Motivational Expert Finds Insight to Empower Others By Becoming Modern Day Forrest Gump

6-Time Motivational Author Shawn Anderson to Cross 7th Country in Sneakers.

Los Angeles, CA – April 26, 2017 – Motivational expert Shawn Anderson does more than just talk about empowering messages such as “go the extra mile” and “live the life you love.” He lives the messages. The six-time author and motivational speaker will be hiking border-to-border across both England and Ireland starting on June 7th, 2017. This will be the seventh time Anderson has crossed a country by either walking or pedaling a bike.

“Of course there are easier ways to travel internationally than carrying a backpack and walking over 500 miles,” says Anderson. “However, I believe there is no better way to see the world – and to also find the very best that is in ourselves.” The author of the motivational book A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over continues, “Hiking for 40 days as far as I can each day in a unfamiliar country and not knowing where I’ll eat or stay that night is not only a great adventure, but it adds to my belief that no matter how tough life gets, we have it in us to find a way to get where we want to go.”

Creating adventures to sharpen himself is nothing new for Anderson. He has biked ocean-to-ocean solo across the United States twice, hiked 550 miles across Spain in 27 days, run a 100-mile race, hiked 440 miles up the coast of Portugal, completed a 40-day around-the-world trip and has been to over 40 countries. In 2015, Anderson pushed himself out of his comfort zone again and created a month-long speaking tour in the Philippines where he shared his inspirational message with over 10,000 Filipinos. In September 2017, he has a similar goal in targeting Central America on another speaking tour.

Anderson goes on, “The excellence and adventure of each of our lives will always be determined by our own vision and a willingness to take massive action on that vision. When I finish walking across England and Ireland with bruised feet and tired legs…and I will finish…I will have a much deeper sensitivity for how to empower others when they, too, feel like giving up and taking life’s easy road.”

In addition to being a successful lifetime entrepreneur, Anderson is also 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. On November 1, 2016, 560 mayors and cities made the unique declaration and recognized those in their local communities who were going the extra mile in volunteerism and service.

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