So I signed up for my Hoffman Leadership Quadrinity II (LQ2) weekend, hopeful that I would be able to track down the barriers and get rid of them. (I took the HQP in May of 2008.) But I had no clear handle on either problem. Well, no worries. The weekend began at 9am on Friday. Before 10am, my teacher had magically connected me to my barrier to experiencing Power. Knocked me for a loop. By noon on Saturday, I had tapped into my barrier to Joy.
As part of my (assigned) pre-weekend visioning work, I realized that I wanted to have more contact with the natural water in my environment. "Wow", I thought, "this is new." So while I was there at the Hoffman site (near St Helena, CA), I took several walks down the middle of the creek that runs through the campus. I sang my way through several of the exercises that had been more challenging during my HQP. I came home Sunday night joyful and ready to lead. And every day since I returned, I have taken a few minutes to go to the natural water in my environment, and have experienced the joy of contact with it. I have been singing more, and listening to music more. My wife says I'm quite different, more like the man she married. That guy seemed to fade away over the last 7 years since our son was born.
I'm very excited about bringing this new perspective to my work with Appropedia. Indeed, I was right in the middle of a blog post there when I realized I need to write this one first :-). If you have any interest in a conversation (or possibly updates down the road) about my experience, please leave a comment.