Medium Short: Milestones & Millstones
Welcome to the latest Medium Short, a weekly accountability practice highlighting what I am reading, writing, and doing along the unmarked trail towards #IndustrialHealing. By the way, all my articles are freely available here.
This week my inner work tools were pressed into service. They always need polishing and brushing up. But they’ve been especially needed of late to navigate the humans. (Why not the cat? A question for another time.) And they’ve been essential for the daunting task of Getting The Work Done.
Hence the week’s reading, writing, and doing centered on these tools to get past key milestones and shed unhelpful millstones. Here’s what gave (and took away…)
Reading: cheaper than therapy
Most of my reading time this week was hogged by corporate disclosures for the JBS Matereality assessment (see Writing and Doing, below). However I did read this piece from Penelope at Earth Converse which I thought was like a free therapy session so I share it here:
A good separation with nature
We are in the story of separation. We are disconnected from ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home…
I recommend reading the ending poem out loud. Although we won’t have Penny’s beautiful accent (we can go to her podcast for that!), giving our own voices to such words has its power, too.
I also found Lauren A. Jeffery’s piece about influencing other people helpfully timed. Even though I’m not a financial advisor (her primary audience) the ideas are universally applicable and worth remembering for my own behavioural evolution, as well as how I may (or may not…) influence others.
Cracking Open the Closed Mind
This week I was asked to explore how you can open an individual’s mind to “something new” when they are…
Incidentally, as a consultant back in the day I would often conclude that what the client needed was not a competitive benchmarking…