EP57 – How to Take More Initiative To Get What You Want, with Renee and Matthew Hahnel

Australian influencers, bloggers, photographers, authors, Renee Roaming & Matthew Hahnel share their story and advice on building your dream life by channeling resilience, passion, determination, and just taking the initiative.


In 2014, Australian natives Renee and Matthew Hahnel won American Green Cards through the Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery. Shortly thereafter, they packed their lives into 6 bags and headed to Colorado.

The next 18 months were a whirlwind of weekend adventures whilst Renee juggled a 9-5 speech therapy job and Matthew nurtured a passion for photography. But in 2016, the couple knew they needed to take another leap.

Renee and Matthew started a business together, quitting their day jobs and diving full-time into blogging and photography. Hard work and hustle paid off big time for these two and their dream careers are flourishing with opportunity.

Tune in to this episode of The Stokecast to hear their full story and get the rundown on how they made it happen, and how you can too!

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Jonathan Ronzio
Jonathan Ronzio

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Founder, Explore Inspired | CMO, Trainual | Co-Host of The Stokecast Podcast | Mountain Athlete | Award-Winning Adventure Filmmaker | Keynote Speaker

  1. What a great Podcast – really enjoyed listening to Renee and Matt and their amazing journey.
    Thanks for sharing !

    1. Thanks so much David, I’m glad you enjoyed that conversation as much as us! Renee and Matt are awesome people with such a great story. If you haven’t already, leaving a quick review on iTunes/Apple Podcasts would help us a ton! Thanks again for listening!

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