“You don’t want to do what they do, you want to see how they see”.
Nate Green

Nate Green, is an author of multiple books, marketing strategist at Precision Nutrition and a recovering fitness junkie.

Nate barely graduated high school with 1.7 GPA. Despite all odds, he became one of the most sought after writers and strategists in the fitness industry. 

He wrote one of the most popular blog post on Tim Ferriss’ blog, The Extreme Weight Cutting Secrets of UFC Fighters

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • When it’s time be alone
  • How to make celebrity friends 
  • 80/20 guide to be good at marketing

If you’ve only got 5 minutes, here’s a short video.

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Tynan, is an entrepreneur, personal coach and minimalist nomad. He is also the author of best selling books, Superhuman by Habit and Forever Nomad

Tynan pioneered the idea of Empire housing, to share home ownership with friends. With this, he brought an island in Canada and homes in Hawaii, Budapest, Tokyo and Vegas.

In a former life, Tynan is a pickup artist and instructor, best known as Herbal in The Game by Neil Strauss.

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • What Tynan learnt as a pickup artist
  • How to make friends as an adult 
  • How to give advice that people listen

If you’ve only got 3 minutes, here’s a short video.

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Nina Barber, is an executive and CEO coach & matchmaker. In 2 years, she is billing $2,500 – $10,000/month per client for her coaching services. 

She is also the founder of Prismaticco, a matchmaking service for startup executives to find coaches.

Nina has also cofounded a social enterprise, Nika water that brings clean water to more than 40,000 people every day.

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • Why Nina spends $50,000 a year on self-development
  • The emotional journey of founding, operation to closing a $3 million dollar start-up
  • How did Nina built her coaching practice in record speed

If you’ve only got 5 minutes, here’s a short video.

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Dr Stephen Snyder is a sex and couple therapist for over 30 years. His goal, to help you have great sex. 

He is also the author of Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship.

Stephen is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine.

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • Why you should be sexually selfish
  • How the idea of “desire” can mess up your sex life
  • Why our thinking brain is stopping us from having “great sex” and how to “turn it off”

If you’ve only got 2 minutes, here’s a short video.

Links Mentioned

Connect with Dr Stephen Snyder:
Website 

Love Worth Making By Dr Stephen Snyder
Flibanserin (female Vigra) 

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Derek Sivers, is a kind of a reluctant entrepreneur, circus-clown musician turned author.

In 1998, Derek created CD Baby by helping his friends sell their CDs. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians.

In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He went to speak at the TED Conference, for 3 times in 2010 (which is unheard of), with more than 18 million views of his talks. Since 2011, he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want,” which I love so much. 

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • What Derek loves about Singapore 
  • Things he learnt about sex 
  • How and when to use “feeling” when making decisons
This is one of my favourite interview, enjoy!
 

If you’ve only got 2 minutes, here’s a short video.

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Ali Abdaal, is a YouTuber and junior doctor in the UK. His YouTube channel has more than 30 millions view and 500K subscribers. 

He is also the founder of 6med, the largest medical exam preparation crash course in the world. 

Ali holds a doctorate from Cambridge University.

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • Ali’s battle tested learning techniques
  • How to choose your doctors 
  • How to grow a YouTube while having a 50 hours/workweek doctor gig
  • and much more!

If you’ve only got 2 minutes, here’s a short video 

Links Mentioned

Connect with Ali Abdaal:
Website | YouTubeInstagram | Twitter | Facebook

Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Michael Vincent
Wayne Houchin
Guy Hollingworth
Gregory Wilson
Garrett Thomas
Ambitious Card Routine
Life is a Video Game by Mark Manson
Grand Theft Life, with Tim Urban 
Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us About Life by Jonathan Kay & Joan Moriarity 
NHS, UK
Medline, US
Medscape
NICE (National Institute of Medical Excellence) 
Uptodate.com
BMJ (Best practice)
BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand)
BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon)
Babylon Health App
BNF (British National Formulary)
Drugs.com
On Caring by Nate Soares
The Giving What We Can Pledge
Will MacAskill
Frame.io
The Great CEO Within by Matt Mochary
The Game by Neil Strauss
The Mystery Method by Mystery
Models: Attract Women Through Honesty by Mark Manson
The Art of Seduction by Robert Green
Red Pill (Reddit)

Thanks for stopping by and listening!

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Michelle Florendo, is a coach for Type-A professionals and executives. She has served on the inaugural coaching team for Seth Godin’s altMBA, guest-taught on Stanford’s famous Design Your Life course, and is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Michelle is also a mother of 2, admits these achievements.

Her coaching philosophy is a blend of decision engineering, design thinking, and lean startup principles.

Michelle holds a bachelor from Stanford University, and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • Michelle’s evolution as a coach
  • What is travel roulette?
  • Hard truth about being a coach
  • and much more!

If you’ve only got 2 minutes, here’s a short video 

Links Mentioned

Connect with Michelle Florendo:
Website | Linkedin 

Question to consider before to be a coach (Google doc)
Ask A Decision Engineer Podcast
Del Monte Food
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
Designing Your Life by
by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans 
AltMBA
Umami
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Franklin
Akimbo Workshop
Forward Link

Thanks for stopping by and listening!

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Steph Smith  (@stephsmithio), 26 is the founder of Integral Labs where she works with top tech companies on scaling their products. 

After less than a year of learning to code (while having a full-time job), she has won the Golden Kitty award for inclusion, on Product Hunt. 

