- The Punch Up
- 🔮 Why You Need a Vision for the Future + 5 New Jobs
🔮 Why You Need a Vision for the Future + 5 New Jobs
In this issue:
The power of your 20-year vision
News: Giving Circles to Support the LGBTQ Community; The Post-Pandemic Teaching Crisis; The Supreme Court Declines to Rule on Charter Schools
A few interesting jobs
The Power of Your 20-Year Vision
For the first edition of The Punch Up, I wanted to introduce an exercise that I've found extremely helpful for clients, co-workers, friends, and myself. I first heard about it on a podcast by Debbie Millman, a renowned writer, professor, artist, and designer. She mentioned giving her students an exercise to think about and write about their future lives. She found that the students who added the most detail to their visions were the ones who consistently achieved their goals. I started the practice myself and have watched my personal and professional life change in profound ways.
Since then, I've encouraged entrepreneurs, friends, and family going through tough times to create their own 20-year vision. Many have said that the exercise was powerful in revealing what matters most to them, influencing their approach to work and life. Next, I'll share a real-life example (redacted & revised) that hopefully inspires you to think about your future.
Everyone will approach the exercise differently. I've seen painfully practical and boring visions and sci-fi-like dream worlds created. The important part is to give yourself time to reflect, dream, and commit to your future life. You deserve it.
What resonates with you? What have you read that inspires you? What doesn’t inspire you?
What elements do you want (or not want) to incorporate into your vision?
“To Respond to Anti-LGBTQ Legislation, Fundraisers Turn to Giving Circles” - Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 28, 2023.
Research shows donations to LGBTQ groups pale in comparison with other causes. To help boost fundraising in the sector, LGBTQ groups are turning to more grassroots options, like giving circles.
“The teaching profession is facing a post-pandemic crisis” - Chalkbeat, June 27, 2023.
Dire warnings of teacher shortages are nothing new, especially during the pandemic, and are sometimes overblown. But a confluence of warning signs suggest that the country is at a post-pandemic inflection point. More teachers really have left the classroom, according to a new Chalkbeat analysis of data, the most thorough national look at teacher turnover to date.
“Supreme Court Skirts Question of Whether Charter Schools are Public” - The 74, June 26, 2023.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that could have upended the long-held view that charter schools are public, throwing into doubt — for now — a controversial effort to publicly finance religious schools.
Til next time,
The Punch Up Team