Born in London, Leon Logothetis is of Greek descent. He earned his business degree from Babson College in Boston, and became a very successful broker in London. Leon says his real education started in the school of life by traveling the world, which was inspired by the movie “The Motorcycle Diaries”, the story of Che Guevara. The story inspired him to leave his job, the money, his home and even cell phone. He had nothing but the clothes on his back and five bucks in his pocket.
Leon has visited more than 90 countries and has traveled to every continent. His new passion is: Finding ways for your inner rebel (that voice that tells you, you are worth so much more than you think) to come out and play. The inner rebel tells you that your life is yours.
Leon is a best-selling author, having written several books, including, Amazing Adventures of a Nobody, The Kindness Diaries, and most recently, Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live. His travels have been documented for many media outlets including Good Morning America, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside, Good, Psychology Today, and The New York Times.
He is host of the TV series Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody, which is broadcast across the world by National Geographic International and, over the course of three seasons, sees Leon cross America, the United Kingdom and Europe on just 5 dollars, 5 pounds, and 5 euros a day, respectively.
He has a TV show The Kind Way Around, in which he circumnavigated the globe on his vintage yellow motorbike Kindness One, giving life changing gifts along the way to unsuspecting good Samaritans. All of this whilst relying on the kindness of strangers.
Leon teamed up with First Book® to drive from London to Mongolia raising money to buy 10,000 books for underprivileged children in America and drove a vintage London taxi across America, giving free cab rides to the needy and working with Classwish to bring hope back to the schools of America.
TUNE IN to this episode as Leon chats with Steve, Mary and Richard about reinventing human connection. There is always time to change, to hope and to dream.
In This Episode
1 – He is Greek but grew up in London; They thought he had it all and he didn’t – there is another way to live; How The Motorcycle Diaries movie influenced his life.; You have to follow your passion whether there is money involved or not2 – Overcoming the fear of cutting the rope; A major shift in life happens every 28 years; Everyone deserves to live a full, inspirational life–you have that right!; Live. Love. Explore. takes on Eat. Pray. Love3 – The mistakes made along the way; Creating scenarios to take you out of your comfort zone; A lot of people didn’t want to be on camera; The next big thing from Leon
Who inspires you? Winston Churchill
What is your word of the year? Hope
What is happening with you right now that no one knows about? Still struggle with depression.
- Book: Live Love Explore available on Amazon
- URL: www.LeonLegothetis.com