Listener Q+A (EP. 98)

Today’s episode is all about the listeners! Listen along as we answer YOUR questions about entrepreneurship, how to get the life you want, side gigs and anything Opt Out. Do you have a question? We want to hear from you! Email us your best question at Dana@optoutlife.com or Nate@optoutlife.com and we’ll add it to the list for our next special Listener Q+A episode. More at optoutlife.com/podcast/listener-qanda2/


Malcolm Nicholl - Making Words Count

In this week's episode we have a special guest host, Cory Verner, who has brought to the studio a fascinating entrepreneur with quite an opt out journey, Malcolm Nicholl. Malcolm went from high-school dropout to millionaire entrepreneur and has lived and worked remotely, experiencing a variety of careers. Listen along as he takes us back to the initial endeavors that led him off the grid. More at optoutlife.com/podcast/malcolm-nicholl/


Opt Out Spirituality (EP.96)

Throughout his spiritual journey, Dana has learned that certain spiritual narratives can become hindrances to our improvement. In today's special episode, he talks about spirituality and the implications it has on your ability to become a successful business person. Listen along as he discusses the importance of finding your own opt-out path to achieve the life you want. More at optoutlife.com/podcast/opt-out-spirituality/


Real-Time Buying a New Business

Buying an existing business can be a great path to entrepreneurship, but before rushing out to buy a business, there are some important things you should understand and consider. In this episode, Nate and Dana talk about "the truths" of buying a business, and Dana shares many of the nitty-gritty details of his latest property management business acquisition. If you’re curious about buying your way into entrepreneurship, this is your episode. More about...


Rich Schefren - The Guru to the Gurus

Our guest in this episode is the “guru to the gurus”, Rich Schefren. Rich was the first guy to do online coaching, and ended up leveraging that to become the godfather to many of the major online marketing players of today. His passion was deepened to share what he had learned with all the aspiring internet marketers who wanted to build real businesses and have more freedom. That's when his consulting business, Strategic Profits, came into existence, adding over 15 Billion dollars of...


It's The Year of Opt Out

It's officially 2020, and we head into the third calendar year of existence of Opt Out Life! We're recapping our favorite lessons and episodes of 2019, and we talk about where we're headed - personally and professionally. 2019 was a busy and exciting year. Thanks for joining us! More at Optoutlife.com/podcast/its-the-year-of-opt-out/


Jono Bacon - An Empowered Community (EP. 92)

Today we sit down with Jono Bacon. Author of five books, community strategist, and Keynote speaker. Jono spent his career developing his community management skills and decided to do consulting/advising on the side, which led him into founding Jono Bacon Consulting and extending the power of collaboration to a wider range of industries across the world. He wrote the critically acclaimed book The Art of Community, and also founded the Community Leadership Summit. His story gives us some...


Nick Watts - Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable (Ep. 91)

About a year ago, we interviewed Courtney Condy - the founder of a business called Occupation Wild. Fast forward a year later, and we're closing the loop with Nick Watts, the new VP. Nick graduated from college and decided to never opt-in. His positive attitude and adventurous approach to life have taken him all over the world - from boat hitchhiking, to Surfing at Cloudbreak in Fiji. This fun, fast-paced story where Jacques Cousteau meets Indiana Jones will enlighten fellow opt-outers as...


I have a business idea! (EP. 90)

Ok, so you've got a business idea - Now what? Dana & Nate go ‘guestless’ on this special episode to talk about how to implement a business idea. They share personal stories of both successes and failures that could give you the information you need if you ever find yourself in a similar situation. More at optoutlife.com/podcast/i-have-a-business-idea/


Michael Dash - Chasing the High (EP. 89)

Today’s guest is Michael Dash. Michael is the author of Chasing the High, a book about his personal journey through addiction, entrepreneurship, legal battles, and all the lessons he learned along the way. Michael battled with gambling and drug addiction for many years, until a perspective-shifting trip to Bali inspired him to have a more positive mental attitude and outlook on life. Through it all, he was able to channel his compulsions into productivity, and find his entrepreneurial...


