Episode Summary

“Are we there yet?”… Many a movie, joke or memory have been made about this one phrase. It encompasses so much, often with equal parts frustration and exultation jumbled up in the mix.

It helps when you and I take a deep breath and allow perspective to influence the situation, helping to bring our experiences into better focus. That’s what today’s episode is about – Learning to embrace the journey is one thing. Learning to figure out what phase of the journey we are on is another. “Are we there yet?”…It’s all about perspective.

TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES

[00:00:00] Episode teaser / trailer

[00:00:47] Intro music and voice over narration for the show

[00:01:22] Introduction to the show. We will be talking about perspective and how it relates to the feelings invoked when one hears and or experiences the famous phrase, “Are we there yet?”

[00:02:49] Journeying from Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya – being prepared from the vantage point of a passenger. 

[00:03:56] Examples of whether this is the phase and stage of your own “Are we there yet” moment.

[00:04:39] Journeying from Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya – being prepared from the vantage point of a chief organizer. The variables.

[00:05:40] Example of whether this is the phase and stage of your own “Are we there yet” moment and the consideration of lifelong variables. 

[00:07:00] Journeying from Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya – the things you have to deal with, no matter how uncomfortable the situation – you can see the end goal. 

[00:10:01] Example of whether this is the phase and stage of your own “Are we there yet” moment. 

[00:10:52] Reflection points and how perspective helps put our personal “Are we there yet” moments into the bigger equation of our lives.

[00:11:38] Conclusion with one word about part 2 in this series: BABOONS! Thank you so much for listening. Be sure that you subscribe to this podcast. That way you can automatically receive episodes and share the link. People share the link and the episodes with your social networks. You can go to our website www.victoryinmind.com for show notes as well as links to download and subscribe. Thanks for staying tuned to Victory in Mind. We appreciate you. I’m your host, Waceke Wambaa  thanking you for joining me on our podcast today. Remember you have a future. You have a hope.

[00:12:39] Outro music and voice over narration for the show

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But here's the thing, the starting point and the destination have already been set. What you make with your experiences along the journey, is primarily within your control. So, let me ask you, "Are you there yet?"

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That's what I mean by perspective. Where you are on the journey, shapes what you're, "Are we there yet?" actually looks and feels like.

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For me, even before the journey started, I'd prepare myself by carrying lots of novels so I could voraciously read them when the landscape became too monotonous. Thankfully motion sickness never affected me. We would pack snacks, upon snacks, upon snacks for the journey. But y'all know that a car full of hungry kids was never an option. And therefore, those snacks never seemed to be enough. So my, "Are we there yet?" was a more tempered one because I actually didn't mind using that time in the car to catch up on reading and such. I planned for the time and did what I needed to do within the allotted timeframe.

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Was there hopefully a spare and the tools to change if you had a flat or if you had a puncture? That's what we call them. And maybe as a parent, you're "Are we there yet?" might have been that silent cry from you, which we kids were never aware of, because of the various components of the trip that might have been hanging on by a thread about to snap.

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I really appreciate the time that you've taken to spend with me today. Thank you so much for listening to Victory in Mind podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe to this podcast, that way we can become more discoverable to more listeners. Thank you so much for continuing to share the link and the episodes with your social networks.

You can go to our website, www.victoryinmind.com for show notes as well as links to download and subscribe. We are looking for people to live out their full potential. Come join the tribe. I'm your host, Waceke Wambaa thanking you for joining me on our podcast today. Remember you have a future. You have a hope.

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