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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk With their friend Dan about his adventures and taking risks for what you love.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Guest host Dan Dodge joins.
  • Dan’s recent achievement – The Triple Crown of hiking
  • Discover more about Dan’s story through previous episodes:
  • Dan tells us about the Continental Divide Trail.
  • What was Dan’s main lesson or takeaway from this trail?
  • What makes the Continental Divide Trail both challenging and dangerous?
  • Dan’s story about his near-death experiences during this hike.
  • The unexpected highlight that followed Dan’s lowest point.
  • Are there any themes and patterns that have occurred throughout the three trails?
  • How Dan realized his personal maxim of “reward follows risk”.
  • Why does trail hiking give you a different sense of perspective?
  • How trail hiking facilitates ego work.
  • The concept of “risk deprivation syndrome”.
  • What are the rewards of pushing yourself through the tough challenges in order to do what you love?
  • What’s next for Dan?
  • How Dan has shaped his life around his passion.
  • Find Dan and support his work at

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  • Sara McGowan
    • Sara McGowan
    • June 25, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve just listened to all four of Dan’s episodes back to back! It’s great to hear an actual example of the growth journey of another INFP and what that could potentially look like – for most of us it won’t look quite so extreme, but at the opposite end of the scale, I know another INFP in his 50s who I’m pretty sure has badly neglected his Ne and has been in a Fi-Si loop for many years. That certainly isn’t where I want to end up, but the more I think about my own growth, the less sure I am of where I actually am on that journey. Is there a podcast that deals with this subject?

  • Dan Dodge
    • Dan Dodge
    • December 26, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed what I had to share and I’m especially glad to hear that you feel inspired to go on your own adventures!

    Also, I would love to hike with your dad!


  • Dan Dodge
    • Dan Dodge
    • December 26, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Hi Stephanie. I don’t have the ability to add links to the notes, but I can tell you that the other times Joel and Antonia had me on the podcast were episodes 0038, 0196, and 0254. Hope you enjoy hearing the other parts of my story!


  • Stephanie
    • Stephanie
    • December 24, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Wow! I just finished listening and I feel so inspired to go out and take some risks!! Not like Dan’s…I have two young kids and need to not die if I can help it!! But I hear the spirit of adventure calling me!

    And I also thought about my 70 year-old dad, who is on the verge of retirement and is longing for adventure himself, after a lifetime of working non-stop (except for the time when he broke his ankle hiking alone in the Rocky Mountains and had to lie around for 6 weeks after hiking out on the broken ankle). I think Dan’s stories would be super inspiring to him as well, and who knows, maybe he could hike with him sometime!!

    Thanks for that! It kept me company while wrapping Christmas presents and will provide lots of inspiration while thinking about 2020!

  • Stephanie
    • Stephanie
    • December 24, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Hi! Could you add links to the other podcast episodes with Dan in the show notes? I’d love to hear the other interviews with him!

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