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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET we had no clue where to begin. Or, more honestly, we all knew where we as individuals wanted to begin. You know how this goes. Whenever you agree to partner with another person, as soon as the honeymoon fades, the ques- tions start flying: “What are you going to do?” “It depends, what are you going to do?” “Do you have a PowerPoint presentation?” “How much time do we each have?” “I have a great activity for the closing, so can you do the opening?” “I can do the opening, but I think you should go first.” “Okay, but what are you going to do?” “It depends, what are you going to do?” “I’ll let you know.” Twice a year now for over ten years, we always hit this same bump: Who will do what? When? Me? Are you kidding? Not entirely by accident, in our process we each have reflected one of the themes of this book: Every bump is an invitation to grow, or to trip up. Every bump is an opportunity to learn, or to resist changing. Every bump, espe- cially the unwelcome ones, can be a curious gift, waiting to be unwrapped. Are you ready to join us on the journey? Let’s do some Learning from the Bumps in the Road. About This Book In this book, we write about twelve key topics we have presented on over these last ten years. However, we share our messages in a different way because this is—well—a book. In planning this book, we decided to divide the presentations we’ve done so that we each took the lead on three chapters. After we wrote the begin- nings of our chapters, we each responded to one another’s thoughts. Our editor, Kyra Ostendorf, used a complicated spreadsheet to keep track of who had which chapters at any given moment. We took turns responding first to one another’s introductions, and we continued from there, adding our thoughts in response to what was written before our turn with each chapter. This method allowed us to offer thoughtful contributions while remaining true to our individual perspectives on the topic. The result is that for each chapter you will read a long introduction from one of us, followed by a few pages from a second author, a few pages from a third author, and a few pages from the remaining author. Then, each chapter concludes with a summary and three reflective questions written by the same x P R E FA C E COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL