Tynan: The Asymmetry of the Insane – Love Your Work, Episode 145

September 27 2018 – 01:00am

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Sometimes an idea pops into your head, and you think to yourself, “nah, that’s insane!” Then you move on with living your regular life.

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We all have these ideas. Sometimes we don’t even notice them. In The Heart to Start, I called the source of these crazy ideas “The Voice.”

The thing is, sometimes these crazy ideas are what you call “asymmetrical”: It doesn’t take much to try them out, but the potential payoffs are huge.

Our guest today has to be the king of crazy ideas. Tynan (@tynan) is his name. That’s it, he just has one name – like Madonna. Tynan.

Just a few of the crazy ideas that Tynan has followed through on: He owns a private island (it’s not as expensive as you think); he lived in San Francisco, rent-free in an RV, for several years; and he owns both a minivan and a Bentley.

Tynan is also a serial self-publisher, and watching his self-publishing story was a source of inspiration for me as I made the leap from traditional to self publishing.

I first met Tynan several years ago. He joined mutual friends of ours for dinner during my mini-life in Austin. When I met Tynan, I thought to myself “if and when I have a podcast, this is definitely the type of person I want to have as a guest.”

Here’s some of what you’ll learn:

Tynan’s new book is Forever Nomad, and his site Cruisesheet is full of the best cruise deals.

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Theme music: Dorena “At Sea”, from the album About Everything And More. By Arrangement with Deep Elm Records. Listen on Spotify »

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