“Losing everything, as shocking as it was at the time, kind of sets you free because suddenly you know what it is to lose everything. So you don’t fear failure and loss quite as much because you’ve already experienced it.”

Justin TyersJustin Tyers and his wife Linda lost everything they had in the middle of the night. But instead of letting this devestate their lives, they chose to see this as an opportunity to pursue the life they’d always dreamed of. Without any experience, they set sail to live on a boat to sail across the coasts of Ireland and Scotland. What happened at home in the middle of the night, well I’ll let Justin tell that story…


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