Born and raised in San Luis Obispo, CA, he has always had the itch to “do more” since he was a child. With basketball being one of his earliest passions, he was heads down trying to push himself to his greatest potential. He attended San Diego State University to play ball but having failed both a drug and physical test, his father being diagnosed with cancer at the time, he packed his bags and headed back home.
What was a dark period for him ended up being one of the best challenges he had to overcome. He worked out and read books daily, kept to himself and landed on this idea of Adventure Aide. Having been someone who had enjoyed the outdoors since he was a child, he wanted to create a platform that gave people the chance to do things with just a scroll on their cell phone. Currently available in LA, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and soon San Diego, they look to take this App to as many cities as possible.
In this Episode Connor discusses the importance of riding the wave, writing down our priorities, surround yourself with people that are smarter than you, taking ownership & making adjustments for the future, his #1 bucket list item to climb Mt. Everest, the I against I mentality and why we must remove the noise.
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Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Version Only)
Characteristics of a successful entrepreneur: giving it 100% (4:15)
Writing down 3 priorities a day (10:55)
Born/raised in San Luis Obispo, CA. Had the itch to “do more” since he was a kid (12:45)
Basketball was one of his main passions growing up (16:05)
Father Mark and brothers Mitch & Patrick heavily influenced Connor. Father always pushed, you gotta do what you love (20:15)
First adventure Connor went on was to Costa Rica (25:10)
Went to San Diego State University to play basketball, failed a drug test and physical and decided to leave the school. Father was also diagnosed with cancer (25:50)
Removing all the noise and focusing on himself, Connor came up with the idea to start Adventure Aide (30:30)
The process of getting Adventure Aide off the ground (37:30)
Initial growth hack to get people excited to want to try the app was creating adventures they wanted to do (46:30)
Surround yourself with people that are smarter than you and are willing to speak up (53:05)
4 Values of Adventure Aide: Go the extra mile, take the time, keep it real & inspire the community (56:55)
Selecting the right Aides / businesses to help bring the best opportunities to the platform (61:15)
Moving the office from Northern CA to LA in June 2018 has opened doors (65:05)
Cities that Adventure Aide is currently available in and what cities are to come next (70:25)
Having an ambassador program helps build community and content (73:50)
Connor’s #1 bucket list item is to climb Mt. Everest / his tattoos resemble his bucket list (75:25)
Meditation and visualization help him stay focused (81:25)
Focusing on his greatest potential and letting everything else fall into place (85:05)
Connor’s purpose is to showcase himself as an example to others that we can push ourselves to accomplish anything (89:40)
Ask Bobbay 1 question: What does your family think of you moving to LA / what do they think of the podcast? (91:55)
Where to find Connor + Adventure Aide on social media
Best advice for someone trying to find a passion/purpose (98:35)
Curiosity - be curious, try things, do things, research
Give it everything you have
Surround yourself with people that are going for it with a similar mindset