Every year Jeffrey and Tracking Wonder gather a visionary group of thought leaders for a free online community event called Quest to challenge and inspire the way you approach your business and life. This year’s roundup of visionary leaders includes Pam Slim (Escape from Cubicle Nation; Body of Work), Leo Babauta (Zen Habits), Katie Dalebout (Let It Out), Caroline Adams Miller (Getting Grit), Jonathan Fields (Good Life Project), Dorie Clark (Entrepreneurial You), Ishita Gupta, and Charlie Gilkey (Productive Flourishing).
Quest is about creating a radically possible vision, reaching stretchable goals, and enlisting the support of the international Quest community to help you create the change and impact you ache to see in your life and the world in the upcoming year.
#WeQuest Spotlight focuses on a different member of our community each week who shares how Quest has impacted their work, creativity, and life as Business Artists.
Patience Bleskan is the founder of her own consultancy Patience Bleskan where she supports parents in becoming inspiring leaders for children. She coaches parents through the early critical years that allows them to make the biggest impact in the later years.
Why did you join Quest?
Quest was a way for me to connect and get inspired. Having worked on my own for many years with a desire to do my work and run my business differently finding a community to cultivate my work and ideas is priceless.
What role did community play in your Quest experience? How did you benefit from (and/or contribute to) the power of DIT (Do It Together) over DIY?
I joined Quest late in the game but the questions have given me an opportunity to refine my focus on the work I want to be doing. I ride the line between introvert and extrovert so I need to have time alone to work but I also crave the support and input from others. I know I’m better when I’m working with others. I also love to support others in their ideas.
Tell us about an “ah-ha!” moment during Quest when you made a break-through that helped clarify your mission or direction.
My first Quest was such a great one for me. Being in business for over a decade I had lost a little of my original drive and focus. To be encouraged and pushed to remember why I do my work and what is really important to me is like magic. I’m taking leaps I was too afraid to take before.
Why did you decide to become a Business Artist Meetup Ambassador?
I wanted to be a Business Artist Meetup Ambassador because I know the power of being in the same room as other people. I always think of the Tour de France and the peloton of riders. When the riders are in the pack together they get farther faster with less work individually. I want to be in a room of amazing business owners who want to work in a new way so we can support each other to reach our goals.
If you’re ready to put aside the New Year’s Resolutions and map a real vision for your best work in 2018,