New experiences can grow empathy

Consuming an array of experiences helps us with empathy.  It’s so easy to just “do the things that we know we like” but when we push ourselves to try something new, even seemingly stupid little things, we grow empathy and our capacity to see joy in others. Dumb example: I am gym-less. In my search for a new one I sampled a kettle bell club.  Scrappy, low-fi, marginally listenable music (for me) and chalk all over the floor.  But, in hearing how members talk about the sport, with passion and compassion for their own physical limitations, I feel opened up, …

Passion Projects…

…are part of your story. While you’re in the dips and valleys of work. When you’re being tossed around and punched in the gut by projects. When you’ve recently failed. Passion projects are to the rescue-they bring you home to who you are. Some of the best presentations are the ones I’ve seen where someone gave room to make a pitch for their passion project. To lead with a force and passion that is unembarrassed and willing to turn up the volume-even if incrementally. For me, there’s something just as magical about see someone else IN their passion project as …

Art-Werk

I’ve had great luck in this last year meeting and working with the lovely and always weird Amelia Mulkey. Together we’ve been talking a lot about having an artful approach to work.  Not an artistic approach, but an artful one.  And during a mini-road trip we realized that the art of work is something we want to talk about…with the world.  And so Art-Werk was born- our podcast on the art of work and the art in your work.  We’ll be launching soon, look for it.  It’ll be fun and serious as a heart attack.

I WANT TO TO HAVE AN IMPACT!!!!!

At a low point of my day, after frustrations of trying to GyShiDo without a shared team GyShiDo model, I posted and promptly received the following. Proof that your tribe matters. @diabondia you have had an impact with our teams big time! http://t.co/fmb71xGFOQ — tbiz (@tbiz) July 2, 2013 Thanks Diane and WEBFwd for reminding me. And thanks for allowing me to have an impact.