Have you ever had a wild idea but were afraid to act on it? Or maybe you started, but then self-doubt crept in, someone told you that it wouldn’t work, or you talked yourself out of it? Shelby Stanger is no stranger to both the fear of the unknown and the bliss of operating outside of her comfort zone. From deep in the world of corporate execs and renowned brands, Shelby took a plunge into the unknown to pursue her love of freelance journalism, photography and podcasts (spoiler alert: it was a total success). Her latest podcast,Wild Ideas Worth Living, is all about pursuing the dreams that live in our imaginations. Shelby interviews people from across the globe who have taken a leap of faith and just gone for it. From new business models to climbing rocks all over the world, Shelby highlights inspiring individuals who have followed their passions and transformed their lives. We’ll be adding a new episode every week, so sit back and get inspired.
Week 1: Sarah Robb O’Hagan, Author of Extreme You – Sarah is an adventurous business woman who has worked for Gatorade, Atari, and other notable organizations.
Week 2: Norah Eddy, co-founder of Salty Girl Seafood – Norah is the driving force behind a sustainable seafood company with an innovative way of doing business.
Week 3: Mark Lukach, Author of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward – In his new book, Mark details his wife’s struggle with mental illness and its affect on their marriage. Through sacrifice, commitment, and courage, Mark boldly shares the often untold story of mental illness and it’s impact on the families involved.
Week 4: Brogan Graham, founder of the November Project – With the November Project, Brogan has disrupted people’s idea of fitness by creating awesome free workouts that build community around the globe.
Week 5: Devyn Bisson, Documentary Film Maker – As a lifeguard, Devyn worked to save lives in the ocean. Now, as a filmmaker, Devyn continues to help others through the art of film production.
Week 6: Gretchen Bayless & Taylor Hood, founders of Roamerica Rentals – By starting Roamerica Rentals, Gretchen and Taylor have pursued their dream of being able to travel with ease while building and maintaining a successful business.
Week 7: Izzy Tihanyi, founder of Surf Diva Surf School – Surf Diva Surf School was born out of Izzy’s determination to build a thriving business in her bikini. Now in it’s 20th year, Surf Diva continues to build a community around teaching women of all ages to surf.
Week 8: Angela Davis, Fitness Evangelist and Motivational Coach – As a former member of the USA track and field team, Angela Davis knows a thing or two about getting fit. These days she motivates all types of people to realize their full potential, both in fitness and in life.
Week 9: Rebecca Rusch, Endurance Athlete and Adventure Racer – Rebecca has sent a first female ascent on El Capitan, river boarded the Colorado River, and set records for endurance mountain bike racing. Aside from her impressive outdoor accomplishments, Rebecca exhibits a contagious spirit of positivity.
Week 10: Grant Trebilco, Creator of One Wave Is All It Takes – After overcoming his own mental health struggles, Grant created One Wave Is All It Takes to help people cope with their own mental health issues through surfing and awesome, shared group experiences.
Week 11: Emi Koch and Becky Mendoza, Environmental and Social Advocates – Emi and Becky learned at a young age that you gain far more from giving than getting. With this mindset, they embarked on a mission to give back to communities around the world and create social and environmental change along the way.
Week 12: Eric Wolfinger, Award Winning Food Photographer – Growing up, Eric had the goal of creating his own dream job. But how to combine his love of cooking and traveling? Answer; Photography. Tune in to find out how Eric made his wild idea a reality.
Make sure to check back next week for the latest episode of Wild Ideas Worth Living.