What’s missing or broken in your daily situation? Do some people feel unable to speak up or feel heard? Do different generations find chances to be in charge in your circles? Simply stated – do millennials and boomers learn from and support one another at the peaks? Is there flexibility needed for entrepreneurial risks?
If your circle appears unable to open safe positive places for diverse people to risk new adventures that benefit all, you may wish to consider a mindful approach. Mindfulness tools, for instance, focus on people’s talents and abilities to grow together for mutual benefit.
A Mita Celebration provides mindful opportunities to try out and celebrate newly created solutions – with the brain in mind, in the following ways.
Participants continually question how they can create solutions to stubborn problems, such as lack of inclusion. Leaders welcome and facilitate innovative solutions
A Mita Celebration fosters wonder and curiosity in all participants so that people discover more of what they enjoy and less of what they resent. When we welcome risks for new adventures we downplay broken practices that hold us back, by default.
1. Toss a question into the ring such as one Rotary Club posed, How can boomers and millennials begin to benefit one another more at gatherings?
2. Target a prime growth area to work on, in order to benefit both age groups in your next Rotary meeting. For instance, you might host a luncheon where you solicit diverse ideas on a shared service project between millennials and boomers.
3. Brainstorm together to create specific outcomes expected, and then look for evidence of these qualities as observable traits in their shared project.
4. Move mental resources into action by embracing an offering that all participants bring from their multiple intelligences. Why not start with an intelligence survey, and then invite people to add a suggestion to enhance your process based on their strengths. In addition to multiple intelligences, these namungos also illustrate mental resources that build mindfulness within any group.
5. Finally, reflect for ongoing and innovative progress through a question such as, Where to from here?”
Can you visualize transformational opportunities in a Mita celebration of innovation to transform your situation? If so, you’ll want to pose your own umbrella question to spawn a mindful process forward, using tools laid out here.
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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset