I made a big decision a couple of weeks ago.
I changed my Facebook page name from Atlum Schema, which as many of you know is the name under which I made and perform music, to my name name…Andy Mort. It was not an easy decision but definitely makes sense.
Over the past few months a number of people have mentioned to me that they think it would be a good move to make. This year I have put a lot more time and effort into this website and podcast, and as the Member’s Haven begins to take off further too it seems to make more sense to strip away the cloak of my musician pseudonym as I connect with people on social media.
I want to make clear however that this is not an indication that I’m taking my music any less seriously.
Rather it kind of feels like the final stage of a deeper transition. I feel that if I’m going to be authentic and connect with people, I need to make that distinction between me and my projects.
Vulnerability and Connection
This week’s podcast is all about being vulnerable in order to connect. The human experience is about connection. Connecting with one another, connecting ideas, connecting the dots of life. Connection is what breeds value and meaning to our lives. It’s how we are wired.
The greatest leaders accept their vulnerability and communicate it to those who follow them. It’s a simple yet profound and I’m sure to many who desire power and authority over people, a counter-intuitive thing to do, so why is it one of the most important traits a leader can have?
Why is vulnerability such an effective way to connect with people?