Yes! A powerful word. It invites, it engages, it moves. And, with relatively the same amount of effort, there are 3 completely different outcomes available to us, based on the agreements we choose. We can add another Yes!, we can multiple by Yeses!, or we can scale to Yeses! The co-investment and risk are about the same, and the reward or return can be much greater.
If we see the world as nouns, as already finished, we see outcomes. We use resource power. We add Yeses. With a strong Yes, an 8 on a scale of 1 to 10, we add another Yes!, and we have the resource strength of 16 (8 + 8). That is twice as much as we started with, a good return.
If we see the world as verbs and nouns, we see development and outcomes. We use network power. We multiply Yeses. With the same strong Yes (8), we multiply times 8, getting 7 other 8s to join us, achieving a network strength of 64 (8 * 8). That is 8 times as much as we started with, an even better return.
If we see the world as light and verbs and nouns, we see potential, development, and outcomes. We use tangibilization power. We raise Yes to the power of Yes. With the same strong Yes (8), we raise it to the power of 8, multiplying 8 by a factor of 8, scaling to 16,777,216 (8^8). That is much, much more than we started with, taking advantage of reinforcing dynamics.
Another way to look at this in how many people we can serve with our efforts. If you serve eight with your capacities, and I serve eight with my capacities, together we can serve 16 [8+8]. We add our efforts, transaction completed. If we combine your capacities and networks with my capacities and networks, we can serve 64 [8*8]. We multiply our efforts and develop relationships and capacities. If we unite our unique contributions, in service of a deeper shared purpose, we can invite, engage, and cohost service to 16,777,216 (8^8). We engage a purpose and evolve how we manifest it.
We can either add, multiply, or scale our Yes. It is a choice.
Do you have examples from your life?