My guest today is part of the Greatest Show On Earth… Kenny Short is a BMX rider from Minneapolis who is currently working full-time as a performer in the Ringling Brothers Circus.
Kenny took a year off after graduating high school to figure out his direction in life, but eventually went to college and started on a traditional career path. After a while he started finding different ways to turn his passion for BMX into paychecks and eventually left behind the 9-5 world to live as a traveling circus act.
We talked about how Kenny got involved with the circus and what it’s like living on a mile-and-a-half long train. I asked him how he mentally prepares for his performances, and how his personal riding has been affected now that he’s riding for a living.
I think what you’re going to take away from this episode is some inspiration on how you can look at your passions and career path a little differently if you’re willing to explore some unusual opportunities.
Resource Links & Show Notes:
– BMX at Ringling Brothers Circus