Back at Digital Beginnings
I began this blog in January 2008 with a story – the parable of the five blind men who went to see the elephant – and the idea that we could do better if we used multiple perspectives to imagine new ideas.
Since then, in no particular order, I have:
- earned an MBA
- helped my newborn daughter grow
- discovered systems thinking
- learned a great deal about copywriting and online business but spent way too much money doing it, which was a lesson in itself
- lost my job twice
- finally “got it” about action, always be shipping, and leadership
- started the job I was aiming for in the first place
- shut down my first, most beloved, blog about my art because I wasn’t doing it any more
- adopted a new tagline and framework here, even though I didn’t follow through
- and generally grown and changed
With that last being an expected result from the passing of four and a half years.
Same Side of the Mountain – Going Up
So I spiral back to the idea that I believe a collaborative, connected viewpoint is necessary to get an improved result.
I find that I want to be the person who opens doors, asks great questions, brings in systems interactions and interconnections, and helps make it easy to take the next action. I want to be translating and community building and helping people understand so that instead of tension we have synergy and can make great things happen.
I still have a long way to go to be the person I envision, and perhaps it is not the right goal for me after all. I’m good at the analytical sides of it but consciously work every day to be better at the people part.
My intent is to keep learning, both to improve my strengths and bolster my weaknesses, and also to once again share what I learn with others who think it may be of help to them. Because writing and discussion energize me for going forward. And because I’d like to make something of a difference.
Walk With Me
Join me if you’re inclined to see what I publish with that in mind.