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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Matt Javit. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Matt Javit, often where they are interviewed.

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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Matt Javit. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Matt Javit, often where they are interviewed.

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#001- Matt Javit, Briefcase to Backpack, Traveler and Host of "World Barbershop Adventures" on Amazon Prime

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My first guest, Matt Javit, left his comfortable life in corporate America to strap on his backpack and travel the world full-time with his wife. His journey lasted 27 months and took him to 35 countries. He shares with me what it took to start this adventure, his advice to others on how to make travel a priority, and tells us a lot of amazing travel stories including an overview of his Amazon Prime series "World Barbershop Adventures".


His show: https://www.amazon.com/World-Barber-Shop-Adventures/dp/B07XTRQSSR

His website/podcast: https://passportjoy.com/

Sep 02 2020 · 49mins
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A Mid-Career Retirement - Matt Javit

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Matt Javit travels…A BUNCH. From 2017 to 2019 he travelled full time with his wife with just a single backpack each, visiting 35 countries. He hasn’t stopped yet.

In this episode he shares with us his transition from being a long term high performing sales executive to travelling.

Was it a pursuit for more? What did this mid-career retirement mean? Listen in to find out more on his interesting journeys and his pursuit to live his dream!

Subscribe to his YouTube channel to follow his adventures.

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Jul 02 2020 · 31mins

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27: Overcome Fear and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams with Matt Javit

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Often times, we watch others achieving our dreams but for some reason think that those dreams are unreachable for us. Sometimes risk, uncertainty, and the lack of self-confidence stirs our doubt, but once you’ve established your goal, you can change your mindset to allow life to bring the opportunities you desire to you. Today’s guest, Matt Javit, was a Division 1 All American Athlete who went straight from college to achieve major corporate success. He then left his job to go travel the world with his wife for 27 months. 

In this conversation, Matt shares what inspired them to finally go after their dreams and how to overcome the fear and doubt that often holds us back. Matt discusses his experiences traveling, transitioning back into daily life, and how you too can shift your mindset to achieve anything you want. Join Danny Bader in this conversation to hear more about Matt’s inspiring and entertaining adventures. 

Show Highlights: 

  • Matt shares his childhood, life as an athlete, and then how he was led to corporate America 
  • Matt shares how he and his wife were able to travel full time 
  • Having so much access to information can be overwhelming but if utilized properly can help you cultivate any life opportunity you want  
  • Money is important but finding external factors that fuel you are vital to keep your passion going 
  • Matt shares what the process of transitioning from corporate America to traveling for 27 months looked like 
  • Matt shares strategies to avoid negative thinking and go for your dreams 
  • Setting goals is the first step to put them in motion 
  • Matt discusses what inspired the World Barber Shop Adventures and how it’s grown 
  • What the process of transitioning back into daily life after traveling looks like 
  • Traveling is crucial to expand your horizons and expose you to other cultural differences 
  • Strategies for handling mental and emotional fear of the unknown 
  • Preparation is a crucial element to manage fear 
  • Matt shares what his next endeavor is and how he’s going to continue travel in the future 
  • Getting clear on the what, writing it down, and taking crazy action 
  • Understanding you deserve to achieve your goals is crucial to make them happen 



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Jun 23 2020 · 43mins
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Matt Javit - No More Fake Dreams

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Travelling can do so much for us. It opens our sometimes limited lenses, creates opportunity for connection and can help develop who we are as individuals. Today, with most of us stuck in our homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, world traveller Matt Javit joins us to give insights into the kind of growth and perspective shifting we can do from home.

When Matt and his wife Nikki set out on an 800-day journey across 35 countries, they were drawn by their shared desire to experience the world. Looking back, there are a few realizations and lessons they learned along the way that you might find useful, no matter where you are in the world.

Hear Matt’s valuable advice about building the types of relationships and resources needed for travel. Find out what surprised him most about new cultures and experiences during his adventure. Also, hear the most valuable things he’s learned from travelling that is helping him and Nikki not only make it through the Coronavirus epidemic right now, but thrive through it.


Key Takeaways:
  • How Matt Javit and his wife, Nikki, travelled the world for more than two years.
  • What his biggest lessons were from his experience.
  • Advice for avoiding racist assumptions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video show notes and SUBSCRIBE TO THIS PODCAST on Apple Podcasts.


