Posts Tagged ‘creativity’
Hello Bloggers, Readers, Entrepreneurs and Inspiration Searchers! Today’s topic is business and travel:
What’s your definition of freedom in business and adventure in life?
When I was traveling the coast of Ireland I wanted to do nothing more than set up a desk on the side of the road, pull out my laptop and write for days on end. The beauty of nature inspires me to write, create and bring new ideas into action. It can be hard being creative with the same old day in, day out schedule, and traveling certainly forces me to be more creative, think outside the box and provide solutions for unique problems.
I think we were all born with a desire to acquire knowledge and learn new things. Each and every one of us is up for a challenge whether it means getting active in your immediate community or exploring foreign countries for months at a time. I think the more we learn the more we will be able to define freedom in business. For me freedom in business means not having to worry about losing income because I decided to spend a month in Italy or take a random trip to the mountains to work with a different view. Adventure in life means I’ll finally be able to stay in a treehouse in a volcano (no seriously, check it out!) and tackle other places on my Airbnb wish list.
When I think of taking business on the road I know I have to plan, prepare and stay organized. Sometimes it’s just too easy to play all day and let productivity go out the window. It takes disciple, independence and determination, something I’m still working on. The comfort of working for 8-5 if the consistent income and awards for stepping it up every year. When I went from working for a large corporation to small business many naysayers told me “It’s a huge risk working in a small business.” Well, I must admit, I’m a bit of a risk taker and it generally pays off.
What risks will you take to find freedom in business and adventure in life?
We’ve heard it before the definition of insanity:
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein
However this does not simply mean one action, one project, or even one life lesson. Why do children tend to make the same mistakes their parent made, why do the same cycles of life repeat themselves, faltering on war and peace? Why haven’t we learned from history? The broad ideas of equality, consumerism and ethics tend to repeat themselves throughout generations in different forms. Why are the few who step forward to voice new direction and new thoughts challenged and voted down? Are we afraid of change? Are we frightened of the responsibility of thinking outside the box and creating drastic change?
What if we faced our fears. What if we fought to hold ourselves accountable to our internally high standards. What if we stepped forward to encourage others to take be creatives, to go again the norm, to fight for change that breaks the cycle?
It may be lonely at the top, but thinking outside of the box will change your life. If something isn’t working for you, whether a business idea, project, relationship or homework assignment, it might just be you who needs to change your thinking and go for the unexpected.
What positive choices have you made that changed your life?
Songwriting is a beautiful art sometimes lost in the mass of consumerism. This week I was able to listen to one of my best friends (who is a musician at heart) play some fragments of new songs. There is nothing that makes me feel the way music makes me feel. I feel compelled to create, to innovate, to add beauty to life, to talk a walk in nature, to write words of comfort, inspiration and meaning, to search for deeper truths and expose hidden meanings. It makes me want to stay, to find the meaning of life, understand knowledge and why we crave more.
Let’s face it, we were born to create, to find new ways to explain, explore and connect. Forward progress and the desire to succeed and live against all costs is what makes us human. The best way to start moving forward in our achievements is to start, take the huge step forward into the vast unknown and making it happen. Sure we will all trip up and make mistakes, but that’s just apart of the learning process, we have to keep going no matter what, because the journey to success is beautiful.
I am an individual who thrives on challenges and am very results oriented. However the best part of being results oriented is striving to reach a goal. Once the goal has been achieved and the challenge is over I tend to lose interest and look forward to the next challenge, even though it may be hard and scary.
The strains of indie music keep me burning to create. What music keeps you going? Share your favorites.