How can we make a better world?
A lot of wise sayings tell us
Become a better person.
How do we do that?!
Last week, I spent all day skribing TEDxWarsaw
Poke Your Comfort Zone
Common ideas came from the different speakers.
So I decided to make a remix!
The most important
Our comfort zone is a self created mental barrier.
“Oh, I’m too old to learn a new language.”
“Yeah I don’t have the right genes to sing.”
That’s all bull shit.
And the day you take the decision to expand it.
You will rock your world!
For me Jonathan MacDonald nailed it
He has 3 methods to deal with the unknown.
Serendipity, Experience and Sharing.
Explore the world
Dive deep into your passions.
No idea for the moment
But you’ll get LUCKY!
That’s what they are doing over at CERN.
Smashing protons together at incredible speeds.
And they don’t know what the results
Or practical uses will be
The learning curve will make you humble.
Understand that what’s important
Generosity of Spirit!
That’s the fuel all great stories.
And you have one.
Technology’s exponential growth
Makes all this easier.
Our gadgets are becoming an extension of ourselves.
With the data stored in the cloud.
This mysterious place
Where only the few have access
Facebook, Google, Amazon…
Could it be a trap?
Free services in exchange of what?
Time will tell
A positive aspect
Our global nervous system is maturing
Becoming more tangible.
To understand SpaceShip Earth
We should get lost in our personal adventures
Share our stories with the world
The tools are at our fingertips
So we can design a better world
To prepare it’s audience for the upcoming event. TEDxWarsaw organized a fun workshop to help us network in a more human way!
Bottom line of the night:
The more you know about yourself the better you will connect with others. So figure out what your goals are, find your passions and dig deeper. It will help you with your motivation, attitude and the process you use for your networking!
During the workshop, we did a few exercises that helped us out with this:
Name tag yourself!
Write down your name
Draw a symbol that represents you
And add a slogan/tag line.
This is great way to understand who you are. What do you stand for. Reducing?
I say FOCUSED!
Who are you?
Draw a simple tree with on its main branches these words.
Interests. Qualities. Skills. Goals. Values. Competencies.
For each idea, write all the words that come to mind.
Do not limit yourself, we will be able to organize later on.
This is about getting your thoughts out.
Understanding what are your values, where you want to focus your energy,…
If you feel like it, the roots can be where you come from! Family, Country….
These 2 simple mind games, can help you have a better understanding of who you are. By knowing who you are, it is easier to connect with people of the same interests. And that’s what we want. Find other members of our tribes.
These few hours with like minded people were really interesting for me. These are exercise I had already done for myself, but the new context and immediate feedback with very different people was valuable information for the main event coming up next Thursday. And at the same time I met people I share interests with and hopefully when the time is right we will be able to help each other out.
Give these 2 mind games a try. And if you need a little help getting those neurons firing, send me an email: email@example.com