How to Evolve Culture and Get What You Want

How to Evolve Culture and Get What You Want

In this Changemaker Challenge conversation, Cate chats with the members of Body Thrive about one of the “Ground Rules for Dynamic Groups.” Good communication is the bedrock of dynamic groups. When it comes to communication, most of us gravitate towards either care or candor. In a dynamic group, we learn to consciously practice both care AND candor. Care creates a feeling of trust and support in a group. By contrast, candor can feel very edgy, but it’s necessary for growth

Our habits are not our own. Our habits are cultural or micro-cultural. And our habits may or may not be the habits of Body Thrive. When we start to recognize that, we realize we have opportunities to practice communicating with care and candor in our micro-cultures. Words carry vibration and energy. When we communicate with care and candor, it carries far beyond ourselves. We evolve culture.

 

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • What is the criteria of a good ground rule.
  • Why communicating with care and candor is a key ground rule for dynamic groups.
  • How communicating with care and candor can help us evolve culture.

 

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Show Highlights:

  • 0:00 – Communicate with Care + Candor is one of the “Ground Rules for Dynamic Groups” that we use in the Yogahealer courses. Care creates a feeling of trust and support in a group. By contrast, candor can feel very edgy, but it’s necessary for growth.
  • 3:40 – Our habits are not our own. Our habits are cultural or micro-cultural. And our habits may or may not be the habits of Body Thrive. When we start to recognize that, we realize we have opportunities to practice communicating with care and candor in our micro-cultures. The holidays are a prime opportunity to do that.
  • 9:50 – The ground rules don’t have to be perfect, but they have to be good enough to help you start to change your behaviors. With regard to communicating with care and candor, we can change our behavior from complaining to others about a problem over which they have no control to directly communicating a problem, with care and candor, to the person or persons who CAN address the problem.
  • 11:10 – Words carry vibration and energy. When we communicate with care and candor, it carries far beyond ourselves. We evolve culture.
  • 13:38 – One way we can communicate with care and candor is to ask for what we need with specificity.

 

Favorite Quotes:

  • “When we talk about evolutionary groups and we talk about dynamic groups and we talk about these guidelines, they’re not just words at all. They’re simply words that are pointing toward very strong potential truths. And it’s really next-level living. It’s like the rulebook of higher level living.” — Cate Stillman
  • “These ground rules don’t have to be perfect. They have to be good enough to help you change your behaviors.” — Cate Stillman
  • “If we go back back to the ground rule that there’s an edge to candor and there’s an edge to care . . . something shifts. And that shift is not for our benefit only. . . . It’s so much beyond us. . . . We’re actually evolving culture.” — Cate Stillman
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Cate Stillman founded Yogahealer.com in 2001 to guide Yoga people into Ayurveda and Ayurveda people into yoga. Built on the value of both personal and planetary thrive and a deep connect to one’s ecosystem, community and body, Yogahealer grew into a team, 2 podcasts a week, regular blogging, an arsenal of courses to guide people into their potential, an a professional community + certification program Yoga Health Coaching. Cate wrote and self-published Body Thrive: Uplevel Your Body and Your Life with 10 Habits from Ayurveda and Yoga, an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Ayurveda, which helps people who dig yoga take a giant leap forward in their wellness trajectory with Ayurveda.

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