There's no other recreational sport quite as exciting, yet humbling, as whitewater rafting. It's one of those activities that takes the non-adventurous person out of their comfort zone from the moment they step into the raft until the moment they pull the boat safely back to the shore.
I was good at my job, but that's just it... "good." Imagine if I operated with the same motivation and desire to be better as when I first started? I probably would have been further ahead. There should never be a point in your life when you feel as though you are just "going through the motions."
What do we gain from being bubble wrapped in an existence that seeks to make our lives as pain free as possible? Are we really better off? When did we become so scared of change, difficulty, a challenge?
The process of change begins with us and ends with us. Through social media and grassroots movement we can unite our colors as we did on June 26, 2015. We can inspire American Dreams for generations to come before the riots begin, before the violence turns viral.
It was a beautiful day for some self-imposed suffering. I was tackling mile twelve of sixteen in one of Orange County's many canyons, and my calf muscles felt like they were peeling away from my bones--anything to escape my prickling, miserable body.
Telling your story in business is a current trend in growing your leadership and your brand. Instead of using outdated selling techniques, storytelling addresses the "why" and "what" to draw people in.
We undulated the never-ending steep path while clumsily hurdling felled trees many feet in diameter and used limbs lain from bank to bank to cross rivers like a tightrope. Someone did occasionally end up in the drink.
It's only been five months since my husband and I planted our American feet into Germany for a two-year adventure, and already, my work-life perspectives have radically changed. Physically uprooting from Denver has undoubtedly inspired me to live differently.
You may not feel the need to stand on your head to leave your comfort zone, but I encourage you to be aware of the opportunities and possibilities that come your way. I challenge you to take risks, make glorious mistakes and plenty of leaps of faith.
It's okay to be unsure of where you're going. As long as you remain true to yourself and go with your heart, you won't look back. Just remember, even the darkest of times will lead you to the direction or path you're meant to follow.
I remember when I first started speaking in front of large groups of people how strange and awkward that felt, but I had to force myself to do it because it's an important way to spread ideas and build a brand.
Instead of looking outwards for happiness, simply look within at all the ways you are preventing yourself from being happy in this very moment -- and work on letting them go. To get you started, here are 27 common things that prevent our happiness.
My first semester at the University of Pennsylvania has just ended. I'm flying back home, and I don't know what to think. It's been such a journey from the moment I stepped on campus all the way to today.
I've looked at life from all sides now and I realize that 71 is a great age to make a change and experience "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and to take arms against inertia" (to paraphrase Shakespeare).