Whatever field you are in, starting or belonging to a Think Pond can be a vehicle for:
- Doing joyful, creative, meaningful, and fulfilling work.
- Having conversations and experiences that stretch the mind, spark the imagination, and expand the vision.
- Making “digital life” less fragmented, more inquiring, more purposeful, and more aspirational.
- Becoming attuned to possibilities and potential changes that could have wide-ranging effects.
- Working with a diverse array of minds and talents.
People in the following situations can benefit especially from Think Ponds:
Good Job, Dreams on Hold
You are starting to feel that dreams, creativity, and fulfillment are luxuries that must take a back seat when seeking employment, keeping your well-paying job, and getting ahead at work. You find the future too unnerving to consider. You often remind yourself that you are lucky just to have a job that pays the bills.
Think Pond Benefits: You will have an outlet for expressing who you are, a reduced likelihood of burnout in your job, and a better likelihood that you will be ahead of the curve when your profession or industry changes.
Fulfilling Career, Financial Uncertainty
You are in love with your job but worried about whether the income you earn will sustain you and whether you will be ready to seize opportunities to go to the next level when you have grown out of your current job. You are trying to “make it” in a creative sphere and are having trouble getting noticed or accepted into the dominant group.
Think Pond Benefits: By participating in small projects whenever you can, you will have opportunities to tap into additional income streams without detracting from your job and to show what you can do to people outside your industry or profession. You will increase your visibility as a professional by creating new avenues for sharing your creative work and unique skills in more diverse contexts.
Career Success, Change Agent
You are secure in your job and confident that you have the foresight and agility to stay ahead of the next wave of change in your profession or market. Your work is energizing and fulfilling. You have a clear, compelling dream, know the path to achieve it, and have the necessary knowledge and resources to boldly step onto that path and follow where it leads. You would like to help others.
Think Pond Benefits: You will have greater visibility, opportunities to accelerate success and diversify your network, a wealth of ideas and topics for your blog or Linked In presence.