65: How To Quit Working with Entrepreneur Jeff Steinmann

65: How To Quit Working with Entrepreneur Jeff Steinmann

“’How to Quit Working.’ isn’t about not doing anything…it’s about doing something you enjoy so much it’s not work.” – Jeff Steinmann The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #65 – Entrepreneur Jeff Steinmann Our next guest on episode #65 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo is a gentleman who went through a time in his life when he felt stuck and was having trouble getting out of it. He eventually was able to find a way, to make the leap, Mr. Jeff Steinmann. That leap led him to the creation of the popular website ‘How to Quit Working.’ Think about it, do we really want to quit working? Or do we want to do that thing we are passionate about and get paid for it? There is a way! There is an entire community and movement that have been created to help people make this dream come true. Let’s find out why Jeff calls himself a ‘Freedom Fanatic’ and is fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 2:25  Jeff takes us back to when he was on the same life course almost all of us have taken, going to high school, then college where you are some how supposed to figure out what it is you want to do for the next 45 years – when you have never even tried it. Jeff couldn’t figure out what he wanted to do and bounced around college for 13 years. He didn’t have anything he cared about enough to work towards. He settled into the computer tech business doing systems...
64: The True Alchemy of Wine with What We Love The Winery

64: The True Alchemy of Wine with What We Love The Winery

“For me wine is really just a metaphor for what life can be, of how we can join together… my bucket list item is really finding that sense of communion within myself and other people.” – Michael Hasler The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #63 – What We Love Winery  In the studio, on this episode #64 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, we are honored to have three guests with us. Along with Kenyon, they were part of a delectable experience that took place at ‘What We Love The Winery’ (WWLW) in Boulder, CO. in February of this year. The winery opened its doors to 5 guests from The Bucket List Life as part of an opportunity for these wine enthusiasts to check off an item from their buckets lists, to learn what it’s like to make some of the most phenomenal wine on the planet. Two of today’s guests are the owners of What We Love The Winery, Carolee Corey and her husband Michael Hasler. The third guest is one of the members of The Bucket List Life who was one of the lucky five guests, Linnea Lewis. They will share this fascinating experience with us, with a special twist thrown in!. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 3:10  Michael shares with us how WWLW came to be. It all started with a passion for wine making. At age 14 Michael had a mate in Sydney Australia that used to make wine with a relative. Michael didn’t have a direction yet, but decided he wanted to try his own hand at making wine. His first...
SPECIAL EDITION: The Story of One Boy’s Wish That Changed The World with Make-A-Wish Founder Frank Shankwitz

SPECIAL EDITION: The Story of One Boy’s Wish That Changed The World with Make-A-Wish Founder Frank Shankwitz

“I always kind of hope that those wings help him go straight to heaven”– Frank Shankwitz The Bucket List Life Podcast SPECIAL EDITION: Make-A-Wish Founder Frank Shankwitz On this, a Special Edition of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, We meet a person who changed a boy’s life. A boy named Chris, that more than anything wanted to be a Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officer. This gentleman was able to come in and make this wish come true. Our guest tells us how, with the help of many wonderful willing people, he was able to brighten this child’s life before the boy passed.  He, along with his wife Kitty and several others, founded The Make-A-Wish Foundation in November of 1980. What is truly phenomenal is 33 years later they are able to grant a wish, somewhere around the world, approximately every 38 minutes. He is here to share with us the story that started it all, the man who just wanted to make a difference and help others, Frank Shankwitz. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 3:00  Frank shares the touching story that started this preeminent organization. He takes us back to 1980 when Frank was an Arizona Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officer. They were just starting to gain popularity due to a TV show called “CHIPs”, which stands for ‘California HIghway Patrol’ about motorcycle highway patrol officers in California. Frank was contacted by another officer that said he had befriended a family that had a seven year old son named Chris, whose heroes were ‘Ponch and John’ from ‘CHIPs’. Chris was suffering from Leukemia and had no more than 2...
63: Take Back Control of Your Life with Author/Speaker April Capil

