We discussed Brene Brown’s second TED Talk: Listening to Shame. This has both personal and business implications for the core group. Recognizing the difference between I am “bad” and I did something “bad” ultimately determines if we move on or let the past dictate how much we engage and try new things. Being able to compare what we have done with what we want to be gives us the ability to take corrective action and keep trying.
COVID has stopped a lot of people and businesses in their tracks. Being able to take a step forward, plan for the best and adjust if it doesn’t work is the only way to get unstuck. This requires us to embrace the idea that we don’t know what will work and what doesn’t. It will require us to be willing to make mistakes so we can learn.
After some discussion, we decided it might be a good idea to get into the habit of discussing what worked and what could be better as a way of allowing the core group to vocalize things that may be bothersome but they are being flexible for others. We will try to add that to our ongoing discussions and see if it works to make things better.