Amanda is a YES contributing board member. You can connect with Amanda on LinkedIn here.
Your time is valuable, and demands on it are ever-increasing. The technology that has made us more available to connect sometimes get in the way of making meaningful connections.
We all have different groups of people with whom we associate. There are our online circles of “friends” and "followers."
What about in person? We have our social circles – the friends who help you recharge, relax and have fun. These people are essential in our lives.
Another in-person way to connect is professional circles. Networking events are necessary, if not sometimes painful, for making business connections.
Have you noticed that YES is a different vibe? What I love about YES is that it focuses on real connections, sharing of ideas and a safe space for asking questions and sharing the ups and downs of our business lives.
If you listened to our end-of-year YES Board podcast, you may have heard me mention that being part of YES gave me the courage to start my own business. Listening to vulnerable conversations with our featured CEOs, chatting at happy hours, and one-on-one meetings with members of the YES community showed me how to step out into entrepreneurship. So many of you offered advice, kind words, wisdom and some warnings.
YES is a true community! I know I have found my people here. I hope you have, too. If you haven’t, reach out. You may be surprised by the generosity and wisdom you find.