The Founders' Files
It's what we do together that makes belonging matter
Happy New Year to every Applicant, Apprentice, Master, Hero and Team member of The Arcanum!
As I was celebrating the Holidays with my family and friends I wondered why being together was so important. Sounds cynical, right? I looked at everyone around the table or in the family room and thought "why is THIS so special?". Is it because I belong to a family or a group of friends? No. It's not special because of belonging. It's special because of what we experience together. And then it hit me in a flash. A quote from Brian Solis, an industry expert in online communities, "Community is much more than belonging to something; It’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter". It wasn't simply belonging to a family or a group of friends that mattered. It was what we did together. More importantly, what experiences we shared, that made the impact and memories.
This is the key role of the Community within The Arcanum - a nexus of Members sharing experiences that help one another reach our individual goals. It's the things we do and experience together that make being part of the Community matter.
So here are my Top 3 Things to Do Together while we're in The Arcanum to make it all matter.
1. We ask for help when we need it. We offer help when we're asked.
2. We "lean in" and engage with each other in a genuine and candid manner.
3. We add value to what is created and shared by the Community.
2015 is shaping up to be one terrific year and I'm so delighted to be on this Grand Journey with all of you! Please don't hesitate to send us your feedback by emailing [email protected] You can also email me directly at [email protected] Thank You!
Story by Pete Giordano, CEO and Co-Founder, The Arcanum