Lots of lively discussions at Ideas Anonymous #8 last night.
Here are the ideas that were shared:
Favourite quote for the night: “If you like to have more engaging conversation make sure you train yourself to ask questions starting with How and Why instead of What, When and Where”
Things that came up in conversation: 5 Whys, Theory of Change, Eco Caddy, Sounds of Africa Festival, Rob Cot, Good Karma effect, THNK.innovation, Emma May Lang Yoga, Freestyle Cyclists, Nutribe
Upcoming Event’s: Amy Churchouse’ Connection Exploration, Early Work Crew
If you like to come to Ideas Anonymous #9 you can sign up here. Feel free to pass the invite around to friends that may be interested.
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All of us have ideas on how to create a more meaningful world for ourselves and others, yet only a few of our ideas get developed and implemented. We are often distracted with a lot of things that turn out not to be very meaningful. Developing a ritual to stay focused can be hard.
I got inspired by Haley Johnson’s excellent post on remote work and Cal Newport’s book Deep Work to create more structure around my work. I found it tricky to get into a new routine when you are only accountable to yourself. So I thought why don’t we support each other via Zoom to stay on track. Together with some friends I recently started an Early Work Crew. We meet at weekdays at 7 am on Zoom to do 90 min of undistracted meaningful work. Here is us having some banter after finishing our work session. Thanks so much Noon, Marina and Asama for trialing the first few sessions.
Each of us decides what the most meaningful task is they would like to work on. At 7 am we sign on to a joined Zoom call and type the task into the chat. Then we start working on this task for 90 min. At 8:30 am we stop working and check in with the others on the Zoom call. At 9 pm we all leave the Zoom call, having done already a significant piece of work and achieved a head start into our day.
Clarity: Only focus on what is most meaningful to you. Early in the morning your mind is usually still free of all of the things that come up during the day.
Certainty: It’s a daily ritual of 90 mins of undistracted deep work. The time limit will allow you to make the most of your time while the consistency will enable you to form a habit.
Community: Working alongside a group of peers that are also creating a more meaningful world will keep you motivated and accountable.
Here are some directions to keep things structured
Here are some tips we discovered:
I hope this inspired you to structure your work in more meaningful ways. Start your own Early Work Crew or to join ours by following this link.
The amazing Chris and Tash of Melbourne SOUP invited me to talk on their Podcast. It was such a lovely experience chatting with them. Tune in to hear me ramble about Lifegarten, Sunday Night Feast, Vast Experiences and Ideas Anonymous, connection and more…
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Last night we had Ideas Anonymous Number #3. I was the first IA we had in a virtual setting on Zoom because of COVID-19.
Some ideas we talked about were:
We also spoke about ways to fundraise and managing to organisations as well as shifting operations into the virtual world during the current crisis. It was a quite moving meeting, almost all of the attendees work in events one way or another. Social distancing puts limitations on how we interact with each other.
I personally don’t like the term social distancing. It s physical proximity that spreads the virus. We need social contact in this time of crisis. Use this time to call someone you haven’t spoken with in a while and explore new channels to communicate with others.
Ideas Anonymous is free to attend now. The next one is on April 1st. We need new ideas and social connections more than ever in this time physical distance. Sign up here:
I also run a virtual after work happy hour (weekdays from 5-6pm) Join here: https://zoom.us/j/792101923
Have a wonderful day. Stay connected.