When you method of thinking isn’t producing results,
you must change the way you think.”
For the past week, I’ve been starting to focus on assembling my business plan for the Freeport Fish Tank competition. It’s not due until October, however, as we all know, time flies when you are having fun (especially in the summer). So for the past week, I have been asking myself…
What are the core values of the Kent Emporium?
Core values reflect what is important to the organization and its members.
Funny thing, I got the answer to my question in the most unusual way. Since last Friday, I have had a new cast of characters showing up at the Kent Emporium. Thanks in part to my wonderful assistant…Aslan the Cat and a dear friend Lisa (for craving me a gift). This new cast of characters include:
- A frog,
- A chipmunk,
- A raccoon, (he has been showing up for a while),
- A rabbit
Please Note: No animal was injured or killed even though they all were hanging out on the 2nd floor of the Kent Emporium.
So what does this have to do with anything? Sometimes answers come to us in the most unusual ways. Not the traditional linear way we were taught in school, but in the magical non-linear way. The Kent Emporium has historically been know for random animals appearing, however 4 unique animals over the course of 4 days showing up on the 2nd floor of my building was a bit extreme even for the me.
Wednesday night, as I laid in bed contemplating locking Aslan inside of the building for the rest of his life, I heard the frogs singing outside in-between the thunderstorms. And when I heard this, I finally got the message. I had been looking at my “zoo” experience from the wrong perspective. So I decide to look at the experience from a different perspective. Instead of locking Aslan inside of the building for the rest of his life, I decided that maybe all of these animals are trying to tell me something. So I googled and searched through my various spirit animal books and discovered the hidden meaning of each animal. What did I discover?
The Kent Emporium Core Values:
- Cat: Celebrate being your authentic “unique self”
- Frog: Catalyst for change and transformation while singing in the rain
- Chipmunk: Adventure, play, and exploration
- Rabbit: Explore the possibilities of what has captured your imagination
- Raccoon: Be fearless and go after want you really want
WOW – that was easiest assignment ever. I didn’t have to do anything other than pay attention! Of course on Tuesday, I did ask Aslan to bring me a unicorn…sadly he did not, but my brother sent me one (below) on Thursday!
What are your core values?
Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017 Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip
Here is where you can…
redefine yourself and re-imagine yourself
Prompt for the week: As you drive down Freedom Highway, watch for the signs that appear. The signs can be animals running in front of you, random books jumping off of a shelf, dreams, funny license plates, etc. Ask yourself…
- What was I thinking when this sign appeared?
- What does the sign mean?
- How does the sign help me solve my question?
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I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.
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