158: There’s an Ocean of Goodness out There — Leon Logothetis with The Kindness Diaries

Leon lived on the kindness of strangers and only spent $5 a day while he traveled the world.

Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. Leon was a very unhappy financial broker living in the city of London and one day, he watched a movie called The Motorcycle Diaries. This movie inspired him to quit his job and travel the world, relying on the kindness of strangers throughout his adventures.

Since then, Leon has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. He is the host of the TV series Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody, produced by National Geographic. On the show, you can see Leon cross America, the United Kingdom, and Europe on just 5 dollars, 5 pounds, and 5 euros a day, respectively.

Key Takeaways:

[4:00] Who is Leon and why did he decide to travel the world?

[6:15] Leon was inspired by the movie The Motorcycle Diaries and traveled to America on $5 a day. He relied heavily on the kindness of strangers to help him get by.

[9:10] What was the first interaction Leon had with a stranger?

[10:30] Did Leon have any negative experiences by doing this?

[12:05] Leon did this for about a month.

[13:50] Where did Leon stay throughout this time?! With strangers!

[18;50] The news always paints such a horrible picture on TV, but the reality is that there are so many good things going on in the world.

[20:25] What were some of the ‘random acts of kindness’ Leon received from strangers?

[26:00] After Leon came back from America, what was next for him?

[32:05] The Kindness Diaries is airing on Netflix in January, a show where Leon documents his world travels and giving back to others.

[38:05] In Leon’s new book, Live, Love, Explore, he offers a roadmap for people to find a life they were meant to live.

[41:05] What kind of steps can we take to begin living a life filled with passion and purpose?

[50:50] What is The Human Interaction Project about?

[53:50] What’s next for Leon?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Giving Back Podcast

Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis on Facebook

Leon Logothetis on Twitter

The Kindness Diaries on Netflix

Amazing Adventures Of A Nobody on National Geographic

Live, Love, Explore, by Leon Logothetis

Human Interaction Project


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