You have probably heard by now that Scott Dinsmore was killed on September 12, 2015 while hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro . If you haven’t, you aren’t reading the right blogs. All the guys that I know that are crushing it building lifestyle businesses knew and respected the guy. His TED talk “How to Find and Do the Work you Love” has generated nearly three million views.
I never got a chance to meet him. Although I had seen the TED talk and was aware of his blog. The news still shook me up. I think it reminds me of my own mortality, especially because he was so young. But it’s also a real wake-up call. Perhaps if he hadn’t been living his legend he would have made it to a ripe old age. He wouldn’t have been out climbing dangerous mountains where he might get in the path of falling boulders.
But, at the end of the day, we all end up the same way. When its all over, what’s left but our experiences and memories we leave behind. If you
live exist the safe, complacent life, what do you have when its over? You’re not really living. You probably shouldn’t even be reading this blog. Because this blog is as much about lifestyle as it is about marketing. Its about taking the work you love and using the internet to create a tribe that supports you for the value you create for them.
I encourage you to take a look at Scott’s blog Live Your Legend and the heartfelt tributes from the bloggers / lifestyle designers that have been inspired by him. A Google search will lead you to dozens of them, but here a few from people that I follow (and that you should probably follow too):
A Trubute To Scott Dinsmore on The Fizzle Show
Scott Dinsmore, I Miss You Deeply on Zen Habits
When An Internet Friend Dies on Chase Reeves’ blog IceToTheBrim.com
Gone Too Soon: My Friend Scott on Jonathan Fields Blog
When Friends Die: The Clarity & Confusion of Grief on Jeff Goins Blog
Podcast excerpts on Entrepreneur On Fire
You’re lucky. You still have time. The energy that Scott had and the amazing success that he created should inspire you to step up your game and take it to the next level. Exercise your right to be around inspiring people. Start working on the things you love and start really living your life.
Do it for Scott. I’m sure he would appreciate it.