Deze 27-jarige Cassie heeft ELK land in de wereld bezocht

Ze is daarmee de eerste vrouw die ooit de hele wereld bezocht; zó heeft ze het gedaan.

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Mocht je nog op zoek zijn naar wat inspirerende levensverhalen; we hebben er eentje voor je gevonden. Die van Cassie De Pecol lijkt bijna onmogelijk: ze is de eerste vrouw ooit die elk land op de wereld bezocht. En het ongelofelijkste van allemaal: ze is nog maar 27!

Cassie, oorspronkelijk uit Connecticut, vertrok in juli 2015 voor haar wereldreis - achttien maanden en 26 dagen later had ze de hele wereld afgevinkt, waarmee ze niet alleen de eerste vrouw is die de hele wereld heeft bezocht, maar ook de snelste is - het vorige record stond nog op naam van een man die er drie jaar en drie maanden over deed. De reis Cassie haar 255 vluchten, vereiste vijf paspoorten en ze bracht niet langer dan twee tot vijf dagen door op elke locatie, meldt Travel and Leisure.

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Sup? Hanging in the back of a tuk tuk asking myself, "how did I get here?" 🤔. Perhaps it's because I carved my own path and own who I am? My values are strong and I will never lose sight of where I want to be and who I represent. Hold true to your values. You are the dictator of your own life and you choose your own projections. Live in solidarity or take an immense risk and break free. But whatever you do, never stop learning, never stop educating yourself and beyond anything else, never stop challenging yourself for the better, do not be afraid of change. We can all become better versions of ourselves; kinder, more compassionate, more alive, more inquisitive. Be THE BEST of who you are. Each day, I wake up and look in the mirror... I immediately note my flaws, a daily reminder of the rawness and reality of it all... but when I look in the mirror I tell myself this, "I know who I am, my values are strong and I own my life. No one can dictate my future or my life. I'm here for a reason. Find that reason and flourish. Forget haters and naysayers...at the end of the day, I'm alive for an unknown period of time, and I own this being. No one can surpass who I am and who I've worked so hard to become. Why? Because I believe in my individuality and uniqueness. No one has ever known and will ever know the very intricacies of my life, but myself. Stay strong. Hold out. Just.Do.It.". Sound a bit egocentric? Perhaps. But we've all worked so hard to become the individuals we are today and it's crucial to hold true to our values and who we are. Be the change you wish to see in the world (Gandhi), be the POWER you wish to see in the world. Be COMPASSIONATE, strong and level-headed. Be yourself and be confident. Go out there and live the adventure. 🚀 • • • #expedition196 #expedition196entrepreneur @expedition196entrepreneur (Online Seminar Starting February 3rd)

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Hoe ze het deed? Ze spaarde zo'n 10.000 dollar aan oppasgeld en sprokkelde via sponsors de overige 198.000 dollar bij elkaar. Daarnaast sliep ze in sommige hotels gratis, in ruil voor social media-posts.

Aan CNN vertelde ze over de moeilijkste momenten tijdens haar reis; als ze visa's moest regelen. 'There have been cases when I post on my Facebook, "Hi I need help getting into Libya" or "I need help getting into Syria," and at that point it's kind of trusting in the unknown, trusting in people.'

Mocht je even niets te doen hebben: het is heel goed toeven op Cassie's Instagramaccount. Kijk maar:

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How bad do you want it? 🤔 • • • The key to success for me, has been persistence and drive. During the initial planning stages of the Expedition (1.5 years before I took off), I became frustrated so many times because of that fact that if someone told me no; a sponsor, a supporter, a non profit, etc., I'd look to other people to blame when in reality, I could only blame myself. I either wasn't prepared or I wasn't ready. I wasn't sure if I could find the money or the support, to get this Expedition off the ground. I'd look around me only to realize that no one was going to make this happen but me. I had to make a great deal of sacrifices that none of my friends at the time had to make in order to pursue a dream. I had no one to relate to. No one had the extreme amount of burning desire to make this Expedition happen, but myself. Truth be told, I knew that if I wanted to make this dream come alive that I could do it with enough persistence. On the other hand, I always had the choice to quit if I didn't want it that badly... I still do. The truth is... you can prepare yourself and have in abundance all of the resources YOU need to make a dream come true, but at the end of the day, it comes down to you, and only you, to make that dream come to fruition. Don't ever look to someone else to make it happen for you. Reap what you sow, own your successes and own your failures. Never expect anyone to guide you from start to finish. Cultivate something of your own and have mentors, supporters, and teachers along the way. But just know that if you're not succeeding, you mustn't want it THAT bad. Trust me when I say that you'll make it happen if indeed you truly want it that badly. So, sacrifice everything, give in to your fears and take the risk. You'll know how bad you want it if in your darkest moments, you still believe in the light at the end of the tunnel... even if you can't see it in plain sight. ✨ • • • #expedition196

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Sup? Hanging in the back of a tuk tuk asking myself, "how did I get here?" 🤔. Perhaps it's because I carved my own path and own who I am? My values are strong and I will never lose sight of where I want to be and who I represent. Hold true to your values. You are the dictator of your own life and you choose your own projections. Live in solidarity or take an immense risk and break free. But whatever you do, never stop learning, never stop educating yourself and beyond anything else, never stop challenging yourself for the better, do not be afraid of change. We can all become better versions of ourselves; kinder, more compassionate, more alive, more inquisitive. Be THE BEST of who you are. Each day, I wake up and look in the mirror... I immediately note my flaws, a daily reminder of the rawness and reality of it all... but when I look in the mirror I tell myself this, "I know who I am, my values are strong and I own my life. No one can dictate my future or my life. I'm here for a reason. Find that reason and flourish. Forget haters and naysayers...at the end of the day, I'm alive for an unknown period of time, and I own this being. No one can surpass who I am and who I've worked so hard to become. Why? Because I believe in my individuality and uniqueness. No one has ever known and will ever know the very intricacies of my life, but myself. Stay strong. Hold out. Just.Do.It.". Sound a bit egocentric? Perhaps. But we've all worked so hard to become the individuals we are today and it's crucial to hold true to our values and who we are. Be the change you wish to see in the world (Gandhi), be the POWER you wish to see in the world. Be COMPASSIONATE, strong and level-headed. Be yourself and be confident. Go out there and live the adventure. 🚀 • • • #expedition196 #expedition196entrepreneur @expedition196entrepreneur (Online Seminar Starting February 3rd)

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Dead Sea 🇯🇴 • • • #Expedition196 #PeaceThroughTourism #EveryCountryInTheWorld

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