Massive pain can be a catalyst for massive growth, however, it is NOT a prerequisite! One of the most powerful ways to change your life is through a community.

“For most people who overhaul their lives, there are no seminal moments or life-altering disasters. There are simply communities…” -Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

On April 24 in Vancouver, High Achievers in conjunction with Universal Seminars hosted roughly 250 Canadians for the Lifestyle of Achievement Summit. Allison and I were all of 6 days married and she filled the role of event manager magnificently. My business partner, David Alexander, was one of the speakers- the people loved him and his engaging approach. David’s Vancouver friends, Don and Nancy Morgan of BNI Canada were an important part of the program. One of my best friends of 16 years, Dominic Carubba, MC’d the event- he rocked it.

On the other side of the continent, we were deeply rooted in the community. The whole was much greater than the sum of its parts. The result was an extraordinary experience for us and our participants. The power of community created what none of us could have on our own. In community:

  • Achievement happens
  • Growth happens
  • Miracles happen

I believe that people who are committed to an extraordinary life (that’s you!) consciously or unconsciously create or join purposeful, powerful communities. Communities with people who hold you to a higher standard. People who have your back. People who truly care about you. People you can call on and count on. People you can learn from. People you can contribute to.

Invest a few moments and consider the answer to these questions:

  1. Who is in your community?
  2. Who are the leaders of your community? (Include yourself if applicable).
  3. How has community impacted you and the important people in your life? Consider growth in the 6 “F’s” (see Be Unreasonable: Focus)
  4. If you could change something about your community, what would it be?
  5. How can you shift how you lead, love and serve your community?