Welcome to Common Interest: The Journey Begins – Introduction

Welcome, and thank you for joining me!

You may jump to the weekly posts using the below links or continue to a brief introduction.

Whether dealing with personal chaos, work, or technology, we have come to accept that we live in an age of relentless change, where the ground continually seems to be shifting. As a result, we face new hurdles daily and must adapt to be ahead of the curve.

Thankfully there are plenty of online and offline resources to help us wade through these daily twists and turns. Several books, articles and blogs are around us to help. However, absorbing these resources could sometimes feel like drinking from a fire hose.

So, what do we need?

Apple picking.

Have you done one? It’s exciting and fun to be in the wilderness. Delicious looking apples all around, you grab an apple directly from the tree, taking a wholesome bite and – it makes you pucker, your face scrunches, eyes squint and lips pressed tightly.

What just happened? Sour. Do you sometimes feel the same reading a few pages from a promising book?

The answer is simple but not straightforward. Imagine the most delicious apple making its way to you every time you reach for one. Sweet.

Likewise, what if we had a carefully selected and curated step-by-step guide presented to you to prepare you to handle these small and significant changes confidently?


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That is the central premise of COMMON INTEREST. A simple yet powerful way to build our wisdom around a wide range of topics for everyday life, work and becoming more. I term them as building blocks for shaping our foundation, thinking, conversation, and interaction with ourselves and others.

If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far run together.

African proverb

It’s an experiment.

I don’t have to admit that I don’t have all the answers to the ways of life. However, we all collectively have enormous knowledge and experience and, most importantly, a noble desire to share with others. I subscribe to the philosophy that by sharing ideas, knowledge and experience, we grow and mature as a community. And even if you take sour bites once in a while, you know that we will turn that into something useful through our collective sharing.

It’s a humble attempt to share what I know (that you could use), and as a side effect, I, too, will continue to improve myself.

Share. That’s what we do when we find something of value. If you like my post, I invite you to extend this thread by sharing your own experience and knowledge.

I will be back soon with topics of mutual interest, yet not very common. Stay tuned.

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