My guest is Scott Harrison. Scott is the founder and CEO of charity:water. He’s also the author of a book called Thirst: A Story of Redemption, compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World. Scott describes himself in this interview as having become at one point in his life early on, the most degenerate, hedonistic, sycophantic person that he knew. What is so awesome about Scott and his story is the fact that it is possible to change, and you’ll hear his transformation from a nightclub promoter and a party promoter. The more effective he was at that, the more money he earned. He was able to turn his life around a complete 180 and created a completely new model of how charities and philanthropies operate. Please enjoy this conversation with Scott Harrison.
SUMMARY 00:02:37 – What’s life about? 00:04:24 – Why he wrote the book. 00:11:20 – How it all began to change. 00:26:36 – A billion people without water. 00:37:06 – The mystery of faith. 00:45:29 – Business models. 00:48:02 – Lightning round. 01:07:24 – Watches.
Today my guest is Adam Piore, author of The Body Builders, Inside the Science of the Engineered Human. This is a fascinating book that explores the cutting edge of science and technology as it relates to the human body and explores things like advanced prosthetics, the regeneration of lost limbs and lost digits, technologies that help the blind to see, quadriplegics who are able to drink milk by thinking, and many things that I hadn’t even thought about until I read about them in this book. Adam is an award-winning journalist based in New York, a former editor and correspondent for Newsweek magazine as well as writing for Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Discover Magazine, Mother Jones, and Playboy among many others.
If there’s one thing that you take away from this interview, perhaps it’s this idea that we all have things we can be better at. We all have areas to learn. It’s easy to look at somebody who’s where we want to be, who’s doing what we want to do and think, man, they are there. They are probably amazing, but at the same time, things, seemingly little things that maybe are easy for us, are not necessarily easy for them. Overall, it’s a fascinating interview. It’s one that might open your mind to the possibilities of the human body and even the human spirit.
SUMMARY 00:02:14 – What’s life about 00:07:30 – Cambodia motivation. 00:22:15 – Dangers in Cambodia. 00:31:38 – Respectful conversations. 00:34:06 – Bodybuilders 00:45:26 – Lightning round 01:06:31 – Questions specifically about writing.
Bryan has recently launched the School for Good Living. Within the School, Bryan has created an online group coaching program called Life’s Best Practices Breakthrough Coaching. The promise of the course is to help participants create a life of happiness, meaning, and contribution. Many want to make a difference, they want to contribute, and they think they can – but they are held back by not knowing how. Life’s Best PracticesBreakthrough Coaching provides the principles to guide participants and instill in them the faith to believe: I can. I do. I am.
This 36-week online group coaching course is divided into three sections:
SECTION 1 focuses on power Power: Live with clarity about who you are, what you want, and why you’re here.
SECTION 2 focuses on productivity Productivity: Do more, in less time, with less stress and more fun.
SECTION 3 focuses on peace Peace: Appreciate and enjoy every moment of every day; love fully and live well. Learn more about the School for Good Living here.
This 36-week online group coaching course is divided into three sections: SECTION 1 focuses on power Power: Live with clarity about who you are, what you want, and why you’re here. SECTION 2 focuses on productivity Productivity: Do more, in less time, with less stress and more fun. SECTION 3 focuses on peace Peace: Appreciate and enjoy every moment of every day; love fully and live well. Learn more about the School for Good Livinghere.
Today my guest is Dylan Ozmore. I’m thrilled to have him on my show because I love talking to Dylan and he has so many fantastic insights and perspectives. He’s the first poet I’ve had on this School for Good Living Podcast and he’s written a book called Words to Dance to: A Book of Poetic Meditations. He’s already written his followup called And the Lights Came On: A Book of Zen Parables and Poetic Meditations. He reads one of these zen parables in this podcast. We talk about how to know when something’s really a hell yes, when something really is a part of your calling, the willingness to give up, and everything to pursue your truth. We also explore this idea that everything is sacred and the space from which his books have been written and spaces in general, metaphysical, perhaps spiritual, emotional spaces as places from which we create.
SUMMARY 00:02:42 – What’s life about? 00:11:05 – How do we really know something? 00:21:56 – Advice to others hearing the whisperings. 00:34:32 – Initial writing experience. 00:45:10 – Lightning round. 01:04:28 – Focused discussion on writing.