Mark Dyck





The blog is my Whole Self Home Base,
where all the aspects of my life come together through my writing.

It’s like a bread recipe - bring a wide variety of ingredients together and create something way better than the individual parts.

You’ll find riffs on community and connection, musings on baking and fermentation, reflections on travel experiences and much more.



Rise Up! #55: Josey Baker on culture, values, privilege and mentors

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Sometimes I get nervous when I invite guests on the show and inviting Josey Baker made me more nervous than usual.

Why is that? From the first time I ever heard of Josey, he’s been everywhere. He’s all over Instagram and his book is in all the stores. He even gave a talk at Google, for goodness sake!

But I took a deep breath and sent off an invitation and was very happy when Josey accepted. And I’m even happier now that we’ve had our chat. He’s a guy I could totally spend more time with.

What started as an innocent question (“Are you always as happy as in your photos?”) sent us down a winding trail of conversation about a jar full of topics, from privilege to culture and values (and how they aren’t the same) to the importance of mentors.

It’s a conversation like no other and I’m so glad I get to share it with you today.

You can get the show on all your favourite podcast apps, from the show page or via the handy player below.

PS - If you’re ever in San Francisco, you could do much worse than a trip to The Mill, to get some of Josey’s bread at the source. And I’ll bet he’ll be smiling.

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