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.