"You are the average of the five people
you spend the most time with."
When I moved to Atlanta in 1989 after starting my public relations firm in Phoenix the year before, I didn't know anyone and was still learning how to run my business. So, I connected with a few solo PR practitioners and invited them to meet on a monthly basis. After 22 years, the Flack Pack (above) has grown and continues to gather each month to share ideas, support and friendship.
When my book, Divine Wisdom at Work, came out in 2006, I establish my Working with Wisdom speaking and mentoring business. That's when I formed the Wisdom Council, a group of like-minded people who apply universal principles at work and in life. To help my business grow, I sought out a few women speakers that I admired and started a Mastermind group.
Community is important to me. I am grateful for each of these groups. They have their own distinct purpose and unique chemistry. My intention is always to give at least as much as I get.
So, who's on your team? It might be a group of friends or business colleagues. Can you depend on them for candid advice, fresh ideas and solid support? Do they believe in you and challenge you to be your best? Are they diverse enough so you benefit from different perspectives? Is it time to start your own team or leave one that no longer serves you or add new members?
Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich, said it best: "When two or more people coordinate in a spirit of harmony and work toward a definite objective or purpose, they place themselves in position, through the alliance, to absorb power directly from the great storehouse of Infinite Intelligence."
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To Your Wisdom,
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