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*Right Livelihood Circle

Time: April 11, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Grace MacInnis Housing Co-op
Street: 825 Salsbury Drive
City/Town: Vancouver
Event Neighbourhood and Type: grandview-woodlands, self-help, mutual, aid
Latest Activity: May 2, 2012

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Event Description

This Wednesday evening, I will be convening the first of several sessions addressing the question some of us are asking of "How can I make a living doing something I love while caring for the Earth and the next seven generations?"  This will, hopefully, lead to actions that transform our working lives.  Along the way we will learn many things, such as:

  • understanding the current economic situation
  • how to find opportunities in the midst of change
  • aligning our values and enthusiasm with those opportunities
  • other things not yet thought of

For a bit more of an explanation, you can visit:

http://villagevancouvernews.blogspot.ca/p/right-livelihood-circles-finding-your.html

For this first session, one of the guests will be Dave Pollard, author of Finding the Sweet Spot, which:

"provides a holistic framework for entrepreneurship. It can help you discover your own power, find the right partners, and experiment at the margin of what you know and the human needs you can fulfill. Fostering a Natural Enterprise is not only more fulfilling, but a sustainable competitive advantage every entrepreneur should explore. This book can help you discover what you were meant to do, find and fulfill unmet human needs and make it sustainable. If you consider yourself an entrepreneur, or want to unleash your creative side, or want to be an agent of positive change, or if now is the time for broader perspective--share this book."

If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass this along to them, and if you want to participate, here are some details:

Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 7pm
in the common room of Grace MacInnis Housing Co-op
825 Salsbury Drive
free of charge

If you wish to come, please email me: cabot at telus dot net

 

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On 4/9/2012 12:03 AM, Ross Moster wrote:

Hi Cabot,

I have a meeting on 2nd Wednesdays (and another meeting on 3rd Weds), so can't attend this week. Are you going to be considering other days?

Thanks,
Ross

Ross,

It's looking like it will be a pretty good crowd - a possible 17 so far - for this Wednesday.  One thing we will be discussing is optimum size of the group, and the possibility of splitting along various lines, such as smaller working groups for specific projects, pairing off into "learning buddy" relationships, geographically based groupings, and convening large crowds for workshops or big-picture collaboration/love-ins.  I will also ask about what night is good for people, and I think it may even be worthwhile to consider doing a one-day networking and bonding event sometime.  All of these possibilities point to increasing the frequency of activities and events.  I am not stuck on Wednesdays at all.

-cabot


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Comment by Ross Moster on May 2, 2012 at 4:16pm

Cabot, you can also post the comment to her page. She'll get a direct email with the comment.

Comment by Cabot Lyford on May 2, 2012 at 8:04am

Mary, I hope this comment gets to you. We haven't talked yet about closing the circle, although this might happen soon. As I learn about how this process works, I am certain that I will want to start another circle for those who are interested. You are welcome to come tonight (May 2). Email me directly for up to date info: cabot at telus dot net.

Comment by Mary Bennett on April 23, 2012 at 8:02am

is this an open/ drop-in group or... closed now?

Comment by Ross Moster on April 2, 2012 at 10:15am

Great idea Cabot! I've participated in/know about various circles over the years, and like the idea. I have a regular Vancouver Food Policy Council meeting on  the 2nd Wednesday of the month, so I can't make this one, but keep me posted.

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