Billy was 5 years old his mom heard him crying in his room. She asked what was wrong and he said “You’re born, you live for a while, and then you die. What’s the point?”
It took him years to answer that question. Now he helps other people figure out their “point” and live a life that’s true to them.
But years ago, Billy felt stuck. Stuck in a career that looked good on paper but wasn’t fulfilling. He dreaded Mondays and couldn’t wait for Fridays. However, he wasn’t willing to accept that his life had to be like this.
Billy finally found the courage to stop doing what the world told him he “should” do. Instead, he defined his own version of success and went after it. He left his successful advertising career – people thought he was nuts - and moved into the woods to lead wilderness adventures for Outward Bound, while leading volunteer projects in Central America and the South Pacific during the winter.
Billy is the founder of The Courage Crusade and author of “Your Comfort Zone Is Killing You.” He is a professional coach and keynote speaker.
Billy also finds time to get WAY out of his comfort zone so he can grow his courage “muscle”. He has jumped out of an airplane exactly 101 times. He has traveled to over 40 countries including trekking in the Himalayas, running with the Bulls in Spain, and swimming with sharks in South America. He has been a sugar-cane farmer in Costa Rica, an apple picker in New Zealand, and a fundraising director for UNICEF.
Billy knows what makes him tick. He understands the importance of courage in not allowing his fears to hold him back. In fact, he is scared of the exact same things you are: failure, looking stupid, not being liked.