“The ripest fruit at the top of the tree isnt the prize, its the choice to climb into the tree in the first place” – Jeff Shapiro
Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is Jeff Shapiro, a wingsuit base jumper, paraglider, rock climber, professional sponserd athlete, and philosopher, to name a few. In this unique episode, Jeff takes us with him to his wingsuit base jump adventure which, as he sees it, is his a reflection of his happiness, and how he shares this happiness with others and at the same time, earn from it.
As a kid, Jeff had a fascination of flight. Flying for him was like having freedom, and it was something that not everyone could attain. Wingsuit base jumping allowed him to fly – like those dreams he had when he was still a child. Jeff lives for what inspires him. When asked of the risks involved in his chosen adventures, he simply says that life is life, what is going to happen, is going to happen.
In this episode, Jeff shares his dedication for his outdoor pursuits. Not only does he makes us understand his passion for flying, Jeff also points out the losses and risks of being involved in extreme adventures. He also shares his wisdom on how he handles his partnership with companies. Finally, he leaves us with a powerful message about chasing your bliss and a wonderful reminder that our intentions speak in all of our actions.
What you’ll learn on this episode:
Wingsuit base jumping
His experience in flying
Good value exchange in terms of partnering with companies
How he earns income through his adventures
How is happiness is affecting the people around him
How he brings his experience back to inspire other people
How he deals with risk and death
How he makes a decision regarding risks
How he deals with fear
How to be a professional athlete
“You can’t fly and not be in the moment.”- Jeff Shapiro
“Whatever inspires me, that’s what I live for.”- Jeff Shapiro
“Everybody is looking for a purpose when they wake up.”- Jeff Shapiro
“If I am happy then I am able to give the best of myself to the people I love.”- Jeff Shapiro
“I absolutely love living!”- Jeff Shapiro
“Focus is a pre-requisite to anything risky.”- Jeff Shapiro
“You can only be you, I can only be me.”- Jeff Shapiro
“The wind can only blow as it does.”- Jeff Shapiro
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