Post an #Inkling or Let it Rest

From the Ian Martin Offsite – August 2019

Transcript:

Hero’s Journey – In Two Acts

“Hero’s Journey – In Two Acts” 

ACT 1: 

Once upon a time there was a young woman named Payrollope. 

Payrollope was smart, and industrious. A perfect citizen of the land of Contractor Success.  

One cloudy afternoon, as she was processing reams of payroll, she came across a big, hairy, PROBLEM. 

Payrollope knew that many people could be affected, and she was filled with a paralyzing fright. “What if the PROBLEM was more dangerous than I thought? What if doing something just made it worse? What if… it’s all in my imagination?” 

In her moment of deepest bewilderment, she had sudden good fortune: Frederic the Wise emerged from behind her, somehow. 

“Oh Frederic, I’m so afraid! This problem could spell disaster for my people! What ever will I do?” 

Frederic pondered thoughtfully and said: 

“Dear Payrollope… if you are unsure whether to pursue a solution, you may pick two paths: post an inkling for your people, or let it rest. But the greatest problem is to choose nothing at all.” 

Frederic and Payrollope spoke for a few minutes, until Payrollope decided: 

“I don’t know if this PROBLEM is important enough to take on. I will post an Inkling, for my team to respond. Then, we will all know better if we should fight this problem together!” 

Well, heh heh…  Payrollope DID post that Inkling, and others among her people rallied around the problem together. These days, in the Land of Contractor Success, it is said that the problem has never returned since that day. 

ACT 2: 

Meanwhile, in the far off Italian village of Bidi Sisitti (BD CCT) **Carla holds up town sign**  the intrepid Trevor was looking for his fortune. 

Trevor had heard of untold riches on the Sterling Silver Shores across the ocean. He knew, if he could only rally enough resources, he could bring back enough for the whole village to live on for years. 

Now, resources at this time were scarce, and there was less appetite for risky ventures among the citizens of BD CCT. Trevor did not know what to do. 

Much to Trevor’s surprise, Fredric the Wise appeared from just behind him, somehow. 

“Oh Frederic, what do I do? I see the opportunities abroad, but I can’t make my team see, and I cannot go alone!” 

Frederic pondered thoughtfully, and said: 

“Sometimes when an opportunity appears, and it’s not clear it’s worth pursuing, the best course of action is to let things rest for a time.” 

After more discussion, Trevor reluctantly agreed.

“But Trevor!” Frederic thoughtfully stated, “To let it rest, you must truly let it rest. No secret schemes, or complaining to the villagers!” 

Again, with reluctance, Trevor nodded his head. 

One year later, when the tides had changed, Trevor did take to the seas, towards the fortunes on the Sterling Silver Shores

And he did it, with many of the villagers on his crew. 

SONG 

Matt: When you’re out there on your journey, you may find yourself facing your own problem or opportunity. We’d like to sing a song to help you remember what to do, right gang? 

Carla, Scott: Right! Yeah! 

When you have an idea but you don’t know what to do, post an inkling! (Post an inkling!) 

If you’re not sure that it’s something that is worthy to pursue, post an inkling! (Post an inkling!) 

Write # I-N-K-L-I-N-G, then post it on Teams for your whole team to see 

For perspective on your problem or your opportunity post an inkling! (Post an inkling!) 

If you stumbled on something, but it’s not a big deal, let it rest (Let it rest) 

If it’s painful but you’re positive that time will make it heal, let it rest (Let it rest) 

Now don’t let fear control you, or tell you what to do 

It’s the times that we are scared that we should often follow through 

But if you can really let it go, and promise not to stew, let it rest (Let it rest) 

(Do it again – get people to sing the repeats)

Write # I-N-K-L-I-N-G, then post it on Teams for your whole team to see 

For perspective on your problem or your opportunity post an inkling! (Post an inkling!) 

But if you can really let it go, and promise not to stew, let it rest (Let it rest)