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ML149: Ben Saunders on Developing Grit, Knowing When to Quit and Lessons from Polar Expeditions

Released Wednesday, 30th September 2020
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Ben Saunders is one of the world’s leading polar explorers and an acclaimed keynote speaker. He is the 3rd person in history to ski solo to the North and South poles and holds the record for the longest ever polar journey on foot. In this episode we discuss:
  • The daily life of a polar explorer including the training, the fundraising and the trekking
  • The nature of motivation and grit and how Ben's lessons from polar explorations can be transferred to your daily life
  • How to quit or ask for help when you need it - Ben recounts a tough decision he had to make and how it's influenced the way he operates
Ben's experience is unique and inspirational. The amount of obstacles he had to overcome mentally and physically to do what he did is right at the limit of human potential and I hope it will inspire you to dream a little bigger and grind a little harder.

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