A few days ago I had a very interesting talk with Bud Hennekes, blogger and podcaster at A Boundless World.
Even though Bud is only 23 year old he's done and seen quite a lot.
He's been blogging for more than 7 years with many ups and downs.
He's been living in countries such as the US, China and Chile.
We talk about all sorts of things.
How he got into blogging after a friend died.
How he started writing for one of the most popular personal development blogs, until he stopped blogging after he found success too quickly.
How he started his podcast and what he learned podcasting.
How and if it's still worth it to start a blog that takes over the world.
How he got his dream job in New York City, only to figure out that it's not what he wants to do in life.
How he gets himself out of the dark place he gets himself into from time to time.
How he gets back up again and many more things.
I think this was one of the best and one of the worst episodes so far.
One of the best episodes because Bud completely opened himself up and showed his real face without trying to fake it.
One of the worst episodes because I wasn't really sure whether or not I was crossing certain boundaries with the questions I asked and how to properly react to Bud's honesty.
From time to time I was feeling insecure. You'll notice it early on.
It's funny because I somehow underestimated the power a conversation can develop once you stop asking BS questions and get down to the real thing. To the real human being..
I feel this episode is very important. Something you should absolutely listen to.
What Bud has to say and my the way I react is typical for our times.
We unlearned how to deal with other people's emotions once they open up..
OK, I didn't do that bad. I might exaggerate a bit. Or maybe I did that bad. I don't know. See (or listen) for yourself..
Thanks for being human, Bud. Thanks for being yourself..
Things worth checking out:
Bud's favorite books:
"It's not about being perfect. It's about being yourself."
I call interesting people from all over the world, hit the record button, we talk about their stories and I put it online.
Simple, raw & uncut..