Using awe and respect to enjoy the journey to adventure with Steve Sanduski

What do you do when reach to edge of your mental capacity?  According to Steve Sanduski, you take one more step.  And then you take one more step after that.  Eventually, your body proves to your brain that there is more left in the tank in pursuit of the summit (literal or methaphorical).

Steve has been a very important mentor for me so I really hung on every word to hear what he learned from his experiences.  Steve is an accomplished author, podcaster, entreprenuer and outdoorsman.  He has accomplished much because of his ability to dream, plan, focus and execute on the things that are most important to him.  You will learn at ton from listening to this conversation for your own journey, so pay attention.

You can connect with Steve on his website or find his Twitter handle @SteveSanduski.

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Building a life of adventure by saying Yes with JW Eades

The Everyday Explorer comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and background.  JW Eades is one of those characters. Who would have thought that a boy from rural North Carolina would end up hiking Mount Kilimanjaro or become an expert skiier traversing some of the most extreme slopes in the United States?  JW certainly did not.  So how does a country boy turn himself in to an international man of mystery?  By paying attention and saying an immediate Yes without fear to adventures as they presented themselves throughout his life. 

At 80 years old, JW can now look back and philosophize on how and why he built these exploits in to his life experience.  This conversation barely touches the tip of the iceberg with all of the things he has accomplished, but I especially loved his take aways about what he learned by touching different parts of the globe.  Sit back and enjoy a conversation with The Most Interesting Man in the World.

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Finding fulfillment and happiness at the ends of the earth with Hannah Thornton

Explore, Learn and Transcend…guiding values that Hannah Thornton has etched on herself as a constant reminder of how to live.  There is wisdom from experience in this conversation so pay attention.  Hannah has packed her 30 years as she explores the far reaches of the globe.  I am both inspired by this conversation and in awe at her drive to continue exploring. 

But her global explorations are simulatneously self explorations, and Hannah is very open and honest about what she hopes to find in herself as she pushes to the literal ends of the earth.  What can one find by cave diving to an ancient sacrificial alter in South America or running with a stampede of reindeer in Alaska?  Only interesting things, I promise.  I hope you enjoy the conversation…this was a fun one.

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Turning suffering in to a super power with Van Fletcher

Welcome back to the On Adventure Podcast.  So Van Fletcher…Van is one of the smartest, most focused and reslilient person I have ever met.  Like my last guest, Van and I go way back but he told me things in today’s conversation that I had never heard.  If you have ever met Van, you know he is a legend and a force of nature.  This is obvious.  What is not so obvious is the intense suffering that he has indured…not just once, not even twice, but multiple times.  But Van hasn’t wasted his suffering.  He keeps getting up and taking the next step.  In fact, I think it is part of his super powers.

You are in for a real treat today.  You can find Van in Instagram here or his company page here.

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Chasing Pitchell and Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Adventure with Brew Davis

Welcome to the first edition of the On Adventure Podcast with Josh Self.  I’m joined today by Brew Davis.  Brew and I have known each other for many years, and I have watched from a distance the last two decades as he and his wife, Jen, have built their lives around adventure.  He’s the perfect guest to launch the podcast with.  I think you’re going to love this.

Brew is also a fantastic musician and story teller, and has serveral published albums to his name.  Enjoy the conversation, and then make your way to his website here and download some great tunes.


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