Last week I talked about the "criteria" for creating your council.
Have you made/ tweaked your list of who/what?
I'd love to know where you are at with this. I understand it takes time for some of us to accept the notion that perhaps we need/want support. Feel free to email me here and tell me how I may support you.
This week I want to share some suggestions on how to engage with your council.
This includes method and frequency of communication. By breaking it down to small, manageable steps, you are creating a foundation for your success.
Assuming you have your list (it doesn't have to be final/complete), think about the following:
Method: How will you engage with your council? Will it be in person, phone, email/text or some combination? Think about the ways you prefer to engage. Be open to new ways. More than ever it seems people crave high touch connection- meaning in person or via phone. I know I do! And yet sometimes a morning text from a member of my council totally uplifts and inspires me.
Frequency: How often will you engage with your council? Certainly this will depend on who makes up your council. For example, if part of your council is a mentor who is helping you write your first book, and you have a deadline to self-publish in 6 months, clearly the timing will dictate frequency. I have a variety of support I give and receive on a daily basis before my day even gets started such as reading from my gratitude book (remember I said books are great assets to your council) and sending/receiving a check in text to/from a member of my council.
As you consider the method and frequency by which you will engage with your council, remember to be flexible. Play with it. Explore. Have fun. If it starts to feel like work, pause then connect back to why you are doing this in the first place. Your why will always drive your inspired action. And if your why doesn't make you cry, meaning, it's not powerful enough to keep you moving forward, revisit your WHY.