“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~ Helen Keller

Adventures are one of the key components of any exciting story — or life.

While we’re so often encouraged to put money into possessions — house, car, clothes — investing instead on adventures is a completely different ball game.

The reason being? Not only are adventures thrilling in the moment, but the memories can stay with you for long after the event is over, for months, years, or even for a lifetime.

In simple terms, adventures are more than just the sheer experience — they are meaningful turning points that can shape our lives.

In a 20-year study conducted by Thomas Gilovich, experiences were found to be a better use of money than material things, in no small part because they strengthen social bonds — and friendships are one of the most powerful forces in our lives.

In this video, I’ll explain how the happiest moments in my life weren’t strictly related to seemingly “accomplished” goals, such as founding my company, or buying my first car.

Instead, they were my first adventures, such as the socially-focused alternative spring break during my college years (instead of partying in Cancun), or my backpacking trip around the Balkans and Eastern Europe at age 21 — both of which are still, to this day, some of the most rewarding memories of my life.

Because when you embark on the right experiences, you can create profound transformations and connections, put the world into perspective, and cultivate powerful, lifelong friendships.

With this in mind, check out the video above where I’ll share how adventures have transformed my life and walk you through a deep dive to question your beliefs around adventures and broaden your daily experiences — starting today.


Traditional, unquestioned beliefs can be dangerous. Extraordinary By Design unveils a fundamentally new way to think about your life and your goals, including how to add more adventure and fun in your day-to-day experiences. 

When you look at your life and its richness and adventures as experiences that will help you to grow and live a fuller life — you can then break your life down into 12 distinct areas.

These 12 areas are so interconnected that when one is lacking, it will pull down the others. But when you elevate one, it with elevate your entire life.

This is how you become Extraordinary By Design.

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How do you experience adventures in your life? What are your beliefs surrounding adventures? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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