Expedition planning - Asia/Africa/EuropeExpedition marketing plans
In 2012 David left his job as a marketing executive to pursue his dream and make a living out of adventure.
With expedition planning in Asia/Africa/Europe. I can also help with expedition marketing plans.
I am currently organising an expedition across Asia called 'http://www.sand2snowadventures.com/index.php/the-adventures/silkroadstoshanghai" rel="nofollow">Silk Roads to Shanghai' which incorporates a cycle, run and raft covering over 16,000km from Istanbul to Shanghai.
I have been juggling organising the trip with work for the past 4 months but finally finished up the day job last week and now have just over a month to finalise preparations.
Day-to-day tasks vary widely from working on our logistics to organising events and managing our marketing.
In 2009 I cycled from Capetown to Dublin and knew upon returning that slipping back into a marketing role was going to be difficult.
However with loans to pay off I didn't have any other options, and so have spent the last two years working in professional services marketing - but always with one eye on another adventure and a chance to make a living out of this way of life.
Every Monday morning was a moment of truth.
Although my work wasn't terrible, it never excited or pushed me, and I always felt a little dread at the thought of another week.
I started by paying off loans and eventually saving, treating each month's progression as a little battle won.
During this time I read blogs and made notes on what other people were doing and tried to get a clearer picture of the direction I wanted to go in.
When the time was right I launched my new expedition.
The worst bit I haven't yet experienced but I suppose will be hitting the end of this month is not getting paid.
The best thing is having the freedom to make my own decisions. I think you know you're going in the right direction when you leave work and want to work harder than you ever have before.
Always be in a hurry.
Time passes by so quickly and if you don't act with urgency you will be left behind.