Friday Reflection: Putting yourself out there

Friday Reflections are my chance to take a look back at what I learned during the week see what inspired me, reflect on what I learned, and start a catalog of the things that are important to me.  Hopefully you will find some value here as well. The concept was derived from Harold Jarche and his Friday Finds blog post.

What I learned this week

This week I was reminded by JD Dillion to check my ego at the door with his article on L&D and Our Coyote Complex:

The Coyote is trapped in a fixed mindset that requires he do things the way he’s always/expected to do them (plus it’s funnier that way). He’s so focused on his perceived goal that he doesn’t realize potential opportunities that could help him achieve his REAL objective (eating) in different, more meaningful ways.

My Take: Breaking from our (my) fixed mindset is hard work.  It requires me to admit that I don’t have all the answers (I hate this by the way).  I also must be willing to accept failure as a learning outcome.

I was also challenged by John Stepper this week to “be the change” and pledge to create a few WOL circles (you can too).  Crazy scary as I don’t have any clue what I am doing but since I believe in the concept, I jumped in with both feet.

Here’s what it taught me:

In working through shattering all my preconceived notions and assumptions, I am realizing that I can not do it alone.  Change requires us to ask for help (hate this to) and connect with others to figure it out. Because I put myself out there I am now part of a WOL circle with a group of people I admire who will help me on this journey.  Thanks Ladies!

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Favorite Finds:

Head on over to ScoopIt to see my favorite finds and why I think they rock.

PKM Note

I’m trying to refine my weekly blog writing time so I am going to keep track of how long it takes to write:  This week = 32 mins.

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