Do what thrills you.

Last Update: Feb 7, 2020

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Do you know that one thing that thrills you? That one thing that gets your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing each and every time you do it? Have you gotten such a scare at one point while doing it but still went back and did it again? Well, that there my friends is one way to know for certain what thrills you.

I just watched a four-minute eighteen-second video of a guy doing just that. I couldn't help but think that he was insane, I still think he's insane. This activity is one people often consider as recreational but it clearly wasn't for this guy. It was exciting business for him. From both the thrill and monetary perspectives.

So what was it?

What I'm going on and on about is the 4 minute 18 second video of a guy on a longboard (longer and thinner "relative" of a skateboard) doing 70mph down twisting, winding, hairpin-turns-full stretches of mountain road in Switzerland. This daring guy goes by the name Josh Neuman, whose passion turns out to actually be videography but traveling, longboarding, skydiving and according to his YouTube channel "anything else I pick up along the way" are ways of exhibiting his passion.

At first all I could think about was how insane this guy was because firstly, the road was still open to normal traffic and secondly; elements of nature were not at bay. At one point in the video, I could see some water flow across the road but no way, this wasn't about to deter him.

Point taken. Where's the $$?

Just when I was about to put it all off as just another daredevil video on YouTube, I casually glanced at the views and realized it had over 28.3million! Wow! Furthermore, he's got 450,000 subscribers to his channel. Wow! Now that's Traffic! The one thing we all push for every day!

But just before you dismiss him as just another guy having a great time and earning while at it, this serves to let you know that he's paid a great price! Oh yes, no pain no gain. His channel also has a compilation of quite a number of falls, some looked quite nasty, others looked like they'd scar really badly and if I experienced even the slightest of his falls, I'd be out of there so fast!

But not this guy. That's what happens when you Do what thrills you... nothing can ever discourage or prevent you from trying again.

My last take home from this video was the great teamwork that it takes for him to pull off his passion. As I watched the video again, I realized just how good and skilled his camera crew was, and how trusting he is of them not to knock him off the next cliff.

Thanks for taking time to read my musings for today. Do hit the like button and share your thoughts.

We are Blessed.

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That's a great example of doing something that may not seem quite right to everyone and making it work because its a dream or passion. I guess we all need to be a little "insane."

Right on. And then we discover that there are a few more people interested in taking our ‘insanity’ to the next level... :)

Great post, Mark! We ARE blessed, indeed!

Thanks Jeff! Glad you enjoyed it.

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