6 posts from month 03/2010

Carole Lundell: March 2010 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Carole Lundell

Carole Lundell Parenting Coordinator, Coach and Family Mediator Parent and Family Solutions Contact Carole by Email

I am:

[tweetmeme] A mom of two amazing kids, a gardener, an artist, a pastor, a mentor, a daughter, and a friend.

My passion is for:

Kids of all ages (especially mine) and their families. I have spent my career working with youth (6th – 12th grade) and their families. I love the energy, the openness, the excitement, of youth. They have so much to tell and teach us adults. Some of my most powerful experiences in life have come because of these amazing people.

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Our Biggest Assumption

minus the Coup de Poing [tweetmeme] The biggest assumption each of us makes is to infer that everybody sees life the same way we do. It's so hard to challenge the expectations we have of others, and accept that they do not think the way we think, feel the way we feel, judge the way we judge, and abuse the way we abuse. They are not us. We can't even begin to pretend to know how anyone else feels. This, I think, is why we have a fear of being ourselves around others. We think that everyone will judge us, victimize us, abuse us, and blame us, the same way we do to our Self. We believe we know how others see us. So, before they can have the chance to reject us, we reject our Self, and alter our behaviour. Our assumptions set us up for suffering, yet we keep on making them, for this is easier than facing our fears, asking questions, and getting the clarification we really need. photo credit: DerrickT

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Dig It, Here Comes the B-Corp

B Corporation [tweetmeme] Have you heard of the B-Corp (a for-benefit corporation)? They're companies who have voluntarily revised their bylaws to include social and ecological benefits in their definition of the shareholder value they deliver. There's over two hundred and fifty in Canada and the US today. Seventh Generation's one. So is Yale School of Management.

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Why I Started Elastic Mind

some people call me the joker [tweetmeme]

For me.

Before I began writing this blog one year and nine months ago, I'd never published a damn thing under my name. My past writing experiences consisted of:
  • scratching angrily in my journal
  • dreaming up poorly-constructed and never finished Lois & Clark and X-Files fanfiction
AND once I had left the tortured years of teen-dom
  • penning mildly clever marketing copy
When I decided to leave corporate marketing, and shape a business around my vision for my life, what I knew definitively was that I wanted to write more. At the time, I really didn't care how, I just knew I needed to do it.

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Let’s Not Form a Cult

Culte on Flickr [tweetmeme]

The cult of 'creativity'.

I’ve had an issue with the word ‘creativity’ for a long time now. It intimidates me. I feel like ‘creativity’ is put up on a pedestal. You've either 'got it' or you don't. I take issue with the message that some of us are truly creative, but that most of us aren't.

‘Creativity’ kinda has an attitude.

The stigma around 'creativity' leads many of us to feel like we never create anything, for we feel we don't emulate the high ideals of what 'creativity' is. We don't see our creations as tour de forces, and we don't think our talent is otherworldly, so we end up seeing ourselves as somehow less than creative. I know I did for most of my life.

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