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Simple Daily Practice Radio with Peggy Freeh

May 7, 2014

Lisa was reading a magazine one day.  The editors asked a simple question:  "What was your most unusual goal?"  One answer in particular stuck Lisa - have a 101 new experiences in 1001 days.  Something about that just hit her.  She had a busy family life and a career in transition.  But this - this sounded like something fun, a lark, a "why not do it?"

Lisa started her goal on January 1, 2010.  It started simply.  She was out taking a hike with her family, and they saw someone juggling tangerines.  Lisa said, "That looks interesting."  The man said, "Do you want to learn how to do it?"  And Lisa said "yes."  And then she said "yes" to belly dancing lessons.  And then she said "yes" to sending her first IM.  And then she said "yes" to coordinating a coffee fundraiser.   And she kept saying "yes" to new experiences for the next 1000 days.

Some of the "yeses" were not worth repeating (like the juggling lessons).  Some of the "yeses" lead to even more "yeses" (like entering the Denver County Fair and then learning to milk a goat).  Some "yeses" were only important to her (like riding a bike in a skirt), but the whole process - the whole way of looking at her day, changed Lisa's life profoundly.  She found herself opening so much more to life, not even realizing where she had been shut down before.

Hear Lisa talk about her wide variety of experiences, what she's learned about doing a challenge like this and how it has changed her life.