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#4 – Jay Topp: Dropping Out, Being a Digital Nomad and the Arctic Circle

#4 – Jay Topp: Dropping Out, Being a Digital Nomad and the Arctic Circle


0:00 - Jay is one of the coolest people I’ve met

1:56 - What’s wrong with the school system and how to escape it

5:48 - Growing up in an entrepreneurial family and dropping out

8:18 - Become more valuable by learning high value skills

10:45 - Voids create value / why Jay wants to change the way education is done

13:20 - Digital Nomad and filming a documentary in the Arctic Circle

21:10 - The most profound thing Jay learned from traveling to 57 countries

24:30 - All morality is localized / every idea is open to criticism

29:31 - How you do one thing is how you do everything

30:20 - What “home” means to a digital nomad / I’m a citizen of the world

39:21 - Next steps for Jay

44:00 - Biggest mentors in Jay’s life + books / closing remarks

In this podcast I speak with Jay Topp.

He’s like one of the coolest people I’ve ever met.

  • Jay is 22 years old from the Gold Coast, Australia.

  • He’s a Digital Nomad who’s stepped foot in 57 countries. He calls himself a “citizen of the world”.

  • He dropped out of school when he was 16 at a time when he started earning more than his teachers while helping his family scale their business.

  • His agency, Lion Social helps scale businesses from ideation to seven figures and has had a couple of great success stories.

  • He’s an excellent musician.

  • He’s been working on a documentary on “Digital Nomads living in the Arctic circle” which releases later this year.

  • His mission is to play a meaningful role in the revolution of education.


  • We talk about the flaws in the education system and how Jay escaped it.

  • Jay shares the most profound thing he learned upon traveling to 57 countries.

  • We explore who digital nomads are and the reasons why Jay is creating a documentary about them situated in a very unique place.

  • Jay shares what “home” means to him.

  • And much more.

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