Ever witness someone online and think about how awesome it would be to friends with that person? For me, Kyle Dempster is one of those people. I love watching his scrappy, amazing exploration of Kyrgyzstan in this video and its overall message: “remember: real adventure isn’t polished.” From Duct Tape then Beer, watch the trailer for, “The Road From Karakol.”
In 2009, my Texas 4000 for Cancer teammates and I rode our bicycles along Dease Lake Highway 37 through Iskut, near the Sacred Headwaters. While in this region, we met people from the First Nations and they taught us about their traditions; we even got to see them smoke salmon. This whole place is just as beautiful as Wade Davis describes it. Stumbling upon this TED Talk during my lunch break today made me so nostalgic and driven to head up that way again at least once more during my lifetime.
Something tells me this applies to more facets of life than being an entrepreneur. Many of these lessons can apply to any sort of challenge, and I especially like the mountain background—although I never did see Michael Jordan while climbing Kilimanjaro…