Episode 154: Taylor Conroy is a meditating surfer obsessed with building businesses that make change. His first social enterprise, ‘Change Heroes’, mobilized 15,000 people from 80 countries around the world to fund hundreds of schools, water projects, libraries, girls scholarships, and more for 200,000 people and raised nearly 4 million dollars. He founded a social enterprise that has taught hundreds of children to be social entrepreneurs, a speakers bureau that solely represents speakers making change, and recently co-founded an impact travel company called ‘Journey333’ with the goal of transforming the world’s largest industry (travel) into a vehicle for sustainable impact and personal transformation.

Taylor has lectured at Harvard, Princeton, NYU, Cornell, and the United Nations. He regularly presents for corporate clients like Disney, Pfizer, and Lululemon, at social good events with over 10,000 people, and at private dinners and galas. Taylor has studied with Zen monks in Japan, run with the bulls in Spain, explored every continent on earth including Antarctica, surfed the longest wave in the world in Peru, and filmed mini documentaries in Nicaragua, Cambodia, Kenya, and Uganda. He is currently writing his first book, titled ‘333’.

Show notes:

  • Get 10 days of meal plans for free from PlateJoy! Enter code MADDY to save $10 on your membership.
  • Bodybuilding served as a wake-up call for Taylor as he put on his sparkly blue suit, searching for happiness in the wrong places
  • Taylor’s story of going from being a millionaire as a real estate agent to owning a multi-million dollar company, all to realize he was burnt out and unhappy
  • Letting go of thinking that life needs to be serious all the time, and instead adopting a mindset of play and child-like wonder
  • Even if you have tough experiences, those moments are valuable teachers- they give you feedback about who you are, what you like and what works for you
  • How bankruptcy provided Taylor the biggest “uplevel” in life he could have asked for
  • How would you define who you are as a person? It’s best to let go of the labels, and allow yourself the freedom to be whoever it is you are on a moment to moment basis.
  • The importance of setting boundaries between your work and personal life
  • How inauthenticity in online businesses is getting icky and exhausting- you don’t have to TRICK people into liking you!
  • Advice for early 20-year-olds about finding out quickly what it is you love:
    • Maddy’s advice: Strip yourself from the limiting beliefs that have been passed onto your from your parents and childhood
    • Taylor: Do things full out and don’t take too long in making decisions (plus the best quote from The Alchemist)
  • Living life to the fullest and not getting too attached to the idea of death, while still having a healthy understanding of your mortality
  • What can you expect at the Journey to Mexico City? We’ll share all about it!

Connect with Taylor:

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{RETREAT} Want to join me in August for a LIFE-CHANGING trip to Mexico City?


Join me, this August 3-8 2017 as I lead a group of men and women on a 6-day experience in impact work, reflection, and cultural immersion.

First, we’ll spend two days revitalizing a primary school by repairing damaged infrastructure, painting murals, planting gardens, teaching English, and playing games with the students.


Then, we will head to the jungles of Tepoztlan, Mexico: known as birthplace of the ancient Mayan God Quetzalcoatl.

Here we’ll take two days to reflect and reconnect, with a carefully-crafted agenda of meditation and yoga, Mayan Sweat Lodge ceremonies led by a local Shaman, chakra therapy pools and a walking labyrinth meditation, hikes into the hills and healthy meals shared onsite.

I will be joining the trip as a facilitator, where I will be leading workshops on manifestation, making a difference in the world, playing bigger and so much more.


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