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Radio Interview KID-AM

Thank you to Neal Larson of KID-AM and FM out of Idaho Falls for the radio interview earlier this week. We talked about the Idaho Total Eclipse Guide. This book is the only guide dedicated to Idaho for the total eclipse on August 21, 2017. Neal has hosted KID’s morning show for some time. He brings information, education, and entertainment to eastern Idaho. The morning show has the latest news and updates from around Idaho and across the country. Listen to the radio interview in this Youtube video. You will learn more about the eclipse over Idaho, like how to be safe,
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Talk in Sequim, WA

On January 19, 2017, at 7pm, I will speak to Boy Scout Troop 90 and the Sequim community about my solo expedition to the South Pole. I will talk about what it’s like to be alone in Antarctica for three months. Both kids and adults will learn how to develop grit, build courage, and maintain a positive attitude in the face of adversity. Radio station KNOP 101.7FM/1410AM interviewed Rene Nadon, Troop 90’s scoutmaster, and I live on the radio on January 10, 2017. We were on the Todd Ortloff Show. Todd was amazed at the difficulty of the expedition and enjoyed hearing about
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Go run in the rain

How is your New Year resolution going? Is the winter weather getting in the way of keeping your resolution? Don’t let it! So what if it’s rainy or snowy outside! You are not going to melt. Thankfully humans aren’t allergic to water. If that happened, we’d all be toast. So whatever version of water you’re encountering, whether it’s rain, snow, sleet, fog, or whatever, don’t let it stop you. The western US is receiving crazy weather right now – be safe! Just because I told you to go run in the rain doesn’t mean you should go run across a
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Stand in the freezing creek

Watch keynote speaker Aaron Linsdau as he demonstrates his commitment to doing something crazy to make your event memorable. He stands in a freezing creek in 12ºF temperatures to show he’s dedicated to his clients.   Book Aaron as the speaker for your next event to entertain your audience and show them how to avoid cold feet when facing their next challenge.
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Disconnect 5 minutes

You can improve your attitude and outlook on life while reducing tension by simply disconnecting from the world for five minutes each day. Many of us run around with our phone, iPad, or laptop always in tow. This overloads your mind, causing stress. We’ve become addicted to believing it’s important to know what’s going on all the time. This addiction causes anxiety which in turn reduces your ability to cope with simple stresses. Please try this experiment for a week. Do it for seven days straight. Miss a day? Start again. Leave your phone, iPad, and laptop behind a closed door in your house for five minutes.
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Push yourself a little

The only way to grow and develop grit is to push yourself a little. Don’t overdo it or you might burn yourself out. It’s like if you’re a non-genius coming out of high school and you sign up for graduate level courses. You’re going to go down in flames. Although educational, that might just burn you out for the rest of your life. Instead, find where the  edge of your strength is and go only a tiny bit farther. If you’re currently running three miles, add another quarter mile. After running for perhaps half an hour, what’s another few minutes? I had the
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Blind people can ride bikes

Imagine yourself riding a bike down the street. You are enjoying the warm temperatures, the breeze, and the sensation of motion. You have no cares in the world. And you are doing this while wearing a mask so you can’t see. Does this sound impossible? It’s not. Daniel Kish has figured out how to ride a bike after losing his eyesight in childhood. Often people’s perception of what they are capable of is wrong. What you believe you can do affects you physically. So much of what limits you is in your head. If you believe something is impossible, you’ll never try it, even if it’s well within your abilities.
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