Supporting Change

Some of us are our best selves when we are helping others be their best selves. Each of us is meant for a different purpose. We are all agents of change in our own, unique way. Some of us impact the world directly through our work, by making immediate, noticeable, and culture-shifting change. Some of…

Seeking Our Values

We must determine what is important to us and seek that out unwaveringly and unapologetically. Some of us value freedom. Others value money. Others still value possessions or power or family or security or any of a number of things, feelings, or experiences. Values are very personal and very difficult to change. They are also…

A Path Of Purpose

If our aim is to be of service, one of the pitfalls we must learn to avoid is conflating other people’s agendas with our actual purpose. The desire to serve, regardless of what form that service takes, requires us to be somewhat sensitive to the needs and desires of those to whom we are trying…

Attention To Distraction Is Attention Wasted

Trying to solve the world’s problems is a great distraction from doing the work that actually matters. Every moment spent trying to fix the world outside of our reach is time, energy, and attention not given to our personal lives, our relationships, and our community. Every moment spent focused on perceived problems beyond our control…

A Team’s Perspective

Teamwork is a matter of perspective. Demands, threats, and force may help us accomplish our immediate goals, but dictatorship is not leadership. True leadership requires that others follow us consciously, voluntarily, and willingly. This requires a shared perspective. In order for others to follow us by choice, of their own informed free-will, they need perspective….