UNCUT – What's a Million Worth? (EP.88)

For many people, becoming a "millionaire" sounds like a dream come true. Many believe that reaching the million-dollar mark means being set for life and never having to worry about money again. But in today’s world, what's a million really worth? Listen along as we talk about millionaires and the reality of making a million dollars. No notes, no guest, this episode is 100% uncut and raw from the studio. More at optoutlife.com/podcast/whats-a-million-worth/


Kristian and Sabrina - The Green Coconut Run

For many opt outers, it’s all about getting out from under the 9 to 5 and building a business. But, what if your opt out is just a little more OUT? Like out on the azure waters of French Polynesia, floating on a boat, and not working a real job ever again? Today’s guests are Kristian and Sabrina, a married duo who designed that very life over a decade ago, and have been floating along in their version of the opt out life while the rest of the world spins on. The cool part about Kristian...


Jillian Sassone - The Art of Serendipity - (EP. 86)

Our guest in this episode, Jillian Sassone, started down her own entrepreneurial journey accidentally. She took a piece of an old heirloom and turned it into a cool new ring. Her first day out wearing it, she landed two custom jewelry clients without even trying. From there, Jillian’s business grew quickly as people realized that she could create custom rings. They soon outgrew their dining table, and leased a small space to have meetings. As things grew, she added her husband as a partner,...


Listener Q+A Episode (EP. 85)

Today's episode is all about the listeners! Listen along as we answer YOUR questions about entrepreneurship, how to get the life you want, side gigs and anything opt out. Do you have a question? We want to hear from you! Email us your best question at Dana@optoutlife.com or Nate@optoutlife.com and we'll add it to the list for our next special Listener Q+A episode. So what do you want to ask? More at optoutlife.com/podcast/listener-qanda/


Cory Verner - A Ten-Year Overnight Success

Today’s guest is Cory Verner. Cory had spent years commuting to a job he hated. He made it tolerable by listening to audio books every day. When the time came to launch a business, he decided to start an audio book publisher. That was 15 years ago, and that little business grew until it was sold to a private equity group in 2016. Yes, Cory did fine, but as we’ll hear, he also learned a tough lesson along the way. Today, we find Cory in the midst of a couple of new ventures and one old one....


How to Start Networking . . . [LISTENER SPECIAL] (EP. 83)

Opt Out Life listeners and fellow entrepreneurs Bryton Nield and Matt Mclelland hit us up with a compelling question. How could they best approach launching an "Opt Out" networking event in their city? And how else might we suggest they expand their personal and business networks, in general? In this special episode, we invited Byrton and Matt on to the mics and talk through one of the most important skillsets and strategies any aspiring Opt Out-er needs to master. More at...


Chuck Longenacker - Can You Care Too Much?

Today’s guest is Chuck Longenacker, the founder of a digital agency who came to us after spending the past two years relaxing and recovering from the long road to success that often ends in burn out. Chuck’s journey as an entrepreneur began a million years ago, the dust of the dotcom crash in 2001. He lost his job in corporate America, and took his $5000 severance as a chance to try and go down a different path. Over time, his little venture grew up into a highly respected digital and design...


UNCUT Grass on the Other Side

The life we lead as entrepreneurs, as "Opt Out" guys/gals, is typically one that looks pretty great. No bosses. No set schedules. Building income streams. The grass is green, right? This episode is 100% uncut and raw from the studio, recorded on a day when we were both running around from project to project. We figured, why not let everyone hear what it's really like without all the fancy storylines and production? More at optoutlife.com/podcast/uncut-grass


Chad Mureta - Flow State, App Universe

Today’s guest is Chad Mureta. As hit sits today, he’s a best-selling author, advisor, and consultant who has built and sold five different app companies and made millions of dollars in four different industries. And, as we’ll hear, he currently runs Project EVO, a company launched on kickstarter to create daily planners that are built for each person’s unique brain type. Chad had it all when the real estate market crashed, and lost it all. He had a major health scare that changed his...


[CORRECTION] Steve Welty - Good Life Management, Period (EP.79)

**Previous version missed the drop-ins** Our guest is Steve Welty, he’s the 30 something owner of a business called Good Life Property Management. It’s a San Diego based property manager, with some 650 single family homes under management. As you’ll hear, Steve is a personable, outgoing face for a company that embodies his unique philosophies on lifestyle, balance, revenue growth, and company culture. He did it his own way, by empowering the generally younger group that makes up his...