Oct 20, 2021
047 | Opportunities from Adventure with Mason Gravley
Our theme this week is the doors that open because of adventure. THIS. (Soapbox warning) this is the reason we need to stop treating adventure like a destination we visit 2 weeks out of the year, and more about a part of the overall journey. I have lots of thoughts on this and hope this podcast helps you see the value proposition of adventure beyond what I should do on vacation. When I started this podcast almost a year ago, I had hoped it would connect me with other adventurous souls and inspire other families to see what was possible. I had no idea that it would propel me into writing a book and creating a community around it. That it would lead me to meet some of my ordinary heroes in the adventure world. I just wanted to have interesting conversations and enjoy life. We can only plan so much, the other part of the journey we need to be willing to show up and seek the next steps as we’ll talk about with our guest today. The ask doesn’t need to be big, as I will demonstrate shortly.
Review from Dani512 "Thank you for the ideas, inspiration and laughter. I am not a person who normally leaves reviews; in fact this is my first review of a podcast. Heidi’s clear ask for her listeners to support her by leaving a review inspired this write up.
I found Ordinary Sherpa
through ChooseFI and have been a listener for a couple of months.
The timing couldn’t be more perfect - my family is at the start of
the biggest adventure of our lives! I just separated from my full
time job and started homeschooling my daughter, while traveling in
a travel trailer around the country for weeks at a time. Heidi’s
podcasts - both her personal insights and the guests that she hosts
- have given me ideas and courage through this transition. I now
notice brown signs everywhere on our journey! And the conversation
with Jillian Johnsrud had me laughing out loud. Thank you for
the content that you produce, Heidi! And may be one of these days,
I’ll buy you a cup of coffee :)"
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I began listening to podcasts in 2018 and our guest today was one of the first I came across in my search for “adventure.” His guests tell amazing stories of epic adventures from climbing all the 14ers, to kayaking the inside passage, many thru-hikes, mountaineering and around the world travels. While I participate in some level of adventure sports I wouldn’t call myself an epic adventurer like those I heard from on this podcast.
Earlier this summer I sent him a message to share how grateful I was for his podcast and the inspiration he has offered me through the years. I shared a screenshot of a written review I left for his podcast, with the simple statement that if he ever wanted an ordinary person creating a life of adventure with kids I’d happily volunteer to be a guest on his podcast, and invited him to be a guest on Ordinary Sherpa. Long story short, I think Mason is now my friend. As you will soon hear, his ordinary life turned adventurous is marked by the thread of curiosity, and exploring what is possible. He’s completed several cross country bike trips to raise money for different organizations, hosts the Adventure Sports podcast and Without Compromise podcast of Athletic Brewing, heck even his wedding seemed adventurous. He recently welcomed his second child and is excited to add adventure dad to his title. Mason Gravley welcome to Ordinary Sherpa!
I hope this episode inspires you to see the doors opening because of adventure. Maybe they aren’t new jobs or massive income, but stabilizing your health and well-being, maybe it’s social connection, maybe it’s personal growth. If you want to hear more about my story being a guest on the adventure sports podcast, check out episode 764: Heidi Dusek, How to Keep Adventuring with Kids (or any other major responsibility).
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Instagram: masongravley @alive_adventures