07/18/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Mercenaries & Missionaries

Mercenaries and Missionaries | Episode #72 I first heard this language of contrasting Mercenaries and Missionaries from Mike Rowe, TV personality from Dirty Jobs. He said, “I believe everyone should be both”. I agree with Mike and I take the idea a few steps further. As a result of Mike’s initial wisdom, I identified my Mercenary […]

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07/13/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Scene from Good Will Hunting -Good Enough vs. Perfect

The Pressure of Perfection | Episode #71 I have a confession to make. I get hung up with self-induced pressure of perfection. I have a vision of what things can become. As a result, I can easily get stuck in the muddy mire of perfect. I make things harder than they need to be. My […]

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07/11/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
RAD Cars with RAD Surfboard with Kevin Butler

Art with a Soul with Kevin Butler | #70 I discovered Kevin Butler’s art in a Herschel Supply Co. magazine in a surf shop in Laguna Beach, CA. The Journal Issue 2, was intoxicatingly stacked from cover to cover with images of surf, land, sea, play, beauty and art. Kevin’s RAD Cars with RAD Surfboards […]

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07/05/2016
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There is always a Third Way

The Third Way [Episode #69] I used to believe there were usually only two choices, Option #1 (the way I’ve always done it) or Option #2 (the way I don’t want to do it). I’ve discovered another option that I never knew existed. My wife and I have learned to call this alternative unforeseen option  The […]

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06/27/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Ken Segall's book, Think Simple

Simplicity: The Secret Weapon Behind Apple’s Success with Ken Segall [Episode #68] Podcast Highlights: The high’s and low’s of working side-by-side with Steve Jobs for twelve years. Discover the power of defeating complexity with simplicity. Watch the 1998 TV ads for the iMac with Jeff Goldblum. Why is simplicity so difficult to get right? Hear […]

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06/25/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Work Life Play
Hanging Lake Colorado

MicroAdventure Hike Hanging Lake Hanging Lake is a must-see magical place perfect for a MicroAdventure hike. Hanging Lake reminds me of Peter Pan’s Mermaid Lagoon from the 1953 Disney. It’s so beautiful it doesn’t seem real. Located just seven miles outside of Glenwood Springs, CO Hanging Lake is a very popular destination. Normally, I would advise you […]

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06/15/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Podcast, Work Life Play
Y Couloir Pikes Peak

Live a YES Life [Episode #67] I called my friend Gill at 10 am this morning. “Gill I’m calling you back. What’s up?” “We’re going to climb Pikes Peak today. You should join us Aaron.” Pause; remind myself that the lists of excuses for saying “No” are not that important or urgent or necessary. “YES. […]

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06/13/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Podcast, Work Life Play
Heading into the Surf-Santa Cruz CA

How to Cheat Business Travel [Episode #66] Think differently Business travel does not have to be a drag. Remove resignation from your list of excuses. You can fulfill your work obligations and HAVE A GOOD TIME ALSO. Click to Listen to Podcast Come prepared adventure clothes running/walking/hiking shoes Petzl headlamp -my favorite Tikkina (cheap, light, […]

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06/08/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Anxiety is like a Tsunami Warning

What Anxiety is Trying to Teach You [Episode #65] I was boarding my flight to come back to the mainland and the Tsunami sirens started sounding. Within an hour of our departure from Kailua-Kona, HI, the Kona 2011 Tsunami waves hit the coast and pounded the shoreline for hours. If the Tsunami sirens had not […]

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06/06/2016
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Visual Summary of a Multi-Hour Conversation

Your Good Amount of Weird [Episode #64] Everybody is weird in a good way. Your weird is your superpower. Embrace your weird. Love your weird. Foster your weird. Practice being weird. A friend of ours told me a story about her son coming home from school sharing his acrostic (the thing you make where each letter […]

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06/02/2016
Category: Work Life Play
Big Sur California Coast

Scarcity and Abundance: What Do You Believe? A single mother raised me. Growing up, I watched her despairingly pay for groceries using food stamps. I mowed lawns to pay for my school clothes. On more than one occasion, my mom returned our collection of recyclable aluminum cans for their nickel deposit grocery store refund just […]

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06/01/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
9 Ways to Reboot Your Life

9 Ways to Reboot Your Life Now [Episode #63] My wife Leith McHugh was interviewed last week on Rob Bell’s Robcast Episode 99 | Leith McHugh on Rebooting Your Life. You will want to listen to this powerful interview. I put together a summary of the nine key areas that were part of our Life Reboot. In this […]

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05/30/2016
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Colorado Trail Section 5 Johnson Gulch

All the Roots Grow Deeper When It’s Dry [Episode #62] In this podcast, I captured small audio segments of our adventure while we backpacked near thirty miles on The Colorado Trail. While I was hiking back to the car, I was reminded of this David Wilcox song. Click to Listen All the Roots Grow Deeper […]

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05/25/2016
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Route 66 Our first Men's Town Road Trip

Live a Better Story with Your Kids: Take a Road Trip You don’t need a destination. You don’t need a lot of money. You don’t need to spend a lot of time planning. You just need to stuff your kids in the car, point in a direction and start driving. Our modern life is too […]

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05/24/2016
Category: Work Life Play
How to Be an Artist by Sark

How to Be an Artist- by Sark Our friends the Teem’s have this poster hanging in their children’s bedroom. I wonder what shape my life would have taken, had I fallen asleep each night reading Sark’s advice on How to Be an Artist?  I thought I’d share her advice with you in hopes of us […]

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05/23/2016
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The 10% Entrepreneur, by Patrick McGinnis

Your Day Job is Not Enough with Patrick McGinnis [Episode #60] Podcast highlights: Don’t quit your day job. It can fund your dreams. Figure out what type of entrepreneur you want to become How to structure your life in order to have money or time to invest in your dream gig Take the 10% Entrepreneur […]

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05/21/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Book cover of Dan Miller's 48 Days

  48 Days to the Work You Love with Dan Miller [Episode #59] “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. […]

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05/19/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Work Life Play
Why I fly fish Off the grid

Off the Grid: Why I Fly Fish Twilight golden light bends across the South Platte riffle. Hundreds of infant insects take flight off the water like a fleet of Army helicopters-the hatch is on. There is no buzz alert on my iPhone. I cast. I mend the line. The drift is set. Repeat. No voicemails. […]

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05/18/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Ben Lecomte's Swim the Pacific

Swimming 5,500 Miles across the Pacific Ocean with Ben Lecomte [Episode #58] Podcast Highlights with Ben Lecomte: From Tokyo to San Francisco in the name of sustainability –The LONGEST Swim Why would Ben swim across the Pacific Ocean What will he think about while he swims eight hours a day, every day for six months? […]

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05/16/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Work Life Play
Louvre photo credit Holden McHugh

Four Days in Paris Without a Plan I received an email from a friend asking about the trip my son Holden and I took to Paris a few years ago. I thought it was a great excuse to start offering this type of adventure, travel posts. Great adventures are available if you’ll go for it. […]

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