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How Adventure Makes You Smarter, Stronger, and Attractive: Tyler Tervooren at TEDxConcordiaUPortland

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Tyler grew up living a conventional, relatively low-risk life. He went to college, got a useful degree and then a good job. However, he always felt like there was something more. He started to make a priority of stepping outside his comfort zone and trying new things to see where they'd lead. It was there, outside of his comfort zone, where he found that most big risks in life are only risky because you don't understand them.

Today, Tyler writes about smart risk-taking at his blog Advanced Riskology, where he inspires people to embrace uncertainty, take more risks, and live remarkably. Tyler is also a key part of the rapidly growing World Domination Summit held in Portland each year. He recently launched (and later sold his share in) a small coffee business Brew Pony, which delivers Portland's finest coffee to households all over the United States.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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