How Jamie Clark Climbed Everest

Some of the Red Pillers I follow on Twitter have been tweeting Tony Robbins-type of links. Links to videos that tell stories of perseverance.

In the video below (ignore the static image–click it and it goes straight to where the speech begins) Jamie Clark tells the story of how he made it to the top of Mount Everest. I was lucky enough to actually be in the audience.

It’s a long speech, clocking in at 40 minutes, and there are a couple of rambling parts, but the last third of his speech much wisdom in it. This is really the story of how Jamie Clark conquered a goal and became a man in the process.

Concepts covered are:

  • Having a goal and being told you can’t do it
  • Being rejected and not letting it affect your goal
  • Being told No
  • Not being a punk, but instead being of service
  • Trying and Failing, and Trying Again
  • More dealing with rejection
  • Bringing value
  • Bringing solutions
  • Analyzing failure
  • Molson’s Canadian
  • The importance of Toilet Paper
  • The definition of success
  • Hi-tech diapers
  • The importance of Pringles
  • Learning at every No

A couple of choice quotes from this speech:

Character development and growth doesn’t come without a little pain in the process.

I’d rather the acute pain of failure than the dull ache of never trying.

On the other side of fear is freedom.

Can you apply any of this to your life?

What’s your Everest?

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