A few weeks ago a friend came over to split a Project Life kit and of course, to scrapbook. We chatted, had lunch, and then set to work. She made two pages and I made just one.
You might be surprised to learn that was the first time I scrapbooked with anyone else in the room. By the time I came to the hobby, there were no local stores left in my town and thus no crops to attend.
I’ve done fine scrapping solo and truthfully it suits my personality. However, I always wondered if the energy of a group would feel different, in a positive way.
It totally did.
Almost immediately I noticed an ease from being able to talk about scrapbooking with someone who gets it. While my dear husband totally supports me, he doesn’t have a lot of interest in discussing which holiday lines are the cutest.
More importantly, being in a scenario where the objective is scrapbooking forced me to focus. I couldn’t escape to the computer and get lost in a sea of business emails and Pinterest inspirations before I even got started.
I had to face the blank page and simply begin.
While I do often use sheer force of will to start, it was actually easier and more pleasurable to set myself up for success in this way. Much to this introverted girl’s surprise, being around other people was (dare I say it) fun and actually made me far more productive!
The thing is, if I really looked deeper I already knew this to be true. It just took seeing it in real life to acknowledge what was already, actively happening online.
I witness the energy and power of groups every time our members come together for a chat or meet in our private Facebook group. I observe the capacity for rapid, dramatic progress and breakthrough moments every time I lead events like Start Fresh and Stash Bash.
People coming together – online or off – can be transformative and empowering. Choosing the group experience over going it alone all the time can make accomplishing your goals even easier.
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