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Simply Scuba
Diving Opens Up In Fiji... Lets Go!

Simply Scuba

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 51:28


The RNLI saved two scuba divers, we can scuba dive in Fiji again, swimming robots inspired by 400 million-year-old parasitic fish and does scuba diving equipment need to be more colourful? We talk about this and a lot more in this episode of Deco Stop.

The Juggling Act
Single parent dating, Fiji and aging after kids

The Juggling Act

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 29:16


In today's episode, Jules admits she used to be a dating app swipe machine, so Mel is enlisting her and our guest Jana Hocking, the host of the Kinda, Sorta, Dating podcast, to write her profile. Jana joins us with invaluable tips on how to start dating again and the behaviours you need to be wary of. Our regular Friday contributor Evie Farrell is with us to talk about one of the first family-friendly countries on her travel list now things are opening up again. And Jules and Mel talk about aging after kids (hair appointment first on the list, then some 'bobo'). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

InAsia
Stories for Children of the Ocean

InAsia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 10:15


Some much-needed new children's books from an unlikely team of authors will answer the crying need for kid's books in Fiji's native tongues. Read more: https://asiafoundation.org/2021/10/13/stories-for-children-of-the-ocean/

Native Stories
The Treaty of Cession – Fiji

Native Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 19:06


October 10 - 7AM HSTThe Treaty Series Featuring Ulamila Monica Cagivanua (@misscaginavanua poetry ig: @afijiandaughter), is an iTaukei (Indigenous Fijian) womxn born and raised in Fiji with village ties to Ekita, Yawe in Kadavu and maternal links to Nasilai in Rewa. In this episode she goes over the Treaty of the Cession as examined by the work ofJoeli Baledrokadroka. Signed on the 10 th of October 1874 at Nasovi. Learn more at www.nativestories.org You can download us on your mobile phones!

Talking Lion
Ep. 65: Abhi The Nomad

Talking Lion

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 71:38


In this episode, we talked to our new friend Abhi The Nomad about caffeine addiction, risky naps, airplane movies, living nomadically, meeting his wife, Twitch gaming, losing well, jian bing, buses in Fiji, his collaborations (with Charlie Curtis Beard/Axel Mansor/johan lenox), getting hit by a taxi, and his recently released record "Abhi vs The Universe". NooWave: https://www.noowave.co/ The Truffleist: https://www.truffleist.com/ Discord: https://www.discord.com/invite/3EbvrZReVX Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkinglion Shirts: https://www.sleepinglionmusic.com/store

AskBRStv Live Podcast
What's Scarier Than Indonesia and Fiji Shutting Down?

AskBRStv Live Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 54:32


This Week in Reefing: Ryan and Randy discuss what the saltwater aquarium hobby might look like if the top coral harvesting locations were to shut down. Could the reef keeping hobby survive? Could we be self sufficient? Is there something we could do to help reduce the possibility of losing wild coral collection? Recorded Live on the BRStv YouTube Channel on 10/7/2021Watch LIVE on YouTubeFollow us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTokVisit BulkReefSupply.com

Pod Clubhouse
The Survivor Podcast with Caroline and Aisha (Season 41 Promo)

Pod Clubhouse

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 2:28


Welcome to to The Real World Podcast with Caroline and Aisha!  Caroline and Aisha are back in this teaser promo to announce they’ll be covering Season 41 (Fiji) of CBS’s […] The post The Survivor Podcast with Caroline and Aisha (Season 41 Promo) appeared first on Pod Clubhouse.

The Journey of a Grassroots Rugby Coach (More Tracksuits less Business Suits)

Originally from London, Tom is now based in Berlin, He has been traveling the world to learn about the various codes of rugby in Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and parts of Europe and Asia. Having coached touch to beginners and worked with academy / youth internationals in league and union, he's seen a variety of approaches at varying levels and is always happy to share successful solutions with other grassroots coaches. As well as being involved in coach education, he works as an S&C for anatomy gaps (tm) with a personal focus on speed development and injury prevention. If you want to contact Anatomy Gap contact them on www.anatomygaps.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bullys-rugby-coaching/message

Challenge Mania
SURVIVOR PREMIERE w/ Scott & Lindsay

Challenge Mania

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 72:32


Scott (@SHOTOFYAGER) and Lindsay (@LindsayTheOtter) break down the Premiere of Survivor 41!www.Patreon.com/ChallengeManiawww.ChallengeMania.Shopwww.ChallengeMania.Live

Telepractice Today
Dr. Judy Walker & MaryBeth Richards Discuss Preservice Training at the University of Maine

Telepractice Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 61:56


Judy P. Walker is a Professor and Coordinator of the University of Maine Speech Therapy Telepractice Program. Dr. Walker has extensive clinical experience working in medical centers, rehabilitation hospitals, and long-term health care facilities. Her academic and research interests include: speech therapy telepractice, neurolinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. Dr. Walker established the University of Maine Speech Therapy Telepractice Program whose mission encompasses graduate student telepractice clinical training while providing speech therapy telepractice services to children and adults throughout Maine and at an international school in Fiji. She provides clinical supervision to graduate students in the speech therapy telepractice practicum and teaches graduate courses in traumatic brain injury, aphasia, right hemisphere damage and dementia. Her research focuses on improving the quality of life of people with aphasia and their caregivers through participation in synchronous telepractice groups. She consults with numerous academic programs and agencies who are interested in starting a telepractice program. Dr. Walker has also been invited to write book chapters and give presentations on topics related to the speech therapy telepractice service delivery model. MaryBeth Richards assists in the telepractice program with supervision and training of the graduate student clinicians. MaryBeth has experience working in the infant, preschool, and school-age populations as well as in the acute care and home health settings. MaryBeth is currently the Maine representative to the American Speech Hearing Association's Speech Language Pathology Advisory Council.

Keep the Flame Alive
Episode 206: Book Club Claire on "Sevens Heaven"

Keep the Flame Alive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 58:21


Book Club Claire is back to discuss our latest selection: Sevens Heaven by Ben Ryan. As you may remember from Episode 193, Ben coached the Fijian men's rugby sevens team to (spoiler alert) win Fiji's first-ever Olympic gold medal. His book is the story of all of the work that went into achieving that victory. Haven't read it but now want to? Get your copy (and support the show) at our Bookshop.org site. Follow Claire and Ben on Twitter! This episode also includes: News from TKFLASTAN A follow-up from Tokyo 2020 Updates from Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 The International Paralympic Committee's decision on wheelchair basketball, as well as its nominees for its board A status update from the International Olympic Committee on transgender athletes Thank you to our ongoing contributors at our Patreon campaign! Want to support the show on an ongoing basis? Learn more here. Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! ***  Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown   Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod   Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348  

The Kyle Thiermann Show
#289 My Favorite Pro Surfer & Positive Vibe Warrior - Patrick Gudauskas (Repost)

The Kyle Thiermann Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 135:20


Pat Gudauskas (@patrickgud) formally qualified for the Championship Tour at Sunset beach in 2009. His versatile approach served him well during his rookie season. He pulled the first-ever rodeo flip during his march to the quarterfinals in Tahiti that year. In 2012, when the Fiji event was controversially called off due to massive surf, Pat was one of only a few standouts who stuck around and caught bombs at Cloudbreak. If you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on  Apple Podcasts? It's takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show. Send voice memos to : info@kyle.surf Read my writing  at kyle.surf Brought to you by Santa Cruz Medicinals, and RPM Training. RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout and get 10% off any order. Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the  Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone! Please consider supporting my work on Patreon. If you are financially strapped, just keep listening and give lots of high-fives. That's all the payment I need. Connect with Kyle on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube Contact: info@kyle.surf The Motherfucker Awards Intro music by Nashe Howe “Life moves pretty fast ... if you don't look around once and a while, you could miss it.” - Ferris Buller

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Pacific correspondent Susana Lei'ataua

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 7:46


There is 2 days of lockdown for mass Covid vaccinations in Samoa, as Pasifika community vaccination events are underway in South Auckland and Wellington, and in Fiji and New Caledodna 15-17 year olds are being vaccinated. Also, at the UN General Assembly, Marshall Islands leader David Kabua speakes about geopolitical tension in the Pacific. Susana also marks the passing of NZ's first MP of Pacific descent, Taito Phillip Field.

RNZ: Morning Report
Study tracks Pacific peoples' voyages

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 3:16


A new study has teased out the voyages that Pacific peoples took by studying present-day genomes. The study estimates that voyagers from Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga first migrated to Rarotonga around the year 830. Two hundred years later, one group went further east to Papa Nui, or Easter Island. The researchers identified rare genetic traits present on only some Pacific Islands in order to trace ancestry and migration routes. Lead author Alexander Ioannidis, a research fellow at Stanford Medical School, says that medical researchers should use similar ancestry genetic analysis to provide more personalised patient care. He says that the category of "Pacific Islander" may paint too broad of a brush on a medical chart, because some genetic risk factors occur only among those from particular nations. Ioannidis spoke to Susie Ferguson.

BUDDHA AND THE SLUT
I GOT CAST ON SURVIVOR! (Be Careful What You Wish For...)

BUDDHA AND THE SLUT

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 104:57


Yes, it's true: I WAS cast on Survivor.   But, as is often the cast in my Charlie Brown football-kicking history..? CBS execs changed the format plan last minute, and I got the call to UNpack my bags   With the new season 41 out now after a LONG pandemic hiatus, it feels like the right time to dish on this crazy dream (almost) come true = 90MIN of dirt dishing on the whole wacky process, from audition tape right through to finals week.   Buckle up, children - THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN!

DREAM. THINK. DO.
334: Finding Adventure - And other things I've learned while living in the suburbs

