Adventure begins when things start to go wrong. So stop looking for the shortcut. Embrace the difficult journey ahead.
Few embody this ethos better than today’s guest Jason Caldwell.
An extraordinary adventure athlete and beautiful beast of a human, Jason holds 11 world records set across 5 continents and 3 oceans, including a 320-mile unassisted traverse of the Namib desert (the longest desert trek across Namibia), captaining the fastest team to row across the Atlantic Ocean unsupported, and most recently, victory in the Great Pacific Race as captain of the fastest team to ever row from San Francisco to Hawaii, a feat Jason and his 3 teammates accomplished in just 30 days 7 hours, smashing the previous world record by an astonishing 9 days.
In addition, Jason is the CEO of Latitude 35, an experiential leadership and high-performance team building consulting company. He’s a widely sought-after public speaker on the Fortune 500 circuit and has taught at some of the country’s leading business schools, including Wharton, Columbia, Berkeley & West Point.
“Adventure athletes live between the goalposts of zero and one-hundred percent. Nothing is ever impossible, and nothing is ever certain.”
– JASON CALDWELL
This is a conversation about what is required to tackle and accomplish audacious goals.
It’s about cultivating things like resilience, perseverance, and risk-taking. It’s about honing the willingness to fail, leveraging drive, and celebrating humility. It’s about ‘healthy quits’—the importance of knowing how, when and why sometimes it’s crucial to just call it a day.
But more than anything, this conversation is about the critical nature of team building. It’s about leadership through experience. Why success is never a solo affair. And how to get the best out those in your orbit.
If you’re into wild stories of adventure this one’s for you. But you don’t have to be the slightest bit athletic to gain significant value out of what Jason shares today.
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- Connect with Jason: Website | Instagram | Twitter
- Book: Navigating the Impossible: Build Extraordinary Teams and Shatter Expectations
- RXR Sports: Jason Caldwell
- Instagram: @lat35racing
- GQ: The Real-Life Diet of Ocean Rower Jason Caldwell, Who Is on the Water for Weeks at a Time
- Munchies: What an Athlete Eats During 41-Day Cross-Ocean Races
- Muscle & Fitness: Jason Caldwell Credits Teamwork For Rowing The Pacific In Record Time
- InsideHook: How I Set a World Record for the Fastest Row Across the Pacific Ocean
- Fansided: Jason Caldwell balancing adventure and family life
- SF Chronicle: Four-man rowing crew from S.F. claims world speed record to Hawaii after 30 days at sea
- NBC Bay Area: 4-Man Team Rows From San Francisco to Hawaii in Reported Record Time
- Star Advertiser: Crew rows 30 days to set record in boat race from San Francisco to Hawaii
- PRWEB: Latitude 35 Racing Wins 2016 Talikser Whisky Atlantic Challenge by Sticking to a Winning Formula of Resiliency, Determination and Team Collaboration
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