Viewing Life Changes From a Positive Mindset with Follow Your Detour | EP 6

There is one thing in life that is always guaranteed…

And that is that your life will always change.

Yet knowing this doesn’t make it any easier to process in the moment.

Change can be really hard sometimes. And usually we aren’t prepared when life throws a detour our way.

In this episode, you will hear from a very brave couple who received life altering news and made the decision to follow their detour with a mindset of gratitude and positivity.

They will share their wisdom on how to process change, view your situation from a positive mindset, and use your detour as an opportunity for personal growth.

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Dan and Lindsay

In today’s episode, I am interviewing Dan and Lindsay from Follow Your Detour.

Dan and Lindsay are full-time traveling RVers from Colorado, who took the leap into full time RVing after experiencing life altering news.

They viewed the news as a life "detour" and thus came the name for their travel and inspirational blog, Follow Your Detour. Through their detour, Dan and Lindsay have grown more passionate about pursuing their dreams and leading a fulfilling life, while sharing their story in hopes of inspiring others to do the same. 

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One of the traits that I admire so much about Dan and Lindsay is their self-awareness. You can tell from this interview  that they make the time to process what is going on in their lives, and then make the conscious decision to look at it through a positive mindset.


I think this is a part of positivity that is easily overlooked, but SO important. You could skip straight to the “I want to feel happy and good” stage, but underneath you will still have those emotions tugging at your soul, begging to be acknowledged. 

It seems counter productive to feel sad to be happy, but it’s true. Loving and acknowledging the parts of yourself that are hurting will actually make you feel a lot better.

It comes down to what kind of happiness you want to have in your life. Do you want happiness that is only surface level or happiness that you feel to your core?

It’s your decision, but you have to put in the work.

In this interview, Dan and Lindsay talk about what it looks like to make this decision for yourself. They share their own experience of leaning into the discomfort and give you the reassurance that you can come out feeling better on the other side of it.

Most of all, this interview will help you cultivate the positive mindset to follow your detour, where ever that may take you.

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  • What it means to "follow your detour"

  • How to make the conscious decision to focus on the positive side of your situation

  • Ways to use gratitude to instantly begin to shift your perspective

  • How to take 100% control and responsibility of the way you react to what happens in your life

  • How to use disruption and change as an opportunity for personal growth

  • Ways to lean into your discomfort and navigate mental roadblocks

  • The difference and fine line between taking inspiration from others and comparing yourself to them

  • Ideas for surrounding yourself with positivity

5 steps to a Detour Mindset

  1. Realize that you are in control. No one is making you feel anything. It’s all in your control to perceive a situation in any way you want to.

  2. No matter what happens in your life, there is always something to be grateful for and there is some part of you that can dig deep down to be positive. There is always someone out there who has it better than you and there is always someone who has it worse than you. Be grateful for what you do have and be grateful for the setbacks.

  3. Everything happens for a reason. Usually there is some deeper reason for the way things come at you in life. Follow that thought and see where it takes you.

  4. Take a step back and look at how you are feeling. Take control over your mindset, your thoughts, and your emotions. It’s all about self-reflection and choosing to look at the positive.

  5. Start turning these thoughts into habits and behaviors to become a more positive person. Take control of your life, practice gratitude, look for the deeper meaning, and understand your emotions.

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