The stories might have been your companion for years, decades, lifetimes. 

They feel familiar, they have shape, they have shaped you. 

They may even have provided you much needed protection during troubled times.

You know the world through the lens of their telling.

You know the world through the lens of their telling….

If you change the story, do you then meet the world through a different lens? 

Is it possible that the stories are only stories? If you want a different experience of the world you might write a new story?

Is it possible that the injury done to you, the sense of failure from some past, the need to have things happen in a particular sequence, the conversation about ‘the only way it works’ or the pain you have carried for so long… simply a story?

If so, what might be a story that you can re-write? And what stories need to be retired?

I have a story that is yelling at me, causing me to doubt myself, go into fear and contraction…it is a yesterday story. Why have I given it power over me today?

Isn’t this what we do? We empower the stories from yesterday with a truth today.

The wise say you cannot step into the same river twice. 

Today is different than yesterday in one million and more ways.

Allow todays story the space to unfold in its own dimension untethered from the past, and at the close of the day, let the stories go. 

This is the beauty of beginnings.

Photo taken November 6th, 2019 

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About Dr Christine McDougall


As the principal of – She works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth than most through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science), and has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. She is committed to the creation of Syntropic enterprises as ubiquitous.

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P.S. Whenever you’re ready… here are 6 ways I can help you steward your enterprise for a world with a future.

1. Purchase the ebook, Speak the Truth for just $10. Our most important work is in human to human relationships. Often the greatest pain of our lives is when these relationships at home and in our work break down. This is a powerful tool that has restored the human connection in many of the most broken relationships. The 7 step process covered in Speak the Truth has been delivered to thousands around the world.

2. Masterclass – Syntropic Enterprise Design and Strategy. The masterclass seeds a new school of business and enterprise design for a world with a future. For more,

3. Enterprise Architecture Launchpad – a four day intensive experience for enterprise teams of up to twenty to shift towards becoming a Syntropic Enterprise. For more information,

4. Unplanning Obsolescence One Day Strategy Session – a team experience to consider a whole systems approach to strategy through becoming a Syntropic Enterprise. For more information,

5. Off-site retreats for Steward leaders in the process of deep change. Be this change personal, at the enterprise level, or both. Rather than a “health retreat/spa” step into a space that enables both self refection and other refection towards the fullest expression of your Pattern Integrity in the world.

6. Warm Data Labs – to consider a trans-contextual response to complex problems, evoking the collective brilliance available when we look at the whole system by design.

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