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Transformative changes, our upcoming events and this week tips

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 3:05 AM

In this week’s blog (9th – 15th of April) we will expand on some ideas of Prof Jan Rotmans and what he calls an era of “Transformative changes”; we will invite you to our next upcoming Master Your Mind-Platform session on the 19th April;we will invite to our next workshop offered by Soulgarden, Uplifting and Mensing’s Caminada on the 26th of April and we will end with some personal coaching tips regarding accepting responsibility over one’s life by choosing not to BLAME; to COMPLAIN and to have NO-EXCUSES. Every day in the week we will upload one video every single day on our Share2Uplift Facebook page.

Transformative changes

"We don’t live in an era of changes, we are living in a changing era." –  Professor Jan Rotmans.
For an interview in Dutch of Rotmans, go to “Tegenlicht Talk: Jan Rotmans – YouTube.
Transition management thinker Prof Jan Rotmans argues, that there must be a radical shakeup of existing institutions and governing structures if we are to deal with the shared, complex challenges emerging in social, economic, energy and environmental realms. There is no blueprint, there is no fixed solution, but you need to invest a lot in what I call “radical innovation”. Rotmans pioneered in what is now known as Sustainability Transitions and founded the Dutch Institue for Transitions (DRIFT) at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. He led several large national and European projects and authored over 250 publications, amongst which 20 books. Rotmans: “We are in a change of eras comparable to the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century”. He believes that we are moving towards a Society 3.0: decentralised, bottom-up, flexible and with small networks instead of a society dominated by bureaucracy and large companies. He is the author of the book “Eye of a hurricane”.

For more go to: Sustainability: Jan Rotmans at TEDxMaastricht - YouTube on Transformative change, a change of era meaning multiple changes are taking in multiple parts of our society. www.youtube.com/watch?v=9furIv2jg50
Go to this other link on: “Managing transition: How do we prepare for complex social and environmental change?” | Up Close 

Finally Go also to this link for some practical tips for universities and students: How to Cope with the Age of Transition | Current | Career Services | University of Groningen. Rotmans answers these 2 questions:

1.How should universities deal with these coming transformational changes:
“Universities need to evolve to the life-long study facilities demanded in the future. One’s education will consist of rotational years of working and learning, instead of the current system of a couple of years of education first and then a life long working. Furthermore, an interdisciplinary approach will be more and more in demand. Complex societal issues require a solid knowledge of diverse disciplines. We already see this happening in study programs for excellent students, the so called ‘honors programs’. A group of academics in Amsterdam has started an initiative I’m also involved in, similar to honors programs but open to all students; it’s called the Bildung Academie. A place where you get an interdisciplinary education, but also learn how develop yourself and manifest your knowledge. Universities should strive for this kind of education to be accessible to all students in order to face this society in transition”.

2. Do you have any tips for students to prepare themselves for the changing labor market? “First and foremost, do not be afraid. Fear is your worst advisor. A new golden age is up ahead, a new economy with lots of opportunities. Besides that, don’t focus on your CV as much, just be yourself. Authenticity, passion, originality, being able to work in a team, communication, that’s what you really need to invest time in. It’s more important who you are, than what you’ve done. Everyone has got the same CV nowadays. I look right through it. We’re living in a time where individuals can make a difference. Think about Boyan Slat, a Dutch student who thought ‘hey, let’s develop a device to handle the plastic soup in the ocean’, look at how far he’s come. Possibilities are endless, embrace them”.

The goal of the core group of Share2Uplift for 2018
As the share2uplift movement our goal for 2018 is to identify 250 ethical leaders to be empowered by 21st century mindsets and are connected and collaborate with one another to create value for the whole of the society. As Share2Uplift we are fully trying to align with this thinking of CCR to promote this agenda in our educational systems and workplace. So in that sense we fully support any initiative to make our educational system 21st century proof.

Share2Uplift aligners are those that:
– Create an inspiring vision of the future;
– Motivate and inspire people to engage with that vision;
– Manage delivery of the vision;
– Coach and built a team, so that it is more effective at achieving the vision.

These criteria are now being polished.
We also consider these 5 values of the most important ones for Share2Uplift aligners. They are:
• Peace from within;
• Compassion;
• Respectfulness;
• Integrity;
• Responsibility.
As we will progress towards this goal we will update you on the progress.
Visit the website for more information and join our FacebookPage.

Our next MYM-platform session

We would like to invite you to our next MasterYourMind- platform session, that will be on the 19th of April (3rd Thursday of the month).

Time: 7 - 8.30 pm sharp.

Venue: Biblioteka Nashonal Korsou

Entrance fee: FREE

Books to be presented:
In our next upcoming sessions Eelco Baak and Ivan Kuster will present these two books
"So goods you can be ignored, why skills trump passion in the quest for work you love, by Cal Newport. Presenter: Eelco Baak eelco@eelcobaaklifecoaching.com
And “The Tools, 5 tools to help you find courage, creativity and inspiration to help you live life in forward motion”, by Phyl Stutz & Barry Michels. Presenter: Ivan Kuster ivan@upliftingcuracao.com
Our goal as the Share2Uplift movement is to enable changed mindsets in Curaçao. One of the most effective ways is reading. Hope to see you and bring along a friend whom is also interested in personal development.
Click and attend this session.

Workshop: Habit creation and will power tips, how to make it stick
We would to invite you to our next workshop presenting by Soulgarden’s Haydee Hermans and Ivan Kuster (Uplifting): “Habit creation and willpower tips, how to make it stick” on the 26th of April at Chit Chat Café, Mensing Caminada. In this workshop we will combine insights from different books to focus on habits creations and the willpower tips needed to make new habits stick. To have lasting change in your behavior it is not only important to know what but also important to know how to make the creation of new habits tick. The books that were used as sources are or will be available at Mensing's Caminda.

These books are: “The Influencer”, by Joseph Grenny; How to change Habits “The power of Habit”, by Charles Duhigg; “Willpower:, by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney; :Will power Instinct”, by Kelly McGonigal; “Mini Habit”, by Stephen Guise. Next week we will share some more details of this workshop. So don’t miss this opportunity and put it in your agenda as of now. Soon tickets will be available.

Personal coaching tips

This week we will continue focusing on one vital behavior (keystone habit) we belief is fundamental to chance our life and ultimately will turn around mindsets and behaviors in Curaçao, for the good of all. Check these links on accepting 100 % responsibility over one’s life by choosing not to BLAME; to COMPLAIN and to have NO-EXCUSES. Every day in the week we will upload one video every single day on the Share2Uplift Facebook Page.

NO EXCUSES - Best Motivational Video 2017 - YouTube

NO EXCUSES - Motivational Video - YouTube

Don't Allow Your Life To Be Controlled By These 5 Things - YouTube

Ultimate Motivation No Excuses - YouTube


Stop Complaining (Inspirational Video) - YouTube

Categories: Share2Uplift, 21st Century Mindsets, Master your mind - Bookclub sessions