“You need to associate with people that inspire you, people that challenge you to rise higher, people that make you better. Don’t waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important.” – Joel Osteen
The pull is often to hibernate…
with our grand plans and visions for the future.
The last thing we want to be accused of is of being a pipe-dreamer, impractical, or having our head in the clouds.
Some of us are blessed with very close family and friends with whom we can share our dreams. Many are not.
Scripture tells us to avoid throwing “pearls before swine” and, therefore, many withhold to protect their visions from discouraging bullet-holes. It’s hard to think of family and friends as “swine”…but sometimes, when it comes to support, the shoe fits.
Problem is, when an idea or vision is kept to close to the chest, it often smothers for lack of air.
So, where do we give air to our dreams? With others who will treat them as sacred as we do.
The power of consciously designed association has been known by many, and is the benchmark of all who’ve chosen to “Think and Grow Rich.”
At first, it feels a bit sketchy to lay our insides out on the table for others to see. But, when placed before an association of like-minded and like-committed folks, miracles can happen.
When will you start interviewing folks for your own personal mastermind?
What idea or inspiration of yours would be a terrible thing to waste?
For those local to Southern California, there will be an entrepreneur accountability group starting up in March, with an introductory event on Monday, March 4. See the details by clicking either link:
Don’t buy into believing you’re in a pig pen. Consciously find those who will appreciate and polish your pearls. The world then becomes your oyster.
Have a pearl you want to polish? Schedule a free 15min chat, or go here for a menu of everything from career to business to life-purpose support services. The pearl-bearing shell that’s never cracked open benefits nobody.
Got pearl bearing association?
“The power of association is stronger than the power of beauty; therefore, the power of association is the power of beauty.”- John Ruskin
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
Please log in again. The login page will open in a new tab. After logging in you can close it and return to this page.