Back in October 2012 I came across How to Find & Do Work You Love Between then and now I have listened to it so many times and read so much of Scott’s blog that I can’t imagine why I haven’t started to do as Scott Dinsmore says and “Live your Legend.” It’s not Scott, it’s me!
Pic Credit (http://www.jonathanfields.com/gone-too-soon-my-friend-scott/) Thanks Jonathan, I loved it so much I Couldn’t help but share it.
My answer is there has been a block, be that me or the fact that I focus on my day to day and continue to make sure I am adding value in everything that I do. I do this through others and in my love of providing helpful service to others. Maybe I haven’t shared this stuff with the right people. You know the people you share information with and then 3 hours later you on’t know where the time went because you got so excited talking about similar things and you walked away with an emphatic glow that kept you awake for hours?
I have so many different ideas on a daily basis and some ideas are wildly whack to damn right ridiculous. I’ve spent the last few years transforming my health and lost about 30 kgs, at the same time my energy has been tied up with ensuring that my physical pursuits where attended to. It’s now time to ensure that my mind is also being exercised in the same ways and to do this it is essential for me to start opening up my networks and once again going across subject areas and just sparking a conversation with interesting people. People in public that are strangers but have an interesting story. I recently had a conversation with someone who had just retired and was about to head off to their Tuscan villa. Wow, that was one of those conversations where you just get energy through knowing that they are about to step out into an amazing adventure and one that will further enrich their life and the life of many others.
One of my favourite interviews with Scott is from another favourite Podcaster of mine Jonathan Fields. In this interview Jonathan runs a natural chat with Scott and the two had become very good friends. I was reminded of this interview in an emotional podcast that arrived on my phone earlier this week and the interview is here I think that already today I have listened to it three times. It just reminds me how lucky I was to have Scott walk into my life and reminded me how I wanted to meet him and never had the opportunity to. He was working his way around the world and on his way to Australia. However, whilst in Tanzania and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro he was killed in a tragic accident. He was only 33 and had so much more to give. His legend will live on.
For me now more than ever it’s important that in my spare time I no longer waste it and in all that I learn and do along the way I really live one of my favourite quotes from Scott.
“As nice as it is to be inspired by the things that you read or hear, it means nothing if action follows.” Scott Dinsmore
From this day forward my focus will be on ACTION. For too long action has been the block that has stopped me. I have done all the talking and all the thinking, some action, perhaps not enough. Now more than ever it’s time to get this life into high gear and deliver more value to more people than ever before. It’s about courage and confidence and getting my story out there to more people, everyday in every corner of the globe.
My advice to you is to check out that video above and read over Scott’s material. He may be gone, but for someone that was all about “Live your legend” he has certainly left a fantastic legacy (and a fantastic smile). I’m sure the community can still continue with him. The way he created it was phenomenal and it was all based around authentic connection and really living your life purpose. Something we all dream of doing. I also think being authentic is something that not too many people do and it’s something we should all aim to do. Stop being afraid of the real you and allow yourself to be vulnerable. Open up to people and allow the world to see more of you. The REAL you. We don’t do enough real stuff and for me, Scott’s death has reminded me even more to be more real and make sure I leave a phenomenal legacy like he has. I want my kids to be able to talk about me with a glow in their town and be really proud of telling people I was their dad.
Thank you Scott for all the awesome information and events that you shared with the world. Most of all thanks for the authentic connection that you made (I almost felt like we had met). Now it’s up to me to take action and that starts from today. At least once a week I will be blogging and sharing my stories, the information that I collect along the way and sharing the authentic side of me. Something I haven’t been doing too much online lately. The best way to share more of me is to jump on here at least once a week and share a story or two that those who se me daily get to see. So buckle up and enjoy the ride. I am going to develop one hell of a community and start developing some really useful products to help make your life easier and to start really sharing my authentic self without restriction and as much passion and enthusiasm as I put into everyone of my professional conversations and what I do in my daily career.
Here with you