Dave Cornthwaite is a Yes Man. He is also an Ultra Endurance Adventure Traveler, a Film Maker, an Author, a world record holder and a Global Public speaker. He’s built his life around sharing his stories of self-propelled travel but Dave started his life after college as a Graphic Designer.
Unfortunately, he was terrible at graphic design and reached a point where he was miserable with his choices, but he didn’t know how to start the daunting task of building a new life.
He started the daunting task of changing his life by doing two things:
He made the simple decision to say yes more.
He bought a skateboard.
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Unusual. The world is a good place and it always works out if you give it a chance to.”
He quit his job and literally skateboarded out of the office and continued for 3,618 miles breaking the Guinness world record and that was just the beginning…
Since then he’s continued to travel for 10s of thousands of miles completely self-propelled. Kayaks, bikes, swimming, anything that keeps him moving forward.
In this episode we discuss…
- His routine life of working, playing video games and repeating the process over and over.
- How his life changed when he bought a skateboard.
- Quitting his job by skateboarding out of the office.
- Setting his sites on breaking the Guinness World Record by skateboarding across Australia.
- The challenges of his first expedition and the similarities of building a startup.
- Accidentally starting a cult.
- Buying a bus.
- The evolution of the Yes Tribe.
- How he funds his lifestyle as an Adventure Traveler.
- 25 expeditions of at least 1000 miles by human power only, NO ENGINES!
How would your life be different if you made the decision to
Say Yes More?
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A big thanks to Derek Loudermilk for introducing Dave to the show. Check out Derek’s podcast The Art of Adventure for crazy stories of inspiring adventurers.
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