I make it no secret that when it comes to following my life calling, I can use all the help I can get. Thankfully, when I looked at all the things I could do this weekend, I decided that the awkward things would be the best to pursue.
Aikido; While I'm good with my hands, Aikido feels awkward, since it uses other parts of my body,
Blogging; It's easy to sit here and feel like a loner, instead of letting others know more about me.
Meetings; Committing to being on the go when I feel like staying home scares a part of me.
Website; Adding social media links, and genuinely engaging with people is a steep learning curve.
Offering myself to others; facing my fears about being rejected.
At the absolute top of my list, is defining 'How the Why', as it was recently put to me. It's there in the picture to the left, and comes with a funny story. I was trying to share what I'm looking to do, and after ten minutes, it was so gratifying to hear it repeated back to me.
On the flip side, it was pointed out how many questions it took to draw it out. Then, this illustration was put together to really drive home how an organizational structure works. I'm going to leave this mentor anonymous for now, but hopefully I'll share more from them soon.
Now that I see that I am missing a way to share exactly how those involved with Community Machinery will be living the vision of putting people and machines in harmony. Here is my best attempt at summarizing;
-Working within our means, so we only pursue projects we have experience with, unless we have a understanding about the risks.
-To invite direct input from clients, worker-members, suppliers and our community, in order to distill a common vision that makes the world a better place.
-Partnering with those desiring a social relationship, who know that work and pleasure go hand-in-hand in order to create a way-of-life
-Leadership in safety, which is more than just staying physically safe. It's about a commitment to looking at hidden beliefs that lead us to cut corners.
Also, I've discerned what I want in a temporary location, please check out the list here. If you have anyone in mind that might be helpful in this regard, please be in touch! I'm going to be blogging about this one real soon. Please follow Community Machinery on Facebook, since I don't yet have a way of forwarding this blog through email!