Episode Timeline:
  • 00:01] Intro
  • [00:41] Meet Matt Javitt
  • [03:47] Creating the goal to travel full-time with his wife
  • [08:57] How they prepared to leave their jobs
  • [13:17] Realizations and lessons from the experience
  • [14:39] Storytelling and building relationships
  • [16:41] Cultural lessons from Japan
  • [21:30] Advice for avoiding polarizing Covid-19 reactions
  • [27:25] The importance of goal setting
  • [32:45] The power of thought
  • [34:28] Matt’s Advice for people stuck indoors
  • [40:07] Reflecting, marriage and building perspective
  • [42:41] Contacting Matt & Nikki
  • [44:29] Outro
Resources Mentioned:   Standout Quotes:
  • “If you've had opportunities to meet enough people in life, you'll know that we're all kind of the same. We all have similar goals; some people just get different breaks in life that get them to a level where they can earn at a high level.” -Matt Javit [15:33]
  • “Take in the input... but you have to be careful because it can be too much input and you just wake up at the end of the week saying what did I really do for my life rather than listen to other people tell me how to live my life.” -Matt Javit [35:49]
  • “If you have all these fake dreams, you're not helping yourself....if you have a dream you're not accomplishing or you're not even setting out to do it- your brain knows. You know that. So that's a failure in your head because you're not taking that risk and that's not a positive thing.” -Matt Javit [38:27]

Find | Cathleen Merkel

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On Instagram: @CathleenMerkel

On Facebook: @CathleenMerkelCoaching

Find | Matt Javit

At passportjoy.com On Instagram: @Matjavit

On Twitter: @Mattjavit


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About Cathleen:  

As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!

   Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come.  

   At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.  

     With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.

Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!

About Matt Javit 

Matt Javit is living a life of many chapters; all building on the next. Five-Time International Sales Award Winner, Travel Documentarian with his Amazon Video show World Barber Shop Adventures, Nationally Celebrated Author with his book POLICE: Brotherhood in Uniform Around the World, and an Ambassador of Culture. 

With his success at a large multi-national company, Matt was awarded trips to exotic locations around the globe to celebrate with his peers. This new exposure opened his eyes to adventure and opportunities for cultural immersion travel. With a deep desire to understand more about the places and people he had yet to discover, Matt made a difficult decision that few have the confidence to do. He left his high-paying career to travel the world! 

He, along with his wife, packed one backpack apiece and headed out for 27-months of travel. Thirty-five countries and endless relationships later, they returned home to share their stories of this epic adventure. 

Before the multi-year sales awards, Matt had to work through the difficulties of transitioning careers, building a portfolio, and becoming a trusted advisor for his clients. His humble demeanor, tireless work ethic, and positive spirit made it possible to become a top performer. 

As a former Academic All-American D1 athlete and college basketball coach, he also enjoys highlighting sports, mindset, and goal-setting to deliver his message. The discipline, creativity, and self-confidence that is gained from the competition have influenced Matt’s life significantly. 

Matt lives in Indianapolis with his wife of 14 years, Nikki, where they continue to plan and dream of their next destination; to walk through a chaotic market, meet new and inspiring friends, and dance to local music till the sun comes up. 

Apr 09 2020 · 45mins

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BBP 084 : Lessons From Visiting Barber Shops Around the World featuring Matt Javit

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Darn it . . . I missed a week there on the podcast, but I have a really good reason . . . I was busy preparing for The Beauty Business Boot Camp March Edition which is taking place this week. If you are taking part already then please share how much fun we are having and the results we are getting . . . but if you are one of those who missed it then don’t worry you’ll simply have to join me next time . . . just click the link to sign up for the next one.


Now, back to our episode . . .

He may not be from the beauty industry but the lessons he has to share are invaluable to anyone running their own salon, clinic or barber shop . . . so let’s all meet, Matt Javit of World Barber Shop Adventures.

Matt traveled all over the world and experienced not only the culture of the countries he visited, but also their barber shops! He’s like the perpetual ‘New Client’ and we can learn a lot about how he looks for the best barber shops and salons to visit and therefore how YOUR clients make their decisions too.

