We are better than this

Franklin Thomas Quote


Looking at the national and world news makes me think....

We can be + do so much better than this.

Come on, fellow humans, embrace acts of kindness not fear or hate.

Jen

PS - An educator friend, Sarah, just posted a great question that has me thinking from a place of action versus a place of hopelessness.  Her question is this: How are you using your strengths (and privilege) to serve others?  Thanks, Sarah!  That is exactly the mindshift I needed.




Love. This. Quote.

Another fine quote is speaking to me.  Does it speak to you, too?

Worry is the misuse of imagination

Here's to reguiding our energies back to important matters besides worrying.

Happy start of the week to you!

Jen

Sue's newest endeavor - A book!

You know how much I adore, (life) coach Sue.   She literally is one of the top five most impactful people in my life.  And, just when I thought she couldn't inject more awesome into the world, she has. Sue wrote a book and there's a Kickstarter campaign to go with it.  Here, I'll let her tell you about it....

That's a really good question cover by Sue Abuelsamid


Take it away, Sue....

Curiosity is the engine that drives all connection, relationships, and innovation. And if we all show up in a curious way in our lives, we will be happier, and so will those around us.  Curiosity moves us.

What compelled me to action.

A few years ago I read a book by Margaret Wheatley that reached down into me and spoke to my core, to my most primal self. It is called “Turning to One Another” and it is all about thinking together in conversation. This line changed my life and inspired me to run with that idea and eventually create the Curiosity Project and this book, “That’s a Really Good Question”. We can change the world if we start being curious again. 

What’s in this book.

This book explores how being curious will help us build relationships, create safer communities, allows us to become more engaged, be more personally invested in our world, and possibly most important, curiosity motivates us to learn.  And this book isn't just about conversation. It's about all the ways that curiosity weaves itself into our lives and our world. How it makes us better leaders, better friends, better educators, and better partners. How it makes us happier and healthier. 

Why I wrote it.

I believe in this because I've experienced it, and I've lived it. Our world is in a place of disconnection but I believe it wants to change. And we want it to change. Help make that happen.  Be a part of the movement. Start your curiosity revolution by supporting this project. 

What’s in it for you.

There are many ideas in this book, some you will connect with and some you may not. If you find one thing in this book that makes your life better then that’s enough for me because that one thing could lead to many other things. My only hope is that you get curious.

Sue, YES to curiosity!  I personally think curiosity and the willingness to be open to it might single-handedly change the world.

So proud of you, Sue!  Now, who wants to support her Kickstarter campaign with me?

Yay!

Jen


Summer Book Recs

Jen's Favorite Books Round-up

I don't buy a lot of books because I am a lover of our awesome public library system in my county, but these four books I do own and I highly recommend 'em.

Unthink - This is a simple read and like the title suggests, it is a great kick-starter for thinking more creatively and freely.

Orbiting the Giant Hairball - I cannot believe how often I recommend this book in my coaching practice.  It seems most people including me could lean into this metaphor a bit more.  What hairballs are you orbiting?

Big Magic - I love this newest release from Elizabeth Gilbert.  Not only did I dig the messaging and theme, but her writing has evolved into something I really admire.  I didn't see it sold at Costco recently, but that's where I bought mine at a discount.

Drive - Daniel Pink, my favorite author; Need I say more?  Please read this 2011 release if you are a parent, educator, or business owner.  You need to know what three things motivates all humans.

Now, what do you recommend I read this summer?  Leave a comment below or email me.

xo,
Jen


Love. This. Quote.

Seth Godin quote

It's all about perspective, my friends, and which perspective you choose.

Quote from Seth Godin's Linchpin,

Jen