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The Formula Podcast shares Trevor Carlson's experiments, experiences, and conversations around designing a fulfilling life. Trevor shares his own journey of designing a fulfilling life on his terms. This show is for you if you’ve ever thought there was more out there than just the pursuit of the American dream, buying a bigger home, sacrificing your personal life or health for the next promotion, or adding more zeros to your bank account.

The Formula Podcast shares Trevor Carlson's experiments, experiences, and conversations around designing a fulfilling life. Trevor shares his own journey of designing a fulfilling life on his terms. This show is for you if you’ve ever thought there was more out there than just the pursuit of the American dream, buying a bigger home, sacrificing your personal life or health for the next promotion, or adding more zeros to your bank account.

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United States

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The Formula Podcast shares Trevor Carlson's experiments, experiences, and conversations around designing a fulfilling life. Trevor shares his own journey of designing a fulfilling life on his terms. This show is for you if you’ve ever thought there was more out there than just the pursuit of the American dream, buying a bigger home, sacrificing your personal life or health for the next promotion, or adding more zeros to your bank account.

Language:

English

Contact:

(319) 535-2980


Episodes

Where Have I Been? - #108

11/25/2020
It's been a long time since I recorded anything. Getting ready to start dropping episodes like they are hot so get caught up on where I've been with covid-19 and my recovery. Take care and see you guys soon! theformulapodcast.com Instagram: @theformulapodcast Facebook: The Formula Podcast

Duration:00:19:24

Giving Back Meaningfully with Aaron Horn of Beat Cancer Today - #107

11/22/2019
Today’s episode covers loss, faith, perseverance, and giving back. Since losing his son Eli after a four-year battle with neuroblastoma and leukemia in 2008, Aaron Horn has devoted most of his life to volunteering for nonprofits fighting childhood cancer. Through his faith, blogging, and learning to “not sweat the small stuff,” Aaron persevered through one of the most difficult times that a parent could ever go through. He believes that giving back is a personal decision, but when you...

Duration:00:54:27

How a Life-Changing Diagnosis Changes Your Perspective with Matthew Manuel - #106

11/15/2019
After being given a life-changing diagnosis of stage four esophageal cancer, Matthew Manuel came to a bizarre revelation - that he didn’t have to worry about changing his career anymore. Since the diagnosis, he’s put one foot in front of the other and charged ahead, changing his career and choosing to live for himself instead of the approval of others. On this episode, Trevor and Matthew discuss: Millennials in the workplace How has your perspective changed about your career? Making a...

Duration:01:37:34

Entrepreneurship and the Impact of Long-Term Travel with Eric Englemann - #105

11/1/2019
Eric Engelmann is the founder of Geonetric Executive Director of the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative (NewBoCo), and the Iowa Startup Accelerator in Cedar Rapids, IA. He also recently returned from a long-term travel excursion with his wife and two children. In today’s show, Eric shares his thoughts about how his trip affected him and his family, how to combine your passion with your work, and how to determine if entrepreneurship is the right choice for you. Today we will...

Duration:01:06:24

Giving and Receiving Feedback with Dr. Árpád Rózsás - #104

10/25/2019
Feedback. How do you ask for it? Who do you solicit feedback from? Personally, I consult my good friend and mentor Dr. Árpád Rózsás, a civil engineer I met in the Netherlands last fall. He believes that learning to process feedback in the right way can help you grow more than you thought possible. In our conversation, Dr. Rózsás also gives advice on how to live more rationally. In this episode, we will discuss: Quotes 5:39 “My natural way of giving feedback is solely focusing on the...

Duration:01:11:26

Lose Your Headphones (A Quick Creativity Hack) - #103

10/22/2019
If you’ve ever lost a pair of headphones, you know the feeling - a short burst of frustration followed by the realization that you won’t be able to block out distractions anymore. In the Netherlands, I lost my headphones. But it didn’t bring me down - it raised up my creativity. Sometimes, in order to achieve clarity and true productivity, we need to lose our headphones or our biggest distraction. In today’s world, it’s easy to become a workaholic and pursue that #grind - but does that help...

Duration:00:09:08

Giving Back with BlinkNow's Maggie Doyne - #102

10/18/2019
Maggie Doyne of BlinkNow is called a hero by many, but in her eyes, she’s just a compassionate, normal person looking to improve the world, one person at a time. Before co-founding BlinkNow, an organization that supports children in rural Nepal, Maggie chose to take a gap year - forgoing college - to travel the world and learn more about herself. In Nepal’s Kopila Valley, she found her calling. And in Maggie’s words, “it felt easier to stay and do something than to turn around and go...

Duration:00:44:08

Am I Lonely? - #101

10/11/2019
On this episode of the Formula podcast, Trevor Carlson shares his thoughts to the question, "Are You Lonely While You Travel Alone?" Tune in to hear how Trevor answers. To listen to more episodes head to theformulapodcast.com Patreon: Coming soon! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @theformulapodcast

Duration:00:12:50

What is Trevor’s Formula? With guest host, Cat Cantrill - #100

10/8/2019
Episode #100 is a bit of a role-reversal, as guest interview Cat Cantrill sits down with Trevor Carlson, the dude behind The Formula Podcast. In the past two-and-a-half years creating the podcast, a lot has changed in Trevor’s life. This episode digs deeper into Trevor’s backstory, his motivations for creating the podcast, travel experiences, and what’s next for the podcast. Trevor also reveals his own personal ‘formula’ for a fulfilling life for the first time. In this episode we will...

