Roz Savage is the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. She holds four Guinness World Records, and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to fundraising and the environment.
Rowing solo across entire oceans was an unexpected career move for a former management consultant who doesn’t particularly enjoy exercise. She was inspired to brave the oceans when she realized two things: 1) we are all capable of much more than we tend to believe we are, and 2) we need to make some changes if we're going to live healthy lives on a thriving planet. So she used her voyages to expand her own limits, and to promote sustainable living.
She now writes, speaks, and lectures on sustainability, courage, resilience, and change.
In this episode, Roz tells the story of how she changed her life and became a solo ocean rower. We talk about change, fear, pain, and the traps of comfort that can so easily keep us stuck. Her honesty about what it's like to undertake huge challenges alone, what she learned, how she handles fear, and where she finds motivation was powerful for me to hear about, and I hope you enjoy her stories just as much!
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- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig
- Mindset, by Carol Dweck
- Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch
- The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
- The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield
- Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn
- Beyond Civilization, by Danial Quinn
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