Finding purpose in your everyday work

Why am I doing this? The humdrum of our daily work can make us forget why we do what we do. Numbed by routine, dead-lines and endless to-do lists, we don't stop to look at the big picture, the purpose of our work. I believe all work has a higher purpose, though sometimes it's difficult to see this objective for a variety of reasons. It might be that we are trying so hard to make ends meet, put food on the table and pay the bills, or perhaps we get so hooked on the money, power and fame it brings that we forget the goal. Sometimes, it's the deadlines that prevent us from seeing the bottom-line. Whatever the reason, we seem to end up caught in the drama of the details with seemingly no vision

Leadership & Personal development through adventure

When people ask about the Leadership and Personal Development company I have founded, I reply with the question: Do you learn better if you are told something or if you experience and live it? The intention behind Spirit of Adventure is to take people through adventures out in the world where they really get to experience what's going on within themselves. John Muir, "Father of the National Parks" captured this eloquently when he said "I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in". That's how I see adventure, not merely as a means to get an adrenalin rush or a great experience but as a vehicle to get to the core of one

3 ways to care for number one

Stress has always been a part of our lives. Fifty years ago, without the Internet or mobile phones, people were able to disconnect from the details of their friends’ and families’ lives when they went home. They would have to wait until the next time they saw someone, or talked, to find out what had happened in their life. Many people today long for a time when they can disconnect from the day’s events, limit the demands placed on them, or just relax. We have constant pressure to get more done. With each new technology, our lives get simultaneously easier and more complicated. Technology keeps us connected with more people more often and this connection has a price. We have added emails, twe

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