63: Take Back Control of Your Life with Author/Speaker April Capil

“…that’s what a bucket list does, it gives you a check list and says yes, I did this. I took control over that and I made it happen!” – April Capil The Bucket List Life Podcast #63 – Author/Speaker April Capil Our next guest on episode #63 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, is a cancer survivor, an author and a YouTuber who used a bucket list to climb her way back to a new normal after being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 35. Statistics told her that she had a 1 in 3 chance of not making it 5 years without a cancer reoccurrence. She made a list of 40 things she wanted to complete before she reached the age of 40 which included a road trip across the U.S., running a NY Marathon, and  perfecting her own chocolate chip cookie recipe. In five years she beat the odds, completed her list and found ways of helping others along the way. Let’s meet the inspirational April Capil. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 3:55  April takes us back to when she was diagnosed with stage 3 triple negative breast cancer in 2008. She had gone to multiple doctors that told her women often had lumps and she even got a negative reading on a mammogram. A doctor finally did a biopsy. When she woke she found out that she had stage 3 cancer. She was devastated because she had just moved to Hawaii to start a farm and had a small internet sales business – she had her life planned. She...
62: The Satisfaction of Serving with The Human Project Co-Founder, Wesley D. Chapman

62: The Satisfaction of Serving with The Human Project Co-Founder, Wesley D. Chapman

“The simplest way to start feeling better is to serve your fellow man, serve your community.” – Wesley Chapman The Bucket List Life Podcast #62 – The Human Project Co-Founder, Wesley D. Chapman On this, episode #62 of The Bucket List Life with Kenyon Salo, we meet a man who works with hundreds of youths and adults on a monthly basis helping them move from where they are now to where they want to be. At the age of 1 he was abandoned by his father, at the age of 6 ½ he was abandoned by his mother. He tried to commit suicide 12 times by his 16th birthday. Wesley Chapman is a survivor that suffered unimaginable abuse and is now on a mission to be of service to more than 25 million people. He was an entrepreneur at 8, self-sufficient by 16 and was consulting with the CEO’s of Fortune 500 Companies at the age of 19. Wesley founded ‘A Human Project’, a for-purpose 501(c)(3) with a mission to create a community of empowered youth. He is also the co-founder of ‘Super Human Life’, a program designed to ensure ultimate understanding of ones true potential. His life experiences have prepared him for what is now his greatest mission, creating a world of hope. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 4:00  Wesley warns us that in able to understand his outlook on his project ‘Super Human Life’, it may take a huge mind shift. He tells us if we don’t want to hate him before he has a chance to explain his beliefs, we should go to his website  superhuman.life...
61: Five Steps To Finding The Mentor For You with Entrepreneur Geoff Woods

61: Five Steps To Finding The Mentor For You with Entrepreneur Geoff Woods

“…when you start helping others and you see them accelerate in their path and they progress in their path because of your direct efforts, it’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever experienced.”  – Geoff Woods The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #61 – Entrepreneur Geoff Woods Welcome to episode #61 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo. Our next guest has a story that will resonate with most of our listeners and is a testament to how who you surround yourself with has a dramatic influence on the trajectory of your life. Geoff Woods will assist us in learning how to find the ideal mentor(s) that will accelerate us on our right path. Geoff has a clear idea of what he wants in life and has a strong desire to teach each and every one of us how to accomplish the same thing. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 3:15  Geoff tells us what he has been working diligently on growing the audience for his podcast “The Mentee.” His main goal is trying to help other people. “…when you start helping others and you see them accelerate in their path and they progress in their path because of your direct efforts, it’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever experienced.” 3:45  Geoff explains that “The Mentee” Podcasts is his way of sharing his journey from ‘Employee to Entrepreneur’ and pressing record on the conversations with the mentors in his life. It all started while he was happily working in the medical devise sales business. Not only did he enjoy it but it provided an amazing...
60: Co-Creating Moments That Matter w/PlumDeluxe Founder Andy Hayes

60: Co-Creating Moments That Matter w/PlumDeluxe Founder Andy Hayes

“I want to give people permission to choose things that they really want and not the things that the marketers, and advertisers, your friends, colleagues and well-meaning family members tell you to choose.” – Andy Hayes The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #60 – Founder of PlumDeluxe.com Andy Hayes Moments. Our next guest on this, episode #60 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, truly understands what it means to ‘Make Moments Matter’. Andy Hayes is the founder and creator of PlumDeluxe.com, which is a website that teaches us that life, happens moment by moment. He is a master tea blender, a published author and a public speaker. His company is based out of one of the countries most appealing cities, Portland Oregon. Let’s listen and learn why Andy tells us “… no matter what your circumstances, you can choose to create moments that matter, every day.” Highlights on their podcast conversation: 2:15  Kenyon starts by asking Andy to share a moment in recent history that stands out in his mind. Andy tells us that he arranged his busy schedule so he could take a long regenerative walk in the sun, along a meandering river. That may seem simple to some but he tells us that it’s “… a nice reminder that some of the things that feel best to us are not that complicated. So there is no excuse to not make time for that.” 6:35  Andy shares the “Plum Deluxe” story. He started out as a very successful, happy guy with a technology/IT background. He loved the huge projects until a couple of corporate acquisitions...
59: Doing Green Business with Ethical Marketing Expert Shel Horowitz

