Lambert Lo spent years teaching billionaires and celebrities to surf. But something was missing, and eventually, he decided to trade in his high profile job to follow his heart. He founded Mix Academy, a place for “misfits” who need some happiness in their lives. Lo’s students include a refugee from North Korea, a visually impaired 9-year-old, and a veteran recovering from alcoholism. On land, these individuals might look different, Lo says, but the water washes all of that off. We can’t control when the waves come, but we can control how we react to them.