In today’s episode, we have a bit of a teaser episode as I talk about the past weekend at WDS, a recent app launch with our sister site – Ultimate Paleo Guide – and a big, new super secret project that I can’t reveal the details of yet. Shhh! Enjoy!
Links mentioned in this show:
- 2014 Plummet at the Summit
- Plummet at the Summit Site
- Ultimate Paleo Guide
- Paleo FM
- Paleo.io –> Download it Here
- Subscribe to IMPOSSIBLE
Where To Listen To This EpisodeImpossible FM #010 Transcript
Hey everybody welcome to Impossible FM the show where we talk about pushing your limits and doing the impossible in fitness, gritness, business, and life. I’m your host Joel Runyon, welcome to the show. Let’s get started!
Hey everybody welcome to Impossible FM. Today on the show we’ve got a very quick show for you. But first, wanted to recap a couple of cool adventures that have been happening.
Last weekend, we were up in Portland, Oregon for WDS or the World Domination Summit. It’s an annual event put on by Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity, where he brings a bunch of people together to talk about how to live an unconventional life, or a remarkable life in a conventional world. And as a very very fun little treat, we brought back the Plummet at the Summit which is an annual.. almost an annual event. We didn’t do it last year. We’ve done it 3 out of the 4 years that we’ve done WDS. WDS has be around for… I’ve taken a group of people to jump off something high with me. The first year, we jumped out of a plane, we took about 40 people skydiving. And then we also did like a secondary bungee jump, and then bungee jumping started catching on. And we started bringing people bungee jumping on an annual basis. This year we’ve brough 17 brave fellow to come jump off a bridge with me. One of the things that I really really liked about this adventure is: One– It gives Impossible readers, Impossible listeners a chance to actually get outside, out of the internet, out of the email list and actually stand up and get to do something. The second part is that a conference like WDS– it’s a big conference on inspiration and there’s a lot of intangible things that they challenge you to do, whether it’s stepping outside your comfort zone, or doing something risky, you’re starting your own business. But there is less tangible things to do there. So one of the things that I decided a couple years back, that I wanted to kind of bring to the fold was a very tangible way of stepping outside your comfort zone. So, you know I could have just done cold showers with tons of people but that would have been a little bit weird and it’s a little bit more fun to jump off of stuff. So we started going bungee jumping. The thing that I love about bungee jumping is that it gives you a very very visceral example of what it’s like to do something you’re scared of. Bungee jumping is like anything in real life that you’re scared of. It’s not good enough to just think about it and want to do it, and say, “hey, I’m putting it on my bucket list, I’m putting it on my Impossible List and someday I’m gonna get around to it. You have to show up, you have to come on to the bridge, you have to suit up, you have to put the harness on and then you have to step over the side of the railing. You have to climb over the fence under this little ledge and then you have to look out at this 200-foot drop and these trees out in front of you and then the bungee jumper instructor says 3…2…1. And then you have to jump. And until you jump, it doesn’t matter how much you say wanna bungee jump, it doesn’t matter how much you say, “wow, that’s something I’d love to do. I’d like to do that someday. You know, I’ve read it so many lists.” Until you jump and find out if the bungee’s gonna hold you or not, you can’t say you’ve bungee jumped. And that’s so applicable to everything else in life because all the time, people wanna say, hey I wanna do something scary, I wanna do something risky, I wanna face my fears, but it’s all mental. And so taking these fears out, making them physical objects, doing things that prove to yourself that you could actually overcome these intangible fears is a really really really good exercise and actually doing crap you’re scared of and actually doing things that most people are probably not comfortable doing. There are 3,000 people at WDS and only 20 of them showed up to actually jump off a bridge. So it was a great time, we had 20 awesome adventurers show up on Thursday. It was really really cool. One– just to be able to network with everybody and meet a bunch of really adventurous people, some Impossible people you will, before the rest of the event. And it’s sort of self-selected. Some of the people that you wanted to hang around with, you know, the people that were gonna be jumping off, people that were willing to jump off a bridge. So it was a really really cool adventure. To date we’ve had almost 100 people bungee jumping over the last few years, so that’s a really cool step and yeah, WDS was a lot of fun, really great conference. If you guys haven’t gone, you should definitely check it out. WorldDominationSummit.com. And you can also check out the Plummet at the Summit, it’s on the site, I’ll have a link to it on the show notes. But you can also check out plummetatthesummit.com.
