“I’m just an individual who doesn’t feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I’m working for me.”
Technically this is another episode of Ask Me Anything. But this week we don’t actually answer listener questions. This week we riff.
This is a conversation about embracing the journey of becoming more of who you truly are. It’s about the commitment to evolve into your most authentic expression. It’s about the beauty and power of living an uncompromising, expansive, creative existence.
There was a man who exemplified this ethos like no other. A man who never compromised. A man who expressed his creative truth with every fiber of his being, all the way down to his final breath.
That man is the singular David Bowie. May you rest in peace, Ziggy Stardust.
Today we reflect back on a remarkable life. From his example we mine the path to unlocking your own personal truth. And we weave our way back to one immutable truth — all roads to personal growth lead back to your commitment to you.
As a related aside, and in case you missed it, enjoy this short movie about my recent visit to Beirut, Lebanon to run the marathon. I didn’t run for time. I ran for peace. An experience that uplifted me, then broke my heart. That’s what travel does — it breeds empathy.
2016 is all about video for me. So if you enjoyed this little movie, subscribe to my YouTube Channel. I’ll be uploading a new video every week, so lots of cool stuff soon to come. For fun daily videos on my morning routines, nutrition, training, podcast behind the scenes and random musings, add me (iamrichroll) on Snapchat!
In any event, enjoy the conversation.
Peace + Plants,
Production & sound design by Tyler Piatt. Additional production by Chris Swan. Graphic art by Shawn Patterson. The show concludes with Beloved, written and performed by Julie — aka SriMati – accompanied by our sons Tyler & Trapper Piatt.
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Background, Context & Reference:
- YouTube: Running For Peace
- Follow Rich on Snapchat: iamrichroll
- Julie’s music (aka SriMati) on CDBaby
- Julie’s Jai Release Meditation
- Greatist: The 100 Most Influential People In Health & Fitness
- Finding Ultra* by Rich Roll
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