Shawn Anderson to Hike 400 Miles Across Portugal.
Los Angeles, CA, April 29, 2015 — Motivational author and speaker Shawn Anderson doesn’t just talk about ideas such as “going the extra mile” and “living the life you love”…he lives them. The six-time author and inspirational keynoter will be walking 440 miles from Lisbon, Portugal, to Finisterre, Spain, starting on May 26, 2015.
“I’m a big believer in keeping sharp,” Anderson says. “Life has a way of dulling our potential unless we break everyday routines and create opportunities that push us outside our comfort zones. Hiking as far as I can each day across Portugal with nothing more than a small book backpack over my shoulder has the potential to definitely sharpen me.”
Creating adventures to sharpen himself is not a new concept for Anderson. He has biked solo across the United States twice, hiked 550 miles across Spain in 27 days, run a 100-mile race, completed a 40-day around-the-world trip and has been to over 40 countries. Immediately following the Portugal adventure, Anderson will be heading to the Philippines on a speaking tour with the expectation of reaching 20,000 Filipinos.
“Dream big and take bigger action,” Anderson shares. “Life is too short to wish for second chances. Now is my chance to not only live the life I love, but to make the biggest difference I can.”
In addition to being a successful lifetime entrepreneur, Anderson is also the Founder of Extra Mile America and the creator of “Extra Mile Day” – a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change when we go the extra mile. On November 1, 2014, 527 mayors and cities made the unique declaration and recognized those in their local communities who were going the extra mile in volunteerism and service. On November 1 this year, 550 U.S. cities are expected to declare Extra Mile Day.
The author of the motivational book, Amicus 101: A Story of the Pursuit of Purpose and Overcoming Life’s Chaos, concludes, “The quality, value, and adventure of each of our lives will always be determined by our own vision and a willingness to take action on that vision.”
To interview or book Shawn Anderson as a guest or speaker, call 310-402-4826 or email Shawn@ShawnAnderson.com. For more information about Extra Mile Day, visit ExtraMileAmerica.org.
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