Derek Loudermilk is the host of the Art of Adventure Podcast, a
podcast that teaches about leading an adventurous life. In this
episode, Derek and Ladan catch up and interview each other about
what they’ve been up to recently and what they’ve learned from
Top three takeaways:
When traveling abroad, you not only gain a new set of skills
related to independence, but you also understand how the world
truly works beyond your hometown. As an example, one may start off
as having social or liberal points of view, but may have a
different informed opinion upon seeing how those ideologies work in
There are a lot of interesting theories about dreams and how
you can control them. One of these involves lucid dreaming and how
you can control your dreams to help you solve real problems. By
tasking your subconscious mind with focusing on a certain issue
before falling asleep, you can potentially train your mind to help
you interpret the issue better and make a clear decision.
As people, we are our own worst critics. However, one thing
that Ladan and Derek have learned is that if you are confident,
competent, and follow up on your word, you’ll go very far in life
and things will work out in the end. And above all, the universe
never gives you anything you can’t handle.
Can travel be more than just a fun thing to do? Could it also provide some benefit and learning experiences later in life? I have always thought this and this is why I have relentlessly travelled the world and now have been to over 80 countries. I have always thought that I was planting the seeds of wisdom while in faraway lands. Through experiences with foreign people, cultures, concepts, and ways of doing things I learned much more than anything I could've done while at home. I interview amazing guests, bestselling authors, scientists, successful business people, dating experts, travel junkies, polyglots (people who speak more than 3 languages), and anybody who I think is interesting for the growth of our listeners and I as people. I think by doing this we can plant the seeds of wisdom which will ultimately lead to our success in career, business, money, relationships, self-worth, and generally being a more well-rounded person. But it requires you to be active making this happen. What do you think?