- The China motorcycle trip is set to be aired on the Travel Channel globally in April of 2013, promoting the show and book.
- Traveling and doing speaking events on my life and experiences to a wide array of audiences.
- Overseeing the edit of the India Ride and writing the book
- Running a Mandarin Language School in London
- Advising and working with a small VC firm helping them invest in great projects.
Before I escaped...
I started up a Currency Brokerage firm, helping SME's manage their currency risk and exposure.
My moment of truth...
After I sold my company I had to work for the acquirers for two years. In the first week I had a 3 hour board meeting in which nothing got accomplished it was a pretty much what happened the next two years. I survived until the end and was in New York in central park talking with my brother and talking about how I needed a real adventure. We went to the apple store got on google maps and mapped out a circumnavigation of China by motorcycle, the route didn't change much and we accomplished it and filmed it less than a year later.
Planning for it...
I was fortunate to be able to sell an asset and have some cash in the bank.I had hoped to raise sponsorship and investment for the MKride but quickly realised that I had no experience and wasn't famous and didn't raise a penny. My brother and I ended up funding it entirely ourselves.
The worst and best bits...
- I'm happy getting up every morning and going to work.
- I have had some great adventures and seen so much.
- Potentially found a way to make money and still live my dream life.
- In the position to help inspire others to live life.
- Lots of ups and downs
- A lot of people saying "no"
- Don't make as much money
- Live is short, your mind is not the only place for dreams.
Advice I would give:
- Regret what you've done rather than what you haven't
Wish someone had told me:
- Don't worry about the money, you'll make enough if you're happy and passionate about what you do next.