Last week I had the chance to meet with several of the leaders and/or facilitators in WAM! for a great strategy session. It’s getting more and more exciting to think about what is in store for us. I’ve been in Myrtle Beach the last few days and although I am having a great time with my wife and friends I can’t stop thinking about what’s in store for us.
Summarizing what we do and who we do it for has been more challenging than we predicted. Going through the process has brought to light how much we are doing for each other and what an impact we are having on our members lives. We are helping people optimize the processes within their businesses, maximizing each other’s time, improving our margins, increasing the value of our businesses, creating enduring value and working on personal development.
Outside of the meetings we are doing things like the LinkedIn workshop this Thursday, the Member Happy Hour in just a couple weeks and the charity golf tournament at the end of the month as well as all kinds of meetings, communications, collaborations and development between the members on their own.
So what’s next? When I decided to go this direction, I named the organization WAMrva. Who would have thought that we would be removing the “rva” and going to a new name with “USA”? That’s right. We are going to duplicate what we are starting here, all over the country. It’s going to take a while, it’s going to be hard to get it going but it’s pretty awesome working on it. I know what you’re thinking and you’re right: There is no way I could do this on my own. I have some really great people in my corner. People with more experience, knowledge and creativity than I could ever think of having. They will make this work.
It’s the last week of the month so there are only three chances for you to attend a regular WAM! meeting this week – Tuesday for lunch with Brandermill WAM!, Tuesday for dinner with Tuesday Night WAM! at their new location and Wednesday for lunch with Short Pump WAM!. I hope to see you soon. Get out there and be successful!