I’ve lived overseas for the last 3-years. I cannot begin to explain that entire experience in a blog post, but I can say it’s been a wonderful cultural experience.

One thing you notice as an expat: the way you grew up “doing things” isn’t the only way of doing that thing at all. In fact, there might be a better way out there if you are open to exploring different possibilities.

Sticking in one place has its advantages. You build deep roots within a community.

The disadvantage: tradition, echo chambers, and blind spots.

That’s why there is so much value in getting out of the routine when it’s time to dream. Even better — surround yourself with other leaders who will push your thinking and bring those exciting ideas home to share with your community.

Connect with us this summer, I promise no one will say, “We’ve always done it this way.”

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