I have been lucky enough to experience a great deal of epic things in the last 5 years.
From Awesomeness Fest in Mexico and Croatia, to an epic wedding in Austin, Texas, to a girls trip to South Carolina and Vegas, to a very indulgent California escape with my husband, to wine tasting in Napa Valley, to an all Irish wedding in Dublin, and many beautiful family trips and adventures. And that’s to name just a few.
I’m sure you can make a fairly big list of great things you’ve experienced over the last 5 years as well. And I’m sure you probably want to experience even more of them. Here are the simple steps you can take to create MORE incredible experiences in your life.
Step 1: Ask for it.
Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. I love to announce and declare how much I love to travel. I also don’t give in to the common American way of thinking that the harder we work and the less we live the more we’re winning at life. If you want epic experiences you have to ask for them. Be bold. Get out there and announce and declare the life you want to have. If it includes luxury, tropical trips, family time, romance, adventure, whatever it is YOU want, ASK FOR IT. Don’t be shy. Don’t be afraid. Put it out there.
Step 2: Allow it.
Now you have to get keen to the art of allowing, which boils down to being happy. The happier and more grateful you are for your life right now, the more epic stuff that will come to you. So, just how happy can you be?! You don’t have to be doing epic and exciting stuff to be happy, you can be happy doing anything that makes you happy. Be happy riding a bike. Be happy laying in the grass. Be happy listening to music. What makes ME happy will be different from what makes YOU happy. So, do what makes YOU happy. Think of it as a magic elixir to epic experiences. Happiness breads epic experiences.
Step 3: Say Yes.
I guarantee that you’ve allowed incredible experiences to pass you by.
I recently got invited to an epic wedding in Austin, Texas. It was the weekend before I was leaving for Europe for one of my all time favorite conferences, Awesomeness Fest. My first thought was, “Oh my God, I HAVE to go to this wedding!” My second thought was, “Oh shoot, I can’t. I’m going out of town the next weekend.” I was allowing the typical mom guilt of leaving my kids to prevail over my decision. But it kept calling me and saying, “Go to this wedding!”
What is the point in creating epic and awesome experiences if you don’t take advantage of them? We have to say YES to those amazing experiences when they come our way. And by saying yes we create more of them. Happiness creates epic experiences and epic experiences lead to more epic experiences. When your heart says yes, don’t let your head explain it away. Say YES and create more memories, create more beauty, create more amazing experiences in your life today. Isn’t that what life is all about?!
What can you say YES to today?