Interview for TV
Interview for TV

TEDx talk
TEDx talk

Suzhou, China

Interview for TV
Interview for TV

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SPEAKER

Share the story of Matt's self-supported cycling trip throughout North and South America; a two-year and 25,000 mile (40,000 km) odyssey which took Matt through 18 countries and nearly every ecosystem of the world.

The trip begins in the mountains of Utah [USA] with winter approaching.  With almost no preparations, Matt began to "head south" only to find that he forgot to pack food.  Cycling with only four cookies to eat for the next three days, he begins an inspiring story of the boldness, strength, and resilience of the human spirit.

More than the sheer physicality and brutal living conditions of living off a bike, the journey becomes a magnificent testament to living a life without regrets.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.  Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans, that the moment one definitely commits oneself, all sorts of things occur that would never otherwise have occurred.  A whole stream of events issue from that decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.  Whatever you can do or dream, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

   -William Hutchinson Murray, “The Scottish Himalayan Expedition” (1951)

As you listen to the journey unfold, you will be invigorated and enthralled and dumbfounded all at the same time.  You will laugh with Matt as he talks about being interrogated by the Colombian military (while bathing naked in a river).  You will relate with his struggles as he survives encounters with cartels and being hit by a bus.  You will relish in the human connection as he farms with Incan descendants and works as a gaucho (cowboy) on an Argentine ranch.  More than anything, you will find new determination and inspiration to begin something new and bold.

Matt draws on these experiences to empower people from diverse backgrounds to build inner strength and to trust in themselves.  With straight-forward honesty and down-to-earth wisdom, Matt speaks about life's misadventures, facing fear, and overcoming unimaginable obstacles.  As you listen to Matt's journey, you will be awed and inspired to conquer the challenges you face.

Strap on your pedals and get ready for one "helluva" ride!


Matt speaks on the following topics (or can create a custom presentation):

Achieving the Impossible

"Imagine what is possible if you start asking yourself 'Why not?'"

Take Aways

Participants will walk away from their #DawsonStyle experience:
    - Understanding how to 
Resign Yourself to the Task.
    - Inspired to Become Strong.
    - Empowered to Make Peace with Fear.
    - Defying their own expectations by Conditioning the Mind.

Live or Die Trying

"Six powerful life lessons learned from cycling around the world."

Take Aways

Participants will walk away from their #DawsonStyle experience:
    - Appreciating that we all 
Pedal Our Own Packs.
    - Inspired to Change Perspective.
    - Empowered to Remove Complaints from our lives.

    - Understanding that Journeys are Important.

Book Matt for your next event and begin living a life without regrets!

Availability:

Matt is available to deliver:

  - Keynote Addresses

  - Breakout sessions

  - Workshops (2-hours, 4-hours, 8-hours)

Matt is available to customize an event to meet your needs:

  - adventure experiences

  - consultation

  - staff trainings/retreats

  - team-building

Book Matt W. Dawson for your event now!