That tug that you’re feeling is calling you to step out of the routine, step out of the ordinary, and step into the extraordinary. Listen my sweet friends, it’s inviting you to Opt Out. We have not been given unto a spirit of fear., but of power, love and self control. We all, yes, every single one of us on this planet, are each called to live an extraordinary life. This can take many forms, because each of us has different callings that we are passionate about. Don’t worry if you don’t know what you are passionate about at this moment, because on the horizon is your own extraordinary path: the zone specifically designed just for you and all of your experiences and gifts. What are you waiting for? Opt out!
This podcast explores the ins and outs of “Opting Out”. Taking your ball and go home when you realize the game is rigged. Finding out what you love and doing what you love all life long. Doing the unexpected and unexpectedly ruffling feathers, many of them our own.
It is hard to pick just one thing, so expect all the things! Lots of content here: We interview those who have their own opting out stories during our “The Extraordinary Zone” segments. You will also find the “Your Extraordinary Path” series withing the series designed just for you with love. Much of it is unscripted and extremely inspired, so expect the unexpected, you are welcome here.
The world will think you are crazy anytime you “Opt Out” of what is considered the norm. It’s outside of the comfort zone and will generate resistance. Think of any time someone set out to change things. Think about all the history around all men and women being treated equally.
You did what??? How are you guys able to do that???? These are just some of the questions we have heard as we embarked on our mobile adventures 5 months ago. In this podcast I go back to where it all began, the condensed version, and catch up to today. Get a closer look into our crazy. Also look for an interview with me by a fellow podcaster and adventurer sometime later this month.
Who doesn’t love the idea of an adventure? Don’t worry, the thought is supposed create a little trepidation. It is part of the process. Most amazing things will stretch us and stretching beyond our limits comes with pain. But the pain means we are getting stronger and soon it subsides, just as when we build muscles.
What thing is calling you? What is your current, “X marks the spot”? We all have buried treasure, it just takes some digging and creativity to find it. What thing comes to your mind that the idea of you doing it causes your heart to skip a beat? Both our of hesitation and excitement? If you don’t know, don’t worry, the timing for the extraordinary is always perfect, because our creator has perfect timing.
So we have heard and/or seen that we are Extraordinary with our ears, (if you haven’t, see Part I).
But do we believe it?
Has your personal view of your value increased yet?
to really experience something and to believe it, it takes a 360 degree
view through all the available senses where amazingly, some senses can
be more heightened than others, (another appearance of the
extraordinary in us). In this we talk about some of the other senses,
along with our hearts, minds, strength and soul. I encourage you listen
with your senses heightened and ready…
Something amazing is about to happen…
Bonus Question for after the Podcast: How does your fruit taste? Bitter, Sweet or Rotten? More on this later…
Sometimes transition can be difficult. Often times when we dedicate ourselves fully for a while, we can lose sight of our identity. Maybe we never really knew it in the first place. For many veterans, it can be a struggle finding their purpose as they build their lives after having faithfully and bravely served our country. Sometimes there can be a gap, one that many of our soldiers fall into and can’t find a way out.
Denny Katona, our guest on The Extraordinary Zone, talks about how he found himself in the deepest darkest part of that gap. He tells us how he climbed out of the gap and how he stays out of it going forward. This amazing veteran built a non-profit, OP Veteran, to serve the veteran community and connect with other organizations. Their goal is to one day create a hub so that no veteran is ever left in that gap alone. They strive to give veterans multiple hands to grab onto to pull themselves out.
“Don’t use a permanent solution for a temporary problem”
House of Czetty
Extraordinary Zone — Interview With Denny Katona
What Road Are You On …. To Pasture? …Or is it to Slaughter?
Imagine for a moment you could zoom out from your limited first person view and get an omnipresent point of view, like one you would in Google Maps. From this perspective you can see where you are now and the destination. If you were able to see several miles ahead what would be the destination?
Would it lead to pasture or to slaughter? Often times we don’t always fully realize if the path we are on will lead us to where we are wanting to go. Ultimately no one wants to go to the slaughter, but neither do the sheep. How can we know if we are on the right path or if we are on the”… way which seemeth right unto a man…” (Proverbs 14:12)
Do you hide or keep your success and good news to yourself?
Do you fully celebrate and bask in the joy of your hard work?
If you find that you shine a little less bright to make sure others don’t feel bad in the event of your success it’s time to come out and shine friend. Go up to that attic and collect those success boxes covered in cobwebs and dust and let it all out. I totally give you permission to have a blow out retroactive success party. Make sure to send me an invite. ❤
You may ask: “where is my path to success?” It is overgrown and covered by hurts, hang-ups and patterns; by negative thinking and societal influencers. We must clear away the overgrown weeds, thorns and brush if we are to uncover and expose our beautifully and personally designed path. It is just waiting for us to set foot on it and take the first step.
Step one, Dream Big and unapologetically.
Background audio from “Stream, Water, C.wav”, and “Waterfall, Small, C.wav” by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org
The world seems to be getting darker and more negative. With tech there are even more avenues for negativity to spread it’s contagious poison. It is so much easier for the negative noise to get past our defenses and wreak havoc on our minds and the minds of those we care about. The mind is both a powerful and vulnerable part of us. How do we strengthen our defenses, fortify ourselves and our family and friends?
Our newest podcast answers these questions and gives practical tools to be used now to change the trajectory of negative talk and dark cloudy attitudes that inevitably invade our lives.
Background audio from “Stream, Water, C.wav”, and
“Waterfall, Small, C.wav” by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org