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Never posted this video of my Ignite Salt Lake presentation from a few weeks back.
I lifted the title of my original blog post detailing the accident and called the article Curveballs: Five life lessons from a close call with an errant boulder.
You can see a scanned PDF of the article from Utah CEO here: Curveballs (in case you want to print it, since printing blogs is a crap shoot, and why wouldn’t you want to print something so awesome?!)
Here’s the text of the article:
Curveballs (or boulders as they may be)
5 Life Lessons From a Close Call with an Errant Boulder
by Jeremy Hanks
On Saturday night June 13,
Sometimes in life, in businesses, and especially in entrepreneurship, you get hit with something unexpected. Plans and decisions have been made. Actions taken and implemented. Momentum is moving you and your life and the things within your control towards a specific objective. An objective that you’re trying to reach. But then the curveball comes. A curveball that is outside of your control. And all bets are off.
Well, on Saturday June 13th, I was thrown an EPIC curveball.
But before I get to that, let me tell you about my Momentum. A group of us–me, Dallen, Liz, Michelle, Taylor, Tyler, Ruth–planned to climb Mt. Rainier from June 25-June 29. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s not an easy task,
Over Labor Day, the weather in the Tetons was pretty nasty, and when we arrived a couple of days later, the climbing rangers informed us the conditions on that route were in pretty bad shape: verglas, snow, and ice. They said we’d be better off coming back in the winter and climbing the mountain with a proper snow cover (something that is EXTREMELY difficult and dangerous).
So we adjusted our plans and headed up to camp at the Meadows for 2 nights, and then up the South Fork of Garnet Canyon Friday