How to Design the Life You Want to Live – Noah Scott
Your life is yours to live. And despite what you think now, you can actually design the life you want to live. Our guest today might help out.
Meet Noah Scott. Noah is the Founder and CEO of The Big Possible, where he hosts unique luxury retreats connecting high-profile entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders. The Big Possible is a social club for creatives, change-makers, and entrepreneurs who want to do big things in their lives.
Noah himself is an experience creator, author, and artist on a mission to bring purpose-driven people together and ignite breakthroughs through deep human connection. He’s a digital nomad currently traveling the world and living his best life. As a global traveler and host of multiple retreats, Noah’s has spent over a decade mastering the art of connection and creating powerfully immersive experiences.
He’s deeply motivated by the human experience and believes that the real deep human connection happens when you escape the daily grind and embark on an adventure.
In this episode of the Think Business With Tyler podcast, we chat about designing the life you want to live, the power of risk-taking, the importance of deep human connection, and why you should automate the things that don’t bring you joy.
If you want to hear more about the big possible, make sure you tune into this episode to hear what Noah has to say.
💡 Name: Noah Scott
💡 What he does: He’s the Founder and CEO of The Big Possible.
💡 Noteworthy: Noah is currently traveling the world as a full-time nomadic entrepreneur. He hosts retreats in exotic destinations around the world and produces content while he’s traveling.
💡 Key Quote: “The real deep human connection that is really only possible when you do actually step away, and you create an environment that gives you permission to just be raw, to be real, to be you.”
💡 Where to find Noah: LinkedIn
Design the life you want to live. Life is simpler than you think. And although it’s not easy, it’s actually very simple and straightforward. And when you realize that you’re the one who’s in charge of your life, that’s when you really start living. You have the power to create the life you want to live.
Noah says, ’“It ultimately comes down to really questioning the norms of what you want in your life and then designing the life to basically fall into the structure that you yourself are gravitating towards, and whatever assumption that there might be […] There’s probably another more optimal way to live if you actually just uncover the rocks you start looking underneath and saying, okay, how can I actually structure it?”
Risk-taking leads to personal growth. Taking risks is not easy, but it’s very much worth it. Just think about it: if you never take any risks, you will never change. You will never grow. And you will probably never succeed. Life is about risks and constantly evolving. So, embrace risk-taking as a powerful alley in your personal growth.
Noah says, “Risk-taking is one of the coolest things we can do because without taking risks, we’re not going to grow. And ultimately, we have two choices. One, stay the same. Don’t take the risk. Two, take the risk and maybe fail. Maybe succeed. The odds when you really look at it.
The hardest thing is actually just taking the initiative to make it happen. And when you can align your desire to grow, desire to actually make an impact over staying the same, and actually follow through with that, there’s really nothing but good things that are waiting for you because even failure is going to teach you.”
Breakthroughs happen through shared experiences and deep connections. When you get caught up in the daily grind, it’s harder to get creative ideas and breakthroughs. That’s why it’s important to occasionally step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. According to Noah, breakthroughs happen when you have the right ingredients. And human connection and shared experiences are some of the best ones.
He explains, “To actually have a deep connection with someone, one of the key components that you need is vulnerability. And when you’re in your daily life and the grind of the daily life, you have the walls up, you have a predetermined path, and a groove that you go in every day, but when you’re in the state of adventure, especially with shared adventure, that enables it opens the door to really deep connections because now you have the shared experience, the sights, the sounds, there’s a full sensory immersion, that is entirely new.”
Do what you love; automate the rest. What makes you tick? And what drains your energy? These are the most vital questions to ask yourself when you’re designing your ideal life. Once you have the answers, it’s time to do something about it. Choose to do what you love and automate the rest.
Noah explains, “If it drains you, then you run it through another filter. Can I automate it? Or do I need to delegate it? And if the answer is yes to either one of those, then you just create a process to hand off all that stuff that drains you so that it happens behind the scenes. Little by little, before you know it, you’re only working on the things that invigorate you, that light you up, that fire you up, and you’re less likely to skip the thing on your calendar.”
“Everything in life is adaptable and adjustable. And the funny thing is that whatever project we start, you can buy a home, and is it worth it? It’s really like how we, as humans, adapt to the changes in our life. So I’ve grown so much as a nomad, and I’ve experienced so much, but I’ve also experienced a lot of inconveniences in the process. But through these inconveniences, I’ve learned a few things about the style in which I approach it that really works for me.”
“There’s phases in your life where it’s like, take advantage of your job, learn as much as you can grow, and then get ready to do your own thing versus trying to figure everything out on your own. Sometimes that pressure can be super overwhelming, but that was kind of the journey, I think, for the last summing up a decade right there. It’s pretty wild when you look at it, but so many pivots along the way.”
“When it comes to business, focus is your greatest weapon.”
“How do you find a vision in the first place? It really comes down to asking yourself big questions. What’s the thing that you are so pissed off about around the world that you will fight for with your last breath? […] The other question you want to ask is, what do you really truly enjoy doing?”
“What’s the absolute worst thing that can happen? Chances are the worst thing is not that bad.”
“You’ll never win the lotto if you don’t take the shot.”
“The moment we start to share that reflection that we’re having with other people, the clarity starts to show up, and we can share the maps that we’re exploring with other people, they share their maps with us, and now the path ahead is illuminated in ways that wouldn’t be possible without actually making that intentional space for reflection, for adventure.”
“Every single task, rather than relying on your own brain to remember it when you actually are at the computer, develop a system that enables you to capture it almost automatically. […] I think is the most powerful thing, so that way, you’re not overwhelmed. You’re not feeling like you’re carrying around a mountain of tasks to do because they’re out of your head. They’re on your calendar, and they’ll get done when you get to it.”