At last Saturday's community meeting, we discussed the questions can we ask ourselves, that will help us survive and thrive under all conditions, and especially, the conditions we are all dealing with now in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
We decided to use the questions we came up with, to develop a sample cognitive strategies ("learning how to learn") course as a group. That's what we will work on at next week's community meeting.
With profound thanks to everyone who attended for their participation and insightful contributions, here are some of the important questions we came up with as a group:
We decided that we will now ask ourselves the following powerful question:
How does my mission continually align with my clients’ desires and what they are willing to pay for?
How do I ensure this going forward under all conditions?
Finding effective answers to such questions, especially under conditions of uncertainty such as we are facing now, is not an easy task. This is deep work, the work of learning at the most fundamental level.
(Remember that learning means adapting to conditions in ways that promote and optimize well-being and survival).
The stakes are very high: for ourselves, our families, our communities, and the planet as a whole.
Come help us develop effective learning strategies that can help us find answers to these and other important questions.
We will start to actually BUILD our group
cognitive strategy ("learning how to learn") course
In a complex and unprecedented situation where no one has all the answers (or sometimes, ANY answers), working collectively can help us find solutions we would not have been able to find on our own.
I'm creating a Google doc with the questions we came up with at last week's meeting, and will share it via email with those on the Learn and Get Smarter email list. We can keep adding questions to consider, as we think of them.
You may enjoy this enlightening article from Harvard Business Review, on how businesses can approach decision making when faced with complex, unpredictable, and unprecedented systems.
For the next few days, think about questions to ask yourself in YOUR business, that will help you adapt to a complex and unpredictable environment.
Then come join us next Saturday as we start exploring answers in the form of a cognitive strategies course we can create together!