EPoP 053: Zero to 777, From Unemployed to Impossible with Joel Runyon


4 ½ years ago, Joel Runyon was in a rut.

He had just graduated from college and couldn’t find a job.

Not just a fancy job based on his degree, but any job at all. After exhausting his search on job boards he started applying to Starbucks and Target, with no results.

He couldn’t get a job anywhere.

And yet now, he’s flourishing.

He runs ImpossibleHQ.com, a site focused around doing the impossible, both in the long term and every single day.

He runs a successful 6 figure consulting business.

He runs…literally, having finished ultramarathons.

He’s even spoken at Target’s global headquarters!

And today, he’s launching his biggest project yet, the 777 project.

We talk about doing the impossible, the 777 project, cold shower therapy, renting your place on AirBnB, and how becoming rich in non-monetary currencies can help you travel more while spending less.

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In This Episode:

  • How he couldn’t get a job ANYWHERE, even Target.
  • Some of the “impossible” things he’s managed to cross off his list so far.
  • Getting started with impossible tasks
  • Why being comfortable is a sneaky poison.
  • The idea for the 777 project, and how it couldn’t be ignored.
  • Where cold shower therapy came from and why it’s such a great idea.(I even did it once for a whole week!)
  • AirBnb from the other side – renting your place when you go on vacation.
  • The non-monetary currencies that help you get a lot more, for a lot less.

and much more!

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EPoP 038: The Secret to Cheap Long Term Accommodations with Gigi Griffis


An apartment in Denver or a chance to travel the world?

Stability…or spontaneity?

The status quo…or the unknown?

Two years ago, Gigi Griffis packed up her stuff, including her dog Luna, and jumped into the world of travel headfirst.

And after living in some incredible places in Europe and having some amazing travel experiences, she’s sure she made the right choice.

Today, she shares with you some of her best tips on a host of different travel topics, including the practicalities of traveling with a pet (easier than you might think), how to start your freelance writing career, the truths about solo travel and the secret to finding cheaper accommodations anywhere you go.

And on top of all that, she even reveals her newest project, which is sure to help flip the traditional guidebook model on its head and is essential for anyone wishing to travel to Italy!

If you’re looking for inspiration or motivation to take the leap in to travel or want insanely practical advice on how to score cheap long term travel accommodations, then this is the show for you!

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In This Episode:

  • How to find pet-friendly accommodations.
  • Why having a dog traveling instantly makes you part of any community.
  • How solo travel = Meeting MORE people.
  • Ways to get work done AND experience your surroundings.
  • Defining the type of freelance writer you want to be.
  • How to spend the same amount on the road as you would while traveling.
  • Why to never take a long-term rental option at face value.
  • The secrets to scoring better deals on apartments anywhere in the world.
  • How to get great local recommendations on the best restaurants in town.
  • Uncovering Italy

And much more!

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