Polar Explorer Speaking About Adversity · Charles Clark

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Polar Explorer Speaking About Adversity with Aaron Linsdau & Charles Clark

Aaron Linsdau has been a polar explorer for more than 10 years. Before this, he worked as a software embedded systems engineer for 20 years but decided to leave his career to pursue international expeditioning. He has authored several books on his experiences outdoors and has also built his speaking business around them. Throughout his […]

Aaron Linsdau has been a polar explorer for more than 10 years. Before this, he worked as a software embedded systems engineer for 20 years but decided to leave his career to pursue international expeditioning. He has authored several books on his experiences outdoors and has also built his speaking business around them. Throughout his life, he’s always enjoyed tackling challenges and solving problems. In large part because of this, he now speaks on overcoming adversity, as well as risk and safety management. His 2024 Total Eclipse Guidebooks are available for purchase now!

Key Takeaways

  • It is important to seize opportunities the that come to you. Learn about how Aaron jumpstarted his speaking career through his book Antarctic Tears.
  • You need to figure out what you can bring to the table. Even if you’re just one percent different from someone else, hone in on that uniqueness. Aaron talks specifically about adversity and overcoming challenges he has faced.
  • Aaron’s belief is that you can fail spectacularly but still succeed. Challenges can teach you to rise up, build new skill, and become a better person overall. 
  • Learn about the value of generating an emotional reaction from your audience. 
  • Learn about Aaron’s speaker inspiration. 

Memorable Quotes

  • “In the speaking industry, you’re not just a speaker. You’re a model for something. You model excellence in some way.” – Charles Clark
  • “The question for a speaker is what do you bring to the table?…For me, it’s my ability to overcome adversity in the most extreme conditions.” – Aaron Linsdau 
  • “Failed attempts are better than missed opportunities.” – Charles Clark
  • “The current will not look like the future, and the future will not look like the current.” – Aaron Linsdau

Episode Resources & Links

Aaron Linsdau

Website: https://www.aaronlinsdau.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alinsdau/

Facebook + Twitter: @alinsdau

Charles Clark

Website: thecharlesclark.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/charlesclarkusa/

Instagram: @thecharlesclark

Facebook: @charles-clark

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