We are all maxed out

You’re probably feeling it this time of year especially: maxed out and just plain tired. Personally and professionally.

And it can be tough to admit. When I visited one small town, my host and I talked through all kinds of issues and challenges. It took awhile to get around to the really hard question. 

We are all maxed out and tired, he said. We get into conflicts over who is supposed to do what.

You can understand that. That could be your town, too. 

Then he asked about a possible solution. How do we create an overall container or umbrella organization for keeping us all working together smoothly?

You don’t. 

There is no answer to keeping everyone working together smoothly that doesn’t destroy the very sense of community you are trying to create. 

No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, whether it’s in the arts or manufacturing or education or anything, there is one real goal underneath all that. It’s community. 

Community is our goal.

You will have conflict. You will overlap and duplicate each other. Because you’re a community of real people. 

But there is one action to take.

You teach everyone the Idea Friendly method. You’ll change the thinking from one group in charge to lots of people trying lots of things.

It’s not easy. It’s not quick. But it’s probably no harder than forming an umbrella organization and trying to force everyone to obey. 

Keep shaping the future of your town, 
Becky

PS – If you want to share the Idea Friendly method with your community, this 30 minute video is our gift to you

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