The Cooperation Mindset

 Cooperation has at it’s root, abundance, that there is always enough for everyone. It is up to us to see that abundance and share it with the world.

 It seems like most of the time, our real ulterior motive is to have our own needs met. And, admit it or not, we attempt to seek out those who will be the most influential in helping us meet those goals; To an extent, ignoring all others.

I’d like to challenge you to try something new. Become part of a new paradigm. Next time you attend a networking event, go with the sole intent of trying to give as much as you can give.    Go to Give!

Drop all expectation of what you could receive and, instead, see how many people we can help find the things they are seeking.

Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I wholeheartedly agree.

Consider such a gesture and then imagine what it would be like to be the recipient of that kind of gift. Wouldn’t it feel great to be approached with that kind of generosity? Both the giving and the receiving are sides of this paradigm as rewarding!

Sounds like a fairytale world, doesn’t it? That we would not have to fight to be heard? Not have to push ourselves and our agenda……. But instead, everyone involved sincerely wants to help each other.

I found that and now, having seen it work,  I’m spoiled.

There is an international organization, CEO Space, that practices this technique on a huge scale.  In order to join, your initial agreement is that you come with the commitment to help as many people as you can to get what they want. And… you promise to think bigger than yourself. You pull out the stops in order to help others.

When you greet another member for the first time, you ask them “What’s your project and what do you need next?” With every person coming together with the same intent, it creates the perfect example of the ‘Cooperation Mindset.’

Dina Dove

As an author, inspirational speaker, and coach, I am dedicated to helping people remember who they really are at their deepest core and discover their unique path to career and personal fulfillment.

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4 Responses to “The Cooperation Mindset”

  1. Katie Semple Says:

    Wow, what a difference that kind of attitude can make! Thanks for making me think about it. That’s definitely the kind of person I’m striving to be.

    • dinadove Says:

      If you are ever able to personally experience the reciprocal nature of this, you also will be spoiled for life. Thanks for commenting Katie.

  2. drmelissabrown Says:

    Such a wonderful concept, Dina! I co-facilitate a women’s networking group and this is what we strive to do–help each other more than what we expect to get. It’s a beautiful concept and so much more energetically acceptable than the networking organizations that I had been involved with in the past. I had not heard of CEO Space, so I will definitely be checking that out. Thank you so much.

    • dinadove Says:

      Melissa, I heartedly recommend it. It really will spoil you. And once a member, you’re a member for life. You will have meals at round tables with your instructors, one on one attention and coaching. There’s nothing like it. Good luck and thanks for commenting.

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