The higher-ups say our biggest earning years are between the ages of 30 and 50. We think they're right; we just don't agree on how they define wealth.
If you ask us, wealth is defined by the stories we live, the depth of those friendships forged by unforgettable adventures, and all those times we said YES! Our window to have these adventures is short and fleeting, and the barriers to entry often seem to be so daunting that we opt out, instead of opting in. In our eyes, that's just not acceptable.
Sadly, the day will soon come when our health fades, our age sets in and a good adventure is simply no longer possible. For the lucky ones, countless photos will take them back to that insane sunset, the sound of a heli coming to shuttle you to endless pow, that perfect break, a remote river, or a silent snowy summit. For the rest, well, they'll just have to look at the photos of the lucky ones with pangs of regret. By being on this list, we believe you belong with the lucky ones.
Stoke Broker was born from these truths and with one sole goal in mind: To Inspire. Adventure.
For any good adventure, there are three main barriers:
1. Where to go 2. When to go 3. Whom to go with
When you do find a good adventure, you might hesitate because you don't want to have to go with a group of people you don't know, whose skills and personalities might not match yours and your list of adventure-going friends isn't deep enough to fill all the spots. Beyond that, you definitely don't want to show up to the sound of "Dude, you should have been here last week!" Simply put, if you're going to take a week out of your life and a chunk of change out of your pocket, you want to know that you're going to have an epic, unforgettable adventure with the best possible conditions and a group of people you're stoked to be with.
In light of all of this, Stoke Broker’s aim is simple—pool a hand-selected group of friends and friends of friends who share a common culture and love of stoke. We'll be spending our days dreaming up and putting together the best adventures known to man. These adventures won't be prepackaged or off-the-shelf, and we'll only pull the trigger if we think the conditions are favorable. This might mean some last minute trips, but spontaneity can often be the key to avoiding planning paralysis.
You're probably asking, "So, what's the catch?" or "What are they getting out of it?" The answer is an easy one. There’s no catch—just consider it good karma for being an awesome person—and we get to come on the adventures, too, which is payment enough!
Each adventure will have a few key things:
1. A Stoke Broker trip leader. *
Like any trip leader, your Stoke Broker will be in charge of logistics and details. They'll be the POC for any outfitters, travel partners, etc.
2. A professional photographer *
We see these adventures as important life investments. As such, we think it's important to get an ROI and we think that one of the biggest returns we can have is a handful of timeless memories in the form of beautiful photos. Not to mention, your social stock goes up significantly when you change your profile pics to a shot of you shredding a glassy wave with snow capped peaks in the background at sunset.
3. Completely booked by Stoke Broker selected friends
The group is as important as any other part of an adventure. As such, we're going to do our best to hand pick each group for the best dynamic. You might not know the people you're going with beforehand, but you can trust they'll feel like family by the end. We won't book a few spots on trips as that leaves too much room for bad dynamics.
*In most cases, and in the interest of full transparency, the cost of your trip will cover the cost of the photographer and SB trip leader. In some cases, the photographer will also make a day rate. This is also included in the cost of your trip. That said, we will do our best to keep these costs as low as possible and the stoke factor as high as possible!
So there you have it. At this point the only thing you need to commit to is saying YES! By doing so, you'll be notified of adventures as they arise. There's no catch, no requirement, and no payment unless you commit to joining a trip. Yep, it's really that simple.
If you're in, reply to this email with one single word: YES! and let the adventures begin.
Yours in STOKE,
The Stoker Brokers