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Make everyday a good day with William Pike (Inspirational Speaker)

Make everyday a good day with William Pike (Inspirational Speaker)

by ICMI on Thursday, 11 February 2016

All passion, no limits! William Pike prides himself as being an ordinary kiwi bloke. As an accomplished motivational speaker, author of Every Day’s a Good Day, amputee, 2015 Young New Zealander of the year finalist and an international role model. We asked William 3 questions so you could get to know him better. Here is what the Inspirational Speaker shared with us. 

What are you most grateful for?

I’m grateful for all of the small things in life, like to wake up each day and be able to put one foot in front of the other and hang-out with family and friends. These simple things in life were almost taken away from me when I was caught in a Volcanic eruption on Mt. Ruapehu, in New Zealand. I suffered horrific injuries to my legs, hypothermia and had my right leg amputated as a result. Now I strive to make the most of every day, make everyday a good day, and when I look down at my legs I remember not to take the simple things in life for granted.

Tell us about a missed opportunity in your life

As a teenager I was heavily involved in surf lifeguarding. An opportunity came up to be a paid surf lifeguard, but I decided to turn it down because I was too busy over the summer. In hindsight, I wish I had made things work. I listen to my friends who took this opportunity and marvel over their stories and life experiences from life guarding on some of NZ’s most notorious West Coast beaches.

If you could share a meal with anyone in the world (living or dead), who would it be?

I’m passionate about adventure, the NZ outdoors and environment. I’d like to have dinner with an early explorer, such as James Cook who first mapped NZ. I would ask questions about how the landscape looked, what the bird life was like, what birds and insects stood out and hear about his adventurous (to say the least) crossing of the Pacific Ocean.

How do you want to be remembered (in five words or less)?

William – All Passion, No Limits.