They are resourceful souls whose thirst for change is beyond the ordinary. They face the possibility of making horribly wrong decisions, while intentionally taking I-may-have-to-eat-this shit risks, and move boldly forward. Give original thinkers a challenge and they’ll manifest solutions that will blow you away!
Here are a few.
Starving artist cannot sell his art and cannot pay his rent.
Bill Lishman, secretly (in the middle of the night) moves his life-size sculpture of an automobile-scrap horse with an exhaust pipe jutting out of its butt, to the middle of Toronto City Hall and abandons it.
Bill’s career took off; he became world renown as an artist, ecological hero, film-maker, author. His life story was made into a successful Hollywood movie. http://www.williamlishman.com/
Man breaks his back in fluke hang gliding accident and becomes paraplegic.
Three weeks into rehab, Carl Hiebert hung a “gone flying” sign on his hospital room door… a short time later he became the first paraplegic flight instructor and the 1st pilot to fly an ultralight across Canada.
Carl made aviation history; became an inspiring adventurer, photographer, motivational speaker, and philanthropist. He has six best-selling books. http://www.giftofwings.ca/
The risk: Michael Stadtländer drove a biodiesel-powered bus across Canada, cooking on beaches and in forests, utilizing food sources found along the way. He hosted 500 chefs at his farm – in an effort to connect chefs, farmers, fishers, gardeners and foragers.
The outcome: Michael is one of Canada’s great chefs responsible for helping to propel the organic and local food movement. His Eigensinn Farm restaurant was rated ninth in the world. http://eigensinnfarm.blogspot.com/
Deb Cripps http://www.tryoneofakind.ca