Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sustainable Community

I met with a long time friend of mine today. We are co-creating a new leads capture group for entrepreneurs like ourselves. What joy I get from creating community and participating in ways to sustain each other. I love that the first brainstorming word on the list for a Mission Statement for our group is "authenticity." As I mull this over, I realize that it is authenticity that is synonymous with sustainability.

Think of the things you know to be sustainable and see if they do not also come with authenticity. Help me make a list. I'll start: seeds, dirt, trees, love, honesty, integrity, curiosity...
And, what makes it authentic? And how do you know when you are acting from authenticity versus... And what's the opposite of authenticity?