Does your dream project seem impossible to accomplish?
In this episode, I interview Tina and Tom Sjogren, two adventurers and explorers who were the first couple to have accomplished the Three Poles Challenge (to reach Mount Everest, the North Pole and the South Pole). They currently prepare an expedition to Mars the “Explorers’ way”.
Learn how they apply similar principles to accomplish big goals with their expeditions and business.
- [0o:36] Topics discussed in this episode
- [01:03] Presenting Tina and Tom Sjogren, adventurers and explorers
- [02:12] Welcoming Tina and Tom
- [02:41] Tom presenting their most memorable adventure
- [03:26] Surviving the expedition to the north pole by themselves
- [04:40] How do you prepare for an expedition to the Northpole?
- [05:51] North Pole, Mount Everest and starting a business
- [07:20] Did those adventures make you feel fearless?
- [08.34] About risks, surviving and handling failures
- [10:11] What is your main business about?
- [10:59] How did you get started on your business?
- [12:22] The adventure gene DRD4-7R
- [14:11] How do you find the time to run your business?
- [15:48] Tina explaining how they combine their work with their adventures
- [17:08] How did you start the mission to Mars?
- [18:50] Does working together increase your confidence on your business?
- [20:47] Do you sometimes wish you were working on different projects?
- [22:28] A simple rule to handling clashes and disagreements with your partner
- [25:30] How to create a positive environment in your business
- [26:16] Do you have a support system for your business?
- [27:57] What is your timeline for your project to Mars?
- [28:48] An approach that is different from Elon Musk’s project
- [30:35] How dangerous is it to go to Space?
- [31:58] Comparison with climbing Mount Everest
- [33:14] Any tips for entrepreneurs starting a project without anybody believing in them?
- [35:35] How do other explorers find your community?
- [36:27] Creating goals based on love and passion
- [38:33] How to find out more about you?
- [40:39] An an exclusive interview on their way to Mars: writing it here so that they don’t forget ; -)
- Pythom Space – Explorers to Mars
- Pythom Social Network (Search for Tina or Tom)
- Contact Tina and Tom for projects
- Video: Messages from the Pole
- Video: 2013 Space Conference
- Tina and Tom’s site related to Mount Everest
- Tina and Tom’s site related to the Poles
- The DRD4-7R gene and PDF article from National Geographic
- Roald Amundsen
- Time tracking with Toggl
- HAL 9000 (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer)
- Connect with the team on Twitter
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