Daredevil entrepreneurs and their extreme ways of unwinding

5) Do you have the need for speed?

Estate agency Butcher Residential’s principle, Ian Butcher, like the others on the list, has a daredevil at heart. His passion, however, is to burn rubber on the roads.

Butcher, an article claims, has a love for racing – using a Renault 5 GT Turbo to steer competitively on weekends. And of his hobby, Butcher explained: “There’s no doubt racing gives me what I need. I couldn’t envisage collecting stamps or doing history research. It is exhilarating and thrilling to feel that you are right on the edge but still in control.

“It’s the same as being an entrepreneur. We sometimes make the wrong decisions in business but we like to think that most of the time we make the right ones.

“Driving is very much like that. One error of judgement and it could all end in tears. Thankfully, while there have been plenty of times I have gone off the track, I have never had a serious accident. So I will keep pushing the envelope until I find where the breaking point is.”

6) The daredevil claiming motivation is key to everything

Much like Branson, Albert Bosch believes adventurer and entrepreneur are two titles that go hand in hand. He certainly knows what he’s talking about. After creating INVERGROUP in 2004, a platform for managing environmental and renewable energy projects, he single-handedly crossed the Antarctic, was the first driver to compete with a 100 per cent electric car, is a fan of the Dakar Rally and has climbed the highest mountains on each continent.

And all these adventures, in a way, taught him some valuable lessons. He claimed: “An adventure has a goal such as climbing Everest or reaching the South Pole, but it must fulfil an aim that involves the question why you do it and what for.

“They are not the same thing. To be motivated in anything, you need a purpose that gives you a reason and connects you with what you really want to be, with what you want to focus your effort and talent on. Goals will then emerge from this.”

You can find more about what he learned about human behavior in his adventures in the below video.

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