Beach Walk 685 – In Support of Changemakers

One of the profound yet not often acknowledged (by me) benefits of living in community with other people is that some choose to be the ones who go forward into the unknown, and those adventures ultimately inform and inspire the rest of us. I often think of myself as one of those explorers. Sometimes though, I feel pressure to have to always be on the front line. Today’s episode honors those others who have shown me the way, especially my parents, Blanche and Bill.

Hawaiian Word:
Loli: change, transformation

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Comments

  1. Susan and my dog Lexie says:

    As an adult, I think change can be easier if the control is in one’s own hands deciding to do so vs. someone/something else dictating it.

    Also, I have found in my own case that there is an advantage to learn change at a young age when parents ‘lead the charge’ — there is then a sense and knowledge that all will be well on the back side.

  2. @Rox: You don’t know how much I needed to hear this today! Mahalo nui nui! We’ve been in the process of changing our studio over completely to Mac :)), using new accounting software, incorporating Second Life into our business and re-branding our business. The change feels good and exciting! But (there’s that “but”) sometimes my #2 voice says “why can’t you just be happy with what you have? why do you always have to be changing everything?” and the bewildered look on friends and clients’ faces doesn’t help either! Mahalo for this “pat on the back” – it is greatly appreciated. Aloha

  3. Risk! Being out front with proposing change, for me, means willing to be held accountable for the results of that change…for ‘better’ or ‘worse’ (although I would propose that any attempt at change is useful). Rox knows that I’m proposing a change to a Board of Directors for an organization I serve and I hope my evangelism/sales pitch eases their concerns/discomfort. I think this risk is Sooooooooooo worth it!

  4. Ahhh, you made my day today. This is so true. I’m getting ready to leave behind the world I’ve known for a long long time. No one understands! All I know is that I have to leave, and I’m not looking back. See Ya Soon. Tommy

  5. @Tommy Sea – looking forward to getting a local call from you.