Live Your Bucket List w/ Ryan Jacobson

Have you ever set aside the time to write out your life goals with the full intention of achieving every last one? 

This week author and middle school teacher, Ryan Jacobson, shares how 2 items on his bucket list lead him to take a 1-year sabbatical to travel the world and write his first book The Adventures of Mr. Brightside: One man. One world. Three VERY different budgets

If you have ever wondered how to achieve big goals, you don’t want to miss this episode. Ryan shares the secret to maximizing life experience, executing your travel dreams, and the life-changing question he asks his students.

What’s something you want to cross off your bucket list in 2022? I’d love to hear what it is and hope you will share all the details by sending me an audio message.

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Tune In To Learn:

  • 10:15 Why going to Disneyworld without kids is the best
  • 12:20 The inspiration & experience of writing a Travel memoir 
  • 15:30 What it took to prepare for a year-long pilgrimage
  • 20:30 How writing the book fueled inspiration for adventure
  • 22:50 Why Ryan’s trip started with regret
  • 25:50 The reality of facing difficulties on the trip
  • 28:30 How Ryan kept his stories organic & scheduled the journey
  • 30:50 Why everyone should experience a hostel
  • 33:15 Advice on making friends while traveling & other mindset tricks for travel
  • 39:20 What it’s like to drink martinis with Justin Timberlake
  • 42:10 Why it’s important to write out your goals
  • 47:00 How to prioritize, organize, & optimize a bucket list
  • 53:40 Major takeaways from living on 3 different budgets
  • And so much more


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