“Gutsy girls skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get right back up — and grow up to be brave women. Learn how to spark a little productive risk-taking and raise confident girls with stories and advice from firefighter, luger, author, paraglider and all-around adventurer Caroline Paul.”- TED
I first found out about Caroline (@carowriter) after listening to her TedTalk as well as her podcast on the Tim Ferriss show. Caroline is the author of four books, including the NY Times Bestseller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for your life of Epic Adventure. When I learned among many of her big adventure exploits Caroline was also a paraglider we had to get her on the show. In this episode we explore fear and developing bravery, specifically in women. Once a young scaredy-cat, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted–of excitement, confidence, and self-reliance. She has since flown planes, rafted big rivers, luged Olympic courses, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires as one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco. Like Helen Keller said “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” and Caroline has developed the tools to help us all lead more adventurous lives.
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Mentioned in this episode: Anneka Herndon, Chris Ballmer, Thomas Fey, Bill Belcourt, Caroline Paul