Standing on the edge of tomorrow, seated at my work table and surrounded by fellow travelers, leaders and visionaries, I heard that “Success is a direction – forward” @SandersSays.
That the bravery of our individualism is evolutionary and expressed through a Body of Work (“BOW”), @SteveFarber.
I learned it is up to us to “decide” our soul’s purpose and where it fits into this world @LizStrauss, as opposed to a homicide or genocide of it. That it is there in the essence of each of us, an obligation to ourselves, our society and our tribe, no matter what size that may be, to come forth with our stories, Cathy Brooks and to act on our visions for our companies and ourselves, to the benefit of others – to Lead the Way @Starbucker because the world will be “more” because of it.
This thinking, urging, inquiry and growth was not an option for the people in the SOBCon room. Discomfort was eclipsed by love and a weaving of illumination into concrete and amorphous steps to be taken, formulated and discovered.
From InvisiblePeople.TV to USA Today, from aggregators of information to originators of it, we all stood together at the cross-section of present thought, reflection and foresight collectively growing up another notch.
I know from yesterday what my work is tomorrow. It is to come out from behind the veil and architect the future of my organization, not as the impresario but as the Choral director – and to join the bigger conversation (plumb naked – yikes).
To my new friends, you are precious (and we’ve got work to do!). To my old friends, I wouldn’t have been at SOBCon without you (Carol, Carter, Barry, Liz) To those I had the privilege of working with and learning from, I hope my contributions will someday lift yours right back. And to my new daughter – it is with love and respect that I wrap you in my wings.. even though I’ll be the one who needs the seat belt.