Steph writes a blog about remote work, women in tech and learning to code. 

These days when she is not at work, she is building Upread, a tool connecting indie publishers with their readers.

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • Things women face in the tech industry
  • Steph’s transition from consulting to remote work
  • The ups and downs of remote work
  • and much more!

If you’ve only got 2 minutes, here’s a short video 

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Khailee Ng is a managing partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm. He has led more than 180 startup investments, with a few “unicorn” successes such as Grab and Bukalapa.

Khailee has previously founded Groupsmore which got acquired by Groupon and Says.com, which got subsequently acquired by Media Prima, Malaysia’s largest online media company.

BUT, even if you have zero interest in startups, this episode is well worth the time. This is really about the habits and beliefs of a successful (and fun) person.

In this conversation, we spoke about:

  • Lesson learnt at Richard’s Branson Necker Island
  • How does Khailee study and prepare for marriage
  • Principal to a kick-ass pitch
  • and much much more…

Enjoy this conversation with a curious character!

Links Mentioned

Connect with Khailee Ng:
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Necker Island By Khailee Ng
Chris Sacca
Yuri Wong
Hujan (band)
Teng Poh Si (theCICAK, Director)
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal and
Bukalapa (company)
Protagonist (2007)
Joel on Software (Blog)
Present as yourself
The Pitch Effect: 5 Power Moves for 3 Minute Stage Pitching by Khailee
Le Hong Minh, VNG Corporation (Vietnam)
Leading remote team (MIT)
Patrick Grove
How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix Ph.D.
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
EarBuddyz 2.0 for AirPods

Show Notes

Lesson learnt at Richard’s Branson Necker Island [01:01]
Why was Khailee chosen for Necker Island? [06:11]
Pros and cons of VC funding and bank loans [10:13]
Khailee shares about Project Bazooka and Project Cicak [15:15]
Khailee discusses the impacts of a gig economy [32:15]
How does Khailee prepare his presentation? [01:03:21]
Elements of great pitch [01:08:30]
What did Khailee wish he had known earlier as a leader? [01:20:13]
Khailee on Tony Robbin’s Date with Destiny [01:45:15]
Why did Khailee re-think marriage and changed his thoughts on marriage [01:50:06]

Thanks for listening! 

Please leave an honest review for Misfits Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful for discovery! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Special thanks to Shao Ning for the introduction.

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“I don't think we ask deep enough questions and give young people enough credit for being able to have those answer within themselves.”
– Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones is the founder of a higher education institution, Wayfinding Academy. It is a new 2-year college aiming to revolutionize higher education. They have been approved to offer Associate’s degrees by Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

She has taught in traditional colleges for 15 years. Some of the institutions include (but not limited to) Boston University,  University of New Mexico and Concordia University of Portland.

Michelle is also the organizer of TEDx Mt Hood for the last 8 years.

Wayfinding Academy is currently having a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign from June 17th - July 27th to raise $60,000. Thier goals are to double their student body size, launch a second program, and impact twice as many lives. Donate here. (I have made a donation of $250.)

In the podcast episode [02:40:00], you can listen to a conversation with a student (Meg Lamberger) of the Wayfinding Academy about her experiences.

Enjoy this incredible conversation! It was very eye-opening for me.

In this conversation, we spoke about

  • How Michelle started Wayfinding Academy with a personal budget of $15,000 for 2 years
  • Why Wayfinding Academy doesn't have grades
  • The importance of guides in a student's growth
  • and much more!

If you've only got 2 minutes, here's a short video - Put it Online or Not?

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favourite lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.

Show Notes

How did Michelle get the title of "magician” at the World Domination Summit [01:00]
What gave Michelle the impetus to start the Wayfinding Academy [09:55]
Did Michelle face any self-doubt before starting the Wayfinding Academy [26:55]
The journey of Wayfinding Academy's Crowdfunding Campaign [37:52]
How does Michelle’s personal financial plan look like before embarking on starting Wayfinding Academy [51:16]
Why did Michelle choose to live in a tiny house? [55:33]
How does Michelle introduce the Wayfinding Academy to a parent? [01:08:42]
Why did Michelle decide to categorise Wayfinding Academy as a non-profit organisation? [01:20:55]
Why did Wayfinding Academy remove grading? [01:25:22]
What's the philosophy behind the curriculum planning of Wayfinding Academy? [01:34:26]
Michelle explains her philosophy behind optimum class size and community size [01:41:04]
How does Wayfinding Academy explore the question of "Who are you?” [01:45:50]
What does Michelle look for when hiring "Guides" for Wayfinding Academy [01:52:00]
How do “Guides" get matched with the students? [01:57:39]
How did Wayfinding Academy spend $200,000 from the first crowdfunding campaign? [02:09:25]
What is Lifelong Wayfinding? [02:19:01]
Interview with Wayfinding Year 1 student, Meg Lamberger [02:50:00]

Links Mentioned

Connect with Michelle Jones:
Website | Linkedin | Facebook | Instagram

Photo Credit:
World Domination Summit
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
TEDx MtHood
SuperThank - radical gratitude for stuff that matters
One Week Job by Sean Aiken
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Brooks Cascadia (Mens | Women)
Power of Why by Simon Sinek

Thanks for listening!

And if you have any experience with anything we talked about, I’d love for you to open up in the comments.

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Share your story in the comments.

Also, please leave an honest review for Misfits Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

Keep up the good job, Michelle. Until next year!

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