On a recent airport book-binge, I picked up a book called the 'Art of Connection' by Michael J. Gelb. Though slanted towards corporate leaders, I really enjoyed it. It’s nice to see numerous studies supporting the importance of authentic connection inside and outside of the workplace. The book proves that human connection feeds creativity.
One of the most resonant take-aways from The Art of Connection is that charisma and flash may help get you attention and followers, but for long-term success, you need to show empathy, self-awareness, and willingness to change.
When you have a brand, it can feel scary to change your message. You wonder if people will still be interested in your new direction. You wonder if being predictable and consistent is wiser than constantly evolving your brand identity.
Well, I don’t like stagnation and I like to operate out of openness rather than fear. I love to share what I know, and what I know is always changing. My creations and events will always be morphing— I may never do the same event twice. Even events with the same name (such as Floor Flow Teacher Training) are always different location to location.
So… If something I’m doing excites you, get in there because it may never happen again : )