Seth Godin one of my favorite writers, and blogger extraordinaire, has persuaded 70 other innovators, writers, and bloggers to participate in a project he calls What Matters Now.
The idea is simple: Each suggests one word — literally one word — that all of us should think about in 2010, and then takes one page to explain why and how that word matters. The result is an inspirational, profound and deeply moving read which at the same time educates and opens the mind to new possibilities.
I encourage you to download the pdf and then share it with as many friends, associates, and colleagues as possible. Seth begins with his word ‘generosity’ one of my personal favorites and he says "When the economy tanks it's natural to think of yourself first," he writes. "You have a family to feed and a mortgage to pay. Getting more appears to be the order of business. It turns out that the connected economy doesn't respect this natural instinct. Instead, we're rewarded for being generous."
As most of you know my word, of course is furk! Furk is the area that forms shades of grey between fun and work. It is a combination of two words FUn + woRK and therefore two things. It is not simply work on it’s own or fun on it’s own. It is when we combine the two things together that we get furk.
Furk is about blurring the lines between work and play, colleagues and friends, clients and friends, and it’s about not compartmentalising and separating our lives. Work and fun don’t have to be two separate things. We can have fun doing what we love, with people that we love and that can be productive, profitable and enjoyable work. Instead of feeling like work has to be a struggle and effort we can find a middle ground that is effortless.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 March 2010 03:11