Falling, especially if done voluntarily like bungee jumping or rappelling off of the side of a cliff, is a lot like purchasing real estate. It takes courage and will cause you to see things from a completely different perspective!
A couple of years ago Aaron went coast to coast in Costa Rica for 10 days. His group visited an active volcano and did some hiking and rappelling. After a few small rappels, they hooked Aaron onto a rope to go down a Cliffside nearly 300 feet tall. There was a moment of truth where he pushed himself up along a waterfall. It was scary, but once he took that leap of faith, it was such a liberating feeling to be moving fast along the water fall, taking big strides. What is it that we fear so much that we are too scared to take a leap of faith that prevents us from a fantastic experience. What is the fear that prevents us from clipping on and living life?
Aaron’s first real estate gig reminded him of this which was extremely successful, but required taking a leap of faith. So what is the lesson? You need to have a plan. You need the right stuff in order to be successful. A lot of it is attitude, because you may have all the right items and be surrounded by the right people, but only YOU can make the jump.
Having these different dots of experience can help you connect ways to make your own picture of success. It’s one step, one experience at a time. You need to take risk, have a plan, and take the jump.
“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 so it can help somebody else going down his or her path as a contributing member to society. As an added bonus he 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.
LESSON FOR THE DAY
Take a risk, have a plan, then plunge on with a leap of faith for an amazing life experience. You won’t regret it.
LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW
- Costa Rica travel
- Arenal active volcano
- Costa Rica Rappelling
- Rappelling how to tutorial video
- Rappelling check list
- Pacific Northwest Bridge bungee jumping
OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES
In Les Brown’s F.E.A.R. speech, he talks about finding one’s life purpose and getting rid of the fear that is holding us back from achieving it.
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!”