Sometimes, the Best Addition is Subtraction
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is let go.
Let’s say you’re in a networking group and you have hit a plateau. You can remember a time when your group was on fire, when you all had passion and excitement and you couldn’t get to your meeting fast enough. Now, you all seem to have lost steam, and things just aren’t what they used to be. The referrals aren’t being generated, the 1-2-1’s are happening, and the group seems to groan a little every time the meeting begins. You want to regain the passion and help your network grow, but how?
Like I said–sometimes, the best thing you can do is let go.
If you want to add value to your group, you need to take away the things–or people–that are making it dysfunctional. It sounds counterintuitive, but if you want your network to grow, you may have to cut it back.
3 thoughts on “Sometimes, the Best Addition is Subtraction”
Dr. Misner, thank you. I couldn’t agree more. I think it is even more important to cull apathetic members who have high-demand categories.
Thank you for your wisdom as always.
Thank you for rose bush reminder… I get it on several levels… my enthusiasm must grow as my BNI grows; we have cut a few members as they were not living the principles, and I must actually cut back the roses in my garden…