The Gift of Ideas

106I participated in a small leadership workshop recently where there goal was simple…acquiring a piece of new learning…putting an idea in your head that had not been there before.  The program was a reminder that growth is an intentional act…you have to be looking for new ideas, wanting to think differently.

It all reminded me of the vision-quest rite of the Sioux.  I have studied that rite and come to believe that the biggest step in the vision-quest process is the first one…seeking.  “The spirits will meet you half way,” as the Lakota say.

Over a year after my book, NOT FOR SALE, launched I am still sharing and acquiring ideas connected to that story.  Below is a link to a talk I recently gave to the Portland Rotary Club.  I wanted to share it with you becasue it’s Christmas and ideas are one of the most valuable gifts we can exchange…

Mitakuye Oyasin!  (We are all brothers)



5 thoughts on “The Gift of Ideas

  1. Kevin, I went to church this morning only to discover that church had been canceled. So I drove home and opened up the computer and this email. So I sat here with my coffee and listened to you instead. What a great talk and inspirational message. Thank you for sending this to me this morning!!! Love, Mom


  2. Good Evening Kevin – I just listened and watched the talk you gave to the Portland Rotary Club. Once again, you were simply outstanding. What a great talk and a great message…to a group of people who could make a real difference in the world if they really listened and understood what you were saying. I will be very interested in your leadership book….so if time permits, please keep me in the loop with how it’s going. Barry

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