10: James Nestor: NY Times Best Selling Author of Breath

“I am incredibly curious about stuff and it’s such a privilege to be able to be curious about stuff for a living. And just the idea that I can wake up every morning and learn new things is really exciting. It keeps me running” – James Nestor, a journalist and an author who has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and many more. Most recently, he released his book called Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. Just before joining today’s podcast, he found out that the book hit #6 on the New York bestseller list!

James grew up in Southern California and developed a deep bond with the ocean that has been with him ever since. In today’s episode, James and John talk about: 

  • How James’s conservative upbringing impacted the decisions he made during his professional and personal path 
  • Starting his professional career in writing in his late 30s and playing catch up 
  • His breakout job with Outside magazine writing about free divers in Greece 
  • His connection and relationship with water 
  • How water has been instrumental for him when wanting to achieve mental clarity
  • Insights on his new book: Breath: The New Science Of A Lost Art
  • His thoughts on being objective and curious about everything, because if something can be measured, they can be studied! 

Be sure to follow James Nestor on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and learn more about him on his website MrJamesNestor.com. Visit James’s Amazon page, if you are interested in buying his most recent book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. 

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