2020 has been a change-filled year. While change can bring difficulty, it can also open us to new opportunities. These shake-ups offer a chance to make drastic changes in our lives under cover of greater trends. Whether you're one of the 30 million Americans who lost their job due to COVID, one of the 200 million worried if yours is next, or just one of the 850 million full-time workers unsatisfied with their careers worldwide, there has never been a better time to become an entrepreneur.
If none of those categories describe you, good for you! But if you're looking for something more out of your life, we want you to know that there are other ways of living—not just one, but hundreds.
We believe in entrepreneurship. And we believe that everyone is capable of being an entrepreneur—some of us just need to find our way. Join us as we sit down with those who have already found which of the Hundreds of Ways belongs to them.
Welcome to hundreds of ways your hosts, James Knight, Elliot, Raymond.Eliot Raymond :
Hey, James. Good evening.James Knight :
Good morning. How are you doing?Eliot Raymond :
I'm doing really well. Thanks for asking yourself.James Knight :
I'm doing great. We have a little bit of sunshine today. So for the listeners to know, Eliot and I've been trying to get on record this podcast for a few weeks, and I'm one of it please don't don't tell. One of the problems is that Elliott lives in LA and I live on the eastern coast of Spain. So for nine hours apart and scheduling meetings is always tough. So I'm super super excited to be sitting here recording this finally.Eliot Raymond :
Yeah, me as well. I'm it's the We've had in the works for quite some time and excited to finally be bringing it to the people if you will. But why don't you dive in a little bit and just share what it's all about hundreds of ways.James Knight :
So that the easiest way to describe the podcast is inherent in the name and the name comes from a Conor Oberst song. I'm a big Carver's fan. And the chorus of the song is that there are hundreds of ways to get to the day, just find one. And what we're hoping to explore here is the hundreds and hundreds of ways that people are living their lives, working, making careers that enable them to live the lifestyle that I want, and showing you how you can find the one of those hundreds and hundreds that works foEliot Raymond :
you. And a lot of those are untraditional ways, if you will. They're not people who maybe they followed a traditional path and deviated or they knew right from the start that they didn't want to go to school. And become a doctor, but instead wanted to run an experiential design studio or live in Dubai and consult on artwork, have a tech startup or maybe be a freelance video editor who lives across six continents over two years, the list goes on. But it just goes to show that there are really hundreds of ways to live your life and either find a career that you're find to be fascinating and really exciting. Or do a job that enables you to live a lifestyle that youJames Knight :
love. Something that Eliot and I have talked a lot about, is how so many people end up in a life that they think or believe that they have to be in that they made some decision when they were 18 or 19 years old, to get a certain degree from a certain University and that now that means they're going to be a lawyer or a doctor or an accountant for the next 40 years of their life. And then if they're lucky If they do everything right, after all of that work, they get to do the things that they want. And that's really sad. I think that's great thEliot Raymond :
t was added on that, I think is the hopeJames Knight :
here. Yeah, so so what we're hoping to show is, is twofold. First off, some people live that sort of lifestyle, because they're not aware that there are alternatives. They're not aware of the different that the hundreds of ways that one can live their life. And so our first goal here is to bring some people to you, and have them share their stories so that you can be exposed to maybe a lifestyle or career that you weren't aware was possible. Other people are fully aware of the life that they want to be living. They have idols or mentors, that they look up to people who are doing interesting things that they would love to be able to do themselves. But when they look at those people, they see them as they are now and not how they got started. And so they don't know how emulate those four steps. And those four steps are super frightening, especially when you have a comfortable life that you're currently living. So our other goal, in addition to exposing you to these people that are doing these interesting things, is to show you how they got to a point where they're actually doing them, to show you how they made the changes in their life that enabled them to do these thingsEliot Raymond :
Now, I would say this isn't really about quitting your job. It's not about having to go be the next millionaire entrepreneur. But instead, we're really looking to explore how you can make changes to your lifestyle, whether that be through a career or other ways to just be able to go and live the life that you want, because you can do the sort of work you want to do. You can live the lifestyle you want. It's just about making those changes and we hope to explore how other people have done that through bringing the guests on to this p dcast and are really excited to share some of those stJames Knight :
ries. One of the words that Eliot and I hate that comes up with a lot of this stuff is is passion. You know, you have to pursue your passion. But for me, my passion is hanging out on the beach with my wife and kids drinking from Muth napping. And that's pretty tough to monetize. So one of the things we want to explore here is not just okay, you have to be passionate about something, you have to go pursue that passion, you have to, you know, make your nine to five, music or art or whatever it is that drives you. One of the things we want to explore is, how can you make changes to your life that enable whatever you're passionate about whatever thing you love to do, even if that means that that's not your work or your cEliot Raymond :
reer. I think that's a perfect segue into one of the things I find really interesting is I've spent the last 18 months of my life kind of traveling all over the world from different continents and met really interesting people. Yet one of the through lines through every culture that I've been in is one of the first questions you could ask is what do you do? And that question is always centered around a question. Rear. Whereas for me, I always like to answer and say, you know, I love to bike or I'm a surfer, or I enjoy running or whatever it might be. But there's so much more to life than just your career and your job. And I think these people that were, as I mentioned, really looking forward to bringing on are hopefully going to expose some of that, that they've found ways to live their lives and have their career or there be a big portion of their lives because they love doing it, or have their career be something that enables them to do what they're truly passionate about, which in some people's case, like James may just be spending more time with their fJames Knight :
mily. In the next few weeks, we're going to be starting off with people who I think are in the second category. Myself and Eliot, we're going to be interviewing each other. Both of us do pretty normal things in terms of the actual work that we do. But the way that we do that work is pretty unique. And the lifestyle that is enabled for both of us is also relatively unique. So we're going to be starting off by interviewing each other. They're going to The most boring interviews we have probably in the entire podcast because the people that we have scheduled right after that are the other category. There are folks who are doing really fantastically interesting things with their day to day lives. So we'll start off with kind of the more mundane and then we'll we'll move to the more excEliot Raymond :
ting. Yeah, and I really can't wait to get into it. So thanks so much for listening. We're excited to bring you these episodes in a couple of weeks. And thanks for your time. James. Look forward to speakingJames Knight :
soon. Thanks, Eliot. And thank you everyone for listening. This has been hundreds o