Did I ever tell you the story of the magic tree?
I was deep in the heart of the jungles of Bali when I came across a giant, 800 year old tree with three trunks.
I hugged the tree (as one does) and the craziest thing happened-
It was like getting an electric shock from the tree. All of a sudden I was experiencing a flood of emotions and I couldn't help but start crying.
Am I going crazy? what is happening?
Then I got this vision - like in a dream - I was taken in my mind to a forest on the edge of the Gobi desert where the sands are taking over the forest, the forest was turning to dust. It was terrifying
Then I received a mission from the tree - to stop this destruction, I had to take people on adventures out into the wilderness. I had to reconnect with nature for myself and help other people reconnect with their own nature.
Now, I kept this story mostly to myself because it felt too surreal and woo woo. But I dutifully started @adventurequesttravel and I started taking people out into the wilderness, just like the tree told me to.
Then I started learning about other people who had amazing transformational experiences that led them to go and create meaningful things.
Like Tyler Gage, who spent time in the Amazon with the natives tribes and was compelled to start RUNA , hugely successful energy drink company
Or my friend Emily Utter who coaches hundreds of entrepreneurs - and finds her style of self expression by going to Burning Man every year
Or my friend Dave Corn who started the Yestival festival in England after setting endurance records around the world .
I meet so many leaders who have these unconventional origin stories - and know of so many more people who are going on their personal hero's journey through traveling and festivals - that I decided to study the phenomenon and write a book about it
The book is called Experience The Revolution : Leadership Lessons From Transformative Experiences and you can pre-order your copy and check out the book proposal right now (link in bio)
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