Attaining, Atoning and Attuning with Chip Conley

June 20, 2022

You Probably Have More Life Ahead of You Than You Think

Today Gay and Mike are interviewing one of their heroes. Someone whose wisdom they have great respect for, so needless to say, they've been looking forward to this one for a while.

His name is Chip Conley. He’s a New York Times bestselling author and the hospitality maverick who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand.

He’s also the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, where a new roadmap for midlife is offered at a beautiful oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

In today’s episode they'll talk about where you’ll find the greatest level of purpose in your life—plus Chip explains attaining versus attuning and atoning.

Chip tells them that “You probably have more life ahead of you than you think! If you're 54 and live until you’re 90, you’re exactly halfway through your adult life. When you know you have that much life ahead of you, it's time to start planning and doing the things you've always wanted to do, and make the Big Leap.”

Chip is a big believer in the fact that resilience alone will just wear out your knuckles. It buys you time, but adaptability buys you a future. Having the courage to be adaptable, creative, curious, and the willingness to make mistakes along the way. The biggest mistake you could ever make is not even trying.

Key Takeaways

  • Chip talks about moving from Attaining to Atoning (06:03)
  • Chip explains how he got into the boutique hotel industry (08:24)
  • Chip talks about how he navigated interfacing with millennials when he ran Airbnb at age 52 (13:04)
  • Chip talks about what motivated him to start Modern Elder Academy (20:31)
  • Chip explains the Modern Elder Academy’s mission and purpose (25:40)

Additional Resources

GIF showing Gay Hendricks and Chip Conley speaking during the recording of podcast episode #65

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