Alon Shabo talks about “From Trading My Soul for Money to Joy (and Insights from Mt Kilimanjaro)” in this episode of the Intuitive Leadership Mastery Podcast, with host Michaela Light.
Here are some of the topics discussed in the podcast:
- How he ditched his passion biz to make more money instead
- And how it was a spiritual disaster
- Hit a dip in his passion biz – not sure how to grow
- Shiny object syndrome → dark arts of copywriting
- Good money for little time
- Not creative – dispiriting
- His body hurt – in chest
- Tired when doing work
- Golden handcuffs
- Created a new income stream, exiting draining relationships, or work I didn't enjoy
- Helped the ex-clients
- Bigger mission than just my biz
- Growing company culture
- Climbing the Himalayas, total disconnect from my regular life
- Disconnecting – digital, your pattern, friends
- Present – could die on the mountain storm
- Let go of mental clutter
- Uncovering his passion, his truth
- Why climbing Mount Kilimanjaro helped his business goals
- If you can climb this you can do any goal
- Don’t get scared of biz goals – one step at a time, not look at how far left – stay in present
- The Summit is anti-climatic
- How New biz selling CBD oil
- happy customers → meaning
- Gave up alcohol
- Negatives of these
- Be wild sober guy
- Depressed and angry
- No need to Escape – all is good
- Health, wellness, happy
- Listen to body
- Less social media
- Why are you proud to use your business intuition?
- WWIT to make business intuition more openly used this year?
Mentioned in this episode:
- The DC
- No Picnic on Mount Kenya by Felice Benuzzi
- Detained at P.O.W. Camp 354 near Nanyuki, Kenya, Felice Benuzzi from Trieste, together with two fellow-prisoners Dr. Giovanni (‘Giuàn') Balletto from Genova and Vincenzo (‘Enzo') Barsotti from Lido di Camaiore, escaped in January 1943 and climbed Mt Kenya with improvised equipment and meagre rations, two of them reaching a point on the north face of the Petit Gendarme, at about 5000 metres, high up the NW ridge. After an eventful 18-day period on the mountain (24 January – 10 February), and to the astonishment of the British camp commandant, the three adventurers broke back into Camp 354. As reward for their exploit, they each received 28 days in solitary confinement, commuted to 7 days by the camp commandant in acknowledgement of their “sporting effort”.
- “The Artist's Way” book by Julia Cameron
- The Sober Entrepreneur episode
- “One good idea on a beach is worth more than 10 lifetimes of hard work” – Gary Halbert
- “Why You Should Climb a Mountain” by Alon Shabo
- “Busting Loose from the Money Game” by Robert Scheinfeld
Alon Shabo is the author of “Why You Should Climb A Mountain”, and the founder of SabaiDee, a brand dedicated to helping people live happier lives.
- Alon Shabo’s book “Why You Should Climb Mountain” ebook
- Alon’s Facebook Page ← connect with him and message for a free copy of his book
Michaela: To the show. And today I'm talking with Alon, and his last name is Shabo. I think I'm saying that right. You can correct me in a moment if I got it wrong. We're gonna talk about how he traded his soul for money, and how he changed that to a more joy filled business. And also some insights he got from climbing to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro.
So he's also got a lot of insight from totally disconnecting from his regular life and all his digital stuff. And also he gets a lot more excitement these days from helping his customers be happy instead of doing what he did in his dark arts days which we'll talk about. And if we have time, we'll talk about how and why he gave up drinking. And how he is happy at parties and to be the wild sober guy. So welcome Alon.
Alon: Yeah, thank you for having me.
Michaela: And just in case you don't know who this guy is; he's an author, businessman, secret [inaudible] [01:08] and is about to release a book called ‘Just be a Good Animal’. Be out sometime later this year. And we'll talk a bit more about that later. But first of all I'm kind of curious you had a job, a business that was your passion, you really enjoyed it, and you gave it up to chase money. Why, what was what's going through your head man?