The Truth About Creating A Legacy
The Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #89 with Andy Amick, founder of Pale Spruce
If you want to create a legacy, dream big, work had, and be yourself
In just 25 minutes I learned how much we are capable of when we put our minds to it.
Andy Amick turned his love for mountain biking into one of the most interesting legacy building exercises I have heard.
As Andy’s passion for Mountain Biking grew, he discovered a race called “Tour Divide”, which is a 2,745 mile (4,418km) ride from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. After a grueling 24 days, Andy completed the race at with countless stories to share.
What was unique about Andy’s story (aside from the run in with a Mountain Lion), was that Andy found it more challenging writing and publishing a book, then riding a bike for 24 straight days.
In addition to writing a book, and completing the “Tour Divide”, Andy has built an e-commerce business selling mountain bike specific first aid kits, along with a number of other great resources (find them here).
While Andy grew up in an entrepreneurial family, he did not inherit any of these natural traits. He is a software programmer by day and runs this business on the side as a legacy business he would like to pass on to his children.
So many industry giants are recognized for building billion dollar fortunes, having a fleet of jets, yachts, mansions, etc. We often fail to recognize the passion-preneurs who have built businesses that reflect who they are and the things they life – like Andy.
He has not only preserved his story in history by publishing a book but has built a set of products to help other mountain biking enthusiasts complete their race.
We all have a unique skill and passion that can be shared with the world. We just have to be willing to take the first step.
Until next week, I hope you find your passion, take action, and begin building the life of your dreams.