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Synergy

Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Synergy

Synergy

 

synergy |ˈsinərjē| (also synergism |-ˌjizəm|)
noun
the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects : the synergy between artist and record company.

 

Synergy should equal success. Success is relative, as well as transitory. Quite frequently we see illustrated in a very stark manner, that the end, well it really not only did not justify the means, but it may become a darker version of the original problem.

Seth Godin writes accurately about how to develop a synergistic response here.

Set a good initial premise. Do it by discovering the real Truth, then develop the solution.

When studying in Bible College, I heard a lecturer say something that changed my perspective forever.

Paraphrased, he taught on this principle: “Most people make a plan, go to implement it, and then pray that God will bless it and that they will be successful. That rarely works out so well. I learned long ago to go to God, ask Him what the plan is, then go do it. That way it is already blessed and I have Faith that it and I, am destined to succeed”

When you see the term “Follow the Light”, what that really means, is that you should be walking in it from the start.

Synergy is beautiful.

 

What Matters

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Shawn Alladio, Astoria

Shawn Alladio, Astoria

Cost of Leadership.

We matter. How we keep our heart, hold rein over our emotions, the manner in which one moves forward with the myriad number of little choices made in the course of  a day, adds up to the direction a life takes.

Who we have around ourselves, who would follow us into a burning building if we asked, says everything about us.

Seth Godin writes about loyalty today, in his blog.

Life Process

Life Process

A few years back, as a hurricane destroyed the Gulf Coast, Shawn Alladio shared with me in intimate detail over the course of her ordeal, a series of choices she made and the process, of rendering aid in a situation so vast, and apparently impossible, that of the two of us, only she with her depth of experience, resolve and compassion, was qualified, to make the series of choices that would allow K38 to render effective aid. Our calls and e mails served to educate me well on the cost of being the person on point, the one leading the charge.

Here is a short look at what went down in New Orleans. It really tells nothing of the vastness of what one person may navigate, unless you look very closely. Then you will see: everything costs. When we lead, where we lead, one must be willing to weigh and give up something for the result, the attainment of that goal.

So as we head down the road of struggle in this country today, maybe think a little about that. Because you matter. So maybe pay close attention to what you raise your hand for. Results are everything and all change may be temporary. Consider your cost. Then go.

The image below is of our friend and colleague, USCG Petty Officer 1st Class and Stan team member Scott Rady, on the line of a Jayhawk during training. The USCG lost a Jayhawk recently, and more.

Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Rady

Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Rady

On her paddle through my coast this week, Margo Pellegrino told me what it was like, unwittingly paddling the crash site of the Jayhawk, and looking down to realize a diver was down, and searching the wreckage below. The next day she saw death again. That is how it works. Everything costs. Nothing is permanent. Not even our hearts.

June and Margo, Seattle2SanDiego. Ventura Landing

June and Margo, Seattle2SanDiego. Ventura Landing

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