – things like lining up in rows at school and asking permission to go to the bathroom, working 5 days a week for a 2 day weekend, working for 50 years and hoping to save enough for retirement…

This may not be the most comfortable conversation if you realise that you’re in the wrong lane, but it’s definitely worth listening to if you realise that there may be a quicker route to financial freedom.

Join MJ’s free entrepreneur forum here: https://www.thefastlaneforum.com

Seth Godin

We got the opportunity to speak with our absolute idol, Seth Godin. The author of so many amazing books that we’ve reviewed in the past, like The Dip, Tribes and Purple Cow, and plenty that we will review in the future, like Linchpin, The Icarus Deception, Poke The Box and What To Do When It’s Your Turn.

Seth was an internet marketer and essentially invented commercial email. He built Yoyodyne and sold it to Yahoo for ~$30m and then built Squidoo. Now, he’s a teacher and teaches by writing books, blogging every day and creating online courses.

In this conversation, we talk about freedom, dreams, fear, marketing, business and books.

If you get in early enough, you can sign up to his newest online course at www.themarketingseminar.com. Otherwise, type ‘seth’ into google and you’ll be able to find his daily blog and all of his books. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Listen to the podcast in the player below, or you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsPnPBPR5oQ

JP Sears [Author: ‘How to be Ultra Spiritual’]

Our interview the the viral social media megastar JP Sears.

After years working as a private emotional healing coach, JP started making videos to promote himself and his services. But after 18 months of ‘serious’ videos, he started making some satirical and comedic videos. They blew up the internet. You might have seen his videos about taking good yoga instagram photos, competitive spirituality, essential oils, or ‘if meat eaters acted like vegans’. He’s had 100s of millions of views on his videos.

Check him out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/awakenwithjp or his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/awakenwithjp

If you’re looking for some lighthearted entertainment with some deeper messages hidden throughout, grab JP’s book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/How-be-Ultr-Spiritual-J-P-Sears/9781622038213/?a_aid=adamsboks

Patti Sanchez [Author: ‘Illuminate’]

Our interview with Patti Sanchez, co-author of the book we reviewed this week, ‘Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies and Symbols’.

Patti was good fun and it seems like everything she says is structure in a powerful story arc that is intriguing and captivating. Patti shows us how everyone can benefit from the tools and techniques highlighted in her book ‘Illuminate’ and how we can put them in to action in every day life.

Pamela Slim [Author: ‘Escape from Cubicle Nation’ and ‘Body of Work’]

Pamela Slim: Author of ‘Escape from Cubicle Nation’ and ‘Body of Work’

Our previous episode summarised the biggest lessons from Pamela’s book, Escape from Cubicle Nation, and today what got to speak with her to find out a little bit more of her journey and her advice for any ‘corporate prisoners’ who want to find their passion and escape.

Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Escape-from-Cubicle-Nation-Pamel-Slim/9780425232842/?a_aid=adamsbooks

Nora Gedgaudas [Author: Primal Body, Primal Mind]

Our interview with Nora Gedgaudas, the author of the book we reviewed last week, ‘Primal Body, Primal Mind‘. Check out the episode for a bit of background on this conversation.

Nora is an expert on all things paleo and ketogenic. She certainly knows her stuff! We’re by no means promoting the paleo diet, but it’s worth hearing about so you can make your own judgements.

We spoke with Nora for almost an hour. But, given our regular interview episodes are around 30-40 minutes long, we didn’t want to break your trust and whack in an hour-long episode. So, this is an edited version, but you can check out the full conversation in video form with the three of us on screen on this YouTube videohttps://youtu.be/vFNT8pdMRDY