I was alarmed when I realised how long it had been since my last blog. 15 June 2014. Over 3 years ago..
I’ve had ideas, I’ve scribbled notes down, I’ve even got drafts of almost complete posts, but I’ve published nothing.
I’ve allowed stuff to get in the way; wait until the new website is ready; concentrate on the blogs after your next trip; get back to writing after the busy summer freelance season is finished; do it when you’re back from holiday. Always slipping, always lower priority.
And then I read Simon Sinek’s book ‘Start with Why’. I can heartily recommend reading it for yourself and I can barely do it justice here, but I’ll try and simplify his basic message. The most successful individuals and businesses understand Why they do what they do and hold onto that Why. It runs through everything they do and every How they do something and What they achieve is linked to their Why. If it has no link to their Why, they don’t get involved.
I set up Live2Flow as a vehicle to both INSPIRE and ENABLE others to find their Flow through adventure in the outdoors. I aimed to achieve this through providing information, skills coaching, guiding, leading and simply setting an example. It is my Why.
Some of what I do is still entirely consistent with this Why and I aim to continue. However, I’ve also been drawn into other areas of being an ‘outdoor sports professional’, doing things not really compatible with my Why for understandable but ultimately flawed reasons.
So, I lost track of my Why for a while, but now I’m back on course. This blog, the first on my new and much improved website, marks the start of a return to my key tenet of inspiring and enabling others.
I hope you enjoy reading my posts, there are many more on the way…