Hi, today, I posted on my Instagram ana_prose a message about a video I saw on Youtube, on one of the favorite shows called, Impact Theory conducted by Tom Bilyeu. The episode I saw was “How To Transform Your Brain” with his guest Vishen Lakhiani. Lakiani shared the following phrase, which blew my mind away: “Relationships are so important. The age of individuality is ending. Today, everything we do is collaboratively. The world is too complex for anyone to strike it out alone.” This is awesome!
Personally, the problem I notice in many individuals is selfishness and greed. It’s all about the money and me, me, and me. “Oh, you’re using me because I have money” or because “I have a talent” or because “I have the knowledge.” Poor mentality. Poor state. The most creative, innovative, and successful people believe in collaboration. How do we all benefit from this, and how can we help others or partake globally? How do we impact the world?
Lakiani’s focus is bringing transformational education to corporations and companies to the western world. I won’t go into details. I encourage you to see the video for yourself. He gave 5 pillars that are helpful to people in the workplace or in life in general: Pillar 1. Creative Visualization. In other words, let the ideas flow. Pillar 2. Mind & Body. Meaning, proper nutrition, and exercise are vital to longevity and a youthful body. Pillar 3. Relationships. Loneliness affects your health worst than obesity and smoking 15 cigarettes a day. So a support system is essential. Pillar 4. Impact. Gain entrepreneurial skills, communications skills, and leadership skills. Pillar 5. Meta-learning. By this he means, learn how to learn. Learn productivity in a shorter amount of time. Lakiani strongly believes companies are moving into a direction where they will care about their employees physical and mental health. It used to be that companies required their employees to share the company’s vision. Not anymore.
What does this mean? I think we are all seeking creativity and teamwork in a healthy environment to be happier. I thought about some classic literary arts of fiction that we still cherish up to this day because of collaboration. We could not have had the iconic Frankenstein, arguably the first fantasy horror, by Mary Shelley it if weren’t through collaborative work. The same could be said of Lord of the Rings by R. R. Tolkien and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis. Tolkien and Lewis for part of the Inklings: “They were an informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford, England, for nearly two decades between the early 1930s and late 1949. The Inklings were literary enthusiasts who praised the value of narrative in fiction and encouraged the writing of fantasy.”
There are many corporations and stories that led to success through teamwork–a team who provided constructive criticism, honesty, and built each other up, encouragement. Of course, I am aware it has not always been the case. Individuals have attained much.
In my post, I also mentioned that we also have those people who only collaborate with those that can give them something in return. They don’t give the little guy/gal a chance. What does this mean? It means that most can take that “little guy” or gal for granted. But what if they have great ideas? What if all they need is a little support, and it can very well benefit everyone.
My point is, whether it’s a business, any type of artistry, or anything that allows room for productivity and teamwork, we should probably give it a chance. I love Tom Bilyeu’s show Impact Theory because he always encourages his guests to motivate and explain to his audience how they can impact the world. I love that. Anything that we do, I think, we should think about it in those terms. How can I make an impact in the world in a positive way?
I ended my post with these words: Be creative. Be conscious. Be helpful.
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