I am a big believer in pushing the boundaries. I put my body through extreme endurance challenges for three reasons... (1) to see how far I can push myself and; (2) to help people along the way and raise funds/ awareness for various charitable causes; (3) inspire someone to break their own limits.
I got involved in this field from my own mental health battles many years ago - I managed to overcome both heavy depression & anxiety not through self-infliction or medication but with endurance & gratitude.
Where I’ve had a lived experience and am constantly reinventing myself through endurance and simulated adversity is essential preparation for mental chaos. As a thought leader on Practical Resilience, I'm grateful to be teaching this to others so they can plan in advance of crisis and not be the bitch of their own brain.
I've been fortunate enough to be an international professional keynote speaker and have written a best-selling book, 'Everyone Has a Plan Until Sh!t Hits the Fan' - I wrote it to...
1. Get someone out of a rut
2. Prevent someone from committing suicide
3. Help someone break their limits
Since 2015, I've put my body through 60 endurance events for various causes/ charities ranging from 100mile ultramarathons, an ultramarathon down Mt Everest to a 24hr treadmill challenge.
I do the crazy sh!t because it keeps me sane and helps me grow. Simply, I push the limits for others, testing adversity along the way as the guinea pig to make your life easier.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS