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Dan Abrams on Hard Work, Perseverance and a Goal of No Missed Powder Days

Flylow co-founder Dan Abrams spoke to Lisa Gerber, owner of Big Leap Creative who also hosts a podcast called Gear Show, about starting Flylow, flying first class (once), and why running your own company means you never miss a powder day. "Success to me is being able to own my time. Being able to work from 8 to 10 at night so I can get up early and go skiing the next day," Abrams says. Here's what Lisa Gerber writes about the show: Today s episode will change the way you think about thinking big and what success really is. Dan Abrams had an idea. He didn t know how it would happen or what would come of it. He took calculated risks, he made backup plans in case of worst case scenarios, he overcame down-on-his-luck moments, and didn t think too much about where it was headed. Dan is co-founder of Flylow Gear, an independent backcountry ski apparel brand that he and his college friend Greg Steen established because they imagined better gear for the mountains. I had been a huge fan of FlyLow gear and of Dan Abrams for at least 10 years when I had the pleasure of skiing with him and his now wife Megan Michelson at Schweitzer Mountain when I did the PR for the ski resort. Megan is a freelance writer and a rad freeskier. Some things we discuss: The problem Flylow Gear solves. Taking a big gamble to make an idea happen. Taking a big leap and the unacceptable alternative: when you are driven to be an entrepreneur and taking smart risks. How to make a business partnership work.