As a creative professional who often works at home, alone, a sense of community is often missing in my life. When I have long-term jobs, where I am partnering with larger organizations, there is a fleeting moment of community that disappears once the job is over. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, I’m going to talk about four ways to build a greater sense of community regardless of whether you are working by yourself or with others. Each step will most likely require you to go beyond your comfort zone.
- Have the desire to build a community.
- Describe your vision for the community you want to build. How can people be a part? What does the community look like?
- Take the initiative and invite people to join your community.
- Have persistence in building and growing your community. People will come and go. You may get frustrated. But remember your desire and vision for the community.
In Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence, Andy Molinsky has this to say about going beyond your comfort zone: “No one likes to move beyond their comfort zone, but as the saying goes, that’s where the magic happens. It’s where we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible.”
- Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence by Andy Molinsky
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