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The Accidental Journey

A look at the land down under...

Jun 13, 2014 / 5:00 am

Many of you listen to stories of the expeditions I do for charity. I recently released some video from our 2012 expedition to Australia to set a new Guinness...

Childlike faith

May 16, 2014 / 5:00 am

I love watching children when it comes to being a little adventurous. Most of us likely developed our first responses to fear at an early age. Strangely, that...

The things that trip you up!

May 9, 2014 / 5:00 am

As we learn to overcome fears and use the techniques I have presented in the previous few articles, there are still obstacles which seem to conspire to prevent...

Shout it out!

May 2, 2014 / 5:00 am

When it comes to embracing fear, one of the best techniques I use is to talk about it, all the time. I talk about a project I am going to do which may have a...

Focus on the future

Apr 25, 2014 / 5:00 am

One of the distractions we have when trying to attain a goal is the obstacles that get in the way of our journey. The obstacles can stop us in our tracks and...

Learning to flirt with the edge

Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 am

With all of the adventure activities I have done and still do, I wonder sometimes if the edge still exists. The systematic approach to learning a new adventure...

Keeping a clear focus on the future

Apr 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

Many times when we are gripped by fear it can be one of two mental challenges that we can learn to overcome. The Fear is completely imaginary. In this...

Repetition can cure fear

Apr 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the feeling of fear completely took over your thought process? Perhaps you were just buckling up your seat...

Crowd Funding models need our contacts?

Mar 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

I hear much talk about Crowd Funding models. Indigogo, Kickstarter and the likes have started to allow entrepreneurs and philanthropists’ dreams to come...

One person can make a difference

Mar 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

When my wife and I started our charity several years ago quite a few people had deep conversations with us about whether we could make a difference. Surely...

It may be illegal to print money!

Mar 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

But the equivalent for many of us, is to find more time in a day! Sometimes you have to wonder if in this era of technology laden assistance whether we really...

Inspired by Matthew McConaughy

Mar 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

In the razzle dazzle of Hollywood it is hard to find anyone who stands out from the crowd. The fraternity of Actors, Producers, Directors and various other...

Preparing for the BIG WIN

Feb 28, 2014 / 5:00 am

This time last week the biggest search phrase on Google was “Powerball”. I thought it was perhaps a new App for the iGalaxy or SamPhone, but...

The freedom to lose

Feb 21, 2014 / 5:00 am

Have you ever been afraid to lose or fail at something? In the end that fear may have prevented you from actually starting. For many people we inadvertently...

Busy people get things done!

Feb 14, 2014 / 5:00 am

I reflected on the statement as I looked at the teapot where I was about to jam two slices of bread in to a narrow, round, opening. Curious I thought. Why am I...

Happiness is a state of mind

Feb 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

I have had an amazing couple of weeks. It has been extremely busy and has ended up being somewhat of a social experiment for me. Two weeks ago I was asked by...

The tipping point

Jan 31, 2014 / 5:00 am

I love Malcolm Gladwell’s books and so I stole the title of one of his early books for this column. I can’t help in challenging economic times...

Getting healthy

Jan 24, 2014 / 5:00 am

This past weekend I had a medical exam. Just a check up. I managed to get straight “A's" which is a good thing at my age. But it doesn’t...

When enterprise is no longer free

Jan 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Let's assume for a moment that you have a family and your son needs a new winter jacket. You just happened to have been in the stores last week and noticed...

Marketing with a cause

Jan 10, 2014 / 5:00 am

By now over 30 million of you have watched the recently launched WestJet movie that has gone viral in a big way. Interestingly I have more people from other...

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