It has been a month to the date since I last posted here. Back on August 10, in Find What Works, I noted that “Most recently, I shared on thinking and solving. Part of that thinking and solving is about finding our “fit” over simply “fitting in”. Part of that is finding what works for us.”
Since that time of blogging, I have posted on LinkedIn… on The SCARS of Trust and Unite and Inspire and Rise Then… and, most recently on self care. All of this is to say that the last month has been about my own ever better self care by exploring my sense of “best fit”. Best fit in terms of Purpose. Best “fit” in terms of health.
Best fit applies to business planning and life living. What I have been studying, consulting, acting and reflecting on over these last few weeks has centered around the work of Dreaming at the Crossroads of Change by Linda Kavelin-Popov and the business coaching of Joe Calloway. In combination, both have immensely helped me to arrive at the simple truth that “I work one to one, and in small and larger groups … with Entrepreneurs, Educators and Emerging Leaders who seek to unite and inspire… to more effectively respond to change… and constructively create it.” Indeed and in deed, I have an ever greater Clarity around my work. That, in turn, has helped fortify my personal work around getting back to optimal health. That health is intended to support the work and life I Soulfully desire.
Indeed… just yesterday, I posted “Second workout in. Day 9 of a September Fitness Challenge I am in. Over a month in to my two-a-days. 12,242 steps so far today. 2 30-minute workouts in too. Boxing. Dancing. Walking. Lifting. December celebrations already being envisioned. Think this is lifestyle now. ” And it is, because it fits… my Character and Temperament… and Soulful intent. My work and play and life has an ever greater Unity of fit, if you will. I better see my health as the carriage of my work and play and life, moving forward.
Studentry and Mastery
LP Jacks said… “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
I love that; believe in that. Personally, I prefer the notion of Studentry over Mastery, but they are essentially one in the same for me. Perfect is to Mastery as perfecting is to Studentry. Any sense of Mastery is a lifelong process and journey of Studentry. That said, I am ever building a life where my work and play and living have such Congruence…. and there is a greater personal sense of my own self-leadership. Next up for me, as I head into a new year of College teaching… is reading Do the Work and This is Marketing… all with the intent to sharpen the blades on Congruence, Leadership and bringing myself ever more focused and fun to the world I serve.
My Simple Point
… right now is that I offer up 4 areas of life that I am looking to ever more align… Faith, Fitness, Fun and Function… in other words… my spiritual, physical and emotional health …. and my best sense of Purpose. My thought is that you explore Purpose…. then consider how your Soul, Body and Spirit might better align to same. For myself, who knows where this will take me? But it excites me; that kind of cool alignment and Congruence and fit. For you, I humbly encourage that you consider your own Congruence of life and work; of Faith, Fitness, Fun and Function… however they have meaning for you. What would that look like in leading your own best life? I suggest that the world needs our best attention… and that as we each find our true and best “fit”… our own just cause… we forge a better future for us all. Find and explore your best fire. I am. Peace.
“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness. ― Anne Frank