Wanderlust, entrepreneurs and motivation.
A client of mine, Judi Farrell of Merchant City Yoga, understands my wanderlust. In fact she more than encouraged me to go travelling, she was almost throwing things into a bag telling me to go asap!
Judi recommended a book called The Suitcase Entrepreneur by Natalie Sissons. This is a great book and I recommend to all of you who want to try out a freedom career as they call it. I know in real life this may be a tad difficult but we could at least try couldn't we? Or at least do something for ourselves? Make some me-time?
Anyway, Natalie recommends watching the above video, Professor Randy Pausch's Last Lecture: Achieving your Childhood Dreams. It's over an hour long but it's worth it. Trust me.
The purpose of Natalie's book is to change people's lives. To help you make decisions to create freedom in business and adventure in life. One of the first exercises she gets you to do is to look back at what your childhood dreams were and why you dropped them, or forgot about them, or lost them along the way when you became bogged down with everyday life.
Randy tells us to be a kid again, remember what those dream were and turn those possibilities into reality.
"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted."
It's called the Last Lecture because it was his last lecture. As he stood on stage giving it he was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, 10 or so tumours in his liver and only 3-6 months of good health remaining.
He apologises to those who think he should be more depressed and morose, before getting on the floor and doing press ups. He's an inspiration with his attitude, his sense of humour and the idea of his last speech to be about achieving childhood dreams.
Randy ends his lecture with two confessions.
The first one is the lecture isn't really "about how to achieve your dreams. It's about how to live your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself; the dreams will come to you."
The second one? You'll have to watch it to find out.