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Jul 22, 2019 10:23:08

The Power Of The Collective Mind

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Jack Lyons

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On the weekend I went to a freelancer's meetup here in Boulder. It was my first time reaching out to like-minds and I'm glad I did. Initially I was skeptical, as it wasn't clear what we would be doing in the two hour session.

First we went around the room and introduced ourselves, then we started brainstorming good topics for discussion. It soon became apparent that a good place to start was talking about our 'problems' and as a collective, working to figure out possible causes, solutions and recommendations. What was great about this is that we used our collective minds to fully understand, break down and define our issues.

We all explained our problems to the group and after some back and forth conversation we realised that the problem we thought we had was actually entrenched in something else altogether. These shifts in perspective were really powerful and helped us all see things in a new light.

It is the power of a collective mind that is so valuable and I'm deeply grateful to have participated. It makes me want to get involved in more group sessions because it's just so hard to see a solution from a single viewpoint.

Having a group of others with a vast degree of life experience greatly expands the pool of possibility, making new ideas and solutions to problems seem "easy".

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    @jacklyons Sorry to be late to the party but congrats on becoming a member of the 100 Day Club!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 23, 2019 07:34:02
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    @jacklyons - a gal named Barbara Sher calls these Idea Parties -- she believes that in a room of people -- any problem can be solved with the people in the room and their experience + connections.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 22, 2019 11:52:23
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      @brianball Idea parties! Those are the sorts of parties I could go to every day 😀... I wonder what an Idea Rave would be like 🤔

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jul 22, 2019 13:22:38
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