Your People Strategy

Create a "people strategy" then do it on purpose.

We can feel like we need to accomplish, alone. This is simply not the truth. Fullness in our life requires us to connect with others. We don't need to have dozens of friends but we do need a few friends... a few good ones, that is.

There isn't a study out there that shows that human beings are better off in solitary. In fact, it's the exact opposite. Is it true that we have been hurt, slighted, mistreated and/or misunderstood by people? Yep! Yet, the happiest, most fulfilled people have these tragic stories, just like us. I guarantee it!

So, what is the secret? Connect with people, but not just any people. Create a "people strategy" and do it on purpose.

  1. Find someone to help or serve, on purpose. 
  2. Make a friend, on purpose. 
  3. Interview a mentor, on purpose. 

The good news is you get to pick your friends. Let's avert our focus from the quality of our friendships and instead, examine the quality of our choice in friends. 

Our friendships are a reflection of the values we hold up. What values do your friendships seem to be holding up in your life? The person with poor friendships or no friends should think about their own values and discover relationships to help hold them up. When we do this, our People Strategy, will become very clear.

If a friendship prevents you from holding up the values you hold dear, it's time for a switch up. So go get good ones, serve them and by all means hold on to them!

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Take Action!

  1. Serving others creates a mindset of friendship.
    • Greater is the one who serves.
    • Who can I serve to test this theory?
    • What seems to be the best way to serve them?
    • Ask them! "How can I help you with something?"
    • Take a quick read of, Who You Love is Who You Serve.
  2. Pick a quality friend.
    • Hand-in-hand sharing the struggles and the laughs. I almost wrote, "Peers, Tears and Beers," but want to keep us focused here. :-)
    • Here's a great guide: "What values do I want upheld in a friendship?"
    • "What values do cherish the most?"
    • A great way to make friend is to work on your curiosity about people.
    • Take a quick read of, Curiosity... How Can You Get It Back?
  3. Search for a mentor you respect.
    • The one who sees what we cannot or will not, stretching us to help us grow.
    • A good student makes a good leader. A great student makes a great leader.
    • Make a quick list of attributes that you like to see in a mentor.
    • Invite them to a coffee and a snack and talk to them about their wonderful traits that you respect.
    • If you do that with a few "mentor candidates," you'll find your mentor.
    • When you find the right person, ask if you can connect on a regular basis.
    • Try to connect nominally, once a week.
  4. The Mentor/Mentee relationship.
    • Look back at that mentor attributes list.
    • Understand that this is the person you most likely intend to be.
    • However, it's likely, that this is who you aspire to be, but you're not there yet.
    • A mentor helps up get there. 
    • Take a quick read of, What's Better, Action or Intentions?
  5. Please contact us with your questions on relationships and mentoring. 
    • Coaching is a powerful tool of mentoring.
    • We work with individuals, couples and teams.
    • Invest in yourself this year.
    • Coaches are friendly, fun and focused.
    • Coaches are designed for this purpose... walking with you in the dream.
    • We truly do want you to have more life in your day by helping you walk in your dream and be the person you want to be.
  6. Have fun with, What do I want to be coached around?.
    • Click the link above.
    • It's a chance to ask questions and get answers.
    • The form is designed to kick off your thinking process. :-)
    • It's free so, there's no risk. Only an opportunity.
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People are important to our fulfillment.

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