Motivational Expert Inspires with Latest World Adventure

Motivational Expert Inspires with Latest World Adventure
Shawn Anderson Walks Across 7th Country in Five Years

LOS ANGELES, California – September 5, 2019 – Motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson doesn’t just motivate people with his words; he inspires people with his actions. On August 25th the “Extra Mile Man” completed his latest sneaker-wearing, country-crossing adventure by walking 450 miles across France – the 7th country he has walked across in the last five years.
“I use these physical challenges as ax sharpening tools,” Anderson, 56, shares. “Life has a way of dulling us unless we keep ourselves sharp. By walking hundreds of miles across a foreign country with only a backpack over my shoulders, I have a chance to push myself daily… again and again. Some of the adventures get amazingly challenging, but when I finish one of these long treks, I come back bigger in purpose and stronger in passion.”
Creating extra-mile challenges is nothing new for the 7-time personal development and self-help author. The author of a former #1 motivational book, A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over, SOAR to the Top!, and most recently The Four Fibs, Anderson has also walked across Spain, Portugal, England, Ireland, Italy and 750 miles around Shikoku, Japan. He has pedaled a bike solo ocean-to-ocean across the United States twice, run a 100-mile race and has created adventures in 45 countries. In 2015, Anderson pushed himself out of his comfort zone in a different way and created a month-long speaking tour in the Philippines where he shared his “go the extra mile” message with over 10,000 Filipinos.
“If I’m going to be successful in motivating others to live the best version of themselves, I better be able to motivate myself when my own life gets tough,” Anderson shares. “Talking about ‘going the extra mile’ and overcoming fear are empty words unless you’ve done it yourself. I believe too many motivators and coaches talk about what they don’t really know. I’m not that guy. I know what it means to ‘walk the talk’ when life gets hard.”
Anderson is also the Founder of Extra Mile America and the mastermind 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, 2018, 553 cities made the “Extra Mile Day” declaration and recognized the contributions of the volunteer heroes and organizations in their cities.

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