25 Journeys of 1000+ Miles via Non-Motorized Transport with Dave Cornthwaite

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.


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