59: Doing Green Business with Ethical Marketing Expert Shel Horowitz

“I think the desire to leave the world better than you find it is as basic a drive as needing to eat, needing shelter, needing a job… I think it’s a basic human need.”  – Shel Horowitz The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #59 – Ethical Marketing Expert Shel Horowitz Shel Horowitz , our next guest on episode #59 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, is a strategist for green and social conscience businesses. Currently he is working to show businesses how to profit by solving hunger, war, poverty, and catastrophic climate change. He has also given a TED Talk on this subject. He is a best-selling primary-author of ‘Guerilla Marketing Goes Green’ and has written seven other books, and he is currently working on his 9th. He has more than 40 years in the green/activist and business world. Let’s listen and find out why Shel is so enthusiastic about the vital work he has chosen to dedicate his life to. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 2:15   One of the most unique experiences in Shel’s life? Having the cover of his book ‘Guerilla Marketing Goes Green’ flashing across one of the 6 story electronic billboards in New York City’s Time Square! He admits the payoff was more in terms of creditability than it is in sales. But how many people are able to say this is something they have accomplished in their lives? 4:15   What exactly does Shel do? “I work on business profitability, especially for green businesses, for social change businesses, and for authors and publishers.”  He works with people to look for opportunities to...
58: Choosing Passion Before Paycheck with Adventurer Of The Year, Gavin McClurg

58: Choosing Passion Before Paycheck with Adventurer Of The Year, Gavin McClurg

“One of the things that we saw again and again in third world countries… was community and joy, which is different from happiness.  You see people that have so much gratitude in their lives for the things that are really important.” – Gavin McClurg The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #58 – National Geographic Adventurer of The Year – Gavin McClurg Our next guest on The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo episode #58 has lived at sea for 13 years and circumnavigate the globe almost twice!  Gavin McClurg was recognized with the prestigious award of National Geographic Adventurer Of The Year for a ground breaking Paragliding Expedition he did across the Canadian Rockies and currently holds the North American foot launch record for cross-country non-motorized paragliding for a total of 240 miles. Gavin has dreamed up and lived some impossible adventures, traveled to more than 90 countries and with no plans of slowing down, he wants to share those experiences with our audience today.   Highlights of their podcast conversation: 2:00 Gavin describes what it was like to be the first to fly his Paraglider across the sand dunes of Mozambique called Dune Du Pyla. 5:30  Most of the time when Gavin refers to “we” in his travels, he is talking about himself and his boat.  Gavin describes who else was in the picture of his adventure and travels for the past 13 years. He’s set up his company Offshore Odyssey with his wife, Jody Macdonald, and has been able to fund their travels and sailing around the globe with clients that become like family on their journey.  7:00...
57: Believing In Your Own Powers with Psychic Medium Corbie Mitleid

57: Believing In Your Own Powers with Psychic Medium Corbie Mitleid

“If I can get you to laugh but you still think I’m normal enough to borrow my lawnmower, I’m doing the right thing!” – Corbie Mitleid The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #57 – Psychic Medium Corbie Mitleid Our next guest on The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo episode #57 has been dancing on the mystics path for over 40 years.  Corbie Mitleid is a full-time Psychic Medium, an inspirational speaker and teacher with an international clientele.  She has been featured in books, on radio talk shows and on television. She has done the “cancer dance” three times and has come through it all better off. Corbie loves to help people by giving them the tools they need to make informed decisions and show them how they can cross their own bridge from fear to fearlessness. Corbie is funny! She has an amazing energy, a way with words, a lot of insight and some powerful stories to share.  Highlights of their podcast conversation: 2:20 Corbie tells us all about her ‘travel channel’ life on the road and some of the mediumship readings and experiences she had at the Psychic Fair in Syracuse that she attended this past weekend. 4:45 Corbie explains some of the most common misnomers that she hears from others in reaction to hearing about what she does for a living.  She professes that never reads people that she was not invited to read. She does not believe in the ‘drive-by psychic reading.’  She is never going to tell you that you are cursed, you have bad luck or that your life is screwed up.  Corbie says...
56: Carpe Diem with Transformational Coach Victoria Melchor