DREAM. THINK. DO.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 41:03


In this episode we are going to talk about the importance of injecting a little adventure into our lives.  C.S. Lewis once said, "Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny."  Sure, adventure can mean climbing peaks in Peru or Nepal… but there are other ways that we can inject a little novelty and adventure in our daily lives… even if you live in the burbs, like I do!  In fact, I make the case using some good ol' research-backed arguments, but I also share a way that I've been experiencing a little “adventure” lately.  And it doesn't cost me a thing… but it's been a way that I've been finding some rest and restoration.  And as you'll hear… it's also been teaching me A LOT about life and business.  Check it out… and then join me in finding a little “adventure” no matter where you live! EPISODES MENTIONED: Ruth Soukup | Surprising Secrets For Living the Good Life - (click here)  Beating the "MEH" with LAURA SANCHEZ-GREENBERG - www.mitchmatthews.com/308  A Hiro's Journey - mitchmatthews.com/322 The Rest vs. Restoration Experiment - mitchmatthews.com/330 MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE: For some ADVENTURE might mean a trip to the big city... or it might be going to the other side of the planet. "Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny." - CS Lewis  Amelia Earhart once said, "Adventure is worthwhile in itself." "You can't define adventure... and what it means to you... until you've wrestled with it.  True adventure happens beyond what you might think is safe... or obtainable.  That's where you see miracles happen.  Adventure is the distance between the present and the fulfillment of your dreams!  And how you navigate the "in-between" is the great unknown.” - Clay Croft - Creator of the Expedition Overland  (Find out more here:  www.xoverland.com) BUT... you might be saying...  "THAT IS NOT ME!!!  I LIVE in the burbs... I have a house filled with kids, schedules, dogs, cats and a bird... I can't be traipsing around the globe looking for ADVENTURE!!!" I get it... I'm right there with you!!!   Here's a brief history of “Adventure and me”: I grew up a scared kid... but I learned a motto... "I may be scared... but I'm going to do it anyway!"  Or... a shorter version is... "Do it scared!" I grew up afraid of heights... but at the same time... I've climbed the tallest mountains in Montana and some of the tallest in Colorado! I was afraid of leaving home... so I hated my first summer camp experience... BUT when I got older... I moved to England at 18 and went back when I was 20. When my bride and I lived in Montana (two places)... we'd camp in the mountains countless weekends… then we had cubs... and decided to move back closer to family.  We first spent a year in Chicago... and then we landed back in Des Moines and we've been here for over 20 years! ADVENTURE NOW: As a result… I live in a suburb of a moderate sized city... in a state where the highest elevation is 1,670 feet.  Literally, it's: Hawkeye Point Hawkeye Point which is the highest natural point in Iowa at 1,670 feet (510 m). It is approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north of Sibley on the eastern side of SR 60 and approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of the Iowa-Minnesota state border. My favorite part is the directions say,  “The high ground lies 100 feet (30 m) due south of an old silo.” But remember:  ADVENTURE isn't a location... it's a mindset! Also remember… "Stay curious. It will lead to a life of adventure!" - Mitch Matthews It's sooooo important... and this is backed up by SCIENCE!!! I'm betting you remember Episode 308 - Beating the "MEH" with LAURA SANCHEZ-GREENBERG. www.mitchmatthews.com/308  (More from Laura below.) In that episode, we talked about how novelty is critical.  Mixing things up.  Trying new things.  Stretching yourself.  Growing.   So sure... if you can go climb a mountain... DO it!!! BUT if you're in a suburbs in the flat lands… (like me)... you need to find other ways to experience adventure! DEFINING ADVENTURE For OUR purposes, let's define adventure as: Staying curious Pursuing novel experiences  Stretching... growing... putting yourself in situations from time to time... where you might actually fail. Yvon Chouinard... rock climber, world adventurer and founder of Patagonia once said,  "It's not truly adventure until something goes wrong." You might get some of that at work... or at home.  You might say... I've got a teenager... stuff goes wrong all the time! LOL! BUT seriously... what if you introduced some adventure WITH your teenager.  What if? My Invitation: Pursue some adventure... Try something new Do something where you might fail Stay curious. Walk in awe. See where it takes you! Dreaming BIGGER... thinking BETTER and doing MORE is all about living an amazing life and that's what I want from you... if you're living in Nepal... or Fiji... NYC… or a really nice little  suburb. Adventure is out there... we just have to find it. Amen? RESOURCES: In the episode, I mention that past DREAM THINK DO guest Laura Sanchez-Greenberg had provided some SCIENCE and RESEARCH to back up today's episode… so I wanted to provide it here… in her own words. She shared... “Novelty and “sustainable happiness” studies suggest that doing new things is good for our well-being and some authors have suggested that fulfilling our need for novelty is a basic requirement for optimal functioning (Gonzalez-Cutre et al 2016).   Research here tied to the self-determination theory (SDT is the so-often-attributed to Daniel Pink's Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose triangle from his book “Drive” – this model is actually research by Deci and Ryan (1980, 2000) which Pink translated.)  The research notes that novelty is a basic tenant of being self-determining.  Without novelty, then you wouldn't know if you were self-determining as it would just be more of the same.  In simpler terms: How do you know if you are choosing for yourself (autonomy), if you are competent (mastery) if nothing changes? Some suggested things to read:  The Importance of Novelty » Brain World (brainworldmagazine.com) The Role of Novelty and Adaptation in Well-being - The Positive Psychology People Laura continues… “I'd say pointing to Barbara Fredrickson's work “Positivity” is also good.   The bottom line is, although there is novelty specific research, the word itself takes on all the research that's there and gives it name.   When we change our view, our brain activates, it learns, it absorbs.   So the important role that awe plays in happiness, that nature plays in happiness, importance of learning in happiness… all of these are related to novelty – we change our environment, learn something new, feel awe… all novelty.   So “novelty” is a catch all for so much of the research (I use the word as a shortcut).  Super nerdy research: Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology - Google Books (Chapter 34) Acts of Kindness and Acts of Novelty Affect Life Satisfaction: The Journal of Social Psychology: Vol 150, No 3 (tandfonline.com)  In the Suburbs… grab your lip smacker… put out a bird feeder and let that Cardinal surprise you; better yet, let the seeds call it to you in winter where the red pops on the snow background (they don't migrate). Smell coffee. Take a peek at a chipmunk… take a walk and for a minute, check out how bark on a tree can form art… all sorts of novelty.” 0:02 Let's go on an adventure 1:24 Episode starts 5:30 Mitch's background in adventure 14:34 One adventure you can take every day 19:58 How Mitch gets his adventure in 26:25 Mitch's Narnia moment 36:06 Adventure is a mindset 39:23 Closing thoughts  I want to hear from YOU! What do YOU think?  Is finding some adventure… some novelty important?  Did you need to be reminded of that?  (I know I do!!!)  What's one way you want to inject some adventure into your world?  What's a way to experience a little novelty?  Share something you love to do… or something you're going to try!  I can't wait to hear from YOU!  Comment and let me know.

Let's Go Together
Swimming with Manta Rays in Kokomo featuring Marine Biologist Cliona O'Flaherty

Let's Go Together

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 31:12


On this episode of Let's Go Together, Kellee sits down with Cliona O'Flaherty, part of the Marine Biologist team at Kokomo Private Island Resort in Fiji.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Marketing Secrets Show
The Dream 100 FINALLY Explained (...and The Mañana Principle)

