Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

242- Environment vs. Scale

When offered the choice, I’ve always preferred to be a small fish in a big pond rather than a big fish in a small pond.

Being surrounded by others who are more knowledgeable, more connected, and more successful has always felt like a surefire pathway to growth.

But what if the water in the pond was saltwater rather than freshwater? Frigid rather than warm? Stagnant rather than flowing?

Size is only one factor and probably the least important – especially as the world gets smaller and more interconnected.

Prioritizing a thriving #environment, #community, and ecosystem is the first step. Scale is secondary.

ht: Conversation with Brenton Zola

159- Brain Food For Tomorrow

It’s been interesting to observe my daily writings over the last couple of months to see how my #environment shapes my thoughts.

As a traveling nomad, I have been constantly introduced to new communities, individuals, and spaces. These, in turn, prompt different ideas, insights, and perspectives – which then influence my mindset, decisions, and actions.

It makes me realize that the information we consume today creates the building blocks of the thought patterns which form the person we grow into tomorrow.

Designing today’s environment to cultivate brain food that we may harvest later is one of the best investments we can make in ourselves.

116- Finding Home

What does #home mean to you?

Some describe home as a place, while others describe it as a community. For me, home is a cocktail of feelings.

There is the #feeling of freedom: A space where I’m allowed to take space and customize as my own without any judgment or expectations.

There is also the feeling of belonging: A #community that has my back and accepts me for who I am.

The final and hardest one for me to find is a constant feeling of #growth and alignment. An #environment that challenges, stimulates and encourages me to become the best version of myself.

I’m on a little quest right now to find home. If you have any ideas, let me know.

Ht: Conversation with Reem Haddad