Day 17. We are past the half way mark in our Collective Challenge. I took a few days off for two reasons.
1. Since we are refraining from the news in the hopes to break off some of the negativity of the news cycle and quiet things down a little, I didn’t want to become just another source of noise for all of you.
2. I started my first fully online class last week and a big part of the class is online postings, and that consumed a lot of my time.
During one of the online conversations (the folks in class are all over the country, from Vermont to California) I shared that a group of us were collectively trying to avoid the news. They found it interesting and wondered how it impacted me.
So far, despite my initial discomfort with changing my routine each morning, it has been a great experience. I feel less negative about things: life, the state of the world, my own community.
How is the challenge for you? I wanted to hear from you to see if this little experiment is working. Keep it up, just a few weeks left. You can do it, you are going to make it.
P.S. Yes I still watch football, just not the news about it before or afterwards.
Carl Weber, is the owner and founder of Carl Weber Consulting, a consulting group that helps businesses, non-profits, and individuals understand themselves, hire and manage well, and become great leaders. Carl worked in local government for more than ten years, as the Town Administrator of a few towns in NH. Once upon a time he was a search and rescue swimmer for the US Navy.
Carl holds Bachelors’ Degrees in Political Science & Community Development and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy. Carl is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Motivators Analyst (CPMA).
Carl regularly teaches on human factors and the relationship of behavior and leadership styles, as well as motivation, coaching, leadership challenges, and failing as a leader. His passion is to help leaders in their lifelong journey to finish well, to combat and work with their inner voice, and to live a meaningful story worth reading.
Carl lives in Southern New Hampshire with his wife Amanda and together they are raising a small tribe of four young (somewhat crazy) women with the goal of unleashing them on the world to change it for the better.
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