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965165_10151652100187079_510822869_oMy guest this week is Nick Manci from Sedona, Arizona. Nick is the Founder of Southwest Bikepackers and Mind Body Resilience Training (MBRT).

Nick’s mission focuses on the re-development of combat veterans and other civil servants, through experiences in the natural world.

Nick is a service-focused entrepreneur and in this episode he explores what it means to be self-reliant and leverage your own unique value to serve others in a meaningful way.

Join Nick and I as we drink a little red wine and talk about how he uses his values, skills and life experience to connect with his tribe and make a difference in the world.

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In this interview Nick will discuss:

  • How his desire to serve others has influenced the creation of Southwest Bikepackers.
  • How he found the inspiration to turn his idea into a meaningful project.
  • The values of self-reliance, resilience and self-respect.
  • How he is leveraging all of his interests and life experiences to create something unique and valuable.
  • The importance of identifying your core tribe and focusing on serving them.
  • The power of leveraging your heart to become a true leader.
  • Why it’s critical to escape the concrete jungle and reconnect with nature.
  • Why our deepest desire is to serve others and offer our unique value.
  • Embracing simplicity.
  • Hear about Nick’s most recent adventure (Hint: It involves conquering two peaks and sleeping under the stars!)

If you’re interested in leading a more meaning-filled life, listen in as Nick describes how to become a self-reliant entrepreneur and use your own unique value to make the world a better place.



  • Southwest Bikepackers – Nick’s website for his organization that focuses on the re-development of combat veterans and other civil servants, through experiences in the natural world.
  • Mind Body Resilience Training (MBRT) – Nick’s process for systematically eradicating dis-ease that resides in the body and mind caused by stress and trauma while rebuilding our resiliency to it.
  • To inquire about sponsorship or support of Southwest Bikepackers, connect with Nick via his personal Facebook page.
  • Connect with Nick on Facebook or YouTube



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P.S. What did you find most helpful in this episode? I’d love to hear your remarks or questions in the ‘comments’ section below! 

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