Episode 114 - Molives : Play The Hand You're Dealt

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Molives is your flight attendants favorite flight attendant. You might bump into him 30,000 feet in the sky with Southwest Airlines or see him in one of their most recent commercials. Ever wondered what the lifestyle of a career path like this might look like? Look no further -  he documents his travels and conversations with crew members on his YouTube Channel.

Born and raised in Lincoln, Rhode Island, at birth he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects your lungs and digestive system. His parents treated him no different and always taught him to give 100% in anything that he did in his life. After spending 3 semesters at the University of Rhode Island, he dropped out and worked towards getting his first pair of wings for a regional airline before switching to Virgin America and now Southwest.

With a passion for videography he launched his YouTube channel and started his Mystery Flights series where his fans and followers select a destination for him to travel to anywhere in the world. The flight is booked for the same day, he purchases wifi onboard, researches what to do in the selected city, vlogs the trip and takes his audience along for the adventure.

In this episode Molives discusses the training to becoming a flight attendant, the craziest experience he’s ever had in the sky, having a goal and going for it, learning to communicate with different cultures, finding what makes you smile and learning to play the hand you're dealt.

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Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Version Only)

  • Mikes Stud’s last show in Los Angeles (4:20)

  • Born & raised in Lincoln, Rhode Island (14:00)

  • Both parents were nurses and supported Molives with everything (17:20)

  • How being born with Cystic Fibrosis - a genetic disease that affects your lungs/digestive system has affected him (19:45)

  • Spent 3 semesters at the University of Rhode Island before dropping out (25:50)

  • Molive’s mother suggests him to become a flight attendant. Applied and go into a regional airline (28:55)

  • Flight attendant training (29:55)

  • The responsibilities of being a flight attendant is safety and security (35:50)

  • Zip tying a passenger that was under the influence of a drugs (40:30)

  • Learning how to communicate with different cultures (43:30)

  • Started with a regional airline, then Virgin America before switching to SouthWest (47:50)

  • What Molives loves most about Southwest Airlines is being able to be who he is (50:10)

  • Launching his YouTube Channel, Molives TV, documenting his life & travels (53:20)

  • Creating Mystery Flights, a series where he allows his fans/followers to choose a city anywhere in the world that he is going to travel next (55:40)

  • The Life Of The Flight Attendant YouTube Series (64:20)

  • Say hello to 10 million people! (70:50)

  • Running around Ireland as Conor McGregor for 24 hours from a Mystery Flight (75:25)

  • Being featured in a SouthWest commercial (77:25)

  • No matter where his videography/photography takes him, he will always be a SouthWest Flight Attendant (82:20)

  • Collaborating with Yes Theory (94:35)

  • Best advice he’s ever received: Anything you do in life, do it 100% (96:35)

  • Spiders and doing something he hates is what scares him the most (98:50)

  • Molives purpose is to question people what they’re doing (101:00)

  • Ask Bobbay 1 question: When was the last time you shaved your beard? Favorite road trip snack? (103:20)

  • Where to find Molives on social media

  • Advice for finding a passion/purpose (110:40)

    • Whatever makes you smile - do that