In an era saturated with fleeting trends and information overload, committing to personal growth stands as a defiant act of self-empowerment. As I delved deep into the wisdom of Tibetan sayings, one struck a chord: “Don’t regret the time and money spent on understanding the world.” It resonated with my resolve to perpetually self-invest, a commitment I embraced wholeheartedly as I embarked on the year 2024.


My journey of self-investment is a meticulously nurtured practice spanning seven fruitful years. This year, the challenge I faced was to justify investing in yet another Deep Dive, an intensive learning encounter I had previously experienced and that I was sceptical would offer new revelations. Led by two masters I admire, Rich Litvin and Daniel Priestley,  the allure of their combined expertise eclipsed my resistance.

Against the evocative backdrop of “War of the Worlds,” the immersive theatre production, we began our odyssey—a poignant reminder of the volatile yet exquisite equilibrium of life, dominated neither by human ambition nor extraterrestrial prowess. I left with a conviction reaffirmed: the inherent good, though often understated, prevails against the most formidable challenges.

The subsequent two days of 12th-13th  January 24 were transformational. With Rich and Daniel orchestrating the expedition into self-discovery, the genius of the collective thrived. The community that surrounded me—a melting pot of amazing individuals—was consistently illuminating. 

Yes, fear tags along when faced with a substantial financial commitment for mere 3 days. Yet, the greatest insight I carried from this encounter was the sheer magnitude of return on such an investment. A room filled with dynamic, committed learners is a fertile ground for exponential growth.

The importance of self-commitment and self-investment took on a whole new dimension for me on 20th January when I attended the “How to change your life 2024” festival organized by the “How to Academy.” The festival gathered a remarkable array of experts in psychology, medicine, and well-being, dedicating a full day to exploring the nuances of living a rich and full life. 

Among the influential figures was the beloved author and comedian Ruby Wax. Delivering a deeply personal narrative, Ruby shared her mental health journey with striking honesty and authenticity that resonated with everyone present. Her new book, “I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was,” details her time spent in a mental health clinic in 2022 and the challenges of maintaining sanity in our ever-hectic world. Her story serves as a beacon of understanding and compassion, illuminating a path to resilience.


This experience brought to mind a quote by Terrance McKenna that has stayed with me: “Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood.” The beginning of 2024 has revealed a world that feels fragile and fraught with uncertainty. My clients consistently voice their sense of overwhelm and the palpable fear that touches daily life.