The Do Something New Challenge

I have a quote hanging in my home office that reads:

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Excellent question, mostly because contemplating what that quote means (i.e., being dynamic, not static) keeps me on my toes. It challenges me to step out of my routine and explore roads less traveled. I find that each time I do something new I always learn something. For example, in my work and personal life, when I meet and interact with someone I’ve never met before — which I often do —I am rewarded with a sense of renewal and restored vitality for life. As an added bonus, these new experiences inevitably lead to even more adventures.

In the past year I began

By |2017-03-07T15:30:22+00:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Creativity|Tags: , |0 Comments

Become a Tourist in the Continent of Your Own Mind

Most of us have some form of bucket list in our minds involving exotic adventures to foreign lands, or scaling tall mountains and discovering new frontiers. These are all grand ventures containing potentially life-altering lessons to be garnered from such quests.

Each notch in our belt of desired accomplishment brings unique encounters, new friendships, fresh insights and unaccustomed ways of thinking to the forefront of our life’s landscape.

But as exhilarating as these voyages are, there’s often a letdown. Once the thrill of the adventure is over, do you find yourself turning back into to the

By |2017-03-07T15:30:22+00:00July 29th, 2016|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|Tags: , , , |0 Comments