Harley Eblen is happy, healthy, over enthusiastic and outrageously inspirational, because he decided to be that way. His story is powerful because it takes on the personality of two extremes, one with a deep taste for fear, low self-esteem and depression and the other for positivity, mindfulness and creating a life of love.
From living in a shack in a backyard on his own and trying to discover the true fundamentals of life, Harley made a shift at just 17 to change his situation and goals and made a trip across the ocean to pursue the best version of himself.
His story is a roller coaster of extremes through veganism, triathlons, health kicks, entrepreneurship and self-awareness.
He’s on his way to doing big things in this world. Keep your eyes on him.
Here are the highlights of my funky conversation with Harley:
- 07:15 : Growing up in Hawaii, being home schooled, falling in love with music through the cello, starting his adventure with travelling and ending up in Sta. Cruz,
- 11:04 : About his projects, his love of podcasting and of health, and his realizations about their family traditions,
- 14:18 : A discussion about the endless opportunities podcasting can bring and how each of us goes about setting up our own podcast systems,
- 17:45 : The importance of networking and how it can be a complete game changer,
- 20:57 : How his transition from being overweight and depressed to being a vegan triathlete came about,
- 25:44 : His story about giving himself a meditation injury, how it was being a vegan for three years and his experience in cold calling guests for his podcast, and
- 42:25 : His long term goals for his podcast, which has now become the most joyful and exciting thing in his life, including making more shows, making a business out of it and making podcasting his life.
- Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life
- The DesireMap
- The Way of the Superior Man
- The War of Art
To defeat Godzilla with his talents…
- “I am a pacifist so I wouldn’t take Godzilla head on but I would sit down with him, have a conversation to see where he’s coming from and see if I can talk him into creating something productive in the world. Or just ask him deep questions to he gets confused of his motives and end up crying.”
- A lot of people make excuses when it comes to networking. Well, get better at it as it will change your life.
- I am not attached to one thing; I will experiment with anything and see what works best. And this comes in with food, with heath, with exercise, with business, with my lifestyle, where I live, all of it. I’m pretty open and I like to follow my intuition and it hasn’t let me down so far.
- I have the confidence that I’ll be able to pull things off. And if it’s not the route for me, I can work it out on my own. I know that everything works.
- Things work out better than I can imagine in every situation when I just have the courage to let go and see what happens.