Designers

Designers get their hands dirty. They get into the work. They dive into the code. They jump into the deep end and then start figuring out how to paddle.

Designers are the ones that don’t just theorize their solution, they live it. They get that if their theories aren’t able to be realized, then what’s the point?

Designers are the ones that stand on newly finished designs.

New designs are under way. Stay tuned for features from the designers making it happen.

Recreators

Today is the first day of the new expedition. Going forward from this moment, we are going to periodically add new stories here of the Recreators.

Recreators are the ones that step forward and say, “Not only do I see a different way to go about our venturing, but I’m going there.”

Recreators are the ones that go there, take the action, see the change.

Recreators are the ones that seek not only their own benefit, but seek the benefit of everyone around them.

Going forward, we are going to go meet these recreators and we are going to share their stories. We are going to share in their work. We are going to share in their resourcing. We are going to share in getting to the new ground.

If you are a recreator, an entrepreneur, a startup seeking to accelerate – give us a shout. We are ready to join in the recreation.

Moving CO. Ideas to Structure Design & Testing

CO Mission Logo-Final

It seems to us that having way too many ideas can bog us down at times. So many great ideas or at least semi-good ones, yet so little time to affect them.

We needed a way to move the ideas out of our heads and onto a page for structuring. At least on the canvas, we could put a picture to it or trip over it or laugh about how ridiculous it was. Once the idea was placed to the draft table, we could then seek feedback and garner a more honest test of the idea. We are finding this process helps to weed through ideas more effectively and lessens the load in our over active idea generator.

For those of you who may wish to see behind the curtain, we periodically sketch our ideas here. It is an exercise that we started a couple of years back and it is fun going to the plan room now and then to see which of these ideas has begun to shape and lead to action.

Moving ideas to structured designs and testing is imperative. Otherwise, these are really just thoughts…

Spacewalks

Road

Can you picture yourself on a Spacewalk? Doesn’t this seem highly impossible and unlikely? Totally foreign? Totally frightening?

For men who really want to get off the bench, we invite you to join us for a four-part conversation where we explore 1-on-1:

– Where do we find ourselves now?

– Where are we headed?

– Where are we in need of development?

– Where are we taking action to move forward?

For many of the reasons we highlighted above, we call this series – “Spacewalks”. We admit these conversations probably look scary at first glance. Compared to an actual spacewalk though, isn’t this really more like a walk in the park?

For men who are interested to explore and go further, contact RoadtripN: www.plant12.org

Opposite World

Join the game

Do you ever find yourself just staring at the field from the bench? Do you ever find yourself wondering what it would be like if you took the leap of faith and jumped across the white line onto the playing surface? Do you ever find yourself just thinking about changing the venue of the arena or the uniform or even the sport?

Our best guess is that the answer is “NO”. Our best guess is derived from our own personal experiences of never finding ourselves by doing these things alone. Our best guess is that staring, wondering, and just thinking about doing is insufficient.

Welcome to Opposite World.

From this point moving forward, we’re going to have to sum the courage to enter into our dreams and act upon them in order that they may even possibly be realized. From this point moving forward, we’re not saying that all of our dreams will be realized. But, our best guess is that the probability of success improves greatly once we lift ourselves off the bench.

Welcome to Opposite World.

Resigning

Resigning

Re-Signing at the proverbial fork in the road. Making the decision to right hairpin turn away from Deadman’s curve. It’s either that or through the guardrail and over the cliff. Didn’t see this coming when we set out on this course. Sure, there were no doubt mountains to be maneuvered. But, our very best map didn’t foresee this potential resolution.

Best guess: Forward, around the bend, and continue to try and stay on the path.

Crossing

Crossing

The first step into theSpace is to take the first step. It is profound logic such as this that makes the crossing seem so difficult to bridge. Where are we going after we cross? What if we’re going someplace we don’t wish to go? Perhaps, things will improve on their own if we just stay stuck here in the muck.

It is a rather spectacular span though. And what if, maybe, just maybe, it leads us away from our stewage? Should we take the chance? Should we choose to follow across?

Action Packed

vs A&M

UT Orange had in big weekend as they took on St. Edwards, Texas State and Texas A&M! We came away defeating St. Edwards 8-0, as well as a win against Texas State and a tie against Texas A&M! These victories were incredibly important because it secured our ranking as number 1 in Region IV for the fourth year in a row!!