Today we conducted another #GirlPower mentoring session at Farmington High School; same day, same time, same girls, but this session ended with a strategy to the beginning of a *Remarkable! movement …
A Remarkable! Culture produces an environment where silos are shattered and synergy prevails. In such a setting, movements of good have the potential to produce exponential returns, reducing competition and amplifying collaboration. Loyalty, morale and discretionary effort are all actualized as by-products of value creation: Cultures where people BELIEVE the best in each other, want the best for each other, and EXPECT the best FROM each other are conspicuously unusual. When you experience them, you can immediately tell that they are different, and people are compelled to remark about them internally and externally. Understanding that creating this kind of culture, whether within their family or school, all begins with a PERSONAL CHOICE.
STAR girls were challenged to commit themselves to be intentional about crafting a Remarkable! Culture in each corner of their world – one choice at a time. Discovering the simple truth that in every situation, each one of us has a choice to make: We either extract value from OR create value for those within our sphere of influence. If you choose to create value, the results can be truly Remarkable!
Each STAR girl received a Remarkable! bracelet along with a “no judgement” t-shirt. The message behind “no judgement,” while no one is perfect, each and every one of us has something remarkable within us. If we begin to focus on and appreciate the “remarkableness” of people, casting “no judgement,” we are soon to create an environment – a world full of positivity.
For the challenge, they aren’t to keep the bracelet, but pass it on to a young lady or woman who has done something Remarkable!
I advised, “don’t make this ‘Einstein’ :-)! It could be a friend, teacher, counselor, Principal or fellow classmate who received a great report card, received an A on a test, helped someone in need, etc. I don’t want this person to be a family member … the challenge is to choose someone who would least expect this coming from you.” Life can be full of surprising Remarkable! moments!
Once the remarkable person receives the Remarkable! bracelet, a photo must be taken of them with the bracelet on, upload the photo to Instagram or Twitter describing what makes this person Remarkable! or what it is they did that was so Remarkable! … including the hash tag #RemarkableMovement and @star_foundation.
Our quest to increase the productivity of positive messages via social networks amongst youth will truly begin with something Remarkable! So, if you follow us on Twitter or Instagram and see our Remarkable! tweets or posts, feel free to share the remarkableness by retweeting or regraming :-).
*This Remarkable! challenge was adopted from the book Remarkable! by Dr. Randy Ross and David Salyers.