Former Superhero. Parkour Athlete. Father.
My guest this week is a friend I made while in Portland. It is rare you will see him without a smile, even when things aren’t going so well. His zest for life is contagious and being around him and talking to him makes you appreciate the things you have.
For most people, financial bankruptcy would be a huge set back. Not for Caelan and his wife though. They turned lemons into lemonade and headed off to Costa Rica to seek the medical support they needed for their daughter.
And that’s where the conversation begins. With their adventure and then return to the US. In there we stumble across some really practical advice for creating more intimate friendships with our male friends and I share a little more of my story.
This is one of the most vulnerable conversations to date. You are really going to want to listen to this one.
“When failing is not an option, you marshal all these unseen resources to support you that you didn’t know you had, and all the sudden everything just works for you.”
Or tweet him thanks @caelanmac.
- Moving to Costa Rica (and back again). Caelan shares with us the experience of moving his family to Costa Rica, living there and then moving them back again.
- Caelan’s reflection on 10 years ofvulnera marriage: 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of Marriage
- Making friends in high school. Caelan and I share about the difficulties with making friends in high school and how we each dealt with both being different from the social norm.
- Fitting into the tribe. Our first tribe is our family, then our classmates, then the people we work with. We talk about how we want hold back and modify our behaviour in order to fit in.
- I’m quoting myself here: “I was showing up as I felt like the other person wanted me to show up.” Tweet This
- Mastermind groups. Why these are just as good for your personal life as they are for business.
- Creating experiences to foster connection with our friends. Certain challenging experiences in life bring us closer together. Fighting an illness or losing a loved one are examples of this. But can we create connection without tragedy? Caelan and I throw around some great ideas.
Parkour teaches you: “Obstacles that come up in your life are an opportunity to do a trick.” Tweet This
“I think the world would be an amazing place if everyone did parkour.” Tweet This