Build Your Team
This is the year of Building Your Team.
Making it your goal to help others reach theirs.
This could be as simple as:
- Listening to someone who needs it.
- Organizing a night out (or in) for friends or family.
- Sharing resources.
- Making referrals.
- Promoting someone's project.
- Praising someone in public.
- Reaching out when you've lost touch.
- Sending that text you've been meaning to send.
- Connecting two people you think might get along.
- Recommending a book or movie.
- Calling just to say "hi."
It doesn't have to be hard.
It doesn't have to be complex.
But it does take some effort.
It's so easy to let things slide, to forget to follow up, to say "I'm bad at keeping in touch!"
You're not bad at it, though, and you know it.
You simply haven't made it a priority.
This is the year you make it a priority.
This is the year you make it a point,
to follow up,
keep in touch,
and remind the people around you that they are important.
This is the year of building your team.
And if you give it your all?
This year will be better than you ever could have imagined.
We are strongest together.
So don't delay.
Don't put it off.
Make it a point.
Make it a goal.
Write it down, keep it front-and-center, and put your heart into it.
This is the year.
COOL STUFF TO READ:
An oldie, but a goodie:
At some point in their education, most smart people usually learn not to credit arguments from authority. If someone says “Believe me about the minimum wage because I seem like a trustworthy guy,” most of them will have at least one neuron in their head that says “I should ask for some evidence”. If they’re really smart, they’ll use the magic words “peer-reviewed experimental studies.”
But I worry that most smart people have not learned that a list of dozens of studies, several meta-analyses, hundreds of experts, and expert surveys showing almost all academics support your thesis – can still be bullshit.
Which is too bad, because that’s exactly what people who want to bamboozle an educated audience are going to use.
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