Doubling the value of your sessions

There is something ingrained into us that drives us to want to belong, to follow others, to fit into a tribe.  If we see that others are going in a different, more exciting direction than we are, we instinctively want to follow.

Peer pressure isn’t always a bad thing then, because we can use this instinct to our advantage.

It’s the reason why the saying that you're the average of the five people you are closest to is true. 

Tribes move us... up or down, forward or backward.  

If you want to improve your diet, hang out with friends who are healthier than you.

If you want to learn to code, find friends to learn with.

If you want to double the value of your counseling sessions, find another friend to do it with you.  (And if you can, find two friends.)

Then meet with them every week to share about what you're both learning.  You'll expose each other to twice the knowledge, mistakes, and experience every week than you would have if you were running on your own.

With a second friend, you'll triple it.

And if your a consultant, therapist, or counselor is any good, they'll have more than triple the knowledge, expertise, and experience in this area than the three of you combined.  Now, you have a team, a tribe, a group to push you forward.

We need each other more than we realize.

Together, we help one another shortcut our way up in life.