The Quest for a Greater Purpose with Dawson’s Peak Founder, Matt Dawson – Episode 305

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

In 2016 Matt Dawson, the Creator and Founder of Dawson’s Peak, was successful by most people’s standards but he still felt an unshakeable sense of unhappiness and lack of fulfillment. He became increasingly disheartened because of his lack of a greater purpose.

The best way he knew to bring about dramatic change was to intentionally put himself into uncomfortable situations and strive to push his own limits. With no previous climbing experience, he climbed some of the most extreme mountains in the world including Mt. Everest, Kala Patthar, Gokyo Ri and Cho La Pass.

Spending his days hiking, reading and writing, he discovered the introspective/meditative elements of being in nature, hiking and climbing. It was then he was hit with the inspiration for Dawson’s Peak, a public charity which looks to stage multiple global expeditions meant to inspire people by pushing the boundaries of peak human potential, and he discovered his life’s purpose.

If you’re in search of purpose and passion in your own life, you don’t want to miss this episode.

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Show Notes:

• The moment he knew that football wasn’t the path he was meant to be on. [7:57]

• The breakthrough he experienced that caused a massive precipice for change in his life. [11:26]

• The birth of Dawson’s Peak. [16:10]

• Stories of his early training and learning experiences climbing Mount Kilimanjaro & others. [17:57]

• What are some of his favorite hikes and has he encountered any wildlife? [25:20]

• Finding a greater sense of purpose and helping others find what they are passionate about. [32:45]

• The concept and project details behind ‘Seven for Soldiers’. [35:44]

• How has his training evolved over the years? [42:10]

• The importance of body work and recovery when it comes to his style of training. [49:15]

• Why he aims to be ‘fat adapted’ when it comes to his nutrition. [53:10]

• Why we are all capable of doing more and living with purpose. [1:02:20]


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