What I thought was going to be an event about making something new, about connecting dozens of leaders on the topic of Culture in the Workplace, turned out to be a journey for my own personal growth. It's not that this was entirely unanticipated... I started the day in Philly's CULTUREcon by stating: "Let's start from the only place we can: ourselves". The only thing I didn't realize, is that included me.
This was an event I poured my heart and soul into. I gave my time, my dollars, and everything I could. What did I learn?
All I'm supposed to do, is what I want to do.
It seems like I should write more, but this is all I want to write now, so forget the "should".
Michael Margolis, Dan Mezick, Floyd Marinescu, Venessa Miemis. See the ease in which they smile for the photo? It's because this journey of doing only what we want to do builds true connection, deep friendships, and joy. That's where I'm at, or where I'm going anyway. Joy at work! Photo credit Olaf Lewitz.
See also Eric Raymond's blog on CULTUREcon.