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The Formula for Life on the Road with Peter Awad and Colin Wright #32

On this episode of the Formula Podcast, Peter Awad, Colin Wright, and Trevor Carlson sit down to discuss traveling full-time and the nomadic lifestyle. Some topics discussed on this episode include: -Why travel? -Changing perspectives while traveling -Connecting a mindset to your travels -How to take the leap and just hit the road -Don’t fail to change -The importance of milestones -Your decision doesn’t have to be permanent -All experiments come to an end -What is a check in and how do...


Lifestyle Design with Darrah Brustein And Tommy Breedlove #32

Previous guests, Darrah Brustien and Tommy Breedlove, join Trevor Carlson to talk lifestyle design. Some topics covered in this episodes: -What does lifestyle design mean? -Question the norms -Times when you do something even if it isn’t a “hell yes!” -Creating boundaries by saying yes and saying no -Turning it back to me and not the situation -How to stay so positive when someone is so negative to or around you? -Taking care of yourself -What does success mean for you? -Achieving results...


How to Achieve High Performance with Jairek Robbins - #31

On this episode of the Formula Podcast, Trevor Carlson has an in depth conversation with Jairek Robbins on high performance. Jairek is a performance coach, author of the book Live It!, keynote speaker, and co-creator of The Complete Guide to High Performance. I noticed a lot of Jairek’s posts on Instagram about performance and his course caught my intention so I invited him to be a guest on the show. After talking with him I’ve purchased the course myself and have been really happy with it...


Lessons on Public Speaking from Corey Poirier - #30

On this episode of the Formula podcast, Trevor Carlson and Corey Poirier sit down to discuss how he became "That Speaker Guy." Some topics covered by Corey and Trevor include: -Becoming “That Speaker Guy” -Where to start when you want to begin public speaking -Speakers to learn from -Learning from the approach -What does the process/preparation look like for giving a talk -The spider web method -We’re scared of the unknown -“I’m still here to talk about it.” -Why is public speaking so...


Living with Intention - Peter Awad and Tommy Breedlove #29

On this episode of The Formula Podcast, Peter Awad and Tommy Breedlove sit down with Trevor Carlson to discuss what it means to live with intention. Tommy and Peter were invited to be on the show for this episode because of their similarities when it comes to creating their lives in a fashion that helps them invest time into what is most important to them. I felt like this was a perfect episode to start 2018. In this episode, some topics we cover are: -Stop, pause, reflect, journal. -Be...


Startups, Communicating, and Partnerships with Talis Strub and Kaitlin Byers from Marry My City #28

On this episode of The Formula Podcast, Trevor Carlson sits down with Kailtin and Talis, founder of In this episode Trevor, Kaitlin, and Talis discuss: -How they got their start? -When playing with a new idea you can get into analysis paralysis -Get lots of advice -Developing a pitch and why it’s important -Are we in this? -We all get comfortable in our everyday lives -What is Marry My City? -Adding to your gift registry -Importance of building your network -Workload…...


How Hobbies and Side Hustles Lead to Business Success - Scott Dix and Adrian Brambilla - #27

On this episode of The Formula Podcast, Adrian Bramilla and Scott Dix sit down with Trevor Carlson to discuss the impact of their hobbies and side hustles. I am fortunate enough to be able to see Scott and Adrian pretty regularly and learn a ton of amazing information on learning new skills. On this episode we discuss: -How dancing led to entrepreneurship -It’s one of those falling in a pile of shit, come out smelling like roses situations -Learning something in a short amount of time...


Starting Startups and Lessons from a Lifetime of Business - Brian Alvey and Trevor Carlson. #26

On this episode of the Formula Podcast, Clipisode founder, Brian Alvey, and Trevor Carlson sit down to discuss Brian's lessons from a lifetime of entrepreneurship. Brian Alvey is a serial entrepreneur, programmer, designer and blogger. He grew up in Brooklyn and now lives in San Francisco where he is the CEO of Clipisode. He is best known for co-founding the blog publishing company Weblogs, Inc. with Jason Calacanis. As Alvey describes it, "Jason and I didn't invent blogging. We perfected...


Mat Winegarden - Why You Should Understand Your Customers

On this episode of the Formula Podcast, Trevor Carlson sits down with his good friend and mentor, Handrail's Mat Winegarden. Mat is brilliant when it comes to understanding a customer's journey through sales or using a product. He shares lessons from his career to leave you with some advice to level up your understanding of your customers. Mat and Trevor discuss: -How to discover customer's needs -The challenge phase… what is it? -What do you do when you don’t hear what you want to hear?...


The Formula #24 - Writing, Creativity, and Being an Artist with Whitney Freya

On this episode of The Formula Podcast, Trevor Carlson sits down with artist Whitney Freya. Big shoutout to Casey Everts for the introduction to Whitney, love you man! Whitney and Trevor dive deep into a few topics including: -Advice for starting your own book -Challenges with writing a book -You need to have a level of conviction to write -When to know you are on the right path -Getting to understand your true self -Writer’s block does not need to exist at all -Get into your right brain...


