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Journeys with the No Schedule Man

Mar 27, 2018

Reclaiming human connection. That’s the mission of today’s guest, Joe Beckman, who visits educational settings around the world.

It's Joe’s feeling that our schools are experiencing an unprecedented shift and that student loneliness is at an all-time high while self-worth and feelings of belonging are at all-time lows. Joe feels the culprit is lack of human connection, and I'm pretty sure I agree with him. And I would say, not just connection with each other, but with ourselves.

Among the things that really stood out to me from this conversation with Joe were:

  1. Energy vs. talent. Joe tells a really interesting story about where he was first introduced to the idea of how important energy is, how people want to be around others with good energy.

  2. The trap of trying to talk your way to a solution (instead of just listening).

  3. “Go big with this moment.” When Joe described the moment when he said, “5-year-old Joe met 18-year-old Joe,” I immediately reflected back on times when I felt like I had rediscovered and reconnected with an authentic part of myself that I had perhaps forgotten or lost sight of. It is an electric, visceral experience when you reconnect with who you really are. I hope Joe’s story helps you recall times when that’s happened for you, as it did for me.

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