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  • Writer's pictureSpirited Adventures

Success and Failure



ReBoot โ— ReWild โ— ReInspire โ— ReConnect โ— ReEnergize


Welcome to the Inner Adventure. A series where Dr Ken Jennings and Lutz Otto, come together to explore, in a rich integration of perspectives, learning's and stories what happens when nature, ecology, adventure and psychology meet. The two have repeatedly seen how time in nature can positively change, enrich and have a profound impact on lives. In this episode they work through "Success and Failure", talking to:


๐Ÿฆ‹ Performance, measurement, competition and linear thinking.

๐Ÿฆ‹ The search for a success formula.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Fear of failure and disappointment.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Language and terminology: Humans communication versus nature.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Slice success versus holistic success.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Balanced ecosystems and process complexity.

๐Ÿฆ‹ The stories we tell our self.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Are we willing to do the hard work.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Resource competition

๐Ÿฆ‹ The eagle, the squirrel and the tree are equally important.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Dealing with internal and external pressure.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Am I good enough?

๐Ÿฆ‹ The need to know everything

๐Ÿฆ‹ The importance of clear and bi-directional communication.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Self created conflicts: Expectation versus reality.

๐Ÿฆ‹ It is what we do with failure.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Critical failures in the human context.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Risk management.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Nature just is.

๐Ÿฆ‹ Respectfully engage with ourselves and the environment

๐Ÿฆ‹ Leave wiser.


๐Ÿพ Dr Ken Jennings is an internationally respected psychologist, executive coach, lover of wilderness and nature photographer. ๐ŸŒ www.zanendaba.com

๐Ÿพ Lutz Otto is a specialist wilderness and walking safari guide, adventurer, wilderness conservationist and business consultant. ๐ŸŒ www.spiritedadventures.co.za


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