Motivator Inspires with More Than Words: Shawn Anderson Walks Across Two More Countries

Motivational Author Completes Latest Extra Mile Adventure by Walking Across England and Ireland.

Los Angeles, CA – July 12, 2017 – Motivational author and speaker Shawn Anderson doesn’t only motivate people with the words in his books and speeches; he inspires people with his actions. On July 4th, the six-time author completed his latest extra-mile adventure by crossing his 5th country by foot.

“I use these awesome physical adventures as ax sharpening tools,” Anderson shares. “During the first week, these adventures are more about pushing myself mentally, emotionally and physically to keep going and just survive the moment. After walking the first 100 miles, however, I toughen up and begin to shed the fear…not only in regard to the current adventure, but in regard, too, to unleashing the dreams of goals yet to be achieved that are hiding in my heart.” Anderson continues, “After walking 500 miles in a foreign country with so many unknowns facing me every day, I sharpen my confidence and the belief that I can do whatever I set my mind to do.”

Creating extra-mile challenges is nothing new for the 54-year-old motivator. The author of A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over and SOAR to the Top!, Anderson has biked solo ocean-to-ocean across the United States twice, hiked 550 miles across Spain in 27 days, walked 440 miles up the coast of Portugal, and trekked 750 miles around the island of Shikoku, Japan. He has run a 100-mile race, completed a 40-day around-the-world trip and has created adventures in 40 countries. Additionally, Anderson is a successful lifetime entrepreneur. Besides writing six books and creating and building businesses, Anderson is the Founder of Extra Mile America and the creator of “Extra Mile Day” – a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change when we go the extra mile.

Upon returning to the U.S., Anderson will continue to work on his next book and build on the success of “Extra Mile Day” on November 1. Last year, 560 mayors made the “Extra Mile Day” declaration and recognized the contributions of the volunteer heroes and organizations in their cities.

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