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Innovating Dangerously with Bryan McClelland of Bambikes

You may be familiar with the phrase “follow your passion to find your purpose.” Much of the business advice we hear flows along those lines, but it’s easier said than done. When you’re young and enjoying yourself, it’s easy to mistake interest for passion. That’s the focus of Bryan McClelland of Bambike, who shares how he found his passion early in life and became a social entrepreneur instead of a sports doctor. Bryan shares different struggles he faced in finding his passion, such as the self doubt and roadblocks.

The interview below goes over his path to innovation and is a valuable lesson if you feel that you may not be in the right profession. The first part of his interview is especially valuable for students who are just beginning to make the steps for their future.


Highlights from Best of You;

  • The positive effects of having a career path that doesn’t feel like work.
  • How Bryan’s success was defined.
  • How we are all part of a larger ecosystem and that no one operates completely independently.
  • The lessons that Bryan got after building their first bamboo bike.
  • What and how it is to launch a completely new venture.
  • The importance of getting feedback and strategic partners.
  • How different Bryan turned out from what he really wanted to be when he was young.
  • How one decision today could totally change the course of your life in the future.
  • Who does Bryan want to punch in the face? It’s not a person but a mentality.
  • The importance of having enough sleep and having a healthy life.

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