Make Room For Many

Hi, I'm Andy.

One of the most important lessons I've spent the past few years learning is how to hold space for others and myself. But it is a whole other thing to make room for others and be there as they step into something new. For me, it was making room to become more honest with myself, my true self. Not andy ellwood dot com, but Andy. To make room to ask one more question because there is time and there is space to do so.  In learning how to sit still (thank you pandemic) and to find my honest voice, I've unlocked whole new worlds as a result.

"There is always room for a person of force, for they make room for many."

This quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay entitled Power. It reminds me of the scene in the Princess Bride where there is a crowded village square and the main characters are in a hurry. Fezzik, the friendly giant, yells, "Everybody move!" and a path appears for his companions to move more quickly onto their quest.

This site is an experiment in Making Room For Many people to move on more quickly with their own quests and learning together how we can all Learn In Public.

I have a lot of hunches about what that could become. I've got a lot of motivation and excitement to make sure it becomes something that anyone who participates in can be proud of being there in the early days to shape it and mold it.

Collective Knowledge and Curious Communities are two of the most powerful forces in my career and I hope this is a melting pot for both.

If that sounds like an experiment that you'd enjoy being a part of, I hope you'll consider joining us.  

What does joining mean?

There are two different ways you can jump in:

  • First is the free version that I hope you'll consider at the very minimum. Every month you'll get a digest of the brainstorms that I've been working on, the ideas that stood out, and the conversations that have made a difference in my world.
  • The second choice is to join the behind-the-scenes community of this site. It is a way to raise your hand as someone I can look to as a new brainstorm partner and someone who is equally curious about what is possible.  With this group, I hope there is an active conversation around the idea(s) that we explore each month through directed brainstorms and bi-weekly virtual meet-ups.  Your feedback will help inform what work we do together in the coming months and where we choose to dig deeper as a community.

Whichever way you choose to be a part of, I am excited to have you involved and to hear how we can help each other dig deeper and Make Room For Many stories, curiosities, relationships, and collectively bigger visions for what comes next.

Come join us and Make Room For Many more fun things to come.

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