When I was 16, my Aunt Becky (30 at the time) told me, “As you get older, life goes by faster.” I thought she was crazy. But now, older and wiser, I know she was speaking the truth.
I don’t know what laws of the universe are at play, but I feel like I blinked and summer was over. It was a great one, don’t get me wrong. My parents and my friend Marsha flew over from the States and we all did a whirlwind tour of Paris, Rome, and Budapest. Then our friends Sally and Julie came to Budapest and bought an apartment. And now my biz partner Michelle, Shannon, and Michelle’s mom are here, working and playing. It’s been a good, crazy summer.
You might have noticed I haven’t written a blog post since March.
It’s not that I haven’t been thinking about you; I’ve been busy working on providing Ahas in the world. I’d like to tell you about some of those…
I’m working on a very cool project with my friend Elyse and an amazing man who has developed a process that rewires the parts of your brain that impact depression, anxiety, obsession, and addictions. It’s been an incredible experience seeing my whole relationship to food and eating shift. And truthfully, this has also returned my focus to things that are important to me – this blog and my mission of traveling and providing Ahas.
What better way to reengage with you than to talk about crazy? 🙂
We’re also working with our PR client, entrepreneur and philanthropist Pat Black, to release his new book, Cracking the Flourishing Code – such a cool project and right up our street because it empowers unconventional thinkers… that special breed that thinks outside the box and provides solutions to the world’s challenges. People who truly make a difference. You. Come on, admit it. I know you’re reading this because you’re one of the “crazy ones”. You live life differently. You know there’s more at play than just what you can see. Often times we don’t take the time to acknowledge and appreciate that about ourselves. Look back and you’ll see what I mean. You took a path that most people wouldn’t have taken. Perhaps you lived in a different part of the world like Okinawa, Japan; or because of your unconventional thinking, you rose to the top of a Fortune 500 company; or your free thinking opened up your children to experiences that gave them an extraordinary life.
You thought differently – and because of that, your world, and the world as a whole, is better.
But with all this being said, times are changing. Whether you believe in global warming, peak oil, overpopulation (or not), I’m sure we’d all agree our world is faced with some very pressing challenges.
Who will solve them?
The world needs you. The crazy ones. The ones that the rest of the world thinks are “different”, a little odd. You are the key to our future. This is good news for the unconventional thinkers and entrepreneurs – who by their very nature are wired to try different ventures and to think outside the box. Sadly, we too often buy into the conventional world’s perspective and live our lives trying to fit in, instead of knowing that we are the ones to shape the world. So I call on all you unconventional thinkers to share your story.