“I began to reframe my idea of job security.”
— Mary Schaefer
“Our system is a dynamic laboratory, an ongoing experiment in what works and what doesn’t.We need to embrace entrepreneurs, no matter where they are on their journey toward reaching greater prosperity for us all.”
— Jack Nadel
In my last post here on WordPress, I wrote that I was getting off the blogging treadmill a bit but that I would share what I found valuable. I want to share what’s on my radar this week; short and sweet. While I found 4 benefits to taking a “digital detox” as an entrepreneur, I am also aware that content curation AND content creation are both part of today’s tech savvy and self actualized entrepreneur, interested in driving workplace culture, which needs to transform from Me to We. It’s one of the reasons entrepreneurship is so crucial to any economy; something Jack Nadel eloquently points out here.
I have been a huge advocate of facilitating people’s mindset from Me to We, since my early days as a pediatric Autism specialist/speech therapist and Apple™ Mac Evangelist in the educational sector. It’s why I created my Socially Speaking™ Social Skills Curriculum and iPad App. It’s why wrote my book, The NICE Reboot, and created its offshoot, The NICE Initiative for Female Entrepreneurship and seminars.
Changing one’s inner landscape means changing one’s mindset and perspective AKA Theory of Mind. It is accomplished by deliberate actions that are both cognitive in nature (reading, learning, thought leadership, mentorship) and physical as well (hobbies, travel, exercise, social interactions with others). As both an educator and entrepreneur I am mindful about the importance of doing both kinds of actions. Why? They affect my overall attempts to better balance my humanity and technology, my NICE Initiative raison d’être, and they help me think differently about my overall mission and my determination to pursue both profit AND purpose.
Entrepreneurship at its core, is about thinking differently so that real innovation and problem solving can occur. So that the pursuit of profit and purpose can become a reality. I’ve seen this and I’ve lived this.
I know one’s personal legacy, creativity, well being, and overall process depend on this, not just the outcome of whatever endeavor is pursued.
So I am trying to improve the topography of my inner landscape as both an entrepreneur and sentient human being. I am trying to exercise my mindset muscles and harness time better. I aim to live more purposefully this summer, blog more purposefully (quality trumps quantity!), and post on my social media sites more purposefully. I aim to try to better balance humanity/technology, and Me/We.
Maybe in some small way, I can then help sustain and contribute to 2014 being hailed as the Year of the Entrepreneur. For me, I hope I can also call it The Year of Purpose. Thanks to my colleague and fellow Twitterati Arlene Newbigging Grady for sharing this photo about purpose. Thanks to all my readers for taking time to read my blogs and book, and for changing the topography of my entrepreneurial journey; one written word at a time!