We rebel against what is stopping us from moving forward in our turbulent 21st century.
What is stopping us is the convention to always seek certainty before we act. The convention that means we have to work it all out before the first step is taken. The convention that says we do nothing until we know where we are going and how we are going to get there. We can't wait until we know what is going to happen. It will be too late.
WE REBEL AGAINST THE CONVENTION OF RESPONDING TO UNCERTAINTY
We REBEL by not shrinking our lives to restore certainty. By embracing uncertainty to grow. Taking action before we have certainty. By acting with only a rough idea of what will happen, thinking on our feet, adapting as we go.
We REBEL by seeing opportunity in not knowing what is going to happen. Energised by disruption.
We REBEL by feeling alive as we discover what we didn't know we could do.
The purpose of the dance is not to end. If that was true we would only watch the closing few seconds. The purpose of the dance is the dance. The purpose of life is life. To live. To be alive. To embrace uncertainty. To grow in uncertainty. Some of us need to go full steam ahead into uncertainty. But the lockdown stops us doing the very thing that could save us. If we all shrink into ourselves to get a sense of certainty we will make the situation worse. We need to let those who want to embrace uncertainty... dance.
@Rebel Action ... We take action with only a rough idea of what will happen
We solve the puzzle of the moment by taking an action, getting a result (good or bad), thinking on our feet and using the result to adapt to find another action. We build unplanned sequences of actions, results, adaptations for each specific situation they face and see where it takes us.
We play in agile teams. One agile player takes an action which triggers other agile players to take their own action. All agile players see the result of their actions, think on their feet, adapt and take another action. Agile players are taking actions off each other as they collectively solve the puzzle of the moment.
We share an experience of finding different adaptations, combinations, and variations in coordinated moments of spontaneity, self expression and collective improvisation to discover what they didn’t know they could do together.
Rebel Action events give everyone an escape from the constraints of certainty.
To be agile thinkers who adapt, who think in a flexible way.
To see that success and failure is temporary. What matters is discovering what is next.
WE GIVE EVERYONE AN EXPERIENCE OF TRYING SOMETHING WITH ONLY A ROUGH IDEA OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Agile coaches help EVERYONE act in a way that gets a result, to reflect on the result, think on their feet, adapt and act again to discover what they didn’t know they could do.
As EVERYONE grows their confidence in their ability to think on their feet and adapt as they go ... EVERYONE becomes more curious and less fearful of uncertainty.
As EVERYONE starts to let go of a need for certainty there is less stress when things don’t go as expected. EVERYONE adapts as they go.
EVERYONE stops seeing problems as things not going to plan. EVERYONE stops seeing solutions as ways to get back on plan. Problems become puzzles to be solved by thinking on our feet and adapting as we go.
EVERYONE stops worrying about not being good enough. EVERYONE embraces the joy of life, with all its uncertainty, knowing they will be good enough.
AGILE COACHES RUN EVENTS TO CREATE STORIES, PLAY BASKETBALL, PLAY NETBALL, AND PLAY COMPUTER GAMES
AGILE COACHES CREATE A BASECAMP IN AMAZING LOCATIONS WHERE EVERYONE CAN BE AGILE
TO DISCOVER THE SURROUND ENVIRONMENT (CLIMBING, SWIMMING, CANOEING, CAVING, SNOW BOARDING ETC)
TO CREATE (COOKING, WRITING, ART, MUSIC, AND FILM)
Everyone grows 3 life skills for the 21st century
To take action
To see problems as puzzles to solve. To have the good judgement to know when to execute a planned action and when to try different ways to find a better way. To be agile as we act with only a rough idea of what will happen.
To get results
To see that success and failure is temporary. What matters is discovering what is next. To be energised by disruption. See opportunity in not knowing what is going to happen. To use failure to fuel a desire to take responsibility and rise to a challenge. To grow by discovering what they didn’t know they could do.
To live well with risk
To enjoy making decisions in the moment. Doing things at pace and with confidence. To safely think on our feet to correctly act when things go wrong. To try something that they are not sure will work when the potential good consequences out-way the potential bad consequences. To keep reflecting. To stop doing what is not working. Perfect what works for as long as it works.