56: Carpe Diem with Transformational Coach Victoria Melchor

“I know that one person that I help is going to be a ripple of hope for another person and that other person will also be a ripple of hope.”– Victoria Melchor The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #56 – Victoria Melchor Our next guest on episode #56 The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo is Victoria Melchor. After receiving bad medical news, Victoria looked inside for answers, which led her to what she calls “Living life from the inside out.” She has learned to take charge of her life and live a life that she loves. First she was determined she would have the perfect morning, which led to the perfect day and from there she learned she could have a perfect life. Victoria focuses on Transformational and Mindset coaching and helps others live the life they desire by connecting and removing the mental and emotional blocks that are holding them back. She is close to finishing her first book, an autobiography, about what she has learned through travel and introspection of her day-to-day life. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 3:30  We learn that Victoria’s mother and grandmother both had breast cancer. She doesn’t, but testing showed that she is genetically predisposed and has the gene. This means that there is a much, much higher risk of  her contracting this disease in her life time, than the average woman. It felt like a death sentence to Victoria. She was understandably devastated by this news and while visiting her oncologist she was told that what she had been given was not a death sentence but a life sentence....
55: The Quest For Adventure Through Philanthropy with Author Jeff Rasley

55: The Quest For Adventure Through Philanthropy with Author Jeff Rasley

“To have a truly good life you have to take good care of yourself and you have to help others in need when you can.” – Jeff Rasley The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #55 – Philanthro-Trekker & Author Jeff Rasley Jeff Rasley, our next guest on episode #55 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, made the leap from his career, a very successful 30 years as an attorney with his own practice, to a satisfying non-profit endeavor at age 55. He is the president of one foundation and serves on the board of five other nonprofit organizations. In his forties a midlife crisis started to rise to the surface and his very supportive wife suggested he go trekking in the Himalayas. As a result of the lessons learned from that journey, Jeff  has written 40+ articles and 8 books about combining adventure with philanthropy (he calls it ‘philanthro-trekking’) and what it takes to live a meaningful life. He also teaches classes on the culture of Nepal, living a meaningful life and philanthropy at Butler University. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 4:05  Jeff  practiced law for 30 years. He had a general practice because he wanted to be of assistance and do what ever his clients needed. There was a sense of fulfillment for a while as a legal crusader. He went into corporate law and opened his own law firm but he had believed from an early age “life should be an adventure.” 8:05  Jeff felt agitation and unhappiness. On the surface he had a great life but he felt internal discontent. At 40 his...
54: Stumbling Forward For The Win with Basketball Star & Motivational Speaker Jesse LeBeau

54: Stumbling Forward For The Win with Basketball Star & Motivational Speaker Jesse LeBeau

“You have to take 100% responsibility for your life…your attitude, your own personal attitude, is going to be the key to success or failure in your own life.” – Jesse LeBeau The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #54 – Jesse LeBeau In this, episode #54 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, we meet the inspiring Jesse LeBeau. At an early age he became one of the premier basketball trick artists in the world. As his name grew he began appearing in commercials, TV shows and movies with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. His experiences led him to write a book “Among the Giants”, which hit the best sellers’ list. He is also known as “The Teen Coach”. He travels around the world inspiring kids and shares his underdog journey, growing up on a remote island in Alaska where basketball wasn’t the easy route to take. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 4:35  We learn that Jesse had a passion for basketball as a kid. He saw a movie about Pistol Pete Maravich and it inspired him. Not that pursuing basketball on a remote Alaskan island was easy when he had to take a boat to school everyday and it was usually dark, rainy and cold. It may have been out of the ordinary but it led him on a path to follow his dreams. 6:50  Jesse realizes that he is never going to be in the NBA and playing overseas didn’t pay much but he was not going to give up on his dreams. He decided he wanted to do commercials and movies....
53: Dedicating Yourself To Your Passion with Sommelier Jorn Kleinhans

