“I didn’t change my diet and become an endurance athlete to stay there. These are tools for growth. That growth continues, it’s ever lasting. You should always be committed to iterating and growing – so whats next. If I was so blind about how i was living in certain ways, I am still blind to so many things now. How can I pull the blinders off. What other areas of my life needs redress right now.. Let’s go there, let’s see what that’s about.”
It’s with great pleasure that I release two episodes (Part 1 & 2) with the thought provoking and thoughtful Rich Roll. Episodes which I believe will serve those who know and do not know his story. Rich is an explorer of ideas and he has mastered multiple mediums in which to share these insights from his wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast, one of the top 100 podcasts in the world with over 100 million downloads. He is also a best selling author and host of wellness retreats around the world.
Rich is named one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World” by Men’s Fitness and “The Guru of Reinvention” by Outside. Rich is a globally renowned ultra-endurance athlete, wellness advocate, bestselling author, husband and father of four. Rich shares his inspirational story of addiction, redemption and optimal health in his #1 bestselling memoir Finding Ultra and the cookbook & lifestyle guides The Plantpower Way and The Plantpower Way: Italia, which he co-authored with his wife Julie Piatt.
Rich has been featured on CNN, on the cover of Outside magazine and been profiled everywhere from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal. His latest book, Voicing Change, features timeless wisdom and inspiration from the Rich Roll Podcast.
This conversation discusses:
- the 2020 shift in the Rich Roll Podcast
- personal advice through his experiences on the path towards healing, redemption and wholeness
- the importance to invest in yourself and look for opportunities during periods of chaos.
- how to create new neural pathways
- his position on ‘seeking balance’
- what it looks like to have commitment to continual growth
- what it looked like to hit ‘bottom’, and his slow path of enquiry and work to figure out who he was and the path he was best suited to pursuing
- the trauma created when you are ask people to fit into a limited set of parameters.
- advice when you don’t feel as though you belong
- what was needed to tackle his addiction: personal willingness, humility and letting people in
- how Rich has channeled his intensity in productive ways
- the place he learned to ‘listen, be present, be empathetic and reserve judgment’
- his practice of self care
- partnership with his wife Julie
- the stories of those who have influenced his life
Rich has just released his beautiful hardcover book Voicing Change – timeless wisdom and insights from 50 podcast guests. You can purchase a copy via his website.