Today’s nibble of abundant deliciousness is first and foremost my amazing rock star friend Maureen Monte. Together we have been building purpose and meaning in our lives – we’ve had our challenges, although it’s easier holding hands and cheering each other on from the sidelines.
Just arrived: a copy of Aaron Hurst’s new book, The Purpose Economy, from none other than QM (I call her Queen Maureen for her leadership and regal nature). She always shares such wonderful works with me – not just talking about what she’s reading, but sending me a copy of something that inspires her. I know I will be devouring this book, wouldn’t you? Here’s the last paragraph on the very first page:
It’s a disturbing, but liberating thought — everything is in transition and far less permanent than we imagine. But if little of what we build or experience outlasts us, we can and should give ourselves far more permission to experiment and take risks. Few things cannot change. That means that we possess much more power than we realize, but it also means that even if we make mistakes, they are impermanent and reparable. Things are done a certain way, until they aren’t. You can be the one who makes a change ~Aaron Hurst
As I was easing into the book, reading all the wonderful things others had to say about Mr. Hurst and his thoughtful work, I wondered why I was reading the list of 100 Pioneers (their photos the backdrop of the book cover) on the introductory page. So many people, I must confess, I don’t know. But, I found the reason! I came upon the name of someone that I greatly admire – Rick Fedrizzi, the CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. I’ve had the good fortune to collaborate with him and his purpose-driven staff for 5 years, serving on the Board of an arm of the organization, the Green Building Certification Institute. (In previous posts, I’ve written about being Passionately Strategic in my GBCI Board work, and about my dreams being awakened while attending a Greenbuild conference.) Oh, my, if Rick and what he’s inspired is a sign of where the world is going, I am ready for the ride!
For more nibbles of abundant deliciousness, see my previous posts.