Leveraging Community for Greater Impact
This past weekend, I spent 3 days among a group of clinician entrepreneurs brought together by Dr. Meghan Walker for an event called IMPACT LIVES. I was honoured to have been invited to give the opening keynote talk and then I was honoured again by being awarded The Paragon Award for excellence as the Clinician of the Year.
As good as it feels to have been chosen and recognized, the shine of the moment quickly faded in the face of the reality of this most recent lockdown in response to the pandemic. The need for our services is higher than it has ever been and the sobering truth is that we are not currently doing enough to help.
While we are continuing to grow our team to meet the demand for 1-on-1 care, this situation clearly illustrates that an exclusive individual model for delivering services is not only unsustainable but cannot serve our community at the level that’s needed right now. As Dr. Meghan stated several times, when times are challenging, what matters most is not our resources but our resourcefulness. And when I stand back and look at the genius that exists among the people within this community, it strikes me that we actually have an abundance of both.
This community is filled with incredible leaders, not all of whom recognize their power, but we do. We also have been privileged to have witnessed transformation happening among our individual clients at a rate that we have never seen before. This is the positive side effect of this unprecedented time: it is pushing us all to grow exponentially. Can you imagine what could happen if we connected you with others interested in designing their lives? I know that the impact would be through the roof!
As per usual, I have a ton of ideas. But to ensure we are going to best serve your needs, we would really appreciate it if you could spare a minute to complete this brief survey to ensure that whatever we offer is in line with your needs. You can access the survey here.
And while you are waiting to get started in a new group offering with us, I urge you to take advantage of the offerings I helped develop with Mindful World that are full of incredible content you can use today: The 2020 Mindful World Parenting Summit, The MIlton’s Secret Conscious Conference featuring yours truly along with Dr. Shafali Tsabary, Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Laura Markam, Lisa Nichols, and Barnet Bain as well as Milton’s Secret, the first feature film based on the teachings of Ekhart Tolle. All of these offerings provide insight and tools for addressing anxiety, stress, and bullying and will be free only until November 25, 2020.
For those of you who would like to get started in a group experience asap, I invite you to join me on Instagram, every Tuesday morning from 7 am – 7:30 am EST @growingforwardsoulschool for the Flow to Grow expressive writing practice. If you can’t make it that early, no worries: you can register to receive the recordings of each session through the link in our bio.
Lastly, as some of us begin to shop for the holidays, I urge you to support your local small businesses whenever you can. One such business is Allwood Market, my go to place for ethically, hand-made, organic, vegan, non-toxic, fashion made with love by the infinitely creative Kevin Allwood like my sequined touque and “Be You Til Full” hoodie. Get yours while they last.
Thank you again for being part of the Design Your Life Community. We look forward to seeing all that will unfold as we use this moment to come together like never before.
All of Our Best,
Dr. Stacy & The Design Your Life Team.