Featured Productivity Tool: Go Out on an Adventure

As writers, we are always on the lookout for new material for our non-fiction projects and fictional stories. One of the best things we can do to stay productive is to go out on adventures. That way, we always have material to share with our readers and fans.

To kick off August, I talked about Adventure with Christopher Cherian, Founder & CEO, Gatherly; Rob DeCou, CEO, Lux Virtual; and Kate Paine, Standing Out Online. All three are adventurous, driven, entrepreneurs, which made for a fun and engaging conversation.


What Adventure Means to Them

Adventure is:
  • Rob: Getting outside of your comfort zone
  • Chris: About the unknown
  • Kate: Energy; purpose, joy, and playfulness

Goals for Adventure

  • Rob: Set and achieve a goal per month; also make a goal to do something for others
  • Chris: Look back, meditate, and reflect on a recent adventure; write down the takeaways
  • Kate: Take a risk. Try something new this month, personal of professional, that’s fun, and see it through a different lens
  • Bonus goal from me: Keep a win list
Whether your business is actually a business or consultancy and/or the business of writing, having adventures keeps you creatively fueled and on alert for your next great article or story idea! 

Read the complete recap.

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What adventures do you have planned for the summer? Please share in the comments. 

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Debra Eckerling is the award-winning author of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals and founder of the D*E*B METHOD, which is her system for goal-setting simplified. A goal-strategist, corporate consultant, and project catalyst, Debra offers personal and professional planning, event strategy, and team building for individuals, businesses, and teams. She is also the author of Write On Blogging and Purple Pencil Adventures; founder of Write On Online; Vice President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women's National Book Association; host of the #GoalChat Twitter Chat, #GoalChatLive on Facebook and LinkedIn, and The DEB Show podcast. She speaks on the subjects of writing, networking, goal-setting, and social media.


Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

You devil. We have been missing our adventures. Covid and all!
We have been adventuring via Smithsonian and National Geo.

Debra Eckerling said...

Good for you, Carolyn! Stay safe and enjoy!

deborah lyn said...

Debra, Love your post!
I'm ready to go :) This topic is fun & energizing.
My hubby, Mr. Birder, is really good about adventuring and he always comes back with fresh observations to add to his current manuscript.

Debra Eckerling said...

That's awesome, Deborah! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Cioffi said...

Debra, I love the definitions of adventure your guests gave, and love that joy and playfulness were included!

Debra Eckerling said...

Thanks, Karen! It was a fabulous conversation, and I was delighted to share their insights here!

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