Reinvention Basics for the Enlightened Entrepreneur and Trailblazing Leaders at the Helm
HOLD THE VISION AND DON’T LET GO!
Ours is an era of quantum change, the most radical deconstruction and reconstruction the world has seen.~Jean Houston
Jaw-Dropping Times: Overwhelm and Turbulent Change
I’ve heard from so many who are deeply and rightly blown away by the current state of affairs in our world right now. No surprise today’s headlines on my ISP read:
Covid-19, Climate Change, Terror Attacks, Hate Crimes, Mass Shootings, Devastating Hurricanes & Deadly 100-Year Storms.
Fears compete with disasters for headlines around the world. In these jaw-dropping times of overwhelming challenges andturbulent change, it is easy to fall into resignation and hopelessness or turn away into abject denial seeking to turn backthe hands of time to what we suppose was a gentler era.
But even in the worst of times, it is important to remember that itis possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair.
A New World of Our Making
Live on- live on as if you had centuries!
~ Carl Jung
These are awesome times, testing all we have to offer. But how are the tests of these times different than those of the past?
We’ve had epidemics, pandemics, and natural disasters in the past,so what’s the big deal? The difference is that now the earth is injeopardy as is as our way of life. What we’ve done is to up the anteto the max.
There are days I just want to give up, when my doubts loom larger than life. I get hooked on what isn’t yet here, instead of focusing on what’s here now. (You know the feeling?) It’s like gunning the motor while stepping on the brake with the other foot! But I’m reminded that this is our time to make a sustainable difference. We’re needed, that is all we can be sure of.
So full speed ahead into the future.
My lifelong refrain: I’m still standing after all this time! Like the Ever-ready Bunny, I keep rebounding because I truly believe we are being prepared to withstand and survive even greater stress and testing on all fronts. We are either enroute to an evolutionary dead-end where everything we’ve known and held true is up for grabs, or we’ll ride these future trends into a new world of our making.
The greatest gift of these times of epoch change has been the call to our greatness. Sometimes the call is so silent, it is barely perceptible except to the trained ear. Other times it shakes us up like a cacophonous horn blowing for all the world’s souls to come to attention.
Remember that it is we who are entering, in the midst of, or leaving, our rich middle years who have the responsibility to be the new trailblazing leaders on the vanguard of tomorrow. We must be the new messengers, teachers, leaders, and transformers co-creating a better tomorrow… today. As history tells us, change agents always deepen their culture and leave a legacy for future generations by confronting the difficulties of their times with invention, insight and transcendent understanding.
Our current worldwide pandemic and engulfing economic depression leave most of us in the middle of the muddle as we are confronted with our newest shared mega transition…only to be inflamed by continuous disasters spawned by rapid climate change.
Boomers center stage! You are on call!
Now in midlife or our elder years, most of us have acquired the wisdom as well as thirst for authentic expression that makes for new and enlightened entrepreneurship and trailblazing leadership. We Boomers were brought to our knees several times only to get back up again in preparation for the BIG SHIFT. Each of us must be the torch bearers lighting the way forward for and with our younger generations to create a new tomorrow. It is our time to hold a new vision and not let it go!
Reimagining Your Vision to TAKE BACK TOMORROW
Let’s start with the basics. Use these questions to sort and sift through your past iterations of your visions so you can direct your resources towards solving the right problems, making informed spot-on choices and implementing the right action plans
· Did you have a personal, professional and/or enterprise vision pre pandemic?
· Personally, how are your primary relationships today vs. 3months ago?
· Professionally, how are your primary work/business relationships today vs. 3months ago? Is the phone ringing off the hook or is it deadly silent?
· How is your prior to CoVid-19 vision working for you today? Has it changed?
· Shattered? Shredded? Can it and do you want to resuscitate it?
· Do you have a vision for the balance of 2020 and into 2021?
· Is it ok that you don’t? Is it ok that you do?
Sharpen the Vision
“The line, it is drawn, the curse, it is cast
The slow one will later be fast
And the present now will soon be the past
The order is rapidly fading
The first one now will later be last
For the times, they are a changin’.”
~ Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A Changin’, 1964
Knowing what you want to achieve and how you want to live will ensure that you direct your time and resources towards solving the right problems, making spot-on choices and implementing the right action plans. This is true whether you are an independent professional, a leading-edge entrepreneur, an enterprise leader or a not-for-profit board member. Holding the vision and not letting go is key to realizing our visions long term. Many times what starts as a vision for merely improving our own lives ends up being a vision for us all. Let’s ride these future trends into a new world of our making using our collective vision to create futures that we are proud to leave as our legacy.