How do you deal with an unprecedented situation for which you have no pre-existing mental frameworks... no appropriate prior knowledge?
That's the challenge our entire planet has been facing for the past several months.
How are YOU facing it? How are you holding up?
If you're like most of us, you may have been finding this time incredibly stressful on every level.
And yet, you may also be finding this challenging time a catalyst for creativity and growth.
At the Learn and Get Smarter community meeting last Saturday, we asked ourselves:
How can we be creative with our businesses and courses?
How can we find solutions instead of complaining?
One solution we discussed at the meeting was to "lean forward"... both physically and literally... so as to create a sense of energy and momentum (such as when appearing on screen in a Zoom meeting), and metaphorically by leaning forward into the future with energy and purpose.
We've been exploring the value of chaotic conditions, conditions of disruption, as a catalyst for developing new ways of doing things.
Considering the area of education in particular, we looked at educational resources that are especially available to us now.
We explored ways this can this time can provide opportunities to improve learning for ourselves, our families, our businesses, our communities, and our societies.
Some ideas we explored at the meeting included:
- learning from family
- learning online
- self-paced learning
- following one's own interests in depth
- finding out what kids' interests are and then teaching them about that
- learning through practical hands-on experiences (real life learning, apprenticeships)
- real life lessons.... learning by failure as well as success (safe to fail experiments--small consequences from failure)
- practical hands on learning: kids can have their own business, for example
- pairing up introverts and extroverts/ talkers and non-talkers
- pairing up people with others who need help
We are adapting to the current conditions through:
- using what we've got to the fullest
- replacing our old routines and rituals with new ones
- pairing up people with others who need help (delivery systems pair up people who need jobs with people who need food)
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If you're ready to start turning creative solutions in YOUR business into an online course for the people you're here to serve,
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How are YOU "leaning forward" in YOUR business?
An entrepreneur solves problems that are causing people pain.
Right now, the entire planet is in pain.
What solutions can we come up with, in our areas of expertise, to help alleviate that pain,
in alignment with our mission?
Your mission this week (should you feel inspired to accept it) is to look for examples that you find effective, of creative solutions that are working to keep people healthy, employed, connected, and fed.
Here's an example that I think is both creative and inspiring:
Air B n B has come up with the idea of "experiences" that people can reserve online (rather than reserving physical accomodation in homes). Air B n B hosts are inviting others into their homes virtually, since they can't invite them physically.
At next week's community meeting we will explore models of creative entrepreneurship and inspired social solutions.
How is YOUR business adjusting and adapting? Has your mission changed, pivoted, or remained the same?
How is your business and your mission contributing to the public good?
Let's continue to inspire ourselves and each other as we build community, collaboration and connection to strengthen our social and emotional capital in these challenging times.
Come to the community meeting on May 30th and keep the momentum going as we continue to explore ways to optimize our impact as thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs.
Register for the meeting
Saturday, May 30th 2020
9 AM Pacific/ 12 noon Eastern