Powder Matt’s new book shares tips for a happy life

Ski blogger Matt Mosteller has released a motivational guide.

Matt Mosteller's book shares 63 tips for a happy life.

Matt Mosteller, aka Powder Matt, is well known around Fernie as a professional skier, adventurer, and blogger. With the release of his book, Adventurer’s Guide to a Happy Life, he now has a new title: author.

The motivational guide outlines 63 life lessons Mosteller has created based on his 40 years of knowledge in the ski and outdoor industry, along with his recent experience in the grueling outdoor event, The Yukon Challenge.

“I spent 63 nights in my car one winter when I was young and a crazy ski bum, so I started keeping a journal through that time, and basically the journal entries were little thoughts, or tips, or what I like to call kindling, to help ignite your fire,” Mosteller said. “More recently in 2011, I went to the Arctic on a winter adventure race and had to do a lot of training for that event, and it was a pretty arduous journey. When you have those arduous journeys in your life it also makes you think a lot, and I had to really dig deep to keep on moving forward.”

He went on to explain, “So a lot of these thoughts that I had written down thirty years ago came back to inspire me to be able to complete that long slog across the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, so I thought I really have to write these things down.”

The book is full of inspirational tips and strategies, geared to helping people make small steps towards positive change. Mosteller remarked, “I have many fears, just like everybody does, but instead of letting fears build that wall around you, it’s about how to break through them in little steps, each and every day.”

He added, “There’s so many great adventure stories that I hear every day when I’m in Fernie, so I hope this inspires some others to share their stories, because I think there’s some really cool stuff going on and I love hearing about it.”

Mosteller is the top ski blogger in North America and travels worldwide to speak about living life well and achieving adventure and happiness through positivity and a love of the outdoors.

 

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