At the beginning of 2011 we started a campaign called Start Something You Love. We kicked it off on 19th January with our big Esc winter party in front of 600 people at Guanabara bar in central London.

We are now following it up with 365 bits of advice from real people who are doing interesting and inspirational things with their lives. And we asked them all the same question:


This week we have 7 quotes from people who have done or are doing big adventures…

#70: Rachel Smith – Rowing across the Atlantic:

Fund-raising: The more time you put in, the more money you will make.

Break it all down into bite sized chunks.

Set goals and smaller goals to tell you how well you’re doing. Make sure you know when you’ve achieved it and celebrate your success.

#71: Ed Lines & Phil Sutton – Riding horses up the Andes!

Ed Lines: My grandfather told me a line from a speech by Sir Francis Drake to his crew “There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.

Phil Sutton: Ignore rational advice.

#72: Katie-Jane Cooper – Professional adventurer, ex-model

Anyone is capable of anything!

#73: Lee Hughes – Planning adventures while at university

Best advice comes from my favourite quote by William Blake “no bird can fly too high if it’s with its own wings.”

#74: Dan Martin – Global Triathlon

The hardest part of any trip is getting out your front door. Al Humphreys told me that in an e-mail before my first trip.

#75: Tom Allen – Long-distance cyclist: Ride-Earth

A concrete plan and grandiose objective such as circling the planet is not really necessary in order to have a life-changing adventure. It’s certainly good to have something to aim for to provide momentum, but not if it tramples over other opportunities that will inevitably come your way.

#76: Justin Miles – Hero #1: In Scott’s footsteps to the South Pole

In the words of my Grandfather: “Just, don’t ever aspire to be average.”

Now do three things…

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