The Marketing Secrets Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 28:10


Here is another awesome episode from the Traffic Secrets book launch podcast. On this episode, Russell will show you how finding your 'Dream 100' can help you attract your dream customers! You'll learn: How Russell gets BIG influencers to spend thousands of dollars promoting his own products. Where to find YOUR 'Dream 100'. How to get 4 FREE videos from FunnelFlix! Listen in to learn more! Also, go get your FREE copy of Traffic Secrets here! Hit me up on IG! @russellbrunson Text Me! 208-231-3797 Join my newsletter at marketingsecrets.com ClubHouseWithRussell.com ---Transcript--- What's up everybody. This is Russell Brunson welcome back to the party. I'm excited to be here with you guys today and we are going live right now on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube. I think we're all over the place. So appreciate you guys hanging out with me today and I hope you've enjoyed this Traffic Secrets book launch. It's been going on this whole week. I know a lot of you guys are in quarantine right now, and you are bored out of your mind try to figure out what to do. Some of you guys are stressed out beyond all belief. I get it. Some of you guys are like, "This is dumb. Why are we even worrying?" And I get it as well. So there's a lot of chaos right now in the world. And the only thing we can control is our own mindset and things. We're focusing on things we're putting into our brain. And so I keep choosing to try to put my mind focusing on things I can affect things I can change, which really is this is probably one of, if not the best personal development weeks for all of us in the world, which is exciting. So, all right, really quick. Before I jump into reading some more of the book today, it's interesting. We did our ClickFunnels meeting and today we had the highest, excuse me yesterday. So yesterday we had the highest number of people logging to ClickFunnels ever, it's more than double what happens on a normal day, which means this is literally the season of funnel building. Okay guys, you're at home. You got the chance right now to finally create. There's always this excuse like, "Oh, I can't build a funnel because of this, because of this I'm too busy. I got this. I got blah, blah, blah, blah, blah." There's always for some reason, people always have this. We call it the mañana principle like, "Oh, tomorrow mañana tomorrow. I'll do it tomorrow. I'll do it." Okay. What I want to do. I want to suggest something for you guys right now. Okay. I want you to take this mañana principle. Most of us have like, "I'll do the work tomorrow. I'll do the thing tomorrow. I'll do tomorrow," tomorrow, tomorrow. I want you to do this as an exercise it will be really fun. Okay. What you're going to do and is the thing that you need to be doing that you normally put off till mañana. I want you to stop and I want you to do that today. Okay. And then the stressing that you were planning on doing today, stressing out about the coronavirus about food, about toilet paper whatever you're stressing about. I want you to take that stress and I want you to stress about it mañana. We're just shifting. This is an easy shift. Okay. We're taking the stuff right now that we're normally worried about. Okay. And that we're shifting it to mañana and the stuff that we normally are going to do to mañana. The stuff that's actually important about building our life, building our business, building our family. We're going to shift till today. Okay. Is shifting the mañana principle. Okay. If you guys can do that, it's going to be amazing for you. Okay because number one, you're not going to be stressed out because you're going to be stressed like, "I don't have time right now. I'm busy building funnels tomorrow I will worry about the stress." And then today you can get back to work. Okay. And what's cool about that. If you do it today, okay. It's going to be all of Friday all today to be able to work, to be able to create, to be able to read, be able to study, be able to learn every other thing that you've been procrastinating. You really have a chance to finally do it today. Okay. And all the stress that you've been sitting on for the last week, you'll move to tomorrow. You be like, "Worry about it tomorrow." and then ask yourself will you survive today? Is your family going to be okay? You got food for today, sweet worry about tomorrow. Let's get back to work. And then what's going to be cool is tomorrow I'm going to suggest to you the same thing. Move it, till mañana, and get back to work. Okay. So there you go. There's the mañana principle in a way that will actually serve you as opposed to hurting you. But again, we had more than double, as many people log in clickfunnels yesterday than we've ever had. Okay. Which means it's a season right now. It's a season to build funnels. It's a season to build hope season to start preparing and building your foundation because this season is going to pass. Okay. And the people who aren't frozen by fear in the season. Okay. When they come out of it, they're going to have a chance to be able to go and create and do some amazing things. So I want to make sure you guys aren't freezing during the season of fear. Okay, worry about it tomorrow. Mañana right now, get back to work focus on stuff you can control things you can create things you can do because the season will end. And I don't know if it's going to be two weeks from now, two months from now, two years from now, it does not matter. Okay. It's going to end. And the people who have been preparing during the season who have been planting the seeds right now are the ones who reap harvest. So now how to plant seeds. So what that means, two things. Number one, if you haven't got a Traffic Secrets book yet, go and get it. This is the seeds you need to get to the master traffic. Number two, this right here is FunnelFlix. Okay. Now FunnelFlix is an amazing tool. I have licensed, I think there's 2,600 videos on that. Okay. All of the courses I learned from, as I was learning this game, I went to all those people and I was like, "Your courses were the best that I ever went through. Can I license them from you?" And I paid them a small fortune, I think over a million dollars so far in licensing fees because I wanted to be Netflix for entrepreneurs. So we entered the streaming wars. We launched FunnelFlix and it's live. And right now we have a really cool thing for this weekend. It's called the FunnelFlix premier week, where you go to FunnelFlix.com right now and you put your email address in there and you get these four videos. 1, 2, 3, 4, I think each date unlocks one. So you'll get this one immediately. The first one is Frank Kern. If you don't know Frank Kern, he's one of the OGs of internet marketing. We had him speak of funnel hacking live. We didn't tell anybody he was coming. It was top secret. And then in the middle of, we had this whole FunnelFlix presentation. We had him come down and bang on the thing. And it opened up and Frank came out and delivered a message. It was insanely good. And people went nuts. It was like, standing ovation, screaming. It was as close to when a rockstar would feel like in our world, if you can imagine that imagine your biggest rockstar coming out and all the people flip out. That's what happened. And we captured it for you and you can go watch that presentation right now. Well, not right now. Wait til this is over, then watch it this weekend. And then if you like Frank's stuff, I licensed every... No I think almost 13 or 14 Frank's courses almost everything he's ever published is also in FunnelFlix now. So if you are a FunnelFlix member, you can geek out on Frank this weekend and get excited. It's all in there, all his best stuff's in there, which is exciting. So funnelflix.com. So this is trafficsecrets.com. Go get your book, get the audio books, go start listening, getting prepared there. And then over here's funnelflix.com as well. So that's the game plan. All right. You guys ready? Is everything... Is mañana principle in place. You've taken all your stress, your fears. You move it until tomorrow. Worry about it tomorrow. Today, you're focusing on planting seeds for your future. Are you guys cool with that? All right. If you're ready to start planning seeds for future, let's go. So what I'm going to do right now, back to the Traffic Secrets book. This has been so much fun reading this with you guys. So Traffic Secrets book. How many you guys are pumped about getting this book? I know we sold, I don't know, 10,000 the first day. I don't know how many right now, but we're selling tons of these. So I know most CBS have got, if you don't have, for some reason now is the time go to trafficsecrets.com. Okay. So I'm going to repeat. So we've gone through a lot of stuff in the book together. If you've been watching these videos each day, the first day I talked about the preface, preface however you say that all about there's a storm coming. And right now we're literally in the middle of the storm. I wrote this a year and a half ago, this part, and it's crazy that now we're sitting in the eye of the storm. So there you go. I don't know how I could time this any better. So introduction, there's a storm coming we talked about that. Then we talked about, we did two days on secret number one, which was, who is your dream customer? Okay. There's a lot of stuff in this chapter. Things I talked about with you guys figuring out, are your customers trying to move away from pain or towards pleasure, understanding that? And we talked about the difference between the searcher and the scroller and the mindset shift and what they're doing and how we structure things differently based on who they are that was secret number one. Okay. And figured out who is our dream customer. Again, getting to understand them at a deep level. Then secret number two we talked about is now we know who those people are, where are they actually hiding online? Where are they congregating? How can we find them? And we talked about how basically our job then if you look at this picture, here was all about finding where in the world these people are, where are they congregating online? And then from there we got to figure out our hooks, throw in there to grab them and pull them into our funnels, which is cool. All right. And then today we're still in secret number two today, we're moving on to a concept called the dream 100. All right. How many of you guys have heard me talk about dream 100 before I've been preaching this for quite a long time. So hopefully you guys have heard me talk about this more than once someone's asking to turn my camera around. I can't because I'm at home quarantine by myself. So I'm doing this by myself. I can't hold it backwards. I can get my kids come hold it here, but then be like, anyway, be chaos. So, right so again, first step of traffic is knowing who, getting deep understanding who it is you want, who your customers are. Number two, where are they congregating? Where are they hanging out? Right. And then number three is understanding, okay. Who are the people that are already congregating these people. Okay. A lot of times we think that we have to go and create traffic in fact, one of my first mentors, I've had so many great mentors over the years. One of them was a guy named Steven Pierce. And I remember Steven Pierce saying something in an event. He said, "People always think they have to create traffic." He's like, "You don't have to create traffic. Traffic's already there." You just have to figure out where it's at and then you tap into it. And that was one of those big, aha moments for me. Because I was trying to create traffic. Right. And so when I understood that, I was like, "Okay, I'm not going to create traffic. I got to find where they are." And this comes back to, we talked about it yesterday, which is finding these pockets, right. What are the blogs that my dream customers read? What are the Facebook groups? And what are the influencers they follow? What keywords they search for on Google? What blogs they... I think I said, blogs, what podcasts they listen to? I'm trying to figure out where are these pockets of customers? Right. So we got to understand that. And so that's the first step. So then the second step in this process is like, "Well, who's already congregated these people." There's people that have been doing this game for a long time, a lot longer than you, longer than me. Right. And they've already self congregated these people. So I decided to figure out, where are these congregations at? Because if I can figure out where those congregations are at, then I can tap into them. Right? And so that's where we get this concept called the dream 100. Now I learned this originally from a guy named Chet Holmes I had a chance to hang out with Chet, a bunch of times he wrote the book, The Ultimate Sales Machine, which is an amazing book, Chet passed away a few years ago, but someone I've had ton of respect for, actually 10 years ago, Tony Robbins event in Fiji. I was there, me and Chet both spoke and hang out a lot. But in Chet's book, he wrote concept called dream 100. And what the dream 100 is, he talked about, he worked for Charlie Munger, who is… what's his name? Charlie… Warren Buffet's business partner in one of his companies. And Chet was running this magazine. And I guess the time I can't remember, I haven't read all the details in the book, but they were the worst magazine in their industry had almost no advertisers. And they had a database of 2,500 people. And they're trying to message all these people and get to the advertising counsel and he couldn't do it. So Chet came in. He's like, "Hey, this is too hard for us to go off all these people, who are the people in the industry that buy the majority of the ads," we found, it's 30 people, maybe it's a hundred, I don't know. But there's a group of people, small group, right? That buy all the ads in our industry. So he said instead of marketing to all 2,500 or 25,000, or how many people are in there let's just target the ones that have the most amount of money. And so he built up a list and he started doing what he called pigheaded discipline, PHD, where he would start messaging. So every week he'd send them something in the mail. And then two weeks later he'd call them on the phone send something in the mail call them on the phone send something in the mail, call them on the phone, right? The decision makers who could move the needle for him. And he said after six months, I think it was six months, nothing happened. And he was frustrated, but he's got pigheaded discipline. He kept doing it, kept doing it. And within a year within I think seven months he landed his first client. It was Xerox or something crazy, who signed a contract. It was the biggest advertisers they'd ever had. And then next month they just land another one within a year or two years. Again, all the actual details are in here. They landed 30 of their dream, 100. And they went from the worst magazine in the industry to the top. And it was by figuring out who are the people that can drive you the most and creating a marketing campaign directly to them. And it was interesting. And then Chet talked about he wrote a screenplay for a movie and same thing like, "I wrote screenplay. I want it to turn to a movie or something, but I don't know how to do it, I'm not in Hollywood." So he's like... So he bought a, I think it was a time magazine or something that was like Hollywood's top 100 influencers or something. And he was like, "That's my dream, 100." So he took it was directors, producers, writers, whatever. And he took it and he's like, okay, "I'm going to dream 100, these people." So he sent his script to all 100, of these people. Then he called them on the phone and he sent them a gift and they called him. And eventually I think it was LeAnn Rimes called him back, loved the script, got the deal, pitched it to things, sold it to Hollywood. And they ended up making a play out of it, I believe anyway, I don't remember all the details, but that was the dream 100. So I remember reading that in Chet's original book. And then I asked him about it. I'm like, "There's something here, but I don't know what it is." Because I'm selling a book. I can't dream 100 everyone and be like, "Hey, you should buy a copy of my free book." Because it's free@trafficsecrets.com, right? It's not efficient. It would cost me too much. But then I was like, "Wait a minute. There are people on my list or there're people in my world who already have congregated my dream 100." I told you yesterday I got to figure out what are the blogs they're reading? Right. So if I figure out here's the blog, they're reading, there's a 100,000 readers of this blog who are my dream customers, wait, who owns the blog? Who's in charge of that blog? What if I started marketing directly to that person, got to know them and send them gifts and whatever. And if they like it and then they make a blog post about it. I might sell 50 or a hundred or a thousand copies of my book. Right. And I think who are my dream 100, what podcasts they listening to? And they're like, wait, "If someone owns a podcast and my dream customers are listening, what if I market to the person who owns the podcast? What if I got that person to say yes. And also they promoted it to their podcast and I make a thousand sales overnight." Okay. And that was where the concept of the dream 100 was born for us. And so for the last decade of my life is what I've been