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#59: From Foster Care to Millionaire with Cody McLain

#59: From Foster Care to Millionaire with Cody McLain


Welcome to episodes #59 of “Rewrite the Rules with Alex Starr” Podcast, available for free on iTunes or any podcast app, direct links and audio at the top of the page ↑

“Life never gets easier, but we can always get stronger.”

Cody is an entrepreneur and founder of several multi-million dollar companies, an author, pilot, podcast host and diver. We get into his story, the path to self-improvement and how the massive barriers in his life have only helped him reach where he is at. His amazing memoir can be found here and his podcast here.

“Whatever fear, whatever obstacles are in front of you, that’s where you need to go, and that’s how we grow.”

Hear him discuss and learn more from him about:

  1. 1. Cody's daily life with Asperger’s.

  2. How Cody chose to look back his past experiences, not to dwell in them, but to use them to help him overcome and move forward.

  3. Why there is a thought, an observer of the thought and a fact that there is observing the thought.

  4. Why everyone has to go so out of their way to get even slightly uncomfortable; getting the truth of whom we are and like discovering of what were capable of because it take so much effort to get a little comfortable now it is.

  5. Fear of what other people might be going to think.

  6. Why do you think that we have to derive? Why would we go to productivity and benefit instead of just doing it for the act of doing it?

  7. Negative effects of procrastination

  8. Cody’s own definition of Active Reverse Meditation

  9. Whenever you feel anything at all? What would you want to do? Pop the phone.

  10. Cody’s routine or ways of meditation.

  11. What are the struggles of Cody before he enrolled in online courses?

  12. Do you think that you we were actually conscious of it, in the sense of like a lot of people are aware that they are conscious of that even though they are recognizing that as a human?

  13. So you are not getting the meditative shower experience then because you’re doing import-warrior shower?

  14. Different kinds of emotions are limiting.

  15. Chinese, Japanese, Korean have 16 different ways to describe love.

Check out these apps/books/programs we’ve talked about!

  1. Dowry – book of David Goggins

  2. From Foster Care to Millionaire: A Young Entrepreneur's Story of Tragedy and Triumph by Cody McLain

  3. Meru – Documentary on National Geographic

  4. Happy - Documentary movie on Netflix

  5. DI.FM

  6. The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

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