Recently Tina Forsyth announced a brand new membership program: The Implementer’s Club.
As we here at Team Forsyth have been working on the back end to lay out all the pieces of this very targeted empowerment community, I have realized a few things. Although they seem as though they should have been blatantly obvious, it wasn’t until after we created this program that I could really see the benefit and power of the implementation community uniting.
Here are a few of my realizations:
1. Virtual work can create a lonely environment. Sure we are working with clients, other contractors, etc., but in reality we spend a lot of time alone in front of our computers.
When we attempt to share with ‘outsiders’ (lol)… those who know nothing about the work we do… they have a tendency to look at us like we have two heads and are speaking in a foreign language, which can often leave us very frustrated about the very things we are most excited about: growing our business.
So now, not only do we feel alone in our day-in and day-out work, we also have no one to share our successes with, what we are learning, what we are afraid of, how we have failed, how we have grown… which seems to somehow take the joy out of the work that we do.
It also occurred to me that if I feel this way at times, many others must feel this way, also. THEN we opened the Implementer’s Club Connect Facebook page… and WOW! These folks must have been sitting and waiting for a community that would ‘get’ them, because the conversations have been nonstop… which kinda makes me want to kick myself for not thinking of uniting this community much sooner and allowing everyone to enjoy the benefits of hanging together!
2. Virtual Support Professionals truly have servants’ hearts! In the world we live in, there are plenty of folks who are all about themselves… looking out only for themselves and essentially only invested in what serves them.
But this is not the case with implementers! The more folks I meet in our industry, the more I am convinced that we are truly the heartbeat of good and servanthood. We often put the needs of our clients well above our own needs, we put their businesses above our own businesses, and we give until we are given out.
That being said, there are times when we become out of balance because of this goodness we are sharing, and unfortunately that is when we hit burnout.
This reality just reinforces why the Implementer’s Club is such a timely service to be providing. The training and mentorship in this club will assist with the balance between how much we give and what we really need to get to be truly whole and happy with the work we do.
3. All types of people are implementers! This is truly a community of diversity in every way… which I LOVE!! Knowing that not race, nor religion, nor education, nor social standing, nor nationality matters at all in the work we do! How many communities do you see have such a diverse population but still function in unity with each other?
In a world that is spinning on hatred, war and differences… here we are serving in all of our uniqueness as one big community. It makes me so proud to be a part of something that is so much bigger than I am… something that is truly an anomaly in today’s world.