The Mountains are truly the only place to transform the mundane into the inspirational, the painful into bliss, the impossible into the possible.Christopher Walker
Every year for the past 35 years I’ve taken small groups of from 1-15 people to the base of the most magnificent Himalayas. WE’ve sat in view of the summit of Mt Everest, danced with shamans, prayed with monks and nuns, laughed with Sherpa and been overwhelmed with the magnificence of the cultures that thive in mountain areas of Nepal and Bhutan.
This is a vision quest, a journey into the unknown at altitute. A time to replenish, rejuvenate, lose a few kg, gain some fitness and inspire the shit out of life. This is heart and soul at its perfection and you are welcome to join me.
The trip, door to door any capital city in the world takes 14 days. That’s not much. We’re walking for 10 of them, not hard, at altitude so there’s adaptation involved. It’s safe.
No ropes required means we stick to slopes that are goat friendly, and a good pair of legs are needed because some of those hills are long. (2-3 hours)
Your vision quest, with me in the Himalayas in the place I truly call home is going to change your life. That’s a guarantee that nature herself will back.
An Easy insight as to where your current vision is at….
If I asked you to score yourself on a 1 – 10 against each of the 7 areas of life (where 10 is blissfully happy and content and 1 is suicidally depressed) how would this look for you?
So your ‘VIP’ score would be the total of the seven scores. What is it? Interesting. Are you happy with that?
The normal reaction for people in a funk (low scores below 5 in any area of life) is to focus solely on one or two of these areas of life. For example, if you are down in career, you might turn to a recruiter. Down in health, you might end up at a gym or personal trainer. Mentally down you might start meditating, and so on.
The problem with this is that as one aspect grows, another shrinks. You’re unfulfilled at work so you decide to drive harder but as a result, your family and love-life suffers. Or if your finances are struggling you might start worrying about money and ignore your health. Your overall score of [VIP score] doesn’t change, it simply changes shape. Old problems may go away, new ones appear.
Have you seen this happen to anyone you know?
- Scores below 5 need coaching
- Scores above 7 need a vision quest
- In between, scores 5-7 need growth.
The key to all this is doing a vision quest and knowing what 10 out of 10 looks like. I’d suggest that if you haven’t got a clear vision of what you would love to be do have then you are flying in dangerous territory. A person without a vision is like a ship without a captain. A person without a vision will be steered by the moods and opinions of others and this is weakness that will end up robbing us of our self-respect and self worth.
Articulating your vision is really important. Firstly it should be written in the frame of Be, Do have and be individually accounted for in each of the seven areas of life. Secondly, it will need to be accompanied by visual representations we call a dream board that clearly shows what your words are trying to describe. Finally, using your values hierarchy as determined in the 30 day challenge, you need to prioritise your dream board and visions so that you know what is most important and least.This process takes at least 14 days and I can coach you through it or you can do it on your own.