Convers(ate)’s 2019 Topic Series

Happy New Year! If you're eager to have more interesting and meaningful conversation in your life this year, you're in the right place. This year, we're launching a monthly Convers(ate) topic series to share interesting ideas, question prompts and more.

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Why Bravery?

The new year represents change, whether you're announcing your resolutions to the world or quietly working toward a goal. Change always requires some courage, and we're excited to unpack bravery and courage with you.

Here's are sample questions from Convers(ate)'s Bravery conversation card to get you started:

  • What does it mean to be brave?
  • In what ways are we born courageous? How might courage be learned or practiced?
  • Who in your life is your biggest source of encouragement?
Like these questions? Buy Convers(ate).

Stimulate your thinking: Bravery, two ways.

Why it takes courage to show up and be vulnerable. Brené Brown, researcher and author, explores this idea in her best-seller Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.
Do you have a bucket list?
This list of 'things to do before you die' often includes a few physical challenges or adventures (skydiving, anyone?). What bravery-inducing adventures are on your bucket list?

Take it to the next level: Host a conversation.

If you're craving more stimulating conversation and connection, have you considered hosting a Jeffersonian Dinner or a Convers(ate) gathering?  

Convers(ate) is built around the concept of the Jeffersonian Dinner - the idea of gathering a group for a focused and meaningful conversation about a specific topic. If this feels a little intimidating, BRAVERY might be the perfect topic to start with. As Seth Godin says, "If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try." 

Bravery makes a great topic because it's intriguing - we don't often find ourselves in conversation specifically about this topic - and yet, it's relatable - every human has intimidated or felt called to bravery at some point.

For everything you need to host your own, pick up Convers(ate).

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