MVP: Finding the right community to support your leadership is essential.
My cucumber plants aren’t producing the way they should. I get a few fruits, but most of the flowers that begin producing have the fruit turn brown and stop growing.
I’m not sure what’s going on, so what should I do?
I could go to my local nursery or our county extension office.
What I would really like to do is meet with some friends who are gardeners and get their thoughts. Having my own community of fellow gardeners to talk with seems better than having to call an expert, for multiple reasons.
Similarly, as an edupreneur, my desire and need for a community is important. I recently joined a mastermind group specifically for edupreneurs like me. I happily pay to be a member of this group because everyone in the group is invested. We are all committed and take our community seriously. And we all help each other. This is what your community should do.
We can find communities in different places, like educational cohorts, special interest groups, online groups and paid communities.
The important thing is that we feel comfortable and get what we need from the group. Of course, it’s always good to be a contributor helping other as well.
If you want to build your support network, you can grab our handy checklist here. We’ll also follow up with some helpful tips vie email and you’ll have an opportunity to examine a couple other essentials at the end.
Today’s intention: Identify your community if you have one. If you don’t, think about what makes sense for you – where can you find a group of people doing work similar to yours who are committed to growing and supporting each other?