Shelby Stanger has a deep love for adventure. Whenever she feels stuck, doing something outside in nature, especially that scares her a little, gives her the confidence to do something scary elsewhere in her life. That ability to create courage at will has enabled her to do some incredible things. In this episode, we talk about the power of laughter, self-love, and creating endless adventures in life.

Question Highlights:

  • What’s something you took from blogging a punk concert series that you still use and apply to your life now?
  • Where did your love for adventure come from?
  • What are those moments in nature that you pull from?
  • What scares you?
  • What have you done to go on the journey of loving yourself?
  • What has your podcast done for your life?
  • How do you start thinking about a business?

Guest Bio:

A seasoned journalist and top-ranked podcaster, Shelby Stanger’s work has been featured everywhere from The New York Times and The San Diego Union Tribune to Outside Magazine and ESPN. Curious about her subjects and willing to go to great lengths in her research, Shelby has surfed from Tavarua, Fiji, to Tofino Canada; studied with a breath guru; fasted for six days on only water; paddled down a portion of the Amazon River; and interviewed countless CEOs, athletes, and wellness experts on assignment for major publications. 

Her curiosity and playful demeanor doubles as a secret interview weapon, loosening up guests on the most serious of topics. With a knack for audio stories, Shelby created and sold her first podcast about adventure called Wild Ideas Worth Living to REI Co-Op in 2020 (she remains the host) and recently hosted an award-winning travel show for Lufthansa called Life Changing Places. Her latest project, Vitamin Joy, has a standout crew of guests, offering prescriptions for having more health, humor and fun in their everyday lives.