The best part of the online and book filled world is that I can add people I have never met (and will never meet) to my like-hearted community. Adam Grant, Rumi, Brené Brown, Simon Sinek, Dr. Michael Gervais, Malcolm Gladwell, Aristotle and Susan David. This expanding list people reminds me of a Fibonacci sequence of connections. You have seen those expanding Fibonacci spirals in nature from flower petals to shells to hurricanes to galaxies. This sequence is described as a “progressive proportional increase.” The reach of these “progressive proportional increases” can be amazing and awe inspiring.
Agile Best Self Principle #11: The best inspirations and insights emerge from like-hearted communities.
Last September, I was on a call with Brené Brown and 2 people from my company. Just the 3 of us. Or at least that is what it felt like. I’d bet there were over 10,000 people on that call, but with Zoom, I felt like I was part of a conversation with Brené.
This week, Susan David’s work has bubbled to the top. I just had my Sunday morning coffee with her. Fer real? You say…Yep. I listened to her TED talk from 2017: The gift and power of emotional courage. I’m going to put this one on constant rotation. She weaves in a heartbreaking personal story, humor at the right spots and ends up sharing an uplifting definition of Emotional Agility. Then I took her emotional resiliency quiz. Then I downloaded her book “Emotional Agility” onto my phone. Over the next few days, I’ll be spending 9 and a half hours soaking up her wisdom and experiences. I can’t wait! As a connector and catalyst, I can’t wait to connect her experiences and ideas to our community. This is what energizes me!
Agile Best Self Principle #10: Simplicity – focusing on what energizes your best self — is paramount.
The beautiful thing about the Agile Best Self framework, is that my co-creator Brian and I are constantly finding more people and more ideas to bring into the conversation. There is room within our values, framework and mindset to allow for expanded conversations from well known thought leaders and good friends.
Who is part of your like-minded community?
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