And if you like stories about accidental opportunities, travel, life goals and simply doing something a little different . . . well we’ve got you covered there too!

Episode Highlights and Takeaways:

Meet Matt Javit (6:54)

World Barber Shop Adventures (14:41)

The Barbershop Game (16:50)

How Clients Chose a Salon or Babershop (19:34)

Differentiators For A Good Barber Shop (22:45)

Tipping In Different Cultures (27:12)

Salons and BarberShops That Stood Out (29:02)

Another Accidental Opportunity (37:41)

The Next Chapter For Matt Javit (39:40)

LINKS Below:

Connect with Matt Javit:


World Barber Shop Adventures

POLICE: Brotherhood in Uniform Around the World

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Even though I was only going to be there for one session, I knew what I wanted it to be. Because if you’re only experiencing this once in every 2 or 3 weeks . . you want it to be a good one. You want to be something that’s a real experience and makes you feel good when you leave.

-Matt Javit-

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Mar 12 2020 · 46mins
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Ep 20 Matt Javit: His Choice to Leave Behind a High-Paying Career to Travel the World

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Can you imagine leaving a high-paying career to travel the world for two years? My guest today, Matt Javit and his wife, Nikki, did it! They made that difficult decision that few have the confidence to do. Listen in to find out how their deep desire to understand more about the places and people they had yet to discover led them to a goal of traveling the world for an extended period of time. You will hear all about how they made the trip work financially and logistically, how the experience has changed their lives, and some of the amazing things they saw and did during the 27 months that they visited 35 countries.

Matt Javit has had many chapters in his life including playing college basketball at a Division 1 school as well as founding a couple of start-up ventures. He was a top salesperson at a tech company when he first got the travel bug. He is a five-time International sales award winner, travel documentarian with his Amazon Video show World Barber Shop Adventures, and a nationally celebrated author with his book POLICE: Brotherhood in Uniform Around the World. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife of 14 years, Nikki, where they continue to plan and dream of their next destination; to walk through a chaotic market, meet new and inspiring friends, and dance to local music till the sun comes up.

“At some point in your life, you’ve got to realize you’re allowed to live out your own dreams.”

“At some point, you’ve got to take ownership of your own life and say ‘I’m gonna do what I think I can do and I’m going to make this happen.’”

In this episode, you will hear:

- How Matt and his wife traveled to 35 countries in 27 months

- What they did to prepare and make the trip work financially and logistically

- How traveling the world has changed him and why he such an advocate of international travel

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Mar 11 2020 · 39mins
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#180 - Matt Javit gets Real about Traveling the World with his Wife

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Have you ever dreamed of leaving it all behind to travel the world?

Matt Javit has been traveling the world full time after leaving the United States in February 2017, experiencing over 30 countries and 100 cities since making the difficult decision to leave his career at his peak to discover the beauty of the world. Before his departure, he had a high-achieving, beautiful life in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was a top-performing sales executive for an international technology consulting company winning 5-straight international sales awards. He loved hanging out with his friends, spending quality time with his family, and making new connections in his vast network. But, he liked to travel and experience new adventures, so he and his wife decided to fulfill their dreams and pack their bags for a 2-3 year adventure around the world.

In this episode of the Be Real Show, Matt and Travis open up the show discussing Matt’s inspiration behind his international travels with his wife. Plus, Matt describes how he chose the destinations; they didn’t take winter clothes, so they followed the sun for twenty-seven months. First, they would book the big trips to different continents; in between, they would figure out the logistics to get from country to country. Then, Matt explains how he started Passport Joy – he thinks career gaps will be much more familiar with the next generation. From traveling all around the world, Matt has made lifelong friendships. For instance, Chris Gayle, a world-famous cricket player, invited Matt to his birthday party in Jamaica. Stay tuned to hear Matt answer the top ten questions; Matt reveals the only book that he brought on his travels.


Twitter - https://twitter.com/mattjavit?lang=en

Passport Joy - https://passportjoy.com

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattjavit/

Podcast – https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/matt-javit/passport-joy-travel-talk-broadcasted-from-around-the-world

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hJ5nfKTwpTfRZUfVI-sew

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mattjavit/

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Nov 07 2019 · 27mins
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Matt Javit: Traveling the World and Mid-Career Gap

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Twenty-seven months of full-time travel? A mid-career break? Yes, please.  Matt Javit and his wife took off on this adventure- over 25 countries and 100 cities later, they are nearing the end of their travels--and are coming back even better than ever. 


