Do you want to Survive, or Thrive..?

One of my top five tips for life, business and education…

As I travel the world, I see incredible things.  The Favela’s of Rio de Janeiro have an awful reputation for drugs, violence and chaos.  Yet, when I stayed in them I saw incredible entrepreneurship, met hard-working people and saw more smiling faces than I have in a long time…

Appreciate what you have…

You only have to walk down a city street or sit in a shopping centre to see one of the most destructive elements in modern society – the quest for more, more, more.  Why am I saying this?  Because society today never seems happy unless it can have the latest gadgets and accessories.  I have to ask ‘What happened to the simple things in life..?’

Continue reading “Appreciate what you have…”

Going nuts in Brazil part I – Running round Rio…

Sugar-Loaf-Summit

Now you might think me going a bit soft by travelling to Brazil, after all, I am Mr. Frostbite!  Well, I’ve climbed in many hot climates across the world since almost freezing to death on Mt. McKinley and they bring with them their own set of problems.  The hot and sweaty climates play havoc with my skin grafts and I have to watch them much more than on a freezing mountain.  The risk of infection is much higher and the chances of damaging them increased.  All that said, I was invited to climb around Rio de Janeiro by good friends Fiona and Felipe and couldn’t resist…

Continue reading “Going nuts in Brazil part I – Running round Rio…”