Eric West

Author, editor, and speech writer.

Showing Up LLC

Author and editor of the inspirational thriller Showing Up. Eric specializes in communications through writing, editing and public speaking

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"If you're not dreaming, you're not even trying."

Eric West - Showing Up 

Eric West is an author, adventurer, and professional leadership facilitator and coach. Born on Mt. Everest, his brand Showing Up continues to inspire audiences of all ages and backgrounds through keynote presentations and leadership workshops. West is the creator of the Showing Up magazine and author of the best-selling book Showing Up. He is also co-author and editor of the book Brightside, Unimaginable tales from an undertaker. He insists that your dreams are important, your dreams deserve your time, nothing takes the place of your presence, and Showing Up works. A gifted storyteller, West guides aspiring authors through the arduous task of crafting, editing and presenting the written and spoken piece. He is versed in the four stages of book and manuscript creation: Writing, editing, publishing and marketing. From proper word choice to tips on public speaking, West's compelling tales in his books, blogs and speech writing will make you a believer in your big project. He encourages you to take a chance on your Mt. Everest-sized dream; ordinary people can astonish themselves when going after something big. 


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What is the most common thing that drives people to climb Mt. Everest?

I imagine you've met a lot of interesting people during you treks up the mountains. Was there a common theme among the people you met? What is the most common thing that drives people to climb Mt. Everest? Or was it different for everyone? 

1/24/2017 9:15:16 PM,
Eric West replied:
Thanks for the questions. My expereince on Everest has proven that there a as many reasons to climb Everest as there are poeple climbing it. But the one common denominator for almost all climbers is a person goal to push one's physical and mental self futher than ever before. There is always a certain sort of selfishness that goes with climbing an 8,000 meter peak. 
1/24/2017 9:18:54 PM,
Eric West replied:
Thanks for the question. Although Showing Up stays away from political opinion, I would say this about your question:
Donald Trump was not given a chance in a million to make it all the way to the White House. In fact, he was laughed at for even trying. You may want to read that last sentence one more time. 
It doesn't matter how serious others take your dreams; it matters only how serious you take them. You can't do everything, but you can do anything.
Eric West
Showing Up 
1/24/2017 9:12:02 PM,
Eric West replied:
Thanks for the question. Climbing on Everest was something I never thought possible. My life changed after the climb in several ways, but the most notable was that anything is possible. You can't do everything, but you can do anything.

Was there ever a time that "showing up" got you in trouble?

It seems that you've experienced wonderful things by showing up and visiting exotic locations around the world. Was there ever a time that "showing up" got you in trouble?

4/7/2016 9:57:20 AM,
Eric West replied:

Great question. The Showing Up brand was originally named No Mistakes. The No Mistakes mindset was based on the idea that no matter what one encountered in an endeavor, it would lead to the next step in a progession... hence No Mistakes. All of us encounter setbacks, but that is part of the Showing Up process, and strangely, part of the fun.

Eric West - Showing Up