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027: Aligning To Your Vision

Ed Zaydelman
Ed Zaydelman
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027: Aligning To Your Vision

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Hola Amigos,

Excited to share some of this week's goodies with y'all and an important subject matter to discuss - Alignment to Vision. We'll also begin a new series of exploration of different hot spots in Costa Rica. You've seen me cover a lot of Nosara and Santa Teresa, now lets explore Lake Arenal in central mountain range of the country.

Most people, including myself, explore various visions for a fun life, for aligned work, and impact on our lives and others. These can change over time and evolve as we refine what drives us, what excites us, what moves us. Its an important check-in.

I always urge people to be curious and explore, as I meet clients all the time that get downloads from spirit, or feel its their mission to regenerate the planet, or add another retreat center or eco-village to this mud ball. And I challenge the hell out of them, not because I like messing with them, but rather to ensure that they are in alignment to THEIR unique vision and their purpose on this planet and not just following trends or friends. It shakes people sometimes when we do our deep dive workshop together, because often they think their vision is so clear and ends changing. Or people haven't done the deep questioning needed to refine and develop their vision. Thats okay, nothing is wrong. So, I urge my clients and friends, to stay curious, to question the seemingly obvious, to get in touch with their gut and inner feelings as a source of Truth and north star to guide them.

And never be afraid to pivot and adjust if you feel its needed, there are no sunk costs big enough to stay the course on a vision that's out of alignment. Visions can grow and evolve, they're not static, but our alignment and our integrity to ourselves is something that needs to remain a constant, otherwise we are just another leaf being blown around by the winds of change, going wherever the breeze takes us. Create your path by walking over and over through the grass.

Here's What I Want to Share This Week:

1. Developing a clear Vision and Mission

When you have your blinders on its hard to develop a vision thats unique to you. I urge people to really try to find what makes them tick. Not what society needs, or building eco-villages and retreat centers because its what the world needs, but rather what drives you day to day. What excites you and feels like your own unique contribution to the world. I often end up coaching people to find their unique vision and only then make sure that they find land that aligns to that vision. Moreover, then we have to listen to the land and make sure thats what it calls for. Yes we talk to the land, with our bare feet on the ground and feel into what its calling for. When those two align then we're in business, and its quite rare these days. If they don't align, then its a square peg in a round hole. And no amount of money, business models, and ideas will fix that. It has to be 100% alignment otherwise its 100% out of alignment. This is hard for some people to swallow, but well life isn't a walk in the park always.

Getting a sense of what the land calls for also involves engineers and studies to see whats possible. Land analysis is key and when combined with your own gut feelings leads to some magic!

2. Lake Arenal and La Fortuna

This is an area that I normally leave for trips with friends and family but now becoming another hub for community and good living.

3. Designs that caught my eye this week!

Nice design from VOID in Santa Teresa, CR
Nice entrance arch!
Glamping and Flexible Solutions
Floating structures

Catch past webinars and workshops HERE or Zaydeltube.

Who We Are Celebrating This Week: Greiven Chacon Ramirez

This week I'm celebrating Jorge Guerrero a dear friend and collaborator on life 2.0. Jorge is a Costa Rican with hospitality and experience design in his blood. His level of integrity, care for others, and sense of adventure is incredible. We went looking at hot spring properties together this trip and created some memorable experiences for the group we were with. One thing we share in common, is a love for people, and creating memorable experiences for them. I look forward to doing more of that with Jorge as we explore the property management component to Live the Possibility and VIDA Hospitality. Once all these incredible projects are built (25 in total and counting), someone has to create a seamless experience that both matches the quality and the culture that we seek to bridge people to, giving them a real taste of our culture in Costa Rica, not just another rental unit. More to come but excited to be on the journey with this amazing human.

This Week's Curiosities

First Curiosity: Life can be colorful

I love cuttings of exotic flowers to make my garden full of life and bring some color into my day!

Luisa picks flowers daily on her walk to the bus stop each time I pick her up, making this an ever growing reality in my life. <3

Second Curiosity: Art in the Everyday

Dynamic tension expressed through these delightful sculpture.

Third Curiosity: Weekly love from a man's best friend.

Memorable Quote:

Much Love Amigos!


Ed Zaydelman

I am a real estate & land development advisor, & creator of the 90-Day Live the Possibility Land Accelerator™