Getting a broader perspective on life – a lesson learnt from changes I made.

Happy Monday!

12 weeks ago I started an impromtu gardening business.  ‘So what’ you may think, but bear with me here.

Earlier this year, toward the end of writing and editing my book Adventures In Happiness, I was focussed on capturing a few lessons I had learnt.

These lessons were sometimes welcomed, and sometimes not, and based on what had been an 18-month period of travel, change, and adventure.


But where to start?

Since taking a leap of faith to leave behind my 21 year corporate career and step into a new life, lessons had been coming thick and fast.  It wasn’t possible to simply wrap it up.

So I didn’t.

Instead, I decided to weave lessons between the adventures.  I did my best to give them substance.  I did my best to back them up with real life experience.  And then I still pulled out a few big lessons as well.

Hey, what can I say – once an engineer, always an engineer and I like things to be done well! 

But you may be wondering why did I bother to do this?

There were a few reasons.  I wanted to capture what had been a lot of positive change for me.  I wanted to understand it and learn from it.  I also wanted to share it back out.  I hoped others would see there are benefits to making changes / stepping out of your comfort zone.

And it doesnt have to be quitting your job and going travelling!

So, on that note, here’s an example of something I learnt.  I hope you like it.

  • Travelling, having adventures, and making changes will give you a broader perseptive on life.  You will have to adapt to different situations and people and this will change your outlook on what is possible / feasible / ok to do. 

And who knows where this will lead?  Perhaps a new career.  Maybe a new relationship. Even just appreciating what is sometimes right in front of you…

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a winner to me.  Remember the start of this post I said I was running  a gardening business.  I would never had considered this an option 3 years ago!


PS. I plan to start sharing more lessons / insites from my own experiences.  If you like them, feel free to tell your friends and get them to follow me. Maybe even point them toward my book.  I’m told it’s actually quite good.  You can find out more about that here.


PPS.  My gardening business really was impromtu.  But I ran with it.  I put the effort in and this developed into an average of 3 or 4 days of work a week. It may not last forever, but perhaps that’s not the point…


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