S1E4: Why Top Photographer Warwick Saint Risked Everything to Align with his Truth
From the outside looking in, Saint had it made. He was making 7 figures, flying around the world doing what he loved most. By all accounts, he had created the life of his dreams. Best of all he had a loving wife and a 2-year-old son who he truly adored. And Yet his gut was telling him that he was off track. He knew something was off but had no idea what or why. Who’s Warwick Saint? He’s the guy Nike hires to shoot the advertising campaign for their new Lebron James shoe. He’s the guy Jennifer Lopez hired to shoot her full album package. (He’s crazy good at what he does. You can check out his work on https://thesaintstudio.com, it’s ridiculous.) Saint joined my first ayahuasca mastermind back in 2012, hoping that ayahuasca and The mastermind support would provide the perspective and insights he sought. To his surprise, his first night with ayahuasca was, quote, “the worst experience of my life.” It left him feeling shell shocked and with no discernable insights. Little did he know that that night was the first step on an epic journey that would utterly transform every aspect of his life, for the better, forever. Only now, six years later has the journey that started that night come to completion. In this interview, Saint shares how to turn a mid-life crisis into a mid-life awakening and how to source power from your truth to stay the course even when everyone believes you are crazy. Is he crazy? Let’s dive in.
1 Feb 2019
S1E2: 3 Business Leaders Share the Impact Ayahuasca Has Had On Their Companies
We all want to feel even more inspired to follow our inner vision and personal truth. Listening to this special entrepreneurs awakening podcast episode, recorded at Burning Man, may inspire you in ways you can imagine. You are about to hear personal stories from three very successful entrepreneurs. Omi and Henrik have created venture-funded companies worth north of one hundred million dollars. Ali has created an impact focused lifestyle business on track to do more than a million in revenue per year. What makes their business success unique is that each of them credit the insights and healing obtained from ayahuasca and meditation as significant factors. You will also hear from Paul Austin co-founder of TheThirdWave.co. Paul will share what the Third Wave of psychedelics is and why as participants, it’s important for us to understand our role in it. This was recorded in the Camp Mystic Theater at Burning Man 2018.
1 Jan 2019
S1B1: First-Time Founder/CEO Exits Big, What Did Vipassana and Ayahuasca Have to Do With It?
During his first ten-day Vipassana meditation retreat “Omi” experienced a profound awakening. This awakening gave him the courage to leave a successful corporate career and found his first tech startup. A year later he secured one point five million in VC seed funding, and guess what he did next? Much to the surprise of his co-founder and investors, Omi left for another 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat. The awakenings on his second retreat changed this first-time founder CEO’s view on leadership and company culture. That’s not an unusual result of deep insight. What’s unusual is that his unconventional decisions lead to a very successful exit just five years after the company was founded. He ended up raising over 30 million dollars, replacing himself as CEO, and selling for many times that amount. In this interview, Omi will explain the role meditation, psychedelics, and maintaining a path of perpetual spiritual awakening played in his ability to win the startup game his first time out. Because Omi has not participated in my ayahuasca mastermind program, I consider this a season 1 bonus episode. It’s just too good to wait for season two! So let’s dive in.
15 Dec 2018
S1E3: 28 Year old Impact Entrepreneur Dmitriy Kozlov Shares Leadership and Life Lessons From Ayahuasca
It gives me great pleasure to release this podcast interview with my friend and social impact entrepreneur Dmitriy Kozlov. We spoke for over two hours and what we covered was so special that I spent a lot of time to carefully distill our conversation into an hour of potent insights, stories and “how to” advice just for you. Dmitriy has been a committed social impact entrepreneur since the start. At age 22 he co-founded a digital marketing agency focused on serving social impact businesses. At 25 he co-founded Maverick NEXT, a mastermind group for impact-driven entrepreneurs, age 25 and under, who had already built 6 or 7 figure business. These two ventures are part of his plan to lead an ecosystem of social impact companies doing a billion dollars in revenue by the time he turns 35. Dmitriy was already aligned with his mission and purpose before experiencing ayahuasca which is why he was surprised and humbled by what ayahuasca taught him about his true mission and purpose. Now 28, it’s been two years since his first experience with ayahuasca in Peru, and I want to find out what impact it has had on his master plan. A deeply vulnerable interview, we both have a few butterflies in our stomach at the thought of sharing aspects of our lives that are so close to our hearts publicly. Perhaps the most unique topic is something I had never considered doing. Dmitriy teaches me how to use love as a guiding principle for making business decisions. He also shares how ayahuasca taught him how to resolve the inner conflict between his commitment to living a life of purpose and desire for exceptional wealth. Which has me wonder, does he still want to be a billionaire by age 35? Let’s find out.
1 Dec 2018
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