Thursday, December 2, 2021 (Day 335)
Relaxing Music for the week: Moment of Grace: Liquid Mind (10:57) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16lYoIrmAEs
Question: What would you like to learn about in the next year?
Answer: That’s a great question, since my “next year” is up in the air. I think a lot of that depends on what I’ll be doing, at least in terms of a “job.” I always want to learn about my job, in terms of the people I work with and work for, the culture, and the expectations. So my “learning” will be specific to my environment. Of course, I’m also learning outside my job, in case my job will mean I’m on my own. Right now, I’m reading books on creating makerspaces/labs/studios, since I want to have a “place” to do Life Design Catalyst work. Think about advising/coaching 2.0, where instead of focusing on getting in and out of college, we’re focused on empowering students to create “plans” that are aligned with THEIR purpose and THEIR vision for the future – and the institution’s role is to help them move forward in that mission. Right now, it’s a “tell me what to do and I’ll do it” process, which is why so many are leaving college (because education doesn’t resonate with their soul) and leaving work (because work doesn’t resonate with their soul). I am convinced that the traditional way of marketing to students is wrong, because it’s not about the student, it’s about the numbers. And I have the data to back it up – and still the peeps at my institution ignore it, while their numbers continue to go down. Duh! So, my learning next year is to find ways to either create a Life Design Catalyst Studio/Makerspace/Lab at an institution and/or find funds to create this space in a city/town somewhere in this country – or both. Now that I know what resonates with people, it’s time to learn how to make it happen, as well as continue to build this awesome team to make it happen.
Actually, when I think about “learning,” I am ALWAYS learning! I just read 7 articles earlier today, finished a short book yesterday, and after writing this, plan to create another tool to help people develop their “life’s work” resume/plan. And I come up with this stuff from learning. I’m of the mentality that you either learn and grow or you die. It’s as simple as that!