“What is called Genius is the Abundance of Life & Health”
– Henry David Thoreau
A fitting quote for how I’m feeling today. I was recently asked to join a girlfriend at a workshop with Rick Jarow, author of Creating the Work You Love, and I thought it would be a wonderful girl’s day out, which it was! It was also one of those experiences that made a huge impact on me personally.
What I found to be incredible was the talk about relationships.
Yes! Relationships was one of Rick’s core foundations in Abundance.
How relevant that is to SSC right now!
If you’ve been reading my emails, my newsletters, following me on social media, you’ve seen I’ve been writing about and sharing a lot of videos, even presenting an entire webinar, on Relationships! By the way, if you missed that webinar, you can still access the recording until midnight Wednesday, March 8th.
He talked about the alignment of relationship and community, a core value of mine, and a founding principle in Slater Success. He went on to say “I am nothing without relationships” and I couldn’t agree more.
We spend so much of our time on various devices, computers, phones, iPads, and we must not lose the value of relationships, actually talking to someone on the phone, or meeting for lunch.
Right before I sat down to write this newsletter, I had a fabulous phone call with someone I was connected to recently.
He came on the phone and said “Thanks for connecting. We have already hired marketing consultants, company culture consultants, etc., and we have more sales than we know what to do with and I need to go put out some fires.”
I told him I did not want to sell him anything and we continued to chat about the fires and problems in his organization.
We really got to know one another and started developing a relationship that I believe will last a long time. Will we eventually do business together? I would venture a guess and say yes.
Do you enjoy the process of building relationships?
Are you patient with the business development that will sustain a long-standing business?
I want to share Rick’s other points of Abundance:
Gratitude, Relationships, Compassion, Pure Awareness, Heroic Action and Peace.
I find joy in the inner work I do and I always see the results in my business by working the outer actions I take to grow, with the inner work I do to grow.
As always, if you want to reach out, I’m here. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org