Don't Ever Let A Teacher Tell You, You Can't Make A Living Balancing Rocks!
Last week I met Tim Anderson when I hired him to work my corporate training event to balance rocks.
Yes, you read that correctly, I hired someone to balance rocks!
Tim is a free spirit (go figure) and professional rock balancer. He might be the only "professional" rock balancer in the world too!
Now, for all you mom and dads out there worried if your son or daughter might read this and be inspired not to be a sheep and attend college and pursue a rock balancing career instead, let me set your minds at ease.
It all started 5 years ago when he started stacking rocks in the streams of his native Pennsylvania. As happens with many creative activities, Tim found himself lost in his own thoughts for hours on end knee deep in streams balancing rocks for fun. After one multi hour long episode he placed the final stone on yet another impossible stack. As he removed his hands a roaring applause broke out behind him. Tim looked up as hundreds (yes hundreds) of on lookers gathering on a bridge saluted his effort!
That day, over two years ago now, an idea was born that is playing itself out at wwwkeystonebalance.com Tim, who always photographed his "work" began selling it as the original artwork it truly was.
His photos have provided him a living and the bragging rights of saying he just might have the worlds most peaceful job!
Tim made a splash at Aquascapeinc.com's annual Pondemonium event not from having his rocks come crashing down but rather demonstrating to other fast paced business leaders how taking the time and slowing down while "balancing the rocks" might just be exactly what the doctor ordered.
The longest Tim has ever worked on a single stack is to straight days. The most expensive photo he ever took was 25,000 bucks.
Here's to everyone having the "rocks" to pursue their unique passions in this world!