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Feb 27, 2017

A Real World Example

In this episode of Find the Red Thread, Tamsen takes a look at Arianna Huffington’s latest venture, Thrive Global, to show how the five pieces of the Red Thread apply to a real world example.

Looking at the four sentences on their About page, we see how the five steps of the Red Thread (the goal, the problem, the idea, the change, and the action) run through their statement and clearly outlines everything they do.

Getting in-depth with Thrive Global’s Investor Pitch Deck, Tamsen breaks down the principles of the Red Thread as they apply to a more specific pitch and business model.

 

Resources

Find more resources and see the full transcript of this episode at TamsenWebster.com.

Feb 21, 2017

Finding The Right Path

In this episode, Tamsen explains that the image of the Red Thread comes from a familiar story in Greek mythology that you may have heard of: the Minotaur and the Labyrinth.

From the myth of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth, we learn that fighting your battles isn’t necessarily the hard part, it’s really about finding the right path. The primary character in this story, Theseus, is sent into the maze to slay the Minotaur. Theseus snuck in two items to help him, a sword and a ball of red yarn. But, as Tamsen explains, it’s not his sword that ends up saving the day.

This story illustrates why the name Find the Red Thread describes exactly what the Red Thread does. The goal of the Red Thread is to help us figure out how to navigate the world around us, what monsters we slay, what swords we carry, and how we can follow the path we took to understand better ways to master change.

Resources

Find more resources and see the full transcript of this episode at TamsenWebster.com.

Feb 15, 2017

Making Meaning

What is the Red Thread? Whether we’re trying to create change, or simply feel in control of all the change that’s happening around us, the first step is that we must make meaning of what we see.

As humans, we have an innate desire to make things make sense. The meaning we create dictates the thoughts that we think, which dictates how we see the world and the role that we see ourselves playing in the world.

In this episode of Find the Red Thread, Tamsen shares the template for meaning making, how the path to meaningful change is like Mad Libs, and why learning to identify the way that we make meaning is the key to making changes that lead to big action.

Resources

  1. The Goal: The drive that determines everything else
  2. The Problem: Why we’re not achieving the goal
  3. The Idea: The diagnosis of the problem
  4. The Change: What we must do to achieve our goal
  5. The Action: The specific set of things that we need to do to make change happen

 

For more resources and a transcript of this episode, visit TamsenWebster.com.

Feb 7, 2017

Fred Rogers' Red Thread

The Red Thread comes from a Swedish expression that seeks to uncover the one thing that ties a life, an event, or a thing together—the through line.

In the inaugural episode of The Red Thread, Tamsen Webster reveals the truth that everyone has a red thread. We all have a way that we make meaning of ourselves, the world, and, perhaps most importantly, change.

Learn the deeper meaning of the “red thread” through a real life example of an important figure we all know and love: Fred Rogers. Yes, that’s THE Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Resources

Get more resources and the full transcript of this episode at TamsenWebster.com.

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