Kylon is the host of the popular Successful Dropout podcast, where he’s interviewed people who dropped out of college or the traditional employment system like myself.
He manages several businesses including a hot yoga studio, real estate investing and an online affiliate marketing community called AffiliateFix.
We had such a fun conversations and we covered a lot of different topics including:
- Rethinking the American Dream.
- Calculating the cost of your ideal lifestyle.
- Moving from a permission mindset to a freedom mindset.
- What he learned from trying so many different career paths.
- He explains the concept of self-credentialing.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Align your habits with your goals.
- Self-directed learning.
How Kylon Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: Lately around 5:00am, but typically between 5:00-7:00am.
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Using to-do lists to keep all the businesses organized. 2) Communicating with his wife and his other business partners. 3) Doing a mental check at the end of the day to keep himself on top of each of his businesses.
- Ideal work environment: In his home office, a lodge in the mountains without cell service with a cup of coffee or tea and hardcore music playing.
- Favorite productivity tool: Trello
- 90-day goal: Launch his new community platform and get to 10,000 members for Successful Dropout.
“My goals are all, they’re all set with the primary focus being, like, how do I want to spend my time and who do I want to spend my time with and the money, I believe, sort of comes as a result of that.”
“You stick to doing what you love and building what you love, as long as it’s working, you know, I think it’ll pay off.”
“I’ve never wanted to do something just because I’m supposed to do it.”
Kylon recommended these actions to start breaking out of your comfort zone to try new and different things:
1) Don’t get hung up on finding the one right thing, pick one and just get started.
2) Switch, pivot, or quit if the first thing you do doesn’t work or you need to do other things as well.
3) Action begets more action, so don’t wait for the inspiration to strike to get started.