Spring is here and it’s the season for new beginnings. It’s my favorite time of the year. I love everything that spring represents—new blooms and bright colors after a long winter recess. Spring gives us a chance to recreate what we want in our lives, and in our world.
From last spring to this one, our global community has gone through unprecedented change and disruption in the shared experience of dealing with a life impacting virus. It’s been a difficult year for most of us, yet also an opportunity to emerge different, better, clearer, and more grounded in our values.
Values ask us to decide what we stand for. What are we unwilling to compromise? What is worth fighting for? What is worth living for?
In order to emerge different, we need to understand the past. The business mindsets that shaped the industrial era were ones of grand ambitions for greater wealth and comforts for more people on this earth than ever before. Great business leaders were able to organize people and resources to build faster and cheaper goods for masses of people around the world. Stock markets were born, and the most admired companies made the most profits.
If compassion is fluffy bunnies, let’s go for it. I challenge you to ask what other answer is there? I have not come up with any. This is why compassion is the foundational mindset of Evolution University where we teach and promote putting compassion at the center, connecting our hearts and minds to evolve our world. I have no doubt this is what my grandfathers were fighting for when they took action by sitting down on their factory jobs, risking their lives and the only source of income for their families.
We are entering a new era that will again up level the way we work and live. It's up to us to define, shape, innovate, and have the courage to make the changes.
I invite you to join our school where we are learning, growing, and working together to solve today’s problems and create a better future.
I look forward to seeing you there!