Dreams aren’t free. There’s always a price to pay. There’s a cost for growth and discovery. Evolution is earned, not granted… You have to be willing to sacrifice, and struggle, and suffer, if you want to be truly successful… If you want to reach for that one, big, distant dream… that dangerous dream… that dream that many can’t comprehend, most won’t understand and nearly all will say is impossible… that dream that tucks you in at night, talks to you while you sleep, and tempts you while you wake… that dream that follows you, and calls for you, and waits – impatiently and emphatically – for you to come after it…
You have to be willing to give up everything for that dream.
And today, finally… I’m ready.
Today is my last day working at one of the most exciting and incredible companies in the world. I’ve decided to leave GoPro.
I am so thankful and blessed to have played a small role in helping build one of the world’s fastest-growing and farthest-reaching brands. It’s been an unbelievable ride. I’ve never worked with a more passionate group of people. All of us should be inspired by the GoPro Story… how one man followed his passion, believed in his vision, and single-handedly invented a new way for all of us to capture and share our life’s moments with each other. That contagious passion continues to infect everyone who works here, and that “stoke” continues to spread everyday… I am so thankful for this experience and these friendships.
Now, I’ve decided to take everything I’ve learned over the past 10 years building some of the world’s biggest brands, seeing some of the world’s most beautiful places, and connecting with some of the world’s most amazing people, and pour it into my own passion…
I will be moving back to Austin, Texas – the place I first learned the power of envisioning something bigger than most thought possible… and I will be focusing 100% of my time on building #besomebody.
Together, I believe we can build the most inspirational movement of all-time.
I have no doubt that everything in my life has led me – and all of us – to this moment. Each success and each failure, every high-five and every low-blow, every question and every cry… has brought us to the doorstep of a dream.
I am so excited, and so scared, and so ready for this opportunity. Thank you all for your support and love. There is nothing more contagious than the energy of those around us… It’s time to infect the world.
We can do anything. Anything is possible.