This post is the second in a series helping you learn, How To Make Your Adventure Of A Lifetime happen. Check out the conversation from last week’s post as Posse members shared their Adventure of a Lifetime.
Today, I’m calling you out.
Well… maybe not YOU, but I’m calling out a large portion of the Adventure Sauce Posse.
I’m challenging you to take the next step.
I’m drawing a line in the e-sand.
You are either with us or you aren’t.
You are either Extraordinary or you are Normal.
You are either ready to make the Adventure Of Your Lifetime a reality or not.
I explain myself in this video…
Here’s what’s got me fired up…
Last week, about 26 people shared the Adventure of their Lifetime on AS & Youtube. SWEET, right?
There were some really inspiring adventures too. It got me all ooo-eey gooey inside to hear from the BALLAS we have in our audience.
Here are a few adventures that stood out…
- Phillip will row a boat from California to Hawaii.
- Vicky is riding her bike to 28 countries, 28 cancer centers, and sharing 28 cancer survivor stories.
- Ruth has a different sort of adventure. She writes,
“It isn’t necessary to travel to a new city, state, country, nation, or world to have an adventure of a lifetime… My adventure of a lifetime involves first within my community. Its my passion to expand and get to know people, be the support that others need to provide themselves their own ability to achieve what they want.”
It makes me tingle to hear courage like that.
This is some SICK inspiring shit and there are a bunch more, you can read them all here. If you didn’t get a chance to join our conversation, then take a minute and share your Adventure of a Lifetime now. Or take a minute to give another person encouragement.
AND as a dude who runs a blog… you might be wondering, shouldn’t I be happy people are sharing? There are 33 comments on the post, which is more than 99% of other blogs get (admittedly half of the comments are me giving mucho e-love).
Shouldn’t I be dancing a little jig over here?
Shouldn’t I be happy people are sharing their dreams?
Well, I am… sort of.
But I also know that there over 1500 people in our Posse.
Over 1500 people got an email and only 26 took action.
It got me thinking,
Are you taking action towards your dreams?
It’s time to uncage the Monster.
Now… sure, some people in our community are here, because they have already went on the Adventure of a Lifetime. Others are out there right now and can’t check their email. Some are so busy running, running, running around their life, they don’t even check their email.
While other’s watched my mini-viral video, thought it was cool, and are hoping for more videos with naked ladies in them.
But I’m betting a large percentage of people saw the post, thought about their Adventure Of A Lifetime… but they didn’t bother to share.
They didn’t bother to give Vicky an e-High Five for spreading the love about cancer survivors, or tell Phillip “DUDE, you are nuts!!!! Don’t you know the Pacific Ocean is pretty darn HUGE. Buy a plane ticket! ”
Some people did nothing, even though there is a MONSTER adventure caged in their heart, just waiting to burst forth.
Well… if this is you, then I’m calling you out.
Today. This minute. Right now. YOU.
I’m challenging you to come with us to the next phase.
Come with us to the Land of Action.
Normal People never take Action.
Normal People never even take the first step. Normal People stay put in the “Passive Consumer” phase… they think, “Nice video. Gosh, I could never do that. CLICK.” They watch, read, subscribe to cool blogs, but they never start the Action Phase.
Sure… Normal People do what they are told.
- They go to work, so their boss won’t be upset.
- They do their homework, so their parents will pat them on the head.
- They take their girlfriend out for a fancy dinner, so they can get a little lovin’.
But they never take the Bold Action that they really want to.
Years past and they never achieve their dreams.
If you are here, you aren’t one of those Normal People… right?
You chose to read Adventure Sauce for a reason and I’m inviting you to take the next step.
You are here, because you want to take action to make your dreams happen.
You don’t need to have all the answers…
You just need to start DOING SHIT.
One step at a time, one day at a time.
If you are here to just sit in your chair, click, & watch like this is Jerry Springer Adventure TV…
Then you need to leave. :/
Ready for a challenge?
I’m issuing a challenge to every member of Adventure Sauce.
Take action with us.
Start your Adventure of a Lifetime now… whatever that is.
- Maybe you want to start a SICK blog about belly button lint… well, write a post about why you love belly lint.
- Maybe you want to write a trilogy about robots taking over the world… well, write the first page.
- Maybe you want to start your own free drumming circles in your area… well, go to a drum circle and meet some people.
- Maybe you want to travel the world after school… well, start practicing now, by traveling around your city.
Yo… your life is zooming past and the only people that achieve their dreams are those who start NOW.
Be an Action Taker.
Be a Do-er.
If you aren’t ready for that, then you gotta go.
Action Takers have their energy ZAPPED by Normal People… they are always waiting, analyzing, worrying, postponing, dissing, and loafing through their life.
If you don’t want to turn your life into an adventure, then spend your time somewhere else. Go subscribe to the blogs that are based around what you are interested in and what you are willing to take action for.
But you are scared, right?
It is terrifying to take that first action.
- Maybe you will fail
- Maybe you will look like a fool
- Maybe your parents will be mad
- Maybe your girlfriend will dump yo’ ass
- Maybe your friends will laugh at you
The path to your dreams won’t be full of lollipops, free beer, and full body massages.
But I get so excited for the person, who is sitting in their chair right now… who is reading this and their guts are turning in discomfort. OOOOhhhh….. but they know it is THEIR TIME. Being challenged to live your dreams can be unnerving, it can make you feel sick, it can make you want to run like HELL out of the room.
Or maybe want to send me an email telling me to take a flying fucking leap off the nearest cliff. Click here to give me the e-middle finger.
But I know it is time for you to shine.
You know it too.
You can do it.
Here’s the Simplest Way To Start…
You don’t need all the answers. You don’t need to be a pro, you just need to DO.
In fact, the simplest way to make the Adventure of Your Lifetime happen is to…
Do one thing a day to work towards your goal.
There aren’t any RIGHT answers to this… There aren’t any WRONG answers. Your Adventure is your Art.
DOING will teach you way more, than reading will.
If you are confused about where to start, then just do one thing that makes the most sense to you.
Doing is a habit.
Action takes practice.
So start now…
Here is an action you can do today…
Share the Adventure of your lifetime here.
Boom… if you’ve done that already, then here are some more suggestions.
- Comment and encourage someone else on the Adventure of their Lifetime.
- Share what you will do tomorrow to make your adventure happen in the comments below. (Yo! No right or wrong answers, no judgements, we are here to help).
- Ask a question in the comments for help on a specific subject.
- Answer a question in the comments for someone else.
Do you see what I’m getting at?
Chris Guillebeau built a monster blog, The Art of Non-Conformity, by doing 5 actions a day. Of course, he had been practicing taking action on his own businesses for 10 years.
Leo Babauta writes about Zen Habits on his huge blog and he writes down 3 actions he wants to accomplish every day.
But if you are a beginner, just start with 1 action a day.
Then build up from there.
Maybe you think this email is a little harsh… but I’d expect you to tell me the same thing.
If you noticed I wasn’t living up to my potential, if I wasn’t being the Present, Conscious BADASS you know I can be, then I’d expect a slap in the face.
My deepest heart would love the shit out of it too.
I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments. Please share with your friends.
And if we are saying goodbye for now… I bid you goodbye with LOVE.
If you have questions, are shy about sharing, or want to let me know what you think, you can write me an email by clicking here.
*** PS. Credit to Angela Lynch for taking the photos.