Archive for April, 2008
April 23rd, 2008
The sun is out and and so are about 7,000 people from around the world, and they’re all here at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. In the words of Expo organizers at O’Reilly, here’s why:
“Web 2.0 technologies are empowering us in ways we could only have imagined even just a few years ago. We’re able to build more, connect more, have more fun, sell more stuff, share more than ever before”and do it all faster. But as the pace of change and innovation accelerates, separating signal from noise, useful from annoying, genuine from fluff becomes increasingly challenging.”
The inpowr team is psyched to be back in San Francisco, a year after we first launched at the Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad. This time around, we’re here to tap the industry’s leading minds, share ideas, meet potential co-branding partners and hopefully drum up some funding for our next round of development, commercialization and marketing.
The bloggers are out in force too and there’s no shortage of updates and info on what’s going on here at the show.
Stay tuned for new developments and enjoy this blast from the past:
The inpowr team
April 7th, 2008
That’s a question I’ve heard a few times. Let’s take a look at the process: when you’ve finished rating your well-being you get a graphic representation of the areas in your life that you might want to consider working on. Then you’re invited to group them together… but the question is why?
The easy answer is that many areas in our lives are interrelated. For example: my level of energy and my eating habits are related. Those two might also be related to how I feel about my body.
Another reason is that sometimes when you work on one aspect of your life, you discover it has an impact on some other areas as well. If I lessen some of the worries in my life, I might find my mind is clearer at work and I do a better job.
The simple act of grouping the cards together in a way that’s meaningful to you is already a positive step in your life. You can further the process by choosing a goal to work on and planning the steps or actions you’ll take to help achieve your goal. Later on, you can see how your actions affected your well-being and draw your own conclusions about those relationships.
Here’s a concrete example of what I’m describing. When you visit the Community section, you’ll see all 36 areas of life ranked by their current level of well-being in the inpowr community.
When you click on a “related goals” link, you’ll see the goals people were working on that had an impact on that particular area of life. To an outsider, the link between the two might seem a little weird… Hmmm. She was working on her relationship with her mom but she feels better about her surroundings. This is where it gets fun. Dig a little.
Click on the “Testimonials” link and you’ll be able to read personal insights and conclusions from inpowr members and you can go back and track their progress from day to day. There’s a wealth of learning in the collective experiences of humanity and we’re finally starting to harness it.
I heartily encourage everyone to share as much of their experiences as they feel comfortable with. The more we share, the more we can all learn from one another.
We’re all individuals but we’re a lot like the various aspects of our lives: intimately interrelated.