“Taking on the big stuff is definitely not for the faint hearted. But if you dare, your life will never be the same.”
From the head of the Baltoro Glacier on the wild border between Pakistan and China rises the most unforgiving and terrifying peak in the world. It stands in a corner of the planet still largely untouched by mankind. It’s an untamed beast: honor it, and it will show you the world in a way you couldn’t have imagined. Disrespect it, and it will show you your grave. The Balti natives of the region call it Chogori – the big one. The rest of us simply call it K2.
Nine years ago I embarked on a journey that would take me across the world. I’ve traversed each continent and been to its highest peak in search of enlightenment. I’ve seen many wonders but none can compete with my next challenge – the brutal majesty that is K2. Over the next year, I’ll be devoting a lot of time, energy and resources to this final climb. Becoming friends with Mother Nature is my priority. Being humble, peaceful and standing in the face of humility is the heart and soul of mountaineering. The mountains are where egos get destroyed and mind, body and spirit become one. Mother Nature is the gatekeeper to those who play the game of life. Respect her and you may witness her beauty. Disrespect her and she’ll show you her wrath. It’s nothing personal. Only with her approval will I return home, with a story that only a few men and women have earned the right to tell – how I conquered K2.
Conquering these inner mountains is no walk in the park. Taking on the big stuff is definitely not for the faint hearted. But if you dare, your life will never be the same. This is stepping into your POWERFUL HUMAN. Every person on this earth has a destiny to fulfill, something that is calling to you.
What is your K2? What scares you and excites you? What experience cries out and begs you to come forward? Your personal K2 can be anything you want it to be. Maybe it’s learning a new language or restarting an old project. Maybe it’s that vacation that you earned 10 years ago and still refuse to take it because you have “no time.” Whatever it may be, I hope my POWERFUL HUMAN journey inspires you to begin your own. Let’s play ball!
I’m climbing K2 in honor of the infinite knowledge we all possess and that is available to anyone willing to step into their personal power. This is for all of the POWERFUL HUMANS that have inspired me over the years, who have supported my journey and believed in a message. I’m doing it for you! Wake every morning and know that you’re never climbing alone. I’m your biggest fan! Now get up and put on a new perspective. Your POWERFUL HUMAN journey awaits!