Plus, how to take things less personally.
This month, I set out to investigate learning and kicked things off by starting a skill share here at Headspace HQ.
My plan for this final week of September was to put together a ‘Show and Tell’ episode of what everyone was learning and teaching, but the more research I did, the more I kept coming back to this idea of sharing – whether it’s sharing stuff, sharing skills, sharing ideas or sharing what we know. This is what allows us to learn in the first place. I was struck by the different ways people were using sharing to build real connections in an increasingly disconnected world. So I started looking at other ways that companies and individuals were using sharing for good.
This episode is called Shareable, and features some amazing guests including Mark Boyle who you may know as the Moneyless Man, and whose new book, Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi, is out now. I talk to the founders of UK companies Streetbank and Echo, who are changing the way we interact with our local communities. I also speak with Jonathan Soma, co-founder of the Brooklyn Brainery, which takes the idea of sharing knowledge to a new level.
A huge thanks to all my guests on this week’s show, and also to those of you who got involved with skill swapping and learning something new this month. I hope you keep it going, and that you’ve enjoyed our series on learning.