I have belonged to many groups, clubs and chambers over the years of doing business and life. These umbrella type organisations help us to connect, learn, engage, serve, earn and have fun.
How do we the members gain value? What are the key things we as members need to do to ensure success?
These two parties come together to create synergy, value, connections and the cross-roads of opportunity and the building of relationships. It is a two-way street. No organisation can offer workshops, breakfast functions, online learning, shows and listings without engagement from members.
Let me give you some examples from real life.
These three examples may help you to get better value or make decisions about where you engage in the future.
Here are a few short points to challenge you:
No investment in belonging to a group can be of any value if you are just an observer and do not engage. We all need one another. We are never to old to learn something new. Belonging is a key need in our lives. It takes two for a relationship to happen. Social engagement is one of the most important activities we need as we age to improve our outlook on life and to feel that we have purpose and belong.