At the Rendezvous last week, I spoke of how much I love eagles. One visit to my office and you can see how much I love eagles! I asked the attendees to spread their wings with me, as if eagles, and soar. (Perhaps, soon, some photos will be posted on our website from the Rendezvous and you’ll notice a picture of folks with their arms outstretched). It was a beautiful thing, even though I imagine some were out of their comfort zone; at least most were smiling.
You know, when times are good, we are on a mountaintop, and our outlook is great. Last week was like that. Everyone was relishing in the experience and making new friends that shared their positive outlook. The education, the networking, sharing tips and tricks and stories and plenty of laughs was simply fantastic.
Have you noticed when you are around people that have high energy, some of it rubs off on you? Your relationships and alliances are important. When we spend time around new people—which Workampers do a lot—we begin to imitate the characteristics, mannerisms and even the values of those around us. Sometimes we even pick up on the local accents or lingo! The synergy of eagles is incredible. That’s the kind of synergy you want to have—the reach for the sky kind!
Do you want to scratch with the turkeys or soar with the eagles? You don’t want to pick up on negative, or insensitive habits. It is important to surround yourselves with people who will be a positive influence on your life. Surround yourselves with eagles and your habits and values will be better because of it!
Additionally, those that meet together with a common bond become creative, cohesive, and strong. There is nothing greater than the support of friends and co-workers. Instead of approaching a problem as an individual, brainstorm with a team and see how much farther along you go in less time.
Develop the right alliances and learn from each other. Those at the Rendezvous who had things going well for them, took that positive momentum and kicked it up a notch for everyone around them. They were the eagles and they enabled others to soar. If you aren’t yet an eagle, look for one to be around.
Until next time,
Steve Anderson, Dream Engineer