After studying with players like Shinji Eshima and John Hood, Allan had landed an orchestra gig in the Toledo Symphony.
The goal had been reached.
But Allan felt like things were at an 8 in his life. Not a 10.
What would a 10 look like?
Fast forward to the present, and Allan is on a totally different path. Allan left the Toledo Symphony several years ago. He became the #7 ranked yoga competitor in the nation (yes, we talk about this!).
He has now moved into Life Coaching. After reading my manifesto about my new direction in life, he reached out to me and we started talking.
He was tremendously helpful in helping me gain clarity about the next steps in my life. I’d never had conversations like this. He gave me strategies to obtain clarity and focus on what’s actually important in any given moment.
The is a deep conversation for sure. I’ve never really put anything like this out on the podcast. My conversation with Trevor Jones might be the closest thing. But I know you’ll enjoy it!
Resources we covered in this interview:
Allan Santos (Facebook)
Allan’s email: email@example.com
Documentary on Marshal Hawkins (Allan’s first bass teacher)
Martha Beck Institute (where Allan studied as a Life Coach)
Unemployment Never Sounded So Sweet (the post I wrote that put us back in touch)
Two book recommendations from Allan:
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