Sometimes we forget... that whatever we do, to be inspired and sustainable, has to, in some way contradict the expectations of those we live and work with... if this were not the case, everyone would be inspired, and they are most certainly not... lets look at the video that demonstrates what it takes to be a little bit unique in a beige world
If you cannot love your incompetence you'll be wired up, hyper tense, self important, defensive, angry when you fail, you'll be trying to prove you're right, trying to put every foot in the correct step, you'll be packing your bag as a perfectionist, you'll be taking the perfect photo, you'll be hoping for control so your incompetence is not revealed, you'll be telling instead of listening ... and with all that an more .. you'll miss the perfect moments of life.
Trying to be competent you'll miss the fun, the simplicity, the humility, the creativity -you'll miss the freedom, the inspiration of life that comes from adaptation and growth. You'll miss the innovation, the exploration, the validation of your intuition.
If you embrace your incompetence you'll make less mistakes, waste less time, be more patient, more thankful, easier to be around, faster, more relaxed, more creative and generous.. ultimately, you'll smile from the inside out.
All this is critical to a fantastic life and it's mirrored in a fantastic trek in Nepal
Ok, Maybe that's a bit over the top but a good read of Squash Falconer's article may convince you otherwise... http://squashfalconer.com/wp/?p=588
Some great footage and photographs for planning a trip to Nepal
This is some joyful footage at the end of a trek in Nepal. We'd had all sorts of struggles on this trip including a major change in direction, some tummy problems and altitude... everyone was in good spirits at the end, laughing like this.
I take executives to nature for a few days to create this VIP. Many entrepreneurs don’t have the time to invest in it, but I encourage them to do a trip to the Nepal Himalayas. Those mountains bring out an extraordinary honesty and it’s here that I encourage my clients to write their VIP.
That 10 day lost productive time, lost relationship time, lost social time needs to have an extreme return on investment, and from every testimonial written by entrepreneurs and business owner/managers who have come prepared and been prepared to journey through the VIP with me, there is no question of the value to them, their business and their relationship.
Loving people have loving relationship, and up in those mountains, inspired by the magnificence of the journey, challenged by my brutally simple honesty, those visions bring inspiration back down from the mountaintops and into the reality of everyday life.
We cannot give what we haven’t got. VIP is the greatest gift any leader, entrepreneur or business owner can give. It’s a rejuvenation of intent, both future and process.
Here, I have attached a workbook for a trek in Nepal. It's a big heavy document so which needs a big strong carrier. So, Maybe there are pages you can delete, printing two sides, shrinking the size. Whatever way you elect to carry this document, we'll enjoy reading, talking and playing with the contents. If you are reading this an not coming to Nepal, please feel free to download the document .. it's 9mb PDF but a worthwhile investment. Download Begins Here..
If we could simply stop wasting our energy, our life would be transformed overnight. We might run a mile and feel great, but the questions are: How soon could we do it again? How long does it take us to recover?
Before, during and after a trek in Nepal, your body goes through some serious and wonderful changes. The biggest of which, is the dumping of huge amounts of excess fluid. Weight loss 101.
But there's a more serious side to trekking and that is around the topic of nutrition. Firstly, consider the changes your body might experience simply going to a foreign land where spices, herbs and preparation of food is completely different to what you are used to.