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The Human Art of Networking: The Wisdom to Know the Difference

In the first half of the 20th century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote these words:
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.”
Although these are commonly partnered with Alcoholics Anonymous, they apply powerfully to the average business person.
  • How often do you find yourself struggling against happenings outside your control?
  • Do you get anxious when an event you have envisioned begins to play out differently than you had intended?
  • Do you spend too much time as the fixer/hero?
Welcome to the club.
These three considerations may help you…
  • Acknowledge the limits of your influence
  • Recognize that items outside your control can have their own lives
  • Assess the difference up front
In this podcast I share several stories of my own challenges with this concept. I hope you get some benefit from it.

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