Rupert Hambly


What can Danny Way teach us about passion and performance?

I recently watched the documentary called ‘Waiting for lightning’…

It’s been on my watch list for some time and didn’t disappoint in the slightest!

Waiting for lightning documents the hellraising professional skateboarder Danny Ways personal and professional life in intimate fashion.

The story is truly a ‘heroes journey’ and very inspiring for someone who appreciates passion.

Ultimately, the pinnacle of the documentary is his jump over the Great Wall of China on a skateboard, yes, I did say that correctly … over the Great Wall of China on a skateboard.

Before that though, there are many trials and tribulations that Danny has to overcome and in effect have made him who he is…

What can we learn from Danny Way to implement in our own life?


There is an old saying that I personally use daily with clients, “The way you do anything is the way you do everything”… Danny Way goes the whole hog in absolutely everything he does and it shows. This helps create mastery in oneself.

Be true to yourself

If there’s one thing that comes across in Danny Way, it’s the way he is true to himself. He knows his limits, strengths and most importantly doesn’t listen to the naysayers. This allows him to push beyond what the average person can even dream of.

Hone your physical skill set

Your body is the only place you have to live and it is truly a miracle of biological engineering. Yet people treat it like a dustbin… use the Danny Way story as motivation to get physically really good at something that inspires you!

Enjoy the journey

Rupert Hambly

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