09/22/2016
Category: Life, Podcast
Backyard Dinner-Living inside of Elayne's Dream

Last week, I crashed a women only backyard dinner party. Thirty women were dressed and buttoned to celebrate their Season Finale of Super Soul Happy Hour/Share Classes. Party lights were strung between Ponderosa pines and simple picnic tables borrowed from the local high school. Each place setting held a Martha Stewart style full bouquet of food and wine. Elayne Prechtel envisioned this […]

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09/14/2016
Category: Play, Podcast, Work
Srini keeping it real at church

A Church, a Gym and a Bar: Surfing with Srinivas Rao | Episode #82 Srini called in for our interview from a SoCal seaside coffee shop between tides. He ejected on his busy life to detox for a few days by practicing what he preaches. During our interview you’ll hear trains pass by, seagulls cawing […]

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09/11/2016
Category: Life, Podcast
Creating a Haven of Peace cover shot by Joanne Miller

Creating a Haven of Peace with Joanne Miller | Episode #81 In this podcast interview with Joanne Miller, she helps us understand the importance of having a peaceful and healthy home environment. In Joanne’s new book, Creating a Haven of Peace (available on Amazon) she stresses the importance of intentional environmental design within your home. Bottom line: […]

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09/01/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Play, Podcast
Ray Cameron knowing when to turn around

Adventure: Knowing When to Turn Around | Episode #80 We decided to turn around on Crestone Peak, just as it started getting hairy. The rain and fog were serious. The rock was crumbly, slick, volcanic, moss covered cobble. To make matters even more interesting, the gully that you must climb was flowing with three separate […]

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08/22/2016
Category: Life, Podcast, Work
Carl Richards New York Times The Sketch Guy

How to Scale Influence with Carl Richards | Episode #79 I met Carl last year in gravel grey parking lot in Western Colorado. We had $5K cash, ready to do the deal. Carl Richards was selling his BMW Adventure bike to my friend Jon Dale. We discovered that we know some of the same people of […]

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08/16/2016
Category: Life, Podcast
Adventure on the Water in Aspen

The Narrative I Tell Myself Every Day | Episode #78 Rob Bell says in his new book, How to Be Here, “We all have a blinking line, a cursor. Your blinking line is whatever sits in front of you waiting to be brought into existence”. The narrative I tell myself everyday frames my Work Life Play. Every […]

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08/14/2016
Category: Life, Podcast, Work
Honorable Work & The Short Bus

Honorable Work and The Short Bus | Episode #77 In some seasons, the work we do everyday may not be fulfilling, fun or live giving. I want to share a story with you about learning to do honorable work despite the circumstances. Knowing a number of your career stories, this story will challenge you to reframe […]

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08/09/2016
Category: Life, Podcast, Work
Recent adventure on the summit of Mt. Huron

Betting on Yourself | Episode #76 Warren Buffett says, Invest in what you know. Buffett is speaking about investing in things you already know and understand. I believe the idea applies to our Work Life Play. Betting on yourself is the best investment you can make of your time, money, resources and emotional calories. Bet on yourself. […]

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08/01/2016
Category: Life, MicroAdventure, Podcast
Kristen Howerton and our crew in our Surrey with Fringe on Top

Rage Against the Minivan with Kristen Howerton | Episode #75 I had this nutty idea of asking Kristen Howerton if she would be willing to do a podcast interview while riding in a Surrey with the Fringe on Top (picture a four-wheeled carriage with each person peddling) on the Newport Beach, CA boardwalk. She said, YES. Boom. Game […]

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07/29/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Play
Harney Peak Watchtower South Dakota

MicroAdventure: Hike South Dakota’s Highest Peak I found this gem of a peak in an obscure mention in Outside or National Geographic Adventure. I knew it would make for a perfect MicroAdventure to hike South Dakota’s highest peak, Harney Peak. I tore out this adventure blurb for our Men’s Town Road Trip. Harney Peak is South […]

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07/27/2016
Category: Life, Podcast
The view from above Mount Huron in the Sawatch Range

Choosing Humility over Humiliation | Episode #74 It is a fine line between choosing humility over humiliation.  I use the phrase “Eating Humble Pie” when I feel the gravitational pull to choose humiliation over humility. I recorded this podcast after walking out of a CrossFit class with my tail narrowly tucked between my legs. I got worked. […]

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07/25/2016
Category: Life, Podcast
Three Tribes & Our Weaker Muscles

Adventuring Outside Your Tribe | Episode #73 Seth Godin first introduced me to the idea of Tribes. The concept of a tribe is your people of origin, the place you belong. In our modern world, we also bounce between tribes and sometimes don’t experience the same security of belonging and confidence. Recently, I’ve found myself […]

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07/18/2016
Category: Podcast, Work
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: Life, Podcast, Work
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: Play, Podcast, Work
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
Category: Life, Podcast, Work
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, 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, Play, Podcast
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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