As I speak on this topic of SerenDestiny and creating a life we love, program participants have asked if I would feature some of my lessons-learned on this site so they can share them with others.
Consider it done. Hope you enjoy them, find them interesting, inspiring and useful. And I hope you’ll check back often as I add other stories, quotes and insights on how we can lead a life with the light on in our eyes.
I met with my literary agent in NYC to discuss a book about the adventures and insights from my Year by the Water. After describing it, she said, “Oh, so this book is about how we can change at any age.”
Wow. I never thought of that way, but as soon as she said it, I knew she was right.
One of my favorite quotes is from Jeff Bezos who says, “The only danger is not to evolve.” Let’s re-frame that.Every day is an invitation to evolve, an invitation to set our SerenDestiny in motion.
What is SerenDestiny? It is leading a life where the light is on in our eyes. I’ve been studying, writing and speaking about this topic for ten years (I even gave a TEDx talk on it). My definition of SerenDestiny has evolved a lot since I gave that TEDx talk. (I’ve evolved too. Shed some weight AND the hat:-)
One of the many things I’ve learned is that SerenDestiny is so much more than honoring and acting on hunches and happy accidents. SerenDestiny is no accident. We create it every time we connect with a congruent person, say yes to an opportunity that puts the light on in our eyes, add value in a meaningful way, honor our instincts and interests, and act in alignment with our true values and priorities.
Another thing I’ve learned? SerenDestiny is not one and done. It is an always-evolving process.
What puts the light on in your eyes? Getting outside in nature? Spending time with someone who makes you laugh? Playing music or your favorite sport? Traveling and exploring? Going to a concert by a favorite artist? Contributing to a cause that’s greater than yourself? Getting a creative project out in the world?
How can you embrace the invitation to evolve this week and do something that makes you like yourself and your life? Please understand, It doesn’t have to a big thing; it just needs to be something. Some people think they have to make major changes to make a major difference. Not so. A life we love is often one small change away. And it doesn’t take courage to do it – it just takes DOING IT.
P.S. Want your association members or convention attendees to explore how THEY can create a life they love? You are welcome to call my Business Manager Cheri Grimm at 1 805 5528-4351 or at Cheri@IntrigueAgency.com to discuss your program needs and arrange for this inspiring topic to be part of your next event. Your group will love the laugh-out-loud, put-em-the-scene stories and insights on how they can create a more meaningful and fulfilling life …. now, not someday.