LIVE A BIG LIFE

LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE
TO BE LIVED

not a problem to be solved

Life outside the lines

You were not created for conformity. You were not designed to drift. You were made for more. You were made to embrace each moment, fully alive, unconstrained, every ounce of your potential unleashed.

You were meant for adventure.

There is a path well-trodden. A path with clear lines to mark the way. A path that is trusted, safe, secure and understood. A path that generations follow, in the footsteps of generations before them.

But there is another path. A path as yet uncreated, unestablished, visible only to those who peer hard enough into the mists.

It is a path that lies outside the lines, that is mystical and magical, that leads to destinations unknown, through territory undocumented. A path that is unique, along which the glory of a heart fully alive is to be found.

You were crafted to navigate the path less trodden.

To live the adventure of a Big Life.

Journal Entries

We are all just syllables

We are all connected.  Nothing exists in isolation.  Yet so many revolutionaries end up on a lonely path, jaded from the knock-backs, let-downs and battle-scars, convinced that this thing that is ready to burst out of their soul must stand alone.  But the problem with that lonely path is that it skews your reality. I’ve...

We are all just syllablesAndy

Find your middle

Do you spend time wondering if you're making the right decision, or if you're in the right place, or if it's the right time?  I do. Or, at least I did. You see, I've become convinced that there is no right decision, right place or right time.  Instead, there's a 'sweet spot' - your 'middle'. Your 'middle'...

Find your middleAndy

Wrecked

I'd like to share something personal with you, if that's OK? Jeff Goins, a favourite blogger and author of mine, talks about being 'wrecked'. What he's referring to is the effect that some events can have on you - how they can 'wreck' you. These are the life changing events that impact you to such a degree...

WreckedAndy

Don’t forget the memories

I had in mind that we would talk about something else today.  But, as I sit here contemplating the last few days, I can't help but feel that this conversation - the one we are about to have, not the one I had previously had in mind - is too important to put off. Last...

Don’t forget the memoriesAndy

Nine things you and I need to know about building relationships

Relationships - 'the way in which two or more people or things are connected', as the dictionary defines them - lie at the core of your success, and your failure, both in your entrepreneurial endeavours, and in your life in general.  And yet, despite how crucial they are to us being able to realise...

Nine things you and I need to know about building relationshipsAndy

Failure is always an option

Here's an uncomfortable truth: failure is not something to be feared or fought, but something to be welcomed and embraced.  But, as well as being uncomfortable, it can be a tough truth to accept, or even understand, because failure hurts.  I know that.  And, I'm guessing, so do you. But, tough to accept or not,...

Failure is always an optionAndy

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We are all just syllables

Find your middle

Wrecked

Don’t forget the memories

Nine things you and I need to know about building relationships

Failure is always an option

Know the signs

Develop some Sisu

It’s all about the ripples

It’s time to develop a redemptive perspective

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The Big Life

Why Live a Big Life?

Because that’s the life you were designed to live.

Period.

You were not put on this earth to hide in the shadows. You were put on this earth to make a difference. To have an impact. To leave your mark.

Your mark, not someone else’s.

And you can’t do that by living a small life. You can only do that by living a BIG life.

What is a big life?

A big life is the expression of a heart fully alive.

A big life is adventure.

A big life is risk and reward, fear and peace, despair and joy.

A big life is immersed in all of the reality, and the potential, that the world has on offer.

A big life makes the people around you question your sanity, scares them, challenges them.

A big life makes you question your sanity, and scares and challenges you.

A big life is the only life that you will ever be fulfilled in living.

A big life is a choice that you make.

How do you live a big life?

In her poem ‘Our Deepest Fear’, Marion Williamson said that ‘your playing small does not serve the world’.

But playing small is easy.

Playing small is safe.

Playing small is comfortable.

Playing small is everything that playing big – that living a big life – is not.

So, if a big life is hard, risky and uncomfortable, how do you even begin to live it?

Courage

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To live a big life requires courage. It takes guts. It’s not for the faint-hearted. To live a big life you have to take a deep breath and dive into the unknown, feet first, whatever may unfold.

Effort

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To live a big life takes effort. It takes commitment, determination. To live a big life demands blood, sweat and tears. It will take you to the edge of your reserves, and beyond. It demands that you are all-in.

Time

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To live a big life takes time. It requires patience and perseverance. It demands that you play the long-game and put aside short-term ambition. To live a big life is to focus on eternal impact not immediate recognition.

Doing

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To live a big life requires activity. It is not passive. It is not done to you, it is done by you. A big life is created. It is the outward-focused expression of all that is inside you.

Being

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To live a big life demands that you know who you are. And that requires that, alongside the activity, there is tranquility – space where you can simply be the person you are meant to be.

What does a big life look like?

A big life cannot be defined or constrained.

A big life is ever-unfolding, ever evolving, ever changing.

A big life looks different for every person who makes the choice to set out on the adventure. Because it is your big life. Not mine. Not your parents’, siblings’, children’s, teachers’, or friends’. It is yours and yours alone.

So, about this website…

I get asked why I started a website called Live a Big Life. Why I want to build a community of like minded sojourners and adventurers. Why I want to help others unlock their essence, unleash their potential, and step into the adventure of a big life.

The answer is simple.

I know what it is to exist. I know what it is to live someone else’s interpretation of your life. I know what it is to feel empty, unfulfilled, restless. I know what it is to feel, deep inside, that you have not found your place.

I know what it is to be a sojourner.

And I know what it is to step out of that dark place into the light. To emerge out of existence and step into life. To feel the glory of a heart fully alive. To experience the awe and wonder of all that life can be.

And I want to see a generation released to feel that same glory ad experience that same awe and wonder.

In short, I created Live a Big Life because I want to play my part is releasing a generation to live the life that it was made for.

Want to know what my big life looks like right now, and how my adventure started, and is unfolding? You can take a peek into it right here.