At first direct we're inspired by people who are forging their own paths and living their lives in less ordinary ways. That's why we've partnered with Alastair Humphreys who's smashing life in a non-traditional way.
He's an author, orator and, oh yes, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. Hes cycled around the world, rowed the Atlantic and walked across India. He's no stranger to big adventures, but is also hugely passionate about 'microadventures'.
A microadventure is like a big adventure, just quicker, cheaper and closer to home. Been thinking of exploring that forest near your flat, or trying rock climbing? Alastair's advice: just get out there and do it.
We chatted to him about avoiding the excuses which stop us from trying new things (not enough money, too busy procrastinating, etc) and how asking ourselves bigger questions like, "Am I earning money for the sake of it?" can help us re-evaluate our priorities and awaken our adventurous side. You don't need to quit your job or run horse-riding tours across the Mongolian steppe (never say never, though), just open yourself up to the possibilities waiting on your doorstep.
Here's our chat with Alastair, the first of a number of conversations coming your way soon.