When bad things happen, humans, in essence, have two response options: they can worry about it, stress about it, and live in a place of fear, for one. Their second option, though? They can pre-accept that bad situations might happen and live in a place of learning and gratitude instead. It is nearly impossible to stop bad situations from happening, but one thing that can be controlled is the response.
Hayden welcomes Cody Crabb, a composer based out of Salt Lake City. He has worked on a number of full-length films, YouTube channels, and shorts, and is currently composing scores for the very Travel Stories Podcast. He and Hayden talk about how the location of a story influences his scores, how important body language can be, and the significance of learning and understanding the local language when you travel.
Cody shares his story, which took place in Sinaloa, Mexico. He calls this story, “The Ambulance Story.” He spent two years in Mexico, but he still remembers vividly the day that he and one of his new companions saw an ambulance and a truck squeal around the corner while they were walking down the street in Sinaloa. It was not the speed or the recklessness of the vehicles that surprised him - no, it was what he saw and heard on the back of the truck that surprised him more than anything else.
The lessons learned in another country when one travels can stay in memory and actions for years after the adventure is over. Cody and Hayden talk about how important it is to attempt to prepare for any situation when you travel. Hayden talks about how he likes to fly by the seat of his pants, and how instincts can be changed. Composure is a powerful trait to possess when traveling, and keeping oneself in a state of pre-acceptance can lead to a stressless travel mindset.
- 0:58 - Hayden introduces Cody Crabb, a composer based out of Salt Lake City who has worked on a number of full-length films, YouTube channels, and shorts, as well as for the Travel Stories Podcast. Cody talks about how the location of a story influences his scores for the podcast.
- 5:09 - Hayden points out how Cody always mentions Mexico, and Cody shares his Spanish fluency. They discuss how knowing the native language as well as body language can affect your travel experience.
- 16:08 - Cody begins to tell his story, taking place in Sinaloa, Mexico, which he has titled “The Ambulance Story.”
- Cody spent two years in Mexico; one day, when he was in Sinaloa one day, walking down the street with one of his new companions, he saw an ambulance and a truck peel off, squealing around the corner. What was truly shocking, though, was what Cody saw on the back of the truck. Cody’s companion was so alarmed, he froze up, but Cody knew they still had work to do.
- 22:34 - Cody talks about how the lessons he learned in Mexico will stay with him for as long as he lives, and he and Hayden talk about how to prepare for any situation when you travel, good and bad, and how the body knows how to respond in a frightening situation. Hayden discusses how he solves situations in the moment, and how people can not only follow their instincts, but also change them.
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