Last week at Fusion, the salon-style discussion group to which I belong, one of the women shared with me how much she was enjoying my blog, and asked if I would like to meet for lunch to brainstorm with her around her ideas?
I didn’t jump up and down in front of her, but I wanted to.
I blog because I want to find my voice AND because I have something to say, but it requires an opening up, a vulnerability, a gift of self that I can’t guarantee will be received; something I’m reminded of each time I press the Publish Now button. For someone to receive my gift, and to also thank me for it, is a gift in its own right.
Because I’d like there to be even more giving and receiving, daring and dreaming, it's time for a dare to dream contest!
The rules are simple:
During the month of May, invite people to sign up for the dare to dream e-mail updates (Click on Subscribe in the upper right hand corner). So that I can keep track of who signed up whom, just send me an e-mail to let me know when one of your friends or colleagues has signed up (e-mail updates rather than RSS feed). Whoever signs up the most people will be the winner; I’ll make an announcement on June 1.
During the month of June, I will spend 1 1/2 - 2 hours with the winner, either in person (if you are in Boston or want to come to Boston) or by phone, brainstorming with you around your dream. We can spend our time discovering your dream. Or we can focus on how to make your dream happen, or both, if time permits.
As you examine the mechanics of the contest, you’ll note that it’s intended to be a prototype for the dare to dream Intellectual Immigration Fund.
When you invite women to subscribe to e-mail updates, you extend an invitation to dream, and you are offering support to me, thus making deposits into the Fund.
In turn, as your friends and colleagues thank you for encouraging them to pursue their dreams, and I work with you to discover or do your dream, you make Fund withdrawals. Naturally, the Fund is powered by systergy.
Finally, if you have any questions about the contest, why not post in the comment section, and then I'll answer for everyone. In the meantime, let the systergy begin!
What deposits have you recently made into the Intellectual Immigration Fund? Who have you encouraged and supported? For whom have you been a hero of support?
What withdrawals have you made from the Fund? Who encouraged you? Taught you how to do something you wanted to learn?