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Earn Your Story: Work

Earn Your Story: Work captures the sacrifice that is necessary in order to pursue your passions. In this newest installment, we follow two mountain bikers who have had to put forth a great deal of work in order to keep doing what they love.

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What it Means to Earn Your Story

A few months back we started an initiative called Earn Your Story™. Many people have been asking us the meaning behind the phrase. We’ve been making mentions on the website, creating videos around it and we even trademarked it, so it’s definitely an important initiative for us. But what does it mean to “Earn Your Story”? Earn Your Story are anecdotes from real people capturing the struggle, dedication and sacrifice we’ve all endured to eventually land back on our feet and succeed. These are the stories of everyday, hard-working Americans who have had to earn the fruits of their labor. From stories of middle-class Americans having jobs outsourced overseas to tales of tenacious, old mountain men enduring the hardships of...

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Earn Your Story: Wanderlust

Trayvax encourages exploration in the outdoors, because it strengthens us in a fashion that can’t be found elsewhere. Trayvax-style travel means you risk becoming uncomfortable in a foreign environment, with the hopes to see and live experiences you may have otherwise missed. Meghan has done just that. A thick case of wanderlust, and need for a mental escape from her Federal job, caused her to purchase a ticket to Guatemala, a place she had never been before. For Meg, this trip was part of a promise she had made to herself: to explore new places without question. The five days she spent there, she was outside hiking Pacaya Volcano which peaked at 8,000 feet. A local guide showed her the best trail-heads to...

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Earn Your Story: The Hardest Things

Courage doesn’t come from trials and tribulations; courage comes after you’ve survived. Emily is a woman who exhibits this mantra, because she has lived it as a deployed Marine in Afghanistan, and now as a mother of two beautiful young daughters.                 At the Naval Academy, all the men wanted to date her, and all the women wanted to be her. Not because she was an exuberant with her talent and strength, but because of her humility in those gifts. She studied, went to Catholic mass, ran beside sea-foam green coast of Annapolis water, and worked on herself as a role model.                 “I wanted to know myself, and sometimes that connection was hard, and sometimes it wasn’t, but I...

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