Duration:01:38:38

The Art of Giving Selflessly aka The Kofola Gift - #99

9/13/2019
In this episode, Trevor sits down with Dr. Árpád Rózsás shares his thoughts and views on the art of gift-giving, more specifically giving without expecting anything in return. He has coined this practice as a “Kofola Gift,” and explains why this type of giving is to be cherished and used in our daily lives. In this episode we will discuss: Quotes: “The core concept is you don’t expect as the giver any gratitude. Even more, you are offended when someone is grateful... The reason is...

Duration:00:29:04

Habits to Design Your Optimal Day Part 2 - #98

9/6/2019
In this episode, Trevor shares previous guests advice on designing their optimal day. By maintaining good habits and sticking to a schedule, these six entrepreneurs give advice on leading a successful personal and work life. In this episode we will discuss: Quotes: “Having that anticipation, having that novelty [in your routine]. It really does kind of jolt you out of any autopilot you may find yourself drifting into. I like finding myself at the end of the day knowing that I’ve done a...

Duration:00:21:29

Am I Good Enough? - #97

8/30/2019
Imposter syndrome can be described as a mental pattern of self-doubt. In this episode, Trevor explores the crippling feeling of fear when we doubt ourselves and how to avoid these negative emotions. By thinking in the long-term and considering our future selves, we can learn to make better decisions in the present that will ultimately allow us to achieve our goals. In this episode we will discuss: Quotes: “I had no idea what the hell I was doing, as many of my early friends along the way...

Duration:00:07:56

What Can We Learn from Albanian Hospitality? - #96

8/27/2019
In this episode, Trevor discusses his thoughts on the hospitality he experienced from locals and strangers while traveling through Albania. Although this kind of hospitality may not be common throughout every country, Trevor reflects and asks how we can practice this act of generosity in our own neighborhoods. In this episode we will discuss: Quotes: “Hospitality is defined as the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers. Albania has been the...

Duration:00:06:42

Finding Meaning From Chaos with Bosnian War Survivor, Zero One - #95

8/23/2019
From 1992-1996, Bosnia suffered through a heavily armed conflict that shook the roots of the region for years to come. In this episode, we focus on the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and the effects of the Bosnian War both during and after. Our guest in this interview now goes by the name of Zero One, a code name used by Zero One’s father during the war in order to conceal his identity. As a young child, Zero One grew up in a war zone which he describes as a “full on apocalypse.” When the war...

Duration:00:42:20

Moments That Define Us - #94

8/20/2019
In this episode, Trevor goes into detail about his experience when staying at the war hostel in Sarajevo, Bosnia. This hostel offers an unconventional stay to the curious traveler by simulating the siege of Sarajevo, a grim conflict that took place during the 1992-1996 Bosnian War. While Sarajevo was under constant artillery and sniper fire during the Bosnian War, this hostel duplicates and echoes the sounds of gunfire that the citizens endured during the night and day. With no water at...

Duration:00:12:35

Mentoring Student Entrepreneurs with Laurie Watje Part 2 - #93

8/16/2019
Currently, the Associate Director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Laurie Watje coaches students who want to start their own business or become entrepreneurs. As a mentor and counselor, Laurie advises her students thoughtfully but ultimately encourages them to find their own way in the business world. In this episode we will discuss: Quotes: “You better be sure that [entrepreneurship] is truly what you want to do for the...

Duration:00:11:57

Mentoring Student Entrepreneurs with Laurie Watje - #92

8/13/2019
Currently, the Associate Director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Laurie Watje assists students who want to start their own business or become entrepreneurs. As a mentor and counselor, Laurie advises her students thoughtfully but ultimately encourages them to find their own way in the business world. In this episode we will discuss: Quotes: “You are the only person that can take care of yourself.” (6:42) “What are your...

Duration:00:10:26

Life Lessons from Lindy Hop Part 3: Amélie Barrande

8/9/2019
Swing dance instructor Amélie Barrande has been teaching Lindy Hop dancing for over seven years. As one of four teachers at the Jazzy Feet School in Paris, her passion for dance inspires her students to continue practicing their moves on the dance floor. Aside from teaching, Amélie is also an accomplished fashion designer. Her shoe company Swivels has been operating and selling internationally for a year and a half and focuses on shoes for dancers that are stylish and efficient for...

Duration:00:42:48

Life Lessons from Lindy Hop Part 2: Anastasia Feoktistova - #90

8/6/2019
As one of the teachers at the Groovy Cats swing dance studio in Prague, Czech Republic, Anastasia Feoktistova always encourages her students to be themselves and to never fear the difficulties they may encounter when starting out as a novice in swing dance. Originally from Russia, Anastasia now travels internationally to teach the art of swing dance to beginner and experienced dancers. While approaching dance as a fun activity for all who are interested, she continues to focus on and help...

Duration:00:36:41

Life Lessons from Lindy Hop pt 1: The Global Culture of Swing Dancing - #89

8/5/2019
This swing dance episode special is part one of three-part series detailing Trevor Carlson’s swing dancing experiences and classes across the world. In this episode, Trevor discusses the Lindy Hop dance, an American dance born in Harlem, New York City around 1928. Lindy Hop was and still is considered a major member of the swing dance community. Due to her improvisational dance style, Lindy’s craft evolved along with the jazz sound and lifestyle throughout the years. While traveling across...

Duration:00:12:35