How big’s your community, your tribe, your social circle? In a physical sense, it can consist of everyone within walking distance of where you reside. In a psychological sense, your community can be those who play key roles in your journey. But is this communal sense of belonging essential to your way of life? Author and neighborhood champion, Peter Block breaks down why having a community is critical to all humanity–starting with you.

Peter’s a partner at Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in his books. He’s the author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, The Answer to How Is Yes and Community. Peter is part of the Economics of Compassion Initiative of Greater Cincinnati and is a member of his local neighborhood council. He serves on the board of Elementz, an Urban Arts Center, and Live Person, a provider of online engagement solutions. Peter’s work focuses on the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.

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Key takeaways:

The re-introduction. When you rewatch the shows from the 50s, the sense of community is there. People are friendly with their neighbors, they go on vacations with co-workers, and they even know their mailman by name. Times have changed. Go HERE to discover what the new sense of community looks like now…[05:43].

The changed perception. What does your world, your surrounding neighborhood, and those within it look like? Is there something you’re missing? Are others seeing something you’re not? How you interpret your world might sound like an insider’s job, but it’s not. THIS is who you need and why…[13:50].

The neighborhood welcome. All too often we find ourselves stuck in the notion of where do I even turn? But the choice is ours. Creating a new path to belonging, to a communal dynamic that enriches and supports, is simple if you know where to start. Get the ball rolling by asking this ONE question…[20:37].

The generous perception. Generosity is a critical element to connecting to others; but it’s not as simple as the notion of giving. We all have the intrinsic ability to be selfless and kind. Ready to learn something new? Allow your generous nature to help you build relatedness by giving THIS a try…[29:21].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.