Where the Work Really Happens…
If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re probably pretty busy… it kind of comes with the territory. And right now, I’m just a few days away from LaunchCon, my biggest event of the year. I’ll be hanging out with more than 1,000 people in Phoenix starting this Friday. So what am I doing on a canoe in the middle of the wilderness?
Hey, I'm on a river trip on the Green River with my wife and daughter. We're in Utah for a weekend. We're just about to take out in another half hour. We'll get to the take out, and the trip will be done.
I was thinking about way back in 2013, one of the first weekly videos I did for you was from a trip on the same stretch of river here on the Green River. So that was I think 2013 – so it's been a long time – six years or something of weekly videos. And I've shot on many different watercraft. I'm in a canoe now. So this would be the fourth watercraft that I can think of. Anywhere from a big huge sailing catamaran, to a standup paddleboard, and everything in-between.
And I think one of the reasons I try to shoot these videos for you from different areas and from the wild (I've shot videos for many river trips for you), is I think I'm just to be a voice for… we're all busy, we're all entrepreneurs. That means by definition we're super busy, and we've got too much going on. And I think I just always want to be the voice for sanity in your business and sanity in your life. And actually building a business that gives you a great life.
And I know when you start out, I know when I started out I was struggling and scrambling and there's a time where you have to hustle, but there's also a time where you need to kick back. And I think if you're going to be creative, you need to build this in. And for me, the wilderness is where I recharge. This is where I do the work.
I was just talking to my friend Eben Pagan and we were talking about the work we had left to do in the world. And I said to him, “I've got a lot of work to do in the world, and it begins for me out in the woods, or out on the river, out in the wilderness. Because that's where I recharge. That's what gives me the energy to keep on driving my business and our entire movement forward.”
So yeah, just another voice from the wilderness, a cry from the wilderness to build that time in for yourself, so you can recharge. And I know not everyone's got the easy access to wilderness that I do, but I believe that wilderness is an important thing for humans. That to have where we can actually get out into the wild, and experience the wild, and see the night sky – I think the wilderness is an incredibly valuable thing for us as humans. So here's a cry for the wilderness, and from the wilderness.
That's all I got for you. It's been a very, very peaceful week. I'm going to come back, recharged.
We're about to go into our big LaunchCon event, and it's just the juxtaposition from being out here in the utter wilderness to go down for another week, a couple of weeks, and I'm going to be on stage in front of a thousand people. It's just magical that I get to experience this, and I'm just really grateful and really happy.
For those of you who are going to be at LaunchCon, I'm looking forward to seeing you. And for those of you who aren't going to be there, figure out some way to recharge yourself as an entrepreneur. You need to do that. You need to build that into your life.
That's all I got for you. Let's go get ‘em this week.