When Does It Get Easy?

by on Jul 08 2017

When does it get easy? When do the challenges end? Here’s a little insight from Day 15 of my 18-day wilderness raft trip in the Grand Canyon…


  • Silvia says:

    Hey Jeff! Amazing, I’m thrilled! Have an unforgettable lava day!

    • Kim Regnitz says:

      Great that you are a Whitewater Kayaker! The River is a Wonderful Metaphor for Live with its lessons that Rapids give you! Go with the Flow is one! I have been a whitewater Kayaker for over 33 years and a professional whitewater rafting guide for over 30 years!

      Love the Mindfulness, and how you are attributing this to business! I have not paddled the Grand, perhaps one day!
      Thank you and Safe Navigating! Paddle hard πŸ™‚ (raft Guide jargon)…

  • Ross Grant says:

    LOVE IT Jeff! That scenery looks INCREDIBLE! Hope all went well with Lava! πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ‘

  • Kathy says:

    Hi Jeff, Lava day. And hopefully there will always be the next Lava because that means we’re growing…And doing awesome things in our lives–That is such a great big message–and even more powerful and beautiful from where you are standing in the Grand Canyon. I love this video. Such a great reminder–it arrived at the right moment. Thank you as always!! Have a great day out there!

  • Aramik says:

    Amazing video Jeff! Thanks for This Amazing message! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Enjoy Your Lava-Day! (En Thanks for the phrase… “I am Always above the Lava”!

  • Mercedes says:

    Many thanks, Jeff; Fabulous and adventurous experience. LOVED every minute!

  • anne says:

    Inspiring Jeff! Wishing you an incredible experience!!

  • Hi Jeff! Can’t agree with you more:)


  • John Fealy says:

    Amazing trip Jeff. Always look forward to your Sunday videos. Hope all went well through lava falls. John

  • Alan Jerram says:

    Brilliant Jeff – thanks for sharing. Really puts into context out journey and challenges as we foster and have shared it with others who are about to undertake 100km in 30 hours at Trailwalker for Oxfam in the UK in 3 weeks time.

  • Thanks, Jeff, this and your how to know you are ready video were just what I needed today. For the past year I have been saving and getting ready to do my internet business full time. Tomorrow I am resigning from my job. I am proud of my work as a teacher for 20 years. I am moving on to my next right step which will include a new kind of teaching. I am excited and afraid and I prayed for courage this morning. Your videos helped me know I am on the right track. I am committed to my passion of helping and healing. Be safe and enjoy your trip!

  • Dennis says:

    Amazing journey and insights! Thanks for taking the time to share your trip and thoughts. Good luck with lava!

  • Pamela says:

    Wonderful metaphor! Enjoy the ride, it sounds incredible LOVE! The background! WISH you could get us a shot of Lava!!!. It would be amazing to see it.

  • Nina Latting says:

    Hi Jeff,
    Thanks for taking the time from your trip and Lava Day to share a great story with a thought-provoking principle!
    Keep having awesome days!

  • Day Piercy says:

    Thanks for the great memories of rafting in the Grand Canyon. A life changing trip for my daughter and me. My mantra for this week as I travel to Scotland to explore my homeland and ancestors and prepare to take my work to the next level: “You’re always above lava.” Thanks Jeff.

  • Awesome video – both the message and the scenery! I totally agree… the excitement of life is constantly growing and expanding… thanks for the reminder!

  • Sherry says:

    Thank you, Jeff. What a great metaphor and reframe about challenge! We rarely think about the excitement and growth of challenge while we’re facing it! The Lava Falls Rapid is a great visual to hold in mind. I’m facilitating a team on Tuesday who will be navigating some big rapids in their business; they are currently complacent with the way things are and resistant to change. This is such a great message and counterpoint about bringing on the challenge for the growth and juice in life. I will share your message with them and have a conversation around it. Thanks for taking the time on your beautiful trip to share your Sunday message.

  • Danelle Denney says:

    This was very timely for me. Thank you!

    I have been doing this since September 2015. Really doing it, not dabbling. We had a “dud launch” in early June and now we are doing it again this coming week.

    Thank you for your training, support and inspiration over the years. See you at Launch Con!!!

  • AARON KORAL says:

    Jeff: Great video, with a timeless principle to boot! Thanks for helping me to remember to stay above lava with the challenges ahead of me! You’re the best, Jeff!!

