Sep 12, 2018
Justin and Lauren Jonesy have
made adventure their full time career. They are challenging the
conventional, and valuing experiences over possessions.
They’re intentionally creating a life with their family that
is meaningful, sustainable, and connected. They discuss the lessons
they learned in the Outback and how they apply to the boardroom.
Finally, they share their trials and triumphs, and why you may see
them out in the wild with an Ikea high chair.
[3:07] Justin and Lauren find
that adventure gives them a chance to press “pause” and “reset” on
our everyday responsibilities and busy schedule. It’s an
opportunity to challenge yourself, expand your possibilities and
get in touch with your primitive side.
[4:35] Lauren and Justin both
love adventure, often for different reasons. Lauren appreciates the
softer side of adventure - a time for reflection, conversations and
the journey. Justin is focused on the destination and hitting
specific markers to ensure they are on track. This may be compared
to a business or corporate team where different members have
varying motivations for wanting to accomplish a task.
[11:43] Lauren and Justin remind
us that adventure can be big and bold in the Outback, or if it can
be something such as acting in a play or learning a new language.
Adventure pushes our boundaries and shows us we are capable of more
than we think.
[14:48] Similar to the way that
businesses adapt their action plans over time, Lauren and Justin
redefined their vision and mission statement when they had their
daughter Morgan. Traversing the outback with a young one certainly
wasn’t easy, but instead of giving up, they adapted to their
[20:05] Strong leadership teams
compromise and come up with a solution so that everyone is on the
same goal. It is important to understand the motivations that all
members are coming from.
[22:30] There is not room for
failure in the Outback, so Justin and Lauren do their best to keep
failure for the trial runs. While hiking with a little one they
soon learned that perfection is not possible, and their benchmark
for internal satisfaction is based on grit and determination rather
than getting things right.
[28:23] Fear keeps you sharp,
and a sign you are on the right track for learning and growth.
Don’t let fear stop or stall you you, move to engage.
[30:44] Find your purpose.
Aligning with what lights you up and inspires you up is what the
[34:26] Success was defined by
other people. Escape from Alcatraz. Sustainability move to
Australia, met a bloke.
[38:31] Traits that Justin and
Lauren feel make up good leaders both in adventure and business:
collaboration, teamwork, empathy and focus on others.
[44:21] Lauren shares her
feeling of “adventure zen” when the reality of their possibilities
expanded, and their hard work paid off.
- Adventure is an activity with an unknown
you building a life you don’t need a vacation from?
can get money, but you can’t get back time or health.
during trials. You don’t want to fail on an expectation, because
you can’t afford to.
you don’t have failure, there will be no learning and
and chase what lights you up and makes you curious.
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