After chatting with Billy and hearing about what does, I had to bring him onto the Path Hunters podcast. We chatted about many things for the podcast, how to get our of your comfort zone, how to be courageous, how to be authentic and so much more!
Billy was 5 years old his mom heard him crying in his room. She asked what was wrong and he said “You’re born, you live for a while, and then you die. What’s the point?”
It took him years to answer that question. Now he helps other people figure out their “point” and live a life that’s true to them.
But years ago, Billy felt stuck. Stuck in a career that looked good on paper but wasn’t fulfilling. He dreaded Mondays and couldn’t wait for Fridays. However, he wasn’t willing to accept that his life had to be like this.
Billy finally found the courage to stop doing what the world told him he “should” do. Instead, he defined his own version of success and went after it. He left his successful advertising career – people thought he was nuts – and moved into the woods to lead wilderness adventures for Outward Bound, while leading volunteer projects in Central America and the South Pacific during the winter.
Billy is the founder of The Courage Crusade and author of “Your Comfort Zone Is Killing You.” He is a professional coach and keynote speaker.
Billy also finds time to get WAY out of his comfort zone so he can grow his courage “muscle”. He has jumped out of an airplane exactly 101 times. He has traveled to over 40 countries including trekking in the Himalayas, running with the Bulls in Spain, and swimming with sharks in South America. He has been a sugar-cane farmer in Costa Rica, an apple picker in New Zealand, and a fundraising director for UNICEF.
Billy knows what makes him tick. He understands the importance of courage in not allowing his fears to hold him back. In fact, he is scared of the exact same things you are: failure, looking stupid, not being liked.
What to do if you’re in a corporate 9-5 job and feeling frustrated and not happy with where you are in life.
Billy explains that there are 2 main components – getting clear and taking actions. He mentioned that everyone needs to give themselves permission to get more clear. Aligning your values.
Step 1) Finding clarity on your values that way you have a better idea of taking the next steps. Billy mentioned that there is a Free value assessment to find out what your values are.
Step 2 ) Once you find your values you need to take action that aligns with your values.
Billy’s story when he was in the corporate world.
Similar to myself Billy mentioned that he wasn’t happy with his corporate job and the thought of himself spending another 5 years at this job was not a great feeling for him, so he had to make a change to his life.
Why do some people would not leave a relationship even though they know it’s a bad relationship or something similar.
People tend to be too comfortable with the current situation they have because within our make up this is built into us from the primal days of early humans where being a part of a tribe, group or pack was better than leaving into the unknown which signifies danger.
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I really enjoyed chatting with Billy about so many things I’ve been passionate about lately and excited to dive more into his book.
Thank you so much Billy for coming onto the podcast. I’m grateful for the opportunity.
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