26 August 2016
The YesTribe is a community turning ideas into action, whether that be encouraging adventurous thinking, finding (or creating) work we love, creating or getting involved in charities or simply designing a lifestyle that fits perfectly with our individual personalities and needs.
Today we want to share a few YesTribe stories of those who are making life more memorable. Keep an eye out for more YesTribe Stories to come and get in touch to submit yours too.
Chris Barnes and the YesBus
The YesBus is a double decker bus conversion project with the vision of creating a unique creative hub for the YesTribe in the UK. Having recently found a dinosaur illustrated bus in the Isle of Wight, efforts are underway to convert it into the YesTribe's portable haven.
Anne-Laure Carruth - Artist
At the beginning of this year, Anne-Laure committed to exploring her creative potential to inspiring results, Anne-Laure says "I'm finding my own path, taking the risk and feeling the exhilarating terror of not knowing what's going to happen".
Since then, Anne-Laure has held numerous exhibitions, now runs a series of workshops and has featured in an International Creative Podcast.
Jon Doolan - 52 activities for 52 charities
Jon has set himself the challenge to complete 52 different activities for 52 charities, Jon is almost half way through and so far has ran the Bath Half marathon, walked 100km from Oxford to London, completed the vertical rush stair climb, as well as organising many micro adventures - just a snippet of brilliant achievements for worthy causes.
Jon's next adventure is to run, bike and kayak from Nairn on the North coast of Scotland to Fort William, on the South West coast - 105 miles! You can sponsor Jon here and follow Jon's next challenges on Facebook.
Henry Blanchard and the Uganda Marathon team
Two and half years ago Henry, Nick, Tim and JP watched Dave ( www.davecornthwaite.com) speak at a Say Yes More talk, Henry says that "immediately they decided on a whim to “say yes” to an impromptu 3 peaks challenge, with no kit, no preparation, no training and no idea. After that, things suddenly seemed more… possible. Because, as it turns out, one YES will have lots of little YES babies, if you give it the chance."
Since then, Henry and team have created a week long festival in Uganda that culminates in a marathon bringing together 200 international visitors with 3,000 locals for a run that is all about fun, social impact and community. Not only has the event impacted and inspired so many others, it has gone on to win "Best International Event" at the official UK Running Awards! Incredible!
Planning for the third Uganda International Marathon is underway, with the next race taking place in June 2017
Have you been inspired by any of these stories? Do you have your own to share? We’d love to hear about it. The YesTribe is a community that is free to anyone who is looking to make life less restricted, more enjoyable, more interesting and more memorable. Your story doesn’t need to be an endurance adventure, many of the YesTribe are making films, raising money for good causes and developing the community.
Make life memorable, Say Yes More!
Author: Emma Masding