Networking Group Ponders an Absurd Question
Can you create a cake with motorcycle parts? That odd question was asked of Networking Nights members by Amber Smithson during a recent meeting in Spanish Fork. Amber is a successful “Presidential Director” for a health coaching company called Take Shape For Life. The company focuses on coaching to foster healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy finances. Amber asked the group to imagine filling a box with motorcycle parts then dumping out all the parts and trying to make a cake with wheels, spokes, tires and engine parts. The idea would be absurd, but we often believe we can fill our minds with negative or unproductive beliefs, then somehow create business success from what is in our minds.
Among many other concepts introduced by Amber was a discussion about “Structural Tension.” This important concept relates to a rubber band stretched between each of our hands. As the gap increases, so does the tension between them until something has to give. If your top hand represents what you want in life and your bottom hand is your current reality, then the gap between the two creates a productive tension. Something has to give, and we should allow it to be our current reality that changes to resolve the tension. The Networking Nights group came away with many unique ideas to grow personally and in their respective business endeavors.
Networking Nights meetings in July will be held the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Spanish Fork Macey’s grocery store meeting room (“little theater”). Starting in August, Networking Nights will be on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Many have said these sessions have made an incredible impact on their decision-making process. Come on July 2nd for a great presentation by a local business leader.
Networking Nights welcomes businesses of all kinds and is free to join. Members are given multiple opportunities to present information about their businesses, are listed in an online directory, (networkingnights.biz) and may have the opportunity to be presenters or “highlighted businesses.” Contact Laraine Chamberlain at email@example.com if you are interested.
Amber Smithson, Presidential Director, with Take Shape for Life.