It’s been an amazing couple of weeks since I joined a ‘working out loud’ circle set up by Moyra Mackie . Insights like ‘getting stuck is good’ and recognizing the ‘tension between money and meaning’ were like revelations.
Here Moyra’s post on our experience so far
Reflections on Working Out Loud:
“It’s as if we’re teenage boys who want to ask a girl for a dance. There are no guarantees she’ll say “yes” but we won’t know unless we try…”
So began our check in on Week Two in my Working Out Loud Circle.
It seems that we might not have been teens at the school disco this past couple of weeks, but we’ve certainly been dancing with our inner critic to the tunes of vulnerability and risk.
For those of you who are not familiar with the concept, a Working Out Loud Circle is a guided, structured process developed by John Stepper. It’s a peer support group of four or five people which meets for an hour a week for 12 weeks to address these questions:
- What am I trying to do?
- Who is related to my goal?
- How can I contribute to them to deepen our relationships?