doing. I've been figuring out who, in fact yesterday, people are like, "Russell, what do you do every day all day?" I spent three hours yesterday on my phone, which is right here. My Instagram folks are watching me live on the device I use. I spent three, almost four hours yesterday contacting my dream 100. That's it, personal messages to all of them. Boom. "Hey, this is Russell." I send a gift. Hey, this is Russell. Hey, this is Russell. Hey, this is Russell. And that's what I did for four hours yesterday, dream 100. But Russell, "I thought you were trying to sell tons of your book, why were you doing Facebook ads?" There's people doing Facebook ads, but I would rather get one person who could spend a hundred thousand dollars… Like Peng Joon right now. You guys probably seen the ads for the book, right? Peng Joon, is spending tons of money right now, buying Facebook ads, promoting my book so I can go and buy more Facebook ads myself. Or I can build a relationship with Peng Joon because of my dream 100. And then he promotes it and he spends a 100,000 own pocket selling the book. That's a much better way to do it. Right. And so for me, this is the phase I'm going, my dream 100. I'm training people to write blog, posts, do podcast interviews and send out emails to the list and all sorts of stuff. Okay. But that's the magical dream 100. So anyway I want you guys to get the book it took me three days to read it, so I can't spend all three days just reading the whole thing, that's why I want you guys to get it. So when you get the book on page 41, this is the little chart I made of the dream 100. It's probably going to be backwards for some of these cameras, but basically I do each platform. So Facebook, Instagram, podcasting, YouTube, excuse me. Email lists, blogging, Google, YouTube, Pinterest. Right. So I put out the categories of each of the different industries here and then going down what I do it's okay. Who on Facebook is already congregated my dream 100? Okay. And so for me, I was like, "Well, okay, Tony Robbins has got 3.2 million fans, Grant Cardone's got, I don't know, 2 million fans. We've got Prince Ea got a billion fans," whatever. And I start making a list of all the people who've already congregated my dream customers. Who are they? Where are they at? Okay. I go to Facebook. I make a list as many as I can find. Okay. And then I might go to Instagram. Who are the influencers, who've already congregated my dream 100. And I go to Instagram. So I, write out their names. Oh, this person, this person, this person start listing out all their names. Then I go to podcasts. Okay. Who are the podcasters who've already congregated my dream 100. I start listing all the names and the podcast people who are the YouTube channels that already congregated my dream 100, who already have a million subscribers. I can go spend the next six years trying to get a million subscribers, or I can go to the person that already got a million subscribers. And if I can do a deal with him or her, have them make a video for me, boom. Now I'm suddenly in front of a million people that fast. Okay. You see how this works. Then who's got the email list in my industry. Who's the bloggers. Okay. And I start making lists of all these different things. And that becomes my dream 100. Okay. And so I'm starting traffic again. Notice this whole book I haven't said a single word about Facebook ads yet. Right? Everyone's like, "On Facebook ads, lets do Google ads." guy comes eventually. That's in section two in the middle, but there's all this foundational stuff. That's so much easier to get traffic. Okay. When Facebook shuts you down, what are you guys going to do? You going to be freaking out? Like, "I don't know what to do." And I'll be like, "I'm just going to call my dream 100. They already have an email list. They already got a blog. They had a podcast. I'll just see if I can go on the podcast." Boom. And we do that with our dream 100. So man, this stuff's so much fun. I could go for years about this. Let me see if I want to talk about anything else today on this or, oh, got to read you guys something. Can I read you a little piece? Are you okay with that? So it's funny how many of you guys know Rachel Hollis? If you don't, okay. Last year her book was the number two selling book in the world. The only one that beat, it was Michelle Obama's book. Okay. She wrote a book called Girl, Wash Your Face. And then Girl, Stop Apologizing this is book number two. And it's funny because I never heard of her. And then I went to this mastermind retreat and I did a list of all the different people. And one of them was a guy named Dave Hollis. Who's Rachel's husband. And I didn't know who he was. And I met him and I messed with my wife that night. I'm like, "Oh, I met this cool guy named Dave Hollis." And she's like, "Dave Hollis is that Rachel's husband." I'm like, "I don't know who's Rachel." And she's like, "Rachel's the biggest thing in the world," anyways so funny. And so had a chance to meet Dave and then got to meet Rachel and really, really cool. But last year we were in Puerto Rico at a mastermind event sitting around the room and everyone's talking about, their things. And it's funny because in this room there's 20 people and half of them are New York Times bestsellers. Half of them got three or four, five New York Times bestselling books. And it's just an intimidating room to be in. Right. And we're all talking and then someone started asking a question about how do they sell books? And everyone's given their two cents, I'm just writing, things a million miles a minute. And then Rachel starts talking and she said something and just boom, drop the mic. So I read to you. She said says recently I was in a mastermind event in Puerto Rico and I had a chance to spend time with Rachel Hollis, the author of the number one New York times bestseller Girl, Wash Your Face at the time she was in the middle of launching her new book. Girl, Stop Apologizing. As I was in the middle of writing this book, I was curious about how she had sold over a million copies of her books. I asked her for the secret to selling that many copies and she told me, "We ask ourselves this question, what are the tribes that my women are already in? What network marketing companies are they in? What Facebook groups, what Instagram channels, what hashtags are they following?" After we identified these things, we tried to figure out who are the tribe owners of these women? Who do we need to become friends with anyone who had over 200,000 followers? We would direct message them, tell them who we were and ask them if we could talk. We started messaging everyone. Our focus was to find the tribes and then figure out the best ways to infiltrate them. And I said the dream 100, she recalled that was exactly what she had done to quickly become one of the bestselling authors of all time, which is crazy. And then I go on again. Quest nutrition, how many of you guys know quest nutrition, quest bars. So Tom Bilyeu is one of the founders of Quest bars. He was also in this mastermind group. And after this I was researching it. How in the world did he build quest to a billion? He sold it for a billion dollars. How did he build that company? I remember watching it explode overnight. And then he cashed out and I found an interview with him on the founder podcast. And it was interesting. He tells the story. He said "We had a very different approach that got a lot of people, excited, not just about the product, but they felt good about the way we treat them. We went old school, researching several hundred health and fitness influencers. Then sending them handwritten letters and free samples. This is all about showing an understanding of what others were trying to achieve. And that quest was interested in helping them connect with their audience. When people are building community, they have a real sense of service to that community. We would send them free product and just say, if you like it, tell your people. And if you hate it, tell them that too." "Not trying to steer people's comments to give us a pretty great recommendation or not trying to steer people's comments gave us a pretty great recommendation. Some didn't like it and said so, but the vast majority loved it and were grateful. We had shown an understanding of who they were and what they were trying to do. So they spread the word." You see what happened? Tom built a billion dollar brand off of what? The dream 100 wasn't Facebook ads. It wasn't Google ads. The dream 100, Rachel Hollis became bestselling author in the world off of what? The dream 100. Okay. That's the concept that in chapter two, you guys understanding who's your dream customer? Where are they congregating? Who is in charge of the congregation? Who's the leader. Who's the person that you can infiltrate? And then you got to get to those people. Right? And it's coming down to building relationships, getting to know them. How can I serve those people? Okay. I did a video on YouTube. In fact, you should all go to YouTube and go to YouTube type in Russell Brunson, Tony Robbins dream 100 and there's a video it's about 10 minutes long of me showing the decade long journey. I did dream 100 Tony Robbins, how I became friends with him, how I became business partners with him, how I got to promote my stuff. It wasn't me just spamming, "Hey promote me Tony." It was me for a year or excuse me a decade serving and building a relationship with him is my dream 100 and getting in and infiltrating that, okay. It's a very powerful, really real strategy. So it's the key though. So that's the next thing you guys is that even if you don't have the book yet, you should get it. It's free. So the only reason why you wouldn't get it is you must hate money or you hate traffic or one of those things, but you cover $10 shipping handle. You can get it, but even if you don't get it for whatever reason, you still know the concept now and understanding that. So what I would recommend doing, see if I can find the page when you get the books on page 41, but you don't need this book to do this. Just go make a graph like this and say, "Okay, who's already congregated my dream customers on Facebook, and start making a list of those names. Who's already congregated my dream. 100 on Instagram, make a list of those names on podcasts, on YouTube, on email, on blogs," and find those people. Those are the existing congregations, right? And when you do that, my goal would be to try to get a hundred people, right? So 10 people, 10 or 20 people on Facebook, 20 people on Instagram, 20 people on podcasts, 20 people get 20 of them 20. All these different platforms have a hundred people. Now there's your dream 100. Now when you have that, that becomes the people you're marketing to those 100 people, right? If I get one of those hundred people, say yes, it can blow up your business. I remember when I did this exercise with the DotCom Secrets book, one of my dream 100 and my podcasting thing was JLD John Lee Dumas, Entrepreneurs on Fire. I never met, excuse me. I never met him yet. Sent him a copy of the book, sent him a dream 100 package, got to know him a little bit, messaged me. He was like, "I love your book. Want to promote it." He had me on podcast. I think the first day he sold like 500 copies of the DotCom Secrets book. Okay. And I came off of one dream 100 package. Right? So if I know, here's a hundred people, these are the people I'm marketing to, I'm serving, I'm getting to know them. I'm building relationships. And I'm going to focus on putting in the time to get to know these people it'll pay off in dividends. Okay. So that's the first step in the traffic secrets process is the dream 100. Getting to understand that when we were launching ClickFunnels, it was interesting because I'm no coder. I don't have any technical ability. So while my business partner, Todd and my business partner at the time, Dylan, while they were coding ClickFunnels, you're wandering Russell, what did you do? You're useless to the equation. I know I can't code. So what did I do? This is what I did. I sat there all night while they're coding and I'm messaging people getting to know them, building relationships. I remember my dream 100, by the time we launched ClickFunnels was dream 328 or something. I don't know how many, but it had grown because I built all these relationships and we launched ClickFunnels and we grew it. And it's crazy now that, ClickFunnels five and a half years ago it started. Today. We have over a 100,000 active customers, 30% of you guys logged in yesterday, which is crazy. So 30,000 plus people logged in yesterday to build a funnel. What's crazy is that the majority of those customers came off of the following of my dream 100 the original dream 100 that I had set up five years ago. And I've been relentlessly getting to know them, building relationships, pursuing them, asking them, promote things, getting them to use ClickFunnels. I've been building free funnels for tons of them. I put in the hard work, the dream 100. And on the back side of that has been a company that does hundreds of millions of dollars a year. So anyway, I hope that helps getting the wheels you had spinning. That's just secret number two, the dream 100. So, all right. We're five or six days in this guys we've gotten through the introduction secret one and secret two has been good so far you learning good stuff. If you like this comment down below, like "That's awesome." If you're like "That was lame Russell, I don't need traffic. I hate traffic," then be like, "That was lame." I don't care. Let me know what other way. The more that you tell me the better, I know how to do these and I can keep doing, if you guys like I'm enjoying it, hopefully you are as well again, here's your call to action for you guys. If you don't have a copy of the book yet we're in pre-order right now, you can get it@trafficsecrets.com. The books actually ship May 5th, but you can download the audio book tonight and listen to this weekend. Binge, listen, and start getting these principles into your brain. The more you understand them the better a lot of you guys ask about box set. This is all three of my books, new updated hardbound versions of DotCom Secrets, Expert Secrets and Traffic Secrets, as well as this new work book called Unlock The Secrets as well. The only place to get this out is the upsell. So there you go. When you get a copy of the book, the first order form bump is the audiobook you say yes to that, you'll get the audiobook. And then if you want to get all the updated hardbound versions, that only way to get those is after you buy the book, we make an offer where you can get them all at the discount. So that's the only way to get those. I get them the box ships May 5th, but the audiobooks are there now. So you can start listing at ASAP that's number one. So where do I download if I already bought? If you go back trafficsecret.com is a link there says log in, click on login, and you can log into your members area. It's got all the bonuses, the videos, there's five hours of videos there as well. There's a whole bunch of cool stuff you get when you get the book for free and over here this weekend, it's you guys wonder what to do. Go binge watch stuff on FunnelFlix. We have a premier week for free. You can go and you can watch Frank Kern's presentation today for free each day, unlocks free presentations to get you to fall in love with FunnelFlix. So we're now part of the streaming wars. ClickFunnels is taking on Disney plus and Amazon. And it's all there for you guys as well. One thing I'm going to end with, I talked about this in very beginning, but those who logged in late is a mañana principle. And I want to just re stress this because this can help you guys during this time of crisis. So right now everyone's stressing out, right? Because of all the excuse me, the economic turmoil. And so what I'm going to do is I want you to take that stress and I want you to stress about it mañana tomorrow. So take that and tomorrow I'll worry about today. I'm focusing on planting seeds for my future. Okay? Start planting, seeds, plant seeds of reading book, creating funnels, building stuff, making videos, publishing, whatever your seeds are. Start planting those seeds ASAP. Okay. Because harvest is coming, but if you don't plant, now you're going to be screwed when the harvest comes. So start planting your seeds right now. Okay. And take all the stress of the coronavirus or whatever you're stressing about. Put that tomorrow, mañana, worry about that. And then all this, you leave for tomorrow, which is the planting of the seeds, "Oh, I'll plant tomorrow. I'm going to study tomorrow. I'll build a funnel tomorrow. I'll make a video tomorrow. I'll publish tomorrow." It's time to stop and take that to today, moving that forward and we're going to do it right now. That sound good. That's the game plan you guys. Appreciate you all for hanging out. This has been a fun week so far. Hopefully you're enjoying the time with your family and your loved ones. Make sure to prepare yourself you guys. We don't know what's going to happen, but the best thing you can be possibly doing right now is planting seeds for tomorrow. The harvest will come. If you've not planted during the season of planting, you're going to be in trouble. So now is the time. Appreciate you guys. Thanks for everything. Go your book, trafficsecrets.com, then funnelflix.com. Got have some fun and have a great weekend. Thanks everybody. We'll talk to you guys all again soon. Bye everybody.

