I am here. If I can offer something, a word, a prayer, my skills, my knowledge, please ask.

At this time of writing my daughter is on a flight home from New Zealand before the borders shut, my partner who is in the Food and Beverage industry is going to his last day of work until some future unknown date, and you, dear reader, are experiencing some form of rapid and unexpected loss, change, upheaval, as we all are.

We are truly, all in this together.

I remember when Princess Dianna died, and how millions, or billions of people watched her funeral, all united in collective grief. I remember thinking that it was a significant moment in human history, the collective sharing of grief by so many.

This is a new experience for us, to be globally united in something so ruthless. To be stripped back to basics, to be given, in many cases, all the time in the world that we might have desired, and yet simultaneously, have many, most, or all of our resources cut, and such restrictions of movement that our world is reduced to rooms. 

On the other hand, those in the field of health work and emergency services, to be so overworked, so overcome by the enormity, the seemingly impossibility, of it all. Bless them. 

History teaches us, time and again, that massive change and breakdown is the fertile soil of better. But we are far from knowing what that might look like. We can only commit to ensuring, through our own way of being, that better is what will come.

Every day, every hour, our lives are tilted. Planning seems futile. 

Sustenance, Soul sustenance, might be found when we turn to what we can do, what choices we can make, and how we bring ourselves towards this time that creates a better future, for us, for our communities, for the world.

Learn something new…in our house, how to make Sourdough bread, to surf.

Grow vegetables. Spend time speaking to loved ones around the world. So lucky are we that we can.

Start the blog, the podcast, the thing you have always wanted to start. Write the book.

Contribute to the learning of others..give what you know and have accumulated over a lifetime to support others in their learning.

More than anything, cultivate kindness, compassion, generosity. Spread the virus antidote.

I am lucky. I live in a country where we have more than enough food, amazing health care and a system to cope, and ample empty space. If for no other reason, I have so much to be grateful for.

I am here. If I can offer something, a word, a prayer, my skills, my knowledge, please ask.

PS. I am in the process of uploading my Syntropic Enterprise Masterclass onto Youtube, in small sections. If you would like to access this at no cost, go to www.youtube.com/christinemcdougall

Photo taken March 23rd, 2020

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About Christine McDougall


As the Founder and Chief Steward of Syntropic.world – Christine 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 the working laws of Universe to enterprise design and human co-ordination. She 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.

To learn more visit www.syntropic.world

P.S. Whenever you’re ready… here are 7 ways Christine and Team Syntropic might 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 in The Dare to Care Workshop. www.syntropic.world/speakthetruth

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, www.syntropic.world/masterclass

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, www.syntropic.world/launchpad

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, www.syntropic.world/unplanningobsolescence

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. www.syntropic.world/retreat

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. www.syntropic.world/warmdatalab

7. Dare to Care workshop – How to speak the radical truth with compassion. Delivered to thousands of people around the world, the Dare to Care workshop starts with the premise that I need to care more about you than what you think about me.

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