It all started one night in Acapulco….shouldn't all stories start like that? I was working on cruise ships and having an overnight in port was a rarity. To make sure we didn't waste the experience, my friend Derek and I put $200 in our back pocket and proceeded to create a checklist of challenges (aka a scavenger hunt) that we wanted to accomplish by sunrise. This is what we wrote:
- Learn a new phrase in Spanish.
- Make 5 people smile.
- Try a food that we have never tried before.
- Do five tequila shots (hey, we were 23!)
- Obscenely overtip someone.
- A picture in a sombrero
- A cheesy souvenir
The list went on and on because we all aimed at having the night of our lives. And we did.
In fact, with our list in hand and open minds, we had adventures we couldn't even conceive at the beginning of the night. It was the start of something magical — like, unicorn magical.
Since then, I have created scavenger hunts for nights out with friends, when I am traveling or any time I need to get out of my comfort zone. Which is a lot because just like everyone else, it gets super easy to stay in my pajamas and binge watch Downton Abbey episodes.
Because no matter how much I enjoy coaching, talking, theorizing and analyzing love and relationships, there is a point that I have to sit my clients down and say, "It is time to put your money where your mouth is, Sugarpants." What does that mean? It means that it is time to get out of your heads, stop over-thinking and over-analyzing every situation and just get out there. It means it's time to start meeting new people, try new things and getting out your comfort zone.
Because I fully believe that amazing love doesn't happen in your comfort zone.
When people get out of their comfort zone, try new things and tackle new adventures, they become happier and more confident people. The happier and more confident you are, the more amazing people you attract. You know, the kind of people you want to date. This is a win/win situation!
However, most mornings you are not going to wake up and say, "How can I shake today up? How can I push myself out of my comfort zone?" But don't worry because I got your back. Starting on April 30th, you will get to be a part of the most fun way to get offline and out of your comfort zone ever. It is called The Scavenger Hunt of Awesomeness and it will help you do the following:
- Get offline and out of our comfort zones.
- Try new things and meet new people.
- Build confidence through awesome challenges.
- Have a ton of fun doing it with a chance to win kick-ass unicorn prizes. (YES, I said unicorn prizes!)
- Live a life that can't be summed up in 500 words or less on an awkward profile. I am so much more than that — aren't you?
If you are ready to change things up and try something new this spring, join me! You can find all of the details at scavengerhuntofawesomeness.com. I hope to hear from you so we can all be awesome together!
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