Episode 82 Thru Hiking, Happiness, and Taking Action with Dylan Tonkin

I found Dylan Tonkin through a post of his on Linkedin where he described what it was hating his job, quitting, hiking a long trail, and finally starting his own business.

On this episode, Dylan and I chat about his personal story and what he’s learned from all of it. We discuss what it means to be happy, what it means to FIND happiness, and how important it really to pursue what you want by taking action.

This episode is riddled full of motivation for anyone out there needing a little extra bump to get going in the right direction.


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Show Notes

  • Introductions

  • Backstory on Dylan’s social media post

  • The breaking point for Dylan

  • What it was like taking the leap

  • Experiencing the AT

  • The decision to do more trails

  • Life after the trail

  • Taking risks

  • On being happy 

  • The result of Thru Hiking and life after the trail

  • Thoughts on the increase in vlogging on trails

  • What’s next for Dylan

  • Advice for those who might be where Dylan was at work

  • How to followup with Dylan