Hey monkiis,

I am stoked on Stoic! Stoic launches on Kickstarter at 10am EST on 9/22/2020. Be there early to take advantage of the special SOCIETY ONLY Kickstarter pricing (only 2,000 Society rewards available). 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE STOIC KICKSTARTER PAGE.

Stoic is what your body has been craving and I use it every day to stand on while I work at monkii HQ. #1 it feels REALLY GOOD to stand on. The floor here is smooth, hard concrete which couldn't be anymore unnatural. The way Stoic engages more muscles and creates more movement has virtually eliminated all my standing pain. In addition, I have a whole new level of energy when the workday is over and I head out on the trails or get into a solid monkii session. I've also noticed that my feet feel stronger and I recover way faster after crushing miles in the mountains.

With exercise, but also in life, I believe that variety is extremely important. Stoic has over 50 setup options with a ton more on the way. This allows you to regularly vary the standing surface as well as to level up to more challenging standing environments.

If you do any sort of prolonged standing, or, if you have been sitting and want to transition to a standing work setup, I highly recommend you get Stoic.

Thanks for tuning in and monkii on!

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

In this episode, I share some thoughts and fighting 'resistance' and finding the 'one thing' that sets you into motion. This is something that I had done somewhat intuitively over the years - especially in regard to physical training - and recently had the concept reinforced in the book Atomic Habits. This one thing or the trigger point is the single action that you take that sets into motion the cascade of events that lead you to do what you want to do. It's super simple and highly effective.

Also referenced is Steven Pressfield's The War of Art and Do the Work. These are highly recommended reads for all monkiis.

If you have questions, please send a note to info@monkii.co and we can get more monkii Q&A sessions going.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

Welcome to another Quick Episode of the podcast. I wanted to get out some thoughts and observations I've had over the past few months about my own behavior. Mainly, I've had some good reminders recently of the power of momentum as it applies to pretty much anything you do. Have a listen.

If you have questions, please send a note to info@monkii.co and we can get more monkii Q&A sessions going.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

I had some thoughts pop into my mind over the weekend that I wanted to share with the monkii family. Essentially, we just moved into a new house and as awesome as it is...it is not as satisfying nor does it elicit the same level of peace as my bigger physical adventures. Let me also be clear, I'm very VERY grateful for what we have and I want to make sure this is understood. However, I have noticed more and more in the last ~5 years that material things actually bring me less "happiness" and satisfaction. The more life experience I get under my belt the more I realize what is important and for me, it's the following: 1) family, 2) friends, 3) health, and 4) adventure. These are the things that mean the most to me and lead me to feel peaceful and purposeful. Interestingly, you cannot buy any of these. Instead, they must be earned and respected if you want them to stick around.

If you have questions, please send a note to info@monkii.co and we can get more monkii Q&A sessions going.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

 

Hey monkiis,

This is essentially a part 2 episode of the 'Micro-Misogi' episode (#56) from last week. I went back up to the Diamond on Longs Peak and had an epic adventure. However, it wasn't the adventure that I found remarkable, but rather it was my evolving attitude towards setting goals. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and reflections.

If you have questions, please send a note to info@monkii.co and we can get more monkii Q&A sessions going.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

On this episode I talk about a little 'Micro-Misogi' that went down for me this past Friday. I climbed a route on the Diamond which is a ~1,000 foot vertical wall on the east face of Longs Peak. It was really challenging me me and definitely pushed me beyond my limits. However, it was also very eye-opening and open my imagination to what might be possible. This is exactly what the Misogi is for! Please enjoy.

If you have questions, please send a note to info@monkii.co and we can get more monkii Q&A sessions going.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

I missed you guys! I needed an episode to get back on the horse so here it is. A Wild thanks to monkii Todd for the note requesting 'more Wildness'. I always appreciate the encouragement.

 

If you have questions, please send a note to info@monkii.co and we can get more monkii Q&A sessions going.

