Are you the One with all the ideas? Some people think they need to be. That they’re job is to be the “Chief of Answers”.
But it’s not true! Well, it is, and it’s not. This question deserves more than a yes/no, this/that response. (Which is it’s why we’ve explored it so many times at Yes & Know, in articles, talks, reflections, and such.
And most recently in the recent 3-part series:
These connected and interlinked long-form stories – tell how a Fortune MPW/ Vital Voices network enabled two entrepreneurs — to claim their onlyness. The surprising, even counter-intuitive part of onlyness is that you do not make ideas powerful enough to dent the world all by yourself. It has to be centered in your history and experience, visions and hopes. But, it is not isolated. Quite the contrary. Who surrounds us, affects us. In what we see in ourselves, in what we discover is possible and in what paths we end up taking. Despite the legends, myths, and countless Fast Company profiles of entrepreneurs succeeding because of their rugged individualism, the truth is that big ideas always involves an “us”.
You each help make this Yes & Know community vibrant, active and alive. Your comments on these blogs are feeding the work of the writing of my book, Onlyness. For which I am so grateful. And your emails keep me motivated when I feel inadequate to the task. (Which is more often than I’d care to admit.)
Because of that, I want to give back to all of you — and encourage you to continue to participate in our community. The fitness company,Equinox, has generously provided us with five custom Mophies to distribute– to power our communications, our lives.
Let’s celebrate communities that embolden us, challenge us and move us forward.
(Perhaps because they remind you to have bigger ideas, or because they represent an idea you value, or perhaps its that you encourage them to keep chasing their idea. You decide. Pick as many as you want.) Send a note of what that support has meant in 2014. You can Tweet, FB, or write handwritten notes. [You can even keep it private if you want to!] But if you want to win the Equinox Mophie, just give us some clue you’ve done it by tagging it with #onlyness. Easier still for us to track and include you… is to have you leave a picture / comment here.
Looking so forward to reading your entries. Five will be rewarded with an Equinox-branded Mophie to continue powering forward.
They are very kind to us; you should know of Equinox
Equinox operates 73 upscale, full-service clubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Dallas and Washington, DC, as well as international locations in London and Toronto. The company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, studio classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars. Since its inception in 1991, Equinox has developed a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results. IT’S NOT FITNESS. IT’S LIFE.
Five of you (randomly selected; each submission counts as one entry) will each win one Equinox Fitness-branded Mophie. Just share your thoughts and opinions on this site by January 15 and you’ll be eligible to win! Looking forward to sharing the winners names on January 16, 2015