TGM Classic | Ville and Kristen Jokinen | One Epic Journey, A Lifetime of Experiences

In today’s episode of The Greatness Machine, Darius chats with Ville and Kristen Jokinen, a dynamic traveling duo who have made the conscious choice to travel. They’ve just completed a 20-month, 18,000-mile cycling odyssey from Alaska to Argentina – with zero experience. 

You’ll learn what sparked the decision to give up their traditional lifestyles and travel the world, often in conditions many of us would find impossible. You’ll discover why Ville and Kristen believe that life should be lived without hesitation – it’s too short not to chase adventure and discovery. You’ll also learn why people with the least to give are often the most generous, while those with wealth tend to be more guarded, and what that says about our society.

In this episode, Ville, Kristen, and I talked about:

  • The many lessons Ville and Kristen learned on their epic cycling journey from Alaska to Argentina
  • Why we should all strive to live without hesitation and embrace the brevity of life
  • How people who have more tend to be more guarded, while those with nothing are often the most generous and giving people you’ll meet
  • And other topics…

Meet Ville and Kristen:

Ville and Kristen Jokinenare a dynamic traveling duo who are making a conscious choice in life to travel. They completed a 20-month, 18,000-mile cycling odyssey from Alaska to Argentina – with zero bike packing experience.  They travel to meet amazing people and enjoy life. You can follow their travel adventures on their blog:

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

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