Wayfarer: Ground Zero?
Just yesterday, on LinkedIn, I posted this on Three Thrusts we are introducing in November via LinkedIn, Facebook and You Tube… and going forward. What I did not note was that… there is more. As well, and here on our EPIC Blog, we will be offering several additional initiatives.
The Wayfarer Journal™
On Wednesdays and weekly, this will be more of a personal blog; with a personal and professional slant. For a taste, see more below and shortly.
The Leaducator Experience™
Back on July 4 of this year, Trent Langdon and I published our first teaser on The Leaducator Experience™ … our Volume 1. Then, came our second edition in September…. and our third in October. As essentially noted in that very first offering… The Experience is not simply a newsletter. It’s intent is to serve educators, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders who hold a world embracing vision. It is about offering resources to advance peace, passion and prosperity, locally and globally… at school, work, business and community; and we will be doing so one Friday a month.
We invite you to sign up to receive The Leaducator Experience™ directly and monthly. Go to the right and see the side bar… and you can SIGN UP TODAY…
Here on our EPIC Blog going forward, and monthly one Friday a month, we offer a business-centric blog post around practical aspects of character and leadership connecting to matters of current interest and impact. Yes, one Friday a month, we will examine matters of business and facets of character leadership important to consider. It will be real and relevant.
We continue our long running broadCAST™, but with changes in format and delivery… following on the heels of our last edition in October around perspectives on fear and life. The broadCAST™ is a monthly weigh in by members of The CAST™ of Epic Engage™. Independent experts in their own right, members of The CAST™ have an opportunity to share their earned insights right here, for you, each month…. again one Friday a month.
Leader ToC™ (Thoughts on Character) is our monthly series engaging leaders around the world on character, leadership and more. To date, we have delivered on 13 perspectives including:
- our July edition with Trent Langdon
- the June edition with Jean Marie DiGiovanna
- the May edition with Sheena Grobb
- the edition for April with Krista T. Walsh
- the March edition with Joel Sweeney
- February’s edition with Ray Hollister
- our January edition with Stephanie Staples
- … and a compilation of the first six in the series from 2016.
We are now gearing up for another round starting in November 2017… yup, one Friday a month.
All of this is to say that we invite and encourage you to join us on Fridays, and check out matters around business, leadership and life. And to that end, this is ultimately Ground Zero for Wayfarer. Or is it?
The WAYFARER Journal™, 1st Edition
I am a Baha’i. I say that not with any pride or claim to truth. My Faith is my very personal owner manual; with my own personal focus on my own path. I say this as my Faith speaks to me of a journey, not a destination. A favorite quote of mine in the Baha’i Writings speaks of…
O wayfarer in the path of God! Take thou thy portion of the ocean of His grace, and deprive not thyself of the things that lie hidden in its depths.
This says to me that life is a path; and our lessons come in the living and reflecting upon same. There is no instantaneous magic bullet event; IMHO. Faith and Strength and Wisdom are earned, in living… every day. Perfection is not the goal; but perfecting. Indeed, if you want to know more about my own motivation and grounding, I invite you to experience this video. It is not offered to convince or persuade or even influence, but to share the grounding of my own living and working and service… however imperfect it might be.
Why Do I Share?
Why do I share this? I have been working in leadership development for some 30+ years now, mentored by many talented people across Canada, the USA and indeed the world. I have been blessed to meet, connect with and learn from people of diverse wisdom over those years. And with that, I now have:
- 20+ years in business education and coaching
- 15,000+ contact hours in speaking, training and facilitating
- 35+ years in speaking, educating, managing and leading
- coached 1500+ clients to date
- delivered to audiences as large as 4,000
- presented and performed in front of over 200,000 people of all ages and backgrounds
- been honored to be a Master Facilitator with the Virtues Project™
- been equally honored to be a Facilitator with Personality Dimension®
This is not a boast; but a deep sense of Gratitude. All that being said, I continue to learn. The being of the student is the path to learning, growth and excellence. It is the process of perfecting over perfection. My latest and largest area of learning these days is my personal health; and this is the true subject of this first and next leg of The Wayfarer Journal™.
Getting Down to It
Back on October 15, I offered this on 77 Days and Beyond. Then, on October 18, I shared on GREAT and SLOWER Health. Since then, I have continued to live, reflect and learn. This past week, I got rid of 4 pairs of 46″ waist pants; an act of burning my boats, if you will. I have fortified my home with good food… in taste and sustenance. I have witnessed a slimming, even today.
And all of that is to say that this journey continues… and, starting in November… weekly on Wednesdays… I will be checking in on my journey around the application and practice of character in this area of greatest and most present challenge; my very own health. I do invite you to join me as the lessons learned and shared will be applicable across many areas of life, I humbly expect, suggest and contend.
Certainly, I am no health expert but I am a good student, and I will dare to share any learnings here. Still, Wayfarer will be a continuing journey around the practice of personal and self leadership, grounded in the practice of character strengths. As noted earlier, it will be a personal blog with a personal and professional focus… and I do sincerely invite you to join me.
On our Home Page, I state that…
In every arena of endeavor, the world is increasingly challenged. In the face of that, we fiercely and unapologetically believe in the nobility and strength of the human spirit; and its ability to move us forward together at school, work, business and community. Indeed, we help advance it.
The Wayfarer Journal™ will be a process of documenting my own experience with this belief and path. It would be an honor to have you join me here, or with any of our new initiatives.
Until next time,
Peace, passion and prosperity.
Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™
Barry is ultimately a vocalist, strength coach and educator. His work is about exploring, identifying, practicing and mastering our strengths and building upon them through practical and powerful unity and resourcefulness. That is why Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. The Epic work is all about building strong, united and inspired cultures lead by character… at school, work, business and community; where everyone matters and contributes everyday.
Some other reads, of note…
- The Strength of Elders
- Character Matters: Leader Thoughts
- Character First
- Developing Leadership Character
PPS (Other Resources)
- Our work is all about character. We work hard and joyfully to help build character driven, united and resourceful organizations and communities around the globe. As par