Ted X innovative in its approach did just that. Not only did they bring Kermit the Frog to share a message in 2015, that still holds great relevance today, but they also got the most creative man of all time to introduce Kermit the Frog. The late Sir Ken Robinson, the master of creativity, one of the most famous TED talks of all time.
The creative of act of listening to a talking frog
The greatest quotes, sayings, metaphors are not found among the list that already exists; they are found in the moments when you look beyond the obvious message, and search beyond the conscious mind; they are found when you pay extra attention when reading a book, listening to a podcast or ted talk, or when watching something. When looking beyond the smoke and mirrors, that is where you find the real nuggets of information, the wisdom not to be missed.
"When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there."Jim Henson
Isn’t that what we all hope to do, it is certainly the driving force behind The Peoples Hub.
The question is how do we do it?
Many people are afraid to take chances, opting for the safer option, hoping to avoid failure. At The Peoples Hub we know the only way to create change is through failure, then learning, then trying again.
We take the creative chances as without the will and the courage to do so, we simply would not achieve our goals.
In society, we often associate creativity with art, music, words; but what about the everyday creativity that takes place. Innovative ideas, ground-breaking research, new designs, cooking, doesn’t that all take creativity. To do what has never been done involves the deepest level of creativity.
“Creativity is the true engine of our economy.”Kermit The Frog
You don’t wait until you have time to tap into your creativity – you make time and allow your creativity to flow.
In this ted talk Kermit explains:
“Michael Angelo chipped away at a lot of stone before he found his angel”
“Albert Einstein scribbled a lot numbers before he came up with theory of relativity”
You see the creators of our time did not wait for the answers before starting, they started with the certainty that they answers would come.
They have what Jim Henson describes “Ridiculous Optimism”
Something not many possess, and even when they do, they are afraid to say it loud; afraid that somehow, they don’t have what it takes. But what if they do, what if you do. What if people believed in their own magic, what would happen then?
Amy and Susan believe in “Ridiculous Optimism” What started as a conversation, led them here. Who knew in 2015 at an International Women’s Day conference for the Pink Link Ladies, meeting for the first time this would be their story? This story carried them here because they were not afraid to do what had not yet been done. They believed in their own magic, and if nothing else they believed in shining a light on the magic of others.
Are you brave enough to jump on board their train of creativity?
Amy's brainchild, Socially homes, is an innovative approach to homelessness, and is fully supported by The Peoples Hub. If you are someone who views the world through a unique lens, someone who values humanity and someone who has a desire to help people, not just on a local level but on a global level, then jump on board.
We cannot do this alone.
That's where The Peoples Hub comes in. Bringing together the Socially: Game-Changers to create more magic! Helping with specialist consultation, media services, and often giving a voice to the voiceless.
“The process of evolution is to transcend and include”Ken Wilber
He says: “As we evolve, we don’t just become different we go beyond who we were originally, while still including all we were before.”
This is a message we want to harness. We don’t want to take people from the ruins, place them in safety and help them forget the ruins, no, at The Peoples Hub: Socially Homes, we want to harness their journey, and using a holistic and person-centred approach we want to see people as the whole being.
Will we get it right all the time? Absolutely not! But will we keep trying, YES.
Today’s mistakes could be tomorrows innovations.
What can we learn from children? Let’s forget what we know and embrace the wisdom of a child.
“In the beginners mind there are many possibilities in the experts mind there are few.”Sunryu Susuki
Let’s be courageous enough to shout from the roof tops, let’s be more 5-year-old in our approach:
- I need help
Think about when children fall, they shout help from the roof tops and look to adults for comfort and reassurance
- I am stuck
They don’t struggle on with something they find difficult, the second they struggle, they shout for help/support
- I need support
They may give it their best shot, or minimal effort, either way they see no shame in asking or needing support
They see the value in togetherness, they don’t have the ‘I must be okay on my own’ they go straight to ‘I need someone to hang out with me’
Everyone has one piece of the puzzle to offer you, if all we have to do is share what we know and share the wisdom of others. We will win!
With good friends, you can't lose!Kermit the Frog
We need you, all of you.