Is 3 really a Crowd?

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But is it really?

Last post I wrote about being a leader not a slave driver. This was more focused around teams and working with people.

The key lesson there and today is “Working with People”!

There is no right or wrong when it comes to the number of people you surround yourself with and there is no judgement on your decisions here either. I just want to share a thought about the people you do chose to include or exclude.

We all have a need to belong. Whether it’s in a sports team or a drama club. Maybe you want to just sit and chat to someone on a bus (Ok that is a whole other topic for another day).

The point is we are designed genetically and emotionally to belong.

Think about when you are rejected and what it feels like. Not cool right? Now imagine being the person doing the rejecting.

So where am I going with this…

In this ever-changing world that we live in, we never know who we are going to need and who may be the solution to the problem we are faced with in our business or personal lives. It’s time to start looking and listening to all those around us and maybe expanding the network from just you and your BFF.

In the last few months I have met the most amazing people. People who I would not “normally” have looked to connect with or sit down and have a chat with, but I am so glad I have.

Try it; next time you are in a co-working space or sitting at an airport look for someone that you would not normally gravitate towards and have a chat (if they have their headphones on and are engrossed probably don’t chose them).

I am currently working on a few different projects now because of this. If, no when, some of them come off, it will be an interesting Founder’s story to be told.

If you are part of a company and a new person joins, be the guy or girl that goes and welcomes them. It is such a small effort that can have such a massive impact to them and potentially you as they me be the person that solves a make or break problem for you further on down the line.


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