Corey Rich is a director, writer, and one of the top action sports photographers of our time. He has built a life and a career around his passions for travel and adventure by documenting some of the world’s greatest athletes in extreme locations spanning the globe. From alpine climbing in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains to ultramarathon racing in the Sahara Desert of Morocco, freight-train hopping in the American West, underwater cave exploration in the Yucatan and snowboarding in Papua New Guinea – if you’re an outdoor adventure lover, you’ve likely seen his work gracing the pages of your favorite magazines and video screens.
Corey is a long-time friend and a master storyteller, so when he released his latest book, Stories Behind the Images, I couldn’t wait to have him on the show. In this episode, Corey takes us on a journey behind the scenes of his life and career.
We get into:
- Doing what you love. The process of chasing the things we know we’re supposed to be doing in our heart.
- Sacrifice. I don’t know a single person at the top of their game who hasn’t sacrificed something to be where they are today. Corey reflects on what what he’s sacrificed over the years and how he weighs those decisions
- Striving for great. Corey describes work as being mediocre, good, or great. While to be consistently good will likely make you a professional, striving for great is what will separate you from the rest.
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