With Great Audience Comes Great Responsibility

Award winning entrepreneur, adventurer and writer of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss has partnered up with Merrell to get people outdoors. Part of this effort was answering questions on the Merrell Facebook page.

The audience were asking anything from, “Tim, if you could go back in time and talk to Timmy from 10 years ago, what advice would you give him in these 3 categories: 1) Body 2) Finances 3) Mind/Learning,” to “If you could recommend one ‘must see’ place to travel to where would it be?”

The question I asked him was, “Tim, as a person in a position of influence, what would you say is the most important role for people of influence?” He responded with, “To do what is right, even when no one is watching. With great audience comes great responsibility.”

This is advice for anybody, position of influence or not. We need champions for the outdoors that take this to heart.

“I try everything so that you don’t have to, and a huge part of that is the 80-20 effect which dictates you’ll be able to get 80% or more of the results that you want from 20% or less of the activities. Nowhere does that translate better than into the outdoors – where you should be spending more time. You need to get away from the screen and reconnect with the world around you.”

By James Kennedy