The Beatles/The Power of WHO—It’s Not Just Any “Who” that will Help You!

8 Apr

What if each of us had been given key relationships in our lives that have been specifically placed there to help us in ways we never imagined?  And what if those special people were not just happenstance acquaintances but were, instead, strategic relationships meant to be actively involved in helping us find that place in life we always dreamed about?  Could it be that we’ve missed the simplicity behind this mysterious thing called destiny?  What if the real problem of finding your dream or achieving that goal isn’t about who you don’t know, but whom you’ve neglected?

If I challenged you to stop right now and refocus your efforts on pursuing a lifelong dream or even a short-term goal, what would it be? Once you answer that question I have two more. Who would you call for assistance and how many would you call? Have you ever stopped long enough to think about your “Who” network? You might say, “I don’t have a ‘Who’ network!” I’m telling you, you do! You Got “Who”!

Each person you already know today links you to another and another until you see the opportunity you were meant to follow and accomplish. Did you know that 80 percent of the available jobs never get advertised?  Why?  Because personal references from friends or friends of friends make the biggest impact on who gets the job.  That’s just the way it is.  Now when some read this they might think, “I know what you’re talking about, it’s not what you know, but who you know, and who knows you.”  NO! That’s not what I’m saying at all!  It’s not just any “Who” that will help you—it’s a specific “Who”!

The Beatles sang, “Help, I need somebody.” But do you remember the next line?  “Help, not just anybody!”

Power of WHO Tips

Today, you and I need the special relationships we’ve been given in our lives to not only survive but to thrive! So who will you turn to? Anybody? Or your Somebody?  There are several reasons you don’t want to go to just “Anybody” to get the help you need:

  • Anybody doesn’t really care about your dream, so don’t waste your time asking them for help.
  • Anybody isn’t reliable. They usually give advice that’s convenient and helpful for them rather than useful to you.
  • Anybody doesn’t know you personally, so they are too busy with their own agenda to stop and help you.

So, don’t ask just “Anybody” for help.  The person you want to ask is a “Who” friend.  “Who” friends are not just “Anybody,” they’re your special “Somebody.”

  • Somebody really does care about you and your dream and has the power and willingness to help you.
  • Somebody is reliable.  They are willing to take the time and effort to mentor, guide, and assist you in every way they can.
  • Somebody knows you personally, likes you, and will make the time to help you.
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