During our Meetup session yesterday, I mentioned to my team mates that I was reading a book, and I would not reveal the author, title or the contents but that the book discusses 5 broad principles the author had discovered; these enable transformation for a learning organization. They had to pen down 5 important topics that they need to possess to gain expertise (transformation) in their life.
My team mates do not work in a”regular” organization.. they volunteer, are small business owners, managing life with what the universe have given that at this point of time. This are the 5 things that are relevant to Linda:
1. Have compassion and patience: This is a basic need. Care for others, care for yourself. Being compassionate helps with understanding what is “really happening”. This helps with not making assumptions by what we hear at face value. Helps with understanding the whole picture.
2. Ambition / Drive for success: Always strive to be “THAT”!!!! Ambition and passion are not the same. But Ambition and passion must go together for success.
3. Passion / Love for what you do: Passion needs to be FED. Else it gets complacent. Don’t put your passion in the closet. FEED passion through continuing what you do, Learning, Doing all you can.
4. Honesty / Integrity: Build trust. No one will be involved with you if you are not honest. (She doesn’t use Monsato products because they are not honest)
5. Knowledge / Research: Back up what you say. No hollow words.
I then showed them the 5th discipline and said if only they had more awareness of what is being discussed in corporate board rooms, amidst educated and like minded people their vocabulary would have more clarity. Now Linda is probably not YET the type of management guru that you would invite into your boardrooms. But that does not make her less wise does it? Or less passionate about what she is doing right now. She accepted and lived her decisions whole heartedly, and is still discovering her life’s goal and determined to discover her “reason for being here”.
At 60, she is striving to find her purpose. Way to go Linda and let good luck follow you