Crowd watching fireworks and celebrating

Celebrating Your Community

I trust that you had an excellent Independence Day celebration.  My family and I enjoyed a classical music concert and fireworks in World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville, TN.

We met up with friends and naturally ran into many more. There’s nothing quite like a community celebration to bring everyone together.

I recently read about Dunbar’s number.  The University of Oxford anthropologist and psychologist Robin Dunbar found that no matter where you look, the average person on earth has about 150 close acquaintances.  So that means that every person you meet is connected with 150 people who could potentially benefit from working with a financial advisor.

If you spent time with others over the holiday, did you start to see those connections?  Did David introduce you to Suzette who he knew from work?  Or did you meet Jonathan’s children for the first time?  Or maybe Jennifer tried to introduce you to someone you already knew from somewhere else?

If you’re not finding those connections, perhaps you may need to develop or deepen your existing connections in your community.

Getting involved in your community provides you with new ways to meet people as well as reconnect with those you already know.  Just as importantly, community involvement allows you to give of your time, talent and more to those around you.

Over the next couple weeks, we’ll explore ways to find your place in your community as well as how to establish meaningful relationships with others you meet in groups and at activities.

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