Travel and my Big Hairy Dreams
I am in two business mentoring groups and often we are asked if we have a big hairy dream for our businesses. This is tough question, I could say I want to be a recognized artist, but while I would like to sell my work to people who value and love my pieces because they speak to them, I don’t think recognition is what drives me. I want to make a difference in people’s lives. As a result I desire pulling the knowledge that my work affects others into my life as a nugget of happiness. Perhaps it is silly, but at this point in my life it is about making a difference, particularly making people happy. Many of my blogs are humorous, hopefully you have thought that, humor appeals to me, there is almost no better gift that a person gives than a smile or a laugh. In our culture, I don’t think we smile and laugh enough just for sake of being happy. I guess that is it, my dream is to add things to this world that make people smile and feel happy. If I do that, I will be soooo happy!
I do have other business goals related to traveling for my business. One day I would like to teach painting classes in person, in places like Scotland, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. A part of that dream is also to take classes in those countries or others to learn from the locals and experience the joy of creating with them on both sides of the table. Those locations are on top of the many United States cities and areas I would like to teach in. Now that I have the RV, it just makes good sense to use it to travel all over the country visiting people in their shops and teaching with their customers. By nature, I am an introverted person, but I love to teach. When I think I can help someone else my introverted self seems to fade away. I like that! I used to teach my staff and others Project Management when I had the chance. When I worked at the school district it was incredibly rewarding to help teachers learn project management skills. Usually they just needed some help with planning effectively, every teacher knows the foundation of project management, they just don’t know to call what they do Project Management!
I don’t know how much traveling any of us will do for a while, but I can’t wait to get back on the road in my RV with the dogs. We cut our last trip short a week due to Covid-19, hopefully we can head out again soon. In the meantime, I will continue to work on my business and perhaps make some connections where a teaching trip will be in the future. Until I hit the road again, like everyone else I will Facebook Live or Zoom, traveling across the internet rather that the roads.
Are you missing traveling? Where does your mind take you when you are dreaming of near or far off places? Leave me a comment I would love to hear your thoughts!