The Force Awakens Pt. 1: Why Do We Run Away But Hide the Map So We Can Still Be Found??

Whether its a stagnant job or a repetitive personal life, we can find ourselves lacking joy and hope, trapped in a closed loop without meaningful disruptions. Like Jack Skellington in A Nightmare Before Christmas, we could be the Pumpkin King of Halloween but without hope for the future, it all feels empty. We want to take the reigns and run out of our own closed loop Halloweentown, looking for something bright and shiny that brings us joy again, but that proposition can be scary. Will others follow? Will I end up leading them astray? Taking the initiative to bring Christmas to Halloweentown can feel overwhelming with a high risk of failure, but if we follow the lessons from Jack and Sally we too can facilitate transformation in our lives and workplaces that brings joy to those around us.
Do you ever get tired of trying, tired of not achieving expectations, and tempted to give up and away from your problems?  People and expectations can be tough to deal with and even Jedi Master Luke Skywalker gives into those feelings, running away to a hidden island to escape his past and the pain it brings.  And yet, he hides a map so that others might find him.  

In our finale to the Map Making series, we pull apart Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and seek to understand why we as humans might recede away from our problems, but tend to leave a map to the island we are hiding on. Spoilers: deep down we want to be found.  

Creators and Guests

Brian Nutwell
Host
Brian Nutwell
Brian Nutwell is an experienced product, process, and analysis leader. He loves connecting with other people and their passions, taking absolutely everything back to first principles, and waking up each day with the hope of learning something new. He is delighted to join Wonder Tour, to help discover pragmatic leadership lessons in our favorite mythic stories.
Derrick Cobb
Host
Derrick Cobb
Derrick Cobb comes from a digital transformation background. He enjoys solving problems by using a computer like a swiss army knife. With his Enneagram type 4 ("the Individualist") Derrick brings a deep empathy and emotional unpack to the Wonder Tour so that lessons can be understood for everyone to benefit.
Drew Paroz
Host
Drew Paroz
Drew Paroz leads at the intersection point of people, data, and strategy. For Drew, nothing is better than breaking down problems and systems into building blocks of thought except using those blocks to synthesize fresh models. Drew is on a lifelong Wonder Tour to help take those building blocks into life change in himself and others.
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