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Create Alignment!


Have you ever watched a colony of ants at work? Their lives are focused on keeping their queen well-fed, sheltered and comfortable. Each day, they tirelessly set out to find food for her. When a worker discovers a breadcrumb, news spreads back to the colony and several hundred ants march on along the scented trail to harvest the treat. Bees are similarly motivated.

Is your family or business as effective as an ant colony or a beehive? The difference between effective and ineffective groups is their sense of mission towards a worthy goal. A team's mission must be compelling enough to pull members into alignment. A wise leader creates a mission so compelling that people set aside their individual agendas and operate as an aligned collective consciousness. An aligned group doesn't focus on problemsÑit zooms over, under, around, or through problems in a purposeful dash to the goal. Such a group is capable of extraordinary achievement.

A compelling mission excites the imagination. President Kennedy understood this when he set forth the goal of putting a man on the moon and returning him safely before 1970. He mobilized hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals to heroic achievement. Imagine the excitement and the challenge of contributing to a project so grand in scope!

I challenge you to be bold in creating a mission for your organization. Challenge your group to play a bigger game! The principle works whether you're the head of a household or the head of a Fortune 500 company.

At The Holistic Networker, we are focused on our mission of putting you in touch with the practitioners and organizations in the holistic and metaphysical community. We feel it is our small contribution to the creation of an enlightened planetary civilization.

Tony Cecala,
Publisher, The Holistic Networker

©1995, Tony Cecala