Welcome to Episode 21 of DOUGIT - the podcast - with the myth, the man, the legend - Andrew J Steel!
Since leaving his mums womb and his former creative brand - BMD - Andrew has become his own man, forging a career as a full time creative painting some of NZ's most iconic murals amongst many other things.
I love Andrews work and the way he works. From his loose hands-drawn styles, to his messaging and symbolism, to the way he innovates and carries himself. The guy has a spark in his eye, a pen in his hand and a bigger purpose, to make people and the world better through art, and have fun and sex on the way...
Michael Campbell is one of New Zealand’s greatest ever golfers and only other major winner alongside Sir Bob Charles. In 2005 Michael won the US Open beating Tiger Woods and best friend Retief Goosen. He returns to the game this year to play the 100th edition of the New Zealand Golf Open, and to compete on the Senior Golf Tour.
Nat Cheshire seeks the extraordinary with relentless vigour. He is a painter turned architect turned father with a trans-disciplinary practice, Cheshire Architects, that he shares with his dad Pip. Operating across a huge breadth of types and scales, fields of luxury and austerity, newness and age, roughness and refinement, he sees diversity as a strength, not a weakness. And extreme discomfort as a gateway to a life worth living.
Dr. Julia Rucklidge is nutrition researcher and Clinical Psychologist at the University of Canterbury.
For more than a decade, Dr. Rucklidge has been at the forefront of nutrition-mental health research, investigating the role of micronutrients in the expression of mental illnesses including ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety and more recently, stress and PTSD associated with the Canterbury earthquakes.
David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder & CTO at Basecamp. He is also the co-author of a new book, It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work, about how to run a calm company by forgoing the lure of excessive growth and making your time count for more.
Daniel Flynn is the co-founder and managing director of Thankyou. Thankyou is a social enterprise committed to ending global poverty in this lifetime by committing 100% of their profits to those who need it most. As well as running a multinational Social Enterprise Daniel has a beautiful wife Justine, who is also a co-founder at Thankyou, and son Jed.
Richie Hardcore is former martial arts champion-turned-personal trainer, Muay-thai coach, social justice campaigner, public speaker and White Ribbon ambassador.
Coach Sunz is a high-performance strength and condition coach to many of the best athletes in the world including, Israel Adesanya, Sonny Bill William, Quade Cooper, Tom Abercrombie and many others.
Suzi Nevell has 27+ years as a professional physiotherapist and 16 years as a leading CHEK Insitute senior teacher. She is so good that Paul Chek himself said that she's the greatest he's ever worked with.
On this episode we talk about the benefits of fasting, Art's mindset in business, life, and motivation for going on the Bachelor and Fight for Life. We also discuss his social media presence and strategies online as well as his current projects and passions including his fundraising and training for the New York Marathon…
"Any sort of plants, that you know, take over, or, cause his whole philosophy is eat the problem so if there's a weed or something thats potentially a pest in the UK he finds out whether it's edible and then incorporates it into a dish, which I think is such a cool way to look at something that is taking over, or damaging the landscape, is just eat it”
Rob Tucker, if he has to call himself anything, is an "artist-painter" and promoter of Bob Marley and one love. He paints "shit hot" still life paintings of boats, flowers, food and kitchen stuff in vibrant colours and textures with strange names.
Jade Gray is the Patagonia of Pizza & founder of Gung Ho Pizza. He is also a visionary entrepreneur, explorer of life, B Corporation member, founder of Beijing Earth Day, Studio Red yogi, an all round nice guy & William Defoe doppelgänger.
I first heard Arthur with my ears. And it was love at first listen. His music is barnstorming good. And his first album "Gold" is one of my favourite albums of all time. He instantly conjures up comparison to Neil Young, Bob Dylan and folk, alt, rock and roll singers of the past yet remains fresh and exciting as eating freshly picked wild oregano.
“He has the voice you bang over tables to get to and plays with the ease and skill with which I devour an entire pavlova.”— Roy Colbert, Otago Daily Times
Ciaran McMeeken is a NZ singer songwriter with a voice and heart of gold. He likes golden turmeric lattes, comparisons to John Mayer and singing about what makes him feel excited and alive. He also has a goal to win a grammy and has just released the catchiest of songs to edit an instagram video of you cliff jumping, fire walking, holding hands with your lover, running on the beach with a labradoodle, eating something on fire and living the most extraordinary life - That Feeling. (Warning: song will be stuck in your head for days!)
Tom Hishon is the founder of my favourite restaurant in town/Auckland - Orphans Kitchen with his buddy Josh Helm. Recently they won the inaugural Metro Magazine 'Food for Good' award for their work in the community and food philosophy among many things. He's also a top bloke, about to open a new bakery - Daily Bread - and devote yogi.
Nicky Sinden is Addicted to Fishing! Quite literally. It's the name of her TV show and what she dreams about day and night. Check her fabulous fishing show out here.
As well as her own TV Show she has a new Woman's world record for the largest Swordfish caught on reel and an amazing story about how she got to where she is today. Even if fishing is not your thing there's so many great insights into life and creating your own reality, her story really is a fairytale.
Ryan Fox is currently ranked New Zealand's second best golfer with a world ranking of 168. He represented New Zealand at the Rio Olympics, qualified for the British Open Championship and is a member of the European tour. He's also one of the longest hitters or a golf ball in the world, the son of Grant Fox (All Black) and enjoys a good pie and going fishing.
This is a life chancing conversation. I feel so fortunate to have spent time with Wu De, a Zen monk, teacher and student of tea. Wu De is also the founder of https://www.globalteahut.org/ - a tea centre in Taiwan and online resources that supplies tea and teachings all around the world.
"Synchronicity is my drug!" - Michael Mayell
Synchronicity is also the theme of this conversation and what led to me to meet Michael Mayell, founder of Nutrient Rescue, Cookie Time and a passion for a plant powered life for all.