Week 11 of the X Factor tour saw us in Eastern Europe – primarily Romania, Poland and Czech Republic. It was a truly wonderful experience running our first programs in this part of the world including Scandanavia. We finished with a highly energetic evening event in Oslo in Norway with approximately 125 literally screaming fans.
The culture and beauty of this part of the world is outstanding. However in the eastern sections getting people out of their head and into their heart was a little challenging. It made me think what is real?
Up until 20 years ago countries such as Romania were very socialist and free thinking, let alone acting was frowned upon, even illegal. So in this day of the internet how long does it take for people to start thinking and acting the same the world over. The answer is generations at the least.
It was explained to me that in Norway children are taught a style of Norwegian commandments which indoctrinate people not trying to be super successful, being happy with a good job and reasonable pay. There is nothing wrong with this, but it’s not my reality as I believe we can do and be anything we want regardless of race, upbringing or financial resources. We are certainly also not accountable to take on our friends views and restrictive ways of seeing things, yet many of us do.
Reality is firmly in your perception. The way you see the world. Simply your reaction to what I have written dictates part of your reality. The way you feel about this is your reality. Mine is mine and yours is yours regardless of where we live.
So is your reality right or wrong? The answer is … right… for you. yet you may wish to address your reality and ask how well it is serving you. It got you to where you are today, but if you want to go much further you may have to lose some of the old paradigms and shift your perspective just a little. See the world from other eyes from time to time can work.
One thing I have learnt 11 weeks into our world tour is that there are amazing people everywhere we went. Committed, passionate, beautiful souls with goals and dreams, hopes and desires, trying to do the best they can in the world for their families and themselves. Contributing to the planet in so many different ways I want to thank everyone who I have met and who has become a new friend.
My reality is I have friends in may places around the world that I love and respect.
In what way should you shift your reality? Dave Rogers spoke about the ‘illusion of limited resources’ at every event. Maybe this illusion that you don’t have enough time, money, friends, team, ideas, skills or patience is a great place to start shifting.
- Meeting wonderful people in Prague, Warsaw, Bucharest and Oslo
- Having stunning weather everywhere we went
- Completing our board meeting at Dracula’s castle in Transylvania
- No internet at the hotel I booked that said WIFI everywhere on their website
- Waiting almost an hour for my bag at Oslo airport
- Jumping in a can from Oslo into town and then realizing it was almost 50kms in the most expensive country on earth… ha ha that was a very funny reality check on my relationship with money