Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure Podcast is 11/25 of the way through his quest to complete 25 journeys of a thousand miles or more, each via a different mode of non motorized transport. I was really excited to hear that one of his favorite journeys so far ended in my hometown of St. Louis!
Dave Cornthwaite has swum the length of the Missouri River and paddle boarded the Mississippi. He has also written three books, entertained audiences on six continents, broken eight world records,Â and is the founder of www.SayYesMore.com.
His new project “Out of Office” takes him around to amazing “office” locations around the world. The only stipulation is that he is not allowed to plan anything more than 10 days in advance, and he barters for all his lodging, food, and transport.
I caught up with Dave at Bambu Indah, a boutique luxury eco lodge here in Ubud where he was making a video about the place. Check it out, it’s pretty epic.
Dave is a really down to earth guy, and a great story teller, I appreciate how thoughtful and real he wasÂ in this interview.
“Just say yes more”- Dave Cornthwaite
“I’m always with friends, even if I’m with people I just met” – Dave Cornthwaite
“Feeling small [compared to the universe] takes the pressure off” – Dave Cornthwaite
“Give yourself a chance to not just simply exist”- Dave Cornthwaite
“How can the mindset of our future leaders be more positive?”- Dave Cornthwaite
“I’m interested in being a more resilient, interesting person”- Dave Cornthwaite
“Quests are a helpful way to be a productive Human”- Dave Cornthwaite
“Responsibility is ever so dangerous”- Dave Cornthwaite
“The most important thing you can do is understand your skills”- Dave Cornthwaite
“Recuperating from a big quest in a new place is really helpful” -Dave Cornthwaite
“Adventure is doing new things, but success is being content with what happens”-Dave Cornthwaite
“Write to me and tell me what you want to go do, and I will encourage you!”-Dave Cornthwaite
What you will learn in this episode:
-How to barter your skills for food, lodging, and transport
-The adventurer’s videography tools: iPhones and photography drones
-How to use goals and quests to be more productive
-How to get paid to go on adventures
-How to minimize your living expenses
-How to learn what you are good at
-What are the dangers of responsibility
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Thanks Dave Cornthwaite!
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