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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Genealogy Success Team Wanted

I'm stuck. And I need your help.

This year my family history progress is pitiful and its nearly May. There is much more I'd like to accomplish, but I just can't seem to do it alone.

When I was a young entrepreneur, I met with three people once a week for an hour. We gave each other 15 minutes; five to review, five to brainstorm, and five to set new goals.

We were accountable to each other. We guided each other over bumpy roads, cheered each other on, and forced each other to acknowledge and overcome perceived shortcomings.

I need a new virtual success team focused on family history. Are you interested? Here's what you'd have to do:
  • Be committed. Once you join, you must attend 95% of meetings.
  • Be prepared to share your accomplishments or lack thereof with three other researchers.
  • Be receptive to suggestions and generous with suggestions for others.
  • Be sensitive to the privacy of your team members.
  • Be prepared, organized, brief, and focused during each meeting.
If you are passionate about your family history but making less progress than you'd like, please consider becoming a member of my Success Team.

8 comments:

Sheri said...

Laura,

This is exactly what I need. If you'll have me, I'd love to be a part of this.

Sheri Fenley
Stockton, California
sherifenley@gmail.com

Laura said...

Yippee! I'm thrilled to have you as part of the team!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

I would too, but I'm not sure I have time to make the ultimate commitment. How much time do you think it would take, approximately?

Jenny Lanctot said...

Laura, I would love to be a part of this. Obviously, it would depend on what day and time you propose to hold the meetings (I'm in the eastern time zone and work 8 to 5 M-F), but one hour a week shouldn't pose too much of a problem. I have Skype on my PC and FaceTime on my iPad, if either of those are needed.

Jo said...

What a brilliant idea! I look forward to hearing how you get on and perhaps organising a similar Success Team in the UK :-) Jo

Laura said...

I emailed everyone who responded to my invitation. Please check your spam folder if you haven't heard from me and you are still interested. Currently we're considering using Skype one evening a week. Meetings should only last an hour, but it's been my experience that the return is priceless.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Hi Laura - I read Jenny's post this morning and found out that I "fell through." Unfortunately, I never received your email. Can you try sending again? Thanks!

Laura said...

It's on the way Elizabeth - maybe check your spam inbox too?

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