What to do when your melon gets whacked
This summer an unexpected waterskiing accident left me with severe whiplash, five stitches in the back of my skull, a compressed occipital nerve, a puncture in my neck that nearly hit an artery, a punctured eardrum and a pretty nasty concussion.
Concussions suck. They demand a lengthy recovery, prolonged down time and they affect many aspects of your life including mobility, career, relationships and finances. Mild traumatic brain injuries (also called TBI’s) an invisible injury that has no fixed timeline for recovery—Now, before you get too meloncholy, I’ve got some tips that helped me get through my concussion in about four weeks. Continue Reading…
Create your lifestyle brand
How many of you often drift into a daydream at work, wishing you were riding your bike, surfing in Nicaragua or exploring the backcountry on your skis? Do you have a burning desire to create more financial and time freedom in your life?
If you’re like me, your drive to explore and adventure runs deep and is likely ingrained in your personality and consumes the majority of your thoughts. Guess what, sport is a lot like business. If you’re an athlete considering a leap into the entrepreneurial life, then read on! Because you’re already on the road to success. Continue Reading…
The purpose of life is to live it! Savour every experience, chase adventure eagerly in spite of fear, love like crazy, be real, be humble, be brave, be someone’s reason to smile.
The life experience mindset
Experiences are the sum of your identity. Whether you’ve ridden an epic climb in the Dolomites, backpacked through Europe, learned how to play an instrument or adventured across the plains of Africa — those moments add to your identity in a way that cannot be matched by a material item.
Your identity is a path defined by what you do and why you do it. It has been proven that happiness from material purchases diminishes over time, yet the joy from stand-out life experiences are carried with you much longer and become an ingrained part of our identity. Continue Reading…
Guess what? I don’t just ride a mountain bike… I do things like slalom waterskiing too.
Life has many zesty flavours
Imagine you decided pistachio ice cream was your favourite, it’s so perfect that you decide you’d only ever eat pistachio from now on. Then one day you go to buy some, but the shop is out of pistachio. Now what? Tears.
When you focus on satisfaction from one thing or establish your identity through one source such as; your career or your significant other it’s not only limiting, but dangerous. When shit goes sideways in your life, you’re potentially screwed over and your very existence is put into question. Your vulnerable to depression, crushing self-worth and loss of purpose. Continue Reading…