One of the many reasons I do this podcast is because it gives me the opportunity to speak to people who are living their version of success; defining how they want to do life.
Brendan Leonard embodies this perfectly. His message is a reminder to each and every one of us pushing ourselves each day to be better and to do better, that there is joy in every day. That morning trail run before a day sitting in front of the computer. An afternoon dog walk, a glass of wine with a good friend that you kinda sorta didn’t want to go do because you wanted to get that “project done” so you could, what, make it big? And sacrifice enjoyment along the way. (You might want to watch his Ignite Boulder talk embedded below before you listen to the pod.)
Brendan is a writer of adventure and travel, and the human experiences that lies within. He is a contributing editor at Adventure Journal and a columnist at Outside. His stories have appeared in Backpacker, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Men’s Journal, Sierra, Adventure Cyclist, and other publications. He is a public
Like many of us, our rock bottom informs who we are now and rock bottoms have varying degrees of lows. For Brendan, it was alcohol and jail. He made a choice at his rock bottom. he stopped drinking, found journalism, and the mountains and the rest is history
Today we discuss:
- Starting from rock bottom and pushing through adversity
- The not so glamorous side of creativity
- The rewards in putting your work out there and a lot more.
Let’s listen in gear up for what’s next.
Have questions? Guest suggestions? I’d love to hear from you. Contact me here or in the comments below.
Where to Find Brendan
- Brendan’s website
hisIgnite Boulder talk below
How to Listen to Podcasts
There are a number of ways to access this (and other podcasts). You can listen directly from this page by clicking that orange play button above or the download link.
If you are on an iPhone, go to iTunes and subscribe. It will be added to your Apple Podcasts app which comes by default on your iPhone. Once you do that, you can browse around and add others to your podcasts:
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