Posts by Val Jon Farris

Val Jon Farris is an award-winning author, leadership development expert, and personal growth practitioner. He has delivered programs and workshops to over forty thousand people in both the corporate and public sectors. Val Jon is well-known for his warm anecdotal style and his deep insight into human nature and higher consciousness. His second book, Travelers Within: Journeys Into Being Human And Beyond is available on Amazon.com at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XF7WJMV.  Website: www.travelerswithin.com Email: valjonfarris@gmail.com

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Why I Never Let Anyone Support Me Until the Day I Almost Died

“Why don’t you get up and make the coffee, while I stay in my sleeping bag and plan our ascent route?” I half-heartedly ask my climbing partner Hank.

He just looks at me with that unassuming, “give-me-a-break Val Jon” look of his. It’s three o’clock in the morning, cold, dark, and damp, and neither of us wants to leave the comfort of our tent. But we’re committed to this climb, so we don our parkas and gloves and confront the bitter cold.

In silence, Hank and I gather up our gear and join the rest of our climb team assembled …