Roz Savage is an environmental activist, author, world renowned speaker, a lecturer at Yale and is an Ocean Rower with 4 Guinness World Records but what makes her story even more remarkable is that she once had a seemingly normal life. Roz is from England and into her 30’s she was living a life of materialism chasing the big house and big money as a management consultant but she quit it all to pursue a life with purpose.
Now, she is the first woman to row solo across 3 oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans and she did it in a 23 foot rowboat. in 2010 she was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic.
We talk about endurance, perseverance, minimalism, facing death and letting go of a materialistic life and mindset to transcend self-imposed limits and build a platform for environmental activism.
She’s now a lecturer at Yale University teaching a course titled: Courage in Theory & Practice.
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In this episode she answers…
What did your life look like before you pulled the ripcord?
What personal and material possessions where you giving up?
What was the hardest and scariest part of making the transition?
How do you go from a Management Consultant living a normal life crossing the Atlantic ocean in a 23 foot row boat?
How do you fund your projects and pay for your boat?
How often have you felt like you were on the brink of death?
What did it feel like to see land after so many days at sea?
What does your life, business model and a typical week of an environmental activist look like today?
What does your course at Yale titled Courage in Theory & Practice actually teach students?
You currently have 4 world records, do you have your sights set on any others?
What can each of us do in our daily lives to treat the environment better?
She explains how the simple step of not buying plastic water bottles can have a huge impact on our water resources. Roz was living a normal life but chose to chase her passion of environmental education by creating a global platform and she’s done it one oar stroke at a time.
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Podcast: Roz Savage Project