What happens when you’re massively rich, famous, and rewarded for living a life of over-indulgence?
If you’re lucky, you awake one day to realize that a life of sex, drugs, rock & roll—a life you were convinced would make you happy—only leaves you empty.
You then embark on a Victor Frankl-esque search for meaning that ultimately leads to spiritual awakening and a path towards purpose, self-actualization, and service.
This is a story that recurs on this show in many forms.
Today’s version of that story comes in the shape of Adrian Grenier.
You know Adrian as an actor—he’s appeared in many films and television projects—but of course, most well known for his portrayal of Vinnie Chase in the HBO hit show Entourage, a dizzying and meta experience for Adrian that in so many ways came to parallel his own life.
But Adrian has evolved past this archetype of adolescent id, trading Hollywood for a ranch outside Austin, Texas. He’s matured into a regenerative farmer, environmentalist, and founder of the Lonely Whale Foundation. He’s also an impact investor, leading DuContra Ventures as co-founder and Chief Experience Officer.
“The best return on investment is more connection, more friends, more family, health, wellness, and experiences.”
– ADRIAN GRENIER
A heart-centered community builder who cares deeply about our symbiosis with self, each other, and the natural habitat we share, today Adrian shares his worthy story.
It’s about the hidden, ugly truths that lay beneath the modern American dream. It’s about the work required, and beauty to behold, in wrestling with the soul. It’s about endeavoring to connect with and express that which is more fundamental and meaningful. But most of all, it’s about finding ways to be in service to a better world.
This one is soulful—I hope it resonates with you as deeply as it did with me.
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- Connect with Adrian: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
- IMDb: Adrian Grenier
- Non-profit: Lonely Whale
- DuContra ventures: Dogma
- SHFT: About
- City Lifestyle: Adrian Grenier: Be Mindful, Not Afraid
- Culture Conversations: Bitcoin 2021 Miami with Adrian Grenier and Fab 5 Freddy
- CNBC: Actor Adrian Grenier explains why bitcoin is central to his plan to build a communal farm in Texas
- The Hollywood Reporter: Adrian Grenier, Katharine McPhee Host Malibu Beach Cleanup for Shiseido Blue Project
- The Hollywood Reporter: Leonardo DiCaprio, Adrian Grenier-Produced Nature Doc ‘The Loneliest Whale’ Lands at Bleecker Street
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