In episode 10 we hear from the uber eclectic Derek Loudermilk. Derek is a professional adventurer, bestselling author, publisher, speaker, digital nomad, business coach, and is the host of The Art of Adventure podcast. He also has experience as a professional athlete, sports coach, scientist, and photographer. Can anyone say multipotentialite fast enough?
He specialises in coaching people who want to become location independent entrepreneurs and earn money online whilst living anywhere they desire. His wealth of experience in so many fields made this an in-depth yet far reaching episode.
I thoroughly enjoyed recording this episode and there is certainly something for everyone in here.
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PART 1 SHOW NOTES:
Rapid response questions
Jack of all trades and evolution
Jacque Fresco and The Venus Project - https://www.thevenusproject.com/
The Venus Project documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb5ivvcTvRQ
The Best That Money Can’t Buy - https://www.amazon.com/Best-That-Money-Cant-Buy/dp/0964880679
Creativity is [just] “taking known elements and putting them together in unique ways” - Jacque Fresco
The Straight-A Conspiracy by Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien - https://www.amazon.ca/Straight-Conspiracy-Secret-Ending-Totally/dp/0985898836
The Straight-A Conspiracy website - http://www.thestraightaconspiracy.com/
Cross modal neuroplasticity - the power of the brain to rewire itself - https://www.edutopia.org/neuroscience-brain-based-learning-neuroplasticity
The role of emotions, feelings, and the stories we tell ourselves are incredibly important in the learning process
Charisma can be learned?
The power of smiling, good eye contact, and posture
Nature vs nurture on learning
The Bell Curve by Charles Murray - Intelligence and Class Structure - https://www.amazon.ca/Bell-Curve-Intelligence-Structure-American/dp/0684824299
Sam Harris and Charles Murray discuss nature vs nurture on Sam’s fantastic podcast, Waking Up - https://www.samharris.org/podcast/item/forbidden-knowledge
Breast cancer and genetics - Breast cancer is a common cancer and 1 in 8 women develop it during their lifetime in the UK. But fewer than 3 out of every 100 breast cancers (3%) are caused by an inherited faulty gene. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/inherited-cancer-genes-and-increased-cancer-risk/inherited-genes-and-cancer-types#inherited_genes1
Derek’s thoughts on parenting
Parenting and infant development
Move your DNA by Katy Bowman - https://www.amazon.com/Move-Your-DNA-Movement-Expanded/dp/1943370109
Katy Bowman’s awesome website - https://nutritiousmovement.com/
The benefits of exposure to sunlight are not the same as supplemental Vitamin D https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/02/12/why-vitamin-d-supplements-are-not-the-same-as-sunlight.aspx
The natural fallacy - just because it occurs in nature doesn’t mean it’s ‘good’ or ‘right’ -https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/131/Naturalistic-Fallacy
The toughest thing about parenting?
Play It Away: A Workaholic's Cure for Anxiety by Charlie Hoehn - https://www.amazon.com/Play-Away-Workaholics-Cure-Anxiety/dp/0615918174
Why aren’t we having more fun?
The wonders of ultimate frisbee
Derek’s superpower of choice...yes we’re still in the ‘rapid fire’ questions...sort of
Derek’s time as a professional cyclist and coach
The game of strategy in professional cycling
MMA isn’t just two half naked dudes battering each other in a cage
Richard Feynman videos on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/FeynmanVideoLectures
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman - https://www.amazon.ca/Surely-Youre-Joking-Mr-Feynman/dp/0393316041
How did your training as a scientist help you in coaching and life?
A Mind For Numbers by Barb Oakley - https://barbaraoakley.com/books/a-mind-for-numbers/
The focus and diffuse modes of thinking - https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn/lecture/75EsZ/introduction-to-the-focused-and-diffuse-modes
Cycle coaching and imposter syndrome
Exceptional vs good athletes
Richard Feynman flower quote:
“I have a friend who's an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he's kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is ... I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it's not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there's also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts.”