I'm quite shy.
So I never thought I'd write a book.
Or travel across the world carrying a tablefootball table.
Or meet Pele.
Or write the copy across the front of Richard Branson's pants.
Or get arrested by the Russian military.
Or work for the GB Rowing Team at the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics.
Or get my dream job as a football reporter.
Or swim in the fountain in the lobby of a big city law firm, where I worked.
Or climb an 8,000m mountain.
Or organise challenge events for the military charity Walking With The Wounded.
But each event happened, and many others, because I wrote letters, I talked to people - like the Swiss lady in a headscarf in an ancient mud citadel in Bam, Eastern Iran, who just happened to be related to the FIFA Press Secretary and who ultimately unlocked free tickets to the FIFA World Cup final.
I very much hope I can convince at least one member of your class, your group, your audience, to broaden their horizons. To think about visiting a new country. To write to the person they idolise. To act on a plan. To try something different. To believe in making their own luck.
It's fun. And infectious.
Cost? £50 + Travel expenses only.
"You know, you could write a fantastic tale about your experiences." -- John Motson
They say everyone has a good book in them, and I've written one book. But I very much hope I can inspire others to write too. Because I had no idea I would ever do this. I didn't think I could. And then one day I had an idea. I told a few too many people. I wrote a letter. And...