Shawn Anderson: Extra Mile Man Creates Adventure One More Time

Will Walk Across Country #9 Since 2014. This time Scotland.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 11, 2023Shawn Anderson doesn’t only encourage people with the motivational words in his books and speeches; he inspires people with his passionate actions. On August 4th, the 7-time author will begin his next extra-mile adventure. This time, Anderson will tie on his sneakers and walk coast-to-coast across Scotland. Since 2014, Anderson has been crossing one country a year by foot.

Creating adventures to sharpen himself is nothing new for the motivational speaker and author. Anderson has created adventures in over 50 countries, including walking 550 miles across Spain in 27 days, and walking 750 miles around Shikoku, Japan. Additionally, Anderson has biked 4,000 miles solo across the United States twice and run a 100-mile race.

Being age 60 and walking hundreds of miles solo with only a backpack doesn’t faze Anderson. “If I act old, I grow old faster. If I think scared…I live scared. I choose to do neither.” Anderson continues, “The quality and adventure of my life has always been determined by my own vision and my willingness to take massive action on that vision. If I think I’m too old to live great adventures…then great adventures will no longer be lived. I’m going to keep living them.”

In addition to being a successful lifetime entrepreneur, Anderson is also the author of seven motivational books, including A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over, The Four Fibs and SOAR to the Top! He is also the creator of “Extra Mile Day” – a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change when we go the extra mile. On November 1, 2022, 512 mayors and cities made the unique declaration and recognized those in their local communities who were going the extra mile in volunteerism and service.

“Anderson concludes, “I’m aware my age is pushing into the higher numbers… but that doesn’t stop me one minute from being brilliant in my goals and effort. On a door at home, I’ve posted this note to myself: ‘Grow old. Don’t BE old.’ So yeah…I’m 60. But we only fade away if we let society think we’ve faded. And I’m not fading.”

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