 

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

 

Hey monkiis,

It was an honor to sit down with my former college coach - Coach Michael Hill (@license_2_hill) - from Georgetown University. He is first and foremost a Wildman, but also a modern day strength and conditioning renaissance man. Not only that, but he has been named one of the TOP 4 collegiate strength coaches in the country. In other words, he's legit. Check out his bio below and please enjoy the conversation.

Michael Hill, a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, has been with the Georgetown University athletics department since 2004 and is currently the director of sports performance working specifically with men’s basketball while overseeing the development of all 29 sports.
 
Most recently in 2018, Hill became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification board member. He is also a board member for Body Mechanix Fitness Cooperative in San Francisco, a consultant for SiSu Systems in Washington, D.C., a consultant for Go Pro Workout in Nashua, New Hampshire, an advisor for Monkii Bars in Boulder, Colorado, and an advisor for Perch Fitness in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
In May 2017 Hill was recognized as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), which is the highest honor a strength coach can achieve. In 2014 the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) named Hill one of the top four collegiate strength and conditioning coaches in the country.
 
He had previously worked in California as a Fitness Manager at 24 Fitness before moving to the Washington metropolitan area, where he has also worked with Episcopal High School in Virginia, Potomac High School in Virginia, and The Catholic University of America in the District.
Hill’s certifications and memberships include the CSCCa-MSCC, NSCA-RSCC, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 24 Hour Fitness CPT, APEX, SAC Level 1, and CPR/AED from the American Red Cross.
 
Hill has a Bachelor of Arts in health promotions and a minor in coaching from the University of Northern Iowa while also holding a master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

 

monkiis,

This was a dream conversation for me to have with none other than the Wildman - Derek Sivers. I was first introduced to Derek and his story way back in 2011 during my first failed attempt to start a business. His approach to both business and life struck a perfect chord with me and I have been incorporating many of his philosophies into both my personal and business life ever since (which for me are basically one and the same). 

Derek is the founder of CD Baby which he sold in 2008 for $22 million. For him it was never about the money and to literally 'put his money where his mouth is' he donated the money from the sale of CD Baby to a charitable trust for music education.

Derek has been a musician, producer, circus performerentrepreneurTED speaker, and book publisher.

I highly encourage all monkiis to listen to my favorite podcast episode with Derek on the Tim Ferriss Show. It's also worth your time to check out Derek's website. His Book Notes section of his website is a treasure trove of knowledge.

What I appreciate most about Derek is his deeply examined life and embracement of the notion that "the opposite may also be true". You may not agree with everything he says, but this is a good thing as it helps you understand your own beliefs better. 

Derek's books:

Available now:

  • Anything You Want (2011) 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur: my tales of starting, building, and selling CD Baby

Coming soon:

  • Your Music and People (2019) a philosophy for musicians (and normal people) of getting your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, descriptive, focused, and connected.
  • Hell Yeah or No (2019) a collection of thoughts around re-defining yourself, changing focus, and saying yes to less.
  • How to Live (2020) radically different approaches to life, in succinct directives.

Derek's notes on, The Courage to be Disliked.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

I'm psyched to have my good friend Mason Gravley back on the show. Mason is the host on the Adventure Sports podcast and all-around Wildman. He has done epic adventures all over the country by bike and foot. He is also an extremely deep thinker and I really value his insights and perspectives. I think you will too.

Show notes:

-Misogi Interview with travel writer Aaron Millar.

-Mason interviews monkii Dan on the Adventure Sports podcast.

I'd also HIGHLY recommend Athletic Brewing Non-Alcoholic Beer. Mason is the Lead Adventurer for Athletic Brewing and also hosts another podcast for them. I was definitely skeptical of non-alcoholic beer until I tried Athletic Brewing. It's delicious. 

Social:

Mason: @alive_adventures

Adventure Sports Podcast: @adventuresportspodcast

Athletic Brewing: @athleticbrewing

We are here if you need us. Let's push forward together.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and Live Wild or Die,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

 

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