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Road Trip Diaries: Sticking With Your Passions (Final notes from Portland)

Idea Lemon is on an epic road trip August 8 - September 20, taking our Discover Your Inner Awesome podcast around the country in partnership with our friends at the kickass travel community Under30Experiences. If you daydream of going to places like Bali, Costa Rica, Belize, Peru, Iceland and more, you HAVE to hit up U30X. Their trips have changed our lives. We're all about helping you do more of what you love, so use Promo Code "idealemon" for $100 off your booking.

Here are our final notes from Portland!

Cypress Hill put it best in "Rock/Rap Superstar" when they said, "It's a fun job, but it's still a job."

We spend a lot of time pursuing our passions, but sometimes you can burn out on your passion. So how do you reclaim the fire? We sat down with champion downhill longboarder Marisa Nunez at her home in Portland and explored how to stick with your passion. Marisa was ranked #2 female in the world in 2012, and you won't be able to tell from her sweet demeanor, but she's a total badass. Even with a job like longboarding, sometimes it can wear you out. So how do you stay passionate about your passions? Listen below

In this episode you'll learn:

  • Overcoming being the only female in a male-dominated environment
  • Pursuing something even if you’re not ‘born with it’
  • Having an addiction mindset for the things you love
  • How the story you tell yourself influences your behavior
  • Planting seeds to grow your passion
  • What to do when your passion feels like work
  • How Tony Hawk expanded from a skateboarder to a building a skateboard empire
  • Keeping things interesting by living in the moment
  • Why thinking you have to go pro in your passion is the wrong approach
  • Why Charles Barkley is much happier retired than Michael Jordan
  • Deciphering between what keeps you busy and what keeps you happy
  • The sweeping misperception of a “real job”
  • The moment when you’re winning at life
  • Being okay with unexpected outcomes
  • Treating your passion more like a job to take it seriously
  • Choosing themes instead of goals
  • Taking a reverse approach to finding exactly what you want to do
  • Intentionally putting yourself in environments that force your passion out
  • Developing ‘tunnel vision’ when you’re in a flow state
  • Channeling nervous energy into empowering energy
  • Owning that more people are on your side than you think

Our sit down with Marisa came completely by accident. We were in a pinch for a place to stay, and ended up crashing with a friend of a friend. Marisa happened to be roommates with that person. Martin even bought a longboard from her. Ahh the serendipity.

Final notes from Portland

  • ead to Multnomah Falls just 20 minutes outside the city for some amazing views and hiking
  • Voodoo Doughnuts. Do it.
  • Be fancy and have a tableside cocktail made for you at Whiskey Library
  • Eat delicious tacos at Porque No
  • Grab lunch at a food truck
  • We had an amazing night out at White Owl. If you want to dance, and dance to non-clubby music on an outdoor patio, go to White Owl on a Saturday night. (That's the dance party I talked about here)

We were in San Fran this week and hit LA yesterday. We're here for the next week and already and have some awesome podcast guests lined up.

In the meantime, If you're in LA this weekend, come out to our Under30Experiences meetup tomorrow (Saturday) in Santa Monica! 
 

RSVP to the U30X meetup!


Take care and be awesome today,

Rajiv


What up! My name is Rajiv Nathan and I'm the Cofounder of Idea Lemon. That banana peel you slipped on to land here came from me. That's because I fancy myself a human Curious George, and the yellow hat I chase is life's authentic moments. I share my chase one story at a time through this blog, our email newsletter, and as a rapper. Follow along here to learn how to build a fulfilling lifestyle that gets you noticed for what you love.

Road Trip Diaries: How To Plan For The Unexpected (Portland)

Idea Lemon is on an epic road trip August 8 - September 20, taking our Discover Your Inner Awesome podcast around the country in partnership with our friends at the kickass travel community Under30Experiences. If you daydream of going to places like Bali, Costa Rica, Belize, Peru, Iceland and more, you HAVE to hit up U30X. Their trips have changed our lives. We're all about helping you do more of what you love, so use Promo Code "idealemon" for $100 off your booking.

Here are our second batch of notes from Portland!


Unexpected things happen all the time. Maybe you get laid off. Maybe your partner breaks up with you. Maybe you have to pack up and move away from everyone you know.

How you choose to view them changes everything though.
 

Am I getting laid off, or am I getting a chance to explore a new opportunity?

Am I broken up with, or getting time to learn more about myself?

Am I moving and leaving everyone I know, or moving and building new relationships?
 

Hell, yesterday we got a $62 parking ticket and that was COMPLETELY unexpected. City hall being stupid, or a reminder to not be careless?

In our second podcast out of Portland, we talked with Sean Ogle, founder of Location Rebel, about the unexpected. Sean couldn't have been more perfect for this conversation. In 2009, he unknowingly resigned from his job (talk about unexpected). This led to him building Location Rebel, moving to Thailand for an extended period, and setting out on a quest to play the top 100 golf courses in the world.

Here's Sean on the 12th tee at Crosswater in Sunriver Oregon. Photo from Breakingeighty.com

Here's Sean on the 12th tee at Crosswater in Sunriver Oregon. Photo from Breakingeighty.com

Sean shares his stories and much more with us.

 

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In this episode, you'll also learn:

  • Finding a good travel buddy to have the experiences you want to have
  • How to deal with getting laid off when you least expect it
  • Identifying what you have to fall back on when things don't go as planned
  • How to comfortably quit your job
  • Taking an abundance versus a limited mindset
  • The 3 stages of uncertainty
  • Forcing yourself to do something by talking about it more
  • Advancing yourself beyond being a pretender to a doer
  • Making yourself worthy of being helped by other people
  • Valuing your own time, and the importance of being called out on your BS
  • Breaking past the veil of forced and fake pleasantries
  • Planning for the now instead of planning for an uncertain future
  • How to move forward without a backup plan
  • Sean’s advice for knowing the exact right time to leave your job
  • Trusting yourself to make tough decisions
  • Forcing yourself into sink or swim scenarios to reveal your best qualities
  • Identifying your transferable skills to lessen negative impact, and maximize positive impact

 

We're in San Francisco and tonight we're hosting an Under30Experiences meetup at Upcider. Do you live in the Bay area? Come out and talk travel and building kickass lifestyles!
 

RSVP  FOR THE U30X SFO MEETUP HERE

 

Take care and be awesome today,

 

Rajiv
 

Remember to follow our journey on instagram @idealemon and Periscope @idealemon


What up! My name is Rajiv Nathan and I'm the Cofounder of Idea Lemon. That banana peel you slipped on to land here came from me. That's because I fancy myself a human Curious George, and the yellow hat I chase is life's authentic moments. I share my chase one story at a time through this blog, our email newsletter, and as a rapper. Follow along here to learn how to build a fulfilling lifestyle that gets you noticed for what you love.

Oh and I'm a WWE fan 4 lyf!

Road Trip Diaries: How to Make it in America, and Everywhere Else (Portland)

Idea Lemon is on an epic road trip August 8 - September 20, taking our Discover Your Inner Awesome podcast around the country in partnership with our friends at the kickass travel community Under30Experiences. If you daydream of going to places like Bali, Costa Rica, Belize, Peru, Iceland and more, you HAVE to hit up U30X. Their trips have changed our lives. We're all about helping you do more of what you love, so use Promo Code "idealemon" for $100 off your booking.

These are some notes from Portland!

We're all hungry ambitious people, chasing after something. Sometimes I feel like that 'something' can be ambiguous for a lot of us. How many times have you heard someone say they are 'chasing the dream', but they don't really know what their dream is?

 

Sometimes that dream is starting a massive dance party with your podcast guest

Sometimes that dream is starting a massive dance party with your podcast guest



As we progress through our lives and careers, there is this nebulous concept of 'making it'. You're in the midst of your chase, but just how do you know when you've made it?

That's the question we answered in our latest podcast out of Portland with our new friend Jason Bay, founder of Gen Y Success.

I love this episode because we explored a lot of the 'behind the curtain' aspects of chasing success that most career aficionados and 'experts' never cover.

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In this episode, you'll learn:

  • The parallels and differences between Michael Jordan and LeBron James
  • How having success means you’ll attract haters
  • The impact of intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation on your performance
  • How to distinguish between symbiotic versus parasitic relationships
  • Identifying what’s natural versus what’s forced
  • How “desperation mode” hinders your success
  • The pitfalls and benefits of being “the nice guy”
  • How to define fame for yourself
  • The Kendrick Lamar 'money & power approach'


I know success and 'making it' are important to you. It's important to me too. Jason knows it as well, and not only does he share tons of knowledge in the podcast, he also has a success toolkit he put together for the Idea Lemon tribe. There are over 50 resources used by the best entrepreneurs in this toolkit!

DOWNLOAD THE SUCCESS TOOLKIT HERE

 
We've journeyed to San Francisco now, but we still have 2 more podcasts to share from Portland over the next 2 days.

Do you live in the Bay Area? Come hang with us tomorrow night at Upcider for our Under30Experiences meetup to talk travel and building kickass lifestyles!

RSVP  FOR THE U30X SFO MEETUP HERE

 


Stay tuned for the next two Portland podcasts.
 

Take care and be awesome today,

 

Rajiv
 

Remember to follow our journey on instagram @idealemon and Periscope @idealemon


What up! My name is Rajiv Nathan and I'm the Cofounder of Idea Lemon. That banana peel you slipped on to land here came from me. That's because I fancy myself a human Curious George, and the yellow hat I chase is life's authentic moments. I share my chase one story at a time through this blog, our email newsletter, and as a rapper.

Oh and I'm a WWE fan 4 lyf!