Have you ever thought about where you came from? Not where you were born but where your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents, and so forth came from? It’s quite inspiring and amazing to hear the stories that our ancestors went through. If your from North America, then it’s practically guaranteed that your ancestors came from places in Europe, Africa, or Asia. Maybe they came from tribes in South America. Doesn’t it inspire you to look? Find out if they were of royal blood or if they were rebels. Find out the travels and tribulations that eventually led to you being born where you were. Here’s my recent story.
I did this back in April 2009 when I was right in the middle of my 6 month backpacking trip throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Initially, I had no desire to scuba dive as I was quite nervous but definitely wanted to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
I was with my cousin Jeff at the time and we were looking at different day tours that would allow us to snorkel the reef. Luckily, one of them included a free 20 minute intro to scuba diving course. I’m so happy we came across this tour because this intro opened me up to the deep water world. I’m also lucky it was introduced to me on this trip because this was the one trip that opened me up to extreme [Read more…] about Scuba Diving – Another World of Inspiration and a place to build confidence
Chris Guillebeau is the man behind The Art of Non-Conformity. Chris writes about personal development, life planning, entrepreneurship, and international travel. Ultimately, he wants to inspire you to change the world by achieving significant, personal goals and helping others at the same time.
Chris has been featured in The New York Times, MSN & NBC, The Washington Times, Lifehacker, Shortlist.com, Slate, & La Presse.
His book “The Art of Non-conformity” will be released in the fall of 2010 and you can catch up with Chris as he tours the United States and Canada on his amazing book tour.
Despite his amazingly busy schedule, Chris took some time to answer a couple questions I had for him.
[Read more…] about Interview with Chris Guillibeau of “The Art of Non-Conformity”
An american businessman took a vacation to a small coastal Mexican village on doctor’s orders. Unable to sleep after an urgent phone call from the office the first morning, he walked out to the pier to clear his head. A small boat with just one fisherman had docked, and inside the boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The american complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish.
“How long did it take you to catch them?” the american asked.
“Only a little while,” the Mexican replied in surprisingly good english.
“Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” The american then asked.
“I have enough to support my family and give a few to friends,” the Mexican said as he unloaded them into a basket.
“But…What do you do with the rest of your time?”
[Read more…] about The Wise Mexican Fisherman – One of my favorite stories
Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down
Don’t dance so fast. [Read more…] about Slow Dance – Poem by David L. Weatherford