In order to effect change, it seems we need 5 crucial steps:
Be willing to See and acknowledge the issue we need to change;
Decide you are in fact going to Do something about it;
Connect with others to gain support, new ideas and collective clout;
Find ways to Sustain your own energies to ensure you don't burn out; and
Use your experience and energy to Inspire others to take action so we
make the change become exponential.
On that basis we asked Louis what he thinks ...
1 What issue do you see or come across that awakens the creative disruptor in you, and why does it matter to you the way it does?
There are possibly too many to count, and that in itself is probably what stirs and drives me to want to see change in a depressingly large array of places.
2 What action are you actually taking to tackle this, and how do you feel about what you do?
At the moment, one of the most prominent issues that is really disturbing me on a day to day basis purely from its ability to be avoided and dealt with is the refugee crisis. My sister is currently at work with an organisation who help to feed several thousand people a day where 'The Jungle' used to be in Calais, I hope to be joining her in January for a short time so I can feel that my physical effort is going towards a very practical goal.
3 How important do you think it is to reach out to and work with others as you work for this change, and how do you do it?
It is critical to seek out others who are striving also for something that you feel passion about, change isn't something that happens without the people that care pushing, pulling and communicating.
4 How do you keep that fire in your belly alight without it causing you to burn out? How do you sustain your energies and look after you, and crucially, what's your advice to others?
I try to keep in mind that nothing will happen unless someone begins to make the first move, no matter the scale of their operation. This way, although the idea of the start of something new can be daunting, the subsequent ripple effect that this can create can have juntold and unprecedented innovative effect.
5 And finally ... if someone came up to you in a pub or a cafe and said they were fed up/enfuriated/anxious about something they felt was wrong or needed to change...what would you say?
I'd say to them, tell me the top 5 things that are getting to you, then work out how you might start to begin doing things about the first 3.
(Wow. Ed. )