53: Dedicating Yourself To Your Passion with Sommelier Jorn Kleinhans

“If you don’t dedicate yourself full-time in anything that really interests you, you will likely not be able to fully dive into it and fully experience it…” – Joey Kleinhans The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #53 – Wine Sommelier Joey Kleinhans Our next guest on episode #53 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, launched The Wine Elite Sommelier Company in 2012. Jorn (Joey) Kleinhans is an international wine expert and pioneer in creating highly acclaimed sommelier guided wine tasting experiences for corporate events, top hotels and wine connoisseurs. He is a certified sommelier and wine judge and he and his team have provided event programs and consulting for Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of casual and serious wine students. Joey is an expert contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Market Watch and The Robb Report. An investment manager turned wine expert, Joey chose an alternative life plan and followed his passion. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 3:25  Joey tells us why it is difficult to describe what he does for a living. “If you invent your own thing or perhaps launch your own industry or innovate, it is often not easy to define what you’re doing as evolving.” He gives us three descriptions “that make sense.” 7:25  Joey moved to the U.S. from Germany at the age of 25, as a Fulbright Scholar. He studied mathematics, worked as an investment manager and retired at 35. What does retirement mean to him in this instance? 10:10  “If you don’t dedicate yourself full-time in anything that really interests you, you will likely not...
52: Lessons Learned From Dying Three Times with Author Robert Kopecky

52: Lessons Learned From Dying Three Times with Author Robert Kopecky

“…really important, really critical things can be happening in every moment of our life and we need to pay attention, we need to approach life with the kind of presence that will allow the importance of any given moment to take its rightful place…” – Robert Kopecky The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #52 – Author Robert Kopecky In this, episode #52 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, we meet the author of the book How to Survive Life and Death, A Guide to Happiness in This World and Beyond, Robert Kopecky. Robert has lived a fascinating life as a beach bum, martial artist, factory welder, monumental sculpture fabricator, an underground cartoonist, award-winning illustrator, Emmy nominated art director and animation designer for shows you have probably seen on the Cartoon Network and PBS Kids. His journeys around the world were punctuated not by one or two, but three “Near Death Experiences.” These led Robert to 10 years of study, meditation and service and to his unique transpersonal realizations about life and death. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 4:05  Robert shares the almost unbelievable course of his life that has led him to self-realization. 5:45  Robert tells us about his first Near Death Experience (NDE) in a single car accident. “I was completely disembodied, looking down at my body, seeing them loading my body in an ambulance.” 8:55  Robert tells us that he is not afraid of death.” He starts his book with a quote from Woody Allen, “I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” 11:00  We learn how Robert’s...
51: Developing Habits of Happiness with Teacher/Author Mike Ferry

51: Developing Habits of Happiness with Teacher/Author Mike Ferry

“It’s important that we come into life with some habits and a perspective that is optimistic because that is what’s going to get us through the hard times and cultivate that happy outlook on life.” – Mike Ferry The Bucket List Life Episode #51 – Mike Ferry On this, episode #51, of The Bucket List Life with Kenyon Salo, we meet a middle school teacher, a coach and father of four children, who is focused on helping us develop the habits of happiness, Mike Ferry. Mike is the author of the book Teaching Happiness and Innovation. He believes that happiness will lead to a safer, more prosperous and more sustainable world. Researchers have found links between happiness, success and innovation. Let’s meet this bright, optimistic and creative guy. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 3:00  Mike tells us his book, Teaching Happiness and Innovation, came out in August. It was written to help us teach children, but this is what we want for ourselves as well. What he’s learned along the way is “we don’t have to wait for happiness to ascend magically from the heavens because we can actually go out and create happiness through our habits.” 4:00  Mike lets us know “It’s important that we come into life with some habits and a perspective that is optimistic because that is what’s going to get us through the hard times and cultivate that happy outlook on life.” 5:20  Mike realized that getting the message of achieving happiness out there was what he needed to be doing, to take his message to the classroom and to his own kids. This is the...
50: Write Your Book In 15 Minutes A Day with Self Publisher & Author Chris Kennedy

50: Write Your Book In 15 Minutes A Day with Self Publisher & Author Chris Kennedy

“You can’t publish something that was never written.”  Chris Kennedy The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #50 – Self-Publisher & Author Chris Kennedy  What has been a reoccurring bucket list item for many of our past podcast guests and is on so many others bucket lists? In this, episode #50 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, we meet the man who can teach all of us how to make one of our dreams come true, author and self publisher Chris Kennedy. He is a best-selling author of six Science Fiction/Fantasy books, with over 41,000 copies sold, and has written a ‘How to Book’ to help us all understand the self publishing process. He has helped 100’s of people get their books in print and in electronic form.  He also teaches us how to market our books and ourselves. We are thrilled he has taken the time to help us get this bucket list item checked off and to guide us through getting a book out of our heads and onto the shelves. Highlight of their podcast conversation: 3:15  Chris tells us about some of the bucket list items he has already been able to check off of his list. As a Naval Aviator, he has traveled all over the world but still wants to visit Australia. Find out why, even though he spent a lot of time in airplanes, he has never jumped out of one. 6:50  Chris shares an interesting statistic. 81% of Americans have a book they want to write, but he wasn’t one of them. After moving to Virginia Beach with his family he...
49: Knowing What You Want In A Relationship with Dating Coach Yue Xu

49: Knowing What You Want In A Relationship with Dating Coach Yue Xu

“I can literally accomplish anything right now, as long as I take the risk and commit to the risk and the change that I want to take…”  – Yue Xu The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #49 – Singlefied.com Dating Coach Yue Xu In this, episode #49 of The Bucket List Life with Kenyon Salo, we meet the woman behind Singlefied.com, an informative and entertaining blog dedicated to bachelors. Yue Xu is also a dancer, choreographer, swimmer, kick boxer, actor, TV host (for The Gadget Show China), runner, and in her lifetime wants to change how Chinese Cuisine is viewed in the United States. She is bright, focused, enthusiastic and considers herself a “dating sociologist”. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 4:50  Yue tells us what a guy needs to think about when talking to a woman. Men are naturally focused and targeted, but when it comes to women they have to be aware if they want her because she is a good fit or are they trying to prove something to themselves? Take the time to reevaluate the situation. More on this later. 6:10  1986 – Yue was living in China with her parents. They have nothing but are happy. When everyone around you has what you have you don’t want anything more. “You don’t want anything more because there was no concept of anything more.” 8:40  1989 – Yue comes to the United States. She is eight and they move to East Lansing Michigan. She loved the mid-west and is grateful for her experience “because that was my true exposure to America.” 12:10  1999 – Interviewing for colleges...
48: The Cultural Composition Of Life with U.S. Air Force Veteran Marty France

48: The Cultural Composition Of Life with U.S. Air Force Veteran Marty France

“It’s always fun to travel with other people, especially people with other backgrounds because you not only see different things, you see things differently.” – Marty France The Bucket List Life Episode #48 – U.S. Air Force Veteran Marty France  Our next guest on episode #48 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, is Marty France, a 34 year Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Professor and Head of the Air Force Academy’s Department of Astronautics and a Rocket Scientist. He is fiercely committed to his family, he is a personal trainer, an avid book reader, he hikes 14ers, he cooks, he enjoys wine and craft beers and generally takes life and grabs it by the horns.  Marty loves sharing his experiences with others. He is passionate about educating others in humanities and social sciences. Marty is also an avid photographer and has taken over 100,000 photos of the 56 countries he has visited. He never slows down and gives to others when ever he can. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 3:40  Marty tells us about his love of photography. He has always been drawn to it. He remembers his fathers’ Leica camera in the late 50’s. When he was a cadet at the Air Force Academy he got his first Cannon AE1 camera. He didn’t get really serious about photography until the digital revolution, he was hooked. Now he doesn’t go anywhere without a camera. “I look at life like how I would compose a photo.” 7:35  Marty has a different approach to embracing life. “I embrace uncertainty. I think uncertainty bothers a lot of people and...
47: Seduced By The Wilderness with Adventure Author Michael Modzelewski

47: Seduced By The Wilderness with Adventure Author Michael Modzelewski

“It will seduce you with the beauty, Alaska will. And in the next minute it will try to kill you if you are not prepared.”– Michael Modzelewski The Bucket List Life Podcast Episode #47 – Wilderness & Adventure Author Michael Modzelewski  Our next guest on episode #47 of The Bucket List Life Podcast with Kenyon Salo, is the author of 4 books, a naturalist, a guest speaker for the Princess Cruise Lines in Alaska, a globe-trotter, an edge walker, an alligator wrestler and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show, twice. When Michael Modzelewski is not writing books, hosting Adventure Travel TV shows or giving motivational speeches around the world he is exploring the Alaskan fjords and guiding walking safaris in Tanzania. Highlights of their podcast conversation: 2:35  Michael tells us “I’ve probably been doing this crazy stuff for 40 years.” It all started when Michael’s mother would read him to sleep every night when he was 6 or 7. One of those books was ‘Call of the Wild’ by Jack London and it resonated with him. “The rest of my life I was in search of ‘wilderness’.” 4:35  In Michaels’ search for self he decided he wanted to take a retreat deep into nature to find out who he was before he could contribute to society, “We attract who we are.” 5:35  Michael says “There is no accidents in life.” We find out how the decision to help set up tents changes his entire life. 7:30  Michael didn’t realize it but he was a writer in search of his first book. In an off chance he meets Will...

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