March 16

The Quest to Express Yourself Using The Seven Principles of Liberation

In the vast landscape of personal and professional development, embarking on a quest toward liberation is akin to setting sail on a grand adventure or quest. This voyage is just as much about overcoming personal blind spots as overcoming physical landscapes. The entrepreneurial quest is about delving deep into the realms of self-discovery, purpose, and societal impact. As we navigate through the intricacies of this journey, here are seven principles to get results faster. Each principle has different levers you can adjust to go faster. Those levers under each principle are:  environment, emotional state, and finding the leverage points.

The Seven Principles of Liberation are:  The Truth, Your Message, Your Cause or Crusade, Magnetic Offers, The Business Model, Communication, and Community. Each principle can be applied whether you’re an artist, entrepreneur, or professional.  You may choose to apply them in conjunction with or outside your love of travel. It’s a highly customizable process.

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. 
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."  - Carl Jung

Principle #1: TRUTH - Anchoring to Your True North

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At the heart of every meaningful endeavor lies the commitment to truth. It's about aligning with your mission, values, and purpose without compromise. This profound truth underscores the importance of authenticity in our quest for liberation. Whether we're exploring new cultures, forging connections, or creating meaningful experiences, if we’re settling in any area of life or escaping a reality that doesn’t “fit,” everything built from that energy will be misaligned, and therefore not magnetic to others. You must create a life you don’t want to run from.

Principle #2: MESSAGE - Crafting Your Narrative

Before setting sail on our Quest Express adventure, we must first articulate a clear philosophy or message that resonates with our soul. This message serves as our guiding light, illuminating the path ahead and inspiring others to join us on our journey. As Brene Brown said about the message you leave: "Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do." Brene Brown knows that our message is not just a collection of words; it's a beacon of hope, a call to action, and a testament to our unwavering commitment to changing the world for the better. To leave the world better than we found it. 

Principle #3: YOUR CRUSADE - Defining Purposeful Impact

Identifying our crusade is about more than just setting lofty goals; it's about making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Whether we're empowering communities, championing social justice, or advocating for environmental sustainability, our crusade is rooted in a deep sense of purpose and a burning desire to create positive change. As Mahatma Gandhi famously said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Our quest for liberation is not just about personal fulfillment; it's about leaving a lasting impact on the world around us.

Principle #4: A MAGNETIC OFFER - Delivering Value

In the vast marketplace of ideas and innovations, standing out requires more than just flashy marketing tactics; it requires offering real value to our audience.  Whether we're creating products, services, or experiences, our magnetic offer reflects our commitment

Magnetic offers such as once-in-a-lifetime private experiences like The Dinner Story

 to excellence and our unwavering dedication to solving meaningful problems. As Steve Jobs once said, "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." By delivering transformative solutions that elevate the human experience, we not only attract customers but also inspire loyalty and trust.

"A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value." - Alexander Osterwalder, leading expert on business model innovation

Principle #5: BUSINESS MODEL - Sustainability & Working to Live

A sustainable business model is not just about maximizing profits; it's about creating long-term value for all stakeholders involved and building a sustainable model congruent with lifestyle and values. Whether entrepreneurs, artists, or corporate leaders, your business model should reflect our commitment to ethical business practices, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. By embracing innovation and adaptability, systems are created that sustain resilience.

Principle # 6: COMMUNICATION - Amplifying Voices

Effective communication is the lifeblood of any successful endeavor. Whether we're sharing our story, connecting with our audience, or mobilizing support for our cause, our ability to communicate effectively determines our success or failure. The CEO of Chrysler Corporation, Lee Iacocca said: "You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere."

By harnessing the power of storytelling, empathy, and authenticity, we can amplify our voices and inspire others to join us on our quest for liberation.

Principle #7: BUILDING AUDIENCE & COMMUNITY - Cultivating Connections

Building an audience or community is about more than just amassing followers or subscribers; it's about cultivating meaningful connections and fostering a sense of belonging. Whether we're building online communities, organizing grassroots movements, or mobilizing support for a cause, our ability to connect with others on a deep and meaningful level determines our success or failure. As Simon Sinek famously said, "Building a community is about creating a sense of belonging, fostering connections, and empowering individuals to contribute and thrive together." By putting the needs of our audience first, we can create a community that is united by a common purpose and driven by a shared vision of a better world.

