Written by: Anne Bolender
For many people, living an adventurous life generally involves activities like hiking the Himalayas, or going on Safari in Africa, or cycling through the French Alps, or jet boating down the Shotover River in Queenstown, New Zealand, or .….….….….….…
But.….not every person needs to leave the comfort of their own community, or their own home, in order to be a great adventurer.
Today, many people are courageously trekking through uncharted territory and forging new paths as they follow their dreams and begin to live their authentic lives.
I read an online article recently about a woman who quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a mermaid. Today Linden Wolbert is making a living as a “Professional Mermaid” — now that is a modern-day adventurer who is living an adventurous life!!
Today is, without a doubt, the best time in history for individuals to follow their dreams; to create lifestyle careers that tap into their authentic selves, draw on their strengths and passions; and to live lives they were meant to live. Martha Beck, one of America’s best known life coaches, refers to these adventurous individuals as wayfinders.
Wayfinders are individuals who know who they are, know what they want, and know how to bring their dreams to life. They resonate with this quote from Lao Tsu and enthusiastically live up to its full promise:
At the centre of your being you have the answer,
you know who you are, and
you know what you want.
Wayfinders have been able to tap into their inner wisdom and inner knowledge to bring their dreams to life. They are the Chris Guillebeau’s, Seth Godin’s, Jonathan Fields’, Pam Slim’s, Malcolm Gladwell’s, Martha Beck’s, Lindley Wolbert’s — the thought leaders and modern day adventurers who have broken old moulds and live life their way. They have created new paths so that others can also break free and design their own adventurous lifestyles.
Adventure is not outside man (or woman); it is within.
The most fantastic aspect to all of this wayfinding adventure is the ability to tap into your passions in ways that are honestly, authentically and openly unique. Martha Beck created a magnificent career taking coaching clients on safari to Africa where they get to experience connecting with mother nature in the raw as they connect to their inner authentic selves. Another life coach is offering a retreat in a Chalet in France. Her clients get to enjoy a truly unique cultural experience as they explore their own authentic passions and potential.