*This Month's Book: "Story Driven: You Don't Need to Compete When You Know Who You Are", by Bernadette Jiwa.
Amazon Description of the Book:
"When you have something to say, you don't need to shout. Bernadette Jiwa helps us learn how to create the change we seek to make in the world," Seth Godin.
Every one of us—regardless of where we were born, how we were brought up, how many setbacks we’ve endured or privileges we’ve been afforded—has been conditioned to compete to win. Ironically, the people who create fulfilling lives and careers—the ones we respect, admire and try to emulate—choose an alternative path to success. They have a powerful sense of identity. They don’t worry about differentiating themselves from the competition or obsess about telling the right story. They tell the real story instead. Successful organisations and the people who create, build and lead them don’t feel the need to compete, because they know who they are and they’re not afraid to show us.
How about you?
What do you stand for?
Where are you headed and why?
What’s been the making of you?
What will make your career or company great?
You must be able to answer these questions if you want to build a great company, thriving entrepreneurial venture or fulfilling career. Whether you’re an individual or you’re representing an organisation or a movement, a city or a country, Story Driven gives you a framework to help you consistently articulate, live and lead with your story. This book is about how to stop competing and start succeeding by being who you are, so you can do work you’re proud of and create the future you want to see.
Learning Community Vision:
The vision and goal of the learning club will be the discussion of a business or personal development book over a two month period of time. The first month read a book and than meet as a group to discuss it. Practical applications of the content and how we will implement key concepts into our daily lives will be our focus. The second month is the practical implementation of the key concepts. Members will meet again to discuss what worked and what didn’t with the goal of receiving feedback and perspective that helps take action. At the end of this meeting members will then present their book recommendation for the next two-month learning cycle. The one receiving the most votes will be the focus for the next two months. The member whose book was selected leads the discussion for the learning period. New learning club members may join in the beginning month of the learning cycle.
+ Read a new book business or personal development every two months
+ Have a rich and meaningful discussion
+ Develop new skills
+ Build a community of learners
+ Create a Cherokee County entrepreneur Brain Trust
Why a learning club
We look at this as the next step in the evolution of a book club. We focus on practical application and experimentation of business or personal development books that we read and discuss in an effort to better learn skills, gain resources and apply them to our businesses and lives.
Led by local entrepreneur and supporter of Fresh Start Cherokee and The Circuit, Ben Carter.
About The Host: The entrepreneurship initiative of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development designed to create a culture of entrepreneurship and help Cherokee entrepreneurs forget the commute and dig, grind, and hatch their startups close to home.
Website Link: https://www.cherokeega.org/new-business/entrepreneurs/
Nearby HotelsFresh Start Cherokee, One Innovation Way, Woodstock, United States