Last July 4th, Seth Godin wrote in his blog about independence versus connection. It’s stuck with me since then.
Independence and doing things on your own can feel like the simpler method. It’s quicker and easier. As opposed to the work of connection – which is more long-term and disciplined.
It’s hard work to stay connected to those near and far. It’s time consuming to bring a group together.
But it’s connection that enables us to add value and in the end, working together is much more rewarding.
The power of connection and community is strong. With connection, we have accountability, and we get the best out of ourselves. Plus, it’s much more fun to celebrate wins together and more beneficial to examine losses as a team.
Each of us have unique assets, needs, and views. We can produce more together than we ever could on our own. When we trade goods, skills, experiences, and knowledge, we are more productive, innovative, and successful.
Next time you want to do something on your own, lean into connection instead.
As Seth says, “It might be easier to burn a bridge than it is to build one, but in the long run, bridges are what we need.”
Until next time…we are Advoco, make every minute count.
About Mary: Mary Devine is our Director of Marketing and Events. Affectionately referred to as “Make it Happen Mary,” she's been around since the early days of Advoco—making things happen! Whether it's planning exciting surprises for Connect attendees or spearheading new marketing initiatives, we're so happy to have Mary on our team. If you have a question for Mary, please send her an email.