What is Adventure?

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What is Adventure?

Dictionary.com defines it as both a noun and a verb.

It’s an exciting or very unusual experience, participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises, a bold, usually risky undertaking, a hazardous action of uncertain outcome.

It’s also to risk or hazard, to take the chance of or dare, or to venture.

Those all sound very exciting.

They also fit well in line with what we consider to be proper adventures. Most of us only look at adventure in the stereotypical way…

  • Dangerous, risky, or hazardous
  • Risking life, limb, or marriage
  • Involving animals with big teeth and claws
  • Happening on mountains or in jungles, caves, or underwater
  • Something we saw on TV that we really shouldn’t do

But it doesn’t have to always be that way.

These days most of my adventures revolve around my kids and my work. Sure, some of them involve caves and wild animals, but many of them also involve Disney princesses, burping contests, and fail videos on Youtube.

Every Saturday morning my mom and dad have adventures going to garage sales. You wouldn’t believe some of the treasures they find. They’re like modern urban archeologists!

So, I have a question for you…

What’s one of your recent adventures?

You can e-mail me back with your answer or feel free to add it on any of my social media outlets.

The reason I want to know is that many of my keynotes and training events are geared toward energizing and outfitting folks to embark on their own adventures. I want to learn from you so I can make my work even more powerful and help more people.

Coming soon…

I have several interviews lined up with my Choose Your Own Adventure series, including an actress from The Walking Dead, a former CIA agent turned sci-fi author, and a PhD economist who works as a stand-in for big Hollywood stars.

I’m working with Skillshare on a series of video classes on several topics, the first of which will be Rapid Skill Development for Professionals.

Talks are in progress for a new podcast I’ll be involved with that is set in a fictional post-apocalypse world. Imagine the movie/book The Road but way more cheerful. I swear, that movie made me want to hurt myself it was so depressing.

As always, feel free to forward this along to anyone and everyone that needs some adventure in their lives.

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

In the words of Starship Troopers, “Would you like to know more?”

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