This morning I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I couldn’t pinpoint exactly why. There was just a general air of grumpiness, weariness and worry about me.
Perhaps you’ve been feeling this too, lately? We’d all be forgiven for this right now, that’s for sure!
Instead of ignoring my grumpiness and getting on with the day, I grabbed a cup of coffee and my journal and chose to acknowledge and investigate my feelings by putting pen to paper.
Everything that might possibly be the source of my grumpiness (I’ll spare you the details), came pouring out on the first page. Then at the beginning of the second page I wrote…
This too shall pass! followed by…
Focus on the future. What is the world I want to see post-pandemic?
It’s not a new question for me. I’ve been asking it of myself consistently ever since COVID hit our shores. Possibly it’s one you’ve been asking yourself too?
For me, the answer is getting clearer and clearer.
Communities rising and small businesses thriving.
For you, it might be something else entirely, or perhaps you have no clarity yet?
Of course, the first question always leads to more challenging and provocative questions, like…
So, what am I actually doing about it?
“We must be the change we seek in the world,” right? (Sorry for pulling out the oft-used Gandhi quote, but it seems apt.)
The third and final page of my journaling affirmed that I was indeed on the right path of action already.
An old friend, Marg Hepworth and I were exploring these questions together a few weeks ago. Before I knew it, she’d invited me to speak at an online forum for Global Action Network (GAN) on Wednesday 2 September at 7pm. Won’t you join us? Details and registration here;
I’ll share my philosophy on why we must return to localisation and a practical example of how I’m living it. This won’t just be a talk-fest. We’ll be breaking into groups so you can share your own ideas on these deep and meaningful questions too.
Please shoot me an email and let me know if you’ll be there. I’d love to see you!
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About me: I’m a Purpose Educator and author of The Purpose Project. I help leaders attract and retain the best people by harnessing the power of deep purpose and storytelling. I do this through The Purpose Project for Companies, a customised consultative process for co-creating a new purpose statement and The Purpose Project Course, a 7-step online course to help employees bring their own why to work.