I believe we now reside in the greatest age in the history of humanity: the Wisdom Age.
How did we get here? Well, the hunter killed the animal that fed the farmer … the farmer grew the crops that fed the industrialist … the industrialist made the supplies to enable the technologist … and the technologist has given us access to all the information we could want.
We have a new level of access to information about one another, as we use the Web to merge into global communities based on shared beliefs … communities that transcend governments and physical boundaries.
We have the power to free ourselves from the thought control of everything from insular governmental regimes to television commercials. We can use the knowledge of the global community to veer around the messages that are prescribed for us.
We have been given tools that enable us to rethink how we spend our days. Mobile and wireless devices give us the choice to work anytime and anywhere, causing us to realize that work is not a “place,” but rather a “role.” One role among many!
Now the question is, what will we do with all of this? What will we use this gift of information to accomplish for the next generation, as the hunter fed the farmer thousands of years ago? That is the central question of the Wisdom Age.
I believe the answer begins inside each one of us. It’s time for us to discover who we truly are, realize what matters most … be happy … and only then can we make this world a better place. It’s time to turn information into Wisdom.
I began on my own journey about 10 years ago. I had achieved the wealth and personal success I had always hoped for and I had a really good life … but I was not truly happy. I began to absorb all the business and spiritual wisdom I could get my hands on. Eventually, I found that I had pulled together a process and a set of tools that helped me to disentangle from old habits and stale mindsets. It was hard work, but it changed my life … as well as the lives of my wife and children and the soul of my business.
I did all of this for myself, but the wisdom affected me so deeply, people began to tell me, “Bob, I want to start taking whatever it is you’re on.” So I began sharing the tools and ideas I had discovered. The response was amazing and showed me that sharing can lead to significant change for myself and for others.
With the help of the many people who have embraced them and helped refine them, my process and tools grew into what I now call iMatter – authentic thought leadership for The Wisdom Age.
In this blog, I hope to share my thoughts and the ideas behind iMatter with you. More importantly, I hope this blog inspires you to share your thoughts and ideas with me and the iMatter Community. There is more to do, more to know, more to become …
And it all begins with sharing. Are you ready for the conversation?