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The secret to success? Two of the world’s richest men agreed on the same thing

  3.11.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

I recently watched a documentary about Warren Buffet. The film touched on his friendship with Bill Gates. Before they knew each other well, someone asked them both to sit down

The Benefits of a Healthy Sense of Humour?

  23.10.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

I often have a tendency to take myself too seriously. But I have more fun, and get more motivated, when I have a healthy sense of the absurd. Whilst cycling across

The depressing-sounding question you should ask yourself regularly…

  18.10.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

This question has really helped me overcome fears. Riding our bicycles through Siberia at minus 30 Centigrade, my friend Al and I came to a cluster of huts. A small

Making self-discipline stick

  27.02.2017   rob   Blog   No comments

We’ve recently had our first baby, so balancing work life with family life is now more important than ever. To get that balance right, one key thing is self-discipline –

Harder than Siberia in winter: Hong Kong adventurer conquers China desert (SCMP)

  11.11.2016   rob   Blog   No comments

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 5 November 2016 After 71 days and numerous setbacks, Rob Lilwall completes his solo trek across China’s Taklamakan

Hong Kong adventurer crossing China desert pushes on despite major setback (SCMP)

  18.10.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 15 October 2016 The desert is watching me. It is hard to find words for the place. Ancient,

Five ways goals can help in the expedition of life

  27.09.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

We were in the middle of the emptiness of Siberia, in winter, on our bicycles. The icy road under our wheels was actually known as “the road of bones” because

Update from the Taklamakan desert – 19 September

  19.09.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

I have just made it to the half way point of the expedition, and taking a day off at my cache of food and water supplies which I had hidden

Rob Lilwall’s China desert trek: the loneliness of the long-distance walker (SCMP)

  18.09.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

This article was first published in the South China Morning Post on 18 September 2016 The Hong Kong adventurer, somewhat overwhelmed by the size and contours of the Taklamakan Desert’s dunes

Facing my greatest fear…  and 5 reasons why facing fears is a cool thing to do

  9.09.2016   rob   Blog   1 Comment

Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once. – Shakespeare My Greatest Fear Here is my admission of my greatest fear: putting up