The Gravel Ride.  A cycling podcast
Trek Travel - Girona Gravel Tour with Ewan Shepherd

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 40:11


This week we sit down with Ewan Shepherd from Trek Travel to discuss their upcoming Girona Gravel Tour trips. We learn about the city, the cycling community and the abundance of gravel that surrounds the city. Trek Travel Gravel Tour Girona  Join The Ridership Support the Podcast Automated Transcription (please excuse the typos): Trek Travel   [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello and welcome to the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host Craig Dalton.  [00:00:06] This week on the podcast, we're joined by UN shepherd European logistics manager for track travel. Based out of Girona Spain.  [00:00:14] As the longtime listener knows I've been super keen on the idea of gravel travel and super excited to see this industry grow up.  [00:00:22] We had an earlier discussion with Juan De La Roca about Southern Colorado and building that up as a gravel destination. And now we're seeing events like LIfeTime's Rad Dirt Fest crop up over there. We've also talked to event organizers over in Europe, around the gravel epic series that was conceived. During the COVID time and didn't actually get to get its races off the ground.  [00:00:46] But one of the locations we talked about in Europe was Girona. Now for road cyclist, Girona has long been part of the discussion about where professional athletes live. And there's a reason why they live there. Amazing road, riding all over the place. So I was really excited to learn originally from the gravel epic team about Girona as a travel destination for gravel cyclists.  [00:01:11] But even more excited to learn about this trip that Trek travel is putting together their Girona, gravel bike tour.  [00:01:18] They've got a couple more departures this year in November that you can still sign up for as well as a whole host of dates for 2022, starting in the spring.  [00:01:28] After talking to you. And all I can say is sign me up. It sounds amazing. I'll let him explain it in his own words, but it sounds like Jerome has a very special place for cyclists of all kinds.  [00:01:39] And the opportunities for gravel cycling are abundant outside the city center.  [00:01:44] I'm excited for you to learn more about Girona and gravel. With that said let's dive right in to my conversation with you and shepherd  [00:01:52] Ewan welcome to the show.  [00:01:53] Ewan Shepherd: Hey Craig, thank you very much for having me and thank you everybody for listening.  [00:01:58] Craig Dalton: I appreciate you joining us on a Friday evening over there in Spain, I'm super excited about the topic we're going to discuss today as the listener or the longterm listener has known. [00:02:08] I've talked about gravel travel as something I'm super excited about because as we all know, it's such a great way to explore the world and the idea of packing my bike and going somewhere exotic, like Girona Spain is super exciting to me. So when I got the opportunity to connect with Trek travel, Dig into this trip and dig into Jarana grab gravel jumped at it. [00:02:31] So you, and thank you for joining me. And let's just get started by a little bit about your background.  [00:02:37] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, no worries. Thank you again for having me. And I guess we share something in common that we both enjoy eating well by bike. So gravel travel is definitely evident between us all. Huh. So Bob, my background it's been varied. [00:02:50] I started off as a kid, not really enjoying the power of two wheels on my own preferring Moda, power of motocross, bikes, and motor sport, and pursue the a career in motor sport. I am, I'm only 29, so it's not, it wasn't a long career. And then I decided to jump into the cycle career really because my brother threw me on an old racing bike of hairs and said, we're going trick racing of what is this. [00:03:14] And yeah. That's how I got into cycling and kind of started to learn about it. Then love cycling, all things cycling really threw me on the amount of bikes for the first time. He threw me on a cyclocross bike for the first time, took me to attract for the first time. And just more and more, I ate it up and started falling in love with with cycling and And then I thought, why not help out in my local bike shop? [00:03:37] Because I was in between jobs and bugging the owner and the mechanic calling in on the bike and asking for them to help me with this, or could they get pots or for that? And then they were like, Hey, we need an extra hand here. And you're pretty mechanically minded. Can you want to come and help us out? [00:03:53] And that's how I, it. Wrenching in a bike shop. And from there, it took me to I was actually living in Australia at the time and working in a shop debt. And then I started working for the initial prompt and dealer in Australia, which was pretty fun and interesting. Little folding bikes, which were going all over kind of the Australasia and New Zealand even send a bite that prompted the Fiji. [00:04:17] And then I moved back to the UK and was starting working for old mountain bike brands that maybe some of your listeners have heard of head of pay cycles. They're one of the first UK monocyte grants set up by, by a young family at the time who did same as me. They love motocross and enjoy bike riding. [00:04:38] And they wanted a bike to, to train on during the time that they weren't racing on the road. And so they imported mountain bikes yet to important Gary fishers at the time, because there was nothing else in Europe and or in the UK. So he, Adrian is the main designer of the car. And he designed his own on mountain bikes. [00:04:57] Did y'all say 100, was that famous plus bikes, square tube. aluminum that they rooted out pots of the frame to make it lighter. So I started working for them after they did the whole amount of bike brand and we They had two shops at the time that they just started and started in rental centers. [00:05:14] So I joined them a running one at that shops. And then they got back into the frames. And that's when started to learn more about frame design, different bikes, and the whole Enduro scene was mounted bike and jurors scene was growing. And that was something that we were really interested in the time. [00:05:34] And. I was starting to cyclocross race at a time. I would go off a weekend, so cyclocross race and come back to work. And we were designing 29 S slack long, low amount of bikes. And we also had a total. Version cause Adrian and his wife happy love to go off to all sorts of places. [00:05:53] The, they did Chile, they went and wrote the Santiago combo skeleton and Northern Spain, all of these cycle touring. And he adapted one of the hardtail Enduro steel mountain bikes and put lugs on it. So he could take. And I was like, I liked the look of that bite, but I don't really I don't want to put drop bars on it. [00:06:14] Can I put drop bars on it? Let's try it. And so here I had a 29 mountain bike slack long, whoa, with with a draw bar on it. And I was like this pretty cool. And they were looking to, they already had an exi carbon bikes. I was like, can we do this a bit lighter? Because. Yorkshire is, I know you're you have family that Craig and it's up down. [00:06:35] Dale is Dale is a small valley and it's really steep at each side. And I live in between the two national products of the north York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. And they have so many of these little Dales. So riding across that, you'd go down and it's like down 25% down to a flat valley, then literally back up the other side, 25 to 30%. [00:06:57] So I wanted something nice and light, but to go all day across the Dales and the malls And so we were making this and thinking, oh, this could be a cool and gravel was coming on the scene at the time. And I was interested in bike packing with it and just testing out something that was a good touring bike. [00:07:18] But at the same time, I just saw touring at the time as being something that my parents did or all the people did when they retired. So I wanted something fun cause I still enjoyed enjoy mountain biking. So I wanted to take it down some trails at the same time as doing a hundred K on it, which I certainly wouldn't do on my one 60 mil. [00:07:36] Enjoy a bike, do a hundred K, but so that's where I discovered this cyclocross gravel mix. That we all call gravel today. Which Adrian at the time was like, we used to race on my, on a bikes would drop handlebars XC and downhill back in the 1980s. Cause inventing anything new it's all coming round in circles, the wheels going round, as they say. [00:08:00] So that was really my early years in the cycling industry playing with that. And then. Being honest, Googled cool bike mechanic jobs in one places which took me back to Australia. And then I wanted to go back to Europe and it took me to the warmest place at the time, which was the Canary islands which was great for gaining some exposure of just massive cyclists all at once. [00:08:24] Thousands of people on the road, just riding the bikes, having fun on holiday guided, worked in rental shops. Love the Canary island lifestyle. And then I just stumbled across Trek travel. I told the global logistics manager at one day, I was like, I want to come work for you because I want to help out on some of your big trips. [00:08:41] They were doing tour de France and big Pyrenees trips and out trips. And I just really liked the idea of offering support to. To other people, not the I'd been guy, a guy that I wanted to support the guides. I knew all the tricks of all the problems of being a guide. So I wanted to help them most of all, help back help their guests. [00:09:04] And that kind of leads me to here where I'm the European logistics coordinator for Trek travel and in our home base of drones.  [00:09:11] Craig Dalton: Amazing. It's such a, it's so interesting. As people who have been around the sport of cycling for a long time to trace back when you first started doing the thing that later became gravel cycling. [00:09:25] Because obviously as you've indicated, as we've discussed before, People have been riding drop bar bikes off-road for a long time, but it was this kind of gradual progression of componentry, frame, design, methodology, tires, brakes, all these things combined to making what was once somewhat a hacky type experience where you were maybe bringing a bike that wasn't exactly suited for the job to where we are now. [00:09:53] That depending on where you are and how you want to set up your bike. There's such a wide variety of ways in which you can configure these bikes to ride on the roads and trails wherever you live in the world.  [00:10:05] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. It's always fascinated me coming from like a motor sport design element. [00:10:10] Always into aerodynamics working with formula two, formula three. And then I had to, I always had a love for kind of classic cause I raised something in the UK or Europe rally cross, which I don't think you have in us, but it's it's exactly that it's a cross between this second is gravel road and dirt, and you drive a little bit of each and we always used to race the classic mini Coupa's. [00:10:35] That was my classic love of cause. But yeah, that was a tangent. Sorry.  [00:10:40] Craig Dalton: No, it's an interesting perspective. I hadn't, no, one's brought that up before, but it's totally true. There's parallels in that experience because you had to have a car that drove well on the road. Capable off-road and presumably every driver, just like every rider had to make those difficult choices of, okay. [00:10:57] Do I want it to be higher performing on-road or off-road and what's that happy medium for me as a, as an athlete.  [00:11:04] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. And I think that changes with your with you personally, you may be a road cyclist, but you have that instinct to what's down there and it's a gravel road to go off road and explore it. [00:11:18] And you want to feel safe and comfortable. You don't want to necessarily take your 23 mil tires, cotton road bike down a. The track you want a bike that's comfortable and safe to do it all.  [00:11:31] Craig Dalton: Yeah, exactly. Talking about Trek travel specifically, obviously with the track name associated with it, people associated directly with the brand, but the company itself as Trek travel. [00:11:43] Can you tell us a little bit about its origins and how long it's been operating?  [00:11:47] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah it's actually a 20th year of fun. 2020 years since charter travel was thought up in the, in Trek itself where it started with just three people brought into to en enhance the experience that people were getting when they were not just buying a bite or buying into the Trek brand, which. [00:12:09] Is ride bikes, have fun, feel good. And Chuck just wants to get more people on bikes to have fun. And one of the ways was to offer them a trip of a lifetime of vacation, of a lifetime to somewhat. And that idea grew over the last 20 years studying in the U S and then Trek bought into the protein of yeah. [00:12:30] Trek. And they started running a VIP trips to the total France and bringing clients across. But that specifically to see the tour and see the classics that the ring in Europe have the outs to, to climb out west, to do Mon Von to go to the pyramids and do the tour of my life. The real bread and butter of your. [00:12:51] And that's grown just more destinations, more places to ride more great experiences by bike. And yeah, that's brought us to now at 20 years  [00:13:01] Craig Dalton: old. Yeah. And for those of you who have not done a bike tourism trip, it really is amazing. And a luxury. It's obviously a luxury to be able to afford it, but to be able to go over and do this and to have someone plan out the best of the best to plan out the best roads, the best routes when you're coming off the Tourmalet or a mom volunteer to knowing the right cafe to stop in having extra gear for you, having a guide that, speaks the language, but more importantly can help you get integrated into the culture in my personal experience, having done several trips over and yeah. [00:13:37] It was just such a great time. If you can afford to spend that time on your bikes, spend a week on one of these trips. It's just so amazing, which is why I remained super jazzed and excited to talk about the gravel tours that track is introducing. When did you first start to see gravel cycling as something that you could package a trip around? [00:14:01] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. I don't know who or when the first kind of the idea here's what talks about it. Cause I'm sure it's been something we're always looking at new trends, new you, new ways to travel that that people want to do. And new experiences and to we're primarily on the road, we started with mountain bike trips. [00:14:20] Think I wouldn't say five, six years ago. And dos were in small pockets in Iceland, Norway, and that's a great way to get completely off the road. But then we found a a lot of people. They still want it to, they still want it to do a bit of everything. They want it to go on the road still. [00:14:38] They wanted to do the classic climbs as well as being off the road. So it was like that mix of, we took you to this beautiful forest, but actually you want it to be on the road as well in the same week. And, but you didn't want to do it on the amount of bike. And at the time there was no real bike that we had. [00:14:56] Do it and then as the Demani that tried to money evolve, it's got this name as being the, do it all bike. Whether it's ISO speed and its ability to take why the tires it's really comfortable Fabienne Cancellara famously designed the bike to to win Piru bay and and Flanders of all the couple and mixed terrain. [00:15:14] Yeah, this this is a bite that we can use for multipurpose. And three years ago we started using it as just guides and company. People would come to drone and all they say is, Hey, can we go right gravel with, we don't want to ride the road round here. We heard the gravel is amazing. So we'd stick some hybrid tires on the demand and off we'd go, just exploring off the beaten track. [00:15:36] And that's. Where it came from and grew from that with into a week long trip here in Barona. And yeah that's why I came. That's  [00:15:46] Craig Dalton: great to hear it. It's interesting to hear that it came from the riders up and great to hear that you, as a company, listened and started to build more experiences around that, as we've talked about a little bit offline, Girona for anybody who's follows. [00:16:01] Professional road. Cycling has always had this huge allure as a destination for a lot of pros live there. So we presume there's a lot of great road riding out there. Do you feel that in the city, is, are there a ton of road cyclists around every week?  [00:16:20] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, I would say there's, I wouldn't say there's a ton of road cyclist. [00:16:23] I'd say there's thousands of cyclists in general. On any given weekend, you can see mountain bikers road bike as gravel bike is like trick bikers nowadays. But. All the time. You can see people on bikes. It's a city which has a big network of city bikes and like docs every way. When you can pick up the city bikes for three years, you can rent the bike for the day to ride around town. [00:16:47] It's not a no that we call it a town. Although it's a city, it's very, it's a small, condensed old town. So it's great to explore by bike with all this small streets and things. And yeah, as you said it's known it's gotten more well-known because of all the professionals that live here modern, the bike roads you name it, there's many triathletes Yan for Dino to name one of the big biggest triathletes pulls this, his house. [00:17:11] And it's yeah, in Europe, it's known as one of the places where particularly I'm going to say foreign writers come from Australia and New Zealand, Canada, us they use this, is that is that personal? And I'd probably say right now in Jarana you have upwards of 8,200 pro cyclists living here which is really high for any city in the world. [00:17:34] Given the amount of pros in general, living in Jonah, and you have three of the biggest teams here locally, you have EDS Israel cycling academy have a small base here. You have a couple of continental teams, a couple of the U S continental teams have their European basis here. So you not only have teams, you have sorry. [00:17:56] You not only have writers, you have the support here as well. And they say, if you just want a massage, it's the best place in the, in Europe. Go from mass massage because of the level is so high, they used the pros. You never get a bad massage here at all because the misuse could have been rubbing right. [00:18:14] Chris from the day before he attends to you, so you get pro service, whatever you're doing, and that's not just in cycling related. I'm sure we're going to talk about this, but the coffee scene, the food scene everything has that little twist towards catering. Which is amazing. Yeah. I think that's  [00:18:32] Craig Dalton: super interesting, obviously the writing I want to be doing is off-road, but as someone who's a fan of professional cycling in general, just having that be infused as part of the city, in addition to the culture, which maybe we'll talk about a little bit more. [00:18:46] It's just going to be a fun addition to that trip for us geographic challenged Americans, where Israel.  [00:18:53] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, so Girona is it's in Spain. It's in the region of Catalonia which is to the Northeast. We border on Spain. We bought it with Spain and Dora and France. And. Yeah. [00:19:09] And the Northeast, and  [00:19:10] Craig Dalton: It's not specifically on the coast, but how far of a ride is it to the coast from Jarana city center?  [00:19:16] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, so Girona is it's probably for any cycling destination is really well situated. It's just a 40 minutes drive to them. And 40 minutes drive from the Pyrenees. [00:19:28] So yeah, slap bang in the middle of mountains and see and give you perspective in writing terms. I'm sorry, I'm going to talk in kilometers. But we're looking at about a nice 50 mile loop to the coast and back.  [00:19:43] Craig Dalton: Okay. And look at just having Google maps open as we speak, it looks like there is a lot of, kind of national parks base in green space, just outside the city. [00:19:53] Ewan Shepherd: literally the back of the town has a very famous climate song of UVS might be of huddle of L's angels. It's just over seven, 10 K climate just over 6% is always say to the first and last day, you're hearing Jerone. You're going to write this. If you don't write it every day. [00:20:10] And that leads into a beautiful national pocket, the bat at the back, which has miles of more, more challenging gravel all the way to the coast. And then on the inland side of Jerome, just straight into two massive valleys, which just keep going up and up and before, it you're in the parodies. [00:20:29] Craig Dalton: For those clients immediate,  [00:20:31] Ewan Shepherd: very little flat writing.  [00:20:33] Craig Dalton: Yeah. It's going to ask for those climbs immediately outside of Dharana. How much elevation do you gain to get to a local peak? Is that a thousand feet or 200 meters?  [00:20:43] Ewan Shepherd: L's angels is about 600. Elevation was very, to the very peak the closest high point around here, you're looking at about a thousand meters up to the highest peak in Catalonia itself is just shy of 2000 meters. [00:21:00] So the elevation is not super high but you are going from sea level. Most of the time But it's all the little undulations. It's a rolling terrain. I would say, yeah.  [00:21:09] Craig Dalton: Gotcha. Yeah, it certainly sounds like those, they jet up pretty quickly as a lot of coastal ranges do so for the writing, when we talk about the gravel riding in Jarana, we've talked about how great the road riding is. [00:21:21] But what does it look like to get on these gravel roads and what are they like? Are they super chopped up or are they smooth or did you get a little bit of both? I'd love to just get a sense for what you're out there. Riding.  [00:21:33] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. I think you have a bit of everything we say, Girona is the Disneyland of cycling. [00:21:40] And I first experienced kind of the gravel, as I said, we just. Through some hybrid Taya, some 32 mil hybrid tires on a demise and went straight on lucky living out slightly outside of Toronto. So just 10 K from drone essentially itself. And it's mainly farm lands and going back to my kind of love for cycling in in the UK. [00:22:02] With the Dales and we have things called bridleways and I was in search of these things to start with because it's not well publicized gravel anyway. So you just go out the door and go, okay, take the first, left off the road. That doesn't seem like a road and see where it heads. [00:22:17] And sometimes you end up with a beautiful, smooth gravel track with that. Evidently to S at a, an extra road to people's houses all you get unlucky and you end up and it tends into single track and actually becomes quite flowing. This is actually it's maybe a mountain bike route, and you guys through a single track, really nice employee through the woods can be quiet Rocky in places. [00:22:40] This part of Spain is very Rocky with granite. I'm limestone. Costa brother, the literal translation is like a rugged coastline. So that is evident all the way through. But you have also what they call via Verde green routes, which are smooth, hard-packed almost manmade smooth gravel, Sandy tracks which becoming more and more common. [00:23:05] From Girona itself to the little towns, to get people off the roads from all levels of cyclists, from kids to families, you can see them just packed on these green ones. Which a fantastic to start a new route on, and then you head either to the mountains, or maybe you want to go to the coast and you can just hop off on to onto something. [00:23:24] As long as it doesn't say, don't go this way. Is such a friendly kind of feeling towards cyclists. The even if you I've ended up some days, just going along a little, same little track down a shoot and I'm in the back of someone's garden and raking up leaves. Oh, sorry. That's the end. To direct you back onto the track and you were meant to be down that I take you're meant to go that way, but yeah. [00:23:48] So it's a bit of everything. That's amazing.  [00:23:52] Craig Dalton: It's so cool that, to be able to leave the city and choose your own adventure and just have that ability to explore and find all kinds of different terrain that, that sounds like such a special area and not surprising why you guys decided to introduce the Girona gravel bike tour trip, which looks amazing. [00:24:13] Can we talk about that trip and what it entails?  [00:24:16] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. So to give you an an idea of the overall of the trip, it's it's a one hotel trip based here in Jarana. Chose to base it right out of the center. We work with a really great hotel, Nord in the center. It's really cycling focused. And we do that. [00:24:33] It's based kind of off our right camp, which not to diversify what I'm talking about. It's all about eat, sleep, ride, repeat. So we make it nice and simple to focus on the writing and it's for four days of writing and it's designed to. The slightly taken on the more intermediate to advanced side of kind of people's levels. [00:24:55] So we say the most people should be have some experience. It shouldn't be their first time writing a gravel bike to get the most out of it. And we have easy days which are, like I say, just using these Greenways, getting out of the city, heading to see some of the beautiful, rugged coastline. [00:25:13] And then we have some more avid days which heads. What's the mountains. And we actually found some of our routes through used to calm. Are you still does? Comes here every year in the spring to do some training before he started his road season. And we'd always wait till he hummed, we see him here. [00:25:30] And then when we're looking on struggling, why did he go? Where did he go? Because he always seems to find some stupidly hard climbs, some great gravel climates. We didn't know that. And we actually introduced some of these to the trip and it's like a, like an outdoor as of gravel, just snaking switchbacks one after the other, up to this beautiful peak point with a big cross on the top. [00:25:53] Yeah. And then you're trying to work out where he went and then you look down the other side and oh, he went down there and you you try it. But then for. For many people, it's probably too much of a Rocky rock garden. So you end up heading back down like a beautiful the switching snaking all the way back down is the safest way sometimes. [00:26:14] But yeah, that's a, an overview of a gravel trip.  [00:26:18] Craig Dalton: Nice. I've done trips of my two trips. One. We were moving basically every year. And the second we had a home base and I have to say my preference is for that home base, because I think it allows you to just absorb the culture a little bit more and be a tourist in the city that you're staying in. [00:26:35] You don't have to pack your gear up every night. So there's something nice about having that hub and ride mom.  [00:26:41] Ewan Shepherd: Yup. Yup. It definitely just opening your suitcase, getting it, your kid out, put it in the wardrobes and you don't have to pack it again. The following day to move on. I like that it's focused on eat, sleep, right? [00:26:53] Repeat, enjoy your writing. The guy. Take care of everything else. And you're in the center of the city and you're a Stone's throw from the old town. You can go for a walk on the evenings, your afternoons and evenings. yours your own to either relax, take a massage or wander the town, go sit and sip coffee. [00:27:12] Do all the locals. Do any afternoon, go have a beer and get ready for your evening meal. And and that's what people want.  [00:27:18] Craig Dalton: Now our writers on these trips typically bring in their own bikes or are you providing a bike for them?  [00:27:23] Ewan Shepherd: Just really most people take a bike from us, the Trek demonic. [00:27:28] You can bring your own bike. It doesn't does it affect price? It doesn't affect the price, but we do it because it saves you having to pack your by like in a box and all the hassle of bringing it to the building it. Yeah. All of that. You just turn up and on the first day, your bikes there, it's already set up with your measurements, to your bike from home and ready to go. [00:27:46] You don't need to worry about it. And our guides full train mechanics and take care of your bike throughout the whole week. And particularly as gravel can be hot on your bikes. And you don't want any problems with your own bikes, cause it's only going to compromise your riding,  [00:27:58] Craig Dalton: as someone who can be hard on the bike. I appreciate that. So at the end of the day, I can hand my bike off to someone and it's going to come back to me better than I left it.  [00:28:05] Ewan Shepherd: Yep. Every day, I'm sure the guides gonna look after that bike and and give you it in the morning. Like it's brand new, no issues,  [00:28:14] Craig Dalton: particular trip. [00:28:15] Are you providing the routes like GPX files? How does it work from a kind of a day-to-day practice perspective?  [00:28:22] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. So normally day to day, you'd wake up do your morning routine get dressed, go for breakfast. Get a hot tea, Catalan breakfast. Then head down to, to pick up your bikes from the bike room. [00:28:35] Your guides would meet you dad. Give you a kind of a morning briefing. The route has to go. We provide every guest with a Garmin, with preloaded GPS routes. And your guide is going to typically you have one guide on the bike, possibly two, and then a guide in a support vehicle following behind not only any issues that you have, but also by signature snack tables along the route. [00:28:59] So you could be riding through a wood and then suddenly. The van is just there and your guide has gone out a table and put some beautiful snacks out. So right in the moment when you're like, I wish I had put more water in my bottle, I wish that I brought an extra bar. That's when you're going to get to find your guides. [00:29:18] We know those spots well,  [00:29:20] Craig Dalton: nice. And, as athletes are going to be coming over with different ability, levels and fitness levels and sort of interest in flogging themselves levels. Is there an ability for, if we look at it a daily route and say I'd fancy doing a little bit more. [00:29:35] I want to come home with my legs broken every day. Are there those types of options and flexibility built into these things?  [00:29:41] Ewan Shepherd: Yup. Yup. It sounds like most of our guides they always want to go do more. So yeah, we yeah. Have a standard route for the day and then w what we call that the avid group for the day. [00:29:51] So I guess, Craig, this is for you the extra little add on which could be anything from an extra climb or an extra loop that you just hit the route on your GPS and adult. It'll take you. And we have a, an ethos of ride at your own pace. Yeah. I don't really ride. It's nice, right. [00:30:11] As a group, but also it's nice experience at your own pace. So we definitely encourage that. Guides will move around you rather than you having to stick to your guide. And they'll accommodate if if you've got slow riders or if you want to go up and do the route quite often you're going to have the guide wanting to go with you and show you that extra little climb or. [00:30:30] Take you on a, an extra level route or redo a route from two days ago because you, it was such an amazing experience. Definitely it does something for me.  [00:30:40] Craig Dalton: That's good to know. Yeah. For me, when I'm able to carve out this time in my life and I may be unique, but maybe not, when I go on one of these trips, since I don't have the responsibilities that I have at home, I don't have to care for my son. [00:30:54] I don't have to do, I need the things I need to do around the house. All I want to do is ride my bike and really, as long as I can prop myself up at the dinner table that night, that's about all I need to achieve in the rest of the.  [00:31:06] Ewan Shepherd: Yup. Yup. Did that have. A full vacation of a lifetime that's that's catered for you. [00:31:13] And that's definitely why I think people do a group trip or an organized talk because you mentioned that if you can afford to do it, but can you afford not to do it? If you've only got 20 days holiday a year, To spend spend your time planning for your holiday, and then once you get that to spend time working out, okay, what should I ride today? [00:31:34] Or where should we stop for lunch? Or where's the best place to have dinner tonight? It's all done for you. You can just make the most of what you want to do, which if you want to go on a cycling holiday and you want to ride your bike as much as.  [00:31:47] Craig Dalton: Yeah. And I think it's, it's further complicated when you're trying to ride gravel. [00:31:50] So I did a self guided tour in the Alps and there were it was pretty easy to understand the road routes that were famous to the famous climbs and figure that out on my own. But when it comes to gravel and this is something I've spoken about a lot on the podcast, there's just so much to be gained from having a little bit of local knowledge. [00:32:09] Because you cannot look at a path necessarily. And know, is that a super Rocky path that I'm going to be going four miles an hour on? Or is it actually, a smooth, single track that I'm going 16 miles an hour. And we can't know that from the outside, without talking to cyclists in that local area, while we still want to have that sense of adventure and allowing the ride to unfold. [00:32:34] It's just really nice in my opinion, particularly if you're going to spend the money to go travel to a destination, to just have a little bit of this served up to you and be able to get out there, worry for you.  [00:32:44] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. Yeah, no, I definitely agree in something that you spend all the time working out, attract to go down and then suddenly it leads to nothing and you've wasted an hour of your ride to, and then you have to backtrack. [00:32:59] And that's yeah. With a small amount of time in Europe or wherever you're traveling, you want to make money. My  [00:33:06] Craig Dalton: Spanish is bad enough that if I end up in your garden, there's probably going to be an international incident. [00:33:11] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. Yeah. But everybody's friendly hand signals are just, yes. It's I like, I think I've written in a lot of places in the world and definitely definitely Spain is a really good for.  [00:33:26] Craig Dalton: Yeah. When you have that many cyclists moving through a community, obviously the locals are experienced seeing these people and they realize, they're good for the community. [00:33:36] Hopefully we're good. Environmental stewards and polite cyclists. So it's just a symbiotic relationship for the committee.  [00:33:43] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah. Yeah. And as we are in a. Company we're based in Madison, Wisconsin. And we've also been in Jerone now for nearly six, seven years. So we have a good hold in the community. We employ, we have lots of people that work for attract travel, who live here locally. [00:34:00] Who are deep rooted in the community. So we often we work a lot with our subcontractors. We work really hard to find the best people who not only have the best winery or the best restaurant, but they have the best ethos to, to work with us and help our guests have the best experience. [00:34:19] It's not just about the product that serving, but how they're making our guests and us as a company feel. So it's really important that local aspect, but everything that's involved,  [00:34:29] Craig Dalton: such an amazing opportunity that travel affords the traveler, just the ability to see how things that are important in the culture. [00:34:37] Are manufactured and meet people who are doing them and, meet you, meet the restaurant tours. Like all of that is just what has kept me traveling my entire life and hopefully will have me continue traveling. So a couple of final questions for you. UN what is your favorite local cuisine? What can't we miss when we go there? [00:34:57] And what is your favorite part of Sharona from a tourist perspective?  [00:35:01] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, that's a definitely a hard question. I don't even have a closer prepared, good answer. Where do I want to start? Definitely Girona has a lot of local cuisine Catalan cutline cuisine. It's a very simple way of cooking in one aspect. [00:35:18] And why. One thing that people often. Think of it all. I'll Paya, no, throw that away. It's it's not Paya that you'd come to get here. They have something called pinch Hills, which is very similar to tapas and it's one of my favorite local it's not a particular dish. [00:35:37] It's a way of eating and. In the restaurant, you have lots of little plates on the counter with little chunks of bread with on top of them, either fresh fish with with all sorts of toppings or. Saw or booty FADA, there's the sausage which they do in many different kinds of blood sausages. [00:35:56] And lots of little dishes. And often you don't sit down at a table. This is going to freak people out in COVID at times, but it's a great social way of eating because you're taking small plate and you're taking it and you're just standing in a bar basically. With everybody else who's enjoying it, but it's that great atmosphere of eating together in the center of town, which often spills out into the streets on a Friday and Saturday of just people standing out on the streets with small plates and a little what they called Canada, a little glass of the local beer, which they have a lot of really good local breweries here. [00:36:30] Which I know a lot of people love to test out all the local. And Catalonia to the complete other scale of things has some of Europe's best Michelin star restaurants like per area, just in, in Rona, this small area, up to 45 Ks from the center, you have 35 Michelin star restaurants. [00:36:50] For gastronomy it's an amazing place because of all the local ingredients of the winery. You have a lot of cider production with apple and pear farms, which you ride through. One of my favorite rides to the coast air takes you through just miles and miles of apple orchards and tail orchards which is just going to be picked in about a half a month's time. [00:37:13] It's main picking season here. Delicious. Yeah, it's a, and I haven't even talked about coffee coffee, the culture of coffee, drinking. Was brought to your owner with cyclist, cyclists, need coffee, and they need good coffee. And the Canadian Chrystia and Maya was one of the more well-known people who brought the coffee culture and his own roastery of the service costs. [00:37:34] And Lamatsia his his coffee shop. And from dad nearly 10 years ago, it sprung into. That each corner was developing its own taste for coffee. And as the locals really have a passion for it now at brewing really good speciality coffee, which, like I said, we can't live without it. [00:37:51] They definitely have a captured audience. Indeed.  [00:37:54] Craig Dalton: This is amazing. Girona has always been tops on my list of places to go and it certainly remains. In that post COVID top slot for me, I can't wait to join you on one of these trips. At some point, I know there's a couple trips left this year. [00:38:09] It looks like November 7th and November 14th are available for departure dates. And obviously once again, in the spring in 2022. So for all the listeners out there, you can just visit Trek, travel.com and just write search for Jeronica dry gravel. And you'll see the trip we've been talking about. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun and you can almost guarantee you that I'll be there one of these days. [00:38:32] Ewan Shepherd: Yeah, I will look forward to it. Look forward to meeting in person and hopefully you'll get to experience your own home and it won't be your last visit to drone, or I can assure you for that much.  [00:38:44] Craig Dalton: Thanks for all the great information you and I appreciate you joining us.  [00:38:48] That's going to do it for this week's edition of the gravel ride podcast. Big thanks to you and for joining us and telling us all about that great trip that Trek travel has organized. Again, those dates are November this year. As well as throughout the Springs to go, please visit truck travel.com. To figure out what itinerary might work for you. I hope you're stoked. Like I am.  [00:39:10] I'm desperate to get my tires overseas. And sample some of that great gravel in Spain and elsewhere in the world. We'll leave it at that for this week. If you have any questions, feel free to join us over at the ridership. Just visit www.theridership.com to join that free community. [00:39:29] If you're interested in supporting the podcast, ratings and reviews are hugely helpful. It's something easy you can do to support what I'm doing. And if you have a little bit more energy or means feel free to visit, buymeacoffee.com/thegravelride  [00:39:44] To help underwrite some of the financial costs associated with this broadcast. Until next time. Here's to finding. some dirt onto your wheels

