The theme on our community sessions this month is “Your Big Dream” and our members are gaining insights and revelations that make a hugely positive impact on their daily lives.
When we raise this theme within organisations it can sometimes be perceived as a bit “fluffy” and gets translated into goal setting. That’s OK – whatever has people engage with the session is fine because it’s a really powerful theme that is relevant both for individuals and the organisation.
During our sessions we provide space for people to explore what the “Big Dream” means to them and reflect on what they could have, be or do if there were no constraints. It’s a “magic wand” kind of exploration, giving time to play with it and see what comes up.
Once we have created the dream, we explore the “why?” underneath it. Being clear on our “why?” gives an access to think about where we already have some of our dream in our life already. It reveals the essence of it rather than instances of it. For example, if your dream is to have a big house – and the “why?” is because it provides security, then you can build resilience by creating more security for yourself right now. When we’re clear on what’s important to us, it makes it easier to find or create.
Understanding the essence of the “dream” now (security) also leaves us free to explore a wider dream or vision – one that fulfils us in a “life’s purpose” way rather than in a more a material way. Having a meaningful “why?” gives us direction and a reason to get out of bed in the morning and being engaged with our “why?” helps us be engaged with our work too.
In exploring this theme recently, one person saw that they enjoy fun experiences and that one of the places they get that is through the banter in the office. Recognising this changed their perception of going into work. Other people have explored this theme and come to the realisation that their heart was elsewhere, leading them to move on from their current role. In both of these scenarios there is a win-win for the individuals and the organisation – the first having a positive impact on engagement, the second on presenteeism.
To find out more about the work we do in businesses and organisations, please take a look at our website.