Feb 18 – Appreciate Your Inner Circle

What do you do to cultivate the important relationships in your life?

What do you do to cultivate the important relationships in your life?

Cheetah Certified Project Manager (CCPM) Tip of the Day

February 18 – The maximum number of relationships people can sustain is 150. Most of us have an inner circle of no more than 7 people. How you cultivate and nurture those relationships is a critical success factor in achieving your goals.


Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP

Who is in your inner circle of important people in your life? What have you done for them lately? And how can you better show how much you value and appreciate them in your life? These are critical questions when looking at how you can cultivate and nurture these important relationships.

A year or so ago I was spending time with two of the most important people in my life – they are both in their early 20s. As young girls often do, they were talking about who they would have be in their bridal party. I found this dialog fascinating as they were in fact discussing who was front and center in their lives. I started to think – who would I have in my “bridal” party? Being older, I have a lifetime of significant people that I would include on this special day – my number was an astounding 17. And it got me thinking: what do I do for them, and how do I let them know I appreciate and value them in my life? So then and there, I made a commitment to make sure on their birthdays I sent them a small present to let them know I valued and appreciated their existence. But I do a lot more than that – I connect with them in all types of unique and interesting ways based on how I move through the world with each of them.

How do you cultivate the relationships with the important people in your life? Comment on the Cheetah Learning FB post – http://tinyurl.com/l4zx8n2

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