#128 Why you are innately wild and empowered with Tony Riddle

“We can’t all live in nature but that doesn’t mean we can’t all live naturally. ”Tony RIddle

On this week’s episode of The Unconventionalists podcast I sit down with my friend and brother from another mover, Tony Riddle, who on Sunday 1st September, 2019 kicked off his epic challenge to run 30 miles every day for 30 days, barefoot.

That’s right, Tony will run the length of Britain with a pair of butt naked feet, interviewing experts and influencers along the way to raise awareness for sustainability and climate change.

You might recognise Tony from a previous episode of The Unconventionalists podcast (ep #40), which was the very first podcast interview Tony ever did!

Back then, Tony had two daughters, was training individuals people in his Camden movement studio, ran a few weekend retreats and barely had an online presence.

Since then Tony has had another daughter and is now expecting a baby boy. He’s trained former World Champion British boxer David Haye and has been invited to give talks around Europe at festivals and corporate workplaces. He’s become good friends with The Happy Pears and Jasmine Hemsley, and was also featured on Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s podcast Feel Better, Live More (ep 71) and recently was invited on the epic Rich Roll podcast (ep 463) giving spreading his message to a global audience.

Needless to say that Tony was catapulted into the spotlight for all the right reasons.

In fact, when Tony and I sat down for this week’s interview just before he set off for his epic challenge, Tony had 21,300 followers on Instagram.

By the time we published this episode, Tony had over 33,000 followers.

This is an incredible and powerful conversation about how you can achieve so much more than you think by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and putting out a big crazy dream into the world to go after it.

It’s also a much needed reminder as to why we are all innately wild, connected and empowered.

We talked about how Tony managed to grow an organic and true following online (and what you can learn from his experience too), how Tony is getting mentally prepared for his biggest challenge to date, and of course, how Tony ended up being invited on one of the world’s most popular podcast show.

As always I’d love to hear what you thought of this exclusive interview, so please get in touch on social media by tagging me @markleruste and Tony, aka @thenaturallifestylist.

And remember, you are not alone!




Mark’s “How To Launch A Podcast” bootcamp (get 10% off by using the discount code “podcasttribe” when you check out): https://theunconventionalists.com/podcasting-bootcamp

Podcast bootcamp Jayson Graystone’s video testimonial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPqnFgTOaUM&t=1s

Tony Riddle’s website: https://www.tonyriddle.com

Join Tony’s Barefoot Challenge: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1cR6WfFSnHzcj2P6NCa9sL1kYe8OsMJl3&ll=54.5760737128973%2C-3.9152023000000327&z=6

Tony’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenaturallifestylist/

Tony’s Podcast: https://tonyriddle.com/podcasts/

Rewild Your Squat Video Course (use discount code “theunconventionalists50” to get 50% off): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/rewildyoursquat

Natural Running Video Course (use discount code “theunconventionalists50” to get 50% off): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/naturalrunningtutorial/349217127

Rewild Your Feet Video Course (use discount code “theunconventionalists50” to get 50% off): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/rewildyourfeet/353595156

Previous episode of Tony on The Unconventionalists podcast: https://theunconventionalists.com/episode/40

Tony on Rich Roll podcast: https://www.richroll.com/podcast/tony-riddle-463/

Jasmine Hemsley: https://www.jasminehemsley.com

The Happy Pears: https://thehappypear.ie

Tony on Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s Feel Better, Live More podcast: https://drchatterjee.com/what-makes-us-human-with-tony-riddle/

Tony on the Social Fabric podcast: https://socialfabric.ie/2019/03/04/episode-46-tony-riddle-natural-life-stylist/