Get your hands dirty

No one person has all the answers.

Accepting this simple truth calls for a fundamental shift in the traditional client-consultant dynamic. When there’s nothing to teach, and there are no instructions to give, one thing is left: collaborating.

When you choose to collaborate, just doing your part may not cut it anymore. If you want to succeed you’ll need to make sure that everybody is involved and set up to do their best work. You either win together or fail together. Yes, You may need to get your hands dirty but within a group, the possible rewards are exponentially higher.

Speaking of rewards, when you leave your ego at the door and enter the room with a simple offer to help, isn’t that liberating to you? Nobody needs permission to be of help. So let’s go find a cause that’s worth it, and get our hands dirty.