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PodcastHow to Make a Change

How to Make a Change

In this episode, endurance athlete Rich Roll shares some of his most intense transformational moments, like getting sober and running endurance races. Yes Theory’s lead editor Thomas Dajer talks about how he went from dropping out of college to hosting episodes on the Yes Theory channel. And author Ryan Holiday talks about the pitfalls of ego — the force that often gets in the way of trying to make a significant change.

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(upbeat music) Hey, everyone, my name is Thomas, Thomas Dajer. I've been an editor for Yes Theory since 2016. But most of you know me as Matt's little brother. And because I share a name with the co-founder of Yes Theory, which can get pretty confusing, I spent the past few years exploring some alternate identities. TD, which are my initials, but said quickly, it sounds like Titty. And that became my nickname, which was funny at first, but eventually it got kind of awkward introducing myself as Titty to strangers. So now, I go by Tommy. For years, I've been grappling with who I think I am and who I wanna become. With Matt stepping down from filming and Yes Theory evolving, I'm emerging from the shadows of the editing room and going on new adventures. I'm excited, but I'm also terrified. I'm terrified because I never thought I'd be hosting YouTube videos, let alone hosting this podcast. But unlike Matt, Thomas or Ammar, I'm an introvert, which is why my first passion was video editing. Editing is an introvert's dream. As a 13-year old, I would literally steal Matt's computer to edit videos on iMovie. And let's just say he wasn't pleased when he had to chase me down to ask where his computer was. While I love making videos, I never considered YouTube a legitimate career option. I mean, my dad's a doctor and my mom and sister are lawyers. But then Matt through curve ball by starting Yes Theory. Accommodation, or a possibility for you. Okay. Hey guys, how's it going. Hello? My name is Matt. Hello. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. This is gonna sound kinda crazy, but I'm on a 24-hour challenge with my friends. No money, no wallet, nothing. Don't die. And when I first started watching the videos the guys were making, I was a bit jealous. Making videos was my thing, my secret dream. And, like that, I realized that studying math at McGill wasn't giving me that fire in my belly. But in November, 2015, I got a call from Matt, asking if I could meet them at the train station to shoot a video. A week earlier, terrorists killed more than 100 civilians in Paris, Ammar, Thomas, and Matt wanted to put a stop to Islamophobia before it got outta hand. So I grabbed my film equipment and ran down to the station. All right, well, yesterday we showed you a video made by four guys in Montreal. Their goal was to show Metro riders in the city that they are choosing love over fear in the wake of the Paris attacks. The video has gone viral. Love over fear was the first video I worked on for Yes Theory and it was huge. Has gone viral, two of them joining us now in Montreal, we have Thomas Brag a Ammar Kandil And good morning to both of you. How are you this morning guys? Good morning. Good, good,...


Duration35 min

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