Jonathan — a Brit who built his career at Nike, and a man that at any given moment might be living in Portugal, Austria or the US (with his wife and kids in-tow) — wrote the coffee table book because, as he put it:
“I’ve long been intrigued by the paths that many successful people have taken in their careers and lives, and how many are somewhat unconventional. Whether that’s creators, writers and explorers, or plant-based Olympians, Oscar winning film makers and Michelin Star chefs, ‘making it’ means something completely different to each of us.”
I bought the book a few weeks before Dana and I embarked on our trip and it couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect time. To flip through the pages and read inspiring interviews about alternative life paths was just what we needed to reinforce our decision to put away the computers and ditch the status quo for a while. Maybe there was a different route than the one society hammers into us?
The book is raw, real, digestible and inspiring. If you feel a bit stuck, are in a transition phase or are already bucking conformity and just want to feel like you’re not alone, I recommend grabbing a copy.