Skip to main content

Day 11. What good are friends if you can’t use them?

By October 1, 2013January 15th, 2020Uncategorized

Whether you are a family, a neighborhood or a corporation, you are a community. One common problem I encounter when working with executive teams is that they are not willing to take the time necessary to involve others in their idea. Sure, they want to communicate their idea, but involving others in the process much harder.

For the last two weeks, we’ve been looking at ways to achieve your most important goals. Consider this action idea today: you have a community, how might you use it? As I just said, whether it’s your company, your family or friends, you have a network. Use them.

I have a number of good friends that have helped me through the years. One, a leader in the medical field, says quite often “what good are friends if you can’t use them?” That’s wisdom there.

Today, for you, what are you trying to pull off? How can you involve others? Here’s some suggestions for ways to achieve your goal by reaching out to your community.

If you work in a corporation, what would it look like to pull your team together and tell them your big idea? Do you want to tell them, sell them or test your idea to see if it’s worthy? Do you want to get input? Decide all these things before your meeting and then involve your team. See what happens.

If you are in a family, what’s the vision you have for your spouse & kids? Do they know it? How can you involve them?

If you are trying to move ahead on a specific goal, what would be the best way for you to communicate your idea and goal to your network? How could those people be helpful to you?

What good are friends or colleagues if you can’t use them? Take a step today toward involving your community in your goal. It’s a sure way to make exponential progress.

This is day 11 of an exercise I’m engaging in called, 40 days of action, how to generate momentum on your most important goals. If you’d like to read the original blog, click here. If you’d like to participate in 40 days of action, click here to email me.