Today’s show is loaded with adventure, facing the unknown head-on, and finding spiritualism in the most unlikely of places. First, author Hannah Papp lived out the fantasy many of us have of leaving the daily grind behind and going on a journey of self-discovery, no schedules, no commitments, no plan, just following her instincts. She shares her story in The Mystical Backpacker: How to Discover Your Destiny in the Modern World.

Our next adventurer today rode a tandem bicycle through 81 countries, along the way inviting over 1,000 total strangers to hop on and accompany him on his journey. Jamie Bianchini documents his epic expedition, in which he performed charitable acts at many stops along the way, in A Bicycle Built for Two Billion.

Our final guest today is a proponent of introducing meditation into the workplace environment and bringing about a spiritual awareness in leadership, leading to her being known as The Spiritual CEO. Alka Dhillon, author of The Om Factor: A Woman’s Spiritual Guide to Leadership, uses her book to help bring disparate aspects of your life into a harmonious whole, at work and at home.

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We’ve all secretly wanted to leave our everyday lives and become adventurers… Hannah Papp is one of the brave few who actually took that leap. In The Mystical Backpacker: How to Discover Your Destiny in the Modern World, Hannah shares her story of quitting her job, buying a EuroRail ticket and a map, and leaving town on a 3 month journey sans a plan, directions or help. Her discoveries led her down a path she never dreamed of following as she discovered what was missing in her life. While her personal story is shared throughout the book, she also includes hands-on instructions and tips to help inspire readers to embark on their own vision quest. Hannah currently heads up the Northern Virginia Mind, Body, and Spirit Group and is a succesful author.

Jamie Bianchini needed a lift. A big one. After a series of spectacular business flops drove him into bankruptcy and the love of his life kissed him goodbye, Jamie knew he needed a world of help. But instead of seeking assistance from a counselor or support group, he sought comfort where he’d always found it —on his bicycle. So he decided to go for a ride… around the world… on a tandem bike… inviting strangers he met to join him for a spin. A Bicycle Built for Two Billion is the moving story of an audacious optimist who tried to change the world – while hoping the world would change him – one rider at a time.

Two quotes can sum up Alka Dhillon’s new book, The Om Factor: A Woman’s Spiritual Guide to Leadership. The first is by the author herself… “Leadership is not about showing others the way. It is aligning your vibration with theirs to create a collaborative roadmap.” The second is from world renowned spiritualist Deepak Chopra… “Alka eloquently shares how to bring spirituality into the business world by giving the tools and steps to the soul of leadership.” The guidance contained in this book can be used to create harmony at work or in your home life. Alka is founder and CEO of Technalink, and has won numerous recognitions and awards for her business accomplishments, and is a frequent keynote speaker.

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