Are you a Connector, a Collaborator or a Cultivator?

Connectors, Collaborators and Cultivators are great Community Builders…

Do you long to move beyond the competitive, win-lose culture of the past into a joyful and prosperous future where community is our number one priority?

You are not alone! There’s global evidence of a new trend emerging in humanity – They are the Connectors and the Cultivators.

So what is a Connector, Collaborator a Cultivator?

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They are an emerging group who bypass surface values to a whole new way of engaging and working with others, based on contribution, respect, and unity. The Connector, The Collaborator and The Cultivator relinquishes the need for power over others and celebrates the emergence of authentic partnership in all domains, offering a more collaborative, and ultimately more powerful and balanced way of live.

These new archetypes are ironically at our very roots and also the next wave of humanity’s evolution. As humans we have a DEEP need to belong. – It’s part of who we are and where we come from and this need goes all the way back to our cave-dwelling ancestors. We knew that safety in numbers was key to our survival. The only way to stay protected from being attacked and eaten was if you were part of a tribe, a community. Back then if you found yourself alone or abandoned by your community, you’d literally die. – Feeling like we belong is vital to our mental health because it is linked to our instincts to survive.

When was the last time you felt like you truly belonged somewhere?

Do you feel like you belong in your family or in your community or maybe an online community? – Think about that for a moment.

To be honest with you, belonging has often felt a bit of a challenge for me… My parents divorced when I was five and there were no brothers or sisters for me to learn from. If you have siblings I’m sure you know what I mean, I’m talking about those intense emotional battles that siblings have with each other, well, I never got to work through that stuff.

I spent a lot of time on my own; of coarse I also had friends that were truly valuable members of my community, but my belonging challenges still surfaced because there were always those times when friendships folded. Which set up patterns of feeling alone and not belonging, simply because there were no brothers or sisters for me at home as my backup.

This is why I am such a strong advocate of The Connector, The Collaborator and The Cultivator archetypes — and why I love being a Cultivator myself and why having Collaborators and Connectors in my life is wonderful. Having people on your team and in your life that really believe in the power of community before everything else is gold.

The Connector, The Collaborator and The Cultivator are indeed the builders of community…

So, I invite you to stop and look around you and see how The Connector, The Collaborator and Cultivator are surfacing everywhere today — in business, in our personal relationships and in solutions to change humanity’s greatest challenges and as we embrace the full power of these new archetypes, we can grow into our full potential as human beings.

I encourage you to say, “Yes!” to fully participating in community first, without an agenda – We often think we’ll join a community because we want to make business contacts , etc. Those days are GONE – when you understand the true essence of community practice you get to experience that all the other is taken care of organically — and another key factor to remember is the QUALITY of the community is more important, not the quantity of the community.

And your Souls need for community is more important than anything else.

 

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Elizabeth Ellames

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