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“Never enough” – a challenging quote

Just read the first chapter of Brené Brown's challenging book "Daring Greatly." She quotes this extremely compelling paragraph from Lynne Twist: “For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is "I didn’t get enough sleep." The next one is "I don't...

Sneak preview of my new film

Sneak preview of the opening of my new film (about a solo walk across the world's second biggest sand desert- this is Rough Cut...

Summary of Dan & Chip Heath’s new book, The Power of Moments

Recently read Dan & Chip Heath’s latest book, The Power of Moments. It’s about how we usually leave the defining moments of life to chance, but there are in fact intentional ways we can CREATE defining moments. Here are my top takeaways: -Powerful moments usually come...

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“Never enough” – a challenging quote

Just read the first chapter of Brené Brown's challenging book "Daring Greatly." She quotes this extremely compelling paragraph from Lynne Twist: “For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is "I didn’t get enough sleep." The next one is "I don't...

Summary of Dan & Chip Heath’s new book, The Power of Moments

Recently read Dan & Chip Heath’s latest book, The Power of Moments. It’s about how we usually leave the defining moments of life to chance, but there are in fact intentional ways we can CREATE defining moments. Here are my top takeaways: -Powerful moments usually come...

How to develop a positive mindset

In my speech to Glory Global Solutions in Japan last week, we reflected on how to nurture a positive mindset - something that's important on an expedition and also in business. Research shows that with a more positive mindset we are more creative, more resilient, and...

Bicycle vs. Bullet Train

On my way through Japan by bicycle (whilst Cycling Home From Siberia), it took me about two weeks to get from Tokyo to Kobe (albeit with a few detours). When I did it this week on a bullet train on the way to give a speech to Glory Global Solutions, it took 3 hours!...

Keynote Speech for Glory Global Solutions, Japan

Many thanks to Ben Thorpe for inviting me to speak to the APAC leaders of GLORY GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LTD yesterday, in Himeji, Japan. A few things I have learnt through doing this gig: 1. Glory is a world-leading provider of cash technology solutions. 2. Himeji has a very...

Microadventures!

If you travel lots for business, but don't get to see beyond the airport, transfer, and hotel... check out this. My oldest adventuring buddy Alastair Humphreys was in Hong Kong to give a keynote, and when he was done, instead of staying in a hotel, we went on a HK...

Three recent testimonials

Many thanks to Stuart Klein, Olivia Wong and Jenny Loh for their recent testimonials after I gave speeches for their respective organisations: Rob's inspiring, humorous and highly engaging talk resonated strongly with all of us. His ability to intertwine themes that...

A warm-up that can change your destiny

As part of my warm-up routine before a speech, I always try and find an inconspicuous spot to do some superman poses! I do this because of what I learnt from Amy Cuddy's amazing TED speech (the second most viewed TED of all time, with 46 million views). Doing "power...