In 209 days I will be 40. I could not feel more alive, fit and well…awesome. Oh, I have my share of obstacles to overcome, but life is good. This week our company orchestrated some amazing adventures. We filmed for our new Internet entrepreneurs’ show, Networking Star. For the last two years we have worked diligently to help other companies realize their visions, this week we decided it was time to do something for us and it could not have been more exciting.
For our first episode of Networking Star we brought a young California entrepreneur to Idaho and filmed for two action packed days. We have done interviews and filmed successful people before, but we have ratcheted up our goals and production to new levels and it was a ton of fun. Our goal with the new show is to network successful people with passionate up and comers. We believe in the mentoring process and we saw its magic this week.
We had four mentors for the first show. We started with a fitness expert that ran us through a very challenging circuit training. We then set the young entrepreneur up with a successful politician/rancher, a dot.com specialist and land developer extraordinaire. I absolutely got a ton out of listening to the interaction and participating in the activities. There is no question in my mind that we have to knock the production out of the park, because our mentors were wonderful with their time and expertise.
We finished the two days by jumping out of an airplane. It was a grand experience to feel the nerves build as we climbed to 10,000 feet and then have a rush of crisp fresh air engulf my body when the airplane door opened. I acted tough, but when you are dangling your feet out the window two miles above the earth, there is a bit of panic you must overcome. When we jumped and quickly began a descent at 120 mph, I felt completely alive. It was magnificent.
Life is about adventures big and small. Adventures are not just jumping from a plane, but they are also fishing for bass in a mentor’s private lake. Life is about seeing the emotion of a new entrepreneur as he realizes something he can do to improve his business and life. It is about working with people who have your back and work hard as a team. It is about having your wife and kids waiving to you as you gradually descend and softly land after jumping two miles above their heads. As Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”