I am an adventurer. Part of my role in the world as I see it is to encourage the pursuit of adventure. BUT there are a lot of misconceptions out there about what ADVENTURE is.
Adventure is for EVERYONE.
Adventure is PERSONAL.
Adventure is about being PRESENT.
Adventure isn’t all swimming with sharks and juggling fire. It is not in my mind about bungee jumping, or taking extreme risks. Adventure is relative to your own personal fields of comfort, challenge and panic. The idea is to enable you to really feel (!) to remind yourself that you are alive, to experience something new, to be inspired, feel tantalised, have your interest and intrigue spiked and for your senses to be engaged and switched on.
Adventure MIGHT be jumping out of a plane, and it might also be collecting snails in a bucket with your child.
Adventure might be travelling the world on a bus, it might be picnic in the park.
Adventure is like a good meal, there are ingredients that make it really work, but how you put it together and adding your own signature to the recipe will make it really work for you.
The key ingredients for ADVENTURE are:
- 1x Congruency with your values
- 1 x Challenge
- 1 x Risk
- A dollop of the unknown
- A dash of structure.
- Knowing where you are now
- Knowing where you want to be
- Leaving space for the unexpected to emerge
- Thinking about all the things that you might do; which leads to smiling!
The truth is that ADVENTURE is really just another word for GOAL….Except that with ADVENTURE the focus is on the bit in the middle and instead of the end result. Having the focus on the getting there, the journey, the experiences, the learning, the noticing, and the joy means that happiness precedes the outcome. Which in turn means that you are happier for longer, AND irrelevant of what happens in the end…How often does an adventure not turning out how you planned it leave you disappointed?
With that in mind, where shall you adventure to next?
Which part of your life would you like to be more adventurous with?
I run bespoke ACCELERATE ADVENTURE days both 1-2-1 and in small groups, we can plot your new business, next project, direction, chapter, or brainstorm about it all… the end result is your own personalised adventure map, one that is in line with your values, and congruent with everything you believe in and stand for…
The adventure is waiting for you, are you ready?
Email me, and please leave your ideas about what adventure means to you in the comments below!