Recently I wrote some thoughts about backbone.
I also mentioned that I was thinking about running a short course to help people find theirs (and then trust it) and invited people to share a comment or drop me an email to signal their interest.
The interesting thing is the flurry of emails I received from people saying they’re interested and would love to take part in something like that, while at the same time nobody commented on the post itself to signal their interest.
Which tells me a couple of things. First, people are afraid to be the first to speak up or to admit to a lack of backbone in a public forum. That’s okay. That makes total sense. No finger pointing or judgement here. But it also tells me that with a little more of this thing we’ll call “backbone”, people may be more willing or perhaps even more lassez-faire about being the first to speak up or to admit to a perceived weakness in a public forum.
Those two things made up my mind. Let’s do it. Let’s get some backbone back this October.
Be sure to enrol soon – the doors close on October 1st!