This process all started with me trying to get a feeling for two things:
– what am I uniquely able to do?
– where do I want to focus my attention?
Of course those questions both prompt deeper questions – which have been a big part of my journey lately – but what I came up with that best captured it for me was the statement I’ve been sharing: co-creating entities and initiatives in service of restoring balance among people and the planet.
The first part is where this venturing approach that I’ve been developing came out of – a way of trying to capture my experiences into a repeatable process that would be able to achieve greater results/impact.
The second part was a little trickier because it implied that I had a vision of what balance looked like. If not, then how would I know what would help achieve that. Well that posed a tricky problem because well… who can predict the future – really?
In asking those questions though, and going through the desire to start a company to do this to just getting a couple of sample projects going to finding myself in the middle of an example unexpectedly, what I find myself left with are two things that seem to be holding my attention. And those are:
– in what way could people individually be opened to more positive change?
– what is it in the entrepreneurial approach that brings people together for positive change?
For me these are deeper than my attachments to specific models or viewpoints and are opening up a new avenues of exploring them. In a way, I don’t even have to worry about what I ‘do’ anymore, my collective experiences and ability naturally informs the choices I’m making and the opportunities that are arising.
Funny… I’ve gone from vowing not to start a company, to trying to get one going, and am back to not having anything to start. And in all of it, I am actually doing a project that’s an example of the model I was so attached to, and am having more and more fun every day.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings.