Today’s episode is with Chris Eagleton. Chris was born in London and moved from Paris to the Bay Area at 4 yrs old. He exhibited entrepreneurial tendencies from a young age. Music was always a passion and a priority. He was either listening to it or making it by any means necessary.
At 11 years old, he sold $10,000 worth of rugs in his mom’s shop. As per their agreement, he got a 10% commission. He liked that. At around 12 years old he got a guitar and obsessively memorized Metallica and Slayer riffs. A little later, at 15 years old he got some turntables, and stood over them for countless hours mixing and cutting records. Little did he know he was in the process of putting in his 10,000 hours and teaching himself how to edit, program, and produce music.
After spending years building up his company, Dynamite Laser Beam and achieving a certain level of success that he had been striving for, he still felt something was missing. There was another adventure to be had.
He surrendered it all and started with a blank canvas. He has began exploring and testing methods to design a paradigm that supports his ideal lifestyle, rather than relying on default societal constructs.
He streamlined his life and business and asked himself what was important. How did he want to spend his precious remaining life force? What would be his meaningful contribution?
He came up with some fundamentals: travel, variety, exploring, connecting with different people, having more freedom, living the adventure….
That’s when he decided to design HIS ideal lifestyle, ditch the single residence paradigm and spend a year on Airbnb, traveling, exploring, collaborating and sampling different cultures.
We talk about what his experience has been like doing this and the lessons he has learned.
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