EP019: A Mission-Driven Adventure with Jon Levy

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Daniel’s guest, Jon Levy spends most of his life convincing people to cook him dinner. Or, that’s how he explains his life’s work. Jon has recently merged his scientific research with his human experiences in a new book, The 2 AM Principle: The Science of Adventure. In the book, he breaks down his adventures into four stages, and promotes others to take predictable risks. The conversation in today’s podcast also touches on why networking is a dirty word but calling it community building will melt people’s hearts.

Key Takeaways:

[1:11] Jon Levy studies the science of influence and adventure, through a simple dining experience.

[5:58] A strong community has a positive effect on everyone in it.

[10:49] It takes a really long time to figure out something which is noteworthy.

[15:40] What does it take to be remarkable and prolific?

[21:20] Top performers enter flow state when there are no distractions.

[26:03] How Jon made his own material for his new book, The 2 AM Principle: The Science of Adventure.

[29:46] The Four Stages of Every Adventure with real life examples.

[42:41] Information Gap Theory — Curiosity is like an itch you can’t scratch.

[45:05] There is something to creating conversations based on intrigue.

[48:58] Humans get decision fatigue when they have a plethora of options.

[51:07] Limit your choices and your stuff, to make your day less stressful.

[56:22] Audience challenge — Find 5 people who can impact your side hustle, and ask them to have coffee with you.

[57:50] Do you know what causes happiness?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jon Levy

@JonLevyTLB on Social Media


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