Working out loud is an approach to building relationships that can help you in some way. It’s a practice that combines conventional wisdom about relationships with modern ways to reach and engage people. When you work out loud, you feel good and empowered at the same time.
– John Stepper, The 5 Elements of Working Out Loud (revisited)
International Working Out Loud Week 7-13 November 2016 offers an opportunity to explore and/or strengthen your Working Out Loud (WOL) practices. I was looking for a way to use WOL Week to both promote this powerful approach and give my own practices a boost. I needed to look no further than the official website where I found 7 Days worth of actions to get you started Working Out Loud.
Image source: WOLWeek.wordpress.com
I’m currently participating in a Working Out Loud Circle. This is my fourth. I find the accountability created by being in a circle valuable in helping me work purposefully towards a goal, especially where I need new knowledge and to build my network to achieve the goal. One aspiration I’ve never met is to make a regular blog posts for the 12-week period of a Circle. That’s about to change!
During WOL Week I will do the following every day:
1) Take the action suggested for that day; and
2) Publish a short blog post about what I have done during my current WOL Circle in regard to that action, and the impact of taking that action.
What will you do in WOL Week?
I’d love to know your plans – please post a comment or tweet me.
- Learn more about Working Out Loud at workingoutloud.com
- Read an overview of Working Out Loud Circles
- Download free Working Out Loud Circle Guides to help you start and run your own Circle