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We're just a bunch of people in pursuit of something we can't always name.

Day 39: Yosemite Valley

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Journey Talk has become a means for me to expand my community, opening dialogue, and creating space for reflection. I appreciate the opportunity to engage with others from different backgrounds on different paths, in a welcoming and supportive environment.

- Jessica

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Purpose
Oct 26, 10:00 AM
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How important is WHAT you do? Does your work feel purposeful and fulfilling, or is it what allows you to do other things in your life that satisfy those needs? No right or wrong here. Sometimes it's the means and sometimes it's the ends.

We're just a bunch of people in pursuit of something we can't always name.

Journey Talk. What is it and who is it for? We are a community. A safe space for friends and strangers who are connected by who they are. Okay, by who you are. A trailblazer of your own life. Part rebel and part responsible. Voyager. Someone pursuing a vision that often requires taking chances, stepping out, and choosing the proverbial road less traveled. You are following a pulse, a purpose, that you feel in your heart even if you can't always describe it with words. (A little like this, in fact!) You are flesh and bone and superhero in one.

 

We call it the relentless pursuit of your North Star. 

 

Living a fulfilling life is about taking on the journey and having the courage to do the things that most speak to you. Sometimes the road is smooth and wide open. Sometimes the path seems impassable. And while it can feel freeing and  gratifying to be out there by yourself, it's good to know you have compatriots.

 

That's who you'll find here.

 

People who have your back. People who want to know what you're up to. People who will inspire you just as you inspire them.

Hi, Ed here. Journey Talk

Founder, fellow traveler and ICF-certified coach. Thanks for

hopping on board. If you have questions, thoughts, or requests, you can reach me at ed@journeytalk.community.

Where would you like to start?

This is the heart of Journey Talk. It's where we get together over coffee (or bourbon) to talk about our journeys. We're virtual right now and it's going great. Hop on when you can. We're on every Monday morning at 10a and Wednesday night at 9p. Find the next event and link just below the photo at the top. 

Here you can learn about our 6-Week Intensives, which we've dubbed Road Trips. It's you and a few car mates, along with an experienced driver (aka coach), taking on a topic that matters to your personal and career journeys. You know a good road trip lasts forever, so let's do this. 

Listen to our Journeys podcast on your lunch break or in the car. Or if you only have a minute but want a quick burst of inspiration, check out our 60-second Red Light Podcast.

It's important to find time to breathe and even slow down.

This is where you can download the latest Mobile Guide to the Universe and listen to a few chapters from the book Ed is writing. There's also information on

1-on-1 coaching with Ed. 

Every traveler knows you have to have the right gear! We're starting the Journey Talk Collection. Right now you'll find the comfiest cotton shirts, a sweet journal for note-taking, hats, socks, masks and, of course, the coolest coffee tumbler you've ever seen. Get something for you and a friend. 

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Having this community of amazing, supportive people to talk with and lean on is invaluable. Ed's writing is insightful and empathetic, with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure. After joining in on the Coffee Talk calls and going on a 0-60 Road Trip, I know I wouldn't be where I am today without Journey Talk. And I love where I am.

- Laura

What's your North Star?

Recently, a friend of mine who is an astronomer reminded me of something important. We were discussing the idea of a North Star and he reminded me that the North Star (the one in the sky) is not necessarily something we aim for. It is not a destination.

 

Rather, it is a reference point.

 

We can be aiming for something 180 degrees in the opposite direction but as long as the North Star appears in our sites where it is supposed to appear, then we are headed correctly. Hearing this was a moment of clarity for me.

 

So when I talk about "The relentless pursuit of your North Star," I am not talking about a destination.

 

I am talking about how we intend to approach our journey. Like the one in the sky, this North Star is a reference point. It's the thing that keeps us on course. It's a combination of our intentions, beliefs, brand, and who we are as our best self. Our North Star is not a destination, it's a guide. And checking in on it from time to time makes everything else possible. Including all of these... 

  • Following the career path you want,

  • Living where and how you want,

  • Having the relationships you want,

  • Going after your dream or, if you don't believe in dreams,  going after that thing in your heart you can't shake,

  • Overcoming fears of "what if?"

  • Having resilience to stand up when you fall down or are knocked down,

  • Saying "thank you" to naysayers,

  • Recognizing everyone else has the same right as you do – to be in pursuit of their own North Star,

  • Being okay when you're not sure what you want,

  • Telling your story so others can be inspired,

  • Engaging in conversation to learn, not win points,

  • Being grateful to be on a journey even when you just want to quit, and...

  • Simply choosing to be on the ride.

I love everything Ed does; his writing style is so open and honest that it makes me read all the way through every time. His stuff is so energizing and makes you believe anything is possible. And as long as you believe it, you know you're going to have guidance along the way.

- Kim

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Upcoming Events

Mon, Oct 26
Online
Purpose
How important is WHAT you do? Does your work feel purposeful and fulfilling, or is it what allows you to do other things in your life that satisfy those needs? No right or wrong here. Sometimes it's the means and sometimes it's the ends.
Wed, Oct 28
Online
It's Here
How ready are you for this election and how will you be on the other side of it? And let's explore the impact of government, elections, and politics on our own journeys.
Mon, Nov 02
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Professional Brand
How much attention to put into your professional brand? While we are what others think of us, we do have it in our powers to direct their thinking. This morning, let's talk about some best practices.
Wed, Nov 04
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Your Headspace
It's done. So how are you Election Day +1? Ready to get back to the journey in front of you and put this behind? This is a good time to be there for each other.
Mon, Nov 09
Online
Is "busy" good?
It seems we wear "busy" like a badge of honor. Like, the busier we are, the more successful we must be. What's your take on being busy? Should it be a goal, something to avoid, or is it somewhere in the middle?
Wed, Nov 11
Online
The Next 6 Weeks
There are six more weeks until the end of the year like no other. How will you close out 2020? What kinds of intentions can you set to create momentum for the new year?
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