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This episode is a reflection on the the first podcast is our series, "The Purpose-Grounded Life." In this episode,...
This episode is a reflection on the the first podcast is our series, "The Purpose-Grounded Life." In this episode, we want to pick up from that first podcast where I brought up two different kinds of concepts. The first one of those is the difference between technical and adaptive solutions to challenges we might have. And then the second will be this concept of agency. And we want to talk about that and introduce the concept of creative agency.  The example we use to talk more about these concepts is a thing that most of us have done--we create a New Year's resolution to get in shape, be more healthy, etc. We jump in it with eagerness at first, but then after a short while that initial enthusiasm fades and we drop it. Why? Well, change is hard, of course. And we also tend to apply a technical approach to the question of getting in shape, but that is an adaptive challenge. That means, it really needs an adaptive solution. Support this podcast
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We're using the idea of the Purpose Quadrant as a tool to help us to step back and see the big picture of where our...
We're using the idea of the Purpose Quadrant as a tool to help us to step back and see the big picture of where our energy is going.  What am I really focused on? How big are the different quadrants in my life?  Think about these four quadrants as four spaces of your life. All of us spend energy in all four of these spaces, all four of these quadrants.  This is important, because one of the things I hear from my students all the time is a phrase like this, they say, "I feel like I'm working hard, but I'm not really getting anything done." I think that's generally a pretty common feeling. We're working hard, but we're also bouncing around. We're not really focused, so we're having a hard time feeling like we're accomplishing important things. And what's probably happening is that we're focusing on a lot of things simultaneously. Not all of them are important things that we really need to be paying attention to.  And it's hard for us to separate those. What are the important things that I really need to be focusing on, and what are the non-important things that still keep bouncing in and taking over?  Support this podcast
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We started Purposely because life is not a straight line, and we all deserve opportunities to step back and see our...
We started Purposely because life is not a straight line, and we all deserve opportunities to step back and see our life from new perspectives that help us to move forward in new ways.  Purposely.org is an application of our peer group process that we've been facilitating in our nonprofit organization for over 20 years. We see this podcast as a broad general conversation on cultivating the purpose-grounded life. Thanks for spending this time with us here in this very first episode of our new podcast and giving us a chance to talk about this.   We all need space to step back from all the busyness and the constant striving in life to refocus, reflect, experience genuine renewal, and discover new ways to move forward. Support this podcast
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