Something I’ve realized over the past year since Claudia and I really started waking up and living more intentionally is the importance of connecting with like-minded people.
I’ve experienced this when I went to Colorado last fall for a Free Agent Academy event, the time Claudia and I met up with strangers in Virginia we met on Facebook, and when I went to New York City a few weeks ago to meet my friends Justin Lukasavige and Andy Traub to name a few.
In addition, we leave on Sunday to drive to a small town in western Pennsylvania for a meetup with some friends whom we met over the past year online. These are other bloggers and entrepreneurs doing some really amazing things!
We’re really excited for the chance to spend a couple of days with them and get to know even better.
As I was thinking about why exactly I enjoy meeting with like-minded people, I came up with 3 reasons, or 3 benefits if you will.
1. New ideas and inspiration. There’s just something about getting away from your regular environment and meeting with great people. New ideas and inspiration abound.
2. The possibility of collaborations. Getting out and meeting others with similar interests and goals gives you the chance to work with others that may have a complimentary skill set.
3. The opportunity to help others. This can be done by things as simple listening or offering encouragement. Or, perhaps your unique skills or connections will be just what someone else needs.
We’ve seen these benefits first hand and are excited to continue to connect with like-minded people.
Question: When’s the last time you connected with like-minded people?