Welcome to the first edition of the weekly email. (It needs a name. Suggestions?)
Not writing the daily email has been quite strange. However, it has definitely had a positive effect on my creativity. At first, I didn’t see it. But then I realised that I have been creating a ton of workshop and keynote related content.
Removing a ‘small’ task, unleashed latent capacity.
This is, therefore, an email to encourage you to create space in three different areas of your life.
Creating Space For Yourself
“It is only when we stop that we can encounter life.” Thich Nhat Hanh
This is the most obvious place to start. You should create space for yourself to allow for growth, the opportunity to reflect, and to raise your self-awareness.
It’s worth noting that the space creation process is very active. This means actively seeking out the time in your days, weeks, and months for yourself.
My suggestion is always to schedule it into your calendar and to treat it with the same intention that you would any other meeting or commitment.
Creating Space For Others
Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation. Mark Twain
We create space for others by entering into conversation with openness, acceptance, and curiosity.
When this is done right both parties feel engaged, heard, and leave feeling content.
Do not think that conversations like these happen organically all the time.
It’s up to you to make it happen.
Creating Space For Projects
“And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.” Jim Collins
It’s easy to get lost in the ‘job’ of things and not focus on the work. The work is something meaningful and creative. It could be many things over time. But ultimately it’s a vehicle through which your creativity is channeled. Through which you add value to those around you and that ultimately brings you fulfillment
May the rest of your 2019 be filled with space.
Acta Non Verba,