Join Me at the Communal Table

I have been considering the value of coming together, instead of pulling apart. Of building relationships, not moving merchandise. Of how we can work together to work towards our goals, not build barriers that impedes the process.

I will soon be announcing some exciting ways to connect – that we can work together to grow your impact and establish your legacy.

I work at my local Starbucks quite often, and when I do, I sit at the long communal table in the middle of the store:

Communal table at Starbucks in Madison, New Jersey

I think it’s an apt metaphor for approaching how to grow your career.

Not separate, but together.

Not hoping to remain unnoticed, but open to the chance meeting, to serendipity.

Realizing that we don’t win by nudging out others, but welcoming them in.

That relationships matter, not “products.”

That the lessons from our insecure teenage years shouldn’t be: take fewer social risks as an adult.

That age should not naturally close you off to others.

That you can’t build a strong foundation alone.

That the path to success is not about outsmarting others, but connecting with them.

I hope you will join me at the communal table.