Walk Out Walk On
Finding One Another
As a book, Walk Out Walk On offers a starting point for illuminating new frames and perspectives about change. But the real work of change happens when Walk Outs everywhere connect and self-organize both virtually and face-to-face. We know that the future we are walking on to will not be created by individual hero-leaders. We also know that we do not have the answers about how to build this future. Experimentation, the collaboration of many minds and talents, and openness to new ways of thinking are essential at this time.
When we share our stories, fears, endeavors and insights, our learning is enriched. We’ve created this Community space as a way for Walk Outs to find and support one another, learn together and perhaps collaborate in creating something new. Here you can read the stories of other Walk Outs Who Walk On in the Community Blog, offer your own in the Share Your Story section or read blogs by members of the Walk Out Walk On community below. You can also find out about upcoming Tweet Chats or explore the #wowochat archives. Finally, we have developed the “Find One Another” interactive map for Walk Outs everywhere to become more visible to one another and so that they can connect around the interest areas that matter most to them. View the map. Add yourself to the map.
“I think there is something in you. Or maybe there isn’t something in you. Although that’s probably the same thing.”
- Haruki Murakami
The idea to host a gifting evening came to us a few weeks ago when Masha and I were sitting in the kitchen at the office where we work. We were inspired by the invitation from the Walk Out Walk On community to host a Shop of the Open Heart. We exchanged our experiences with gifting at this time of the year and how we often miss the meaning of it all. We also said we wanted to experiment with another kind of gifting and began to prepare the Shop of the Open Heart Moscow. We called it a Red Nose Evening (don’t ask me why).
Author: Jose Luis Esparza
I worked at Procter & Gamble for 22 years, in Mexico for 9 years and almost 13 in Cincinnati. I was happy in my work and was working very hard, around 12 hours per day. I was doing something that I love, which is sustainability and renewable energy. However, one night, around 2.5 years ago I realized that this was not what I really want to do. It was not my life mission. So I decided to look for my life mission.
I never felt I really fit in, though I tried. I really did. I never succeeded, but I can play the part like I fit in. This led me to a discovery. I feel there’s so much grey between walking out and staying in. I lived in that grey for years and will continue to. I am a bridge builder and man of many worlds. I am at the edge of everything, therefore also a Walk Out. For years I struggled with this, until I bought a book about the fool. When I saw the book, I immediately knew it would change my life forever in ways I couldn’t know yet.
Author: Liam Barrington-Bush
When I was told I was being made redundant from a national charity in England two-and-a-half years ago, I was upset for about an hour. Then I was relieved. Then I started applying for jobs. And then something shifted.
More accurately, it shifted when I was offered a new job; also at a national charity, but moving into the ranks of management. A positive career step, by any traditional measure, but when I thought about the seamless transition from one organisation I felt had long outlived its passion and usefulness, to another, I felt physically ill.