Stoic Entrepreneur JULIAN DESCHUTTER on What it Means to Live a Good Life and to build Lifelong Memories

After leading a life that simply sounded good on paper, Julian left his life of monotony and sought out to co-create the experience-based adventure company Chasing Sunrise - a business solely concerned with creating community and “mind-blowing” memories. The culmination of his experiences and philosophies on life make for a thoughtful and introspective episode 30 that touches on the importance of love and connection, facing your own BS, and giving yourself the permission to thrive and start living your dream. Thank you for listening! We’d love to hear what you think. Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or join the ThinkSpace conversation in our communities on Facebook, and Instagram. Be sure to subscribe to ThinkSpace on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. If you enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a review on iTunes/Apple Podcasts here. Your review helps us reach more people and create more impact in the community.

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“You were born to do more than pay bills and die”
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Julian DeSchutter
Founder of Chasing Sunrise

the substance.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Stress-testing your life, realizing the stories we create and are living through, willfully, or not.
  • The actual components of a good life
  • How to manage responsibilities in your life responsibility 
  • Tackling human development & the human growth experience  
  • Building communities and companies that move culture

show notes.


guest bio.

My passion intersects between building things people care about and telling awesome stories about them. This has lead me to building companies, charities, projects, cultures and communities. I love the blank canvas and adventures that starting something new brings.

I have a natural curiosity about life,which often leads me to interesting situations most would not find themselves in. This also gives me some really good stories to tell. I believe that imagination and creativity are the two things we have in complete abundance and I use them as such. I encourage you to do the same.

I like to push boundaries on what I and others think can be done and I’ve [thankfully] come to realize just how short life is. For me, this isn’t something I find discomfort in, but rather it is my motivation to make the most of what I have.

I consider myself a designer – carefully planning the form, look and workings of a life I am passionate about living – and an author – writing the story of my life as I see fit, and sharing excerpts and glimpses along the way. I love adventures, surfing, long car rides, movement, yoga, health & fitness and anything that makes me feel alive.

And finally, while my goal may not be to live forever, it is to create things that will. If you are inspired by me, I am grateful. But please, don’t try to be like me. Be yourself. And be very good at being yourself.

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