Fiona Quinn: Embracing You & Creating A Life You Want To Live

Lilly Wild Fiona Quinn
Embrace you, do it your way and don’t be afraid to do it differently!
— Fiona Quinn

Fiona Quinn is a part time adventurer, entrepreneur and wild coach: where she combines her love for adventurer with helping people to grow their business.

Since graduating from university in 2010, Fiona has been forging her path as a entrepreneur. However, it wasn't until after 2 failed businesses that she discovered the power of adventure for unlocking our best self.

In 2016 she was the first person to complete the Cam Triathlon, over 180 miles by foot, bicycle and SUP, and then went on to cycle 1000 miles, solo and unsupported, up the length of the country 8 weeks later. Currently she is walking the length of Great Britain, walking 1000miles in 8 weeks!

Following our love for adventure, we decided to record this podcast in an adventurous setting: on Box Hill, Surrey! We were going to go wild camping, but our intuition kicked in and we decided to head home - I explain all in the episode!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN

  • Fiona’s story of getting into adventure and entrepreneurship
  • How Fiona uses adventure to unlock her full potential
  • The importance of embracing you and doing it your way
  • The power of iterating small experiments to create a big impact

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QUESTION OF THE DAY: What do you think of Series 1 so far? What have you loved? What do you think is missing? Any guest requests for series 2? Do you like the adventurous settings? I want to know! send me a message: adelaide@lillywild.com

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    SHOW NOTES

    Who Fiona Quinn is in the world today and our micro-adventure!

    [0:45] I set the adventurous scene for the interview

    [0:49] Introducing Fiona Quinn! (and a puppy briefly joins us!)

    [5:30] Fiona tells us who she is in our world today

    Entrepreneurship and adventure

    [6:00] What sparked Fiona’s interest in entrepreneurship

    [6:42] How Fiona got into adventure

    [7:33] Fiona unpacks the parallels between startups and adventure

    [9:25] How adventure has enabled Fiona to unlock her full potential

    Embracing failure and blazing your trail

    [9:36] Embrace Failure and the ‘but’

    [10:18] The power of iterating mini experiments (incl. The Hot Dog story!)

    [11:27] Small changes Fiona has made to get her greatest results

    [12:00] Fiona’s greatest learnings from failures

    [12:30] How to build momentum and resilience to blaze your trail

    [13:19] Strategies to increase your resilience

    Fiona's adventures

    [14:00] How to come up with adventures

    [14:57] Fiona’s favourite adventure so far

    [15:45] The kindness of strangers

    [16:50] What Fiona would do differently

    [17:17] Wild camping

    Wrapping up

    [17:53] Wild Fire Questions

    • If you were able to go on an adventure with any adventurer in the world, past or present, who would it be and why?
    • Fiona’s Ultimate adventure
    • Fiona’s 3 top tips for creating a life you love
    • What she’d put on a Billboard
    • The Adventure Book Club (with Dave Cornthwaite)
    • Books that have positively influenced Fiona

    [23:30] What to expect from Fiona in the future

    [24:14] Let me know your thoughts on Series 1 so far by comment below or leaving me a review on iTunes :)

    SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE

    Find Fiona here

    Fiona QuinnFacebook | Instagram 

    Other mentions

    The Action Collective

    Al Humphreys microadventures

    Revolutionary Ride by Lois Pryce