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Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a man who not only has an amazing demonstration of facial hair, but also has an amazing passion for life, adventure and enjoying himself.
He calls himself an adventurer, entrepreneur and a storyteller and is being truly authentic to what he was put on this earth to be.
But his life hasn’t always been one that sounds like every boys dream.
Traveling through foreign lands.
Chatting with unusual strangers.
And living a life on his own terms.
In his own words he says “As a small child I wanted to be an explorer – to discover new, far away lands. But as I grew up, these dreams began to fade and were replaced with bank accounts, mortgages and dull conversations. Then a series of tragic events changed the course of my life. A few months later, I was riding across Mongolia in an ambulance. I had, in a small way, attained my childhood dream. From that inflection point, my life has been on a different path.”
He poses the question that is perfect for a show like this that has a tagline like “Connecting our pasts to build our futures”
“What would it be like if, even for an instant, you could step into the shoes of your childhood dream? What if it is possible – and we’ve just convinced ourselves that it isn’t “feasible” as we’ve grown older?”
What would it be like indeed?
So what is it about humans that seem to need a series of tragic events to start looking closely for the true course of their lives?
And does he see the first part of his life as one of wasted opportunity, or just an apprenticeship for where he is now?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Chris Plough.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How there are two points to life that have total freedom: one when are you so rich that you can do anything, or so poor that it doesn’t matter.
How we are so scared to do stuff that pushes us out of our comfort zones no matter who we are, but we need to do it to grow to our full potential.
How he avoided dealing with the death of his family by setting himself on the path of career burnout, until he knew that it was time to change direction.
How having a badly performing vehicle to do an adventure in, really ramps up the boys own adventure you get amazingly.
Why the word “Yes” is so powerful in life and takes us into new experiences, but the word “No” frees up time for us to say “Yes” more.
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