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From Anywhere — For Working, Futures Thinking & Sensemaking

“My preferred term now is WFA — working from anywhere” @hjarche

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Foresight: “The ability to judge correctly what is going to happen in the future and plan your actions based on this knowledge.” (Cambridge Online Dictionary) 

 

“What’s important? Who’s important and what their future holds.

Many are making bold new changes by finally taking the reins and steering their life into new directions. All of them have mentioned that the virus and lockdown played a huge part in reflecting and re-evaluating their lives.

I’ve been one of those people too although I think my journey has been taking some years now. I can pinpoint in my minds eye the exact moments of those mental shifts. Where I was, who I was with and what I was doing. While they were there to shift my thinking the covid lockdown was simply the door that opened widely for me to accept that this is my new mentality now.

And you know what? It calmed me right down. No pretence. It is what it is – and that is okay.” @ActivateLearn

 

Author Katherine May on the seasons of life:

“We are in the habit of imagining our lives to be linear, a long march from birth to death in which we mass our powers, only to surrender them again, all the while slowly losing our youthful beauty. This is a brutal untruth. Life meanders like a path through the woods. We have seasons when we flourish and seasons when the leaves fall from us, revealing our bare bones. Given time, they grow again.”

Source: Wintering via James Clear in his weekly newsletter from week 15 of 2021

 

“Here are three concrete steps you and your organization can take to cultivate and harvest the benefits of specialist–generalists:
  1. Happe advised exploring domains where “there is no right answer,” such as the arts and humanities. “You learn to analyze and make decisions amid ambiguity,” she said.

  2. Incorporate mind-expanding, curiosity-inducing activities in leader development programs. These can include visual thinking exercises and sessions with provocative thinkers in fields such as anthropology or music that are seemingly unrelated to one’s “day job.”

  3. The next time you’re working with an executive recruiter, ask him or her to find at least one artist, poet, or philosopher with the requisite expertise and experience for the job opening. Even if you don’t hire that person, he or she will challenge your thinking (and the recruiter’s) and expand your definition of what’s possible.” Eric J. McNulty

An illustration showing that the steps to get to from who you are to who you want to be are self-compassion, small wins, consistency, and patience.

source: @lizandmollie

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