Many people have asked me, “Eric, why did you call your Leadership Development company Awesome Journey?” My response is, for years I was in an “Inquiry” that kept me curious, “What was it that allowed Gandhi & Nelson Mandela to be such impactful leaders to be able to transform their countries?” From pondering this question for years it lead me to develop my own Leadership Development Company that we called Awesome Journey and here is why.
One day while I was meditating a thought came into my mind, “Call your company Awesome Journey.” That was the short message I received, no other explanation. I got curious as to why I should call my company Awesome Journey, so I broke the two words down to what they mean to me:
Awesome = To live in curiosity, wonder and amazement
Journey = One day of travel
Next, an idea came into my mind, “Leaders are people who become self-aware of the greatness that is within them because they live in curiosity and wonder on a daily basis.” As I sat pondering this definition for what Awesome Journey meant to me it just felt right, so I named the company Awesome Journey. Awesome Journey has been focusing on “Awakening Leaders to Their Greatness” for the past 15 years and we have learned that when a leader becomes self-aware of their greatness, and they have the courage to share their authentic power with others, they transform the world, just like Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.