Millennials with Machetes

Millennials with Machetes
Machetes are used to clear paths and blaze new trails. This is a podcast where vulnerability, grit and leadership intersect, where normal, every-day people share raw stories of stepping forward into the unknown, figuring things out as we go. Forget the success headlines; how are millennials hacking their way through the thick of life?

Swimming through the Digital Dating Sea
May 27 • 42 min
Ghosts. Hungover Tuna. The desensitization of conversation. Swimming through the dating sea is harder than you might imagine. Enter Abbey and Parker, two heterosexual, millennial females, who have spent the last 3 years wading through the waters in…
Newlyweds. New place. Should we get a dog?
May 20 • 32 min
As a newly-wedded couple that recently moved into a new place, my wife and I were trying to decide whether we should get a dog. Enter America’s Canine Educator, Tom Davis. Tom runs the Upstate Canine Academy in New York, which has over 165,000 YouTube…
Marriage & Miscarriage: The Moments That Matter
May 12 • 42 min
Miscarriages happen all the time, but we don’t really talk about it. In this episode, we journey down to Columbia, Missouri to spend time with an old friend, 29-year old Daniel Burke-Aguero (aka DBA). He opens up on miscarriage and the life-changing…
Finding the Magic in Traveling Solo
Apr 29 • 36 min
Would you travel without data? Enter a stranger’s house in Sri Lanka? Use Google to make decisions on where to eat? In this episode, Sara Be and I geek out over finding the magic in traveling solo, having cumulatively traveled to over 65 countries. We…
From Immigrant to Instagram Influencer: How Leo Chan shifted from Finance to Fashion
Apr 15 • 43 min
@LevitateStyle, Leo Chan’s style blog, has 118,000 followers. As an Instagramer Influencer, Leo has partnered with some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Audi, Ferrari, Marriott Bonvoy, Tiffany and Hugo Boss. In this episode, we discuss how Leo…
Baking a Brand: How This Donut Princess Fills LA With Flavor
Apr 1 • 35 min
I wanted to hear firsthand how small business owners are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this podcast episode, I find myself with the Donut Princess of LA, Mayly Tao👸🏻 We explore… 🌥 how Mayly has adapted her business to face the coronavirus 🍩 what…
Bob Wang: Trailblazing a Legacy
Mar 18 • 44 min
What’s it like to quit your job, launch a company and sell it for $1.8M? How does making an impact tie into that? Bob Wang and I dive into everything from his start-up to starting a family, from marriage and mission. —- Send in a voice message:…
Leveling up: Blake’s Video Game Design Journey
Mar 4 • 47 min
Video games were a huge part of my childhood, from Super Smash to Starcraft to Halo. I often wondered, ‘What would it be like to design my own video game?’ Enter Blake McDermott, who spent that past 6 years diving into doing exactly that. —- Send in a…
Swinging the Real Estate Jungle: How Jeff bought a house on a single income
Feb 14 • 44 min
In 2018, Canadian housing affordability was at its worst levels in nearly 30 years. Is it possible to buy a house in Vancouver on a single income? In this episode, Jeff Pena, civil engineer, shares how he leveraged some key principles of FIRE to purchase…