I’ve just arrived home, and it’s gone midnight, and I’m writing online.. and..
You might ask “Why am I writing at 1am.. on Xmas Day..”?
Well I’m truly excited.
The last few days have been very special, and I’m watching things unfold, and allowing myself to trust what’s happening and to express my creativity – something I’ve always loved doing.
I’ve painted a few paintings, one of which I’m going to give to my mother tomorrow.
I’ve sold some of the clutter – sorry amazing items I’ve collected over the last few decades.
Today I really got present to the fact that I’ve been driving on the same roads for over two decades (first on the bus or being dropped to school, then when I learned to drive, then on the commute to London and then to see my mum and the rest of the family and friends that still live down here).
What has me even more excited is how when we allow ourselves to trust our instincts (and discern who to give insights and wisdom from – while remaining responsible for our vision), that for the first time in my view in human history we truly can connect and collaborate at an amazing rate.
Let me share a small story..
On Friday 21/12/2012 I had been invited to a party and also I oversaw our Quarterly Strategic Optimisation Summit and the mid point of the latest Sharing Our Solutions global showcase, it was a busy day to say the least, and my friend sends me a text.. can you come to see a movie premiere and the after party. Now normally I would have loved to go .. especially as Mike and I share many many ideas, philosophies and business ventures – he mentors me and I mentor him. I asked him about the movie and it was one I’d heard of (a little) but not flagged to my attention..
I kept my commitments had a great Friday the 21/12/2012 and well.. we all survived the end of the world 😉
Mike loved the movie and on Saturday when we spoke, convinced me I had to see it..
The only catch.. I’m in London, it’s not available in the shops yet, and while you can stream it in the USA.. not available … or so the computer says.. A short email gets sent the company behind the website, and I moved on with our day..
A day later.. I have two emails.. one from the maker of the film, another with a link to watch the movie (A screener), which I can watch over the internet.
Within a few hours, I’d seen the movie with several of my inner circle journalist friends, and are planning a full review for the New Year.. It turns out several friends were actually filmed and featured in the movie.
More importantly one of the ideas from the movie (or shall we say inspired by the movie) had me more open to small signals and signs than normal, so as I drive from London to Kent ready for tomorrow and Xmas, I slowed.. and so avoided a major car crash.
Literally as I turned the corner over a hundred emergency services (police and fire brigade) were dealing with what I can only hope proves to be an unfortunate but not fatal crash. It is night / dark, wet and with people rushing home for Xmas it’s not hard to imagine what happened.
I’m now home, watching another movie and writing this piece so my friends around the world and around the corner, can wake up to this message .. when they finally take a moment to relax from the Xmas festivities.
What do you notice?
A trusted friendly referral having experienced fully a product / service (in this case a film) produced a referral with no financial incentive, simply a genuine shared interest and as a result a rapid take up.
Almost instant communications, due diligence and secure contractual engagement.
A film (in high definition) was transmitted globally in a simple 3 Clicks or Less™ fashion.
Work from anywhere at any time. Create in any medium at higher and higher quality.
Some elements of this were always possible..
Most are only becoming available now, and more than that understood how best or “invisibly” to be utilised.
I really see how in the next ten years the changes that have gone on over the last few decades will continue to accelerate.
We are alive as the world optimises a world of global connectivity – Connected World NOW™ – where with the shared and hybrid education that our children now have available – whether the son of billionaires or the orphan in the 3rd world.
From email to Skype, streaming media to wireless communications.
The next decade will be The Decade That Made The Difference™.
If you’d like to explore how you can leverage this for yourself and your business:
- Think about what you’d love to be possible in ten years for you, your family, your friends and your business.
- Think about what you’d love to be possible for the planet in the next ten years or less.
- Think about who you want to become and your answer to the question “Who Am I?“
- Take the VSO Strategist Self-Assessment => http://www.VSOstrategist.com/step1/
- Check out my Elite Consulting Group => http://simonhedley.com/elite/
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