What’s in a name?

August 25, 2014 at 4:48 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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 “What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”
– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

I get asked a lot about our name, Explore Discover Act. Where did it come from, what is its significance and what do we do? We also talk a lot within our programs about the way we as humans can get caught up in names, labels, positions, titles, etc., with the potential being that individuals and groups can become disempowered, disengaged and displaced through a loss of connection to their ability to make a difference in their own and others lives. So for me, it is less about the name, and more about the opportunity that these questions present to continue exploring the possibilities, discovering potential and acting authentically in a given interaction.

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I still can’t remember exactly when the name Explore Discover Act was fleshed out and decided on for the business. What I do remember though is, once it was in place a clarity of lived experiences, lessons learnt, values as a compass to guide my own journey and message to share within the programs we offer were able to be languaged and acted on with an ease through ‘this just feels right’ way of being. I have journals and note pads with scribblings, planning and ideas from years worth of the unfolding journey to Explore Discover Act as we know it today, with each experience, processing/making it real and then application to my thoughts, words and actions throughout the journey more important than a name could ever be.

“Dare to live by letting go.”
 Tom Althouse

 So where are names, labels, positions or titles playing a role in your journey of potential? In what ways are they providing clarity of being and in what ways are they limiting the potential of particular interactions with self, others or the world around you?

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