- I’m sitting in on “The Flow of Leadership: Purpose, Community and the Discovering the Good Life: How to develop flow in your life and your work!” with Dr. Ed Brenegar, Ph.D. at the 2012 triiibes retreat in Ventura where he asks us “How to find your life purpose?” You need to find something to be committed to that is
- personally meaningful
- socially fullfilling
- makes a difference, that matters
He proposes we take on a life of leadership by learning on how and where we are leaders arlready and strengthen that and build on that, and form a community to support each other.
Leadership is about taking initiative. It’s not about being an authority, or being in charge but taking charge.
What do you bring to the table to contribute? Be confident! Don’t be afraid!
Here are some very very rough notes:
Create an impact
live your values
show a tangible sense of what you do and how you live your values
use your imagination
have a vision, a sense of where you’re going
see what’s taking place see things in action
how do we do this??
5 questions that create situational awareness
how am I in transition? what has changed?
see the logical change in progression in your life
write down the changes your observe
ask yourself: what is my impact, how am I impacting people, what is changing because of the things that I did, who am I impacting
what are opportunities I have because of the impact I’m having
what keeps me from keeping the impacts that I desire
what problems have I created for myself
to lead is to take initiate and make a difference that matters
if this is what we do… it changes the complexions of every interaction we have–business, family, community
build a community around these ideas, a community of people committed to one another which is different than a network–at a deeper level
it’s not about the network but the community and the relationships
now I’m off to the next session!