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Dave Cornthwaite reached a low point at the age of 25; he was completely dissatisfied with his life. Traveling via skateboard changed his view of the town he lived in, and eventually led to Expedition 1000, a mission to take 25 different journeys of 1000 miles or more using a form of non-motorized transport.

  • Achieving surface level success at the age of 25
  • A moment when Dave was less than inspired by himself
  • Why a snowboarding trip altered Dave’s trajectory
  • How skateboarding changed Dave’s perception of the town he lived in
  • Why getting too comfortable kills your ambition
  • The importance of getting off the grid and taking micro-adventures
  • Making your first big decision to take a leap of faith
  • Why improving ourselves endlessly is the key to growth
  • Finding the things that satisfy us, creatively and futuristically
  • Looking at life for what it could be, as opposed to what it is now
  • Skateboarding nearly 5000 miles across Australia
  • The advantages of working a job that you absolutely hate
  • Finding the thing that is totally unique to you
  • Why the only thing we control is how we spend our time
  • Dealing with the moments when you doubt yourself and your capabilities
  • The physical challenges that increased Dave’s mental prowess
  • Developing your personal yes muscle with daily activities
  • What causes Dave to turn down significant amounts of money

Dave Cornthwaite has built a career around his passions. He is a keynote speaker, author, and motivator, instilling his yes-oriented philosophy into his audience. He has contributed to the sprouting of many international adventures and strongly advocates for bettering the world through less consumption and more happiness.


Originally aired about 2 years ago.

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