Welcome back to Behind Greatness. We sit down with Angela Maxwell as she prepares her next global walking trip from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
After entering her 30s, Angela started to feel a unique “pull”. So she answered it. She left her business, with zero know-how on pitching a tent or starting a fire, and zero athletic abilities. So, on a day in 2013 she embarked on a global walking journey on her own, leaving her home in central Oregon – to return over 6 years later. In answering her pull, she recounts stories about almost dying in the Australian Outback, catching dengue fever in Vietnam, terrifying sandstorms in Mongolia and sheep herding in Sardegna.
We explore some of Angela’s insights she absorbed along the way: listening deeply, feeling the world, “crafting out of newness” and weeping on an Italian mountain-side. We discuss her experience with physical and psychological fences, with having a figureoutable-mindset and with absorbing the terror and anger in the present moment to discovering the authentic self.
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