International Insights: Jason Harrell (The Bartending Therapist)
Today we have a huge treat! We have Jason Harrell dropping some knowledge and sharing some insight about his life and travel. Jason is well established in the game of life and we should all take note and follow his lead.
Jason has authored the book "The Bartending Therapist" which you can find here. In his book, he talks about how you can unlock the greatness within, among many other gems.
Jason runs 3 businesses and has made the life of his dreams come true. Jason has traveled the world and made the planet his playground. Honored to have him join us today.
Name: Jason Harrell author of “The Bartending Therapist”
Originally From: North Carolina, USA
Currently From: Los Angeles, CA
Increase Freedom (IF) - Tell me about yourself.
Jason Harrell - I grew up in a small town in NC and graduated from Appalachian State. I spent 7 years as a sports anchor before moving to LA. In LA, I worked as a bartender and in the entertainment industry. I soon moved into the world of poker playing as a professional for 7 years and traveling the world on various poker circuits. After I retired I founded my own company that allowed me to travel the world even more while working from my phone. Today, I have 3 companies. They are in the vacation rental industry, a social media marketing agency, and a social media content and production company. The combination of these 3 has allowed me to create the life I envisioned that takes me around the world and earns me a living doing things I enjoy.
IF - What’s the most fun you’ve ever had?
Jason - Everyday seems to be better than the next, but my top experiences would be swinging on the edge of the world in Ecuador, hiking Macchu Picchu, covering the Super Bowl, and every speaking engagement I have done across the globe.
IF - What’s the last movie you saw?
Jason - John Wick 2
IF - What’s the one activity or hobby you do all the time if money didn’t exist?
Jason - Well, I already have and still do them and make money from them. Sports Broadcasting was the first, poker the second, and now social media influencing.
IF - What do you think about when you’re in the shower?
Jason - I'm usually mapping out my schedule and trying to come up with new ideas to grow my companies or start new ones
IF - What’s your biggest life goal?
Jason - I'm living it, live each day to the fullest and do what makes me happy
IF - Name your top 3 Bucketlist items:
1. Go to the Maldives
2. Speak in front of more than 10k people
3. Write another best seller
IF - You win two plane tickets to go anywhere in the world, where do you go and who do you take?
Jason - Right now, I think it would be Tibet and I would take someone that is into that type of trip
IF - What’s something almost no one knows about you?
Jason - I'm very humble and not that arrogant
IF - You’re stranded on an island and you don’t know if you’ll get rescued. You find a box with 2 books in it, what two books do you hope to find in the package?
IF - Describe your perfect day, from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep:
Jason - I'm so busy that I don’t have time to eat or sleep, jumping on planes to speak at different events and not knowing where I'm going til I am on the plane
IF - What’s your favorite travel memory?
Jason - Riding the swing on the edge of the world in Ecuador
IF - What food dish would you travel for?
Jason - Any Dessert
IF - Favorite travel accessory:
Jason - My cell phone
IF - What was your favorite song when you were 16?
Jason - Gin and Juice by Snoop [Always a classic!]
IF - What was going on in your head when you chose your occupation?
Jason - How can I create the path that allows me to live the life I want
IF - You find a magic lamp, what are your first 2 wishes?
1. Find someone who needs a wish and give it to them
2. See above
IF - What’s something funny that you almost peed your pants?
Jason - People that can't parallel park
IF - When traveling, what do you miss the most from home?
Jason - LA life, many times, coming home is the best part because I feel like I chose the perfect city for me to live in
IF - If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
Jason - Wolf. They are loving to those close to them, but can walk the path alone
IF - What is your favorite travel app?
Jason - Google
IF - What is the best life advice you would like to share with people?
Jason - You are the writer of your life’s story and its written in pen, make it something you would want to read over and over
IF - What is the best travel advice you would like to share with people?
Jason - Travel alone at least once and really put yourself in an uncomfortable situation for example, a country where your cell phone doesn’t work and you cant speak the language. You will learn a lot about yourself
IF - What world problem would you like solved right now?
Jason - Ignorance, it’s the root of all our issues