Episode 13: Thinker Ventures / Love the Journey
We met up with Jason Todd of Thinker Ventures to learn about getting unstuck in life and in business.
Thinker's business model and narrowing personal focus - 1 Million Cups - where are you stuck? - moving from point A to point B - being exactly where you're supposed to be - hard time being present - Crucible Project - being intentional about personal growth - making fertilizer - making sourdough crumpets - the relationship between hope and joy - a late night automobile crash - resilience enabled by continual learning - how to foster continual learning as an adult - looking at who your advisors are - Dinner for Schmucks - Thinker's focus on consulting and utilizing assets to drive more value
"If you don't have hope, you better go find that. Because I don't know what people do without hope." - Jason Todd
This post is a companion to Episode 13 of Appreciation Nation, which you can find in your favorite podcast app:
Appreciation Nation Challenge (ANC) #13: Find a Dissenting Voice
In this week's episode, Jason challenges us to look at the five people closest to us and make sure there's a dissenting voice among them to help us grow. Here are the rules:
List. Identify the five people you spend the most time with.
Consider. Evaluate each person on your list. Do they all agree with your perspective most of the time? Is there a 'dissenting voice' among them? Do these people offer you challenges to your way of thinking?
That's it. You have new-found awareness. Unless you want a stretch goal...
Part 2 (Extreme Challenge): Shake it up. Bring someone new into your closer circle who can provide a dissenting voice.
As always, please share your Challenge experience with the kula by joining the Facebook group at https://facebook.com/groups/anchallenge.
Links / Mentions:
Thinker Ventures - "We help solve meaningful, measurable problems by providing high-performing teams with insight and action that unlocks revenue, profitability and satisfaction.
The Crucible Project - Christian organization committed to creating a world of men and women who live with integrity, grace and courage.
Dinner for Schmucks - When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.