A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
“That laundry is not very clean”, she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap”
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: “Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?”
The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”
The source of that story is unknown but it’s a powerful life lesson that bears repeating.
What we see when watching others is often a reflection of what we see in ourselves. If the “windows” in your life are dirty, you’ll see others as dirty as well.
Your perspective depends on the clarity of the window through which you look.
It’s one of the things I appreciate most about the members in my Yesterday’s Underdog community. The common thread is that they all have clean windows so to speak. It’s because I’ve been very selective about who I allow to join and stay.
They look at each other and immediately see the good. As a result they elevate one another.
One member, Ann Zaprazny just created a partnership with a fellow member John Chapin to deliver workshops for one of her clients in the insurance industry. They’ve all rallied around Jon Rennie’s book launch, promoting it on and offline to greatly amplify his reach. And these are just the most recent examples from the past week.
Do you have a network like that filled with people who believe a rising tide raises all ships?
Professional colleagues who fight for each other in the marketplace and celebrate one another’s successes…
If not, you, your brand and your bank account don’t know what you’re missing.
Join us here: http://www.yesterdaysunderdog.com
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