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Yachts' plan to escape Fiji cyclones by coming to NZ worry Northland locals

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 5:09


Former Tai Tokerau MP and Tai Tokerau Border Control spokesperson Hone Harawira is worried a potential Covid-19 outbreak could be triggered by the arrival of around 50 yachts travelling to the Bay of Islands from Fiji ahead of the cyclone season. Under the current guidelines only New Zealand citizens or someone with relevant visas are allowed to enter Port Opua and are required to isolate for 14 days on board. Tai Tokerau Border Control leader Hone Harawira spoke to Susie Ferguson.

Success is Subjective Podcast
Episode 87 — Getting Off the Traditional Conveyor Belt Path —with Kai Johnson

Success is Subjective Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 43:08


It takes a lot of courage to step away from society and make your own path. It takes bravery to show up with your differences and challenge them. Even though it's scary, what if you did step off the traditional conveyor belt path and into something different? What if the fear attached to the unknown is an invitation to take that leap?Kai Johnson, Director of Ingenuity Year, found himself stuck on the conveyor belt of life in his emerging adult years. It wasn't until he got fed up and decided to do a study abroad program while in college where he was able to connect with the world and get back to himself. Kai's gap year experience impacted him so much that he now helps run a gap year program designed for students with learning differences and ADHD.On this episode of Success is Subjective, Kai joins Joanna to share his experience where he was able to really connect with himself through his time studying abroad during and after college. Stepping into something different allowed Kai to find what lights him up and has directed his entire life. Listen in for insight on what Kai has learned through the ups and downs of his journey.What You Will LearnSociety's standards around collegeFeeling completely lost in collegeKai's life changing experience at a study abroad program in FijiHow Kai's parents were supportive when he got off the traditional conveyor belt pathThe new sense of appreciation Kai developed when he came back to collegeHow Kai changed things around with the rest of the time he had in collegeTraveling to India in his last semester of collegeThe differences between the cultures in Fiji and IndiaHow Kai got started in his career with experiential educationThe twists and turns in Kai's career journeyIt's okay to not be okayThe important of learning to trust your intuitionFear can be an opportunity and an invitationConnect with Kai JohnsonIngenuity YearIngenuity Year on InstagramIngenuity Year on FacebookEmail kaijohnson@formanschool.org Connect with Joanna Lilley  Lilley ConsultingLilley Consulting on Instagram Lilley Consulting on Facebook Success is Subjective on Apple PodcastSuccess is Subjective on Google PodcastSuccess is Subjective on iHeart RadioSuccess is Subjective on SpotifySponsored by: College Parent Survival NetworkEmail joanna@lilleyconsulting.com

RNZ: Checkpoint
Fiji prepares to reopen borders amid Covid-19 pandemic

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 3:54


Fiji is preparing to reopen its borders in November amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The government is also adamant at least 60 percent of the target population will be fully vaccinated against the Delta virus by the end of October. But as Christine Rovoi reports, not everyone is as optimistic as the Fijian authorities.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Pacific correspondent Susana Leiataua

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 7:02


As Delta remains active in Auckland, mass vaccination for the Tongan community is underway at at drive-through pop-up site at the Free Wesleyan Church in South Auckland. New Caledonia has declared a state of emergency as covid numbers soar in French Polynesia, and a four month old baby has died of covid in Fiji.

Capital Musings
S03.01 - How a Feminist Fund Supports Women in Fiji

Capital Musings

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 23:31


Michelle Reddy of the Fiji Women's Fund explains how the pandemic and climate change are exacerbating the challenges faced by women in Fiji, and how her fund is helping to make change.

Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories
James E.T. Hopkins: WWII Combat Surgeon in Merrill's Marauders

Warriors In Their Own Words | First Person War Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 49:36


James E.T Hopkins was a surgical intern before he volunteered with the Army Medical Corps. After serving in Fiji and the Solomon Islands, Hopkins volunteered again for what would eventually be known as Merrill's Marauders. Merrill's Marauders fought primarily in the jungles of Burma, executing deep penetration missions behind enemy lines. The 1962 film Merrill's Marauders is based on their experiences. As a combat surgeon, Hopkins was unarmed on the battlefield, and completely exposed as he treated the wounds of fellow Marauders. To hear more stories about the Marauders, listen to our interview with Col. Logan. E. Weston, nicknamed 'The Fightin' Preacher'. To learn more about Hopkins, click here.

The My Future Business™ Show

Quinton Hennigh Crescat Capital Interview with Dr. Quinton Hennigh Crescat Capital #CrescatCapital #BlueLagoonResources #QuintonHennigh Hi, and welcome to the show! On today's My Future Business Show I have the pleasure of welcoming to the show, strategic share holder at Crescat Capital Dr. Quinton Hennigh to talk about gold, the science of geology and his illustrious career in the natural resources sector. Dr. Hennigh is a globally renowned exploration geologist with 30+ years of precious metals mining experience. He began his career in gold exploration after obtaining his PhD in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines. Early in his career he worked for major gold mining companies including Homestake Mining (now Barrick Gold Corp.), Newcrest Mining, Newmont Corp. Later, Dr. Hennigh founded Novo Resources Corp (TSXV: NVO), acting as its CEO and currently serving as Chairman. He has played a key role in major global discoveries such as Novo's Pilbara assets in Western Australia, First Mining Gold's Springpole gold deposit in Ontario, Kirkland Lake Gold's Fosterville gold mine in Australia, the Rattlesnake Hills gold deposit in Wyoming, and Lion One's Tuvatu gold project in Fiji, among many others. During this content rich call, Dr. Hennigh shares what it was like to be instrumental in the success of several major projects, and shares what he believes will happen with gold and the economy in the near future, along with what he sees in store for a success story in the making, Blue Lagoon Resources. Stock Symbol: BLAGF. To learn more about Crescat Capital, or to contact Dr. Hennigh directly, click the link below. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated My Future Business via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to produce it. My Future Business is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
Dịch COVID-19 bùng phát tại Fiji

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 5:08


Sau nhiều tháng chiến đấu chống lại nạn bùng phát dịch bệnh COVID-19 hết sức tồi tệ , chính phủ Fiji cho biết mức độ chủng ngừa cao, sẽ giúp làm chậm lại sự lây lan của dịch bệnh. Có 95 phần trăm người lớn tại Fiji đã được tiêm chủng với liều thứ nhất và 45 phần trăm hoàn tất mũi thứ hai. Tuy nhiên người đứng đầu ngành y tế tại nước nầy thừa nhận, virus vẫn tồn tại ở Fiji.

DJ Bennie James Podcast

(Show #120) 1.5hrs blend of Reggae & Local Hawaiian Music = Jawaiian. Artists Include: J Boog, Common Kings, Sammy Johnson, Fia, Micah G, The Green, Anuhea, Siaosi, Sio, Fiji, Kolohe Kai, Bo-Napolean, Eli-Mac, Kimie, Rebel Souljahz & Josh WaWa White. Tips at cash app $djbenniejamesOr support at all levels at djbenniejames.com/podcastOne-time donations to https://djbenniejames.com/supportBonus Showcase songs sent to Music Pool Members only at https://djbenniejames.com/storeLicensed for digital streaming & play  ASCAP 400009874 & BMI - 2021Thanks to my special guest Kyle Stephens https://www.facebook.com/kyle.stephens.393And THANKS as always to all my Supporters, Sponsors and Music Pool MembersVery Special Thanks to: Life Destiny SOULutions & the Gardner Family    Support the show (https://djbenniejames.com/podcast)

SBS World News Radio
COVID-19 now endemic in Fiji: chief health officer

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 5:40


After months of battling its worst COVID outbreak, the Fijian government says high vaccination rates are finally helping slow the spread.

Business Of Social
How Liquid Death Disrupted the Market with Hamid Saify

Business Of Social

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 54:11


Have you heard of Liquid Death Mountain Water? Did you know that in only 4 years Liquid Death amassed more Instagram followers than Fiji, Voss, Smartwater, and every other water brand in the market? David is joined by Hamid Saify, VP of e-commerce, at Liquid Death Mountain Water, to go over all the brilliant marketing campaigns and strategies that have helped Liquid Death become one of the most recognized brands in the game. Hamid dropped a ton of knowledge on all things marketing, brand awareness, corporate messaging, and what they refer to as “blanding” and why it negatively affects so many brands.

Tech Won't Save Us
Blockchain Won't Save the Global South w/ Olivier Jutel

Tech Won't Save Us

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 58:53


Paris Marx is joined by Olivier Jutel to discuss blockchain's pivot to humanitarianism, the questionable people behind the technology, and how their projects in the Pacific have benefited capitalist and imperial power.Olivier Jutel is a lecturer at the University of Otago. Follow Olivier on Twitter at @OJutel.

SI Voices
Meet the Presidents: Suman Lal of SISWP

SI Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 10:08


In this episode of SI Voices, we chat to Suman Lal, the 2019-2021 President of Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific. Alongside host Liz Batten, Suman discusses the momentous project of 'See Solar,  Cook Solar', as well as the challenges that women and girls face in Fiji and beyond.Find out more about  the 2013-2015 President's Appeal, 'See Solar, Cook Solar' here: https://www.soroptimistinternational.org/flipbooks/si-see-solar-cook-solar

Confessions of a Surf Lady
Froth Talks w/ Chantae Reden: Living in Fiji, Post Surf Burritos & Favorite Travel Stories

Confessions of a Surf Lady

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 23:43


The Sustainability Agenda
Episode 129: Interview with James Cameron, a Friend of COP26, about the prospects for COP26

The Sustainability Agenda

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 67:44


In an interview done earlier this year, long time climate activist James Cameron provides a fascinating insider's perspective the on the COP— highlighting the highs and lows of various COPs over the last thirty years or so—and the COP's greatest achievements—against a background of slow but growing momentum in the private and public sphere to deal with climate change. James also discusses the vital and growing role of the legal system in dealing with global warming. He talks about the work that he has done over this time supporting the various COPs -and COP23 in particular. James also discusses the prospects for COP26 and shares his optimism on the prospects for businesses pursuing Net Zero strategies. Fascinating and first-hand insights into international and multilateral approaches to responding to climate change.  James Cameron is an influential figure within the international climate change community. He has been engaged with environmental and climate change policy for some 30 years, working variously as a barrister, financier, social entrepreneur, and as a trusted advisor to myriad climate change and environmental organisations. He has been involved in many of the COPs over recent decades, most notably COP X in Fiji. James is called “a Friend of COP26,” advising the UK government on the upcoming COP in Glasgow in November. He is also a member of HM Treasury's Infrastructure UK Advisory Council, GE's ecomagination advisory board, is an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative, and a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council.

How Long Gone
227. - Chris & Jason

How Long Gone

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 61:36


One-on-one pod today, Chris and Jason recorded live in Glendale before a trip down to the OC. We breakdown Drake and Kanye's text messages, the carbon footprint of flying private, Fiji water being hard to recycle, the superfood probiotic healing powers of spinach artichoke dip, bad shellfish, Big Thief role play, Glendale street racers, Chris breaks down Subarus, coffee shop complaining, we brainstorm some new small business concepts, backflipping off the balcony at Dead & Co, and deep-dark Elliot Smith conspiracy theory. https://twitter.com/donetodeath https://twitter.com/themjeans --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howlonggone/support

Help a Girl Out
Australian Travel Guide Part II: Scuba & Sightseeing

Help a Girl Out

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 71:13


We're back! Back again! This wild American/Aussie duo return with more down under travel tips, thanks to our special guest Nicole. Part II includes more drinking, diving, dancing, and ridiculous adventures you have to hear to believe. We learn way too much about Nicole's hostel roommate, and discover the best way to save money and explore scenic Fiji. If Australia is on your travel bucket list, don't miss out on these travel stories! Db Scandianvian backpacks and bags: https://bit.ly/37cP8YP - our listeners get 10% off their total purchase with code POD10. Db, it's time to move on, time to get going! Check out more of Nicole's fantastic tales on her new podcast - Adding Insult to Injury: https://anchor.fm/insultinjury --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/helpagirlout/support

SimplyPodLogical
Are Luxury Brands Overpriced? - SimplyPodLogical #73

SimplyPodLogical

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 65:07


On this episode of SimplyPodLogical, Cristine and Ben talk about luxury brands, consumerism, brand vs art value, fake jewelry, Fiji water, and expensive nail polish.

