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Community to the Table

What do you bring with you? 

To the meeting, to the night out with friends, on a first date, when you travel? What's coming with you?


I bring my community to the table. Whether I'm serving on a nonprofit board, giving a speech, planning a wedding, helping someone network, or selling a client, my community comes with me. My network, my friends, my acquaintances, my family - all of this is in my back pocket to offer in hopes of making everyone better. 

Whether you're aware of it or not, you're bringing something with you everywhere you go, with each interaction. Maybe you're bringing:

  • Your fears
  • Your past
  • Your biases
  • Your optimism
  • Your hidden talents
  • Your pain
  • Your goals
  • Your needs
  • Your agenda
  • Your expertise

The other people in the meeting or at the bar or on the docket are bringing something, too. We're each more than the sum of our parts. Once we get out in the open not just who we are but what we have with us, we'll be amazed at all we can accomplish together.

Showing up empty-handed is impossible.

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