An Internal Locus of Control — Kiley Adams [Invest Like the Best EP.08]

This episode is a major departure from the norm.  My guest, Kiley Adams, is only 21 years old. She has crammed more learning and adventure into two decades than most people could hope to in a lifetime.  She’s track-and-field star, valedictorian, varsity soccer player, Tae Kwon Do fourth degree master black belt, and philanthropic researcher.  She has travelled all over the country and the globe, recently spending two months by herself in India.  I had the pleasure to meet here while teaching and investing class at Notre Dame and am thrilled to share her incredible story and her attitude that makes all of this possible.

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Books Mentioned

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity– Katherine Boo

The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World – Michael Marmot

The Silent Boy – Lois Lowry


Show Notes

2:11 (First Question) – Start by learning about Kiley’s Tae Kwon Do career which started when she was 4 years old.

3:50 – Kiley talks about her progression to becoming a 4th black belt.

4:40 – Kiley talks about her competition schedule and what allows her to be so good at this

5:50 – A dive into the attitude that makes Kiley thrive in so many different ways

7:22 – A look at some of the places around the globe where Kiley’s Tae Kwon Do experience proves to be a passport to amazing opportunities

10:08 – Patrick asks about the practice habits that go into training

11:21 – What are some of the shared traits among the folks who have achieved this high level of accomplishment in Tae Kwon Do masters.

12:04 – A shift into Kiley’s travel aspirations and how she got into it

12:33 – A look at Kiley’s time in India, her experience, and what she has learned while working at an NGO there

13:41 – An interesting cultural difference that Kiley learned in India because of their greetings

15:02 – What are the future places that Kiley is looking to discover

15:41 – A look at Kiley’s research which his strongly rooted in the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Model

17:19 – Kiley tells Patrick about her travels, in which she was alone for much of it.

17:52 – Some of the books and teachers that have helped to shape Kiley’s outlook

18:07 – Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity– Katherine Boo

19:06 – The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World – Michael Marmot

21:09 – The Silent Boy – Lois Lowry


19:20 The social determinants to healthcare, especially in the US

21:47 – A look at Kiley’s most memorable day in India, which includes someone sneaking her into Myanmar, and the drug trade

24:16 – Kiley then explains how she found herself in Pakistan…accidentally

25:40 – Patrick asks Kiley about her most memorable fights in Tae Kwon Do

27:01 – How Tae Kwon Do and Kiley’s attitude of always moving forward has helped her to have such an incredible life already

29:27 – What are the aspects of Kiley’s life that can be replicated by average people

32:00 – Patrick asks Kiley about some of the other areas that she is looking to master in the coming years.

33:30 – What Notre Dame has done for Kiley and why she picked that school

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