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E72: Myles Wakeham: Finding Harmony in Discord: Living an Authentic Life in Music

ThriveMore with Roger Martin: Business, Health, & Wealth

Release Date: 04/29/2024

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In this episode, Roger takes listeners on an inspiring journey through the life of Myles Wakeham, an Australian musician, and technologist who made his way to becoming a multimillionaire in the USA without the traditional route of attending college or even completing high school. Wakeham's story is a testament to living an authentic and unconstrained life, blending a passion for art, music, and technology with savvy investments in Bitcoin and real estate. His narrative unfolds from his idealistic upbringing in Adelaide, Australia, under the influence of artistically inclined parents, to the life-altering experience of surviving a massive auto accident, which propelled him to question his life's direction and purpose. This turning point led him to embrace a life of minimal constraints, focusing on true happiness and fulfillment beyond societal norms.

Myles’ journey took him to Los Angeles, where he became intertwined with the music industry, witnessing firsthand the transition from analog to digital recording while experiencing the highs and lows of the business. Despite facing immigration challenges and personal tragedies, he continually adapted, leveraging his technological know-how to remain ahead of trends, akin to a surfer expertly anticipating the next wave. Beyond recounting his unique life story, Myles delves into the deeper philosophies of life, challenging conventional wisdom on education, success, and the pursuit of one's passions. He advocates for a more authentic approach to living, warning against the trappings of societal expectations and the linear paths often laid out before young individuals. Ultimately, Roger and Myles' conversation is a reflective and thought-provoking discourse on the essence of personal fulfillment, the dynamic nature of art and commerce, and the significance of staying true to one's course despite the unpredictable waves of life.


Topics Include:

  • Myles's Unconventional Path of Music and Technology
  • A Unique Philosophy of Music, Art, and Authenticity
  • How Music is Changing Analog Hearts in a Digital World
  • Reflections on The Pitfalls of The American Dream
  • A Surfer's Philosophy on Life, Living, and Success


Myles Book Recommendation:

The Breaking Dawn


Connect with Myles:

Website 

Podcast 

YouTube


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