To be heard, start by saying something.

If a tree falls down and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Who the frickityfrack cares? No one was there.

So, be there to say something and let someone else be there to hear it. Communication is a two-way street and if either is missing, there isn’t much point.

When I couldn’t find any veterans in business groups, I set about creating my own. I hadn’t really even started, just put the idea out amongst some groups and friends. Next thing I hear, someone had also started one. I was happy to relinquish control and jump on that train (no sense in making things more difficult than required).
Because I can see there is potential for me spur off and be an ambassador for the group in my region. Then another group started up organised by a larger organisation – again similar potential for there.

It seemed that once I knew what question to ask and then started asking… an answer presented itself.

Yes, there are steps along the way, some you plan and some you don’t. Some are bigger than others. And some so small you might not notice them.

They are steps all the same, moving in a direction from where you are to where you want to be.

If what you think you need doesn’t exist – create it!

Build it and if it’s what others think they need – they will come with you.

Just tell people it’s there.

Otherwise, you might end up sat on the log of a fall tree in the middle of woods, on your own wondering, how did I get here?

Don’t be alone.
Set that damn log ablaze.
Get some banging tunes on and start the festival – then find reveller #No3.

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