Three minds, three hearts, three voices. Three energies poured into the same goal. Three dreams intertwining into one feasible reality. Powerful, isn’t it?
Yes, working alone is sometimes necessary (and admittedly sometimes preferable). And partnerships of two have their own rich value. But three… three has exponential potential.
“When a group of individual brains are coordinated and function in harmony, the increased energy created through that alliance becomes available to every individual brain in the group.”
- Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich“
That’s the idea behind “The Power of Three” – a new (exciting!) collaborative adventure I’ve just begun with life coaches Clint Griess and Judah Kurtz. We have created a triad alliance committed to supporting each other in contributing to others’ lives through Inspiration, Connection, Education and Entertainment.
Our current medium is writing… our blogs: we’ll meet weekly to brainstorm important blog topics and key points, then each of us will write a blog on that topic, using our own voice to add our particular flavor to the topic. Make sure to explore Clint’s blog and Judah’s blog.
Why three?? Three is a magic number – as the very first Schoolhouse Rock video taught many of us (click here to watch it ). There’s an intrinsic stability, flexibility and strength in collaborations/alliances among three (or more) people. Like a stool that requires three legs for balance, and the geodesic dome using triangles (“threeangles”? ) for strength and to distribute stress across the structure.
Here’s the part that really intrigues me: each person in the triad is committed to supporting and nurturing the relationship of the other two people. Or conversely, you have two other people looking out for your relationships within the triad alliance. (read more about this in Tribal Leadership by Logan, King and Fischer-Wright).
This is not just about sharing tasks. Powerful triad connections are built upon shared values and shared dreams… so this is about enhancing the quality of our connections – at work, at home and inbetween.
And the exponential potential part? Consider this: by just adding one person to a triad, you get three more triads. 3 people = 1 triad; 4 people = three triads. Exponential expansion.
Which means more people looking out for other people’s relationships. And more people powerfully connecting “members” of their triads with other like-spirited people based on shared values and shared dreams. Each of those relationships you initially foster takes on a beautiful, rich, energy-giving life of its own.
So today, think about your relationships… who can you introduce a friend or colleague to in order to enhance their work, their spirit? And in partnership with you, who might I connect you with so you too can experience the Power of Three??