It’s been a year since I started my blog and I want to reflect on the changes I’m seeing in that year. We are in the midst of a tremendous shift in consciousness in the United States and I see the examples of it everywhere. Although it may seem like the end, it is really the beginning of something much greater.
One of our Entrevis leaders did a great post on the book "A Whole New Mind" entitled "A Whole New Leadership". I thought you might want to read it.
In January, I had the opportunity to attend a dreaming ceremony with my friends Pele and FireHawk. On the final day, I wrote this poem to honor our time together.
The spirits slowly rise from the valley floor
Taking the form of a wisp of cloud
Disappearing from our site
Entering our souls
For a new day
The trees the leaves the earth
Welcome the morning sun’s rays
And release the moisture
From the past day’s rains
We take in the sun
And release our fears
To a power
In a recent post I discussed the wonderful new book "A Whole New Mind" by Daniel Pink. My last post was on Mind Mapping. It has occurred to me that Whole New Mind really points to how important Mind Mapping is to being able to bring everything you have to whatever you are doing. In a Whole New Mind Pink states there are 6 new skills you will need to be successful in the Conceptual Age. They are design, story, symphony, empathy, play and meaning. Using all of these skills you more fully activate your right brain.
There is evidence of everyone of these skills in doing mind maps. And that is of no surprise given that what mind maps do is activate the whole mind. I now do all of my thinking, planning, brainstorming and planning using mind maps. I used to do some things with lists and others using mind maps. What I saw time and time again is that when I used a mind map I got a much more complete picture of whatever I was working on. Iit has felt like cheating using a mind map. If you want to maximize your chances for success in this new conceptual age, use your full brain and stat mind mapping.
According to a new study by Kronos it appears the majority of Americans are looking for a better way to work. In their Labor Day survey an amazing 77% said they are either actively or passively looking for a new job. 39% have looked for a new job while at work. In addition 58% of employed Americans say it is more difficult to balance work/life responsibilities today because their workload and work hours have increased.
This makes no sense. In an age of abundance most of us work at jobs that are not our calling and that make work life balance difficult or not impossible. This is not sustainable for individuals or for our society. And it doesn’t have to be this way. We have a choice. We can choose to do work that is our calling. It may pay less but are we willing to forfeit a few dollars to find happiness?
It starts by asking questions like the following;
What work would I truly enjoy?,
What am I most excited about in my life?
What would my ideal work life look like?
It starts with a dream; what would it be like to be one of the 23% who love the work they are doing?