Lisa A. Kramer

Author, Speaker, Theater Artist, Creativity Facilitator

Recreating the Economy

I have been thinking a lot about money lately. 

I have also been thinking a lot about dreams and goals.

The problem is, that it sometimes feels like you can't have one without the other, and unfortunately we live in a world where the money often comes first. I want to change that so much. Dreams and goals should not only be available to those who can afford them. 

I took a scary (for me) leap yesterday , and launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to publish my book RE-CREATING THE WORLD: THE POWER OF COLLABORATIVE CREATIVITY. 

Why was it scary? Because its hard for me to ask for help, especially in the form of money.  I struggle with feelings of failure when I realize that I am not financially secure. I sometimes fall into that gremlin-filled wormhole that tells me I haven't been
doing enough . . . working hard enough . . . creating a platform big enough. . . . being enough enough. 

It's an unecessary shame spiral that can pull you under quickly. 

This feeling, though, goes contrary to everything I believe. 
  • I believe that everyone has a right to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals. 
  • I believe that we should support one another in collaborative ways.
  • I believe we need more expressions of collaborative creativity.
  • I believe that everyone deserves a chance.
I asked myself a serious question:
What's the difference between these three things?
The answer is actually simple.

When we look at the person on the left, some people see failure and unworthiness. I see a person deserving of a break and of hope.
When we look at the image on the right, some people see success and worthiness. I see a person confident enough to say, "I am worthy of your support."
When we look at the image in the middle, some see dreamers who may never succeed. I see a person willing to try, who deserving of a break and hope, and worthy of support. 

I am the person in the middle, and there is no shame in that. 

The key to changing our approach to work, life, the world, each other, and our economy lies in recognizing that the three people represented by the above image are equal and worthy of a world that aspires to be better. 

Please help by either giving what you can, or spreading the word to others.Here is the Kickstarter link again.