The last four years of my life have seen me struggling with things that I could never have planned for. My solution is to get out and about and do as many different things as I can and surround myself with people who inspire me.
Some of those things haven’t quite turned out the way I envisioned either including my vision to make hiking all over Australia a way to meet new people and have fun. Case in question is my challenging hamstring injury . Must admit I have seen some very delicious specialists as a result and can’t fault the medical personal I have met along the way.
Last week I went to Canberra to attend Zoe Routh’s Edge of Leadership Unconference. How awesome was it to get the post event summary and tip sheet and have a permanent reminder of the people whose focus is to do good first
I just loved Dr Jason Fox’s keynote. You can sign up for his newsletter here
Dr Jason Fox is a modern day wizard-rogue, author and leadership advisor. With deep expertise in motivation design, Jason shows pioneering leaders around the world how to unlock new progress and build for the future of work.
When not liberating the world from default thinking and the curse of efficiency, Jason enjoys partaking in the fine art of coffee snobbery, sun avoidance and beard maintenance. He is based in Melbourne, where the coffee is magic.
Jason gave us all a challenge I rather I loved
He said think of your life asan autobiography. Look at 12 chapters of last year and think of a word that sums them up. Then visualise the next 12 months and chose one word to describe what you you wish for.
In Jason’s lingo it looks like this
“Use a contextual word as a ‘fuzzy beacon’ to keep you steering to a desired new state, experience, our way of being and doing.”
The word that best describes the last 12 months of my life ( or last 4 years in fact ) is Butterfly inspired by this beautiful song by Claire Guerreso
My word for 2017 is Everest.
I want to stand at the top of the mountain and look down and see just how wonderful the world is.
Not stand at the bottom and look up and see the world as another tough mountain to climb
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