I hope that wherever you are in the world that the season has treated you kindly. As summer comes to an end here and I have been lucky enough to have some time away with my family. I am rested and ready to go. At the end of August I keynoted at the 80th Anniversary celebrations of the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica... as well as being a real privilege, it was my first opportunity to visit this remarkable country. There is something very special about the place, its people and the way of life they cocreate. I made a very short video about it.
There is a new documentary series about Blue Zone regions, which includes part of Costa Rica and aims to explain just why there is such extraordinary life expectancy. If you have the opportunity and the time, I thoroughly recommend it. Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones - Netflix. One of the things that really struck me about my own visit and the documentary was the reference to 'Plan de Vida', as they call it in Costa Rica or as the Japanese refer to it, 'Ikigai'. The idea that our lives must feel purposeful and of value. I made another short video about it here:
I find that I am at my most vulnerable and miserable when I don't feel that I have been or have done something of value in a day. I hate the days when I don't interact with others or do the thing I love the most and share my work on stage. I am incredibly lucky to do what I do and I thank you all for being a part of that.
YouTube Channel I continue to curate a number of my videos and put them on my YouTube channel, they include interviews, speeches and thoughts on topics including Change and Simple Thinking. You can subscribe to here. Richard Gerver - YouTube