The Formula #23 - Sales, Work-Life Balance, and Leveraging Social Media with Jesse Sheppard

This week on The Formula Podcast, Trevor Carlson sits down with sales consultant and practitioner of work-life balance, Jesse Sheppard. Big thanks to previous guest, Michael Caraway, for the introduction to Jesse. Trevor and Jesse discuss: -How to achieve balance in your life -Building off of your why -How do you prioritize your values? -Integrity is not a value -Know what you’re willing to sacrifice -If it feels good now, it’s probably for the short game -Applying one thing to another...


The Formula #22 - Business Advice and Running Experiments w/ Chief Sumo at Sumo, Noah Kagan

On this episode of the Formula, Trevor Carlson and Noah Kagan sit down for a quick chat about business, life, and running experiments. Trevor and Noah discuss: -Why most people are going to do whatever they want -Experts… Whatever the fuck that means -Why Noah's not a genius, he just does it -Why you should limit your time -Why do people get stuck in pre-validation? -We’re all gonna die -How to find your sweet spot -Prioritizing your work is essential -How to measure yourself -Make what’s...


The Formula #21 - Growing a Business with Art of's Derek Balsley

On this episode of The Formula, Trevor Carlson speaks with Derek Balsley about how starting a business with his wife, Jessica, in an industry he knew very little about turned out to become one of the most rewarding things he has ever done. Trevor and Derek discuss: -Best tip for starting your own business -Where to start… product or customer? -Working within an established business… is it good idea? -It all started with a blog -Facing your doubt -Advice for monetizing your content -Ideas...


The Formula #20 - Doing Shit that Scares You and Getting Started as an artist w/ Scotty Russell

On this episode of the Formula, Trevor Carlson and Scotty Russell sit down to discuss his journey becoming an artist, launching a podcast, and getting into public speaking. Some topics Trevor and Scotty get into are: -Getting started as an artist -Putting yourself out there -Advice for getting your art out there -Staying in your own lane -How to find your you -Bring out your emotions through your art -Scottys inspiration -The Electric Forest experience -Valuable lessons through rejection...


The Formula #19 - Designing Your Life and Overcoming Adversity with Travis Lloyd

On this episode of the Formula, Travis Lloyd and Trevor Carlson talk about Travis's lessons, experiences, and routines that have helped him to build a successful career in speaking in the foster care industry. In this episode Travis and Trevor discuss: -How to overcome adversity -Why you need to understand what you are passionate about -Laying out your strengths, passions, and values to find your ideal career -How to map out what your perfect life would be -Becoming a professional speaker...


The Formula Podcast #18 - Choosing Goodness and Living Life on Your Terms with Tommy Breedlove

On this episode of The Formula, Trevor Carlson sits down with Tommy Breedlove to discuss Choose Goodness and his experiences that brought him here today. Quick shoutout to Darrah Brustein for being a rockstar connector and introducing Tommy and I, thank you so much for your help. Tommy has been through a lot in his life and is still kicking with one of the best attitudes of anyone I have ever met. Truly, it is hard to find one negative thing from him in the entire interview, unless he is...


The Formula Podcast #17 - Iterating Your Way to Success and Mountain Climbing with Andy Anderson

On this episode of the Formula Podcast, Trevor Carlson and Andy Anderson sit down to discuss Andy's recent climb of Mount Everest. Andy is a world-class athlete, who's accomplishments have just begun. He is currently training for Leadman that takes place in Colorado and is a MORE intense version of an Ironman. Each leg is 100 miles... Yes, you read that correctly. And, yes he is a badass. In this episode, Trevor and Andy discuss: -Iterating your way to success -Giving back to veterans...


The Formula #16 - How to Become a Professional Speaker with Be Leaderly's Jo Miller

On this week's episode of the Formula, Jo Miller from Be Leaderly and Trevor Carlson sit down to discuss Jo's fifteen years to becoming an overnight success. Jo is a leading authority on women's leadership, who is a sought-after, dynamic, and engaging speaker, delivering more than 70 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200 women. Her expertise lies in helping women lead, climb, and thrive in their corporate careers. Jo delivers keynotes and workshops for women's...


The Formula #15 - Music, Touring, and Ten Years in the Making with Moods

On this week's episode of the Formula, Trevor Carlson sits down to interview Nick Lubbersen, aka Moods. Nick has producing music for a quite a while out of Rotterdam, Holland with songs on Spotify reaching millions of streamers. He has performed all over the world from Europe to Iowa City, Iowa. He is an inspirational guy who has been DJing for years, his song song Love is Real is amazing. And his newest song, Truth, is absolute fire. Nick and Trevor discuss -The story of how they met -How...


The Formula Podcast - Traveling for 8 years, Relationships, and Writing with Colin Wright

A few weeks ago, I stumbled on to and through some perusing of the website found Colin Wright's personal site. I was intrigued. I picked up one of his books, Becoming Who We Need to Be, and I love it. I reached out to Colin and booked the interview. I had an awesome time talking with Colin about a wide variety of things, including: -Why your brain is more aware while working in new place -Experiences traveling for eight years -Favorite places to travel -His odd...


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