I was on the return trip of a TOP 5 of my life hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. As I looked out over the majestic view I wondered, “can I think about work now if I want to?” I know, kind of weird, but I wanted to see how I’d answer the question in the moment.
I considered a current challenge: a powerful CEO who had made a commitment to a deal and is now ghosting me. As I looked at the view you see here, I thought to myself, “that deal doesn’t matter very much now, it won’t matter at ALL in a few years, and it will have ZERO meaning to the world.” If I had been sitting at my desk, I’d have been stressing about it. Here, in this setting, my mind became free to choose to meet new people with whom I want to want to engage.