Have you ever gone on a drive or walk just for the sake of discovering something new? What happened?
While taking a scenic drive with his sweetheart along a scenic byway in Oregon, Aaron came to the realization that some of the most beautiful things come from taking a road less traveled. When we literally or mentally go out of the norm, new discoveries arise.
This is applicable in all aspects of one’s life, from choosing new angles and approaches in one’s business to reconnecting with family and friends. The point it to acknowledge the journey in its present form, and glean the life lessons that are constantly around us.
“Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out.” –Aaron Young
Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on. This is his way of helping others that are also going down an entrepreneurship path as contributing members to society. As an added bonus, Aaron sometimes shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.
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LESSON FOR THE DAY
Reexamine your vantage point and develop a new way of looking at things. Once you’ve gotten to a new way of looking at things and have honestly examined what it means to you, you will either receive a confirmation that you’re on the right path, or you’re going to realize that maybe you never understood the big picture. See your world in fresh new, exciting ways!
LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
- The Lookout Episode about taking flight instead of standing in line
- Wild movie starring Reese Witherspoon
- Oregon Scenic Byways
- The Lookout episode about Thoreau’s life lesson
- Henry David Thoreau’s Walden
- Oregon Mountain ranges
OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES
While listening to today’s podcast about venturing off the interstate, I was reminded of the movie Cars (one of my four year old’s most favorite movie of all time), and the life lessons that came from going on a journey.
And since we’re on the subject of life lessons from Disney Pixar cartoons, Big Hero 6 teaches that sometimes when dealing with ruts in life, we may just need to look at it from a different angle to come up with a new solution.
ABOUT THE SHOW NOTES
Each of The Lookout Society show notes are written by Natalie C. Martin
LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT NATALIE:
A life-long learner and unashamed history nerd, Natalie is a certified teacher in secondary education history and English turned stay at home mom. She is the mother of four energetic children all two years apart from 8 to 2 and recently celebrated her 11th wedding anniversary with the only boyfriend she ever had. After the kiddies are put to bed, she writes show notes as she continues to ignite her passion for writing and editing, fact checking and learning to make the world wide web a more educated place. When we learn that more gets accomplished when we replace “can’t” with “can” so many possibilities are opened to us. In the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”