Life is fun! Growth Advance entrepreneurs know that and use business to fuel the fun, amazing life we all want to live.
But we've got to keep our adventure game strong. It's not something that will just happen. Like in business and with our personal lives, we've got to keep adding new tools to the shed to keep our lives rich and find new adventures that might even become lifelong interests. Here are five things to learn this year that sound like great ways to keep building your fun and adventure profile.
Develop Your Sense of Style
Even if you hate fashion, you've got to admit it's fun when you know you look good, and it's a big confidence booster, as well. If you're not such a fan of clothes or shopping, there's a chance you've never really figured out what it is that looks best on you.
So this is the year! There are lots of online resources now to help you. At companies like Stitch Fix, you take a quiz to determine your fashion profile and budget, then you receive five items. You keep and pay for the ones you want and send the rest back! Stitch Fix is for women, but Bomb Fell is a similar such company for men.
There are so many styles to choose from! If you're already a dancer, pick a new one to learn. While we're not all blessed with natural rhythm, dancing is something you see in nearly every culture, and most of us seem to have fun with it when we do it, even if we feel awkward.
Get rid of some of that awkwardness by taking a few classes. It doesn't take much to start building your confidence on the dance floor, and you're gaining a skill you'll be able to enjoy for the rest of your life. If you usually avoid dancing, this is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and do something that scares you!
Learn to Make Cocktails
Unless you don't drink alcohol at all, it's a nice feeling to know exactly what it is you like to drink, and even better to be able to prepare it. (Hopefully we've grown beyond that college-era habit of walking up the bar and saying, "Something sweet and purple, please," although, admittedly, that is quite adventurous.) And when people come over for a dinner party, it's fun to surprise them with a well-crafted cocktail.
If you're really serious about it, you could do a quick online bartending course like Express Bartender, or you could just learn to make a handful of the most common cocktails with ingredients you keep on hand: basic martinis, margaritas, Bloody Marys, Moscow mules, sangria, whiskey sours, and maybe a fancy specialty or two.
Do Something Outdoors
We're being intentionally vague here because of varying interests and abilities. (I wanted to make this one "Learn to Water Ski" but I myself am no fan of water sports, so I get it.) But this year, let's all pick something out there in the natural world to learn or try: water skiing (next, please), scuba diving, snowboarding, snowshoeing, climbing a mountain (Kilimanjaro, anyone?), taking a multi-day hike, skydiving, gardening, or anything else you can think of that you've never done before.
Take Your Kids to Disney World
Brave the elements, generally in the form of blistering heat and humidity! Face your fears on fast-paced rides! Calm whining kids as you wait in line!
Disney World is definitely an adventure in more ways than one, but we think that after you get through all those challenges, the fun you and your kids have, and the memories you take home with you, will make it worthwhile, indeed.
How are you nurturing your adventurous side this year?