Every so often I lose my motivation. Sometimes I am burned out, sometimes I am bored, sometimes I am scared to take the next step. Sometimes I don’t even know what the next step is.
Fortunately, just when I need it an opportunity usually comes along where I get to challenge my own fears, broaden my ideas of what is, and find the support I need to chart a new course.
Ryan Breske from Zeitgeist/33 Marketing brought me just such an opportunity a few weeks ago and asked if he could share it with the Office Junction. An hour later, Christine, Ryan and I agreed to make it available to anyone who could dare to commit to four Mondays from Noon to 1:30 at the Office Junction. Best of all Ryan offered to lead the class!
Krypton Community College is the brain child of marketing pioneer Seth Godin. It is a series of free workshops designed to enable groups of people to come together for brief, powerful, in-person learning experiences. The idea is that when we learn together, we push ourselves, discover real insights and most of all, dance with the discomfort that’s essential to turn education into learning. If that all sounds like Blah-blah-blah; how about this: it is FUN.
The first four week course being offered at the Office Junction is called “Go: How to Overcome Fear, Pick Yourself, & Start a Project that Matters”. In the first class we analyzed what creates “failures” and the fears we share around failing. Then we explored how much more rewarding our professional lives could be if we shifted from fearing the fail, to embracing and learning from the fail such that the fail is not really a fail but an opportunity.
In the second class we explored what it is like to really stretch our imaginations to solve a problem. How do you defy convention and consider the outrageous as a way of seeing what else is possible.
Our next class is on Monday and the focus will be to explore ideas for projects and the reasons we want to do them. I think we will be testing ourselves to see how genuine our intentions will be… Because you know, pure intent is different than a story you made up. The funny thing is I know too many people who unknowingly operate from in-genuine intentions. I believe that to be happy in what they do, you have to be willing to consider the possibility that you may have been fooling yourself. If that means anything to you, you might want to sign up for the next class.
Or- you can just come for the fun of it.
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Christine and Stefan, Co-Founder