Wednesday, June 26, 2013

100state of mind

This is a post about one of the core concepts of 100state: the 100state of mind.

It often defies explanation, but there's something magical about that state of mind when you're completely on a roll in life and can't seem to do anything wrong.

Some people study it- researching focus, coordination or neuroscience and educating themselves on the science of it. Others find it in sports- getting 'in the zone' and 'dialing in' to hit that buzzer-beating shot. The spiritually inclined find their 100state through yoga and meditation, and artists and musicians through their medium of expression and creation.  Personally, I find it when I'm freestyling, playing soccer, brainstorming ideas or having a great conversation with trusted friends.

However we each find that state, and regardless of how we describe it, everyone has had at least a fleeting glimpse of a state of mind that just plain rocks. And just about every great artist, entrepreneur, thought-leader and innovator gives it credit for their work.

At 100state, we want to be in that state of mind as much as possible so we can do great things for ourselves, our community and the world. We think being around others who pursue it and support us along the way helps... and we're pretty sure it only comes around when you're doing something you love and are passionate about, which is why we encourage our members to pursue their ideal lifestyle, and do our best to support and develop their opportunities while they do.

We're early and we have a long way to go... but already our team and early members have been finding our 100state more and more consistently. We feel pretty great about the people who've been adding to our community, and we can only imagine what will happen on the adventure to come!

From our 6/26 email. Not on the mailing list? Join here.
Darin Eich at last week's member jam.

in your 100state?

Come check out our 'Build your 100state' Member Jam tonight at 6:00. It's a special one, led by our own director Michael Fenchel, dedicated to bringing your ideas for how to improve 100state to life. We'll connect, meet new members, and work in teams to figure out how we can add even more value to our members and Madison. The event is BYOB, and free for members +1. ($10 for non-members... unless you sign up!) We'll head to the first concert on the square after!

Thanks for continuing to add to our vibrant community! We're still looking for more talented and fun members to add to our growing community- refer a friend and receive our love :)

With TEDxMadison andMake Music Americabehind us for now, we're geared up and ready to run with some new community-building projects... and we'd love for it to be yours. Reply to this email to let us know what you're working on or would like to see happen, and we'll see what we can do!

Member Highlight: Ilana Natasha
We're proud of our varied and skilled community, and we love when they get recognized for their excellence. This week, our photographer-in-residence Ilana won silver in Madison Magazine's Best of Madison for Photography. If you noticed some cool shots around our site and blog... she's probably responsible.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

meta post: check out the photos

We have hundreds of photos from our opening event and instagram (#100state). Check them out and contribute here.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mike Raps at Make Music Madison

Our first big project is under "raps" with the conclusion of Make Music Madison on Friday. 100state organized and built the technology for the local festival as well as 10 cities worldwide.