  • Kevin O. says:

    Remarkable! Long Live Lava!

  • Jenny Payette says:

    This is one of the most inspirational lessons Jeff has ever shared; thanks for putting the wind into our sails!

  • Lauren says:

    Hey Jeff, I have been down the canyon twice and I LOVED seeing you there! Lava Falls is a harsh mistress but such a highlight of the trip. Scared the heck out of me. I loved seeing our VERY experienced river guides each prepare in their own way. One “dressed for success” and had a white shirt and tie that he brought out for the occasion. The paddle boat was all women who decided to appease the water gods by going naked! The bailing out of the water in the boat at the end of the rapids was quite entertaining on that one!
    I think the business success metaphor holds up here in that we all have our own unique style, even within the framework you give.
    Here’s to all of our continued success; in business, in finding our personal bliss, and in serving our communities.

  • Cheers to Lava Jeff. Have a blast. Great message. Nature can teach us so much. All we need is to disconnect to connect and you brought a fantastic story. Thank you!

  • Endless rapids to paddle through in life. Great to view them as inspiring challenges, and to look forward to being tested! Awesome perspective, Jeff.

  • Karey says:

    Awesome message, Jeff. Love it. What a cool thing to film it right there before you do it. Way to go.

  • Nadina says:

    Thank you, Jeff! When ever I can See this amazing view)

  • Fred says:

    Hi Jeff,
    Wow, I love it., white water kayaking is such a great metaphor for life and business. One of my goals is to run that river in the next 16 months. Onward, Fred

  • Tom Garcia says:

    Hey Jeff!
    Loved the video inspiration! Thanks for the preview of the River.

  • I ” lava” this video. Great analogy! Hit home for me! πŸ™‚
    Thx u!πŸ™πŸΌ

  • Marie says:

    What you said about Courage, Commmitment and then Confidence and capability really resonated and inspired me because that is what I have been doing. So thanks

  • Roger Davis says:

    Hi Jeff I just love your adventurous approach to life.That is why you are so successful.I also Kayak (sea) and I use to be scared of big waves
    3 footers, then I started to attack them and my fear disappeared.I am sure you will continue to have an amazing life and great success
    Thank you for sharing Jeff

  • Odette says:

    Love the 4 C’s: great advice! The more we do each day to reach our goals the more we gain momentum, and the feeling is rejuvinating.
    Thanks a bunch πŸ˜‰

  • Thanks, Jeff! I, too, have been in and have fond memories of the canyon. I appreciate your metaphors! I think in metaphors myself.

  • Gregory J Neiman says:

    I bet you shot the falls at least well with that kind of attitude. Thanks, Jeff!

  • Cathy Hay says:

    Hi Jeff, I hope Lava was incredible! Thank you, this comes on an appropriate day. I just put out an ad for a “first mate” on my business journey and I’m breathing through the initial response, all those opinions are awfully loud! But I can do this. Thank you for the encouragement as always!

  • Sharyn says:

    Reminds me of sailing in a storm out in the Australian seas in a yacht with a great crew and being in front of the pack, exhilarating –

  • Tom says:

    Hi Jeff, Good timing on the video – about the push into a massive challenge and the Lava metaphor was really relevant!
    Thanks πŸ˜€

  • Very truly inspirational story. I am from Kenya and you are truly living the dream life I aspire. I would like to come over to Grand Canyon one day. I curious, whats the cost? I want to start saving for this trip. Awesome story, you are great mentor out there.

    • Jeff Walker says:

      The answer to the cost is complicated. Most people do it with a guide, and then it’s very expensive – thousands of dollars. When I do it, it’s with a bunch of friends and no guides… and then it’s much less expensive – more like hundreds of dollars. Of course, to do it yourself you need the skills and the gear… and you have to go through a lengthy permit process.

  • Incredible backdrop Jeff!!! LaunchLife to the Max!!!

  • Bob Britz says:

    Great testimonial to the outdoors. Nice to see you on a trip more than a week – something we all need.

  • Rich Kelly says:

    Love your metaphor and love the work you do. Really great to see that you are enjoying your trip.

  • Sherrie says:

    Hi Jeff,

    I love how you look through the lens of “above Lava”, both on rapids, and at life.
    Figure-out-able. Yep. Love it.

    Keep up the great work!

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