Dear Younger Me
By Peter Eguae
Our guests share their advice and unique experience with as much honesty as they can bear. The show is hosted by Peter Eguae, a criminal barrister, who is fascinated by the good, bad and ugly bits of our beautiful species.
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Dear Younger MeOct 14, 2022
Reggie Johnson is an entrepreneur and podcaster. His positive mindset is infectious and authentic. We disagree about whether being a space explorer is good sense. We discuss the BBC. We discuss (with some envy) the brilliant institution that is David Attenborough. One of my favourite insights: "There's no use about worrying about the entirety of your life today". I love the moment that he realises how much we pay in the UK at the gas pump (i.e. first world problems are still (kinda) problems). Better yet is his explanation of how he escaped poverty and why he values giving back. But like so many of us he wishes he invested younger.
There's a great song with a great chorus: "Love Sets You Free". If you listen to it before enjoying this episode it'll get you in the mood! Diana is a brilliant example of what love can do, and demonstrates why it is important to hone your skills; to help find love, nurture it, and constantly appreciate it. We look back through her mistakes and adventures, and are blessed with her infectious positive energy. Diana and her husband (who I would LOVE to interview at some point!) are the creators of the "Better Topics" card game, which is designed to strengthen communication and increase relationship success. Check it out here: www.bettertopics.com
Gavin lost himself following a tragedy at the cusp of manhood then found himself while travelling to different countries. He's a natural salesman who made and lost a fortune. He encourages people to connect with themselves and poses a simple but interesting question: who are you? Gavin caught the last flight back to London before the pandemic lockdown and spent the isolation on a mindset bootcamp. We talk about past lives, our intuitive navigation system, and the challenge of showing your genuine emotions.
Phil is a award-winning New York trial lawyer, teacher and author. Via tragedy and introspection, he gained wisdom that has led to new adventures and growth in his later years. We chat about juries, work-life balance, yoga, and an inspiring story about one of his exceptionally determined clients.
Dominion is a Nigerian immigrant to the USA that was "born dead". He shares his journey; from moving to the States to becoming a top tier American Football running back - one of the most dangerous positions in one of the most brutal sports. His drive, determination and commitment are clear. As is the importance of his faith.
Steve's life has been a gigantic adventure. He started off in the South of England, before spending the last twenty years exploring and traveling all over East Africa from Mogadishu to Zanzibar Island and everywhere in between. He's a keen sailor, scuba-diver and novelist. He shares some important wisdom about teaching people to speak a new language...before the internet.
Lindsay Taylor Dellinger
Lindsay left the fashion industry and wrote a book - "Swipe Write" - about about 20 online dates with 20 different men and all things life, loss, and love. We discussed idealism and the importance of understanding your parents. She made a good case for adjusting the golden rule, and is a great advert for the tiny-home movement.
Ausar Stephens is a young artist with an entrepreneurial mindset. I loved his intro and loved the outro. He embodied the spirit of the DYM project and surprised me with his openness and creativity. We talked about cryptocurrency, social media, sales techniques, and meditation.