Okay, so another announcement I wanted to make is that as many of you guys know, I’m very pro-Paleo. I’m not necessarily a Paleo proponent because I actually believe cavemen ate XYZ food objects. I just believe that biologically it works a lot. Impossible Abs is based off an intermittent fasting Paleo type framework. We’ve had incredible success with people going Paleo, people going variations of Paleo and losing massive amounts of weight, changing their health, whether it’s Toya who’s lost 34 pounds in 8 weeks, whether it’s Les who basically dropped 80 pounds over a course of 6 months and reversed his diabetes. We’ve seen some really really incredible stories come from people who are doing Paleo. So some of you guys are maybe aware that we have a sister site that I started a couple of years back just because I was getting so many questions about Paleo called Ultimate Paleo Guide where we basically answer as many questions… Pretty much every question you have on Paleo can be answered on that site. If for some reason you come up with a question that we haven’t answered yet, send it in and we’re gonna figure it out. But we run a companion podcast over there called Paleo FM and I’m really excited to announce that we just launched our first app with them called Paleo.io which is a Paleo food reference app that tells you whether a food is Paleo, not Paleo, or Primal. It also tells you, as a quick “do eat, don’t eat” list and has a list of recipes that has over 200 recipes long at this point which is kind of crazy since we are practically giving it away for 99 cents which is pretty pretty pretty cheap. So that just launched this week, so head on over to Paleo.io. I’ll have a link down below in the show notes. You can check it out, it’s 99 cents, right now I think we’re 30 in the Health & Fitness category. We are 4 spots behind P90x.
So if you like the show, if you like Paleo, check out the app, its 99 cents. Support the show, check it out. Once we go after P90x, let’s catch them, let’s beat them. And if you can leave a review, if you check out the app and you like the app, go ahead and leave a review and we will really really really appreciate it.
So what do you guys think of my singing? Because I think my singing’s pretty awesome right now.
The third final thing that I wanna let you guys kind of know… It’s comin’ up on the radar here so keep your heads and minds open about this. But on the agenda, coming up is a new project, the one I’m very excited about, one that I’m actually kinda nervous and a little bit scared about. It’s probably the biggest project I’ve done to date. Some of you guys remember a podcast that I did from a couple of weeks ago that I did about Comrades where I ran a 56-mile ultramarathon in South Africa and it was sort of a training run, if you will, or training exercise for this next project. Suffice to say, this next project’s coming up really big, you’re gonna hear about it in the next week to 10 ten days. It’s gonna be a really really big project. Sorry I can’t actually tell you that much about it other than it’s going to be something you really want to pay attention to and it’s gonna be awesome. I’m probably more excited about this than anything we’ve done in the history of Impossible. It’s something that I am personally thinking is on the edge of what I’m capable of doing. It’s something that, for the first time in a long time, I am scared of. And I’m also a little bit nervous about launching this. But we’re gonna go full steam ahead. I just put out a podcast saying I’m gonna do it, so I gotta do it, right? But it’s something that is gonna be really really cool, it’s gonna be a big project, spending the next few months here. Probably more than just a few months. So stay tuned this week and next week, you’re gonna hear some really really interesting things coming out, and it’s gonna be awesome. I could promise you that. I can’t promise you lots of details right now, I’m sorry, but stay tuned and check things out.
Okay, just a final announcement. I know there’s been a little bit of a housekeeping ep. But just to keep you guys posted. A lot of people are asking like hey, how can we get involved more with what Impossible is doing? The easiest way to find out more about Impossible, Impossible FM, Impossible HQ, Impossible Ventures, is to go to ImpossibleHQ.com/subscribe. There you can jump on our email list. We have an intro email so it’s going to get you on board of what’s going on here at Impossible and you’d also get exclusive email updates on what’s going on inside ImpossibleHQ, so if you’re just a podcast listener, that’s really awesome, we love having you, but there’s a lot more that goes on just besides me talking in a little microphone every Monday morning at 8:00 AM. So check out the site, we’ve got blog posts, videos, resources. Subscribe, stay tuned because we’ve got a couple of big projects coming up. When we have these big app launches coming up, we’ll keep you posted on that too. And there’s just a lot of really good stuff. I’m probably more excited for this phase of Impossible we’re entering into than I have for any other project that I’ve done ever. It’s gonna take a lot of effort, it’s gonna take a lot of… It’s gonna take a lot of everything. Whether it’s effort, energy, money, resources, focus… It’s going to take a lot but we don’t call ourselves Possible around here. We call ourselves Impossible. We set Impossible challenges and then we catch up to them. So I’m really really excited about the next 6 to 12 months that are coming up. I know this has been a little bit of a teaser episode. Pretty sure no details at this point. But if you guys stay with me, we’re gonna have some really cool stuff coming up.
So that’s it for this episode. Stay tuned guys for what’s coming up next. Thanks for listening and I will see you on the next show.
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