One of the things I most often try to do is pick up on trends in the market place. What’s going on out there, how does it affect me (and Living for Monday), and what can we do to be sure we stay abreast of the game-changing trends.
The more I look around and read and learn about whats going on in the marketplace, the more I see this cottage industry popping up across the educational spectrum. I’ll call it supplementary education and I have to say that it intrigues me more than anything I’ve ever read of or experienced.
In the Dec/Jan issue of Fast Company, they ran an excellent, albeit short article on a company called General Assembly. If you flipped the page too fast you would have completely missed it, but luckily I was astute enough to read every word.
In the old days, the ten companies highlighted in the article would be our competitors. But today I look at them as potential collaborators and mentors in producing a generation of productive and self-aware leaders in our work force.
Living for Monday is just getting started, but I’ve got to say that the trend towards supplementary education, focused on real-world learning and personal development is encouraging. It’s a trend we are contributing to and one we will continue to contribute to over time.
We have plenty of problems to solve and obstacles to overcome, but one thing is for certain (courtesy of a text message from my mom today): “There is no such thing as impossible; only what we tell ourselves is impossible.” I am not sure to whom I should attribute that quote, but I do know we are working hard to do something some would say is impossible:
We are helping individuals discover their purpose, take intentional action by aligning with a career that they will love, and be inspired to solve the preeminent problems and seize the premier opportunities of our time.
That’s something I can believe in and something I’m proud to be a part of.
Interesting in joining us? Check out our website, and give me a shout at Barrett at LivingforMonday dot com.