Max#40: Roz Savage – record-breaking ocean rower

To those who looked in at the life of Roz Savage several years ago, they would have seen someone who appeared to have it all – the A grade graduate, the successful Management Consultant, living the central London lifestyle that goes with it.

Yet, little did they know how out of place Roz felt in this life and how she was constantly facing an array of internal battles with herself.

In our interview today we embark upon the journey Roz undertook in order to discover who she really was and what her life’s path should be. A path that has led her to become one of the most acclaimed solo ocean rowers in the world.

There was only a very small window where I was able to catch up with Roz to record this interview, which we did at the Thames Rowing Club in Putney. As a result, there is a little more background noise than normal, including some clinking as the Bar was re-stocked, so please accept my apologies for that.

Key messages from Roz:

  • Ensure that you live a life you can (look back on and) be proud of
  • If you are not passionate about your life / career, take the time to ask yourself why
  • It is never too late to find your true calling in life
  • Do not be scared to fail – this is the only way to move on
  • Accept that you may need to go backwards before you can move forwards
  • The harder something is, the more amazing it feels when you achieve it!

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About the Author

Hi, I'm Tom Burkinshaw, I co-produce the Maximise Your Potential Podcast and Website and my goal is to help as many people as possible be successful in life, careers and business, by offering free coaching and mentoring through a series of unique interviews from inspiring people who all display exceptional self-belief, mental toughness and desire to achieve. Thank you for taking the time to visit Maximise Your Potential!