Change is always good; attempting things out of your comfort zone is important. Living Adventurously 44.

Danny Bent was voted one of the 100 happiest people in the UK, and one of the 50 most inspirational people in London. He is an award winning author and journalist, Guinness World Record holder, and celebrated adventurer and community leader.

Danny Bent was voted one of the 100 happiest people in the UK, and one of the 50 most inspirational people in London. He is an award winning author and journalist, Guinness World Record holder, and celebrated adventurer and community leader.
Danny helps people who feel chained by life to break free, come together and realise they are capable of the incredible. Creating happier lives, more powerful leaders and encouraging the artists of life to create.

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  • Response to the Boston Marathon bombing: organise a baton relay from LA to Boston
  • Whole family are enthusiastic runners. Runs with his mum and dad, niece and nephew on Christmas Day.
  • Running community has been his therapy, meditation, friendship and love.
  • Hoped to raise £10,000. Actually raised $600,000
  • Hoped to find 300 runners. Actually got thousands.He had a tiny idea. The American people turned it into a huge idea.
  • When you're grumpy and can't be bothered - the first step is the hardest
  • Crazy guy dancing on the hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA8z7f7a2Pk
  • Cycled to India on his own
  • Crying in the office at the realisation that when you're 21 years old, you have about 50 more years of it!
  • 6 Months of meditation - sitting on a bike in silence pedalling to India
  • Not everyone is made for long adventures. 
  • Diarrhoea in the desert, plus sandstorms...
  • If you can make yourself be brave enough it's great to go on an adventure by yourself
  • Ultimate Hell Week TV show: brief was to break them mentally, physically and emotionally. It was unbelievably hard.
  • The SAS love push ups
  • Positive attitude was the key to Danny doing well on that series
  • Being on TV didn't catapult Danny to stardom but it helped him feel validated within himself
  • The downside to solo travel is that you don't have anyone afterwards to share those experiences with.
  • Project Awesome is a loud and colourful, radically inclusive fitness community.
  • Grandmas come along, also elite athletes.
  • The coffee shop afterwards is where the magic happens when people open up.
  • A hug changes you when you can accept it - it's about vulnerability
  • London Relay to break down barriers in the city - attempt to break the world record for the longest-ever relay: 24 hours a day for a month
  • Very diverse demographic participated in the relay
  • The hardest barrier for anything is how you view yourself, what you think you are capable of
  • Tried (but failed) to get 1000 people to 'live their dreams' - didn't bank on how many people do not know what their dreams are
  • Doing things together lifts people to a higher level
  • Loves swimming in an ice-ridden lake. The best way to spend your birthday.
  • Generation Z get very into tiny, niche hobbies. 
  • Enjoys making yoghurt
  • Poured so much into Project Awesome that approached a breakdown.
  • The art of asking for help is important.
  • Danny would not change one thing in his life. 'Massive acceptance' is a powerful thing.
  • Warning by Jenny Joseph
  • When I'm a billionaire... Don't put things off. Begin versions of them now.
  • One regret in life - quitting ballet lessons
  • Change is always good - attempting things out of your comfort zone is important
  • Don't worry about what anyone else is doing - just try to be the best version of yourself

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