2:50 Beyond the Why (Andrea is currently writing it) is knowing and understanding what you are doing that taps into your passion. To be committed. Sense of Calling, let go of our own agenda, and find your calling. Something greater than ourselves, to create change. When we do what we are called to do – will have a ultimate impact on world and personal fulfillment. How to find our calling: what are our personal stories, strengths, skills. And then finding what makes the biggest difference. What are the values that are important to you, what makes you feel passionate and feel alive. Then Letting go of any plans and listen to where the future is calling you. What is really going to speak to you.
8:16 Retirement is like puberty; a complete reorganisation of your life. Perfect time to look at past achievements, skills and apply strengths and skills to something new. Contributing becomes more possible during working life so busy surviving can’t stop to do what we want to do. Most people want to make a difference.
11:00 What can I do in the next five years to make the world better. Make something happen with friends to find opportunity. Be very clear on who you are, what your community needs, and support each other in each person’s endeavour. Build a community to share ideas, and develop something to feel fulfilled, coaching each other.
14:27 Finding your legacy: what we are leaving behind and what we are going to be known for Doing what gives us the greatest sense of fulfillment is our legacy for ourselves. Part of fulfillment is giving service to the community. Live our legacy to give to our community.
17:30 Working through your skills and strengths is one way, but also be aware of opportunities that are not obvious and just call to you. Use your strengths, although the strengths may used in different ways an in different proportions than in your working life.
19:20 A trend in business is to become more socially aware, provide something to the community. This is also applicable throughout your life, including retirement. We all can have a social mission throughout our lives. Chocolate and Coffee Day for Religious Harmony is an awareness day and is the result of the Lindt Chocolate Siege (Sydney 2014) where Muslims concerned about a backlash and were afraid to go outside. Someone on social media offered to ride with them to make them feel less vulnerable and saying that inclusion is important in our community. Andrea decided to also find a way to honour inclusion. She developed the Chocolate and Coffee Day for Religious Harmony. Anyone can ask a group together to to talk to someone who seems difference over chocolate and coffee to foster inclusion. Have conversations and find the things that are similar instead of those that are different.
Everyone can have a Chocolate and Coffee Day for Religious Harmony. There are resources at the chocolate coffee day website (see contacts). Anyone can organise a day and invite whomever they like.
Andrea Putting: Awake Stealth Leadership