Being Wild

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There tends to be a lot of fear around traveling for people. It’s not that I don’t experience fear, it’s just that my affinity usually drowns out the anxiety. Since I left my hometown in 2006, I have moved around the United States a lot and from my travels and short experience living in a RV, I find that most people I come across are kind. I reached out to a few places to see if there was an opportunity to offer my services and to teach in their space. There were two places that were interested and then it was just a matter of showing up and meeting in person. It is really refreshing how welcoming people can be. It makes me even more excited for all the people that I will get to meet on our adventures!

Things are unfolding for us as teachers and for our new brand. The transition from our old business to our new business has been terrifying and exhilarating. This is still just the beginning, but I am happy with where we are at. I am also happy with where we are headed, despite not knowing how it all will unfold. 

I’m uncomfortable, but I’m happy. Learning to do yoga is helping me open up. Teaching meditation is helping me open up. I’m very uncomfortable, but I’m getting comfortable with that. I don’t care if I make mistakes. I do care if I am learning. For me, magic is not in the very well planned out life. Magic is in the moment. The other day I came home from a yoga class and I was listening to music. I got inspired to just stand out by the field we are parked near and watch the sun set. I felt very present, like nothing else mattered except that moment. It’s relief to not give a shit with what happened in the past or what I may be anxious about in the future. That is what I love and what I live for. 

We created Souls Gone Wild because we love to teach and to travel. At the end of my life, I won’t be counting all the things that I bought, I will be remembering all the amazing experiences I had. I will remember the people that touched my life and the lives that I impacted. Being wild is about embracing your freedom, whatever freedom means for you. For me, being wild is not about getting drunk or high and being reckless. For us, it means to travel and to have new experiences. From teaching a workshop, to hanging 300 feet in the air or just standing by a field, present and aware in my body. This is what it means for me to be wild at the moment, but I do believe that as we continue this journey, things will just get crazier. Check out our youtube channel and follow our journey!

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew 7.6.18 | IL

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Things They Don’t Tell You About Following Your Dreams

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Since embarking on this amazing journey I have had lot of time to think of what I want and how I want it to be. 

I want to be an EPIC yoga teacher. 

I want to be an EPIC yoga teacher all over the world.

That is one of my dreams. Now the hard part is getting those things to happen. I am already an epic yoga teacher. BUT I still want to be better. I want to learn more, do more, and overall, be more of an epic yogi. I want to see that when people leave my classes they are satisfied with the experience they just had or get a message from someone online that they loved my video and that it has helped them boost their self confidence. 

But HOW do I make these dreams a reality.

Well the quick and easy answer is TIME and WORK. Seems simple right? However, there is so much more to it than that. No one tells you how it FEELS. 

I woke up today with at realization that what I want is going to take a very long time. Not just to get people to notice my epic-ness online but for my expertise to grow. The old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day” is hitting home here. The people who find success in their dreams are the ones who never quit. That is not to say they never felt discouraged. 

It’s easy to say “follow your dreams” but what does it really mean?

If you go after your dreams you might experience these side affects

– impatience

– rejection

– success for a day, rejection the next day

-discouragement

-you screw up

-get laughed at

-get judged

-feel shameful for not being as successful as you want

-the unknown will drive you mad sometimes

-bank account may get low

This list sounds pretty scary. I have, am, and could experience some of these side affects. You might be thinking. Why in the hell would I go after my dreams if its going to be so hard and take so long???? Well that is for you to decide. 

I know that I will be a success because I refuse to throw in the towel. I refuse to let this list get the better of me. I am determined to keep going and that mindset is half the battle.

-Heather

6.12.18 | NJ

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Facing Fear

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A lot of people ask us, “so, how long will you be on the road for?” To be honest, I don’t know the answer to that question. This could be a short term adventure or it very well could be a long term adventure. All I know is that I do like the idea of traveling and working online / remotely. I also like the idea of clearing debt and having less expenses. 

Right now we are paying $500 / month for rent (not including electric). If we would have decided not to travel full-time and stayed in our old apartment, we would have been paying around $1500 / month. I miss that apartment, it was nice, but I don’t miss paying that amount. Now the campground we are staying at may not exactly be a luxury resort, but it is peaceful and it has a small pond / beach. 

I watched one of Will Smiths Vlogs. The episode was all about fear and it really resonated with me, especially with what we are going through now. Some of the best things in life are on the other side of fear. I tend to experience fear around connecting with others, being seen and being heard. When I do allow myself to follow through, I do feel better on the other side. I’m usually happy that I decided fear was not going to get the best of me. 

It is always difficult in the moment, but if we can just remind ourselves when we our feeling the height of our fear, that just as intense as you may be feeling scared, can be the same intensity of joy if you just go for it. I always feel better when I face fear and conquer it. It doesn’t always mean I am successful on the other side, but it was a step in the right direction. 

I don’t know where this journey will take us. I anticipate seeing new places, meeting new people, growing our brand, but I don’t know where we will end up. Perhaps we fall in love with this life style and just keep doing it. Yes, some people actually do that. Or we do this for a while and an opportunity arises that is too good to pass up. I don’t know and that is okay. I just know that I am happy and I’m excited about the future. 

When I was younger I always thought it would be a waste not to see the world. No matter how we achieve it, I am driven to accomplish it. For now, it is early mornings, meditation, psychic readings, blogs, vlogs and who knows what else. New Jersey – show me what you got!

Find Your Freedom,

Andrew

5.3.18 | NJ

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Forever a Risk Taker

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I learned early on that in order to achieve success for myself, I would have to take risks. There was no way around it. If I really wanted my autonomy and dreams, I was going to have to build courage and learn to jump. And that is exactly what I did.

Now for the record, just because I decided to take a leap of faith, didn’t always mean I had success. I have failed many times. It’s devastating and embarrassing. But, after failing so much, I kind of stopped caring. I don’t understand the concept of failing once, throwing in the towel and just going about life. Sure, I may fall to the ground and stay there for a while, but I always get back up at some point. I have the warrior spirit within me. It’s the archetype that helps us overcome our obstacles in life.

I am comfortable with taking risks. I like being out on the edge. It’s the place where I get space and perspective. That’s very important to me. Yes, I do get afraid. I don’t believe people who say they are fearless. What I do believe is that some people are more willing to push through their fears to achieve their goals.  I remember doing stand up comedy in Wilmington NC. It felt like I was going to have a heart attack waiting to be called up on stage, but once I got up there, the fear went away. Fear is a funny thing. It can stop you in your tracks and keep you from moving forward, but it is just an energy and it can be cleared.

My motivation in life is knowing that if I don’t go big now, I will have major regret later in life. I’m not willing to let that happen. Death is my motivator and I HAVE to have certain experiences before I make my final departure from my body. It’s a must. I am loyal to my cause the way a dog is loyal to its owner. I wake up everyday with full awareness of my dreams. They haunt me like debt collectors reminding me of the consequences if I don’t take action.

Dreams are real. Take a look at history. There are many people who have weaved their dreams into realities. Sure, there is a lot of failure involved, but they are real. After working 40+ jobs, fucking up a lot and receiving a lot of help – I finally found success as an entrepreneur. As I hold onto this piece of my identity, I intend on making another part of who I am shine. The artist. I don’t care how long it will take, but I will make it become a reality. There will be more risks to take, more growth periods to endure, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

What risk are you wanting to take?

-Andrew