TRUE LIES Thrust Yourself Into Adventure
By Jessica Sitomer
Helen Tasker (Jamie Lee Curtis) an ordinary wife married to an ordinary computer salesman decides she needs some adventure. When her husband Harry (Arnold Schwarzenegger) decides to give her some, his double life as a government agent is revealed when he and Helen get kidnapped by terrorists. Helen is thrust into far more adventure than she bargained for, yet, by the end of the movie her life went from ordinary to extraordinary!
Do you want your career to go from ordinary to extraordinary? Then like Helen, you have to shake things up, seek out adventure. What you’ll find is, when you can be adventurous in your life, you will become adventurous in your career. So start with some cool life adventures to build your courage muscles. Once you build the muscle you’ll be able to flex it whenever you need it in both your personal life and your professional life.
Here are some ways to thrust yourself into adventure:
1. Sign up for deals. Services like Groupon and GottaHalfIt offer daily deals on everything from exotic restaurants and hot stone massage to NASCAR driving and tandem skydiving. Not only can you get a great deal, you will also get great ideas for adventures you never thought of.
2. Crate an A-List. You’ve heard of a Bucket List? It’s a list of all of the things you want to do before you die. An A-list for this purpose is an Adventure List. Make a list of 12 adventures you’d like to experience this year. If you focus on it, you’re more likely to do it.
3. Get people involved. Great reason to do something non-industry related with industry contacts AND it will bring you closer together.
This is one of those life and career changing crossroads. When you push yourself out of your comfort zone it grows. With each adventure you expand, until perhaps, discomfort becomes a thing of the past.
1. GO FOR IT! Plan an adventure.
Once Helen lived through her adventure, there was no way she could go back to being an ordinary housewife. Her future was changed forever, as was she. If you spent the next year building your adventure muscles, where and who will you be 12 months from now?