Have you ever heard the term, “circumnavigation?” It’s mostly used for nautical purposes. And it typically means sailing around the world. If you knew that, maybe you’ve heard of Jessica Watson.
She’s connected to sailing and circumnavigation in a big way.
According to records, she’s either the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe or the youngest person to attempt it. And it comes down to criteria. Which she might or might not have met.
Jessica, who’s from Australia, is reported to have checked on what was required as proof that she truly did sail around the world. And she discovered that “a vessel must start from and return to the same point, must cross all meridians of longitude, and must cross the Equator. The shortest orthodromic track of the vessel must be at least 21,600 nautical miles.”
So, Ms Watson started her plan. And she announced, in May 2009, that she expected her journey “to take eight months with an estimated sailing distance of 23,000 nautical miles.”
Other criteria she had to meet included she must:
- sail non-stop and unassisted
- have no other person on board, or have anything from someone else
- not moor to any port or other boat,
Advice, through radio communication, would be permitted.
Well, I suppose that’s something.
Now, as someone who grew up near the beach in California, I love the look and feel of the ocean. But the idea of sailing alone, for eight months, around the world, sounds borderline crazy. But it makes for great stories. And evidently there’s even a Netflix movie about Jessica’s solo circumnavigation.
My recommendation is to never try to go solo in this life. In fact, I even included the idea of having someone in your boat with you if and when you start a business.
But it’s important to know who’s in your boat with you on that adventure.
Because they become a big part (maybe the biggest part) of your support system. And a good support system can make all the difference in the world. So, someone in the boat with you can be a huge advantage for your success. But it’s super critical they “get you” and how important your business is to you.
And that’s a sneak peek at what I offer to my RondaReady YOUniversity students. There’s so much more that can help a young person, just starting out, avoid sinking in the middle of the business ocean.
How about we talk about it some more? Book a free call with me, with that handy calendar below. And give me a chance to see where you wanna go in life. I’d love to help YOU if I can. Let’s talk soon.
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