World Barbershop Adventures: https://passportjoy.com/topics/world-barber-shop-adventures/

Website: https://passportjoy.com/author/mattj/

Podcast: https://passportjoy.com/topics/podcast/

Photo Book Kickstarterhttps://passportjoy.com/police-photo-book/

With your support, POLICE: Brotherhood in Uniform Around the World will be a beautiful coffee table book, full of images of policemen and policewomen photographed during a 27-month journey to 35 countries and 100+ cities.  The photo book will be published in September 2019. 

I am not a police officer, but I have a strong respect for the profession. With the help of this campaign, I will celebrate the pride, dedication, and sacrifice of police around the world. 

Part of the campaign is the ability to gift a photo book to a US-based police officer who signs up on the 'photo book wish list.' Please let any of your hard-working friends in uniform know about the possibility of receiving a book as a gift.

I have over 60 photographs of police from cities around the world including Santiago, Athens, Tokyo, Siem Reap, Warsaw, and Cape Town. I will include photos of the location to help the reader understand the culture.  There will be over 120 photos in the book. 

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Mar 27 2019 · 35mins
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Matt Javit - Secrets of Reinvention Through Travel Revealed: 5 Minute Success- The Podcast

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Matt Javit has been traveling the world full time after leaving the United States in February 2017 experiencing over 30 countries and 100 cities since making the difficult decision to leave his career at his peak to discover the beauty of the world.

Before his departure, he had a high-achieving, amazing life in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was a top performing sales executive for an international Technology consulting company winning 5-straight international sales awards. He loved hanging out with his friends, spending quality time with his family, and making new connections in his vast network. But, he liked to travel and experience new adventures, so he and his wife decided to do what they had been dreaming about and pack their bags for a 2-3 year adventure around the world.

They are checking off bucket list locations like Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, The Sistine Chapel, and The Taj Mahal, and creating new exciting lists every week on where they want to explore next. During their stays, they find creative ways to keep down our costs (they are on a budget), get involved in the communities, and network with locals while having a blast!

Matt also spends his time on many creative projects like their weekly podcast discussing their travel and tips they have learned along the way. He also has a YouTube series called World Barber Shop Adventures that documents the difference in cultures and haircuts from their trips to unique locations where he has been named the Anthony Bourdain of Barber Shops.

In this episode, Karen and Matt discuss:

  •         Success Story of Matt
  •         Commit to Get Leads

o    You’ve got to build your process for a long enough time, and a sustainable time (the persistence and consistence) and the leads and growth will come.

  •         Consult to Sell

o    Make a plan and stick with it but learn how adjust when necessary. Learn how to leverage the tools available to you.

  •         Connect to Build and Grow

o    Take advantage of the stage of life you are in and the resources that are available to you.

  •         Success Thinking, Activities and Vision

o    There will always be peaks and balances, so find daily things you can do to find your flow and your balance, even in the chaos, while embracing the fun and excitement of the chaos.

  •         Sweet Spot of Success

"You’ve got to have a long-term projection and invest for the long term, and not just think that you’re going to get that break. If the break comes, it’s golden, but if it doesn’t come, you’ve got to understand that it’s through the marketing that’s going to help you grow."- Matt Javit

Connect with Matt Javit:

Website: PassportJoy.com

Twitter: @MattJavit

Weekly Newsletter: Passport Joy Adventures Newsletter

Show: Passport Joy

YouTube: Matt Javit

Blog: Journey So Far

Instagram: @mattjavit

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Feb 12 2019 · 26mins
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31 - Matt Javit: How To Travel The World & Plan Your Own Mini-Retirement

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Matt Javit How To Travel The World & Plan Your Own Mini-Retirement EPISODE 31 – January 2019 Today’s episode is with founder of PassPortJoy.com – Matt Javit. Matt & his wife Nikki made the decision to take a leap of faith to travel the world full time, to seek new adventures and opportunities, meet new […]

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Jan 12 2019 · 1hr 1min