Next Fifty November Reflections 4, 5 and 6

Written by Stephen Hobbs

Next Fifty Decisions and November Reflections

I made a decision early on …
I was going to enjoy my Next Fifty.

I continue with the November 2015 Reflections.
They add to your life as a Next Fifty Adventurer.

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Life legacy

Expanding on #4, #5 and #6 Insights

4. Take wellthy steps for exploration and discovery … Steve Jobs and his leadership group organized an leadership event for his top manager-leaders upon his return to Apple. He had T-shirts printed that said “Pirates, Not the Navy”. He was sending a message.

I took this idea and wrote “Explorers, Not Treasure Hunters.” I often use this phrase to start one of my Life Legacy/Leadership Legacy workshops.

To which life is a journey = yes! There are destinations for respite. Then you get going again. Exploration and Discovery!

The first step is difficult = yes! The second step even more so. Exploration and Discovery!

In pursuit of “wellthiness – the state and quality of well-being for self and well-living for others” you are exploring and discovering. And, it’s filled with freedom and fun.

Continue to become YOU for the world.

5. Advance your guidance in service with others … as you live your Next Fifty – pause and value your lived experience. As you gather your insights for your legacy portfolio, those same insights are of value to others.

The examples you possess … the stories you share … the skills you demonstrate are useful.

Remember why, how and with whom you gained your lived experience. You’re always and in all ways learning about people navigation to enthuse your next day.

And at the end of the day, while taking care of yourself is important, it’s the guidance you share with others that draws people to you with a smile on their faces.

Bridge in Forest6. Co-Create ways to enlarge your experience … as you live your Next Fifty – become mindful of the creative process you initiate. Attend to the creativity and innovation aspects of your life. Use them in the co-creation of your Legacy Project.

The creative process is used outside the workplace. There are many ways to use duct tape at home and on a canoe trip. Watch reruns of the Red Green Show to understand this point ))smiles

More so is to involve yourself in co-creation. While you maybe a genius in your mind, you can benefit from the involvement of others. Whatever the situation you can experience scenius.

Here are two short takes on the concept:

[A] Scenius is like genius, only embedded in a scene rather than in genes. Brian Eno suggested the word to convey the extreme creativity that groups, places or “scenes”  can occasionally generate. His actual definition is:  “Scenius stands for the intelligence and the intuition of a whole cultural scene. It is the communal form of the concept of the genius.”

[B] Kevin Kelly lists four factors that are important in nuturing scenius:

1. Mutual appreciation — Risky moves are applauded by the group, subtlety is appreciated, and friendly competition goads the shy. Scenius can be thought of as the best of peer pressure.
2. Rapid exchange of tools and techniques — As soon as something is invented, it is flaunted and then shared. Ideas flow quickly because they are flowing inside a common language and sensibility.
3. Network effects of success — When a record is broken, a hit happens, or breakthrough erupts, the success is claimed by the entire scene. This empowers the scene to further success.
4. Local tolerance for the novelties — The local “outside” does not push back too hard against the transgressions of the scene. The renegades and mavericks are protected by this buffer zone.


Is It Possible For ME?

If one of these three reflections seems out of reach, yet you have the inkling, the want, the mojo to do it … yet you feel blocked somehow, grab a Focused Mentoring hour with Dr Steve to explore and discover ways to weave the chosen reflection into your life.

Last four are updated on November 30, 2015.

Appreciate your comments and stories as well.

Make it a wellthy day …


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