When my son first saw the Instagram post on “Pursue Your Spark” podcast, he was a bit upset that “someone has stolen our saying!” He didn’t realize Heike was using our quote to promote my interview with her. “We’re not lost. We’re on an Adventure!” was a life-changing moment for me when he said this to me, many years ago. Reassured, he enjoyed listening to the podcast.
Pursue Your Spark
Pursue Your Spark with Heike Yates is a podcast typically featuring fitness tips for women 50+. However, Heike likes to offer mindset tips as well. That’s where my perspective that Adventure is an Attitude fit right in!
Heike describes the interview this way:
Adventures can be just a tiny step or a momentous leap. The important factor is that they move you forward! This week’s podcast is with Stacey Newman from Adventure Wednesdays. Changing the way you view the world opens up unimaginable opportunities for adventure, self-growth, and fulfillment.
Instead of feeling stuck, lacking, or lost it’s time to consider that you might just be on the path to a new opportunity or adventure.
Stacey’s very first “adventure” was simply to leave work by a different exit than usual and walk home a different route. Little did she know that it was the first small step towards:
Hula hooping on a mountain
Starting her own online business
Selling her home and moving cross country to start her tiny home dream
She joined me to spread her message that adventure is always right on your doorstep. You don’t have to follow other people’s definitions or paths. Take that baby step, lean into your discomfort, and find what lights you up…
Here’s the link to listening to “How to Turn Everyday into an Adventure” podcast #110“
Other ways to listen: APPLE PODCAST / STITCHER / SPOTIFY / GOOGLE PLAY / iHeartRADIO / AMAZON MUSIC / LISTEN NOTES
My Favorite Tidbits
On how Adventure Wednesdays started:
It was a time in my life when I realized I didn’t know what I FOUND FUN. I was such a people-pleaser that I always went along with what everyone else wanted to do. The old question “what do you want to do?” “No – what do YOU want to do?” I would just go along and have fun doing what other people did. I had no clue what I really wanted to do. That’s how Adventure Wednesdays started – to discover what I enjoyed doing.
You can find adventures in your backyard. So I did that. I started as a tourist in the town I had lived in for decades. And then, as I started travelling, I realized “I’m in everyone else’s backyard now. What are they going to see?”
That’s part of the Adventure: to be okay with failure. That’s another way to learn.
It was an awakening of my curiosity, which had been dormant.
Like any transformational journey, it took more than that one step to change my life completely.
I like to say ‘One adventure builds upon another. So as you try one thing, you get the courage to try something else.’
Even when it’s “highly challenging times” like we’re living in now, you turn that from an obstacle into a challenge to overcome. It’s not a barrier to something that makes you stop and stay stuck. I.e. “I’ve come up to this big wall. How do I get around it? Through it? Under it? Over it? Do I make a window instead of a door?”
Want to hear more tips on creating an Adventure Attitude? Listen to these other podcasts: