Unfolding Technology

The Go Giver

by Josh Graber
Nov 25th, 2019

Bob Burg and John David Mann wrote a fantastic book titled The Go Giver. This book describes a way to approach business and life through giving. It exemplifies how we at Unfolding want to approach all of our relationships.

This book outlines 5 “laws” for stratospheric success, loosely paraphrased as follows:

The Law of Value

Your true worth is determined by how much more value you deliver than you receive payment for.

Others appreciate and value us more when we are generous.

The Law of Compensation

Compensation is directly related to how many people we serve and how well we serve them.

If you want to increase your compensation, find ways to serve more people. Or find ways to serve better in your current situation.

When you give to others, it comes back to bless you.

The Law of Influence

Look out for the other person’s best interest.

We build a network of people who care about us and have our back when we truly seek to help others win. Interactions don’t have to be 50-50 or “even Steven.” Focus on helping others win and it will return to you many fold in a network of people who trust and believe in you.

The Law of Authenticity

The most valuable thing you can give is yourself.

If you want to give more value to those you serve, be authentic and truthful. Give them your true self. Don’t shy away from honesty even when it is difficult, but always communicate with grace. It’s important to be honest, but not necessarily to be “right.”

The Law of Receptivity

In order to give, you must also be willing to receive.

There can’t be givers without receivers. Be willing and gracious when others choose to give to you. And look for ways to pass the blessing on!

We believe that when you look out for the interests of others, everyone is blessed. Creating a community of people who care for each other has value beyond measure!

Unfolding...

by Steve Graber
Aug 21st, 2019

The concept of viewing life as unfolding is...

Taking a step back...

Letting go of the urge to try and do stuff...

Connecting with people, events, movements, technology, social issues that are going on around you...

(Seeing what God is doing in the world... because she/he is doing it!)

​Take a breath, experience God in the majesty of that breath. Think about how your life is unfolding in each breath. Understand that God is in each breath and is in everything that is going on around you and that she/he is working with and through you (us) to do amazing things...

Then with confidence (not in yourself, but in God) go forward to act in concert with what God is doing...

​This is the spirit of God in you and what you were made for.

​Connect with others forming teams to learn, explore, understand, and grow together.

​As a family, body, community.

Let go of all your self-ambition and reach for the heights...

Reach out and bring others with as they are able to enter into this revelation. When they can’t because of where they’re at, bless them, move on, but don’t leave them without hope.

​Remember it’s not about doing stuff. It’s about building together a work of art.

That’s life at its fullest.

If you see God differently than the people around you, reach out gracefully and share your understanding of God and the universe. Give and receive with grace.

Empowerment

by Josh Graber
May 5th, 2019

“Power” can describe our ability to influence the environment around us.

We all have this kind of power in varying degrees.

Power comes in many forms; some examples:

  • Financial resources
  • Talent
  • Knowledge
  • Physical strength
  • Charisma
  • Priviledge

Using power to improve our surroundings is a good thing.

Power is not distributed equally. Some of us are stronger than others. Others have more wealth. Some have more knowledge. Some have charisma.

When there is an imbalance of power, we describe the person who is more “powerful” as being in a position of power.

Powerful people often wield their power to enforce their vision of the world on others.

In the worst case, this vision is purely for the benefit of the person in power, resulting in disaster and misery for those around them.

What if a benevolent person is in a position of power, seeking to implement a vision that benefits others around them?

There are still two major issues:

  1. Limited perspective.Being human means this person will make mistakes. They have blind spots. Their vision may inadvertently cause more harm than good. Often when we think we have all of the answers this is an indication that we do not know as much as we think we do.
  2. Limited time and ability.The vision of a single person is just not scalable. There is only so much time in a day and they can only be in one place at a time. They can only effectively communicate with one person or group at a time.

The best use of power is to give it away.

Instead of a single powerful person making a difference, we can have a multitude of people growing in power and applying this power to create positive change.

This is the basis of empowerment.

When everyone is empowered to improve their environment, we can focus on collaborating together to create beauty in the world around us.

Welcome!

by Josh Graber
May 3rd, 2019

We are Unfolding Technology. My name is Josh.

Our team is composed of technology experts and enthusiasts. Over the years we have acquired a lot of practical experience with building technology.

We enjoy talking about life and philosophy.

We are hoping that the choices that we make can create a better tomorrow.

Together we are embarking upon an adventure, each step unfolding before us.

We care about people, connections, relationships.

We believe that professional relationships should be personal.

We want to find ways to govern society that empower people, are effective, and create positive change.

We want to find ways to help people live healthy lives. These lives are connected with nature, free from addiction, and not saturated with technology.

We want to find and work from a place of rest, helping others to discover this peace as well.

We believe in family and the power of close relationships and helping each other.

We want to find sustainable solutions to energy, waste, industry.

We like to have fun, often through strategy gaming.

If you care about any of these things as well, please send us a message, start a conversation. Let’s seek to change the world together!