#WhosUpWednesday Dean Stott on how to become relentless in your life

A former British Special Forces Soldier, 2x World Record Holder, Adventurer, Philanthropist, Author and International Speaker.

After making it through the Special Forces gruelling 6-month selection process, Dean became one of the very first army members to join the SBS (Special Boat Service). Throughout his esteemed military career, he has conducted deployments to overseas hostile environments and been involved in Counter-Terrorism operations; he has travelled to some of the toughest places in the world.

Dean left the military in 2011, after 16 honourable years of service but continues to live by the Special Forces’ ethos of ‘the unrelenting pursuit of excellence’. The determination required throughout his career has become an integral part of Dean’s character.

He then established a distinguished career in the private security sector; he was renowned for his willing to take on any job, no matter how dangerous. The man who went, when others won’t. He has faced extortion, kidnapping, civil war, pirates, military coups and was single-handedly responsible for the evacuation of the Canadian embassy in 2014 rescuing 4 diplomats and 18 military personnel.

However, in 2016 Dean was ready for a new project and wanted to use this to help others. He began training to cycle the longest motorable road in the world – The Pan American Highway. Dean completed the 14,000 miles route from Argentina to Alaska in May 2018, gaining two world records and raising an incredible amount of money for charity in the process. Dean passed through 14 countries on his expedition, crossing some of the most dangerous passages in the world.

Prior to his training, Dean had never cycled more than a few miles. In the final stretch, Dean continued for 17 hours and driven by his determination, covered 340 miles on his longest day.

Dean is now a renowed international speaker, presenting to FTSE 100 companies, sporting bodies, military departments, schools and businesses. Dean has presented inspiring talks to 10,000 people at the O2 Arena through to 25 local children in impoverished areas.

Dean firmly believes, with the right mindset and plan, nothing you truly desire is out of reach. To him, impossible simple means, its hasn’t been done…..yet.