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Building Trust with Minimalism

Traveling the world in a backpack PLUS…

Waking Up with Keith and Nicole: A Global Conversation from Italy to Calgary

In this episode of 'Mornings in the Lab,' Keith and Nicole kick off the day with a chat about Nicole's recent busy day and introduce their first guest, Paul Reichen, who along with his wife has been living a nomadic lifestyle out of a backpack for the last eight years.

The conversation explores Paul's adventures across different countries, the logistics of living on the road, and the philosophy behind choosing a minimalist lifestyle. Later, Matt Bigger from Calgary joins the conversation, sharing his journey from YouTube content creation to becoming a business coach focused on building trust through engaging micro courses.

The session also highlights a creator spotlight on David Young, celebrating his success in significantly boosting content engagement and impressions on LinkedIn. This episode provides insights into different ways of living and working, emphasizing the importance of relationships and community in personal and professional growth.

  • 00:00 Kickstarting the Day with Nicole Bernard

  • 01:22 Introducing Paul Reichen: A Life on the Road

  • 02:57 Exploring the Nomadic Lifestyle with Paul

  • 10:04 The Financials of Full-Time Travel

  • 11:37 Challenges and Joys of Nomadic Living

  • 14:52 Pandemic Life and Future Plans

  • 16:48 Transitioning to a Global Conversation

  • 20:58 A Moment of Reflection and Starting Anew

  • 24:15 Introducing Pickleball and Wrapping Up

  • 24:59 Lenny Kravitz's Unique Workout Routine

  • 28:06 Kickstarting Your Day with Motivation

  • 28:20 Marathon Goals and Global Adventures

  • 30:16 The Growing Popularity of Marathons

  • 31:28 Digital Nomad Lifestyle: Taxes and Travel

  • 33:57 Navigating Finances as a Global Nomad

  • 35:17 Inspiring Others to Embrace Travel and Minimalism

  • 42:27 Exploring Content Creation and Building Trust

  • 46:57 Creator Spotlight and Wrapping Up


It’s OK to start over. Always.

This is gonna sound cheesy, but …

Every end is a new beginning.

It’s true.

Whether you’ve:

→ wrapped up a long-term project recently,
→ struggled to maintain your gym streak,
→ needed to pivot in your business, or
→ had to rethink a relationship,

any closure is an opportunity to learn and grow.

Embrace it.

Because it’s a chance to

→ learn new skills,
→ meet new people,
→ and set new goals.

The unknown can be a fun place.

It’s also a space for exploring your curiosity.

And you know what?

It’s OK to break a streak, too.

𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗶𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.

𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗽 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗱𝗮𝘆.

When a streak ends, it’s a reminder that progress isn’t linear and that resilience is key.

You’re not starting from scratch—you’re starting from experience.

Every past failure and success influences the road ahead.

The best part? Those experiences give you a richer perspective and better tools for next time.

Just keep pushing forward. One foot in front of the other.

𝗣𝗦: Have you ever had to start over or break a streak? How did it go?

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