Two ways to think about help
I know two ways to think about help.
The first way: think about a vampire and a blood bag.
The second way: think about coincidence.
A decade of working independently means I’m very familiar with those times where suddenly there’s no work, no leads, no clear direction, no motivation — all at once. And very familiar with that panicked feeling that I really should be doing something productive towards bringing in work and…
I’ve taken hundreds of people through my Very Clear Ideas process, helping them get clear on their purpose in life. Or their purpose at work. Or a new book project. Or whatever. And I’ve refined and refined and refined the process — keeping what works…
I gave this speech on Monday at a mini-conference on collaboration in Waterloo, Belgium. It was a gathering of 20 people working with Peter Koenig’s Source Theory — an approach to organisational design that prioritises authorship and intuition over convention and job titles.