“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ~Dr Seuss
stolen goat was founded in 2012 by Tim Bland. At the time Tim had a stable, well paid and interesting but corporate “9 to 5” job.
Like many, Tim felt there should be a way to work smarter. It should be possible to be productive, meet and even exceed your goals but still have time to spend with the family and pursue the hobbies and activities that make you happy.
Tim has always enjoyed the outdoors from cycling to running, from football to mountain climbing, from golf to fishing and walking – there aren’t many traditional outdoor sports that Tim hasn’t tried and enjoyed (regardless of skill level).
With a growing family that Tim wants to spend as much time as possible with and a job that consumed 40+ hours a week… the hobbies were the first to take the hit.
So stolen goat was formed. Focused around cycling as this was Tim’s primary passion, stolen goat was created as a platform for Tim, and other like-minded people to work smarter not longer, to succeed in business and in life, where success is measured in terms of how rich your life is… how many work and personal goals you are achieving on a daily basis.
Doing business should be enjoyable, it should be a part of your life, but it shouldn’t BE your life.
WORK LESS // ADVENTURE MORE
At stolen goat we believe that people are more productive when they work less hours than the traditional 9 to 5 which was actually defined by Henry Ford nearly 100 years ago!
Furthermore, we believe that if you use their downtime as a chance to exercise in the way you want (not just squeezing a 40-minute gym session into your lunch break), whether it’s taking a long bike ride, running around a nice spot at your own pace, enjoying a round of golf or climbing a local (or even not-so-local) hill or mountain… in seeking out these mini adventures you’ll become more fulfilled and have a greater sense of purpose. This will affect your whole life, not just working life.
Work less, adventure more… you’d be amazed out how productive your life becomes.
stolen goat believes in creating products and services that not only facilitate but, more importantly, inspire you to adventure more (and hopefully work less). Our aim is to compel you to pursue your passions more rigorously, specifically through sport and exercise. We believe this will fundamentally improve the quality of your life, both in the short and long term.