Winning Formulas - Strategies

  • The power of choice - transform my life

    • Responsibility exists not as an obligation but as a way to be the master of my own fate.   When I take responsibility then I am the cause of the outcome and have the power to change that outcome.  This is a much better place for my state of mind to be than feeling like a helpless victim

  • Circle of influence - Start with personal actions and expand out to engage with the people, businesses and entities in my community with whom I have direct influence

    • If I do something right people are frequently drawn to that and join me

  • It only takes 25% to reach a tipping point and influence the broader population

    • When a sufficient number of people use their choices to achieve drawdown it will become contagious

  • Let others know when I make a positive intentional choice! 

    • to cause the tipping point we have to let the world know we are making positive choices!

  • The foundation of participation is to choose specific goals

    • The whole program is grounded in making specific choices that have specific measurable results in reducing or eliminating emissions.

  • Measure results

    • My effectiveness will be a function of my measuring progress

  • Pick low hanging fruit (big impacts)

    • Use the ‘Action Priority Matrix’ do choose what to do first (click on pop up box for graphic)

  • Don’t bite off more than I can chew

    • Pick things that are achievable. 

    • Do one solution at a time

    • Gain a couple of successes before moving on to new targets

  • Get on a team

    • Doing something purposeful with people I like is a big source of meaning for me

    • What is more fun and rewarding than doing something purposeful with people I like?

  • See where I get derailed in the solution sequence in making a choice that I intended to make to accomplish a goal

    • Was it not waking up to the issue?

    • Not learning about the supply chain cause and effect of the choice?

    • Not taking responsibility? 

    • Not figuring out the better choice or resource?  Or

    • not actually making the preferable, intentional choice?

    • This is where a lot of the time of the working group sessions is spent.  Share challenges and support each other in figuring out how to solve them

  • Assess the need to dedicate time and attention to get more of the desired results and for my participation to be meaningful

    • Plan for this

    • I am habituated to making choices that have results I don’t want.  It’ll take time and energy to change that and it won’t happen overnight (though somethings can and will!)

  • Criteria for participation

    • As long as I intend to do what I can I’ll keep participating