Now that i’m into the flow, i’m rather enjoying the editing process for ‘The Change Handbook’. Today, i’ve completed the section on ‘Authenticity’, exploring how, if we lack authenticity in our storytelling, it can be harder to effect change.
“Be prepared to be just one part of a story, not to own the whole thing”, is a phrase that jumped out for me: as we relinquish some of the control that comes from our formal power, we move to a more consensual type of power, and that, in itself, can be liberating. Communities bring their own type of momentum.
“Bring an attitude of co-creation, not one of embodied authority”, is the other phrase that i settled on today: start from a place of collaboration, not one of power.
I only knocked 300 words out today, but i did fully rewrite several sections, i hope bringing a greater clarity and, probably more importantly, a more concise story.