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Navigating the Journey Towards Liberation

As we reflect on the seven principles of liberation, we realize that the journey toward freedom is not a linear path but a continuous evolution of growth and self-discovery. It's about embracing challenges, seizing opportunities, and forging meaningful connections that propel us on our quest for entrepreneurial success. Along the way, we encounter moments of triumph and moments of defeat, but each experience shapes us into the entrepreneurs we are meant to become.

In the spirit of your Quest Express adventure, we invite you to embark on this journey with an open mind and a strategic approach. Explore new markets, challenge conventional wisdom, and dare to innovate in ways that set you apart from the competition. Embrace the beauty of cultural explorations as you expand your business globally, leveraging the diversity of perspectives to drive innovation and growth.

As we navigate the complexities of the entrepreneurial landscape, let us remember that the true essence of liberation lies not in following the crowd but in charting our course toward success. So set sail on the grand adventure of actualizing purpose, guided by the wisdom of the seven principles and fueled by the passion of your entrepreneurial spirit. For in the journey towards entrepreneurial liberation, the destination is not as important as the practical steps we take and the strategic decisions we make along the way.

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March 8

Lifestyle Upgrades: The Unseen Luxury of Bleisure Travel

Have you ever felt torn between your career goals and your desire for more leisure time and travel opportunities? Do you sometimes dream of taking a three-month break to study flamenco in Seville, or disappear to a tropical paradise like the Maldives or Hawaiian Islands? If so, you're not alone. Bleisure travel, which combines business and leisure travel, is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, it is expected to more than double from its current value of over $315 billion to $731 billion by 2032, according to Allied Market Research.

Imagine seamlessly blending your work responsibilities with a relaxing escape to a beautiful destination, where time seems to stand still and the days blur together. This is the essence of Bleisure Travel, where the sophistication of the boardroom meets the tranquility of a beach vacation, creating an unparalleled synergy.  (article continued below)

"Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas." - Donatella Versace

Unveiling the Luxurious Trends of Bleisure Travel

In 2009, Jacob Strand, a futurist, came up with the term "Bleisure" to describe a new type of travel. Bleisure travel is a way to balance work and leisure time, and is becoming increasingly popular among busy professionals. Rather than being limited to the monotony of business trips, executives are embracing a lifestyle that allows them to enjoy leisure activities alongside their professional commitments. This is not just a trend, but a movement that has gained momentum over the years, "digital nomads" being just one spin-off of the movement. According to a recent survey by Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts & Navan, 73% of employees consider the opportunity to add leisure time as an important company perk, with a majority of Gen Z and millennial respondents stating that they would choose a company that offers travel flexibility over one that doesn't. 

Entrepreneurs, in particular, can take advantage of bleisure travel by blending business and leisure even further. They can host events in other cities, lead retreats, choose a new co-working office for a month, and even live in another city or country for extended periods. For instance, they can hold VIP Days in Miami or Lisbon, as described in a consult here. The possibilities are endless, and bleisure travel offers a unique way to achieve work-life balance, or even a work-life hybrid.

Now, for the discerning traveler: Envision a jet-setting entrepreneur or a cultural luminary traversing exotic locales. Amidst this exploration, an epiphany unfolds (as these often happen mid-flight); a profound realization that not only transforms the journey itself but also reshapes the very essence of work. This isn't just an idea; it's an argument for radically changing your environment to create the conditions for creativity or innovation.  The truth is, when you answer the call to adventure far away, unseen riches unfold, and the universe can be more awake to your gifts – because you were more awake.

"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play." - Abraham Maslow

Direct the spotlight to VIP Days – a strategic retreat far beyond the conventional getaway. Picture spending a day or two in Miami, Palm Springs, Aspen, or the Hamptons, not merely basking in the sun but strategically redefining your business landscape in order to drive profits or partnerships.

VIP Days: Immersions Get Results – This Has Already Been Proven by Rosetta Stone

Imagine applying the seven principles of liberation to your business in Palm Desert before a dinner theater experience at night.  When you’re relaxed and having fun, creativity flows, and you have greater access to downloads.

TQE Host on a 60-day bleisure trip in Bali

 A VIP Day is not about ticking off boxes; it's about creating aligned new income streams and identifying untapped leverage points that have the potential to redefine the path to goals. It’s about collapsing time frames as taught by Parkinson’s Law.

Ready to embark on your transformative bleisure journey? Learn more here, for the biggest ROI you've ever received for a playcation.

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