Rest assured I’m not your typical Everest speaker. Reaching the top of a mountain only tells half the story. As a young inspirational speaker I have already spoken to over 10,000 people across the UK. At just 22, I have experienced, learned, succeeded, (and failed) enough to tell a unique and compelling story that anyone can relate to somewhere. Everyone in the audience will have their own ‘Everest’. Sadly, many of us are crippled by a ‘victim’ mindset at the first hurdle without noticing another door that has just opened instead!
Success means something different to everyone. But fear of failure often holds us back from taking the necessary steps to achieve something. Whilst we may not control what happens to us, I use my story and experiences from the outdoors to demonstrate that we can control our response – and in doing so we lose our fear of so-called ‘failure’. Being open about my struggles breaks down this ‘macho’ mindset towards so-called vulnerability to show that adversity can be the biggest opportunity to win.