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A Revolutionary Tip from Mike Mongo

Nihar Suthar interviewed astronaut teacher Mike Mongo on Incito tonight. There was some deep discussion, including observations about people having childhood dreams. Nihar’s childhood dream was becoming an airplane pilot. Mike’s childhood dream was becoming an astronaut. At the age of 42, after Mike had accomplished everything possible being a successful Marine sciences researcher, he was looking for what to do next in life.

One simple, but revolutionary tip he provided when looking for a completely new career was to “look back to what you dreamt of as a child.” Mike unfortunately was in a situation where he couldn’t be an astronaut at his age because he had missed out on a lot of training. However, he could get creative about how he fulfilled his childhood astronautical dreams. He found that he loved teaching kids. That’s when it hit him. He could be an astronaut teacher! He could teach kids about space and empower them to get there as well.

This is powerful. One lesson we can all take away from Mike’s story is that we should never rule out our childhood dreams. Like him, we can brainstorm and find a creative way to achieve any unfulfilled visions when looking for what to do next.


Mike Mongo is an astronaut teacher, traveling around the world.


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January Jones- Open Your Heart with Skiing

Meet Stephen HultquistSteve Hulquist

Stephen Hultquist is a husband, father, ski instructor, journalist, consultant, personal coach, and pastor. He is committed to living life with passion, and doing all things with energy, excitement, and esteem for this singular life we have.

He is a certified professional ski instructor and works part time at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado as an instructor and Over the Hill Gang guide. He also offers professional services to businesses and organizational leaders providing insights on people, processes, and technology. Hultquist writes on topics related to business, leadership, technology, and personal development, and he is a professional speaker offering his insights at public and private events, workshops, and seminars.

He lives just outside Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and three children. They find time to ski, bike, golf, dance, ride horses, and grow together.

He writes and speaks professionally on a number of topics, and recently had his first non-technical book published: Open Your Heart with Skiing; Mastering Life Through Love of the Turns.