I think that for a while, I've been more observant of those I encounter and what it is they are doing. There are people around me doing interesting, amazing, changing things that make difference in their world and the universe they operate in. And sometimes it causes me to pause and wonder and think about those universes and the differences being made there.
- There is a guy at church who develops lessons that are used across all the adult classes. He puts a lot of effort into this and he does a great job week in and week out. He has the forum and opportunity to influence a LOT of people and their thinking and he uses that forum to constructively build a narrative across days, weeks, months and years.
- There is friend that is changing the status quo in their world by changing something that might have become routine and a negative into something that might be fun, cool and a positive. Just by reframing how it is thought about. Very cool.
- There is another friend who has started an investment business and is challenging how peers are thinking about his niche. And, he does the unconventional when he stands up to talk about it in front of his peers. Instead of just doing the normal, boring Powerpoint, he tells the story differently.
- And I know numerous people at work who are innovating and creating and doing interesting things too.
- And, there are interesting things happening all across the world that I can read about online.
This has given me pause to consider what it is that I do well(maybe) and what I'm interested in and more importantly what I want to do better in the coming months and years:
- Connecting. Helping people connect the lines between problems to solutions, ideas to execution and vision to results.
- Listening deeply, clearing out the clutter and identifying the root issue or question. Asking lots of questions. ( lots more work to do here, ha.)
- Deep thinking about root causes and trends. Asking lots of questions again.
- Organizer to get things done. Moving from here to there.
- Helping others be successful, but not leading. Giving them tools or ideas or methods to get there.
- Networking. Connecting people together.
- Learning always. Reads much. Shares the best.
I read a great bio of a person who wrote about themselves, "strive to think like a designer, observe like an anthropologist and analyze like an economist" which I love. I lost where I found this so sorry someone.
I've started a note on my device called Future Me where I'm collecting notes on this.
And I'm trying to connect with a few friends to talk about future me. Talking about me is not my favorite thing, but talking with friends about future me is interesting to me.
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