“Don’t wait. Start right now.” – Sean Conway
Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure is Sean Conway, adventurer extraordinaire. He is a record holder for the world’s longest triathlon and has done many physical challenges and has speed record attempts for cycling across Europe and around the globe. He is one of the most well-known adventurers around the world, and definitely a badass !
Sean was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in South Africa, but has English and Irish families. The adventurer and explorer in him thus runs in his pedigree. Sean believes that to stop yourself from failing, you need to prepare for it. For him, the adage “if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail” holds true.
In this episode, Sean shares to us his adventure stories, from living the boat life to moving to the district for training and translating epic tales of adventure into profitable gigs. He has done the world’s first and farthest. He is now working on his third F, the fastest. Finally, Sean considers confidence as the one thing in this world that people need to have. He says that if you have a big idea, start right now and don’t wait, because in the end, you will not regret it.
What you’ll learn on this episode:
- Interesting ways to add adventure to a packed life
- Sean’s adventure stories
- How he funds his adventures
- How he creates his own events
- How to translate an epic tale of adventure into a paid gig
- How to manage motivation
“Adventure, in its purest form, is just a way of thinking.”
“You can be adventurous in your everyday life.”
“Keep your core goal in the forefront of your mind.”
“Actively add adventure in your existence. “
“If you got something in the back of your mind, just start now.”
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