In the past couple of months, I've had the remarkable opportunity to settle into two separate group-learning situations. I am not kidding you - these have been super-helpful to me on too many levels to list off here!
So many of us dream of working for ourselves. Of being in control, making all the decisions, and having flexibility and freedom in our schedules and in our checkbooks. If you’re a freelancer or independent contractor, consultant or solo-preneur, this was part of your vision, right?
The trouble is that this type of solo work environment can get lonely, especially when challenges and obstacles arise. When we lose patience with the echo of our pen tapping the desk, distractions and daydreams can creep in, bringing self-doubt and defeat along with them.
groups generate a motivational and inspirational energy that does not happen if you’re on your own. They offer a familiar, safe haven from loneliness, a space to ask for, and offer, support.
Groups provide a learning connection that is ripe for idea generation and collaborative strategizing.