Truck-Stop-Cooking-Talking-Bob Davis Podcast 987

Truck Stop Cooking Talking

Above all there’s nothing like Truck Stop Cooking and Talking. Reviewing the Spring Break Road Trip so far in Truck-Stop-Cooking-Talking-Bob Davis Podcast 987.

No Small Talk

Most importantly I don’t do small talk.

Taking Stock

First of all as I think about the trip and some of the experiences so far it’s a good time to take stock.

The Flying J

Secondly the setting is a rather worn Flying J in Georgia, just off I-95 near the Florida border.

Driving All Day

Certainly I’ve been driving all day.

The Other Florida

People think of Florida as palm trees and beaches. And it has those things.

But much of Florida and especially northern Florida is largely rural and agricultural.

Recent Interviews and Experiences

Therefore my thoughts turn to one of the interviews in a recent podcast.

Holding Space

During the podcast I interviewed the owner of a coffee shop in a small town.

Someone who seemed to be doing what I call ‘holding space‘ for the community and her own passion for the work.

Take The Detour

Moreover this was one time where I allowed myself to take the detour and spend some time in the community.

Small Is Beautiful

In the same vein the idea of ‘small is beautiful’ comes to mind, and I wanted to talk about it in Truck-Stop-Cooking-Talking-Bob Davis Podcast 987.

Growth Obsessed

For instance small business people these days are beset with admonishments to grow.

Over Motivated

Even more we small business owners can be over motivated and ‘amped up’.

Win

Striving for growth. To win.

Losing Themselves?

On the other hand what if all this motivation causes a business person to lose themselves?

Community and Clientele

What happens to the community and the clientele as a result?

The Great Experience

In short we’re all looking for that ‘great experience’.

Where Does The Great Experience Come From?

In conclusion I am beginning to think that singular experience comes from business people who are more concerned with ‘holding a space’ or ‘holding space’.

Exceptional

To clarify ‘small is beautiful’ doesn’t mean poverty. It might just be a better way to create something truly exceptional.

Even more it’s not for everyone.

Small Can Be Beautiful

To sum up if you’re feeling down because your business isn’t on it’s way to being traded on the Dow, just remember small can be beautiful and truly special.

And A Pan Fried Steak

And so is a steak perfectly pan fried in the corner of a truck stop in Georgia.

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When-Will-Dark-Times-End?-Bob Davis Podcast 981

When Will Dark Times End

When Will Dark Times End? Most importantly there seems to be a lot of grief to go around these days. A friend asked me to do a podcast about the subject, Find out why in When-Will-Dark-Times-End?-Bob Davis Podcast 981.

Loss

Certainly I am dealing with a loss in my own life.

Don’t Want To Talk About It

Even more I don’t like talking about it.

Many In Grieving

However my friend said lots of other people are in the same position these days.

Sharing To Help

Moreover, he said, my experiences and thoughts might help.

Don’t Want It To Be About Me

I don’t want this to be about me. But many people are dealing with grief in these dark times.

When Does Darkness End?

Therefore When-Will-Dark-Times-End?-Bob Davis Podcast 981 wonders when the dark time will end.

Any Loss Can Cause Grief

Firstly death isn’t the only cause of grief and bereavement. For instance many of us can be deeply effected by the loss of an animal, a breakup or the loss of a job.

Subtle And Long Lasting Effects

And the effects of grief can be subtle and long lasting.

Above all I don’t have any clinical experience in these matters. In fact I tend to be rather stoic in these situations.

Travel Helps

On the other hand I have traveled across the country most of this year and last.

Darkness All Over America

Consequently I can speak with authority on a general sense of what can only be called darkness that seems like it’s been with us forever.

Tough Times

To sum up it’s not inaccurate to suggest many are going through tough times.

Secondly the cure for me is travel. Just hearing the tires on the highway makes me happy.

Finally as my friend suggested, talking about it seems to help.

Spring Is Coming

Meanwhile the days are getting longer and spring is coming. Maybe the dark time will end soon for everyone.

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Vanlife-Nomad-Backlash-Bob Davis Podcast 980

VanLife Nomad Backlash

Suddenly there’s a Vanlife Nomad Backlash. Certainly it’s fun to be free and living out on the road. What’s the problem? My reaction in Vanlife-Nomad-Backlash-Bob Davis Podcast 980.

Full Commitment

Firstly I’ve just recently made a full commitment to living on the road. Learn more about that here.

Extended Travel

Secondly extended travel has been a part of these podcasts since the beginning.

Social Media…Again

However recently some have taken issue with some over the top social media accounts.

Hollywood Has Discovered The Modern Nomad

To clarify reporters and Hollywood have suddenly discovered the nomad trend.

Blame It On Instagram

As a result it seems like detractors want to attack the whole lifestyle as ‘fake’ because of a few over the top Instagram accounts.

Not For Everyone

Meanwhile my experience has been it’s not a lifestyle for everyone.

Demanding And Tough

In fact the nomad lifestyle can be demanding and tough but be very rewarding at the same time.

Nomad Life Is Hardscrabble

In the same vein I haven’t met too many nomads driving around in vehicles costing at least six figures.

The Majesty Of A Walmart Parking Lot

For example a nomad might experience the majesty of a campground in a national forest one week. And the majesty of a Walmart or Truck Stop lot the next.

Adventure and Fun

To sum up it’s not always glamorous. But it’s always an adventure.

Back Out On The Back Road

Most importantly while I am stuck in a driveway in Virginia as we deal with a death in the family I can’t wait to get back on the back road.

Real Experience

In Vanlife-Nomad-Backlash-Bob Davis Podcast 980 it’s time to talk about the real experiences I have had as a newly minted ‘nomad’. And most importantly the depth of those experiences.

Family and Friends

Even more I realize many nomads are interrupting trips with long stays with family and friends. Why? Because we can.

So What?

On the other hand. Who can blame us?

Shore Power and A Hot Shower

After months of taking showers in truck stops and cooking over campfires, shore power and a hot shower at ‘home’ are pure luxury.

All About The Vibe

Most importantly is the reality of a true positive vibe that comes from travel in any form.

Doesn’t Matter What Rig You Have

Whether you’re rig is a broken down conversion or a Prevost, you’ve experienced that vibe.

No Commitments

Finally, think about travel without commitments. And going where you want. Just plain fun.

Many People Hitting The Road

In conclusion it’s true there are many people hitting the road for various reasons. As a result the nomad lifestyle and Vanlife have become a trend.

Tear Down Something Just Because Lots Of People Are Doing It

Why is it necessary to attack and tear something down just because a lot of people are doing it?

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