Jon Holder
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Why Me?

Thank you for your time reading this, if you have got this far, I better contact me, you're looking for a reason.

So I learnt from a young age that I have a gift, a gift that I can get myself out of sticky situations by cracking a joke or making someone else smile.

In school as much as I got picked on, I always left the bullies laughing, its how I handled situations, it became very natural. From being homeless to having near-death experiences I found laughter cures all.

It's not just me that has found this; it has been proven in medical research that happy people even to live longer, so looks like I'm not dying anytime soon!

So where has this got me?

*On Europe's most renowned stages, performing in front of celebrities, touring across Europe and breaking world records.

 I'm proud of what I've achieved without a degree or any form of education because it's the stuff that you deliver above and beyond expectations, that's where you find success other others, let's discover yours.

*Bragging alert

Life isn't about what you have done or what you can do, but what you do every day. That's who you become, for me, it's making a difference in the world, I've hit those rock bottoms, I've experienced those dark places, and I've lived it, I've been there and learnt from them.

Life is what you make it, and for me, it's about having fun, why do we put ourselves through so much pain, so much stress, so much anger?

No new job, new relationship, new house, a new car will give you fulfilment. It's all about you and your perspective.

I'm sharing everything I know, living my life by my own beliefs, sharing my mindset, sharing what gets me out of bed at 5 am for my morning run, oh and without an alarm clock, because I'm ready, every single day.

Crawling out of bed in the morning, desperately in search of coffee is a lot different than springing up to seize the day, and there is a reason why that struggle of yours is so great!

I want the world to experience the fulfilment I have every day regardless of time, money or what you got or haven't.

Whenever you are, whatever you do, let's talk, it will change your life, I guarantee you will Love what I do.

 

Shed to Success.

Jon found himself homeless at 17 at this point he was living a shed. A pretty low point by anyone's standard. However, from this low grew many ideas which created multiple businesses and ultimately success.  Jon has since gone on to break world records and has many strings to his bow being an adventurist, scout leader and top motivational and mindset speaker to name but a few.

 

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The world is your

 stage, be an artist.

Jon Holder

From the man himself.

"I've been a scout leader for many years, teaching kids life skills, giving them confidence, an abundance of courage and allowing them to push their creative edge. By giving these children the tools to become great leaders I'm giving them to opportunity to change the world. I think many find my outlook refreshing - I stand on a level with them and help them see what they can achieve. I've even helped other scout leaders to see another way on engaging to bring the best out of the children they work with.

From this experience I forged myself a path in the corporate world. I do what I love and create a living at the same time. If you do what you love, the passion drives you to new heights, you attract more possibilities and opportunities, I'm so grateful to be where I am.

 I'm not saying I know it all because I don't, but I do know what changes lives and what makes happiness sustainable.

Jon Holder, scout leader

The real way to gain happiness, is to give to others.

Baden Powell

Life is yours, push limits and boundaries, do the things that make you feel uncomftable.

When you're pushing the boundaries of your comfort zones, that's where life starts. That's where life truly begins or feels like it starts because that's growth. The feeling of learning to ride your bike without stabilisers or passing your driving test or any new skill or experience, the more experience of life you have, the more you can grow, the more you can provide real value to others. Adventure gives you a massive perspective on life, whats important and what is not.

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Don't Stop When You Are

Tired, Stop When You Have Given It Everything  You Have Got.

Jon Holder

It's not all work and no play because everything in life is relative, whether you consider it work or play, its still growth, it's still a part of you, if you are happy in work would that have a positive effect in your love life? YES, If you are happy with different aspects of life will it improve your opportunities around you? YES.

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You can never fly unless you jump.

Jon Holder

I was scared of heights and have been for a while, but was I? one day I decided to push this, the fear was holding me back, fear in life WILL keep you back, make it your absolute mission to conquer your fears before they conquer you. Prove yourself wrong, not the world, but you, you can't change the world until you change you.

Find something larger than you, I've broken world records, I've done the impossible, now you can do the same.
Grow in as many directions as you can, be the best you can TODAY, what can you do that will change the rest of your life TODAY, no excuses, no blame, massive steps start from the small ones we do every day.

Focus on the thing that will make your life better do it now.

Climb that mountain, Jon Holder

You will never reach the top, unless you climb.

Jon Holder

Reap what you sow.

So like any great sports team, sometimes in life, we need not only we need a point in the right direction but someone to boost our confidence and eliminate the fears and doubts that we all have. Shifting that mindset can be everything, its the difference between massive success or not even starting.

Life is your masterpiece, and you are the artist, at any point you can start again, you can change direction, this is the beauty of life. What's the point of doing the same thing, day in day out, besides if you did that you only get the same results.

You Reep what you sow; however there is a time for sowing and a time for reaping, but you can never do this in the same month, the longer you take to sow, the longer it will take to start repping.

We all have that one thing that we are meant to do, our calling, our passion and your mission is to pursue your passion, make it a way of life.

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Escaping the Ordinary.

#bigskatedown

 
 

Skateboarding the Impossible

Skateboarding is not just for kids, well, big kids can do it too!

Some say mad, well, when I say some I mean most, but I do love pushing limits, for me, it wasn't about the glory it was about the journey, you can't merely be a motivational speaker without pushing boundaries. 2017 I decided to skateboard the length of the country for charity, yes it was mad, but my god awesome!

I could spend all night and day, writing about this incredible experience, but this article says it all...

UPDATED Press Release by Lauren Willimott from Reepham Community News
Norfolk cub leader set for Guinness World Record victory after skateboarding the length of the
country.

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

One morning at the start of the year, Reepham Cub leader Jon Holder woke up and decided that he
would try to travel the length of the country, he would try to do it by skateboard, and he would try
to do it in just 16 days. All with the aim of setting a brand new Guinness World Record. Quite an
accomplishment.

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The Best View

comes from the hardest climb.


On the 1 st October 2017, Jon started his skateboarding adventure, #TheBigSkateDown, from John
O’Groats to Land’s End. Known as The End to Ender it’s the journey across Britain from north to
south, or vice-versa, and has been travelled by all sorts of eccentric transport over the years – a
penny-farthing, a motorised bath-tub and scores of old bikes. The route has been completed on a
skateboard before, and the current Guinness World Record for it stands at 21 days.
“It was something I’d wanted to do for a long time” said Jon, “But I wanted to challenge myself
in the process. I used to skateboard when I was younger, but honestly hadn’t been on one in years,
so when I saw that there was a World Record already standing for doing it on a skateboard my mind

I thought I’d give it a go and try to smash it!”

A journey like this can’t be undertaken without rigorous planning and organisation, but even the
best laid plans can go awry.
“Once I started training things began to go wrong, culminating in my support driver dropping out at
the last minute and my original attempt in August had to be cancelled.” said Jon.
With disappointment high, Jon set about trying to rescue his attempt and a chance phone call ended
up being his silver lining. John McKean, the manager at Whitwell Hall Country Centre, agreed to be his
support and what started as a passing acquaintance became an enduring friendship.
“I was ultimately responsible for keeping him safe,” said John, “I drove behind Jon the whole way,
making sure passing vehicles knew he was there. There were some scary moments along the way,
but it was an experience I wouldn’t have missed.
“We kicked off in the Scottish Highlands, the pace of travelling by skateboard meant I got to see
everything and we had some of our best times here, but there were some real low moments too.”
Jon said.

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Life is Nothing

Without adventure.

 

“We hadn’t comprehended the level of tiredness we would encounter, plus certain
unforeseen circumstances. We had two punctures, a smoke-filled van and a hurricane to contend
with!” commented John.
But, as is often the case, it was people and their generous spirits that pulled them through
“People were cheering us and even throwing donations through the van window. One lady even
offered us a night’s stay in her B&B” said Jon “Also, the support back home was incredible,

I had been posting videos on my Facebook page for people to follow and hearing that my cub pack were
watching and cheering me on meant the world!”
There is no official route to follow for the End to Ender, but the pair had originally planned a route
which totalled around 870 miles, how ever with last minute changes they clocked up over 1000 Miles.

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Seek Adventure

That Opens Your Mind.

They travelled at an average of 8mph, with a top speed of 34mph and covered around 65
Miles per day. Jon got through three pairs of trainers, 32 bearings but only one skateboard!
“We’ll get official confirmation from Guinness about the World Record around Christmas time. We
have sent them witness signatures from people we met on the trip, time-stamped photos and
hopefully, Jon’s videos will count too. The official time we did it in was 15 days, 20 hours and 59
minutes – that has got to be worth the official certificate!” laughed John.
#TheBigSkateDown was also a vehicle to raise money for two charities, Sue Lambert Trust, a Norfolk
based charity and SNAP, an Essex charity supporting children with additional needs and disabilities.
“I’m originally from Essex, but have lived in Norfolk for the past year, so I wanted to help charities
from both areas.” said Jon.

Jon is determined to help send children the message that they can do anything they set their mind to.

“I am dyslexic, I’m not fit and I’m certainly not the best skateboarder in the world. So, if I can achieve
this I want young people to see that anything is possible.”

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