Leo Babauta is a former journalist and creator of the popular Zen Habits blog, author of numerous books and courses on habits, simplicity, and mindfulness.
In 2005, Leo was living on Guam and was a smoker, overweight, sedentary, addicted to junk food, deeply in debt with lots of clutter, a procrastinator, overworked with no time for his wife and kids. In November 2005, he started to turn his life around: he finally quit smoking, then started running, changed his diet, started getting out of debt, decluttering, simplifying and more.
A year later, he had lost 30 lbs. and ran his first marathon, was a vegetarian and on his way to becoming debt-free and a minimalist. He started Zen Habits in January 2007 to share what he was learning about changing his life, and has been writing the blog ever since.
The blog grew to 26,000 readers by the end of 2007 (and now has over a million readers) and was named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 10 blogs for a few years. It’s one of the largest single-author blogs in the world.
This is why I was ecstatic to have Leo come on the show. He is an expert in developing life-changing habits as well as tapping into the power of being present.Read More
AquaMobile, an on- demand at-home swim school which is now the largest of its kind in North America. AquaMobile uses cutting edge technology that allows customers to go online, key in their pool address and be matched with a certified instructor who will travel to their home.
My guest was just 19 years old when she started her swim school business, which she grew with a single $3000 investment that she received from a government grant.
AquaMobile has now grown to 1500 instructors operating across Canada and in 25 states in the U.S, and has been profiled in Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post and Techvibes to name just a few, and had also pitched on CBC’s Dragon’s Den. Diana has won a number of business awards including Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, and the $100,000 Small Business Challenge.Read More
Once upon a time, Foundr was just a business magazine with a few hundred readers. But they have been growing like crazy.
Now, Foundr is a multi-faceted digital media business spreading the love of entrepreneurship through its podcast, magazine and training platform.
Launched by entrepreneur,Nathan Chan in 2013 with nothing but a laptop computer and a fistful of dollars, Foundr began dedicated to the mission of helping entrepreneurs build and grow a successful business.
Nathan has put together interviews with the worlds top entrepreneurs and changemakers, from Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss and many other prominent changemakers on this planet.
AND they boost over 763,000 followers on Instagram and have been leveraging it to drive exponential traffic through that medium.Read More