Episode 59 - Deon Rose: Cross It Off The Bucket List

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Back for his second appearance on the podcast, Deon Rose was the guest for episode 6 where he discussed his early childhood, battling mouth cancer and attending college. After graduating he began working with JetBlue which has allowed him to travel to places like Bali, Italy, Rome, Australia, Japan and more in just the past year. When entering a new country he has an idea of what he would like to do but he is never afraid to ask locals questions on where to go or what he should eat.

Most of his travel is done alone and he has never had a bad experience. It can be a little scary sometimes but once he puts himself into the environment he’s able to figure it out. He shakes everyone’s hand the same way no matter who they’re or how much money they make because he knows that’s how he would like to be treated. What he enjoys the most about traveling is that he’s able to gain perspective on how other people live in different parts of the world.

One of his big bucket list items was to visit every continent before the age of 25 and at 24 he’s practically done it without having visited Antarctica. As he documents his life through pictures, blog posts, videos or podcasts he wants people to take away nothing but good energy and hopes that it may inspire them to do what they love.

In this episode Deon discusses: stay zoned in on what we can control, we have to take care of ourselves before we worry about anyone else,  discipline, love, self-awareness and gratitude are important in day-to-day life, finding true value in our job or career aside from making money, balancing how much time we spend on social media and being cautious of what we’re consuming, trying to make everyday productive by learning something new and writing down our bucket list items and crossing them off one at a time.

One of the main takeaways from this episode is cross off items on your personal bucket list one item at a time. Having these clear goals will serve as a reminder each day of what we're aiming for and it will motivate us to keep pushing forward. Hang them on in your bedroom and read them every morning and every night before you go to sleep. 


Podcast Outline (Markers For Audio Version Only) 

  • Back for a second time, Deon Rose first appeared on the podcast for Episode 6 back on October 5, 2016

  • Who is Deon Rose?

    • Jamaican Roots, grew up in Boston his entire life, spent four years at Regis College, loves traveling + meeting people and enjoys creative ventures

  • Has been working at JetBlue for 2+ years now (2:25)

    • Studying abroad his junior year he got a taste of traveling and knew he wanted to do more

    • After graduating this job opportunity fell in his lap and he has used it to travel the world

    • Bali, Italy, Rome, Australia, Japan and more in the past year. 

  • Out of college he had career opportunities offers that were paying a lot of money (6:45)

    • Turned them down because his heart was telling him to go travel

  • Set a goal to travel to every continent before the age of 25 

    • He hit it at 24 (aside from traveling to Antarctica) and it showed him that he could accomplish any goal that he had for himself

  • Very comfortable with traveling solo and has never had a bad experience (12:45)

    • It is a little scary sometimes but once he puts himself into the environment he’s able to figure it out

    • Deon looks to gain perspective on how other people live in different parts of the world

  • Taking advantage of his career at JetBlue and trying to get as much value out of it as possible 

    • He is able to fly for free on standby anywhere in the country at any time  

  • No matter who they’re or how much money they make, always make sure to shake people's hand the same way  (21:12)

    • We’re all people at the end of the day and we all want to be treated equally

  • Track your own success and do you. Don’t look at the next guy as easy as it is and just stay zoned in on what you can control.

    • Be self-aware of not just where you are in life but who you are

    • Don’t get too caught up in social media and the perception of what other people are doing

    • You gotta take care of yourself  before you worry about anyone else

  • No situation is perfect but if you’re comfortable with what you’re doing then keep going (32:00)

    • Money doesn’t buy happiness but it enhances it so long as you enjoy what you’re doing

  • When traveling Deon has a couple spots he would like to check out but he goes in with an open mind (37:50)

    • Has never been afraid to ask the locals what he should do or what he should eat 

  • One commonality between people that he has noticed while traveling is that everyone is trying their best to move forward (47:20)

    • Everyone wants to be loved and appreciated

    • We’re all connected to one another because of technology

    • Discipline, Love, Self-Awareness and gratitude are important in day-to-day life

  • Balancing how much time we spend on social media and how much we’re consuming (56:00)

    • Paying attention to people that’re adding value to our life versus content that is holding us back

  • Created a short film called “Life’s A Beach” from his experiences of traveling abroad (61:00)

    • Take away he had from doing it is that you make your own life experiences

    • He knew the people could benefit and get a message from it. Hope it would propel people to do what they wanted.

  • The Day-to-day schedule of Deon Rose (66:02)

    • Squeezes his work to the least amount of days possible. Focusing more time and energy to his relationships with his family. Tries to make every day a productive day where he can learn something.

    • Will go on an information overload and binge watch YouTube videos, read and feed his brain knowledge.

  • Documents his journey through his blog/podcast “The Live Rose” (70:00)

    • Took a break from the podcast because he was feeling overwhelmed and it didn’t feel like it was the right time

    • Starting something is a risk in itself but the hard part is continuing to do it

    • Never get discouraged/disappointed when you don’t reach the place where you believe you should be at (73:55)

    • Stays surrounded by people that’re inspiring to him that push him to keep moving forward

  • What Deon’s purpose is (81:30)

    • To make sure that any experiences he documents that people can take away nothing but good from it

    • Very comfortable in his own skin and is confident with who he is

    • Having A Purpose Of Giving Back 

  • Ask Bobbbaaaay 1 question (84:05)

    • What is the most important thing you want to accomplish while in LA?

    • What do you think your purpose is as Bobby Hobert?

  • Picture frame on the wall 10 years from now (94:45)

    • Will be 34 years old. Family, maybe a wife and a kid, in front of a house, somewhere in this world where he is comfortable. Something that depicts who he is.

  • Where to find Deon Rose on social media:

    • Instagram: @arhtsandcraphts

    • The Live Rose IG: @theliverose

  • 2-3 pieces of advice for some trying to find their passion/purpose (97:55)

    • Just start and learn as you go

    • Ask questions

    • Take action even if nobody is watching you