Would you sell your very successful company and wait for two years to find the right job opportunity?
Would you show up for 5 ‘job interviews’ with a company and keep coming back even though they don’t offer you a job (or even tell you what kind of job they might have to offer)?
Would you skip an epic race that you had trained for in order to show up at 6 am on a Sunday morning for a job interview?
Would you tattoo your life motto on your arm to remind yourself that you want to live differently?
Today’s guest, Tom Henell did all of those things. Tom is the Vice President of Lifestyle Marketing for Spartan Races. He is the past Chair for the USA Triathlon Northeast Region, is a Certified Triathlon Coach, and his personal experience with extreme triathlons was published in Triathlete magazine. He is an avid enthusiast for all things outdoors and believes we should all “go to the woods to live deliberately.
We discuss why Tom has chosen to live a life deliberate and how that life philosophy came about.
We learn how he came to work for Spartan Races and while he’s a fan of experiences that are less controlled and more adventure driven. (extreme triathlon, cycling adventures, ect.)
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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…”
-Henry David Thoreau