Living Life Without Regrets: How to Ask the Toughest Questions with Filmmaker Yogi Roth Episode #39

Aaron McHugh

 
 

“Dad has cancer”

Yogi Roth called home from Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 4,263 miles from his home in LA, Yogi was there to do some introspective soul searching. Life has a way of not asking for permission to disrupt our plans. Yogi’s father and best of friends was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He knew in his spirit that his dad was going to be ok, but “what if he’s not?”

As you will hear in today’s podcast, Yogi is a man of action. His career as a collegiate athlete, coaching on the staff of Pete Carroll at USC, New York Times Best-Selling Author, ESPN sports analyst, PAC 12 sports broadcaster, television actor and adventurer have taught him to move quickly and decisively.

“If it doesn’t scare you, it isn’t BIG enough”.

The scariest “BIG enough” that Yogi could imagine would require him to go beyond the surface father-son conversational exchanges of work, weather and sports. With the threat of his dad’s life vanishing, he vowed to ask questions that a son often only asks his father when time is running out.

Tell me your story Dad

Within days Yogi initiated his second phone call to his dad “Hey Dad, you want to go for a walk together? I bought two tickets. I’d like to walk the Camino de Santiago with you”. Yogi’s black ops stealthy mission was to ask dad about his life, “Dad tell me your story”.

In today’s podcast you will hear how Yogi is a master of balancing Work Life Play. He vulnerably exposes his story of embracing relational discomfort; unapologetic curiosity and the necessity to dare to ask those you love most “Can you tell me your story?” LIFE IN A WALK is the documentary feature film that apprentices us in the art of listening, learning and discovering the power of our human stories.

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Podcast Highlights with Yogi Roth:

  • Learn about Yogi’s inspiration from Emilio Esteves and Martin Sheen’s trek in 2010 movie The Way.
  • How this act of bravery has reshaped his perspective on the definition of a tough guy
  • Everybody has a story that is worth listening to, Yogi coaches us on how to man-up and ask
  • In Life everyone is dealt a hand of cards, listen how Unapologetic Curiosity is our power play card.

Life in a Walk with Yogi Roth
Life in a Walk with Yogi Roth

LIFE IN A WALK

“I challenge everyone to break away from the daily rigors of life and technology to simply go for a walk with the ones they care about” Yogi Roth

LIFE IN A WALK begins as a journey to connect with family and ends as an inspiration to cherish relationships.

Never wanting to say ‘I wish I’d spent more time with my Dad,’ director Yogi Roth invites his father on a walk along the Camino De Santiago that would change their lives forever. This feature-length documentary will influence every parent, child or friend to the core, while challenging each of us to spend time with those we love.

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