EXPLORE84 - DAY 10
KONDRAT PODCAST & EXPLORE84
For the past few years I have been working on what I thought were two completely separate projects - The Kondrat Podcast and what I am now calling EXPLORE84. Recently, I realized that they are actually two sides of the same coin.
What is The Kondrat Podcast?
The Kondrat Podcast is a project I started about 3 years ago as a way of connecting with people that have really cool stories to share. The podcast was also a way for me to get out of my comfort zone through learning how to ask people questions, record the conversations, and share them with the world. Like a lot of people - I hate the sound of my own voice so this was a real challenge for me.
Over the past few years, I have been fortunate to meet with 100's of people and share their stories. I have learned so much and met some incredible friends along the way.
What is EXPLORE84?
This is the evolution of me trying to get myself to maintain a consistent level of physical health by tracking my fitness goals on a daily basis for the past 5 years. I've experimented with challenges ranging from 3 days to 84 days and everything in between. As an entrepreneur, I don't have the structure of a "regular" job. I realized that I needed a daily structure to stop my constant healthy/unhealthy lifestyle cycle that I was living.
As my schedule and journal evolved I realized that there was more to health than physical fitness and I started to implement daily challenges for my mind and soul as well.
How does The Kondrat Podcast & EXPLORE84 Connect?
What I realized over time is that The Kondrat Podcast is like my "in-breath" - it's how I gather information from the amazing people in my life. And EXPLORE84 is my "out-breath" - it's my way of incorporating the ideas that I have learned from these people into my daily life. Over the past 5 years I have read dozens of books (that's a lot for me) and had so many positive conversations with people who inspire me - and all of this has helped me become a better person physically, mentally and spiritually.
My goal is to continue to share stories from inspiring people through The Kondrat Podcast and encourage people to begin their own journeys through EXPLORE84.
I recently started a new season of The Kondrat Podcast entitled CREATE.INSPIRE.LEAD. I have chosen the first guests t in each of the 3 categories and each guest then decides my next guest for me - until I have completed 4 podcast for each category. It's 12 weeks of interviewing people who inspire me - and getting to learn from the people who inspire them!
I'm now working on EXPLORE84 with my friend Dr. Greg Long. We have created several different journeys so that people can decide what works best for them - we have EXPLORE1 (a 1-day challenge), EXPLORE7 (a 7-day journey), EXPLORE28 (a 28-day journey) and EXPLORE84 (an 84-day journey).
We are currently working on an EXPLORE84 website and app that should be released in the next few months. The intention is to make daily journaling easier, help people learn, support each other and share success stories!