Getting help is INPowering

Getting help is INPowering


Thinking you are the only one who can get things done is a sure recipe for failure. Feeling comfortable asking for help is a sign of INPowerment. Successful people get others involved in their projects.

A good leader knows whom to ask for help.

I’ve tried it both ways, and believe me, my projects are more successful when I engage others. Here is my secret: I ask for help. I share my idea or explain my project, then I ask others if they would like to help and how they would like to help.

It’s amazing that when I go looking for help, I meet amazing people doing amazing things. So many people have talents and skills to offer, and they will, if asked. I gratefully take what ever assistance I can get. Some of them even ask me for help, and I’m honored to give it.

Synergy can only happen when two or more individuals team up. The back and forth of partnering generates more ideas, more connections, more resources.

When others help, some of them will enroll in your project. They will identify with it to the point that they become emotionally and psychologically involved. When that happens, share the credit, and you have a loyal companion in future endeavors.

President Harry Truman, was famous for saying, “You can accomplish anything you want if you do not care who gets the credit.”

I believe the goal is more important than the glory.

And besides, if you accomplish your goal alone, you have no one to celebrate with when you reach it.

Asking for help turns out to be one of the genius moves I have made in projects that were otherwise withering as a solo act.

Ask for help and
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A true friend. Who can find?

A true friend. Who can find?

Sidekick. Wingman. Running buddy. BFF. Whatever you call that person to you, it’s one of the most important and intimate relationships we know. That one true friend who not only has our back, but who will tell it like it is to our face.

We want that one true friend close to us. We need their support and advice when we don’t know what to do next.

We need one clear voice to cut through the cacophony of self-interest parading as trusted advisors.

We need the compassionate honesty of one who sees and believes in our best self when we lose sight of who we are and who we can become.

And we need someone who will still be beside us when we fall short of those expectations, when we are far from our best self.

And we need to be that one true friend to them in return. When we are that one true friend to someone else, we can truly know how sincerely that person loves us in return.

The partnership between such true friends is the one relationship that will stand the test of time and endure the stresses and strains that life inevitably produces.

Having, and being a true friend assures that you can
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037:Greg Massey and Choctaw Chief Gary Batton Imagine Durant, OK [Podcast]

037:Greg Massey and Choctaw Chief Gary Batton Imagine Durant, OK [Podcast]

Banker and Indian Chief Imagine a Better Durant, OK

by Featuring Greg Massey and Chief Gary Batton

When Greg Massey and Gary Batton met for a typical business lunch in 2013, little did they know they would generate an idea that has become the Imagine Durant community development initiative. 

Durant, OK, like many communities is working to reinvent itself to attract businesses and new citizens to the area. Durant is 95 miles from Dallas, TX, and 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. It is just east of the Lake Texoma recreational area. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is headquartered there and features the Choctaw Casino Resort. Durant is the home of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

On this episode of The Spirit of Leading I talk with the two business and community leaders about how their idea began and what it has led to. Greg Massey is CEO of First United Bank, and a life long citizen of Durant. Chief Gary Batton of the Choctaw Nation has lived in Durant since 1985.

Kara Byrd is the executive director for Imagine Durant. She is a member of the 2016 class of NextGen Under 30 Oklahoma. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project.

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Garland McWatters, author, storyteller, trainer, Tulsa OK