Stoked: A Spiritual Journey from Employee To Lifestyle Entrepreneur
“You can be the strongest, most limber guy in the world, but if you don’t know how to go with the flow, you’ll get rejected every time.”
“Rejected by who?” Mitch asked.
“The Force. Mother Nature.”
Mitch Springer has an all-too-common definition of success: make millions of dollars, drive a fancy sportscar, wear designer clothes, romance beautiful women, and take epic surf trips to tropical islands. He fantasizes about surfing Pipeline—the most crowded, intense, and dangerous lineup in the world.
At age 28, however, he finds himself fifty pounds overweight, $100K in debt, burned out in a soul-sucking corporate job, hen-pecked by his girlfriend, and staring longingly at the beach from the window in the lobby of Reynolds Pharmaceuticals. A series of devastating losses and a knock-out blow to the head from his surfboard lead Mitch to an enigmatic beach bum named Jake—a true soul surfer.
Through intense surf training, Jake challenges everything Mitch thought he knew about success. Mitch gains new insights into happiness, health, and wealth, then sets out to create a balanced and harmonious life as a “lifestyle entrepreneur”…and surf Pipeline.
About the Author:
Greg Rex has started and helped to build ten different companies.
In 2002, burnt out on the corporate grind, Greg decided to simplify his life and become a health coach. Partnering with co-founder Dr. Wayne Andersen they pioneered and built what has become Optavia Inc.™, one of America’s largest and successful transformational coaching companies. Optavia™ was named one of the fastest growing companies in America by Fortune and Forbes, and one of the Most Trusted Companies in America by Forbes in 2016 and 2017.
Greg has trained over 10,000 health professionals and health coaches and has helped over 150,000 people improve their health and well being.
Greg lives in both San Diego and Lake Tahoe and travels internationally to share his insights and principles on how to become a lifestyle entrepreneur and to organize your career and life around what matters most to you.