Have you ever planned a high-octane, high-risk adventure?
Recently I had the chance to talk with Peter Van Kets, who planned and executed a daring escapade to row in an unsupported boat across the Atlantic with a friend. Here are just a few stunning facts from our conversation.
- They rowed nonstop (in shifts of 1.5 hours each) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a total of 50 days and 12 hours. (The only day they took a break was Christmas Day.)
- They consumed anywhere from 8,000 - 10,000 calories a day and supplemented their diet by drinking olive oil (100 mL of olive oil is roughly 900 calories).
- The three major hazards they faced were potential for 1) capsizing, 2) collision with other boats, and 3) mental breakdowns.
In the end, they pushed themselves to the limit and set a world record! As Peter put it, "If we have the right process in place in our lives, we can acheive anything." Hear him tell his story in the video below.
Peter is also featured as a motivation lesson in Selling Power University -- sign up at this link and click on "Success Motivation" to test your knowledge. http://www.sellingpoweruniversity.com