Creativity Pathway #125: Involve Your Passion

There was a time that I felt unconnected. I felt that my circle of influence was limited to friends, family, and co-workers. I was terrified at the thought of networking and selfishly “selling” myself in any way.

But the last few years have been a time marked by an awakening of my passions. And, the passions have called me forth and required me to begin getting involved in groups organized around them. For example, I joined my local downtown business association and became a board member for a non-profit women’s organization. 

I had not realized the impact of my membership in these organizations until one Saturday when I attended our downtown Farmer’s Market to purchase some fresh vegetables. In the space of 30 minutes, I saw and conversed with sixteen people. These were all people who I had become acquainted with, in the course of less than a year, as a result of direct and indirect connections made in my committee work.

I realized that my network had expanded exponentially. I have created a new world for myself and, as a result, for my friends, family and co-workers. Knowing more people, in a variety of fields and areas of expertise, allows me to be a better resource for everyone in my life. Expanding my community enabled me to shrink my world in a way that made me feel a larger part of it.

Did you know that you are only 4-5 contacts away from anyone? When you make new connections with people you also create new connections with “their people,” thereby having the world at your fingertips!

Get involved in an organization or cause. Find within them the people that inspire and excite you. Appreciate each and every new connection made with the people who come into your life and expand your network.

Coaching Inquiries: What would it mean to you to expand your community? How can you get involved with your passions? How would expanding your network impact those around you? What impact could you have on the lives of others?

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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.

Erika Jackson (
LifeTrek Coaching International
Columbus, OH  •   U.S.A.

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