On the Banks
A Modern Day Renaissance Man

On the Banks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 49:27


Host: Doug Draper (Kansas 1992)Guest: Sonnie Wooden (Iowa 2018) In this episode, Sonnie Wooden, a recent graduate from University of Pennsylvania's Master of Fine Arts program, talks about what it means to be a modern-day Renaissance man. He discusses mental health, race, joining Phi Gamma Delta at Iowa and more.Once you are finished watching this episode, please take our 5-minute podcast survey at www.phigam.org/PodcastSurvey.

Jaded Wrasslin'
Jaded Interview - Stonehenge

Jaded Wrasslin'

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 84:32


It's Saturday and the boys have another interview you're not gonna want to miss! Join Will and Kevin as they sit down with Stonehenge to learn about his manager dynamic, why Fiji is the best water and so much more!  Follow Stonehenge on Twitter: @StonehengePW Jaded Wrasslin' Merch: prowrestlingtees.com/jadedwrasslin Follow the family on Twitter: @Jadedwrasslin @yearofpod @totspod @g0dfieri @Taylorhasler1 @JobenRogue @redbeardpirate1 @duke_baggs Jaded Wrasslin' Social Media! https://linktr.ee/Jadedwrasslin --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jadedwrasslin/message

RNZ: Nine To Noon
Pacific correspondent Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 9:39


Moera has the latest on Fiji's Covid crisis, Samoa's Prime Minister criticises New Zealand and Australia for a lack of support; and the Pacific Islands Forum meets virtually.

Answers TV Daily
Answers News: Can Broken Pots Prove God Spoke?

Answers TV Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 36:06


California regulations on animal welfare impact US pork supply; Philistine skeletons DNA suggests European ancestry; Evolutionists publish peer-reviewed kleptotrichy paper about bird behavior that has been on YouTube for years; Fiji's rugby team praises Jesus for Olympic gold; Polish team's metallic water experiment explodes assumptions but not their lab; Politically connected journalist triggers twitter storm after tweeting about porn; Archeologists link Jerusalem excavation to biblical earthquake . . . and other stories reviewed during this August 11, 2021 broadcast of Answers News. - - - - - - - - - - - The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. - - - - - - - - - - - Amos 1:1 Articles: California set to have a major self-imposed bacon shortage and could things get any worse in the Golden State? https://notthebee.com/article/california-set-to-have-a-major-self-imposed-bacon-shortage-and-could-things-get-any-worse-in-the-golden-state Illuminating the Philistines' Origins https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/illuminating-the-philistines-origins/ These bold little birds snatch the hairs off living mammals to use in their nests https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-monday-edition-1.6126907/these-bold-little-birds-snatch-the-hairs-off-living-mammals-to-use-in-their-nests-1.6126985 Watch: After winning Olympic gold, Fiji's men's rugby team breaks into song praising the Blood of the Lamb https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/735538/?utm_source=home_more_news&utm_campaign=usa In Remarkable Experiment, Scientists Create a Golden Drop of Metallic Water https://scitechdaily.com/in-remarkable-experiment-scientists-create-a-golden-drop-of-metallic-water/ Daughter of former British Home Secretary calls for ‘porn for children' https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/daughter-of-former-british-home-secretary-calls-for-porn-for-children/?utm_source=top_news&utm_campaign=usa Archaeologists find tangible proof of biblical catastrophe https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/08/04/archaeologists-find-tangible-proof-of-biblical-catastrophe/ How sex cells get the right genetic mix: An interdisciplinary approach solves a century-old puzzle https://phys.org/news/2021-08-sex-cells-genetic-interdisciplinary-approach.amp - - - - - - - - - - - Jerusalem old city skyline with Damascus Gate photo by: Jacek Sopotnicki Getty Image # 502860640 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/answerstv/support

BFC4U Reaching the World
Fiji Update and The Silver Lining Found in Your Circumstances

BFC4U Reaching the World

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 50:20


Missionary Mike Ball updates us on the work in Fiji and teaches from the Book of Philippians.

The Ben Ryan Podcast
Joe De Sena - Nothing Good Happens After 11pm

The Ben Ryan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 36:06


Joe De Sena is a force of nature. I first became aware of Joe through podcasts like The Tim Ferris Show and Rich Roll and decided to reach out. Joe's story on those podcasts was one of starting out with very little and how a drive to change 100 million people's lives pushed him on to found Spartan, which now has over 250 races in over forty two countries and with his recent acquisition of Tough Mudder, those stats are only going up. We only scratch the surface in this episode around his early years and his pool cleaning business where his first clients were mob bosses and I'd advise you to check out the aforementioned podcasts for more details on that part of his life, but in this conversation we focus on mindset, different ways to train, breaking bad habits and even the reasons behind why he ran up Scottish glens with weights and a bag-piper trailing behind him! We start though with with a story about Fiji and his first encounter with rugby, probably why one of the world's busiest and energetic people agreed to have this fantastic chat. More About Joe De Sena Joe's Website - https://joedesena.com/ Spartan Website - https://www.spartan.com/ Instagram - @realjoedesena Twitter - @realjoedesena LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephdesena/ Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/spartan-up-a-spartan-race-for-the-mind/id952870930 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qec2tjde6s 10 Rules For Resilience Book - https://amzn.to/2VpNY9Z Spartan Up Book - https://amzn.to/2VpeMXv Spartan Fit Book - https://amzn.to/3fvsCif The Spartan Way Book - https://amzn.to/3lJrjjR Show Notes - benryan.co.uk/podcasts Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast: Ben's Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/ Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQ Amazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnO TuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsm Social: Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSit Follow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7o Follow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8Ftv Read about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck

Seeds
Robett Hollis on intergenerational Chess not Checkers and the fuel to overcome challenges

Seeds

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 51:55


Robett has fit in a lot into his life - from medal winning professional snowboarder to successful multi-exit media and tech entrepreneur, investor and global Kiwi we dive back into his past to learn what has influenced him and motivates him today to keep going.  From an early Fiji childhood to being a teenager in Aranui and the challenge from a guidance counsellor that he would end up stacking boxes we talk about how he has always been in the minority and the fuel this has provided for him to achieve.  We also talk about his autobiography Power Moves and zero in on what it means to do good and give back in your life.  If you enjoy this interview check out some of the other 260+ others in seeds, talks with inspiring people at www.theseeds.nz  Robett's site: https://robett.com 

The 4&3 Podcast
71 - Antifa Targets Christians, Including Children, in Shock Attack

The 4&3 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 30:58


Monday, August 9, 2021: Today on the 4&3 Podcast, Faithwire's Dan Andros breaks down today's top stories along with Tré Goins-Phillips.*Antifa targets Christians, including Children as young as 10 months old, in shock attack in Portland, Oregon*Walmart handing out more bonuses in desperate attempt to keep workers from quitting*Mike Rowe responds to critic who called him a liar after COVID comments*Fiji men's rugby team sings worship song (and really well, we might add!) after gold medal victory

Travel with Rick Steves
647 Algarve Coast; Fijian Customs; What Pandemic Showed Me

Travel with Rick Steves

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 52:00


Find out what makes the coastline of southern Portugal's Algarve region an ideal destination for family vacations. And learn about some of Fiji's most interesting customs as a guidebook author describes how the indigenous population of this South Pacific island nation has maintained its cultural identity. Plus listeners share tales of how the pandemic has impacted their lives and travels. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit www.ricksteves.com.

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience
Six Exotic Easy Citizenships by Marriage

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 9:45


Citizenship by Marriage is one of the standard ways to get your second passport. In this video, Andrew shares six exotic countries where you could get dual citizenship quickly if you met a suitable person. Start 00:00 1:11 Cape Verde - Cape Verde Citizenship by Marriage - Residency Programs in Africa - Value of African passports 1:54 Honduras - Travelling to Honduras - Honduras citizenship by marriage - Honduras passport - Moving to Central America 2:10 Burkina Faso - Citizenship by Naturalization - Value of Burkina Faso Passport 3:05 Cambodia - Cambodian Citizenship by Marriage - How To Get Second Citizenship in Asia - Investing in Cambodia - Value of Cambodian Passport 5:36 Fiji - Fijian Citizenship by Marriage - Value of Fijian Citizenship - Travelling with Fijian Passport 7:09 Bangladesh - Bangladesh Citizenship by Marriage - Value of Bangladeshi Passpo https://nomadcapitalist.com/2021/07/0... Andrew Henderson and the Nomad Capitalist team are the world's most sought-after experts on legal offshore tax strategies, investment immigration, and global citizenship. We work exclusively with seven- and eight-figure entrepreneurs and investors who want to "go where they're treated best". Work with Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/apply/ Andrew has started offshore companies, opened dozens of offshore bank accounts, obtained multiple second passports, and purchased real estate on four continents. He has spent the last 12 years studying and personally implementing the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle. Our growing team of researchers, strategies, and implementers add to our ever-growing knowledge base of the best options available. In addition, we've spent years studying the behavior of hundreds of clients in order to help people get the results they want faster and with less effort. About Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/about/ Our Website: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=nomadcapitalist Buy Andrew's Book: https://amzn.to/2QKQqR0 DISCLAIMER: The information in this video should not be considered tax, financial, investment, or any kind of professional advice. Only a professional diagnosis of your specific situation can determine which strategies are appropriate for your needs. Nomad Capitalist can and does not provide advice unless/until engaged by you.

Millennial in the Middle
#66: Lost and Found — Sam Thiara Tells of his Experience Connecting with his Roots in India

Millennial in the Middle

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 46:42


In today's episode, Connor interviews Sam Thiara, about his new book Lost and Found: Seeking the Past and Finding Myself. While discussing his story you'll notice so many of the themes of this podcast come to the forefront. It didn't take Connor long to connect with Sam and his desire to share his message with the world. To follow Sam and pick up a copy of the book please visit Sam-Thiara.com. About the book: Sam Thiara documents his seemingly impossible quest to find his grandfather's village—armed with little more than a faded photograph.Sam vividly recounts his adventure through India's crowded roads—a journey filled with mishaps and surprising encounters, and a growing sense of purpose. Drinking in the beauty of the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple, he finds himself connecting more deeply with his Sikh faith, while confronting the ugliness of the country's poverty and injustice. Along the way, Sam also wrestles with his sense of self. A British-born Indian, living in Canada, whose parents came from Fiji, he questions: Am I Indian? Am I Canadian? Am I Sikh? Who am I?As he begins to piece together the puzzle of his history, Sam realizes he is piecing himself together, too. Touching and inspiring, Lost and Found is a book for anyone who has felt adrift in the world, confirming that what was once lost can be found.

Toki Ukamea: The story of William Mariner
Kau Moala - A Report from Fiji

Toki Ukamea: The story of William Mariner

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 47:20


This episode is about the famed navigator Kau Moala who spent 14 years in Fiji. We also learn about the origins of the Tongan phrase Vete Fakafutuna, a legacy of our navigating history. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tokiukameapodcast/message

Awakening
#92 Organ Transplants from People that Died from the Vax - Mindwars Meets Awakening

Awakening

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 21:29


Another collaboration this week between Mindwars & Awakening podcast. Topics covered.. - No Jab no job in Fiji - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/09/no-jabs-no-job-fiji-threatens-unvaccinated-workers-with-sack?fbclid=IwAR211Q4o6EJGsu_9o3olUYjuW3wZMo3ZPM-IzmkI-Im2ucKcqQMUji8EL-g - Fiji covid safe pass - https://www.cyrefugeecouncil.org/latest-update-covid-19-measures-and-safepass/?fbclid=IwAR2CxlW8XjjEhoyzpNQR0gWSc2v66tZHxmBoLEscxcOtZ7C0GWMeLzPCndg - French 6 months in jail with no covid pass - https://summit.news/2021/07/16/french-face-6-months-in-jail-for-entering-a-bar-or-restaurant-without-a-covid-pass/ - Jeff Bezos launches into space - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-57849364 - Australian health minister says don't talk, you could spread the virus - https://summit.news/2021/07/20/top-health-officer-orders-australians-dont-have-a-conversation-with-each-other/ - Australian mp says the unvaccinated need to be controlled and restricted - https://summit.news/2021/07/21/australian-mp-says-unvaccinated-people-need-to-be-controlled-and-restricted/ World champion boxer - https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/world-champion-boxer-threatens-retire-24575213 All Episodes can be found at www.awakeningpodcast.org To Subscribe or find our videos https://linktr.ee/awakeningpodcast All other Podcasts https://linktr.ee/roycoughlan Video Can be see at https://www.bitchute.com/channel/y2XWI0VCPVqX/ - - All episodes of Mindwars can be found at https://anchor.fm/mindwars Mindwars Bitchute channel https://www.bitchute.com/channel/Gt4uHP3cjoCt/ www.mindwars.uk www.freedombroadcasters.com Please like, share and subscribe to our channels as it really helps getting the message out their and keeping people awake!